PORT HENRY - Moriah Central School's first-ever "Report Card Day" was a success, according to the school principal.
School officials had requested parents come to the school to pick up their child's report card, giving parents and teachers an opportunity to interact.
"Moriah High School would like to thank all the families who took time from their busy schedules to meet with their children's teachers," said Kathy Carr, principal. "I am delighted with the large turn-out and I am happy to announce that 478 parent conferences took place at the school on Nov. 10. We will continue to strive for 100 percent attendance at this event and we certainly seem to be within reach of this goal."
As an incentive to attract parents to school, 30 door prizes were awarded to parents and students received homework passes.
Danny Bryant won a $75 gift card donated by Wal-Mart; Denise Daly won a $15 gift certificate donated by Boni's Bistro; Lynn Wallace won a $15 gift certificate donated by Mac's; Julie Wykes won a $25 gas card donated by MCS National Honor Society; Christine Sheldon won a large three-topping pizza donated by Boyea's ;
Diane Burbank won a half-bushel bag of apples donated by Gunnison's; Lionel Simard won three tanning visits from Sunsations; Terry Decker won two tickets to Great Escape; Maria Burow and Paula Petro each won two season passes from the MCS athletic department; Andrea Marcotte won a $25 gift card to Mineville Oil donated by the MCS Student Council ;
Mary Ida won a $60 gift certificate to the King's Inn donated by MCS Student Council; Rene Tromblee won an eyebrow wax donated by Adirondack Hair Associates; Lisa Pelkey won a $20 gift certificate to George's; Tereasa Zerbe won a gift certificate from Wedding World donated by Terry Miclette, special education teacher;
Andrew Brassard won a $50 gift certificate for lunch or dinner at Cottage Cafe donated by Mirror Lake Inn; Kim Baker won a one-month membership to Moriah Martial Arts donated by Nestor Rodriguez, teaching assistant; Phyllis Allen won a CD Boombox from Dollar General donated by James King family;
Becky Gilbo won a pound jar of honey from Simonds Hill Apiary donated by Dean Fleming, math teacher; Jill Shpur, Helen Welch, and Rich and Mary James each won a scientific calculator donated by MCS math department (Dean Fleming, Hans Himelein, Melanie Lopez, Tara Mero, Margot Roemischer);
Renee Marley won a basket of hair care products from Family Hairlooms donated by Theresa Klingenberg; Joann Lee won a $20 gift card to Stewart's donated by MCS administrators (Bill Larrow, Kathy Carr, Val Stahl, Carrie Langey); Erica Sadowski won an ice fishing package including a handmade ice chisel donated by MCS technology department (Aaron Brassard, Dayton Dedrick) and Norm's Bait and Tackle; Nicole Taylor and Jill Yakalis each won a Harley Davidson t-shirt donated by North End Harley Davidson, Plattsburgh;
Patricia Aurilio won a reusable grocery bag, handmade by Melinda Morin, MCS teacher aide, and a $25 gift certificate to Mac's donated by the high school and guidance offices (Shirley Kelly, Kathy Carr, Alison Burch, Jessica Bosarge, Stacey Brassard); Nancy Smith won a Mt. Lakes PBS video ; and Joanne Shappy won a gift certificate for the baked item of her choice donated by Rose Karkoski, MCS substitute teacher
"Thanks again to all who participated in making parent-teacher conferences worthwhile, productive, and beneficial to students," Carr said. "Working as educational partners, we are much more likely to increase student achievement and success in school."