Our next #LauderdaleProud feature is Missy Patton Rogers! Missy Patton Rogers, Ed.D., graduated from Halls High School in 1996. She has earned degrees from Dyersburg State Community College, University of Memphis, and Trevecca Nazarene University. She has also earned her Doctor of Education (Ed.D) degree from Capella University. For 20 years prior to teaching, Dr. Rogers was an Emergency Medical Dispatcher and an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with West Tennessee Healthcare. She made the decision in her early thirties to enroll in college and earn her bachelor’s degree. She shares her journey with her students as a reminder to never give up on their dreams, even when life turns a different direction. Her favorite part of her teaching career is having the opportunity to teach and nurture the children of her hometown. Dr. Rogers is another reason for us to be #LauderdaleProud!
Family-Teacher Conferences begin tomorrow! This is a great opportunity to receive updates on your child's learning progress as we approach state testing this spring and the end of the school year.
Due to last week's inclement weather, the deadline to order LCS Kindness Week t-shirts has been extended to Friday, March 10, 2023. Students will turn in orders at their respective schools.
Attention @halls_high and @RipleyHighTN Seniors! The Countdown is On! Finish the FAFSA by March 1 and open the door to your #TNPromise - scholarships, grants, financial aid, and more. #TNFAFSAChallenge CollegeforTN.org
There will be no school in Lauderdale County on Friday, February 3, 2023. Please be advised of the Special Weather Statement for our county.
Our next #LauderdaleProud feature is Krista Newman Fleming! Krista Newman Fleming is a 2003 graduate of Halls High School. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from University of Tennessee – Martin as well as her Professional Coder certification from the American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC). Krista is a Billing manager and Certified Professional Medical Coder for Dr. Zaidi and Associates, and Ripley Medical Clinic. She enjoys learning and sharing new knowledge with her peers, and being challenged in her work. However, Krista’s favorite part of her career are the interactions and relationships she has built with patients over the years. We are #LauderdaleProud of you, Krista!
Due to lingering ice and the potential forecast of more winter weather, there will be no school in Lauderdale County on Thursday, February 2, 2023. Stay safe!
Dear Lauderdale County Families, Thank you for taking a few minutes to complete this survey, which is being sent to parents/guardians of LCS students in kindergarten through twelfth grade: https://tntp.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8dKVxJBUgBjiLHg The survey aims to gauge your perceptions of your student’s (or students’) reading instruction and progress this school year. It should take you approximately 5 minutes to complete. Please note that your responses will be kept confidential. Results of this survey will be provided to your school district and to your student’s school, but only after all individual identifiers have been removed from the data. We appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to complete this survey. Please provide your feedback by Friday, February 17, 2023. If you encounter any difficulties in completing this survey, please contact Jackie Aboulafia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the continued ice storm warning, there will be no school in Lauderdale County on Wednesday, February 1, 2023.
Our next #LauderdaleProud feature is Tamara Burnett! Tamara D. Burnett is a 1999 graduate of Ripley High School. She earned her Bachelor and Master’s degrees from Tennessee State University, with an emphasis in Business Administration and Human Resource Leadership. Tamara is a Human Resources Training and Development Specialist for Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency in Nashville. She has received a Certified Professional (CP) certification from the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) as well as Instructional Design and Facilitator certifications from the Association for Talent Development (ATD). Tamara’s favorite part of her career is helping employees achieve greatness at their highest levels. We are #LauderdaleProud of you, Tamara!
There will be no school tomorrow, January 31, 2023, due to the forecasted ice storm warning. As noted earlier today, after-school activities which occur before 6:00pm will continue as scheduled. Events scheduled to occur after 6:00pm will be adjusted accordingly. Stay safe!
Parents and Families, All Lauderdale County school campuses will accept deliveries for Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, February 14, 2023. Deliveries to campuses will only be accepted from 8:00AM until noon. This early cutoff allows for schools to appropriately label and distribute items to students prior to afternoon dismissal. Due to concerns for student safety on campus and on buses, schools will not accept deliveries that contain glass items or that contain balloons. All schools will communicate additional procedures for collection and distribution prior to Valentine’s Day. Please be sure to read and/or listen to these messages for more information.
Our next #LauderdaleProud feature is Matthew Charles Cutlip Moore! Matthew Charles Cutlip Moore (left) is a 2015 graduate of Ripley High School. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University and his Juris Doctorate from University of Memphis’ Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. Matthew is an Attorney with Butler Sevier Hensley & Reid, PLLC in Memphis. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Dyersburg State Community College, teaching Introduction to Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Evidence and Ethical Issues in the Law. His favorite part of his career is helping those in need and protecting the rights of his clients. Matthew is another reason for us to be #LauderdaleProud!
Our next #LauderdaleProud feature is Krista (Hardy) Pinion! Krista (Hardy) Pinion (right) is a 2011 graduate of Halls High School. She earned degrees from Jackson State Community College and Union University, including her Master’s of Business Administration. Krista is currently a nurse at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital and a Crisis Clinician at Pathways Behavioral Health Services. She enjoys being the strength for individuals in disheartening and discouraging situations. We are #LauderdaleProud of you, Krista!
We are #LauderdaleProud of Mr. Jimmy Meeks for receiving the Rob Catapano Distinguished Service Award from the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association! Mr. Meeks is a graduate of Halls High School and currently serves as the Transportation and Safety Supervisor for Lauderdale County Schools. Mr. Meeks’ service includes: - 15 years of coaching - 30 years as TSSAA and college baseball umpire - 22 years as the assigning officer for the Northwest Tennessee Umpire Association - 9 years as State Tournament Site Director - 6 selections as State Tournament umpire
Our first #LauderdaleProud feature is Drayton Hawkins Sr.! Drayton Hawkins is a 1991 graduate of Ripley High School. He earned degrees from Tennessee State University and Trevecca Nazarene University. He is currently pursuing his Doctor of Education at Trevecca. Drayton is currently the Executive Principal at Oak Ridge High School in East TN. He enjoys being able to impact the lives of young people and to help them achieve more than they expected. Keeping making Lauderdale Proud, Drayton!
Parents/Families, Due to the possibility of inclement weather, all afternoon activities (athletics and AllCorps/LEAPS tutoring) are canceled for today, January 18th, 2023.
LCS ALUMNI - SHOW HOW YOU ARE #LAUDERDALEPROUD! Lauderdale County Schools has many graduates who have gone to pursue incredible opportunities and careers. LCS wants to highlight your accomplishments and inspire our students to be #LauderdaleProud. If you would like to be featured as a #LauderdaleProud Graduate, please complete the form below. https://forms.gle/eRQHnWG6jaJv1JXn8
LCS Releases 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 School Calendars During the January meeting, the LCS School Board approved the calendars for the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 school years. By approving the next two school calendars, employees and families have more advanced notice on breaks and other important school events. From this point forward, the School Board will approve a calendar each year, but it will be two years in advance. 2023-2024 School Calendar: https://5il.co/1mvl5 2024-2025 School Calendar: https://5il.co/1mvl6
As another semester of learning begins, we ask our families and community to join us in ensuring our students attend and remain at #schooleveryday. Missing 2 days of instructional time each month means that students miss out on 10% of the learning opportunities presented to them. Our faculties and staff are ready to welcome our students back on Monday, January 9th!