As the new school year approaches, the faculty and staff of Lake Shore Central Middle School are planning an orientation session for all incoming sixth grade students and students new to the district attending the Middle School. Students and their parents are invited to an orientation session, which will be held on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Registration will be at 8:00 AM with the program itself running from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM. At the orientation, students will have an opportunity to tour the school building and attend an information session on extracurricular programs. If you have any questions, please contact the Middle School main office, at 926-2400.
Registration for the 2014-15 school year is now underway. Registration of new students is scheduled by appointment. To schedule an appointment or for more information concerning registration, please contact Phyllis Paszkiewicz at 926-2217. PLEASE NOTE: The Central Registration Office has moved to the William T. Hoag Educational Center.
The Outstanding Athlete Award is given to a senior boy and girl who exemplify the highest standard of athleticism and sportsmanship.
The Scholar Athlete Award is given to a senior boy and girl who exemplify a very high standard both on and off the field with and emphasis on scholarship.
Senator Mark Grisanti visited Lake Shore Central School for an Earth Day presentation recognizing his support for the District's Energy Education Initiatives. Senator Grisanti was honored with a certificate of appreciation as well as a framed illustration by Senior Alfonso Butlak IV paying tribute to the Senator's support of the District.
The announcement of the NYS State Board of Regents P-12 Education and Higher Education Committees adopting several measures to adjust the implementation of the new Common Core Standards was breaking news yesterday. Additional information and guidance from NYSED will be made available in the near future. It is far too early to address the changes made by the Board of Regents concerning the Common Core, assessments and staff evaluations. Once we receive official guidance from NYSED more details will be provided. Our District will continue to work to implement changes in our educational program. I appreciate your professionalism and commitment to our District mission of, “cultivating engaging, diverse, and challenging educational opportunities and learning environments to promote life-long learning and achievement in preparation for high school graduation, college and careers.”
The 2013 state test scores reflect new, challenging standards for student learning. Parents should be aware that these test results are a new starting point and should not be compared to prior years' scores. A letter from the NYS Commissioner of Education clarifies the changes.
The New York State Education Department has created a website to provide more information to parents, educators and citizens about the Regents Reform Agenda and Commom Core Curriculum. EngageNY.com offers excellent resources for families and school community members to understand and navigate the changes that are being implemented across the State.
Parents across New York State want to know more about the Common Core State Standards and State Assessments
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today awarded 12 model school districts one-time grants totaling $9 million for finding more than $9 million in permanent efficiency savings in their districts. The $9 million awards will be over three years as part of the Governor’s competitive education grants program.