We are embarking upon a special season; a time filled with joy, gratitude, giving, and magical memories. I want to take this opportunity to wish each of you a joyous holiday season.
As we enter the holiday recess, I also want to take the opportunity to let you know what a great privilege it is to be able to work with your children and young adults. It is a privilege that I am grateful for each day. I believe that the world is becoming more complicated. A more complicated world requires educators (and we are all educators) to challenge ourselves and our students to work harder, to be more creative, and to expand their skills. Your children will require a much more diverse set of skills to be successful. Our collective role is to provide the important foundation for a life filled with opportunities to learn, to adapt, and to accomplish. The work is important; our success leads to a more successful future for our students, our community and our country. Our students mimic what they see. I am impressed with the efforts of our staff and community to engage our students in meaningful opportunities to learn, to grow and to serve which I have witnessed at the many events I have attended. I believe that positive character is built through these opportunities to serve. Our students, staff and community continue to generously give of their time and resources to support not only those in need in our local and surrounding communities, but far beyond our district borders. I hope that during this holiday season you will be able to take the time to reflect upon all that you cherish and that you will be able to spend quality time with those whom you love and care. The season passes too quickly, but contained within it are magical moments that honor the season’s true spirit and meaning; I hope you capture these moments and that at seasons end you can be refreshed and invigorated to continue our important work together as a school and community.
FESTIVAL OF TREES – BEST IN SHOW
Under the direction of Mrs. Denise Haraughty, our Hadley-Luzerne High School-To-Work students won First Place ribbon for the Rethink, Reuse, Recycle category and the Best in Show for all of the youth categories at the festival of trees. This decorated tree is a must see. A photo of the tree can be viewed on our website. Congratulations!
LIONS CLUB PEACE POSTER CONTEST
Congratulations to the following Lions Club Peace Poster top finalists at the Stuart M. Townsend Middle School:
1st Place – Rachel Persons and Chelsea Mahoney
2nd Place – Kassidy Plummer
3rd Place – Keira Baird
Runner-ups include the following: Macie Clarke, Sage Brouillette, Rheanna Fleming, Emily Johnson, Jenna Keeley, Kendra Mason, Dillon McGrath and Reece Wheaton.
MATH ESTIMATION WINNERS FOR NOVEMBER
Pre K: Hailey York
Kindergarten: Natalie Stewart, Kolby Kathan & Ethan Livingston
1st Grade: Logan Alejandro, Sara Starzec & Jazmin Quito
2nd Grade: Sarah Cooper, Sophia Fleming & Isabelle Mazzeo
HADLEY-LUZERNE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Congratulations to the following November Character Education winners for “Study Skills”:
Pre K: Alexander Witt, Brandon Graham
Kindergarten: Nevaeh Howe, Logan Miner, Zoey Allen, Natalie Stewart, Maeve Braico, Lucus Curley, Trenton DeLong
1st Grade: Alexis Graham, Colton Shepard, April Bennett, Peyton Graham, Emily Brower, Gavin Bradley
2nd Grade: Gabe Castillo, Gabrielle Ives, Camdon Ovitt, Aaron Hayes, Gavin Wood, Sarah Cooper
Congratulations to the following Character Education Winners at the Stuart M. Townsend Middle School for being Trustworthy:
3rd Grade: Angelina Fisk, Evan Kader, Marcelo Quito
4th Grade: Jessica Amoroso, Alexandra Benway, Christian Tyler
5th Grade: Colin Berg, Ryan Diamond, Marena Leroux,
6th Grade: Alyssa Allen, Jane Broehuizen, Anika Podwirny,
7th Grade: Joseph Foley, Dylan Morehouse, Molly Peceu
8th Grade: Kevin McFarlane, Erik Schreiner, Samantha Zaugg
Thank you everyone who supported the Class of 2016 Vendor’s Fair. It was a wonderful community event. If you missed your chance to buy a basket raffle ticket to support the Class of 2016, please contact any junior or Karen Love or Janice Waterhouse at 696-2112 by December 18th. Tickets are $1. Baskets include the following: Adirondack, Crafters, Photographs, Sports, Movie, Lotto, Party Line, Car Care, Harley Davidson, and Baker’s.