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.
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.
TRAINING FOR LOCAL CITIZENS (click here for more information)
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.
Lowndes County Public Schools along with the central office will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2016 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday!
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 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
CONGRATULATIONS RETIIREES-2015(All from Fort Deposit Elementary School)
Melanie Sharpless- 35 years of service
Christine Felder- 25 years of service
Alesa Ryals- 35 years of service (Not Pictured)
Thank you for your many years of support of the students of LCPS!
PARTNER-IN-EDUCATION OF THE YEAR
Sheriff John Williams
A former Calhoun graduate to complete Internship (Read More)
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)
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.