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    2017 Summer Mailing Forms - Update 7/19/17

    Please see the Connect-Ed message that was sent to families on July 18 at 9:15 am 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 forms, 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.

     

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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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  • 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.

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

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New Unit Teaches Creativity and Problem Solving

 Drew uses the hot glue guns to strengthen the joints in his alien abduction machine. Ashley and Sydney open bins of netting, buttons, and cardboard tubes, and carefully consider their options for fabricating rain protection for a giant. Morgan and Olivia confer with Mrs. Brady, their Home and Careers teacher, on the miniature tool belt they are designing. 

This is a Maker Space pilot program woven into seventh grade Home and Careers —eighteen days of inventing, exploring, and discovering. It’s a creative expression of  Home and Careers' mission: to prepare students to be competent, confident, and caring in managing their personal, family, and career lives.

Andrea Kantor,  District Curriculum Developer who visited a class, noted how engaged the students were in their work. " Mrs. Brady's room is alive with an active hum,” she said. 

The solutions the students are designing are not for your average human. They are for rock stars, aliens, vampires, and such--characters in a game called Extraordinaires Design Studio by Creativity Hub.

  “Each student picks a game card that features a specific character on one side and, on the other, images that convey challenges that each character faces,” said Brady. “Once students identify the needs of their character, they innovate, then sketch to develop a solution. Next, using recycled materials and a large dose of creativity, students create a prototype of their design solution."

“This experience is more focused on the process of design than it is on the appearance of the prototype or product," points out Brady. “The important growth happens along the way—students are working collaboratively, creating, communicating, and evaluating, along with developing problem solving skills and resourcefulness."

 Next year this unit of learning will culminate with students tackling a real-world problem and innovating a solution, plans Brady. 

 "Art, Home and Careers, and Technology classes are MakerSpaces in a school,” said Brady. "All three classes encourages creativity and allow students to make things they are curious about."