The Lion Report
Let's Get Rolling, 2023-2024!
November 17, 2023
Satchel Pulse Surveys
As a school we want to get better at improving our school culture and get a pulse on the issues that matter to you. We've signed up for a service that will send you regular, short, anonymous surveys making it quick and easy to get your voice heard. The first survey was sent out on August 17th, and has been sent to your email every four weeks. Please complete the surveys monthly. Your feedback matters.
Please click on this link to sign up https://app.satchelpulse.com/parents?country=us
Please use the school ID 229155 when prompted to join the school.
Superintendent Student Advisory Council Members
The Superintendent Student Advisory Council Members from LSHS are L to R: Alex Henry, Helen Walters, Nevaeh Shedrick and Grant Collins. The purpose of the SAC is to inform the superintendent and the board on issues that are important to students. Our scholars attended their first SAC luncheon with Superintendent Trent North last week and they represented themselves and LSHS very well!
Governor's Honors Program...Congratulations Are In Order
The Georgia Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) is a residential summer program for skilled, knowledgeable, and talented high school sophomores and juniors. GHP offers instruction that is significantly different from the typical high school classroom and is designed to provide students with academic, cultural, and social enrichment necessary to become the next generation of global critical thinkers, innovators, and leaders.
Congratulations to the following LSHS students for being chosen as Douglas County nominees for the state for the Governor's Honors Program:
Citlalli Uriostegui - Social Studies
Kelechukwu Ohia - Science /Biology
Taylor Vastine - Computer Science
Destiny Francis - Visual Art
Christina Elliott - CTA Engineering
STATE CHAMPS LSHS FLAG FOOTBALL TEAM🏈🏆
Top from Left: Aniyah Kendrick, Hannah McIver, Le'Ashia Miller, Lakiyah Hurst, Bethany King
Bottow Row from Left: Da'Nylia Spivey, Brielle Holland, Nevaeh Shedrick, Rashyia Minnex, Emmani Roberts
We are so proud of our Flag Football Team. Kudos to Head Coach Kendra Pleasants and Coach Darius Owens for the dedication and support they provide to the team.
FLAG FOOTBALL SENIOR BREAKFAST🏈 🏆
Parents and Students:
The above flyer has been placed in Google Classroom. Please click on the links to obtain the EOC study guides. GMAS EOC assessments will be administered December 4-8, 2023.
GMAS: Georgia Milestones Assessment System
EOC: End of Course
What is the purpose of Georgia Milestones?
The Georgia Milestones Assessment System is designed to provide information about how well students are mastering the state-adopted content standards in the core content areas of English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.
Importantly, Georgia Milestones is designed to provide students with critical information about their own achievement and their readiness for their next level of learning – be it the next grade, the next course, or the next endeavor (college or career).
EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT...DCSS OFFERS FREE MATH TUTORING
FREE ONLINE TUTORING
LSHS Talent Show Winners:
4th place - David Salgado (9)
3rd place - Surprise Faculty & Staff Performance by Tanya White (ELA), Shimirrah Rembert (Counselor) and Zephinah Romero (ELA)
2nd place - Giovanna Diaz (12)
1st place - Makayla Williams (11)
Lithia Springs High School to be Razed, Rebuilt on Same Site
WE ARE NOT CLOSING OUR DOORS DURING THE REBUILDING OF THE NEW SCHOOL
⛄🎄 12 Days of LSHS Christmas 🎄⛄
☃️❄️ LET THE HOLIDAY FUN BEGIN ❄️☃️
New State Program Empowers Seniors: Enhances Higher Education Journey
Seniors seeking their ideal college or university are in store for a GEORGIA MATCH made in heaven, thanks to an exciting new statewide initiative! GEORGIA MATCH is a program designed to help students identify Georgia college options most suitable for their higher education journey and overall career aspirations based on academic eligibility.
To kick off the inaugural campaign initiated by Governor Brian Kemp, students were sent personalized letters listing colleges from the Technical College System of Georgia and participating colleges and universities in the University System of Georgia that were an academic match. The qualifications for each school have been based on the students calculated HOPE GPA as of September 12, 2023. However, seniors are encouraged to request information from their GEORGIA MATCH colleges in order to claim an admission spot at a Georgia College or University.
