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District News

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!

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.

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. 

 

 

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

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 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

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.

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!

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

 

Mock Disaster Drill Mock Disaster Drill

Lincoln County High School in cooperation with county Emergency Management Services will participate in a Mock Disaster Drill this week.  The drill will be an active shooter simulation, but there will be no live ammunition nor any gun shots fired.  While most of the activities will be confined to the Tech Center, LCHS will be placed on lockdown for a brief period time.  There will be emergency vehicles onsite during the day and EMS officials will be studying the process to suggest any changes necessary to our emergency procedures.  Realizing these types of simulations may cause some students concern given recent events in the country and our state, it has become necessary for us to practice such events to ensure we are prepared.  We appreciate your cooperation during this event and ask that you not come to the high school to pick up your student as access may be limited.  An additional one call will go out from the high school when the lockdown begins.  Again, we appreciate your cooperation as we work to ensure the safety of our students and staff.  

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  
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

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 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!

#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

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.

Student Safety is our #1 Priority

Safe Secure SchoolsThe tragic events that have recently occurred in our state and nation are understandably raising fear and anxiety for children, parents, and educators.

 

We want to take this opportunity to better explain how the occurrence of "threats" work within the day to day operations of your school district. 

 

Unfortunately, the occurrence of a student making a threat happens more often than most realize. A threat can happen anywhere in grades K-12 and can occur frequently in a school system. This is not unique to the Lincoln County Schools.

 

Our district has school threat protocols in place to investigate every threat made immediately and thoroughly. As part of the investigation, a threat assessment is conducted by qualified personnel. School and District Administrators are trained so that cognitive, analytical decision making takes over emotional decision making when faced with a threat. 

 

Please click this link, Memo to All Stakeholders, to read about the protocols in place.

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. 

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.

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.

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 .

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

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

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. 

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.

#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

February #TEAMLincoln Awards

Congratulations to our District #TEAMLincoln Award winners for February!

February TeamLincoln Award Winners

Kevin Bandura, High School Math Teacher, Superintendent Award, 
Daveida Smith, Exceptional Child Lead Teacher, Academic Division Award
Mindy Stevens, Youth Service Center Coordinator, High School Award
Jessica Berry, Middle School Social Studies Teacher, Middle School Award
(Not pictured) Jesse Harris, Bus Driver, Operations Division Award
(Not pictured) Amy Rigsby, Waynesburg Elementary Principal, Elementary School Award

All 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

Click the link to make a nomination #TEAMLincoln Award Form

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.

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.  

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

Kindergarten Camp ~ August 7th - 8th

K-Camp 2018 Flyer
K-Camp 2018 Register Now

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.

Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Days ~ "Patriot Days" 2017-18

The Lincoln County School District will participate in the NTI Program for a second year.

After reviewing input from parents/guardians, teachers, and staff, we've made a few revisions to the program. Please see the document below for more information on the district's "Patriot Days" and the changes that have been made for the 17/18 school year.

Please click for Parent Information Document 

Welcome Mrs. Brandi Hon ~ New Director of Pupil Personnel

Brandi Hon - New DPPPlease join us in welcoming Mrs. Brandi Hon to the Student Support Center! Mrs. Hon serves as the Director of Pupil Personnel and is a wonderful asset to our leadership team. 
#TEAMLincoln

 

Lincoln County School District takes unique approach to campus security

In an effort to increase the presence of armed law enforcement on school campuses, the Lincoln County Food Services will provide free breakfast and lunch to police officers, deputies, wildlife officers, and all first responders,.

Officers and first responders in uniform with identification are invited to eat with each other, our students, and staff. The District hopes officers will take advantage of this offer as it increases law enforcement presence on school campuses, familiarizes officers to schools, and provides the opportunity to develop relationships with students who one day will be the parents, workers and leaders in the communities they serve.

The District also extends the invitation to grab a cup of coffee in school staff break rooms if officers or first responders want to stop in at times when breakfast and lunch are not being served. We truly appreciate all of the work and services that are provided to keep our students, staff, and community safe in Lincoln County.

Back to School ~ Open House Event Schedules

Open House 2018

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

 

 

Highland Elementary receives Bronze Level School Ratinig for PBIS

Highland Elementary PBIS Recognition

Each year the KY-PBIS Network formally recognizes the effort that schools put forth to improve school climate when they implement Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports. PBIS is the core level of the district's elementary TIILO-B (Targeted Instruction for Improved Learning Outcomes - Behavior). 

