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Lloyd B. McGuffey 6th Grade Center News

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. 

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

 

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!!

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

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. 

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!

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.

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.

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.

Teacher / Staff Appreciation ~ Thank You!!!

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.

McGuffey Arts Gala

The 2014-2015 McGuffey Arts Gala will be held Thursday, April 23rd from 5-7pm at the McGuffey Sixth Gr. Center.  The Student art gallery will be on display in the McGuffey Library from 5-7pm and admission is free.  McGuffey Singers will be performing @ 6:30pm in the high school auditorium ($2.00 admission).  Light refreshments will be served in the cafeteria.  We hope to see you here!  Mrs. Gibson (Art Teacher) and Mrs. Owens (Music Teacher).

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!!

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

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. 

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.  

February 27, 2015 ~ No School

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

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!!

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!!

March 6 - No School

There will be no school Friday, March 6, 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!

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! 

Volunteer Training

The next volunteer training will be held on Thursday, January 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Board of Education.  Thank you.

 

Kendra Mitchell

Director of Community Education and Family Involvement

Lincoln County Public Schools

Stanford, KY 40484

606-365-5775

 

EKU Dance Theatre

EKU Dance Theatre will be performing for 6th 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.

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! 

January 8, 2015 - No School

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

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.

Sept. Star Student

 Congratulations to our September Star Students of the Month:  Encore Team-Chloe Tillet; Blue Team-Ada Ladwig; and Red Team-Brady Weaver

Pastries with Parents

Pastries with Parents will be this Thurs., April 10th from 7:30-8:15am.  Please come and join your child for breakfast!  All food is free!!  We look forward to seeing you Thursday morning.

Candy Bar Sales

Students and Parents:  All candy bars and/or money needs to be turned into school ASAP.  Please see Mrs. Wilks in the front lobby.  Thank you to all those who participated in this fundraiser!

No school - March 17, 2014

School has been cancelled in Lincoln County, Monday, March 17, 2014. Stay safe! 

SaraGrace Ramlochan & Ellen Owens - 6th Grade Music Recognition SaraGrace Ramlochan & Ellen Owens - 6th Grade Music Recognition

The Lincoln County Board presented SaraGrace Ramlochan, a student at Lloyd McGuffey Sixth Grade Center, with a Patriot award at the March board meeting. SaraGrace auditioned for and was accepted to the all-state Kentucky Children’s Chorus, which performed at the KY music educators conference in Louisville during February. Congratulations SaraGrace!

The board also recognized Ellen Owens, music teacher for McGuffey Sixth Grade Center for her dedication, as well as her role in refining this young lady’s talent by presenting her with a “Patriot Award".

Back to School - Friday, March 7

There WILL be school in Lincoln County Friday, March 7, 2014.

February 26, 2014 - No school

School has been cancelled Wednseday, February 26, 2014. Stay safe and warm!

Candy Bar Fundraiser

Parents,
Red Team students will be bringing home candy bars on Tues., Feb. 18th-March 4th to sell for our next fundraiser. They will be $1 each. We will have Cameral, Almond and Peanut Butter. Students will be allowed to get more once they turn in their first round of money. Blue Team will sell from March 4th-18th. Further questions, please contact Angela Wilks at 606.365.8272.

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.

 

 

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.

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

G/T Students Take Fieldtrip

Lloyd McGuffey 6th Gr. G/T students recently attended a fieldtrip at Asbery College Challenge Course.  Students focused on leadership and team building skills and experienced both the low and high ropes.

Parent Night/Chili Supper
Parent Night and fall Chili supper will be Thurs., Oct. 24th from 5:00-7:00pm. 
9 Week Report Cards
McGuffey Parents:  Report cards will be going home Thurs., Oct. 17th.
Annie KIDS

The Lloyd Mcguffey Sixth Grade Center School is proud to present Annie KIDS as its spring 2013 musical production.
 Annie KIDS will be performed on Monday, May 20th, 2013  at 7:00 pm.  Please join us in the Stuart Underwood Auditorium at LCHS; doors open at 6:15 pm.  The performance is perfect for kids and is less than hour long!  Ticket prices range from $3-$6 and may be purchased in advance.  For more information, please call (606) 365-8272.  We hope to see you there!


The musical is under the direction of music teacher, Nicole Short. 

 

Parent Survey!!

Parents, please take this opportunity to take our survey concerning our grading scale!

Student of the Month!

McGuffey Students of the Month:  L to R

Gage Watkins, Draven Douglas, Loren Byrd, &  Blake Smith

Pastries with Parents

Pastries with Parents will be Thurs. April 18th from 7:30-8:15am.

