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Kindergarten Roundup, 2/27/19, 6-7 pm Kindergarten Roundup
Choir Advances to State choir
Breakfast with Santa

Santa

December Students of the Month

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Hats Off kiddos!  Keep up the great work!  

Veteran's Day Program at Loogootee Elementary

Veteran's Day Program at Loogootee Elementary.

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November 15 eLearning Day Assignments

Loogootee Community Schools are closed November 15th.  Below are the eLearning Day assignments for each grade level.

K-4 Assignments

5-6 Assignments

7-12 Assignments

Click here to read the email that was sent to all parents registered in our Skyward Family Access System this morning at 7:00 AM, providing more detailed information regarding assignments, office hours, and attendance for the eLearning Day.

 

3rd Graders display Seasonal Work

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November Students of the Month

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Nov 2 eLearning Day Assignments
School Safety Week

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A Message from John Junco, School Safety Specialist

October Newsletter

Check out all the things happening at LES! 

LES NEWS
eLearning Day Scheduled for November 2nd.

Through our Digital Learning Initiatives, the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) has approved Loogootee Schools to utilize eLearning days for the 2018-19 school year.  You might remember the successful eLearning Day we had this past spring and how much our students enjoyed the experience.

 

LCSC will be utilizing Friday, November 2, 2018 as an eLearning Day.   We are choosing this date for an eLearning day due to the fact that a large portion of our student population will be at the state Beta Convention. 

 

Please click here to read a letter explaining specifics of our eLearning Day on November 2nd.  Parents of students in grades K-4 will also receive a letter in your child’s backpack.   All information in the email and the letter coming home will also be posted on each of our school websites, school Facebook page and our school Twitter accounts.

If you have any questions, please contact your building’s school secretary for more information.

 

The Five Volume 6

Highlights of 5 great things going on right now at Loogootee Community Schools.

 

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Loogootee Lions School Spirit Check Card

Lion Check Card

Promote your school spirit and help raise money for Loogootee Schools by continuing to do what you do every day – swiping your check card for everyday purchases. The Loogootee Lions School Spirit Check Card offered by German American Bank is accepted everywhere Visa® is welcome:
  •  Grocery Stores
  •  Gas Stations
  •  Local Shops
  •  Department Stores
  •  And more!

Every time you use your Loogootee Lions School Spirit Check Card, German American Bank will donate $0.02 back to our school. Stop by any convenient German American Bank location to obtain your Loogootee Lions School Spirit Check Card today. If you already have a German American Check Card, just ask for a free upgrade to the Loogootee Lions School Spirit Check Card.

*School Spirit Check Card requires a German American checking account and approval of check card application.

 

 

The Five Volume 5

Highlights of 5 great things going on right now at Loogootee Community Schools.

 

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Picture Day is September 10th

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Schoolwide pictures will be taken on Monday, September 10th.  Please be on the lookout for order forms.  

Mrs. Brookshire uses new Smart Boards

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Mrs. Brookshire is utilizing one of the new "smart boards" that were obtained with grant money.  Her 1st graders love infusing technology into the classroom.  

Miss Bateman and her 3rd graders

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Students are writing stories for hall display!

Traffic and Safety Changes

 

 

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Please click the link to read about updates for drop off and other safety changes at Loogootee Community School Corporation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loogootee School Corporation Breaks $1,000,000!!

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Loogootee earns over a million dollars in grant money!!!!

Elementary Supply List Available

Click HERE to view the Elementary Supply List for the 2018-19 School year. 

LCSC Registration Begins August 1st

It's time to begin thinking about a new school year!  Registration is set for August 1st from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the LHS cafeteria for new students and returning students who would like assistance registering online or who have questions.  Online registration will be available again beginning July 30th.  If you have forgotten your family access login information, you can call your building's school secretary for more information.  Important dates:

      *  Meet and Greet, August 7th from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

      *  First student day, August 8th

ISTEP Parent Portal Guide

Accessing Your Student’s ISTEP+ Assessment Results

Your student’s ISTEP+ Spring 2018 preliminary results will be available for you to review through the ISTEP+ Parent Portal beginning June 11. During the Parent’s Request for Rescore Window, June 11 – 22, you are able to view your student’s current score, performance level (Pass+, Pass, or Did Not Pass), and written responses to ISTEP+ Part 1 open-ended test items for each content area assessed.

Please remember, the ISTEP+ test results displayed in the Parent Portal are considered preliminary. Scores may increase as a result of rescore before scores are considered final. Parents who have questions about Indiana state testing are encouraged to contact their school or corporation.

