Melinda Hutcherson, Director of Special Education, attended the 2 day Arivett Law Education Legal Conference in East Tennessee. Presenters Deanna Arivett, Angel McCloud and Macey Woldt covered multiple education topics. Hutcherson is pictured with Arivett and McCloud.
Congratulations to Superintendent Shawn Kimble on being recognized as the 2023 Southwest Regional Superintendent of the Year! Thank you for your continued leadership on behalf of the students and staff of Lauderdale County.
Parents & Students: This is a friendly reminder that schools will dismiss at 11:00am on September 30. Have a great weekend!
Congratulations to @hallsjuniorhigh, @ripleyelem3_5, & @ripley_middle on earning an "Advancing School" status for the 2021-22 school year!
TDOE is offering FREE K-2 At-Home Decodable Readers for families. Click on the link below to sign up for yours today! https://decodablerequests.powerappsportals.com/decodable-requests/
Congratulations to Halls Elementary School on being named a 2022 Tennessee Reward School!
RPS is accepting Pre-K applications for additional enrollment for the 2022-23 school year. For more information, please contact RPS at 731-635-0691.
The Lauderdale County Fair is next week! Meet the Tigers will be on Wednesday, September 14th at 6:00PM. Come out to support our Tigers and enjoy the fair!
Lauderdale County Schools would like to thank the City of Ripley - Police Department, Halls Police Department, Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department, and Tennessee Highway Patrol for conducting frequent walkthroughs of all schools. We are appreciative of this continued partnership to foster safe learning environments for our school communities.
LCS would like to welcome our returning and new school board members who were all sworn in last night by County Mayor, Maurice Gaines. From left to right: Josh Hicks, District 5 Bradley Adams, District 7 Linda Jennings, District 3 Amanda Rhodes, District 1
Lauderdale County Schools will have an early dismissal day for students on Friday, September 30, 2022. This early dismissal is due to an event being held for LCS employees. Schools will begin dismissal at 11:00AM with the final second wave of bus riders leaving at approximately 11:20AM. This early dismissal is not noted on our district calendar, so please be sure to make arrangements for student transportation. Thank you and have a great Labor Day weekend!
LCS is seeking feedback for our ESSER 3.0 funding plan. Please take a moment to complete the survey so that your feedback can guide us to the best resources for our students. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfQ6kfyWFCzeiW0iiWNI__DVvjITqYegb4ROG1F_YHL7gbefw/viewform
Please click the link below for updated attendance/truancy procedures: https://www.lced.net/article/811841
Multiple community leadership members met on August 12, 2022 to review and discuss school safety operations as well as strengthen the partnerships between Lauderdale County Schools and each law enforcement department. This meeting was the third held by these community leaders in an effort to ensure a consistent vision and purpose existed among all entities. Meeting attendees included school and district administration, County Mayor Maurice Gaines, City of Ripley Mayor Craig Fitzhugh, Ripley and Halls Police Department leadership, and the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department, including Sheriff Elect Brian Kelley. All organizations plan to meet quarterly in our local schools to continue discussions surrounding school safety and ensure that effective and streamlined safety practices are in place. Attendees completed a walkthrough of Ripley High School at the conclusion of the meeting.
LCS is excited to announce that Mr. James Barbee, Technology and Communications Director, has been selected as a participant in the 2022-23 Complete Tennessee Leadership Institute (CTLI) cohort, a joint initiative of SCORE and The Hunt Institute. CTLI is a one-year program aimed at equipping community and state leaders with the strategies, tools, and knowledge to play a leading role in eliminating barriers to postsecondary education and completion in Tennessee. Read more here: https://tnscore.org/score-announces-seventh-cohort-of-complete-tennessee-leadership-institute/
Mrs. Melinda Hutcherson, Director of Special Education, along with her team, provided LCS staff with updated and detailed information on multiple supports with the Special Education department. Deanna Arivett, of Arivett Law, was the special guest speaker for the afternoon.
Join us next Friday night for the annual Tiger Bowl!
Stay connected this school year by downloading the LCS mobile app! Apple App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/lauderdale-county-schools-tn/id1392671831?ls=1 Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.apptegy.lauderdale&hl=en_US&gl=US
As we prepare for another year of learning, we ask our families and community to join us in ensuring our students attend and remain at school each day. Our faculties and staff are ready to welcome our students to #schooleveryday.
Registration for the 2022-23 school year begins next week. For students new to Lauderdale County, please note that enrollment occurs tomorrow, July 19, from 8:30AM-12:00PM. As a reminder, all LCS students follow the dress code shown below.