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February 20, 2018

Education

Principally speaking and the flu bug

Two of three Luther Public Schools’ principals are approved to continue on for another school year. Elementary Principal Sheila Wilson and Middle School Principal Shawn Meek had their positions renewed for the 2018-2019 school year after the school board met for less than 30 minutes to evaluate the administrators. The board also accepted the resignation

GOAL accomplished: LHS Football Signing Day

In the classroom and on the field, four Luther High School seniors had a payoff today when they signed letters of intent to play college football. It was a historic day for the district as no one could remember when four players signed at the same time, highlighting both academic and athletic success. Incidentally, Lady

Casting a Vision for LPS

The Luther School Board evaluates its superintendent at its January monthly meeting. The Tuesday night meeting was the first review for Supt. Barry Gunn who took control of the district toward the end of the last school year after the resignation and then death of Dr. Sheldon Buxton. The meeting, behind closed doors in executive

Annual 4H & FFA Auction & Dinner

It’s a January highlight. There will be a chicken fried steak dinner, home-made desserts galore and a great cause to help our local 4H and FFA members. And it’s this Monday night, January 15, at 6 pm in the high school cafeteria. Many look forward to the annual Luther FFA & 4H Booster Club event.

Luther Band Shines in Memphis

“I think I am still in shock but I wanted to say how proud I am of these students. Hard work pays off. For those who didn’t know, the Pride of Luther is the only high school band that has the honor to perform before the Liberty Bowl game. I am truly humbled to be the director of these awesome students,” said Mrs. Donwell.

“Significant Improvement” in school audit report

There’s the regular annual school audit, and the investigative audit that Luther citizens asked for two years ago. The Luther School Board approved the latest regular audit at Monday night’s meeting with notes of marked improvement. As for the investigative audit that cost the district up to $45,000, we are still waiting for that report.

The Committee on Bullying Prevention Meets

The agenda was concise but the first meeting at Luther Public Schools of the Bullying Prevention Meeting lasted for two hours, according to Supt. Barry Gunn. He said they covered a lot of ground. The committee met November 29, in response to an outcry from some parents accusing some administrators of ignoring the problem. The discussion

The Committee on Bullying

I don’t sit here as the superintendent of schools and pretend to know everything. I can take advice from the community,” said Gunn emphasizing that each Luther school has anti-bullying efforts in place.

“Hit list” juvenile in custody

UPDATE: reflecting the student was released from custody November 15. UPDATE: Monday 11 am to include letter from LPS Superintendent Barry Gunn. The 14-year-old expelled Luther Middle School student who allegedly authored a hit list naming students and teachers he wanted to kill is in custody. Luther Police Chief David Randall says the boy was arrested

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