Student liaison outlines activities

JOHNSTOWN — A student liaison outlined recent activities at different school buildings at a meeting of the Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education Wednesday night at Johnstown High School.

JHS junior Jacob Frenyea, a member of the Student Advisory Committee, gave the monthly student report at the Performing Arts Center.

Students at Pleasant Avenue Elementary School participated in a Book Fair in April, he said.

Glebe Street Elementary School students in March were part of studies celebrating “their love of writing,” Frenyea said.

Fifth and sixth graders at Warren Street Elementary School enjoyed Adirondack music presentations, the liaison said. Fourth graders next month will be learning how animals adapt to their environment, Frenyea said.

At Knox Junior High School, Frenyea reported eighth graders participated in the Fourth Annual “Cupcake Wars” event. Students at the school have also been working with the Reality Check group to spread the word about the dangers of tobacco use.

Frenyea reported high school students took part in a Grandparents Dance April 6, which was attended by 275 people.

“We’re very proud of our students,” said board President Kathy Dougherty.

Elsewhere in the superintendent’s report:

∫ The board noted a Johnstown Teachers Association report would be held off until the board’s May meeting.

∫ An Extra-Curricular Committee meeting was scheduled for 5:30 p.m. May 22 in the JHS Library.

∫ Odyssey of the Mind Coordinator Kristin Meashaw presented certificates to students participating in the Odyssey of the Mind New York State Finals March 23 in Binghamton.

Meashaw also reported a takeout spaghetti dinner fundraiser for the Johnstown Odyssey of the Mind program and upcoming trip to the World Finals is set for May 13 at Pino’s Italian Restaurant, 326 W. Clinton St. Tickets are $9 apiece and available from the district’s business office at JHS, or from Meashaw at Knox. Checks can be written to Odyssey of the Mind.

An Knox eighth grade Odyssey of the Mind team, Energetic Engineers, will compete in the World Finals May 22 through 25 at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at