LPMHS Newsletter

Vol. 7, Issue 5 September 27, 2019

School Closing Schedule

Columbus Day; Monday, October 14th

Superintendent Conference Day; Friday, October 25th

Positive Psychology Corner...a new series by Dr. Miller, LPMHS School Psychologist

What is Positive Psychology? In the media we see Dr. Phil and other psychologists helping people work through conflict or treating psychological disorders. This is the side of psychology that addresses problems, but there is another side to psychology, the positive side. Dr. Martin Seligman is a psychologist and one of the founders of Positive Psychology. Dr. Seligman observed that throughout history, psychology has been largely devoted to “relieving misery.” Certainly, relieving misery is a worthy thing to do and psychology has made great progress in treatment of a large variety of psychological disorders. So, psychology has learned how to relieve misery, but then what? What about enhancing happiness, well-being, resilience, performance or achievement? How about enhancing the ability to manage stress, to try new things, take risks or bounce back from adversity? These are topics where the science of Positive Psychology comes in. Consider this: If you could have one wish for your children as they grow up and enter adulthood, what would it be? Many parents will say they wish for happiness or well-being for their children.

This is what Positive Psychology is about and this is what this column is about. We will explore a variety of topics that can help enhance the well-being of our children, and ourselves. We begin next week with a series on resilience, or the skills to manage the tough times. For more information check out Dr. Seligman’s website: www.authentichappiness.org.

Take your Learner Permit test at school!

Students can now skip the long lines at the DMV by taking their drivers permit test in our MHS library! See Mrs. McConvey or Ms. Patenaude for more information.

Congratulations to B. Mayberry for being the very first student to pass the permit test in the LMC!!! Safe driving!

Red Cross Blood Drive this Tuesday!

There will be a Red Cross Blood Drive this coming Tuesday, October 1st from 9:30AM-2:30PM at the LPMHS. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Kajeets and Chromebooks Available!

Our library has Kajeets (Wi-Fi devices) and Chromebooks available for students to sign out. This is especially great for athletes who need to complete work on the road. See Ms. Patenaude and Mrs. McConvey in the library for more information.

College Night at SUNY Plattsburgh

SUNY Plattsburgh will be hosting a College Night at the fieldhouse on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 6:30-8:00PM. This is a great opportunity to meet with over 100 colleges and representatives and learn about admissions requirements, programs of study, scholarships and job placement.

Volunteer Opportunities!!!

LPYAA Soccer Playday; Saturday, September 28th from 9AM-Noon at the Jim Kordziel Fields. Student volunteers needed to help ref the games. Sign up in the library or see Mr. Carlson for details.

Out of the Darkness North Country Walk; Sunday September 29th on the Oval. Registration is at 11:30AM and the walk around Mirror Lake starts at 1PM. This is a Suicide awareness walk.

Volleyball concession and gate; Thursday, October 3rd, Tuesday, October 8th, Tuesday, October 15th, Thursday, October 17th and Monday, October 28th. Volunteers are needed from 4pm- 7:15PM. Please see Mrs. McConvey in the library for details.

See Mrs. McConvey in the library for more information on any of these or other volunteer opportunities.

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Senior Parents: Questions about financial aid and what to do next?

Please attend financial aid night on Wednesday, October 9th at 6:00 p.m, see attached flyer for additional information.
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Educational Opportunity Fund

The Educational Opportunity Fund for the Lake Placid Central School District (Ed Op Fund) is announcing another round of innovation grants specifically for student-initiated projects. The deadline for applications is October 15th. Application 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. Upcoming meeting dates are as follows:

October 1, 2019 in Wilmington

October 15, 2019

November 5, 2019

November 19, 2019


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