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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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The Light at John Jay High School

 “This class, with intention, turned on the light in inspiring acts of resilience, kindness, and gratitude," said Dr. Steven Siciliano, Principal of  John Jay High School, in his Opening Remarks to the two hundred and eighty-two graduates and their guests.

“Despite living in tumultuous times, the light never went out at John Jay High School. And all of us are grateful to each and every one of you for that.”

As Dr. Siciliano spoke, brilliant sunlight shimmered through the tented Venetian Theater at Caramoor, the renowned music venue where John Jay traditionally holds graduations. The fifteenth-century columns behind him were back-lit in John Jay purple.

Co-Presidents of the Class of 2017, Steven Palmesi and Carter Lombardi, presented the Key of Knowledge to the Co-Presidents of 2018, with an inscription from Star Wars added to the talisman’s collection of charms.

Greg Kaplan, Salutatorian, spoke about choosing the path of humility. “All it takes is one person, in a world of many people, to pick up a piece of trash that he or she didn’t drop. One person to offer up a seat on a bus or to help carry a package or groceries for a stranger,” said Kaplan. “You don’t have to do heroic deeds to be someone’s hero.”

Valedictorian Sophie Lee reflected on being a newcomer to John Jay four years ago. “One of my friends told me something during those first few weeks of transition to John Jay that I’ve never forgotten. She said that she believed that the more people you meet, the better person you become. I can say with confidence that I know exactly what she means,” said Lee. “All of these memories and experiences create you; all your homes live with you, and shape you into the person you are.”

The outdoor Venetian Theater’s supurb acoustics carried wonder and hope along with a cappella harmonies as The Treblemakers sang “One Day,” Matisyahu’s prayer for peace, followed by The Notables performance of John Mayer’s rumination on time, “Stop this Train;” and The Rolling Tones rendition of the Beach Boys’ "God Only Knows.”

Daniel Longhurst’s Keynote Address looked at the unexpected pleasures of spontaneity. Longhurst, a physics teacher, was selected by the students for this honor. He began with a story from his year teaching English in France after college.

“I would say that the most significant part of my experience in France is that I fell in love . . . with cheese,” said Longhurst to an audience already laughing along.

 “Spontaneous experiences make for the best memories, best stories, and create deep and lasting bonds with the people you experience them with,” he said.

Maria Labriola, a senior selected by Dr. Siciliano and other members of the administrative team, gave the Senior Class Address, bringing her classmates back to the rules of elementary school and the increasing freedom they have had in each successive year. “John Jay High School’s graduating class of 2017 is passionate, is inspired. We are ready to find our own voices, and to contribute who we are to the world.”

“You leave us at a time of incredible opportunity to make the world a better place,” said Andrew Selesnick, Superintendent of Katonah-Lewisboro School District. “We cannot wait to see what you accomplish.”