4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Book Fair Family Night
Please note: Lunch Menu Change for this week - Sept. 17-21
Take a sneak peek of our Day 1 of school:
Walker Procedure This Year
If your child will be a walker this year at any point, please watch the video below. This is different from years past.
CAR RIDER INFORMATION: Please watch the video below as it pertains to how car rider will work this year. If you have any questions, please contact our administration at 438-8000.
Welcome to Our New Faculty and Staff Members
Miss Scott: Hi! My name is Taylor Scott, soon to be Mrs. Anderson. I am from Eastover, SC. I am a Lander University alumnae, where I received my Bachelors in Early Childhood Education. GO BEARCATS! I am new to LES, but not to teaching. I have been teaching for 4 years, and all those years were in first grade. Teaching is the best job in the world! I am excited to be at LES and I am ready for the school year!
Mrs. Benge: I am orginally from Charlotte, NC but attended elementary, middle, and high school in Raleigh, NC. I am so excited to be teaching at a school like LES. I recently moved got married in May and moved to Lugoff in June. My husband is a teacher as well. He teaches History at Stover in Elgin. We have a 1 year old pup named Jett. This will be my 3rd year teaching. I spent my first two years teaching 1st grade at a school in Matthews, NC. Although I absolutely loved teaching 1st grade, I am thrilled to be able to experience teaching kindergarten. I cannot wait!
Mrs. Zaprzalka: Welcome to First Grade! I am excited for a new year at Lugoff Elementary.I attended the University of South Carolina where I received my Bachelors of Arts in Early Childhood Education. I taught Pre-K for half a year and this will be my second year teaching first grade. I am excited to be joining Kershaw County this year! My husband, Brandon, and I have been together for 6 years; but we have known each other since the third grade. We have two children, Peyton and Carson, ages 3 and 1. Our household is full of laughter and craziness between the two of them. We are new to the Elgin area and are very excited to be here. In my spare time I enjoy running, reading, and baking.
Ms. Reddick: Hello and welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! My name is Sandra Reddick and I am so excited to be joining Lugoff Elementary family. I am a graduate of Columbia College with certification in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. Before coming to Lugoff Elementary, I taught third grade at Geiger Elementary School where I was nominated and served as Teacher of the Year for 2004-2005. My favorite quote is: “The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” B.B. King. I am looking forward to a wonderful school year with the faculty, staff, parents, and students of Lugoff Elementary School.
Mrs. Hall: I'm Lydia Hall. I'm a returning working retiree. I've retired as a special needs educator and returned as a teacher's assistant for the past five years. I'm married with 4 children, 14 grandchildren, and 1 great grand. I love to cook, travel, and shop (and in no particular order).
Mr. Baldwin: Hello! My name is Adam Baldwin and I'm so excited to be the new art teacher at Lugoff Elementary. I graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art. I am currently a participant in the PACE program, which has given me the wonderful opportunity to translate my artistic experience into a career in education.
Wow! It was truly wonderful seeing so many of you at registration this week! Many thanks for being so understanding as we altered your route onto our school property and into our building due to continued construction. If you have not registered, please do so as soon as possible. Remember, if you are a returning student, you must go online and register using your child's snapcode. If you cannot find it, please call the school and we can send it to you via email. Also, if you do not have access to the internet at home, we have laptops at school you can use. Once you have registered online or if you need to use the laptops at school, I would suggest calling us and setting up a time to come in to complete the process (pay fees/show one proof of residence/apply for car rider or walker tags, etc. ) since access to our office has been limited and we must come and let you into the building. (Even in the summer, safetey remains a huge priority!) If you are new to LES, please call our attendance clerk, Mrs. Allen Crim, at 438 - 8000 and she can tell you what needs to be done. We need all families, returning and new, to complete registration as soon as possible as we cannot count your child as a student at LES until he/she has completed the registration process. Right now, we have about 100 students who have not registered, which may cause the district to take teachers away from us. We report on a daily basis our enrollment numbers by grade level, so please help us keep all of the wonderful teachers we have by registering your child(ren) and encouraging those you may know who will be new to our school to do the same. In advance, thank you for your assistance in these matters!
Teacher of the Year for 2017-18
LES is celebrating Mrs. Susan Morris, our 2017-18 Teacher of the Year! Mrs. Morris is a huge asset to Lugoff Elementary in so many ways. In a very short time, she has made her way into the hearts and lives of so many people, kids and adults alike. She is very dedicated to her job as our PE teacher and has such a great attitude in all that she encounters. She has made our PE program not only a place to have fun and learn team building but a place to learn life lessons and personal health. She truly makes every day COUNT! Congrats, Mrs. Morris - you ROCK!
Reading Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Mrs. Amanda Hicks for being chosen as our Reading Teacher of the Year! We are super excited for her and know that she will represent LES well! We are blessed to have Mrs. Hicks at LES!