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Interim Superintendent's Views 1/13/12



Pre K–Sarah Starzec, Alkinoos Stathopoulos

Kindergarten–Alexander Caradonna, Cassandra Eggleston, Evan Kader, Nadalie Mason, Emily Moore, Destiny Ruffin, Emma Springer

First Grade – Mariah Blake, Kaila Bulerin, Angelina Fisk, Lindsey Grey, Emily Myers, Aidan Price

Second Grade – Colin Berg, Zachary Caldwell, Kelly Hogan, Keith Mattison, Olivia O’Brien, Hunter Tubbs



Congratulations to our students of the month:

Pre-K – Jake Dunn; Kindergarten – Leena Haskell;

1st Grade – Emily Myers; 2nd Grade – Keith Mattison;

Congratulations to our Math Estimation Winners:

Pre-K – Julian Horetzke; Kindergarten – Rexford Rounds, 1st Grade- Jack Waterhouse, 2nd Grade – Alicia Lescault



 The French level 3 and level 4 (university) classes created inspiring calendars for 2012.  The students in both classes took French sayings from celebrated French authors and designed a page to depict the quote.  The French 3 class drew their own illustrations and were inspired by the writings of Antoine de St. Exupery who wrote the classic novel, Le Petit Prince (the Little Prince.) The most famous quote from this novel says “the most important things of life are invisible to the eye and can only be known to the heart.”  The French 4 classes studied famous quotes from a random selection of authors, including La Rochefoucauld and La Fontaine.  The calendar opens with the quote that says “each of us has our own illusion of the world”, with an incredible graphic of the world.  There were also some personal photos, including a picture from our recent trip to New York City.  The entire production of the calendar was completed by Mrs. Seeley’s daughter, Vanessa Seeley, who enjoyed helping the classes create an epic project.  Check out the website for the entire production from each class.  Happy New Year and Bonne Année!!


The K-2 students are participating in the Six Flags Read to Succeed program for the month of January.  Students are taking time to read for fun during the month.  When they have completed six hours of reading for fun, they complete and return their tracking form to their classroom teacher.  Each student who completes the six hours of reading will receive a ticket for one free day’s visit to the Six Flags Great Escape to use during the summer.  We are hoping to have a large number of students complete this activity.  The deadline for turning in completed forms is January 31, 2012.



December 22nd was Pajama Pants Day at the Stuart M. Townsend Middle School.  Thank you to everyone who donated 50 cents to wear PJ pants to school.  The MS Student Council was able to raise $112.50 that will be given to our local food pantry.  The food pantry needs extra help this time of year to restock after the Christmas holiday.  Thank you to the students for following the rules, and to Mr. Cronin for saying yes!



As part of the Warren County-Saga City sister cities school initiative, 15 Hadley Luzerne students and 2 teachers continue to prepare for their life changing trip to Japan.  This trip will be the third trip for their school district.  Every eight years, 10 middle school and 10 high school students are selected from Hadley-Luzerne for this distinct honor.  Unfortunately, the students were supposed to travel in June and July of 2011, but due to the earthquake and tsunami, the trip was delayed for one year. These students have been team building and fundraising since September 2010.  They started Japanese language and culture training in January 2011 with Mrs. Milly Koh, the program coordinator.  The training classes were postponed in April due to the trip delay.  They restart their training this month with much anticipation.  Hadley-Luzerne hosted a Saga City student exchange program in March of 2010.  Many of the students selected for the upcoming trip have kept up friendships with their guest.  The trip delay has only created even more excitement and anticipation.  Being an international student ambassador for Hadley-Luzerne Central School, Lake Luzerne, and Warren County is an indescribable honor.  Previous students that have participated in the trip cannot say enough about the experience and opportunity to live with Japanese families and attend school with their hosts.

The trip is expensive.  Students are expected to pay roughly $2300 plus expenses.  To help offset the cost, they have held monthly fundraising programs.  The public is invited to the next two events.


On Monday, February 27th, the Billy Martin Circus will perform in the Hadley Luzerne High School gym at 7:00 pm. Advanced tickets are only $7 per adult.  Tickets at the door are $12 per adult.  Two children (12 and under) are free with an adult accompanying them.


On Wednesday, March 14th, The Brooks’ House of Bar-B-Q meal will be served from 3:30-6:30 pm in the Hadley Luzerne High School cafeteria.  The cost for a BBQ chicken meal is only $10 for adults and $8 for children.  For more information about either event, please contact Karen Love at 494-5919.


If you would like to make a donation to support this trip, please send monetary or gift donations to the attention of Karen Love or Michelle Stearns (Saga City Advisors), HLCS, PO Box 200, 273 Lake Avenue, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846.  Also, be sure to make any checks out to the H-L Saga City.  If you have any questions, please call 696-2112 ext 105.  Thank you in advance for your help and support.



The Winter Concert for Grades 3-5 has been re-scheduled for February 15th at 7:00 pm in the HS Auditorium.

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