District Announcements (please scroll through)

  • District e-Newsletter

    Click here for the District's current e-newsletter.

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  • Information about Vaping

    Attached is the PowerPoint presentation that was shown at a June 14, 2017 parent meeting at JJHS.

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  • KLSD Internet/Email is working again!

    We are pleased to report that our email/internet service is restored. 

    Thank you for your patience.

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  • School Budget Results

    The official results of yesterday's school budget vote are as follows:

    Yes - 1165 - 73%

    No - 434 - 27%

    In addition, Proposition 2 - Bus Purchase, also passed with 1204 yes votes. 

    For the Board of Education, Bill Rifkin and Scott Posner were re-elected to serve. We thank Ruth White for her candidacy and her willingness to serve our schools.

    We thank the community for your continuing support. 

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  • K-L Empowered Resources

    K-L Empowered--Understanding the Path to Substance Misuse and Addiction

    Resource List Here

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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 Pleased to Announce Cooperative Venture with the Town of Lewisboro

    We are pleased to announce that after almost two years of looking for a tenant for Lewisboro Elementary School, the KLSD Board of Education has reached a tentative agreement with the Town of Lewisboro to rent approximately 20% of the vacant school's space for use as town offices and police headquarters. MORE.

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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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  • Driver's Ed Information

    Please see the Athletics site for Driver's Ed information.

    http://www.klschools.org/groups/4486/athletics/drivers_ed

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Poetry Workshop with Ted Scheu

  “Who knows the shortest poem ever written?” Ted Scheu asked the second graders gathered in the auditorium. “It's a little poem with a long title: 'How to  Eat an Ice Cream Cone in August.' "

Lick

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This is why kids love Ted Scheu, who bills himself as “That Poetry Guy.” He’s fun. His childhood stories, song parodies, and poems about ketchup, losing a tooth, and even looking in the mirror, show elementary school students that poetry is really just word play.

“When I was in second grade, I didn’t like poetry,” Ted Scheu told students. “Poems were about love, beauty and flowers. I was interested in sports, funny stuff, and things that were gross.” The children nodded in agreement.

What Ted Scheu did like was music, in particular the rhythms and rhymes of kids’ songs and Broadway musicals. “I was always playing with the words in my head,” he said.

To demonstrate what he meant, Ted Scheu sang his version of the ABC song; his “Alphabet for Chimpanzees.” Amid waves of laughter, he followed with his renditions of “I’m a Little Teapot” and “On Top of Spaghetti.”  

After meeting with the entire second grade together, Ted Scheu led a poetry workshop in each second grade class. He began with Mrs. Munz’ class. The students gathered on the carpet for some mental warm-ups.

“What rhymes with rug? Say your words out loud!”

“Pug, mug, jug,” the students called out.

Ted Scheu showed the students two poems on his flipchart: “Foghorns” by Lilian Moore, and “Fog” by Carl Sandburg. They read them aloud and found the words that rhymed. “Some poems use patterns of rhymes and rhythm,” said Ted Scheu. “Let’s write one like that together.”

He turned the flipchart to a page with the title “Can You Imagine,” by Us. Together the class wrote a series of rhyming couplets—two lines that complete one thought, and in which the last word on each line rhymes.

 Can You Imagine?

 Soccer without a ball,

Tall without small?

Butter without toast,

Halloween without a ghost?

Cars without wheels,

Bananas without peels?

The sky without blue,

Germs without the flu?

"Now you can write your own," said Ted Scheu.

The students went to their desks smiling in anticipation. They wrote rhyming couplets about Hanukah, Harry Potter, and other aspects of their lives—poetry they couldn’t wait to share with Ted Scheu and their class.

In the Mirror

Rhyming Couplets