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 Loudon County Schools will graduate college and career ready students through rigorous and relevant learning opportunities.
Upcoming Events
Tomorrow
- BOE Budget Workshop
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
5/1/2014
- School Board Workshop
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
5/6/2014
5/8/2014
- School Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5/23/2014
 
Loudon County District Announcements
LCBOE Budget Committee Meeting


Loudon County BOE Budget Committee Meeting
April 17, 4:00 PM
Central Office Building, 100 River Road


Easter Break



Easter Break April 18-21




Why I'm Thankful for My Teacher Essay Contest


Tennessee Department of Education
Who can participate:
All Tennessee public school students in grades kindergarten through twelve (the complexity of the essay will vary by age; K-3 students are welcome to record their thoughts on video).

What to write: Students should write an essay sharing how a teacher has impacted their life and why the student is thankful for them (please make sure you are celebrating a current Tennessee teacher). Submissions should be no longer than 500 words. Both typed and hand-written submissions will be accepted. Videos by K-3 students should be under 90 seconds.

Contest categories: One winner will be selected from each of the following grade bands: K-3, 4-8, and 9-12.

Student Prize: The students who author the winning essays will receive an award (the prize is dependent upon donations). The winning items will also be posted on the Tennessee Department of Education’s blog, Classroom Chronicles.

Teacher Prize: The teacher who is the subject of the winning student essay will be celebrated publicly.

How to submit: Entries may either be submitted online at https://tnedu.wufoo.com/forms/why-im-thankful-for-my-teacher/ using our submission form, or you may email the application form and essay to Educator.Communications@tn.gov.

Submissions may also be mailed to:
Ashley M. Ball, Tennessee Department of Education
Andrew Johnson Tower, 9th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243

Deadline: All submissions must be submitted online, emailed or, if mailed in, be present in the Tennessee Department of Education office by 5 p.m. CDT on Friday, May 9.

If you have any questions about the contest, please email Educator.Communications@tn.gov.



TCAP Testing



TCAP Achievement Tests
April 25 - May 2


PreK and K Registration - May 16




The roundup registration date for Prek and K in Loudon County will be Friday, May 16 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, 2014. For Kindergarten, the child must be five years of age by August 15, 2014.

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, Melanie Amburn, at 458-5411 ext 1005 or amburnm@loudoncounty.org.


LHS Student Receives UTK Music Scholarship


Congratulations to Jose Calderon, LHS student, who has received a Music Scholarship to the University of Tennessee Knoxville.


High School Graduations



Loudon High School Graduation - May 17 at 2:00 PM

Greenback High School Graduation - May 16 at 7:00 PM


LHS Ensemble Members Take First Place



The following Loudon High School Ensemble members, under the direction of Mrs. Alisa Inman, participated on March 27th in the 2014 Roane State Academic Festival and earned first place in the small choir division.


North Middle Poetry Slam





Twenty five North Middle School seventh grade students presented their poetry at Lakewood Assisted Living in Loudon Thursday, March 27. 
Poetry ranged from original free verse, Haiku, Diamanté and favorite famous poems. 


STEM at Philadelphia Elementary


Keri Randolph, the director of learning at the STEM Innovation Hub in Chattanooga, came to Philadelphia School to train teachers and students in the use of STEM equipment and materials.  STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is an innovative way to combine subjects in order for students to gain better knowledge of a topic that is being taught.

On this day, third graders learned more about motion and speed by investigating how adding weight to a truck’s load will affect the time it takes to roll down a ramp.  Fourth graders learned about adaptations by studying “Batty about Science”.  Fifth graders designed their own thermos, using their knowledge of conduction and heat transfer.  Sixth graders investigated how to map the ocean floor using motion detectors.  Seventh graders applied Newton’s 1st Law of motion by measuring velocity and distance with a “crash dummy”.  Eighth graders learned more about falling objects by measuring the velocity of two falling objects.


Fine Arts Festival 2014










Loudon Women's Club Art Contest Winners


Division I-6th-8th Grade

1st Place-Tianna Tarpley NMS

2nd Place-Ashton Rogers-NMS

3rd Place- Zoe Haun-NMS

 

Division II- 9th -12th Grade

1st Place- Bethany Poff-GBS

2nd Place-Cimber Sliger-LHS

3rd Place-Cimber Sliger-LHS

 

Division III-9th -12th Grade

1st Place- Sydney Talnagi-LHS

2nd Place- Sydney Talnagi-LHS

3rd Place- Raina Nief-LHS



Mobile Apps Now Available



We now have an App for your smartphones and tablet devices to keep you in touch with everything going on in the schools and district.  Just click the links below to download.


