School Notebook

Meco Elementary School

The universal Pre-K pupils learned about summer safety. They read the book “Stewie the Duck Learns to Swim” and read a Clifford magazine about summer fun. The caterpillars the pupils were observing developed into butterflies. They released the butterflies with Sarah Barnhart’s class. They finished their ABC book and took it home to practice over the summer. Mary Jo Lomanto’s class won the pig race at Pork Chop Speedway. Alison DiMarco’s class won the best-dressed award for a sundae pig. Both classes won a pizza party donated by C&H Fundraising. They attended the Whispering Pine recognition program. They welcomed a guest reader, Barb Shearer, a retired teacher from Ohio.

Johnstown High School

The Johnstown High School Academic Awards Ceremony will be held at 7 tonight in the JHS Performing Arts Center.

On Friday, the class of 2014 graduation rehearsal will take place at 1 p.m. at the high school, and the Baccalaureate will be held at 6 p.m. at Holy Trinity Parish, 205 Glebe St.

Johnstown High School graduation will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Knox Field. In case of inclement weather, exercises will be held at Johnstown High School. Refer to the commencement activities flier that was mailed out to all seniors, or find it online at

Report cards will be distributed Monday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the high school.

Knox Junior High School, Johnstown

The eighth-grade promotion ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m. today in the Johnstown High School Performing Arts Center. Only those students who have successfully completed all academic requirements and have attended promotion practice that morning can participate in the promotion ceremony. Guests are not limited and will not need tickets. Promotion practice will take place at 9 a.m. at Johnstown High School. Students are to report directly to the high school.

Check the Knox page of the district website,, regularly over the summer for information that may pertain to you and your child.

There will be a remedial summer school held at Knox from July 7 through Aug. 7, depending upon enrollment and staffing. Classes will run Monday through Thursday from 7:30 to 10:35 a.m. Parents will be contacted as to whether or not their child is eligible for this opportunity. Registration will take place at Knox on Friday and Monday. There is a nominal fee. Call the main office 762-3711 or the guidance office 762-3726 for more information.

Glebe Street

Elementary, Johnstown

Pupils at Glebe Street participated in their annual “Play Day” last week. As part of the festivities, they rotated through various stations, including an obstacle course, “Every Drop Counts” water station, a sneaker hunt and more. The play day was organized by physical education teacher Cyndi Cromer. Students earning Accelerated Reader Levels 5 and 6 participated in a pool party at the JHS pool as well as a nature trail hike as earned incentives.

This week, pupils will participate in the “Celebrate Glebe” end-of-year party. Families were invited to attend the annual awards assembly at 9:15 a.m. June 25 and the grade-six graduation at 9:30 a.m. today.

Warren Street

Elementary School, Johnstown

Second-graders finished a science unit on insects. They also have been adding and subtracting two- and three-digit numbers with and without regrouping in math.

The staff reports students have enjoyed many activities as rewards in the Accelerated Reader program, such as meeting the mayor, a movie and popcorn, eating lunch with the principal and a pool party. The children in Jodi Frenyea’s class were rewarded with a pizza party for earning the most AR points (5,441) in the school. The administration and staff offer congratulations to the top three readers of the school year: Ethan Smith, Marlee Trajlinek and Connor Sitts.

Pleasant Avenue

Elementary School, Johnstown

School supply lists for the 2014-15 school year will be available for viewing on the school website,, after July 1.