We are pleased to announce that Highland Elementary was chosen as a 2016-2017 Bronze Level School for their outstanding PBIS implementation efforts. Congratulations to the Highland Elementary PBIS team, building staff, students, district leadership, families, and community partners who contributed to this achievement!#TEAMLincoln

Student Athletes Recognized at December Board Meeting

The Lincoln County Board of Education recognized four outstanding students for their athletic accomplishments at the December board meeting. These students worked extremely hard and placed at the region or state level in their sport. Way to go!        

Volleyball Award All Region Season Volleyball Team ~ Taryn Johnson 
All Region Volleyball Team ~ Peyton Griffin (not present)
Pictured with Mr. Godbey, & Mr. Leffew

Soccer AwardAll 12th Region Boys Soccer Team ~ Trey Cummins
Pictured with Coach Cummins, Mr. Godbey, & Mr. Leffew
crosscountryawardState Qualifier Cross Country ~ Alexis Slone
Pictured with Coach Pope & Mr. Harris
District Financial Impact Summary based on the governor's proposed budget

The impact of the governor's proposed budget would impact Lincoln County Schools considerably.

Included is a one page summary of how the budget would impact our schools. Also included within the one page document are savings that have already been made within the district prior to consideration of these proposed cuts.

#TEAMLincoln

Please click the link to access the District Financial Impact Summary Report

 

LCHS student, Reed Campbell, selected to attend Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy

Reed Campbell Honeywell Leadership recipient

Reed Campbell has been selected to attend the Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy (HLCA) at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

Campbell, a senior at Lincoln County High School, was one of only about 320 students in 33 U.S. states and almost 40 countries chosen to participate in the week-long, experimental learning program exclusive to students 16-18 years old.

The HLCA program is designed for students who have an interest in science, technology, engineering or mathematics and are actively pursuing careers in the field.

Photo & Story by Nancy Leedy -  click this link for Newspaper article - TheInteriorJournal

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

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
 

Distinguished Young Women 2017 Recognized

Distinguished Young Women 2017

The Distinguished Young Women program participants were honored by the Board of Education and given a Patriot Award at the November board meeting.

Distinguished Young Women is a national scholarship program that inspires high school girls to develop their full, individual potential through a fun, transforming experience that culminates in a celebratory showcase of their accomplishments. Distinguished Young Women strives to give every young woman the opportunity to further her education and prepare for a successful future.

The Lincoln County Distinguished Young Women program offers more cash scholarships than any other DYW program across the state. #TEAMLincoln

Pictured:  Kira Lewis, Alyssa McQueen, Emma Kaiser, Madelyn Day (Lincoln County Distinguished Young Woman), Katelyn McWhorter
absent from photo: Alexandria House, Cassidy Goetz, Hayley Jones

Judy Russell awarded December TEAMLincoln Award

Judy Russell TeamLincoln Award - December 2017

Congratulations to Mrs. Judy Russell for being named the #TEAMLincoln Award winner for the month of December! Mrs. Russell is currently the District Attendance/Data Specialist where she has served in this role for 10 years. Judy previously worked at Hustonville Elementary for 17 years after graduating from Hustonville High School. Mrs. Russell is recognized for her commitment, dependability, and work ethic. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to the Lincoln County School District! 

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.

Bluegrass All-Regional Honor Band Members Recognized

BandAwards 2 studentsThe Lincoln County Board of Education recognized two Lincoln County High School band members for their outstanding musical accomplishments at the March Board Meeting. Gabriel Gilliam and Timothy Dunlap were both selected into the Bluegrass All-Regional Honor Band. The Bluegrass All-Regional Honor Band is an auditioned clinic hosted in central Kentucky each spring. Students learn rigorous audition music that is approved by the Kentucky Music Educators Association and are selected based on their musicality, accuracy, precision, and overall musicianship. When selected, students earn a chair in the band and get to work with nationally honored clinicians and educators. Participation in the Bluegrass All-Regional Band is a great honor and we are very proud of Gabriel Gilliam and Timothy Dunlap for representing our district!
#TEAMLincoln

 

 

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Lincoln County Schools Kindergarten registration will begin next week. Please pick up the Kindergarten Registration Packet from your child's school this week and schedule a time to register March 27, March 28th, or April 25th.

K-Registration 

Click HERE for complete flyer

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  

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

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.

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!

#LincolnReads20

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

Lincoln County Youth Service Center working with Lincoln County Changers

Lincoln County Youth Service Center is working with Lincoln County Changers to provide home improvements for Lincoln County residents this summer. 
They will do a limited number of home improvements for qualifying Lincoln County homeowners.

  1. Must be Lincoln County Residents
  2. Fill out form requesting needs
  3. Lincoln County Changers will do a home inspection and final approval.

They are in need of female volunteers in order to have an adult male and female on each site.

Please click the following links for the homeowner application or to apply to be a volunteer. 

