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Lincoln County Middle School News

No School - Wednesday, November 28, 2018

No School November 28, 2018NO SCHOOL in Lincoln County on Wednesday, November 28, 2018.  Please have students complete their work for NTI Patriot Day #2.

Elementary students received NTI Patriot Day packets in August. However, packet information can also be found on the district website at www.lincoln.kyschools.us. 

Middle and high school students will complete their assigned work on their Chromebooks. Teachers will be available throughout the day for assistance if needed. 

#TEAMLincoln

No School - Tuesday, November 27, 2018

No school November 27, 2018NO SCHOOL in Lincoln County on Tuesday, November 27, 2018.  Please have students complete their work for NTI Patriot Day #1. 

Elementary students received NTI Patriot Day packets in August. However, packet information can also be found on the district website on the left links  

Middle and high school students will complete their assigned work using their Chromebooks. Teachers will be available throughout the day for assistance if needed. 

Substitute Information

We Love Our SubsSubstitutes are required to complete online trainings in order to substitute. In the past, the Lincoln County School District used the Safe Schools platform. We recently switched to a new provider and will send out information to access the new platform at a later date. 

 

For those who have substituted in the past, please return the intent form that was mailed to you. If you are new and would like to apply to be on the substitute list or if you have any questions please contact Mrs. Colleen Benson at the Student Support Center (606) 365-2124.

Meet,Greet & Eat

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On Tuesday July 30th, Hustonville Elementary School will host a Meet, Greet & Eat for the incoming 1st-5th grade students who attended McKinney Elementary School last  year.

 

School bus transportation and lunch will be provided for students.

 

More specific information about the start and end time, bus assignments and bus schedules will come via a district email and a letter mailed to parents and guardians at a later date.

 

Please mark Tuesday July 30th on your calendar.

 

Board Issues Written Findings On Summit Appeal

The Lincoln County Board of Education issued Written Findings on the Summit Learning Appeal at Lincoln County Middle School. In reviewing statutes and case laws the Board affirmed the SBDM Council has the sole authority to make decisions regarding curriculum. 

 

However, due to the issues raised in the appeal, the Board feels the appeal process and possibly the Open Meetings Act were not properly followed. Pursuant to Board Policy # 02.4241, the Board referred the matter back to the Lincoln County Middle School SBDM Council to schedule a meeting for the consideration of the appeal.

 

Click here for a copy of the Written Findings.

love our employees Phase II Salary Increase

The Lincoln County Board of Education approved a 2% raise for all employees and overhauled the salary schedule for administrators, after making adjustments to resolve gaps in their salary schedule. The Lincoln County School District’s certified pay rate currently ranks 145th out of 173 school districts in Kentucky. The Phase II Salary Increase brings their ranking to 128th. The Phase II Salary Increase takes effect for the 2019-2020 school year.

 

Employees for Lincoln County Schools have not received a raise since the state mandated 2% raise in 2015-16. Last year the Lincoln County Board of Education adopted board goals, one of which was to attract, recruit, and retain high-quality administrators, teachers and staff through salary increases.  

 

Superintendent Michael Rowe states that the District has made a number of difficult decisions which have ultimately placed the school district in a position to express our commitment to our employees; all employees. “The salary committee evaluated surrounding school districts’ salaries and made recommendations to address the deficiencies.  We want our employees to know we value them, we value their hard work, and we want our employees to stay at Lincoln County Schools.  Staff retention has been an issue in this district since I came on board and I am excited to work for a Board who understands the value experienced staff bring to student learning.  In order to be the best, we must have a progressive vision. Our new Board is committed to making Lincoln County Schools the best.”

Summer Food Service Program 2019 Begins

Kids Eat logoLincoln 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

Online Student Registration

Quick Link

Online registration for current students can be found in the Parent’s portal account.  The Infinite Campus Portal can be accessed under quick links on the district homepage at www.lincoln.kyschools.us.  Once a parent logs into their account, they can access the registration link on the left side of the screen.  If parents have forgotten their username and/or password, they can select the Forgot Username or Forgot Password option, and if they have their email address associated with their account, gain access to their portal account.  If not, they will need to call the Student Support Center at (606) 365-2124.

                                                                         

Sports Physicals ~ June 20 - 21 at LCHS

Sports Physicals will be offered Sports Physicalsto Lincoln County athletes on Thursday, June 20th and Friday, June 21st at Lincoln County High School from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm in the Gym. Students will need to bring their insurance cards with them. You may also complete the information on the correct form below and bring with you.

Online Registration Workshop

Lincoln Online RegistrationLincoln County will be providing an Online registration and Parent Portal workshop to assist any parent with the process of setting up their account and registering their students through the online registration process. 

Location: Lincoln County Middle School
Date: June 6, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Online Registration and Enrollment 19-20

Online Registration NoticeAll parents K-12:

You recently received a letter in the mail with the information to set up your “Parent Portal Account” (this is DIFFERENT from the “Student Portal Account” your child uses. Online Enrollment is not accessible through the Student Portal).

ONLY parents who DO NOT already have a Parent Portal account will receive a letter in the mail.

 

The Parent Portal Account will give you access to ALL of your children enrolled in Lincoln County School and will be where you will access all of the student information through graduation (be sure to write down the username and password). Once your account is set up, you will find a link on that page to begin the Online Registration process for the 19-20 school year.

 

If you already have a Parent Portal Account, you are welcome to go ahead and register your children for the 2019-2020 school year.

 

IMPORTANT: You will NOT receive your child’s homeroom assignment or schedule until they are officially enrolled for the upcoming school year. Online Enrollment MUST be completed by July 1st to ensure processing time and placement in classes.

 

If you have any questions, difficulties, or do not have access to computer/internet, as always, we are happy to help you through this process. Please contact your child’s school.

 

Thank you for your patience and cooperation with this new technology.

SBDM Parent Elections SBDM Parent Elections

LCMS is seeking two parent volunteers to serve on our SBDM Council for the 2019-20 school year. Nomination forms are due back to LCMS no later than Thursday, May 16, 2019. If you are unable to print off a form, please come to the school to receive one. Thank you!

2018-2019 Parent Involvement and Engagement Survey

Parent SurveyPlease take time to complete the online 2018-2019 Parent Involvement Survey. If you have a child in more than one school, please complete the survey multiple times, once for each school. Your responses will help guide our efforts to improve services for students and families. Thank you.

LCMS Summit Learning Overview

Lincoln County Middle School would like to provide parents, community, and other stakeholders more information about the Summit Learning Program that LCMS has implemented this school year with one team of students and will be implementing in the fall of 2019-2020 for all students. Please click on the videos to learn more about the program and the research behind the program. Please watch all videos and complete the feedback survey provided under Read More....  There is a video for Summit Overview Module 1 and Module 2"Why go Schoolwide" Module 1 and Module 2, Summit Mentoring and Personal Learning Time, Summit Student Work, and Summit Moving Forward. There is also a Q and A Part 1 and Part 2 posted now in response to the Summit Learning Parent Survey that has been completed. 

Summit Overview - Module 1

http://bit.ly/SummitOverview1  

1:1 Non-Resident Contracts Approved

aAt the May 9, 2019 Special Called Board Meeting, the Board of Education approved 1:1 Non-Resident Contracts.

 

In the past, many school districts entered into open Non-Resident Contracts with surrounding districts since the number of students exchanged were approximately the same. But when one district siphons off a significantly larger number of children, the other district takes a financial hit. The state funding, called Support Education Excellence in Kentucky, or SEEK, goes with the student.

 

The outflow of students from Lincoln County is costing Lincoln County thousands of dollars in SEEK funding at about $4,400 per student.

 

The new Non-Resident Contracts stipulate that students will be accepted/released between the districts at a ratio of 1:1.

 

All previously approved releases will be grandfathered in.

 

There are no exceptions to the newly approved Non-Resident Contracts. All decisions will be made using the ratio of 1:1. Surrounding school districts can accept as many students as it chooses but the SEEK funding will not follow the student unless it falls within the 1:1 ratio. Of course, parents/guardians still have the option of paying tuition to attend surrounding districts.

K-Prep K-Prep Testing

K-PREP (state testing) begins Wednesday, May 8, at Lincoln County Middle School.  Students will test until Tuesday, May 14.  Please ensure that students get plenty of rest each night.  Free breakfast is provided at school, but if students are eating breakfast from home, please make it a healthy one!  We wish all students an excellent testing cycle!  We look forward to seeing the improvements they have made during this school year!

Lincoln Arts Academy Application

Lincoln arts academyThe Lincoln Arts Academy will take place Monday, July 1- Wednesday July 3, and resume Monday, July 8- Friday, July 12 at Lincoln County Middle School. The time of the academy will be 9:00am-3:00pm and student transportation to and from local elementary schools will be provided. Meals will also be provided. Lincoln Arts Academy course offerings will include: Visual Art, Culinary Arts, and Musical Theater

We are looking forward to another great year!!    

 

Please click here to access Lincoln County Arts Academy Application 

All students enrolled in Lincoln County Schools during the 2018-19 school year are eligible to apply and participate if selected. Application is due no later than Friday, May 10, 2019 at 3:00 pm. BECAUSE OF THE POTENTIAL FOR INTEREST AND LIMITED NUMBER OF SPOTS- NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE TO THIS DEADLINE. Applications will be accepted via GOOGLE or you may pick up a hard copy and turn in it in at Lincoln County Middle School- attention to Megan Ralston or Carlee Cornett. If you turn in a hard copy of the application, please contact Megan Ralston or Carlee Cornett prior to the deadline of May 10, 2019, and confirm receipt. PREFERRED METHOD FOR APPLICATION SUBMISSION IS ONLINE, BUT YOU MAY APPLY VIA HARD COPY IF NEEDED. Applications will be reviewed and Lincoln Arts Academy participants will be named by May 23, 2019.

STEM Academy ~ July 8-12

STEM academyThe Lincoln County Schools Student Support Center is excited to announce that we have received a grant that will fund a Summer STEM Academy. The camp is available to all students currently enrolled in K-12 in the Lincoln County school system. This Academy will be held at Stanford Elementary School from July 8 - July 12, 2019.

Areas of focus throughout the week will include: Coding, 3-D printing, Forensics, Robotics, and STEM activities.

This opportunity is completely free of charge to all students. Transportation will be provided to and from the closest elementary school. Breakfast and lunch will also be provided.

Please click STEM Academy Application to apply before May 17, 2019.

Click here for the flyer. Looking forward to another great year of STEM!!

Lincoln County Arts and Stem Academies Set for Summer

After considering valuable feedback from our stakeholder survey, the highly anticipated Lincoln Arts Academy and Lincoln STEM Academy dates have been determined!

The Lincoln Arts Academy will take place Monday, July 1- Wednesday July 3, and resume Monday, July 8- Friday, July 12 at Lincoln County Middle School. The time of the academy will be 9:00am-3:00pm and student transportation to and from local elementary schools will be provided. Meals will also be provided. Lincoln Arts Academy course offerings will include: Visual Art, Culinary Arts, and Musical Theater!

The Lincoln STEM Academy will take place Monday, July 8- Friday, July 12 at Stanford Elementary School. The time of the academy will be 9am-3pm and student transportation to and from local elementary schools will be provided. Meals will also be provided. Lincoln STEM Academy course offerings will include: Robotics, Forensics, 3D Printing, and Drones!

Please note: Applications will not be available until May 6 and will end on May 10.

Spring Artists Showcase Spring Artists Showcase

Please save the date! Lincoln County Middle invites you to come celebrate the visual arts at the Lincoln County Middle School on Thursday, April 25th from 5-7. The showcase will be on the 2nd floor of the Lincoln County Public Library. Come pop-in and check-out the fabulous art of students from grades 6-8th. It is FREE and light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!

Bowling Students Recognized at April Board Meeting

Bowling Team WinnersTwo students on the Bowling Team were recognized at the April board meeting and presented a Patriot Award for their accomplishments in the Regional and State Tournaments. Congratulations!!!
 

Charlie Cole (set new region record of 299, only 1 pin shy of a perfect game of 300)

 

Dawson Hodge (won the 8th region tournament and finished 4th at the state)

Lincoln Arts Academy - Course Offerings Survey

artdramamusicPlease complete the survey below in regards to the Lincoln Arts Academy 2019. Your answers will be considered when scheduling, organizing, and planning programming for this year's camp. Please note that not all course options listed will be provided during the academy- we are simply gauging interest. Also please note that a separate APPLICATION will need to be filled out during our enrollment period in order for your child to be considered for participation. 

Lincoln Arts Academy- Course Offerings Survey

Early Childhood Registration Now Open

Early Childhood Registration is now open for children birth to 4 years old before August 2019. Please click the link for more information 2019-2020 Early Childhood Registration

APRIL TEAM LINCOLN AWARD RECIPIENTS

April Team Lincoln AwardsCongratulations to our #TEAMLincoln award winners for the month of April 2019!

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

Pictured: Tyler Lowe, David Ledford, Heather Pendleton
Absent from photo: Betty England and Richard Hawley

Spring Break April 1-5

Spring BreakSpring Break has arrived! There will be no school in Lincoln County on April 1st-5th. We look forward to seeing everyone back to school on April 8th full of energy and ready to finish the year strong! Have a safe and wonderful Spring Break! 

School Board NOTICE OF VACANT LINCOLN BOARD OF EDUCATION SEAT

CLICK FOR APPLICATION

The Kentucky Commissioner of Education is seeking applications for appointment to the Lincoln County Board of Education.

You are invited to nominate yourself or someone you know who is qualified to serve on the Lincoln County Board of Education representing Educational Division # 3.    

This appointment is effective until the November 2019 Regular Election.

This is a public service position. The appointee will not be employed by the Lincoln County Board of Education.

 

Responsibilities

Serving on the school board is an important public service. School board members are leaders in the community and play a critical role in ensuring students receive the high-quality education they deserve. Responsibilities include:

  • Developing policy that governs the operation of schools;
  • Providing visionary leadership that establishes long-range plans and programs for the district;
  • Hiring the district superintendent and issuing annual evaluation reports;
  • Setting local tax rates and practicing vigorous stewardship to ensure that all school district funds are spent wisely.

 

LCHS Archery Team Places at NASP State Tournament

LCHS Archery Team 2019

Congratulations LCHS Archery Team!!!  They were State runner up in NASP/ IBO 3D and 3rd place in NASP Bullseye.
Way to Go Lincoln!!!

On March 15th & 16th Lincoln County archery teams competed at the NASP State Archery Tournament in Louisville Kentucky. 

 

Stanford Elementary 15 of 102 schools in competition with a score of 2992.
Waynesburg Elementary – 51 of 102 schools in competition with a score of 2795.
Lincoln County Middle School – 30 of 107 schools in competition with a score of 3201.
Lincoln County Middle School (3D) – 25 of 29 schools with a score of 1502.
Lincoln County High School – 3rd out of 107 schools in competition with a score of 3430.
Lincoln County High School (3D) – 2nd out of 32 schools in competition with a score of 1711.

 

Congratulations to all of our teams!! All of our schools have qualified for the National Competition!!!

MARCH TEAM LINCOLN AWARD RECIPIENTS

March 2019 Team Lincoln Awards

Congratulations to our #TEAMLincoln award winners for the month of March 2019!

#TEAMLincoln awards are given based upon nominations from peers and co-workers. Way to go team! 
Pictured: Kristin Witt, Jessica Singleton, Sandy Powers, Jenny Schuler, & Tim Estes 

 

 

Sweet Sixteen No School ~ March 7, 2019 ~ Congratulations Boys 12th Region Champs

There will be NO SCHOOL in Lincoln County on Thursday, March 7th due to the Boys State Tournament basketball game at Rupp Arena. GO PATRIOTS!! We are so proud of you!

No School March 4 No School - Monday, March 4, 2019 - NTI Patriot Day #8

There will be no school in Lincoln County today, Monday, March 4th. The freezing temperatures overnight have created many slick roadways throughout the district making it unsafe to transport students. 

Please have students complete their work for NTI Patriot Day #8.  Teachers will be available throughout the day for assistance. Stay safe and warm during these extreme weather conditions. 

Boys Win 12th Region Championship

champs

Congratulations to our Boys Basketball Team - 12th Region Champs!!! 🏀
Way to go PATRIOTS!!

Click here for the Boys Sweet Sixteen Bracket

New District School Calendar 2019-2020

2019-20 School CalendarThe Lincoln County Board of Education approved the 2019-2020 school calendar at the February board meeting. The instructional calendar was recommended by the district's calendar committee.

 

The committee analyzed and discussed past calendars, feedback from survey results and community considerations, and state laws and regulations before reaching consensus and recommending a calendar to Superintendent Rowe and the Board of Education.

 

The full 2019-2020 school calendar may be viewed here. It will also remain posted under the Calendar links on the District Webpage for future reference. 

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 have been dedicated to educating and serving our students. In recognition of their service, they were presented with a 20 yr. pin. Thank you for serving Lincoln County students!!

20 years of service 2019

Pictured: Pam Lucas, Sherri Smith, Rebecca Shearer, Kristie Mattingly, Stephanie Melton, Debbie Frances, Jessica Singleton, Bonnie Shoemaker, Janet McNamara, Carol Cox, Gina Mullins, Tracy Griffin, Sandy Cain, Tammy Board, Nancy Kind, Claudia Godbey

Not Present: Calvin Boone, Wayne Brown, Marla Cook, Marcia Ellis, Kathy Middleton, Michael Rowe, Lisa Shelton, Stacy Story, and Mary Taylor.

February Team Lincoln Award Recipients

February 2019 Team Lincoln Awards
Congratulations to our #TEAMLincoln award winners for the month of February 2019!

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

Donya Baker, Tammy Releford, Terry Burchfield, Julia Duncan, & Jeannie Cooper

VALENTINE'S DAY INFORMATION

Happy Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is Thursday, February 14. If you are planning to make a delivery to your child's school on this day, please review the information below to prevent any disappointment or confusion. For safety and sensibilty, the following items: GLASS, POTTERY, ANYTHING BREAKABLE, BALLOONS, or LARGE STUFFED ANIMALS are NEVER permitted to be taken home on a school bus.  This is a Kentucky State Transportation Law and connot be ignored on any date. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.  You may contact your child's school for any additional details.

Calendar Feedback Survey

Calendar Survey 19-20

The calendar committee would like your input on the development of the district calendar. Please click the following link or the picture to the left to complete the survey.

2019-2020 Calendar Survey Link

 

 

Your input it very valuable and appreciated. Thank you for taking time to complete.

 

This link will be available until 4:00 PM on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.

2019 Lincoln County Spelling Bee Winner

District Spelling Bee Winner 2019Congratulations to LCMS student Kaci Kidd for winning the Lincoln County Spelling Bee! We had fourteen amazing students representing their schools this morning for the contest. Kaci will advance to the Kentucky Derby Festival state competition in Louisville in March. Congratulations and good luck to Miss Kaci Kidd! 


District Spelling Bee Participants 2019

Participants in this year’s Spelling Bee were: Crab Orchard - Aydan Griffin, Etta Williams; Highland - William Peek, Logan Baker; Hustonville - Lane Sergent, Makaylee Reed; LCMS - Kaci Kidd (1st Place), Myan Cook (runner-up); McKinney - Bethani Luster, Jacob Hill; Stanford - Landin Rayens, Cadence McFerron; Waynesburg - Jacob Ball, Kinlee Ruckel

 

As always, thank you to the Lincoln County Farm Bureau Federation for sponsoring the County Spelling Bee each year. We appreciate you!

No School - Thursday, January 31st - NTI Day #7

No School  01-31-2019There will be NO SCHOOL in Lincoln County on Thursday, January 31st, due to extremely dangerous wind chill temperatures in our area.
 

Please have students complete their work for NTI Patriot Day #7. Teachers will be available throughout the day for assistance. Stay safe and warm during these extreme weather conditions. 

Welcome Lincoln County New Board Members

New Board Members 2019We would like to welcome our two new Board of Education members, Mr. Ricky Lane and Mr. Win Smith. They began their term at the January board meeting. These gentlemen join our current members, Mrs. Theresa Long, Mr. Tom Blankenship, and Mr. Alan Hubble.

We thank each of you for your service and support of our schools and community.

No School - Wednesday, January 30th - NTI Day #6

No School NTI #6

There will be no school in Lincoln County on Wednesday, January 30th due to extremely dangerous wind chill temperatures in our area that are expected to last the entire day. A school messenger call will be sent to parents this evening. 

Please have students complete their work for NTI Patriot Day #6. Teachers will be available throughout the day for assistance. Stay safe and warm during these extreme weather conditions.

#TEAMLincoln

No School ~ Thursday, January 24, 2019 ~ NTI Day #5

No School January 24, 2019NO SCHOOL in Lincoln County on Thursday, January 24, 2019. Please have students complete their work for NTI Patriot Day #5.

Stay safe and warm!

Teachers will be available throughout the day for assistance if needed.

No School ~ Tuesday, January 22, 2018 - NTI Day #4

No School January 22NO SCHOOL in Lincoln County on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. Please have students complete their work for NTI Patriot Day #4. 

Teachers will be available throughout the day for assistance if needed.

LCMS 6th Grade Boys Basketball Champs

6th Grade Boys Basketball team

Congratulations to our LCMS Boys Basketball Team - KBC 6th Grade Gold Bracket State Tournament Champs! Way to go boys! 

Christmas Choir LCMS Christmas Choir

LCMS Choir

Christmas Concert at LCHS auditorium 6:00 pm, Tuesday, Dec. 18th.  Please come out and support our amazing students!

Report Card 9 Weeks Ends

The second nine weeks grading period will end on Wednesday, Dec. 19th.  Report cards will go home with students the week of January 7th.  If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher.

Merry Christmas Christmas Break

Have a safe and happy holiday season.  Christmas break will begin on Thursday, Dec. 20th.  Students will return to school on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019!

Rogers Explorers Program Recipient

Wilson Rogers ExplorersThe Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Explorers program helps rising ninth-grade students interested in science, math, and technology start the journey toward careers in those in-demand career fields. Cruise Wilson was awarded this honor at the end of his 8th grade year and participated in the program during the summer. He was recognized at the December board meeting. Congratulations!! 

#TEAMLincoln December Award Recipients

December Team LincolnCongratulations to our #TEAMLincoln award winners for the month of December!


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


 

 



From left to right: Colleen Benson, Rachael Yaden, McClee Manion, & Missy Frith

winterbandconcert Band Concert

On Tuesday, December 11, band students will be performing in a Christmas concert at the Stuart Underwood Auditorium at Lincoln County High School.  The performance will begin at 6:30 P.M. and will also include performances by the high school band.  We invite families and friends to join us in this event. 

holidayfooddrive Food Drive

LCMS Beta Club is sponsoring a canned food drive until Christmas break.  We are asking for donations of non-perishable items to be brought in by our students to support our local Fort Logan Cooperative Ministries.  Students should turn in their donations to their advisors.  We appreciate the help from our community in providing for our families in need.

