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TNReady Parent Information
Dear Parents,

I want to provide you with some information regarding our plan for the state mandated assessments for the 2015-2016 school year.  Monday, the state department of education discovered that the on-line assessment with Measurement Inc. had major server issues that will prohibit us from properly assessing our students this school year in an on-line format in a timely manner.  Our administrators suspected there may be issues with the practice that we experienced earlier this school year.  Therefore, we had intentionally delayed the start of our testing cycle for a few days to see how the servers responded to the entire state testing at the same time.  Therefore, our students have not yet started testing.  In my opinion, our administrators are to be commended for this forward thinking.  The commissioner of education has declared that the state, as a whole, will test as we have done so in the past with a paper and pencil format.  
  Loudon County Schools has some of the best teachers, students, parents, and administrators in the state of Tennessee.  We appreciate your patience and the priority that you place on your child’s education.  I feel very confident the students that graduate from our district will be competitive on a state and national level.  The day-to-day operation of the school will not change.  Teachers will teach, students will learn, and we will make decisions that are in the best interests of our children.  If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to me at 865-458-5411 ext. 1001.
Jason Vance
Director of Schools

To read a parent letter from Commissioner of Education, Candace McQueen, click here.  

Presidents Day - No School for Students Feb. 15

No School for Students on Monday, February 15.
Teachers report for In-Service
Upcoming Board of Ed. Meetings

There will be a regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting  on Thursday, February 11, 2016, 7:00 PM, at the Courthouse Annex.

Click here to see the agenda.  

Loudon County Teachers of the Year


Congratulations to all our Teachers of the Year!

The following teachers will be honored at the Loudon County Education Foundation Celebrating Excellence Young Achiever Event and will also go on to compete in the East TN Regional competition for TN Teacher of the year.

Casey MacKintosh - Philadelphia Elementary
Kristin Kobosky - North Middle School
Amber Curtis - Loudon High

The following NEW Teachers of the Year will be honored 
at the Loudon County Education Foundation Celebrating Excellence Young Achiever Event.

Ashley Stovall - Loudon Elementary
Allyson Matlock - North Middle School
Maria Owens - Greenback




FAFSA Deadline Feb. 15 for TN Promise Applications

The deadline for Tennessee Promise students to file the FAFSA is Feb. 15. This is an important step in supporting your students’ Tennessee Promise applications and, ultimately, an important step toward achieving our statewide goal of 55 percent of students on track for postsecondary completion by 2020. Filling out the FAFSA gives students access to scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study programs administered by the federal government. The FAFSA can also help students receive school-based financial aid.

The Federal Student Aid’s Financial Aid Toolkit (here) is available to assist students, families, and schools. Additionally, the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) has resources (here) available that counselors can share with their students. Students must create a FSA ID before completing the FAFSA. For more information contact your TSAC Outreach Specialist or Jason.Seay@tn.gov.

Kindergarten/PreK Round-Up April 15
Kindergarten and Pre-K Round-Up   
April 15th, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

For Pre-K, the child must be four years of age by August 15, 2016.
For Kindergarten, the child must be five years of age by August 15, 2016.

The student's legal guardian/parent must complete the forms for registration at the school they wish to attend. Here is a list of what parents will need to bring to the registration.
For the Pre-K registration, parents will need to provide proof of income.  Income verification documents include pay stubs, W-2 forms, Income Tax 2015, unemployment compensation, worker’ compensation documentation, pension stubs, retirement documentation, social security, veteran's benefits letter, child support, alimony documentation, SSI documentation, TANF documentation, foster care reimbursement, Public Assistance payment, TN Care verification.

The Voluntary Pre-K program is specifically funded for children in economically disadvantaged situations. However, we encourage everyone to apply even if they may not qualify as economically disadvantaged because occasionally there are student openings after the economically disadvantaged children are placed in the classes. We want to serve as many children in Loudon County as possible.

