District Announcements (please scroll through)

  • 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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JJMS Chamber Orchestra

  One of the treats of December is the Winter Orchestra Concert—this year on Tuesday, December 13 at 7:00 p.m. at the John Jay Middle School Theatre. Enjoy performances by the 6th grade orchestra and the combined 7th and 8th grade orchestra, followed by the all-school Chamber Orchestra.

The Chamber Orchestra is one of John Jay Middle School’s performance clubs. It rehearses each Friday from 2:10 – 3:00 p.m. This ensemble is for students who already play a string instrument—most  are also members of the school orchestra. New students are welcome to join in January.

 “I love that the Chamber Orchestra is full of students who are choosing to have more music in their life,” said Mrs. Stroffolino, a music teacher at JJMS and conductor of the Chamber Orchestra.. “The kids who come just want to play more music and I love that!” 

 “Hear it, hum it, play it!” Mrs. Stroffolino reminds the musicians during rehearsal. She also helps the students convey the mood the composer had in mind. “What do you think the title A Gypsy Tale means?” she asks. “What is the feeling of this line of accented staccato notes?”

Many students don’t know that Mrs. Stroffolino didn’t play in her own school orchestra. “I was a band kid,” she said. “My primary instrument is the oboe. I still play with the New York Wind Symphony in Orange County, NY.” 

The term chamber orchestra refers to smaller-sized string ensembles of violin, viola, cellos and double bass. JJMS’ Chamber Orchestra has 18 members. They will attend NYSSMA, the New York State School Music Association convention, in May. “We’ll play for adjudicators who will give us a score and comment on our performance,” said Mrs. Stroffolino.

The Chamber Orchestra will be performing two pieces at the Winter Orchestra Concert: A Gypsy Tale by Soon Hee Newbold, and Danse Russe, from The Nutcracker, composed by Pyotr Tchaikovsky.