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October is Internet Safety Month


The Internet is a valuable learning tool, proving students with unlimited information. E-mail allows them to communicate easily with people, including experts in different areas, quickly and efficiently. One of Lunenburg County Public Schools’ priorities is to keep students safe as they utilize these wonderful, electronic resources.

What Are We Doing to Keep Students Safe Online?

Lunenburg County Public Schools sends home an Electronic Acceptable Use Policy addressing Internet safety in the paperwork that homeroom teachers issue at the beginning of the year. This policy must come back signed in order for students to use the Internet at school.

The school system also has measures in place that block or filter Internet access to inappropriate sites.
To further protect students, Lunenburg County Public Schools, and other schools in the Southside Virginia Regional Technology Consortium, have joined together to create a standard Internet Safety Curriculum, which is taught in grades K-12. The curriculum covers the following topics:
  1. Personal safety—not revealing personal information
  2. Netiquette—being polite and respectful while online
  3. Security—learning about viruses, worms, hacking, and Trojan horses
  4. Intellectual property—respecting copyrights and avoiding plagiarism

The curriculum also teaches how to avoid pornography, deal with cyber bullying/stalking, and identify online predators. For more information on Internet safety in the school system, please contact, Frances Wilson, Director of Technology and Testing at (434) 676-2467.

Lunenburg County Schools in partnership with the Lunenburg County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to offer the “Internet Safety Initiative” CD.  This software is a FREE monitoring tool to use in supervising your child’s activities on the Internet.  It allows you to monitor inappropriate chat, texting, or videos as well as providing access to his/her Internet history log.  It also provides a link for parents to the Lunenburg Sheriff’s Office, Lunenburg County Public Schools and the Lunenburg County websites.  Please contact Meri Page Spencer at (434) 676-2467 if you would like to receive your FREE copy.

Photos:  Students from Mrs. Sutphin's Exploratory Class at Lunenburg Middle School researched and published slide presentations about the History of the Internet and Internet Safety. 


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Congratulations to the Charger Golf Team who are Heading to the Regionals!

After finishing second in the Conference 42 Tournament on Thursday, September 24, the Charger Golf Team will advance to the Region 1A East Tournament in Tappahannock on Monday, October 5, 2015.  Here is a first hand account of the tournament on Thursday, September 24 from proud coach, Tom Hoefer.

"On Thursday, September 24, 2015,  we traveled to Saluda, VA to play in the Conference Tournament.  We traveled with just 4 golfers expecting to be out manned as we have been all year.

The tournament was played at The Piankatank River Golf Course, it's an 18 hole course right next to the Piankatank River.  The front nine is very tight and heavily wooded and the scores reflected the toughness of the course.  The boys posted scores in the high 50's and 60's after nine holes.  The back nine was more open, but had plenty of water hazards to challenge the boys, but they all seemed to take a deep breath and settle down.  When the boys finished playing they posted their scores and we had to wait until the other teams finished to see the results.

Cary Parrish, after posting a 60 on the front nine, was our low shooter with a 102,  right behind him was Joseph McDaniel with a 103, followed by Tyler Hawks with a 108, and Thomas McDaniel with a 112.  We had a total score of 425. 

After waiting about a half an hour for the other teams to finish we were able to add up everyone's final score.  Middlesex County was the tournament winner with a final score of 366.  Runner-up was Central High School with our 425, barely nudging out Cumberland County's 427 and Matthews County's 431.

Our runner-up finish gets us a spot in the Region 1A-East Tournament.  We will be traveling to Tappahanock on the 5th of October to play."

Lunenburg High School Recognized with Historical Highway Marker

On Friday, September 4, 2015 a highway marker was unveiled recognizing the location of the Lunenburg Training School and Lunenburg High School. The Virginia Department of Historic Resources approved and the Virginia Department of Transportation placed the marker there at the site. Lunenburg Training School was established in 1920 for African Americans because they did not have educational facilities at that time. This school later became Lunenburg High School. This marker became a reality through the appropriations of the graduates and friends of Lunenburg High School and the Alumni Committee, headed by Reginald S. Davis, President of the Lunenburg High School Alumni Association.

To commemorate this occasion, a program was held at The Peoples Community Center at 10:00 a.m. The Honorable Constance T. O’Bryant, Retired Federal Administrative Law Judge, Class of 1964, gave a moving speech. “The Lunenburg Training School and Lunenburg High School brought hope to a hopeless people and was a bridge from a place of despair to a place of hope.” She also went on to say that because of the education she received there, she was able to test out of quite a few of her courses at Howard University.

Many residents, alumni, state, and local officials attended the celebration, and the group road Lunenburg County School buses to the marker site. At the site, the marker was unveiled by Reginald S. Davis. Mr. Davis was assisted by the following, Mrs. Annie H. Holmes, Class of ’39; Mrs. Laura C. Sanford, Class of ’39, Mrs. Elloise Callahan, Class of ’41 and Charter Member of the Lunenburg High School Alumni Association; Mrs. Bernice S. Charlton, Class of ’42; Mr. James Craddox, Class of ’54; and Mr. Cecil A.W. Andrews, Class of ’69. The group traveled back to the People’s Community Center for a wonderful reception, where many memories were shared and some delicious food was enjoyed.

