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Principal's Message

Dear Lisbon Central School Parents, Guardians, Students and Community Members,

 

It has been an outstanding start to the 2017-2018 school year at LCS!  Our Golden Knights have hit the ground running with the faculty and staff in our newly renovated facilities.  The North Country’s beautiful weather has brought wonderful sunlight and positive energy into our classrooms.

The 2017-2018 school year offers many terrific opportunities for our students both inside and outside of the classroom.  Our Learn to Lead program celebrated its third year in the Adirondacks with 35 students attending the trip. In early October, our 9th and 10th grade students were able to experience Point Break, a program which works to foster positive rapport between high school students and their peers.  The goal of the Point Break program is to be proactive in the development of empathy and creating an open dialog for valued relationships, as a result stronger learning environments are created and incidents of bullying are decreased.  We are also continuing to recognize Students of the Month at both the middle and high school levels, each month having a character theme which also coincides with the Positivity Project that some of our classrooms are initiating this year.  

Our Lisbon students were also fortunate to experience the Hovercraft Project, a teamwork based STEM and Core integrated challenge where our 4th and 5th graders worked together to analyze data, problem solve and build rideable hovercrafts!  As a district we have already had several classes attend Ogdensburg Command Performances, hosted two Arts in Education presentations, traveled to Syracuse Stage with our Juniors and Seniors and even had the opportunity to sit down with Lisa Wilde, author of the graphic novel Yo Miss: A Graphic Look at High School.  Grades 5-12 also had the extraordinary experience of hearing our own local tri-athlete, Matt Russell, speak to them about his world class career.  

Our Wellness Committee is working hard to develop an updated policy for the district in conjunction with the Health Initiative, Inc. and our Technology Committee is eagerly awaiting our SMART Schools Bond Act materials to arrive.  The After School Program continues to provide academic support and wonderful opportunities to our students Monday - Thursday from 3:00-4:45.

Thank you for your continued support of our students, faculty and staff.  We know it takes a village to raise a child; your time, dedication and care for our school community is greatly appreciated.  I look forward to seeing you in the building cheering on our Golden Knights!

 

 

Sincerely,

Lauren Morley

5-12 Principal & Athletic Director