Over the past year many community members have asked me if we could
celebrate our community’s heritage in some way during the school year.
I thought it would be appropriate to have an “Adirondack Fair”, perhaps
annually, that celebrates a different aspect of our heritage and builds
as sense of pride and enthusiasm for our community.
I would like faculty to create an “Adirondack Challenge” that will link
to the New York Standards (I want it linked to what you are already
teaching. I don’t want you to create more work for yourselves) for one
or more of their classes that will be manifested during an “Adirondack
Fair” week __________.
This year I would like the fair to be built around the theme of
_____________. It is my hope that you will create a steering committee
to organize yourselves and the event.
Please make sure that you address the following issues in your
- It clearly links the past, present and
- It clearly links to our school and
- Activities are developmentally and age
- There are a variety of products each with
clearly stated criteria for quality
- It utilizes some form of field trip(s)
- It some how involves all stakeholders
I look forward to an update by the end of the year and plan on using
our staff development days in the fall to plan the event. Please let me
know if you have any questions.