LES News January

A Note from the Principal

Happy New Year! I cannot believe our school year is already halfway over! The year seems to be going so fast! We had a great first semester and hope for second semester to be even better! Thank you for sharing your students with us everyday.

Students of the Month


Congratulations to Sydnee Salmon, Jack Divine, Avery Wagoner, Hunter Walton, Ayla Hawkins, Kylie McBeth, Jaxon Jewel, Declan Arvin, Kharma Hayes, Mrs. Rayhill, Addisen Wessel, and Lydia Hawkins who were selected as November Students of the Month. The "Mane" Trait for November was Pay It Forward.


Congratulations to Harley Mumma, Chase Sergant, Izabel Sutton, Tyson Mattingly, Aden Summers, Braxton Johnson, Jake Lottes, Chase Fraley, Carter Downey, Ryken Farhar, Anderson Williams, Mrs. Gibson, Levi Arvin, and ** who were selected as December Students of the Month. The "Mane" Trait for December was Work Hard.


Congratulations to CJ Douglas, Michael Wilson, Paxton Bird, Elliot Graber, Cash Hembree, Gracelyn Shoultz, Brynleigh Mullen, Natalie Arthur, Toni Browder, Zakkery Doyle, Mrs. Lingenfelter, Rhett Whitney, and Kaden Bault who were selected as January Students of the Month. The "Mane" Trait for January is Be Positive.

Important information

Community Meeting to be Held to Announce Exciting News

For several years, LCSC has been transitioning to a 21st century education model. During this transition, faculty, staff, and community members have visited multiple states where schools are working in partnership with businesses and universities to better prepare students for college and career readiness. All of these efforts have led to exciting news regarding new opportunities for Loogootee students. All members of the community are invited to Loogootee Schools for an Open House on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. The program will begin in the Loogootee High School Auditorium where those in attendance will be the first to learn about the University of Loogootee High School. The evening will end with a tour of Loogootee Schools newly renovated shop area and Lion Manufacturing's Grand Opening.

LES Spotlight

4th Grade Spell Bowl receives 2nd Place

On November 16, the LES 4th Grade Spell Bowl Team competed in the Area Spell Bowl Competition at North Daviess. The team finished in 2nd Place. Team members include: Jocelyn Sims, Lilly Lottes, Libby Swartzentruber, Brynn Lengacher, Alaina Diamond, Carter Walton, Noah Hager, Clayton Miller, and Reed Brittain. The team is coached by Mrs. Jill Toy.

Hour of Code

During the week of December 3-7, LES students participated in Hour of Code. Hour of Code was developed to provide a designated for students to learn computer science skills and increase interest in the field of computer science. Below are some pictures of students working on coding.

Project Lead The Way

This year, we have implemented a new curriculum in grades K-4 called Project Lead The Way Launch. This curriculum provides our students opportunities to collaborate with their peers to solve real-world problems. The curriculum challenges students to adopt a design thinking mindset.

In Kindergarten, students have been learning about pushes and pulls. They are in the process of designing and testing their models to determine if they can move rocks up a hill or ramp and determine what type of force they had to use.

In first grade, students were exploring light and sound. Students had to create a way to communicate across a distance using information they discovered about light and sound.

In second grade, students were exploring properties of matter. This includes states of matter, changes in matter, and physical properties associated with types of matter (color and texture). Students also learned about inventors, designers, and how engineers start with a problem. The students even did an experiment using different materials to see which ones were the best heat conductors or insulators.

In third grade, our students learned about balanced and unbalanced forces through the idea of flight and the use of gliders. At the end of the project, our students designed their own glider and measured the length of its launch attempts.

The 4th grade students learned how to use the engineering design process to help find solutions to a problem. Students were given a problem and had to find a way to solve it using the design process.

PAWS Time with Mrs. Amber Smith

Wow! I can’t believe this school year is already halfway over! We have been progressing and working hard towards our goals during PAWS Time. Our Dibels/MClass Benchmark testing was completed right before break. Reports will be included with your child's report card. The data gathered from these tests will be used to make new groups and pick new skills to work on during PAWS Time. As a reminder, PAWS Time is the time your child receives an extra half hour of reading and math practice a day! Ask your child about what they do during PAWS Time! We want to wish you all a Happy New Year!

Special Events

4th Grade Music Program

3rd Grade Reader's Theater

Santa's Workshop - Kindergarten

Important Dates
  • January 11th - Vex Robotics Competition
  • January 15th - Community Meeting (6:00 PM)
  • January 16th - Early Release
  • January 18th - Vex Robotics Competition
  • January 21st - 100th Day of School
  • January 30th - Early Release
  • February 1st - Pay-Day


Created with images by ivan kmit - "snowman"

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