Welcome Back to School!
I want to officially welcome everyone back to school. I hope you are ready for a terrific 2016-17 school year. I would like to say a hearty “Thanks” to our school custodians and maintenance staff who have worked so hard this summer preparing our school grounds. We have several new additions/renovations for new programs on our campuses. Thanks to everyone who worked to get these done on a short timeline.
Our teachers were inspired at our annual inservice by Mr. Inky Johnson. Mr. Johnson reminded those present of two words: Love and Help. Love our students, and help our students. Remember, “you got the wrong guy!”.
Stay Connected and Informed
As we start the year, I encourage parents to get involved with your child’s education. Make contact with your child’s teacher. Look for and expect notifications from your child’s teacher and the local school. These notifications may come in the form of newsletters, notes, emails, texts, and social media. In addition, our student/parent handbook will be found on-line this year. The forms we will need returned will be sent home during the local school’s parent night or Friday, August 5.
Parents, please remember you have access to your child’s grades and attendance through the INow parent portal. You will need a password to access this site. If you haven’t already gotten your password for INow, please go to your local school office and ask for this information.
Other ways to stay connected with the system is to follow us on twitter @LaudCoSs or on facebook at Lauderdale County Schools, Alabama.
Familiar Faces in New Roles at Central
Mr. Duane Keener starts the year as Central’s new principal, and Mr. Norman Lovelady will be an assistant principal. We congratulate them as they begin their new positions.
The LCSS and the Sheriff’s office is on track to place 7 school resource officers on our campuses. These officers should be on campus on Wednesday, August 10th. We appreciate those willing to serve in this capacity and the resources they will provide.
Many students have worked hard this summer to prepare for the upcoming seasons. We are looking forward to watching our football teams, bands, cheerleaders, cross-country teams, and volleyball teams as they take the field, court, and course this fall. Good luck to all!
More Advanced Courses Offered
The LCSS is excited to offer more advanced course options for its students. Rogers High has joined the list of schools offering dual credit courses on site. They are offering history, English and pre-calculus this year. The pre-calculus course will be offered via video conferencing with Dr. Roberts’ at Wilson. In addition, Brooks High School is offering Computer Coding Principles. With two sections full, this looks like a highly sought after course. Hopefully, this course can be offered at other high schools in the very near future.
You may notice a difference at a few of our stadiums as you watch a game this year. We have started the process of replacing the lights on many of our athletic fields. We are happy these projects were able to be completed during the summer.
Everyone have a fabulous year!