September 5, 2019
Dear Students, Parents, and Community Members:
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Lake Placid Central School District and to the 2019-20 school year.
LPCSD is a student-centered district committed to providing the children of Lake Placid and Wilmington with the highest quality education. From the buses to the cafeterias, from the offices to the classrooms, our caring faculty and staff are constantly at work ensuring that students are fully engaged in learning, and that no child slips through the cracks. Although we are a school community steeped in history and grounded in tradition, Lake Placid faculty and staff willingly embrace change for the benefit of children. We are proud of our students, our 98% graduation rate, and our graduates’ record of success after high school. I am proud of all that we do for our students.
We believe that it is important to engage students in learning wherever and however that might take place. Last year we took every fifth grader to Albany, every eighth grader to Washington, D.C., and every eleventh grader to New York City (the Hamilton trip!). Elementary students embraced their “Be the Nice Kid” theme, enjoyed family activity nights, hiked the outdoor nature trail, and baked pies for Pi Day. The Middle School hosted 16 Chinese students for two weeks and started a Leadership Class, while High School students studied alongside five international students, re-organized their Student Council, and excelled in the regional First Robotics competition. 2018-19 was a terrific year, and we are all looking forward to the excitement that the 2019-20 school year is sure to bring.
If you have questions or concerns, or would like to become more involved in the schools I hope you will feel free to contact me. Thanks for reading, and again, welcome to Lake Placid Central School District!
Dr. Roger P. Catania, Superintendent
Lake Placid Central School District