Kudos to LCPS

Published 9:58 am Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Lunenburg County Public Schools (LCPS) announced recently that based on preliminary results from the Virginia Department of Education, all of the school division’s four schools have been accredited.

The accreditation is based from the requirements laid out by the Virginia Department of Education. The full accreditation report and results are expected to be available to the public by the end of September.

The evidence of school spirit is difficult to miss and even more difficult to let the schools’ activities keep you from smiling.

Children, parents and teachers lit up a cloudy day Aug. 20 when they exited buses or left their parents’ vehicles to walk into school. One employee at Kenbridge Elementary School even dressed up like a traffic barrel, complete with orange and white stripes, to direct traffic and encourage children and parents to be careful.

Teachers’ and administrations’ dedication was evident in the more than 250 who attended the convocation that LCPS recently held, featuring Prince Edward County Commonwealth’s Attorney Megan Clark, Virginia Department of Education representative Michael Newman and Minister of Antioch United Methodist Church Eduardo Carrillo.

It hasn’t only been the beginning of the semester that teachers, students and staff have made a difference. Over the spring and summer, student and teachers with Kindness Matters, an organization meant to perform acts of kindness and community service in the region, volunteered with Farmville Area Habitat for Humanity by offering their time, energy and resources at the Habitat ReStore and working at a home rehabilitation project in Charlotte County.

The activities listed above does not include the school plays, the art shows, the science projects, the multiple Students of the Quarter awarded by the Chamber of Commerce, the numerous student athletes and coaches and the graduating seniors and their families who dedicated their time, energy and creativity to make LCPS a better place for themselves, their teachers and fellow classmates.

Like many divisions, LCPS has also seen a lot of outgoing staff leave the division and a lot of new staff coming in. Like the outgoing staff, the incoming staff are poised to be qualified, competent and enthusiastic advocates for their students, administration and teachers.

Lunenburg County Public Schools has a lot to be proud of. Accreditation is just one reason.

Emily Hollingsworth is a staff reporter for The Kenbridge- Victoria Dispatch and Farmville Newsmedia LLC. Her email address is Emily.Hollingsworth@ KVDispatch. com.