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 Loudon County Schools will graduate college and career-ready students through rigorous and relevant learning opportunities.
Announcement Archive

 
Loudon County District Announcements
TNReady Tests Suspended K-8
April 22, 2016

At a press conference on April 27, Commissioner McQueen announced that the state has terminated the assessment contract with Measurement Incorporated (MI) due to its inability to deliver on its commitment Tennessee teachers and students (press release here). The state awarded MI a contract in November 2014 to provide an online testing platform with a paper and pencil backup. Not only did MI fail to deliver a reliable online platform for students across the state, they have failed to print and ship paper tests by deadlines they have set, despite the fact that paper testing has always been listed as the back up medium in our contract.
 
As a result of MI’s failure to deliver testing materials to all schools with grades 3–8, we are suspending Part II of TNReady testing for grades K–8 this year. However, because districts have already received all high school testing materials, high school testing will move forward as planned.
 
Teacher Appreciation Week May 2-6
April 22, 2016



Join Our 2016 #ThankATeacher Campaign!

 

Teachers give us so much. A boost of confidence when we really need one. Extra help when we’re having trouble. A welcoming presence when everything else seems out of control. And though we know we can’t ever thank them enough, we can take a moment during National Teacher Appreciation Week to share our appreciation for the special educators in our lives.

Join NEA and the National PTA in saying “Thank You” by sharing one of the following on social media during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6:

  • A picture of yourself with your favorite teacher, past or present;
  • A picture of your child with his or her teacher;
  • A picture of yourself holding a piece of paper with a simple message saying Thank You to a teacher and why you’re thanking him or her.

Be sure to use the hashtag #ThankATeacher when sharing.
You can also share this graphic to spread the word to your friends!

This National Teacher Appreciation Week, let’s show our teachers how much they mean to us!
 


High School Graduations
April 20, 2016


Greenback Graduation May 13 @ 7:00 PM

Loudon High School Graduation May 14 @ 2:00 PM

 
PES Production of Annie
April 19, 2016


 
Upcoming Board of Ed. Meetings
March 28, 2016

The Loudon County Board of Education will hold a Policy Committee Meeting and Board Workshop on April 14 at 5:00 PM at Central Office.  The regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting will be at the Courthouse Annex at 7:00.    



 
Kindergarten/PreK Round-Up April 15
February 3, 2016
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.
Practice Emergency Drill April 19 NMS
April 7, 2016


Dear Parents and Guardians,

On Tuesday, April 19, 2016 we will practice an evacuation drill at North Middle School. This will be a large-scale drill that will involve moving the entire school to an off-site location at Fort Loudoun Middle School. We have a few locations that we could potentially use for each school, however, for this drill we will be facilitating the campus at Fort Loudoun Middle School. This drill will emulate a crisis situation at the school. We pray that we would never have a crisis situation at any of our schools; however, we want to prepare our students and faculty for such an event. Principal Tinker will be sending out information today from North Middle School. This is simply a drill. We plan to leave the campus before 9:00 AM and return before lunch begins.

The coordination of this event will involve the Loudon County Sheriff’s Department, Loudon City Police Department, Lenoir City Police Department, and the Lenoir City Fire Department as well as many different school officials. If you have any questions or concerns about this event please don’t hesitate to contact our office.

Respectfully,
Jason Vance
Director of Schools
 


TN Dept. of Education Essay Contest - Due April 8
March 10, 2016

​Essay Prompt: “My teacher has inspired me to …”
Your essay should discuss one specific teacher who has inspired you in a meaningful way. Be sure to discuss both your teacher’s actions (how he or she inspired you), as well as the result (how you have changed or what you have done as a result of your teacher’s inspiration).  If you have entered this contest in previous years, please note the essay prompt has changed.
 
Who can participate:
All Tennessee public school students in grades kindergarten through twelve (the complexity of the essay will vary by age; K-2 students should record their thoughts on video).

What to write:
Students should write an essay sharing how a teacher has inspired them. Please make sure you are celebrating a current Tennessee teacher. Submissions should be no longer than 500 words. Both typed and handwritten submissions will be accepted. Videos by K-2 students should be under 90 seconds.

How to submit:

Entries may either be submitted online here, or you may mail your essay along with a completed copy of the submission form (located here) to:
 
Leigh Cooksey, TN Dept. of Education
710 James Robertson Parkway
Andrew Johnson Tower, 9th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243

How to submit a video for K-2 students:

Please email the video file and a completed copy of the submission form (located below) toEducator.Communications@tn.gov using the subject line “Video Contest.” A completed submission form must accompany your entry. Please note only video submissions for K-2 students will be accepted at this email address. Essay submissions for students in grades 3-12 must be submitted via the online application (here) or mailed to the department at the address below. 
 
For K-2 students, you may also mail videos on a CD, DVD, or USB flash drive to the address below:

Leigh Cooksey, TN Dept. of Education
710 James Robertson Parkway
Andrew Johnson Tower, 9th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243

Deadline:

All submissions must be received by the Tennessee Department of Education office by 5 p.m. CST on Friday, April 8. Please note submissions will not be returned.
If you have any questions about the contest, please email Educator.Communications@tn.gov

 
Record Purging
March 29, 2016
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, 1990 and December 31, 1990 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 April 29, 2016 the records will no longer be available.
 
LCEF Upcoming Events
March 16, 2016

 


 

 

March Board of Ed Meetings
January 28, 2016
Summer STEM Camps
March 11, 2016

We are excited to announce that we will be holding our fourth year of FREE summer day camps for students who currently attend Lenoir City & Loudon County Schools! This year we will have six total camps serving students currently in grades K-8 (rising 1st-9th graders) and are enrolled in Lenoir City or Loudon County Schools.

Each camp has a limited number of spots available. Because this camp is FREE for everyone and due to the limited spots available, a $50.00 refundable deposit is required to hold your child’s spot. Deposits may be paid via credit card when registering online or you may send a check with the paper registration form. Checks will not be cashed and all deposits will be returned to you in full at the family open house on Thursday, May 26 if your child attends all 4 days of camp. If you decide after you pay your deposit that your child will not be attending camp, you must notify us by April 1st. There are NO REFUNDS after April 1st and you will forfeit your deposit if your child fails to attend camp.

For more information click here.

STEM Camp Application

 



 

St. Patrick's Day 2016
March 16, 2016

 


 
NMS Students
 Win Awards at Perennial Math Competition
March 16, 2016










A Perennial Math Tournament took place on March 12 at UT-Chattanooga with approximately 420 students on 92 teams from grades 3 - 8 participating. Perennial Math has two types of competition. Students compete in a timed individual test, then in a timed team test, both of which are scored to determine an overall team score.

Five teams from North Middle School competed in the tournament :

5th Grade : Hunter Mullins, Adam Abdelrahman, Ethan Amburn, Tyler Miller

5th Grade : Natalia Shank, Kirsten Littleton, Maria Lopez, Olivia Hapney

6th Grade : Baylor White, Jayden Beal, Seth Bandy, Aaron Stigall

6th Grade : Aly Bevins, Cole Richards, Hunter Shoemaker, Asil Patel

7th Grade : Daniel Byerly, Will Amburn

“Math competitions allow students to showcase their academic strengths in an exciting and competitive environment,” said math coach and sponsor Dee Morgan. “These students were able to solve timed tests independently and cooperatively as a team to show their mathematical expertise.” Students practiced for the competition with coaches Dee Morgan, Alyce Watts, and Kristen Kobosky.

5th Grade Individual Award :

Hunter Mullins : 1st Place out of 142 competitors 7th Grade Individual Awards :

Daniel Byerly : 1st Place out of 28 competitors and

Will Amburn : 2nd Place out of 28 competitors

7th Grade Team Award : Daniel Byerly and Will Amburn : 1st Place
 


Fine Arts Festival March 4 at LHS
February 29, 2016

The Loudon County Fine Arts Showcase will take place on Friday, March 4th 2016 at Loudon High School.  The purpose of this event is to showcase the work that our students create each day in the areas of music, photography, and visual art. Student artwork will be on display beginning at 4:00p.m. with a group picture of the winners at 5:30p.m. The band and choral concert starts at 6:00p.m. The event is free to the public. Please come out and support the arts of Loudon County.