The GEORGIA MATCH initiative is the largest state-run direct admissions initiative in the nation. Additionally, the new endeavor is a collaboration between the Georgia Student Finance Commission(GSFC), the University System of Georgia (USG), the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE), and the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA).
Seniors, please remember to tag the Douglas County School System with an exciting photo of you unveiling your personalized GEORGIA MATCH letter to win a lucky prize! We can’t wait to see all of your perfect matches!
For further information regarding how GEORGIA MATCH can assist your senior, please reach out to your child’s assigned counselor. For general information about the GEORGIA MATCH program, please visit www.gafutures.org.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR OPERATION CHRISTMAS
It’s the season of giving, and Operation Christmas Douglas County is at the middle of it all. Registration for this ninth annual program is now open and the Douglas County School System invites all eligible families to take part in the heartwarming holiday tradition.
Children enrolled in school in Douglas County and their younger siblings may once again receive a free gift through the generosity of many local community organizations, schools and businesses. To qualify, children must reside in Douglas County, be age 18 or younger, and receive free or reduced price lunch or WIC or other services from the Health Department or Educational System due to financial hardship. This community effort is not sponsored by the school system.
As the holiday approaches, local church and community organizations work together to ensure that every child and teenager in need experiences the magic of Christmas. Community helpers distribute the gifts at different locations to deliver the joy of Christmas to children. The volunteer elves have toys for children of all ages, but you must register and be eligible.
👩🎓 SENIOR C/O 2024 ORDER YOUR CAP & GOWN 👨🎓
Navigating Infinite Campus Parent Portal
DCSS Students Encouraged to Speak Up for Safety
Parent Portal Login
To access your student's progress report, report cards, attendance, and grades, click the "Infinite Campus Parent Portal Set Up" link above for directions on registering for a Parent Portal account. All progress reports and reports cards will only be accessible via the Parent Portal. Paper copies will not be sent home.
If you need assistance with Parent Portal, contact the Douglas County Help Desk at email@example.com or (770) 651-2330.
Click link below for Instrucciones del Portal Para Padres de Infinite Campus (Espanol)
November 13: Beta Club Induction 3:55 P.M. in Media Center
November 14: Apply to CCI Night (at CCI, not LSHS. See flyer above)
November 16: Dual Enrollment Information Night @ 6:00 P.M. in Theatre
November 20-24: Thanksgiving Holidays, NO SCHOOL
November 27: Virtual Parent Meeting @ 5:30 P.M. Navigating IC Parent Portal
November 28: Superintendent's Scholar Program @ 6:00 P.M. in the Theatre
November 29: International Night @ LSHS 5:30-7:00 P.M. Cafe/Theatre
December 14: Half Day for all High Schools
December 15: Half Day for all High Schools
December 15: End of First Semester
December 18-January 1: Holiday Break
January 2: Teacher Workday, NO SCHOOL
January 3: Students Return for 2nd Semester
January 3: Report Cards viewable in Infinite Campus Parent Portal
January 15: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, NO SCHOOL
February 19-23: Winter Break, NO SCHOOL
All Google Classrooms from the counselors have been set up and you should have received an invite via your school email. If you did not receive the invite via email, no worries, just join using the codes below:
Class of 2024 (Seniors) 4xxs63j
Class of 2025 (Juniors) 34aqeb2
Class of 2026 (Sophomores) tjstxjs
Class of 2027 (Freshmen) wesfy4p
Pertinent information pertaining to your grade level will be placed in these classrooms from the counselors. Special events such as field trips, college fairs, scholarships and community service opportunities will also be placed in the Google Classrooms. You don't want to miss anything so join today!
NEWS YOU CAN USE
News from the Counseling Dept!
Are you wondering who your school counselor will be? Well wonder no more! Below is a breakdown by alphabet that will help you in identifying your school counselor:
Lead Counselor: Mitzi Blackstone; firstname.lastname@example.org; 770-651-6807
- Off-Campus Programs
- 12th ACTIVITIES
Last Names A, D-J: Shimirrah Rembert; email@example.com; 770-651-6774
Last Names B, K-Q: Jonathan Reeves; firstname.lastname@example.org; 770-651-6862
Last Names C, R-Z: Angel Richmond; email@example.com; 770-651-6714
If you need to meet with your counselor, please make an appointment with him or her directly by scanning a QR code that will be posted throughout the school building.
