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Eagle News 1/08/14

MAKE A WISH

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children living with life-threatening medical conditions, enriching the human experience with hope, strength and joy.  The Hadley-Luzerne High School Chorus supports the efforts of the Make a Wish Foundation by selling paper angels before and during their annual Winter Concert.  Each angel tells the story of a child with a life-threatening medical condition who has had a wish granted by the Make a Wish Foundation.  All proceeds from this worthy endeavor are sent directly to the Northeast Chapter of the Make a Wish Foundation.  Thank you for your support.

 

H-L KEY CLUB

On December 27th, the Hadley-Luzerne Key Club holds the  tradition of Christmas Caroling for Christalin, since the death of classmate 15-year-old Christalin Canavan on Dec. 27, 2010. This year, the club organized a wider event to bring the entire community together; “In Memory of Two Small Town Angels” in Hadley Park on Sunday, December 27th , in  memory of Christalin and her mother, Patricia Burns, who died Christmas Eve. Burns leaves behind two teenage daughters. Burns worked at Soave’ Faire Inc. in Saratoga Springs, and the business is establishing a donation fund to help her surviving children. Donations can be sent to Soave Faire Inc., 449 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or call 587-8448. The Warren County/Hadley -Luzerne Key Club will also hold a benefit to support the family on January 12th at the Longhorn Restaurant in Lake Luzerne.

 

RECONFIGURATION

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.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HLCS_GRADE_RECONFIGURATION_PLAN

 

ALUMNI BASKETBALL GAMES

The H-L Booster Club invites you to join us for our Annual

Alumni Basketball Games on Saturday January 11, 2014 at 6:00 PM in the George Doherty Gymnasium.

Hadley-Luzerne Eagles

vs.

Corinth Tomahawks

Admission will be $3.00 for adults and $1.00 for students. The concession stand will be open.  Alumni interested in playing, please contact Cassy Sehlmeyer for practice times at 321-6489

HL PLAYGROUND COMMITTEE

The Hadley-Luzerne Central School District is seeking parent and community volunteers to serve on a “playground committee.” The playground committee will meet during the school year in preparation for the reconfiguration and will report their recommendations to the board of education and superintendent of schools, under the supervision of Principal Cronin, Principal Hayes and Buildings and Grounds Superintendent, Mr. Wright.  Persons with an interest in the playground areas, construction and fundraising are encouraged to contact the district by December 31st.  Please call 696-2378 Ext. 108 and leave your name and contact information or email yorkr@hlcs.org, or mail a correspondence to Paul Berry, Superintendent of Schools, Hadley-Luzerne Central School, P.O. Box 200, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846.  You will then be contacted to attend the first meeting.

YEARBOOK

To place a local business ad in the 2014 H-L Yearbook, please call 696-5029 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!

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.

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