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
Three schools raised their school performance grade and 11 schools met or exceeded academic growth expectations, based on results of state accountability test results for 2018-2019. Lenoir County Early College High School repeated as the district’s best academic performer, with a 91.9 proficiency rating and an “A” letter grade. Two schools – South Lenoir High and Moss Hill Elementary – logged B’s and eight made C’s, including North Lenoir High, which – like Southeast and Moss Hill – clicked up a grade from 2018.
Perhaps buoyed by a smooth opening for the 16 schools on LCPS’s traditional calendar, perhaps energized by a series of rousing professional development sessions led by nationally known educators earlier this month, perhaps excited simply about getting back into the school house and practicing their craft, teachers and administrators broadcast that upbeat vibe to a receptive bunch of parents and students on the first day of the 2019-2020 school year.
The employees of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services in Raleigh collected a truckload of school supplies for Lenoir County Public Schools and the department’s leader, Dr. Mandy Cohen, delivered them to Superintendent Brent Williams herself on Tuesday.
A goal for the new school year that district leaders and principals made a priority during their planning retreat in July – to ensure that all students have full and equal access to learning opportunities – received a ringing endorsement from two nationally known educators in Kinston this week to work with more than 700 LCPS teachers and school administrators.