LPMHS Newsletter

Vol. 7, Issue 19; January 24, 2020

School Closing Schedule

Half Day for Students: Friday, February 14th

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

Upcoming Important Dates

Thursday, January 30th-Saturday, February 1st: 77th Annual LPMHS Winter Carnival

Friday, January 24th: End of Semester 1 and Quarter 2

Outer Space

This 77th annual Lake Placid High School Winter Carnival will begin next Thursday, January 30th with opening ceremonies and end with the Coronation and Sno-Ball Hop on Saturday, February 1st at 6:30 p.m.

77th Winter Carnival News!

Congratulations to the following King and Queen candidates of the 77th annual Winter Carnival:

Girls: Shannon Bentley, Alyssa Hoffman, Sara McKillip, and Anya Morgan

Boys: Gunnar Anthony, James Flanigan, Connor Reid, and Michael Skutt

High School Winter Carnival Skating

On Thursday, January 30th, grades 9-12 will have the opportunity to skate on the oval. Rentals will be provided by ORDA. There will be other opportunities if your child does not want to skate. Please contact the office at (518)523-2474 if you would prefer your child not participate in skating.

Attention Middle School Parents!

Winter Carnival starts this coming Thursday, January 30th. Please be sure to send your child to school dressed appropriately for the scheduled outdoor activities.

Positive Psychology Corner with Dr. Miller

Hunt the good stuff: Healthy distractions

In our day to day lives, there is a lot of input that can trigger nagging worry and start the negative thought train down its tracks. Maybe you received an unpleasant communication on social media, or had a disagreement with a friend, or learned about another disaster reported in the news. We can’t escape the steady input from our environment that can trigger negative emotions, but we can manage it by the choices we make. Choose healthy distractions. Healthy distractions are important tools for derailing the negative thought train. First, make a list of the triggers that tend to get your negative thought train rolling. It is important to be aware of what tends to trigger negativity for you. Next, make a list of things that you really enjoy doing, or that can absorb your mind. Maybe you like to read, work out, take a walk in the woods, listen to music, or play an instrument. Maybe you could watch 15 minutes of funny YouTube videos or a sitcom on TV. When you feel the negativity creeping in choose one of your healthy distractions. It may not take long to break the negative thought cycle. Be aware of healthy distraction traps. Fifteen minutes of puppy videos on YouTube may be a healthy distraction. Mindlessly clicking on YouTube videos for two hours is not. Don’t use your healthy distractions to avoid responsibilities like homework. Then they are no longer healthy distractions, they are avoidance techniques. Also, beware of unhealthy distractions that you may use to escape your problems. These include drugs, alcohol, overeating, addictive gaming or excessive social media use. These unhealthy distractions lead to bigger problems in the long run. Healthy distractions, wisely used, can be another tool to help you hunt the good stuff. Try it out.

Sweetheart & Superheroes Parent Video

Click the link below to check out video #6 of the Sweetheart & Superheroes video series.

Video #6: Human Acceptance

Volunteer Opportunities!!!

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 schools 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 4, 2020--Budget Work Session from 6-7 p.m. and Board Meeting 7 p.m.

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

March 3, 2020

March 17, 2020


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