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Lincoln County Middle School News

A Christmas Carol RADIO PLAY ~ Opportunity to Audition

Great opportunity for students interested in participating in an audition for a part in the production of a live radio broadcast of "A Christmas Carol" 

A Christmas Carol

Please click this Audition Application to apply. 

Lincoln County Vision Statement Stakeholder Survey

Feedback survey

 

As we review our Vision statement for the Lincoln County Public Schools, we would appreciate your input for revision. We value your time and thank you for completing the following survey to assist us in our district improvement. 

LC Vision Statement Survey

 

 

No School ~ Nov. 5 - Nov. 6

Friendly reminder: Due to a scheduled Staff Work Day, there is no school for students on Monday, November 5th.

There is also no school on Tuesday, November 6th due to Election Day. 
Vote
2018

Hackney, Paige McKinney Elementary Hires New Principal

On behalf of the McKinney Elementary SBDM Council, we would like to congratulate Paige Hackney for being named the new principal at McKinney Elementary School. Mrs. Hackney has over 18 years’ experience in education and has served as both a teacher and Academic Performance Consultant in Lincoln County.

Mrs. Hackney currently serves as a physical education teacher at both Hustonville Elementary and McKinney Elementary. 

 

Once again congratulations to Mrs. Paige Hackney.

#TEAMLincoln October Award Recipients

October TeamLincoln Award RecipientsCongratulations to our #TEAMLincoln award winners for the month of October!

 

#TEAMLincoln awards are given based upon nominations from peers and co-workers. Way to go! 


From left to right: Lydia Tiller, Amanda Gay, Cathy Adams, Sarah Sublett 
Absent from photo: Larry Carrier

Assessment Info Overview of State Assessment Results

Due to both state and federal regulation, the Kentucky Department of Education is phasing out the previous accountability system and replacing it with a new one starting the 2018-19 school year. Due to this transition, the data released does not contain overall accountability scores or rankings.

 

For the 2017-2018 school year, accountability determinations apply to schools only and include schools identified for Comprehensive Support and Improvement (the lowest performing 5% of Title I and non-Title I schools) and Targeted Support and Improvement (Title I and non-Title I schools with at least one student group performing as poorly as schools in the bottom 5%). All remaining schools are identified as “other.”

 

As we review state assessment results there are numerous reasons to celebrate. We have seen growth in several areas. Of course, with all state assessment results there are also areas of concern. Below is an accountability determination breakdown for each school in Lincoln County:

 

  • Crab Orchard Elementary School – Targeted Support & Improvement (TSI)
  • Highland Elementary School - Other
  • Hustonville Elementary School - Other
  • McKinney Elementary School - Other
  • Stanford Elementary School - Other
  • Waynesburg Elementary School – Comprehensive Support & Improvement (CSI)
  • Lincoln County Middle School – Targeted Support & Improvement
  • Lincoln County High School – Other

 

 

Craiger, Jeff Craiger Named Principal at Hustonville Elementary

On behalf of the Hustonville Elementary SBDM Council, we would like to congratulate Mr. Jeff Craiger for being named the new principal at Hustonville Elementary School. Mr. Craiger has over 20 years’ experience in education and is the current principal at McKinney Elementary School in Lincoln County.

 

We are in the process of scheduling a meet and greet and we will share that information at a later date.

 

Once again congratulations to Mr. Jeff Craiger.

Angel Tree Salvation Army Christmas Assistance Program

Angel Tree Christmas Assistance is available through Salvation Army for children 12 and under.

Report Cards Report Cards

 

The end of the first nine weeks grading period passes on Friday, October 5 with report cards scheduled to go home on October 19.  Parents can also check grades online via Infinite Campus Parent Portal (see the orange link at the left).

Fall Break Fall Break

No School - October 8-12, 2018

4-H State Fair Winners

Congratulations to a great group of students who competed and placed in the State Fair in various categories!! 

4-H State Fair Winners 2018

Heather Barnett, Makenna Berry, Jordan Hall, Kerynna Jarman, Laurissa Jarman, Lianna Judy, Bethani Luster, Pascha Mullins, Gracie Padgett, Henry Padgett, Kasey Padgett, Eli Pleasants, Koral Ranck, Kaylee Sneed, Matthew Sneed, Lacey Tillett, Tara Watson, Trent Watson, Avery Wesley, & Maranda Young

Fall Break Fall Break ~ Oct. 8-12

FALL BREAK is next week October 8-12. We look forward to seeing students back to school on October 15 refreshed and ready to learn! Have a safe and wonderful break!

FFA Student Winners at State Competition

Congratulations to these Future Farmers of America students who have competed and placed at various levels in the Region and State Competitions! 

FFA State Winners

Bradley Adams, Reed Campbell, Morgan Collins, Aaron Cook, Hannah Corn, Eli Dunn, Cheyenne Hoseclaw, Madyson Hoseclaw, John Hughes, Kaylee McAninch, Lindsey Phillips, Parker Richards, Katherine Rowe, Trent Watson

believecover Student Handbook 18-19

The 2018-19 handbook contains some of the same rules and practices as the previous school year, but it also brings new ones for all three grade levels.  Students and parents should review the handbook for reminders about what is not allowed at school as well as all updates for the 2018-19 school year.  Access the student handbook for more information about dress code, behavior policies, and attendance.

Bass Fishing State Award Winners

State Bass Fishing Award Winners

Congratulations to our students who competed and placed in the Region/State Tournaments in Bass Fishing!!