Clear Bag Policy at All Athletic Events
DCSS has a clear bag policy at all sporting events. The policy is similar to policies in place at college and professional stadiums and coliseums.
"The clear bag policy will help us keep dangerous or illegal items, including weapons, out of our venues," said Superintendent Trent North. "By allowing only clear bags, we can monitor what's coming into our stadiums and gyms and keep everyone safer with only minor inconvenience to those in attendance."
The following types of bags will be permitted inside DCSS sporting events:
- Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12"x6"x12"
- One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags
- Small clutch bags, with or without a handle or strap, that do not exceed 4.5"x6.5"
No outside food or drink will be permitted. Bottled water will be acceptable under special circumstances. Thank you in advance for adhering to this policy.
🥎🏈 FALL SPORTS SCHEDULES 🏆🥉
🏀 WINTER SPORTS SCHEDULES 🏆🥈
HERE COMES THE BUS APP!
Available to parents of students who are enrolled in the Douglas County School System
• View the real-time location of your child’s bus
• Access the app from your smartphone, tablet or computer
• Receive push notifications or email alerts
• Send your child to the bus stop at just the right time
How to Get Started
1. Download the Here Comes the Bus app or visit herecomesthebus.com
2. Click the sign-up button
3. Enter school code 79003 and click “Next” followed by “Confirm”
4. Complete the “User Profile” box
5. Under “My Student” click “Add.” Enter your child’s last name & student ID#
6. Once you confirm your information, you are ready to begin using Here Comes the Bus!
Email questions, concerns or comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
NEED A PARKING PASS?
See Ms. Bobbie Johnson in the main office.
Bring your driver's license and a copy of your insurance and registration.
Cost is $50 payable online (RevTrak) or by check or money order.
Parents, if your child drives to school, then they must have a parking pass.
Click here for the Student Parking Application and Vehicle Registration Form.
DCSS Attendance Zones
Use our attendance zone maps or web address search tool to know which DCSS school your student will attend. Both tools show which school or schools your address is zoned for in this school year.
Click here and enter your address to access the online web address search tool.
To view the district's attendance zone maps, click the appropriate level listed below.Elementary School Attendance Zone Map
Middle School Attendance Zone Map
High School Attendance Zone Map
DCSS Registration Department
We strive to make the registration process as easy as possible for all families in Douglas County. No matter if your student is new to the Douglas County School System of if they have attended a DCSS school before, you can use this site to find information about enrolling your student into one of our schools.
For all new students, DCSS is currently using an online registration process. Click here to access the online registration portal, or visit the DCSS Enrollment Process page to learn more about the enrollment process.
If online registration is not possible, contact DCSS' Registration Department at 770-651-2083 to schedule for an appointment.
Technical College System of Georgia
Did you know there are 22 technical colleges in the state of Georgia? The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) offers technical education, custom business and industry training, and adult education programs. Chattahoochee Technical College is the largest technical college in Georgia with an enrollment that exceeded 14,000 students in the past academic year.
https://www.smore.com/46hz5j Meet the Principal
https://www.smore.com/ube8w Aug. 4th
https://www.smore.com/nf9yg (Senior Edition C/O 2024) Aug. 11th
https://www.smore.com/syr2u Sept. 1st
https://www.smore.com/15wbx Sept. 8th
https://www.smore.com/q2k4x Sept. 15th
https://www.smore.com/z8rmp Sept. 22nd
https://www.smore.com/90hjw Sept. 29th Graduation Dates for all DCSS High Schools Revealed
https://www.smore.com/crqbp Oct. 6th Homecoming/Spirit Week 2023
https://www.smore.com/b0eqt Oct. 20th
https://www.smore.com/nz25s Oct. 27th
https://www.smore.com/6e4a1 Nov. 3rd (Senior Week Photos)
https://www.smore.com/x2pzq Nov. 10th (Veterans Day edition)