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Reflections Dr. George Stone, Superintendent
December 13, 2019
As we prepare for the start of the budget season, I want to give the school community some understanding of how fortunate we are to have the financial expertise we do in Lakeland.  read more
Joe Poandl and Debbie Speedling
December 10, 2019

For December, we are pleased to highlight Joe Poandl, Lakeland High School Class of 1989 graduate and Debbie Speedling, Walter Panas High School Class on 1983 graduate on the Alumni in Action web page. Both Debbie and Joe work for the Lakeland Central School District and their children are attending or have attended the District’s schools.  Read their stories. 

Greg Coen Mission Essential Honoree
December 04, 2019

Greg Coen, an Assistant Director of Technology, is the November 2019 recipient of the Lakeland Central School District’s Mission Essential Recognition Award.

Board President Michael Daly and Superintendent Dr. George Stone presented Coen with the award in a surprise ceremony held December 4 at the Administration Building. Recipients are given a specially developed pin and certificate. All winners are then recognized at the year-end Board of Education meeting in June 2020. Greg has been with the district in the technology department since 2007.

“Greg exemplifies Lakeland's Mission Statement's practices and policies: respect, kindness, responsibility, accountability and honest and ethical behavior,” wrote the nominators. “Greg takes his responsibilities seriously and is always performing with dedication and boundless energy.

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November 13, 2019

The Lakeland Central School District Board of Education has selected School Leadership, LLC as its superintendent search firm. The vote took place at its board meeting on Thursday, November 7, 2019 where the firm was approved unanimously by the board members in attendance. Current Superintendent Dr. George Stone previously announced that he will retire on June 30, 2020 after serving in his role for 10 years.

“One of the most significant responsibilities of a New York State school board is to hire and evaluate the Superintendent of Schools,” explained Michael Daly, LCSD BOE President. “At our July 11 meeting, the board determined that hiring a professional search firm would provide us with access to the quality of talent that Lakeland has come to expect from its leadership. After careful evaluation and positive referrals from multiple references, we determined that School Leadership was the best fit for our district.”

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Alumni in Action
October 21, 2019
Lakeland Central School District graduates can be found in a wide variety of occupations throughout multiple geographic areas.  On Alumni in Action webpages, we will be highlighting some of those graduates while providing a glimpse into their lives after graduating from Walter Panas or Lakeland high school.  (read more)
UPDATE: Due to the Dec. 2 School Closing, the Walter Panas High School Chorus Concert has been moved to Monday, December 16th. This is also the same night as the Walter Panas High School Orchestra Concert. All groups will perform beginning at 7:00 pm. The order of performance will be Chorus, Bella Voce, Chamber Choir, Orchestra, and Philharmonia.

The Lakeland Education Foundation (LEF) will honor three district staff members and a community member at its annual Casino Night, Silent Auction, and Dinner Dance to be held at the Villa Barone in Mahopac on Saturday, March 14, 2020.

Three outstanding supporters of the LEF and the students of the Lakeland Central School District are this year’s honorees: Lakeland High School Principal Christopher Cummings, Lakeland High School Social Studies Teacher Maureen O’Donnell, and Superintendent Dr. George Stone. Also being honored is Nancy Brophy, director and owner of Tom Thumb Preschool.  Read more about the honorees.

Follow the Lakeland Central School District Art Department on Instagram @lcsdarts to view our talented students work. Each school is represented and has its hashtag: #lhsarts19#wphsarts19,#lcbmsarts19
and #vcesarts19.