On behalf of the staff at Lowell Elementary, I am happy to welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year! We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. we recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school.
We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child's education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children's success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities. We ask that you guide and support your child's learning by ensuring that he/she is:
During the 2017-2018 school year, LES will continue using a Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) system that our teachers redefined this summer. PBIS is a combination of effective practices that: Teach and encourage respectful responsible behaviors- Use data contiguously to support decision-making--Create and individualized, total school climate that supports staff and student behavior and encourages family engagement.
The goal of PBIS is to build the foundation for schools to establish and sustain positive, preventative, and proactive teacher and student practices to maximize academic achievement and character development for all students. Classroom control is a prerequisite to classroom learning. Students who are well disciplined have greater achievement. Discipline and classroom control requires the joint effort on the student, teacher and parents/guardian.
The school wide behavior expectations for students, "ROAR" are : RESPECT, ON TASK, ATTITUDE, RESPONSIBLE
During the first few weeks of school, teachers and students have worked together to learn how to apply ROAR in every aspect of daily school like as the discuss procedures and expectations. Parents, as you visit Lowell Elementary, be on the lookout for our ROAR charts and for more information from teachers and students on classroom and school wide incentives for meeting and exceeding behavior expectations. It is very important that you and your child are fully informed regarding standards related to appropriate behavior for a safe and productive school year.
The wonderful Lowell staff and I feel privileged to be a part of this school family. We thank you fro your support and look forward to working with you!
The Gaston County Schools capital needs ad hoc committee will conduct a meeting on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. at Flint Groves Baptist Church, Family Life Center, 2023 Flint Lane, Gastonia. The public is invited.
Once again, Gaston County Schools ranks as the safest large school district in North Carolina. Gaston’s school crime and violence rate of 3.740 is the lowest among the state’s ten largest school districts (based on student enrollment). Additionally, our rate is lower than the state rate for the seventh consecutive year, which shows that our on-going, concentrated focus on comprehensive school safety is paying off. Click here to read more.
The high school graduation rate for Gaston County Schools has increased again, according to information released Thursday by the North Carolina State Board of Education. The graduation rate for the Class of 2017 is 88.3 percent, which is the best rate ever for the school district. The Gaston rate of 88.3 percent is higher than the state graduation rate of 86.5 percent. The district’s graduation rate has increased each year for the past eight years.
Overall student proficiency on end-of-grade and end-of-course state tests increased again for Gaston County Schools, according to information released Thursday by the North Carolina State Board of Education. Additionally, the district saw an increase in academic growth with 22 schools exceeding growth expectations for the 2016-2017 school year.
School bells rang Monday morning as students across Gaston County returned from summer vacation and headed back to class. Approximately 32,000 children arrived at school bright and early to begin the 2017-2018 academic year. It was a great first day as students settled into their classrooms, met their teachers, made new friends, and became focused on learning.
It’s back-to-school time in Gaston County! When the morning bell rings on Monday, August 28, approximately 32,000 students (pre-kindergarten through high school) will walk through the schoolhouse doors to start the 2017-2018 academic year. Here is some information for parents and the community as students in Gaston County Schools head back to class.
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Mentor Training Session
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Volunteer Orientation Session (at Central Office)
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Volunteer Orientation Session (at Central Office)
5:30 PM Board of Education Meeting