Parents and guardians play an important role in providing support and building the confidence of their children. The staff at LCHS look forward to partnering with you to help your child have a successful high school experience!
We encourage all parents to set up and receive email notifications from PowerSchool. Report options vary from grade and attendance summaries to detailed attendance and assignment scores from each course. Below are the instructions for setting up email notifications. Please contact the high school main office if you have questions about PowerSchool log in or notifications.
Parents, this article presents an easy step-by-step tutorial to assist you in navigating Power School. Power School allows you to check your student's attendance, grades, and assignments as well as communicate with teachers. There is also reference information in the tutorial if you need help with attendance, passwords, updating contact information or emails. Click on Power School Tutorial below to get started.
You and your brain have an appointment with pain. Become a Titan of Chess by coming to Chess Club after school each Wednesday in the cafeteria until 4pm. Hosted by Mr. Stolp. So, bring your brain and a snack.
The winners of the Titan Time Independent Reading Incentive for September are Brian Sell, Ben Smith, and Tess Sauser. Congratulations to all our nominees and our next drawing will take place at the end of October.
Juniors, do you love decorating and planning? Consider being a Junior Class Officer and representing your class. Pick up an application with Cindy in the office today. For more information contact Miss Verschoor or Miss Robinson.
FCA has their next meeting this Friday at 7:00 a.m. in Mrs. Ford's room. Hope to see you there!
Any girl planning on playing basketball please sign up with Coach Hanafan this week.
There is still time to join Business Professionals of America (BPA). We will be having a meeting today after school in room 308. We will be discussing membership and fundraising ideas. Hope you can join us!
Picture re-takes will be during lunch in the library on Tues. Oct. 4th.
Students looking for information on Scholarships, College Application Deadlines, College visits, FAFSA completion, College Fair and more - please check out the link below.
Lewis Central High School has cooperated with the Council Bluffs Police Department to utilize the Standard Response Protocol in all of our schools. This is based upon the work from the ilovuguys.org Here is a handout for students and parents with a summary of the different protocols. All first responders in the metropolitan area are using the Standard Response Protocol.
In addition to our staff being trained on the Standard Response Protocol and other safety procedures, these are also reviewed with our students. We also use some of our Titan Time classes to discuss different emergency scenarios, and then we have a drill to practice our responses.
In the event there would ever be an emergency situation in our schools, communication with parents and guardians would begin as soon as possible. We also realize in such an emergency situation, informal communication may occur by students through text messages or calls, but the most accurate information will be communicated by the school through our messaging system within PowerSchool. This is one of the reasons it is vitally important that the information you have in PowerSchool for your child is accurate and up to date.
As a parent, you want to make sure you also know what to do in the event of an emergency at school. One of the first steps is to stay at home. Law enforcement personnel will be focused on keeping your student safe. Your next step is to make sure you keep informed by working off the information provided to you by our school district personnel. Lastly, be ready to receive information associated with the reunification procedures. These three steps are described in this video provided by the Douglas County Schools. While our procedures might not be exactly the same as those described in this video, the framework and steps of Stay Home, Stay Informed, and Be Ready are the same. Please do not call or text a student’s cell phone during a crisis.
Be generous with praise Observe your child carefully and comment on the things that are done well. When you see an area that needs improvement, find a positive way to talk about it with your child. Encourage "personal best" Help your child by encouraging him or her to do the best in school and at home. Remember, "personal best" does not mean "perfect", and learning is not the same as high grades. Children, like adults, need the freedom to make mistakes and to learn from them. Make learning a priority Your attitude toward school attendance, education and involvement in the school makes a strong and lasting impression on your child. Show your child, by example, that learning is a priority. Show interest in school work
Talk about school each day.
Ask to see classwork.
Have your child read aloud to you.
Read to and with your child from a variety of material in your first language.
Encourage your child to discuss new ideas and opinions.
Show appreciation for good efforts.
Offer suggestions for success
Help your child use the following strategies to improve performance in school:
Read the assignment when it is given.
Keep a list of new vocabulary.
Proofread assignments to catch errors before writing a final draft.
Review notes before a test.
Schedule study time Set up an area for homework away from noise and distractions. Post a family calendar that schedules school project deadlines, after-school activities, mid-term dates, exam periods and report card dates.