LCS aims to provide a smooth transition from Pre-K to Kindergarten for children. Families can use simple strategies to give children a strong start to school. Families should remember to keep things S.I.M.P.L.E. as they support their young learners. S – Focus on hearing and playing with sounds I – Stay informed on ways to support your child M – Model when playing and talking with your child P – Play games with sounds and words at home L – Spend time listening and learning with your child E – Engage in literacy activities that help prepare your child for school Practice listening and learning with your child by watching PBS Starting with Sounds, where famous Tennesseans read their favorite books and sing songs about sounds and words.
Join our community members and leaders for Great American Cleanup on Saturday, April 15th!
Our next #LauderdaleProud feature is Jarvis Maclin! Jarvis Maclin is a 2010 graduate of Ripley High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Memphis and his master’s degree from Capella University. He is currently pursuing a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Memphis. Jarvis is currently a Juvenile Probation Officer/ Juvenile Service Worker III for the Department of Children’s Services. His favorite part of his career is promoting and advocating for positive change among families. We are #LauderdaleProud of your dedication, Jarvis!
Our #LauderdaleProud double feature is Corey and Madison Crihfield! Corey Crihfield and Madison Davis Crihfield are 2011 graduates of Halls High School. During their senior year, Corey and Madison were the only students from Halls to attend the dual enrollment co-op Industrial Electricity program at TCAT - Ripley. That introduction to trade work sparked Corey’s interest and after graduation, led to his career as a Maintenance Technician. Corey now has over 10 years of hands-on trade experience and has attended leadership and training conferences. He is currently putting his knowledge and skills to use with Lauderdale County Schools as a system-wide maintenance technician. After high school, Madison attended Northwest Mississippi Community College’s School of Mortuary Science, and graduated in 2013 with a degree in Funeral Service Technology. After mortuary school, she attended both Arnold’s Beauty School in Milan, becoming a licensed cosmetologist in 2014, and Middle Tennessee State University, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in 2016. Madison works at Covington Funeral Home as a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, as well as a licensed Pre-Need Insurance Producer, and has been serving families in all aspects of funeral service, both in their time of loss, and in preparation for their future. Corey and Madison both say the most rewarding part of their careers is being dependable and reliable people that are able to help others in their times of need, no matter how big or small! We are #LauderdaleProud of Corey and Madison!
RES students and staff can wear crazy socks tomorrow to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day!
Families of rising Kindergarteners are encouraged to apply for the KinderBoost(TM) summer transition program. Applications can be completed using the QR codes below. QR codes are school specific, so be sure to scan and apply at the correct location.
Lauderdale County Schools will observe Spring Break next week, March 13-17, 2023. We hope all of our Tigers have a restful and enjoyable break!
Our next #LauderdaleProud feature is Devarius Tavon King! Tavon King graduated from Halls High School in 2016. He earned degrees from Columbia State Community College, University of North Alabama, and Cumberland University with an emphasis in Exercise Science and Sports Management. Tavon is an international professional basketball player. Aside from his love of the game, Tavon’s favorite part of his career are the opportunities it provides to explore and experience other countries and cultures and meet new people. Tavon is another reason why we are #LauderdaleProud!
Our next #LauderdaleProud feature is Cindy Ream! Cindy Ream graduated from Halls High School in 1989. She has earned her bachelor’s degree from Lambuth University and her master’s degree from Trevecca Nazarene University. Cindy is an educator at Halls High School. What she enjoys most about her career is giving back to the community by building relationships with students who are our community’s future. Cindy is another reason why we are #LauderdaleProud!
Several LCS educators recently attended the “Reach Them All” training to learn more about the new state Computer Science standards. Educators dove into computer science vocabulary and learned how to support peers in integrating these new standards into their current curriculum and courses. #TNSTEM #ReachThemAllTN #CSdrivesTN #RTATN
Our next #LauderdaleProud feature is Jonathon Mooney! Jonathon Mooney is a 1997 graduate of Ripley High School. He has earned degrees from Dyersburg State Community College, University of Memphis, and Trevecca Nazarene University. Jonathan is a 6th Grade Science Teacher at Crestview Middle School. His favorite part of his career is supporting student learning and preparing them for the real world applications of science. Way to make us #LauderdaleProud, Jonathon!
Our next #LauderdaleProud feature is Brittany Smith! Brittany Smith is a 2010 graduate of Ripley High School. She has earned degrees from Dyersburg State Community College and University of Tennessee at Martin. Most recently, she completed her Master’s degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from Webster University. Brittany is a Social Counselor with Tennessee Early Intervention Systems under the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Her favorite part of her career is serving the children and families of our community and surrounding counties and ensuring that children receive early intervention services. Way to make us #LauderdaleProud, Brittany!
Our next #LauderdaleProud feature is Petty Officer First Class Cristian Aguilar! Petty Officer First Class Cristian Aguilar graduated from Ripley High School in 2012. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 2015. Upon completing basic training, he attended and completed Seaman Apprenticeship Service School in Great Lakes, Illinois. Petty Officer First Class Aguilar's first duty assignment was aboard the USS KIDD in Everett, Washington. During this tour, he completed a Western Pacific Deployment. He advanced to Logistics Specialist Second Class and qualified as an Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist. His current assignment is in Gulfport, Mississippi at Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 27 where he advanced to Logistics Specialist First Class. In April 2023, he will be moving to San Diego, California where he will serve on the USS RUSSELL for the next 4 years. Petty Officer First Class Aguilar enjoys serving his country and playing a part in advancing naval missions. He also enjoys travel opportunities in the U.S. Navy and meeting new people along the way. We are #LauderdaleProud of Seaman Aguilar and his dedication and service to our country!
Vacancy for Director of Transportation, Safety, & Student Services at LCS Central Office. To apply or for more information, click on the link below! https://5il.co/1pm4r
The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) and National Weather Service (NWS) are sponsoring Severe Weather Awareness Week on February 19-25, 2023. All Lauderdale County Schools campuses participated in today’s statewide tornado drill held at 9:30AM to ensure that students and staff are well-prepared in the event of a tornado emergency. For more information on Severe Weather Awareness Week, click here.
Our next #LauderdaleProud feature is Molly Shands! Molly Shands graduated from Halls High School in 2017. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Memphis in 2021, where she studied Management with a minor in real estate. Molly is a Student Support Specialist with the TCAT Northwest - Ripley campus. She enjoys helping high school students and graduates determine and advance their future careers and lives. We are #LauderdaleProud of Molly and her passion for postsecondary education!
LCS district and school leaders met today to develop plans for the upcoming school year.
Our next #LauderdaleProud feature is Cody Peery! Cody Peery is a 2010 graduate of Halls High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Freed-Hardeman University and his Master of Ministry degree in Homiletics and Ministerial Counseling from Heritage Christian University. Cody is currently a youth and family minister. His favorite part of his role is helping kids and families become stronger units by navigating through uplifting and challenging times. Way to make an impact, Cody! We are #LauderdaleProud of you!
Earlier this morning, a call came in to law enforcement about the potential of a weapon on a school bus. Ripley PD and the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Dept. responded quickly and found the bus arriving on campus at Ripley Elementary. A thorough search was conducted by law enforcement and the call turned out to be a false alarm and all is clear. We are thankful for our law enforcement partners and their quick and thorough response.
Our next #LauderdaleProud feature is Quawanda Ward Wilson! Quawanda Ward Wilson is a 2003 graduate of Ripley High School. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Lane College in 2007. Quawanda is currently an educator with Haywood County Schools. Her favorite part of education is impacting and molding young minds. Way to make a difference, Quawanda! We are #LauderdaleProud of you!