 

 

 

Zach Spears & Aaron Cook
Not pictured ~ Hunter Cornelius, Benton McKnight, & Mason Moore

 

#TEAMLincoln September Award Recipients

Congratulations to our District #TEAMLincoln Award recipients for September, 2018!

TeamLincoln Award Winners Sept. 2018

Ramona Eldridge, Stacy Faulkner, Kristi Petrey, Amy Carrier, & Marla Cook
 

Stakeholders are encouraged to nominate Lincoln County School employees who..

  • Exhibit a Teamwork Attitude  
  • Demonstrate Excellence in his/her Work
  • Always Put Students First  
  • Enthusiastically Support the Mission of the Lincoln County School District
     

Join us in recognizing and celebrating the outstanding work of our Lincoln County School employees!

Important Notice ~ Infinite Campus Parent/Student Portal Apps Now Available

Campus Student and Campus Parent Apps

The new apps are now available. 

IC Parent/Student Apps

More Information found under Quick Links - Infinite Campus - Campus Mobile App Click Here
 

Child Find Notice

Child Find for Children with Disabilities in Need of Special Education or 504 Services

Please click the link to open the document.  This information can also be located under our tabs under Departments/Academics Division/ Exceptional Child/Child Find Notice

No School-Friday No School-Staff Work Day

There will be no school on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018.  This is a Staff Work Day.  Enjoy your long weekend!

Flu Clinic Flu Shot Clinic

The Flu Clinic for LCMS provided by Healthy Kids Clinic will be Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. Your child can only receive the flu vaccine if your child brings in a flu shot consent form or has one on file. If you have any questions, please contact our school nurse, Rita Griffin, at rita.griffin@lincoln.kyschools.us or call school 606.365.8400. Thank you!

Fly Sam Fly Sam Fly 5K

You are invited to come to the first annual Fly Sam Fly 5K!! Come to run, walk, talk, volunteer, cheer or whatever your fancy...... we just want you here to celebrate the life of one amazing young fella. The proceeds will go to the Sam Singleton Scholarship Fund. You may go online to sign up for the race. https://runsignup.com/Race/KY/Stanford/FlySamFly5KRunWalk

attendancematters High Attendance Day

Thursday, September 20, is High Attendance Day in Kentucky!  Schools across the state will compete to see who has the highest attendance.  The school in each category with the highest percentage of attendance for that day will be rewarded.  Every student who comes to school tomorrow will receive a treat.
 

Many students do not think about the importance of attendance and the impact it has on their school performance.  But with the emphasis on career readiness, great attendance is being even more important for students and schools.  Learning occurs when students are in school, so attendance is the key to improved academic achievement.

Important Notice ~ Infinite Campus Parent/Student Apps and Portal

News Release from Infinite Campus

 

Delay...Campus Student and Campus Parent Apps

The new apps will not be available Monday, September 17 as planned. We regret this delay and apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Two issues were identified this weekend that would have caused your parents and students to have a poor experience if they came across them. Both issues have been addressed and new versions of the apps are in the release process, as is an update to Campus District Edition version 1833 (customers on this version will receive a separate email).

 

When will the new apps be available?

We expect the new apps to be available in the app stores later this week. Both the Apple App Store and Google Play have release processes outside our control. As soon as the stores complete their release processes, the new apps will appear for download by students and parents. Thank you for your patience.

School Picture Day SMILE! Picture Day

Thursday, September 13, is School Picture Day!  Be ready to smile for the camera.  Pictures taken on school picture day will be used for the school yearbook and for Infinite Campus.  Deadline for ordering pictures will be shared when proofs are ready.  We encourage parents to order on-line!

School Bus Stop Law ~ Help keep our kids safe

KY School Bus Stop Law
Please help keep our students safe this school year!  
Click here for School Bus Safety!

Welcome Back to School WELCOME TO ANOTHER GREAT START OF SCHOOL

As another school has started, our students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in education, one of the most important human endeavors. Children have another year to acquire more knowledge, develop their minds and build on their character. Even though it’s hard to believe the summer vacation is over, the start of a school should be seen as an opportunity to start afresh -- the way we consider spring the season of rebirth, growth and optimism. Welcome back to a new school year! 

The Lincoln County Schools is excited to start a new school year with you. We are very pleased that our district has a well-earned reputation in the community to its commitment of fostering academic excellence while consistently focusing on creating positive social relationships. At Lincoln County Schools, we are working together in creating a child-centered learning community that involves each and every adult who interacts within a child’s life. Acting as our students’ advocates is a part we all play to ensure they reach their fullest potential. The greatest gift that we can bestow upon the children is to create an outstanding school atmosphere which will leave an enduring impression on their educational lives. It is from their first experiences of school that we will work together to foster a love of learning and the ability to build long-lasting social relationships. On their paths to becoming lifelong learners, we will provide them with a remarkable series of experiences, so, that they too, can see just how important a role the adults in their lives play. The skills that our children learn at the Lincoln County Schools will lead to future success.

Attendance Matters

Attendance Be HereThe first school month will close tomorrow, September 7th.  Please ensure that all parent/personal notes and doctor notes have been turned into the school office.  Absences within the allowed 6 personal absences/tardies may be automatically excused by the school if a note is not turned in.  

 

Absenteeism can impact a students ability to participate in extra curricular activities such as sports, field trips, PBIS rewards, prom, parking/driving to school, and participating in graduation for seniors. 

