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    Please join us for
    Open House
    September 4, 2014
    5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

    Richland School district One will not participate in the USDA Community Eligibility Provision Program (CEP) for this current school year 2014-2015. Meal applications must be submitted and can be completed online at http://www.schoolnutritionandfitness.com/index or picked up from the school cafeteria. Student's meal status from last year will remain in effect until September 30, 2014.


    All Season Sports Pass

    The All Season Sports Pass is on sale now.  This pass will give you access to all home games for all sports.  Students can purchase their passes from Coach Stroman in the Arena.  Adult passes and Elementary passes can be purchased from Ms. Brown in the Main Office.


    Congratulations LR PTSA!

    Congratulations to the LR PTSA for being nominated as a 2014-2016 National  PTA School of Excellence.

    Mr. & Mrs. Sportsarama

    David Smith (11th grade) and Shacoria Anderson (12th grade) were recognized as Mr. & Mrs. Sportsarama 2014.  The Sportsarama is an annual jamboree to kick off the high school football season.


    PLTW Makes Local News

    Ms. Twanda Addison was one of hundreds of teachers who participated in training at USC for Project Lead The Way Biomedical Science Core Training.  Check out the video link below!

    http://www.wltx.com/videos/news/2014/07/29/13337699/

    School Improvement Council Brochure

    Annual Report To Parents Format 2014_2.docx
    Lower Richland Receives
    Palmetto Silver Award

    Read more...

    Great Happenings at Lower Richland




    Lower Richland High School will travel to National Healthy Schools Program Forum and Receive Award for Increasing Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

    The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation, will recognize Lower Richland High School for transforming its campus into a healthy place for students and staff. To earn the National Recognition Award Lower Richland High School improved its nutrition services and physical activity programs to meet or exceed stringent standards set by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program. The Healthy Schools Program provides professional development to schools such as onsite and virtual trainings with school health experts, access to a customer support center, science-based resources, and success stories--at no cost--to more than 18,000 schools nationwide to help them reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. Schools are eligible for Bronze, Silver, or Gold National Recognition Awards based on their level of achievement.

    Alliance for a Healthier Generation Bronze Recognition poster.pdf


    LR Collaborates with EngenuitySC

    Mr. Wymbs is featured in an article in the August 20, 2014 edition of the State Newspaper.  Check it out online at www.state.com and search: Wymbs.  

    School Happenings

    PTSA Meeting Dates

    Here are the LRHS PTSA Meeting Dates for the school year.
     There is also an attached flyer available for your use to post and to distribute to parents.  Most of our PTSA meetings start at 6:30pm and will be held in the cafeteria with an exception of the following:


    ·         Monday Sept. 15th 2014: This is the first meeting of the school year. It will start at 6:30pm as usual. Our guest speaker is Mayor Benjamin. This meeting will be held in the Theater

    ·         
    Monday Oct. 20th, 2014The PTSA is sponsoring a “Meet the Candidates” Night where invited officials on the Nov. 4th ballot will have an opportunity to present their vision for our community. The start time is 6:30pm. and will be held in the Theatre.


    ·         Tuesday Feb. 24th, 2015: This is the date that the Richland District One School Board is scheduled to come to our school. Normally, these meetings are held in the Theatre. Instead of hosting a separate meeting during February, the PTSA will be asking our members and community for their support of the school board meeting scheduled to begin at 7pm. The PTSA will not expect to present any PTSA business on this evening. We will follow the lead of our administrators on how you all want us to function on that evening.


    ·         Monday May 18th, 2015: This meeting is not listed on the flyer. However, this is the date planned for the annual scholarship banquet.  Our start time will be 7pm in the cafeteria.


    Thank you everyone for your assistance as the PTSA works toward increasing parental involvement during the 2014-2015 school year. We’re looking forward to a great year!


    Sincerely,

    Yolande Roach

    LRHS PTSA President

    www.lrptsa.org

    lrptsa.pdf
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    THE CREEK IS ON THE RISE!

    ATTENTION STUDENT DRIVERS

    All high school students are required to complete Alive at 25 before they are eligible to purchase a campus parking permit for the 2014-2015 school year.  Students who have previously taken Alive at 25 will be exempt.

    To obtain a parking pass for the fall, students must complete the course before August 15, 2014.  (Please note, taking and passing the course will not guarantee students issuance of a parking permit.  Parking permits will be issued according to availability and the policy of the school.)

    To register, contact: SC National Safety Council
    Phone: 800-733-6185 or 803-732-6778
    www.scaliveat25.org

    Great Things Come from LR

    Senior Deputy Terrance Acox, Lower Richland High School Resource Officer is being featured by the Sheriff's Department.  Read what Sheriff Leon Lott has to say about him in the Northeast News.

    http://thenortheastnews.com/richland-county-sheriffs-department-features-school-resource-officer

    About Our School



    Learn more about Lower Richland High School!


