LES Elementary May 7, 2021

A Note from the Principal...

ILEARN testing is all done! Great job third and fourth graders! This week was Teacher Appreciation Week, and our staff definitely felt the love from students, parents, and community members. Thank you to the following people who provided us with tons of goodies this week:

  • Carla's Catering
  • Graber Realty Group
  • Hawkins Health Center
  • Harvest Health and Rehab
  • Megan Crays with Tupperware
  • Michael McNabb with ME Screenprint
  • Parent Group
  • Parents of Students
  • Redemption Christian Church
  • St. John's Catholic Church
  • Tracey and Debbie Hayes

Important Information

May Students of the Month

Congratulations to Addy Fraley, Slade Lawson, Elly Grow, Ryker Taylor, Camden Risher, Hadley Tinkle, Emri Grafton, Harley Mumma, Leah Hartzburg, Taryn Williams, Liam Kluesner, Kaden Bault, Broc Kerns, and Mrs. Lengacher who were selected as May Students/Staff of the Month. The "Mane" Trait for May is "Keep Learning."

Project Based Learning for LCSC Students

During the summer of 2020, Loogootee Community Schools had the opportunity to train all staff members in Project Based Learning. Project Based Learning is a method of teaching where students gain knowledge by working for an extensive amount of time on an authentic problem or challenge and develop a solution to the problem. Each grade level classroom has or will complete a project by the end of the school year. Each week, a PBL project will be highlighted so that you can see what our students are working on and creating!

Pre-K/Kindergarten - Home Safety Kits

With the storms and power outages last spring, we understood that this was a scary time for our students. We discussed their fears during power outages and what we can do to stay safe and be prepared. We spent a week learning about the different types of storms there are and which ones are common in our area. Missy Brothers, from the Daviess-Martin Special Education Cooperative, came and talked to the kids about calming techniques they can use when they are nervous or scared. We were able to zoom in with meteorologist, Jesse Walker, from WTWO Channel 2 News, where he discussed more in depth the safety of storms. We also zoomed with meteorologist, David Siple, from WTHI Channel 10, where he explained how they track storms. Students then designed posters about weather safety to hang in the school and at the businesses that partnered with us.

Students began to brainstorm items they would need to be able to create “Safety Kits” for each student in the classroom. We then began reaching out to different businesses to see if they would be able to provide different items for the students storm kits. Hawkins Healthcare provided bags and Toy’s Auto Parts provided stress balls for all students. REMC was able to present each child with a flashlight to keep in their kits and also showed them the tools and trucks they use to help repair power outages.

Summer Daycare

For the summer of 2021, we have decided to cancel our summer daycare program. This was a tough decision, however, due to state requirements of contact tracing and social distancing protocols that have to be followed, we feel this is best to keep everyone safe. We would hate for families to rely on this service and then have to shut down due to contact tracing and cases. Our hope is that we can offer this service again next summer. If you have any questions, you may contact the elementary office. Daycare plans for the fall will be decided this summer.

Martin County 4-H Fair Dates

The Martin County 4-H Fair will be held July 9th-July 13th at the fairgrounds.


Our tutoring service has started. Tutoring is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays of each week, as long as we have teachers to supervise. We have 20 spots available each day. To give all students an opportunity to receive this service, you must call into the office beginning on Monday of each week to sign up. Tutoring is after until 4:00 PM. Call the elementary office with any questions.

May Lunch Menu

Important Dates

  • May 17 - Last Day for AR Points
  • May 19 - Early Release
  • May 24th - LES End of Year Celebration
  • May 25th - LES End of Year Celebration (Rain Date)
  • May 26th - Last Day of School/ Awards Day
Created By
Lacey Wade