 

If your child has a chronic condition or situation that may impact their ability to attend school regularly, please contact your school administrator in order set up a meeting to make a plan.  Please remember, the medical use form is no longer a part of the district attendance procedure. 

 

 

Attendance Policy Update

attendance mattersThe Lincoln County Board of Education recently amended the attendance policy. Families need to be aware that the medical use form is no longer part of the attendance protocol. Students will continue to have 10 absences that can be excused by a note from the doctor.

Students will continue to have six absences and six tardies that can be used for personal reasons. We encourage parents to send a note with their student upon their return. If a note is not received from the parent/guardian, the school may automatically excuse the absence. Parents will continue to receive a daily call.

If you have further questions please refer to the Lincoln County Student Handbook or contact Brandi Hon, Director of Pupil Personnel at brandi.hon@lincoln.kyschools.us

TE New District Athletic Director

It is with great excitement that the Lincoln County School District announces the hire of Tim Estes as District Athletic Director.

Tim Estes is currently the morning show host on WPBK-FM and also serves as their Sports Director. It is Tim's love of sports and the kids of Lincoln County that has driven him to go above and beyond in covering local sporting events. Tim was part of the WRSL football broadcast crew from 1984-1986.

 

Tim retired from Lincoln County schools after teaching and coaching for 27 years. He was an assistant football coach at Lincoln County High School from 1987-1993. He was head football coach at Webster County High School during the 1994 and 1995 seasons before returning as an assistant at LCHS in 1996. He was the Head Football Coach at Lincoln County from 1997-2001. Tim also served as Head Track Coach for 15+ years.  

 

Tim lives in Stanford with his wife, Wendy.

 

Please join us in congratulating Tim Estes!

DT New Chief Academic Officer

It is with great excitement that the Lincoln County Schools announce the selection of Dreama Tomlison as Chief Academic Officer. After reviewing all applicants and conducting interview(s) Mrs. Tomlison was selected to lead the Academic Division. 

 

Beginning July 1st, Mrs. Tomlison will replace Jackie Risden-Smith as the Chief Academic Officer.  Mrs. Tomlison is the current principal at Crab Orchard Elementary School where she has served as the instructional leader, evaluator of certified and classified staff, manager of Title 1 budgets, chair of SBDM meetings, CSIP Coordinator, PD provider, PD facilitator, PLC meeting leader and RTI coordinator. Mrs. Tomlison has also served as a Reading First Coach, Media Specialist and elementary classroom teacher.  

 

Join me in welcoming Dreama Tomlison in her new role. Dreama’s vast experience will be a strong asset as the district develops strategies designed to provide quality educational experiences for all students.

Suzanne Montgomery Highland Names New Principal

It is with great excitement that the Lincoln County Schools announce the selection of Suzanne Montgomery as principal at Highland Elementary School. The Highland Elementary SBDM Council developed their selection criteria, reviewed all applicants, and conducted interview(s) to select the best candidate for instructional leader of their school.  

 

Mrs. Montgomery is a lifelong resident of Lincoln County, and has dedicated 29 years to our school district.  Mrs. Montgomery has been associated with Highland Elementary in some manner since 1972 when she began as a student.  

 

Mrs. Montgomery has served as a teacher, Academic Performance Coach, building assessment coach, and most recently as the Instructional Coach at Highland Elementary.  She has shown unwavering dedication to our school system, in particular to Highland Elementary.  Mrs. Montgomery is the wife of Scott Montgomery, retired principal of Fort Logan High School.  They have one son Ryan who is entering his second year at Georgetown College.  Mrs. Montgomery will take the helm on July 1st, as current principal James Carrier moves to Stanford Elementary. 

Labor Day ~ No School

Image result for happy labor dayIn recognition of the Labor Day holiday, there is no school in Lincoln County on Monday, September 3, 2018. Enjoy your weekend! 
#TEAMLincoln

School Supply List School Supply List

There are only a few weeks left of summer break and school supplies are already back on the shelves!  For a list of supplies for LCMS students in the 2018-19 school year, see the list below.

Official LCMS Supply List

SAFE SCHOOLS AND PBIS TRAINING 2018

SafeSchools Training

All Lincoln County employees, please click the above training link to complete your online Safe Schools and PBIS Trainings for this year. All trainings are included in this link and must be completed by August 31st, 2018. 
PBIS Training must be completed before August 15th. 

cheer LCHS Youth Cheer Clinic

The Lincoln County High School cheerleaders are hosting their annual Youth Cheer Clinic on August 18 (Registration 9:30-9:55, Clinic 10:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.).  Youth of all ages are encouraged to attend.  Lunch will be provided.  Click here to access the registration form with information about the clinic.  Contact Coach Amy Bastin with any questions.

Mr. Chris Cook LCMS Hires New Football Coach

LCMS would like to welcome our new head football coach, Mr. Chris Cook. Mr. Cook is a 2011 graduate of Boyle County High school where he participated in baseball and football. 

School Starts New School Year Begins!

The 2018-2019 school year is set to begin Thursday, August 16, 2018 for students.  We look forward to working with you!

Reminder of Immunization Requirements

Immunization RequirementsIn June of 2017 the Kentucky Department for Public Health passed new immunization regulations that will directly affect all school aged children. Below are the new regulations.

One new age-specific immunization requirement and one booster dose requirement

effective for the school year beginning on or after July 1, 2018:

  • 2-Dose Series of Hep A (Age: 12 months through 18 years)
  • Quadrivalent meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) booster dose (Age: 16 years)

Every child age 12 months-18 years of age will be required to have the 2-Dose series of Hep A. Also, all students ages 16 and up will be required to have a booster dose of meningococcal.

