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Eagle News 5/15/14


It is our school district’s mission to foster a positive, safe, and healthy environment in which all of our students can reach their full potential. Our students are being asked to prepare to enter a complex world that demands a highly developed and adaptable skill set along with other well developed soft skills such as decision making, problem solving, communications, collaboration, and perseverance. Our school district seeks to develop and graduate students who are ready for success in that world. Each year, together with our board of education, we seek to develop an annual budget that provides instruction and programming of the highest quality at a cost that our community can support. We thank you for taking the time to review our budget bulletin and we encourage you to vote on May 20, 2014 at the Stuart M Townsend Middle School.


The board of education has approved a budget plan calling for a two percent increase in the tax levy. This year, we will also be asking our school community to consider a proposition to reconfigure our grades. With your support, our grades will be aligned PK-6 and 7-12 in September, 2014. Currently, four year olds and high school students pass one another in the hallways and cafeteria of our PK-2/9-12 building. Our elementary reading programs are fragmented because the teaching of reading in PK-2 is separated from the remaining elementary grades. Our seventh and eighth graders miss opportunities for enrichment and academic growth because there are disconnected from the high school. We believe that aligning the grades PK-6 and 7-12 will support our students academically, personally, socially and emotionally. We are proposing to use fund balance to make repairs and provide enhancements in each building that will support the move. There will be no borrowing and no tax increase associated with this plan. Renovated classrooms and bathrooms will welcome our seventh and eighth graders to the renamed Hadley-Luzerne Junior Senior High School. An enhanced playground and a comprehensive elementary school program will welcome our head start and PK-6 students at our renamed Stuart M Townsend Elementary School. Our school district has incredible assets in its students, parents, teachers, support staff, administrators, and community.


The continued success of our school district relies heavily upon your continued involvement and support. We appreciate greatly the interest you take in the education of our community’s children. Please remember to vote on May 20th between noon and 8 at the SMTMS LGI, 27 Hyland Drive, Lake Luzerne. For voter registration information or to apply for an absentee ballot, please call the District Clerk at 696-2378 x108 or email




Hadley-Luzerne High School is pleased to announce – Frank Mosher as the 2013-2014 Adirondack Area School Boards Association Community Service Award recipient.  His parents are Colleen and George Mosher of Lake Luzerne. Frank Mosher is an outstanding student and an exceptional young man.  Frank Mosher has consistently sought out opportunities to serve his community and we are proud of his recognition through the ASBA. Frank Mosher is a very bright young man whose contributions have made a significant impact in our community and our school. Inquisitive by nature and a natural leader in class discussions, Frank was selected for the National Honor Society this year. Frank’s accomplishments outside the classroom truly define his potential.  A multi-sport athlete, and the only four sport athlete in our school, Frank has made his mark in soccer, wrestling, and tennis, but bowling is his passion.  A member of the Boy Scouts, Frank is nearing completion of his requirements for Eagle Scout. His Eagle project involved an extensive renovation/modification of the main sign in front of the American Legion Hall 862 which now sports a lighting system, a roof, and clear plastic cover panels.  Working with younger scouts as a Junior Assistant Scoutmaster, Frank has completed community improvement projects at his church, the town library, and at the Double H Hole in the Woods. Frank is an avid musician who has been a true leader in the school band and, as a charter member of our jazz ensemble, helped bring that group to the forefront as a school and community resource.  Frank will attend Siena College to study biology.



Pre K: Ryan Novotarski

Kindergarten: Mia Corlew

1st  Grade: Olivia Farrell

2nd Grade: Leonard Fronhofer



Pre K: Maeve Braico

Kindergarten: Mark Varney

1st Grade:  Nathen Tubbs

2nd Grade: Noah Springer



Congratulations to the following Character Education winners for “Acceptance”:


Pre K: Grayson Hack, Samantha Savage, Gabriel Nvnez

Kindergarten: Anthony Grant               , Benjamin Sehr, Kayden Dunn,

Evan Bordeaux, Cylis Rubado-Judkins, Montana Riffle,

Andrew Church

1st Grade: Julian Horetzke, Bryelle Persons, Veronica Shippee, Kyliann Mattison, Camden Ovitt, Gabrielle Ives,

Mason Minholz, Nathen Tubbs

2nd Grade: Savannah O’Brien, Sid Mosher, Mason Conklin,

Riley Kathan, Carolina Lott-Diamond, Rebecca Friedman,

Damion Leary


Congratulations to the following Character Education winners for “Empathy”:


3rd Grade:  Jessica Amoroso, Garrett Carlton, Nathan Carroll, Samuel Dexter, Hannah Gilbert, Elizabeth Lansburg, Raven Swift, Mikayla Trombly, Gabriel Willett

4th Grade:  Sage Collier, Gabrielle Dexter, Tori Granger, Cameron Plummer, Katie Rawson, Emily Tubbs, Imajin Ward

5th Grade:  Alyssa Allen, Hannah Johnson, Kayla Kenny, Daniel Shippee, John Smith

6th Grade:  Anna Collier, Joseph Foley, Donald Harder, Charlotte Sanchez, Joshua Sims

7th Grade:  Jay Allen, Kevin McFarlane

8th Grade:  Katarina Ball, Jackson Diamond



There will be an Art Show in the SMT LGI on Thursday, May 22nd from 6:00 – 7:00 pm, with the MS Jazz Band performing, celebrating SMTMS artists. On behalf of our students, we would greatly appreciate your presence as we share refreshments and honor our devoted young artists. We look forward to your presence and support.



You can pre-order your yearbook on-line at or in any school building office! (Click on parents and scroll to yearbook.)  For more information call 696-2112 Ext. 116.



The Hadley-Luzerne Central School District transportation department is hiring a Transportation Supervisor/Assistant Facilities Supervisor, accepting applications extended through May 16th. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, professional application, and three letters of recommendation to the address below.


The district is accepting applications for substitute bus drivers for $15.16 per hour. If you have the following qualifications, please complete a NYS school bus driver application and submit three references. An application DS-870 can be obtained at the Office of the Superintendent, Stuart M. Townsend Middle School, 27 Hyland Drive, Lake Luzerne or on the NYS Department of Motor Vehicle or website:  – Applicants should hold a CDL license with passenger and air brake endorsement; must have completed current School Bus Driver 30-hour course; must possess ability to meet all 19-A requirements and must also have an “S” endorsement. Training is available to the right candidate.  Mail applications to Paul Berry, Superintendent of Schools, HLCS, P.O. Box 200, Lake Luzerne, NY  12846.

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