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Friday, March 24, 2017

Principal's News

  

Christopher Cummings, Principal
Chris Mercurio, Assistant Principal
Alfonse Davino, Assistant Principal

PRINCIPAL'S NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY/MARCH  2017

While it doesn’t feel like it, our spring semester has begun and is off to a great start. The second half of the school year is always very busy with many activities taking place, such as Advanced Placement testing, the prom, and graduation, to name just a few.  As we progress through this stretch of important class time, please encourage your students to stay on top of their assignments and responsibilities so they don’t fall behind.  If you haven’t been inside our school in a while, you will be pleasantly surprised.  We have been hard at work giving our hallways and classrooms a much needed face-lift. Our hallways now boast our school colors and, in the near future, we are hoping to begin the installation of new lockers which will be functional, and align with our green and gold.  We are in the process of creating a quiet area for seniors to sit and relax so that they can complete work and also charge their devices.  Lastly, we are hoping to have our recently installed monitors display our daily announcements throughout the building. As always, I thank you for your support, and please feel free to reach out with any questions.

UPCOMING DATES:

Feb. 08   Parents for Lakeland Meeting-Guest Speakers:

                   Liz Talbert-Alliance for Safe Kids-Save a Life

                   William Gross-Am Legion-Boys & Girls prgms

Feb. 10-11  Wigs "N" Whiskers Showcase

Mar. 3-4  Debate Tournament

Mar. 08  Parents for Lakeland Meeting-Guest Speakers:

                  LCSD Department Chairs and Coordinators

Mar. 09  Mr. Lakeland

Mar. 11  SAT at  LHS

Mar. 15  Spanish Honor Society Induction

Mar. 28  SEPTA Meeting

Apr. 02  Alliance for Safe Kids- Save a Life

Apr. 19  National Honor Society Reception

Apr 21-22  Wig "N" Whiskers Spring Musical

ASSEMBLY

On February 24th Lakeland High School will be having a school wide assembly. Stephanie Marquesano, founder and president of the Harris Project, will be presenting on empowering students to recognize the relationship between mental health/wellness and substance misuse.  Students will be educated on how to recognize the link between the two, the risks associated with it, how to advocate for themselves, and how to be an empathetic friend.  To further increase efforts to address this important topic that is plaguing this generation, Lakeland High School will also be starting a Club called project CODA, to get students more involved in raising awareness and changing the way society looks at mental health and substance misuse.


ARE YOU READY FOR ??

Tryouts on March 13th… You must have a current physical (dated from March 1, 2016) to try out.  If you are using your own physician, the nurse must have an updated physical turned in by February 24th. If you would like to schedule an appointment with the school physician, please see the nurse ASAP. If you need medication, you must obtain physician orders and parental written consent for this school year and that must also be turned into the nurse by February 24th. Registration online opens Friday, February 24th and closes on Monday, March 6th. If you have questions please see Mrs. DeVito in the nurse’s office.

 

REMINDER - The entrance closest to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is for buses only between the hours of 7 AM -7:30 AM and 1:45 PM -2:15 PM.

 


  NEW PROCEDURE – AP EXAMS 

 ORDER YOUR AP EXAM NOW, DON’T BE LEFT OUT IN THE COLD!!!

This year we are excited to announce that students will be able to order all of their AP Exams online by registering at the Total Registration website:

 https://user.totalregistration.net/AP/335187

 Here are the important dates for the registration process:

  • Thursday, December 1, 2016 - Registration Begins, Cost = $97
  • Thursday, February. 2, 2017 - Registrations and payments after this date will incur a $13 late fee per exam.
  • Friday, February 17, 2017 - Registration Ends

If you have any questions regarding the AP Exams or the registration process please contact Alfonse Davino at 914-528-0600.

THE EXPECTATION IS THAT ALL AP STUDENTS TAKE THE AP EXAM. STUDENTS WHO DON’T WILL HAVE THE “AP” DESIGNATION REMOVED FROM TRANSCRIPTS THAT ARE SENT TO THEIR COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY.


GUIDANCE NEWS 

Scheduling will begin this month for 2017-18.

JUNIORS should prepare and register for a spring SAT or ACT. Registration is online at sat.org/register for the SAT or at www.actstudent.org for the ACT.  Test dates and registration deadlines are:

SAT Test Date           Registration Deadline           Late Registration Deadline

Mar. 11                             Feb. 10                            Feb. 28

May 6                                 Apr. 7                              Apr. 25

June 3                                May 9                              May 24

ACT Test Date

Apr. 8                               Mar. 3                              Mar. 17

June 10                             May 5                              May 19

Congratulations to the LHS winners of VFW Voice of Democracy Audio/Essay Contest: 1st place Drew Thompson, 2nd place Jothi Ramaswamy, and tied for 3rd place Dahlia Notis and Fintan Treanor.


