Announcements for Wednesday, February 6
General School Announcements
- The next printed progress report goes home February 7. Parents, check your child's grades anytime using the Chalkable iNow home portal. You may get parent login information in the school office. Bring your photo ID to pick up your login information.
- February 18 is a teacher workday. No school for our students!
- Students in grades 7-12 who need credit recovery need to turn in forms to the office.
- Everyone is encouraged to sign up for LCHS Remind if you haven’t already. Text 81010 and type @lauderda in the text message box. Also you can follow the LCHS Facebook page and Twitter @lchstigers.
- The Anonymous Alerts app will be used by our school to allow students to anonymously report school-related incidents of bullying, fighting, threats, drug activity, and other problems.
- Students, do not take cups out of the cafeteria. This rule applies to drink cups and slushy cups. You must throw them away in the cafeteria.
- All 11th graders will take the ACT plus Writing on Wednesday, February 20. Students do NOT have to pay for this test.
- Elementary Class Pictures are scheduled for Wednesday, March 6.
- March 13 is a scheduled half day for our students. All students will be dismissed at 11:30 am on March 13.
- Spring Break will be March 25-29.
Announcements Related to LCHS Athletic and Extracurricular Events
- Congratulations to our varsity girls basketball team. We will host the Area 16 tournament finals vs Lexington on Thursday, February 7, at 7:00. We will both advance to sub-region games on Monday, February 11.
- Congratulations to our varsity boys basketball team. We will travel to Westminster Christian Academy for the Area 16 tournament finals on Friday, February 8, at 7:00. We will both advance to sub-region games on Tuesday, February 12.
- Tennis season begins Monday, February 11. Varsity and JV girls will play Florence at Cox Creek courts, beginning at 3:30.
- Baseball season begins Monday, February 18. The varsity team plays Rogers at home beginning at 4:00.
- Softball season begins Monday, March 4. Our varsity and JV teams play at Florence beginning at 4:30.
Announcements Related to School Clubs, Events, Activities, and Opportunities
- There is a Key Club meeting on Wednesday at 7:30 am in Ms. Ells' room.
- Juniors need to vote on class selections. Check your email and fill out the form Mrs. Casey Mason sent you.
- Every senior needs to submit a casual senior picture to Mrs. Nunley’s email by Feb 8. Any senior who purchased a baby ad needs to turn in all pictures, notes, and money for the ad to Mrs. Nunley by Feb 8.
- Every senior needs to submit a childhood photo to Mrs. Jones by Feb 8. This photo will be used in the senior video played at prom.
- Students in grades 7-12, you now have a login for FREE ACT prep...go to https://onlineprep.act.org. Username is your school email, and password is word Tiger with month and date of birth. Example password: Tiger1011 for an October 11 DOB. OTHER ACT resources: www.act.org/stateanddistrict/examinees and https://academy.act.org/
- All students in grades 7-12 are invited to the First Priority meetings each Thursday at 7:30 am in the high school library.
Announcements Related to School Fees and Orders
- Seniors will order caps and gowns on Friday, February 15.
- No students or teachers should be charging food in the lunchroom. Please do not carry a negative balance on your lunchroom account. If you have a negative balance currently, please pay it off as soon as possible.
- Prom tickets will be sold beginning March 4.
Announcements Related to Local Programs, Opportunities, Competitions, and Activities
- Rogersville Church of Christ offers a free tutoring service for students. Students in 1st - 4th grades can receive tutoring in reading and math. Students in 7th and 8th grades can receive tutoring in math. Tutoring sessions are on Wednesdays from 3 - 5 pm.
- Huntingdon Leadership Academy is a youth camp for rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders who are discerning their vocational callings. The camp will be hosted at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, AL, June 23-28, 2019. HLA is a week-long retreat in the summer filled with worship, guest speakers, breakout sessions, small groups, community engagement, and a lot of fun! If you are interested go to www.huntington.edu/HLA.
