January News

JHE 2016

Month at a Glance!

  • No School Happy New Year!


  • Galway Scholars is NOT scheduled for today


  • School Banking


  • School Spirit Day-Blue and Gold-Go Eagles!


  • Galway Scholars 2:30-4:30 P.M.


  • 9th Period Support Lab cancelled


  • Galway Lions Spelling Bee 1:00-2:30 HS Auditorium (friends and family welcome to attend)
  • School Banking
  • Elementary Building Team Meeting 8:30-10:30 A.M.


  • Arts in Education Program for grades 2-6 HS Auditorium 9:00-10:00 A.M.


  • No School Martin Luther King Day


  • School Banking


  • Galway Scholars 2:30-4:30 P.M.


  • School Banking


  • Snow Ball Blizzard Grades 3-4 Come Dressed to Impress! Refreshments provided. 6:30-7:30 P.M. Elementary Gymnasium

Galway Gladiators

Congratulations to the Galway Gladiators Robotics Team. Three of JHE's fifth graders-Kaelin Pitman, Sophia Fasolino, and Shelby Crawford along with three other members of the Galway community won the FLL Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 5th, in Ballston Spa. As Tournament Champions they will be going on to Regionals in Dutchess County in February. Their hard work and dedication really paid off.

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Rising to Academic Challenges!

JHE First Marking Period Honor Roll


  • Nevaeh Duong
  • Aurora Grimm-Wescott
  • Ava Larson
  • Carson Maynard
  • Emma Menge
  • Bree Walcott

First Grade

  • Eva Anderson
  • William Anuszewski
  • Otter Dannible
  • Olivia Davison-Gauss
  • Grayson Eagan
  • Kennedy Hampson
  • Matthew Jones
  • Amelia Jordan
  • Leah Kowalski
  • Desirae Laclair
  • Jane Lapati
  • Mikaela Muzzy
  • Brody Paterek
  • Mya Persaud
  • Carson Quay
  • Brayden Sheft
  • Courtney Smith
  • Abigail Symonds
  • Anastasia Watson
  • Kolt Wojtowecz

Second Grade

  • Liam Carmel
  • Jinan Clizbe
  • Victoria Duma
  • Kara Ferguson
  • Tyler Friedman
  • Madison Hoyt
  • Lilly-Ann Jessop
  • Thomas LaMoy Jr
  • Carter Larson
  • Chase Maher
  • Eibhleann McElhinney
  • Elijah Montague
  • Marleigh Morse
  • Jessica Newsom
  • Peregrine Perkins
  • Kameron Relyea
  • Jeffrey Schaperjahn
  • Max Sicard
  • Cassandra TenEyck
  • Kody TenEyck-Bauer
  • Benjamin Tompkins
  • Daniella Villano
  • Lillian Yurkewecz

Third Grade

  • Dylan Baxter
  • Tanner Bernard
  • Trevor Bombard
  • Kaylee Colabello
  • Sofia Davison-Gauss
  • Simon Evans
  • Lilly Frederick
  • Nickolas Gileski
  • Jackie Hatfield
  • Nika Horvath
  • McKenna Kanaby
  • Deirdre McElhinney
  • Natalie Older
  • Ava Remscheid
  • Jacob Rumsey
  • Hailey Reome
  • Hailee Whitney
  • Chloe Zembsch

Academic Scholars Grades 4-6

  • Anneliese Altamirano, Anneliese
  • Nathan J Baxter
  • AnnaDabrowski
  • Declan Dunn
  • Shamus Evans
  • Sohia Fasolino
  • Jackson Flint
  • Olivia Girolamo
  • Abigail Gullett
  • Alexis Heuser
  • Kaya Horvath
  • Van Horvath
  • Emma Jordan
  • Hannah King
  • Michael King
  • Amber Kolpakas
  • Joshua Lovelass
  • Stephanie Martin
  • Colette McCleneghen
  • Frank McCleneghen
  • Anna Meisenburg
  • Molly Oravsky
  • Eben Perkins
  • Aidan Reekie-Mell
  • Alexis Rose
  • Jack Ryan
  • Sadie Underwood
  • Jordan Zuk

High Honors Grade 4-6

  • Brian Alden
  • Colin Anderson
  • Alaina Aschmutat
  • Quinn Bernard
  • Kira Bishop
  • Walter Bishop
  • Alexander Bombard
  • Brian Brink, Jr.
  • Camryn Carnevali
  • Casey Clarke
  • Kylee Decker
  • Grace DeNisio
  • Carson Eagan
  • Eliza Eagan
  • Skye Fitzgerald,
  • Jadon Flinton
  • Hannah French
  • Danielle Gabri
  • Joannis Galarneau
  • Isabelle Girolamo
  • Jolene Graham
  • Keira Grupe
  • Katelyn Hansen,
  • Isabella Hart
  • Sydney Kress
  • Christopher Maher
  • Emma Mariani
  • Rosie Matecko-Conti
  • Elise McCleneghen
  • Emma Mitchell
  • Jillian Neahr
  • Ava-Rae Nelson
  • Spencer Newsom
  • Natalie Niedhammer
  • Grace O'Brien
  • Trishelle Oliver
  • Kendra Peterson
  • Ryan Peterson
  • Julia Reedy
  • Erik Reekie-Davis
  • Joseph Remscheid
  • Michale Renner
  • Kayleigh Rose
  • Morgan Ryder
  • Dalton Sargent
  • Logan Seburn
  • Grayson Signor
  • Kristen Smith
  • Madison Smith
  • Emma Spadaro
  • Elijah Tompkins
  • Olivia VanVorse
  • Thomas Villano III
  • Samantha Webb-Horvath
  • Gavriell Wenk

