A Message from Mr. James Przepasniak
I speak for everyone at the Lake Shore Central School District when I say I hope you all enjoyed a summer of rest and relaxation. For the past two months, the District staff has been eagerly planning and preparing for the start of the 2018-19 school year.
A new year is an opportunity for our students to pursue their talents in a variety of healthy activities in buildings that have been well maintained by our custodial and maintenance staff over the summer. The buildings and grounds on our campuses have never looked better, and we owe our workers a hearty thank you for their attention to detail that ensures the District is a safe place for our students to learn and explore. The clerical staff has also been finalizing many critical behind-the-scenes needs of the District to help make the transition from summer to back to school a smooth transition for students and faculty alike.
Our administrative team, along with many of our teachers, has also worked hard getting classrooms ready with resources and learning opportunities to enrich the already robust and rigorous academic programs we offer. Academics is the number one focus of what we do as educators, and we are confident that we will maintain a high level of achievement as we have consistently done in the past.
I would like to extend a welcome to the new staff of Lake Shore and a farewell and good luck to our recent retirees. You’ll find their names on page six of this issue of the Eagle Express. We are excited to be working with our new hires and sad to see many wonderful and dedicated members of our Lake Shore family moving on to their next journey.
Part of my work this summer has been to work closely with our Board of Education to identify our District’s goals and we believe that together we have identified key areas that will uphold our mission to provide the best educational programs for each Lake Shore student.
Our 2018-19 District Goals are:
- The District will provide equity in educational opportunities and culturally responsive practices that align to the Next Generation NYS Learning Standards and promote each student’s academic success and well-being.
The District will implement a PreK-12 trauma-informed approach to teaching to ensure an educational learning environment that is safe, motivating, and fosters success for all students both in and out of the classroom.
The District will provide all students with a rigorous academic career that includes opportunities for advanced coursework, college credit, Career and Technology Education, and other diploma pathways established by the New York State Education Department.
The District will empower students to thrive as learners, collaborators and citizens in the digital age by helping them to understand the ethical and legal consequences associated with their use of social media and technology.
The District will demonstrate fiscal responsibility and accountability in all areas of operation.
- The District will continue to proceed with the first phases of our Capital Construction Project plans approved by our School Community while continuing to maintain our facilities at the highest level.
With these goals in place, I look forward to another wonderful school year and seeing the daily accomplishments and successes of our students and staff. Thank you for the support from our community and parents, the excellence of our teachers, administrators, and support staff – working together, I am confident that our schools will continue to be highly successful.
September 19 - J. T. Waugh Elementary Open House at 6:30 p.m.
September 20 - Sr. High School Open House at 6:30 p.m.
September 25 - Sr. High Financial Aid Night at 6:30 p.m.
September 26 - Sr. High WNY College Fair at 7:45 a.m.
September 28 - Middle School Fun Night - 5-7 p.m. October 2 – Board of Education Building Tour – Sr. High School at 6:30 p.m.
October 2 - Board of Education Work Session - District Office Conference Room at 7 p.m.
October 5 - Emergency Dismissal Drill - All Grades K-12 will be dismissed 15 minutes early
October 8 - American Heritage Day - No School
October 12 - Grades 6-12 Progress Reports Available Online
October 16 – Board of Education Regular Meeting at 7 p.m. in the Sr. High Media Center
October 18 - Red Cross Blood Drive - Sr. High Gymnasium from 8am - 2 p.m.
October 20 - Middle School Color Run
October 23 - Secondary Choral Concert (Grades 6-12) - Sr. High Auditorium at 7 p.m.
October 24 - Project KNOW Parent Orientation Night - JTW at 6 p.m.
October 25 - Highland Fall Festival and Book Fair at 6 p.m.
October 25 - Middle School Fun Night from 6-8 p.m.
October 26 - Superintendent's Conference Day - No School for Students
October 29 - Project KNOW - Grade 5
October 30 - Project KNOW - Grade 5
October 30 - Project KNOW Parent/Child Night - JTW at 6 p.m.
October 31 - JTW Halloween Parade at 2:30 p.m.
Please continue to monitor the District’s website for additional updates and news!