Spring Break!!

Spring break for Lincoln County Schools is quickly approaching.  This year's break is scheduled for April 1-5, 2013.  Have a safe spring break and we will see you back at school on Monday, April 8, 2013.

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.

3rd Nine Weeks Report Cards

The end of the 3rd Nine Weeks ended on Friday, March 8th.  Report cards are scheduled to go home this Wednesday, March 13th.  Parents can also check grades online via Infinite Campus Portal.

If you do not have an account, and would like to set up an IC Parent Portal account to check your child's schedule, grades, attendance records, and assignments, please contact Bill Srsic, Guidance Counselor @ 606.365.8272.

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.
Vision & Mission

Vision:  Every Student, Every Classroom, Every Day, Preparing for College/Career and Citizenship Readiness.

McGuffey Singers Video

We have the chance to win the PreSonus Music Creation Software Suite for our students! All we have to do is have the most “views” of our performance of “Why We Sing.” The McGuffey Singers are honored to be featured in the Concert for Music in Our Schools Month, sponsored by the National Association for Music Education. Please follow the link and scroll down to view our school’s performance. You can help us win by watching our video!

http://www.nafme.org/programs/miosm/the-concert-for-music-in-our-schools-month/concert-videos/why-we-sing/

Mid-terms

Friday, February 6th marked the midterm of the third grading term. Mid-terms came home with students on Thurs. Feb. 12th. Parents can use midterms to check grades and determine progress towards meeting performance expectations.  Parents may also check grades in Infinite Campus.  If you have further questions, please contact the school at 606.365.8272.

School Spelling Bee

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

Second 9 Week Grading/Report Cards

The second 9 week grading period will end on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014.  Report Cards are scheduled to go home with students on Thurs., Jan. 8, 2015.  If you have any questions, please check Parent Portal or contact the school office at 606.365.8272.  Thank you and have a Merry Christmas!

Report Cards

The first nine weeks ended on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014.  Report cards are scheduled to go home with students on Thursday, Oct. 16th.  Parents can also check grades on-line via Infinite Campus Parent Portal.

All State Choir

Students have an exciting opportunity to audition for the 5th-6th Grade All-State Choir through the American Choral Director's Association.  Please click on "Read More" for more information about this opportunity.  Permission forms can be picked up from Mrs. Ellen Owens, music teacher or in the front office.  Forms are due to Mrs. Owens by Monday, Aug. 25th.

School Picture Day

Thursday, September 4th, 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.  Pictures will only be made in the fall.  There will be a make-up day in Novemeber.

McGuffey Awards Day!

The McGuffey Sixth Gr. Center will be celebrating its annual awards day on Friday, June 6.  Parents of students receiving awards will be contacted by school representatives or by mail. 

Schedule for Awards day:   Red Team- 8:30 - 9:30 & Blue Team- 9:45 - 10:45.  If you have further questions, please call the office at (606) 365-8272.

 

SBDM Parent Elections

SBDM Parent Elections will take place on Friday, May 23, 2014.  Information will be sent home from the elementary schools on Friday, May 9th.  Parents will have until Friday, May 16th to nominate a parent or themselves.  Ballots will be available for voting at each of the elementary schools in the district or at the McGuffey Sixth Gr. Center.  Parents may vote from 8:00-3:00, Friday, May 23rd.  If you have further questions, you may contact Melissa Hoover at the McGuffey Sixth Gr. Center at 365-8272.

Barnes Wins Spelling Bee

The McGuffey School Spelling Bee was held Thrus., Feb. 13, 2014.  This year's winner is Hailee Barnes and first runner-up is Saragrace Ramlochan.  Hailee will go on to compete in the District Spelling Bee on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 at the Lincoln County Board of Education. The winner of the district bee will represent Lincoln County at the State Bee sponsored by the Ford Motor Company, University of Louisville, WHAS, and Kentucky Monthly as part of the Kentucky Derby Festival events in Louisville.

From L to R:  Saragrace Ramlochan and Hailee Barnes

End of Second 9 Weeks--Report Cards

The second nine-weeks ended Thursday, December 19. Report cards are scheduled to go home next week, January 13th. Parents with Portal accounts can also check grades online.

IC Portal Training

Infinite Campus Portal is a parent's link to their child's on-line school records--from schedules to grades.  For information on setting up an IC Portal account, click on the "Read More" link below.

Mid-Term Ends

Thursday, April 18, marks the midterm of the final grading term for the year at the McGuffey Sixth Gr. Center.

