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Crab Orchard Elementary News

No School~Monday, November 6, 2017

Just a friendly reminder that Monday is a scheduled staff work day in the Lincoln County School District. Students will not be attending school, Monday, November 6, 2017.

We look forward to having our amazing students back with us on Tuesday!!! #TEAMLincoln

Calendar Survey 2018-19 2018-2019 School Calendar Survey

The District Calendar Committee, after seeking feedback from district employees, parents, and community members, shall recommend school calendar options to the Superintendent for presentation to the Board. The committee’s recommendations shall comply with state laws and regulations and consider the economic impact of the school calendar on the community and the state

We are asking for your feedback on the following 2018-2019 School Calendar Survey for the District Calendar Committee to consider while developing the new calendar. The survey will be open until Nov. 8, 2017. Please click the survey link above to complete the survey. We appreciate you taking the time to complete the survey and all feedback will be considered. 

Lincoln County Schools Strategic Planning Steering Committee First Meeting

The Lincoln County Schools Strategic Planning Steering Committee will have their first meeting this evening from 4:30 – 6:00 in the Board Room of the Student Support Center. Under the direction and leadership of Superintendent, Mr. Michael Rowe, the Lincoln County School District has started the implementation of a strategic planning process to revise the district’s vision, mission, and beliefs, and develop new school district goals and action plans.

Events for October 23-27

Red Ribbon Week

Monday - wear Camo

Tuesday - dress like an animal

Wednesday - dress like a superhero

Thursday - wear pajamas

Friday - wear red

red ribbon

October 24 - KONA Ice day

October 24 - SBDM meeting @ 4:00 pm.

October 26 - Born Learning & Math Night @ 5:00 pm.


Family Resource Center Survey - 17-18


Please click on the link below to complete a quick survey about our Family Resource Center.

Your input is valued!

Click here to complete the survey.

Events for Oct. 16 - 20

book fair


Gallup Poll for 5th grade students only!

Oct. 19 - PTO @ 6:00 pm.  - 3rd grade performs

Oct. 20 - House Teams meet @ 2:00 pm.

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)

Events for October 2-6

Oct. 2 - Boy Scout overview for boys grades 1st - 5th grade @ 2:30 pm.

Oct. 5 - Schoolwide Leadership job applications due today (grades 3-5)



Fall Break is October 9-13

fall break

Events for Sept. 18 - 22

Sept. 18 -Lead-A-Thon begins today thru Oct. 6

Sept. 19 - KONA Ice day

Sept. 20 - United Way Day of Action

Sept. 21 - High Attendance Day!

Sept. 21 - PTO @ 6:00 pm. 4th/5th grade performs - voting for 17-18 PTO officers - Girl Scout representative will be there to give information



Events for Sept. 11 - 15

Sept. 11, 12 & 13 - Big Smiles visits

Sept. 14 - Mobile Dairy visits

Sept. 14 - Parent Teacher Conferences 4-7 pm.

Sept. 15 - House Teams meet 2:00 - 3:00 pm.


Events for Sept. 5 - 8, 2017

Sept. 5 - Post iReady celebration @ 8:45 am.  Students must have had "good faith effort" to participate.

Sept. 5 - 21 - Brigance testing for Kg. students only.

Sept. 7 - midterm

Sept. 7 - Grandparent's breakfast for preschool

Sept. 8 - Grandparent's breakfast for K-5

grandparent's day


Events for August 28 - Sept. 1

8/29 Zoodles visit - 9:30 am.


Solar Eclipse Fun!

solar eclipse

We had a great solar eclipse experience!  Check out the photo gallery for more pics!

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. 


Events for August 14 - August 25

August 15 - Preschool Orientation @ 1:30 pm.

August 15 - FRC Advisory Council meeting @ 6:00 pm.

August 18 - iReady Pre Celebration @ 2:00 pm.

August 21 - Sept. 1 - iReady testing K-5

August 21 - Solar Eclipse event @ 2:30 pm.

August 22 - KONA Ice day

August 22 - SBDM meeting @ 4:00 pm.

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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.

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


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

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!



Cubby Goes to College!

Cubby Goes to College: Crab Orchard students reach out to schools nationwide

By Nancy Leedy

Published 9:00 am Thursday, July 20, 2017

The students at Crab Orchard Elementary may be a little young to be making their college choices, however, that hasn’t stopped them from reaching out to schools across the country.

Eli & McKenzie

Register for Kindergarten Camp ~ July 31 - Aug. 1

Kindergarten Camp

After you have registered your child for Kindergarten you may also complete registration for "K Camp". K Camp is a new initiative starting in the 2017-2018 school year that will be offered from July 31 - Aug. 1. This will be a great opportunity for your child to better  prepare for their first day of Kindergarten. 
Kindergarten Camp Registration Link

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.

Teacher Requests for 17-18

Mrs. Tomlison will take homeroom teacher request now thru June 15, 2017.  These must in writing.  You can email her at dreama.tomlison@lincoln.kyschools.us or bring it by the office.

