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Loudon County District Announcements
Essay Contest - Why I am Thankful for My Teacher
The TN Dept. of Education is launching the second annual “Why I am Thankful for My Teacher” essay and scholarship competition. This essay competition gives students a chance to publicly recognize a current K-12 Tennessee educator, and the authors of the winning essays will each receive a $500 scholarship. Last year nearly 3,000 Tennessee students shared stories of educators that impacted their lives. The deadline for submission is April 3.
For more information about the essay contest, including how to apply online and via mail, visit Classroom Chronicles here.
PreK & K Round-Up is April 24
The roundup registration date for PreK and K in Loudon County will be Friday, April 24 at each elementary school. It begins at 8:00 am and ends at 3:00 pm. For PreK, the child must be four years of age by August 15, 2015. For Kindergarten, the child must be five years of age by August 15, 2015.
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 PreK registration, parents will need to provide proof of income. Income verification documents include pay stubs, W-2 forms, Income Tax 2013, unemployment compensation, workman 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 PreK 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 PreK and K registration, parents will need to bring:
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 and if the child is already 4 for PreK 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 their 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 PreK Instructional Supervisor, Scott MacKintosh, at 458-5411 ext 1008 (email@example.com) or K-4 Instructional Supervisor, Jennifer Malone, at 458-5411 X1028 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
LCEF Young Achievers Awards
More than 200 students and 12 teachers were honored at the Loudon County Education Foundation's Young Achiever Awards on March 17. Congratulations to all.
NMS Students Compete in Math Challenge
Ten students from North Middle School participated in the first Perennial Math Problem Solving Tournament earlier this month at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Dee Morgan, North Middle School sixth-grade math teacher and tournament coach, said two of the school’s three teams placed in the top three of their respective grade levels. The other team came within one point of third place. For the complete story, see the News Herald article "Teamwork Keys to Success."
Google Science Fair
Google has launched its fifth annual global science fair, in which students between ages 13 and 18 are invited to submit projects that break new ground in science and solve real-world problems. Students can sign up as individuals or in teams for the fair at GoogleScienceFair.com. Students then conduct a test or experiment on a topic they are passionate about and submit their project online. The top 20 students, or teams, will present their work to a group of scientists and technology innovators at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California. Google will award prizes to 5 category winners, a Community Impact winner, an Incubator award and the Grand Prize Winner, who will receive $50,000 in scholarship funding. The submission deadline is May 19, 2015. You can find more information about the Science Fair on Classroom Chronicles here.
Seeing Green at Loudon County Schools
Fine Arts Showcase
Loudon County Teachers of the Year
Congratulations to these educators for being named Teacher of the Year for Loudon County. They will be recognized by the Loudon County Education Foundation on March 17.
Tracy Trout - PreK–4th Highland Park Elementary School
Blake Harris - 5th–8th – North Middle School
Gray Williams - 9th–12th – Greenback School
New Teachers of the Year:
Tony Rutherford – Ft. Loudoun Middle School
Jenny Cunningham – Greenback School
Melina Littleton – North Middle School
The Loudon County Board of Education is in the process of purging Special Education records. If you turned 25 years of age between January 1,1989 and December 31. 1989 and would like to have your Special Education records before they are purged, please contact Julia Bunch, in the Special Education office at 458-5411 Ext. 1009. After March 31, 2015 the records will no longer be available.
Loudon County School Report Card
Loudon County students scored straight A's in achievement for the 2013-2014 year.
Click here for complete District and School Report Cards
2014-2015 Assessment Schedule
As passed in the 2014 General Assembly, Public Chapter 892 requires the state and districts to post a calendar of all state and district mandated tests each school year beginning July 31. You can also find this information under the DISTRICT tab on top navigation links.