LHS News 2017-2018

LHS Receives Grant and Meets NFL Player

posted Jun 29, 2018, 8:10 AM by KRISTAL DAWSON

LHS students at WalMart

LHS cheerleaders and mascot made an appearance at the Wal-Mart on Norman Drive to help them kick off their online grocery service.  At the event, LHS was presented a $1,000 grant to use with community service projects and student recognition! Thank you, Wal-Mart!  Students are pictured with Principal LeAnne McCall, Assistant Principal Casey Page and former LHS student Kenny Moore who now plays in the NFL for the Indianapolis Colts!

AFJROTC Academic Bowl at the Nation's Capital

posted Jun 23, 2018, 9:55 AM by KRISTAL DAWSON

AFJROTC Academic Bowl team with Rep. Austin Scott

Reported by Lt. Col. Dominicis: 
LHS is being represented this week in our nation's capital by the AFJROTC Academic Bowl team.  They had the privilege of meeting with Representative Austin Scott in his office.  They compete in the Academic Bowl national championship this weekend!


posted May 24, 2018, 6:05 AM by KRISTAL DAWSON

June 4th – June 7th

Dear Future Lowndes Viking,

We are excited to invite you to our 2018 Viking Summer Baseball Camp. We’ve designed our camp to help each individual player improve their skills as well as provide a fun and exciting atmosphere that comes with Viking Baseball!!
Our coaching staff as well as our players is dedicated to teaching each player the fundamentals needed to be successful and provide a positive learning environment.
We look forward to seeing you at Noel George Field, Home to the Lowndes Vikings.

Rusty Beale, 
Head Baseball Coach Lowndes High School

Little Vikes Cheer Camp 2018

posted May 24, 2018, 5:59 AM by KRISTAL DAWSON

When: Thursday, July 19th & Friday, July 20th 9:00am-12:00pm
Registration Forms are available from any LHS Cheerleader and Lowndes High School Webpage
Registration will begin at 8:30am on July 19th
Where: Lowndes High School New Gym
Cost: $60.00 additional sibling $50 (includes T-shirt, Snack & Pizza Party)
All skill levels are welcome. Ages 5-12 will learn exciting chants, cheers and fight song. Camp participates will exhibition for parents the last day of camp at 11:30am. In addition, Little Vikes will perform with the JV/Varsity cheerleaders at the Community Pep Rally held this year at Martin Stadium on September 13, 2018 time TBA.
Applications and Payment Due: July 13, 2018

LHS Announces Teacher of the Year

posted May 11, 2018, 5:36 AM by KRISTAL DAWSON

Teacher of the Year Julie Hoff with her family

Lowndes High School is pleased to announce that the Teacher of the Year is Mrs. Julie Hoff.  Mrs. Hoff teaches American Government in the Ninth Grade Academy.  Here are a few of the things Mrs. Hoff's coworkers had to say about her:

