NEW INFORMATION: Solar Eclipse – August 21, 2017
We have revised our plan for the solar eclipse. We will not have school sponsored field trips to view the eclipse. We have concerns with the unknown aspects of traffic and the volume of visitors to the north Georgia area. We feel that school field trips may not be the safest opportunity for students to experience the event and that it is best for students to experience this event with their families.
 
What are we doing?
1)     Providing professional learning to staff about the what, why, and when the event is expected.
2)   Having teachers provide instruction and incorporating aspects of the eclipse in lesson plans.
3)    Buying eclipse glasses for all students. Glasses
will be distributed on Friday, August 18, 2017. 
4)   Releasing all students at 11:30 on August 21, 2017.
5)    Excusing the absences of students who miss school on August 21, 2017 so they can travel with their family for optimal viewing. Parents should send a note to the school indicating this as the reason for absence. 

* Students must be present at school until 10:00 to
be counted present for the day. 
All Sports Pass
The LCHS Athletic Department is offering an All Sports Pass that is good for all home high school athletic events excluding state playoff games and tournaments. Adult passes are $60 and student passes are $30. Passes can be purchased in the LCHS front office or from Athletic Director Nick Jenkins.

The Athletic Department is also offering an All Sports pass that covers both middle and high school home games. Adult passes are $90 and students are $45.
Student Safety
As we start back to school on August 1, 2017, we are reminding all drivers in Lumpkin County that our 52 school buses are re-entering the local traffic. We are transporting children and our foremost concern is keeping them safe. We realize that our transportation system impacts the daily commute for those in our community, and we greatly appreciate your patience.

We also want to remind all drivers of state laws regarding when to stop for buses:

Two-lane roadway – When the school bus stops for passengers, ALL traffic from both directions must stop.

Four-lane roadway without a median separation – When the school bus stops for passengers, ALL traffic from both directions must stop.

Divided highway of four lanes with a median separation – When the school buses stops for passengers, only traffic following the bus must stop.

Two-lane roadway with a center turning lane – When the school bus stops for passengers, ALL traffic from both directions must stop.

Roadway of four lanes with a center turning lane – When the school bus stops for passengers, ALL traffic from both directions must stop.

For more information and to see diagrams of these scenarios, please visit: www.operationstoparm.info
Solar Eclipse – August 21, 2017
We are excited to use this rare occurrence as a special learning opportunity for our students. We have considered multiple options to best serve our students since the event is expected to occur at our normal release times. After much consideration, we have decided on the following plan: 1) Provide professional learning to staff about the what, why, and when the event is expected. 2) Have teachers provide instruction and incorporate aspects of the eclipse in their lesson plans. 3) Buy eclipse glasses for all students and staff. 4) Have an early release day by following our standard early release procedures. This will also allow ample time for families to travel to a more ideal viewing location if they wish. The event is anticipated to occur around 2:35.   5) Have students from each school sign up for an eclipse field trip. We will transport them to a location TBD for viewing. In Lumpkin County, we are expected to have a full eclipse. However, we are not in the ideal viewing zone to experience the event. We recognize that school systems across the state have a variety of plans. We felt that this plan would best serve
Help us review math resources!
Math resources will be available to the public for review at our Central Office from Monday-Thursday (June 5-8) from 8:00-4:00.

Director of Technology and Digital Learning in the Lumpkin County School System

5 months ago

Mr. Sean Mullins has been selected and approved to serve as the Director of Technology and Digital Learning in the Lumpkin County School System.

Mr. Mullins earned an Associate of Science in Education from Gainesville State College, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of North Georgia, and a Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Kennesaw State University. Mr. Mullins currently serves as an Instructor and Assistant Database Administrator at the University of North Georgia. He has previously served as an Institutional Research Technical Analyst at UNG and as a Programmer Analyst in the private sector. In all, Mr. Mullins has 13 years of experience in various technology-related roles.

“We are excited and fortunate for Mr. Mullins to be joining our staff. He has a wealth of technological knowledge and an impressive record of success in his previous roles. The panel was extremely impressed with him during the interview process,and he was clearly one of the top candidates. Upon checking his references, our impression was confirmed. We received outstanding reviews from his current and former colleagues and supervisors. We are confident that Mr. Mullins will successfully take our system into the future with all aspects of technology.” Dr. Rob Brown

Mr. Mullins will replace Mr. Pete Seabolt who announced his retirement effective at the end of the school year. Mr. Mullins will begin his work in Lumpkin County Schools on June 1, 2017.

Teachers Of The Year!!

7 months ago

Congratulations to our 2018 Teachers of the Year!!


Lumpkin County School System - Jessica Self

LCHS - Radford Windham

LCMS - Brooke Flakes

LCES - Jessica Conner

LBES - Jessica Self

BES - Karen Woody


Lumpkin County School System Shows Appreciation to Vulcan Materials Company

6 months ago

Lumpkin County School System Shows Appreciation to Vulcan Materials Company

The Lumpkin County School System is continuing to partner with area businesses to provide support for learning and achieving.  When we partner to support students in our county, everyone wins.  Our students, teachers, and community deserve a partnership that supports education as well as economic development and awareness.

The Partnership in Education team is pleased to recognize an outstanding partner each month during the regular session of the Lumpkin County Board of Education meeting.  For the month of February, the team is excited to present the Partnership in Education award to the Vulcan Materials Company.  Vulcan is the nation’s largest producer of construction aggregates—primarily crushed stone, sand and gravel—and a major producer of aggregates-based construction materials, including asphalt and ready-mixed concrete.  The company has 44 sites in Georgia.  The Dahlonega plant is located on Red Oak Flats Road.

