A Message from Mr. James Przepasniak
With summer right around the corner, we are coming to the end of another school year. I am excited about the great things happening in our District and the academic, athletic, and artistic successes we have shared throughout the year. Our choirs, bands, and orchestras have held concerts accompanied by world-class professional musicians; our athletes have given it their all on their fields of play; our artists have been selected to display their works at local and national art shows. Most importantly, our students have excelled the classroom at all levels and we are proud of the academic accomplishments they have made.
I would like to thank our community for supporting our 2018-19 District Budget and Transportation Vote. Each year the Board of Education presents a responsible budget that provides a safe learning environment combined with high quality resources such as advanced placement class offerings and extracurricular activities as well as building maintenance and transportation services. The results of the vote show that Lake Shore residents believe in the great work happening in our schools.
In addition, I am pleased that two of our long-standing BOE members are returning for another term as elected by the community. Jennifer Michalec and Kathleen Chiavetta have been strong proponents of providing strong academic opportunities and facilities for our students and their presence on the Board is a benefit to our Lake Shore School District.
A few reminders to our athletes, coaches, and parents of athletes: our spring sports surveys will be available online at our District website for the next few weeks. I highly encourage all those involved in our athletic programs to take a minute to fill out the short survey and share their feedback with us. It is greatly appreciated.
Graduation for the class of 2018 is upon us. With just a few weeks left in the school year, please peruse the upcoming events happening across our District on our individual school webpages. There are many occurring between now and our final commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 23 at 1:30 p.m. in the Middle School Auditorium. I hope to see you enjoying the best of what our students have to offer before we say goodbye to this year’s graduating class. A list of these events is also provided below.
It is truly an honor to serve this District alongside a staff that believes in the power of teamwork and goes above and beyond to make our schools and community a great place for kids to learn and grow.
Upcoming Events:May 22 - Board of Education Regular Meeting at 7 p.m. in the Sr. High Media CenterMay 23 - Middle School Chorus Concert at 7 p.m.May 25-28 - Memorial Day RecessMay 26 - Middle School Orchestra to perform with Buffalo Philharmonic at 7:15 p.m. at Kleinhans Music HallMay 28 - Memorial Day EventsMay 30 - Middle School Band Concert at 7 p.m.May 31 - National Junior Honor Society Induction at 7 p.m. in the Middle School AuditoriumMay 31 - Sr. High Spring Concert I at 7 p.m.June 8 - Sr. High School - Last full day of classesJune 9 - Read Across Lake Shore Book Drive initiative from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Sr. High SchoolJune 12 - Sr. High School - Regents exams beginJune 12 - Board of Education Regular Meeting at 7 p.m. in the Sr. High Media CenterJune 13 - Middle School - Last full day of classesJune 14 - Middle School - Local exams begin - AM Schedule - Dismissal at 11 a.m.June 20 - Middle School - Last day for student attendance - AM Schedule - Dismissal at 11 a.m.June 20 - Elementary Schools (K-5) - Last day of student attendance - AM Schedule - Dismissal at 12 noonJune 21 - Staff Development Day Opportunity for all LSCTA MembersJune 21 - Senior Prom at Salvatore's Italian Gardens - 6-10 p.m.June 22 - Last full day for staff (rating day & faculty meetings)June 23 - Class of 2018 Graduation in the Middle School Auditorium @ 1:30 p.m.
Please continue to monitor the District’s website for additional updates and news!