Thank you for taking the time to view our website. We hope that you find the necessary information that will be able to assist you. We in Lowndes County are committed to our students, families, and communities served. Join us as we build a strong foundation and nurture successful learners. We are under the leadership of Dr. Daniel Boyd, Superintendent, and the Lowndes County Board of Education
LOWNDES COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION WELCOMES NEWEST BOARD MEMBER
Mr. Donald Carter
WAKA GOLDEN APPLE AWARD WINNER: Mrs. Ronda Daniel (more)
An Enormous Thanks for Twenty-two years of Service, Dedication, and Loyalty- Mrs. Annie C. Hunter
Mrs. Annie C. Hunter has been a member of the Lowndes County Board of Education for 22 years, and last evening, October 13, 2016, was her final meeting (more).
October Quarterly Award Winners
The Lowndes County Board of Education recognized October Quarterly Award Winners Thursday night, October 13, 2016. From left are Teacher of the Quarter, Nickles Rankins (Lowndes County Middle School); Principal of the Quarter, Toriano Baker (Central High School); Student of the Quarter, Jahkena Ray (The Calhoun School); Administrator of the Quarter, Samita Jeter (Central Office).Support Personnel of the Quarter, Shelia Brown (The Calhoun School); Parent of the Quarter, Nikki Smith (Central High School); and Volunteer of the Quarter, Gary White (Central High School)
September is an exciting month for students, parents, and everyone involved in education. It’s the first official month of the school year and all students have a clean attendance record. Now is a great opportunity for students, parents, and educators to set up positive school habits that enable great school attendance throughout the school year, and for many years to come (chalkable.com)
BACK TO SCHOOL RALLY!
Our annual Back to School Rally took place on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at Russell Field from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (Click here for pictures)
Thanks to all employees for your continuous support and a special thank you to SABIC employees for their generous donation of additonal bookbags for our students, and other vendors who supported us during this event.
School Starts Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Click here for the Adopted 2016-2017 Scholastic Calendar
PARENTS SHOULD ENCOURAGE THEIR CHILDREN TO COME TO SCHOOL EVERYDAY.
There’s no better time than the beginning of the school year to encourage students to be in school on time, every day. Last September, there were 604,312 recorded absences in our state. For the entire 2013-14 school year, there were 7,024,152 absences, equal to more than 49 million hours of missed instruction and learning.
Poor attendance can start as early as kindergarten and continue to affect achievement through high school. Chronic absenteeism is missing 10% (18 to 20 days) or more of school for any reason. Research indicates that attendance is a major indicator for students eventually dropping out of school.
Therefore, September has been proclaimed “Alabama Attendance Awareness Month” in support of a national campaign to increase the understanding for educators, parents, students, and community partners of the major impact school attendance has on the successful rates, both academically and behaviorally, of our students.
The Annual GALA Banquet is held to recognize and honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the school sytem during the 2015-2016 school year. The event was held on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at Central High School. In addition, partnering with the Lowndes County Education Association, tribute was also paid to a special group of individuals retiring at the end of the school year. Lowndes County Board of Education and the school system are extremely grateful for their exemplary service, commitment, and dedication to LCPS.
Mrs. Nellie Caldwell-10 Years
Ms. Mary Davis- 25 Years
Mr. Frank Genard-4 Years
Mrs. Linda Hamilton-10 Years
Mr. Jim Hunter, Jr. 30 Years
Mrs. Audrey Jackson-21 Years
Mrs. Aurelia Jones-23 Years
Mrs. Christine McBride-25 Years
Mrs. Rosie McMeans-21 Years
Mr. Thomas McReynolds-24 Years
Mr. Thaneal McWilliams-24 Years
Mrs. Renae Shelby- 26 Years
Myaira Coleman-Student of the Year (Central High School)
Kantanga Mants-Parent of the Year (Central High School)
Cynthia Moorer-Volenteer of the Year (Jackson-Steele Elementary)
Henry Saffold-Support Personnel of the Year (The Calhoun School)
Sheron Reid-Teacher of the Year (Fort Deposit Elementary)
Keith Scissum-Principal of the Year (Hayneville Middle School)
Archie Curtis-Prinicpal of the Year (Lowndes Middle School)
Stacy Williams-Administrator of the Year (Central Office)
Keith Scissum (Principal/Hayneville Middle School)
BOARD MEMBERS APPRECIATION
January 2016 is School Board Recognition Month—a great time to focus on the crucial role an elected board of trustees plays in our communities and schools, and on Thursday, January 14th, LCPS honored it board members. Click here for more.
Jason Bruce, a sixth grade teacher at Hayneville Middle School, was recently recognized by Alabama News Network (WAKA 8) as its weekly Golden Apple Award winner. Mr. Bruce has been a teacher for five years in the district and works diligently everyday to ensure that students are prepared with the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in life. His students leave his class with foundational skills in preparation for the next grade. Congratulations to Mr. Jason Bruce for this outstanding recognition.
In compliance with the accountability law, the following reports depicted below are available to the media, parent organizations, legislators, and the public. It is the desire of the Lowndes County Public Schools District to abide by the law.
