Upcoming Events

Friday, December 19
Class Parties
Mon, Dec 22 - Tue, Dec 23
Mandatory Vacation
No School for Students or School Personnel (10 month employees)
Wed, Dec 24 - Fri, Dec 26
No School for Students or School Personnel
Mon, Dec 29 - Wed, Dec 31
Mandatory Vacation
No School for Students or School Personnel (10 month employees)
Thursday, January 1
No School for Students or School Personnel


Today, 12/18/2014
High: 52 Low: 32
Mostly cloudy
7% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 12/19/2014
High: 52 Low: 36
Partly sunny
1% 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.

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.

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 collected over 600 food items for Christian Ministry 

Top 3 classes collected the following:

1st- Mrs. Foster Class -117 items
2nd -Mrs. Brooks Class-100 items
3rd -Mrs. Robinson Class-82 items

Picture Kindergarten Teachers Mrs. Turner and Mrs. Evans with K student.

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 sixth 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.
For race results for 2013-14 click the link below