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Today, 10/21/2014
High: 70 Low: 42
Mostly sunny
5% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/22/2014
High: 63 Low: 39
7% 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.


S. Ray Lowder Elementary School has earned designation as an Exemplar School in the North Carolina Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) annual State Recognition Program for the 2013-14 school year.  The school met all  the requirements for this recognition by demonstrating results achieved through working together, using school data to implement research-based practices, and developing supportive systems to teach all students new behaviors.


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.

New Equipment for Playground

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

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