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Congratulations to the Class of 2024

JJHS commencement

On Tuesday, June 18, over 200 seniors processed through Caramoor's Venetian Theater and took their seats on the stage. Through the next hour, filled with sweetness, laughter, memories and song, the students became graduates. Congratulations to all!  

It was an auspicious commencement, both for the legacy of inclusion and school spirit that the Class of 2024 brought to John Jay High School, and that it also marked the retirement of Superintendent Andrew Selesnick.

“Class of 24, you and I have much in common this year,” said Superintendent Selesnick. “You’re younger and much cooler, but we’re both leaving, both facing the excitement and the uncertainty of not being in a K-12 school system for the first time in a long time, both wondering, what happens now?” MORE

Eighth Graders Move Up to High School

eighth grade moving up

The eighth graders gazed at the screen as one, eyes flitting in the same direction, as they relived their time at John Jay Middle School. Laughter rippled across the rows, punctuated by raised eyebrows here and there. Only the most surprising images caused students to glance away from the screen—but just for a second—lock eyes with a nearby friend and smile.

The 8th grade slide show, coordinated by teacher Sean Murphy, is one of the centerpieces of John Jay Middle School’s Eighth Grade Moving Up Ceremony. It delivers three years of field trips, spirit days, class projects, club events, and more in ten minutes, and offers students a glimpse of how much they’ve grown. MORE

Rising Sixth Graders Ready for Middle School

Fifth graders move up

Excitement was in the air on Tuesday, June 25, as the fifth graders of all three elementary schools processed into rooms filled with their families and teachers, their faces shining like morning stars, full of the promise of the day ahead.

Moving Up at Increase Miller, Katonah and Meadow Pond Elementary Schools are exciting seasons, rich with traditions, outings and celebrations that culminate in ceremonies full of songs and special moments that mark the students' transition to middle school.

Through principals' reflections and parent-created slideshows, each student leaves with a sense of accomplishment, an abundance of memories, and wise words to carry into the future. MORE

Welcome, Superintendent Ray Blanch

Dr. Blanch & Asst Superintendents

Dr. Raymond Blanch was appointed Superintendent of the Katonah-Lewisboro School District at the June 20 Board of Education meeting. His tenure will begin on July 15.

“I can’t wait to get started,” said Dr. Blanch.

He spoke to the energy of Katonah-Lewisboro Schools’ administrative team and the quality of the Board of Education, as well as the commitment and engagement of the District’s faculty, educational staff and support staff. “KLSD is a wonderful place,” he said, adding his excitement for moving the District’s vision forward. MORE

from the left: Dr. Neill Alleva, Asst. Superintendent for Human Resources; Alexandra Casabona, Asst. Superintendent for Student Support Services; Dr. Ray Blanch, Superintendent; Dr. Julia Drake, Asst. Superintendent for Curriculum and instruction; Lisa Herlihy, Asst. Superintendent for Business

Groundbreaking at Increase Miller Elementary

groundbreaking at IMES

Their shovels sent clumps of earth - and hopes for the future - flying! The June 24 groundbreaking at Increase Miller Elementary was a milestone in the District's Capitol Improvement Project.

The first round of shoveling was done by Increase Miller’s Assistant Principal Dr. Michael Weschler, Board member and Facilities Committee Chair Marjorie Schiff, Superintendent Andrew Selesnick, former Board member and Facilities Committee Chair Elizabeth Gereghty, Board member Lorraine Gallagher and Increase Miller Principal Kerry Ford. 

The work at Increase Miller Elementary began on June 27. The result will give the school much needed and improved classrooms and learning spaces. MORE

Have a Wonderful Summer!

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