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Interim Superintendent's Views 2/16/12


You might say that the recent High School French class overnight trip up North brought them “right to the dogs” and you would be telling the truth!!  A group of 20 students, chaperones and other adults ventured to enjoy the wonders of winter in beautiful Québec City.  They wanted to experience what Condé Nast Travel Magazine has voted the number two travel destination in the Americas.  When the students were asked to name the two best activities on the trip, they all mentioned the dog sledding, where they were quickly trained to drive their own sled of huskies on to a 5 km trail in the woods.  Awesome!!  They also mentioned visiting the Ice Hotel, called L’hôtel de Glace, only one of two such hotels in the world.  The magnificent ice structure has over 36 rooms, including a disco and a charming wedding chapel.  The students also reenacted the military battles fought on the Plains of Abraham in a fun activity where they learned about the historical importance of Québec City and its ties to the United States.  They also visited the frozen falls of Montmorency, which are higher than Niagara Falls. The visit to the Village de Sport was another highlight of the trip because the students rode water rafts and toboggans in a winter sports theme park adventure spot.  The walking tour of the old city on the first day was memorable as students realized the incredible influence from France on the culture, architecture and language.  This amazing field-trip was a “trip of a lifetime” for all making many great memories.  Slides from the trip can be viewed at the website of our French teacher, Madame Maryann Seeley at , by clicking High School, Foreign Language.


Hadley-Luzerne High School is proud to honor three of its top students for a job well done.  Brandon Allen, Nick Novotarski and Cody Carpenter recently completed the New York State Fire Fighter 1 class.  The class consists of 100 hours of training in the classroom and the field.  This course is one of the most stringent in the country and we honor them for their commitment to our community.  Congratulations Gentlemen!


The Class of 2012 is hosting a “Seniors vs. Staff” basketball game on Friday, March 2nd at 6:00 pm in the High School gym and would to invite you come and enjoy this fun yet competitive game.  The class is raising money for their senior trip. Suggested entry donations will be as follows:  Adults $2.00, Students $1.00, 4 and under are free. The concession stand will be open selling food and drinks, along with a 50/50 raffle. Please help support the class in raising money for their senior trip.



The National Honor Society will be selling daffodils for the American Cancer Society.  This year, the ACS is offering One Bunch $10, Potted Plant $10, Gift of Hope $25, Bear and a Bunch $25 or a Single Daffodil $1. Orders for these items must be placed ahead of time. Please fill out an order form at the high school office and return with payment to any National Honor Society student or to Dave Scanlan at the high school by March 1st.  Flowers will be delivered to you on March 22nd.  If you are paying by check please make the check payable to “The American Cancer Society.”  Thank you very much for your support of this most worthy cause.

Additionally, members of the NHS will be selling daffodils in the cafeteria during all lunch periods on March 22.




Do you have a child at home who will be four years old on or before December 1, 2012?  Do you know someone in the district who does?  If so, your child may be eligible to participate in the Hadley-Luzerne Central School District’s Pre-Kindergarten Program for the 2012-2013 school year.

Our Pre-K program is designed to operate for 2 ½ hours per day and follows the school calendar.  One session will be held each day (8:15-10:45 am).  A second session will be added from 11:30-2:00 pm) if the need arises.  A highly qualified teacher and teaching assistant will conduct the classes, with a class size of no more than 18.  Letters of acceptance will be mailed by Friday, June 22, 2012.  Please note transportation is not provided.  Parents/Guardians are responsible for dropping off and picking up their children.  If you are interested, we welcome you to join us on Wednesday, April 4th 6:00 PM in the High School Media Center for a registration/parent information meeting. Please bring all completed registration materials to register your child.  If you cannot attend the meeting, please mail the required forms by Monday, May 7th (forms are available from the PK-2 Elementary Office).  The following is a checklist of forms/reminders needed to help you enter your child into the program:  Registration Form, Physical Form (Physicals will be accepted until August 24th, 2012), Birth Certificate and Proof of residency.  Please note your child must be toilet trained.  Please be advised that this is an informational night for parents/guardians only. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Elementary School at 696-2112 ext. 101.  We look forward to meeting you at the Pre K registration on April 4th at 6:00 PM.



Hadley-Luzerne Elementary School will be conducting its annual Kindergarten Round-Up on Tuesday, May 1st and Wednesday, May 2nd 2012. The Round-Up will take place at the Hadley-Luzerne George Doherty Gymnasium Lobby, 273 Lake Avenue, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846.  Students are eligible for Kindergarten if they turn five years of age on or before December 1, 2012.  If you read this notice and know of any family member or neighbor with school age children who are eligible to attend Kindergarten, please share this announcement with them.  Please send the following information to the Hadley-Luzerne Central School Elementary School Office, PO Box 200, Lake Luzerne, NY  12846: Name of Child, Date of Birth, Gender, Parent/Guardian, Address, Phone and Email.  You will receive an informational letter back that will include a scheduled time for you and your child to attend the Kindergarten Round-Up.  Should you need any additional information regarding Kindergarten Round-Up, call the Elementary School at 696-2112 x 101

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