Dear Parents and Community Members:
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Lake Placid Central School District and to the 2018-19 school year.
With new years come new and creative ideas, refreshed attitudes, improved facilities, and even a new look to our website. The coming school year will benefit from the energy still with us from last year. At Lake Placid Elementary School last year’s fourth grade students and teachers working with community volunteers converted the old school path behind the fields into a new recreational and educational trail. We also expanded our little libraries and book shopping day to ensure that all elementary students have access to great books both in school and at home. Lake Placid Middle School refined and improved its sixth grade science fair, established a new group – The Lake Placid Community Connections (LPCC) — committed to empathy through its theme “walk in my shoes,” and brought another 8th grade class to Washington, D.C. At Lake Placid High School a new robotics team energized students and teachers, while art and music programs continued to flourish, and efforts continued to increase access to AP and college-level courses so that all students feel challenged within their high school program. We also had a record number of students complete CTE courses in 2017-18 and join the National Technical Honor Society. LPHS students excelled on the athletic field as well, earning NYS championships in Nordic skiing along with numerous regional and sectional championships. We continued to benefit from our community partners – FRIENDS, Rotary, the Ed Op Fund, and many more. It was an exciting year, and with the start of the 2018-19 school year we are looking forward to new accomplishments and more excitement in the year ahead.
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 to the hallways 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 between 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 high graduation rate, and our graduates’ record of success after high school. I am proud of all that we do for our students.
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 of Schools