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Monday, May 25
No School for Students or School Personnel
Tuesday, June 9
Last Day of School for Students
Wed, Jun 10 - Thu, Jun 11
Mandatory Workday
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Friday, June 12
Optional Workday
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Today, 5/22/2015
High: 74 Low: 51
3% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 5/23/2015
High: 79 Low: 55
Mostly clear
0% chance of precipitation.
Where we are Prepared and Always Willing to Strive by looking our best, acting our best, and doing our best.

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.

Partner in Education Carolinas HealthCare System 

Carolinas HealthCare System Lincoln Employees and Volunteer Auxiliary were gracious enough to donate over $500.00 worth of Scholastic books to S. Ray Lowder Elementary school students on December 17, 2014. Carolinas HealthCare System Lincoln employees and volunteers presented each child personally with a book after reading it with the entire class; Pre-Kindergarten-Third Grade.  “This will allow each child to have the joy of reading and it enhances their skills to predict, imagine, question, learn new vocabulary and comprehend a story”, stated Laurie Sellers Title One Reading teacher. Mrs. Sellers also believes that putting a book in each child’s hand and home will promote and improve our students love for reading. Their generous gift will keep on giving day after day as our children become even better readers!  Mr. Welch, school Principal stated, “S. Ray Lowder has enjoyed our partnership with Carolinas HealthCare System Lincoln over the years, as they continue to contribute to our students, staff and school.”

S. Ray Lowder Elementary School students celebrated the 100th day of school on February 5, 2015.  Students dressed as 100 year old people and decorated clothes with 100 items.  Teachers planned activities that centered around the # 100.


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.

Read 2 Achieve Brochure.pdf

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

S. Ray Lowder Elementary sponsored "Hooked" on a Book Reading Night. Teachers provided sessions on valuable reading strategies and update on NC Read to Achieve. Finally students and parents enjoyed the Scholastic Book Fair and Pizza Dinner.

Receives Honor from North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction


S. Ray Lowder Elementary of Lincoln County Schools will be 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.

S. Ray Lowder Elementary was recognized as an Exemplar School  for the 2013-14 school year.

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 sixth 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 will hold its 7th Annual Spring Spirit 5K race on March 14, 2015.  S. Ray Lowder staff, PTA, and race sponsors will again work to make this one of the best 5K race events for all runners and school groups.
Medals will be given to all children that participate 12 & under and the top three finishers in each age group. The overall male/female runner will receive a plaque (see awards top left corner). Funds raised from the event will help the school purchase classroom supplies and technology upgrades.
                                  Please sign up at -www.racingtoes.com 
print attached race registration and mail -350 Kennedy Dr. Lincolnton NC 28092

For race results for 2013-14 click the link below
Saturday March 14th 2015-Registration.docx