Here is some great information recently reported by the Charlotte Observer! Well worth taking a moment to read!
District, school reports available: Reports on school achievement and school growth for Lincoln County Schools are available at http://www.ncpublicschools.org/src.
School Report Cards provide information on individual schools and districts, including school profile, performance, indicators, environment and personnel. A new feature, School Performance Grades, are based on school achievement and growth in test scores from year to year.
Under the new guidelines, Lincoln County schools had nine schools receive a School Performance Grade of B, 10 receive a C and two receive a D.
Superintendent Sherry Hoyle said the changes in evaluation methods, standards and achievement tests have presented both challenges to administrators and an opportunity to discuss how schools can improve overall performance.
Kindergarten registration: Lincoln County Schools will hold kindergarten registration Feb. 18-March 18 for children who will turn 5 years old on or before Aug. 31, 2015.
Parents must register their child at the school they will attend. Registration for first-graders new to Lincoln County Schools also will be held during this period.
Parents should bring a certified copy of their child’s birth certificate, two proofs of residency, documented immunization records and a picture ID of the parent. A health assessment must be completed no later than 30 days after school begins. Children who need immunizations or a health assessment should see their healthcare provider or the Lincoln County Health Department.
After registration, parents can schedule their child’s screening appointment at their home school. The schedule is as follows:
North Brook: April 1-2
Rock Springs: April 13-14
Battleground: April 15-16
Pumpkin Center Primary: April 20-21
Catawba Springs: April 22-23
GE Massey: May 4-5
S. Ray Lowder: May 6-7
Iron Station: May 11-12
St. James: May 13-14
Norris Childers: May 18-19
Union: May 20-21
Screenings at Love Memorial will be announced at a later date. For information, visit http://www.lincoln.k12.nc.us.
Mentors needed: West Lincoln Middle Schools needs volunteer mentors for several students.
For information on how to participate, call Penny Hullette, CIS coordinator, at 704-276-1760.
Parent portal available: Parents of children attending Lincoln County Schools can now sign up for the Home Base PowerSchool Parent Portal. The free Internet-based system allows parents to see grades, attendance and class schedules and to monitor their child’s academic progress.
A computer with Internet access is needed to view the website.
For an instructional video and other support documents, visitwww.lincoln.k12.nc.us/site_res_view_template.aspx?id=9aef6212-97a1-4606-862e-e4806424ee3b.
Compiled by Leigh Pressley