If your student has had these vaccines please check with the school nurse to make sure they have a copy on file.

The CDC as well as the Lincoln County School District is suggesting you get these vaccines scheduled as soon as possible to ensure your students compliance for the 2018/2019 school year.

Each student will have to provide their respective schools with a new KY Immunization Certificate.  If the student has a Religious Exemption, he/she will be required to provide a new Religious Exemption form which now requires a notary signature and seal.

Certificate of Immunization Record  

Wednesday, August 15 - Schools Closed until 1:00 PM

All school personnel will be in required district trainings on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 and all school buildings will be closed until 1:00 PM.

Back to School ~ Open House Event Schedules

Open House 2018

Healthy Kids Clinic Vaccines and Physicals offered through Healthy Kids Clinic ~ August 7th and 8th

Healthy Kids Clinic will be offering HEP-A and other required vaccines to any staff and students who still need them. The clinic will also offer sports physicals and school entry physicals to students.


August 7th 5:30-8:30 at the Lincoln County MIDDLE SCHOOL

August 8th 4:00-7:30 at the Lincoln County HIGH SCHOOL

Justin Abbott Crab Orchard Names New Principal

It is with great excitement that the Lincoln County Schools announce the selection of Justin Abbott as principal at Crab Orchard Elementary School. The Crab Orchard Elementary SBDM Council developed their selection criteria, reviewed all applicants, and conducted interview(s) to select the best candidate for instructional leader of their school.  

 

Beginning July 1st, Mr. Abbott will replace Dreama Tomlinson as the instructional leader of Crab Orchard Elementary School.  Mr. Abbott is joining the Lincoln County Schools from Pineville Elementary where he taught for 13 years.  Mr. Abbott also served as the Professional Development Coordinator, and Assistant Athletic Director with the Pineville Independent Schools during his tenure.  

 

Mr. Abbott and his wife will be bringing his two daughters to join him at Crab Orchard.  

 

Please join the Lincoln County Schools as we welcome Mr. Abbott to our learning community.  

Kids Eat Free Summer Food Service Program Begins

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:

 

For dates, locations, and times please click Read More below

2018 Excellence in Teaching Award Program Recipients Honored

2018 Excellence in Teaching Award ProgramCongratulations to our 2018 Excellence in Teaching Award Program recipients honored May 19 with statewide recognition at Campbellsville University. Lincoln County teachers and administrators attended an awards ceremony followed by a catered luncheon where the teachers were recognized for their quality teaching and commitment to the education profession. 

Mrs. Ella Schuler, Hustonville
Mr. Timothy Wheeler, LCMS 
Mr. Harvey Franklin, LCHS

Deepest Sympathy With Deepest Sympathy

It is with a heavy heart that the LCMS family mourns the death of Sam Singleton.  Sam was loved by the students and staff of Lincoln County Middle School.  Please be in prayer for the Singleton family in this very difficult time.

Counseling services are available at Lincoln County Middle School for any LCMS student that needs them.  Please come to the school or call 365-8400.

Summer STEM Academy ~ Register Now

STEM AcademyOur first Lincoln County Summer STEM Academy is now scheduled for July 9-13.  
Registration now open. Deadline is June 8th. 

Please click the link below to register:

STEM Academy Registration Link

 

Parent Survey

In an effort to improve system practices, Lincoln County is conducting a Parent Survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey.

In order to complete the survey, please click the picture or link
and select the school in which your student is enrolled: Parent Survey Link  


Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.

Striving Readers Literacy Survey

LCMS Student Literacy Survey - https://goo.gl/forms/NWU1NdYuYqzb0EmF3  

 

Parent Literacy Survey - https://goo.gl/forms/Ad3QGXF2qumlakp53 

Thank you for taking the time for this short survey!

schedule Requests for Encore Courses 2018-19

On May 23 sixth and seventh grade students will be entering requests for encore and some enrichment courses for the 2018-19 school year.  Students have the opportunity to submit requests for which encore  and enrichment courses they would like to take in the upcoming school year.  All requests should be entered by May 23. If students miss the opportunity to enter requests on May 23, students should turn in their request sheets to a counselor.  Any student who has not entered requests or turned in their sheets by May 25 will be randomly placed in encore courses.

teststrong Testing for Course Placement

Ever wonder what we do with test scores?  Secondary schools in Lincoln County often use tests scores not only to see how students are doing in each subject, to see what kind of progress our school is making, and to see if we are meeting our goals.  We also use test scores to place students into courses.  That is why it is so important for students to always do their best, or they may not get the courses that they want.  Advanced courses like Algebra I, Spanish I, math Pre-AP, advanced ELA--all require that students perform at the highest levels to qualify.  Students who fall short on their assessment scores are not considered for these courses.  Additionally, students who score at the bottom of the score ranges are scheduled for intervention (RTI) courses in order to help them improve.  So, for students to get the most out of their school programs, they need to take their tests seriously and always do their best!

Yearbook Yearbooks on Sale!!

Yearbooks are on sale!! Money may be turned into the office to either Jessica Singleton or Eutheda Mullins. You may order online as well at YBPay.lifetouch.com with Yearbook code: 13368918. Orders yours now!! For further questions you may email Melissa Godbey-Hoover at melissa.hoover@lincoln.kyschools.us.

