Talking HF Tigers 4/28

An important part of a public school district’s role in the community is supporting efforts to build healthier and safer opportunities for all. This week, we were fortunate to have a nationally-renowned student driving program visit HF High. Using simulators, our students saw firsthand how distracted and impaired driving can put their own and others lives at risk. We also want to share with our community a way to help address a national “child care crisis.” Nothing is more important than our youngest having health and safe care, and we are happy to help spread the word on how family child care locations can be encouraged and started. 

Energy Efficiency Projects Across All Six Buildings

We are pleased to share that HFCSD is among a group of NYS school districts pursuing energy efficiency improvements with no tax impact. A good portion of the work in our district – which will be across all six buildings – allows us to complete work that had to be cut out of our capital project due to cost escalations. I encourage you to check out our EPC web story to learn more!

Saving Lives: Simulating Impaired Driving Helps Reality Hit Home

We very much appreciate that Undersheriff John Winchell was on hand throughout the day, April 25, at HFHS. He spoke about the importance of having a plan and prevention to avoid traffic accidents and deaths caused by impaired driving. “Old school mentality was to increase patrols and catch drivers while driving impaired,” he said. “The new school mentality is to educate and prevent the situation from occurring in the first place.” 

While the experience was fun and a break from class for the students, the message is something that can be shared with friends and family members, have a plan to get home safely!

Child Care Network Seeking Applicants

One of the ways the non-profit Child Care Network is working to address the lack of child care is through a robust start-up program with funding from Washington County. The goal is to increase the number of in-home child care programs, and it is offering assistance with startup costs and the New York State licensing process. Email or call or 518-798-7972 ext 207 for more information. You can also check out this announcement.

School, District & Community Calendar 

Saturday, April 29: Luciano Invitational Track Meet, 9:30 a.m. High School Track.

Sunday, April 30: Hudson Falls UPK-5 PTSA Fun Fair, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Primary School. Unlimited carnival games with a wristband for $15. Prizes, basket raffles, and food available for purchase.

Tuesday, May 2: Middle School PTSO meeting, 7:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. Looking for new members including president and secretary. 

Thursday, May 4: Grades 6-12 Band Concert, 7:30 p.m. in the high school gym.

Sunday, May 7: Goodness Strong Walk-a-thon. Pre-registration only by Monday, May 1. Contact Jessica (518) 683-5674, or Theresa (518) 932-8803. Held at the Kingsbury Fire Department on Burgoyne Ave. $25 per person. 

Monday, May 8: BOE meeting with special Monday (instead of Tuesday) 6:45 p.m start for budget hearing. 

Thursday, May 11: High School Choir and Orchestra concert, 7:30 p.m. in the high school gym.

Saturday, May 20: Junior Prom, coronation 4:30 p.m. in the high school gym.


Have a great weekend Tigers!


Dan Ward, Superintendent