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.
Juniors and Seniors are you ready to Viva Las Vegas? Prom tickets are on sale NOW until Friday at 2:00. Tickets are $20 and this INCLUDES your post prom ticket, see Cindy in the office to purchase.
Voting is now open for your 2022 Prom King & Queen use the link in your email to vote for your royalty also by Friday at the end of the day.
Just a few weeks ago the auditorium was filled as Lewis Central Performing arts put on Shrek the Musical. Shrek was adjudicated as a part of the Iowa High School Musical Theatre Awards and the recognitions have just been released
Special Recognition for the Student Orchestra
Special Recognition for Riley German as Sugar Plum Fairy/Gingy
Special Recognition for Eleanor Cooper-Ohm as Donkey
Special Recognition for Marne Kyndeson as Teen Fiona
Outstanding Performance in a Principal Role for Jaxon Roberts-Moxley as Lord Farquaad
Outstanding Performance in a Principal Role for Tanner Dales as Shrek
Outstanding Performance in a Principal Role for Makenna Carpenter as Fiona.
Outstanding Performance (Overall show)
Makenna, Jaxon, and Tanner have all been invited to participate as a part of the triple threat auditions to have the chance to represent Iowa as a part of the Jimmy Awards in New York and perform in the awards night June 18th.
And Makenna has been invited to perform a piece of Morning Person as a part of the awards as a soloist. Congratulations to all involved.
JUNIORS: Our Navy recruiter will be deployed this summer, so if you want to learn more about all the Navy has to offer, he will be set up under the main stairs during lunch on Tuesday, May 31. Please stop by, introduce yourself, and see if joining the U.S. Navy should be part of your Fast Forward! graduation plan.
Sheh Mat! Greetings Chess enthusiasts! There will be a competitive chess club held in the cafeteria from 2:30-4 every Wednesday! You can bet your sweet bishop we will have fun! Email Mr. Stolp @ firstname.lastname@example.org for info. You only need one hand to play chess but you need your whole brain!"
The United States military branches are a career option that could be a good fit for your future. If you are interested in exploring a military career or just want to talk, stop by and introduce yourself to these recruiters:
The United States Marines will have a table by the cafeteria during lunch on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month.
The United States Air Force will have a table by the cafeteria during lunch on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.
The United States Navy will have a table by the cafeteria during lunch on the 2nd Thursday of every month.
The Iowa National Guard will have their table on the 2nd and 4th FRIDAY of each month.
The United States Army will have their table set up on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday
SENIORS: Scholarships are listed at the website below. Mrs. Bode-Steinke also emails the entire class when a new scholarship is added, so please be checking your school email on a regular basis.
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.