Back to School 2017-2018

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The Lowndes County Schools open their doors for students on Monday, August 7, 2017. Please check our Back to School web page for the information you need for getting off to a great start for 2017-2018.

Student registration resumes Monday, July 17, in the Annex to the Board of Education at 1592 Norman Drive.  More information about student registration can be found here.

Recent Announcements

  • Lowndes Board of Education Meeting The Lowndes Board of Education invited Legislators to its July 17 board meeting.  State Senator Ellis Black, along with State Representatives Amy Carter, John Corbett, and Jay Shaw were in ...
    Posted Jul 19, 2017, 4:04 PM by LAVERNE ROME
  • HMS' TSA Group attends National Competition Hahira Middle School's  TSA group recently completed an exciting week at National Competition in Orlando, Florida. The group reached semifinals in dragster and Junior Solar Sprint. They placed in ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2017, 7:44 AM by LAVERNE ROME
  • Lowndes Board of Education Attends Annual Retreat            Lowndes County School Board members, Superintendent Wes Taylor and assistant superintendents Ken Overman and Rodney Green spent the day Monday reflecting on the 2016-17 school year and planning for ...
    Posted Jun 13, 2017, 2:16 PM by LAVERNE ROME
  • Congratulations! LCS 2017-2018 Teachers of the Year!! Clyattville Elementary School - Jacqueline Portis Dewar Elementary School - Christie Allen Hahira Elementary School - Julie Padgett Lake Park Elementary School - Emily Byrd Moulton-Branch Elementary School - Lee Brown Pine Grove Elementary ...
    Posted Jun 5, 2017, 4:46 AM by Al Rowell
  • G.R.E.A.T. Award - Sarah Lee Sarah Lee, LHS, is the May student GREAT Award winner!  Sara is an excellent student and very involved in many LHS organizations...often in leadership roles, but what makes her ...
    Posted May 12, 2017, 7:27 AM by LAVERNE ROME
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Support LEIF with Amazon Smile

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The Lowndes Education Improvement Foundation announces a new way to support the Lowndes County Schools. Community members who choose to shop at Amazon can designate a portion of their purchases to support the scholarships, grants, and other activities of LEIF. 

Setting this up is an easy 3-step process:
2. Search for Lowndes Education Improvement Foundation as the charitable organization you wish to support.
3. Press Select.

Remember to browse to http://smile.amazon.com whenever you shop online with Amazon, and a portion of your purchase (1/2 of 1%) will be distributed back to support LEIF's activities within our school system.

Get Georgia Reading this Summer!

Get Georgia Reading
Through a partnership between Get Georgia Reading – Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and myON, all educators, librarians, students and parents in Georgia have free access to thousands of enhanced digital books from myON through August 31st. These enhanced digital books, with flexible reading scaffolds, are the core content of myON's award-winning personalized literacy environment with embedded tools and metrics to support and track student reading and growth. 

During this trial, all readers will share a single account that provides them with unlimited 24x7 access to myON's enhanced digital books, without the personalization elements. 

Getting Started is Quick and Easy! Check out this short video with your students for tips on finding and reading great books on myON! Then follow these simple steps to access the myON platform. 

1. Go to: www.myON.com 
2. Click the Log In Now button and enter the following information: 
3. School Name: Get Georgia Reading (Begin typing the word Get and select from the drop-down menu.) 
User Name: lowndescounty Password: read 
4. Click on the "Sign In" button, select a book and start reading! 

Enjoy anywhere, anytime access! Read anywhere -- at home or school, in the library, Y or other community settings. Read anytime -- days, evenings, weekends, holidays and school breaks. Read online using any Internet-enabled device, and read offline using free mobile apps for Kindle Fire HD, Android Devices, iPads and Google Chrome. 




Petition for A High School Diploma

On March 30, 2015, Governor Nathan Deal signed into law House Bill 91.  House Bill 91 retroactively eliminates the Georgia High School Graduation Test as a requirement for students who took the test between 1994 (when the test was established) and the present. State Board Rule in 2011 eliminated the test as a requirement for graduation, but that elimination did not extend to students who had already taken the test.  House Bill 91 extends back to all graduation tests, beginning with the Basic Skills Test which was administered to students who enrolled for the first time in grade 9 during the 1981-1982 school year.
 
House Bill 91 only affects those persons who did not earn a high school diploma SOLELY for the reason of being unable to pass the GHSGT, the GHSWT, or its predecessor(s). If you did not get a diploma due to failure to meet specific high school course unit requirements, this law does not apply to you.  Linked here are a copy of House Bill 91, the Petition for High School Diploma form, the Diploma Petition Timeline, and the HB91-High School Graduation Diploma Petition-Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document.

Employment

If you are interested in working with the certified and classified professionals of the Lowndes County Schools, you may view current job postings and submit your online application at the AppliTrack employment portal. If you have questions about the employment process or how to use AppliTrack, please read our Frequently Asked Questions.

The Lowndes County School Nutrition Program has openings for substitute school nutrition assistants in all schools.  Substitutes typically work a 6 hour day ($7.25 per hour).  Vacancies in the SNP program are filled from the substitute roster.
Interested persons can apply on the AppliTrack employment portal or pick up an application at the Lowndes Board of Education Office (1592 Norman Drive, Valdosta, Ga  31601).

Public Notice

Items posted here are for public information or posted as required by state or federal law. 

Called Board Meeting 
Time:   2:00 pm
Date: Monday, July 17, 2017
Purpose: To review the Lowndes County School System's Five Year Facility Plan



STUDENT REGISTRATION
Lowndes County Schools uses a centralized registration process.  Information on the student registration, including hours of operation and registration forms parents can complete in advance, can be found here.



Purchasing: Requests for Bids and Proposals

The Lowndes County Schools system welcomes vendor to participate in requests for bids and proposals. These opportunities will be posted on our purchasing site at http://bids.lowndes.k12.ga.us .  Vendors can also sign up on a form at the site to be added to our vendor list.

Current opportunities posted at that site include 

RFP for Architectural Services

Invitation for Bid
Groceries Short Re-Bid List

Georgia Open Records Act Notice

All written requests for public records made pursuant to the Official Code of Georgia Annotated Title 50, Chapter 18, Article 4, must be sent to the Open Records Officer, Mr. Randy Cooper, Director, Human Resources at Lowndes County Schools, 1592 Norman Drive, Valdosta, GA 31601 or to randycooper@lowndes.k12.ga.us.