The Lake Placid Central School District will open up the day after Labor Day for the 2011-12 school year.
Students will be welcomed back to school on Tuesday, Sept. 6.
Students had a chance to get familiar with the school during locker day, Aug. 29, where students from grades 6 through 12 were able to pick up their schedule and get their locker assignments, as well as see their guidance counselors with schedule concerns and questions.
There will be several new faces at the school this year, with Dan Mayberry as the Assistant Principal (K-12) for Lake Placid Central School District, effective July 1, while also appointing Javier Perez as the new Elementary Principal/CSE Chair, also effective July 1.
Originally serving an administrative internship at the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year, Mayberry handled student discipline part-time and taught several middle-school science courses. However, based on need, after a long standing Assistant Principal position was eliminated in the 2010-2011 school budget, and upon recommendation by the Superintendent, his position was placed as a Teacher on Special Assignment as Dean of Students and was primarily responsible for student discipline and supporting the principal in the day-to-day operations of the building.
A Lake Placid native, Mayberry resides in Lake Placid with his wife Ashleah, and two children. A graduate of SUNY Potsdam, he holds permanent certification to teach Biology 7-12, and General Science 7-9. He completed his Master of Science in Education, Curriculum and Instruction and his Certificate of Advanced Study, Educational Leadership from SUNY Plattsburgh.
Perez is well known by many people in the Lake Placid district, as he formerly served as a Spanish teacher with and was recently the Dean of Students for the AuSable Valley Central School District. Perez will begin his duties on July 6 and immediately begin supervising the Elementary Summer School and readying school for the 2011-2012 school year.
Perez resides in Ausable Forks, is married and has three children.
Also, Zachary Moser will be the new band teacher for grades 6-12, and the LPCS board of education will also be appointing a new math position at their scheduled Aug. 30 meeting.