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A Message from the Board of Education

Dear Katonah-Lewisboro Community,

We have begun the process of finding our next district leader, following the news that Superintendent Andrew Selesnick will be retiring from our school district at the end of this school year.

We invite you to provide input on the qualities we seek in our next superintendent.

Please participate in our Superintendent Search Survey and join the virtual Community Conversation on April 10th about this initiative.

We welcome and value your input as we search for a superintendent who can continue the great work happening in the District.


KLSD Board of Education

Enjoy Spring Recess! Schools Closed March 29 - April 7

Top left, clockwise: Increase Miller students create connections through coding. Major John Andre visits Meadow Pond Elementary's fourth grade. Katonah Elementary's first grade celebrates 120 days of school. Congrats to all who participated in John Jay Middle School’s Science Fair. A Solar Eclipse Message from Superintendent Selesnick. Explosives detection dog K9 Casey visits John Jay High School's Forensics class.

PARP Celebrates Reading Together

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March means PARP (Pick a Reading Partner) at Katonah-Lewisboro’s elementary schools and students have been reading with buddies and stuffed animals, as well as with parents, teachers and librarians. Students also read by flashlight, wore readable shirts, dressed as favorite characters and much more.

A much-anticipated PARP tradition at each elementary school is the John Jay High School acting class’s performance of favorite children’s storybooks. Author Tad Hills visited Katonah Elementary’s kindergarten and first grade and author Kelly Yang spoke with Meadow Pond Elementary’s fifth grade. Increase Miller Elementary’s Book Swap found new readers for thousands of books, Mrs. Wishy Washy returned to Meadow Pond Elementary’s stage, and an early childhood literacy expert led workshops for parents

Thank you to all the educators and parents that helped make PARP amazing!

Researching the Past Using the Technology of Today

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"The Ancient Chinese made armor out of rawhide and tortoise shells,” said Colin.

“They would put a plate of lotus seeds and pomegranate leaves on the red silk sheets of a wedding bed,” said Sophie.

“The Ancient Chinese used fireworks as protection from evil spirits,” said CJ.

From acupuncture to weapons, each sixth grader on Team Curiosity became an expert on a specific aspect of ancient China this winter. The team hosted a museum on Friday, March 15, at the middle school library, and shared their discoveries with parents and other sixth grade classes, as well as district administrators.

Social studies teacher Marcia Daley Savo highlighted an added dimension to the research process this year: School AI, an artificial intelligence platform created for students and teachers. MORE

Acclaimed 'Sopranos' Actor Edie Falco Visits

One of the most iconic cast members on one of the most highly acclaimed television series of all time, “The Sopranos,” walked down the aisle of John Jay High School’s auditorium, stepped up on a chair and sat on the edge of the stage. 

Wearing jeans and a sweater, Edie Falco looked way more casual than her character ever did, but her voice was immediately recognizable. Carmela Soprano.

“I grew up on Long Island, in a Swedish/Italian American household,” said Falco. “I knew exactly who this woman was,” she said, referring to Carmela, the wife of crime boss Tony Soprano. “It’s not a mafia series. It’s about a family.”

The auditorium was filled with more than 100 seniors enrolled in the elective Social and Theoretical Criticism in the Serial Narrative—known as the Series—taught by Chandler Lewis and Amanda Adamo. MORE

WESEF Success Capstone to Exciting SciRe Season

Eight John Jay Science Research students won ten awards at the Westchester Science and Engineering Fair (WESEF) on Saturday, March 16—in areas ranging from environmental science and social science to neuroscience—making the fair an exciting capstone to an outstanding season.

“Eleven of our Science Research students participated, which in itself is winning in my book!” said Dr. Lisa Papernik, of John Jay’s Science Research program. “It’s such a joy watching our students become experts at communicating their research. Completing a research project at this level and sharing it at a symposium is an incredible accomplishment. Winning an award on top of that is icing on the cake!” MORE

Congrats to the Cast & Crew of 'Legally Blonde!'

'Willy Wonka' Wows, Congrats to All!

Upcoming District Events

We hope you’ll consider joining us as we examine Haidt's thinking as it pertains to the youth mental health crisis. A request for RSVP will be sent during the week of April 8. 

An annual gathering bringing students and the community together to celebrate sustainable initiatives, explorations and actions in Katonah-Lewisboro. All welcome! To apply to present or have a table, click here.

An engaging and active way to introduce girls in grades 1 - 6 to the sports offered at John Jay and to its supportive community of athletes. The event is free; please register here.

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SCHOOLS: John Jay High School | John Jay Middle School | Increase Miller Elementary School | Katonah Elementary School | Meadow Pond Elementary School | Katonah-Lewisboro School District

Katonah-Lewisboro School District | 60 North Salem Road

Cross River, NY 10518 | (914) 763-7001