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Eagle News 5/15/13

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2013 - 2014 HLCSD Budget & Information

The education of our children is an investment not only in their future, but ours. Our students are preparing to enter a complex, competitive and globally connected world. In order for our community, county, state, and country to maintain or improve its economic status, our graduates must be highly skilled, adaptable, and globally aware. To prepare this type of graduate, our school district must look for ways to offer our students educational experiences that develop these skills and qualities.

The need and challenge to educate our children is clear; however, we operate at a time of diminishing financial resources to support public education. In response, our school district has provided leadership to develop learning partnerships and management efficiencies to maximize the use of our resources. During the 2012/2013 school year, a learning partnership has been developed with Corinth CSD and Ballston Spa CSD that will allow our students to take courses not currently offered locally. In addition, sharing positions such as cafeteria manager, school business administrator, school network coordinator, coaches and a classroom teacher highlight management efficiencies and sharing relationships that have allowed the district to focus resources on student programming.

The Hadley-Luzerne Board of Education has constructed a budget for the 2013-2014 school year that invests in student programs that promote their success, while also being sensitive to fiscal pressures being placed upon local taxpayers. The board of education has authorized a tax levy increase of 1.37% that continues support for pre-Kindergarten education, increases support for early literacy programming, assessment and intervention, instructional technology, honors and AP courses. The budget plan also creates a capital fund and a repair reserve that will allow the district to move forward with a grade reconfiguration plan in September 2014. The capital fund and repair reserve will pay for bathroom renovations and expenses related to the reconfiguration that will result in the creation of a PK-6 at the current middle school and a 7-12 Jr./Sr. High School.

Great things are happening in your schools! Great teachers and caring adults are supporting the learning and skill development that our students need. Great parents, guardians and community volunteers are becoming actively engaged in our schools. Our parent group, boosters, and members for each of the district’s bargaining units have collaborated to improve district communication, district programs, and athletic fields.

We appreciate greatly the interest that you take in the education of our community’s children. Please remember to vote on May 21st between Noon and 8 PM at the Stuart M. Townsend Middle School located on Hyland Drive in Lake Luzerne.



If you currently play, or have played a band instrument in the past, please consider joining our group.  Band Music performed will be accessible for musicians as young as 7th grade.  We would like to welcome any middle schoolers, high schoolers, and parents/community members in the area to rehearse and put on a performance in Mill Park. Our first rehearsal will be Tuesday, May 21st, from 7:00-8:30 PM, in the band room at the Stuart M. Townsend Middle School.  Please bring your instrument and we will provide the music. Here is the schedule:

Tuesday, May 21st, 7:00-8:30 PM Rehearsal, MS Band Room

Tuesday, May 28th, 7:00-8:30 PM Rehearsal, MS Band Room

Tuesday, June 4th, 7:00-8:30 PM Rehearsal, MS Band Room

Tuesday, June 11th, 7:00-8:30 PM Rehearsal, MS Band Room

Tuesday, June 18th, 7:00 PM Performance Mill Park, LL

If you would like the opportunity to have fun and make music please contact Joseph Iachetta at 696-2378 ext. 120, or



Congratulations to the 2013 Dodgeball Champions!

Seven Seconds to Victory aka Jeff’s Dirty Boys Team of:

Kyle Baer, Jeff Heller, Joey Gilbert, James Romer, Chris Von, Jack Bice, Tyler Granger, Joe Plante, Mackenzie Caldwell & Alex Olson won the tournament!

Congratulations to the basket Chinese auction winners:

“Heading to the Beach” – Mellissa Braham, “Chocolate Lovers” – Wayne Strong, “$25.00 Gift Certificate to Longhorn Restaurant” – Janice Waterhouse, “Avon Mother’s Day” – Mark Canavan, “Wash Me” – Connie Marcotte, “Avon Variety” – Mikayla Anderson, “Avon Father’s Day” – Jami Deuel, “Avon Mother’s Day II” – Anne McLean, “Time for a Cookout” – Caroline, & “Going to the Movies” – Karen Love.

The Class of 2015 thanks all who supported this event!



It’s time to plan for Sports Physicals.  Evergreen Health Center is available for the following dates:


Wednesday, May 22, 2013 8:30 AM – 12 PM – HS Gym

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 8:30 AM – 12 PM – MS Nurses Office.


The process is much smoother if you inform your coaches; who provide their players with the Health Appraisal form and receive them back signed by parents.  The physician will not be able to evaluate anyone without all statistic and paperwork completed.



The Hadley-Luzerne District is in need of a full time, NYS Licensed, Registered Professional School Nurse (School Calendar).  Please submit a letter of interest, resume, proof of RN license, HLCS employment application (available online at and three references to: Paul Berry, Superintendent of Schools, HLCS, PO Box 200, 27 Hyland Drive, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846 or email to

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