LCMS wins Kentucky School Breakfast Challenge

Thanks to the School Breakfast Program more students are getting the nutrition they need to learn.  There was a Kentucky School Breakfast Challenge launched earlier this year by the Kentucky Board of Education promoting awareness that Kentucky ranks among the top 25% of states in the nation where families suffer from hunger and food insecurity. Schools were challenged to come up with new ways of increasing school breakfast participation as an additional means of caring for and nurturing the state’s public school children.

 

We are very proud to announce that Lincoln Middle School won first place in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) category through which  all students eat for free. LCMS received $1500 to be used in the food service program at the school. Congratulations LCMS!! 


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Wind Chill School Closings & Delay Guidelines
During the winter months, several factors come into play that could cause school delays and closings. One great factor to be considered is the wind chill. Lincoln County Public Schools will be closely monitoring the National Weather Service and local weather conditions to determine when school should be closed or delayed. There are two possible scenarios that come from the National Weather Service regarding wind chill:  
 
Wind Chill Advisory: wind chill is between -10 and -24 degrees and wind speed is at least 10 MPH. 
Wind Chill Warning: wind chill is -25 degrees or below and that the wind speed is at least 10 MPH.

In the event that there is a Wind Chill Warning for the Lincoln County area for the time the school day begins, we will close schools. This decision will likely be made the morning of the day in question, as it is difficult to predict wind chill the night before. This will be assessed by 6:00 am.

If there is a Wind Chill Advisory, schools will likely remain open unless there are bus fleet issues or mechanical problems in the school buildings. This will be assessed by 6:00 am.
 
Parents should make sure their child is dressed appropriately for the cold weather. The district urges students to wear winter hats, gloves, heavy coats and boots. As always, the safety of our students and staff is our top priority when making the decision to delay or close school. 

Lawson Hired as principal at Hustonville Elementary School!

The site based decision making council at Hustonville Elementary has selected Mrs. Gwen Lawson as their next principal.  Gwen has worked in Lincoln County most recently as an academic program consultant at the McGuffey Sixth Grade Center.  She started at Hustonville as a teacher and is very pleased to be able to return there as principal.  Upon learning of her selection, Mrs. Lawson had the following words to share:

 

It is an honor to have been selected principal at Hustonville Elementary School.  Hustonville Elementary is where I began my teaching career and served for 23 years.  Most recently, I have had the privilege of working at the Lloyd B. McGuffey Sixth Grade Center. I am now excited to be returning to Hustonville Elementary, a school I consider home.


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Lincoln County High School & Lincoln County Board of Education Placed on the College Board’s AP® District Honor Roll


For Immediate Release: December 15, 2014

A Record 547 School Districts across the Nation are Honored

Lincoln County High School and the Lincoln County Board of Education became one of only 547 school districts in the U.S. and Canada honored by the College Board with placement on the 5th Annual Advanced Placement ® (AP) District Honor Roll.  To be elligible for this award, high schools must have increased access to AP course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. Reaching these goals indicates that the district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for the rigor of AP classes. Since 2012, Lincoln County High School has increased the number of students participating in AP courses while improving the number of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher.

According to Superintendent Karen Hatter, “The recognition of the school's effort to increase the rigor of coursework at Lincoln County High School is evidence of the commitment to high expectations by the school staff, as well as the students' response to the challenge set forth in AP classes.” 


The complete 5th Annual AP District Honor Roll can be found here.


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Non-Discrimination

The Lincoln County Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetic information, disability, religion, marital status, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to its facilitates to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.


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