Homeowner Application                     Volunteer Application

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. 

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

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 Early Childhood Center Grand Opening

Early Childhood Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony  Early Childhood Center Teaching Staff

The new Stanford Early Childhood Center had an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday, November 28. Thank you to all of the community, staff, and students who participated in this wonderful event!! The Early Childhood Center is attached to Stanford Elementary school. This new facility and dedicated staff will  provide many wonderful opportunities for our young students, ages 6 months to 4 years. 

The story was aired on WKYT

2018 Lincoln County Spelling Bee Winner

Spelling Bee 2018 Winner Mayan C.Congratulations to Myan Cook, the 2018 Lincoln County Spelling Bee winner! Myan will represent Lincoln County at the Kentucky Derby Festival state competition in Louisville on March 17th. We are so proud of Myan and all of our Spelling Bee participants! Thank you to Lincoln County Farm Bureau for sponsoring our Spelling Bee each year. We also want to thank WPBK-FM 102.9 for providing live coverage of the contest.  #TEAMLincoln

 

2018 Lincoln County Spelling Bee participants

SCHOOL WINNERS:...

Crab Orchard: Alayna Bodner, Alex Carman

Highland: Chloe Pope, Chealsea Gonzalez

Hustonville: Gracee Teague, Haley Goins

Lincoln County Middle School: Myan Cook, Carson Jenkins

McKinney: Morgan Reynolds, Ashton Gifford

Stanford: Malachi Gooch, Robert Gooch

Waynesburg: Tonya Quale, Nolan Roberts

* Thelma Blair - Lincoln County Farm Bureau Representative

2018-19 Early Childhood Registration begins in April

Early Childhood Registration begins in April

FBLA State Competition Winners

LCHS Future Business Leaders of America 2018
Congratulations to our Lincoln County High School Future Buisiness Leaders of America!!! Our FBLA students brought home some major hardware at the FBLA State Conference on April 17, 2018! Good work Patriots!       

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!

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

 

Aspiring Administrators Cohort Participants Announced

Lincoln County Schools has taken a proactive approach in developing future instructional leaders.  The Aspiring Administrator Program is designed for outstanding educators who have an aptitude for leadership and are attracted to administration. Lincoln County Schools wishes to ensure that a high-quality leadership and administrative candidate pool continues to grow. Although participation in the program is not a guarantee for a future administrative position, this program is designed to provide aspiring school leaders the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the 21st century public school setting through professional growth and leadership development.

We’re excited about the level of interest expressed for participation in the first Lincoln County Aspiring Administrator Cohort. Unfortunately, we were not able to accept every applicant who expressed interest, but we encourage applicants not selected to apply again next year.  

Please click Read More to learn more about this year' recipients...

LCMS Boys Basketball teams - Salt River Conference Championship

Congratulations to our LCMS boys basketball teams that competed in the finals at the Salt River Conference Championship.

All of our teams had a great year!

6th Grade Boys Basketball 7th Grade Boys Basketball

 6th Grade Conference Champs                7th Grade Conference Champs

8th Grade Boys Basketball

8th Grade Conference Runner Up

Strategic Planning Committee

 

2018 Strategic Planning Committee

The Lincoln County Board of Education recognized the Strategic Planning Steering Committee at the April Board meeting. The committee represented diverse stakeholder groups of students, parents, school staff, community members, etc. The committee has met at least monthly throughout the school year as a Steering Committee and more frequently in focus groups after goals were finalized. The five goals and areas of focus are: 
1.) Academic Excellence, 
2.) Administrator, Teacher, & Staff Excellence, 
3.) Growth & Development of the Whole Child, 
4.) District Resource Management, 
5.) Innovation
.

Thank you to our Strategic Planning Steering Committee for the many hours they have given to support our schools! We appreciate you!

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

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.

#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!

Summer School Food Service Employees Recognized

Summer School Food Service Employees RecognizedLincoln County Food Service Summer School Employees were recognized at the October board meeting and where they recieved a certificate for their hard work and dedication to students.  Lincoln County Food Service provided a dinner for the employees and School Board Members as part of the recognition.
Thanks to Renate Mason, Lori Worster, Emma Mullins, Jill Mauldin, Shasta Davidson, Brandy Yates, Lynda Dye, Bonnie Shoemaker, Elieen Sneed, Ben Hill, Billy McCormick, Mary Weaver and Kay Manuel for feeding the students during the summer. 

LCMS Girls Basketball teams - Salt River Conference Championship

Congratulations to our LCMS girls basketball teams that competed in the finals at the Salt River Conference Championship. 

