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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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John Jay High School robotics team wins FIRST Tech Challenge tournament

  A robotics team from John Jay High School placed first in the FIRST Tech Challenge tournament on January 21, and will proceed to the regional competition at Pace University on February 5, 2017. Students on the winning team are Jonathan Berganza, Mike Fishetti, Lauren Ko, and Taylor Schmidt.

A second John Jay High School robotics team made it to the semifinals of the FIRST Tech Challenge and earned second place for the Rockwell Collins Innovate Award. This judged award is given to the team that has the most innovative and creative robot design solution. Team members are Griffin Christofferson, Jack Finney, Matt Gomes, James Lucassen, Matt and David Sorkin, and Rebecca Stevens.

Robotics is a new program at John Jay High School and this was the school’s first competition. “I am very proud of these students,” said JJHS Robotics teacher Steve Zoeller. “Our winning team battled to a record of 6-0 in the preliminary round, and flew through the semifinal round with a record of 2-0. The final round was very competitive and the complimentary designs of our robot and our alliance partners' robots with a quick last-minute design change put us over the edge.”

In a FIRST Tech Challenge, teams design, build, program, and operate robots about the size of a microwave oven that compete in specific challenges. Teams are given a standard set of parts, but are also allowed a budget and encouraged to buy or make specialized parts.

  The season’s challenge is announced in early September. This year, teams were asked to create a robot that could pick up six balls and toss them into an elevated hopper called the center vortex, activate four beacons by pressing a button, and lift and place an eighteen-inch yoga ball into the center vortex.

John Jay’s teams have been meeting five days a week, in their second period Robotics class and after school as part of the new robotics club. “When I come in, before the bell rings, they are already at work,” said Zoeller.

Zoeller said that students came to robotics class with different skill sets. Some have taken architecture design, and know how to use CAD. Some know JAVA and how to code. Others have taken Principles of Engineering and can design hardware. Robotics requires all of these skills, and more.

“The most important skill that robotics teaches students is how to work as a team when things are complicated,” said Zoeller. “Collaboration and teamwork are 21st century skills.”

“Technology isn’t something that will affect us tomorrow. It’s here today,” said Zoeller. “Look at the news. Self-driving cars. Factory automation. Robotics prepares kids for that world. It develops their skills and gives them a leg up on the job market.”