This ISTEP Parent Portal Quick Guide provides instructions on how to access and navigate the Parent Portal.

April Five

The April Five

 

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Shaving Cream Fun

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Learning is FUN at Loogootee!!!

We See the Sun!!!!

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The March Five

The March Five

 

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Spring Artwork

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Students work hard to keep the hallways "colorful." 

Students eating with the Police

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Students enjoying eating "with a cop."  

I Love My School-LES

I Love My School-LMS Video

 

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IDOE Grants LCSC Instructional Day Waiver

Due to the extreme weather conditions in many parts of Indiana, the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) has updated the Instructional Day Waiver Policy for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year. 

School corporations are expected to make up the first five canceled days using their pre-planned make-up days. After the fifth canceled day, the IDOE will waive one day for every two additional canceled days. After the fifth canceled day, school corporations will receive waivers for odd numbered cancellations, e.g., canceled days 7, 9, 11, etc.

The February 5

Highlights of 5 great things going on right now at Loogootee Community Schools.

 

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eLearning Day Survey

Parents, 

Please take time to complete the eLearning Day survey to provide Loogootee Community Schools feedback from our first eLearning day held on Saturday, Februrary 17.   We value your input as we strive to make the eLearning experience better.  This survey will be available through Sunday, February 25.

Survey Link

STATEMENT BY LOOGOOTEE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

STATEMENT BY LOOGOOTEE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

Released by Superintendent Chip Mehaffey at 3:40 pm, Feb 16, 2018

Today, Loogootee High School administration received information from a staff member about a potential threat by a student at Loogootee High School.  The threat was not directed at any specific staff member or students.  Loogootee Community Schools administration detained the student, implemented our internal security protocol, and immediately contacted law enforcement, who arrived quickly and conducted a full investigation.

Click Here for Complete Statement

eLearning Day Assignments February 17, 2018

 

eLearning Day Assignments February 17, 2018  

All Assignments due at the end of the school day on Friday, February 23.

K-6 Assignments

7-12 Assignments

Technical Support email elearning@loogootee.k12.in.us

(Available Friday, February 16 - Friday, February 23)


Technical Support Phone Line:  812-295-3254 extension 555

(Available Saturday, February 17 from 8:00 a.m. -11:00 am and 7:00 am-9:00 pm Monday-Wednesday)

 

School Safety Statement

Yesterday there was an act of senseless and tragic violence at a High School in Parkland, Florida that reminds us all of the importance of safety and security in schools.

We want to assure our families that our school has an updated school safety plan that has been developed in collaboration with law enforcement and state school safety officials.  We continually learn and evaluate best practices to strengthen our safety plans.

Loogootee Community Schools' staff have been trained on the specifics of this plan, and we conduct periodic drills to ensure that everyone knows their role during a crisis. LCSC has specific protocol for entry to our schools, and we appreciate the understanding of our parents as we enforce these protocols for the safety of our children.

We appreciate your support as we work together as a community to maintain a safe environment.  The safety of our students and staff remains our highest priority.

How to Access eLearning Day Assignments

Saturday, February 17th will be an eLearning Day for Loogootee Community Schools.  Assignments will be posted at 4:00 pm Friday and due at the end of the school day on Friday, February 23.

A link to the assignments will appear in the News Section on each schools webpage and under the eLearning Tab on the corporation Webpage (www.loogootee.k12.in.us)

How to Access eLearning Day Assignments

Watch the Middle and High School Parent Information Night video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RH96xF-eSzs

Kindergarten Round Up

Kindergarten

It's that time of year again.  Come One, Come All!  

Teacher Spotlight

Mrs.Hannah Kidwell

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Teamwork

Interactive

Interactive learning!

Students Collaboratively Coding

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Students working together to code.  Our 1:1 technology is in full effect and showing signs of strengthening.  

Our Wonderful Staff

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Our staff is ready!!

Students Learning Code

Coding

The Coding Mouse!

Teacher Spotlight

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Mrs. Jill Toy

LCSC: A Year in Review

 

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Hawkins Healthcare Coloring Contest Winners

Coloring

Santa Sighting

Santa

Graber Post Classic December 27-30

GPB

Come Support our Lions over Christmas Break!!!  Schedule Below

Merry Christmas!!!

Ornament

Top Wreath Seller wins $100

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Aubry Yoder receives $100 check from Mrs. Chezem for selling the most Christmas wreaths.  

