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Lincoln County High School News

Parent Nominations for LCHS Site-Based Decision Making Council

Nominations are currently being accepted for 1 parent representative for the newly reinstated Lincoln County High School Site-Based Decision Making Council. To be eligible, a person must be a parent, step-parent, or foster parent of a current LCHS student, or have legal custody of an LCHS student pursuant to a court order and the student must reside with you. A person may NOT be a district employee who works at LCHS in any capacity, be related to any member of the Lincoln County Board of Education or employee of the Student Support Center. This term will be from October 25, 2017-June 30, 2018. The SBDM Council meets monthly at Lincoln County High School.
 

Nominations may be made by contacting the school office in person or by phone or email, or by emailing Kim Elliott @ kelliott7269@gmail.com or Jennifer Kaiser @ Jennifer.kaiser@lincoln.kyschools.us. Nominations will be taken until Monday, October 23. The election will be on Tuesday, October 24 from 8:00am-6:00pm in the LCHS front lobby. Any parent or guardian of a current LCHS student is eligible to vote.
 

Thank you for helping us make LCHS one of Kentucky’s most successful schools.

Lincoln County Schools Win High Attendance Day in Region 16

Congratulations goes out to Lincoln County Middle School for winning Region 16 High Attendance Day in the Large Middle School category with 97.12% attendance! Another congratulations goes out to Lincoln County High School for winning Region 16 High Attendance Day in the Large High School category with 94.51% attendance! Keep up the good work LCMS and LCHS students!

 #TEAMLincoln

Parent Survey Family Resource & Youth Service Center Needs Assessment Surveys

Please help support our Family Resource and Youth Service Centers in Lincoln County by completing the appropriate survey(s) below. These surveys are used to support and provide services for all students in Lincoln County Schools. If your child is in Preschool - Elementary School you will need to complete the Family Resource Parent Survey. If your child is in Middle or High School, please complete the Youth Service Center Parent Survey. If you have a child at the elementary and middle or high levels please complete both surveys provided below.  Your feedback is very important to us and very much appreciated. Thank you for taking time to complete the survey and supporting our students.

Family Resource Center Parent Survey (Preschool & Elementary)

Youth Service Center Parent Survey  (Middle & High)

SBDM Election for Parent Members

     Nominations are currently being accepted for 2 parent representatives for the newly reinstated Lincoln County High School Site-Based Decision Making Council.  To be eligible, a person must be a parent, step-parent, or foster parent of a current LCHS student, or have legal custody of an LCHS student pursuant to a court order and the student must reside with you.  This term will be from September 20, 2017-June 30, 2018.  The SBDM Council meets monthly at Lincoln County High School.

     Nominations may be made by contacting the school office in person or by phone or email, or by emailing Kim Elliott @ kelliott7269@gmail.com  or Jennifer Kaiser @ Jennifer.kaiser@lincoln.kyschools.us.  Nominations will be taken until Monday, September 18.  The election will be on Tuesday, September 19 from 8:00am-6:00pm in the LCHS front lobby.  Any parent or guardian of a current LCHS student is eligible to vote. 

       Thank you for helping us make LCHS one of Kentucky’s most successful schools.

No School - TODAY - Friday, August 18th

Lincoln County Schools have been cancelled today, Friday, August 18, 2017 due to continued rising waters in some areas of the county. 

 

School Day Extended To Coincide With The Solar Eclipse

             In follow-up to the announcement regarding the Lincoln County School District's decision to extend the school day on Monday, August 21, 2017, we want to share some of the final details as we prepare for this very unique learning experience planned for our students.
A few things to know:
     Lincoln County Schools will be extending the instructional day on Monday, August 21st until 4:00 PM to coincide with the solar eclipse. After careful consideration, we are extending the school day to ensure our students have the opportunity to view the eclipse in a safe environment.
     Certified solar eclipse viewing glasses will be provided at no cost for all students and will be distributed the day of the eclipse.
     Students must have parent permission to participate in the eclipse viewing experience at their school. Permission slips will be coming home the week prior to the eclipse with your child. An alternative viewing option on media within the school will be provided as needed.
      We understand that some parents/guardians may want to request an absence for their child on this day so that their child can participate in an educational activity related to the eclipse outside of the school. Parents/guardians wishing to make this request may fill out an Educational Enhancement Opportunity Request Form and submit to their child's principal at least five (5) days prior to the absence. If you submit an Education Enhancement Opportunity Request Form and it is approved, the absence will be marked exempt for that day. The form may be accessed at the following link:

Educational Enhancement Opportunity Requst Form

August 21st School Day Extended One (1) Hour

Eclipse

Lincoln County Schools will be extending the instructional day on Monday August 21st to coincide with the solar eclipse.

