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London Elementary Recognized by the Office of State School Security Marshal

London Elementary hosted some special guests on Wednesday, January 12, as district administration and officers from the Office of State School Security Marshal stopped by to commend school staff and administration on how they responded to a recent threat of violence against London Elementary.  Ben Wilcox, Kentucky School Security Marshal, presented London Elementary Principal Tracie Smith with a certificate of appreciation for the staff and administrators at London Elementary for their commitment to the security and safety of their students and their co-workers.  Mr. Wilcox remarked that London Elementary was a model of what other schools should follow in response to a school threat.

Following the certificate presentation, Stuart Adams and Steve Moore, Office of State School Security Marshall Regional Investigators, visited with London Elementary staff to express their appreciation for how they responded to the recent threat and their execution of school safety protocol.

The number one priority of Laurel County Public Schools is to keep our students and staff safe.  Our district expresses our sincere gratitude to our local, regional, state, and federal law enforcement agencies for their continued support and partnerships in keeping our schools safe.  Our district is also appreciative of our School Law Enforcement Officers (LEOSA's), who are familiar faces to our staff and students, along with our School Resource Officers (SRO's).  They have become part of our school families and are integral to keeping our students and schools safe.

London Elementary Security Collage

2022 Elementary Basketball Schedule

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SLMS Academic Team Earns Honors at District 73 Governor's Cup Competition

SLMS Region 73 Governor's Cup Quick Recall Champions

On January 15th, the SLMS Academic Team competed in the District 73 Governor's Cup hosted by North Laurel Middle School. The SLMS Quick Recall team finished as tournament champions, and the Future Problem Solving team finished as district runners-up!  Congratulations to the SLMS Academic Team and individual team members for their accomplishments at the District 73 Governor's Cup tournament!
Team members are Ilma Ali, Noelle Ballard, Jacob Culler, Cash England, Gavin Hall, Jace McQueen, Connor Warren, Kadence Whitaker, Abby Young, Leah Young, Timmy Barnes, Lilly Barton, Natalie Boggs, Blakely Callahan, Seth Dotson, Ceridwan Jones, Alex Looney, Abby Wagers, Aaron Warren, and Gunner Queen.
The following team members advanced to regional competition in written assessment and composition:
Jacob Culler - 1st place in Math
Alex Looney - 1st place in Social Studies
Kadence Whitaker - 1st place in Language Arts and 1st place in Arts & Humanities
Natalie Boggs - 2nd place in Arts & Humanities and 5th place in Language Arts
Blakely Callahan - 2nd place in Composition
Seth Dotson - 2nd place in Language Arts
Cash England - 2nd place in Science
Connor Warren - 2nd place in Social Studies and 5th place in Science
Gavin Hall - 3rd place in Arts & Humanities
Timmy Barnes - 4th place in Science
Ceridwan Jones - 5th place in Composition


NLHS Earns College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award AP Computer Science Diversity Badge

North Laurel High School has earned the College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles. Schools honored with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have expanded girls’ access to AP computer science courses. 

More than 1,000 institutions achieved either 50% or higher female representation in one of the two AP computer science courses or a percentage of the female computer science exam takers meeting or exceeding that of the school’s female population during the 2020-21 school year. In 2021, North Laurel High School was one of 760 recognized in the category of AP Computer Science Principles (CSP).

“By encouraging young women to study advanced computer science coursework, North Laurel High School is closing the gap in computer science education and empowering young women to access the opportunities available in STEM career fields,” says Stefanie Sanford, College Board chief of Global Policy and External Relations. 

Congratulations North Laurel High School!

Destruction of Special Education Due Process Records

The special education due process records of students who graduated or exited the Laurel County Schools Special Education Program prior to the 2013-2014 school year will be destroyed on March 1, 2022.  If you would like to have a copy of your special education due process records, please contact the school you last attended before February 1, 2022.

Vickie Nicholson

Director of Special Education

Laurel County Schools