AUDIO: Lawrenceburg Educators Ready To Start School In July
By Mike Perleberg
Lawrenceburg Community Schools principals (left to right) Bill Snyder, Tammy Gregory, and Andrea Spaeth joined Bubba Bo on Eagle 99.3 Wednesday morning.
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Teachers at Lawrenceburg Community Schools begin their 2014-15 school year Wednesday, followed by students’ first day on Thursday.
Eagle 99.3’s Bubba Bo welcomed in Lawrenceburg administrators to preview the new academic year ahead of the earliest start of any school district in the tri-state.
“Some of the new topics that we’ll be looking at from the corporation level are some new academic standards that the state has adopted, so we’ll be kind of working with staff on that. Also, one to one technology that we will be unrolling and laying out. For students from kindergarten all the way up through eighth grade they’ll either have mini iPads or an iPad. Our high schoolers will receive laptop computers”, said LCSC Superintendent Karl Galey.
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Galey said enrollment should remain steady this year. Unlike recent years, no lottery was necessary to permit students from outside the district, but some kindergartners did have to be turned away after seven classes at Lawrenceburg Primary School quickly filled up.
Lawrenceburg High School’s incoming freshman class – estimated to be 165 to 170 students – is going to be one of the largest the school has ever seen, says LHS principal Bill Snyder. New teachers have been hired to account for the increase.
|With the ongoing construction of a new gymnasium, high school students will notice some facility changes, Snyder said. The freshman hallway and some classrooms have been sectioned off. The guidance department has been re-routed.
“We’re making due. The teachers are flexible. It will just take a year and we’ll be okay,” said Snyder.
Also appearing on the radio were Lawrenceburg Primary School principal Tammy Gregory and Central Elementary School principal Andrea Spaeth. Central Elementary has six new teachers while the primary school is welcoming five educators.
“It was a short summer but a transformational summer in the way we are going to teach our students and engage them this year,” Spaeth said of the shift to one-to-one digital learning.
Students at Greendale Middle School will be welcomed by new principal Jamie Herbert. She was previously the principal at Sunman-Dearborn Middle School and once taught at South Dearborn Community Schools.