After 12 years in LSSD --
Tim Chappell, longtime teacher and coach at Lebanon's Walter J. Baird Middle School, is leaving the profession to pursue a career in private business.
An employee of the Lebanon Special School District for the past 12 years -- all at Baird Middle -- Chappell says the decision to turn in his whistle and fungo bat did not come lightly.
The Lebanon Special School District (LSSD) recently announced its sponsorship of the 2017 Summer Food Service Program and will again provide meals to all children without charge, Monday through Friday.
New principal at Castle Heights Elementary --
LEBANON -- Veteran educator Michael Pigg will be introduced later this week as the new principal at Castle Heights Elementary School in the Lebanon Special School System.
An educator since 2005, Mr. Pigg has spent the past three years as the principal at Watertown Middle School.
He will take the spot vacated by the retirement of CHES principal Terry Trice, who led the local school since the building opened in 1997.
The Lebanon Special School District (LSSD) recently opened online registration for the 2017-18 school year for all children currently applying for the pre-kindergarten program and for children who will be attending kindergarten within the district.
On Monday, May 1, Lebanon Special School District (LSSD) will partner with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) and the 15th Judicial District Child Advocacy Center to present a workshop to raise awareness on the dangers and signs of drug and human trafficking.
Representatives from the Lebanon Fire Department, Lebanon Police Department, Wilson Emergency Management Agency (WEMA) and Wilson County Sheriff's Department will take part in a free safety-centered workshop hosted by the Lebanon Special School District (LSSD) on Monday, April 10.
The Lebanon Special School District (LSSD) will host the Department of Homeland Security for an upcoming workshop focused on keeping children and teens safe online through education and awareness.
On Monday, March 27, the Lebanon Special School District (LSSD) Family Resource Center will partner with the Wilson County Sheriff's Office (WCSO) to host a workshop on bullying, cyberbullying and social media usage and dangers.
Lebanon Special School District will host a free workshop focused on ADD/ADHD on Monday, March 6, from 6 until 8:30 p.m. in the Castle Heights Elementary School Library, located at 1007 Castle Heights Avenue North.
On Monday, Feb. 6, the Lebanon Special School District (LSSD) will host a workshop to help parents understand the complexities of differing personalities and to effectively discipline children while still building the "GRIT" students need to be successful and productive.
On Monday, Nov. 14, the Lebanon Special School District (LSSD) and Lebanon Police Department will team up to present a student/parent workshop focused on personal safety.
A sporting clays tournament hosted by Vulcan Materials Company earlier in October raised over $20,000 to help ensure at-risk students in the Lebanon Special School District (LSSD) don't go hungry.
Walter J. Baird Middle School Counselor Robbie Goad will host a presentation on bullying for students and parents on Monday, Nov. 7 at the Castle Heights Elementary Library.
The Lebanon Special School District (LSSD) is set to host a workshop Thursday focused on helping parents and students better understand technology, time management and study skills.
Mark Tomlinson handily won re-election to the Lebanon Special School District Board after receiving more than 70 percent of the vote.
Lee Daniels replaces Lawrence
It didn't take Lee Daniels long to get started as the new football coach at Lebanon's Walter J. Baird Middle School.
Daniels, 45, and a native of Rochelle, GA, met with players and parents last week and began preseason workouts Monday morning.
Daniels, who played nine years of minor league baseball with the Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago White Sox and Atlanta Braves organizations, takes over the football position for Eric Lawrence.
Taking spot at Winfree Bryant MS
Friendship Christian School softball coach Jody Atwood is leaving the local private school to take a position at Winfree Bryant Middle School in the Lebanon Special School District.
Atwood, who took the Lady Commanders to back-to-back berths in the DII-A state finals, winning the 2015 title, will teach history at WBMS and will coach the Aviator baseball team.
The Lebanon High and Cumberland University graduate will be taking over the baseball postition for Shane Finch, a non-faculty coach who coached the Aviators for the past two seasons.
The Lebanon Special School District will host STEP (Support and Training for Exceptional Parents), Inc. for training to help parents learn about their child's educational needs and their rights under IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) during a workshop on Monday, April 11.
More than 480 young inventors convened at MTSU last week for the 24th regional Invention Convention, bringing inventions such as new games to things that "make life easier."
Of the 60 awarded inventions, 24 were created by Wilson County Schools or Lebanon Special School District students.
Lebanon Special School District Officials announced today that school would resume Tuesday, Jan. 26th at the normal times.
The Wilson County Sheriff's Office is reportedly investigating "troubling information" which led to the dismissal of a longtime Lebanon Special School District employee.
Lebanon Special School District and the Lebanon Police Department are joining forces to present information to parents aimed at making sure children use technology safely during a workshop scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 10.
TCAP scores from 2014-2015 -
TCAP Scores released this week reported a drop in various subjects at three Wilson County High Schools; however, Testing and Accountability Supervisor Jennifer Cothron said test scores are merely a "snapshot of student achievement on one particular day at a particular time" and reminded folks that "student learning occurs every day."
The testing data released compared the number of proficient and advanced students, otherwise known as at grade level and above, between the 2014 and 2015 tests.
Debbie Vaughn, Lebanon Special School District (LSSD) English as a Second Language (ESL) specialist and creator/educator of the Community Involvement through Education Literacy Organization (CIELO) will retire this year, LSSD officials recently announced.
Kids & teachers rejoice --
After a sheet of ice covered Wilson County on President's Day Monday, local school students and their teachers will get an added day of rest due to the continued weather situation.
Wilson County Schools along with the Lebanon Special School District and Friendship Christian School announced their decisions to close on Tuesday, Feb. 17 by early afternoon Monday.
Frigid forecast forced decision --
Due to the "brutally cold temperatures" anticipated for Thursday, Jan. 8, Wilson County Schools Director Dr. Donna Wright announced Wednesday afternoon that schools will be closed.
However, all 12-month employees will report for work. Additionally, all Kids Club locations will be open and operate on the snow schedule, which is from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Learning Centers will not be open.
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