SARANAC LAKE HIGH SCHOOL

FEBRUARY 2019 NEWSLETTER

Hello SLHS Families,

Happy Winter Carnival! Now that the midterm testing is complete, I would like to recognize our students, faculty and staff for making the first semester a success. I’m looking forward to a great second half of the school year and excited to report that we are offering these courses for the second semester: Creative Explorations, Criminal Justice, Mystery, Natural Disasters and Statistics. I want to thank the faculty for their creativity and assistance. This is great news for our students!

Schedules & Grades

Some students have schedule changes due to half-year courses and they received them on Monday, January 28th. The first semester grades are now available on the SchoolTool portal. Scheduling for the 2019-2020 school year will get underway next week, beginning with our Juniors. Please continue to discuss academic progress and course selections for next year and communicate directly with your child’s guidance counselor.

2nd Semester Assembly

We had a school wide assembly on Wednesday, January 30th to kick off the new semester. At the assembly we celebrated the students with perfect attendance, students who passed January Regents Exams and students participating in the All County Festival on February 7th. I also introduced, Buddy, who is a social/ emotional dog that will be mainly housed in room 109 at the SLHS with Mrs. Randolph. He is certified and approved to be in our building. Please contact me or Mrs. Dramm, our School Nurse if your child has allergies and/or fear of dogs. I did encourage the students to do the same at the assembly.

Scholarships for Seniors

A scholarship packet was given to all Seniors on January 30th. The names of scholarships, scholarship criteria and type of application needed were included in this packet. This packet is also on the SLHS website and the scholarship applications will be available in the Guidance Office. The deadline for most of the scholarships is April 4th.

National School Counseling Week

National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), is February 4th-8th and focuses public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school districts and how students are impacted as a result of what school counselors do. Mrs. Bell, Mrs. Bluestein, Mrs. Dareff-Wenn, Mrs. Rushford and Mrs. Seymour are so important to the SLHS and I would like to recognize them for their hard work and contributions to our students, families and staff.

We do have some new faces at the SLHS this semester and I’d like to welcome Lauren Piche, who is doing her student teaching with Linda Brousseau; Mary Kay Benham, who is working in the office until we fill the position permanently.


Please visit the SLHS website to stay up to date on school activities and important dates.


Sincerely,

Joshua Dann, Principal