New Equipment for Playground
Students will be returning to school with a new piece of playground equipment to play on during recess.
S. RAY LOWDER ELEMENTARY RECOGNIZED FOR PBIS WORK
Receives Honor from North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction
At Lake Junaluska, NC 3/18/2014, S. Ray Lowder Elementary of Lincoln County Schools was recognized by the Exceptional Children Division of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction at the annual Positive Behavior Intervention & Support (PBIS) Initiative Workshop & Recognition. Four hundred seventy-six schools from across North Carolina were recognized for successful implementation of PBIS. S. Ray Lowder Elementary was recognized as an Exemplar School.
Keeping students engaged and maintaining a healthy, productive school environment is more important than ever. PBIS is a framework of intervention practices, decision-making tools, and organizational systems used to establish the positive and productive learning environment needed for all students to achieve success. Schools that fully implement PBIS can expect to manage behavior more efficiently and consistently, decrease unwanted behavior, and witness a positive change in school climate.
Schools applied to earn recognition by submitting multiple reports documenting that they met implementation criteria. S. Ray Lowder Elementary has been a part of that state-wide PBIS Initiative since 2008 and works to improve PBIS implementation through ongoing evaluation. This is the fifth year that S. Ray Lowder Elementary has earned state PBIS Recognition.
More information about the NC PBIS Initiative and the recognition program is available
Spring Spirit 5K Race Results
S. Ray Lowder Elementary School held its sixth annual Spring Spirit 5K race on March 15, 2014. We would like to thank the S. Ray Lowder PTA, the community, and our race sponsors as this event would not have been possible without their hard work and support. Medals were given to all children that participated and the top three finishers in each age group. The overall male winner of the 5K race was Austin Hilburn with a time of 18:12 and the overal female winner was Kelly Jones with a time of 22:52. Funds raised from the event will help the school purchase classroom supplies and technology upgrades.
For race results click the link below