Dear Families and Community Members,
In November, our students were treated to an incredibly special visit by recent Medal of Honor recipient and LCS graduate David Bellavia. David had a powerful message for our students about having high expectations and being proud of their roots in Lyndonville! While we have had many assemblies and programs over the years, more than one student and staff member shared with me that David’s visit was by far the BEST—no exception! Thank you Staff Sergeant David Bellavia!
On the academic front, our faculty has been implementing updated and revised Math and ELA programs, coupled with improved intervention services for our students. Remember to take advantage of our good friends at the Yates Community Library, where students can log into their Math & ELA IXL accounts. Not sure what these are? Give us a call to learn more or visit the Yates Library!
Later in February, we are piloting a new product to provide access to the Internet to more students via a product called Kajeet. This device is a filtered mobile hotspot device that will provide students with a safe and simple wireless connection to the Internet. To begin, we will first launch the program with 7th grade students, and eventually expand the uses of the devices to more students—stay tuned for more information!
Our capital project is winding down! The new classrooms are fully occupied, the locker rooms are complete and look beautiful, and we continue to receive positive feedback on our upgraded parking lot redesign. We expect all items to be fully completed by the spring, and will be planning for a community showcase at that time.
On February 3, 2020 our District was proud to open an Expanded Pre K program that will provide a full day comprehensive educational program to three and four year-olds! This is only possible through a grant received from New York State, led by our principal Dr. Elissa Smith. To accommodate the needed space, we are housing this program at our Main Street campus (the former elementary school as many of us know it). We are pleased to partner with the YMCA in the three year-old program. As part of our partnership, the Y will be leasing the space from the District, which will help in offsetting general operating expenses. Most important, however, we are providing an outstanding experience for our families and youngest learners, that will reap benefits for years to come!
Finally, please consider nominating one of our talented LCSD educators for our 4th Annual Educator of the Year Program. Information may be found on our website or call for details!
Stay safe and warm!