Congratulations to our Teachers of the year!

Blackburn Elementary School

Finalists–Kristina Cochran & Beth Hawk Winner–April Bowen

Long Branch Elementary School

Finalists–Kim Cromer & Beth Dix Winner–Paige Gooch

Lumpkin County Elementary School

Finalists–Amy Blackstone & Tori Jones Winner–Amanda Barton

Lumpkin County Middle School

Finalists–Kyle Truelove & Jennifer Wade Winner–Greg Murray

Lumpkin County High School

Finalists–Betsy Brown & Terry McGee Winner–Cynthia Williamson

Student Safety

With the recent tragedy in Texas, we want to make our stakeholders aware of our efforts to keep Lumpkin County students safe. After our Community Forum on School Safety in February, we released a Request for Proposals to increase safety and security. We had several security companies complete site visits to assess our current situation and then draft proposals to make our campuses safer. We then had our leadership team review the proposals and we are in the process of having companies present their solutions. We plan to have increased safety measures in place when school begins in August.
In addition, we have allocated resources and assigned duties to have a designated safety coordinator for our school system. He will assist building leaders by monitoring all aspects of school safety. That individual is in the process of being trained on all aspects of school safety. 
We are committed to doing everything we possibly can to ensure our students are safe!

System Textbook Review

Lumpkin County School System invites all stakeholders to participate in a review of proposed textbooks for French and Forensic Science. Samples of each proposed textbook can be found at the Board of Education. They will be on review May 14-21, 2018 from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. We invite you to provide us with feedback on each of the proposed textbooks. For questions, you may contact Jennifer Moss at (706) 864-3611 or jennifer.moss@lumpkinschools.com

The Lumpkin County Board of Education Budget Meeting

The Lumpkin County Board of Education will hold two public meetings to discuss the budget and receive public input.  The first public meeting will be May 14th at 7:00pm.  The second public meeting will be June 11th at 5:30pm.  This budget will be considered for final adoption by the board during the regularly scheduled BOE meeting beginning at 7:00pm on Monday, June 11th .    A copy of the FY19 Tentative Budget can be viewed by clicking “here

EdcampLumpkin Coming to LCMS

EdcampLumpkin will be held on Saturday, May 5th, 2018 from 8:00 am to 11:30 am at the LCMS cafetorium. 

The beauty of edcamps is that they are entirely created the day of by the participants. 

We will schedule three blocks of time and create space for discussion/presentations, but the content of those discussions is unknown to anyone until the start of the conference. 

Agenda for Day

8 am – Sign in and breakfast – create the session board

8:30 – Welcome

8:40 – 9:25 First session

9:35 – 10:20 Second session

10:30 – 11:15 Third session

11:30 – Prize Drawings/ Closing

Edcamps are unconferences. Edcamps are FREE. Edcamps are places for educators who are passionate about learning and growing to gather and learn from each other. 

Tickets are FREE.

http://lcms.lumpkinschools.com/edcamp-lumpkin-570b7708

Contact Mariam Brunner for additional information:  mariam.brunner@lumpkinschools.com

LCHS 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.

Communications Solution RFP

The Lumpkin County School System is seeking a communications solution. The attached RFP provides details and guidelines for interested vendors. All submissions are due September 1, 2017. For questions and additional details, please contact Kim Jones at kimberly.jones@lumpkinschools.com or 706.864.3611.