Lincoln County Arts Academy NEW Lincoln County Summer Arts Academy Announced ***July 9-20***

Application deadline for the Summer Arts Academy is May 18th at 3:00 pm. The application may be completed at the following link: Summer Arts Academy Application  Absolutely no late applications will be accepted.

We’re excited to share that the Lincoln County School District is eligible to receive a Federal Title IV, part A, Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) grant.

Priority activities identified for expenditure of these grant funds include the following:

1) Summer Arts Academy - Social Studies and World Language Integrated

2) Summer STEM Academy (Application Coming Soon) - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math 

3) Kindergarten Camp (Application Coming Soon) - Increased Social/Emotional Focus 

4) Professional learning opportunities and training for staff to support the district's chromebook initiative. Also increase the number of Google level 1 and/or Level 2 certified trainers.     

Please see more important details from the email sent to all staff by Jackie Risden-Smith, Chief Academic officer by clicking Read More

Countdown to K-PREP

 

We look forward to seeing how well our students do!

Art Showcase LCMS Arts Showcase

LCMS Arts Showcase: Thursday, April 26th from 5-7 @ Lincoln County Public Library. All parents and community members are welcome to come enjoy the beautiful artwork of our Lincoln County Middle School students! Light refreshments will be served and admission is free J

National Day of Action
NatlDayofAction
Kentucky Education Groups ask students and school employees to join in the National Day of Action against Gun Violence on Friday April 20 by wearing orange and blue in remembrance of those lost at Marshall County High School and in other school shootings. 
School Lunch Food Nutrition Department Serving Lunch on Friday, April 13th

The Lincoln County School Nutrition Department will be delivering lunch at the following times and locations on Friday, April 13th. If you can't access one of these locations please contact the Lincoln County Board of Education: 606-365-2124

Stanford and Crab Orchard Areas McKinney, Hustonville, and Waynesburg
Crab Orchard Commons - 10:40 am McKinney Baptist - 10:40 am
Crab Orchard Manor - 10:55 am New Hope Baptist - 11:00 am
Crab Orchard Springs - 11:15 am Waynesburg Double Springs - 11:35 am
Cedar Creek Duplexes - 11:25 am  
Logan's Trace - 11:40 am  
Oakview Apartments - 12:00 pm  
Lincoln Terrace - 12:15 pm  
Bluegrass Mobile Homes - 12:30 pm  
Goshen Road - 12:45 pm  
No School April 13 No School ~ Friday, April 13, 2018

Lincoln County Schools will be closed on Friday, April 13, 2018 as a large portion of our staff travel to Frankfort to advocate for our students and public education. The House and Senate will be in session and are expected to consider the option to override vetoes issued by Governor Bevin. There are three key bills that are critical to public education.  

Happy spring Break April 2-6 Spring Break ~ April 2-6

Have a wonderful spring break! We look forward to seeing everyone on April 9th full of energy and ready to finish the school year strong! 
#TEAMLincoln

spring break Spring Break

Spring Break for Lincoln County Schools will be April 2 - 6. Have a great Spring Break!!!

#TeamLincoln March Award Recipients

March #TeamLincoln Awards

Congratulations to our District #TEAMLincoln Award recipients for March, 2018!

Lincoln County Middle School - Allie Gibson
Highland Elementary School - Suzanne Montgomery
Student Support Center - Johanna Ingram
Crab Orchard Elementary School - Dreama Tomlison
Lincoln County High School - Amy Bastin
Stanford Elementary School - Lynda Dye

Stakeholders are encouraged to nominate Lincoln County School employees who...

- Demonstrate a Teamwork attitude 
- Demonstrate Excellence in his/her work
- Always put students first
- Enthusiastically support the Mission of the Lincoln County School District

Join us in recognizing and celebrating the outstanding work of our Lincoln County School employees!

The nomination form can be found at the following link: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSdPpE8hLPtDXcQW8E…/viewform

OP Prep Operation Preparation

Did you know that the career that interests the highest percentage of eighth graders at Lincoln County Middle School is a professional athlete? 

What they may not know is less than 1% of college athletes "go pro" according to NCAA and NAIA stats, and less than 1% of the U.S. population cite professional athlete as their occupation according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

At this year's Operation Preparation (March 27), community advisors will meet with eighth grade students about what careers may be best open to them so that they can make the best college and career choices for their future.

Thank You!! 20 Years of Service

The Lincoln County Board of Education recognized employees, at the February board meeting,  who have served for 20 years and dedicated the majority of their career to teaching and serving the students of Lincoln County. In recognition of their service, they were presented with a Patriot Award, as well as a 20+ pin. Thank you for serving Lincoln County students!!

Staff with 20 years service

Pictured: Gail Richards, Connie Thompson, Julie Hale, Kristen Story, Susan Miller, Renata Mason, Lori Bailey, James Carrier
Not Present: Judy Asbery, Tonya Calfee, Kristi Petrey, Lisa LaLonde, Wilma Rice, Valerie Sanders, Lisa Southerland, Johnna Ward, Kristi Young

Rising Freshmen Attention All 8th Graders!---Rising Freshmen!!

Attention All 8th Grade Students and Parents!  This information is for Rising Freshmen.  Click on the "Read More" button for additional information about this night.  Mark your calendars....Thurs. March 22 from 4:30-6:00pm.

Report Cards-3rd Nine Weeks 3rd Nine Weeks End Today!