- Alabama Governor’s School applications are now available. This is for current juniors with a minimum 25 composite ACT. Program takes place June 16-28 at Samford University. If interested, come to guidance department to get an application. Deadline is March 15.
- The Alabama STEM Education Program will be hosting the first STEM Expose on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Please visit the website at www.alabamastemeducation.org for additional information. All middle and high schools in the state are encouraged to participate in the STEM Expose. Should you need additional information, you may contact Mrs. Juanita Graham (Executive Director) Alabama STEM Education at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you are looking for a life changing STEM experience, the US Army might have a program for you. The Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) has summer and year-long apprenticeship opportunities for you in universities and Army labs across the country. The following are some of the programs that are available for high school students: Research & Engineering Apprenticeship Program (REAP) - This is a summer STEM program that places talented high school students, from groups historically underserved in STEM, in research apprenticeships at our universities. For more information email email@example.com or call 919-228-4530; High School Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) - This is a summer STEM program, which places curent, rising high school Juniors and seniors in University research laboratories alongside world-class Army funded researchers. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-549-4209; Science & Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) - This is a STEM program that matches practicing DoD scientists with talented high school students creating a direct mentor-student relationship. Summer term or year-round opportunities are available. For more information email email@example.com or call 603-228-4530. Visit www.usaeop.com to find out more specific requirements for each program.
Announcements Related to College Admissions and Information Sessions
- University of West Alabama Spring Preview Days are March 16 and April 6. Reserve your spot by going to uwa.edu/previewday.
- Preview Day for Jacksonville State University is March 9. Register at jsu.edu/previewday.
- Auburn University's Samuel Ginn College of Engineering invites you to our annual Engineering Day, hosted by the College of Engineering on campus. This will take place February 22, from 8:00AM - 1:00PM. Seventh through twelfth graders have opportunities to chat one-on-one with students and faculty, experience interactive exhibits, and visit classes and labs, including the new Shelby Center for Engineering Technology. You can also explore the beautiful Auburn campus, and learn about admissions, scholarships, financial aid and residence life. For More Information about E-Day: www.eng.auburn.edu/e-day.
- Mississippi State University is hosting Academic Insight programs: Feb. 16 - College of Ag and Life Science; College of Forest Resources; College of Architecture, Art & Design; College of Business; and Veterinary Medical Technology Program; Feb. 22 - Bagley College of Engineering; Feb. 23 - College of Education; College of Arts & Sciences; Programs are free and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration is now open. For more information, go to academicinsight.msstate.edu
- Mississippi State University will be hosting Spring Preview Days on Feb. 18 and March 25. Register at PreviewDay.msstate.edu. Cost is $10 per person attending.
- UA Early College rep will be here on Feb. 7 @ 1:45 for interested students (grades 10 and 11).
- Shelton State Community College Preview Day is February 16. Register by going to sheltonstate.edu/previewday
- The Honors College at MTSU will host an open house on Monday, February 18, 2019 (Presidents’ Day). Registration is now open at www.mtsu.edu/rsvp. For information about parking and a tentative schedule, visit www.mtsu.edu/honors/open-house.php. The Honors College fosters the academic excellence and nurturing environment of a small liberal arts college within the setting of a major university. The free exchange of ideas and the opportunity to learn from one another in small classes taught by expert faculty makes the Honors College experience rich and meaningful. The Honors College provides unique curricular and extracurricular experiences, an award-winning arts and literary magazine, and Honors credits for study abroad, Governor’s School, Advanced Placement and IB. Students with a 25 on the ACT and a 3.5 high school GPA qualify to participate in the Honors College. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
- Troy Tours available Feb. 23 and March 23. Trojan Day is April 13. To register to attend, go to troy.edu/tours. University of West Alabama will be hosting spring preview days on March 9 and April 6. To reserve your spot visit www.uwa.edu/previewday
Announcements Related to Scholarships, Awards, and Financial Aid
- Jacksonville State University competitive scholarship deadline is March 1.
