Our next #LauderdaleProud feature is Abby McBroom! Abby McBroom is a 2006 graduate of Ripley High School. She continued her education at Union University, where she graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Abby graduated in the top 10 of her nursing class and was selected to Sigma Theta Tau, an international honor society for the field of nursing. Abby currently works at Sedgwick as a Complex Pharmacy Management Nurse. When asked about her favorite part of her career, Abby said: “We all know someone who has been touched by the opioid crisis that our country faces. My job allows me to advocate for my patients and help them ensure that the medications they are prescribed are the safest for their injury. I love being able to provide patient safety through education and advocacy. Most of all, I love being able to care for others and to make a difference.” Abby is another reason we are #LauderdaleProud!
Lauderdale County graduates, you can now order FREE copies of your high school transcript online! Click on the "HS Transcript Request" button on the LCS, HHS, or RHS web pages to complete your transcript request.
Did you receive a Rooms Magic Code from your child's school but aren't sure what to do next? Check out our Rooms Magic Code video tutorial to help you complete the signup process! https://youtu.be/vHqFmdvK4a0
Lauderdale County Schools would like to thank the Calvary Hill Baptist Church congregation for providing school supplies for our students. We appreciate Calvary Hill Baptist and many other churches and organizations who support Lauderdale County Schools!
Want to learn more about the LCS Mobile App and Rooms? Watch our orientation video to get familiar with our mobile app! https://youtu.be/H3xoAZgxg74
Lauderdale County Schools would like to thank the Grace Baptist Church at Central congregation for providing 210 dress code approved shirts for students across the county. Special thanks to School Board Member Chris Rose for coordinating and delivering the shirts on behalf of Grace Baptist. We appreciate Grace Baptist and other churches and organizations who support Lauderdale County Schools!
We are #LauderdaleProud of our dedicated educators who have returned to Lauderdale County to educate and serve. Meet HHS Class of 1989 alumna: Angela Barnes, Teresa Moore, Cindy Ream, and Beth Keen! Angela Barnes is the HHS and HJH school nurse. She has been a nurse for almost 25 years. She has spent the majority of those years working in geriatric and correctional settings. This will be her 3rd year at HHS/HJH. She is married to another HHS graduate, Jimmy (Class of 1985). Angela is proud to be back at her alma mater doing what she loves in a different and challenging level of nursing. Teresa Moore earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 1994 and her Masters in 2010 from Union University. She began her teaching career at Ripley High School and also taught at Lauderdale Middle School. She has spent 23 of her 29 years teaching Math at Halls High School and has taught a variety of math classes including Pre-Calculus, Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry. Teresa is also heavily involved in the athletic program at Halls High School. She has coached softball for many years, and she has also coached volleyball and basketball. Outside of Halls High School, Teresa is a local business owner. She started All Star Pet Care in 2020 and has seen the business grow to the point that the kennels are always full and she has had to add both workers and kennel space. She is proud to be part of Halls High School’s academic and athletic staff and enjoys the chance to help students in the classroom and on the field. Cindy Ream graduated from Lambuth University in 1993, earning a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She earned her Master of Education in Leadership and Instruction from Trevecca Nazarene University in 1997. Cindy taught kindergarten and preschool for 29 years. She is currently teaching Inclusion and Intervention at HHS and is beginning her 31st year of teaching. She is married to David, and they have three sons who are all HHS graduates. She loves teaching at Halls High School and enjoys working with new and former students. Beth Keen attended Union University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts in Education. She continued her work at Union to earn her library endorsement. She taught English at Ripley High School for 10 years before moving to Halls Elementary School, where she served as librarian for 15 years. She is currently serving her 5th year as librarian at Halls High School. Beth is married to another HHS graduate, Randy (Class of 1985). They have two sons, a 2022 HHS graduate and an upcoming HHS graduate with the Class of 2024. Beth is proud to serve her hometown and stay involved in the lives of HHS students. When combined, these 4 members of the HHS Class of 1989 have served a total of almost a century educating students in Lauderdale County. They are #LauderdaleProud!
Lauderdale County Schools will continue to follow the Tennessee Department of Health’s recommended guidelines for COVID cases and close contacts. If your child tests positively for COVID, please contact your child’s school nurse for guidance. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Ms. Michelle Brazier, Director of Coordinated School Health at 731-221-0959.
Chief Vaughn visits RHS Criminal Justice program!
In four quick steps, you can make sure you don't miss any upcoming notifications from LCS or from Rooms! Be sure to enable notifications on your phone and in the LCS app!
