Story by Shelley R. Clapper
Superintendent Dr. Christine Ackerman reported at the Greenwood Lake School Board meeting on Wed., Oct. 19 that she was appealing to the New York State Education Board to allow outstanding athletes in seventh and eighth grade to compete in junior varsity sports at Warwick or Chester High schools.
Selective classification according to the New York State Department allows athletes to compete according to their readiness and not just age and grade. As Greenwood Lake does not have its own high school, outstanding student athletes, at present, cannot compete at the junior varsity level. Athletics Director Chris Radon will be testing the student athletes who wish to try out.
Family University Day
Amy Petrassi, Director of Pupil Personnel Services, spoke about the second annual Family University Day, to be held on Thurs., Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Middle School. She said that it is designed for parents to get to know district programs. There will be several parent workshops to demonstrate some the reading and writing learning taking place and engineering programs such as Project Lead the Way, etc. There will also be athletics intramurals and arts and crafts programs available for students.
Elementary School News & Middle School News
Elementary School Principal, Maria Boller, reported on the elementary school, indicating that 95 children are participating in after school clubs including: the Lego and Robotics Club, Drama Club, Coding Club, Environmental Club, Intramural Sports Club and Art Club. Middle School Principal, Matthew Lawrence, reported that the first five weeks were among the smoothest he has experienced in G.L. The Middle School student council has been established and students are campaigning and learning how to get elected.
Next Board Meeting
The next School Board business meeting will be held on Wed., Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the G.L. Elementary School, located at 80 Waterstone Rd, Greenwood Lake.