The mission of the HLCSD is to foster a positive, safe and healthy environment that will enable every student to achieve their highest potential. The district will partner with parents and community to empower students, celebrate in their successes, and support them along their educational journey.

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I am grateful that our community has passed the grade reconfiguration proposition. With over 750 community members voting (404 in favor), it is clear that we engaged our community in a civil debate about the most significant organizational change our school district has considered in the last three decades.


This is a great school community with a great staff, supportive and involved parents, and concerned residents. In two schools, the Stuart M Townsend Elementary School and the Hadley-Luzerne Junior/Senior High School, we will continue to provide a safe and strong academic environment for all of our students. Our grade alignment will better support academic achievement, overall student development, and opportunities for enrichment and acceleration.


I am grateful to Hadley-Luzerne Board of Education President, Mary Visscher and the rest of our board members for their leadership and focus on this issue. I am grateful to our entire school community for their support and involvement in their school district and now joining together to implement this important change.


Congratulations Hadley-Luzerne Central School!



Since November 1984, the students at the Stuart M. Townsend Middle School desire that all children of the Hadley-Luzerne Central School District have a Merry Christmas.  In a long term service tradition, the students will join the MS Student Council, parents and local community members who work diligently to provide a happy holiday to all.  A Santa Sprint (Walk-a-Thon) will be held to raise money, usually between six and eight thousand dollars is collected.  This provides each needy child on the list with a new present under his/her tree.  All students in grades 3-8 are eligible to walk and urged to participate.  Students will be collecting pledges throughout this month.  Pledge sheets will be collected by volunteers.  On Monday November 3rd , the Santa Sprint (Walk) will start at the high school cafeteria at 1:00 pm.  Parent participation is welcome.  Students will board their buses home at the high school at 3:10 pm. The top forty pledge collectors will shop for the gifts on Friday, November 14th.  The SMTMS Student Council will hold a canned food drive during the months of November and December.  Please help support these worthwhile projects. We all thank Mary Claire Noakes who will pass on this worthy project to the SMT Middle School Student Council and parent volunteers.



The HL Book Fair is coming!!! Santa is coming!!!

Book Fair Locations – Middle School LGI & Elementary School Wednesday/Thursday, December 3-4: 8 am – 2:30 pm and Friday, December 5: 8 am – 1:45 pm

On Saturday, December 6th: 8 am – 1 pm Book Fair Location will be in the George Doherty High School Gym Lobby.

Breakfast with Santa is Saturday December 6th, from 8:00 am – 11:00 am in the high school cafeteria

Adults (12 & over) $5.00 per person

Seniors & Children 5-11 yrs. old $3.00 per person

Under age 5 free; (1) Picture per family included – please feel free to bring your camera for additional pictures.

HL Youth Commission will sponsor free arts and crafts activities for anyone interested, in the elementary cafeteria from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM.



The Holiday Vendor Fair is being held on Saturday, December 6th from 8 am-2 pm in the Hadley-Luzerne High School George Doherty Gymnasium.   Vendors interested in renting space or a table(s) please contact one of the main offices for a form/cost or call class advisors’ Janice Waterhouse or Karen Love at 696-2112 Ext. 105 or Diana Berrigan at the middle school 696-2378 Ext. 101. This year the money received from the rental of the space/tables will benefit the Class of 2016.



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