Attention Students and Parents....The 3rd Nine Weeks ends today, Thurs. March 15th.  Report cards will be coming home with students next Thurs., March 22nd.  

bandconcert Band Concert

On Thursday, March 22, band students will be performing in a spring concert at the Lincoln County Middle School gym.  The performance will begin at 6:30 P.M. We invite families and friends to join us in this event. 

No school March 21, 2018 No School ~ Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Lincoln County Schools will be closed on Wednesday , March 21, 2018. This is a non-NTI cancellation day. Stay safe and warm!

No School Friday No School-Friday March 16

There will be no school on Friday, March 16th.  This is a staff work day for faculty. If students have not completed their NTI packets, this is a great opportunity to finish these assignments.  Enjoy your long weekend!

No School Staff Work Day No School for Students ~ Friday, March 16, 2018

There will be no school for students on Friday, March 16, 2018. This is a scheduled staff work day. Have a beautiful weekend!! 

No School No School ~ Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Lincoln County Schools will be closed on Wednesday , March 14, 2018. This is a non-NTI cancellation day. Stay safe and warm!

School Closed 3-13-18 No School ~ Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - Patriot Day 10

Lincoln County Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday, March 13, , 2018. There are several trees down on side roads and many still without electricity This day will be the tenth Patriot Day (NTI Day) for students. Stay safe and warm!

 

Please have students complete their work for Patriot Day #10. Your child's teacher will be available to assist if needed. Please refer to the information that came home with your child's Patriot Day packets and the information included here - Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Program Information.

 

Just a reminder that school closings are only official when announced by the Lincoln County School District Facebook page, District Website, School Messenger, or our local news/radio station.

Patriot Day 9 No School No School ~ Monday, March 12, 2018 - 9th Patriot Day

Lincoln County Public Schools will be closed on Monday, March 12, , 2018. This day will be the ninth Patriot Day (NTI Day) for students. Stay safe and warm!

 

Please have students complete their work for Patriot Day #9. Your child's teacher will be available to assist if needed. Please refer to the information that came home with your child's Patriot Day packets and the information included here - Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Program Information.

 

Just a reminder that school closings are only official when announced by the Lincoln County School District Facebook page, District Website, School Messenger, or our local news/radio station.

track Track and Field Tryouts

Tryouts for track and field are scheduled for Tuesday, February 27.  Students interested in being on the team should stay after school and report to the gym.  Students need to make sure to have a ride home.

writing On-Demand Writing Scrimmage

On Tuesday, February 27, students will be participating in a school-wide on-demand writing assessment.  This scrimmage will allow students to take a sample on-demand writing test that will be a passage-based arguementative piece to get a preliminary look at how prepared they are for performing a timed writing assessment similar to the type that they will see on their end-of-year K-PREP assessment.  Students have been receiving writing instruction throughout the year with various practice and assessed writing tasks leading up to this scrimmage and finally the on-demand writing assessment on K-PREP at the end of the school year.  Teachers will use data from the scrimmage to assess student needs and determine instructional strategies to address those needs.

Rogers Explorers Program

Rogers ExplorersAny parent or eighth-grade student interested in the Rogers Explorers Program should click the read more button to find out about how they can get involved in this leadership opportunity.   Read more for information about the program, eligibility requirements, and access to apply for the program.  Applications are due online by February 25.

Art contest Art Opportunities

Design contests for our Yearbook cover and Doodle for Google is currently going on.  Click on "Read More" for further details about these awesome opportunities!

Communication of Concern at LCHS

After receiving a verbal threat, District and LCHS staff have investigated and responded to the concern. All students and staff in Lincoln County Schools are safe.

midterm Midterms Go Home

Barring any weather delays, Monday, February 12, marks the midterm of the third grading period.  Parents can use midterms to check grades and determine progress towards meeting performance expectations.  Look for teacher reports to be sent home or check grades in Infinite Campus by clicking the orange link at the left for those with Infinite Campus Portal accounts.

One Hour Delay - February 12 One Hour Delay ~ Monday, February 12, 2018

Today, Monday, February 12, 2018, the Lincoln County School District is operating on a 1 HOUR DELAY due to light precipitation overnight. School start times are one hour later than regularly scheduled. STAFF may report on a 1 hour delay as well.

One Hour Delay Thursday, February 8 ~ One Hour Delay

Lincoln County Public Schools will be operating on a one hour delay today, Thursday, February 8, 2018. Busses will run one hour later than normal and school will begin for students one hour later than the normal time.  The day will end at regular release time. Staff will report on a one hour delay as well. 

#TEAMLincoln January 2018 Award Winners

January TeamLincoln  Award WinnersCongratulations to our District #TEAMLincoln Award winners for January! 

Mark Upchurch, Student Employment Coach, Academic Division Award
Arlene Yocum, Custodian, Operations Division Award
James Hacker, Network Technician, Superintendent Award
Brittany Dale, Teacher, Middle School Award
Kallie Lake, Counselor, High School Award
Not pictured, Angie Patterson, Instructional Assistant, Elementary Award

 

Stakeholders are encouraged to nominate Lincoln County School employees who...

- Demonstrate a Teamwork attitude 
- Demonstrate Excellence in his/her work
- Always put students first
- Enthusiastically support the Mission of the Lincoln County School District

Join us in recognizing and celebrating the outstanding work of our Lincoln County School employees!

The nomination form can be found at the following link    #TEAMLincoln Award Nomination Form

Spelling Bee Congratulations to Our School Spelling Bee Winners!