Teacher Spotlight

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Mrs. Hayes

Coach Steve Brett inducted into HOF

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Loogootee Alum and former Coach inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.

New Loogootee Athletics Page

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Check out our new Athletics page.  https://loogooteeathletics.com/

Theta 360

LCSC Technology Staff and teachers attended the HECC Conference in Indianapolis last week. They received a RICOH Theta SC 360 Camera. Check out this new technology with a quick glance of Jack Butcher Arena. Click on the photo to rotate.  You can also click on the Theta Link on the picture to get access to other tools.

Jack Butcher Arena - Loogootee High School #theta360 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA
FAN Club Shirts For Sale

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Original FAN Shirts for Sale.  Ask your child about the Order Form, or click below for more information.  

Veteran's Day Program Friday, 11/10

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Our students will be celebrating Veteran's Day, Friday, November 10th, at 2 pm, in the HS auditorium.

Student Artwork on DIsplay

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Book Fair October 23-27 & October 30-November 3

Book Fair

Come check out our Book Fair for grades K-4, October 23-27, and

grades 5-12, October 30 - November 3.  Shop online until November 13th.  

A large variety of books will be availbable for purchase.

http://www.scholastic.com/bf/loogootee

Lark Ranch Donates Pumpkins for Contest

Pumpkins

Lark Ranch donated 40 pumpkins to LCSC for our annual pumpkin decorating contest.

Finished pumpkins will be showcased at the Loogootee Holloween Parade.  

LCS & Police Continue Partnership on Drug Ed

Police

Bucket Fillers

Bucket Fillers

Career Day

Career

Students dressed as their "future careers."

Farm Bureau Donates Popcorn

Popcorn

Farm Bureau Insurance donated a large amount of popcorn for our school to sell during sporting events.  It is partners such as this that allow our school to participate in many extra-curricular activities.  

e-Funds Launches Mobile Friendly Site.

efundslogoe-Funds for Schools is excited to announce the release of Ver 2.0 of the parent website which is now mobile friendly! This new and improved user experience features a website which adapts to the form of device it is being accessed from (mobile, tablet, laptop) and optimizes the web page while making it easily accessible and effortless for parents making payments on-the-go!  Visit the Mobile Friendly site now.

Don’t like the new site?  Click HERE to access the old site.  Please note, this site will be discontinued on December 31, 2017.

Click HERE to learn more about Loogootee Schools online payment program.

Bucket Fillers

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Mrs. Hayes and her 1st graders

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Substitute Teachers Needed

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New Technology Lab Shines

Tech Lab

Summer Reading Champs

Summer Reading

Great American Eclipse

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PICK-UP / DROP OFF POINTS ON CITY BUS ROUTES

PICK-UP / DROP OFF POINTS ON CITY BUS ROUTES

This is just a reminder of the pick-up / drop off points on city bus routes instituted last Spring.  You are invited to contact your child’s school office if you have any questions about these new pick-up / drop off points that are being offered.  

Skylert/School Messenger Text Messaging Service

text handThis school year Loogootee Schools will be using Skylert (School Messenger) to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, early release day reminders, school closings, safety alerts and more.

You can participate in this free service just by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our school’s short code number, 67587.

Please sign up today. 

You can also opt out of these messages at any time by simply replying to one of our messages with “Stop”.

School Messenger Flyer
 

Loogootee Schools will be 1:1 with Chromebooks for the 17-18 school year.

chromebooksStudents in grades K-6 will each be issued a Chromebook in a cart model.  What that means is that students will have access to their own Chromebook daily but will turn it back in at the end of the day to charge overnight.  If homework is issued that requires a Chromebook, students will be allowed to check it out to take home on a very limited basis.  More information regarding this will be provided by the building principal and/or classroom teacher.  Chromebooks in the cart model are protected with a hard case.

Students in grades 7-12 will be issued a Chromebook and may take it home daily to complete school work.  Students are expected to leave their chargers at home and charge their Chromebooks nightly.  Chromebooks in the take home model are protected with a “leave in” bag.  Students are expected to keep their Chromebooks in that bag at all times.

Summary of Chromebook 1:1 Program

Preschool & Daycare Information

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LCSC is excited to announce two new additions to the LES staff!  Ashley Roach will be the preschool teacher at LES Little Lions Preschool this fall.  Stephanie Powell will be our Childcare Director for our before and after school activities.  If you would like more information, please see the attached information or email Dara Chezem at dchezem@loogootee.k12.in.us   

Preschool & Daycare Information & Forms

No Fuss Shopping

CrayonNo Fuss Shopping!   School supplies for LES students will be available again this year at bulk order prices!  Purchase supplies at registration, open house, and the LES office starting July 24th.  Supplies will be delivered to your child's classroom for their first day of school!  

