District-wide ENews Notes
March 31, 2022
Tues., Apr. 5 - Capital Project - Phase 3 Lima: tour/discussion, Lima Primary, 7 p.m.
Sat., Apr. 9 - Community Band Concert, District Aud., 7 p.m.
Tues., Apr. 12 - Safety Committee Meeting, 3:45 p.m.
Tues., Apr. 12 - Board of Education Meeting, BOE Rm. 129, High School, 7 p.m.
Wed., Apr. 13 - Music Booster Club Meeting, Chorus Rm., High School, 7 p.m.
Wed., Apr. 13 - Code of Conduct Review, BOE Rm. 129, High School, 5 p.m.
Fri., Apr. 15 - Fri., Apr. 22 - Spring Recess - No School
Mon., Apr. 18 - Closing Date for BOE Candidate Petitions to be Turned In
Tues., Apr. 19 - BOE Candidate Drawing for Placement on Voting Ballot
Tues., Apr. 26 - Board of Education Meeting, BOE Rm. 129, High School, 7 p.m.
Wed., Apr. 27 - Code of Conduct Review, BOE Rm. 129, High Schol, 5 p.m.
**NOTE: As the school year begins, please recognize that the District's online calendar will house the most accurate District and building events.
Erin's Law Parent Webinar
The Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District will be hosting an informational webinar for K-8 parents on the implementation of Erin's Law. Erin's law is intended to help children, teachers, and parents in New York State schools identify sexual abuse, and to provide awareness, assistance, referral, or resource information for children and families who may be victims of child sexual abuse. During this webinar, the District will be joined by the Bivona Advocacy Center to review the requirements and answer any questions.
The webinar will take place on Monday, April 4, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.
You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Apr 4, 2022, 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Erin's Law Information
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Webinar ID: 982 2317 4915
Offseason Wrestling Registration
Leadership Profile Thoughtexchange
We greatly appreciate your participation in the Leadership Profile ThoughtExchange. Thoughts will be considered throughout the hiring process. The full results of the exchange will be released at a later date.
Again, thank you so much for contributing to our success and growth. Your participation in the process was invaluable.
HF-L Arts Enrichment Corporation presents "Frozen Kids", on April 6th and April 7th in High School Auditorium at 7:00 pm. Tickets are available at the door for $5.00. The show features HF-L 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. Kudos to student director, Mike Ruff on creating the poster for the production!
Register for Summer Rec
Summer Rec registration is now open for student campers. Summer Rec is a partnership with Honeoye Falls, Mendon, Lima, and Community Programs that offers a wide variety of activities. Campers are grouped by grade level with activities based on the group's age. Registration is available online at:
Board Accepts Retirement of Middle, Manor Principal & Director of Transportation
On Tuesday, March 15, 2022, the Honeoye Falls-Lima Board of Education accepted the retirement letters of Middle School Principal, Shawn Williams, Manor School Principal, Jeanine Lupisella, and Director of Transportation and Safety and Security, Bill Harvey.
After 35 years in public education, HF-L Middle School Principal, Shawn Williams announced that he will retire at the end of the 2021-22 school year. Williams has served 16 years as the Principal of the Middle School.
“I am blessed to have been afforded the opportunity to serve our students and their families for the past 16 years. The HF-L community genuinely supports education and that is so appreciated,” said Williams. “Our Middle School is a positive place for students to learn because everyone works together for the benefit of students. I have worked with many fine people through the years. I would like to thank them all for their efforts, dedication, and support. I will always look back on my time at HF-L with pride and fondness. Go Cougars!”
Williams earned his bachelor’s degree in Special Education from SUNY Geneseo, his master’s degree in Art Education from Florida State University, and acquired his Administration degree from SUNY Brockport.
Williams began his career as a teacher in 1987 at the Batavia Central School District. From there, Williams was at separate times, the Assistant Principal as well as the Principal of the Middle School at Attica Central Schools. He has been HF-L’s Middle School Principal since 2006.
Also, after 35 years in public education, HF-L Manor School Principal, Jeanine Lupisella announced that she will retire at the end of the 2021-22 school year. Lupisella has served 25 years in the District.
“Through the years, I have had the opportunity to celebrate many accomplishments and work through challenges with amazing educators, keeping the focus on students. I am grateful to my students, colleagues, and community members who have been a part of my professional journey, learning and growing together every step of the way,” said Lupisella. “HF-L is a special place with so much to be proud of, especially our Manor and Lima teams and HF-L students.”
Lupisella earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Psychology and her master’s degree in Reading from SUNY Geneseo. She acquired her Administration degree from SUNY Oswego.
Lupisella began her career in education at the Dansville Central School District in 1987. She first came to HF-L in 1996 as a teacher and consultant until she was appointed the Lima Primary Principal in 2002 where she stayed until becoming the Manor Intermediate Principal in 2012.
After 38 years in the school bus industry, HF-L Director of Transportation and Safety and Security, Bill Harvey announced that he will retire at the end of the 2021-22 school year. Harvey has served a total of 11 years in HF-L.
“After 11 years of service to the HF-L school community, it is time for me to retire and focus on time with my family and grandchildren. I am honored to have had the opportunity to finish my pupil transportation career where it started, right here in HF-L,” said Harvey. “I began here on July 1, 1984, as a bus mechanic, and my dream was to be the Director of Transportation in HF-L. I have immensely enjoyed my time here and am very proud of the amazing work done every day here at the transportation department. It has been a privilege to lead this team!”
Harvey earned his associate degree in Agricultural Mechanics from SUNY Morrisville.
Harvey began his career in 1984 as a mechanic for the HF-L transportation department. From there, he went to Penfield Central Schools to become the Head Mechanic. Then for 14 years, Harvey served the Pittsford Central School District firstly as the Head Mechanic and then went on to become the Director of Transportation. In 2004, Harvey left public education to work in the private sector until triumphantly returning to HF-L in 2012 as the Director of Transportation and Safety and Security where he has maintained his post for the past 10 years.
“I want to offer my gratitude and sincere public appreciation to each of these dedicated professionals," said Superintendent Gene Mancuso. "Each of these individuals has played key roles in helping to educate the children of Honeoye Falls-Lima and each has continued to show professionalism and dedication to continuous improvement throughout their entire educational careers.”
Vacation Care is available for April Break. Vacation Care is for students in K-5 grade and will be located at Manor School. Fun daily activities and field trips are planned. For more information or to register please go to:
Alumni Hall of Fame Seeking Nominations
HF-L Partners with Paper Tutoring Service
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
Mendon Public Library
Upcoming Weekly Events:
- For Kids: Tuesday Story Time, 10 am (Drop In) .
- Firefly Friends on Wednesday, 10 am (Sign Up).
- 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:
- LEGO Challenge Club: For Grade Level 1st - 6th, Tues 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
- Adult Program - Poetry Pop-Up Sat 4/2/2022 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
- Story Time & Egg Hunt for Preschoolers & Early Elementary, Sat 4/9/2022 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
- Kids Paint Your Own Pottery Event, Tues 4/19/2022 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
- Kids Paint Your Own Pottery Event, Tues 4/19/2022 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
- Alcohol Ink Eggs for Kids, Thu 4/21/2022 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Questions? Call 624-5655