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Views from the Interim Superintendent 9/16/11



The PK-2 Meet the Teacher Night will be, Tuesday, September 20th starting at 6:00 pm.
Please join us for this event.  We value your input as partners in the success of your children’s education.

On Thursday, September 22nd, Stuart M Townsend Middle School will host our annual ‘Meet the Teacher’s Night’ starting at 6:30 pm. There will be presentations by 7th and 8thgrade instructional staff.  The PTSA and Booster Club will showcase their supportive organizations and membership applications will be available. We have kicked off the 2011-12 academic year with a lot of enthusiasm and good will.  The students have settled into their new schedule and the staff is acclimating students to their new grade level curriculum.  We look forward to another exciting and successful year!


On Thursday, September 29th, Hadley-Luzerne High School will host our annual ‘Meet The Teacher’s Night’ starting at 6:30 pm. Parents/guardians are invited to attend this annual event where they will follow the same class schedule as their child, with shortened periods to fit into the evening’s time frame. Schedules will be provided in the High School Cafeteria on September 29thstarting at 6:30 PM. Schedules begin with first period and end with the conclusion of ninth period at 8:00 pm.



The Hadley-Luzerne Extended School Day (ESD) Program is

entering the second year of an exciting grant opportunity.  Last year we were fortunate to receive a yearly grant opportunity that will offer after-school, weekend, and summer programs to Stuart M. Townsend Middle School Students in grades 3-8 for the next two years.  This is a wonderful gift to our students, families, and community that will permit our school to offer academic support, enrichment, recreation and 21st Century Technology opportunities to all participating children, under the direction of ESD Program Director, James Kneeshaw. In addition to academic support, enrichment, recreation and technology, students enrolled will experience Five-Week Themed Seminars that include; Internet Media, Comic Life, Google Earth, Whyville, Broadway in Luzerne, Sprouts & Seedlings, Roving Reporters and many others.  This program also includes Really Awesome Family Trips (RAFT), monthly field trips that are offered to our students and their families.  This Extended Day Grant encompasses many programs from our surrounding areas.  We have the Hadley-Luzerne Public Library working with students on Video Blogging and DVD Production.  Cornell Cooperative Extension will be working with our students on Outdoor Adventure Programs and Master Gardener Series.  On September 19th we started this exciting and enriching program that will run Monday-Friday from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm.



Under the direction of Booster Club President, Patti Cook the HL Booster Club has been working very hard supporting all the athletes at the Hadley-Luzerne Central School.  Members play a vital role in fund-raising efforts and in determining how these funds are spent through a voting process.  Anyone interested in participating in the Booster Club may email Please join us for our next meeting on October 5th @ 6:30 pm in the HS Media Center.



The Hadley-Luzerne Central School is accepting applications for substitute bus monitors and substitute food service workers.  If you are interested in substituting please complete an application at the District Office, SMTMS, 27 Hyland Drive, Lake Luzerne.


The Hadley-Luzerne Central School District is in need of substitute aides and teaching assistants to work in the Hadley-Luzerne School District.  The District utilizes the WSWHE BOCES Sub-Service to fill these positions as needed.  If you are interested in substituting in either of these areas please complete the on-line application  Send a letter of interest, resume, placement credentials (or three written references), copy of any certifications (NYS certification required for Teaching Assistant) and transcripts to Donna J. Wisenburn, Director of Human Resource Services, WSWHE BOCES 1153 Burgoyne Ave., Ft. Edward, NY  12828-1134 or fax 581-3359.  For further information call 581-3358.


Under the direction of Network Coordinator for the District, Mr. Scot Carpenter, you can access the following on our website: information from the Elementary School, Stuart M. Townsend Middle School, High School, sporting events, practice schedules, bus routes and times, employment information, Board of Education information, a sex offender link, meal menus, school closings, school policies, parent portal program, guidance information and much more.  Visit us

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