Supporting the school system, especially Long Branch Elementary School, has become a great source of pride for both Vulcan and the students of Lumpkin County.  The company regularly supports faculty and student recognition.  At the beginning of each school year, Vulcan provides an annual employee breakfast for all Long Branch Elementary School employees.

Our students love to read.  After completing a book, many of our students are assessed with a computerized program, Accelerated Reader (AR).  Students maintain scores in their account.  The scores can help students redeem prizes.  Vulcan supports the AR prize store.  Supporting a love for reading is an amazing gift and we have Vulcan as one of our partners to thank!

Employees from Vulcan also participate in school-sponsored Career Days.  It is an invaluable service to our students.  Having a dream partnered with a career interest is extremely helpful for our students.  Finally, Vulcan supports our students and their individual needs.  The company helped support a fund-raising effort to purchase hearing aids and a FM system for a Lumpkin County student in need of the equipment.  

When we thank Vulcan, we truly respect, admire, and appreciated the company and it’s employees for loving our schools and students.  This is a company fitting of the February Partner in Education.  


Lumpkin County School System Sends Thanks to RefrigiWear

7 months ago

In any kind of weather, Refrigiwear is supporting our schools and students. Our staff members are required to work in the elements of all types of weather. With the recent snow, ice,and freezing temperatures, working in parent drop off and pickup lines is not task for the faint or cold natured. We can not begin to thank RefrigiWear for supporting our staff working outside to ensure students are safe during drop off and pick up times. With care and compassion, RefrigiWear has donated wonderfully warm overcoats for our staff to wear during these frigid times. According Lumpkin County Elementary School’s Principal, Jennifer Moss, the overcoats are used frequently and appreciated greatly.

In addition to donating much needed outdoor gear,RefrigiWear provides an annual financial donation to our students for Senior Week. The students are provided with many exciting activities, food, and t-shirts during the week to ensure they never forget their high school experience. Jason Lemley, Senior Week organizer and Lumpkin County HighSchool Assistant Principal, appreciates RefrigiWear’s consistent support of our high school seniors.

Since 1954, RefrigiWear has been committed to Quality,Performance, and Reliability. The founder, Myron Breakstone demanded a standard of excellence that will never be compromised. The company understands that the customer defines quality. To consistently exceed customer expectations, RefrigiWear challenges its dedicated employees and loyal suppliers to continuous improvements of every product,process and service. The company promises to aggressively protect the reputation of RefrigiWear as the industry leader inquality. When we partner to support students in our county, everyone wins. Our students, teachers, and community deserve a partnership that supports both education and economic development and awareness. Through this partnership, area businesses will be provided multiple avenues for supporting our students.

May we continue to lead all children to success.

Announcing Centralized Registration
Beginning October 12, 2016, students new to the Lumpkin County School System will register students at the Lumpkin County central office. The central office is located directly in front of the high school located at 2001 Indian Drive. Parents and guardians can call Nicki Chester at 706.864.3611 to make an appointment to complete the registration package. Parents and guardians should bring the following items to complete the registration process:
1. Birth Certificate
2. Social Security Card
3. Proof of Residency
4. Certificate of Vision, Hearing, Dental, and Nutrition Screening
5. Georgia Immunization Record

Information
Lumpkin County School System Central Office
2001 Indian Drive
Dahlonega, GA 30533
706.864.3611
Contact: Nicki Chester

We look forward to the opportunity to help your child become a champion. Welcome to the Indian Nation!

Move On When Ready (MOWR)

over 2 years ago

Dear Georgia Education Community,

Today marks the start of increased educational opportunities for Georgia’s students. Earlier this year, the Georgia legislature passed and Governor Deal signed into law the Move On When Ready Act. The Move On When Ready [MOWR] program simplifies and expands Georgia’s dual enrollment opportunities so that high school students can simultaneously satisfy high school requirements and get a jump-start on a post secondary credential.

Attached to this letter are detailed Frequently Asked Questions about the new program. There are a few features we would like to highlight:

1.  The state will cover the cost of a dually-enrolled student’s postsecondary tuition, fees, and books. Students will only need to pay for course-related fees such as a welding mask for a welding course. See additional details in the FAQs.

2.  Post secondary credits earned through dual enrollment do not count toward a student’s HOPE Grant or HOPE Scholarship caps.

3.  Students attending a Georgia public or private high school or a home study program operated pursuant to law are eligible to participate in MOWR.

4.  MOWR strengthens partnerships between post secondary institutions and K-12 schools, which is formalized in a signed agreement by participating institutions with the Georgia Student Finance Commission.

We strongly encourage all post secondary institutions and K-12 schools and partners to participate in and support this worthy program, and we ask that you please share this opportunity and information with others. For moreinformation on MOWR, please visit the Georgia Student Finance Commission website.

We believe MOWR furthers the Alliance of Education Agency Heads’ mission to create an innovative and collaborativeeducation system that is student-focused and facilitates student success. Through this streamlined program, we areconfident that Georgia’s workforce will be better prepared to meet the demands of the 21st century global economy.

Thank you Tri Beta!!

3 months ago

The 1st annual Tri Beta 5K and Fun Run benefiting the special education department was held on April 29, 2017, at Yahoola Creek Park. We are excited to announce that the race raised $1802.16, which will be allocated to high priority student needs.  We would like to thank the UNG students and advisors for their tireless efforts.  The race was a huge success! 
Pictured L to R: Frank Ventura, PsRho Chapter of Beta Beta BetaChristy Duke, Early Learning CoordinatorBeth Grindle, Special Education DirectorVikki Abercrombie, Special Education Coordinator

        
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