Monthly Message                        
October 3, 2017

Dear SLHS Families,                                                                     

Welcome to October! I hope that the first full month of school has gone well for your child(ren). September flew by with the many special events that took place throughout the month. Our opening day assembly featured a large group of seniors who developed videos reinforcing the rules, which has become a humorous tradition. I want to thank all the families for coming to our Open House on September 14th and walking in the shoes of your children. The Guidance Department hosted a College Planning and Financial Aid Night for Seniors and their families on September 27th and had a great turnout.

The beginning of the school year presents an outstanding opportunity for kids to get involved during and after the regular school day.  Here at SLHS, there is plenty to choose from and we hope that every student can find something that is of interest to them. Participation in activities may provide a sense of enthusiasm for school as the academic year progresses. The following is a list of the clubs and groups.  I encourage you to check with your child or the advisor if you have any questions.

  • Art Club – Jen Moore & Val Patterson
  • Canaras Yearbook – Jen Moore
  • Cooking Club – Ruth Pino
  • Environmental Club “Green Storm” – Shannon Bartholomew
  • Women’s & Men’s Ensembles – Drew Benware
  • Fall Play – Kathleen Bullard & Kent Streed
  • FREE Club – Kathleen Bullard
  • French Club – Christine Adams & Geniene Willette-Burman
  • Habitat for Humanity – Kathy Latour
  • Jazz Band – Keith Kogut
  • Key Club – Christine Bell & Stephanie Bluestein
  • Club LMC – Seth Putnam
  • National Honor Society – Tricia Preston
  • Model UN – Joe Thill
  • Outdoor Club – Chris Kollmer & Kris Miemis
  • SLHS Musical – Bonnie Brewer & Drew Benware
  • Spanish Club – Sarah Petrocci & Trish Wickwire
  • Student Council – Brad Rafferty

October will be another month of excitement here on campus, beginning with Homecoming Week, October 10-14. Information about the week will be in the daily announcements and the calendar is posted on the SLHS website. The week includes many of our athletic teams playing home games. Please check the athletic schedule on the district’s website and check out our calendar on the SLHS website ( You can also follow us on Facebook (Saranac Lake High School), Instagram (@saranaclakehs) or on Twitter (@saranaclakehs) to stay up to date on the school’s news and events.

Our five-week progress reports will be available on October 13th on the School Tool parent portal. To receive access to the parent portal, please email your request and your email address to Diana Schwartz at Again, I want to thank all the SLHS families for your support!

Joshua Dann, Principal