Julie Hoff is a gifted mentor, an inspiring coworker, and an exemplary teacher all around.  Professionally speaking she is an incredible role model.  She has over twenty years of experience in the classroom but has not lost an ounce of her courage and excitement to try new things.  She is always happy to lend a hand or ear - as evident in her extracurricular commitments, in her never having missed a hall birthday, and in her offer once to cover my lunch duty when I happened to be obviously overwhelmed!  That, in and of itself deserves a prize I’m sure!  As my assigned mentor, Julie has helped me to learn and grow and to become a better teacher - and in her usual fashion, she has done so through providing me not with instruction and direction, but with opportunity and support.  It is this practice that she employs daily with her students that truly sets her apart.  Julie understands that good teachers guide and empower their students, allowing them to find their own paths.  I can attest to her pedagogical skills because as her mentee, I was fortunate enough to experience them first hand.  What’s more, Julie is incredibly compassionate and never judgmental.  When it feels as though we are buried in inconvenience and impossibility, Julie always manages to find the good.  I have made many mistakes as a first year teacher, but every time I have fallen short, Julie has been there to remind me, with wit and humor, that I am more than the sum of my mistakes.  Her optimism, her kindness, and her generosity are contagious and a blessing to this school.  I would love nothing more than for her to be recognized for her contributions to our community as I can honestly say; I do not know what we would do without her.
To those of us who know and love Julie Hoff... we can attest to the fact that she makes consistent contributions toward our DAILY HAPPINESS at LHS (to whatever degree any of us have it, she is in part why) and toward the quality of instruction for persons both inside and outside of her own Social Studies department. Truly, we all "share" Julie's sunshine. She is warm, caring, friendly, positive, helpful, thoughtful, flexible, supportive, generous, FUNNY... The list is ten miles long. She is this way to her students AND she is this way to ALL of her coworkers. As a coworker and awesome human being, she SPOILS US. She brings us random treats (pumpkin bread YUM), organizes hall social events, puts balloons up on our birthdays, says HELLO to every one of us without exception, and cares when we are out enough to ask. She doesn't complain, but she listens when we do! I think she is literally one of the KINDEST coworkers we have. As a teacher, she is LOVED by her students. She is the right amount of firm/no-nonsense structure, discipline, and academic RIGOR...yet FUN is wrapped all over it. Her students meet expectations, exceed expectations, and excel beyond their own imaginations. I have witnessed her effectively calming down a screaming student who was prone to violence, risking her own safety to the point where I was so worried about her, I stepped in. The girl continued on down the hall ranting despite Julie's best efforts, and I said, "Seriously, Julie, you shouldn't stand in the way of a student bent on hurting someone like that. OMG, she looked like she was about to deck you." and Julie said something along the lines of, "Well, I felt bad for her. I was trying to help her. She's been bumped around from home to home, school to school. This might be her last chance." And that was a Reg Ed kid!!!  In the classroom, she does whatever she has to do to differentiate for the success of EVERY student from Special Ed to Gifted and every one in between. (Oh, there's that "differentiation" buzzword again...but you know what? I know she does it more than most of us.)As a leader, she creates and shares materials/tests/ideas/suggestions, covers classes, opens doors for us and/or our subs, joins committees she doesn't even HAVE to join but just because she wants to help out, she speaks out with the voice of reason, we listen,...and she pulls us all together. She is an EXEMPLAR of what it means to be a teacher and of what it means to be a “beautiful person.”

Teacher of the Year Julie Hoff with Assistant Principal Tonya Brown

Superintendent Woods announces 2018 Georgia Scholars

posted May 1, 2018, 6:01 AM by KRISTAL DAWSON   [ updated May 3, 2018, 8:01 AM by lavernehill@lowndes.k12.ga.us ]

Georgia DOE logo

MEDIA CONTACT: Meghan Frick, GaDOE Communications Office, 404-463-4246, mfrick@doe.k12.ga.us
-Follow GaDOE on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @GeorgiaDeptofEd

April 30, 2018 – Graduating seniors from across Georgia – 208 in total – have been recognized as 2018 Georgia Scholars, State School Superintendent Richard Woods announced today.

Through the Georgia Scholar program, the Georgia Department of Education identifies and honors high school seniors who have achieved excellence in school and community life. Students eligible for Georgia Scholar recognition are high school seniors who exhibit excellence in all phases of school life, in community activities, and in the home.

Georgia Scholars are students who have carried exemplary course loads during their four years of high school; who performed excellently in all courses; who successfully participated in interscholastic events at their schools and in their communities; and who have assumed active roles in extracurricular activities sponsored by their schools. Each Georgia Scholar receives a seal for his or her diploma.

“Students receiving the Georgia Scholar recognition are truly well-rounded,” Superintendent Woods said. “They’ve engaged in extracurriculars, worked hard in a broad range of academic subjects, served their communities and grown as leaders. A true education encompasses more than just the traditional ‘core’ subjects, and these students exemplify that.”

The program is coordinated by GaDOE’s Excellence Recognition office and through local coordinators in each public school system and private schools throughout the state.