Complete Supply List and Prices

ISTEP Parent Portal

Beginning on June 19, your student’s preliminary Spring 2017 ISTEP+ results will be available for you to review through the ISTEP+ Parent Portal.  Through the Parent Portal, you will be able to view your students score, performance level (Did Not Pass, Pass, or Pass+), and written responses to ISTEP+ Part 1 questions for each subject area test your student took.  After reviewing this information, you may also request that your student’s response to one or more questions be rescored from June 19, 2017 through July 7, 2017.  Please note the window for rescoring 10th grade Math will remain open until July 11.

Loogootee Shines at earning Grant $

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STEM Research

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PayDay

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The "Poetree"

Poetry

1st graders learn butterfly process

Butterfly

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Miss. Buchta to Retire

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Help us congratulate Miss. Buchta on her impending retirement. 

Reading is Emphasized!

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Lady Lions Tennis Team to participate in Smash Cancer Tennis Invitational

The Lady Lions Tennis Team will travel to Jasper May 5-6 to play in the annual Smash Cancer Tennis Invitational at the Ed Yarbrough Tennis Complex.  The teams participating are Loogootee, Gibson Southern, Jeffersonville, Alexandria, Paoli, Jasper, Silver Creek, and New Albany.

Day Care Position

Loogootee Schools plans on offering a Before and After School Day Care Program beginning with the start of the 2017-18 school year. This program will consist of supervised child care for school age children and will include some homework assistance time along with enrichment activities. We are currently searching for a "Supervisor" for this program. If you are interested in applying, please read the Posting and turn all application materials to the Elementary Office before the end of the day on May 1.

Employment Site

Vacancy Information

 

Mrs. Gilbert and Health

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Paper Quilts

Paper Quilts

Paper Quilts

Dental Hygiene

Students learning the importance of proper dental care!

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4th Grade Book Reports

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Supt. Mehaffey visits D.C.

Superintendent Chip Mehaffey visits Washington D.C. to help our nations leaders understand the importance of Impact Aid provided by Crane Naval Base.  He met with Indiana leaders in his quest.

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Antonyms, Homonyms, Synonyms

Amping up our Language Arts skills

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Basketball Regional Information

basketball imageIHSAA Class A Boys Basketbal Regional @ Loogootee

Date: Saturday, March 11.
Admission: $7 per session; $10 both sessions.
Home Team: The second team listed in is the designated home team.

West Washington (#11, 20-6) vs. New Washington (#16, 18-9) 10:30

Loogootee (#12, 21-7) vs. Wood Memorial (#5, 21-5) 12:00 (approx.) Bracket 

Each of the regional games will be live scored thru a program called ScoreBook Live. Fans may follow every game on their phone, tablet or computer. https://scorebooklive.com/games?date=2017-03-11&state=IN

Tickets will be available in the Athletic Office during the school days on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 7:30 AM- 3:30 PM 

Tickets will also be available Thursday in the Front Foyer from 3:30-6:00 PM  

Mrs. Graves and the Cowboy Stomp

Mrs. Graves directs the 4th graders in the Cowboy Stomp.  Hee-Haw!

Stomp

Kindergarten Round Up

Tuesday, March 21, 6:30-7:30

Round Up

Mrs. Toy reviewing for ISTEP

ISTEP preparation is in full swing.  Mrs. Toy working diligently to help her kids understand important information.

Mrs. Toy

Elementary Meets Reading Goal

Elementary students achieve Mrs. Chezem's Reading Goal (AR) and get to wear pajamas to school!

 

Kids meet reading goal.

LOOGOOTEE SCHOOLS ADD NEW PICK-UP / DROP OFF POINTS ON BUS ROUTES

picture of school busBeginning Monday, February 20, 2017, Loogootee Schools will be adding new pick-up and drop off points that students are welcome to use for travel to and from Loogootee Schools.  These new points were developed based on the numerous responses to the survey that was provided to all families with students attending Loogootee Schools.  CLICK READ MORE TO SEE THE ROUTES

Senator Messmer visits Loogootee

Indiana State Senator, Mark Messmer, visits with elementary students.

Mark Messmer

School Bus Transportation Survey

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Loogootee Community Schools is exploring the possibility of adding additional bus stops within and near the city limits of Loogootee. We would like your input. Please complete this survey by Friday, January 27.

