District Announcements (please scroll through)

  • District e-Newsletter

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

    Katonah - Lewisboro School District
  • KLSD Internet/Email is working again!

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

    Thank you for your patience.

    Katonah - Lewisboro School District
  • 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. 

    Katonah - Lewisboro School District
  • K-L Empowered Resources

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

    Resource List Here

    Katonah - Lewisboro School District
  • 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.

    Katonah - Lewisboro School District
  • 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.

    Katonah - Lewisboro School District
  • 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.

    Katonah - Lewisboro School District
  • Driver's Ed Information

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

    http://www.klschools.org/groups/4486/athletics/drivers_ed

    Katonah - Lewisboro School District

Good Morning, KLSD!

 Ten students of various grades, plus Mrs. Moller, the school librarian, and Mrs. Milone, the school social worker, are gathered in the corner of Meadow Pond’s library first thing in the morning. The room is absolutely quiet but the mood is expectant and excited—as if everyone is waiting for a surprise party to begin.

Children dart glances at the computer monitor on the table, then smile at each other. Two older girls sitting at the table make last minute adjustments: One smooths her hair, another straightens her sweater.

A student waves his arm like a flag at the start of a race.

The two girls sit up straight, look into the computer and say, “Goooood morning! This is Megan and Charlotte reporting for Meadow Pond Live.”

This is a backstage peek at Meadow Pond Elementary School’s morning show, broadcast throughout the school onto each classroom’s whiteboard. Mrs. Moller, the show’s producer, finalizes the script. Today’s anchors, Megan and Charlotte, share the weather, birthday announcements, the lunch menu, and school news. The other children are special guests. Mrs. Milone keeps the little ones calm and ready for their segment. It's a much larger group than usual. 

 “Today is National Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work,” announces Charlotte. Ella, a kindergartener, shares her opinion about the buddy bench. Ollie holds her poster. Talia, a fifth grade student ambassador, interviews four first grade students about what responsibility looks like. Rihanna from the Recyling Club gives the next Earth Day trivia question. The program closes, as always, with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Increase Miller, Katonah, and Meadow Pond each have their own morning show, produced daily by the school librarian. Fourth and fifth graders rotate through as the hosts.

  When this tradition began, over twenty years ago, the shows were broadcast throughout the school on closed circuit cable television. Now the live-streams are sent to Lower Hudson Valley Regional Information Center, in Harrison, NY, which broadcasts the video throughout the school on a few minutes’ delay.

“The children love it,” says Mrs. Moller, Meadow Pond’s librarian. “Students learn technical aspects including how to use a microphone and green screen, and practice reading out loud, researching and interviewing skills, and composure under pressure.”

“The public speaking aspect of the program is so important for our students,” said Ms. Duffy, Katonah Elementary’s librarian. “They learn that there's a difference between formal and conversational English.  They are learning about enunciation, volume  and pacing.”

"The morning announcements are a great way for the 5th grade students to establish themselves as role models in the school," said Mrs. Hoffman, librarian at Increase Miller Elementary. "They take their jobs very seriously and are excited to know they'll be appearing live in front of their younger peers. It is a wonderful opportunity for them to practice their public speaking skills."