Dear WCSD Community:
I would like to engage you all in a conversation about social media. Social media is a tool for conversation, information and creating friendships. In light of recent events, I would like to discuss the importance of being involved with your child’s social media accounts and/or phones.
Derogatory comments, pictures, video’s , texts etc. can result in harming a person’s self-esteem, reputation and may even cause a student to cause harm to self and others. Pranks that are videotaped and then released into the internet arena can never be taken back, which in turn can leave a tarnished reputation forever. Some may even lead to criminal arrests.
Please take a moment and sit with your child, have a conversation to educate about the dangers associated with using the internet as a venomous tool and also talk to them about how relaxing and enjoyable it can be when used properly.
Once again, the District thanks you for being part of the solution and looking at the glass half full, not half empty. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at any time.
Elizabeth L. Legault Superintendent
We have completed our first full 6 day rotate K-12 and we are moving in the right direction! There are always bumps and bruises but I am pleased to say we had a few bumps but no bruises. The elimination of study halls has supported our main goal of focusing on instruction and centering on student needs.
The new teachers and specials at the elementary school have built a safety net for each child. The additional behavior specialists have allowed our Principals and Special Education Director to focus on instruction, lesson planning and creating a functioning Professional Learning Community. Faculty and staff are collaborating on thematic units to spiral and swirl curriculums together, engaging students to work smarter not harder and most importantly to create an atmosphere that learning is fun.
I was lucky to have met with all grades 6-12 so that I could discuss the districts expectations regarding dress code and culture and climate. Our expectation is that every student is here to learn and our role is to provide a clear concise path, the less distractions the better. I ask for your support in our initiative to create the atmosphere that our students need to succeed. There will be no head gear, cell phones, iPods with ear buds, no vulgarity printed t-shirts, gentlemen will wear a t shirt under a tank top and ladies will wear appropriate fitting skirts and blouses.
The Google Chrome Books are on their way to be distributed to students. We are in a holding tank waiting for our local BOCES distributor to send the carts that supply power to the books! As soon as they are here the students will be up and Googling!
In conclusion creating conditions to help my students, faculty and staff to succeed is one of the hardest duties of a leader. If I am to create the conditions that help more students succeed at learning at high levels, then the district must build the capacity of educators to function as members of high-performing collaborative team. So...I leave you with this “Time and again we see the power of collective capacity.
When the group is mobilized with focus and specificity, it can accomplish amazing results” (Fullen) As we embrace best practices we will mature into a successful professional learning community that creates the capacity for college and career ready students.
As always if there is anything I can do for you please do not hesitate to call or stop by because there is nothing so bad that we can’t fix together!
Elizabeth L. Legault
|Varsity Cross Country||Warrensburg, Argyle @ Whitehall||Tue Sep 23||4:15PM|
|Varsity Soccer||Whitehall @ Fort Ann||Tue Sep 23||4:30PM|
|Modified Soccer||Salem @ Whitehall||Wed Sep 24||4:30PM|
|Varsity Golf||Fort Edward @ Whitehall||Wed Sep 24||4PM|
|JV Soccer||Whitehall @ Otter Valley||Wed Sep 24||4:30PM|
|Varsity Soccer||Lake George @ Whitehall||Thu Sep 25||4:30PM|
|JV Soccer||Lake George @ Whitehall||Thu Sep 25||4:30PM|
|Modified Football||Lake George @ Whitehall||Thu Sep 25||4:15PM|
|Varsity Golf||Whitehall @ Lake George||Thu Sep 25||4PM|
|Varsity Cross Country||Queensbury Invy||Sat Sep 27||9AM|
|Modified Soccer||Whitehall @ Bolton||Sat Sep 27||4:30PM|
|Varsity Football||Whitehall @ Warrensburg||Sat Sep 27||1PM|
|Varsity Golf||Fort Ann @ Whitehall||Mon Sep 29||4PM|
|JV Football||Warrensburg @ Whitehall||Mon Sep 29||4:15PM|
|Varsity Golf||ADK League Tourney @ Whitehall||Tue Sep 30|
|Varsity Soccer||Whitehall @ Luzerne||Tue Sep 30||4:30PM|
|Varsity Cross Country||Johnsburg @ Whitehall||Tue Sep 30||4:15PM|
The Scholastic Book Fair will be that the High School, beginning September 15th, through the 19th, from 7:30AM to 11:30AM, in the High School Library.
Also... Book Fair Night, is Thursday, September 18th, from 6-8PM!