The Hadley-Luzerne Board of Education has approved the two school building name changes: Hadley-Luzerne Junior/Senior High School and Stuart M. Townsend Elementary School to begin the 2014-2015 school year.
As you know, our school community has investigated the opportunity to reconfigure its grades several times over the last two decades. On each occasion, the process stalled as the costs rose. Last fall, the district received word from the state education department that the grades could be reconfigured with far fewer building renovations and lower costs. The grade reconfiguration plan being presented is a product of that news. The plan proposes to bring all of the elementary grades (PK-6; including Head Start) under one roof at the current middle school. Students in grades 7-12 would attend school at the current elementary/high school. Bathroom renovations, science classroom improvements, carpet replacement and abatement for some classrooms and other areas of the elementary wing and high school are part of the proposed project that will allow the grade reconfiguration to occur. Taxes will not be raised to pay for the renovations. Funding for the project will be taken from our fund balance (savings) and our capital fund. State building aid will return 58% of the cost of the renovations (approximately $510,000) over a 15 year period reducing the cost to the district even further.
It is hoped that reconfiguring the grades will improve student achievement by better aligning the grades, resources and practices needed to significantly improve reading instruction; in addition, grade reconfiguration will support increased opportunities for enrichment and acceleration, while continuing to support student development.
I have developed a survey that can be accessed by selecting the link below on our HLCS.org website.
HOUSE OF BAR-B-Q DINNER
When: Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
From 3:30 – 6:30 pm
Where: Hadley-Luzerne High School Cafeteria
Cost— Donation of
$12.00 for Adult Chicken Dinner
$13.00 for Adult Rib Dinner
$10.00 for Children (10 & under)/Seniors Chicken dinners only. Please buy a ticket from a sophomore or by calling the high school at 696-2112 Ext. 105. (Sponsored by the Sophomore Class & Saga City)
K-2 MATH FUN NIGHT
The High School Mathematics Honor Society is hosting a K-2 Math Fun Night on Tuesday, March 18th from 6:00-7:00 pm in the K-2 building. All K-2 students and parents are encouraged to come, play games and have fun doing math. Mark your calendars and see you there! (Sponsored by the NYS Mathematics Honor Society)
HL KINDERGARTEN ROUND-UP 2014
Hadley-Luzerne Elementary School will be conducting its annual Kindergarten Round-Up on Tuesday, May 6th and Wednesday, May 7th. The round-up will take place at the Hadley-Luzerne HS George Doherty Gymnasium Lobby, 273 Lake Avenue. Students are eligible for Kindergarten if they turn five (5) years of age on or before December 1, 2014. If you read this notice and know of any family member or neighbor with school age children who are eligible to attend Kindergarten, please share this announcement with them. Please complete the information below and return this form to the H-L Elementary School Office, P.O. Box 200, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846. You will receive an informational letter that will include a scheduled time for you and your child to attend the HL Kindergarten Round-Up. This form is also available on our website HLCS.org. Should you need any additional information about Kindergarten Round-Up, call the H-L Elementary School at 696-2112 x 101.
Name of Child: __________________________________
Date of Birth: ______________________ Gender: ______
Do you have a child at home who will be four years old on or before December 1, 2014? Do you know someone in the district who does? If so, your child may be eligible to participate in the Hadley-Luzerne Central School District’s Pre-Kindergarten Program for the 2014-2015 school year. Our Pre-K program is designed to operate for 2 ½ hours per day and follows the school calendar. One session will be held each day (8:15-10:45 am). A second session will be added from 11:30-2:00 pm) if the need arises. A highly qualified teacher and teaching assistant will conduct the classes. Letters of acceptance will be mailed by Friday, June 27, 2014. Please note transportation is not provided. Parents/Guardians are responsible for dropping off and picking up their children. If you are interested, we welcome you to join us on Thursday, April 10th 6:00 PM in the High School Media Center for a registration/parent information meeting. Please bring all completed registration materials to register your child. If you cannot attend the meeting, please mail the required forms by Monday, May 12th (forms are available from the PK-2 Elementary Office). The following is a checklist of forms/reminders needed to help you enter your child into the program: Registration Form, Physical Form (Physicals will be accepted until August 22nd, 2014), Birth Certificate and Proof of residency. Please note your child must be toilet trained. Please be advised that this is an informational night for parents/guardians only. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Elementary School at 696-2112 ext. 101. We look forward to meeting you at the Pre K registration on April 10th at 6:00 PM.
You can pre-order your yearbook on-line at HLCS.org or in any school building office! (Click on parents and scroll to yearbook.) For more information call 696-2112 Ext. 116.
FOLLOW HLCS ON TWITTER
The purpose of the account is to add an additional media communication method to the school community. Community members are invited to follow us at HL_CSD.