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Happy New Year! It’s a new calendar year – 2023 – and often a time we make plans to improve, set new goals to accomplish, or just begin “anew.”  While this is an already underway school year, those same “new year” aspirations can still apply.

Talk as a family about your student’s current grades, attendance, and plans for the remainder of the school year. Regardless of your student’s year in school, the opportunity to show your support and interest plays a role in their success. If you need ideas and guidance, always feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher or school counselor. They are there to help!

As for our students further along their academic journey, please take into consideration and discuss with them the opportunities below. And for those with younger students, it’s something to have on the list of possibilities to consider down the road.

Highly Recommended: Earn College Credits in High School or Pursue CTE

Why earn college credits in high school? Students can earn industry-recognized certifications, and save up to $6,000 on their college education. They can work side-by-side with engineers, technicians, and designers at local high-tech businesses establishing career networks. It is worth your and your student’s time to check out the next virtual informational session before attending the in-person informational session at either the Queensbury or Wilton, SUNY Adirondack campuses. 

  • The next virtual information session is Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 6:30 p.m.

  • The in-person event is Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 6  p.m. (at each campus).

Register at  

CTE (Career and Technical Education) also has options for students to begin their training for careers in a variety of trades giving them a head start into the job market or college. The program’s open house provides an opportunity to explore the programs, meet instructors, and see the hands-on classrooms and shops. The open houses are:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 18 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at F. Donald Myers Education Center, 15 Henning Rd, Saratoga Springs, NY; or  
  • Thursday, Jan. 19 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at Southern Adirondack Education Center, 1051 Dix Ave, Hudson Falls, NY. 

Register at 

Say Yes to the Dress: How to Donate Logistics

Organizers of the annual “Say Yes to the Dress” boutique program being held this year on Jan. 19, want to share a few donation logistics.

Due to storage being maxed out, no more dresses are being accepted at this time. If you have donations of the other needed items there will be a box in each of the main offices at the high school and middle school. Need a pickup? Reach out to any of the following: Kim Shea or Mike Sullivan, Student Council Co-Advisers, or Colleen Mager or Maggie Hickey, National Honor Society Co-Advisers.

The boutique, which will offer new and gently worn dresses, shoes, handbags, accessories and attire for gentlemen for free, will take place in the auditorium lobby, 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19. Members of the Hudson Falls junior and senior classes as well as students from both Fort Ann and Fort Edward are invited to shop our collection of items.

Our thanks to everyone who is donating and organizing this amazing event!

Upcoming Dates:

  • No Classes/Schools Closed – Monday, Jan. 16: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Tues.-Fri., Jan. 24-27: Regents Testing Week. Check out the Regents Review Schedule for more information.

Have a great weekend, 

Dan Ward, Superintendent