Click here to see a list of winners.


 
GBS Meteorologist Visit
March 14, 2016


Matt Sanderson, meteorologist from WBIR, came to talk to Greenback Pre K-2nd grade classes about storms and weather. 
 

 
LocoPalooza
March 9, 2016

2016 Art & Music Fair
March 7, 2016

 

Watch an additional video at Animoto.com created by Fort Loudoun Middle School.
 
March 1 is Digital Learning Day - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
February 16, 2016

The 2015-2016 school calendar originally indicated that students attend classes on March 1, 2016. However, this is Election Day for the presidential primary. Because of this conflict the calendar has been amended. Students will not attend school on March 1st, but they will be given a digital assignment to be completed at home. 

For the past three years, Loudon County students have taken part in global Digital Learning Day activities.  This year on March 1, students will have the opportunity to fully participate in a day of online learning. School grade level teams are developing cross-curricular assignments for students to complete. We are encouraging all students who have access to a computer or tablet and the Internet to complete the assignment digitally. The goal is that students will be required to create a digital product as part of this assignment. There will be an alternate assignment for students who are unable to complete the digital version. 

We realize that technology is changing the way schools do business, and that learning doesn’t stop at the classroom door.  March 1 is an opportunity to show that Loudon County students are digital learners and problem solvers.  
 

 
Read Across America is March 2
February 26, 2016


Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss.

Click here for fun classroom resources.


 
Digital Learning Day at NMS 5th Grade
March 4, 2016

 
 
Read Across America Day
March 3, 2016

 
NMS Qualifies for State Geography Bee
March 4, 2016
                                         
We would like to congratulate North MIddle School 8th grade student, Cade Smith, on his qualification for the state Geography Bee!  Cade will compete at the state competition in April!  Please click the link below to download the full press release.  Way to go Cade!

State Geography Bee Press Release

 
Greenback FCS Donation in Honor of Lori Blankenship
March 4, 2016


FCS President Hunter Holmes presents Mr. & Mrs. Dewey Jackson from the Gideons International a check in the amount of $1,930 at a student body assembly last Wednesday.  The money will be used to send 1,420 New Testament Bibles internationally to children in 3rd World Countries.  The bibles will be written in their native language.  The FCS students conducted this project in memory of Lori Blankenship an 8th grade Language Arts Teacher at Greenback School.
 

 
EES and FLMS Teach Voting Citizenship
February 29, 2016

Google Science Fair
February 26, 2016

The Google Science Fair is a global online science and engineering competition open to individuals and teams from ages 13 to 18. Submit a science or engineering project and win unbelievable prizes.

 

To find out more about exactly what you need to do to enter, check out the For Participants section.

 
Positive Peer Pressure Club Featured on WBIR
February 18, 2016


The Loudon County P3 Club, which stands for Positive Peer Pressure, is going above and beyond to make students feel welcome at school.  Students in the club are going from school to school to greet their peers as they arrive. They held signs with encouraging messages on Thursday morning.

Some of the signs said things like, "It's a good day to be great," "Be yourself, everyone else is taken," "Be kind" and "Be Confident."

For complete story, click WBIR web link here.  

 


Loudon County Teachers of the Year
February 2, 2016

 

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.

Allyson Matlock - North Middle School
Jessica Almond - Philadelphia Elementary
Maria Owens - Greenback


 



 

 

National School Counseling Week is Feb. 1–5
February 1, 2016


 
This week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors have in helping students achieve academic success and plan for a career. "School counselors work with all students to remove barriers to learning by addressing students’ academic concerns, career awareness in postsecondary options and personal/social skills,” said Kwok-Sze Wong,  executive director of the American School Counselor Association. “Comprehensive school counseling programs help to increase student achievement and provide a much-needed resource for students, parents, teachers and administrators. School counselors are integral to student success."
 
FAFSA Deadline Feb. 15 for TN Promise Applications
February 4, 2016

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.

TNReady Parent Information
February 10, 2016

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.
 
Sincerely,
 
Jason Vance
Director of Schools

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

 
Eaton Students Celebrate 100 Days of School
January 29, 2016

 
Parent Guide to TNReady Assessment
July 22, 2015
School Closure Jan. 21, 2016
January 19, 2016


Due to the potential for inclement weather and slick roads, 
Loudon County Schools will be closed, Thursday, January 21, 2016.
 
Loudon County Social Studies Fair Jan. 26
January 6, 2016


The Loudon County Social Studies Fair for grades 4-8 will take place Tuesday, January 26 at Highland Park Elementary School.  School Winners will participate in the county fair and middle school Grand Champions may go on to compete in the regional National History Day Competition.  
 
LHS Groundbreaking Jan. 14
December 18, 2015
 
School Board Meeting Jan. 14 @LHS
January 8, 2016


The Loudon County Board of Education will meet
Thursday, Jan. 14, 7:00, at Loudon High School.


Click here to preview agenda.  
 
Report Cards Jan. 7
January 4, 2016


Report Cards go home January 7.  
 

 
School Board Workshop Jan. 7
December 17, 2015


The Loudon County Board of Education will hold a workshop Thursday, January 7, 2016
at 6:30 at the Central Office Building, 100 River Road, Loudon.  

Click here for agenda.
 

 
School Board Appreciation Jan. 24-30
January 13, 2016


 



 

 

 

 


 

2016 Social Studies Fair
January 27, 2016


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
January 18, 2016

 
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!

 
Holidays at Loudon County Schools
November 30, 2015




 
App Smashing at Eaton
December 18, 2015





Eaton teacher Lori Wilkerson and her fourth grade students have completed an "App Smashing" project as a culminating activity in language arts.  With App Smashing, students can create content with a variety of apps and then publish it to the web.  Eaton students used the device camera, Pic Collage App for kids, Thinglink App, and  Showbie App.  Their task was to wrap up a novel study by completing a character study or analyzing and sequencing at least three main events in the story. 

Click these links to see their projects.  


https://www.thinglink.com/scene/734052373831352320
https://www.thinglink.com/scene/734157916570910720

 
LCBOE Hour of Code 2015
December 16, 2015

 
 
GBS Carpentry Class Helps Out
December 18, 2015

The Carpentry Class at Greenback recently completed two projects.  Students built oak cabinets for the Philadelphia Public Library and also built toys for Toys for Tots.   
 
LCBOE Hour of Code 2015
December 16, 2015

 
LCBOE Meeting Dec. 10
December 4, 2015


The Loudon County Board of Education will meet
Thursday, Dec. 10 at 7:00 PM at the Courthouse Annex.

Click here for the agenda.

 

 
School Board Workshop Dec. 3
November 24, 2015


There will be a School Board Workshop December 3, 6:30, Central Office Bldg.

For agenda, click here.
 

 
Greenback Goes to State Championship
November 30, 2015


The Greenback Cherokees (12-2) will face off for their second state title — the first coming 28 years ago — Friday at noon against Nashville Christian (13-1) in Cookeville.  BlueCross Bowl tickets are currently on sale for $12.00 at the GBS School Office.  Questions - Contact Jessica Spafford at (865) 856-3028.
 

 
Hour of Code Dec. 7-13
November 6, 2015
Will you take the Hour of Code Challenge?  

 
 

Here are Code.org’s suggestions on teaching Hour of Code in your classroom. If you have a favorite tool, they likely will guide you in using it for this amazing week. Check out this list:

More Hour of Code resources 

3D Tin website review

Hour of Code: Primo–Programming

20 K-8 General Programming Websites 

Five Things You Need to Know About Hour of Code


http://code.org/ -Learn how to make code. Create an account.

http://www.codingame.com/cg/ -Master your craft by solving programming problems

http://www.codecademy.com/

http://www.lynda.com/ -Coding website/Subscription (payment) is required.

https://www.learnstreet.com/

http://www.w3schools.com/ - Web Development Site: Coding, CSS, JavaScript, SQL, PHP & JQuery.

https://codehs.com/ - Free Coding Website (code whatever you want)

http://hourofcode.com/us -Dec. 7th-13th

www.scratch.mit.edu - Coding website that allows you to create games and projects, then share them online. ( Free, but you need an account)



 

LHS Groundbreaking Ceremony
January 15, 2016

 
 
EES/NMS Students Post Wins at UTC Math Competition
December 3, 2015


Eaton Elementary and North Middle Students were big winners in the Nov. 14 Math Competition at University of TN Chattanooga.  In fact, the two Loudon County Schools won more prizes than any other school in attendance.  Dee Morgan, 6th Grade Math Teacher at North Middle said all the math teachers stressed the importance of working as a team and capitalizing on each other's strengths.  

