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.
FY 2014 Accountability Reports
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.
WHO SHOULD BE THE WAKA's GOLDEN APPLE TEACHER OF THE YEAR?
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!
Summer Bridge Program is back!
Parents, Lowndes County Public Schools is proud to be able to offer again the Summer Bridge Program. Registration is currently open to students who are enrolled and will be enrolled in LCPS. The dates of the program are June 8-30, 2015, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The program will be held at Jackson-Steele Elementary, Hayneville Middle and Lowndes Middle Schools. You may pick up an application at either school, but the application must be hand-delivered to the central office no later than May 15, 2015 by 5:00 p.m. Space is limited and is on a first come basis. Students will be provided transportation, breakfast and lunch daily. WE LOOK FORWARD TO ANOTHER EXCITING SUMMER!
Summer School Credit Recovery
Summer School Credit Recovery will take place at The Calhoun School from June 8, 2015 through July 2, 2015. Students in grades 9-12 can recover up to two credits for any core course that was failed during the school year. The cost is $75/per course. Please make payments to Lowndes County Board of Education by June 3, 2015, by 5:00 p.m. Students are asked to check with the high school counselor for eligibility and the registration form.
Annual GALA Banquet
Our annual GALA will be held on May 21, 2015 at Central High School in the cafeteria at 6:00 p.m. This banquet will honor various stakeholders awarded during each quarter.
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.
TIF (Teacher Incentive Fund) Program
The Lowndes County Board of Education awarded the following individuals in the top three catergories on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 7 :oo p.m. during its monthly board meeting in the central office auditorium.
Top Teacher- Floretta Timmons (Annie Hayes pictured for Timmons), Central Elementary School -$17, 281. 40
Top Instructional Assistant - Audra Stinson, District - $11, 783.73
Top Principal- Tara Green, Central Elementary School - $15, 696.54