April at a Glance!
9th period support lab is cancelled. It will resume on 4/18. This does not include Galway Scholars or enrichment classes held 9th period.
Ski Club pizza party 2:30-3:30 P.M.
HS Boys Baseball Dodgeball Fundraiser 2:30-3:30 P.M.
Galway Scholars 2:30-4:30 P.M. (Contraptions, Physics, Makey Makey, Geo Art)
ELA State Testing
Enrichment 2:30-3:30 Chess, JHE TV News Crew
ELA State Testing
Enrichment 2:30-3:30 Cooking, JHE TV News Crew
ELA State Testing
Enrichment 2:30-3:30 Knitting/Weaving
Required staff faculty meeting
New Kindergarten Parent Night 6:30 P.M. Informational evening for parents of students entering Kindergarten in 2016.
Board of Education Meeting 6:30 P.M.
Report Cards go home and are available on the School Tool Parent Portal
Parent conferences-K-6 dismissal at 11:00. Lunch is not served.
Spring Break-no school
Kid$ Banking at JHE
Congratulations! You did it! First New York Federal Credit Union representative Deborah Testa presented students enrolled in Kid$ Banking with a check for $250.00. Students were provided with opportunities to spin the wheel for additional indivdual prizes and celebrate their effort in learning how to manage their money.
We will continue to offer students an opportunity to enroll in the program each fall. Please look for sign-up forms in the summer newsletter.
Opportunities to extend learning at JHE!
- Geo Art
- Makey Makey
We currently have over 100 students enrolled in Galway Scholars and enrichment classes and encourage everyone to explore the opportunities offered and become involved. Transportation home is provided for all programs.
Women of the Moose Chapter 1031 from Gibsonton, Florida shows support for JHE!
Thanks to the elementary building team, we have been able to install new security blinds in all areas of the school to allow for increased security during lockdowns. Please use the attached link to see how the safety blinds work.
The safety blind attaches to the inside of every window.
As staff close their locked door, they pull a string and instantly remove the opportunity for any intruder to see into a room. Research has shown that intruders do not waste time trying to unlock doors or go into rooms where they can not see individuals.
The science fair winners are:
1st-Colin Anderson, Casey Clarke, Adam Hay (Fertilizer Frenzy)
2nd-Carson Eagan, Declan Dunn, Christopher Maher (Indestructible Egg)
3rd-Keegan Eddy, Xander Gotzen-Berg (Pop-Pop Goes the Balloon)
1st-Ariana Allen, Lindsey Wright (Plethora of Popcorn)
2nd-Ella Underwood (Blades in the Wind)
3rd-Henry Flint (Are Finger Prints Inherited?)
Diane Colangelo, Isabella Mancini (Water Density)
Eben Perkins (Thirsty Rocks and Minerals)
Matthew Sleight, Kendra Pederson, Emily Johnston, Jayden Yerdon, Anabella Teter, Evan Schaperjahn, and Tynan Seburn
Galway Bus Driver-A Heart of Gold
Congratulations to Mr. Gregg and the JHE Chorus!
JHE "KIDZREAD" BOOK REVIEW-featuring Molly Oravsky
Molly Oravsky, Grade 5 - Mrs. Kempf/enrichment class
Title: Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life
Author: James Patterson
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Date Published: 2011
Word Count: 30992
ATOS Level: 4.5
I am a ten year old in Mrs. Kempf’s fifth grade enrichment class. I believe this book deserves to be read by everybody! I would recommend reading it when you are at or between the ages of 9 and13.
This is a book about Rafe Knatchadorian and how he conquers 6th grade. Oh, and did I mention he has to deal with a super mean soon to be step-dad, a mom who seems to work 24-7, an evil bully nick-named Miller the Killer for a reason, a tattle-tale little sister, and only having one friend? Seems impossible, right?
Well, on the first day, he finds the Hills Village Middle School Book of Rules. All he sees is a checklist. One by one he breaks the rules to earn points in the secret program (between him and his friend Leo the Silent) operation R.A.F.E. which stands for Rules Aren’t For Everybody. But he has to be careful or he loses one of his only three lives. He loses them by losing fights, not reaching his daily goal of points, and embarrassing himself in front of his crush Jeanne Galletta. He keeps it up until he hits a crisis. How does he deal with the crisis? Well, I can’t tell you everything, can I?
This book will make you laugh and cry, and become all around addicted. You’ll want much more from Patterson after reading this. This book has many plot twists and will make you keep reading. Well, that’s all for now, so, CHECK IT OUT!
Calling all 4th graders and their families!
4th Grade Band Recruitment Night
Wednesday, May 11th, 7pm
5317 Sacandaga Road
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
518-882-1033 ext. 4240
Please send in a written notes whenever there is an emergency need to change a student's dismissal procedure. In the event that a note is not possible, please be aware that calls made after 12:00 P.M. make it very difficult to ensure everyone is notified of the change in a timely manner. If you call the main office with an emergency change (518-882-1033 ext. 4240) and receive voicemail, please do not leave a message but call extension 4272 instead. Mrs. Agresta is sometimes required to be at the reception area versus the main office and may not be able to check her voicemail until after 3:00 P.M. For information regarding changes to transportation please refer to the Board of Education Policy. Changes that are not emergent and represent a pattern will not be approved as per the Board policy. We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause and certainly understand the difficulty parents face with after school child care. Please use the link below to learn more about our after school YMCA Care. The days can be flexible and the rate can be based on a sliding scale in order to make it affordable to all.
Reminder: In order to provide incoming Kindergarten students with the same opportunities as offered to prior students, there will be no school on May2-3 for current Kindergarten students only. Thank you in advance for allowing us to continue to provide these days to JHE future students.