Lincoln County Schools - February 2023
Pre-K & Kindergarten Registration - Now Open
Lincoln County Schools will begin Pre-K and kindergarten registration for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year on Monday, January 30, 2023. Please register your child at the school you are zoned to attend. Pre-K parents can also register at Lincoln Central Academy.
If a child will be four (4) years old on or before August 15, 2023, he or she is eligible for the Lincoln County Pre-K program in the fall. Pre-K seats are limited and registration does not guarantee enrollment. Approval for the program is based on State guidelines and the order the registration documents are received.
Children that are five (5) years old on or before August 15, 2023, are eligible for kindergarten in the fall and should also register beginning January 30, 2023.
The following records should be brought to registration:
- Proof of residency (driver’s license, utility bill, mail)
- Record of the child’s birth
- Current physical/health examination
- Current immunization record or religious exemption
- Income Verification - Pre-K only
Additional registration information is available at WWW.LCDOE.ORG. Families needing assistance with registering a Pre-K or Kindergarten child can visit or call their zoned school or Lincoln Central Academy. Parents can also find out the school zone of a county residence by contacting the Lincoln County Transportation Department at 931-433-5733.
We welcome all registering students and their families to Lincoln County Schools and look forward to the opportunity to work with each of you in providing excellent educational experiences for the students we serve.
Lincoln County Robotics Advanced to State and US Open Tournaments
Lincoln County Robotics VEX Teams competed in the Bolt-Up Chattanooga VEX VRC competition earning a qualification for the 2023 Tennessee VRC HIGH SCHOOL State Championship Tournament March 3-4, 2023. Team 37334A has also earned an invitation to compete in Iowa at the 2023 CREATE U.S. Open Robotics Championship - VRC HIGH SCHOOL March 23-25, 2023.
The 2023 Tennessee VRC HIGH SCHOOL State Championship Tournament will be held in Brentwood, Tennessee and host the top 64 teams in the state. The 2023 CREATE U.S. Open Robotics Championship - VRC HIGH SCHOOL Tournament will be held in Council Bluffs, Iowa and host 200 teams from around the world. Lincoln County students will have a unique opportunity to network with a diverse variety of teams from the United States, Canada, Turkey, Taiwan, Panama, and Kazakhstan.
Lincoln County Robotics was established in 2001 as FIRST Robotics Team #547. In 2017, The team started competing in BEST Robotics, and in 2018, started competing in the VEX VRC Competitions. Lincoln County currently has six competition teams within the overall program. Through the Robotics after school program students are given the opportunity to create, design, innovate, and think critically in order to solve complex challenges. Every student should possess deep knowledge and strong skills in math, science, technology, and engineering and should be excited and ready to use that knowledge in the real world. To meet this challenge, our program provides students with new tools and techniques that enable them to learn and then practice the knowledge they have acquired. A number of robotics platforms are available to schools and have introduced students to math, science, and engineering at all grade levels.
Lincoln County Robotics participates in numerous outreach events in and around Lincoln County and Huntsville including the Lincoln County Fair, Adventure Awaits Fundraiser, Whistlestop BBQ Festival and visits to our local schools and Sponsors. Students are gaining experience in public speaking as well as all areas of STEM. This year Lincoln County CTE piloted a STEM / Ethics Program in three of our feeder schools utilizing Seniors in the Robotics program to teach Ethics to students in grades 6-8. Robotics students are taught Gracious Professionalism and share it through outreach programs. Plans are also progressing to have the LC STEMobile active and visiting the feeder schools next year opening STEM experiences for all Lincoln County Students.
Marty LeBlanc is the team coach, assisted by Rick Rogers and Mentors Leeann Lozier and Ernest Jennings. Lincoln County Robotics would like to thank all of their sponsors who make these opportunities for their students possible. INVEST IN THE FUTURE...SUPPORT ROBOTICS!
Leblanc Receives Honor
Ms. Marty LeBlanc was recently recognized as the ITEEA 2023 Teacher Excellence Award Recipient. The Teacher Excellence Award is one of the highest honors given to technology and engineering education classroom teachers and is presented in recognition of outstanding contributions to the profession and their students. Ms. LeBlanc will be recognized at the ITEEA (International Technology and Engineering Educators Association) 2023 Conference in Minneapolis.
Ms. Leblanc is CTE teacher teacher at Lincoln County High School and teaches the Engineering Program of Study. She is also the robotics sponsor.
The Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security maintains a free app called SafeTN, an anonymous reporting system that students, faculty, parents and the public can use to report their safety concerns or tips efficiently and confidentially to law enforcement.
How Does It Work?
- With the anonymous reporting system, students, faculty, parents, and the public can easily and confidentially report their concerns to help prevent violence in our schools and communities. Tips can be submitted 24/7 through the mobile app from any compatible device. The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security reviews, assesses, and then sends all submissions to local law enforcement, mental health crisis response teams, and/or school administrators for intervention based on the information received.
How Do I Get SafeTN?
- SafeTN is free. Students, staff, parents, and the community need only to download the free mobile app on a compatible device.
Now Hiring School Bus Drivers and Substitute Drivers
TO BE A BUS DRIVER FOLLOW THE STEPS BELOW:
1) DOT physical - Physician’s Medical (Park City across from John Deere), Dr. Gafford, FastPace
2) Get a 2C form from garage (1010 Hedgemont Avenue, Fayetteville) and a book to study to take a CDL test at DMV.
3) Test for CDL Class B with Passenger and School Bus endorsements. There are several written tests.
4) We’ll set you up to do the mandatory Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) online. This is a new requirement by the Federal Motor Safety Carriers Association. This involves watching video presentations and taking quizzes followed by a comprehensive test.
5) We’ll train you to do all the necessary skills items for the actual school bus test… pre-trip, air brakes, driving, backing, etc.
6) Application, fingerprint & background check, and pre-employment drug test.
For additional information, you may contact Keith Gill or Roxanne Thomas at 433-3565.
Free Online Tutoring for LCHS Students (Grades 9-12)
Did you know that your high school students have access to free, unlimited writing support and tutoring for all 9-12th grade students
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For log in assistance, students should see/email Mrs. Day or their homeroom teacher.
Skyward Parent and Student Portal
To access the Parent and Student Skyward Portal, click the following link. This link can be used to access grades, etc.