Click here for complete list of winners. 
 
Ric Best Recieves Master Board Status
November 19, 2015

 During its annual convention, the Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA) recognized five school board members who earned master board member status. To encourage professional growth of school board members, TSBA offers a master school board member award to members who invest their time and effort into becoming more informed and more effective school board members. The award is given for participation in activities outside of local school board obligations. There are five levels of recognition in the TSBA Boardsmanship Award Program. Level V board members must have earned 250 credits in the appropriate categories and submitted a portfolio that must have received at least a 25 out of 30 possible points from the award judges. The portfolio consists of: sample policies, references from colleagues, self-evaluation, presentations, advocacy and a written essay.
Happy Thanksgiving
November 2, 2015






 

 
Spelling Bee Nov. 17 at GBS
November 9, 2015


The Loudon County Spelling Bee will be November 17, 6:00, at Greenback School.
All school winners will compete at the Loudon County Bee in addition to the Scripps-Howard Regional Spelling Bee in Knoxville. 

 
Board Meeting Nov. 12
November 6, 2015


The Loudon County Board of Education will meet
Thursday, Nov. 12, 7:00 at the Courthouse Annex.


Click to see agenda.
 
GBS Receives Herman Ramsey Sportsmanship Award
November 19, 2015


Greenback was presented the Herman Ramsey Sportsmanship Award on November 14, 2015.  This is the 25th year of the award and Greenback's sixth time accepting the award. This award is named after Herman Ramsey, Mr. Ramsey, who passed away in 1991 from cancer, was an official in every capacity and every sport.   Local officials that had worked with Mr. Ramsey wanted to honor his life and decided that the sportmanship award was a great way to do that.  Schools are nominated by officials that have officiated at the schools.  The winner is selected based on the following criteria: hospitality, respect and sportsmanship, accommodations for the officials, and overall experience of officials.  GBS Coach Jessica Spafford accepts the award from Benny Blackstock.  
 
Veteran's Day Programs
November 2, 2015
Board Workshop Nov. 5
October 29, 2015


The Loudon County Board of Education workshop meeting will be held at Loudon County Office Building (Central Office), on Thursday, November 5that 6:30 pm.

Click here for attached agenda.

 

The Loudon County Board of Education will hold an Executive Session to Discuss Pending Lawsuits and Claims on November 5, 2015 at 5:30 pm at the County Office Building.
 
TN Promise Applications Due Nov. 2
August 17, 2015



Tennessee Promise Scholarship

High school seniors can apply for Tennessee Promise here between August 17 and November 2, 2015.

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must meet the following deadlines and requirements:

  • Apply to the program by November 2, 2015.
  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15, 2016 at www.fafsa.gov. For families who have not yet filed taxes for the prior year, estimates can be used on the FAFSA and updated once taxes have been filed.
  • Attend two mandatory meetings led by the local partnering organization. Failure to attend the mandatory meeting will result in loss of the Tennessee Promise.
  • Complete 8 hours of community service for each semester they receive Tennessee Promise funding, to be completed before the start of each term. That means they must complete their first 8 hours the summer before enrolling in a community college or TCAT. Partnering organizations will assist students in finding community service opportunities in their area.
  • Apply to and enroll in an eligible institution. Some partnering organizations may ask students to apply to an eligible college program by February 15, 2016. Though this deadline is not an official requirement, it is highly encouraged.
  • Complete FAFSA verification, if required by the student's institution, by August 1, 2016.

Kiwanis Club Donates Books to Greenback's Library
November 11, 2015


Mr. Doug Bannister and Mr. Chuck Swensen visited Greenback School this week to work with Greenback's Library/Media Specialist, Mrs. Karen Liles, in preparing $1,000 dollars worth of new books to be placed in Greenback's Library/Media Center.  The Kiwanis group raised money to help provide new books for various Loudon County schools as part of the Kiwanis organization's 100th Year Celebration.  Mrs. Liles coordinated the effort by utilizing a student interest survey and then using funds to order the new books.  Students are very eager to begin reading!  Much thanks to the Kiwanis Club for their very generous donation.
 
Daylight Savings Time
October 29, 2015

Don't forget to "Fall Back" on Nov. 1.
Ever wonder about the origins of Daylight Savings Time?  
Watch the video to find out.

 

 
Spelling Bee Winners
November 18, 2015



A big congratulations goes out to Fort Loudoun Middle School 8th grader Emily Carroll, for being named the Loudon County Spelling Bee Grand Champion.
 
Also, congratulations to:
 
2nd place winner:  7th grader Melissa Willis from North Middle School
3rd place winner:   5th grader Hayley Maples from Loudon Elementary School
 
All participating students did a great job representing each of their schools and will also move on to the regional spelling bee.

 
Halloween 2015
October 29, 2015

 
Greenback Fire Safety Program
October 28, 2015


Greenback Pre-K through 2nd grade classes had a visit from the Greenback Fire Department and Sparky on Monday to learn about fire prevention and safety. 
 

 
October is National Principals Month
October 22, 2015
Governor Haslam has issued a proclamation that October is National Principals Month.  This is your opportunity to say “thank you” to principals everywhere and to share with the community all the great things that principals do. Here is a message from Commissioner of Education, Arne Duncan.


 
 
Fall Break
August 25, 2015

No School October 12-16

 
School Board Meeting October 8
October 5, 2015


The Loudon County Board of Education will meet
Thursday, October 8 at 7:00 at the Courthouse Annex.  


Click here to preview the agenda.
 

 
Report Cards
September 28, 2015

Report Cards Go Home

October 22

 


 

Digital Citizenship Week
October 9, 2015

In celebration of Digital Citizenship Week, Mrs. Degnan's Loudon High School students did the unit on cyber bulling called Haters and Trolls on the Digital Bytes website (digitalbytes.commensensemedia.org).

 

All of the students chose to create an Animoto presentation showing uplifting messages to encourage those who have been bullied online. Listed below you will find links to some of the finished projects 

 

 

https://animoto.com/play/w3FF3tqIX2J617WNlAUHjA
 
https://animoto.com/play/IRR2uAThYz5RFSgi1MbTrg
 
https://animoto.com/play/ScS3zak32rdyp7jB9tQHUA
 
https://animoto.com/play/k5C03xr0hDtF1ACOe8XW6g
 
https://animoto.com/play/LYn8felut1mjNkXtipgn5g
 
https://animoto.com/play/u2A7nWBJ0BPerxZcsr0w0g
 
https://animoto.com/play/va7dHwS92nqB1PNHKJ144Q
 

 

 


Board Workshop Oct. 1
September 25, 2015


The Loudon County Board of Education
will hold a Workshop on Thursday, Oct 1,
6:30 PM, which will be held at
Loudon County Office Building (Central Office).

Click here to view agenda.

 

 
Loudon County Science Fairs
August 25, 2015

It's not too early to start thinking about Science Fair Projects!  Loudon County will host the Elementary Science Fair on October 5 at Loudon High School and the Middle School Science Fair on October 6 at Philadelphia Elementary School.

Elementary Grades Science Project Guidelines

Middle School Science Project Guidelines

Having troubling coming up with ideas?  Check out the sites below:

Science A-Z
Exploratorium
Jump Start Science Resources
Science Buddies
Discovery Education Science Fair Central
Terimore Science Fair Projects
IPL Science Fair Projects
NASA Video - How to do a Science Fair Project
Education.Com Science Fair Help
All Science Fair Projects
Steve Spangler Science
Science Resources on Teacher's Tech Lounge
 


 
NMS Receives Donation from Isotek Systems
October 23, 2015
STEM Donation
Thank you to Isotek Systems, LLC for donating 1,000 dollars to the North Middle School STEM class. The students will use the funds for building and entering competitions with Lego robotics.