For Pre-K and K registration, parents will need to bring:
A state certified birth certificate (a common problem is that parents have the hospital birth certificate but not the state issued one), proof of residence in Loudon County (utility bill, renter's agreement or property tax notice with a matching guardian’s driver's license), proof of Social Security number.  If the child is already 4 for Pre-K or 5 for K they will need to bring their immunization record and medical examination/physical papers. The medical exam/ physical papers can be obtained at the child’s pediatrician's office. If the child was born in the state of TN, the birth certificate can be obtained from the Health Dept. or from the state website.  There is usually some difficulty obtaining doctor appointment and birth certificates at the last minute, so we encourage parents to plan ahead for these needs.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Pre-K Instructional Supervisor, Scott Mackintosh, at 458-5411 ext. 1008 or
mackintoshs@loudoncounty.org or the Elementary Instructional Supervisor, Maria Warren, at 458-5411 ext. 1013 or warrenm@loudoncounty.org.
2016 Social Studies Fair

The Loudon County Social Studies Fair was held January 27 at Highland Park Elementary with students in grades 4-8 competing to become Grand Champions and move on to the Regional National History Day competition.  Below is a list of our Grand Champions:

4th/5th PowerPoint
Individual Winner - Olivia Hapney - NMS

4th/5th Performance
Individual Winners - Tyson Porcella - EES and Sonny Ham - PES
Group Winners - Elly Boals/Ashley Nolazco - NMS  
Lilli Estes/Abigail Andrews/Madison Andrews/Callie Bright/Shannon Wills - HPES

4th/5th Exhibits
Individual Winners - Ian Tallent - LES and Alisha Lightfoot - LES
Group Winners:  Jejah Deluca/Emelyn Aguilar - LES
Ally Haneline/Abby McCurry - NMS

4th/5th Maps
Individual Winner:  Braden Batcher - EES
Group Winner:  Kayden Valdizon/Jabe Watson - PES

6th-8th Web Site
Individual Winner: Katy Roel - NMS
Group Winner:  Devin McCombs/Elizabeth Newman/Sarah Pinkston - FLMS

6th-8th Maps
Individual Winner:  Alyssa Helton - GBS

6th-8th Performance
Group Winner:  Colton Gentry, Jan Cantrell, Catherine Bright - PES

6th-8th Exhibits
Individual Winner:  Logan Oody - PES
​Group Winners:  Walker Tillman/Lucas Holmes - GBS
Ava Nelson/Lexi Grantham - NMS

6th-8th Paper
Individual Winner:  Claire Pinkston - FLMS

6th-8th Documentary
Individual Winner:  Emma McQuilkin - NMS
Group Winners:  Emily Carroll/Abigail Buffalo - FLMS
Shelby Dalton/Emily Kelly - GBS

Steekee Student is WBIR Junior Anchor

It all started about 3 weeks ago when Steekee student, Rylee Kate Lorenz, was encouraged to audition for the Live at Five at Four junior anchor. Her audition was sent in, and she received a phone call the very next day that she had been chosen for the January 12th edition of Live at Five at Four. She arrived at the WBIR studio around 3:15 and from that moment on Rylee Kate got to experience something she has always wanted to experience. She was set to go and in 5-4-3-2-, she was introduced as the weeks junior anchor. Beth Haynes interviewed her, asked her some questions, and then it was time to cook up some soup in the kitchen. After the cooking segment, she had the opportunity to help Todd Howell with the weather. Then it was time for her big debut of performing live on TV. Rylee Kate sang "Tomorrow" from the movie Annie and received cheers, high fives, and many compliments for not only her voice but for the courage she showed while singing. She ended the evening getting photographs made with all the news anchors and taking a tour of the news room inside the Channel 10 studio. She was amazed to see how everything worked, and she hopes to go back and visit again!

LHS Groundbreaking Ceremony

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Loudon County Sees Big Gains in ACT Scores

Loudon County Schools  showed big gains in 2015 ACT scores, with its composite score increasing to 18.8 from last year’s 17.5. The district also saw large jumps in the average scores in each of the four subject areas — 16.3 to 18.1 in English; 17.7 to 18.6 in math; 17.7 to 19.4 in reading; and 17.8 to 18.8 in science.

Click here to read story at Knox News.  

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