WELCOME to S. Ray Lowder Elementary School


Upcoming Events

Mon, Aug 18 - Fri, Aug 22
Mandatory Workday
No School for Students
Monday, August 25
First Day of School for Students
Monday, September 1
No School for Students or School Personnel


Today, 7/25/2014
High: 85 Low: 66
Partly sunny
12% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 7/26/2014
High: 90 Low: 70
Partly sunny
8% chance of precipitation.
Where we are Prepared and Always Willing to Strive by looking our best, acting our best, and doing our best.

Summer Hours
Monday-Thursday -8:00-4:00 P.M.
Closed on Friday
Call to make a registration appointment during the Month of July (980) 429-0413

S. Ray Lowder Elementary School's Mission
The staff of S. Ray Lowder School will form a partnership with our students, their parents, and the community. We will provide a safe and appropriate learning environment where students develop the skills necessary to become responsible citizens.
In order to fulfill our mission, we have established the following beliefs:
o The students are our first priority.
o We will provide excellent teaching practices and equip all students the necessary tools to learn, and become proficient members of society.
o We believe that high expectations are essential to achieve successful partnerships.
o We will inspire our students to become life-long learners.

Supply List 
School Year

2014 School Supply List.doc

2014 Spanish.doc

A special thank you to our wonderful PTA for the teacher appreciation lunch. 

World in Our Backyard

Students had the opportunity to learn more about the customs from China.  This interactive field trip allowed students to dress up and even participate in a Lion Dance.   A special thank you goes to our parents and PTA for arranging this in house field trip for our students.


Read to Achieve Livebinder

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For more information on Read to Achieve please visit the above website and watch the narrated PowerPoint.  It is located on the homepage under the tab NCRtA Parent Guide, Narrated PowperPoint.


Laurie Sellers, winner of a Lowes Tool Box Grant for $4,000


Morgan Fox, winner of a Fuel Up to Play 60 Grant for $1,000

Parent Portal Now Open

The PowerSchool Parent Portal is now available for parents and students.  Parents may use the Parent Portal to see grades, attendance, class schedules and other information.  It is an Internet-based resource that allows parents to monitor and track their child’s academic progress.  This is only available to third grade and up.     Please see below attachment for additional information.

Parent Portal School Announcement.docx
S. Ray Lowder Elementary held a canned food drive for Christian Ministries.  Our school collected 1020 items.  Congratulations to Mrs. Martin/Webb's class for collecting the most canned food! 

Congratulations to Laurie Sellers!

Laurie Sellers was the winner for a Bright Ideas Grant and the Education Foundation Grant!

Bright Ideas Grant from Rutherford Electric- The money will be used to help students with reading fluency as they sing lyrics on the Wii. I will purchase speakers for my smart board so they can see and hear the lyrics, microphones so multiple students can sing along, Wii software, and batteries. Utilizing the Wii and karaoke songs students will have the opportunity to select songs that interest them, as they sing the lyrics to the beat of the music they will be enhancing their fluency skills!
Education Foundation Grant from Lincoln County Schools- The grant will be used to buy 2 mini iPads, cases and download educational apps for K-3 students to enhance their reading. It will be used to introduce new material, practice and enhance existing skills in addition to assessing student's current knowledge.


Congratulations S. Ray Lowder Elementary has earned designation as an Exemplar School in the North Carolina Positive  Behavior Intervention & Support (PBIS) Initiative Annual Recognition.  The school met all the requirements for this recognition and demonstrated the results that the school and PBIS team have achieved by working together, using school data to implement research-based practices, and developing supportive systems.

Our United Way campaign raised $1,000.00 with pledges, baked potato/salad meal and Stuck for  Buck contest with Mr. Welch...

S. Ray Lowder is filling buckets!

Our school is participating in a program called, Drops in a Bucket.  This program promotes positive and helpful behavior.  Kids and teachers are encouraged to fill a classroom bucket of good deeds they have done or someone has done for them.  We encourage parents to get involved and fill your child's classroom bucket with positive and encouraging words.

Jordan Frye from CMC Lincoln Volunteer Auxiliary team presents S. Ray Lowder Elementary school with school tools and New Audio Visual equipment for the school.

Partner in Education Carolinas Medical Center Lincoln. 

CMC-Lincoln Employees and Volunteers will hold a duty free lunch for teachers at S. Ray Lowder on Thursday, November 8, 2012. Pam Frye Community Outreach CMC-Lincoln said, “We are proud to support  S. Ray Lowder and honor the teachers with this lunch."

Parents- You can now sign up for email alerts from your child's classroom! Click the link below to register for this feature.

New Equipment for Playground

Students will be returning to school with a new piece of playground equipment to play on during recess. 

to Diana C.,
 our winner from SCREEN FREE week! 

Diana was presented a scooter by our PTA Treasurer Mrs. Harmalink.
Thank you for those who participated in this fundraiser.

S. Ray Lowder collected OVER 2,000 pounds to WIN the CVV contest during the month of April.  Thanks for participating and continue to bring in items.  Our school can receive funds monthly based on the weight of items collected!

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

at: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/positivebehavior/.

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