District-wide ENews Notes

May 12, 2022

Upcoming Dates

  • Thurs., May 12 - HF-L PTA Meeting, High School, 8 p.m.

  • Mon., May 16 - Cougar Creations, K-12 Art Exhibit, High School 'B' Gym, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

  • Mon., May 16 - Last Day for Application for Absentee Ballot to be picked up in-person

  • Tues., May 17 - Budget Vote & BOE Election, BOE Rm., 129, 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.

  • Tues., May 17 - Board of Education Meeting, H.S. Cafe., 7 p.m.

  • Tues., May 17 - Cougar Creations, K-12 Art Exhibit, High School 'B' Gym, 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.

  • Tues., May 17 - Absentee Ballot Must Be Received by District Clerk by 5 p.m.

  • Wed., May 18 - Cougar Creations, K-12 Art Exhibit, High School 'B' Gym, 7 a.m. - 12 p.m.

  • Thurs., May 19 - Middle School Chorus Concert, District Aud., 7:30 p.m.

  • Tues., May 24 - Safety Committee Meeting, 3:45 p.m.

  • Thurs., May 26 - Music Booster Club Meeting, H.S. Chorus Rm., 7 p.m.

  • Mon., May 30 - Memorial Day Observance - No School

**NOTE: As the school year begins, please recognize that the District's online calendar will house the most accurate District and building events.

Inside HF-L 2022-23 Budget Issue

HF-L Oversimplified - Capital Outlay Projects

HF-L is excited to announce a new video series entitled HF-L Oversimplified where we oversimplify elements of the school budget to help our community better understand how the District is funded.

Did you know that Capital Outlay Projects are included in the District's regular annual budget? Let's talk about that!

A new episode drops every Monday morning (not during Spring Recess). To watch the previous episodes, subscribe to our Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHta6YaRA2t1JVFy3ulDoFg.

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36th Annual Cougar Creations

HF-L is excited to announce that the K-12 Cougar Creations Student Art Exhibit is back and will run from May 16-18, in the 'B' Gym of the High School with live performances from the HF-L Jazz Combo on May 17th, from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Volunteers are still needed for the Cougar Creations event.

Here is the sign-up genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084ba9a629abfc1-cougar

Annual Chicken BBQ

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2022-23 Board of Education Candidates

Three seats are open on the Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School Board of Education. Candidates elected to the Board during the 2022-23 Budget vote and Board Election will serve three year terms. Voters will elect one person for each of the three (3) positions on the Board of Education effective July 1, 2022. Terms are three (3) years each.

Board of Education Candidate Bios

Meet the Finalists: Manor and Middle School Principal Candidates Site Visit with Community Meet & Greet

The Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District will be hosting tours and community forums over three days to introduce and offer the opportunity for the public to ask questions of three finalists for the two open principal positions. The District has surveyed staff, parents, and students on the characteristics, expectations, and priorities that the District should look for when seeking new administrative positions. There was a screening interview for more than twenty candidates and five candidates recently interviewed with two building-based teams that included members of the community, school staff, and the Board of Education. Following this process three finalists are being put forward for the two open positions.

  • Tuesday, May 10, 2022: Mrs. Erica Stutz. A Penn State graduate, with over twenty-one years of educational experience in the classroom and in administration. Mrs. Stutz is currently a House Principal in the Penfield Central School District.

  • Thursday, May 12, 2022: Ms. Joelle Weaver. A SUNY Fredonia graduate, Ms. Weaver taught special education at the Manor Intermediate School beginning in 2007 and has been the Assistant Principal at Manor since 2014.

  • Friday, May 13, 2022: Mr. Jason Juszczak. A SUNY Geneseo graduate, Mr. Juszczak taught for twelve years in the Pittsford Central School District and has been an administrator in the Greece Central School District for the past seven years, including in his current role as Principal of Long Ridge Elementary School.

Please note that all three of these individuals are candidates for both the Middle and Manor School Principal positions.

Each candidate will meet with district administrators, and tour both the Middle School and the Manor School and interact with students and faculty prior to a community forum that will be held each afternoon at 3:30 PM in the Manor School library. Following the community forum, the candidates will meet individually with Superintendent Gene Mancuso.

HF-L continues to draw interest from capable and highly qualified individuals. The District would like to thank in advance everyone who has been part of the process and all who will be offering input over the next several days.