For iPhone Users:  LCBOE app is now live in iTunes!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/loudon-co./id829782330?ls=1&mt=8

   

For Android Users:  LCBOE Android app is now live in Google Play:

 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.blackboardmobile.mosaic.loudoncountyorg


Skyward Family Access Webinars Address Changes

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Skyward Webinar Announcement

New Family Access Webinars Available

Have you heard about the New Family Access module?
It has been out and available in Beta form for a few months now, and we are ready for everyone to take a look.

The old version of Family Access will be discontinued with the June Release, so this is a good opportunity to see what the new version is all about.

The webinars are offered on the following dates/times:

  • Wednesday March 26th - 9:00 am - 10:00 am CT
  • Tuesday, April 22nd - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm CT
  • Friday, May 9th - 9:00 am - 10:00 am CT

To sign up for one of these free webinars, please go to skyward.com

  1. Click Support Center and log in.
  2. Under Customer Support, select Training, and then Classroom/Webinar Training.
  3. For the filter, select: Training Type -Classroom Training Session, Product Type - Student Management Suite, Product - All. Check the box for On-line only.
  4. Click the Register link for the class you want to attend.

Please Note: WebEx Event audio will now be broadcast through the use of your computer speakers or headsets. Please ensure that your computer audio is functional in preparation for attending the webinar. You will be able to log into the WebEx event 15 minutes prior to the start of the webinar. All attendees should enter the WebEx event muted; use the chat feature to communicate with the presenter.

Registration will close one business day prior to the start of the webinar. Email invitations along with additional instructions about how to join the webinar will be emailed to registrants one day prior to the scheduled start date/time.


Summer Day Camps Announced

Energy Quest Day Camp is the place for you! Join us June 2-6, 2014 for a week full of excitement and new friendships!

Camp applications will be available in the front office of your school or online at www.PLAYLoudon.com starting the week of March 17th.

We will offer Energy Quest at two sites:
1. Lenoir City Elementary School
2. Lion’s Club Pavilion on Hwy 72 in Loudon

This camp is FREE to any resident of Loudon County or student in the Loudon County or Lenoir City School Systems. A $50.00 refundable deposit is required to hold your child’s spot. Non-residents/students of Loudon County/Lenoir City will only be accepted to attend camp if there are openings after the application deadline. Visit www.PLAYLoudon.com for more information. Each camp is limited to the first 50 applicants - be sure to get your application in soon!!!

Energy Quest Camp Registration Form

Energy Quest Flyer




STEM Day Camp
Middle School
Grades 6 - 8
June 2 - 6
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lenoir City High School
STEM Academy

First annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Day Camp offered by
Loudon County Education Foundation, Loudon County Health Improvement Council,
Loudon and Lenoir City Schools. This camp is FREE to any resident of Loudon County or
student in the Loudon County or Lenoir City School Systems. A $50 refundable deposit is
required to hold your child’s spot. Non-residents/students of LoudonCounty/Lenoir City
will only be accepted to attend camp if there are openings after the application deadline.
Camp cost for non-residents is $100. Visit www.PLAYLoudon.com for more information.
This camp is limited to 30 students, so get your application in as soon as possible.
Applications will be available starting on Tuesday, March 18th in the front offices of North
Middle School and Lenoir City Middle School. Electronic applications will be available at
www.PLAYLoudon.com.
Deadline for applications is Thursday, April 17th.
For more information, please check www.PLAYLoudon.com or Mary Harding at 988-7257.

STEM Camp Flyer

STEM Camp Registration




Teachers of the Year



Congratulations to the 2014 Loudon County
Teachers of the Year!

PK-4, Margaret Bright, Philadelphia Elem.

5-8, Jennifer Stewart, North Middle

9-12, Gina Fink, Loudon High

 

New Teacher of the Year

Jennifer Roberts, Eaton Elem.

Preston Sangster, Loudon Elem.

Rachel Johns, North Middle


Social Media

Parent Resources for Cyber Safety
 



Worried about your kids online and social media activity?  Here are three great web sites to help you maneuver the benefits and challenges of the connected student.  Click the logos to access the web site.


Bill Frist - Why We Need Common Core




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