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Learning sustainable life skills from Farm to Market

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Town of Stillwater look out!! This year a summer school course that is 80 percent hands on and life application is introducing eight to 10 LaSalle students to urban agriculture and sustainable farming techniques at Stillwater’s Old World Farm. During the summer school session, students are traveling to the Saratoga County located farm, to spend four mornings learning about topics including food distribution patterns, the basics of plant propagation, raising healthy seedlings, the role of…

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National History mock judging preps youth for competition

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On March 6th, four student competitors revealed their National History Day projects to a group of volunteer professionals who agreed to review and critique them with the purpose of preparing the youth for the tough questions they will face at the actual regional competition in two weeks. Albany County DCYF’s Teresa Fitzpatrick joined New York SED’s Amy McHugh and Tom Hogan (retired), and LaSalle Trustees Kelly Kimbrough and Carmen Perez-Hogan to give the students their…

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Future City competition more than a contest for LaSalle kids

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On Saturday, January 10th, five LaSalle boys participated in the 2015 Future City competition typically held during National Engineer’s Week. The team took home honors for the best air transportation design. Their ‘flying saucer’ airport was prominently featured on Time Warner Cable Newschannel 9 along with a number of other academic projects from around the Capital Region. The students presented their model and defended its usefulness in our nation’s continuing exploration of travel and space…

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Future business leaders lend a helping hand

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On Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014, the Future Business Leaders of America (F.B.L.A.) had its induction ceremony. Twenty three members were inducted that morning – seven to officer positions. This ceremony was held in the Hanner Chapel and Cultural Center on LaSalle’s campus. F.B.L.A. is a national organization working with junior high and high school students to teach crucial life skills that will help the students prosper in the business world. In addition, they will learn about the role of business…

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LaSalle youth: Future business leaders of America

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LaSalle started a new extracurricular activity in for students as part of a national effort. A new faculty member with prior experience with The Future Business Leaders of America brought his expertise to our school. This organization is the largest national business leadership organization for students in middle and high school, and has a strong focus on helping students develop leadership skills while educating them about business, community service, and basic life skills. A great way for our youth to explore…

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Field trips to Cooperstown’s Farmers Museum, Boston sites inspire students

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During the school year, students have several opportunities to participate in field trips that give them valuable information to put into context what they learn in the classroom, and reward positive behavior. On October 2nd, twenty-four students and history faculty traveled by bus to the Farmer’s Museum in Cooperstown, NY for a day-long field trip. Here, museum staff demonstrated how a mid-19th century farming community was laid out, operated businesses essential to an agricultural community…

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Summer culinary education focuses on sustainable food and farming

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This summer, culinary students at LaSalle are learning the foundation and purpose of building self-reliant communities, are being encouraged to take a personal role in their own career and character development, build a sense of purpose and pride in what they can do, and provide culinary classes and kitchens at LaSalle with fresh produce as a result of their labors. The expectation is that students will transfer skills and knowledge learned in the living farm…

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2014 Future City Competition

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LaSalle’s entry in the 2014 Future City competition – named OASIS – won kudos from judges the Excellence in the Design of a City, and Most innovative Use of Green Space for a Community. The fictional LaSalle city incorporated climate controlled, wind turbine, and electronics into a southwestern desert city. This year’s January contest was held at Proctor’s in Schenectady, NY.

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