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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Lafayette Schools

Lawrence says thanks with hand-written notes

Linsey Lawrence knows her teachers played an important role in making her time at Lafayette High School special, and to show her appreciation for their time and interest in her and her education, she decided to do something to personally thank them for their efforts. (May 24, 2015, Page 4C)

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    Chad Chism named LMS principal

    Chad Chism has been hired as the new Lafayette Middle School principal for the upcoming school year. (May 13, 2015, Page 5)

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      LES kindergarten learns about saving money

      When an ice cream and pizza party is on the line, saving money is no challenge for kindergarten students at Lafayette Elementary School. Julie Gatlin and Connie McCluskey’s LES kindergarten recently saved the $35 needed to have an ice cream and pizza party after being challenged by Jessica Wilson and Meg Cordell, who represent Regions Bank and provided the class with advice about saving money earlier this year. (May 10, 2015, Page 6C)

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        3rd grade reading results back

        At 10 this morning, the Lafayette County and Oxford School Districts received a report that will determine which third-grade students may be promoted to the fourth grade. (May 8, 2015, Page 1A)

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          LHS gets new head man

          Dr. Glenn Kitchens, the current principal at Water Valley High School, will take over the same position at Lafayette High School in the 2015-16 school year. Current LHS principal Patrick Robinson will move into the central office as the district’s Secondary Curriculum 6-12 and Federal Programs Coordinator. (May 6, 2015, Page 1A)

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            LCSD announces 1:1 initiative

            The Lafayette County School Board announced at their Monday meeting the district would begin working toward a 1:1 technology initiative in which teachers, and eventually students, will have access to computers at school and home. (May 5, 2015, Page 1)

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              LMS Student Council one of 20 nationwide to receive honor

              The Lafayette Middle School Student Council, which provides an opportunity for students to cultivate leadership and service skills, was recently recognized for its exemplary leadership, service and activities by receiving the National Gold Council of Excellence Award from the National Association of Student Councils. (April 19, 2015, Page 4C)

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                Lafayette choirs receive 11 superiors at district

                After many long months of practicing, Lafayette middle and high school students recently left the district choir competition with 11 superior scores and a chance to compete at the state competition. (April 16, 2015, Page 12)

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                  Lafayette High JROTC lays wreath at Arlington

                  Members of the Lafayette High School Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Course recently visited the nation’s capital, where they toured the city and watched as LHS seniors Walter Jenkins, Allison Caldwell, Charlie Johnson and Angelica Burgos placed a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery. (April 15, 2015, Page 5A)

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                    Lafayette School Board approves revised calendar

                    The Lafayette School Board approved a revised academic calendar that waived three additional inclement weather make-up days for students at its meeting Monday. Even though school will no longer be in session on May 26 or May 27, teachers will still be required to come in for workdays. (April 7, 2015, Page 3)

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