Student Council Hurricane Help

posted Oct 5, 2017, 10:18 AM by TAMI WILLIAMS   [ updated Oct 5, 2017, 10:19 AM ]

Hurricane Help Project Parent Letter.docx


Lowndes Homecoming Week - September 18-22

posted Sep 15, 2017, 8:25 AM by TAMI WILLIAMS

Help us celebrate homecoming "Hollywood" style!!  Follow the flyer and dress up each day of the week!

Back to School!!

posted Sep 14, 2017, 3:16 PM by TAMI WILLIAMS   [ updated Sep 14, 2017, 3:17 PM ]

All Lowndes County Schools and system offices will reopen tomorrow, Friday, September 15. We feel it is important to return to our regular schedule and give our students and staff a sense of normalcy following several difficult days. As always, we appreciate your support!

Updated school Closing -9/13/17

posted Sep 13, 2017, 12:45 PM by TAMI WILLIAMS   [ updated Sep 13, 2017, 12:45 PM ]

Lowndes County Schools will remain closed on Thursday, September 14.  We look forward to resuming a normal school schedule on Friday, September 15.  

Updated School Closing Post - 9/12/17

posted Sep 12, 2017, 9:16 AM by TAMI WILLIAMS

Based on more than 19,000 homes still without power, multiple roads with power lines or trees across them, and a couple of schools without power,
we will remain closed Wednesday, September 13.  We will continue to communicate with EMA and keep you updated.

Updated School Closure Notice

posted Sep 9, 2017, 2:33 PM by TAMI WILLIAMS

Lowndes County Schools will be closed on Monday, September 11 and Tuesday, September 12. District officials have remained in constant communication with our local emergency management organizations. 

Following this afternoon's press conference outlining the storm's path and damage potential, we want to encourage everyone to follow EMA Lowndes on Facebook for information on Hurricane Irma. We will do our best to update our LCS family following the storm. 

Please stay safe!

School Closure

posted Sep 8, 2017, 7:42 AM by TAMI WILLIAMS   [ updated Sep 8, 2017, 7:43 AM ]

Due to the impending storm, Lowndes County Schools and all system offices will be closed on Monday, September 11.  School officials will make additional announcements about further possible closures following the 
11 am briefing with local EMA.  

For up to date information, refer to www.lowndes.k12.ga.us  and all LCS social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). 

Monday night's School Board Meeting will also be cancelled.

Please make safety your top priority!

PTO Meeting!!

posted Sep 6, 2017, 6:27 AM by TAMI WILLIAMS   [ updated Sep 6, 2017, 6:29 AM ]

You are invited!!

LCS Plans for the Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017

posted Aug 15, 2017, 7:39 AM by TAMI WILLIAMS

August 21, 2017, a total eclipse will shadow a seventy mile-wide path through fourteen states, beginning in Oregon and exiting the Charleston, South Carolina coast.  For Georgians, the range of view is one hundred percent in the northeast corner of the state to ninety percent partial view in the majority of the state.  The entire event will touch the U.S. at maximum strength for one hour, thirty-three minutes.  The partial eclipse will pass by Lowndes County starting at 1:11 pm, reaching maximum eclipse at 2:43 pm and completely fading from view by 4:08 pm.


The timing of the eclipse will coincide with dismissal time for our elementary students.  The safety of our students is a priority in the Lowndes County School System, and we considered various options surrounding the solar eclipse.  As a precautionary measure we will dismiss school early on Monday, 8/21/17 at the following times:

Elementary Schools:  1st Load – 11:30 am -  2nd Load – 12:00 pm
Middle Schools – 12:30 pm
Lowndes High School & Parker Mathis Learning Center – 12:00 pm

We recognize the historical significance of the event and the days leading up to the eclipse will present multiple learning opportunities for our students including safety information.

To prevent eye damage, no one should look directly at the eclipse.  NASA has a website devoted to eclipse information which includes various educational tools located at https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov.  

Solar Viewing Safety Tips from the American Astronomical Society and NASA

1.  The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed Sun is through special-purpose solar filters (“eclipse glasses” or handheld viewers) that meet the ISO 12312-2 international standard for such products.  

2. Ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the Sun.  Neither are homemade filters created from neutral density filters (such as those made for camera lenses, smoked glass, exposed film, “space blankets,” potato chip bags, DVDs, and any other materials you may have heard about for solar viewing.

3. Seek expert advice before using a solar filter with a camera, telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device.

4. Never look at the Sun through an unfiltered camera, telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device while using eclipse glasses or a handheld solar viewer.

5. A solar filter must be attached to the front of any telescope, binoculars, or camera lens.

6. If you are within the path of totality, remove your solar filter only when the Moon completely covers the Sun’s bright face, and it suddenly gets quite dark.  Experience the splendor of totality.  Then, as soon as the bright Sun begins to reappear, replace your solar viewer to glance at the remaining partial phases.

7. If you are outside the path of totality, you must always use safe solar filters to view the Sun directly.

(These Solar Viewing Safety Tips were presented at the January 2017 American Astronomical Society Meeting.)

You are invited!!!

posted Jul 8, 2017, 7:09 AM by TAMI WILLIAMS   [ updated Jul 8, 2017, 7:09 AM ]

Dewar Elementary School will have Open House on Thursday, August 3 from 2:00-4:00 pm.  Hope to see you there!!

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