Upcoming District Events
  • Thanksgiving Recess: November 26, 27
  • KES Holiday Gift Share begins: November 30
  • MPES Gift of Giving: December 1
  • JJMS PTO 7th Grade Conversations: December 3
  • Board of Education meeting: December 3
  • Board of Education meeting: December 17
  • JJMS Spirit Day: December 22
  • Holiday Recess: December 24 - January 1

please refer to school and district communications for Zoom access links
A season of Thanksgiving in our schools
top left, clockwise: The Field of Honor at John Jay High School thanks our local veterans. A turkey disguised as unicorn with rainbow feathers, created by a Katonah Elementary School first grader. Team Aspire at John Jay Middle School wrote notes of gratitude to people they are thankful for. "Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving," one of the books about giving thanks read by Increase Miller Elementary School fourth graders. John Jay High School's Food Drive - donations welcome December 1 - 3 (drop off in front of JJHS). A personal narrative written by a Meadow Pond Elementary School third grader to be shared with family at Thanksgiving.

Dear KLSD Community, 

Before this unprecedented school year began, there was skepticism that it could work at all. It wasn’t uncommon to hear guesses as to how quickly we’d shut down. Making it to Columbus Day was considered a stretch by some. But here we are at Thanksgiving, with much for which to be thankful. 

It has taken enormous collective effort to get us here. Over and over again, members of our community have put others before themselves. Whether it was wearing a mask all day long, redesigning a lesson for the umpteenth time, calling a family late at night to advise of contact with a positive case, keeping a child who longed to go to school home because the child might have been exposed, cleaning a space for the third, fourth and fifth time in a single day, being flexible at work or letting someone know how much you appreciate their efforts, you played your part in keeping school open and in keeping others safe.

This year has tested our collective spirit and that test is going to continue. As Thanksgiving passes, let’s strive to keep expressing gratitude for the sacrifices, commitment, perseverance, creativity, flexibility and understanding that will continue to be needed. The more we support one another, the more we can achieve. 

My thanks to all. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Andrew Selesnick
Superintendent of Schools
Students in grades 4 - 12 received a link to a survey about their school experiences so far this year. We want your feedback, too! Access the family feedback survey here.
An inside look at elementary literacy instruction
The progress a reader makes throughout elementary school is momentous.

Visit four classrooms and see how Katonah-Lewisboro’s strong curriculum builds students’ overall communication skills—reading, writing, speaking and listening—equipping them to express and exchange ideas effectively.  

Sixth grade scientists investigate district's new off-the-grid lights
Students in Anna Loeb’s sixth grade science class squinted up at the eight high-tech turbines in John Jay's lower lot, carefully sketching what they observed in their notebooks.

Where did the energy go, the students wondered. The day was sunny and still. Why did some of the windmills turn slowly, and others not at all?

Ninety-two seniors inducted into National Honor Society
Ninety-two John Jay seniors were inducted into the National Honor Society! The students were recognized for their academic achievement, extracurricular activities and and leadership.   

Meet John Jay's National Honor Society officers Rishabh Vuthamaraju, president; Audrey Campisi, vice president; Ryan Kaplan, treasurer; and Olivia Shapiro, secretary.

John Jay Wolves win championship!
Matthew Macedo works the ball at mid-field during John Jay's 2-1 overtime win over Carmel in the Putnam-Northern Westchester men's soccer championship on Friday, November 20. (John Meore/The Journal News)
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