Field Day - May 17, 2017

Field Day is May 17, 2017.  Wear your grade level colors.  It is going to be a hot one.  Don't forget sunscreen and/or hat.

KONA ice will be at school to purchase.

Events for April 24-18

iReady Spring benchmark testing continues this week!

April 24 - House Teams meet (AM)

April 24 - SBDM @ 4:00 pm.

April 26- 4th grade Environmental Day

April 27 - Wulfe Bros. @ 1:30 pm.

April 27 - Town Hall Meeting @ COES 6:00 pm.

Wulfe bros.

Kindergarten Registration April 18th - April 27th

Kindergarten Registration for Lincoln County Schools April 18 - 27th

After you have registered your child for Kindergarten you may also complete registration for "K Camp". K Camp is a new initiative starting in the 2017-2018 school year that will be offered from July 31 - Aug. 1. This will be a great opportunity for your child to better  prepare for their first day of Kindergarten. 
Kindergarten Camp Registration Link

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. 

Events for week of April 10-14

April 10 - 14 BOGO Book Fair!

April 10 - House Teams meet (AM)

April 10 - Lighthouse Team meets @ 3:30 pm.

April 11 - KONA ice day!

April 12 - 4th 9 weeks leadership interviews

April 12 - 5th grade attends LCHS band concert

April 13 - Wear sunglasses - if you had 96% or better attendance for March and chose this option

April 13 - Pre iReady celebration @ 2:15 pm.

April 14 - Science Fair



"One Time Run Through the Halls" - attendance reward for February

Today we had our "One Time Run Through the Halls."  Students that had 96% or better attendance for the month of February got to choose this as their reward.

Get ready... get set.... GO!!!!


Early Childhood Registration 2017 - 2018

Early Childhood Registration

House Team Service Learning Projects/Field Trips

What is service learning you ask?  Well its a teaching and learning strategy that integrates service to ones community with instruction and reflection, enriching the learning experience while teaching civic responsibility to strengthen our communities.  A major component of our TIG grant is to teach students to be civic minded and develop leadership skills to be successful in their own communities and the world.  And while these are only elementary students, a strong foundation leads to a stronger structure.    

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March 20 - 24 Events

March 20 - Report Cards go home

March 21 - World Downe Syndrome day

March 22 - 1st grade field trip to EKU Planetarium

downe syndrome day

March 13-17 Events

March 13 - KONA Ice day - this is a reschedule from when the machine tore up last week - all can purchase a KONA that bring $$.

March 13 - House Teams meet @ 2:15 pm.

March 14 - School Wide service learning project field trips.  ALL students and staff will be going on this field trip.  Please send $7 for the meal that day.

March 16 - PTO @ 6:00 pm. First grade will be performing!

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Events for week of March 6-10

March 7- KONA Ice day

March 7 - 5th grade field trip to Ky. History Museum

March 8 - Spring and group pictures

March 8 - 2nd grade field trip to EKU Center for the Arts

March 8 - 4th grade field trip to LC Public Library


Events for Feb. 27 - March 3

We celebrate Dr. Seuss Week this week!

        Feb. 28 -Tuesday - Wear green 

        Mar. 1 -Wednesday - Wear a hat

        Mar. 2- Thursday - Wear a vacation shirt

        Mar. 3 - Friday - wear a pocket - put an       animal (stuffed) in your pocket

cat n hat






Feb. 28 - SBDM @ 4:00 pm.

Mar. 2 - GT academy @ COES

Mar. 4- Regional Governor's Cup @ Stanford - Good luck Quick Recall Team, Future Problem Solving Team and written assessment competetors!


District Governor's Cup 2017

Congratulations goes out to Coach Pope, Coach Cable and all the COES academic team!!!

Our Quick Recall team came in first place.  Our FPS came in first place - a tie with McKinney Elem.

Individual winners:

Math - Blade Nuckols 3rd place, Landon Day 2nd place

Science - Breydon Howard 4th place

Social Studies - Sierra Hopkins 5th place, Kayla Demarse 1st place

Language Arts- Blade Nuckols 4th place, Sara Ryan 3rd place

Composition - Sierra Hopkins 4th place, Kairi Guest 2nd place

Our team won the Sportmanship Award!

Overall- we were runner's up!

Check the photo gallery tab on the left side of our homepage for pics!

Events for week of Feb. 13-17

Student Voice Survey this week for grades 3, 4 and 5.

Feb. 15 - Ky. Opera House visits @ 9:00 am.

Feb. 20 - NO SCHOOL - PD day

ky opera logo

Events for week of Feb. 6 - 10

Feb. 6 & 7 - Big Smiles visits

Feb. 7 - KONA Ice day!

Feb. 11 - District Governor's Cup @ McKinney Elem.  Good luck FPS, Quick Recall, and written assessment participants


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.


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. 

"I Make A Difference Award" December 2016

Congratulations to our very own Ms. Denise!

She was the recipient of the "I Make A Difference Award."

Ms. Denise


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

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