NTI Days, aka Patriot Days

So far into this 2018-19 school year, Lincoln County has declared three NTI/Patriot Days.  These days are disignated by the school district when students do not report to school due to emergency or weather conditions, but students continue their learning at home.  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.  Learning will take place using lessons designed by teachers that utilize technology or conventional paper packets.  The lessons focus on previously introduced content in order to enhance, remediate, or enrich student skills. 

 

Students received materials for Patriots Days on Friday, November 9.  Students can also download lessons for paper submissions from the district website.  Students are expected to return completed assignments to their teacher upon their return to school.  Students who have difficulty completing the work on the Patriot Day will have up to one week from the actual Patriot Day to turn it in. Should students turn in all work from Patriot Days, those days will count as instructional days, and if approved by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), will not have to be made up at the end of the school year.

 

  • Work from Patriot Day #1:  due December 4. 
  • Work from Patriot Day #2:  due December 6. 
  • Work from Patriot Day #3:  due December 12.
No School December 5th No School ~ Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018

NO SCHOOL in Lincoln County on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Please have students complete their work for NTI Patriot Day #3.

Elementary students received NTI Patriot Day packets in August. However, packet information can also be found on the district website at www.lincoln.kyschools.us.

Middle and high school students will complete their assigned work on their Chromebooks. Teachers will be available throughout the day for assistance if needed.

Stay safe and warm!

Happy Thanksgiving - No School Nov. 21 - 23

Happy Thanksgiving

We wish you a Happy Thanksgiving spent with family and friends! We look forward to seeing our students back to school on November 26th. Have a safe and wonderful holiday! 

Parent Survey 2018

Parent SurveyParents, your input is valued and much appreciated. The purpose of this survey is to find out your opinions about your child's school. Read each statement and choose the response that most closely matches your opinion. Please answer each item honestly. Your responses will be completely confidential.

Please click the picture or Parent Survey link to complete the survey.

 

#TEAMLincoln November Award Recipients

TeamLincoln November Award WinnersCongratulations to our #TEAMLincoln award winners for the month of November!

 

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


 

 

 

 

From left to right: Janice McAninch, Kristen Story, Justin Abbott, Gail Reed, and Marsha Abel 
 

A Christmas Carol RADIO PLAY ~ Opportunity to Audition

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

A Christmas Carol

Please click this Audition Application to apply. 

Lincoln County Vision Statement Stakeholder Survey

Feedback survey

 

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

LC Vision Statement Survey

 

 

No School ~ Nov. 5 - Nov. 6

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

There is also no school on Tuesday, November 6th due to Election Day. 
Vote
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Hackney, Paige McKinney Elementary Hires New Principal

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

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

 

Once again congratulations to Mrs. Paige Hackney.

#TEAMLincoln October Award Recipients

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

 

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


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

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!

Assessment Info Overview of State Assessment Results

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Craiger, Jeff Craiger Named Principal at Hustonville Elementary

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

 

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

 

Once again congratulations to Mr. Jeff Craiger.

Flu Clinic Flu Shot Clinic

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

Fall Break Fall Break

No School - October 8-12, 2018

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
 

attendancematters High Attendance Day

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

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

Important Notice ~ Infinite Campus Parent/Student Apps and Portal

News Release from Infinite Campus

 

Delay...Campus Student and Campus Parent Apps

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

 

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

 

When will the new apps be available?

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

Fly Sam Fly Sam Fly 5K

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

No School-Friday No School-Staff Work Day

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

Report Cards Report Cards

 

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

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

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

Bass Fishing State Award Winners

State Bass Fishing Award Winners

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

 

 

 

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

 

#TEAMLincoln September Award Recipients

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

TeamLincoln Award Winners Sept. 2018

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

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

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

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

School Picture Day SMILE! Picture Day

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

Angel Tree Salvation Army Christmas Assistance Program

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

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.

believecover Student Handbook 18-19

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

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.

cheer LCHS Youth Cheer Clinic

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

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!

School Starts New School Year Begins!

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

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

School Supply List School Supply List

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

Official LCMS Supply List

Back to School ~ Open House Event Schedules

Open House 2018

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  

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. 

TE New District Athletic Director

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

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

 

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

 

Tim lives in Stanford with his wife, Wendy.

 

Please join us in congratulating Tim Estes!

DT New Chief Academic Officer

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

 

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

 

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

Suzanne Montgomery Highland Names New Principal

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

 

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

 

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

Mr. Chris Cook LCMS Hires New Football Coach

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

Justin Abbott Crab Orchard Names New Principal

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Kids Eat Free Summer Food Service Program Begins

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

 

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

BoxTops Box Tops for Education (BTFE)

Lincoln County Middle School is a Box Tops for Education School.  Please send your clippings to help raise money for our school.  Our goal is $1000!

For more infomation, please click the READ MORE link.

adobe Adobe Reader Download

Many of the documents on our site are PDF documents.  To view them, you must have a PDF viewer like Adobe Reader.  To download Adobe Reader, click here.

2018 Excellence in Teaching Award Program Recipients Honored

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

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

Deepest Sympathy With Deepest Sympathy

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

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

Summer STEM Academy ~ Register Now

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

Please click the link below to register:

STEM Academy Registration Link

 

Parent Survey

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

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


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

Striving Readers Literacy Survey

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

 

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

Thank you for taking the time for this short survey!

schedule Requests for Encore Courses 2018-19

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

teststrong Testing for Course Placement

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

Yearbook Yearbooks on Sale!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Countdown to K-PREP

 

We look forward to seeing how well our students do!

Art Showcase LCMS Arts Showcase

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

spring break Spring Break

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

#TeamLincoln March Award Recipients

March #TeamLincoln Awards

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

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

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

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

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

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

OP Prep Operation Preparation

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

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

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

Thank You!! 20 Years of Service

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

Staff with 20 years service

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

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

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

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

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

bandconcert Band Concert

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

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

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

No School Friday No School-Friday March 16

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

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

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

No School No School ~ Wednesday, March 14, 2018

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

track Track and Field Tryouts

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

writing On-Demand Writing Scrimmage

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

Rogers Explorers Program

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

Art contest Art Opportunities

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

Communication of Concern at LCHS

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

midterm Midterms Go Home

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

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

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

One Hour Delay Thursday, February 8 ~ One Hour Delay

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

#TEAMLincoln January 2018 Award Winners

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Spelling Bee Congratulations to Our School Spelling Bee Winners!

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

art Student Art Around Town

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

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

Youth Service Center Student Survey
T61 Interscholastic Athletics Student Survey

T61 Interscholastic Athletics Student Survey.

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

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

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

Stay safe and warm!

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

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

Activities Canceled

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

KYTeacher_ElfJr LCMS Musical Featured in Kentucky Teacher

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

LIVE Program Hold

How to place a hold:

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

No School ~ 1st Patriot Day (NTI Day)

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

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

happy new year Happy New Year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

Students' first day back is January 3.

ChristmasBells Christmas Break

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

 

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

all-statechoir All-State Chorus Winners

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

i-Ready i-Ready Round 2

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

 

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

canneddrive BETA Club - Food Drive

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

 

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

 

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

bandconcert Band Concert

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

elfjr Tickets on Sale - Elf, Jr.

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

 

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

 

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

Lions Club Peace Poster Winners

Three LCMS students have been named Lions Club Peace Poster winners:  Joe Booze (1st Place), Lorena Mina (2nd Place), and Tanner Perry (3rd Place).  The contest, sponsored by the Lions Club, was for students to create posters to represent peace.  The students submitted their work through opportunities in their art class with Mrs. Allison Gibson. 

 

The winners were recognized at a reception sponsored by the Stanford Lions Club on Monday, November 6.  There the students received their awards.  Nice work Eagles!

 

Peace Poster Winners
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patday NTI Days - Patriot Days

Lincoln County Schools has been granted state permission again to offer "Non-Traditional Instruction" (NTI) days during the 2017-18 school year.  These are what we call Patriot Days.  This plan will allow meaningful learning to take place when conditions prevent school from being in session. A Patriot Day will count as an instructional day, and if approved by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), will not have to be made up at the end of the school year.

What is a Non-Traditioanl Instruction Day?
A non-traditional instruction day, or Patriot Day, is a day disignated by the school district when students do not report to school due to emergency or weather conditions, but they continue their learning at home.  Learning will take place using lessons designed by teachers that utilize technology or conventional paper packets.  The lessons focus on previously introduced content in order to enhance, remediate, or enrich student skills.  All materials will be provided by your child’s teacher(s), and students are expected to return completed assignments to their teacher upon their return to school.  Students who have difficulty completing the work on the actual Patriot Day will have up to one week from the actual Patriot Day to turn it in. Please note, not every school cancellation day will be a Patriot Day.  The School Messenger call will clearly indicate what type of cancellation day it will be.  Patriot Day packets for days 1-5 are scheduled to go home on Friday, Dec. 1.

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.

Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Break

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

grades Midterm Ends

Midterms are scheduled to go home Friday, November 17.  Parents can use midterms to check grades and determine progress towards meeting performance expectations.  You can also check for midterms in Infinite Campus by clicking the orange link at the left for those with Infinite Campus Portal accounts.

DAR_logo DAR Contest Winners

Congratulations to the following students on winning the school level DAR contest for their work with the World War I theme: Service From the Home Front.  Their work was selected in a blind judging session by a committee of evaluators.  There were many well-written essays competing for the top five spots, but the committee could only select five.

Essay winners (in no particular order of ranking)
Tinsley Bastin
Rachel Duggins
Carson Jenkins
Anna Story
Bailey Story

Poem winners (in no particular order of ranking)
Abbie Cook
Marley Ranck
Zach Young

Poster winner
Fletcher Bowers

Stamp winners (in particular order of ranking)
Elexis Durham
Eric Edwards
Pasha Mullins
Arzoo Patel

We wish them well as their work moves on to the regional level competition.

Veterans Day Veteran's Day Ceremony

On Thursday, Nov. 9, LCMS students and staff will be honoring our veterans at the annual Veterans Day Ceremony.  The event begins Thursday morning at 8:30 and will showcase local veterans, students, and staff who will lead our school through various patriotic activites at the flag pole.


LCMS staff and students would like to thank our veterans for their invaluable service to our nation and to us.

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. 

cookie_dough Cookie Dough Pick-Up

Cookie dough from the fundraiser is scheduled to be delivered Nov. 7.  Small orders (one or two boxes) can be sent home on the bus.  Purchasers with large orders can pick up their deliveries from the cafeteria in the 7th-8th grade building after school until 7:00 P.M.  We thank you for your support in helping raise funds for our students and our school!

reminder - postit Reminder - School is in Session Nov. 7

This is a reminder that school is in session on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

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

reminder Staff Work Day - No School Nov. 6

This is a reminder that there is no school for students on Monday, November 6.  It is scheduled as a staff work day.

bandconcert Band Concert

You are invited to our middle school band concert on Thursday, November 2.  The performance will begin at 6:30 P.M. at the Stuart Underwood Auditorium at Lincoln County High School.  Selections from sixth grade band and a combined seventh and eighth grade band will be performed.  We would love to see you there!

District 11 Kentucky Music Educators Association Middle School Teacher of the Year

Carlee CornettCongratulations to Mrs. Carlee Cornett for being named the 2017-2018 District 11 Kentucky Music Educators Association Middle School Teacher of the Year!!! District 11 encompasses over thirteen surrounding counties and through her many accolades, experiences, and continuous devotion to students it is obvious as to why Mrs. Cornett was chosen as the recipient of this prestigious award! Congratulations Mrs. Carlee Cornett!!
#TEAMLincoln

2017 Kentucky Council for the Social Studies Teacher of the Year
Rachael YadenCongratulations to Mrs. Rachael Yaden for being named the 2017 Kentucky Council for the Social Studies Teacher of the Year!!! Ryan New, President of KCSS stated "After examining your practices and contributions, the impact you've had on students and colleagues through the social studies is greatly appreciated". In addition to presenting at their upcoming conference, Mrs. Yaden will be honored during an award ceremony luncheon. Congratulations Mrs. Rachael Yaden on this outstanding accomplishment!
#TEAMLincoln
Lincoln County Schools Win High Attendance Day in Region 16

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

 #TEAMLincoln

You Are Invited - Mystery Dinner Theater

LCMS’s Advanced 8th Grade Drama Class & Kidz Catering Co.
PROUDLY PRESENT

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Tickets:  $20 (Includes 3-course Italian Meal and an Entertaining Show!)

Thursday, October 26, 2017 6:00 P.M., LCMS Cafeteria

Space is limited, so contact Megan Ralston or Carlee Cornett @606-365-8400 for ticket information! 

Deadline for ordering tickets is Thursday, October 19 at 11:00 A.M. 

**Please note, this event is for 6th grade and up only, please!

Special thanks goes to PBK Bank for helping to sponsor this event!

grades End of Term - Report Cards

The first grading period ends Friday October 6.  Report cards have been scheduled to go home Friday, October 20.  Parents with Portal accounts can also check grades online (see the orange link at the left). 

WWI ELA - DAR Events

As part of their unit on narrative writing, eighth graders have been studying World War I.  One hundred years ago - 1917 - marks the year that the U.S. entered World War One, also called the Great War or the War to End All Wars.  Over the past few weeks, students have been guided in a short research project comprised of various events - including guest speaker David Bettez from the University of Kentucky and projects for the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).  These events will conclude with a writing piece for the unit.
 

Student work from the unit will be on display at the public library in Stanford from October 17 - 24.  We invite the community to join us in showcasing the student work on opening night, October 17, where we will have a reception from 6-7:45 P.M.  Students from Mrs. Hill's classes will be catering the event with cookies and drinks.  Work from the projects will also be entered into the DAR contests as part of their themed event:  WWI - Service from the Home Front. 

Elf_jr Elf, Jr. Cast Announced

On September 13, the cast for this fall's musical was announced.  Click here for a list of members.  We look forward to seeing all of these students in their production of Elf, Jr. in December!

Retakes Picture Retakes

Any student who was absent for school picture day can still get their pictures taken and into the yearbook on picture make-up day, Wednesday, October 18.  Students who were not absent but who want to re-take their pictures for other reasons (eyes closed, etc.), will need to bring in a parent note to Mrs. Faulkner. 

shirt design Lincoln Shirts for Sale

The cast of Elf the Musical Jr. are selling t-shirts as a fundraiser for costumes.  The shirts are designed by our very own Megan Ralston.  Orders are due by October 16.  Shirts are $15 for sizes youth small to adult XL, while larger shirts are $18.

Fall_Break Fall Break

No School October 9-15 - Fall Break

AttendanceMatters LCMS - A High Attendance Day Regional Winner

September 20 was high attendance day in Kentucky, and Lincoln County Middle School was named a regional winner for large middle schools!  Congratulations parents, students, and staff for making school attendance a priority.  For learning to occur students need to be present, so we thank our families and community for helping our students to increase their potential to learn!

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)

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.

WashingtonDC Update on Washington, DC

Ms. Francis and Mrs. Baker are planning this year's trip with destination Washington, DC!  The trip is open to BETA Club students in grades 6-8 on a first come, first served basis.  Right now all spots are filled but there is a waiting list. 

Planned stops include Monticello, Mt. Vernon, the Smithsonian, dinner/dance cruise on the Potomic River, Arlington National Cemetery, and the FDR, MLK, Jefferson, Lincoln, Korean, Vietnam, WWII, and Marine memorials.  The first deposit is due October 1.  Information has been shared with students, and parents with questions can contact Ms. Francis or Mrs. Baker.

reminder Staff Work Day - No School

This is a reminder that there is no school for students on Monday, September 25.  It is scheduled as a staff work day.

DC_collage Washington, DC Trip

Ms. Francis and Mrs. Baker are planning this year's trip with destination Washington, DC!  The trip is open to BETA Club students in grades 6-8 on a first come, first served basis.  Planned stops include Monticello, Mt. Vernon, the Smithsonian, dinner/dance cruise on the Potomic River, Arlington National Cemetery, and the FDR, MLK, Jefferson, Lincoln, Korean, Vietnam, WWII, and Marine memorials.  The first deposit is due October 1.  Information has been shared with students, and parents with questions can contact Ms. Francis or Mrs. Baker.

midterm Midterm Ends

Midterms are scheduled to go home Friday, September 15.  Parents can use midterms to check grades and determine progress towards meeting performance expectations.  You can also check for midterms in Infinite Campus by clicking the orange link at the left for those with Infinite Campus Portal accounts.

New Administrative Team at LCMS

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There is much change underway at Lincoln County Middle School--not the least of which is the new administrative team.  Mr. Billy, Harris, Mr. Jason Bryant, and Mr. David Ledford all begin this year with previous experience at LCMS but are serving for the first time together as school leaders of the Eagles.  We would like to welcome them all as we continue forward into the 2017-18 school year.
 

Click the Read More link to learn more about our principals.

school_pictures School Picture Day

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

cheer_silhouette LCHS Youth Cheer Clinic

The Lincoln County High School cheerleaders are hosting their annual Youth Cheer Clinic on September 9 (Registration 9-9:25, Clinic 9:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.).  Youth of all ages are encouraged to attend.  Lunch will be provided.  Click here to access the registration form with information about the clinic.  Contact Coach Amy Bastin with any questions.

hatday Hat Day!

Because of their great progress in displaying expected behaviors with the new PBIS structures, students are being rewarded with a hat day on Friday, September 8.

KonaIce Kona Ice

Kona Ice will be coming to LCMS on Friday, September 8.  Students can purchase the snow cones during their scheduled window.  A portion of the money raised will be used for student events and resources.

IC_portal IC Parent Portal Training

Infinite Campus Portal is a parent's link to their child's online school records--from schedules to grades.  Trainings are offered each semester for obtaining access to IC Portal.  For fall 2017, training is offered Thursday, August 31, and Thursday, September 7 (5:30-6:30 P.M.).  Photo ID is required.  For information on setting up an IC Portal account, click the "Read More" link below.

LCMS Fall Musical!

Elf

This year the LCMS Performing Arts will be adding a FALL MUSICAL!  We will be performing Elf the Musical Jr. in December of 2017. 

AUDITION DATES

Auditions will be held on Tuesday, September 5 and Thursday, September 7 after school in the LCMS music room until 4:30 pm.  You must have a parent to pick you up by 4:30 pm.

 

DisasterRelief BETA Club Sponsoring Hurricane Disaster Relief Effort

The LCMS BETA Club along with Student Council will be sponsoring a Hurricane Harvey supply drive.  Right now, they are collecting baby diapers, formula, wipes, and pet food.  The items can be sent with students or dropped off at the McGuffey building with Mrs. Baker, one of our BETA Club sponsors.  These items will be accepted through Friday, September 1.  A team from the Stanford area will be leaving with the supplies on Monday for delivery to those in need.  Thank you for your support.

i-Ready_group i-Ready is Here!

On Tuesday, August 22, LCMS students begin their i-Ready testing for the 2017-18 school year.  i-Ready allows students, teachers, and parents to determine student achievement levels, conduct individualized lessons for each student, and check on the students' academic growth and progress.  Test results are also used to place students into courses, so it is critical that students do their best work.

 

Students take the i-Ready diagnostic test three times each year (Fall, Winter, and Spring).  However, some students will be engaged in progress monitoring every other week to better assist them in improving their skills. 

 

We are excited to be using this assessment system, and we look forward to seeing the results of our students' diligent work.  We thank parents for their on-going support in helping our students continuously improve.

Grand Champion State Fair Winner

LCMSLincoln County Schools would like to congratulate Laurissa Jarman, Kerynna Jarman, and Eli Pleasants on completing the 4-H Country Ham Project. Laurissa earned second place overall in her age division for combined ham and speech scores. Kerynna received a blue ribbon for her ham. Eli brought home the overall GRAND CHAMPION country ham award as the best of all 715 hams submitted! Eli’s ham will be displayed in Cloverville until the end of the State Fair!

To participate in this project, youth cured two hams over the course of 8 months. In addition to curing their own hams, they completed six hours of training and gave a speech about their ham at the Kentucky State Fair. Hams are judged on aroma, lean to fat ratio, and appearance.



If youth would like to participate in the 2018 4-H Country Ham Project, please contact 4-H Agent Courtney Brock at the Lincoln County Extension Office at 606-365-2447.

Way to go Eli, Laurissa, and Kerynna!

#TEAMLincoln

Photo: Eli Pleasants with his GRAND CHAMPION ribbon at the Kentucky State Fair

bandinstruments Band Instrument Rental Night - 6th Grade

Sixth grade band instrument rental night will be August 30 from 4:00-6:00 P.M. in the McGuffey building cafeteria.   Hurst Music out of Lexington will be sponsoring the rentals.  For more information, please contact Jacob Harmon, LCMS band director, at 365-8400 or jacob.harmon@lincoln.kyschools.us.

School Day Extended To Coincide With The Solar Eclipse

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

Educational Enhancement Opportunity Requst Form

August 21st School Day Extended One (1) Hour

Eclipse

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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. 

 

WelcomeBack Welcome Back
yearbooks Yearbooks on Sale!

Yearbooks are in and on sale for $25.  Students who wish to make a purchase can see Mrs. Hoover.  She is delivering purchased books and selling extras during 7th grade orientation nights as well.

Cover17-18 Student Handbook 2017-18

The 2017-18 handbook contains the some of the same rules and practices as the previous school year, but it also brings new ones for all three grade levels.  Students and parents should review the handbook for reminders about what is not allowed at school as well as all updates for the 2017-18 school year.  Access the student handbook for more information about dress code, behavior policies, and attendance.

Schedule2017-18 LCMS Daily Schedule 2017-18

A general school bell schedule has been determined for the 2017-18 school year.  Click here to access a copy of the schedule.

Supplies_3 School Supply Lists

There are only a few weeks left of summer break and school supplies are already back on the shelves!  For a list of supplies for LCMS students in the 2017-18 school year, see the lists below.

 

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7th grade
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Parent-Student Preparing for Back to School

Getting back into the school groove can be a trying experience.  Getting up early, going to bed early, doing homework, scheduling doctor appointments, and seeing that price tag on school supplies can take some adjustment after the more leisurely pace of summer.  Check out these articles that may help jump-start your prep for back to school.

