Lubbock-Cooper High School

Weekly Newsletter: December 6-10, 2021

State Semi-Final Football Game - Friday, Dec. 10th

Our LCP Pirates advanced to the state semi-final game. They will be playing South Oak Cliff High School on Friday, December 10th, at 7:30pm at Shotwell Stadium in Abilene.

  • If your student plans to leave school early from school to travel to Abilene for the game, please enter the early out in Skyward by the end of the school day on Thursday, December 9th.
  • Please do not plan for your child to leave school prior to 3pm on Friday to attend the game
  • Any class missed Friday afternoon PRIOR to 3pm will be subject to the 90% attendance law and exemption requirements.
  • Class missed AFTER 3pm to attend the playoff game will not count against attendance and exemption requirements.


Exemption time is coming up soon. On Tuesday, Dec. 7th during CHAT, students will either receive their exemption card or a bill detailing fines they still owe. They will have until Tuesday, Dec. 14th to clear up any fines they still have.

All students must take finals in all classes unless:

● Must have an 85 average or above to exempt

● Accelerated and Honors, AP, Dual Credit, On-Ramps points can be added

● The student has perfect attendance AND a 70 average or above average in the class the student wishes to exempt (can only be used for one class)

Please note, students will LOSE exemption status due to any of the following:

● The student has outstanding debt (students will have the ability to pay debts to gain exemption)

● The student has four or more tardies in the class the student wants to exempt

● The student has four or more absences in the class the student wants to exempt or one or more unexcused absence (U-U) in the class a student wants to exempt

  • Covid related absences do not count against students when it relates to exemptions

What is an Unexcused Absence?

For the purpose of losing the ability to exempt a final, an unexcused absence is any absence that has been coded U-U in Skyward. A U-U is recorded when:

  • the high school attendance office has no record from a parent/guardian for why the student did not attend a class.
  • attendance office staff makes attempts to contact a parent/guardian when a U-U has been recorded. If unable to reach a parent/guardian, the absence remains a U-U.

Key to Help When Checking Absences in Skyward

How to Pay Student Debt

Follow the link below to pay student debts online. Students can also pay in person in the Commons starting Tuesday, December 7th.

Final Exam Schedule

Final exams will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, December 15th and 16th. Students will only need to come to school to take the finals for which they have NOT received an exemption. Please take note of the following schedule.

  • There will be no make-up final exams. Students who do not take finals will receive a zero (extenuating circumstances will be considered, but documentation will be required).

Monday, Dec. 13 - Regularly scheduled day

Tuesday, Dec. 14 - Regularly scheduled day

Wednesday, Dec. 15 - Red day exams (R1, R2, R3, R4)

Thursday, Dec. 16 - Black day exams (B1, B2, B3, B4)

Friday, Dec. 17 - Student Holiday for High School Students Only

Wednesday (Dec. 15) and Thursday (Dec. 16) we will have an altered bell schedule which is as follows:

8:05-8:25 - Tutorials

8:30-9:15 - B1/R1

9:20-10:05 - B2/R2

10:10-10:55 - B3/R3

11:00-11:45 - B4/R4

There will be no school for any high school student on Friday, the 17th. Sack lunches will be available on exam days. Buses will run on exam days.

CTE Spotlight - Health Science Theory

Recently, students in Mrs. Leija's Health Science Theory class participated in an activity where they acted out and recorded scenarios of torts and ethical violations in healthcare. This course is designed to provide for the development of advanced knowledge and skills related to a wide variety of health careers. Students will have hands-on experiences for continued knowledge and skill development. Students will also identify the employment opportunities, technology, and safety requirements of the healthcare industry. Students are expected to apply the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a health science career through education and employment.
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Stocking Stuffers Still Available Through Construction Trades

LCHS SKILLSUSA/Construction Trades are selling LCP socks Nov. 29th-Dec. 10th. These would make excellent stocking stuffers for the LCP fans in your life! Email Mr. Tabor at to reserve yours!
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LCP Soccer Meet the Pirates

The LCP Men's Soccer Meet the Pirates will be Dec. 7th. The LCP Women's Soccer Meet the Pirates will be Dec. 9th.
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LCP Theatre Presents - A Texas Christmas Carol, Dec, 10-11

Tickets on sale now! $5 for students and $7 for adults. Order your tickets in advance here:
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Teacher of the Month - Christine Bentley

This month's teacher of the month is Christine Bentley. Mrs. Bentley teaches Algebra I. She does an excellent job of communicating with parents and administrators to help ensure student success. Mrs. Bentley is very invested in the wellbeing of all of her students both inside and outside of the classroom. Congratulations, Mrs. Bentley!

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Judges Needed for DECA Competition

DECA is a high school and college organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management around the globe. This year our district competition will take place at Region 17 in Lubbock, Texas on January 20, 2022. You will need to expect to be there from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm.

There are a wide variety of judging opportunities that cover a large number of professions. The students compete in role play situations and write and present business papers.

If you are interested in judging or know someone that might be interested, please complete the attached Google form. For more information email Brittany Wright at

Treasure Hunt Through the Arts

Lubbock-Cooper Fine Arts organizations invite you to the first ever Treasure Hunt Through the Arts! Each elementary campus, both middle schools, and LCHS will be showcasing more than 300 pieces of visual art, dance, theatre, vocal performance, and instrumental groups from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 22 at the PAC! Purchase an event t-shirt at

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BSN Sideline Sports December Discount Code

This month BSN Sideline Sports are offering 20% off on your Sideline Store purchase of $90 or more! The below promotion is good for the entire month of December. This will end on 12/31/21 at 11:59 P.M. EST.
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Lubbock-Cooper High School Administration

Landon Winton - Principal

Courtney Pesterfield - Associate Principal

Erin White - Assistant Principal of Academic Services

Kelcey Wormsbaker - Assistant Principal

Freddie Tobias - Assistant Principal

Randy Doege - Assistant Principal for Special Education

Bart McMeans - Assistant Principal

Debbie Smith - CTE Director

The District provides space on its newsletter for organizations to post their events. Such posting does not indicate any endorsement by the District.