- Shoals Spark, a competition sponsored by UNA, is an idea competition for middle and high school students. Students submit creative ideas about how to make the Shoals a very cool place to live. The final deadline is February 20, 2019, and the competition is March 14, 2019. See Mrs. Newton for more information.
- The Tommy Smith Scholarship is accepting scholarship applications until May 31, 2019. To be eligible for the scholarship you must be a high school student that has been accepted into a college or university. Guidelines for the application: Write an essay answering the question, If you could start any business while in college or afterward what would it be and why? You must submit the form by May 31, 2019. A winner will be selected and contacted in June. Once the winner responds (within 2 weeks) the $1,000.00 will be sent to the winner's financial aid department. Interested students go to: http://tommysmithscholarship.com/
- Rural Health Scholars program is now accepting applications. This is for current juniors interested in a career in medicine or other health care. You will spend 5 weeks at The University of Alabama. Must have 3.0 GPA; 21 composite on ACT; and resident of Alabama for 5 years. Go to cchs.us.edu/rhs to apply.
- The University of Alabama is sponsoring the Rural Minority Health Scholars Program (RMHSP). The program is geared toward students in rural backgrounds that have an interest in health care profession. Application deadline is March 1. Program dates are May 26 through June 28. See Mrs. Newton for an application if interested. This is for current seniors with at least 21 composite on the ACT.
- College Counts Scholarship program is now open (closes Feb. 28). Students can earn scholarships in amounts of $2000 or $4000 (two-year/four-year). Must have ACT LOWER THAN 26, 2.75 GPA, Alabama resident, plan on enrolling in school in AL, and demonstrate financial need. Go to treasury.alabama.gov/collegecounts-scholarship.
- Martin Methodist is offering their Future Educators Scholarship. This is a great opportunity for students who are interested in teaching. The Future Educators Scholarship Competition awards one full scholarship to promising education majors who have at least a 24 on their ACT. The competition will be held on Saturday, February 16. Awards are determined after the competition and one student will receive a full tuition scholarship for 4 years. To apply, the following must be submitted: a high school transcript with ACT/SAT scores. If you are interested, complete the registration form at the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_Iozx6qjD-0J3pctsUBXV65ER7PudF8ihNBAk45BGQ8/edit
- The Lauderdale County Soil & Water Conservation District is now accepting applications for a $500.00 scholarship sponsored by the Alabama Conservation District Employees Association. Applicant must be a U. S. citizen, high school senior, and living in the State of Alabama. Applications may be picked up at the USDA Service Center, Lauderdale County Soil & Water Conservation District, 2431 Darby Dr., Suite B, Florence AL 35630. Deadline to receive completed applications in the District office is March 5, 2018. For more information, please contact: See Mrs. Morgan or Mrs. Newton for an application. Donna Garretson @ 256-764-5833 Ext. 3.
- Each year, the America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders scholarship program awards more than $500,000 to eligible students pursuing ag-related studies. The application period ends February 6, 2019. This opportunity is available to FFA members and non-FFA members. Follow America's Farmers Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram posts to learn more. Each application needs two farmer endorsements. Learn more at AmericasFarmers.com.
- South in Your City is an event that will be taking place on February 4, 2019. This is an event to answer any questions you may have about the University of South Alabama and it also gives you a chance to explore South without going all the way to Mobile. This event is open to any high school student. Your parents are more than welcome to come as well. Here is the link to sign up: https://www.southalabama.edu/departments/admissions/southinyourcity/ The event will be held at the Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa, 10 Hightower Pl, Florence, AL 35630. Check-in will begin at 6:00 pm. Also USA Day (our preview day on campus) is February 23. Students can register for those days here: https://www.southalabama.edu/departments/admissions/usaday.html
- Regions Riding Forward scholarship is now available. Deadline to complete the essay about an African-American who has inspired you is February 28. Application can be found at regions.com/ridingforward. Scholarships worth $3,500 and $5,000 are up for grabs.