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Parent Info:  News from the Kentucky Department of Education

Welcome Back to School Orientation Schedule 2017-2018

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

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

 

Orientation

Student_classroom New School Year Begins

The 2017-2018 school year is set to begin Thursday, August 10, 2017 for students.  We look forward to working with you!

Start_School 6th and 7th Grade Orientation Days

We at Lincoln County Middle School hope that you have had a relaxing, safe vacation so far this summer.  The new school year will be starting back soon, however, and we are welcoming our sixth and seventh grade students and their parents with orientation and transition day meetings.

 

This year we will be hosting different orientation days.  The following dates are set for the indicated teams: 

 

• Raptors Team (7th Grade) -- Monday, July 31, 5:30-7 P.M.

• Falcons Team (7th Grade) -- Tuesday, August 1, 5:30-7 P.M.

ALL sixth graders (Swoopers and Predators) -- Thursday, August 3, 12:30-5:30 P.M. (Transition Day for Students), 5:30-6:30 P.M. (Open House for Parents)

Upon arrival for 7th grade sessions, students and parents should report to the gym where they will meet with the principals and staff.  Students will get to visit with teachers, walk through their schedules, tour the building, and hear about some changes for the upcoming school year. 

 

Letters have been mailed letting parents know which team their child is on and which session they should attend.

 

We look forward to seeing our new students and their parents!

summer Have a Wonderful Summer Break!

We hope that you have a wonderful summer break!  School starts back for students on August 10.  Keep an eye out for announcements for 6th grade transition day and orientation days for 6th and 7th graders!

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.

Great Academic Gains for Lincoln County District and Schools

Today, Superintendent Michael Rowe announced congratulations to the Lincoln County Public School District for achieving the status of a Distinguished School District. The Lincoln County School District has performed at the proficient or distinguished level for four consecutive years. A special note of congratulations was extended to Lincoln County High School (LCHS) for being designated a “School of Distinction!” LCHS received this classification within Kentucky’s Unbridled Learning Accountability System. Praise was also extended to Lincoln County Middle School and Crab Orchard Elementary for receiving a classification of “Distinguished.” Additionally Lloyd McGuffey 6th Grade Center, Hustonville Elementary School and Highland Elementary School all received a Proficient classification within the Kentucky Accountability System. Other notable celebration points within the data are Stanford, McKinney, and Waynesburg Elementary Schools all meeting their annual measurable objectives goal under federal guidelines with a progressing classification. Upon hearing this news, Superintendent Rowe stated, “We are pleased to be deemed a Distinguished School District!  All of our schools have points for celebration. Lincoln County High School is on track to meet their goal of a top 10 high school in the state of KY. Equally as exciting is the news that Lincoln County Middle School and Crab Orchard have been classified as distinguished schools!” 

While all of this news is exciting, the district continues to strive toward the goal of becoming a district of distinction. “The data points to our progress toward this goal!” said Rowe.   

course_catalog Course Catalog - NEW!

At Thursday night's Open House, course catalogs for the upcoming school year were released.  The course catalog contains information about different courses, grading, and scheduling information at LCMS.  The catalog explains how students are enrolled in various courses as well as how gifted and talented students are provided services through the courses they take during the school day.  Click here for a copy of the catalog. 

 

With the new schedule for the upcoming school year, new courses will need to be developed and added.  Check back again this summer to see what's new for the 2017-18 school year.

YRbkLifetouch Yearbooks are on Sale Now!

Yearbooks are currently on sale for $25.  Students should turn in money for their yearbooks at the front office.  Students have until the end of the school year to make their purchase.  Please contact Mrs. Hoover with questions.  

 

Update:  Yearbooks will be on sale between awards ceremonies on Thursday, May 18.  Parents may also go online to make their purchases.  Visit:  https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob and enter school code:  8994017.

shrekjr Tickets on Sale Now - Shrek, Jr.

Lincoln County Middle School is proud to present Disney’s Shrek, Jr. as its spring 2017 musical production.  Fairy Tale characters meet ogres and princesses in this take on the Disney tale.

 

Tickets will go on sale for two performances, Thursday, May 18 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, May 21, at 2:00 PM.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.  Please contact the Middle School at 606-365-8400 to reserve your tickets or you can also purchase tickets from the box office on site at the show. 

 

The musical is under the direction of Lisa Johnson with Carlee Cornett as musical director.

 

Click here for the preliminary cast list.

awards Awards Day

Awards day at LCMS is scheduled for Thursday, May 18.  Each team will have its ceremony at a designated time.  If you have a student receiving an award, you should receive notification with the time of the ceremony.  Please click here for a general schedule of events.

test_strong Testing for Course Placement

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

Vision and Mission

LCMS VisionEvery Student, Every Classroom, Every Day, Preparing for College/Career and Citizenship Readiness. 

dancelogo Eighth Grade Semi-Formal

Masks, cakes, costumes, purple, green, and gold are all part of the Mardi Gras tradition, and they will carry over to LCMS as the theme of the 8th grade semi-formal dance for the 2016-17 school year.  Scheduled for Saturday, May 6 (7-10:30 P.M.), it should be a night that can provide a little pep towards the end of the school year.

Over the past few years, the 8th grade dance has become increasingly popular with students and faculty alike.  Almost like a prom for eighth graders, the dance allows students to dress up and get down!  With decorations to add that Fat Tuesday feel and music to get the body moving, students break from their usual shyness on the dance floor to rock to the beats from local DJs.

Tickets are on sale now for $10.  They will NOT be sold at the door. 

schedule Requests for Encore Courses 2017-18

From April 27-May 5 students will be entering requests for encore courses for the 2017-18 school year.  Students have the opportunity to submit requests for which encore courses they would like to take in the upcoming school year.  All requests should be entered by May 5. If students miss the opportunity to enter requests on Open House and via their encore courses from May 1-5, students should turn in their request sheets to a counselor.  Any student who has not entered requests or turned in their sheets by May 12 will be randomly placed in encore courses.

FosterMusicCamp82 Foster Music Camp

Students interested in attending EKU's Foster Music Camp have until May 1 to register online for the Early Bird Discount.  Students in grades 6-8 are eligible for the middle school camp, and students in grade 8 could be eligible for the high school camp as well. 

The Foster Music Camp is in its 82nd year and provides a way for students to work on both instrumental and vocal music skills.  This year's middle school camp runs from June 11-16, and the different high school camps run from June 18-30.  Read more for information on camp descriptions, costs, registration, and more.  Scholarships are available.

Hoops Hoops for Heart - Thank You!

Thanks to the support of our community, our school was able to raise $1855 for the American Heart Association as part of the annual Hoops for Heart event. Ms. Julie Lair the event coordinator sends her thanks to all who helped took part.  "This would not have been possible without the volunteers who coached, set up, cleaned up, officiated, announced, promoted, collected money, encouraged our kids, played in the games, and helped with so many other aspects. Thank you all for being willing to help our students raise money in such an enjoyable way! I appreciate each one of you!"

We look forward to next year's event!

MAP MAP Testing - Round 3

On Tuesday, April 18, LCMS students will begin their third and final set of MAP tests for the 2016-17 school year.  The Measures of Academic Progress, or MAP Test, allows students, teachers, and parents to check on the students' progress towards making their proficiency goals for reading and math throughout the year.  As part of our school's GEAR-UP program, students take the MAP test three times each year (September, January, and April).  After each testing window, score reports are sent home for parent review.  Scores are also used as part of course scheduling for students.

school-OpenHouse Open House Event

Parents and families are invited to our spring Open House tonight.  Participants can take part in various events scheduled for the evening, for example... 

  1. Youth Service Center and 21st Century Program Activities
    • Get more involved in math and literacy through various activities to learn what's happening in your child's math and reading courses, and ways to help at home.
    • Energy Team--Learn about energy conservation and how our students are trying to turn things around
  2. Teacher Conferences--meet briefly with teachers to touch base about the work that students have been doing and see sample projects and presentations
  3. Encore Course Requests--Want to put in a request for encore courses to let the counselors know which ones you'd like to take next year?  Stop by the computer labs and enter your course requests in Infinite Campus Portal.  Sessions begin every 20 minutes (first one at 5:40).

Open house lasts from 5:30-7:00.  We look forward to seeing you! 

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. 

springbreak_ani Spring Break

Spring Break for Lincoln County Schools will be April 3 - 7. Have a great Spring Break!!!

ShrekJr Spring Musical Announced - Shrek, Jr.

The cast for the spring musical has been set.  LCMS is proud to present Disney’s Shrek, Jr. as its spring 2017 production.  Fairy tale characters meet ogres and princesses in this take on the hit Disney film and Broadway production. Click here for the cast list.  We look forward to seeing all of these students perform later on this semester!

operationpreparation Operation Preparation - Success!

Operation Preparation took place on Thursday, March 23 at LCMS and was a great experience for everyone involved. Eighth graders met with volunteers from local business and industry, as well as special guests from state offices, to discuss colleges, career aspirations, and student performance. 

LCMS staff and students extend their thanks to the community members that attended as well as Senator Rick Girdler and State Representative David Meade.  Members from our Student Support Center and Board of Education, including former superintendent Karen Hatter, all leant their support to the event.

Deep and special thanks goes to Dr. Stephen Pruitt, Kentucky Department of Education Commissioner, who accepted the invitation to join in and met with students, teachers, and the volunteers for conversation and lunch.  Dr. Pruitt showed distinct appreciation for the hard work of the students and tweeted praise for those in Mrs. Hill's life skills class who not only decorated for the event, but also prepared the food, served the guests, and cleaned up after the event.  (You can follow Dr. Pruitt on @DrSPruitt on Twitter!)

Thanks again to all those who attended!  We appreciate your visit and assistance in helping our students be high school, college, career, and citizenship ready!

For photos of the event, visit our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/lcmseagles/.

Hoops4Heart Hoops for Heart

On Friday, March 31 LCMS students and staff will pull together to fight heart disease--the #1 killer of Americans--by participating in the annual Hoops for Heart basketball game to raise money for the American Heart Association.  This is done in an effort to build healthier lives and reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.  Sixth graders will participate at approximately 12:45 and seventh and eighth graders starting at 2:00.

theaddamsfamily High School Musical

On Thursday, March 30, middle schoolers will get to see the high school production of the Addams family.  The performance is open to the public on Friday, March 31 at 7 P.M. and the following night, April 1 at 7 P.M. as well.  Tickets are on sale now.  Contact the high school box office to reserve your seats!

school_dance School Dance

The LCMS Band is sponsoring a school dance on Friday, March 24.  The dance will be right after school from 3:30- 5:30 P.M. and the dress is casual--no fancy dresses or suits required!  Tickets go on sale two weeks before the dance and are $5 each.  Food will be available to purchase (pizza, snacks and soda) for $1 per item.  LCMS students in grades 6-8 are invited.  We hope to see you there!

springpics Spring Pictures

Spring pictures are scheduled for Friday, March 24.  Spring pictures offer a more casual feel for portraits than the fall school pictures used for yearbook. 

Deadline for ordering pictures will be shared when proofs are ready.

KDE logo Kentucky Commissioner of Education to Visit Lincoln County

“We are excited to announce that Dr. Stephen Pruitt, Commissioner of Education will join us on March 23 for our Operation Preparation event at Lincoln County Middle School. Dr. Pruitt will also visit a science classroom while in town. Welcome Dr. Pruitt!”

OpPrep Operation Preparation

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

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

At this year's Operation Preparation (March 23), community advisors will meet with eighth grade students about what careers may be best open to them so that they can make the best college and career choices for their future.

CCTC_logos College Visits

Visiting college campuses has become a tradition at Lincoln County Middle School.  This year as part of our GEAR-UP program students will be visiting the campuses of Somerset Community College and Bluegrass Community and Technical College.  Mrs. Cristal Collins, GEAR-UP Academic Specialist at LCMS, will be coordinating trips to Somerset Community College and Bluegrass Community and Technical College to help promote college readiness.  We hope that these visits will provide students with a introduction to the expectations of the colleges and universities so that students are more informed about entry requirements and academic expectations while in school.

GEAR-UP_ParentNight GEAR-UP Parent Night

All parents of LCMS students are invited to attend GEAR-UP Parent Night on March 21 (6:00-7:15 P.M.).  Keith Ritchie from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) will be here to share tips on planning for financing your child’s college education.  Those attending will receive information about KEES money, college financial planning advice, and FREE dinner.   We look forward to seeing parents here!  Please direct questions to our GEAR-UP Academic Specialist, Cristal Collins.

writingicon On-Demand Writing Scrimmage

On Monday, March 20, students will be participating in their second school-wide on-demand writing assessment.  This scrimmage will allow students to take a sample on-demand writing test to get a preliminary look at how prepared they are for performing a timed writing assessment similar to the type that they will see on their end-of-year K-PREP assessment. Teachers will use data from the scrimmages to assess student needs and determine instructional strategies to address those needs.

St_Pattys Happy St. Patrick's Day

We wish everyone a happy St. Patrick's Day!

i-Ready i-Ready - Final Round for 2016-17

It's time again for our i-Ready interim diagnostic test!  Students will be testing one day in the upcoming two weeks as their final interim i-Ready diagnostic assessment for the 2016-17 school year. 

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

grades End of Term - Report Cards

The third grading period ends Friday, March 10.  Report cards are scheduled to go home Thursday, March 16.  Parents with Portal accounts can also check grades online (see the orange link at the left). 

assessment_icon State Science Assessment

State assessment is changing, and playing its own part of the overhaul is the state assessment for science.  It has taken a few years, but the new science assessment is underway.  In February students at LCMS took part in Through Course Tasks (TCTs) as part of the formative assessment portion of the new state assessment system, and on March 15 seventh graders will complete the summative portion of the state test.  During the week of March 13-17 students across the state in grades 4, 7, and 11 will be taking a field test of the updated state summative science assessment.  Although students will not receive individual student reports and scores will not count towards school accountability for K-PREP, this field test will allow schools to get a peek at where summative state assessment is headed and begin preparing for implementation of the new assessment model.

scheduling_HS Scheduling for High School for 8th Graders

English I, Algebra I, Health, and PE are just some of the courses freshmen are expected to take, and 8th graders have already begun the processes for preparing for entering high school. 

On Wednesday, February 22 eighth graders visited the Lincoln County Area Technology Center to take tours and hear about courses that are available as part of their curricular programming. 

Students continued their preparation this week by meeting with Mrs. Lewis, one of the middle school counselors, for pre-scheduling prep sessions.  Mrs. Lewis provided an overview of the scheduling meetings that students will have with the high school counselors and teachers next week.  She also provided them with answers to some frequently asked questions that students have about scheduling.

Next up is the scheduling prep sessions on Monday, March 6, with the high school counselors and teachers followed by scheduling night for students and parents to enter course requests into Infinite Campus Portal on Wednesday, March 8.  Click the Read More link to learn more.

EKUSteelBand EKU Steel Drum Band to Visit LCMS

On Friday, March 3, the Steel Drum Band from EKU will be performing for middle school students.  The band is directed by Dr. Jason Koontz and is comprised of many music majors at EKU.

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)

TrackandField Track and Field Tryouts

Tryouts for track and field are scheduled for Wednesday, February 22.  Students interested in being on the team should stay after school but make sure to have a ride home.

reminder No School - Feb. 20

This is a reminder that there is no school for students on Monday, Feb. 20.  Monday is a flexible professional learning day for Lincoln County Schools.

StudentVoice Student Voice Surveys

Over the course of the next two weeks, students will have the opportunity to participate in an online survey at school called the Kentucky Student Voice Survey.  During this survey students will respond to general questions about classroom teaching and learning.  The purpose of this survey is to provide valuable feedback for educators who are working to improve their professional practices.  The results are confidential and anonymous.  Students are provided a letter explaining the process.  Parents who do NOT want their children to particpate should sign and return the opt-out letters.  Students who do not return the letters will be able to participate.  If parents have any questions or concerns, they should contact the school.

valday Happy Valentines Day

We wish everyone a very happy Valentine's Day.

RogersExplorers Rogers Explorers

Any parent or eighth-grade student interested in the Rogers Explorers Program should click the read more button to find out about how they can get involved in this leadership opportunity.  Students who are identified as gifted and talented in leadership are a natural audience for this program, and those identified as gifted and talented in science, math, and/or general intellect could also benefit highly from this program.  Read more for information about the program, eligibility requirements, and access to apply for the program.  Applications are due online by February 10.

LINCOLN COUNTY WEATHER RELATED PLANS ~ 2017 Reminder

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

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

Click Read More below to view all three Plans

jeandrive Bluejean Drive

The Lincoln Mile Club is sponsoring a blue jean drive to benefit the resource center at Lincoln County Middle School.  New or gently worn jeans, sweat pants, and athletic pants that fit the school dress code are all accepted.  Youth to adult sizes are needed.  Students or community members may bring these items to the school.  Students should drop the clothing off in their designated team box.  The team that collects the most jeans will win a prize. The drive will end on February 9.  Thank you for helping us to help others. 

Lincoln Mile:  “We go the extra mile helping others!”

Lincoln County Middle School Students featured on "The Next Big Thing"

On Fridays, Channel One News features "The Next Big Thing" and accepts feedback from students on whether they agree or disagree. Lincoln County Middle School teacher, Mrs. Lacey Ledford worked with her class to create and submit a video over Chip, The Smart Cookie Oven, and it aired on the January 6th episode!! The kids were super excited that their video was chosen to be shown nationwide. Congratulations!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3NBUInIzfc

IC IC Parent Portal Training

NEW Infinite Campus Portal training sessions for parents are scheduled for the new year.  Two sessions are available:  Jan. 9 (3:30-4:30 P.M.) and Jan. 19 (5:30-6:30 P.M.).  Be sure to bring a photo ID with you to the middle school if you plan to attend.  Sessions to take place in the 201 computer lab.

MAP MAP Testing - Round 2

On Thursday, January 5, LCMS students will begin their second set of MAP testing for the 2016-17 school year.  The Measures of Academic Progress, or MAP Test, allows students, teachers, and parents to check on the students' progress towards making their proficiency goals for reading and math throughout the year.  As part of our school's GEAR-UP program, students take the MAP test three times each year (September, January, and April).  After each testing window score reports are sent home for parent review.

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

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

 

Icy Roads No School - Monday, January 9

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

Lincoln County “Patriot Days”

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

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

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

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

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

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

No School ~ January 5, 2017

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

ChristmasBells Christmas Break

We'd like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  May you have a wonderful holiday season! 

For those celebrating Kwanzaa, may you be guided by the Nguzo Saba into the new year!

Keep in mind that the first day back for students is Wednesday, January 4!

bandconcert Band Concert

On Tuesday, December 13, LCMS will be hosting its first middle school only band concert.  The performance will begin at 6:00 P.M. at the Stuart Underwood Auditorium at Lincoln County High School.  We invite families and friends to join us in this premier event. 

i-Ready i-Ready -- Round 2!

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

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

GEAR-UP_NPS GEAR-UP National Parks Showcase

On Monday, December 12, LCMS and its GEAR-UP program will be hosting a dinner at 6:00 P.M. in the cafeteria for 8th graders and their families.  As part of this event, 8th grade students will be showcasing their work from their National Parks projects and listening to presentations from guest speakers from KY Department of Fish and Wildlife. 

Following the dinner and guest speakers, students and families are invited down the "National Mall" hall to the library to view the student work.  Student writing and physical displays will be placed in the location of the parks around the room.  Please come join us in celebrating our National Parks and the hard work of our students!

winter_concert Winter Chorus Performance

Mrs. Cornett and the LCMS winter chorus would like to invite the community to its winter concert on Tuesday, December 6.  The performance begins at 7:00 P.M. at the Stuart Underwood Auditorium at the high school.  We look forward to seeing you there. 

artshowcase LCMS Students to Showcase Artwork

Mrs. Alli Gibson and our LCMS art students would like to invite the community to their fall art showcase at the Lincoln County Public Library.  Student artwork will be on display on Thursday, December 1, from 4:30-6:30 P.M.  We hope that you are able to come see the pieces that our students have worked so hard to create.  Refreshments will be served.

thanksgivinglogo Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, Nov. 23, is a flexible professional learning day for faculty and staff of Lincoln County Schools.  There is no school for students.  School is out the rest of the week for Thanksgiving Break, and students and faculty return on Monday, Nov. 28, for regularly scheduled classes.  We wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving Break! 

FGross Holocaust Survivor to Meet with 8th Graders

Mr. Fred Gross will be meeting with 8th grade teams to share his experiences as a Holocaust survivor.  As part of their unit of study on the Holocaust, students reflect upon the question "How do we remember the past?" Mr. Gross will provide insight and first-hand experiences from his own past that connects to our history as a nation and world.

schoolpictures Picture Retakes

Any student who was absent for school picture day can still get their pictures taken and into the yearbook.  Students wishing to re-take their pictures for other reasons (eyes closed, etc.), will need to bring in a parent note to Mrs. Faulkner by Tuesday, November 22.  Retakes are scheduled for November 30. Remember that green-screen technology is used, so students should avoid wearing green.

spelling_bee Congratulations to Our School Spelling Bee Winners

Congratulations to Danielle Cornett from the Yankees team for winning the school spelling bee!  Special praise also goes to Sarah Adkins from the Raptors for being our runner-up.  Both Danielle and Sarah are eligible to compete in the District Bee on November 30.  The winner of the district competition qualifies for the state spelling bee at the Derby Festival in the spring.  Tune in to WPBK radio to listen live!  Best wishes to these two young ladies! 

Recognition also goes to the following students for winning their team competitions:  Preston Back—Predators, Kaci Kidd—Swoopers, and Tori Mattingly—Patriots.  Nice work students!

Diabetes National Diabetes Awareness Month

On Friday, LCMS students and staff are encouraged to wear blue in recognition of National Diabetes Awareness Month.

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website, "National Diabetes Month is observed every November so individuals, health care professionals, organizations, and communities across the country can bring attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans."  So we at LCMS are taking some time this month to provide some information about diabetes and its impact.

For more information about diabetes, visit the following sites:

 

grades3 Midterm Ends

Midterms are scheduled to go home Friday, November 18.  Parents can use midterms to check grades and determine progress towards meeting performance expectations.  You can also check for midterms in Infinite Campus by clicking the orange link at the left for those with Infinite Campus Portal accounts.

writingicon On-Demand Writing Scrimmage

On Thursday, Nov. 10, students will be participating in a school-wide on-demand writing assessment.  This scrimmage will allow students to take a sample on-demand writing test to get a preliminary look at how prepared they are for performing a timed writing assessment similar to the type that they will see on their end-of-year K-PREP assessment.  Students will receive writing instruction throughout the year with various practice and assessed writing tasks leading up to another scrimmage in the early spring and finally the on-demand writing assessment on K-PREP at the end of the school year.  Teachers will use data from the scrimmages to assess student needs and determine instructional strategies to address those needs.

vetsday Veterans Day Ceremony

On Thursday, Nov. 10, LCMS students and staff will be honoring our veterans at the annual Veterans Day Ceremony.  The event begins Thursday morning at 8:30 and will showcase local veterans, students, and staff who will lead our school through various patriotic activites at the flag pole. 

