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
For students on the traditional calendar, the school year will begin on Aug. 24, 2020, in accordance with state law, and end on May 28, 2021. Instructional breaks are largely unchanged – three days around Thanksgiving in November, about two weeks around Christmas and New Year’s, a week after Easter and teacher workdays in months where there are no holidays.
Community support for public school teachers pushed the amount of money raised last year and awarded last week as 2019 Lenoir County Education Foundation mini-grants to records heights -- $20,836 conferred in 54 grants to teachers at 16 LCPS schools.
student-led groups like FFA, DECA, National Honor Society and student governments groups practiced the altruism that’s a hallmark of the holiday season. Many of these acts of kindness were performed anonymously, a few by individual students who saw a need and acted on it, and others with a host of helpers and a high degree of organization.
The actual number of students who left school ahead of graduation or were unaccounted for according to state guidelines declined to 61 last school year from 80 the previous year. Two of LCPS’s traditional high schools – Kinston and North Lenoir – and Lenoir County Learning Academy, the district’s alternative school, cut their dropout numbers significantly.