Sixth Grader talks to Astronaut McGuffey sixth-grader gets once-in-a-lifetime chance to talk with astronaut on International Space Station

With a camera and microphone broadcasting his face and voice to the International Space Station, Lincoln County sixth-grade student Kyle Hampton asks astronaut Tom Marshburn a question Friday morning from the Hummel Planetarium at Eastern Kentucky University. (Ben Kleppinger / ben@theinteriorjournal.com / January 16, 2013)

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.

Report Cards

The third grading period ended Friday, March 25th.  Report cards were sent home with students on Thursday, March 31st.  A parent/guardian needs to sign one copy and have your child return the signed copy to school. Parents with Portal Accounts can also access grades online.   If you have any questions, please call 606.365.8272.  Thank you!

Parent/Teacher Night

 Parent/Teacher Night will be Tues. March 8th from 5:00-7:00pm.  Please come out to check on your child's progress and enjoy some refreshments.  Further questions, please call school at 606.365.8272.

Mid-Terms

Midterms are scheduled to go home Thursday, February 18th.  Parents can use midterms to check grades and determine progress towards meeting performance expectations.  You can also check for midterms in Infinite Campus for those with Infinite Campus Portal accounts.  If you have further questions, please email your child's teacher or call the school at 606.365.8272.

Alice in Wonderland

The students at the McGuffey Sixth Grade Center will be performing "Alice in Wonderland" this spring.  The show will be on March 25, 2016.  Time to be announced.  Please make arrangements now to attend.  We look forward to seeing you!

Ms. Byer's advanced art class will be creating the set and could use some raw materials.  See read more for futher details.

Volleyball Try-outs

 

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!

 

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.  If you have further questions, please contact the school at (606) 365-8272.

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.

McGuffey 6th Grade - Art Speaks Louder than Words

By Ben Kleppingerben@theinteriorjournal.com 
Lincoln County residents may soon notice some extra big splashes of color up in public spaces thanks to an art project by McGuffey sixth-grade students aimed at preventing child abuse.  Students in Allison Gibson’s sixth grade art class have produced community art projects in past years for Child Abuse Prevention Month, which occurs every April. This year, Gibson said the students’ brightly colored murals take a different approach.

“We wanted to come up with something fresh and new this year,” Gibson said. “Last year was a very simplistic approach — it was very clean and simple. This year will be a polar opposite.”

Singing Telegram!

Singing Telegrams

Families, your student is bringing home a form about Singing Telegrams offered by the McGuffey Singers. This is a great fundraiser for our music department, a lot of fun for the kids – and a super way for you to let your student know who much you care! Feel free to call or email  Mrs. Owens if you have questions.

 

Activities cancelled!!

Parent/Teacher Night and all 21st Century Activities have been cancelled for Thurs. 2-12-15. 

McGuffey Food Drive

The McGuffey 6th Grade held a food drive during the month of November.  Our students did an awesome job of bringing in items!  We would like to congratulate Mrs. Hayes' First Period Students winning the competition.  Her class brought in 714 items of food!!  Mrs. Berry and Mrs. Brummett's classes were a close second with 701 items.  For more details, click on the "Read More" button.

Parent Night/Chili Supper

Parent Night/Fall Chili Supper will be Tuesday, Oct. 21st from 5:00pm-7:00pm.  Chili supper is free. 

6th Gr. School Physicals

 If your student still needs a 6th Gr. School Physical, our nurse will be conducting those on Sept. 17th.  Parent does not have to be present for exam.  You will need to have all forms completed.  For more information, please contact Melissa Johnson at 606.365.8272.

5th Gr.-McGuffey Transition Day

   Incoming 6th Gr. Students and Parents,
  The Families First Youth Service Center in  conjuction with  the McGuffey 6th Gr. Center staff will be holding a transition day for all incoming 6th Grade students.  It is recommended that your student pre-register for this day.  Transition Day is from 8:30am-1:00pm.  For more information about this opportunity, you may contact Susan Miller, FRC coordinator, at school at (606) 365-8272 or by cell at (606) 669-4759.

Overdue Library Books!!

Parents and Students,
We still have about 55 library books that have not been returned or paid for as of Tues., June 3, 2014.  Please be a responsible library patron and return your books immediately.  If your book is lost, payment is due by Friday, June 6, 2014.  If you have any further questions, please contact Mrs. Faulkner at (606) 365-8272 or stacy.faulkner@lincoln.kyschools.us.  Thank you!!!

Star Students

 Congratulations to our new Star Students:

 Encore Team:  Harlei Blevins

 Blue Team: Ocean Irvine

 Red Team: Grayson Cornett

Star Students

Congratulations to McGuffey 6th Gr. Center's Star Students:  Maygan Taylor (Encore Team), Hannah Roark (Red Team), and Breanna Clark (Blue Team)!!

