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Survey for Opening of School 2020/2021

In a few days, you will receive a brief 6 question phone survey regarding the options for the reopening of school in the fall. Please take the time to respond to this survey as the information you provide will be critical in our decision making process. You will receive the phone call survey on Monday, June 29, 2020, at approximately 1:00 pm with a second opportunity to respond on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at approximately 5:30 pm. Thank You and we look forward to hearing from you.

2020 Graduation Photo Information

Photos from graduation can be viewed and/or purchased approximately 5 days after graduation. Please see the information attached from Strawbridge

End of Year Information

Greater Johnstown Students and Parents, We are reaching out to you for some end of the year announcements. Please know this is not how we had anticipated closing the school year, but we are extremely proud of your resiliency and patience during this difficult time. Every Trojan has truly demonstrated Trojan Pride. Continuity of Education packets need to be returned no later than May 29th. They can be returned to any district building on May 27th, 28th or 29th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., or at the food distribution sites on May 27th & 28th. Please print the name of the student, teacher and school your child attends on the packet so the assignments can be graded in a timely manner. All school equipment including instruments, ChromeBooks, and anything else district owned must be returned to the appropriate school by May 29th. All district buildings, including central administration, will be open from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. for the return of packets and district items. Please be sure to maintain social distancing guidelines and wear your personal protective equipment when entering the buildings. Stay Safe Trojan Nation and please know how much we truly miss seeing our students. We will see all of you this August when we are back at school.

Breakfast/Lunch/Backpack Update 5/27/2020

The final delivery of breakfast and lunch for the 2019-2020 school year will be June 1, 2020 and the final backpack delivery will be June 4, 2020. GJSD breakfast and lunch distribution will resume on June 15, 2020 and food will be distributed on Mondays and Thursdays only for a 7 day distribution! Monday delivery will contain breakfast and lunch for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Thursday delivery will contain breakfast and lunch for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There will be multiple sites used for food distribution and the sites will be communicated at a later date via GJSD Facebook, GJSD Instagram, GJSD website, WJACTV, Tribune Democrat and posted at all GJSD schools.

Parent Survey

Please click "Parent Survey" to participate in the Parent Survey

Johnstown Elementary School Parents

The Little Ceasar's Pizza and Sub fundraiser items can be picked up Friday, May 29, 2020 from 1 pm to 4 pm in the back of the school in the cafeteria. Also, Spring pictures can be picked up in the main office starting Tuesday, May 26, 2020, from 8 am to 3 pm.

2020 Senior TShirts

PLEASE CLICK ON 2020 SENIOR TSHIRTS to access the order form and google doc. All payments should be sent to the high school and checks made out to JHS. Please put "Senior t-shirt" in the memo line. All orders are due by MONDAY, MAY 4TH. If you have any questions, please send me an email to Again, you MUST USE THE GOOGLE FORM to place an order.

COVID 19 Update

Attached is a letter from Superintendent, Amy Arcurio, regarding the COVID-19 Education Plan

JES Updated Information

This message is for JES families concerning spring pictures, Little Ceasar's PTO pizza fundraiser, and yearbooks. All of these products will be delivered in time but the dates have been postponed indefinitely due to the governors shutdown of non-life sustaining businesses. As soon as we define future dates for delivery of these services, we will do everything to communicate the information.

Trojan Pride

Penn Highlands Graduates

On Saturday, May 11, 2019, Penn Highlands Community College celebrated its 24th graduating class. Members of the Johnstown High School class of 2019, who earned an Associate's Degree while in High School were among those who graduated. Congratulations to our students who earned this amazing achievement!

Trojan Tradition

Cochran Class of 1933

Cochran Junior High School held its promotion exercises, to promote tenth grade students to the High School, on May 29, 1933, at 8:00 pm, at the Cochran auditorium. The class colors were blue and white, the class flower was a rose, and the class motto was "Crescat Scientia--May Knowledge Increase"

Cochran Class of 1932

Cochran Junior High School held its promotional exercises on May 31, 1932, at 8:00 pm, at the Cochran Auditorium, to promote tenth grade students to the High School. The class colors were green and white, the class flower was a rose, and the class motto was "Through Tribulation to Triumph". There were 249 students promoted.

Cochran Class of 1931 1/2

Cochran Junior High School held its promotional exercises on January 21, 1932, at 8:00 pm, at the Cochran Auditorium, to promote tenth grade students to the High School. The class colors were blue and crimson, the class flower was a snapdragon, and the class motto was "Perseverance overcomes everything". There were 81 students promoted.