These students were recently selected to represent SWLE at the district level for the FY17 Georgia National Fair Bear Writing Contest. We are proud to say that Lily won at the District level! (See folder under photos titled "Writing Contest Winners" for more detailed information and names. Heart of GA RESA Writing Contest Participants & Alternates for the 2016-2017 school year. For names see folder titled "Writing Contest Winners" at the bottom of the website. RESA Writing Contest Participants for the 2016-2017 School Year. See folder titled "Writing Contest Winners" at the bottom of the website for names. The WLHS Soccer team joined in on "Read Across America Day" at SWLE! Sheriff & Deputies who came out to read on "Read Across America Day" at SWLE! Sheriff Larry Dean reading to one of our 3rd grade classes on "Read Across America Day" at SWLE! Our Superintendent - Dr. Juli Alligood - reading to one of our PreK Classes! Associate Superintendent - Dr. Ronda Hightower - reading to one of our 1st grade classes! Loving "Read Across America Day" at SWLE! Read the Shirt! This is why we do all we do at SWLE! The children really enjoyed our Therapups on "Read Across America Day" The children really enjoyed our Therapups on "Read Across America Day" Therapups enjoying the kids! Some of our wonderful Guest Readers on "Read Across America" Day! Former educator - Mrs. Martha Gaillard - reading to one of our kindergarten classes! Lunchroom Ladies "styling" on SWLE "Read Across America Day" Dr. Alligood with School Coaches Lynn Bowden and Denise Taylor Enjoying the Therapups on "Read Across America Day" at SWLE! In honor of Read America Day &  Dr. Seuss' birthday (March 2nd) SWLE is excited that Guest Readers were here to help celebrate the love of READING! RESA Participants from SWLE! RESA Participants from SWLE! RESA Winners from SWLE!
Parent Cafe on Bullying

Laurens County Schools, in partnership with Community Mental Health and Laurens County Law Enforcement Center, is sponsoring a Parent Cafe on Building Bridges to Combat Bullying. This event will take place at the O.W.L. on March 30, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. Click HERE for the event flyer.


Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration will be held April 24-28, 2017. Click HERE for details.

2017-2018 Pre-K Selection Process

The Laurens County Board of Education will hold a drawing to randomly select students for the Pre-Kindergarten program for the 2017-2018 school year. Click HERE for more information.

Georgia Milestones Dates

The following is the schedule for the Georgia Milestones to be given at SWLE for the 2016-2017 school year:

April 17 -- ELA
April 18 -- ELA
April 19 -- ELA
April 20 -- Math, Part I
April 21 -- Math, Part II
April 24 -- Science (5th Grade Only)
April 25 -- Social Studies (5th Grade Only)

Aspen Parent Portal Account

Parents: If you need an Aspen Parent Portal account, please contact Diane Ikner at
Click HERE for Aspen Family Registration information.
Laurens County Schools ASPEN Link

Milestones Information

The Laurens County School Systems announces our Spring assessment calendar for the End of Grade Milestone Assessment. The Georgia End of Grade Assessment for grades 3-8 will be held in Laurens County on April 17th - April 25th. This year ALL grades will be assessed in English Language Arts and Math. Only fifth and eighth grade will be assessed in Science and Social Studies. Below you will find some links that will provide you with great resources for helping prepare your student for the EOG.

EOG Study Guide…/Assessment/Pages/EOG-Study-Resource-…

EOG - Practice with online experience

Summer School 2017

Information is now available about Summer School 2017. Click HERE for information.



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