6th Grade Transition Day

Are you nervous about coming to the Sixth Gr.Center?  Well don't be and here's why!!

Explore Test

On Monday, April 22, McGuffey students will take the EXPLORE test from ACT®.

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

 

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!!!

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.

Puppy and 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.  For more information about this service project or to make a personal donation, please contact Mrs. Angela Wilks at the 6th Gr. Center  or Kim Grimes at LCMS.

Picture Re-takes

Any student who was absent for school picture day can still get their pictures taken and into the yearbook.  Retakes are scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 4.  Remember that green-screen technology is used, so students should avoid wearing green.

Smile!

Thursday, September 10, 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.

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.

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.
Spelling Bee Winner!

Congratulations to our school spelling bee winner, Danielle Cornett. Danielle's winning word was "perdition" . First runner up was Jerek Pope. Danielle will be representing the McGuffey Sixth Gr. Center at the district spelling bee on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 at the Lincoln Co. Board of Education. Tune in to WPBK to hear the District Bee live at 9:30am.

Parent Survey

Parents

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 go to:

http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/9846244

 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.

T-shirt Order

Mrs. Gibson (art teacher) will be starting a McGuffey t-shirt fundraiser starting next week for all students/parents/teachers to raise money for the visual art department. Order forms will be coming home Monday, Aug. 25 during 1st period and ALL orders are due no later than Monday, September 29th. Shirts are $10 and all orders are to be turned into Mrs. Gibson.  Look for the yellow flyer! J

McGuffey Open House

The McGuffey 6th Gr. Center will hold Open House for the 2015-2016 school year on Tues., Aug. 11th from 6:00-8:00pm.  Students will receive a copy of their class schedule and have the opportunity to visit their classrooms and meet their teachers.  Mr. Dyehouse will also offer a short information session for parents and students.  We look forward to seeing you!

Yearbook On Sale!!

Yearbooks are on sale.  Each book is all color with a hardback binding.  The school name and year is imprinted in foil on the cover.  The cost of the yearbook is $25.00.  You can make checks payable to Lloyd McGuffey 6th Gr. Center.  For more information, please contact Melissa Hoover at 606.365.8272 or melissa.hoover@lincoln.kyschools.us.

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!!

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!

Calendar Changes

Due to the changes to the school calendar amended by the school board at the April 14 meeting based on recommendations of HB 111, some of the end-of-the 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.
Students last day of school will now be May 25th.

21st Century Program

21st Century is an after school program that promotes academic achievement, through tutoring services and homework help. The program also offers enriching classes that explores creativity, science, technology, engineering, and math. 21st Century not only keeps a child safe while a parent may be working; it works on building self-esteem and character.

High Attendance 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.

Salt River Conference Champs!

Congratulations to the Lincoln Co. 6th Grade Salt River Conference Champions!  They beat West Jessamine 44-24 in the final game.  Way to go boys!!

Yearbook on Sale

The Lloyd McGuffey Sixth Grade Center 2014-2015 Yearbook is on sale now!  Click on the "Read More" button for additional information.  Feel free to contact Melissa Hoover at
melissa.hoover@lincoln.kyschools.us

 

 

Parent Volunteer Training

The next volunteer training is scheduled for October 30 at 6:00 p.m. at Stanford Elementary (Thank you Brandi Hon!).  I will send out a school messenger call closer to the date as well.  This will be the last training until the beginning of the year. 

 

Thanks so much,

Kendra Mitchell

Director of Community Education and Family Involvement

Lincoln County Schools

Stanford, KY 40484

606-365-5775

Volunteer Training Schedule

School district policy requires all volunteers to attend a volunteer training prior to providing any volunteer service on school field trips or in the classroom.  Please click on "Read More" for additional information about School Visitors vs. School Volunteers and for training days, times, and locations.

First Day of School

Welcome back!!  The first day of school for students for the 2015-16 school year is Thursday, Aug. 13th!!  Have a great year!

Star Students

Congratulations to our new Star Students:  Malinda Russ- Red Team, Zane Rousey-Blue Team, and Marshall Lanham-Encore Team!

Updated Calendar

Due to the days missed for bad weather, our calendar has been updated. Please click here to access the new school calendar.

6th Gr. Open House

It's that time of year again!!

