LPMHS Newsletter

Vol. 7, Issue 21; February 14, 2020

School Closing Schedule

Half Day for Students: Friday, February 14th

Winter Break: Monday, February 17th and Tuesday, February 18th

Pre-Registering to Vote at 16

Although you must be 18 to vote in an election, students can pre-register at 16 or 17 here. A student who is at least sixteen years of age and who is otherwise qualified to register to vote may pre-register and will be automatically registered upon reaching the voting age of 18.

Class Ring, Cap and Gown Ordering-Next Week!

The Jostens' representative will be here next Friday, February 21st during the lunch periods to handle class ring, cap, and gown orders. Sophomores and Seniors should have received ordering information last week. If you have any questions concerning this please contact the main office.

February is Career & Technical Education Month!

Career and Technical Education Month is a public awareness campaign that takes place each February to celebrate the value of CTE and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across the country.

Members of the sophomore class had a chance to tour the CTE programs that the Adirondack Educational Center has to offer this week. Check out some pictures below.

Science Olympiad Teams take 1st and 2nd place at Regionals!

On January 25th, the Middle and High School Science Olympiad Teams competed in the Science Olympiad Adirondack Regional event, hosted by Plattsburgh High School this year. The Middle School team placed first and the High School team placed second, just behind Plattsburgh High School.

Science Olympiad is a national competition and there are over 500 high schools and over 400 middle school field teams in New York State.

Positive Psychology Corner with Dr. Miller

Hunt the good stuff: Acts of Kindness

An act of kindness involves doing something helpful for another person. Acts of kindness include big things like volunteering, giving blood, helping your neighbor shovel their driveway, or taking care of someone in need. Acts of kindness can be smaller, too, like holding the door for someone, smiling and saying hello, or letting somebody merge in front of you in traffic. They all count, big or little. It is easy to overlook or dismiss acts of kindness, but they can be very powerful. Acts of kindness have spreading effects. They help the receiver with their problem and may also increase the receiver’s positivity. The receiver may then perform their own act of kindness. Acts of kindness also help the giver. Acts of kindness increase the giver’s positivity and may make your whole day better. It just feels good to be kind. If you make it a habit, acts of kindness can have lasting effects. Research suggests that acts of kindness may even help the giver live longer. Here are some things that you can do, appropriate for children, adolescents or adults. Try keeping a daily log of your acts of kindness. Research by Barbara Fredrickson and others demonstrated that keeping a daily tally of kindness can increase a person’s positivity. Sonja Lyubomirsky, the author of The How of Happiness, suggests another approach based on her research. Pick a day of the week and make it your goal to perform five new acts of kindness that day. Make them meaningful and new, something you haven’t done before if possible. Your positivity will probably increase on that day, and if you make this a regular part of your routine you may notice lasting improvement.

Sweetheart & Superheroes Parent Video

Click the link below to check out video #8 of the Sweetheart & Superheroes video series.

Video #8: Cleaning out a Locker

Volunteer Opportunities!!!

Sk8 to Ellimin8 Cancer with Scott Hamilton on Tuesday, February 18th, from 3-5 p.m. on the Olympic Oval. Join us as cheerleaders, waving flags to encourage skaters as they skate a 5k. Everyone will meet at the oval at 2:45. Please see Mrs. McConvey for more information.

Please see Mrs. McConvey in the library for any upcoming opportunities. Or contact her at pmcconvey@lpcsd.org or 518-523-2474 ext. 4130

**Please note Community Service forms are now available online on the school's website. Check it out at the link below.**

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Board of Education Meeting Dates 2019-20

The LPCSD Board of Education meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month in the Board Room of the District Office unless otherwise noted. Upcoming meeting dates are as follows:

February 18, 2020(during winter break)-- Board Meeting and if needed a Budget Work Session

March 3, 2020

March 17, 2020

March 31, 2020

April 21, 2020- BOCES Budget Vote


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