Talking HF Tigers 3/3

While the potential inclement weather has postponed the Neon Dance until March 31, we have plenty of events happening across all our schools throughout the month. Please check out the packed calendar I have included in this week’s Talking Tigers. Strongly consider parents and family members, participating in a parent group meeting. Volunteers are what make all these dances, movie nights, and fairs possible!

Vex Robotics IQ Team “TigerByte” Qualified to State! 

Our VEX Robotics IQ teams participated in their first competition on Feb. 25 at Queensbury Middle School and the results included a team qualifying to the state championship!  

VEX competitions prepare students to become future innovators with 95 percent of participants reporting an increased interest in STEM subject areas and pursuing STEM-related careers. 

Tournaments are held year-round at the regional, state, and national levels and culminate at the VEX Robotics World Championship each May.

Congrats to our students and HF VEX Coach Cami Samuelson!

Get “Caught” Being Good

As part of our character education program teamed with No Place For Hate, the middle school initiated a “Caught Being Good” program for March called the “Eye of the Tiger.” The idea is to award students for positive behaviors. Each week names will be drawn and at the end of the month, the team with the most coupons will be rewarded with a pizza party. The selected students will receive assorted prize packages. 

State Wrestling a Family Affair

Last weekend brothers Jesse and Justin Mullis competed at the NYSPHSAA Wrestling Championship. We are happy to report that Jesse, a junior, finished 5th in the State in the D2 172 lb weight class with a 4-2 record on the weekend. 

Justin, a freshman, finished with a record of 2-2 on the weekend with both losses coming to the 3rd and 4th place finishers in the D2 118 lb weight class.

Congratulations to Jesse, Justin, and the Hudson Falls wrestling coaches on these great accomplishments.

Mark Your Calendars

Friday, March 3 – Saturday, March 4: The 46th Annual South High Marathon Dance, which in returning to its two-day format, has set a goal of $300,000. As of Thursday morning, it stood at $209,000. Let’s help them get over the top and beyond! We have two students and a community member who will be recipients of the proceeds. Donations can be made online at

Saturday, March 4: Kids (K-5) Night Out 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Andrews Hall, HFUMC, 227 Main St. (enter through the Forest Street door). Cost is $10 per child and covers crafts, games, songs and a light dinner. Please register before noon on Saturday.

Monday, March 6: Elementary PTSA meeting 6:30 p.m. in the primary school cafeteria. At this meeting, the focus will be on finalizing plans for upcoming events, including the Fun Fair, The Fun Fair is one of the PTSAs biggest events and help is needed; they have several volunteer opportunities available.

Tuesday, March 7: Middle School PTSO Meeting 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. Please enter through the D Wing entrance.

Friday, March 10: Kindergarten Center Craft & Movie Night 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Admission is $2 per person. They will be showing “Clifford’s Really Big Movie” in the gym. Crafts will be in the cafeteria. Bring your blankets or mats to sit on. Popcorn and drinks will be provided with admission.

Friday, March 17: Superintendent’s Conference Day. No classes.

Tuesday, March 21- Friday, March 24: K-5 Parent Teacher Conferences.  Bus Dismissal will begin at 12:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 23- Friday March 24: UPK Full Day Conferences 

Friday, March 31: Rescheduled High School Neon Dance 7:00-10:00 p.m. in the high school gym.

Have a great weekend and week, Tigers!

Dan Ward, Superintendent