The community forums will be an opportunity for anyone who wants a chance to meet and speak with the finalists for the principal’s position. All who stop by for the community meet and greet as well as staff and students at both buildings, will be asked to fill out a survey that will be taken into consideration as the final recommendations are made.

The successful candidates are expected to start on July 1, 2022.

HF-L Manor School Odyssey of the Mind

HF-L Manor School Odyssey of the Mind team headed to World Finals An all-girls vehicle engineering team including 4th and 5th graders from Manor is advancing to the national stage at the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals May 25-28 at the University of Iowa Campus. For the first time in District history, an HF-L team will compete with teams from across the nation and world. Their problem this year was to design and build a vehicle that could do a variety of tasks such as independently travel in a circle, pick up and transport an object, drag an object, and cross a barrier. After placing second at the regional competition in March, the team moved on to the State competition and finished in the top three, earning the right to represent New York State at the World Finals. The team is coached by Jessa Burdett and team members include Betsy Burdett, Maisie Burdett, Willa Jones, Kate Lighthouse, and Stella Schaefer. Please come out May 17th to support the team while they perform their problem at Cougar Creations at 5:30. The team will also be hosting a STEAM activity table in the lobby during the Budget Vote at 4:30-7:00 for all to enjoy. Odyssey of the Mind is an international team-based creative problem solving program that engages students in learning by allowing their knowledge and ideas to guide the process. The HFL Odyssey of the Mind program is celebrating its 23rd year of creative collaborative problem solving.

HF-L PTA Leadership Position Nominations

HF-L PTA is looking to fill leadership positions for the 2022-2023 school year! This is a fulfilling opportunity to work with an organization whose aim is to promote collaboration between families, community, and schools to provide the best possible opportunities for our children. If you are interested in a leadership role at either the District PTA level, or at a school level, or know someone to nominate, please fill out the form at https://forms.gle/6Amcr3294QAHsdhs7 Nominations are due by Monday May 23. Thank you for your time and support!

Chow Hut Volunteers Needed

Cougar Fans, The spring season is in full swing! The Chow Hut, run by the Sports Booster Club, is open for home contests in the stadium. Volunteers are needed. Please us the attached link to sign up. Thank you. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4eadaa29a6fb6-spring4

Quarter 3 High Honor and Honor Roll Lists

Congratulations to the following Middle School and High School students who achieved High Honor and Honor Roll status during the third quarter!

High School Quarter 3

Middle School Quarter 3

HF-L Summer Soccer Camps

HF-L Summer Soccer Camps Registration is now open for any boy or girl entering grades K-12 in the fall 2022. See the attached flyer for more information and a link to register. Camps will be held at the Middle School turf field August 15th-18th.

HF-L Partners with Paper Tutoring Service

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The Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District is happy to announce its partnership with Paper, a digital tutoring service. This service is available to all HF-L students in grades 4-12 and will provide free, unlimited access to virtual tutoring sessions. These sessions are 1:1 and are available 24 hours a day. Students can access this using their ClassLink portal.

Using Paper, students get homework help, writing feedback, and study support on demand. Teachers gain insights into learning gaps. Administrators have visibility into where support is needed.

UPDATE: Paper is now offering live parent webinars. They are every 2 weeks in English and Spanish. 45 mins, parents sign up through that page and they will receive a Zoom link by email. https://pages.paper.co/webinars-for-parents-and-guardians

Community Events

Mendon Public Library

Mendon Public Library is open M-Th, 9 am - 8 pm. Friday and Saturday, 9 am - 3 pm. (CLOSED 5/13 for STAFF TRAINING).

Upcoming Weekly Events, drop in:

  • For Kids: Story Time, Tuesdays, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • For Adults: Tech Training with Danny B on Wednesdays, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Call to reserve your one-hour slot),
  • Alternating Wednesday Night Sit N Stitch,
  • Alternating Thursday Morning Knit Nook,
  • Medicare Information Sessions on alternating Mondays.

Special Events, please register for all programs below:

  • Firefly Friends: Start with Your Heart (4-week Firefly Blue Patch for Kids) Weds, 10:00 AM - 10:35 AM
  • Adult Program- Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell Virtual Author Visit, Mon 5/16/2022 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Teen Trivia Night: Star Wars & Other Questions, Tue 5/17/2022 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Justin Murphy Author of "Your Children are Very Greatly in Danger" Talk, Tue 5/24/2022 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Al Lorenz Park Family Fest

Al Lorenz Park Family Fest and Safety & Wellness Fair. Both events will be held on May 14, 2022.

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