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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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DeeAnn Guo, a senior at John Jay High School, selected as a semifinalist in the Regeneron Science Talent Search

   
DeeAnn Guo, a senior at John Jay High School, has been selected as a semifinalist in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, a prestigious national competition formerly known as the Intel Science Talent Search.

Guo is one of 300 semifinalists, called “Top Scholars,” selected from more than 1,700 applicants. She was chosen for her innovative research on Lucid Dreaming: Its Electrophysiological Correlates and Induction Through Multiple Awakenings.

A lucid dream is a dream during which the dreamer is aware of dreaming and has some degree of control over the dream.“I chose lucid dreaming because I had had a few before, and they were the most disconcerting and bizarre experiences. Flying and magic powers in your sleep: I wanted to know more.” said Guo.

“There is a lack of research into lucid dreaming because of its difficulty to control and its rarity," said Guo. "Something that definitely helped me continue with lucid dreams was its potential as a therapy for PTSD and sleep disorders. These applications need more attention." 

Guo traveled to Brazil to research lucid dreaming. “My mentors were Dr. Sidarta Ribeiro and Dr. Natalia Mota, who work in the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte at the Brain Institute (which they call ICE for Instituto do Cerebro). They taught me so much about science as a profession but also as a way of life.”

Two other John Jay High School students have been recognized by the Regeneron Science Talent Search. Alyssa Ramsay was awarded a Student Initiative Badge for her research on cancer therapies. Karina Heaton received a Quality Research Report Badge for her project on the use of nanoparticles to detect cancer.

All students in John Jay High School’s Senior Science Research class entered the Regeneron Science Talent Search. They worked with teachers Dr. Burke and Mrs. Lipinsky to choose and develop a topic in the schools’ science research programs beginning their sophomore year.  

Each project went through a judging process by the Society for Science & the Public and Regeneron. The top 40 finalists will be announced January 24. They will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. from March 9 – 15, to compete for 1.8 million in awards, including a $250,000 top price. Semi-finalists receive $2000 and their school gets an additional $2000 grant per student.

The Regeneron Science Talent Search  is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious pre-college science competition. It is a program of the Society for Science & the Public and  recognizes and empowers the most promising young scientists in the U.S. who are creating the ideas and solutions that solve our most urgent challenges.

Congratulations!

   
 John Jay High School's Senior Science Research Class with Dr. Siciliano, Dr. Burke, and Mrs. Lipinsky