 
Constitution Day Challenge - Sept. 17
August 31, 2015
Share My Lesson is partnering with the Civics Renewal Network on the Preamble Challenge, led by the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Last year, nearly 900 schools participated in the Constitution Day activity, singing, dancing, performing skits, making videos and creating a human flag.

What will your class do this year? Sign up at challenge.civicsrenewalnetwork.org and access your free Preamble Challenge toolkit. It’s an easy, fun way to teach the Constitution and celebrate Constitution Day on Sept. 17.

You can download even more free materials on the Constitution (for elementary, middle and high school classes), including lesson plans, a webcast and even a Constitution Day rap.

To celebrate our partnership with the Civics Renewal Network, you can enter for a chance to get a free 2015 Constitution Day T-shirt, Supplies are limited, so enter now.

2015 Science Fair
October 6, 2015

 
 
September 11, 2015

 
School Board Meeting
August 25, 2015


The Loudon County Board of Education will meet Thursday, September 10, 7:00 PM, at the Courthouse Annex

Click here for the agenda.

 
 

 
September 18, 2015
CTE Student Winners at the TVA&I Fair
by Kris Peterson

This year 26 students attended the TVA&I Fair to view their contest submissions in this years SkillsUSA student exhibits. LHS took awards in every category placing from Best overall to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Here are the winners in order of award.

Best Photograph, Student Art Exhibit: Cameron Newman
1st Place Automotive Wiring: Skylar Mills, Austin Jewell, Zach Perry, Austin Thompson, Trever Williams

2nd Place, HVAC wiring display
3rd Place, Black & White Plant Photography:
 Noah McNabb

For complete details, check out the LHS home page.



Board Workshop Sept. 3
August 27, 2015


The Board of Education's next workshop is Thursday, Sept. 3, 6:30 PM,
at Central Office, 100 River Road, Loudon.

Click here for the agenda.
Battle of the Bridge
August 26, 2015

You know it's Battle of the Bridge time (Loudon vs. Lenoir City on Aug. 28) when Fort Loudoun Middle School Principal Christie Amburn winds up in duct tape to promote the food drive for Good Samaritan Center.  
School Board Meeting Sept. 10
September 4, 2015


The Loudon County Board of Education will meet Thursday, September 7,
7:00 PM, at the Courthouse Annex.  


Click here for agenda.
 
Book Donation at Eaton Elementary
September 14, 2015

Loudon County's Eaton Elementary School has 300 new books for its Book Nook donated by Sterling Global Operations (SGO), an international stability operations company, and presented to students today at a ceremony in which U.S. Rep. John Duncan, Jr. participated.

Eaton
is almost within sight of SGO's headquarters, located on Old Highway 95 in Lenoir City. The SGO Foundation bought the books to support education locally, said Matt Kaye, SGO chief executive officer.  "We wanted to make a contribution to education in SGO's hometown, and it's gratifying to know that for years to come these books will be opening up new worlds for children and helping them to become better readers," Kaye said.

Rep. Duncan, whose congressional district includes Eaton Elementary School and most of Loudon County, said this contribution, and others like it, help create stronger schools and help set children on a lifetime of  reading.  "Every one of us can remember something they read when we were young that captured our imagination, that inspired us, that affected and uplifted our lives," Rep. Duncan said. "The books the SGO Foundation is providing to Eaton Elementary School will serve children in the same way.  "I commend SGO and its Foundation for making this contribution toward the goal of
inspiring young people to read," he added. "There are many companies in our area who make
contributions to help support public education, and we're grateful for SGO and all of  them."
 
The donation took place in Mrs. Jamie Hurst's third grade classroom.  Her students enjoyed Congressman Duncan reading to them and also answering questions about his role in government.  Eaton Elementary School Principal Ashley Talley accepted the books on behalf of the school.
 

 
Provide Feedback on Standards
October 2, 2015


The State Board of Education (SBE) launched a review website (here) to collect feedback on math, ELA, and science standards. The website provides an opportunity for every Tennessean to participate in a highly transparent and comprehensive standards review process. We encourage educators, parents, and other stakeholders to review the standards and share input. The state board is also holding roundtables across the state to seek additional input from educators to enhance the standards.
 

English Language Arts and Math Revised Standards

After the first round of public feedback, Tennessee educators revised the math and ELA standards. The revised standards for math and ELA will be available for another round of public feedback on the review website (hereuntil late-November. Once approved by the state board of education, these standards will be implemented in the 2017-18 school year. 
 

Science Standards

Proposed science standards are also currently posted on the review website(here) for their first round of public feedback. Data collected from this website will be given to a team of Tennessee educators to review, and this data will inform the revision of the science standards. Please note that the revised standards and aligned assessments for science will be implemented in the 2018-19 school year.     


Students at EES Wish VOLS Good Luck!
September 4, 2015
GO VOLS

Perfect Attendance Recognition
September 17, 2015
Recognition and Reward for Students and Good Family Practices for Perfect Attendance in 2015-16 

A student's commitment to his studies and his school can be measured in many ways -- from the number of days present at school, to achieving progress and making good grades. Loudon County Schools seeks to reward dedicated students who have a perfect attendance record (no tardies, no absences and no leaving early) this school year by:
  • Awarding a certificate of merit to each student with a perfect attendance record.
  • Public recognition of each student in a local newspaper for such worthy distinction in achieving perfect attendance.
  • Recognizing the families of theses students during the month of June for engaging in good family practices that resulted in their child’s perfect attendance. Each family shall be presented a family fun game night package which includes family fun activities, a pizza and other special gifts.
 
(Student participation via parent permission)
Currently sponsored by community partners: Good Neighbor Shoppe,
Family Resource Center & Loudon County Schools

 
Battle of the Bridge T-Shirts
August 14, 2015

 
Order Battle of the Bridge T-shirts Today!
Price is $12.00 each, we accept cash or check. Order shirts any time or on registration day at LHS, Wed., Aug. 5th. T-shirt pick-up is August, 24th at the main office. Check back here to verify the pick-up date incase there are any unforeseen changes. For more information call or email Mrs. Tiffany Martin.
martint@loudoncounty.org
865-458-4326 ext. 4017

 
SCORE Student Essay Contest
August 17, 2015
First Day of K/PreK 2015
August 18, 2015

 
My Payments Plus
December 8, 2015

 
First Day of School 2015
August 9, 2015

 
Board Workshop Meetings Aug. 6
July 30, 2015

 The Loudon County Board of Education will hold a workshop meeting at Loudon County Office Building (Central Office), on 
Thursday, August 6th at 6:30 pm.

Click here for agenda.





Click the image for the agenda.

Upcoming Board Meetings
August 7, 2015
Loudon County BOE Workshop
Thursday, August 13th @ 5:30 pm
Loudon County Office Building – Central Office 


Policy Committee Meeting
Thursday, August 13th @ 5:15 pm
Central Office

Followed by Board Meeting @7:00
Courthouse Annex

SES Principal Franklin Appointed to Gov. Haslam Council
August 4, 2015



NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the appointments of four people to the Standards Recommendation Committee that will make final recommendations to the State Board of Education on new standards to fit the needs of Tennessee’s K-12 students.

The Standards Recommendation Committee will be composed of 10 members. Under legislation passed by the Tennessee General Assembly this year, the governor appoints four members of the committee, with the speaker of the Senate and speaker of the House appointing three each.
 

The four members appointed by the governor are:

Dr. Sharen Cypress, dean of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Freed-Hardeman University.

Tracy Franklin, principal at Steekee Elementary School in Loudon County.

Amy Gullion, K-5 instructional coach at Smyrna Elementary School in Rutherford County.

Doug Hungate, academic director at Cheatham County Central High School.

“We are committed to obtaining the highest possible standards in Tennessee’s schools, and I am grateful to these dedicated educators for agreeing to serve in this effort,” Haslam said. “All Tennesseans want the best for our students, and this process will build on the historic gains we have made in education.”

The formation of the Standards Recommendation Committee follows a process started by Haslam in October 2014 to take a fresh look at state standards in education, following discussions with educators across the state and an education summit Haslam co-hosted last September with Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey and House Speaker Beth Harwell.
 