LCMS staff and students would like to thank our veterans for their invaluable service to our nation and to us.

cookie_dough Cookie Dough Pickup

Cookie dough from the fundraiser will be delivered tomorrow between 12:00 P.M. and 6:30 P.M.  Purchasers with large orders can pick up their deliveries from the cafeteria.  Small orders can be sent home on the bus.  We thank you for your support in helping raise funds for our students and our school!

vblogo Volleyball Tryouts
Middle school girls interested in joining the volleyball team should attend tryouts on Friday, November 18.  There are three flights of tryouts for each grade level:
  3:30-5:00 -- 8th grade
  5:00-6:30 -- 7th grade
  6:30-8:00 -- 6th grade


All tryouts are closed to family and friends.  Parents can also contact Coach Kellie Wilson with questions or concerns.  We look forward to another great season!

electionicon Election Day - No School

School is closed on Tuesday, Nov. 8, for the national presidential election.

spellingbee School Spelling Bee

The Lincoln County Middle School Spelling Bee is scheduled for Wednesday, November 9.  Winners from each team in grades 6-8 will face off for the school title.  The winner and runner-up of the school bee will represent LCMS at the Lincoln County District Spelling Bee on Wednesday, November 30 at the Stuart Underwood Auditorium.

no_school_reminder No School

No school Monday and Tuesday, November 7 and 8--Staff Work Day and Election Day.

schooldaze Fall Drama - School Daze

On Thursday, Nov. 3, the LCMS drama students will be presenting their fall production of School Daze (6:30-7:30 P.M.).  We invite the community to join us in enjoying this performance about middle school and all it's ups and downs.  Tickets can be purchased at the box office for $5.00.

You remember middle school. That first day can be a funhouse or a hall of horrors.  Will I fit in or be left behind?  Did I wear the right clothes?  How will I find the right class?  Why do those eighth graders look so big...?

Middle school is the tricky tightrope between being a kid and being a teenager.  How did you fare?  Did you fall off the tightrope?  Did you hold on?

See the characters in School Daze try to keep their balance on the first day of middle school.

MAPlogo MAP Testing

On Tuesday, October 25, LCMS students begin their first round of MAP testing for the 2016-17 school year.  The Measures of Academic Progress, or MAP Test, allows students, teachers, and parents to check on the students' progress towards making their proficiency goals for reading and math throughout the year.  As part of our school's GEAR-UP program, students take the MAP test three times each year (fall, winter, and spring).  After each testing window score reports are sent home for parent review and student goal-setting.

PTconference Parent - Teacher Conference

LCMS will be having a Parent-Teacher Conference night on Tuesday, October 25.  Parents can come pick up test score reports, get information on ILPs, and hear from our principal Ms. Sims about how our school is doing.  Parents can also meet with teachers to discuss the progress of their students.  We look forward to seeing parents as we move forward with monitoring the progress of our students.

grades End of Term - Report Cards

The first grading period ended October 7.  Report cards have been scheduled to go home Friday, October 21.  Parents with Portal accounts can also check grades online (see the orange link at the left). 

schoolpics Picture Day

Wednesday, October 18, is School Picture Day!  Be ready to smile for the camera.  Pictures taken on school picture day will be used for the school yearbook and for Infinite Campus. Green-screen technology is used for school portraits, so students should avoid wearing green on Wednesday.  Deadline for ordering pictures will be shared when proofs are ready.

Fall_Break Fall Break

No School October 10-14 - Fall Break

School Safety Survey School Safety Survey

The Kentucky Center for School Safety (KCSS) is scheduled to conduct a safe school assessment of our school in September.  The purpose of the audit is to provide school officials with assistance in making our school even safer for our students.  With the merger of two schools into one, this safety assessment will provide us with more ways to help maintain a safe environment for our students in both buildings. As part of this process we are asking that parents, eighth graders, and Lincoln County Middle School staff complete the survey.  Students and staff will receive instructions on completing the survey at school while parents can access their survey here.  The survey link will expire by Friday, August 26.  We appreciate parent input in helping our school become even safer. If you have any questions about this safe schools assessment or the survey, please contact our principal, Debbie Sims.

i-Ready Testing Begins i-Ready Testing Begins

On Tuesday, August 23, LCMS students begin their i-Ready testing for the 2016-17 school year.  i-Ready allows students, teachers, and parents to determine student achievement levels, conduct individualized lessons for each student, and check on the students' academic growth and progress.   

Students take the i-Ready diagnostic test three times each year (Fall, Winter, and Spring).  However, some students will be engaged in progress monitoring every other week to better assist them in improving their skills. 

We are excited to be using this new assessment system, and we look forward to seeing the results of our students' diligent work.  We thank parents for their on-going support in helping our students continuously improve.

High Attendance Day High Attendance Day

Tuesday, September 20, is High Attendance Day in Kentucky!  Schools across the state will compete to see who has the highest attendance.  The school in each category with the highest percentage of attendance for that day will be rewarded.

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

i-Ready is Here! i-Ready is Here!

Lincoln County Schools will be using a new testing system to monitor student progress and growth during the 2016-17 school year.  In the past, schools have used the PAS (Predictive Assessment Series) from Discovery Education.  This year schools will be using the i-Ready assessment system. 

i-Ready will be used not only as an interim assessment program to determine student achievement, but it will also be used to monitor the progress of students receiving interventions through the RTI program (a service provided by aimsWeb in the past).  Students will also receive lessons to help them to improve. 

More information will be coming about this new assessment system.  Check back with us soon!

IC Parent Portal Training IC Parent Portal Training

Infinite Campus Portal is a parent's link to their child's online school records--from schedules to grades.  Trainings are offered each semester for obtaining access to IC Portal.  For fall 2016, training is offered Thursday, August 18, and Tuesday, August 23 (5:30-6:30 P.M.).  Photo ID is required.  For information on setting up an IC Portal account, click the "Read More" link below.

Student Handbooks Student Handbooks

With the merger of the McGuffey Sixth Grade Center and Lincoln County MIddle School come many changes in our handbook.  The 2016-17 handbook contains some of the same rules and practices as the previous school year, but it also brings new ones for all three grade levels.  Students and parents should review the handbook for reminders about what is not allowed at school.  Access the student handbook for more information about dress code, behavior policies, and attendance.

Welcome Back! Welcome Back!


WELCOME BACK!!!!!

Preparing for Back to School Preparing for Back to School

Getting back into the school groove can be a trying experience.  Getting up early, going to bed early, doing homework, scheduling doctor appointments, and seeing that price tag on school supplies can take some adjustment after the more leisurely pace of summer.  Check out these articles that may help jump-start your prep for back to school.

PBS Parents News
Parent Info:  News from the Kentucky Department of Education
 

Welcome Back to School Orientation Schedule 2016-2017

Hope everyone has had a wonderful summer and is excited to begin another school year!! The First Day of school for students begins on August 11th!!

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 2016-2017 school year!

Beginning of the Year ~ Early Head Start / Preschool Information

Beginning or the Year ~ Early Childhood / Preschool Information

*Early Childhood teachers will be contacting families to set up home-visits for Friday,   August 12 or Monday, August 15.
*The program will host an orientation on Tuesday, August 16th.  Teachers will share more information regarding this during the home-visit.

  * The 1st day of school for Early Head Start/Preschool students is Wednesday, August 17.

Safe Schools and PBIS Training 2016

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, 2016. 

Student Handbook 2016-17 Student Handbook 2016-17

With the merger of the McGuffey Sixth Grade Center and Lincoln County MIddle School come many changes in our handbook.  The 2016-17 handbook contains the some of the same rules and practices as the previous school year, but it also brings new ones for all three grade levels.  Students and parents should review the handbook for reminders about what is not allowed at school.  Access the student handbook for more information about dress code, behavior policies, and attendance.

Schedule2016-17 LCMS Daily Schedule 2016-17

General schedules for each team have been determined for the 2016-17 school year.  Click here to access a copy of the team schedules.

supplies School Supply List

There are only a few weeks left of summer break and school supplies are already back on the shelves!  For a list of supplies for LCMS students in the 2016-17 school year, see the lists below.

6th grade
7th grade
8th grade

6th & 7th Grade Orientation Days 6th & 7th Grade Orientation Days

We at Lincoln County Middle School hope that you have had a relaxing, safe vacation so far this summer.  The new school year will be starting back soon, however, and we are welcoming our sixth and seventh grade students and their parents with orientation and transition day meetings.

This year we will be hosting different orientation days.  The following dates are set for the indicated teams: 

• Raptors Team (7th Grade) -- Tuesday, August 2, 5:30-7 P.M.
• Falcons Team (7th Grade) -- Thursday, August 4, 5:30-7 P.M.
ALL sixth graders (Swoopers and Predators) -- Tuesay, August 9, 6-8 P.M.

Upon arrival for 7th grade sessions, students and parents should report to the gym where they will meet with the principals and staff.  Students will get to visit with teachers, walk through their schedules, tour the building,  and hear about some changes for the upcoming school year. 

Transition Day for sixth graders, sponsored by the Families First Youth Service Center, is scheduled for Tuesday, August 2 (8:30-1:30).

Letters will be mailed letting parents know which team their child is on and which session they should attend.

We look forward to seeing our new students and their parents!

Have a Wonderful Summer Vacation Have a Wonderful Summer Vacation

We hope that you have a wonderful summer break!  School starts back for students on August 11.  Keep an eye out for announcements for 6th grade transition day and orientation days for 6th and 7th graders!

Summer Meals for Kids

Lincoln County Board of Education, School Nutrition Department 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:

Click Link below for School Sites, Mobile Sites, and Church Sites days and times.

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!!

A Farewell Fiesta ~ June 10, 2016

Welcome our New Superintendent ~ Michael Rowe

 

And the Winner Is... And the Winner Is...

Last week from May 18-20, 5th-7th grade students got to take part in their own election, selecting the names of the grade-level teams for next year.  As promised, here are the results:

6th Grade Teams: Swoopers Predators
7th Grade Teams: Falcons Raptors
8th Grade Teams Patriots Yankees

The voting was tight--some as close as two votes!  So every vote counted in this election!

Click here to see the winner of the new handbook cover.  It looks like the Eagles theme carried over into this vote as well!

Arts Showcase Arts Showcase

Mrs. Alli Gibson's LCMS art students will showcasing their work from this school year in the lobby of the Stuart Underwood Auditorium at Lincoln County High School as an exhibit before the performance of Into the Woods, Jr.  Artwork from both 7th and 8th graders will be on display from Wednesday-Sunday, May 25-29.  We hope that you are able to come see the pieces that our students have worked so hard to create. 

Kona Ice Returns Kona Ice Returns

Kona Ice will be returning to LCMS on Monday, May 23--the last Kona Ice day of the school year.  Students can purchase the snow cones during their scheduled window.  A portion of the money raised will be used for student events and resources.

May 17th - No School for Students

Lincoln County Schools will be closed for students on Tuesday, May 17th for the State Primary Election.

Annual Parent Involvement Survey 2015-2016

If you are a parent or guardian of a student that currently attends a Lincoln County Public School during the 2015-2016 school year, please complete this parent survey.  If you have students in more than one school, you may complete a survey per school. Please choose the response that best describes your experience. This information will help us better meet the needs of your child. Your input is vital and very much appreciated!!

Awards Day Awards Day

Awards day at LCMS will be done a little differently this school year.  Instead of having all awards for all students on one day, seventh grade awards and eighth grade awards will be split.  If you have a student receiving an award, you should receive notification with the date and time of the ceremony.  Please click here for a general schedule of events.

K-PREP Testing Begins K-PREP Testing Begins

K-PREP (state testing) begins Tuesday, May 10, at Lincoln County Middle School.  Students will test until Monday, May 16.  Please ensure that students get plenty of rest each night.  Free breakfast is provided at school, but if students are eating breakfast from home, please make it a healthy one!  We wish all students an excellent testing cycle!  We look forward to seeing the improvements they have made during this school year!

Volleyball Camp Volleyball Camp

On June 1-2, the Lincoln County Middle School volleyball team will be hosting an open volleyball camp for any girl who has just finished 4th-7th grades.  The camp runs from 1:00-4:00 on both days, and the cost will be $65 total.  The camp will be run by college coach, Jason McDannold, and his college team.  Regisgtration closes May 25.  Because space is limited, athletes should register early.  Contact Coach Wilson with any questions.   Click here for the registration form.

 

Eighth Grade Semi-Formal Dance Eighth Grade Semi-Formal Dance

Masks, cakes, costumes, purple, green, and gold are all part of the Mardi Gras tradition, and they will carry over to LCMS as the theme of the 8th grade semi-formal dance for the 2015-16 school year.  Scheduled for Saturday, May 21 (7-10:30 P.M.), it should be a night that can provide a little pep towards the end of the school year.

Over the past few years, the 8th grade dance has become increasingly popular with students and faculty alike.  Almost like a prom for eighth graders, the dance allows students to dress up and get down!  With decorations to add that Fat Tuesday feel and music to get the body moving, students break from their usual shyness on the dance floor to rock to the beats from local DJs.

Lincoln County Assessment Schedule

The following grade levels will be testing during the months of April and May.

Grade 2 - SAT 10 (April 25th -29th)
Grades 3-8 - KPREP (May 10th -16th)
High School - KPREP, AP, EOC (May 5th - 25th)

Click folowing link for Testing Tips for Parents

 

Testing for Course Placement Testing for Course Placement

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

District Calendar Update 2015-16

Thursday, April 14, the Lincoln County Board of Education voted to revise the school calendar and make the last day for students May 25.  This decision was in response to the provisions of HB 111, a recently passed statue which provided school districts “snow day relief.”  HB 111 removed the requirement of schools being in session 170 days and instead gave districts the option of counting accumulated instructional hours as the determinant of a full instructional year. 

Lincoln County students attend school for 6 1/2 hours every day.  This added instruction enables the district to “bank” additional time.  As a result, the revised calendar of 164 days equals 1,066 instructional hours, exceeding the state requirement of 1, 062. 

Please hover over the District Calendars link on the left to access the revised calendar.

MAP Testing MAP Testing

On Monday, April 18, LCMS students will begin their third set of MAP testing for the 2015-16 school year.  The Measures of Academic Progress, or MAP Test, allows students, teachers, and parents to check on the students' progress towards making their proficiency goals for reading and math throughout the year.  As part of our school's GEAR-UP program, students take the MAP test three times each year (September, December, and April).  After each testing window score reports are sent home for parent review.  Scores are also used as part of course scheduling for students.

Into the Woods, Jr. Into the Woods, Jr.

Lincoln County Middle School is proud to present Disney’s Into the Woods, Jr. as its spring 2016 musical production.  Come see a new take on some of your fairy tale favorites with Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Jack and the Beanstalk as you've never seen them before!

Tickets soon go on sale for two performances, Friday, May 27 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, May 29, at 2:00 PM.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.  Please contact the Middle School at 606-365-8400 to reserve your tickets or you can also purchase tickets from the box office on site at the show. 

The musical is under the direction of Lisa Johnson with Carlee Cornett as musical director.

Calendar Changes Calendar Changes

Due to the changes to the school calendar amended by the school board at the April 14 meeting, many of the end-of-year school events will be changing.  Please continue to check the website for updates as they are made by school leadership. 

One important change that has already been made is the testing window for K-PREP, our end-of-the-year state assessment.  Our new testing window is now May 10-13, and 16.

Report Cards Report Cards

The third grading period ended Friday, March 25.  Report cards have been scheduled to go home Thursday, March 31.  Parents with Portal accounts can also check grades online (see the orange link at the left). 

Hoops for Heart Hoops for Heart

On Friday, April 1 from 1:40-3:10 LCMS students and staff will pull together to fight heart disease--the #1 killer of Americans--by dressing down and wearing RED.  LCMS will be having its annual Hoops for Heart basketball game to raise money for the American Heart Association.  This is done in an effort to build healthier lives and reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

Spring Break ~ April 5 - 8, 2016

 

 

This is a reminder that Lincoln County Public Schools will be in session on Monday, April 4th.  Spring Break will be Tuesday, April 5th through Friday, April 8th. Have a great Spring Break!!!

Kona Ice Returns Kona Ice Returns

Kona Ice will be returning to LCMS on Tuesday, March 29.  Students can purchase the snow cones during their scheduled window.  A portion of the money raised will be used for student events and resources.

State Governor's Cup State Governor's Cup

Best wishes to Sierra Potts as she travels to Louisville to compete in the State Governor's Cup competition this weekend!  Sierra placed 5th at Regionals in English Composition (on-demand writing), and we wish her all the best as she faces off against other regional level winners!

Operation Preparation Operation Preparation

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

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

At this year's Operation Preparation (March 22), community advisors will meet with eighth grade students about what careers may be best open to them so that they can make the best college and career choices for their future.

Spring Pictures Spring Pictures

Spring pictures are scheduled for March 11.  Students interested in having their pictures made should contact Mrs. Brackett.

National School Breakfast Week!!!

Getting More Students to Begin Their Day with Breakfast

“Wake Up to School Breakfast” Encourages Lincoln County Families to Choose Breakfast at School

 

Busy weekday mornings make it a challenge for families to find time for a healthy breakfast. However, the US Department of Agriculture data shows that more students are starting their day with a nutritious breakfast in their school cafeterias.  To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available with school breakfast, the Lincoln County Schools will participate in the National School Breakfast Week during March 7-11, 2016.

 

The National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) campaign theme, “Wake Up to School Breakfast”, reminds the entire school community that school breakfast provides a healthy, energizing start to the day for students. Students will be encouraged to “Wake Up” their minds and bodies during March 7-11 with special menus, decorations, cafeteria events, and more.

 

2016 District Spelling Bee Winner

Congratulations to Emery McDowell, a 5th grader  from Crab Orchard Elementary, for winning the District Spelling Bee on February 22, 2016. The Lincoln County Spelling Bee was held at the Board of Education on February 22nd with eight participants representing eight of our schools. These students competed for the chance to represent Lincoln County Public Schools at the state level.  In order to be declared the winner, the student had to correctly spell the word missed as well as a new word. The winning words were "jerkily" and "warrant". McDowell successfully completed that challenge and will advance to the state competition, Kentucky Derby Festival Spelling Bee, on March 5 in Louisville. We would like to thank Lincoln County Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation and representative Melinda Pence for monetary donations for our spelling bee winners.


School Spelling Bee Winners and Participants - Hope Rose, John Ryan, 
Ein Rousey (Runner-up), Tangela Van Winkle, Emery McDowell, Lilly Blanton, Rayne Gray, & Paisley Gay.

Non-Instructional Day Parent Survey

Lincoln County Public Schools wants your input about possibly applying to the Kentucky Department of Education for a Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) program. This program gives districts that miss school due to weather or other emergencies the opportunity to conduct school through virtual (technology) or other non-traditional means on days that the district would normally cancel school.  The district would then show evidence of student participation and student learning and would submit a request to the Kentucky Education Commissioner for approval.  If approved, students would not have to make up those days.

Our district would offer a blended approach of using technology and printed packets for students on NTI (Non-Traditional Instruction) days.  Please respond to the survey below  so that we can consider your input as we develop our potential NTI Plan. Thank you for your support!

Non-Traditional Instruction Day Parent Survey Link

Kentucky Teacher Magazine
These students don’t learn history, they investigate it!
By Brenna Kelly - January 12, 2016 ~ Brenna.kelly@education.ky.gov
Lincoln County Middle School teacher Rachael Yaden gives instructions to students during an inquiry lesson on life at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home. She taught the lesson recently in her 8th-grade social studies class.
Photo by Mike Marsee, Nov. 16, 2015

How big were Thomas Jefferson’s pockets?

That’s what Rachael Yaden’s 8th-grade students wanted to know when they saw the collection that the Declaration of Independence author, second U.S vice president and third U.S. president carried around in his pockets.

But their questions didn’t stop there.

HS Scheduling for 8th Graders HS Scheduling for 8th Graders

English I, Algebra I, Health, and PE are just some of the courses freshmen are expected to take, and 8th graders have already begun the processes for preparing for entering high school, including pre-scheduling meetings with Mrs. Lewis, the middle school counselor, and attending the CTE, or Career and Technical Education Day. 

There are more events coming up.  Click the Read More link to learn more.

Midterm Update Midterm Update

Due to days missed for bad weather, midterm is now scheduled to end on Tuesday, February 23 with reports to go home on Friday, February 26.  Parents can use midterms to check grades and determine progress towards meeting performance expectations.  You can also check for midterms in Infinite Campus by clicking the orange link at the left for those with Infinite Campus Portal accounts.  At this point in the school year, some parents should also be getting notifications of possible retentions for students who are failing multiple courses.  The end of the third grading period is now set for March 25.

School in session Friday, February 19th

Lincoln County Schools will be in session Friday, February 19th with buses running at the regular time. However, the bus routes will still be operating on the same Plan B schedule as February 18th due to the poor turnarounds on many of the same roads.

Please click Read More below for a list of roads affected. Thank you for helping us keep your students safe.

Thursday, February 18th ~ 1 Hour Delay

Thursday, February 18th, our schools will be operating on a ONE HOUR DELAY AND ON OUR RECENTLY IMPLEMENTED PLAN B.  The one hour delay means we will run buses and start school one hour later than on a normal day.  Nearly 100% of the roads causing us to implement Plan B are due to poor turnaround conditions that we cannot safely send a bus on. Your driver has or will contact you if your road is affected about where and when you can meet the bus, or you can also take your child to school if you wish.  School will end at the normal time at the end of the day and you should plan to meet the bus at the same place in the afternoon.  If road conditions improve during the day, we may find it safe to travel more of these roads, but we cannot yet offer that option without causing confusion.  The Plan B roads tomorrow can be found on the districts website, WPBK-FM website as well as broadcast over WPBK radio.

Employees will work their regular schedule.

Please click Read More below for a list of roads that will be affected on February 18th

No School ~ Wednesday, February 17, 2016

There will be no school Wednesday, February 17, 2016 in Lincoln County. Stay safe and warm. 

No School ~ Tuesday, February 16

There will be no school in Lincoln County Tuesday, February 16, 2016. Stay warm and safe.

No School ~ February 15, 2016

School has been cancelled for today, Monday, February 15, 2016. Stay safe and warm. 