Protecting our students’ and staffs’ privacy is an important priority of the Board of Education and the Lowndes County Public Schools (LCPS), are committed to maintaining a strong and meaningful privacy and security protections. The privacy and security of this information is a significant responsibility, and we value the trust of our students, parents, and staff. The Lowndes County Public Schools Data Governance document includes information regarding the Data Governance Committee, the actual Lowndes County Public Schools Data and Information Governance and Use Policy, applicable Appendices, and Supplemental Resources.
The policy formally outlines how operational activity shall be carried out to ensure Lowndes County Public Schools’ data is accurate, accessible, consistent, and protected. The document establishes who is responsible for information under various circumstances and specifies what procedures shall be used to manage and protect it. The Lowndes County Public Schools Data Governance Policy shall be a living document. All modifications shall be posted on the Lowndes County Public Schools website. To access the Data Governance document, click here.
A Well Deserved Honor
Mrs. Annie C. Hunter's has received an outstanding achievement of being inducted into the Southern Rural Black Women’s Hall of Fame at the Troy University Rosa Parks Museum in Montgomery. SenatorSanders presented her with a resolution at the LCPS Board meeting on September 10th. CONGRATULATIONS!
School Board Members Recognized for Achievement
The Alabama Association of School Boards' School Board Member Academy recently recognized select school board members across the state for their achievement. The Academy provides ongoing training on important education, legal and governance issues for its members. To earn various awards, school board members attend academy conferences worth a specified number of instructional hours and participate in core curriculum courses. Awards are based on hours earned each academy year, which begins July 1 and ends June 30. Travis Rogers reached level 1 in the Academy. He was awarded a certificate of achievement during the Lowndes County Board of Education's October 8th meeting.
In addition, School board members, Annie C. Hunter and Steve Foster achieved level 4 or Master School Board Member in a previous year. They are congratulated for continuing to develop their boardmanship skills.
Employees of the Quarter 4
Student of the Quarter - Jalyn Zinn (Hayneville Middle School)
Parent of the Quarter - Kantanga Mants ( Central High School)
Volunteer of the Quarter - Antoinette Gary (Hayneville Middle Schools)
Support Personnel of the Quarter - Henry Saffold (The Calhoun School)
Teacher of the Quarter - Shamekia Seaborn ( Central High School)
School Administrator of the Quarter - Tony Rudolph (Fort Deposit Elementary School)
Administrator of the Quarter - Dr. Benitha D. Mathews, (Director of Technology)
Employees of the Quarter 3
Teacher of the Quarter- Ursula Goldsmith (Lowndes Co. Middle School)
Administrator of the Quarter- Harvey Means (Director of Student Services)
Parent of the Quarter- Gladys Johnson (The Calhoun School)
Student of the Quarter- Jayden Wheeler (Fort Deposit Elementary School)
Principal of the Quarter- Bessie Morgan (Jackson-Steele Elementary School)
Volunteer of the Quarter- Cynthia Moorer (Jackson-Steele Elementary School)
Support Personnel of the Quarter- Lamont Bracy (Fort Deposit Elementary School)
Employees of Quarter 2
Student of the Quarter-Myaira Coleman- The Calhoun
Parent of the Quarter- Rose Crabb- Central Elementary
Volunteer of the Quarter-Lashonda Benion- Lowndes Middle (not pictured)
Support Personnel of the Quarter- Margaret Howard-Central High
Teacher of the Quarter- Renae Shelby-Lowndes Middle
Principal of the Quarter- Keith Scissum-Hayneville Middle (not pictured)
Administrator of the Quarter- Stacy Williams-Central Office
Employees of the Quarter 1
Student of the Quarter-Tatianya Jackson- The Calhoun
Parent of the Quarter- Ida Brown- Jackson-Steele Elementary
Volunteer of the Quarter-Sherita Wright- Jackson-Steele Elementary
Support Personnel of the Quarter- Natasha Simmons Hardy-Lowndes Middle
Teacher of the Quarter- Sheron Reed-Fort Deposit Elementary
Principal of the Quarter- Archie Curtis-Lowndes Middle
Administrator of the Quarter- Yvette Patterson-Central Office
Superintendent Boyd, along with SABIC representatives prepare to give out bookbags to students! More pictures
WHO SHOULD BE THE WAKA's GOLDEN APPLE TEACHER OF THE YEAR? (Read More)
Mrs. Gwendolyn Cosby, Math Teacher at Central High School, is the winner! Thanks to all who took the time to cast your vote. On behalf of the superintendent, Dr. Boyd and the Lowndes County Board of Education Members, Mrs. Gwendolyn Cosby, Lowndes County Public Schools is proud to have you. Congratulations for a job Well Done! (Read More)
The Lowndes County Career & Technical Education has a new and innovative Welding Program
This new career pathway began as a result of an awardance of a $207,000 grant. This program began in January at The Calhoun School and will be implemented in the Fall at Central High School. Dr. Lorenza Smith, Career Tech Administrator indicated that the implementation of this new program has allowed LCPS to strenghten its articulation agreement/partnership with Wallace Community College, Selma, which will provide an instructor for each semester including the summer. This dual enrollment agreement will help students attain college credit while attending high school. (More Pictures)