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Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia Parent Survey is available and will be open until March 1, 2019. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphone, or tablet. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. Parents may select the Spanish version within the survey. The Georgia Parent Survey link is posted below.

Georgia Parent Survey:

http://gshs.gadoe.org/parents

Portrait Retakes

Seniors and underclassmen will take retakes on October, 19th in the library. Seniors, please sign up for a sitting time in room 507.

Report Cards

Report cards will be sent home on Tuesday, October 23, 2018.

School is Open

All schools now have all utilities restored and we will resume normal operating hours on Monday, October 15. 

School Closed on Friday

As a result of Hurricane Michael, Laurens County has suffered widespread damage including broken power poles, power lines and trees down blocking roadways, and the loss of power for more than 80% of our county.  Therefore, the Laurens County School System will be CLOSED on Friday, October 12, 2018.

Early Dismissal on Wednesday

Administrators with Laurens County Schools have just been provided the most recent weather updates from EMA and Homeland Security.  Severe winds and storms are anticipated to arrive in our area by 2:00 PM tomorrow, October 10. Therefore, the Laurens County School System will dismiss at 12 o’clock NOON on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. 

School Closed on Thursday

Governor Deal has issued an emergency declaration for 92 counties in Georgia, including Laurens County.  We have been closely monitoring this storm over the past 12 hours as central Georgia is in the direct path of Hurricane Michael with the eye of the storm scheduled to cross Dublin, GA early Thursday morning.  Therefore, the Laurens County School System will be CLOSED on Thursday, October 11, 2018.  We will continue to monitor the storm and any conditions that may impact school on Friday.

State Softball Round One Playoffs Game Changes

1st round state softball games have been moved from Wednesday 10/10/18 to Tuesday 10/9/18.

ELHS @ Vidalia 4:30 DH

WLHS home vs Baldwin 4:30 DH

ASVAB Test

Interested in joining the military? Sign up to take the ASVAB Test with Mrs. Malone. The test will be given on December 14th at 1:00.

WLHS Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Coach Jody Pollock for being named WLHS Teacher of the Year by his peers. Coach Pollock is well respected by his peers and students. He has 17 years experience, teaches science, is the Assistant Coach of the WLHS Lady Raider Softball team, and was voted 'Funniest Teacher' by the 2019 seniors. 

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CTAE Hosts Career Day

WLHS will have Career Day on Feburary 22nd. If you or someone you know is interested in coming to speak with our students please e-mail Ms. Shelly McCoy at shellymccoy@lcboe.net.

Cap & Gown Pictures

Cap & Gown Pictures will be on March 22nd. Please see Ms. Pendergrass in room 507 for details.

Student Half-Day /Parent Conferences

Thursday, September 20 is a half-day for students. Students will be released at 12:00. Busses will run their regular routes starting at 12:00.

Buddy Ball

Buddy Ball will be held on October 13th at Southern Pines.

Senior/Underclassmen Pictures: October 19th

October 19th will be the last day to have your retakes/or original pictures taken for the yearbook.

Dual Enrollment Interest Meeting
GOSA Georgia School Grades Reports

Use the link below to access the Governor's Office of Student Achievement's Annual Report Cards for the Laurens County School System and individual schools:

Report Card - LCSS
 

HB251 Laurens County School-to-School Transfer Requests

The Laurens County Board of Education, in compliance with House Bill 251 (HB251), has developed a process giving Laurens County parents/guardians the option to request that their children attend any Laurens County school, within the school system, based on space availability.  Information pertaining to the Laurens County School-to-School Transfer Request option is posted to the system web site, www.lcboe.net, and will include the implementation procedures, a preliminary list of schools, with available classroom space, and an application to request a transfer.  The FY19 application deadline is July 27, 2018.  For further information, please review the information listed under parent resourses top tab, posted to the Laurens County Board of Education website, or contact Mr. Kelland Waldrep at kellandwaldrep@lcboe.net or 478-272-4767.

HOPE REACH Scholarship

ATTENTION ALL BUSINESS PARTNERS. We are looking for area businesses to support the HOPE REACH Scholarship for the 2018-2019 school year. Each year, Laurens County can select up to three upcoming 8th graders to receive this honor. The school system is responsible for raising $1500 of the scholarship per student through partnerships with local businesses.The state will fund the remaining $8500 per student. In order for the student to receive the scholarship to pursue post-secondary options upon graduation, he/she must maintain acceptable grades, attendance, and behavior. If you are interested in helping us grow tomorrow's leaders, please complete the form and return by June 30, 2018. As always, thanks for your support.  

Click HERE for Partnership Form

 

FY 18 Parent and Family Engagement Survey

Laurens County Schools are continually looking to improve ways to engage parents in our programs and schools. Your input is vital in the planning and implementation of the parent and family engagement program and activities in our schools. The focus of all Title I programs is to help eligible students meet the same high academic achievement standards expected of all children, regardless of their socioeconomic status and background. The following survey is confidential and will be used to assist us with future planning for parent engagement activities and events at our schools. We appreciate your feedback, and thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. Paper copies are available upon request.

Laurens County Elementary School Parent and Family Engagement Survey

Laurens County Middle School Parent and Family Engagement Survey

Laurens County High School Parent and Family Engagement Survey

Laurens County Parent and Family Engagement Spanish Survey

Important Dual Enrollment Information

Dual Enrollment Flyer for Parents

If you are a 10th grader or an 11th grader and are interested in Dual Enrollment stop by the counselor's office and see Mrs. Malone.  Deadlines are approaching fast to be able to participate for 2018-2019 school year.  Please see dates and deadlines below:

College

SAT last test date accepted

ACT last test date accepted

WLHS Paperwork Deadline

Middle Georgia

Dec. 2nd

Feb. 10th

Mar. 14th

GMC

Mar. 10th

Apr. 14th

Apr. 30th

OFTC

Mar. 10th

Feb. 10th

Feb. 28th