Puppy & Kitty Love -- Beta Club Service Project Puppy & Kitty Love -- Beta Club Service Project

February will be the month for “Puppy (& Kitty) Love”--a service project sponsored by the Beta Club.  Throughout the month of February, our school will collect the following items:  food, cat liter, bedding, money, etc.  At the end of February, the advisory that collects the most will receive a pizza party sponsored by the Beta Club.  We will also have $1 hat days during the month to raise money to give the shelter to pay towards their electric bills.  These days will be announced throughout the month.  For more information about this service project or to make a personal donation, please contact Mrs. Kim Grimes.

Introducing the Lincoln Mile - Service Project Introducing the Lincoln Mile - Service Project

What led a group of Lincoln County Middle School students to create the Lincoln Mile—a student led community service club?  They saw a need and had a desire to fulfill it!  Students with the Lincoln Mile have taken up the mantle for the call to public service.  Students created the club and their motto is, “We go the extra mile helping others!”  The club wanted to start their first endeavor by helping their school family.  They are asking students and community to donate gently-worn blue jeans and hoodies to our clothing bank. Youth to adult sizes are needed.  We hope that you will join us in making this project a success!

Rogers Explorers Rogers Explorers

Any parent or eighth-grade student interested in the Rogers Explorers Program should read more about how they can get involved in this leadership opportunity.  Students who are identified as gifted and talented in leadership are a natural audience for this program.  Read more for information about the program, eligibility requirements, and access to apply for the program.  Applications are due online by February 15.

Midterms Midterms

Midterms are scheduled to go home Friday, February 12.  Parents can use midterms to check grades and determine progress towards meeting performance expectations.  You can also check for midterms in Infinite Campus by clicking the orange link at the left for those with Infinite Campus Portal accounts.  At this point in the school year, some parents should also be getting notifications of possible retentions for students who are failing multiple courses.

No School ~ February 11, 2016

School has been cancelled for today, Thursday, February 11, 2016. Stay safe and warm. 

Operating on Regular Schedule ~ Friday, Jan. 29 ~ Implementing Plan B

We gratefully appreciate your cooperation and understanding today as it was so nice to see the students get back to a near-normal school routine. And, our district wide attendance was a respectable 93%. Tomorrow, Friday, January 29, our schools will be in session and at the regular time, but we will still be on PLAN B. While several of these roads are nearly clear, the main reason that most roads are causing us to use Plan B is due to the unsafe bus turnaround conditions that exist down that road. You should again plan to meet the bus at the same place in the afternoon.

If road conditions improve during the day, we may find it safe to travel more of these roads, but we cannot yet make that assumption without causing confusion.  And, you can still take your child to school if that’s best for you. The Plan B roads tomorrow include the same roads as today, but we are adding few additional roads to this list. The additional roads are listed below and the complete updated list can be read by clicking Read More.
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1. Jim Padgett Road   5. Carpenter Road
2. Broughtontown School Road     6. Spice Ridge (Highland)
3. Peck Hollow Road   7. Kocher Ridge
4. Trusty Road   8. Slate Branch Road
1 Hour Delay for students ~ Thursday, Jan. 28 and Implementing Plan B

Tomorrow, Thursday, January 28 our schools will be operating on a ONE HOUR DELAY AND ON OUR RECENTLY IMPLEMENTED PLAN B.  The one hour delay means we will run buses and start school one hour later than on a normal day.  Plan B means that due to road and/or turnaround conditions we cannot safely send a bus on the following list of roads.  Your driver has or will contact you if your road is affected about where you can meet the bus, or you can also take your child to school if you wish.  School will end at the normal time at the end of the day and you should plan to meet the bus at the same place in the afternoon.  If road conditions improve during the day, we may find it safe to travel more of these roads, but we cannot yet make that assumption without causing confusion.  Since students have been out of school for 11 of the past 12 days, we will appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we are making an effort to get back to a normal school routine.  The following list of Plan B roads for tomorrow can be found by clicking Read More below:

January 27, 2016 ~ No School for Students---Staff Work Day Planned


Due to continued bad road conditions on some numbered highways, Lincoln County will not have school tomorrow, Wednesday, January 27th. We are not implementing a Plan B day because numbered roads are still not clear. This is explained in the news article below on Plan B. As you can see in the picture, roads such as Ky. Hwy. 328 are only partially clear. The district will have a staff work day on Wednesday, January 27th which replaces the staff work day planned for March 18th. Those employees who would have worked on March 18th will report to work tomorrow. This means that March 18th will now be an instructional day for students!

January 22, 2016 - No School

School has been cancelled in Lincoln County for Friday, January 22. Stay warm and safe!

Kona Ice Returns Kona Ice Returns

Kona Ice will be returning to LCMS on Tuesday, January 19.  Students can purchase the snow cones during their scheduled window.  A portion of the money raised will be used for student events and resources.

Christmas Break Christmas Break

We'd like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  May you have a wonderful holiday season! 

For those celebrating Kwanzaa, may you be guided by the Nguzo Saba into the new year!

Keep in mind that the first day back for students is Tuesday, January 5!

Christmas Concert Christmas Concert

Don't forget to join us for our annual Christmas Concert.  The performance begins at 7:00 P.M. at the Stuart Underwood Auditorium at the high school.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Kona Ice Returns Kona Ice Returns

Kona Ice will be returning to LCMS on Tuesday, December 8.  Students can purchase the snow cones during their scheduled window.  A portion of the money raised will be used for student events and resources.

Kona Ice Returns Kona Ice Returns

Kona Ice will be returning to LCMS on Tuesday, February 9.  Students can purchase the snow cones during their scheduled window.  A portion of the money raised will be used for student events and resources.

PAS Testing Round 2 PAS Testing Round 2

On Monday, November 30, LCMS students began their second set of PAS testing for the 2015-16 school year.  The Discovery Education Predictive Assessment Series, or PAS Test, allows students, teachers, and parents to check on the students' progress towards making their proficiency goals throughout the year.  Students take the PAS test three times each year (August, December, and March).  Parents can contact their child's teachers for copies of the score reports.

MAP Testing MAP Testing

On Monday, December 7, LCMS students began their second set of MAP testing for the 2015-16 school year.  The Measures of Academic Progress, or MAP Test, allows students, teachers, and parents to check on the students' progress towards making their proficiency goals for reading and math throughout the year.  As part of our school's GEAR-UP program, students take the MAP test three times each year (September, December, and April).  After each testing window score reports are sent home for parent review.

Parent-Teacher Conference Parent-Teacher Conference

The Parent-Teacher Conference night that was scheduled for November 5 has been postponed until Tuesday, November 17.  Parents can come pick up test score reports and hear from our principal Ms. Sims about how our school is doing.  Parents can also meet with teachers to discuss the progress of their students.  Midterm reports will also be available.  As an added bonus, parents who attend the event are able to get into the home ballgame that night for free!  We look forward to seeing parents as we move forward with monitoring the progress of our students.

grades Midterms

Midterms are scheduled to go home Tuesday, November 17.  Parents can use midterms to check grades and determine progress towards meeting performance expectations.  You can also check for midterms in Infinite Campus by clicking the orange link at the left for those with Infinite Campus Portal accounts.

Kona Ice Returns Kona Ice Returns

Kona Ice will be returning to LCMS on Tuesday, November 10.  Students can purchase the snow cones during their scheduled window.  A portion of the money raised will be used for student events and resources.

Threat Discovered at Lincoln County Middle School

On Wednesday afternoon, November 4, 2015, at approximately 6:00 p.m. Ms. Debbie Sims, principal of Lincoln County Middle School, discovered the statement “Kill everybody 11-5-15” written in the girl’s downstairs lobby restroom of the middle school.  District officials, along with local law enforcement, immediately investigated the incident and proceeded to consult with multiple public officials.

After thoughtful consideration, the decision was made to keep school open and in session on Thursday, November 5th.  However, to ensure the protection of students and staff, both local and state law enforcement will be present in the school throughout the day. “We want everyone in the community to know that we take this incident very seriously,” Mrs. Hatter stated, “however, this certainly appears to be an example of copycat behavior since a similar incident occurred over the weekend at Crab Orchard Elementary School and within the city of Stanford. This has been a difficult decision to make and realize that some guardians may feel uncomfortable sending your student to school. If that is the case, we certainly understand."

 

Graffiti Threat Closes School on Monday, Nov. 2

On Sunday, November 1, 2015, a written threat stating, “You getting shot down Monday 10”  along with a pair of scissors with the word “Die” was discovered on the columns and sidewalk of Crab Orchard Elementary School.  Mrs. Hatter, superintendent of Lincoln County Public Schools, along with local law enforcement, emergency management system personnel, and the Kentucky State Police immediately responded and proceeded to investigate.  Together, these officials decided that district schools close the following day, Monday, November 2.  While we realize that this decision is unexpected and an inconvenience for everyone, we believe it is better to err on the side of caution and cancel school while the Kentucky State Police investigates the incident.

 In addition, since this action adversely affects so many individuals, we are asking for the community's help and assistance. If you or someone that you know has any information that would help in identifying the perpetrators of this incident, please call the Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555 or 1-859-623-2404.

Yearbooks on Sale Yearbooks on Sale

Yearbooks are currently on sale.  Students can have their books personalized wtih name stamping and icons.  Four free yearbooks will be given away to students who order by October 30.  Names will be drawn on November 2.  Please see Mrs. Brackett, library/media specialist to place your order or for more details.

Volleyball Tryouts Volleyball Tryouts
Middle school girls interested in joining the volleyball team should attend tryouts on Saturday, November 21.  There are three flights of tryouts for each grade level:
  4:30-5:30--8th grade
  5:30-6:30--7th grade
  6:30-7:30--6th grade


Open gym will be available prior to tryouts for girls who would like some instructional time to hone their skills.  Knee pads will not be provided, so you need to bring your own (BYO).

See the attached flyer or click READ MORE for more details.  Parents can also contact Coach Kellie Wilson with questions or concerns.  We look forward to another great season!

LCMS - A High Attendance Day Regional Winner! LCMS - A High Attendance Day Regional Winner!

September 24 was high attendance day in Kentucky, and Lincoln County Middle School was named a regional winner for large middle schools!  Congratulations parents, students, and staff for making school attendance a priority.  For learning to occur students need to be present, so we thank our families and community for helping our students to increase their potential to learn!

Kona Ice Returns - Hunting for a Cure Kona Ice Returns - Hunting for a Cure

Kona Ice will be returning to LCMS on Tuesday, October 27.  Students can purchase the snow cones during their scheduled window. 

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Tuesday's theme is Hunting for a Cure.  A portion of the money raised will be used not only for student events and resources, but also for breast cancer awareness.  Students should wear camouflage or pink to support the cause and to receive a ticket from Kona Ice to be in a drawing for free Kona Ice t-shirts to be given away at our school.  The featured flavor of the day will be "Pink Sour Power."

grades End of Term - Report Cards

The first grading period ended October 9.  Report cards have been scheduled to go home Thursday, October 22.  Parents with Portal accounts can also check grades online (see the orange link at the left). 

Chicago Trip Chicago Trip

There are spots still available for this year's trip to Chicago.  Students interested in going need to have their deposits turned in to Mrs. Francis by November 23 (the week of Thanksgiving). 

The trip is open to both 7th and 8th graders but on a first come, first served basis.  Planned stops include the Science and Industry Museum, Medieval Times Dinner Theatre, Wrigley Field Tour, Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower), Navy Pier, Spirit Dinner/Dance cruise, Millennium Park, and the Architectural Boat tour of Chicago on the Chicago River. 

If students or parents have questions about the trip, they should contact Mrs. Francis.

Picture Retakes Picture Retakes

Any student who was absent for school picture day can still get their pictures taken and into the yearbook.  Retakes are scheduled for October 22. Remember that green-screen technology is used, so students should avoid wearing green.

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 picture or link below:  

Parent Survey Link  and select the school in which your student is enrolled.

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.

High Attendace Day High Attendace Day

Thursday, September 24, is High Attendance Day in Kentucky!  Schools across the state will compete to see who has the highest attendance.  The school in each category with the highest percentage of attendance for that day will be rewarded.

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

GEAR-UP Parent Night GEAR-UP Parent Night

All parents of LCMS students are invited to attend GEAR-UP Parent Night on September 17 (5:30-7:30 P.M.).  Keith Ritchie from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) will be here from 6:00-6:45 P.M. to share tips on planning for financing your child’s college education.  Those attending will receive information about KEES money, college financial planning advice, FREE dinner, and FREE admission into the home girls’ basketball game.   We look forward to seeing parents here!  Please direct questions to our GEAR-UP Academic Specialist, Julie Lair.

Kona Ice Returns Kona Ice Returns

Kona Ice will be returning to LCMS on Tuesday, September 15.  Students can purchase the snow cones during their scheduled window.  A portion of the money raised will be used for student events and resources.

LC Spirit Table Auction LC Spirit Table Auction

Mrs. Hill's Life Management and Life Skills classes are again creating some products for sale!  These items are open for bid on the LCMS Life Skills Auction Facebook page.  Contact Mrs. Hill to access the site. 

With Lincoln County sports in full gear, you want to add a few items to show your LC pride!  First item up for bid is the LC Spirit Table!

For a preview of the LC Spirit spool table, click here.

Stanford Arts and Music Festival Stanford Arts and Music Festival

Come out and support the arts at the Stanford Arts & Music Festival this weekend!  Events for the whole family run on Friday and Saturday.  The LCMS students will be performing on Saturday from 12:00-1:00 P.M.  We'd love to see you there!

Safe Schools Training 2015

All Lincoln County employees, please click the above training link to complete your online Safe Schools Training. All training must be completed by August 31st, 2015.  .

PBIS Training 2015

Promoting Positive Behavior

Section 6(1) of 704 KAR 7:160
All Kentucky School Personnel are required to complete an online training for the purpose of understanding how to use positive behavior supports for this school year. The required training is titled Positive Behavior in Schools III: Bullying Prevention

Educators may access Positive Behavior in Schools III: Bullying Prevention at  http://www.pbs.org/teacherline/catalog/courses/LEAD1103/

Users must either sign up for free or login with your PBS account. For assistance on enrolling and navigating through the course, download the User's Guide or watch the video tutorials on How to Enroll and Navigating the Course

Kona Ice Returns Kona Ice Returns

Kona Ice will be returning to LCMS on Thursday, August 27.  Students can purchase the snow cones during their scheduled window.  A portion of the money raised will be used for student events and resources.

Chicago Trip Chicago Trip

Ms. Francis is planning this year's trip with destination Chicago, Illinois!  The trip is open to both 7th and 8th graders but on a first come, first served basis.  Information will be shared with students the week of August 24.  Planned stops include the Science and Industry Museum, Medieval Times Dinner Theatre, Wrigley Field Tour, Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower), Navy Pier, Spirit Dinner/ Dance cruise, Millennium Park, and the Architectural Boat tour of Chicago on the Chicago River.

Attendance and School Rewards Attendance and School Rewards

Many students do not think about the importance of attendance and the impact it has on their school performance.  But with the emphasis on career readiness, great attendance is being even more important for students and schools.

In an effort to stress the importance of attendance, Lincoln County Middle School will be continuing its practices in regards to its rewards program.  Students who accumulate too many unexecused absences will not be eligible for reward trips.

Volleyball Camp Volleyball Camp

The Lincoln Co High School Volleyball team is hosting a youth clinic on Wednesday, August 5 from 9:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. in the LCHS gym.  All students entering K-6 grade are invited. Special guest Miss KY USA, Katie George, will be attending and working with our campers along with the LCHS coaches and players. Miss George is a current Division 1 volleyball player as well as the reigning Miss KY USA. Cost is $20 and open registration begins at 8:30 A.M.  A light snack will be provided.  Please contact Kellie Wilson (LCMS volleyball coach) via email (kellie.wilson@lincoln.kyschools.us) if you have any questions.  

Infinite Campus Parent Portal Training Infinite Campus Parent Portal Training

Infinite Campus Portal is a parent's link to their child's online school records--from schedules to grades.  Trainings are offered twice a year for obtaining access to IC Portal.  (Click here to see the process for gaining access to IC Portal.)  For information on IC Parent Portal, click the "Read More" link below.

kona Kona Ice and Orientation

LCMS will be offering a few treats at 7th grade orientation this year.  On August 4 and 6 Kona Ice will be returning to LCMS for the Red and Green Team Orientations and snow cones will be offered at the Orange Team Orientation session.  A portion of the money raised will be used for student events and resources.

School Supply List School Supply List

Students will need supplies for the new school year.  For a list of what is expected for the 2015-16 school year, click here.

Student Handbook 2015-16 Student Handbook 2015-16

The 2015-16 handbook contains many of the same rules and practices as the previous school year, but students and parents should review the handbook for reminders about what is not allowed at school.  Access the student handbook for more information about dress code, behavior policies, and attendance.

LCMS Daily Schedule 2015-16 LCMS Daily Schedule 2015-16

General schedules for each team have been determined for the 2015-16 school year.  There are two schedules--one for regular days and one for Fridays when advisory is in session. 

Click here to access a copy of the team schedules.

New School Year Begins! New School Year Begins!

The 2015-2016 school year is set to begin Thursday, August 13, 2015 for students.  We look forward to working with you!

7th Grade Orientation 7th Grade Orientation

We at Lincoln County Middle School hope that you have had a relaxing, safe vacation so far this summer.  The new school year will be starting back soon, however, and we are welcoming incoming seventh grade students and their parents with orientation meetings.

This year we will be hosting different orientation days for each team.  The following dates are set for the indicated teams: 

Red Team--August 4
Green Team--August 6
Orange Team--August 10

All orientation sessions are 6:00-7:30 P.M.  There are meetings with the principals, staff, and teachers.  Students will get to visit with teachers, walk through their schedules, tour the building,  and hear about some changes for the upcoming school year. 

Letters will be mailed letting parents know which team their child is on and which session they should attend.

We look forward to seeing our new students and their parents!

Volleyball Camp Volleyball Camp

LCMS Girls Volleyball Camp that will take place June 11 and 12 at LCMS gym. The camp is open to any girl who has finished 5th-8th grade and has an interest in learning more about the game of volleyball. (No prior playing experience is necessary).  Sessions run from 9:00-3:00 both days. The camp will be led by St. Catharine College Head Volleyball Coach, Jason McDannold and his Lady Patriot Volleyball Team. We welcome not only young ladies from Lincoln County, but any of our surrounding counties as well. The cost for both days is $50 and that includes lunch both days.

Information for Families regarding Physicals (Sports and School)

Local providers are offering physicals to help ensure that children are able to have sports and school physicals completed as required in the most affordable way. There is a list of providers and services that they are offering under Read More.

2015 Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Lincoln County School System teachers receive a Campbellsville University Excellence in Teaching Award from Dr. Donna Hedgepath, dean of the School of Education, at far left, and Dr. Frank Cheatham, senior vice president for academic affairs, at far right. Teachers, beginning from left, are: Dana G. Bullock, of Crab Orchard Elementary School; Catherine Ann Hill, of Lincoln County Middle School; Donita Lynn Brock, of Lincoln County High School; Pam Hart, Director of Teacher & Human Resources; and Karen Hatter, Superintendent of Lincoln County School System Congratulations!!!
(Campbellsville University Photo by Drew Tucker)

Lincoln County Bus Accident Press Release - May 11, 2015

On Monday, May 11, 2015, a Lincoln County School bus returning from a field trip to a Lexington Legends baseball game was involved in an accident at the intersection of US 68 and Route 169.  Four children sustained minor injuries and were transported to a local hospital for observation.  Another bus was immediately dispatched to retrieve the students and transport them back to the school.

Kona Ice Returns Kona Ice Returns

Kona Ice will be returning to LCMS on Wednesday, May 13.  Students can purchase the snow cones during their scheduled window.  A portion of the money raised will be used for student events and resources.

Teacher / Staff Appreciation ~ Thank You!!!

Midterms Midterms

Wednesday, May 6, marks the midterm of the final grading term.  Reports are scheduled to go home on Friday, May 8.  Parents can use midterms to check grades and determine progress towards meeting performance expectations.  You can also check for midterms in Infinite Campus by clicking the orange link at the left for those with Infinite Campus Portal accounts.

The Lincoln County Board of Education is Requesting your Opinion and Feedback!!

In order to communicate to all of our stakeholders in the most effective manner possible, we ask that you take one of the following surveys below.   Your critical feedback will provide data to improve our communication processes. Please respond to the survey that best describes your stakeholder role between the dates of May 4th through June 10th.Thank you very much for your participation.


EXPLORE Testing Spring 2015 EXPLORE Testing Spring 2015

Starting on Monday, May 11, LCMS students will take the EXPLORE test from ACT®.  For most eighth graders this will be the fourth time that they have been given the EXPLORE--previous exposures being spring of 6th and 7th grade and fall of their 8th grade year for state accountability.  This will be the second time that seventh graders have taken the high school and college readiness exam, having taken their first version last spring as 6th graders.

The Lion King, Jr. The Lion King, Jr.

Lincoln County Middle School is proud to present Disney’s The Lion King, Jr. as its spring 2015 musical production. 

Tickets are now on sale for two performances, Thursday, May 7 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, May 10, at 2:00 PM.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.  Please contact the Middle School at 606-365-8400 to reserve your tickets or you can also purchase tickets from the box office on site at the show.

Mock Disaster Drill at Lincoln County High School Today 5-1-15

Lincoln County High School is working in partnership with Lincoln County Emergency Management to conduct and practice a Mock Disaster Drill at the Lincoln County High School today, May 1st. This is NOT a Real Event, just a practice drill for our Emergency Management teams and our students. You may see several emergency vehicles and activity occuring at LCHS throughout today in response to this drill. Please do not be alarmed as this is NOT a REAL Event just practice for any future event.

Annual Parent Survey 2014-2015

If you are a parent or guardian of a student that currently attends a Lincoln County Public School during the 2014-2015 school year, please complete this parent survey.  If you have students in more than one school, you may complete a survey per school. Please choose the response that best describes your experience. This information will help us better meet the needs of your child. Your input is vital and very much appreciated!!

8th Grade Semi-Formal Dance 8th Grade Semi-Formal Dance

Masks, cakes, costumes, purple, green, and gold are all part of the Mardi Gras tradition, and they will carry over to LCMS as the theme of the 8th grade semi-formal dance for the 2014-15 school year.  Scheduled for Saturday, May 16 (7-10:30 P.M.), it should be a night that can provide a little pep towards the end of the school year.

Over the past few years, the 8th grade dance has become increasingly popular with students and faculty alike.  Almost like a prom for eighth graders, the dance allows students to dress up and get down!  With decorations to add that Fat Tuesday feel and music to get the body moving, students break from their usual shyness on the dance floor to rock to the beats from local DJs.

