Dear Parents and Community Members:
Welcome to the Lake Placid Central School District. LPCSD is a small, 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.
Highlights from the 2015-16 school year include a number of new programs, exciting learning experiences, and positive outcomes.
- Test scores were up and disciplinary referrals were down.
- New academic opportunities helped sixth graders navigate the transition to middle school and engaged all LPMS students in a week-long student-centered expeditionary learning project.
- We reinvigorated the fourth grade social studies and science curricula and expanded the English and social studies interdisciplinary curriculum into ninth grade.
- A new Lunch & Learn program brought community members into the schools to share their careers and professional expertise with students.
- At our inaugural Book Shopping Day, we invited LPES students to select books of their own to keep, read, and enjoy over the summer.
- At LPES, third graders hatched chickens that students will raise and study during the 2016-17 school year, and every grade celebrated their Students of the Month. Lake Placid High School students excelled on the athletic field as well, earning NYS championships in cross-country and Nordic skiing along with numerous regional and sectional championships.
- We launched the Middle School Art Club and the LPES Leadership Club, and we expanded our mentoring programs.
- Leadership students planned and implemented No Name Calling week and Mix-it-up at Lunch days.
- We completed energy efficiency upgrades in all of our buildings, generating savings that covered the entire cost of construction.
It was an exciting year, and with the start of the 2016-17 school year just around the comer we are looking forward to more excitement in the year ahead.
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. I welcome your feedback and your input.
Dr. Roger P. Catania
Superintendent of Schools