 

The duration of the eclipse for Lincoln County is from 1:02pm-3:55pm. The instructional day for Monday August 21st will extend to 4:00pm for all schools. Since prolonged viewing of a solar eclipse with the unaided eye could cause serious eye injuries, our goal is to ensure students are not on school buses during the eclipse.

 

The eclipse peak will be at 2:30pm when the moon obscures 96.5% of the sun.

 

As normal, buses will leave from the middle school first. Students will arrive home roughly one (1) hour later than normal.

Please sign permission slip and have your child return it to school on Monday if you haven't already done so. You may also click the following link to download permission slip now Solar Eclipse Permission Slip

Chromebook Agreement Form for 9th and 10th Graders

To access the Chromebook Agreement Form, click here.  Please print the signed agreement along with $25 payment to receive your Chromebook at LCHS.

Mr. Kyle French Welcome New Lincoln County High School Assistant Principal

Patriots join me in welcoming the newest member of the LCHS Administrative Team, Kyle French, as the new Assistant Principal.  Kyle is originally from a small town in central Vermont.  He came to Kentucky for his undergraduate studies at Berea College and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Secondary Education with a specialization in Asian Studies.  He began his teaching career at a small private school in New Hampshire, but returned to Kentucky in 2005 to begin teaching at Pulaski County High School.  

Mr. French taught at PCHS for 12 years, where he taught mostly US History and AP US History (in that role he served as a Reader for the AP US History test for 3 years) and has been the chair of the Social Studies department for the last 6 years.  While at Pulaski, Mr. French became skilled in curriculum refinement, best instructional practices, and data analysis to inform instruction.

Mr. French earned a Masters of the Arts in Secondary Education at Lindsey Wilson College and completed his studies for the Education Specialist degree in School Leadership at Eastern Kentucky University in 2015.

Mr. French currently lives in Berea, KY with his wife, Dara, two sons Sawyer (4), Attitcus (2), and a baby to be named later.

Mr. French is extremely excited and happy to be joining the Patriot family and continuing the high achievement tradition currently at Lincoln County High School.

Welcome to LCHS Mr. French!  We are excited to have you join our team!!

Lincoln County Summer Food logo Lincoln County Summer Food Service Program

Lincoln County Board of Education is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis, at the sites and times as follows:

Please Click "Read More" for Locations and Times.

2017 LCHS KY Governor's Scholars

Congratulations to 7 students in our outstanding junior class for being selected to represent Lincoln County in the 2017 KY Governor's Scholar Program. We are proud of you!

LCHS Governor's Scholar

From left:  Roby Mullins, Madelyn Day, Madisen Hinkle, Reed Campbell, Adaline Hogue, Emma Kaiser, and Kaitlyn Williams.

EKU Dual Credit

EKU will be at LCHS to talk about dual credit classes to eligible sophomores and juniors on Monday, May 8 at 1:30 p.m.  To be eligible to participate students must have a composite of 21 on the ACT, meet benchmark scores in English, math, and reading, and they must also have an unweighted GPA of 3.0

EKU Dual Credit

EKU will present it's Dual Credit Program to eligible sophomores and juniors on Monday, April 24th.  Eligible students have received passes to attend the program.  If your student wants to participate in dual credit next year and did not receive a pass to attend the program please call guidance at (606)365-7971.

Lincoln County High School's Commitment to Celebrate Excellence

It is always the intent of Lincoln County High School to celebrate excellence!  We strive to recognize our students for their efforts in the classroom, on the field, and on the stage.  This is also an area where we can and will continue to improve.  My goal for the next school year is to build a stronger culture at LCHS based on pride and tradition.  The first step toward this goal is to formerly establish guidelines and/or a policy for recognizing seniors during the graduation ceremony.

Changes were made to the recognition of graduations beginning with the Class of 2015.  Lincoln County High School Administration in collaboration with teacher, student, parent, and advisory council representatives made modifications to the recognition of graduates during the ceremony in an effort to preserve the tradition and convention of the ceremony.   I concur with the opinion that the graduation observance is and should be about academics. 