Lincoln County Archery Team wins Region and Places 4th at State

Congratulations!!!! The Lincoln County High School Archery team competed in the 2015 KY NASP Region 10 Tournament held in Pulaski on February 14, 2015. The team placed 1st in the Region with a score of 3409 qualifying them for the NASP State Tournament this week, March 11-12, 2015.  The team scored 3393 points from a possible 3600, placing Lincoln County 4th high school team in the state out of the 65 high school teams that participated.

 

Connor Patterson shot a 294 and finished in 2nd place in the Senior Male division, receiving a $1,000 scholarship.  McKenzie Settles, a 6th grade student, shot a 284 and finished in 6th place in the Middle School Female division out 686 middle school females who competed.  

 

Good luck to the team as they shoot in the KHSAA Regional Tournament at Boyle County High School on Saturday, March 14, 2015.

Kona Ice Returns Kona Ice Returns

Kona Ice will be returning to LCMS on Thursday, April 23.  Students can purchase the snow cones during their scheduled window.  A portion of the money raised will be used for student events and resources.

Parent Night and Student Scheduling Parent Night and Student Scheduling

Parents and students wanting to jump start scheduling for freshman classes for the 2015-16 school year are invited to attend the Parent-Student Scheduling Night event at LCHS and Tech Center.  The event kicks off at 5:30 and lasts until 7:30 P.M. 

Parents and students should enter through the Tech Center and proceed to the auditorium where they can meet with Mrs. Tracy, the Tech Center principal, and watch a video about the Tech Center programs.  Parents and students can then tour the Center and make a small project with teachers on site.  Staff will then direct parents and students to a computer lab where they can request courses in Infinite Campus.  Counselors will be on hand to assist in this process. 

Students will need to bring their red books and completed green sheets.  We hope that everyone is able to attend this session so that they can make the best scheduling decisions to students on the path to college and career readiness.

Report Cards Report Cards

Report cards have been scheduled to go home Wednesday, April 15.  Parents with Portal accounts can also check grades online (see the orange link at the left). 

PAS Testing PAS Testing

On Monday, April 13, LCMS students will begin taking the last leg of the PAS testing for the 2014-15 school year.  The Predictive Assessment Series, or PAS Test, allows students, teachers, and parents to check on the students' progress towards making their proficiency goals throughout the year.  The April testing is the last set of tests for the year, allowing students to see if they have made enough progress before the K-PREP that come later on in May.

HS Musical Tarzan HS Musical Tarzan

On Thursday, April 16, Lincoln County High School will be presenting their musical, Tarzan, for middle schoolers. 

Public performances can be seen Friday and Saturday, April 17-18 at 7 P.M.

Early Dismissal - April 14, 2015

Lincoln County Schools will dismiss school at 10:15 a.m. this morning.  If drivers encounter roads they believe unsafe to travel, they will turn around and take students back to school.  If that occurs, school personnel will call parents and /or guardians.  All drivers have been instructed to exercise sound judgment as they transport our students safely home.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. 

Weather Decision Update - April 14, 2015

A Lincoln County school bus was faced with high water on Tuesday morning.

Although district transportation officials were out early the morning of April 14 checking streams and problematic areas, there was no indication that the water would rise as quickly as it did.  With buses already on the road, several Lincoln County drivers quickly found themselves in challenging circumstances.  

When flooding waters quickly covered the road, one driver had an immediate decision to make—to stay put or quickly exit the area.   When interviewed the driver stated, “The water was overflow from a creek, it was not moving.  I know the road and the lay of the land and felt confident that I could safely drive through it without compromising the safety of the students on the bus.  And that is what I did.  I made the best decision that I could in difficult circumstances.”    
Transportation Director, Donnie Leigh stated, “Thankfully, the bus did make it through safely and without incident.  Some students were on board but no one was hurt nor became wet.  This morning the bus driver found himself in a difficult

College Visits College Visits

On Tuesday, April 7, seventh graders will be visiting various colleges across the state as part of their GEAR-UP program.  Ms. Julie Lair, GEAR-UP Academic Specialist at LCMS, has helped coordinate trips to multiple colleges to help promote college readiness.  We hope that these visits will provide students with a introduction to the expectations of the colleges and universities so that they are more informed about entry requirements, academic expectations while in school, and college life on campus.

Spring Break Spring Break

We wish everyone a great spring break (Thursday, April 9-Friday, April 10).

Hoops for Heart Rescheduled Hoops for Heart Rescheduled

Due to the emergency weather, the Hoops for Heart game has been rescheduled for Monday, April 6.

Early Dismissal - April 3, 2015

MEDIA CONTACT: Pam Hart  Office: (606) 365-2124| E-mail: pam.hart@lincoln.kyschools.us 

Lincoln Student Early Dismissal

(Stanford, Ky.) – Today, Superintendent Karen Hatter announced early dismissal for Lincoln County Students due to the possibility of local flooding. The decision was made in collaboration with local school and community leaders based on the local weather reports. The decision was made so that students would be transported between the timing of weather fronts so that locally high waters would have time to recede.   

Ted DeFossit, Lincoln County Bus Garage Coordinator, announced on WPBK that students would be dismissed from the high school and middle school campuses at 11:15 AM and that bus drivers would begin routes to their respective elementary schools around 11:30 AM. Students will make their normal transitions at the elementary school and begin their routes home at approximately 11:45. 

Please keep in mind that bus drivers may have to take precautions in their routes to ensure the safety of our student and thus making a longer route home.  We anticipate arrival times between 12:30 and 12:45 for all students.  

Keith Ritchie to Address Students about KEES Money Keith Ritchie to Address Students about KEES Money

Keith Ritchie, outreach counselor for the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA), will be speaking with eighth graders this month about financial opportunities for college and post-secondary options.  Students will be learning about Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) money and how these funds are tied to their GPA and test performance.

For more information about KHEAA, paying for college, and KEES money, click here.

Hill's Catering Does It Again Hill's Catering Does It Again

On Thursday, March 26, Mrs. Hill's Life Management and Life Skill's classes once again outdid themselves with their catering expertise.  The students not only decorated the eating space, but they also cooked and served the food to the volunteers who came for Operation Preparation.

Everyone would like to thank these students for the wonderful job they they did!  Click here to see pictures of their work.

Hoops for Heart Hoops for Heart

On April 3 from 1:40-3:10 LCMS students and staff will pull together to fight heart disease--the #1 killer of Americans--by dressing down and wearing RED.  LCMS will be having its annual Hoops for Heart basketball game to raise money for the American Heart Association.  This is done in an effort to build healthier lives and reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

Mrs. Hill's Classes Excel Again Mrs. Hill's Classes Excel Again

The students in Mrs. Hill's Life Management and Life Skills classes are again showing off their acumen for transforming found and donated objects into profitable sales items.  Students have used their abilities to address the 3 Rs (reduce, reuse, and recycle) to upgrade various items into entrepreneurship products.  Many of this year's items can be viewed at Operation Preparation scheduled for Thursday, March 26, and at the Spring Showcase, May 12. 

For a preview of the UK spool table, click here.
 

Operation Preparation Operation Preparation

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

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

At this year's Operation Preparation (March 26), advisors will meet with eighth grade students about what careers may be best open to them so that they can make the best college and career choices for their future.

Hatched! Hatched!

New baby chicks have hatched on the Gold Team!  Each year science classes incubate eggs, and this year Gold Team was the first to participate.  Congratulations, Gold Team, on bringing in the newest additions to the LCMS family.

2015 Spring Baseball Schedule Available 2015 Spring Baseball Schedule Available

The baseball scheudle for the Spring season is now available.  Click here to access.

Bus Safety Poster Contest Bus Safety Poster Contest

As part of the National Bus Safety Week campaign, the Kentucky Department of Education Pupil Transportation Program is sponsoring a poster contest led by the National Association for Pupil Transportation.  All elementary, middle, and division 4 and 5 high school students are invited to participate by submitting an entry based on the theme:  Bully Free Zone!

School-level winnters should be submitted to the district no later than April 6.  All posters submitted will not be returned.  Students do not submit their own work to the state or national level--those must be submitted via the district committee.  Click here to access the list of rules and past winners.

National "Kick Butts" Day for Tobacco Free Youth National "Kick Butts" Day for Tobacco Free Youth

Today, March 18, is National Kick Butts Day, a campaign for tobacco free youth.  This year marks the 20th anniversary of the celebration that advocates for youth leadership and activism in tobacco control.  During Kick Butts Day, tens of thousands of young people and adults will unite in the largest youth-led anit-tobacco initiative in the country.

LCMS students will join other youth across the country to increase awareness of the effects of tobacco use, promote cessation for those already using, and promoting prevention for those who haven't started.

Kona Ice Returns Kona Ice Returns

Kona Ice will be returning to LCMS on Tuesday, March 10.  Students can purchase the snow cones during their scheduled window.  A portion of the money raised will be used for student events and resources.

TELL Survey TELL Survey

From March 2-31 certified staff will have the opportunity to take part in the TELL Survey, or teacher voice survey.  This anonymous survey which asks questions about teaching and learning conditions in Kentucky schools provides teachers with the opportunity to weigh in like parents and students did through their surveys in the fall (and the students will take another during March). 

Results of the survey are used for school improvement planning and for the Principal Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PPGES).  Results from past surveys can be found at tellkentucky.org.  Results from this year's survey will become available approximately five weeks after the survey window closes (around May 5). 
 

Student Voice Survey

From March 4th – March 25th, your child will have the  opportunity to complete a survey at school called the Kentucky Student Voice Survey. This confidential survey allows students the opportunity to give feedback on specific aspects of his or her classroom experience. Students may take the survey in one or more of their teacher’s classrooms. It will be conducted during school hours only.

The primary purpose of this survey is to provide valuable information for educators who are working to improve classroom and learning conditions as well as how they teach. The Student Voice Survey has been extensively researched and has proven to be an accurate, effective and reliable tool, when used along with other measures, for providing feedback to teachers that will help them become more effective educators.
Click here for more information.
March 6 - No School

There will be no school Friday, March 6, 2015. Please stay warm and be safe!!

LCMS Students to Skype with Holocaust Suvivor LCMS Students to Skype with Holocaust Suvivor

Eighth graders at LCMS are scheduled to Skype with Holocaust Survivor Theodora (Dora) Klayman on Wednesday, March 4.  Through a collaboration with the U. S. Holocaust Museum, students will have the opportunity to hear from Mrs. Klayman about the experiences of her and her family during the occupation of the Nazis in Yugoslavia.

National Award Winning Author, Sharon Draper, to Visit LCMS National Award Winning Author, Sharon Draper, to Visit LCMS

Award-winning and nationally known author, Sharon Draper, will be at our school on March 17 sharing her writing talents with our students. She has written numerous adolescent and children’s novels including Tears of a Tiger, Forged by Fire, Darkness Before Dawn, and Out of My Mind. She has been honored as National Teacher of the Year, is a five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Literary Award, and is a New York Times bestselling author.

In addition to her talents as an accomplished author, Sharon Draper has also won numerous awards as a professional educator.  As a teacher, she has instructed and inspired many.  In her day with our students, not only will she be speaking with our students about her works and her craft, but she will also be extending these talents to provide a writing workshop.

We are extremely excited that our students are receiving this opportunity.  For more information about Sharon Draper, visit her website at www.sharondraper.com.

District Spelling Bee District Spelling Bee

Best wishes to Calli Gooch as she competes in the District Spelling Bee on Thursday, March 5.  The bee is scheduled to start at 9:30 A.M. and will be broadcast on WPBK radio.  Tune in to support the students of Lincoln County!
 

Volleyball Update Volleyball Update

Due to the weather, some volleyball games were cancelled or rescheduled.  Click here to access the updated volleyball schedule.

Musical Students to See Shakespeare's The Tempest Musical Students to See Shakespeare's The Tempest

On Thursday, March 5, students in this year's musical--The Lion King, Jr.--will watch Aquila Theatre's production of Shakespeare's The Tempest.  This production is part of the Norton Center's school matinee program.  For more information about the show, visit the Norton Center's page:  http://bitly.com/NCTempest.

Gold Team Trip Rescheduled Gold Team Trip Rescheduled

The Gold Team trip to the Cooper Power Plant has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 4.

Looking Forward to Spring

Old Man Winter has definitely sent us a heavy blow and is keeping our students out of school once again! While we are very concerned about the interruption in the learning process, safety of our students is our top priority.  We wanted to share some pictures of the roads around the county that our buses must travel as we transport our students every day. 
    

As you can see, many roads are still ice and snow covered and some bus turnarounds are non-functional.   Additionally, many other routes have only one clear lane down the middle of the road.  If a bus and vehicle met, one would have to pull off into a snow drift and would likely get stuck or maybe even slide off of the road. 

We are hopeful that the warmer temperatures forecast this weekend will usher in a spring thaw that will enable our students to get back into school on Monday.  It is time to take the wind out of Old Man Winter and welcome SPRING!!

Volleyball Schedule 2015 Volleyball Schedule 2015

LCMS has its own volleyball team for the first time!  Click here for a copy of the schedule and here for a roster. 

On Friday, Feb. 6, the team will be challenging the faculty to a match, and they'll take their game on the road on Feb. 9 for their first match against Mercer County.  Come out and support the team for their premier season! 

February 27, 2015 ~ No School

School has been cancelled Friday, February 27th. No school for students. Please stay warm and safe!

No School February 19 - 20

There will be no school in Lincoln County on Thursday or Friday, February 19 & 20, 2015. Please stay warm and be safe!!

February 16th - No School for Students & Winter Weather Warning for Staff

  A Winter Weather Warning has been issued by    Lincoln County Emergency Management
  fort omorrow, Monday, February 16, 2015, for 
  Lincoln County. Tomorrow is on the school
  calendar as a ‘Professional Development’ day,
  which means no school for students!

Safety of our employees is our utmost concern. Because of the variation in professional development schedules that were planned for each school’s staff, individual principals will need to determine whether to reschedule and how to make up the day. Each principal will need to get a message to your staff in that regard. This is true, as well, for district program supervisors that have PD planned for tomorrow.

For all extended time employees scheduled for work tomorrow, each individual affected will need to determine whether or not she or he will work. If not worked, missed time can be made up within the pay period, or a noncontract day can be used. A district “School Messenger Call” will be issued to all employees in regard to this matter.

Please, be careful and stay safe!

Infinite Campus Parent Portal Infinite Campus Parent Portal

IC Parent Portal training sessions have closed for the 2014-15 school year.  New trainings will be offered starting in the fall.
 

Governor's Cup Governor's Cup

LCMS has three students headed to State Governor's Cup after winning awards at regionals.  Calli Gooch placed fourth in language arts, Jeremiah McFarland placed third in social studies, and Parker Richards placed fifth in arts & humanities.  The three will be heading to Louisville's Galt House to represent LCMS at this prestigious event in March.  Best wishes as they compete against the state's best!

School Spelling Bee Winners School Spelling Bee Winners

Congratulations to Calli Gooch for winning the school Spelling Bee.  Calli's winning word was "another".  She will be representing LCMS at the District Spelling Bee on Thursday, February 19.  The other competitors were Laura Ferguson--Runner Up (Green Team), Emily Lynn--Third Place (Gold Team), Samuel Bullock (Purple Team), Rachel Baldwin and Samantha Adams (Red Team).  Tune in to WPBK to hear the District Bee live at 9:30 from the Lincoln County Board Office.  Best wishes to Calli!

Infinite Campus Parent Portal Training Infinite Campus Parent Portal Training

The last LCMS IC Parent Portal Training for the 2014-15 school year is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 10 (5:30-6:30).  Parents/guardians wishing to set up accounts or re-activate accounts are encouraged to atttend.  Those interested should notify Sarah Hagans with their children's names and the school(s) that they attend so that materials and computer workstations can be made available.  Parents are given access to all their children in the household, not just middle school students.

Kona Ice Returns Kona Ice Returns

Kona Ice will be returning to LCMS on Tuesday, February 10.  Students can purchase the snow cones during their scheduled window.  A portion of the money raised will be used for student events and resources.

Midterms Midterms

Friday, February 13, marks the midterm of the third grading term.  Parents can use midterms to check grades and determine progress towards meeting performance expectations.  Look for teacher reports to be sent home at midterm or check grades in Infinite Campus by clicking the orange link at the left for those with Infinite Campus Portal accounts.

Spring Musical Cast Announced Spring Musical Cast Announced

On January 23, the cast for this spring's musical was announced.  Click here for a list of members.  We look forward to seeing all of these students in their production of Disney's The Lion King, Jr.

Gold Team to Visit Cooper Power Plant Gold Team to Visit Cooper Power Plant

The Gold Team is scheduled for a trip to Cooper Power Plant for Wednesday, February 18.  Students will learn about how the plant gains energy to supply power to the surrounding areas.

Spring Pictures Spring Pictures

Spring pictures are scheduled for Feb. 18.  Students interested in having their pictures made should contact Mrs. Brackett.
 

Sweetheart Dance Sweetheart Dance

LCMS will be having a "Sweetheart Dance" on Friday, February 13 (6:00-8:00 P.M.)  The cost is $5.  Students on levels 5-7 are eligible.  Pizza and drinks will be sold.  Tickets are on sale from February 11-13.
 

Spelling Bee Spelling Bee

The Lincoln County Middle School Spelling Bee is scheduled for Monday, February 9.  The winner of the school bee will represent LCMS at the Lincoln County District Spelling Bee on Thursday, February 19.

Capture the Earth Digital Photography Contest Capture the Earth Digital Photography Contest

As part of its Earth Day celebrations, the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet has kicked off its fifth-annual "Capture the Earth" middle school digital photography contest for middle schoolers in grades 6-8.  Entries will be accepted until 4:30 P.M. on Friday, April 3, 2015.

No School ~ January 28, 2015

Due to a water break at Lincoln County High School there will be no school in Lincoln County tomorrow January 28, 2015.

January 27, 2015 ~ No School

No school in Lincoln County Tuesday, January 27. Stay warm and safe! 

LCMS wins Kentucky School Breakfast Challenge

Thanks to the School Breakfast Program more students are getting the nutrition they need to learn.  There was a Kentucky School Breakfast Challenge launched earlier this year by the Kentucky Board of Education promoting awareness that Kentucky ranks among the top 25% of states in the nation where families suffer from hunger and food insecurity. Schools were challenged to come up with new ways of increasing school breakfast participation as an additional means of caring for and nurturing the state’s public school children.

 

We are very proud to announce that Lincoln Middle School won first place in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) category through which  all students eat for free. LCMS received $1500 to be used in the food service program at the school. Congratulations LCMS!! 

The Lion King, Jr. Auditions The Lion King, Jr. Auditions

EXTRA!  EXTRA!  Read all about it!  LCMS will be presenting The Lion King, Jr. for its 2015 spring musical.  Auditions are scheduled for Wednesday-Thursday, Jan. 21-22 after school. 

Kona Ice Rescheduled Kona Ice Rescheduled

Due to school being cancelled for severe weather on Tuesday, Jan. 13, Kona Ice has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 20.
 

January 13, 2015 - No school

No school in Lincoln County Tuesday, January 13, due to icy roads, particularly in the south end of the county. Stay warm and safe! 

Principal Newsletter Principal Newsletter

The second nine weeks principal newsletter is now available.  You can access all available newsletters by clicking the Newsletters link in the left navigation bar.

Kona Ice Returns Kona Ice Returns

Kona Ice will be returning to LCMS on Tuesday, January 13.  Students can purchase the snow cones during their scheduled window.  A portion of the money raised will be used for student events and resources.

Report Cards Report Cards

Report cards have been re-scheduled to go home Monday, January 12.  Parents with Portal accounts can also check grades online (see the orange link at the left).  Gifted and Talented progress report data should be included on this term's report as well.

Rogers Explorers Applications Due Feb. 15 Rogers Explorers Applications Due Feb. 15

Any parent or eighth-grade student interested in the Rogers Explorers Program should read more about how they can get involved in this leadership opportunity.  Students who are identified as gifted and talented in leadership are a natural audience for this program.  Read more for information about the program, eligibility requirements, and access to apply for the program.  Applications are due online by February 15.

January 8, 2015 - No School

No school in Lincoln County Thursday, January 8, due to low temperatures. Stay warm and safe! 

Lincoln County Middle School ~ Third year as a Proficient/Progressing School

Lincoln County Middle School has once again made the district proud, going from an overall score of 60.6 to an overall score of 67.1.  This rates them as a Proficient/Progressing school for the third straight year. Congratulations to your staff and students on a job well done!!

Food Drive Food Drive

LCMS is hosting a food drive in partnership with the Families First Youth Service Center.  The drive will run from December 8-18.  Students should bring in non-perishable foods to turn in to their team coordinator.  We appreciate our community's support in helping those in need!

Yearbook Orders Yearbook Orders

The deadline to order yearbooks is January 16.  Don't forget to pre-order because supplies will be limited.

EKU Dance Theatre EKU Dance Theatre

EKU Dance Theatre will be performing for 8th grade students, Friday, Jan. 16.  Live performances like those provided by EKU Dance Theatre help our school provide a proficient arts program for our school.  More details about arts programs can be found by accessing the Assessments Links for Program Reviews.  Examples of past performances provided by EKU Dance Theatre can be accessed via the EKU Dance Theatre homepage:  http://www.dance.eku.edu/dance-theatre.

Christmas Gala & Chorus Program Christmas Gala & Chorus Program

The Christmas Gala & Chorus Program is scheduled for Dec. 16.  Please come and enjoy this seasonal treat.  Shop, visit, and be serenaded by our middle school chorus.

kona Kona Ice Returns

Kona Ice will be returning to LCMS on Tuesday, December 9.  Students can purchase the snow cones during their scheduled window.  A portion of the money raised will be used for student events and resources.

LCMS Proficient on State Scores for Second Straight Year LCMS Proficient on State Scores for Second Straight Year

By Ben Kleppinger <ben@theinteriorjournal.com>

STANFORD — For the second year in a row, Lincoln County Middle School has been rated a proficient school by the Kentucky Department of Education.

This year, the school was rated “proficient and progressing” for increasing its overall score from 60.6 to 67.1 out of a maximum of 100.

Cookie Dough Delivered Cookie Dough Delivered

Cookie dough will be delivered on November 20.  Parents can pick up their orders after school until 7 P.M.  Cookie dough will not be sent home on the buses.

kona Kona Ice Returns

Kona Ice will be returning to LCMS on Tuesday, November 11.  Students can purchase the snow cones during their scheduled window.  A portion of the money raised will be used for student events and resources.