Star Students of the Month

Our Star Students of the Month are: L to R
Kaitlynn Wilks, Briana Reardon, Matrie Harmon, and Isaiah Miller

School-Based Decision Making Meeting Schedule

SBDM Meeting Schedule

Dental Exams

Parents, Cumberland Family Medical Center, in conjunction with your child's Family Resource/Youth Service Center, is offering dental exams at the McGuffey Sixth Gr. Center on March 16 and 17th. These exams will be performed by a licensed dentist and may occur twice during the school year. This preventative service includes an exam, cleaning, fluoride treatment, x-rays and sealants, if needed. If any dental issues are found, the child will be referred to his/her personal de...ntist, and a follow-up report will be provided to the parent/guardian. Each participating student will receive a gift pack that includes a new toothbrush and toothpaste. If you would like for your child to participate, please complete both sides of the form and return it to school. If your child did not bring home a form, please contact the front office 606.365.8272 or contact Mrs. Susan Miller 606.669.4759. Extra forms are available!

Parent/Teacher Night

Parent/Teacher Night will be Thurs., Feb. 12th from 5:00-7:00pm.  Light refreshments will be served.  This is an excellent opportunity to meet your child's new Encore teachers and to check on your child's progress.  We look forward to seeing you!

Box Tops for Education

McGuffey Sixth Grade Center is a Box Tops for Education School.  Please send your clippings to help raise money for our school.  Our goal is $1000.00!

For more infomation, please click the READ MORE link.

Parent Portal Account
The district has received a new portal District ID for parents to use when resetting the App for your phone. The new ID is HVKRJP. You will need to use this in the Campus Portal Settings where it asks for the School District code.
School Supply List

For the new school year, students will need new school supplies.  For a list of what is expected for the 2015-16 school year at the McGuffey Sixth Grade Center, click here.

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

4-H Camp

Kentucky 4-H Camp will be Monday, July 6-Thursday, July 10, 2015 at J.M. Feltner 4-H Camp in London, KY.  Please click on "Read More" for further information.

IC Parent Portal

Infinite Campus  Parent Portal is a parent's link to their child's on-line school records--from schedules to grades.  For information on setting up an IC Portal account, click on the "Read More" link below.

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

Facebook

The McGuffey Sixth Grade Center has an official Facebook page.  Our page name is Lloyd Mcguffey Sixth Grade Center.  Please like us on FB!!

Yearbooks On Sale!

It's that time of year again!  McGuffey yearbooks are on sale now.  Don't miss out on capturing your 6th Grade memories!

6th Grade Girls Basketball 33-0 Champions

The 6th grade Lincoln County Middle School girls basketball team have completed a perfect 33-0 season.  The team won the Salt River Conference and Tournament Championships.  They competed in the State Tournament at the KBA in Lexington where they beat Bullitt East, Mason County, Casey County, Campbell County, Southern Pulaski, and Shelby Valley.  

Members of the team include Alyvia Taylor, Brianna Johnson, Ally Lynn, Abby Lane, Faith Moore, Kelby Petrey, Haylee Griffin, Madison Griffin, Haleigh Ellison, Michaela Tracy, Keri Kidd, Maddy Slone, Shelby Horn, and Claudia Padgett.  
The team was coached by Darin Lane, Rebecca Shearer, and Brad Petrey.  

Volleyball Camp

Attention girls interested in Volleyball. Volleyball Camp that will take place June 11 and 12 at LCMS gym. This is open to any girl who has finished 5th-8th grade and has an interest in learning more about the game of volleyball.

"Remind"

 For those parents who would like to receive text messages     from Mr. Dyehouse, please follow the directions in the picture. Click on the words, "Read More".   You may opt out at any time.  **Standard text message rates apply.

Educational Talent Search (ETS)

Educational Talent Search (ETS) flyers and applications forms are available in the office at McGuffey.  ETS is a program that provides once a month workshops, during school hours, for students in 6th through 12th grade who are interested and academically capable of going to college.  ETS is especially for those students who may be first generation college students or those who may qualify for federal financial assistance, but all are welcome to apply.  If you would like more information please have your student pick up a flyer and application in the office or call Mr. Srsic the Guidance Counselor at (606) 365-8272.

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.  .

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.


Twitter!!

                 

 McGuffey Sixth Grade Center now has a Twitter account!  Follow us!!  For more info., click on the " read more" button.

Dress Code for McGuffey 6th Gr. Center

Parents,
Hard to believe school is right around the corner and that means shopping for school clothes will begin.  Please take a moment to review McGuffey's dress code policy.  This may or may not be different from the elementary school your child attended.  Please click on the "Read More" link to make sure your child is compliant with our dress code.  We look forward to a fantastic year!!

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School Supply List

Parents and Students:  Here is the supply list for the 2014-15 school year at McGuffey.  If you have further questions, please call the school office between 8:00am-4:00pm @ (606) 365-8272. Please click on the picture to the left.  The list can also be found on the left hand side of this webpage under school forms.

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