October 2018 Newsletter

Hello SLHS Families,

October is here! I hope that September at the SLHS has gone well for your child(ren). September flew by with the many special events that took place throughout the month. We had a great first day assembly which featured a large group of seniors who developed videos reinforcing the rules, which has become a humorous tradition.The Guidance Department hosted a College Planning and Financial Aid Night for Seniors and their families on September 24th and had a great turnout. I want to thank all the families for coming to our Open House on September 26th and walked their child's schedule.

Activities & Clubs

The beginning of the school year presents an outstanding opportunity for kids to get involved during and after the regular school day. Here at SLHS, there is plenty to choose from and we hope that every student can find something that is of interest to them. Participation in activities may provide a sense of enthusiasm for school as the academic year progresses. The following is a list of the clubs and groups. I encourage you to check with your child or the advisor if you have any questions.

  • Art Club – Val Patterson
  • Canaras Yearbook – Jen Moore
  • Cooking Club – Kathleen Bullard & Ruth Pino
  • Environmental Club “Green Storm” – Shannon Bartholomew & Katie Morgan
  • Women’s & Men’s Ensembles – Drew Benware
  • Fall Play – Kathleen Bullard & Kent Streed
  • FREE Club – Kathleen Bullard
  • French Club – Christine Adams & Geniene Willette-Burman
  • Habitat for Humanity – Kathy Latour
  • Jazz Band – Keith Kogut
  • Key Club – Christine Bell & Stephanie Bluestein
  • Club LMC – Seth Putnam
  • National Honor Society – Drew Benware
  • Model UN – Joe Thill
  • Outdoor Club – Chris Kollmer & Kris Miemis
  • SLHS Musical – Bonnie Brewer & Drew Benware
  • Spanish Club – Sarah Petrocci & Trish Wickwire
  • Student Council – Brad Rafferty

Construction Update

The front of our building is coming together with new retaining walls, sidewalks and lighting. It looks great! The upper parking is also very close to being finished and progress is being made with the main offices, connector and library. I can't thank everyone enough for your patience and flexibility.

New Facebook Page

The Saranac Lake Middle School Facebook Page and the Saranac Lake High School Facebook Pages have now been consolidated into the Saranac Lake CSD page. Please follow us for updates, photos and more from all of our schools. Here's the link to find us: You can also follow us on our website (, Instagram (@saranaclakehs) or on Twitter (@saranaclakehs) to stay up to date on the school’s news and events.
October will be another month of excitement here on campus, beginning with Homecoming Week, October 10-14. Information about the week will be in the daily announcements and the calendar is posted on the SLHS website. The week includes many of our athletic teams playing home games. Please check the athletic schedule on the district’s website and check out our calendar on the SLHS website (

Our five-week period ends on Friday, October 5th and progress reports will be available on October 10th on the School Tool parent portal. To receive access to the parent portal, please email your request and your email address to Diana Schwartz at Again, I want to thank all the SLHS families for your support!


Joshua Dann, Principal