That being said, it was the consensus of the Advisory Council, and my concurring opinion, that we permit those students who have earned the distinction as Governor’s Scholars, Roger’s Scholars, and National Merit Finalists to wear stoles signifying this accomplishment in the graduation ceremony.  

Lincoln County High School will continue the spirit, pride and tradition of what it means to be a Patriot as we seek to recognize our students for their continued excellence in academics.

 

 

Bus Accident

This afternoon, Wednesday, April 12th, Stanford Elementary school bus 0204 was involved in a minor accident.  No one was injured.  All students are being transported back to Stanford Elementary.  Parents and guardians should come to Stanford Elementary to pick up their students and sign them out. District and school staff will be available to answer any questions and address your concerns. 

Scholastic Ball Report image Students will appear on "Scholastic Ball Report" ~ February 4th

Our very own Lincoln County High School 'Scholar Athletes', Logan Godbey and Jenna King, will appear Saturday on 'Scholastic Ball Report". The show will air Saturday at  12:30 pm on CWLexington. Coach, Cassandra McWhorter, will also join the girls in this interview.

Congratulations!!

Birthday Cutoff for Kindergarten Changed

Kindergarten childrenA change in the birthday eligibility cutoff for Kentucky kindergarteners will take effect in the 2017-18 school year. According to the Kentucky Department of Education, starting next fall, any child who turns 5-years-old on or before August 1 may enroll in full-day kindergarten. The change affects children statewide, according to the Kentucky Department of Education's website, which states, "Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, ...the entry date changes from October 1 to August 1.”
According to the Lincoln County Public School’s early entrance policy, parents may petition the board to allow their child to enter school earlier than permitted under statutory age requirements. Due to the change in the birthday eligibility cutoff, parents may request early-entrance screening if their child will turn 5-years-old between August 2 and October 1, 2017. In order to be accepted for early entry, children must exhibit high levels of academic and social/emotional aptitude on early childhood screeners/assessments.
Those who request early entry will be screened in April and May, and if the student meets the criteria, a recommendation will be made to the board of education by June 30 for the 2017-18 school year. A petition for early entrance testing must be made in writing to the superintendent prior to April 1 of the proposed entry school year. Please contact Bruce Smith, Director of Pupil Personnel, or Angela Cain, Director of Teaching and Learning, for further information. (606-365-2124)

Lincoln County Schools in Session Tuesday, January 10 ~ Plan B

Lincoln County School District will be operating on a Plan B schedule tomorrow, Tuesday, January 10th. There are only a few roads that are still impassable due to the ice and snow. The bus drivers assigned to those roads are contacting any student that is affected. All other routes will run as normal.

 

Icy Roads No School - Monday, January 9

There will be no school in Lincoln County, Monday, January 9th. Many of the roads that buses travel are still covered with ice and snow. Stay safe and warm. 

Lincoln County “Patriot Days”

Lincoln County Schools has been granted state permission to offer “Non-Traditional Instruction “(NTI) days during the 2016-2017 school year.  We will call these Patriot Days!  This plan will allow meaningful learning to take place when conditions prevent school from being in session. A Patriot Day will count as an instructional day, and if approved by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), will not have to be made up at the end of the school year.

WHAT IS A NON-TRADITIONAL INSTRUCTION DAY (PATRIOT DAY)?

A non-traditional instruction day (Patriot Day) is a district declared day when learning and instruction will continue, yet students will not report to school.  Learning will take place using technology or conventional paper packets focusing on previously introduced content to enhance, remediate or enrich student skills.  All materials will be provided by your child’s teacher(s) and students are expected to return completed assignments to their teacher upon their return to school. Students who have difficulty completing the work on the actual Patriot Day will have up to one week from the actual Patriot Day to turn it in. Please note, not every school cancellation day will be a Patriot Day.  The School Messenger call will clearly indicate what type of cancellation day it will be.

No School January 6, 2017 ~ First Patriot Day (NTI) Day

*Tomorrow, Friday, January 6,* is our first Patriot Day or (NTI) Non-Traditional Instruction Day.  School is closed, but students should complete their assignments for *Patriot Day #1* and return them when school is back in session.  If your student needs help or assistance, his/her teacher(s) will be available to answer questions between the morning hours of 8:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m. and in the afternoon between 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Teachers will be accessible via email and or telephone and will respond to both student and parent questions during the day.  This contact information is included with your student’s Patriot Day packets.

The link for all Patriot Day lessons is posted on the front page of the district website!

