2010-2011 School Year
Congratulations to the 2011 district retirees: Carolynn Carpenter, Kindergarten Aide; Dan Cottrell, Grade 6 Teacher; Theresa Davis, QHS English Teacher; Annette Dickinson, QMS Library Aide; Ellen Dinolfo, QMS Guidance Typist; Anne Fitzgerald, Secretary to the Superintendent; Wendy Friers, QES Principal's Secretary; JoAnn Harig, Grade 5 Teacher; Lila Howlett, QMS P.E. Teacher; Cecelia Lanphear, QES Teaching Assistant; June Reamer, QMS Typist; Shirley Roach, QMS Guidance Secretary; Donna Sawn, Bus Driver; John Strough, QHS Social Studies Teacher; Deborah Thompson, WHBI Ass't Principal's Secretary; and Marcia Trzaska, QMS Special Education Teacher.
The 6th grade students from Team Wolfjaw Base Science classes, raised over $2400 this year for Special Olympics. Included in that donation was a special $1,000 donation from the Quentin Howe Scholarship fund from Ethan Ballard's (6th grader) family, to be used for the athletes of Special Olympics. Mrs. Byrnes's Science classes raised the money through a bowl-a-thon, skate-a-thon and bike-a-thon as well as volunteering at the Warren-Washington County Special Olympics held on Saturday, May 21st.
Queensbury students and staff raised more than $30,000 for the annual Relay For Life event to benefit the American Cancer Society. Allen's Army, led by fourth grade teacher Mark Allen, was the second highest fundraising team for the entire event with $8,500. Congratulations to all.
Congratulations to the high school students who participated in the Bowl for Kids' Sake fundraiser to support Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Southern Adirondacks. QHS teams raised $7,800 for the cause.
Thank you to over 200 members of the Class of 2011 for donating their morning to local not-for-profit organizations raking leaves, cleaning windows, planting flowers and other spring cleaning tasks during the 2nd annual Senior Give Back Day. QUFSD is proud of the tremendous effort put into this community service project.
Congratulations to John Dwyer, Queensbury Board of Education Member, for being named as the Queensbury Senior Citizens (QSC) 2011 Member of the Year. He was chosen for this award because of his leadership within the organization as an active member of several QSC committees and his roles as past president and current treasurer of the QSC Board of Directors.
Queensbury school received the Gold Level Community Impact Award from the Tri-County United Way. This award recognizes organizations who display a continuous commitment to our community through workplace donations and volunteering. Queensbury staff members collectively donated over $10,000 to the United Way this year, and the gold level status is awarded based on the percentage increase of the donation over the past year. Contributing to the United Way is a long standing tradition at Queensbury
Poetry by Garrett Cranney and Isaiah VanLoan, fourth grade students, has been chosen for inclusion in the 2011 edition of the Lake Placid Institute's "Words of the Woods" publication. The Institute received over 600 entries, and chose just three entries as winners at each grade level. Congratulations to Garrett and Isaiah!
QHS senior Kevin Valenti is the New York State Ice Hockey Player of the Year 2010-11. Chosen from among a field of 1,200 other Division 2 ice hockey players statewide, Kevin is the first NYS Player of the Year for the Queensbury Ice Hockey program. He is also the Capital District Player of the Year and Scoring Champion, ending his high school career with 200 points and 111 goals.
Great job WHBI students and staff! The recent Crazy Hat Day raised $469.12 for the American Red Cross relief fund for victims of the earthquake in Japan. A great example of the district core value "Community flourishes when all individuals participate and contribute."
Way to go QMS Guide Rooms! The total raised for the 2011 Pennies for Patients campaign is $2,612,17! Congratulations to the top fundraisers: Mrs. Lefebvre's guide room - $226.04 and Mr. Thompson's guide room - $115.56. Thank you for supporting this program dedicated to funding the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and its effort to find cures for child cancer.
Congratulations to the 2011 QHS National Honor Scoeity faculty award winners: Mary Tully (Honorary Member), Keith Weiss (Character), Adam Orr (Leadership), Crystal Johnson (Scholarship) and Jason Tenner (Service).
Congratulations to all 25 participants of the annual WHBI Spelling Bee held on March 4th! Ryan Hill (Mrs. Enny-Tulley Gr. 5) was the winner, with Erik Swanson (Mr. Allen Gr. 4) and Michael Siano (Mrs. Discenza Gr. 5) placing second and third respectively. Ryan will represent the WHBI at the BOCES Regional Spelling Bee at Lake Avenue School in Saratoga on June 1st at 6pm. Good luck Ryan!