Congratulations to Myan Cook from the Falcons team for winning the school spelling bee!  Special praise also goes to Carson Jenkins from the Patriots for being our runner-up.  Both Myan and Carson are eligible to compete in the District Bee on February 7.  Tune in to WPBK radio to listen live!  The winner of the district competition qualifies for the state spelling bee at the Derby Festival in the spring.  Best wishes to these two young men! 
 

Recognition also goes to the following students for winning their team competitions:  Ricky Bray—Predators, Kalyn Peek—Swoopers, Marissa Cook—Raptors, Taylor Prewitt—Yankees.  Nice work students!

NO SCHOOL Patriot Day 8 NO SCHOOL ~ MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2018 - 8TH PATRIOT DAY

Lincoln County Public Schools will be closed on Monday, February 5, , 2018. This day will be the eighth Patriot Day (NTI Day) for students.

 

Please have students complete their work for Patriot Day #8. Your child's teacher will be available to assist if needed. Please refer to the information that came home with your child's Patriot Day packets and the information included here - Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Program Information.

 

Just a reminder that school closings are only official when announced by the Lincoln County School District Facebook page, District Website, School Messenger, or our local news/radio station.

Lion's Club Art Contest Lion's Club Art Contest

Congratulations to 7th grade student JOE BOOZE for winning at the district level Lion’s Club Peace Poster Contest and will be honored on March 24th at 10 a.m. at the District Convention at Cumberland Falls State Park. Way to go, Joe!

NO SCHOOL Patriot Day #7 NO SCHOOL ~ FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018 - 7TH PATRIOT DAY

Lincoln County Public Schools will be closed on Friday, February 2, 2018. This day will be the seventh Patriot Day (NTI Day) for students.

 

Please have students complete their work for Patriot Day #7. Your child's teacher will be available to assist if needed. Please refer to the information that came home with your child's Patriot Day packets and the information included here - Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Program Information.

 

Just a reminder that school closings are only official when announced by the Lincoln County School District Facebook page, District Website, School Messenger, or our local news/radio station.

art Student Art Around Town

Have you noticed any new artwork in some of your favorite shops around Stanford?  It may be student artwork!  Seventh graders from Mrs. Gibson's second nine weeks art classes submitted paintings to some local businesses for display.  The subject of each piece of art was a focus on the theme of the business where it would be displayed and to strategically utilize the elements of art and principles of design to best suit the location--from inspirational quotes to ice cream cones!
 

So, the next time you stop by Morgan's on Main, Stanford Elementary, The Rabbit Hole, the Public Library, or Four Generations, you may see work on display from our middle schoolers!   We encourage you to stop by these locations, not just for your regular shopping and buisness, but also to support the work of our students.

Youth Service Center Student Survey
T61 Interscholastic Athletics Student Survey

T61 Interscholastic Athletics Student Survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018lincolncountyt61

Lincoln County Schools Canceled No School ~ Thursday, January 18 and Friday, January 19

Due to inclement weather and the safety of our staff and students, Lincoln County Schools will be closed on Thursday, January 18 and Friday, January 19, 2018. Both days will be non-NTI (Patriot Day) school cancellation days. Students do not need to complete Patriot Day work. We hope this will assist in giving students the opportunity to get caught up on their NTI Patriot Day work if needed and allow for an instructional day to be made up.

Stay safe and warm!

Phone Service has been restored at the Lincoln County Student Support Center

Announcement... The phone lines have been down at the Lincoln County Student Support Center for over 24 hours now. We apologize for any inconvenience .

Activities Canceled

All activities for Tues., Jan. 16th at LCMS have been canceled including SBDM meeting.  SBDM will be next Tues. Jan. 23rd @ 4:30pm.  Everyone stay safe and warm!

NO SCHOOL Patriot Day #6 NO SCHOOL ~ WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018 - 6TH PATRIOT DAY

Lincoln County Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. This day will be the sixth Patriot Day (NTI Day) for students.

 

Please have students complete their work for Patriot Day #6. Your child's teacher will be available to assist if needed. Please refer to the information that came home with your child's Patriot Day packets and the information included here - Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Program Information

 

Just a reminder that school closings are only official when announced by the Lincoln County School District Facebook page, the Lincoln County Public Schools district website, School Messenger call, or local news/radio stations. 

PatDay_5 No School NO SCHOOL ~ TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2018 - 5TH PATRIOT DAY

Lincoln County Public Schools are closed, Tuesday, January 16, 2018. This will be the fifth Patriot Day (NTI Day) for students. Please have your student complete Day 5 of his/her Patriot Day packet today. Stay warm and safe. 

 
Your child's teacher will be available to assist if needed. Please refer to the information that came home with your child's Patriot Day packets and the information included here - Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Program Information
 
Just a reminder that school closings are only official when announced by the Lincoln County School District Facebook page, the Lincoln County Public Schools district website, School Messenger call, or local news/radio stations. 
Lincoln County Closed 1-12-18 NO SCHOOL ~ FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018 - 4TH PATRIOT DAY

Due to severe inclement weather forecasted for Friday, January 12th, the Lincoln County School District has canceled school for the safety of our staff and students. 

Lincoln County Schools will be closed on Friday, January 12, 2018.

 

This day will be NTI Patriot Day #4.  Please have students complete their work for NTI Patriot Day #4.  Stay warm and safe. 

 

Your child's teacher will be available to assist today if needed. Please refer to the information that came home with your child's Patriot Day packets and the information included here - Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Program Information
 
NO SCHOOL ~ Monday, JANUARY 8, 2018 - 3rd PATRIOT DAY

Lincoln County Public Schools are closed, Monday, January 8, 2018. This will be the third Patriot Day (NTI Day) for students. Please have your student complete Day 3 of his/her Patriot Day packet today. Stay warm and safe. 