No School ~ January 5, 2017

School has been cancelled for today, Thursday, January 5, 2017.  Stay safe and warm. 

GEAR UP Annoucement

Two Lincoln County High School students, Loren Melton and Sierra Potts, were selected by Berea College's Partner for External Programs department and GEAR UP Promise Zone to be a part of the regional leadership team known as Promising Appalachian Leaders in Service, or PALS.

 

Loren and Sierra will be quite busy attending leadership-building conferences and laying the groundwork for a local project that will improve the community.  They recently attended the induction ceremony for the PALS program at the Hyatt in Lexington and will attend the quarterly retreat in late October.

 

Congratulations to Loren Melton and Sierra Potts!

 

2017 Graduation Information

Find information for the LCHS 2017 graduation at the link below:

Class of 2017 logo
Click 2017 picture to access graduation information.

 

Freshman Orientation

The 2017-18 LCHS Freshman Orientation is scheduled for Thursday, August 3rd.  

SBDM Minority Election Announcement

Lincoln County High School is returning to council status and electing members for a School-Based Decision Making Council.  As a school with over 8% minority enrollment we are required to have a minority member on our council.  Nominations are being accepted through September 30th for a minority parent to serve.  For this Special Election only a parent/guardian of a minority LCHS student may run.  "Minority" means American Indian; Alaskan native; African-American; Hispanic, including persons of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, and Central or South American origin; Pacific islander; or other ethnic group underrepresented in the school;

Voting will take place October 3rd at Lincoln County High School from 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. One parent member will be elected to serve on the council.  Information, including a nomination form, can be obtained at the school front desk or on our website.

Click here for more information

Joanna Stevens Selected to Present at the National Conference for Teachers of Mathematics

Johanna Stevens

Congratulations to Mrs. Joanna Stevens for being selected to present at the National Conference for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) 2018 Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Washington, D.C.!

At the NCTM, thousands of educators will be brought together for the premiere math education event of the year to enhance their professional skills, knowledge, and careers. At the NCTM Annual Meeting, teachers will have the opportunity to network and exchange ideas, engage with innovation in the field, and discover new learning practices that will drive student success. The program committee accepted a proposal, “Fostering a Growth Mindset for All Students”, written by Mrs. Stevens, to be presented at the annual meeting. During her presentation, Joanna will be sharing how she develops and maintains a growth mindset to help students succeed in the math classroom.

Again, congratulations to Mrs. Joanna Stevens as she continues to shine and make us proud both in and out of the classroom! #TEAMLincoln

LCHS Student Schedule Pick Up Dates

The 2017-18 school year is just around the corner and we are excited for it to begin!  Students will be able to pick up a copy of their schedule in the guidance office on the dates listed below.  Remember, schedule changes will only be made if there is an error.

 

Lincoln County High School Senior Honors Night

Lincoln County High School's 2017 senior Honor's Night will be Tuesday, April 25 at 6:00 p.m. in the Stuart Underwood Auditorium.  All senior students and their families are invited to celebrate our students' accomplishments.  WPBK-FM and the sponsors of its awards night live broadcast are giving five students the chance to win $200 dollars each.  Each senior in attendance (do not have to be a recipient of an award or scholarship) will have their name put in a drawing to win at the end of the ceremony.

LINCOLN COUNTY WEATHER RELATED PLANS ~ 2017 Reminder

Due to inclement weather (snow, ice, flooding, etc.) occasional changes may be required in school transportation, attendance times, and dates. Inclement weather requires close cooperation and good communications between home and school so that the quality of education is not reduced and the safety and welfare of children are maintained. In the case that changes are made, a School Messenger call will be made. Possible changes include: An early release, cancellation, or one of the three plans-one-hour delay, two-hour delay, or plan B is implemented.

The Kentucky Department of Education allows up to five hours for emergencies that can be forgiven and do not have to be made up each year. Lincoln County Public Schools (LCPS) may choose to delay the opening of schools by one-or-two hour increments as opposed to closing the entire day. The Board of Education may use one of the following alternative operational plans in an effort to reduce the number of days missed due to inclement weather.

Click Read More below to view all three Plans

Ephraim McDowell Kids Can Do

Volunteers needed for Camp Can Do which will be held June 19-22 and July 10-13. 

