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  • District e-Newsletter

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

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  • Information about Vaping

    Attached is the PowerPoint presentation that was shown at a June 14, 2017 parent meeting at JJHS.

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  • KLSD Internet/Email is working again!

    We are pleased to report that our email/internet service is restored. 

    Thank you for your patience.

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  • School Budget Results

    The official results of yesterday's school budget vote are as follows:

    Yes - 1165 - 73%

    No - 434 - 27%

    In addition, Proposition 2 - Bus Purchase, also passed with 1204 yes votes. 

    For the Board of Education, Bill Rifkin and Scott Posner were re-elected to serve. We thank Ruth White for her candidacy and her willingness to serve our schools.

    We thank the community for your continuing support. 

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  • K-L Empowered Resources

    K-L Empowered--Understanding the Path to Substance Misuse and Addiction

    Resource List Here

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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 Pleased to Announce Cooperative Venture with the Town of Lewisboro

    We are pleased to announce that after almost two years of looking for a tenant for Lewisboro Elementary School, the KLSD Board of Education has reached a tentative agreement with the Town of Lewisboro to rent approximately 20% of the vacant school's space for use as town offices and police headquarters. MORE.

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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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  • Driver's Ed Information

    Please see the Athletics site for Driver's Ed information.


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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