Senator Mark Grisaniti visited Lake Shore Central School for an Earth Day presentation recognizing his support for the District's Energy Education Initiatives. Senator Grisanti was honored with a certificate of appreciation as well as a framed illustration by Senior Alfonso Butlak IV paying tribute to the Senator's support of the District.
On Friday, April 11 a small group of Lake Shore High School students reported graffiti on a bathroom wall that caused them concern. The High School response included consultation with Evans Police and an investigation into the source of the graffiti is ongoing. The District would like to commend the students for reporting the graffiti to administration and continue to encourage students, parents and members of the school community to communicate concerns to the Evans Police Department or District Administration.
The Lake Shore High School Proudly Presents: "Superhits of the 70's" with a guest appearance by Rochester's Best Party Band . . . "Unlimited Plus!!" on Thursday, April 24th @ 7:30 p.m. in the Sr. High School Auditorium. Pre-sale tickets are $8, and $10 at the door.
The United Way of Erie County recommends two programs for qualified individuals seeking assistance regarding the filing of state and federal tax returns. Tax Filing Online: An individual or family can make no more than $58,000 annual gross income to be eligible for this free service. The website is: www.myfreetaxes.com/cashbuffalo Tax Filing Face-to-Face: An individual or family can make no more than $52,000 annual gross income to take advantage of this free tax filing method. This service is provided to at Community Action Organization, Southern Office, located at 251 N. Main Street, Angola, NY at (480-5153).
The announcement of the NYS State Board of Regents P-12 Education and Higher Education Committees adopting several measures to adjust the implementation of the new Common Core Standards was breaking news yesterday. Additional information and guidance from NYSED will be made available in the near future. It is far too early to address the changes made by the Board of Regents concerning the Common Core, assessments and staff evaluations. Once we receive official guidance from NYSED more details will be provided. Our District will continue to work to implement changes in our educational program. I appreciate your professionalism and commitment to our District mission of, “cultivating engaging, diverse, and challenging educational opportunities and learning environments to promote life-long learning and achievement in preparation for high school graduation, college and careers.”
The 2013 state test scores reflect new, challenging standards for student learning. Parents should be aware that these test results are a new starting point and should not be compared to prior years' scores. A letter from the NYS Commissioner of Education clarifies the changes.
The New York State Education Department has created a website to provide more information to parents, educators and citizens about the Regents Reform Agenda and Commom Core Curriculum. EngageNY.com offers excellent resources for families and school community members to understand and navigate the changes that are being implemented across the State.
Parents across New York State want to know more about the Common Core State Standards and State Assessments
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today awarded 12 model school districts one-time grants totaling $9 million for finding more than $9 million in permanent efficiency savings in their districts. The $9 million awards will be over three years as part of the Governor’s competitive education grants program.