LCMS 6th Grade Girls basketball

 6th Grade Conference Champs   

LCMS 7th grade girls basketball    

 7th Grade Conference Champs   

8th Grade Team Conference Runner-Up

Mrs. Daveida Smith Receives the Big Apple Award at the Chamber of Commerce Banquet

DaveidaPlease join us in congratulating Mrs. Daveida Smith for receiving the Big Apple Award at the Chamber of Commerce banquet last night! This award is given to a person in the field of education that strives to make a lasting difference in the lives of Lincoln County students, faculty, and community. Mrs. Smith serves as an Exceptional Child Lead Teacher in our schools and has been in our district for 22 years. Congratulations Mrs. Daveida Smith! 
#TEAMLincoln

Stanford Elementary announces New Principal

Mr. James Carrier
Lincoln County Board of Education is pleased to announce that Mr. James Carrier has been selected as the new principal at Stanford Elementary! Please welcome Mr. Carrier as he transtitions to his new position.

It’s a bittersweet transition for James Carrier, as he plans to bid farewell to his post at Highland Elementary School and take on a new role as principal of Stanford Elementary. Carrier, who has served as principal of Highland Elementary since Jan. 2013, was selected for the principal position at Stanford Elementary by the School-Based Decision Making council. 

While he’s excited about the new opportunity, Carrier said his emotions are mixed as he also leaves behind the close-knit community and school he has come to know and love.  

Please click here for full article in the Interior Journal by Abigail Whitehouse

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. 

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

PRESCHOOL / HEAD START ALL STARS - 5 STAR RATED DISTRICT

EC All StarsAll 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

Woods - Qualifies for State Swim Competition Lincoln County High School student qualifies for State Swim Competetion!

Lincoln County High School student, Woods Smith, placed second in the 50 yard freestyle at the KHSAA Regional Swim Finals! Woods’ second place finish qualifies him for the state competition. Congratulations!!! #TEAMLincoln

Reed Campbell Campbell Appointed to the United States Air Force Academy

Congratulations to Reed Campbell on his appointment into the United States Air Force Academy! Reed exemplifies hard work, leadership skills, strong character, and determination which led him to this prestigious honor. Congratulations!!

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.  

National Beta School of Merit

NationalBeta School of Merit

Congratulations to Lincoln County High School for being named a 2017-2018 National Beta School of Merit! We are proud of your dedication and commitment to academic excellence!
#TEAMLincoln

NCTM- Joanna Stevens LCHS Teacher Presents at National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference

Joanna Stevens, a mathematics teacher and team leader at Lincoln County High School, represented Lincoln County very well by recently presenting at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) 2018 Annual conference on April 26th to a room of about 200 attendees. Mrs. Stevens was selected among thousands of applicants across the nation to present at this prestigious conference. The NCTM Conference is one of the world's largest mathematics events in which teachers, mathematic education leaders, administrators, mathematicians and researchers from all over the world assemble to share ideas, best teaching practices, and learn from the top mathemeticians. Congratulations Mrs. Stevens and thank you for your passion for mathematics and sharing not only with our students in Lincoln County, but the whole world!! 

Her presentation can be viewed at the following link

Fostering a Growth MindSet for All Students

Spencer Crutchfield Named Head Football Coach at LCHS

Spencer Crutchfield

Please join us in welcoming Spencer Crutchfield as the new Head Football Coach at Lincoln County High School. Mr. Crutchfield is a life-long resident of Garrard County and has ten years of varsity coaching experience. He served nine of those years at Garrard County High School coaching the running backs, wide-receivers and defensive backs. Crutchfield made the move to Madison Central in 2017, taking on the role of running back and defensive back coach. He also served as assistant coach for junior varsity and head coach of the freshman team. In addition to his duties on the football field, Mr. Crutchfield served as head coach of track and field at Madison Central.

Coaching has been a life-long dream of Crutchfield’s, one that he knows he has been blessed to pursue thus far. When offered the opportunity to coach the Patriots he said, “It has been an exciting experience considering I played football for a neighboring county and remember with great affection the unmatched experience that football offers young men. Now, having a chance to coach at a school with such a storied history, it is absolutely a dream come true.”


Crutchfield’s scholastic pedigree includes a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from Eastern Kentucky University followed by a Master of Arts in Special Education from the University of the Cumberlands.

Mr. Crutchfield lives in Lancaster along with his wife Jordan and 17 month old son Cam Dayton. Welcome Mr. Spencer Crutchfield!

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

Lincoln County Awarded $10,000 from AT&T

AT&T Grant

A special THANK YOU to AT&T for the $10,000 donation to assist with ACT Prep! We are extremely thankful to AT&T Kentucky President Hood Harris and Representative David Meade for their continued support of Lincoln County Schools! 

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