New Student Information for 2015-2016
April 24, 2015


Pre-K students must be 4 years old by August 15th

Kindergarten students must be 5 years old by August 15th
 
Things to bring to Registration:
   1. A copy of the child’s social security card
   2. A copy of the child’s birth certificate (not mother's copy)
   3. Proof of Loudon County Residency (drivers’ license must match address on proof of residency)
   4. Proof of income (*Pre-K only)
   5. Proof of child's Physical Examination and Immunizations on appropriate state form with doctor’s signatures.

*Please note: New Immunization Rules…
Children entering Kindergarten must have Hepatitis A (2 doses).
This should be documented on the White Certificate of Immunization.
 
 
Loudon County Sees Big Gains in ACT Scores
August 26, 2015


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.  

School Board Meeting June 11
June 8, 2015


School Board Meeting June 11 
7:00 PM Courthouse Annex
Click for Agenda

Board Workshop prior to meeting at 5:30 at Central Office.
 
Camp Google
July 13, 2015
Camp Google is a free camp for kids, full of fun science activities and adventures led by experts. Everyone is welcome, and you can jump in anytime.
May 14, 2015

May 22 at 11:30 AM
 
 
Writing Competition for Students
May 28, 2015

Imagine three great men having a fantasy flight in “the cloud”—Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, and Orville Wright. As they fly in Orville Wright’s airplane, think of the conversations they might be having about the great inventions and innovations of their time.

The Contest

Win a gift of $100 for first place; $50 second; $25 third. Send us some words, say 150-250, as to which invention had the most impact on the world … the light bulb; the airplane; or theory of relativity. Contest closes on June 15, 2015 at 5:00 pm. Emailinfo@thomasedison.org to enter.
Enter Contest
 
Stop the "Summer Slide"
May 21, 2015

Research shows that most children lose 2-3 months of learning over the summer. Here are some free online activities to help keep your children learning all summer long.
 
Free Summer Camps
March 30, 2015


We are excited to announce that we will be holding our third year of FREE summer day camps for students who attend Lenoir City & Loudon County Schools! This year we will have six total camps serving students that will be in grades K-8 during the 2015-2016 school year.  Each camp has a limited number of spots available. Because this camp is FREE for everyone and due to the limited spots available, a $50.00 deposit is required to hold your child’s spot at the camp. Deposits should be sent with the application. Checks will not be cashed and all deposits will be returned to you in full on the last day of camp if your child attends all four days of camp and the field trip on Friday, June 5. The easiest way for parents to register is online at www.playloudon.com. 

For complete information and to fill out an application, click the links below:

Quest Camp Information Flyer

Quest Camp Application Form
 
Board Workshop May 7
May 1, 2015



 
Thursday, May 7th

Loudon County Board of Education Policy Committee Meeting -- 5:30 PM
Loudon County Board of Education Workshop -- 6:30 PM

Location:  Loudon County Office Building (Central Office, 100 River Road)

Upcoming Meetings
April 27, 2015
Facility Committee Meeting at the County Office Building
April 27, 2015 at 4:00 PM.

 
School Board Meeting to address the 2015-2016 School Budget
April 27, 2015 at 4:30 PM
 
PreK & K Round-Up is April 24
February 3, 2015




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 2014, 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 (mackintoshs@loudoncounty.org) or K-4 Instructional Supervisor, Jennifer Malone, at 458-5411 X1028 (jm@loudoncounty.org).  

Free Summer Math Program for Students
April 20, 2015

Research shows that most children lose 2-3 months of math learning over the summer. 
We’re delighted to inform you about a free program offered by TenMarks, an Amazon 
Company that will provide your child with access to a powerful, personalized summer math 
program designed to help them reverse summer learning loss. 

The program is called TenMarks Summer Math Program and here is how it works. 
1. You can visit http://summer.tenmarks.com to pre-register for the program.
2. Before summer break, you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to get 
started.
3. At the start of the program, your child will receive a short diagnostic assessment 
based on the grade s/he is completing.
4. The assessment will be automatically graded and TenMarks will create a 
personalized program designed to prepare your child for the upcoming year.
5. You can create custom rewards to keep your child motivated – pizza, ice cream, or 
a trip to the zoo! It’s all up to you! 

An hour a week is all it takes for your child to strengthen his/her math skills, and prepare for 
the year ahead. The TenMarks Summer Math Program will guide your child through their 
personalized program, one topic at a time, helping them refresh what they know, and learn 
what they don’t. Each assignment contains embedded instruction (hints, video lessons, and 
interventions) to ensure success.  The 3-month program starts at the end of May. To get started, pre-register at http://summer.tenmarks.com.  Let’s say goodbye to summer learning loss! 
 
April 22, 2015


Happy Earth Day from Loudon County Schools
 
 
Teacher Appreciation Week May 4-8
April 29, 2015


May 4-8
Teachers give us so much. And though we know we can’t ever thank them enough, we can take a moment during National Teacher Week to share our appreciation for the special educators in our lives.
 
HPES "Love Your Teacher" Fun Run
March 31, 2015
“Love Your Teacher”
5k and 1 Mile Fun Run
($25 for 5K / $10 for Fun Run)
($30 /5k and $15 /Fun Run for day of race registration)
 
A memorial celebration in honor of Ms. Angie Selvidge
(Teacher at Highland Park from 1996 – 2013)

 Saturday, May 9, 2015  ~  8:00 am
   
Register for the 5K and Fun Run at https://runsignup.com/Race/TN/LenoirCity/LoveYourTeacher5KandFunRun
  
If you have any questions, please contact RON SELVIDGE (865) 250–2993 or JASON BROCK (865) 548-1176

 
Upcoming Board Meetings
March 19, 2015
Two Schools Win Education Consumers Foundation Awards
May 4, 2015


Two Loudon County Schools are winners in the Education Consumers Foundation 2015 Value-Added Achievement Award. This award is based solely on objective measures of student gains.  These two schools were the most effective of Tennessee's nearly 1400 middle and elementary schools.  

Philadelphia Elementary won 2nd place in the East Region Middle School division, and Highland Park Elementary won 3rd place in the East Region Elementary School division.

Both schools will be honored at the May 14 School Board meeting.  
 
2015-2016 Assessment Schedule
July 14, 2014



 
Tests are a vitally important part of education. Think of them as measuring sticks for your school and the district. Teachers and district leaders use the information they get from tests to measure progress and make decisions about future instruction.  We want to do everything we can to support your children during testing time. Schools often plan special events and activities around test time to build confidence and help kids have fun. To find out what your school is doing, talk to your child’s teacher or call the main office.
 




 
 
 
 

Essay Contest - Why I am Thankful for My Teacher
March 16, 2015
Tennessee Department of Education


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

Earth Day 2015
April 23, 2015


 
 
LHs Student Joins Pride of the Southland Band
April 23, 2015











 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Please congratulate the newest Loudon High School Redskin to be selected to the Pride of the Southland Marching Band at UT, Dylan Townson!
Easter Fun at Loudon County Schools
March 30, 2015

 
 

 
NMS Students Compete in Math Challenge
March 20, 2015


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."
 
LCEF Young Achievers Awards
March 19, 2015
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. 


Spring Break March 9-13
February 3, 2015


Spring Break is March 9-13.


 
Read Across America Day March 2
February 2, 2015




Mark Your Calendars! Read Across America Day is March 2, 2015

 

Oh, the Places You'll Go when you read!. March 2, 2015 is NEA's Read Across America Day and this year, the book is the Seuss classic, Oh, The Places You'll Go.   Be sure to follow Read Across America on Facebook and Twitter with #readacrossamerica.  

Tons of Resources for Read Across America Day


Seeing Green at Loudon County Schools
March 17, 2015

 
Digital Learning Day is March 13
January 20, 2015


How will you celebrate DLDay?

On March 13, thousands of educators and students across the country will take part in Digital Learning Day by organizing classroom activities, school-wide events and other celebrations of innovative teaching and learning practices. The Alliance for Excellent Education will celebrate the day by partnering with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards to facilitate interactive workshops and host Digital Learning Day Live! as part of the 2015 Teaching & Learning Conference

DLDay Live! will highlight examples of how great teaching, combined with effective technology, can positively impact America’s schools—particularly those that serve high-risk and high-poverty populations. Each year, more than 40,000 viewers watch our live webcast and thousands of educators participate in the live chat to share resources and best practices. 
 