From left to right: Mrs. Bernice S. Charlton, Mrs. Elloise Callahan, Mrs. Annie H. Holmes, Mrs. Laura C. Sandford, and Reginald S. Davis. 

On the left: Mr. Reginald S. Davis. On the hill from left to right: Mr. James Craddox, and Mr. Cecil A.W. Andrews.

**View Lunenburg High School Historical Highway Marker Gallery**

“Lunenburg County Public Schools Recognizes that October Is VSBA Bullying Prevention Month”
Kenbridge, VA –September 29, 2015

School board members, superintendents, teachers and parents play a critical role in creating a climate where bullying is not tolerated. It has been proven when adults and children stand together, bullying ends. This is why the Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) has declared October to be Bullying Prevention Month.

Childhood bullying is a significant problem nationwide. It can cause school absenteeism, mental and physical stress, poor school performance, poor self-esteem, and, in some cases, school violence. Nearly one-third of all school-aged children are bullied each year - upwards of 13 million students.

At Lunenburg County’s two elementary schools, guidance counselors read books about bullying and about what students can do if they are bullied.  After reading these books, the books are discussed, and the guidance counselors have students tell them what they should do if they are bullied.

As part of bullying prevention, OMEGA Man visited Kenbridge Elementary School in September and will visit Victoria Elementary in October.  Omega Man is a world-class super-hero who travels all around the universe telling young people to be a dream maker and not a dream breaker. Omega Man performs the world's great show of power, strength, speed, inspiration and motivation. He can bend steel with his teeth, rip a phone book in half and even break a baseball bat over his leg. His program helps students concentrate on making good choices and preventing bullying. 

Lunenburg County Public Schools has also established a Threat Assessment Team to handle threats of violence, and trainings have been held for members of that team.  As a part of bullying prevention, during the month of October, all schools will be informing students, parents, faculty and staff of the importance of reporting threats of violence and to whom those threats should be reported. The school system is currently looking into the possibility of using its website to help provide anonymous reports of threats.

The Lunenburg County School Board belongs to the Virginia School Boards Association.  The Virginia School Boards Association, a voluntary, nonpartisan organization of Virginia school boards, promotes excellence in public education through advocacy, training and services.

Omega Man Visits KES

Omega Man is a world-class super-hero who travels all around the universe telling young people to be a dream maker and not a dream breaker. Omega Man performs the world's great show of power, strength, speed, inspiration and motivation. He can bend steel with his teeth, rip a phone book in half and even break a baseball bat over his leg. His program helped KES students concentrate on making good choices and preventing bullying. 

Click here to see images from OMEGA Man's visit to KES.  

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Reading Celebrations at Both Elementary Schools Get Student Moving Toward their Reading Goal for the Year

Reading Celebrations were held at both elementary schools on Friday, September 4, 2015. Students enjoyed many surprises that went along with the “Reading is My Superpower” theme.  Elwood, the Longwood Lancers Mascot, along with several Longwood student athletes, made an appearance. The student athletes introduced some new books that would be available in the libraries this year. Central High School’s JROTC members were also on hand for the celebration, some in their JROTC uniforms and others dressed as super heroes. Reading incentives for reaching reading goals for the year were announced.  Click here for VES Incentives, and click here for KES Incentives. The celebrations were wrapped up with a little dancing by principals, teachers, students, and their special guests. 

Reading truly is a Superpower! Good luck to all students in achieving their reading goals for the
2015-2016 school year!

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**KES Reading Incentives for 2015-2016**

Click here to view VES Reading celebration!

**VES Reading Incentives for 2015-2016**

Reading is My Superpower


"Reading is My Superpower" is the theme for the Reading Program at Kenbridge and Victoria Elementary
for the 2015-2016 School Year. Here are our Reading Special Heroes!

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Lunenburg County Public Schools Announcements and News

** Congratulations to the LMS Football Team for defeating Bluestone 14-6!

Central High School will host an Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) College Night on November 12, 2015. This event is for Juniors and Seniors. It will begin at 6 PM in the cafeteria with FREE pizza and drinks. There will be a presentation in the gym that will include an Admissions Counselor from Longwood, Paul Farrar from the Tobacco Scholarship, and a representative from SVCC who will be on hand. At the conclusion of the presentation there will be a drawing for three $500 scholarships. For more information on ECMC College Nights, please click here. Please mark your calendar!

** Mrs. Lena Hipps-Clarke's Life Skills Class and Mrs. April Hawkes' ESL Students are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and Disability Awareness Month by having a luncheon on October 9, 2015 at CHS.  This event is free for teachers!  Please contact Mrs. Hipps-Clarke at if you have any questions about this event. The luncheon will be held from 11:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.   

** Attention CHS Students. Make-ups, Retakes, and Fall Sports Photos will be on October 14, 2015. Don't forget your order form if you plan to purchase. Athletes, must bring uniforms. 

** Due to Governor McAulliffe declaring a state of emergency for the state of Virginia, the SAT College Board Testing scheduled for October 3, 2015 is canceled.  The test has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 17, 2015.