Fall Drama--THS PHNE 2.0 Fall Drama--THS PHNE 2.0

The advanced drama students at LCMS will present the play THS PHNE 2.0 for its fall 2014 drama at the Stuart Underwood Auditorium.  There are three scheduled performances on Nov. 6--10 A.M. and 1:30 for students and staff for grades 6-8, and one for the community at 7 P.M.  Tickets are $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for students.  Tickets will be sold at the door.

<font size="6px">Parent Survey</font> Parent Survey

At LCMS we want parent input about our school.  We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete a survey to let us know your views.  Please click here to take the survey.  We will review the results as part of our school improvement planning process.  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.

kona Kona Ice Returns

Kona Ice will be returning to LCMS on Tuesday, October 14.  Students can purchase the snow cones during their scheduled window.  A portion of the money raised will be used for student events and resources.

FALL BREAK FALL BREAK

Students are on Fall Break from October 6-10.

For our students who are traveling to Washington, D.C., we wish you safe and fun travels!

IC Parent Portal Training IC Parent Portal Training

Infinite Campus Portal is a parent's link to their child's online school records--from schedules to grades.  Group trainings are offered at the beginning of each semester for parents to obtain access to IC Portal.  If parents miss the training opportunities they may contact Sarah Hagans to set up an individual appointment for a training.  See the attachment for the process to gain access to an IC account.  For more information about IC Parent Portal, click the "Read More" link below.

Kona Ice Returns Kona Ice Returns

Kona Ice will be returning to LCMS on Tuesday, September 9.  Students can purchase the snow cones during their scheduled window.  A portion of the money raised will be used for student events and resources.

High Attendance Day High Attendance Day

Thursday, September 18, is High Attendance Day in Kentucky!  Schools across the state will compete to see who has the highest attendance.  The school in each category with the highest percentage of attendance for that day will be rewarded.

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

Picture Retakes Picture Retakes

Any student who was absent for school picture day and still get their pictures taken and into the yearbook.  Retakes are scheduled for September 22. Remember that green-screen technology is used, so students should avoid wearing green.
 

8th Grade EXPLORE Test Countdown
PAS Testing PAS Testing

On Tuesday, August 25, LCMS students began their PAS testing for the 2014-15 school year.  The Predictive Assessment Series, or PAS Test, allows students, teachers, and parents to check on the students' progress towards making their proficiency goals throughout the year.  Students take the PAS test three times each year (August, December, and March).

EXPLORE Prep EXPLORE Prep

The Extended School Service (ESS) and 21st Century programs at LCMS is sponsoring an EXPLORE test preparatory program to help 8th grade students meet benchmarks.  Please see the flyer for more details about dates for the sessions and the registration form to sign-up.

IC Parent Portal Training IC Parent Portal Training

Due to the problems with our Infinite Campus Server, the IC Parent Portal Training for Thursday, August 14 has been cancelled.  The training for Thursday, August 21, is still scheduled at this time.  An additional training date will be scheduled for those who are unable to attend the Aug. 21 date.  Contact Sarah Hagans with questions about setting up an account and visit the Infinite Campus page for more information about IC.

Car Rider Tags Car Rider Tags

Tags are ready for parents/guardians to use for student pick-ups.  Tags with students' names should be displayed in the front window of the vehicles used to pick up students.  Parents are offered two free tags.  Additional ones are available for a small fee.  If tags are not placed on display in the vehicle, photo ID may be checked by school personnel to ensure that students are leaving with a person on his/her pick up list.  Car riders are dismissed on the first bell in the afternoon to be picked up in the loop in front of the 6th Grade Center.

SMILE!  Picture Day SMILE! Picture Day

Monday, August 25, is School Picture Day!  Be ready to smile for the camera.  Pictures taken on school picture day will be used for the school yearbook and for Infinite Campus. Green-screen technology is used for school portraits, so students should avoid wearing green for their picture.  Deadline for ordering pictures will be shared when proofs are ready.

IC Parent Portal Training IC Parent Portal Training

Infinite Campus Portal is a parent's link to their child's online school records--from schedules to grades.  Trainings are offered for obtaining access to IC Portal.  For information on setting up an IC Portal account, click the "Read More" link below.

LCMS Daily Schedule 2014-15 LCMS Daily Schedule 2014-15

General schedules for each team have been determined for the 2014-15 school year.  For a copy of the team schedules, click here.

Student Handbook Student Handbook

There have been some changes at LCMS--for example, jeans and pants with holes and scrapes, athletic shorts like the Nike running shorts, and leggings without long covering are no longer allowed.  Access the student handbook for more information about dress code, behavior policies, and attendance updates.

boywstudents New School Year Begins

The 2014-15 school year is set to begin August 7, 2014 for students.  We look forward to working with you!

supplies School Supply List

For the new school year, students will need new supplies.  For a list of what is expected for the 2014-15 school year, click here.

girlwbooks 7th Grade Orientation

We at Lincoln County Middle School hope that you have had a relaxing, safe vacation so far this summer.  The new school year will be starting back soon, however. 

Seventh grade orientation is scheduled for Tuesday, July 29 (6-7:30 P.M.)  Students and parents will get to walk through schedules, visit with teachers, and hear about some changes for the upcoming school year.

Lincoln County's Central Sparx Claim AAU National Championship

The Lincoln County Central Sparx are national champions of the Amateur Athletic Union.

The 7th-grade girls team comprised entirely of students from Lincoln County Middle School beat the Jacksonville Rams 62-40 on Monday, July 14, in Chatanooga, Tennessee to claim the first ever AAU national championship for a girls team in Kentucky.

The team’s championship was also the first ever for a “school team” of players from the same school, coach Orlando “Pop” Stevenson said.

Follow Ben Kleppinger on Twitter: @BenAtTheIJ        

Congratulations!! We are so proud of you!

Campbellsville University "Excellence in Teaching Award"

Each year, our principals nominate a teacher as a candidate for the Campbellsville University “Excellence in Teaching” award.  The purpose of this award is to provide statewide recognition to those teachers who selflessly give of themselves to their students each and every day.
 

The Lincoln County Board of Education acknowledged the three outstanding Lincoln County teachers who were named as Lincoln County’s 2013-2014 recipients of the Campbellsville Excellence in Teaching” award at the July 8th Board Meeting. Congratulations!!



Natalie Sutton - LCHS, Diana Lane - Hustonville Elem., & Rachael Yaden - LCMS.

Attendance and School Rewards Attendance and School Rewards

Many students do not think about the importance of attendance and the impact it has on their school performance.  But with the emphasis on career readiness, great attendance is being even more important for students and schools.

In an effort to stress the importance of attendance, Lincoln County Middle School will be continuing its practices in regards to its rewards program.  Students who accumulate too many unexecused absences will not be eligible for reward trips.

Last Day of School Last Day of School

And so another school year comes to a close...  Students' last day was Friday, June 6 for the 2013-14 school year.  Many students closed out the year with hugs, tears, and sad good-byes while others called enthusiastic cheers of "see you next year!" 

Final Exams Final Exams

Final Exams are scheduled for June 2-4.  These cumulative exams count for 10% of a students final course grade.

Kona Ice Kona Ice

Kona Ice will be returning to LCMS on Tuesday, June 3.  Students can purchase the snow cones during their scheduled window.  A portion of the money raised will be used for student events and resources.  This will be the last Kona Ice session for the school year.

AWARDS DAY AWARDS DAY

Lincoln County Middle School will be celebrating its annual awards day on Thursday, June 5.  Parents of students receiving awards will be contacted by school representatives.

Student Visits Student Visits

On Monday, June 2, students from the 6th grade will be visiting  the 7th and 8th grade middle school building. 

Sixth graders will receive an introduction with the principals, take a tour of the building, and get questions answered about the school experiences of a typical seventh and eighthh grader.

8th Grade Semi-Formal Dance 8th Grade Semi-Formal Dance

Masks, cakes, costumes, purple, green, and gold are all part of the Mardi Gras tradition, and they will carry over to LCMS as the theme of the 8th grade semi-formal dance for the 2013-14 school year.  Scheduled for Saturday, May 31 (7-10:30 P.M.), it should be a night that can provide a little pep to the last week of school.

Over the past few years, the 8th grade dance has become increasingly popular with students and faculty alike.  Almost like a prom for eighth graders, the dance allows students to dress up and get down!  With decorations to add that Fat Tuesday feel and music to get the body moving, students break from their usual shyness on the dance floor to rock to the beats from local DJs.

Yearbooks Yearbooks

Yearbooks are in for those who pre-ordered in the fall.  Those who did not pre-order can still purchase yearbooks while supplies last.  Contact Mrs. Brackett, the library-media specialist.

K-PREP Testing is here! K-PREP Testing is here!

K-PREP Testing begins Wednesday, May 21!  Testing for LCMS is scheduled for May 21-28 with May 29-June 3 to be used as make-up days.

Lincoln County Schools Bus Accident Report Follow-Up Message

As a follow up to the bus accident that occurred this morning, 36 students involved in the incident have been treated and released from the hospital emergency room.  One additional student was hospitalized for further observation. 

At 7:45 a.m. on the morning of 5/8/2014, Principal Debbie Sims will hold a debriefing for the faculty and staff at Lincoln County Middle School.  As follow-up and support for our students, counselors will be available at Lincoln County Middle School to meet with students during the morning hours.  The volunteers who will provide follow up crisis response counseling for our students is being provided by the Kentucky Community Crisis Response Board through the local emergency response service.

We would like to recognize the quick thinking of our Lincoln County Middle School Students for the calm and responsible manner in which they evacuated the bus, as well as their conduct during this very serious time.  The students’ behavior was exemplary at the scene and at the hospitals. 

Kona Kona

Kona Ice will be returning to LCMS on Tuesday, May 6.  Students can purchase the snow cones during their scheduled window.  A portion of the money raised will be used for student events and resources.

Peter Pan, Jr. Peter Pan, Jr.

Lincoln County Middle School is proud to present Disney’s Peter Pan, Jr. as its spring 2014 musical production. 

Tickets are now on sale for two performances, Friday, May 2 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, May 4, at 2:00 PM.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.  Please contact the Middle School at 606-365-8400 to reserve your tickets or you can also purchase tickets from the box office on site at the show.

EXPLORE Testing EXPLORE Testing

Starting on Wednesday, April 23, LCMS students will take the EXPLORE test from ACT®.  For most eighth graders this will be the third time that they have been given the EXPLORE--previous exposure being last spring in 7th grade and in the fall as 8th graders for state accountability.  This will be the second time that seventh graders have taken the high school and college readiness exam, having taken their first version last spring as 6th graders.

7TH GRADE EXPLORE
8TH GRADE EXPLORE
Autism Awareness Autism Awareness

On Tuesday, April 1, LCMS teachers and staff wore blue in support of Autism Awareness Month.

Hoops for Heart Hoops for Heart

On April 18 from 1:40-3:00 LCMS students and staff will pull together to fight heart disease--the #1 killer of Americans--by dressing down and wearing RED.  LCMS will be having its annual Hoops for Heart student/faculty basketball game to raise money for the American Heart Association.  This is done in an effort to build healthier lives and reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

Wizard of Oz Wizard of Oz

On Thursday, April 17, LCMS students will get to attend the high school production of the Wizard of Oz. 

Captain Current to Visit LCMS Captain Current to Visit LCMS

On Wednesday, April 16, LCMS students will be introduced to the Kentucky Science Center Hero--Captain Current.  The school assembly and student workshop will allow students to learn about electricity and how to find out where energy is wasted.

Middle School Counselor of the Year Middle School Counselor of the Year

Another Lincoln County educator is once more the recipient of a prestigious state award.  In March, Mrs. Sherlene Wilcher was notified by the Kentucky School Counselor Association that she had been named 2014’s Outstanding Middle School Counselor.  In order to be eligible for this honor, a candidate is nominated by a colleague who submits a detailed application on their behalf.  The KSCA committee reviewed numerous nominations and selected our very own Mrs. Wilcher as the recipient of this esteemed award. The Board of Education presented her with this award and a Patriot Award at the April Board Meeting. We are so proud to have you working with our students.Congratulations!!

Dance Team Tryouts Dance Team Tryouts

If you missed the opportunity to tryout out for LC Xtreme dance team, the Southern Starz are still available if you are interested in being a part of a dance team.  Sign-ups are Friday, April 11 (4:30-6:30) and Saturday, April 12 (11:00-1:00) at the Precision Fitness Center.  Positions for boys and girls ages 3-18 are eligible.  The team competes in hip hop, jazz, and pom routines. Team, solo, duo, and trio events are available.

Kona Ice Kona Ice

Kona Ice will be returning to LCMS on Tuesday, April 8.  Students can purchase the snow cones during their scheduled window.  A portion of the money raised will be used for student events and resources.

LCMS Thespian Troupe Announced LCMS Thespian Troupe Announced

The Educational Theatre Association (ETA) has made it official--Lincoln County Middle School is now an official troupe in the ETA Junior Thespian Society.  In October 2013, twelve middle schoolers attended the Kentucky Thespian Festival at the University of Kentucky where they performed an excerpt from The Little Mermaid Jr.  The students brought the house down with their performance and earned sponsorship for next year’s festival.  The society chooses a troupe to sponsor each year, and LCMS was the recipient for 2014-15!  

Fall Drama Premiere Fall Drama Premiere

In December 2013 the Lincoln County Middle School drama department started a new tradition!  Mrs. Lisa Johnson’s advanced drama classes performed their very first fall drama.  Through hard work and dedication, these students were able to perform the drama Hoodie. This production was a great opportunity for the students of LCMS to showcase their dramatic talents and, not unlike the school's spring musical, was very popular with the community.

Reality Store Reality Store

With Operation Preparation freshly behind them, eighth graders at LCMS will get another dose of the real world when they participate in the Reality Store on Tuesday, April 8.

The Reality Store places students in a real-life scenario that helps them see if they would be able to provide for themselves and a family given certain living conditions such as a particular job, income, and family situations.

Operation Preparation Operation Preparation

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

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

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

Kona Ice Rescheduled Kona Ice Rescheduled

Kona Ice has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 25.

No school - March 17, 2014

School has been cancelled in Lincoln County, Monday, March 17, 2014. Stay safe! 

Hayley Reynolds, Alli House, & Carlee Cornett - LCMS Music Recognition Hayley Reynolds, Alli House, & Carlee Cornett - LCMS Music Recognition

The Board presented Hayley Reynolds and Alli House, 8th grade students at Lincoln County Middle School with a Patriot award at the March board meeting for their musical accomplishments. These two young ladies made the Kentucky American Choral Association (KY-ACDA) All-State Choir.  Congratulations to you both for this accomplishment and honor!!

Carlee Cornett, music teacher at LCMS, always seems to ensure that our talented middle level musicians have opportunities to complete at regional and state competitions.The board wanted to thank her for her dedication and continued service to the promotion of the arts in Lincoln County and presented her with a Patriot award.  

State Governor's Cup State Governor's Cup

Best wishes to Calli Gooch and Jeremiah McFarland as they travel to Louisville to compete in the state Governor's Cup this weekend!

Spring Picture Orders Due Spring Picture Orders Due

Friday, March 14, is the deadline to submit orders and payment for spring pictures.

Back to School - Friday, March 7

There WILL be school in Lincoln County Friday, March 7, 2014.

kona Kona Ice

Kona Ice will be returning to LCMS on Tuesday, March 4.  Students can purchase the snow cones during their scheduled window.  A portion of the money raised will be used for student events and resources.

February 26, 2014 - No school

School has been cancelled Wednseday, February 26, 2014. Stay safe and warm!

LCMS Governor's Cup Winners LCMS Governor's Cup Winners

Congratulations to the Lincoln County Middle School Academic Team for their advancement to regional Governor’s Cup. 

Several students placed in written assessment at district level competition against Garrard and Rockcastle Counties, and the quick recall team placed second.  Calli Gooch and Jeremiah McFarland also placed at regionals and have advanced to state competition in March.

McKnight Wins School Spelling Bee McKnight Wins School Spelling Bee

"Could I have a definition please?" was often heard at the LCMS spelling bee on Thursday, February 13. 

It was quickly followed by, "Can you use it in a sentence?"

After a total of 25 rounds, Benton McKnight, 8th grader on Purple Team, was declared the school winner with the word "alpha."

LCMS School Spelling Bee LCMS School Spelling Bee

The Lincoln County Middle School Spelling Bee is being re-scheduled for Thursday, February 13.  The winner of the school bee will represent LCMS at the Lincoln County District Spelling Bee on Monday, February 17.

Gold Team to Visit Cooper Power Plant Gold Team to Visit Cooper Power Plant

The Gold Team rescheduled their trip to Cooper Power Plant for Wednesday, March 12.  Students will learn about how the plant gains energy to supply power to the surrounding areas.

Beta Club to See Rhythm of the Dance Beta Club to See Rhythm of the Dance

On Thursday, February 20, the LCMS Beta Club will be traveling to Lancaster to see Rhythm of the Dance--a traditional Irish dance troupe program.  The performance at the Lancaster Grand Theatre will provide students with the opportunity to see traditional Irish dance along with music of the Young Irish Tenors, provided by the National Dance Company of Ireland.

Make-Up Day Survey
Due to some confusion regarding the School Messenger survey about dates to use for make-up days, we want to clarify some information. Spring Break was originally scheduled for March 31st - April 4. Due to the 15 days that we have missed, March 31st, April 1st, and April 2nd will be used as make-up days. April 3rd and 4th are POSSIBLE make-up days. If April 3rd and 4th are used as make-up days, there will be NO Spring Break.

After clarifying this information, we would like to provide another opportunity for stakeholders to give us your input. There will be another School Messenger Survey Call sent this afternoon. Thank you for your input.

 

 

LCMS School Spelling Bee LCMS School Spelling Bee

The Lincoln County Middle School Spelling Bee is being re-scheduled due to the snow days.  The winner of the school bee will represent LCMS at the Lincoln County District Spelling Bee on Monday, February 17.

February 11, 2014: Back to School :)

There will be school in Lincoln County on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 barring any unforeseen changes in the weather.

As of today, the last day for students will be June 4th which includes 15 make-up days. We will be sending out a phone survey about whether to use Thursday and Friday of Spring Break as make-up days.

kona Kona Ice

Kona Ice will be returning to LCMS on Tuesday, February 11.  Students can purchase the snow cones during their scheduled window.  A portion of the money raised will be used for student events and resources.

kona Kona Ice Returns

Kona Ice will be returning to LCMS on Tuesday, February 10.  Students can purchase the snow cones during their scheduled window.  A portion of the money raised will be used for student events and resources.

Vision:
Every Student, Every Classroom, Every Day, Preparing for College/Career and Citizenship Readiness.

School Spelling Bee School Spelling Bee

The Lincoln County Middle School Spelling Bee is scheduled for Thursday, February 6.  The winner of the school bee will represent LCMS at the Lincoln County District Spelling Bee on February 17.

Gold Team to Visit Cooper Power Plant Gold Team to Visit Cooper Power Plant

On Wednesday, February 5, the Gold Team is scheduled to visit the Cooper Power Plant near Somerset, KY.  Students will learn about how the plant gains energy to supply power to the surrounding areas.

Yearbook Pre-Orders Due Yearbook Pre-Orders Due

Yearbook pre-orders are due by the end of the week.  Please contact Mrs. Brackett, library/media specialist for details.
 

End of Second Term--Report Cards End of Second Term--Report Cards

The second nine-weeks ended Thursday, December 19.  Report cards are scheduled to go home next week, January 14.  Parents with Portal accounts can also check grades online (see the orange link at the left).  Gifted and Talented progress report data should be included on this term's report as well.

Updated Calendar Updated Calendar

Due to the days missed for bad weather, our calendar has been updated.  Please click here to access the new school calendar.

Kona Kona Ice

Kona Ice will be returning to LCMS on Tuesday, January 14.  Students can purchase the snow cones during their scheduled window.  A portion of the money raised will be used for student events and resources.

LCMS Teacher National Publication Honor LCMS Teacher National Publication Honor

Ms. Jamie-Marie Wilder, a math teacher at Lincoln County Middle School, was recognized at the January Board Meeting for her exceptional accomplishment of authoring an article that was published in a national journal. Ms. Wilder's article entitled, "All Knotted Up", was published  in the National Council of Teachers - a well known and highly prestigious national publication of mathematics. She was presented a Patriot Award and a framed picture of her article. Congratulations on this wonderful accomplishment! We are so very proud of you!!

NEW LCMS School Improvement Plan NEW LCMS School Improvement Plan

The new LCMS School Improvement Plan is available.  Click here to access the document or follow the links under "School Forms" at the left. 

LCMS would like to thank all the stakeholders who participated in the parent survey, vision and mission refinement, Program Reviews, and component completion.

National Board Certified Teachers Recognized National Board Certified Teachers Recognized

Congratulations to Ellen Owens (Music Teacher @ McGuffey 6th Gr. Center), Rachael Yaden, and Kristen Story who were recognized at the December Board Meeting for earning their National Board Certification! This is an advanced teaching credential based on five nationally recognized foundational principles of  what teachers "must know and be able to do"  in order to provide a quality educational experience for their students. This is a voluntary research project that only the most committed of our teachers tackle.  With the purpose of improving their skills and becoming better teachers,  these individuals submitted a portfolio of their instructional practice that provided evidence of their mastery of the five program requirements. We want to "take off our hats" and congratulate these Lincoln County educators who successfully completed this program and earned this impressive professional credential!!

Kona Ice Kona Ice

Kona Ice will be returning to LCMS on Tuesday, December 10.  Students can purchase the snow cones during their scheduled window.  A portion of the money raised will be used for student events and resources.

FFYSC-PTO Food Drive FFYSC-PTO Food Drive

The Families First YSC along with the LCMS PTO is sponsoring a food drive from December 4-18.  Students wishing to contribute should turn their nonperishable food items in to their block 1 teacher.

All food items should be turned in by December 18.

Lincoln County Weekend Activities Cancelled

Several Events have been cancelled this weekend due to inclement weather.

Upward Bound 21st Century Trip to EKU - Cancelled

LCMS Basketball Games - Berea - Cancelled

KYA Club trip to Louisville - Cancelled

Band Trip to Laurel County - Cancelled

New Vision and Mission Statements New Vision and Mission Statements

Thanks to the input from various stakeholders, we now have new vision, mission, and belief statements.

Yearbooks on Sale Yearbooks on Sale

Yearbooks are currently on sale.  Please see Mrs. Brackett, library/media specialist, for details.