Honor Roll Grades 4-6

  • Logan Aldrich
  • Joshua Allen
  • Karley Barkley
  • Christian Benedict-St.Onge
  • Sabrina Camprone
  • Paige Cline
  • Matthew Colabello
  • Shelby Crawford
  • Kerrington Davis
  • Shanley DeRidder
  • Olivia DesPres
  • Jayden DeVellis
  • Aodhan Eddy
  • Korey English
  • Alexander Finkenbinder
  • Brandon Garney
  • Avery Gilman
  • Alexander Gotzen-Berg
  • Adam Hay
  • Kailey Jankowski
  • Connor Johnson
  • Christopher Keefe
  • Jacob Krall
  • Melanie Kurtzner
  • Elisabeth LaBreche
  • Megan LaCerais
  • Sara LaCerais
  • Taylor Lancaster
  • Daniel Liberatore
  • Holly Lyons
  • Sydney Mariani
  • Sarah McCray
  • Noah Montague
  • Gavin O'Neil
  • Kaelin Pitman
  • Rachel Preville
  • Lillian Ryder
  • Mykes Shippey
  • Alexandrea Smith
  • Annabella Teter
  • Samantha Teter
  • Aaron Wenk
  • Cody Wilson
  • Eric Zelezniak

Standard Based Grading

As we work to define grading and improve how we report information to families, we would like to hear from parents regarding

  • what you would like to see in a report card
  • what information is most important
  • how do you want the information shared
  • your thoughts regarding homework
Please use the link below to respond to a survey so we can better define how we can provide parents and families with the most useful information. In addition, we will be piloting a more detailed report card in Mrs. Nevins/Carlson's third grade classroom. Students enrolled in this class will begin receiving our current report card along with a more detailed report card showing specific skills versus just an over-all grade per subject. Please email any comments regarding this report card to ebt@galwaycsd.org

Holiday Concert=Success!

Special thanks to Mr. Gregg, Mr. Barrow and Ms. Booth!

We hope you enjoyed our holiday concerts. The students did an outstanding job and our music department staff is top notch! Please click on the video to experience our 1-3 holiday concert.
Joseph Henry Elementary Holiday Concert 2015
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Golden Trashcan

The Golden Trashcan is making a return visit! Beginning in January, the custodial staff will provide points to each classroom each night for their ability to demonstrate pride in their classroom. They will assign points based on organization, cleanliness and neatness. The office will tally the points at the end of each week and announce the classroom winner on Monday mornings. We will have a designated wall in our hallway to honor the winners. We are proud of our school and hope to honor students for showing their school pride!
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STEM Night March 9th! Free Spaghetti Dinner!

Please plan to attend JHE's STEM night! The elementary building team is partnering with PTSA to combine the science fair with a night of exploring, observing, and experimenting. There will be a free spaghetti dinner, basket giveaways, student science fair demonstrations and STEM related activities throughout the school. Dinner reservations and information on participating in the science fair will be coming home soon. You can visit http://josephhenry.oursciencefair.com to register for the Science Fair.

Calling all Girls!

UALBANY is hosting a girls STEM night for students in grade 4-8. The free event will be held at UAlbany on January 30th from 9:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. Lunch will be provided to all participants. Dr. Sara Brenner will be a guest speaker. Please go to the link below to register
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Winter Ball Grades 3-4

January 28th 6:00-7:30 P.M. SAVE THE DATE!

The elementary building team will sponsor a Winter Ball for all students in grades 3-4. National Honor Society students will lead JHE students in the latest dance moves and fun games. Come dressed to impress. Refreshments will be available. Parents are not required to attend but must sign children in and out. We will have a photo booth available to capture all the memories!

  • Photo Booth-$5 for a strip of photo booth fun!
  • Parents are not required to attend
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Food Drive Success!

Wow! We blew the lid off of this year's goal. We collected 1386 items! Thank you to the many friends and families who helped make this year's food drive a great success! Classrooms with the highest donated items are:

1st place-Mrs. Suydam with 187 items donated

2nd place-Mrs. Flinton/O'Reilly with 148 items donated

3rd palce-Mrs. DiBlasi with 146 items donated

PTSA will be providing a pizza party for Mrs. Suydam's class!

Special thanks to Mrs. Britten and Mrs. Agresta for organizing the items for delivery to our local pantry.

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Spelling Bee Grades 4-8 coming soon!

Our local Galway Lions Club Spelling Bee will take place from 1:00-2:30 P.M. Wednesday, January 13, 2016 in the high school auditorium. Each classroom in grades 4-6 will select one class winner to participate. Please join us.

Think Series Enrichment Fun!

Students enrolled in chess, origami, cooking and robotics reported they had a lot of fun and are looking forward to new classes being offered this Spring!
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Great news! We are very pleased to share that beginning in January, Mrs. Kempf and Mrs. Hoffman (welcome back) will now be working with all of our students as Response to Intervention teachers. They each will provide small group lessons to support reading skills along with providing enrichment classes to qualifying students throughout the grades. JHE is committed to providing all of our students with what they need to reach their full potential. In addition, we welcome back Mrs. Canell. Her husband is on the road to recovery and she is so appreciative of everyone's support in and around the community!

Congratulations Emma Marianni

JHE's fifth grade student Emma Mariani, entered the MLK Art Poster and Writing Invitational sponsored by The Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King Lecture Series at Siena College.

Emma's submission will be on exhibit at Siena College during a reception honoring the youth of the Capital Region on Friday, January 15, 2016, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Sarazen Student Union at Siena. Emma, her family and Mrs. Wasserman will be attending this event in January.

Emma will be honored with a personalized certificate distributed at the reception.

Great job Emma. Thank you for sharing your art work in honor of Martin Luther King.