Principal's Corner By: Mrs. Ellis

What's Happening at Lake Pleasant Central School

November 2018 Edition

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LPCS Panther's Paw on Mr. Harrington

This is my third scholastic year as the Social Studies teacher at LPCS. I am proud to say that I grew up in this community. I appreciate what this area and its people have provided for me and I always wanted to show my appreciation and give back. I feel that teaching here has provided me this with very opportunity. I am thrilled when the students are excited about how the history of our area has contributed to the development of our country and our world, as a whole. These types of connections are the most rewarding!

I am recently married and I live in the Town of Hope. I enjoy hiking, hunting, and other outdoor sports such as skiing and snowmobiling. Most of the students know that I am an auto enthusiast and that I like to tinker with cars. Sometimes I bite off more than I can chew, but that is how I can learn to improve my skills in the future! The Adirondacks are such a beautiful and interesting place, steeped in local history and culture. I am happy to live, work and call this place my home.

Mr. Harrington

Fire Prevention Month October 2018

October is Fire Prevention Month! But, what is Fire Prevention Month? Fire Prevention Month (and week) raises awareness about fire safety and home safety to help ensure your home and family are prepared in the case of an emergency. This is a perfect time to discuss fire safety with your family. We have provided resources to help explain fire safety to your children. Every family's safety plans will differ from the next, that is why it is important to sit down with your whole family and plan and your home's fire safety plans.

We would like to thank our local volunteers for their countless hours of dedication to our community. We also would like to share a warm thank you to Lake Pleasant and Speculator Volunteer Fire Department for coming to our morning program on October 12, 2018. We appreciate you taking the time to talk with us about fire safety!

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Reality Check Coming to LPCS!

The New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Tobacco Control funds Reality Check to increase support for New York State’s tobacco-free norm through youth action and community engagement. Efforts are evidence-based, policy-driven, and cost-effective approaches that decrease youth tobacco use, protect youth from exposure to tobacco marketing and imagery and eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke.

Our Approach:

1. Engage youth as leaders and activists in the movement against tobacco use and the tobacco industry.

2. Educate community members and leaders about the manipulative and deceptive marketing tactics of tobacco companies, and mobilize them to take action.

3. Engage community leaders and decision makers in support of community actions against tobacco and the tobacco industry.

4. Develop media relationships and work to garner earned media.

5. Utilize the youth voice to demand societal support to hold the tobacco industry accountable for its actions and to change the social norms that support those actions.

6. Contribute to the advancement and growth of a youth action movement against the tobacco industry locally, statewide, nationally and internationally.

Reality Check will work with our students in grades 6 - 9. Stay tuned for more details. To find our more about Reality Check check out their website at