Parent Survey Parent Survey

LCMS is seeking input from parents about our school.  Please help us by taking part in our parent survey.  Click the Read More link below to learn more about this survey or click here to get started with the survey.

LCMS Banner Lincoln County Middle School ~ "Proficient/Progressing"
Lincoln County Middle School had an impressive jump this past year improving in all of the assessment components.  They raised scores in achievement, gap, growth, and in the college and career readiness piece, as well.   As a result, their base score increased 4.1 points and their percentile ranking 17% points—making them one of our two district PROFICIENT schools and now classified as a PROFICIENT/PROGRESSING school. They were recognized and presented a banner at the October 8th Board Meeting. Congratulations Mrs. Sims, Mr. Story, LCMS Staff and students!!!!
Spring Musical Auditions Spring Musical Auditions

Lincoln County Middle School is proud to present Disney's Peter Pan, Jr. as its spring 2014 musical production.  Auditions for Peter Pan, Jr. are November 14 after school (3:15-6:00) in the music room. 

Veterans Day Ceremony at LCMS Veterans Day Ceremony at LCMS

LCMS students and staff honored Veterans and enlisted servicemen and women at their Veterans Day Ceremony on Friday, November 8.

Kona Ice Returns Kona Ice Returns

Kona Ice will be returning to LCMS on Tuesday, November 12.  Students can purchase the snow cones during their scheduled window.  A portion of the money raised will be used for student events and resources.

KY All-State Junior High Baptist Choir KY All-State Junior High Baptist Choir
LCMS has two students who will be singing later on in November in the KY All-State Junior High Baptist Choir.  Katelyn McWhorter (8th grade) and Jessie Wilson (7th grade) were selected to participate in this year's ensemble.
Football Salt River Conference Champs! Football Salt River Conference Champs!
The LCMS football are the Salt River Conference Champions!
Special Thanks from Coach Special Thanks from Coach
On behalf of the Lincoln County Middle School football team we would like to thank all the staff and students for their support last night as we won the 2013 Salt River Conference Tournament in overtime....

 

 

 

(Click the "Read More" link to read the whole statement.)

Football Championship Football Championship
The LCMS football team will compete on Tuesday, October 29 for the Salt River Conference Championship at Anderson County.  LCMS is looking to overthrow the undefeated team from Lawrenceburg.  Show your support by cheering on the team tonight starting at 6.
LCMS Students Chosen for All-State Choir LCMS Students Chosen for All-State Choir
Congratulations to Alli House and Hayley Reynolds, LCMS 8th graders who have made the Kentucky American Choral Director’s Association (KY-ACDA) All-State Choir.  Both were chosen from hundreds of soprano auditions to be a part of this prestigious chorus.
Kona Ice Returns Kona Ice Returns

Kona Ice will be returning to LCMS on Tuesday, October 8.  Students can purchase the snow cones during their scheduled window.  A portion of the money raised will be used for student events and resources.

Attendance Rewards Attendance Rewards
Lincoln County Middle School is placing a higher emphasis on attendance this year.  Throughout the year, students will be striving to maintain at least a 96% attendance rate.  In order to achieve this goal, LCMS is conducting a new incentives program.  Each week, team and student attendance will be tracked with rewards for both teams and students.
Picture Day Picture Day

Friday is School Picture Day!  Be ready to smile for the camera.  Pictures taken on school picture day will be used for the school yearbook and for Infinite Campus. Green-screen technology is used for school portraits, so students should avoid wearing green on Friday.  Deadline for ordering pictures will be shared when proofs are ready.

EXPLORE Testing Has Begun EXPLORE Testing Has Begun

On Monday, September 16, LCMS students began the process for EXPLORE testing for the fall term.  For most eighth graders this is the second time that they have taken the EXPLORE--the first time being in the spring during their seventh grade year.  This fall test will be used for state assessment and accountability.

High Attendance Day High Attendance Day

Wednesday, September 18, is High Attendance Day in Kentucky!  Schools across the state will compete to see who has the highest attendance.  The school in each category with the highest percentage of attendance for that day will be awarded $500.

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

8th Grade EXPLORE Test Countdown
8th Grade EXPLORE Testing 8th Grade EXPLORE Testing

Starting Monday, September 16, eighth grade students will begin the EXPLORE test.  EXPLORE is the first test in the ACT® family of products for high school, college, and career readiness.  The current eighth graders took their first EXPLORE test last spring as seventh graders.  The spring test helped students get an idea of what testing would be like, and the data from the test helped place students in courses for the 2013-14 school year.  This fall test is part of our state assessment for school accountability.

Kona Ice Kona Ice

Kona Ice will be returning to LCMS on Tuesday, September 10.  Students can purchase the snow cones during their scheduled window.  A portion of the money raised will be used for student events and resources.

LCMS Football Schedule Now Available LCMS Football Schedule Now Available

For a copy of the LCMS Football schedule, CLICK HERE.

handbook Student Handbook

There have been some changes at LCMS.  Check out the student handbook for more information about dress code, behavior policies, and attendance updates.

Schedule LCMS Daily Schedule 2013-14

General schedules for each team have been determined for the 2013-14 school year.  For a copy of the team schedules, click here.

IC Portal Training Reminder IC Portal Training Reminder

This is a reminder about the Infinite Campus Portal Training for parents/guardians at Lincoln County Middle School on Thursday, August 22.  If you are interested in opening or re-accessing an account, please bring a photo ID to the session.  Meet at LCMS, Rm. 201, 5:30-6:30 P.M.  If you have questions, contact Sarah Hagans, IC Portal Contact for LCMS. 

NEW Encore Scheduling Procedures NEW Encore Scheduling Procedures

In order to better meet the expectations of a proficient arts and PLCS program, Lincoln County Middle School has changed the way students are scheduled for encore courses.  Starting with the 2013-14 school year, students will be enrolled in arts courses during encore block so as to complete courses in all four arts disciplines (music, art, dance, and drama) over the course of their seventh and eighth grade school years.  Students will also be scheduled to receive full courses in PLCS (health/PE, and life management).

IC Portal IC Portal Training Reminder

This is a reminder about the Infinite Campus Portal Training for parents/guardians at Lincoln County Middle School on Thursday, August 15.  If you are interested in opening or re-accessing an account, please bring a photo ID to the session.  Meet at LCMS, Rm. 201, 5:30-6:30 P.M.  If you have questions, contact Sarah Hagans, IC Portal Contact for LCMS. 

IC Portal IC Portal Training

Infinite Campus Portal is a parent's link to their child's online school records--from schedules to grades.  Trainings are offered for obtaining access to IC Portal.  For information on setting up an IC Portal account, click the "Read More" link below.

School Supply List School Supply List

For the new school year, students will need new supplies.  For a list of what is expected for the 2013-14 school year, click here.

students New School Year Begins

The 2013-14 school year is set to begin August 8, 2013 for students.  We look forward to working with you!

girlwbooks 7th Grade Orientation

We at Lincoln County Middle School hope that you have had a relaxing, safe vacation so far this summer.  The new school year will be starting back soon, however. 

Seventh grade orientation is scheduled for Monday, August 5 (6-7 P.M.)  Students and parents will get to walk through schedules, visit with teachers, and hear about some changes for the upcoming school year.

schoolsout End of the 2012-13 School Year

And so another school year comes to a close...  Students ended the 2012-13 school year on Thursday, May 23--many with hugs, tears, and sad good-byes while others called enthusiastic cheers of "see you next year!" 

RaisedHands Attendance and School Rewards

Many students do not think about the importance of attendance and the impact it has on their school performance.  But with the emphasis on career readiness, great attendance is being even more important for students and schools.

In an effort to stress the importance of attendance, Lincoln County Middle School will be implementing a new component to its rewards program.  Students who accumulate too many unexecused absences will no longer be eligible for reward trips.

StudentGroups School Visits

On Monday, May 20, students will be traveling across the campus--8th grade to the high school and 6th grade to the middle school.  Eighth graders will be touring the high school and will hear more about the high school experience.  Sixth graders will be touring the middle school and getting an introduction to life at the middle school.

2012-13Cover Yearbooks Sales Still Open

Yearbooks are in for those who pre-ordered in the fall.  Those who did not pre-order can still purchase yearbooks while supplies last.  Contact Mrs. Brackett, the library-media specialist.

TLM,Jr The Little Mermaid, Jr.

Lincoln County Middle School is proud to present Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr. as its spring 2013 musical production.

Tickets are now on sale for two performances, Saturday, May 25 at 7:00 P.M. and Sunday, May 26 at 2:00 P.M.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $2 for students.  Please contact the middle school at 606-365-8400 for ticket information.

8TH GRADE SEMI-FORMAL DANCE 8TH GRADE SEMI-FORMAL DANCE

Masks, cakes, costumes, purple, green, and gold are all part of the Mardi Gras tradition, and they will carry over to LCMS as the theme of the 8th grade semi-formal dance for the 2012-13 school year.  Scheduled for Saturday, May 18 (7-10:30 P.M.), it should be a night that can provide a little pep to the last week of school.

Over the past few years, the 8th grade dance has become increasingly popular with students and faculty alike.  Almost like a prom for eighth graders, the dance allows students to dress up and get down!  With decorations to add that Fat Tuesday feel and music to get the body moving, students usually break from their usual shyness on the dance floor to rock to the beats from local DJs.

EKU-4 EKU Summer GT Offering

This summer EKU will offer its sixth annual STEM-H summer experience for gifted and talented middle school students.  This week-long day camp will allow students to explore opportunities in STEM-H (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Health) fields while engaging in projects with EKU graduate students and staff that expand their thinking and experiences. 

GT-WKU Summer Gifted and Talented Opportunities with WKU

There are summer programs available for gifted and talented students in Kentucky.  Western Kentucky's Center for Gifted Studies offers two programs that you may be interested in:  VAMPY and SCATS.  Click here to access more information on WKU programs.

GirlsSTEM KY Girls STEM Collaborative Girls Day

Save the Date--June 7, 2013 to participate in the KY Girls STEM Collaborative Annual Conference (8:30-3:30).  On June 7 teachers and female students from across the region will gather to explore developments in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) field.  For more information CLICK HERE.

K-PREP Countdown

K-PREP Testing to begin in...

 

UnbridledLearning K-PREP TESTING

K-PREP Testing is just around the corner!  Testing for LCMS is scheduled for May 13-17 with May 20-22 to be used as make-up days.

EXPLORE EXPLORE Testing Has Begun

On Tuesday, April 30, LCMS students began the EXPLORE testing for the spring term.  For most eighth graders this is the second time that they have taken the EXPLORE--the first time being the September testing for state accountability.  For seventh graders, this will be their first official exposure to the high school and college readiness exam.  Seventh graders test Wednesday, May 1.

Kona Ice Kona Ice Returns

Kona Ice will be returning to LCMS on Thursday, April 25.  Students can purchase the snow cones during their scheduled window.  A portion of the money raised will be used for student events and resources.

EXPLORE EXPLORE Testing

On Tuesday, April 30, LCMS students will take the EXPLORE test from ACT®.  For most eighth graders this will be the second time that they have been given the EXPLORE.  In September they took the first exam as part of the state testing.  For seventh graders, this will be their first exposure to the high school and college readiness exam.

Grades MidTerm Reports to Go Home

Midterm reports are scheduled to go home on Monday, April 22.

Grades Midterm Ends

Friday, April 19, marks the midterm of the final grading term for the year at LCMS.  As students enter the final stretch towards the end of another school year, parents can check grades to determine progress towards meeting performance expectations.  Look for teacher reports to be sent home or check grades in Infinite Campus by clicking the orange link at the left for those with Infinite Campus Portal accounts.

Madison Middle School All-State LCMS All-State Chorus Member Honored

Madison Cornett, an eighth grader, from Lincoln County Middle School earned the honor of being chosen for the All-State Middle School Chorus. She was presented a Patriot Award and recognized at the April 2013 Board Meeting. We are very proud of her and her representation of Lincoln County. Congratulations!!

MillSpringsLogo Mill Springs Battlefield

It was long the tradition at LCMS that students would visit Perryville Battefield as part of the end-of-year events.  However, in recent years, that tradition was cannon-balled in favor of other activities. 

This year it's a return to the era of the Civil War, but on new ground.  On Friday, May 10, students and staff on the Purple Team will visit Mill Springs, site of a major Civil War battle in Kentucky that marked the beginning of some major victories on the western front for the Union army.

Student Arts Showcase Student Arts Showcase

If you haven't visited the First Southern Community Arts Center lately, you really should.  Artwork from Lincoln County students is currently on display at the Center as part of the annual Student Art Showcase.  Throughout the month of April, student work will be shown with a reception on Tuesday, April 23 (6-8 P.M.).  Come out and support our student artists!

Legends Lexington Legends

"Let's play ball!"

That's a phrase often heard each spring across the country, and Lexington is no exception.  Since their opening season in 2001, the Lexington Legends baseball club has brought much excitement to Central Kentucky, and our students often get in on the action.

On Monday, April 29, LCMS students will take the trip to Lexington to see the Legends as part of their Education Days programming. 

Kona Ice Kona Ice Returns

Kona Ice will be returning to LCMS on Tuesday, April 9, as a make-up day for March 21.  Students can purchase the snow cones during their scheduled window.  A portion of the money raised will be used for student events and resources.

TELL TELL Survey

The deadline for educators to respond to the TELL Survey is almost here.  Friday, March 29, is the last day for certified staff across the state to respond to the Teaching, Empowering, Leading, and Learning Survey--an anonymous survey that "assess teaching conditions at the school, district and state level."

EasterLily Best Wishes for Your Easter Weekend

We want to wish everyone a Happy Easter Sunday.

Spring Break Spring Break

Although it hasn't felt much like spring in Central Kentucky recently, spring break for Lincoln County Schools is fast approaching! 

The oft-anticipated break is scheduled for April 1-5.  For some LCMS students and staff, this means a trip to Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia.  The colonial town is set up as a re-creation of the city in 1776, right as the U.S. War for Independence was on the horizon.

Bernheim "Connecting People with Nature"

"Connecting people with nature" is the mission of Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, and they will get the opportunity to bring that spirit to the LCMS community.

On Tuesday, April 9, a team of students from LCMS will be trekking through Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest in search of plants--plants they anticipate will soon make their home at Lincoln County Middle School.

CirqueZiva Beta Club to see Cirque Ziva

On Wednesday, March 27, LCMS Beta Club students will travel to Richmond to see Cirque Ziva live at EKU's Performing Arts Center.

Cirque Ziva is an acrobatic troupe from China whose artistic performances, dazzling costumes, astonishing agility, and breathtaking maneuvers have entertained audiences from around the globe.

JustAsIAm Down Syndrome Awareness Day

Show support for children and adults with Down Syndrome on Thursday, March 21, by wearing blue and yellow.

Kick Butts Day Logo National Kick Butts Day

On Wedneday, March 20, LCMS students will participate in the National Kick Butts Day campaign. This event is the promotional event to advocate against "Big Tobacco."  The event raises awareness about the dangers of tobacco use, helps students to become aware of the advertising techniques used by tobacco companies, and encourages students to be advocates against tobacco.

LCHS-weblogo High School Scheduling for 8th Graders

English I, Algebra I, Health, and PE are just some of the courses freshmen are expected to take, and with this school year rapidly coming to an end, 8th graders will begin scheduling these courses and more for Lincoln County High School.

On Friday, March 22, 8th graders will begin the process to begin setting up their schedules for their freshman year. 

Kona Ice Kona Ice Returns

Kona Ice will be returning to LCMS on Thursday, March 21.  Students can purchase the snow cones during their scheduled window.  A portion of the money raised will be used for student events and resources.

KYDerbyFestival Durham Places 5th at State Bee

Congratulations to James Durham for placing 5th at the Kentucky Derby Festival State Spelling Bee on March 9! 

HoopsLogo Hoops for Heart

On March 29 from 1:40-3:00 LCMS students and staff will pull together to fight heart disease--the #1 killer of Americans--by dressing down and wearing RED.  LCMS will be having its annual Hoops for Heart student/faculty basketball game to raise money for the American Heart Association.  This is done in an effort to build healthier lives and reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

Grades-ABCDF Report Cards

Friday, March 8, ended the third grading period at LCMS.  Report cards are scheduled to go home Wednesday, March 13.  Parents with Infinite Campus accounts can also check grades online via Infinite Campus Portal (see the orange link at the left).

4H smaller Reality Store

With Operation Preparation freshly behind them, eighth graders at LCMS will get another dose of the real world when they participate in the Reality Store on Thursday, March 21.

The Reality Store places students in a real-life scenario that helps them see if they would be able to provide for themselves and a family given certain living conditions such as a particular job, income, and family situations.

LadyPatsintheCircle Send Off for the Sweet Sixteen

On Wednesday, March 13, LCMS students and staff gathered in the front circle to show support for the Lady Patriots as they began their trip to Bowling Green to compete in the state basketball tournament.

Calendar Calendar Change

On Monday, March 11, the Lincoln County School Board voted to amend the 2012-2013 school calendar.  One day added was for a bad weather day on March 6, and the other was for the upcoming school closure for March 14. 

School will be closed Thursday to allow the school community the opportunity to travel to Bowling Green to cheer on the Lady Patriots basketball team as they compete in the state tournament at Western Kentucky University.

Lady Pats Tee Basketball Tee

Lady Patriot tee shirts are on sale.  Contact Patriot Sports and ask for the Lady Pats Back to Back tee shirt.

MIOSM Music In Our Schools Month

March is "Music in our Schools Month," and in Lincoln County, students shared their appreciation of music on Tuesday, March 12. 

K-12 student groups from across the district performed for the community.  Elementary students performed three songs, and 6-12 students provided a variety of group selections and solo performances.  The concert ended with a combined finale, earning much praise from the audience. 

Lady Pats Tee Calendar Change

Lincoln County Lady Patriot basketball has scored more than a few points with students and the community with their victory over the Rebels of Casey County.  Earning a score of 56-54 on March 5 for the 12th Region title, they have earned a slot in the state tournament at Western Kentucky University's Diddle Arena.

In order to show community support the superintendent has requested a special called meeting for Monday, March 11 to vote on amending the current school calendar to close school for Thursday, March 14.  This will allow teachers, students, and other school employees the opportunity to travel to Bowling Green to cheer on the team.

Operation Preparation Operation Preparation

Did you know that over 33% of Lincoln County Middle School eighth graders expressed an interest in becoming a professional athlete as their future career? 

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

At this year's Operation Preparation (March 11-12), advisors will be able to meet with eighth grade students about what careers may be best open to them so that they can make the best college and career choices for their future.

Kona Ice Kona Ice Returns

Kona Ice will be returning to LCMS on Tuesday, March 5.  Students can purchase the snow cones during their scheduled window.  A portion of the money raised will be used for student events and resources.

End of Third Term Approaching End of Third Term Approaching

The end of the third nine-weeks grading period is fast approaching.  Friday, March 8, will end this term with report cards scheduled to go home the following week.  Parents can also check grades online via Infinite Campus Parent Portal (see the orange link at the left).

OLD Vision & Mission

Vision

...providing an education for early adolescents through...aligned curriculum that is innovative, challenging, and enriching... relevant to the needs of the twenty-first century. This staff will work together with parents and the community to maintain....

Mission

...to assist each student in realizing his or her potential academically, socially, and emotionally by providing academic experiences in a supportive, nurturing atmosphere that recognizes and addresses the unique needs of the young adolescent... by a partnership of family, school, community, and students.

Our school is currently updating its vision and mission statements.  If you would like to submit input, please click here.  The key questions to consider are "What kind of student would we like to have at LCMS as they move to the high school and out into the world?" and "How will we make sure that happens?"

Mr. Story, Assistant Principal, Jumps Into the Fun Stanford Jump Rope Team Hops into LCMS

Speed, agility, skill, and stamina all shone as the Stanford Jump Rope Team displayed their talents for the LCMS school family.

James Durham Wins District Bee Durham Wins District Bee

We hear the words everyday--value, coffee, island, shelter, tornado--but sometimes they get a little tricky if one is asked to spell them on the spot. 

Words like these, however, were no match for James Durham as he took the title of District Spelling Bee Champion on February 13 at the county-wide bee.

 

8th Grade Boys Basketball 8th Grade Boys Basketball Wins 2nd Place at State

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE LINCOLN COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL 8th GRADE BOYS’ BASKETBALL TEAM for an amazing run at the 2012-13 KBA State Tournament.

Out of 76 teams, LCMS Eagles were able to fight their way to the top 2, playing seven games before competing in the championship game against the Warriors of Southern Pulaski.

District Spelling Bee Champion District Spelling Bee Winner

Congratulations to James Durham, a 7th grader from Lincoln County Middle School, for winning the District Spelling Bee on February 13th.

LCMS District Governor's Cup Winners LCMS Wins District Governor's Cup

Congratulations to Lincoln County Middle School for winning the District Governor’s Cup!

On Saturday, January 19, local schools gathered at Rockcastle County Middle School to take part in the 2013 middle school district Governor's Cup competition, an academic event sponsored by the Kentucky Association for Academic Competition.  Participating schools in District 64 were Garrard County Middle School, Lincoln County Middle School, and Rockcastle County Middle School.

Governor's Cup features eight events:  five Written Assessment tests (math, science, social studies, language arts, and arts & humanities), English composition (on-demand writing), Future Problem Solving (FPS), and quick recall—which is the only event open to the public.

Benton McKnight (Runner-Up) and James Durham (Winner) Durham Wins LCMS Spelling Bee 2013

“H-A-N-D-L-E.”

“Correct.”

And so was correctly spelled the first word of the 2013 Lincoln County Middle School Spelling Bee.  Five students representing the five teams at LCMS participated in the challenge on February 6—Hannah Pendleton (Blue Team), Benton McKnight (Green Team), James Durham (Gold Team), Luke Smith (Purple Team), and Blake Ison (Red Team).

Campbells Campbells Take Top Honor at State Fair
On August 16th MaKayla and Reed Campbell competed against 632 fellow students in the 4-H Country Ham Project at the Kentuck State Fair.
Teachers Honored Lincoln County Teachers Receive Campbellsville University Excellence in Teaching Award
Dr. Brenda Priddy, dean of Campbellsville University School of Education , congratulated 167 teachers from 63 school districts throughout Kentucky as they received the Campbellsville University Excellence in Teaching Award, May 12, 2012 in Winters Dining Hall in the E. Bruce Heilman Student Center on the CU campus.
Angela Cain - chosen as Lincoln County Schools Chief Deputy of Instruction in July of 2012 "New" Chief Deputy of Instruction Lincoln County Public Schools
The Lincoln County Board of Education is pleased to announce the hiring of Mrs. Angela Cain as Chief Deputy of Instruction.

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