As we prepare for #BackToSchool season, we are #LauderdaleProud of our dedicated educators who have returned to Lauderdale County to educate and serve. Meet RPS Teacher, Lauren Solomon Jennings! Lauren Jennings graduated from Halls High School in 2003. She has earned her associate’s degree from Dyersburg State Community College and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin. Lauren currently teaches Kindergarten at Ripley Primary School. When asked about her favorite part of her career, Lauren said that she enjoys being a part of children’s lives and making a difference for them while also helping them learn and grow. We are #LauderdaleProud of Lauren’s dedication to our students and community!
LCS families, The remainder of this school week will bring high heat indices to our area. All schools will exercise caution in allowing outdoor recreational activities. After school athletic activities will be closely monitored according to TSSAA guidelines for excessive heat. Heat indices will also be monitored for Friday night’s football games. Please be prepared for the potential of delayed game start times. Our afternoon bus riders, especially those who ride longer routes, will have access to bottled water on each bus Thursday and Friday afternoons to provide relief from the heat. Buses will have windows lowered to allow extra airflow to move throughout.
As we prepare for #BackToSchool season, we are #LauderdaleProud of our dedicated educators who have returned to Lauderdale County to educate and serve. Meet HHS Teacher, Emily Winters Wright! A 2010 graduate of Halls High School, Emily Wright continued her education at Dyersburg State Community College and completed her undergraduate studies at Union University. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a Creative Writing concentration and a minor in Secondary Education. Emily teaches High School English at her alma mater. In addition, she is author and has published two short stories in The Copperfield Review and two poems in The Tennessee Magazine. She currently has three novels in publication: Trial of Strength, Trial by Fire, and Trial of Courage. When asked about her favorite parts of her career, Emily said: “As a teacher, I enjoy talking with students about literature and writing. I like being able to share my love of stories with my students and perhaps open the door to them to find books that they enjoy. Building positive relationships with students is also a part of my job that I enjoy because serving as a mentor to students is the reason I went into teaching in the first place. As a writer, I enjoy the process of imagining characters and plots and bringing them to life and making them as true-to-life as possible so that readers can connect with the story. Answering questions from readers about the writing process is also enjoyable to me, since I can serve people in helping them along their own writing journey.” We are #LauderdaleProud of Emily’s dedication to our students and community!
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. 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 to #schooleveryday.
As we prepare for #BackToSchool season, we are #LauderdaleProud of our dedicated educators who have returned to Lauderdale County to educate and serve. Meet HJH Teacher, John Terry! A 1989 graduate of Halls High School, John Terry’s higher education journey began at the University of Tennessee at Martin. After a brief transition into the working world, he completed his undergraduate studies at Union University where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in History with a minor in Political Science. John is starting his 25th year of teaching with Lauderdale County Schools, beginning at Ripley High School and currently at Halls Junior High School. His favorite part of his career is interacting with students and making a difference in their lives, especially in light of the challenges they face in the world today. We are #LauderdaleProud of John’s dedication to our students and community!
Say “hello” to two-way messaging and classroom announcements in the Lauderdale app! With the addition of Rooms, our district app keeps getting better. Parents/guardians check your email with instructions to sign up and access new features.
RHS will take staff and student pictures on August 17, 2023! Students please be present to take your photo. Students should dress nice for photo day. The only writing allowed on shirts should be centered around Ripley High School, Tigers, or RHS. No holes, tears, or rips in jeans or shirts.
LCS is moving to Rooms! Check out our "Let's Get Connected" video to learn more about our new family-school communication platform! https://youtu.be/p660ju85Rug
As we prepare for #BackToSchool season, we are #LauderdaleProud of our dedicated educators who have returned to Lauderdale County to educate and serve. Meet RPS Teacher, Rachel Young Gardner! Rachel Gardner graduated from Ripley High School in 2000. After attending Dyersburg State Community College, she transferred to Belmont University and graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in Church Music. Rachel continued her education, earning her Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy from University of Memphis and her Master of Arts in Education from Union University. She has been named DSCC’s Alumni of the Year (2010) and earned the Level 1 Orff-Schulwerk Music Educator Certification from University of Memphis in 2012. Rachel teaches Elementary Music at Ripley Primary School. When asked about her favorite part of her career, Rachel said: “The best thing about being a musician is constantly making music. I make music everyday, and influence others with the sounds that flow from my fingertips. Also, there is NOTHING quite like the sound of a group of 100 little kids singing and enjoying making music together! Over my eleven years of teaching at RPS, I have had so many musical moments that moved me to tears. I hope my students will always remember singing and making music with "Ms. Rachel" and will continue to love making music throughout their school careers and lives.” We are #LauderdaleProud of Rachel’s dedication to our students and community!
From our smallest Tigers to our largest ones, today was a great first day of school in Lauderdale County! "I would like to extend a shout out to our district and school administrators, teachers, support and cafeteria staff, and bus drivers for making today a successful start to another great school year!" - Superintendent Kimble