Upcoming Campus Events
  • Board of Education meeting November 21
  • KES Book Fair November 21 - 23
  • JJHS Fall Art Show opening November 22
  • JJHS Fall Drama "You Can't Take It With You" November 22, 23
  • KES Holiday Boutique November 23
  • KES PTO Holiday Gift Share Begins November 25
  • JJMS School Picture Retakes November 26
  • Thanksgiving Recess Schools Closed November 28, 29
Dan Gutman, Author of My Weird School, Visits IMES
Dan Gutman’s first rule of writing: focus on what you really like. “Give your characters a big goal and give your story a surprise ending,” he continued during a lively presentation at Increase Miller Elementary.

T he bestselling author shared how he came to write My Weird School and other series. Plus, winners of the school’s essay contest had lunch with the visiting writer.

MPES Guest Shows that Native Ways Are Living Traditions
James Bruchac, an Abenaki author and educator from the Adirondack region, visited fourth graders at Meadow Pond Elementary. He shared stories from Native culture that provided insights into the natural world and Native traditions.

“He brings the fourth graders’ study of New York State’s history to life,” said teacher Theresa Garber.

KES Kindergarteners Explore and Observe Nature
Kindergartners at Katonah Elementary enjoyed visiting the school's Edible Garden and Nature Trail this fall.

They helped to harvest the last of the season's tomatoes which were pickled and delivered to classrooms for a fun taste test.
They also hiked the Nature Trail and used their five senses to learn about plant and insect life in the woods. Some of their fall findings were even used as inspiration during Writers Workshops!
Using Little Robots to Learn about Ancient Mespotamia
Imagine taking a road trip through Ancient Mesopotamia—traveling through farming villages along the Tigris, visiting granaries and temples, even chasing a pet chimp!

That’s exactly what sixth graders have been doing, using ozobots—pocket-sized, rolling robots—in an innovative new project that integrates social studies, design thinking, and technology.

Forensics Students Explore Composite Sketches with Expert
Students in Emilia Camporese's Forensic Science class enjoyed an in-school workshop with Detective Stephen Mancusi, a retired New York Police Department forensic artist.

He showed students examples of his work from actual cases followed by a composite-sketch workshop in which students learned how to identify what is unique about each face, including their own.
Congrats to Student-Athletes Committing to College Teams!
Friends and family gathered in John Jay High School’s Team Room to celebrate the National Letter of Intent Signing Ceremony of ten student-athletes.

“What I think is most exciting is the wide range of sports that our students are representing—equestrian, crew, swim, lacrosse, basketball, and cross country," said Athletic Director Christian McCarthy. "Not a lot of schools have such a broad range of athletics at such a high level.”
"You Can't Take It With You" at JJHS November 22 & 23
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