 
Your child's teacher will be available to assist today if needed. Please refer to the information that came home with your child's Patriot Day packets and the information included here - Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Program Information
No School ~ Friday, January 5, 2018 - 2nd Patriot Day

Lincoln County Public Schools are closed, Friday, January 5, 2018. This will be the second Patriot Day (NTI Day) for students. Please have your student complete Day 2 of their Patriot Day packet today. Stay warm and safe. 

Your child's teacher will be available to assist today if needed. Please refer to the information that came home with your child's Patriot Day packets and the information included here - Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Program Information

KYTeacher_ElfJr LCMS Musical Featured in Kentucky Teacher

The fall muscial production of Elf, Jr. was featured in the Kentucky Teacher.  See the article and photos  from the show here:   http://www.kentuckyteacher.org/features/ photos/2017/12/a-professional-middle-school-musical/.

LIVE Program Hold

How to place a hold:

A program’s implementation requires intentional planning, oversight and revision utilizing the continuous improvement process. At this time, Superintendent, Mr. Rowe has placed a hold on the addition of new students into the LIVE Program. Mr. Rowe has asked both Jackie Risden-Smith, Chief Academic Officer, and Darren Yaden, Chief Operations Officer, to take over the program at this time. We will be prepared to add additional students in January.

No School ~ 1st Patriot Day (NTI Day)

Lincoln County Public Schools are closed, today Thursday, January 4, 2018. This will be the first Patriot Day (NTI Day) for students. Please have your student complete Day 1 of their Patriot Day packet today. Stay warm and safe. 

Your child's teacher will be available to assist today if needed. Please refer to the information that came home with your child's Patriot Day packets and the information included here - Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Program Information

happy new year Happy New Year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

Students' first day back is January 3.

ChristmasBells Christmas Break

We'd like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  May you have a wonderful holiday season!  For those celebrating Kwanzaa, may you be guided by the Nguzo Saba into the new year!

 

Keep in mind that the first day back to school for students is Wednesday, January 3!

all-statechoir All-State Chorus Winners

Congratulations to Holden Stamper and Gentry Osbourn for making the 2017 Kentucky American Choral Directors Association All-State Honors Choir.  Holden, an eighth grader, performed as a bass while Gentry, a seventh grader, performed as an alto.  These students joined other elite and talented vocalists from across the state in performing a challenging repertoire in Lexington on November 2-4.  LCMS is proud of the work of these students!

i-Ready i-Ready Round 2

It's time again for our i-Ready interim diagnostic test!  Students will be testing one day in the upcoming two weeks before Christmas break starting Dec. 5. 

 

The i-Ready testing system helps teachers and staff monitor student academic achievement, progress, and growth to help determine if students are on track for proficiency.  The i-Ready will also be used to monitor the progress of students receiving interventions through the Response to Intervention (RTI) program.  As part of its instructional component, i-Ready also provides students with lessons to help them to improve.  These lessons can be completed anywhere students have an Internet connection, allowing them to practice even at home.

canneddrive BETA Club - Food Drive

LCMS Beta Club will be sponsoring a canned food drive from now until Christmas break.  We are asking for donations of non-perishable items to be brought in by our students to support our local Fort Logan Cooperative Ministries.  The drop off spots are as follows:

 

6th Grade - Mrs. Baker
7th Grade - Ms. Francis
8th Grade - Mrs. Board

 

We appreciate the help from our community in providing for  our families in need.

bandconcert Band Concert

On Friday, December 15, band students will be performing in a Christmas concert at the Stuart Underwood Auditorium at Lincoln County High School.  The performance will begin at 6:30 P.M. and will also include performances by the high school band.  We invite families and friends to join us in this event. 

elfjr Tickets on Sale - Elf, Jr.

Lincoln County Middle School is proud to present Elf, Jr. as its fall 2017 musical production based on the popular holiday film.  Come see Christmas through the eyes of Buddy who goes on a quest to find his true identity.  Is he really one of Santa's elves or a lost human far from home?  Find the answers in this holiday classic....

 

...and remember,  "The best way to  way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear."  - Buddy

 

Tickets are on sale now for two performances:  Saturday, December 9 (7 PM) and Sundy, December 10 (2 PM), $5 for students and $10 for adults.  Please contact the middle school at 606-365-8400 to reserve your tickets or you can purchase tickets from the box office on site at the show.  The musical is under the direction of Carlee Cornett and Megan Ralson.

patday NTI Days - Patriot Days

Lincoln County Schools has been granted state permission again to offer "Non-Traditional Instruction" (NTI) days during the 2017-18 school year.  These are what we call 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-Traditioanl Instruction Day?
A non-traditional instruction day, or Patriot Day, is a day disignated by the school district when students do not report to school due to emergency or weather conditions, but they continue their learning at home.  Learning will take place using lessons designed by teachers that utilize technology or conventional paper packets.  The lessons focus on previously introduced content in order 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.  Patriot Day packets for days 1-5 are scheduled to go home on Friday, Dec. 1.

Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Break

Monday, Nov. 20, is a flexible professional learning day for faculty and staff of Lincoln County Schools.  There is no school for students.  School is out the rest of the week for Thanksgiving Break, and students and faculty return on Monday, Nov. 27, for regularly scheduled classes.  We wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving Break! 

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