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LincolnReads20 Kickoff

LincolnReads20 logo

We are so excited to share a new districtwide initiative to encourage students and families to Read 20 minutes per night. .

Students are encouraged to read 20 minutes per night at home and they will complete a log of their reading time.  Completed logs will be returned to their teacher and will allow students to be eligible for a variety of prizes at their schools. 

We are kicking off this district reading initiative and would like your help in spreading the word and encouraging students to read.  

Look for  our yard signs around the community along with posters of educators reading at your school.  Information will also be shared with and discussed at the local radio station during our twice monthly Lincoln County District Updates.

Many celebrations have been planned and will be occurring at the elementary schools across the district.

Thank you in advance for helping our students on their path to becoming life-long readers!  

Reading with children for 20 minutes per day exposes them to 1.8 million words a year!


Calendar for December

December Calendar

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~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.

Stanford Elementary October Calendar

Stanford Elementary October Calendar

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)

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. 


Fort Logan Early Childhood Teachers Tour New Classrooms

Early Childhood The Fort Logan Early Childhood teachers got to tour their new classrooms today at Stanford Elementary. They are scheduled to move into their new rooms after Fall Break!

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!



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.

Elementary Regional Governor's Cup Winners

The Lincoln County Board of Education recognized the elementary students and their coaches for their great accomplishments at the Regional Governor's Cup competition this year. Congratulations to all of these young scholars!!


 Governor's Cup Regional Winners

Lunch menu for May 15th through 19th

The following is the lunch menu for next week (May 15th through 19th):

Monday: Chicken tacos, corn, refried beans, salsa, queso cheese, lettuce, tomato and fruit

Tuesday: Pork Roast, gravy, roll, mashed potatoes, broccoli w/cheese, grape juice and fruit

Wednesday: Chicken, bread, green beans, fries and fruit

Thursday: Hot dog, mac & cheese, pork n beans, fruit and veggies w/dip

Friday (Field Day): Turkey sub, sun chips, pasta salad, carrots w/dip, trimmings, rice drispy treat, icee and fruit

Lunch Menu Change for 5-8-17 through 5-12-17

Next week's LUNCH menu will be the following:

Monday May 8: Pizza, corn, salad, applesauce,peaches and carrots w/dip

Tuesday May 9: Quesadilla, refried beans, salsa, queso cheese, lettuce, tomato, cheese, banana,     pineapple and oranges    

Wednesday May 10: Turkey Roast, gravy, roll, mashed potatoes, green beans, grape tomato w/dip, rice krispy treat, strawberries, grapes and pears

Thursday May 11: BBQ on Bun, mac & cheese, baked potato, dragon punch, watermelon, fruit salad and apples

Friday May 12: Spaghetti, bosco stick, salad, carrots w/dip, orange pineapple juice, grapes and applesauce      

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. 

Stanford Elementary had several State and National winners for the DAR contest!

Congratulations to our Stanford Wildcats DAR State and National winners!  Back row from left to right are: Shay Schmiers, Melany Tapia-Lopez, Emerson Lynn and Laurissa Jarman.  Front row from left to right are: Annie Correll, Hollie Nash, Kerynna Jarman, Nicholas Demond, Cambria Jacobs, Noland Hamm and Jackson Osbourn. 


Early Childhood Registration 2017 - 2018

Early Childhood Registration

Our Wildcat is part of the Legends

Congratulations to our very own Paisley Gay!  (Photo courtesy of our PR team)


Stanford's Jumping Wildcats



5th Grade in the Media Lab at KET in Lexington, KY



PR Team: 100th Day


100th day

Stanford's PR team has captured some great shots!!

The Stanford Elementary PR Team has been at it again.  They have captured some great shots and captioned them well!  Be on the lookout on our Stanford page for more exciting photos!

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News from the Stanford Elementary PR Team!

Governers Cup


February Calendar

Here's what's going on at Stanford Elementary in February!calendar

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)

Breakfast and Lunch Menu change for 01-16-17 through 01-20-17 due to snow days

The following is the breakfast and lunch menu changes for 01-16-17 through 01-20-17.

Tuesday: Sausage & Biscuit, Yogurt, Cereal, Applesauce, Peaches, Juice
Wednesday: Burrito w/Salsa, Cereal, Donut, Applesauce, Grapes, Juice
Thursday: Oatmeal, Toast, Cereal, Donut, Apples, Strawberries, Juice
Friday: Chicken & Biscuit, Poptart, Cereal, Applesauce, Oranges, Juice
* there will be a milk choice offered daily

Hot Dog/Chili Dog, Corn Dog, French Fries, Baked Beans, Baby Carrots w/Dip, Orange    Pineapple Juice, Grapes, Applesauce
Wednesday: BBQ on Bun, Baked Potato, Cole Slaw, Dragon Punch, Fruit Salad, Apples, Watermelon
Thursday: Popcorn Chicken, Roll, Scalloped Potatoes, Savory Carrots, Salad, Grape Juice, Applesauce, Peaches
Friday: Turkey Sub, Ham Sub, Sun Chips, Pasta Salad, Trimmings, Baby Carrots w/Dip, Orange Pineapple Juice, Applesauce, Grapes
*there will be a milk choice offered daily

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. 

January Calendar

January 2017 Calendar


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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