Give Back Days
The Heuvelton Central School Board of Education approved the following unused Emergency (Snow days) to be added as follows: Friday, May 25, 2018 to be added to Memorial Day weekend and Early Dismissal on Thursday, June 21 @11:15 a.m.
3-8 Assessments Underway
April marked the end of the nine day window of time for the administration of grades 3-8 ELA testing across New York State. At Heuvelton we chose to stagger our testing days and times by grade level, and over 93% of our students have completed testing.
This is the first year that all of our grades 3-8 students are using Computer Based Testing (CBT) and it has been a smooth transition, largely due to the efforts of staff and students working together to become familiar with the new testing format. As you may have seen in the press, the Questar system for CBT had a glitch on the first morning of testing that created issues for districts across the state. To avoid student frustration, we delayed testing that day to provide time for the issue to be resolved. The issue was resolved that day and did not recur.
Our students have demonstrated persistence and a "can do" attitude, while staff have been flexible and supportive of the students throughout the week. This is reflected in higher participation rates than in past years as students take advantage of the chance to show what they know. Impressively, students are taking their time to apply reading strategies, prior to planning and writing thoughtful responses. We are proud of the attitude and approach our students and staff take with the move to Computer Based Testing.
The grades 3-8 Mathematics testing has now commenced. We have a goal of 100% participation for the NYS testing program and ask for your support. Our staff work hard to teach concepts and strategies to the students, and the students have worked diligently to learn new skills and practice strategies. The testing program is a great way to demonstrate their growth and learning.
Of note, the testing window continues in the shortened, two-day format that was implemented last year and the tests remain untimed. This is the first year that questions written by New York state teachers have been included in the tests as well. Please be in touch with questions.
Save-A-Lot Store Promotion to Benefit HCS Food Pantry
The Proulx family, owners of local Save-A-Lot stores, has sponsored a "round up" fundraiser at the Canton, Potsdam, Gouverneur, and Ogdensburg stores from April 29th-May12th to benefit the Heuvelton School Food Pantry. Any customer may opt to "round up" their purchase to the next whole dollar, with the difference benefiting our pantry. Please consider supporting both their stores and the food pantry.
Lyme Disease Informational Pamphlets
Through the generosity of Senator Ritchie's office, each household will be provided with an informational pamphlet to help increase awareness of Lyme Disease and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). These illnesses, spread by the bite of a mosquito, are real and serious. Lyme disease is on the increase in our area since 2001. Please take the time to read this important information to help you and your family to prevent bites, the illnesses they can cause and to seek treatment as soon as possible by consulting the resources available. Please keep an eye out for a copy of the pamphlet to be coming home with your child. Additional copies are available through the Nurse's office.
Northern New York Community Foundation Makes $500 Donation to Heuvelton Central School’s Community Food Pantry
The Heuvelton School Food Pantry recently received a $500 donation from the Northern New York Community Foundation for the purchase of food items from the Food Bank of New York. This donation will fund the pantry for the next few months.
Thanks to the sponsorship of Cornerstone Wesleyan Church as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, Heuvelton Central School is currently serving as a pilot school-based pantry site in St. Lawrence County.
“We are incredibly grateful for the Northern New York Community Foundation’s generous support,” said Heuvelton Central School Superintendent Jesse Coburn. “This donation will help us in our efforts to ensure that no one goes hungry in our school community.”
The food pantry is housed in the high school and staffed by volunteers. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please contact the District Office.
To learn more about the Northern New York Community Foundation, please visit www.nnycf.org.
Heuvelton, Ogdensburg and Morristown students to visit Living History Day at Lighthouse Point
More than 380 students from Heuvelton and Ogdensburg and Morristown will visit the ninth Annual Living History Day at Lighthouse Point on May 18th.
Fort La Presentation Association hosts the "hands-on history" day that allows students to experience what is was like to live during colonial times.
Demonstrations of open hearth cooking, rope making, colonial lighting, colonial toys, and much more will be held.
Students will complete scavenger hunt questions for a chance to win prizes. The day will end with the firing of cannon.
This event is sponsored by the Fort La Presentation Association, Heuvelton Central School, Ogdensburg City Schools, Morristown Central School, the Heuvelton Lions Club, the Ogdensburg Education Association, the Heuvelton Teacher’s Association, the Morristown Teacher’s Association and the Heuvelton PTA.
Administrative Professionals Day
We recently celebrated Administrative Professionals Day! Thank you to our administrative professionals who keep the ball rolling everyday!