Upcoming Events

Monday, February 9
High School Report Cards Sent Home

Monday, February 16
Optional Workday
No School for Students
Monday, February 23
Progress Report Cards Sent Home
Friday, March 6
Spring Pictures
Monday, March 30
Mandatory Workday
No School for Students


Today, 1/31/2015
High: 48 Low: 32
Mostly sunny
1% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 2/1/2015
High: 48 Low: 39
Chance rain
59% 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.”

Holiday Card Design Competition
The following students won at their grade level:  

K (Evans) - Alyssa White

1 (Foster) - Katie Helms

2 (Goins) - Kayton Houser

3 (Webb) - Camellia Holland

Lowder 2014 Christmas Card Contest winners.docx
Help S. Ray Lowder win $1,000 dollars for the school and enter to win $150 Gift Card.

by recycling your unwanted textiles, which include clothing,shoes, linens, curtains, coats, and more, in any condition, by placing them in recycle bin at Lowder.  Take a #selfie of you placing your bags in the bin and post #carolinatextiles and you could win $150 dollar gift card.  Contest runs October 1-January 31, 2015


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 PTA sponsored Polar Express Day at Lowder Elementary School.  PTA provided Hot Chocolate and Cookies for all students.  Teachers planned classroom activities around the book "The Polar Express".

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. 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