Congratulations to the Lowndes High School Georgia Scholars Chad Hyer and Nathanael Strickler! We are very proud of you!
Chad Hyer, Georgia Scholar
Nathanael Strickler, Georgia Scholar



Track Sectionals

posted Apr 30, 2018, 5:30 AM by KRISTAL DAWSON

Reported by Coach Quinn:

The following Girls and Boys qualify for the state meet in Rome, Georgia May 10-12, 2018:

> Jamesha Samuel - High Jump - 5-2 - 5th place
> Katelin Stecz - Pole Vault -  9-0 - 7th place
> Madicyn Robinson - Discus - 119-0 - 1st place
> Tayvonn Kyle - Long Jump - 22-8 - 2nd place
                         Triple Jump - 46-2.75 - 2nd place
> Walker Schwab - Discus - 154-4 - 1st place
> Michael Barrett - Discus - 137-0 - 5th place
> Travis Tisdale - 100 meters dash - 10.97 - 8th place
> Michael Gentry - Shot Put - 47-7 - 7th place
> Tiberis Drocea - Pole Vault - 12-0 - 8th place
> 4X100 Meters Relay - Shemar Dawson, Tayvonn Kyle, Michael Barrett, Travis Tisdale - 42.57 - 2nd
> 4X400 Meters Relay - Daryl Griffin, Travis Tisdale, Joshua Walker, Tayvonn Kyle - 3:25.99 - 8th plac

Georgia FFA Convention Livestreamed

posted Apr 26, 2018, 7:40 AM by KRISTAL DAWSON

Reported by Mr. Corbett:
Lowndes FFA members will be in leadership positions and receive awards on-stage multiple times at the Georgia FFA Convention held this week in Macon.  The Convention sessions will be broadcast live using LiveStream technology. All six convention sessions will also be archived and available online for later use. To access the Convention video once the Convention begins, and after it’s over, go to www.georgiaffa.org and looking for the State Convention Streaming banner.  Lowndes Schools FFA members are competing in more than 20 areas.  Schedule may have some additions as results of competitions develop.

Here is our current schedule:

Thursday, 7:00 PM, 1st Session
-Levi Herring, LHS, Georgia Star in Agriscience competition

Friday, 8:00 AM, 2nd Session
-Clay Parker, State Officer Candidate introductions

Friday, 10:30 AM, 3rd Session
-Three LHS members recognized in FFA proficiency competitions:  Trevor Ross,Courtney Cameron, and Levi Herring
-Clay Parker, LHS, recognized for the Flatt UGA Scholarship

Friday, 7:00 AM, 4th Session
-LHS members who were 2016 National Winners are recognized:  Courtney Cameron, Zach Gay, Cedrick Montgomery, Zach Daw, Alexis Herring, Ty Parks, Gabriella Daugherty, Dawson Peek, Levi Herring, Shaw Wacter

Saturday, 8:00 AM, 5th Session
-State Degrees conferred to LHS members: Becca James, Clay Parker, Shaw Wacter, Levi Herring, and Gaines Boone. 

Saturday, 11:00 AM, 6th Session
-LHS, HMS, PGMS, and LMS are recognized for 100% FFA membership.

Again, the televised schedule may have changes as we proceed through the Convention.

LHS Represented at The Shuler Awards

posted Apr 23, 2018, 6:35 AM by KRISTAL DAWSON

Riley and Meredith at the Shuler Awards

Seniors Riley Davis and Meredith Reitz represented Lowndes High School in the Shuler Student Ensemble at the 10th Annual Shuler Awards: The Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards, held on Thursday April 19th at the Cobb Energy Center in Atlanta. LHS participated in the Shuler Awards with their production of "The Scarlet Pimpernel," directed by Sheri Dorsett.

Lowndes Girls' Tennis Defeats Campbell and Advances to the Next Round of State Playoffs

posted Apr 20, 2018, 11:14 AM by KRISTAL DAWSON

Varsity Girls Tennis Team

Reported by Coach Phelps:
On Thursday afternoon, Lowndes Girls' tennis team hosted Campbell in the first round of the 1-7A State Tennis Tournament. The girls defeated Campbell by a margin of 4-0. Next, boys and girls will travel to North Cobb next Wednesday for the Round of 16. Boys will play at 1:00 pm and Girls approximately 3:00 pm. Thank you for your support.

Lowndes vs. Campbell Results 

#1 Singles: Hannah Lindsey won 6-1, 6-1
#2 Singles: Hannah Gandy won 6-1, 6-1
#3 Singles: Amber Daughtrey won 6-3, 6-1

#1 Doubles: Megan Hawkins / Halle Gandy won 6-4, 2-6,  (10-3) played a Super Tiebreak for 3rd set because match was decided after singles swept

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