 

2 Hour Delay February 23
February 22, 2015
Due to continued road concerns, Loudon County Schools will be on a 2 hour delay for Monday, February 23, 2015.  
 
No School February 19 & 20
February 15, 2015


No school Thursday, February 19 or
Friday, February 20
due to inclement weather conditions.
 
 
 
Upcoming Board Meetings
February 8, 2015

 
Loudon County BOE – Facilities Committee Meeting
February 12 at 6:15 pm at the Courthouse Annex
Purpose of meeting is to discuss Greenback, Philadelphia, Fort Loudoun Middle
and Loudon Elementary Facilities
 
 
Please find the attached agenda for the Loudon County Board of Education board meeting on Thursday, February 12 at 7:00 pm at the
Loudon County Courthouse Annex.
  
Upcoming Board of Education Meetings
January 26, 2015

 
Fine Arts Showcase
March 16, 2015
Loudon County Teachers of the Year
February 23, 2015

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

 
GBS Cherokee Run March 21
March 2, 2015

 
Read Across America - Dr. Seuss Day
March 3, 2015


2015 Social Studies Fair Winners
February 12, 2015


6-8 Website
Sapphire Lambert, Alex Everett, FLMS
 
6-8 Maps
Clarence Arwood, PES; Team - Max Marcum and Camden Tripp, PES
 
6-8 Performance
Colten Gentry, PES; Team - Jon Cantrell, David Cuevas, Catherine Bright, PES; Team - Hayley Atchley, Jace Hompesch, FLMS
 
4-5 PowerPoint
Anna Harrison, PES

4-5 Performance
Sonny Ham, PES; Team - Sarah Pinkston, Geraldine Cisneros, Casey Vasquez, Britany Camacho, Alexia Venero, LES
 
4-5 Maps
Katie Rowe, PES

4-5 Exhibits
Adam Abdelraham, HP; Team - Layla Brogdon, Maeley Nixon, HP
 
6-8 Exhibits
Sarah Harper, FLMS; Team - Walker Tilman, Lucas Holmes, GB
 
6-8 Paper
Estefania Olvera, FLMS
 
6-8 Documentary
Kylee Poole, NMS; David Hannah, GB

 
Fun in the Snow
January 28, 2015


 
New Career & Tech Ed. Class Board Presentation
February 5, 2015
During the January School Board Meeting, students from Ms. Degnan's Virtual Enterprise class gave a look into what the class has been learning. This CTE Business class is structured as a real-world business with departments including Administration, Sales and Marketing, Accounting, Human Resources, Design, Purchasing and the Chief Executive Officer. Aaron Day, CEO, and Bryson Cook, CFO, were the presenters. 



They gave a tour of the virtual company's business plan and website, as well as the process by which the company makes sales in the broader Virtual Enterprise world which supports its own international virtual economy. Students in the class interview for and are assigned jobs that provide virtual paychecks which they manage in virtual bank accounts using a personal budget they create based on real-world fixed and variable costs of living. Students' virtual salaries would not have been possible without the support of Brewster's Services Group, LLC, with whom students contracted for 75% of their virtual salaries. The student salaries, website, and transactions are for educational purposes only and no real money or merchandise has been used. Through Virtual Enterprise, students are learning how to start and maintain a web-based business and how to manage their own personal finances.

Record Purging
February 5, 2015
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.
 
LHS Student Finalist in Photo Contest
January 28, 2015


The Graphic Arts Department is pleased to announce that Hannah Reese has been chosen as a finalist in the Photographers Forum Magazine, National High School Photography Contest sponsored by Nikon. Her photo seen here was chosen out of 17,000 entries nationwide. As a finalist she will be considered for one of the top prizes in the competition as well as being published in the Forum's Annual Best of Photography Hardcover Book. The winners will be announced mid-February so stay tuned. Congratulations Hannah!


 
Two Special Education Teachers Receive Award
January 16, 2015

 

Two Loudon County special education teachers received Exemplary Educator Awards from the Little Tennessee Valley Educational Cooperative.  Sharri Cannon, Loudon Elementary, and Kevin DeMaria, North Middle School, were recognized for their extraordinary work with students with disabilities.  Pictured above is Loudon County Director of Schools, Jason Vance; Sharri Cannon, LES; and Melanie Amburn, Special Education Supervisor.  
Eaton Students Celebrate National Hat Day
January 16, 2015
Mrs. Dillinger's PreK

Mrs. Robert's math class designed EES hats using geometrical figures and measuring angles for "National Hat day".

Holidays in LCBOE Schools
December 18, 2014

 
 
Fun Holiday Activities for Students
December 18, 2014
Hour of Code Activities
December 15, 2014


Students across Loudon County participated in this year's Hour of Code with activities ranging from Angry Birds programming to controlling Christmas lights on White House outdoor trees.  
School Board Meeting Dec. 11
December 8, 2014
The Loudon County Board of Education will have its December meeting Thursday, Dec. 11 at 7:00PM at the Courthouse Annex.  
 
LES Girls on the Run Go Caroling
December 15, 2014

On Wednesday, December 10, Loudon Elementary Girls on the Run went to River Oaks Assisted Living and helped residents play bingo.  This was followed by Christmas caroling.  The girls represented LES well by spreading Christmas cheer and exhibiting outstanding character.  We appreciate their hard work and enthusiasm this season!
 

 
EES Student WBIR Guest Anchor
December 10, 2014

First grade Eaton Elementary student, Audrey Rust, was featured as the Guest Anchor on WBIR Live at Five December 9.  
 
School Board Committee Meetings
November 24, 2014
PES Teacher Named TETA Teacher of the Year
December 8, 2014
 
Congratulations Patrick Bethel on being named TETA  (Tennessee Educational Technology  Association)
Teacher of the Year for outstanding and effective  use of technology in the classroom.   We are very proud of you.

Patrick will be recognized at the January School Board Meeting. This award provides an all-expense paid trip to FETC, (Florida Educational Technology Conference in Orlando) January 20-23.


 
Hour of Code
November 20, 2014



The Hour of Code is a global movement Dec. 8-14 reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 30 languages. No experience needed.Ages 4 to 104. To access materials and register, click below.
Thanksgiving Break
October 30, 2014


Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 26-28

Redskins Football 13-1
December 1, 2014
Redskins End the Season and Make History
by Kris Peterson



Photograph by Kris Peterson

Despite the lose on Friday to Fulton (56-7) in the TSSAA semi-finals, the Redskins of 2014 have left their mark in the record books of Loudon Football. With a lot of heart and great team spirit the Senior crew of 11 lead the team to a 13-0 season. In addition the following records where set:

Josh Jackson is the team’s single season rushing leader, has the most rushing touchdowns in a season and also has the most touchdowns in a season in school history.

Travis Brewer has surpassed the single season and single game passing records this season, while also throwing for the highest completion percentage and least interceptions.

Tyler Ferguson also holds the single season record for receiving yards and receptions and has set the single game receiving record twice this season, most recently piling up 187 yards at the Livingston Academy playoff game.

As a team, Loudon’s 486 points in a season is a school record as well.

We are so proud of our Redskin team and all they have accomplished. Congratulations!


 


Greenback Gingerbread Winners
November 20, 2014


Congratulations to the Greenback winners at the National Gingerbread Competition.
 
Happy Thanksgiving
November 25, 2014

 
 
Spelling Bee is November 18
October 30, 2014


The Loudon County Spelling Bee will take place Tuesday, November 18 at Fort Loudoun Middle School at 6:00 PM.  School winners will participate in this competition in preparation for the Scripps Howard Regional Spelling Bee.  

