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  • 2017 Summer Mailing Forms - Update 8/10/17

    Please see the Connect-Ed message that was sent to families on the morning of July 18 regarding the new process for the 2017 Summer Mailing Forms. Please select "Read More" for updates.

    SUBMISSION OF PHYSICAL: You may now upload an electronic copy of a doctor-completed physical form within the Physicians section of the Summer Mailing Forms. If you have already completed your other forms and would now like to upload a physical, please log in to view your summary and select Edit from the drop-down. You may also send it in hard copy to the child's school, or email it to the school's klschools address located in the Contact Information. You do not need to provide it here if it has already been submitted in a 2017-18 Fall Athletics registration.

    STUDENT NAME NOT APPEARING: your student's name will be pre-populated as a participant choice only if he/she has previously participated in HS or MS athletics.

    SECTION SELECTION (the first data-entry field): please select the SECTION that corresponds to the grade level that this PARTICIPANT will be entering in the Fall. If the school and grade level that you need do not appear, then you may have selected the incorrect program for this PARTICIPANT. Please return to the dashboard and enter the full name of the school into the "I want to register for a program at" field.

    FINDING ANOTHER PROGRAM: if you have finished with your John Jay High School 2017 Summer Mailing Forms submission, and would like to next submit your HS athlete's forms for the Athletics Dept, please  return to the dashboard and enter  John Jay Athletics into the "I want to register for a program at:" field.

    UPLOADING A HEALTH APPRAISAL FORM: if you have completed your child’s summer mailing forms, and would like to go back in to upload his/her Health Appraisal Form (required for grades K, 2, 4, 7, 10 and all new entrants), please use the “View or Edit my Registrations” button to update the existing Participant record for your child.

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  • District e-Newsletter

    Click here for the District's current e-newsletter.

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  • Email Deliverability

    KLSD sends emails to families from two different addresses: alerts@klschools.org and email@blackboard.com. Please check your junk or spam folders and add these sending domains to your list of accepted email senders.

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  • District Offices Have Moved

    Please note that the Katonah-Lewisboro School District offices have moved to the John Jay High School campus, 60 North Salem Road, Cross River.

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Anime Club

 Aspects of anime, a Japanese form of animation, can be found in films, books, video games, haircuts, music, and even foods, and JJMS’s Anime Club explores them all. The club meets once a month in room 111, from 2:10 to 4:00 p.m. New members are welcome at any meeting.

“I’m checking it out. I’ve been watching anime since I was six years old,” said Roman, a seventh grader.

“It’s fun, you get to hang out with your BFFs,” said Sammi, an eighth grader.

Club meetings are attended by anywhere from ten to fifteen fans, and include doing an activity loosely based on anime culture, and watching a portion of an anime film together. Members love to play anime games on Kahoot. Snacks often include Pocky and Hi-Chew. Hands down, their favorite films are by Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, such as “Spirited Away.”

“Animation Club is the school’s only student-created club,” said Mr. Stathis, the club advisor and biology teacher. “I also advise the film club, and I really like anime, but students manage the whole process.”

Last week, the members made miniature Japanese doughnuts. Each member received a Kracie Happy Kitchen DIY Donut Kit that contained chocolate and vanilla donut mix, two kinds of sprinkles, and three kinds of frosting: coconut/vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate.

The two eighth grade club leaders had obtained translations of the Japanese instructions ahead of time, and demonstrated the steps for the students. The final result: confections that looked like doll house decorations but tasted like doughnuts.

For the last thirty minutes, the students watched a segment of “My Neighbor Totoro,” an anime fantasy film that tells the story of two sisters, Satsuki and Mei, and their interactions with friendly wood spirits.

Anime Club is an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon—making things, playing games, and learning a bit about Japanese culture in the process.

 

 

Making Japanese Doughnuts