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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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Rite of Spring, John Jay’s Annual Art Show, Features Work from Over One Hundred Students

Featuring the work of over one hundred student-artists in ceramics and sculpture, drawing and painting, graphic design, photography, and film, John Jay’s annual art show, Rite of Spring, celebrates the variety of visual art classes, interests, and talents at the high school.

Rite of Spring opens on Thursday, March 30, during school lunch periods, and runs through April 7. It is open to the public during John Jay Theatre Workshop’s performances of Little Women, the musical, on March 30 and 31 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. and on Saturday, April 1, from noon to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Hannah Ziegler, a senior, is showing a fluted bowl, created in Advanced Ceramics and Sculpture. This piece was also part of her college admission portfolio. “I’ll be studying art education with an emphasis in ceramics at SUNY New Paltz next year,” she said.

One of the multimedia pieces in Rite of Spring is a narrative film by Anya Rieger that touches on the dangers of intoxicated driving. “I hope to have a long-lasting career in the arts, but I haven’t decided where to focus,” said Reiger, a junior enrolled in Photography, and Filmmaking and Animation. She is also showing a vivid photograph of cupcake liners. “I love photography, filmmaking, and to draw and paint; so maybe a combination of all four.”

Sam Spione, a senior, is taking both Drawing and Painting, and Photography this year. He is showing a self-portrait done in acrylic as well as two photojournalistic pieces. “Photography is one of my main passions in life,” he said. “John Jay’s photography courses have allowed me to learn to utilize different production techniques, such as how to develop film in a darkroom.”

Madison Zaccagnino, a senior in AP Art, is showing drawing of a fist done in pen with an ink wash. “When I look at my work from freshman year, I’m amazed at how much I’ve grown as an artist,” she said. Meg Howes, a senior heading to California institute of the Arts next fall to study animation, is showing a drawing of tennis players done in colored pencil.

Tori Robinson, a sophomore in Ceramics I, has been working on vase for the show. “I tried to make the largest vase I could on the wheel,” she said. “It kept breaking. This project taught me how to troubleshoot.” She will layer a glaze called Palladium on top of other glazes for a shimmering finish.

 Rite of Spring will also include an etched ceramic vessel, an animated film of a cat carrying a kitten, a colored pencil work of clothes hanging in a closet, a modern 3D design for a school cafeteria, plus many more—with over one hundred and seventy pieces in all. 

“There are few more interesting and exciting places to be than in a room of art students who are gaining confidence in communicating and expressing their own ideas visually,” said Julie Evans-Kaser, who teaches Drawing and Painting, and Studio Art and Design. “They brainstorm, plan, problem solve, and experience their own eureka moments along the way. That's pretty great!"