 
Spelling Bee Winners
November 19, 2014


Seven Loudon County students participated in the Spelling Bee on November 18 at Fort Loudoun Middle School.   Rachel Scheffer of North Middle School edged out  Elijah Butler (4th grade) from Highland Park.  Rachel now puts herself in the rare class of "repeat champion."  That is an extremely difficult feat as these students must win their school competition prior to getting to the county level.  Congratulations to these students for being school champions and representing their school with class at the Loudon County Spelling Bee:

Tyson Porcella - Eaton
Brayden Kiser - Fort Loudoun
Elijah Butler - Highland Park
Alexia Venearo - Loudon Elem.
Rachel Scheffer - North (CHAMPION)
Joshua McCulley - Philadelphia
Elizabeth Newman - Steekee

 

 
School Board Meeting
November 7, 2014
The Loudon County Board of Education will hold the November meeting on Thursday, November 13th at 7:00 pm in the
Loudon County Courthouse Annex.
 
The below committees will also meet on Thursday, November 13th at 5:30 pm and 6:00 PM before the board meeting at the Loudon County Courthouse Annex.  The agendas for these meetings are also below.  Facilities Committee is at 5:30 PM; Maintenance Committee at 6 PM.
Loudon County Educators Visit Shanghai, China
November 17, 2014





From November 1-8, 2014, a group of school principals, assistant principals, instructional leaders from Knox and Loudon school and researchers from Vanderbilt’s Peabody College went to Shanghai to study and observe the TPEG practices in China.  Among the 15 participants, three principals had been to Shanghai with the first cohort of principals, 12 other members were new to the project. 

During their one-week visit to Shanghai, Tennessee educators visited six schools (two secondary and four elementary) from the Minhang District. Among the schools, half of them have significant number of students from low SES and rural migrant workers’ families, one with 100% migrant children and only receives partial government funding.  At each school, the Tennessee educators observed how teachers in Shanghai conduct joint lesson planning, classroom observations, and giving peer feedback. They also learned about the multifaceted and multilevel professional development structure and instructional support for teacher collaboration within and across schools and at the district level.  Their visit culminated in a half-day workshop at East China Normal University, where Tennessee and Shanghai principals discussed the key strategies and challenges of constructing and sustaining productive communities of practice . 
Veterans Day 2014
November 11, 2014


 
Happy Halloween
October 30, 2014

from Loudon County Schools
Be safe trick or treating!  

Board Committee Meeting
October 31, 2014


Please find the attached agenda for the Loudon County Board of Education workshop meeting on Thursday, November 6th at 6:30 pm in the Loudon County Office Building.
 
Board Workshop Agenda
TN Promise Deadline Approaching for Seniors
October 20, 2014


 

TN Promise Deadline Approaching


The deadline for high school seniors to apply for two years of free tuition at a Tennessee community college or technical school is quickly approaching. Please encourage seniors in your district to apply (here) by the Nov. 1 deadline. You can find additional resources for parents and school counselors on the TN Promise website (here).
Google Science Fair
March 16, 2015

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.
LES Girls on the Run
November 10, 2014


Seven members of the Loudon Elementary Girls on the Run club participated in the Farragut 5K Saturday, November 1.  These girls were tough and persevered through the unusually cold temperatures and sleet to finish strong.  Ms. Ashley Williams and Mrs. Rebecca Mackey are sponsors of the club.  


 
Highland Park Recognized at SCORE Awards
September 2, 2014


Highland Park may not have won the SCORE Prize, but they are still winners in our community.  We are proud of their accomplishments.  

For complete information, see article on SCORE web site.  
 
Special Olympics Bowling
October 24, 2014
 

 

On Thursday, October 24, 2014, our young Special Olympians from Loudon County had a great time at the Area 22 Special Olympics Bowling tournament. Robin Bowen, the Ft. Loudoun Region Area Director for Special Olympics, did a super job organizing the event. Loudon County Special Education teachers from Greenback, Steekee, Ft. Loudoun Middle, Loudon High, Loudon Elementary, North Middle and Philadelphia School readied their students to participate in the games and a fun day was had by all. Please take a look at our pictures of the fun. 
Pink Out at LHS for Breast Cancer Awareness
October 24, 2014

Science Fair Oct. 7
August 26, 2014
The Middle School Science Fair is at Greenback School on Tuesday, October 7.  Judging begins at 5:30 with awards to follow.


Middle School Winner Guidelines for County Fair
 

 
School Board Meeting
October 6, 2014


The Loudon County Board of Education will meet Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Loudon County Courthouse Annex.


Click here for Board Agenda

Report Cards
September 26, 2014
Report Cards - October 9
 
Hour of Code Dec. 8-14
October 24, 2014

 

Hour of Code is an opportunity for every student to try computer science for one hour. Teachers can sign up to take the challenge Dec. 8-14 at http://code.org/​.  
Score Challenge
August 28, 2014

 



Attention Tennessee students!

It’s time to enter the next Students Rise to the Challenge Competition, a chance for you to speak out about the great learning that is happening every day in your classes, schools, and districts – and to win a $250 scholarship.
Students know first-hand that their teachers are working hard to prepare them for success after high school with learning they will use in the real world, whether going to college or career. To help others understand how this work is changing lives, SCORE is inviting Tennessee public school students in grades 3-12 to submit an original essay, song, poem, or video that addresses one of the following:
·         Grades 3-5: Give a real world example of how you are using knowledge and skills you’ve learned in your classes.
·         Grades 6-8: Give a real world example of how you are using knowledge and skills you’ve learned in your science or social studies classes.
·         Grades 9-12: Give a real world example of how you are using knowledge and skills you’ve learned in your math or English classes.
 
To get you started, here are a few examples. Write a song to explain how learning about the different types of clouds can help you predict the weather. Create a video showing how your algebra skills help you split a bill in a restaurant. Please don’t feel that you are limited to these ideas! SCORE values creativity and originality, so we encourage you to think outside the box when crafting your entries.
 
The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Central on Monday, September 15, 2014. Please note, students must work singly on their entries and we cannot accept team submissions. Read more about how to prepare and submit your entry.

After semifinalists are selected, a poll on SCORE’s Facebook page will determine the finalists in each category. Finalists will be interviewed before the winners are selected. Follow the hashtags #SCOREprize and #TNrttc on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with the excitement.

Winners will be awarded a $250 college scholarship and will share their work at the SCORE Prize event on Monday, October 27, in Nashville. Fellow students, educators from across Tennessee, and special guest performer Dustin Lynch will all be present at the event.
Battle of Bridge
August 11, 2014
 


88 Years of Rivalry - WBIR to Broadcast Battle of the Bridge Football Game on Friday, August 29.
 



Support the Loudon County Food Bank with your donations 
of canned goods and money as part of Battle of the Bridge!
 
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Labor Day - No School
August 19, 2014
 


No School for Students or Teachers
on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014!






 

 
GBS Football Helmets Featured on Today Show
September 18, 2014
CTE Students Shine at TVA&I Fair
September 15, 2014

 


Loudon County Career and Technical Education students had a successful showing at this year's TVA&I Fair Contests:

1st place HVAC wiring  – Isaiah Lowe, Rhett Williams, Kurtus Sliger, Joshua Jonhson, Noah Hughes
1st place, SkillsUSA Machining –
Macklyn Russell
2nd place, Photography, Animal category – Tyler Brown
3rd place, Photography, Animal category – Carissa Hatcher
2nd place, Photography, Plant category – Gabriella Chavarria
3rd place, Photography, candid person – Christina Westfall


 
LHS Band Legacy Bricks
August 27, 2014
 


The LHS Band is hosting an engraved brick sale, now until Oct 1.  Fill out the form and return it to the HS care of Jennifer Conway by Oct 1 to order your brick.  Bricks will be installed in front of the concession stand.
Apply for TN Promise
August 19, 2014

Apply for Tennessee Promise Today

 

Promise-logo1-300x231High school seniors, you have until Nov. 1 to apply for Tennessee Promise. Don't wait! Start your application online today. Here is a breakdown of some simple steps that will help you get started.

Step 1

Step 2

  • Read through more detailed information on the Resources for Parents page. The bottom of the page includes a list of helpful links to eligible schools and required paperwork.

Step 3

  • To start your application, create an account on the online student portal.

If you have questions about the program or application process, you can contact the Tennessee Promise team.
 


FLMS and GBS 2014 Reward Schools
August 22, 2014
 


 


Congratulations to Fort Loudon Middle School and Greenback School for being recognized as TN Reward Schools in progress and growth.  This designation puts the two schools in the top 5% in the state for growth.  FLMS has received this honor for the second year in a row.