Great job to our winter Scholar/Athlete teams: Girls Basketball, Bowling, Boys Swimming, Wrestling, Ice Hockey, Boys Skiing and Girls Skiing.
Way to go QMS Guide Rooms! The final total raised for the 4th Annual Pennies for Patients campaign is $2,612.17. Thank you for supporting this program dedicated to funding the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and its effort to find cures for child cancer.
Six WHBI students shared the stage with other select students from local schools to sing with the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra Children's Chorus during the recent holiday concert. Congratulations to Maggie Borgos, Gillian Canavan, Caitlin Canavan, Abby Delio, Jacqueline Goldstein and Paris Howard!
Thank you to all of our students and staff members who have worked tirelessly to make the holidays brighter for needy Queensbury families. Your efforts really do make a difference in our community!
Congratulations to our fall Scholar/Athlete teams: Boys Cross Country, Girls Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Girls Swimming, Girls Tennis and Volleyball.
. Congratulations to: middle school students Elena Silverberg and Brandon Sylvain, and high school students Alex Hsu, William Frielinghaus, Melissa Froats, Sara Meehl, Sarah Miele, Emily Ziegler and Elizabeth Herlihy.
High School staff members donated almost $300 during the annual QHS Thanksgiving Dinner Casual Day that was used to purchase complete Thanksgiving dinners for five needy Queensbury families.
Third grade student Riley Sheehan recently held a bake sale at the "Dome" for the Adopt-a-Family Holiday program. She raised $180.15 for this worthy cause.
The WHBI Trick or Treat for UNICEF campaign collected $940.87 this year! Congratulations to Nicole Enny-Tully’s class for raising the highest amount in 5th grade at $127.17 and, Noreen Szmul’s class for raising the highest amount in 4th grade at $166.43!
Five Queensbury high school students have been chosen to perform at the NYS School Music Association (NYSSMA) All-State Conference in December. Congratulations to Gregory Auffredou: Mallets-Symphonic Band, Caroline DeCunzo: French Horn-Symphonic Band, Kara Barosi: Alto 2-Mixed Chorus, Beth Mirahver: Soprano 2-Mixed Chorus, and Nicole Carte: Alto 1-Mixed Chorus.
The 2010 QUFSD United Way campaign ended with a total of $10,428 pledged by Queensbury staff. This is the most QUFSD has ever contributed - and at a time when so many people in our community need it most.
Congratulations to Mark Allen, 4th grade teacher, Jennifer Merkosky, QHS Special Education teacher, and Kathy Edwards, 1st Grade teacher. They were all WKBE Teachers of the Week in October.
Way to Go! The modified Volleyball teams raised $1,800 for the annual October Power of Pink event at QUFSD to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Great job girls!
Queensbury High School is proud to announce the Top Ten students of the Class of 2011: Eric Lebel, son of David and Judy Lebel; Brandon Ling, son of Sam and Catherine Ling; Carly Wynn, daughter of Michael Wynn and Starlett Cook; Brian Cannon, son of John and Clicia Cannon; Collin Klippel, son of Frank and Susan Klippel; Kendall DeMarco, daughter of David and Pamela DeMarco; Lucy-Lynn Graves, daughter of Edward and Frances Graves; Danielle Winslow, daughter of Rick and Cheryl Winslow; Eileen Goralski, daughter of John and Judith Goralski; and Mackenzie Palma, daughter of Joseph Palma and John and Lynn Schulz. Congratulations to the families of these talented students and thank you for valuing and supporting education!
The annual Power of Pink Volleyball Tournament raised over $10,000 for the American Cancer Society. Great job to Coach Tyler Carey and the Queensbury Volleyball Team!
Way to go! Juniors Tom Benedetto and Brad Willows formed the High School Welcoming Committee to help transfer student as they transition to Queensbury High School. They met with school counselors to develop a plan and recruited students in all grade levels to help during the recent New Student Orientation. The Welcoming Committee is still in the development phase, and will continue to meet to identify student needs and plan activities.
Congratulations to Brandon Ling and Carly Wynn for their selection as 'Commended Students' in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program. They were among more than 1.5 million juniors in over 20,000 U.S. high schools who entered the 2011 National Merit Program by taking the 2009 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/ NMSQT).
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