    International Baccalaureate Program
     

    Information about the Lower Richland International Baccalaureate (IB) program can be found by clicking on the IB logo.

    Transportation Brochure
    2014-15 Lower Richland High School
    Please click on the link below to determine bus routes and times.

    Lower Richland Route 2014-2015.pdf
    Mission Statement
    The mission of Lower Richland High School is to engage students in positive, productive, and innovative learning experiences in order to become successful, responsible, and competitive in a global and technological society.
    We believe that..
    • Each student has the ability to learn and to be successful.
    • Changing cultural diversity is a positive element that teaches respect and enriches society.
    • Students learn in different ways and deserve the opportunity to achieve at their own ability level. 
    • Each student must assume responsibility for his/her own potential.
    • Character matters; honesty, integrity, and mutual respect are vital.
    • Educators will use a variety of effective teaching methods and strategies with high expectations.
    • A safe and supportive environment is essential to the growth and success of all individuals.
    • Learning is a continuous process of integrated experiences that ultimately produce change. 
    • Education is the shared responsibility of the students, school, home, and community.

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    Upcoming Events

    Monday, September 1
    Labor Day-Schools Closed
    Library Card Sign-up Month
    Thursday, September 4
    Open House
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    JV Football vs Orangeburg-Wilkinson
    6:00 PM
    Friday, September 5
    Varsity Football @ Orangeburg-Wilkinson
    7:30 PM

    From the Principal

    Dear Diamond Hornet Families,

    I want to officially welcome all of you to the 2014-2015 School Year! Summer has come and gone and now it is time to continue with the excellent traditions of Lower Richland, as well as to introduce exciting new programs and personnel. Lower Richland administration and staff has been busy preparing for another amazing year. Over the summer break the school has been cleaned, facilities have been updated, the STEM focus has continued, and the district has moved forth to implement the Digital Learning Environment where incoming freshman will be issued a laptop and protective backpack in September, with sophomores following in January. We are still very excited and proud of our scholarship total, 17.8 million dollars, and the highest in the district. The bar is set high for the class of 2015, but we know they can do it! Our dedicated staff has been working hard to ensure a successful start of school next Monday, August 18, 2014.

    This will be my fourth year as principal of Lower Richland, and I am thrilled at the opportunity to get to know all of you and engage in the educational process together. The high school years are critical times of development for students and families alike, and I look forward to working with all of you to make this year successful. I am a lifelong educator who brings a firm commitment to students and families as well as a love of learning and problem solving. I look forward to continue building lasting relationships with each and every member of the Lower Richland community. Please get into the building and introduce yourself in the days and weeks ahead.

    We have worked diligently preparing for your studentís return and are prepared to make the transition back to school smooth and without incident. The guidance department is preparing for a successful 2014-2015 school year. The schedule your student received was tentative. Student registration and schedule changes began July 21and will continue to August 8 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, appointments are preferred; however, all walk-ins are welcome. Our goal is to have all students accurately scheduled and ready for vital instruction on the first day of school. Therefore, no schedule changes will be permitted after the first day of school, August 18. The only changes will be due to duplicate courses, required courses not scheduled or teacher recommendations.

    As the faculty, staff, and administrative team roll up our sleeves and continue the hard work, letís remember to celebrate all of the wonderful accomplishments and let us remember that these accomplishments would not have been possible without the hard work of all stakeholders. Just a few of our recent accomplishments:

    For the first time ever, Lower Richland High School leads the district with the students of the class of 2014 earning 17.8 million dollars in scholarships
    85.1% students passing HSAP on the first attempt, a 6 point increase
    Partnership with EngenuitySC that will result in solar energy, food waste disposal, green house updates and a sustainable vegetable garden
    Lower Richland High has become a Professional Development Site in conjunction with the University of South Carolina which will provide bountiful staff development and an on-site presence from the University of South Carolina, clinical specialist, Dr. Cook
    Lower Richland High School and the Historic Columbia Foundation have entered a school and community based partnership to empower students in critical thinking about the history of Lower Richland Community
    Award winning Robotics program
    Expansion of Project Lead the Way and Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences Program
    Cluster expansion of the International Baccalaureate into the middle schools (Middle Years Program)
    Leads the District in preparing students for the workforce and Career Readiness via Work Keys
    100% faculty highly qualified
    4.8% increase in AP exams 3 or higher
    EOC all subject 3.5% increase
    56 point increase in SAT average score
    On time graduation rate increase 7.7%
    Academic all-stars at an all-time high 25

    Thank you in advance for your continued support. We are looking forward to greater and better rewards during the 2014-2015 academic school year.

    The sky is not the limit, it is only the view!

    Respectfully Yours,

    Kelvin Wymbs
    Principal