2017-18 Senior Parking Permits
If you are a senior and are college and or career ready or proficient and distinguished on EOC you can purchase your parking tag on August 7th from 8-11 a.m. All other seniors can purchase their parking tags from 11-2.  Tags are $ 10.00.  If you have a student debt, it will have to be paid before a tag is issued. If you need parking forms, you can find them on the LCHS website.
FFA FFA Camp

This year twenty-four Lincoln students attended camp at the KY Leadership Training Center (KYLTC) in Hardinsburg, Kentucky.  Students took part in leadership classes and sessions, along with chapter competitions including water basketball and the FFA quiz contests.  This year chapter president, Reed Campbell, was selected as Camp Council president and helped to lead members throughout the week.  The chapter water basketball team made up of Reed Campbell, Drake Caldwell, Jacob Napier, Jacob Luster, Zach Hazlett, and Zane Rousey won the camp championship.  Melaisha Washington competed in the individual FFA quiz contest, and placed in the top five, furthermore she was given a top ten percent camper award. Reed Campbell exhibited exemplary leadership, being named in the top three percent of camp attendees.

 

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2017-18 Junior Parking Permits

If you are a junior and are college and or career ready or proficient and distinguished on EOC you can get your parking tag on August 8th from 8-11.  All other juniors can purchase their parking ticket from 11-2.  Tags are $ 10.00.  If you have a student debt, it will have to be paid before a tag is issued. If you need parking forms, you can find them on the LCHS website.

Lincoln County High School FFA Jr. Dairy Team ~ 1st Place at State Fair

FFA Jr. Dairy  State Winners
LCHS FFA Jr. dairy team placed 1st at the state fair! These students practiced all summer, visiting the local Lincoln county community dairies, competed at  EKU field day, and reaped the rewards of hard work, taking home the first place title! Congratulations!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left to right Melaisha Washington, Whitney Hatter, Judea Correll, and Noah Malone

Taylor Wesley Graduates From The Center for Rural Development’s 2017 Rogers Scholars Program

Roger Scholar

     Taylor Wesley of Lincoln County High School graduated this summer from The Center for Rural Development’s 2017 Rogers Scholars program.
     Rogers Scholars is an intensive one-week summer leadership program that provides valuable leadership skills and exclusive college scholarship opportunities for high school students in Southern and Eastern Kentucky to seize their full potential as the region’s next generation of business and entrepreneurial leaders.
      “The Rogers Scholars program took me out of my comfort zone and allowed me to make new friends,” said Wesley, a student at Lincoln County High School. “It truly was an experience of a lifetime.

Welcome Back to School Orientation Schedule 2017-2018

OrientationHope everyone has had a wonderful summer and is excited to begin another school year!! The First Day of school for students begins on August 10th!!

We have several orientation nights scheduled throughout the district. Please plan to atttend your school's orientation to become more acquainted with your school, teachers, and staff. We are all looking forward to an amazing 2017-2018 school year!

 

Orientation

Donita Brock Selected to KY Biology EOC Assessment Development Team

Donita BrockCongratulations to Donita Brock for being selected to represent our region as a member of the Kentucky Biology End of Course Assessment Development Team! Mrs. Brock was selected out of a pool of 111 applicants to engage in this important work to design and create summative assessment clusters that will be used to build the Biology EOC Field Test that will be administered in the spring of 2018. Great work Donita!

Congratulations to the Lincoln County Early Childhood Program!!

      Preschool-Headstart Teachers

     All six Preschool/Head Start sites, including Crab Orchard, Fort Logan, Highland, Hustonville, McKinney and Waynesburg have earned a 5 Star Rating based on the Kentucky All STARS Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System. A 5 Star Rating is the highest rating possible to be earned. The All STARS system is certified by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Community Based Services, Division of Child Care and the Kentucky Department of Education.

     Kentucky All STARS is Kentucky's expanded five-star quality rating and improvement system for early care and education programs. Studies show that children who attend high quality early learning environments have better math, language and social skills. The unified system serves all early care and education programs that receive public funding including child care centers, Head Start and public preschool. Kentucky All STARS is based on Kentucky's Early Childhood Standards and research-based indicators of quality. It recognizes programs that have made a commitment to continuous quality improvement. On the path toward higher quality, programs can benefit from supports including training, technical assistance and coaching.

      On the expanded five-star scale, STARS level one is obtained by meeting regulatory requirements. STARS level two is obtained by completing a set of required domains and standards. STARS levels three through five features a range of points programs must meet in order to meet to move up on the rating scale. While there are required domains for these three STARS levels, programs can choose from a menu of standards to fulfill the requirements.

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