ART DEPARTMENT NEWS 

VISITING ARTISTS

This year we started having a series of visiting artists in to talk to our art students about the possibilities of a future in any number of art careers. Artists included:

  • Nicole Molinari, a former LHS students, who is completing college at Hartford Art School in CT this year. She studied Fine Arts and is an amazing painter who has already sold several pieces.

  

  • Emily Barresi, who studied photography at Rochester Institute of Technology and is now working as the studio manager for a well-known photographer in San Francisco, while continuing to create her own artwork.

 

  • Mysha, (coming soon), another former student, who is now a well-known artist who creates large environmental murals in and around New York City.

 

ART SHOWS AND EXHIBITS…

We begin our busy season with many exciting art shows and exhibits highlighting the outstanding talent of our Art students at LHS

  • Katonah Museum of Art Senior Art Show – February 7th-March 7th- Opening reception Sun., Feb. 12th from 3-5 pm – Chosen from LHS this year for their outstanding artwork are Gianna Cocciolillo, Kathryn Godoy, Nancy Cobban, Juliana Iral, Alyssa Monte, Brianna Banscher, Coral Whitmore, Christy Graff, Skyla Gori.
  • Garrison Art Center – March 5th – March 12th – Opening reception Sat., March 4th 3-5 pm. Stop in to see our art student’s work in this “Icono-Pop” themed exhibit.  Students chosen to display their work include Jackie Joyce, Skyla Gori, Brianna Banscher, Gianna Cocciolillo, Nancy Cobban, Julia Kopec, Lauren Salazar, Elisa Morea, Matthew Makar, and more….
  • Gallery One at Central Administration Building – March 8th – March 31st- Opening Reception Wed., March 8th 5-7pm… this is our Super Bowl event…please join us to celebrate at our Opening reception, or stop by Central Office when you can, to see the very best work from many of our very talented art students here at Lakeland High School.

and coming soon…*Lakeland Week of the Arts, at the JV Mall - May 15th-May 24th - Opening Evening event Mon., May 15th 6-7 pm. Come celebrate over 500 LHS art students and their amazing art work set up throughout the mall.


YEARBOOK NEWS

Yearbooks can be ordered through May 1st

**Order your yearbook directly from Herff Jones on-line or by phone.

Phone:  1-866-750-1367

On-line:  www.yearbookordercenter.com


STUDENT/STAFF BOOK CLUB

Have you ever felt out of the loop when a book becomes a movie or TV show? Keep up with the buzz.   A student/staff book club is being offered.  Read The Handmaid’s Tale by April 4th and come to an after school discussion in the library.  Please see Ms. Griffin to sign up and for details.  A number of books will be available for use.  It’s also free on Kindle Unlimited and can be found in any library or bookstore.  The Handmaid’s Tale will be a TV show starting in late April.  Be the one who knows what’s going on!


STUDENTS OF THE QUARTER

This honor is bestowed on students who have demonstrated exemplary effort in one or more areas of academics, citizenship, school pride, and character.  The LHS administration team sponsored a quarterly Recognition Breakfast, which was held on February 8th.

Art:  Maggie Defeo, Nancy Cobban, Victoria Turner, MaryBeth Meier, Ivy Yang, Emily Hopkins

Band:  Alexis Reyes, Brandon Gu

Chorus:  Sophia Low, Gianfranco Espinoza

Early Childhood Education:  Devyn Perrotta, Katherine Maurno

English:  Alyssa Eustace, Kasie Nolan, Benjamin Kahan, Julia Kopec

FBLA:  Julianna Prato

Foreign Language:  Louis Costanzo, Josephine DiSisto, Sara Senerchia, Eric Fitzgerald

Health:  Michael Buchwald

Mathematics:  Bianca Ferraiola, William O’Shea, Gabriella Zecca 

Career & Technology Education:  Aaron Silva, Stephanie Hurwitz, Michael Foster, John Dowling

Orchestra:  Paige Balassone, Tarah Pivarnik

Physical Education:  Hannah Rogers, Allec Jackson

Science:  Tara Gilson, John McBride, Julia Olivier, Maryam Rogers, Adrian Caiazzo

Social Studies:  Sara Senerchia, Sean Bussell, Jhoely Duque, Christopher Werni

Strive:  Molly Young


 


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