** Cheer on your Charger Cheerleaders at CONFERENCE 34 CHEER COMPETITION on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at Georgie D. Tyler Middle School, hosted by Windsor High School. Competition begins at 7:00 pm. Doors open to spectators at 6:30 pm. Admission is $6.00. 

** Volleyball matches originally scheduled for Tuesday, October 20th, will now be held on Wednesday, October 21st.  This is due to a conflict with our Conference Cheer Competition.  We will be hosting Bluestone HS on the 21st and we appreciate Bluestone's cooperation on this change.

** CHS Cell Phone Policy Click here.

** LMS Parents - Effective October 1, 2015, a parent's/guardian's or authorized adult signature will be required before a student is released. Car riders will be picked up in the cafeteria. Please ensure that the names of any authorized adult that you wish to pick up your student, name is on the student's pupil data form. This change only affects car riders, not early dismissals.

** Parent Survey - Elementary School Parents: Please complete one version or the other, NOT both. Thank you for your feedback! We look forward to hearing from you by September 30, 2015. Please click here to be one of 100 elementary school parents to fill out our online parent survey, first come, first served. Click here for the hard copy version to fill out, complete, and return to your child's school.

** The Lunenburg County Public School System is pleased to be able to offer LUNENBURG’S PUBLIC EDUCATION HISTORY FROM 1870 – 1970, written and posted on our History page in installments by Mrs. Shirley Robertson Lee. Click here for our first installment. We will post a new installment during each 9 week grading period. These installments will continue through the summer as well. We hope you will enjoy this historical account, and we thank Mrs. Lee for helping us with this unique project.

** Parents of students identified as hearing or visually impaired, please click here for information on services that are available through various entities as specified by the Virginia Department of Education.  

** Click here for information on the "Feed the Chargers" program.

** Click here for NEW meal prices for the 2015-2016 school year and more information from Food Services.

** CHS Sports Information, please go to James River District website. Click here to go to the link for game days and times for all CHS sports and scores once they are posted.

** Schools - Be sure you check your school's page under the "Our Schools" tab for more photo galleries, news, and information!

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First Panther Night for Victoria Elementary

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Victoria Elementary School (VES) held its first Panther Night on Monday, October 5 at Subway in Victoria. The event was hosted by the office staff. A fun night was enjoyed by students, families, and staff. Students enjoyed making many fall crafts as well as earning a Panther Paw and door prizes. VES will host Panther Night the first Monday night of each month. All proceeds will benefit the Positive Behavior Support System (PBIS) that is in place to encourage positive behavior for all students. Please come out and enjoy the fun on November 2, December 7, January 4, February 1, March 7, Apri 4, and May 7. Working together with our community and families, VES can promote positive behavior.


October 4 - 10, 2015 is
Fire Prevention Week

Click here to view photos of the Fire Safety Program held on October 5, 2015 at VES in recognition of Fire Prevention Week.


October is Disability History and
Awareness Month

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Lunenburg County Public Schools, along with the Virginia Department of Education, supports public awareness and understanding of disabilities in order to promote full participation by students with disabilities in school and community activities.


Charger Varsity Football v Buckingham September 25, 2015

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September - Reading Month at LMS

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September is reading month at Lunenburg Middle School. Reading activities included Accelerated Reading contests, daily riddle contests, daily dress-ups and themes and a afternoon at the movies. 26 students won prizes for guessing the correct riddle answers and the most Accelerated Reading Points. Congratulations! 


Charger Varsity Football Game against
Prince Edward on September 18, 2015.

Chargers win 48-6

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Chargers Varsity Football vs Randolph Henry Statesmen on 9/11/15. 
Score: Chargers 19 - Statesmen 18

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CHS Faculty and Staff remember 9/11 by wearing their red, white, and blue. This year marks the 14th Anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. 


Congratulations to the
LMS Blue Devils Football Team
on their
first game & first win of the season! 
LMS 44 - Cumberland 0 

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Bus Drivers and Maintenance -
Department attend training. 

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3 D Printers Have Arrived
at CHS and LMS.

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Click here to see photos of the
CHS Varsity Volleyball Team
in action so far this fall.


The CHS JROTC begins the 2015-2106 school year. Click here to see photos.


Members of the CHS JROTC attend the JCLC Leadership Camp. Click here to see photos.


CHS Life Skills Class members get out the sewing machines and learn to hem pants and more. Click here to see photos.


First Comet Night of the School Year for Kenbridge Elementary

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KES held its first Comet Night of the school year on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. A fun night was enjoyed by students and their families along with teachers and administration. Come out and join KES for Comet night on these dates, October 6, November 10, December 1, January 12, February 2, March 1, April 5, and May 3, 2015.

Kenbridge Elementary School (KES) holds Comet Night once a month at the Tastee Freeze, and proceeds go toward the purchase of prizes that students can purchase with Comet Cash at the Comet Cash Store in the library. Teachers give Comet Cash to students for various positive behaviors demonstrated throughout the school day. This program is part of Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) system is in place in our schools to encourage positive behavior in all students.





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