School Bus Survey Link

2012 State Champs to be honored

2012 State Basketball Champs to be honored and Colin Nelson supported.

 

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Mike Taylor Spaghetti Dinner

Benefit Dinner for Mike Taylor

Melanoma

Snow Make-Up Days

Loogootee Schools will be in session Monday, January 16 and Monday, Februrary 20 to make up the days missed January 5th and 6th.

LES First Term Pictures PAWS

Click here to enjoy pictures from the first semester at Loogootee Elementary.

 

 

Mrs. Wagler in the spirit

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Miss Buchta's in the Holiday Spirit

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Mrs. Lawson working on math facts

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Mrs. Lawson differentiating instruction during math.

Mrs. Arthur during PAWS Math

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Mrs. Arthur helping to remediate math.

Mrs. Teri Smith teaching carrying over numbers

2nd graders learning Math.

Mrs. Truelove's PAWS math class

Using Chromebooks to review math facts

Mrs. Walton's diorama lesson

Students working on diorama's.  

Elementary Staff "Gets into Character"

Students love when their teachers dress up!

Mrs. Wagler's Character Day

1st graders as Book Characters

Fall is Here

Getting Excited for Fall!!!

FIre Safety

Fire Safety

Matt Hart delivers powerful Anti-Bullying Convocation

Bullying Convocation

August Newsletter

Click here for the August newsletter.

Textbook/Course Fees

The Textbook/Course Fees for Loogootee Elementary and Middle School are listed below.  The fees for Loogootee High School will vary based on the individual student schedule.  Those will be available soon on Family Access.

Loogootee Elementary Fees

Loogootee Middle School Fees

Loogootee Schools Adopts Early Release Days for the 2016-17 School Year.

During the regular School Board Meeting on July 21, the Loogootee School Board voted to add Early Release Professional Develompent Days to the Calendar.  

K-4 supplies available at school

Loogootee is now offering you an option to purchase school supplies at the school, more information is enclosed.

2016-17 Registration Information

Registration for the 2016-17 School year will take place on August 2nd and 3rd.  On August 2nd, registration will take place from 8:00-6:30 in the Middle/High School Cafeteria.   On August 3rd, registration will take place from 8:00-3:30 in the main office of the school building of enrollment.

Loogootee Schools seeking input on proposed early release days for 16-17 school year.

Loogootee Community Schools is seeking input on a proposal for early release days for professional development for the 16-17 school year.  Please click on the following link for more information: Early Release Days Information.

You can leave questions, comments, and/or express concerns at the following link: Comment Survey.  If prompted use Pin# 5525.  The comment survey will be available until July 15.

Teacher Spotlight Beth Buchta

Loogootee Alumni Page Launched

This week Loogootee Schools is proud to announce the launching of an Alumni Website. The immediate goal is to gather alumni information in order to create a directory so alumni can connect to one another.  

 www.loogootee.k12.in.us/alumni

Parent Meeting

LOOGOOTEE ELEMENTARY KINDERGARTEN ROUND-UP Tuesday, March 15, 2016 @ 6:30 pm Loogootee Elementary School An informative night for incoming Kindergarten parents and students. 

 

Our School: Loogootee Elementary

Ever wonder what goes on in school each day?

Check out our video montage!

Lion Manufacturing Featured in Inside Indiana Business wyatt
The January 5

Highlights of 5 great things going on right now at Loogootee Community Schools.

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Loogootee Schools Announce School Make-up Dates winter
eLearning Day Press Release

elearning DOEThe Indiana Department of Education has approved Loogootee Schools to utilize Planned eLearning days for the 17-18 school year.  A Planned eLearning day would count as a day of school but it would have to be done on a day in which school is not scheduled.   This eLearning Day has been scheduled for Saturday, February 17.  By participating in the eLearning day through providing evidence of work, a student will earn attendance credit for the school day.  However, students will not physically come to school that day.................

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100th Day of School Fun 100th Day of School Fun
Spirit Check Card card

 

 

 

Robotics Team Competes at State LMS Team

On Saturday, December 1st Loogootee Middle School competed at the Southern Indiana FIRST LEGO™ League Robotic State Championship Tournament at USI.  The Little Lions were awarded the Against All Odds Award for being the best rookie team at the competition. 

"The Five" - Key Happenings in Loogootee Schools bus

Highlights of 5 great things going on right now at Loogootee Community Schools.

 

 

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