SU4US – STAND UP FOR UPSTATE SCHOOLS
As our governor and state legislators begin the process of developing a budget for 2015, it is important for all of our elected officials to understand the importance of funding for public education. Our state and nation have been in the midst of a recession for the past six years. While there are signs of economic growth, that growth is small. Public schools like Hadley Luzerne have reduced staff and cut program in response to reduced state support; in fact, state aid to our school district has not exceeded the level provided in 2008.
The state has hurt school districts and municipalities on both sides of the ledger sheet. Reductions in state aid, primarily through the Gap Elimination Adjustment, and the tax cap, a complex calculation intended to control the growth of the local tax levy, have reduced revenue, while the transition to the Common Core State Standards and other unfunded or underfunded state mandates (teacher professional development; special education provisions, printing costs, data and accountability costs) are pressing tight budgets.
Please join us on Thursday, January 22 at 6 PM at Saratoga Springs High School (1 Blue Streak Blvd, Saratoga Springs), when community members like you and I can stand up for our schools in a manner that our elected officials understand the need to improve funding for our schools. Join parents, students, educators, school leaders, board members and other concerned residents from school districts in Washington, Saratoga, Hamilton, Warren and Essex counties to advocate for public education!
DECEMBER CHARACTER EDUCATION
Congratulations to the following Character Education winners for Generosity at the Stuart M. Townsend Middle School:
3rd Grade: Anita Daley, Rexford Rounds, Dakota Smith,
4th Grade: Hannah Johnson, Xavier Lawrence, Caeden Wilson
5th Grade: Sage Collier, Tori Iverson, Damian Smith
6th Grade: Preston Allen, Tanecia Haskell, Elijah Waterhouse
7th Grade: Alisa Deuel, Michael Fuss, charlotte Sanchez
8th Grade: Amanda Cook, Joseph Eddy, Kevin McFarlane
STRIKES FOR THE SENIOR CLASS
There will be a Bowling Fundraiser for the senior class on Sunday, January 25th, at Spare Times in Lake George. A donation of $15.00 per person will get you 2 ½ hours of unlimited bowling, free shoe rental, and a game of laser tag along with a striking good time! For more information contact Kristal Allen @ 696-2112 Ext. 109.
Congratulations to sophomore, Jason Hoffman, for accomplishing his 100th win at the Queensbury Holiday Varsity Wrestling Tournament over the holiday break. Way to go Jason!
To place a local business ad in the 2014 H-L Yearbook, please call 696-2112 Ext. 189 for information. You can now pre-order your yearbook on-line at HLCS.org or in any school building office! (Click on parents and scroll to yearbook.) Personalize your son or daughters yearbook for just $5.00 extra until January 23rd!
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.