 
First Day of K and Pre-K
August 18, 2014




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Back to School 2014
August 7, 2014


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Happy 4th of July
June 19, 2014




4th of July is all about patriotism and fireworks. Share these fun historical facts about the history of 4th of July with your kids, then try some of the suggested activities to celebrate.

4th of July Fun Facts 

  • Independence Day is celebrated every year in the United States on the Fourth of July.
  • The liberty bell weighs 2080 pounds and its circumference is 12 feet.
  • The Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson.
  • On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence that gave freedom to all who lived in the United States.
  • The Declaration of Independence was first read to the public in Philadelphia, where it was celebrated with bells that rang all night long.
  • Twelve of the thirteen original colonies approved the final draft of the Declaration of the Independence.
  • The first Independence Day celebration took place on July 4, 1777.
  • On the 4th of July, we celebrate the birthday of the United States.
  • People celebrate the 4th of July by going to picnics, parades and firework shows.
  • In 1941, Congress declared the 4th of July a federal holiday.


4th of July Fun Activity Suggestions
  • Create and color your own U.S.A. flag and 4th of July pictures. Use them as decorations for a 4th of July party.
  • Create a mural of a 4th of July parade using paint and a roll of paper across the wall.
  • Discuss the Declaration of Independence and have the students write about the importance of freedom.
  • Compose an acrostic poem with the word “independence”.
  • Do patriotic brain teasers, word scrambles, and crafts. 


Loudon County School Report Card
November 11, 2014


Loudon County students scored straight A's in achievement for the 2013-2014 year.  


Click here for complete District and School Report Cards

 
3 Super Simple Summer Science Activities
June 17, 2014
Summer Learning for Students
May 27, 2014




Reading Lists:

Scholastic Keep Kids Reading All Summer Long: Book List By Age

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading List for Kids

Teacher Vision Summer Reading List

Summer Reading Logs:

http://www.reading-rewards.com
https://www.biblionasium.com
https://readingglue.com

Other helpful resources:

Ink Think Tank (Great free non-fiction!)

Collaborative Summer Library Program (Libraries nationwide)

What Can Families Do to Keep Children Reading Over the Summer?

Summer Reading Tips From Librarians

 How to Make Summer Reading Effective

More Than a Hunch: Kids Lose Learning Skills Over the Summer Months 

F
orm Edutopia Web Site:

 


Free EBooks During July
June 12, 2014

We hope that you and your students will be able to take advantage of our Summer PopUp Library” promotion. We have 500 high quality eBooks in our collection, and they can be used by all children, free of charge, for the month of July. 
Free Summer Math Program
April 16, 2014

Research shows that students can lose 2-3 months of grade level math equivalency over the summer.  We are delighted to inform you about a free program offered by TenMarks that will provide your child with free access to a personalized summer math program.

To sign your child up for the program, go to:

http://summer.tenmarks.com

Access Code:  32636

Before summer break, you will receive an email with access details for your child.  At the start of the program, your child will receive a short diagnostic assessment based on the grade level he/she will be entering in the fall.  TenMarks will create a personalized program for your child to complete over the summer months.  An hour a week is all it takes to strengthen math skills and prepare for the year ahead. 

For more information, you can print this flyer:  TenMarks Summer Math


PreK and K Registration - May 16
January 13, 2014




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.


Teacher Appreciation Week
May 2, 2014




 Teacher Appreciation Week May 5th - 9th

No School May 6 - Election Day
April 24, 2014


No School May 6 - Election Day
Teachers have In-Service Training


Outstanding Cafeteria Balances
May 22, 2014



Parents,

If you need to resolve cafeteria debt for your child's school lunches, you may pay at the
school until June 13.


After June 13, parents should:
-pay on-line at www.mypaymentsplus.com
-mail to attention of Alison May at 100 River Rd., Loudon, TN  37774
-drop off at Central Office - 100 River Road, Loudon, Room  #115



 
TCAP Testing Grades 3-8
March 31, 2014



TCAP Achievement Tests
Grades 3-8
April 28 - May 2

K-2nd Grade SAT 10 Testing
April 24, 2014


SAT10 Testing for Grades K-2
May 5-9


Happy Earth Day 2014
April 22, 2014


Earth Day 2014 - Education is at the heart of Earth Day. Learn more about how your school can get involved. And be sure to register your class’s Earth Day events! Click here for more resources.

Easter Break
March 31, 2014



Easter Break April 18-21




LCBOE Budget Committee Meeting
April 14, 2014


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


Letter from Director Vance About Report Cards
May 22, 2014


Dear Parents:

I wanted to update you about a situation that developed this week.  All school systems were emailed on Tuesday with a notification by the Tennessee Department of Education that there would be a delay of at least 10 or more days in the release of TCAP scores for students in grades 3-8.  As you know, TCAP scores are required by law to count as a percentage of the students’ final grade, and in our system the scores count as 15% of the second semester average.

We were given two choices of which a decision had to be made quickly. We could postpone students’ end-of-year report cards or request a waiver allowing them to calculate students’ final grades without TCAP scores.  I requested a waiver for our students, which means that the students’ grades in class will be the final grade for the semester. Report cards will be finalized, printed, and sent home with students on the final day of school without the TCAP scores being included.

After school resumes in the fall, we will adjust any student’s grade whose final grade would increase by the addition of the TCAP score being calculated into the grade and make that correction on the permanent record.  We will not adjust any grade that would result in a student’s final grade decreasing. Hopefully, these decisions will allow you and your child to end this school year on a positive note without having anxiety or concern about undetermined grades.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and support. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s principal.

Sincerely,

 

Jason Vance



Moffett Moves on in Distinguished Young Women Competition
May 16, 2014

Rachel Moffett of Greenback was one of two winners in the Loudon County 2014 Distinguished Young Women Competition.  She won in the categories of fitness and self-expression.  She will receive a $3,500 scholarship and go on to compete at the state level.  



Vote for PES Entry in Made by Milk Contest
April 22, 2014


The after school Launch Class at Philadelphia Elementary is participating in the Made by Milk Contest.  Students use milk cartons to create a scene or item from a book.  The students chose to build a Hobbit house and used 389 milk carton to create the project.  The contest is now open for voting,  and the class could win up to $5000 for PES.   Students are asking everyone to go online and vote for their project.  

 Website- madebymilkcontest.com

To vote for PES, click this link.

http://madebymilkcontest.com/see-entries/entries-details/?id=523&cid=


Spring 2014
April 21, 2014




Why I'm Thankful for My Teacher Essay Contest
April 7, 2014


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.



GBS Trip to Huntsville Space and Rocket Center
May 8, 2014



On Monday, May, 5, 2014 Mr. Bird and Mr. Power's 5th grade classes took a field trip to the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The students toured the Space and Rocket Center, learned about the Apollo and Gemini missions, and learned about life on the space station. Students also participated in a Science lab where they created parachutes and were able to go outside and test their designs.

LHS Student Receives UTK Music Scholarship
April 8, 2014


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


LHS Ensemble Members Take First Place
April 3, 2014



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
March 31, 2014





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
March 26, 2014


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
March 24, 2014










Happy Saint Patrick's Day
March 17, 2014




Welcome Back to School Students - March 17. 



Loudon Women's Club Art Contest Winners
March 26, 2014


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



Report Cards - March 20
March 17, 2014



Report Cards go home Thursday, March 20.

Fine Arts Festival
February 25, 2014
Mobile Apps Available
March 17, 2014



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
 


Spring Break
February 21, 2014


March 10-14

Students return to school Monday, March 17.



Read Across America - March 3
February 26, 2014



Get ready to grab your hat and read with the Cat in the Hat on Monday, March 3, 2014 for the 17th annual Read Across America Day. The Seussical celebration will kick off a week of reading across the nation as we gather students, parents, and community members together to share their love of reading.

Many Loudon County Schools will have guest readers and a few surprises! 


Skyward Family Access Webinars Address Changes
March 17, 2014

Return to the Skyward home page

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.


Fun February at Eaton Elementary
February 21, 2014









Vote for Loudon High School in SCORE Challenge
February 14, 2014