WELCOME TO THE 2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR!
11 hours ago
Laurens District 55 kicked-off the 2016-17 school year on August 10 with an opening assembly in the gym at LDHS. Every district employee was invited to attend the event. Colors were presented by the LDHS NJROTC color guard, and Da'Mar, a rising 6th grader, delivered an impeccable rendition of the National Anthem. A video highlighting each school's 2016-17 teacher of the year was shown. Marcia Womble, the 2016-17 District 55 Teacher of the Year, shared a message reflecting on the reasons she became an educator. Womble is a visual arts teacher who is in her 21st year of impacting the lives of students. Dr. Stephen Peters, District 55 Superintendent, addressed those in attendance sharing his vision and goals for the coming year. Reminding the crowd that "nobody rises to low expectations", the superintendent shared that each of the district's 700+ employees is expected to treat every student with respect and compassion every day. "With all hands on deck, Laurens 55 will be certain that there is no child left out."
TAKING IT TO THE STREETS IN L55
5 hours ago
Do You Know Enough about Me to Teach Me?
Laurens School District 55 is focused on developing healthy relationships with the students and parents throughout the areas served by our nine schools.
SUPERINTENDENT VISITS LPA
11 hours ago
Dr. Peters visited students at Laurens Preparatory Academy on the first day of school. The District 55 Superintendent shared his vision for the future of the school district and his belief that every student can achieve success.
FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH FOR ALL STUDENTS
11 hours ago
Community Eligibility Provision
Effective July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017
Representatives from the US Department of Agriculture and the SC Department of Education visited t LDHS on August 22, for a ribbon cutting ceremony to signify the launch of CEP in District 55. Superintendent Dr. Stephen Peters and USDA Representative Robin Bailey were the featured speakers.
Laurens County School District 55 is participating in the Community
Eligibility Provision for the 2016-2017 school year. Section 104(a) of
the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 amended section 11(a)(1) of
the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C.
1759a(a)(1))(the law) to provide an alternative to household
applications for free and reduced-price meals in local educational
agencies (LEAs) and schools with increased levels of low-income
students. This alternative is referred to as the Community Eligibility
All students enrolled in the school/district may participate in the breakfast and lunch program at no charge to them. Families will not have to fill out meal applications.
Breakfast and lunch meals follow the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines for healthy school meals. Please encourage students to participate in the school meal programs.
You may contact your Student Nutrition Director, Wanda Knight at 864-984-8138 for additional information.
Parents or guardians that do not want their child/children to participate in CEP may wish to discuss this matter with Wanda Knight on an informal basis.
Parents wishing to make a formal appeal may make a request either orally or in writing to Mr. Rodney Smith, Chief Operations Officer whose address is: 301 Hillcrest Drive, Laurens, SC 29360
(864-984-3568) for a hearing to appeal the decision.
NEW TO THE AREA?
5 hours ago
THE DISTRICT OFFICE HAS MOVED - The
District 55 Administrative Office is now located at 301 Hillcrest Drive in
Laurens. The West Main Street location is no longer in operation. The
phone number remains the same, 864-984-3568.
visiting the Hillcrest Drive office, you will need to use the entrance
that faces the shopping center (Roses Department Store, Dollar General,
Sr. Garcia, etc.) Please check in at the reception desk and you will be
directed from there.
is a big transition for our district and we apologize if you have
endured any inconvenience during the move. We look forward to great
Located in the heart of beautiful Laurens County, Laurens School District 55 has its administrative offices at 301 Hillcrest Drive in Laurens, South Carolina. Nestled between Greenville, Spartanburg, and Columbia, the area provides peaceful living combined with convenient access to some of the state's most important metropolitan centers, its beaches, or the mountains.
Laurens County School District 55 strives to be a system of excellence and equity in educational practices for each learner. You can be assured that your child will be attending a progressive school system whose educational programs are designed to meet a wide variety of interests, ability levels, and cultural backgrounds.
Enrolling your child in the school system here is a relatively simple matter. You should have signed a statement of release in the school district from which you have moved. This enables District 55 to receive a copy of your child's records from that school system. If you did not do this before relocating, someone at the school to which your child is assigned in District 55 will be glad to assist you. Take your child's previous report cards and other school records that you may have with you.
FORD ELEMENTARY PRESENTS A GRAND WELCOME FOR STUDENTS!
11 hours ago
As Ford Elementary School students arrived on campus for the first day of the 2016-2017 school year, they were greeted by community members, cheerleaders, and school staff. Principal Zak Watson and his colleagues enlisted the help of the surrounding community to be on hand to welcome and cheer for the students on August 16. Cheerleaders and the mascot from neighboring Presbyterian College provided additional encouragement, cheers, and added to the festive occasion of beginning another school year - - a school year that will prove to be very successful! Thank you to all who contributed and helped with this event.
- Board Policy Manual
- Calendar 2016-2017
- Highlights Video
- Maintenance Request
- Parent Portal
- SC Standards Guide for Families
- School Supplies List
- Sex Offender Registry
- Student Health Screenings
- Technology Request
- Vision, Mission, Beliefs, Expectations
- Which school should I attend?
- Which bus should I ride?