LCPS's five high schools awarded diplomas to 567 seniors in four days of commencements ceremonies that were -- considering the circumstances -- remarkably similar to their graduation exercises of years past. True, the 2020 graduating classes in most cases were segmented into smaller groups, the seating was widely spaced and some of the speeches were pre-recorded; but graduates still heard inspiring words, heard their names called and walked across the stage to receive their diplomas before proud family. Unfortunately, everyone who wanted to see their favorite students attain this milestone was not able to do so because of restrictions related to coronavirus. LCPS and the high schools have worked hard to allay that disappointment by creating a virtual auditorium for commencements. Click below to enter that auditorium, where you'll find messages to graduates from the chair of the Lenoir County Board of Education and our superintendent, photos from graduations and links to the commencement videos.
South Lenoir will have a paperwork pickup today, June 17, 2020, in front of the school for anyone interested in playing sports during the 2020-2021 school year. Athletes can come meet coaches, and pickup summer workout materials during this time. If you miss this pickup date, you can go to the athletics sections of the website where you may print the forms that need to be signed.
A Message From Our Principal
Dear South Lenoir Family,
Every school year brings new challenges and fresh beginnings. This year has been no different. South Lenoir continues to offer new and exciting opportunities to our students. These opportunities will lead to increased rigor and higher academic achievement for our students. For educators and parents, alike, nothing is more satisfying than reaching a child, academically and socially, and watching the student grow and blossom in front of our eyes.
South Lenoir is a wonderful school, full of tradition and pride. We are very fortunate to have the support of community stakeholders. We are also blessed to have wonderful kids who work hard and produce great results in the classroom as well. Additionally, I am also thankful for our staff who strive to do what is best for our students as well as make the necessary sacrifices to see that each student has the best opportunity to succeed.
Thank you for all you do for South Lenoir. I hope that each of you have a successful school year and please know our doors are always open to your concerns. Go Blue Devils!
Steve Saint-Amand / Principal
Retirements and promotions have led to reassignments of LCPS administrators that will put new principals at South Lenoir High, E.B. Frink Middle, Southeast Elementary and Rochelle Middle schools for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Four weeks of online classes will assist K-5 students who need an academic boost and will also allow LCPS to test drive instructional techniques for remote learning that will be important if the district has to go that route during the regular school year.
High school seniors who battled through the disruptions caused by two flood-inducing hurricanes and a global pandemic to earn their diplomas got a welcomed dose of encouragement from speakers at five Lenoir County Public Schools commencement exercises this week.
A series of commencement exercises designed to highlight the traditional amid the unusual will launch 567 members of the Lenoir County Public Schools’ Class of 2020 into the next chapter of their lives next week.