Lunenburg County Public Schools

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**Members of the CHS  FBLA volunteered at The Peoples Community Center (TPCC) Food Pantry on October 19, 2017

The students worked to help fill food boxes and assist with food distribution.  The FBLA has been working with TPCC Food Pantry for a number of years by helping with the monthly distribution process.


Thomas Receives Microsoft Office Specialist Master Certification in Office 2013

Congratulations to Central High School senior, Tylik Thomas who recently earned his Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Master certification in Office 2013!  This credential provides employers proof that individuals have gained broader, deeper Microsoft Office expertise.  As a MOS 2013 Master, individuals differentiate themselves from their peers by possessing this professional recognition that is accepted around the world.  To earn the MOS Master certification in Office 2013, you must pass all of four the required exams for a specific track.  Tylik completed the Word 2013 track earning the Word Expert (Parts 1 and 2), Excel and PowerPoint, as his fourth elective certification.  Earning a MOS Master Certification demonstrates the deepest level of skills necessary to proficiently use Office programs.  By becoming a Microsoft Office Master, an individual’s knowledge, efficiency and productivity increase thereby elevating professional value and advancement.  As a Microsoft Office Specialist Master, Tylik is prepared for a successful future in his academic and professional endeavors. 

Thomas Receives Microsoft Office Specialist Master Certification in Office 2013

After graduation, Tylik will be attending Old Dominion University.

VES 5th Graders

VES 5th Graders Help 1st Graders Make Memory Books.

VES 5th Graders Help 1st Graders Make Memory Books

Memory Books

2017 Virginia School Board Association (VSBA) Art Contest Participants

Congratulations to the three students selected to be contestants in the 2017 VSBA Art Contest.  One students from each category (elementary, middle school, and high school) was selected to represent LCPS.  R. Barnes from Kenbridge Elementary School, K. Light from Lunenburg Middle School, and H. Seitzinger from Central High School were selected as this year's contestants.   

VSBA Art Contest Participants

2017 VSBA Art Contest

FBLA Tours Amazon Fulfillment Center

On May 4, 2017, FBLA toured the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Chester, VA.  According to Amazon's website, the Amazon U.S. fulfillment network consists of more than 50 fulfillment centers, over 20 sortation centers and more than 90,000 full-time employees.  During our tour of the Chester facility, we were informed that facility is the size of more than 28 football fields.  It was truly amazing to see the efficiency of the employees and technology that goes into the success of Amazon.

Governors School of Southside Virginia (GSSV) Students present Junior and Senior Symposiums

During the month of April, as part of their Research class (EDU 199 and EDU 299), GSSV Juniors and Seniors held their Symposiums.  The Junior Symposium is a proposal for a research project that they will conduct throughout the year next year, and the Senior Symposium is a presentation of the results of their research project that they conducted during the year.  Pictured here are Central High School GSSV Juniors and Seniors presenting and then groups shots of the entire GSSV Junior Class and Senior Class. Congratulations to all on a job well done! 

VES Families Attend Reading & Math SOL Expo Night

"This is the night that your child has been waiting for," says, Math Specialist Ruthie Kinker.  The reason--students were able to be their parents' teachers as they guided their parents through sample SOL tests on computers.  Parents were able to experience first hand what their children go through when taking their SOL tests.  There were 74 total in attendance.  Families also enjoyed a free meal from Subway!  Subway donated a $15 gift card as well which was given away as a door prize.  

5th Graders at VES Solve Mystery Using Math Skills

5th graders at Victoria had to use their math skills to find clues to unlock a mysterious briefcase to find the keys to success. The students worked in teams to solve math problems such as identifying types of triangles, solving word problems, ordering fractions, decimals, and mixed numbers to reveal clues hidden in the classroom to lead them to the briefcase code.

5th Graders at VES Solve Mystery Using Math Skills

5th Graders at VES - More images

Benchmark Bingo at KES:  

Students earned a chance to play bingo for passing the 3rd Nine weeks benchmark.  

5th Grade

5th Grade Reading Camp helps gear students up for SOLs that start this Monday, May 1!

Central High School Students attend Model General Assemby

March 23-25, 2017, Central High School (CHS) took 38 students to Model General Assembly (MGA) in Richmond, VA.  CHS had eight bills and three were signed by the governor.  Of its 38 students, two were appointed officers and four committee chairs (all picked by the YMCA based on their past performances).  There were two lobbyists, one reporter, and sixteen bill patrons. There were over 100 bills and one of CHS's bills was chosen for a blog post.  CHS students were also complimented on their excellent behavior. 

Expository Essay Contest
7th Grade Students at Lunenburg Middle School

E. C. Thompson Alliance of Ministers’ Wives and Ministers’ Widows of Kenbridge, Blackstone & Vicinity sponsored an Essay Contest for 7th graders entitled, “What is it Like to be a 7th Grader?” Many excellent essays were entered. Winners of the contest were First Place, Kayla Foster; receiving a $100 prize; Second Place, Katelyn Sadler, $75 prize; and Third Place, Anastasia Howells, $50 prize. Congratulations to the winners and to all students who entered the contest.

1st Photo--Pictured are essay winners: From left to right, 1st Place, Kayla Foster; 2nd Place, Katelyn Sadler; and 3rd Place, Anastasia Howells.

2nd Photo--Pictured from left to right are E. C. Thompson members, Edith Ragsdale and Hattie Whittle (teacher), Roxane Hoefer, teacher & sponsor, Kayla Foster, Parent Virginia Foster, Parent Vonda Sadler, Katelyn Sadler, Parent Jessica Howells, Anastasia Howells, and Jean Hobbs, E. C. Thompson.

Expository Essay Contest

Expository Essay Contest

VES Third Grade sponsored...

...the February Panther Night at Subway. All who attended had a great time!

VES students dress... impress for their annual Valentine's Day Dance.

KES Fifth Grade Boys dressed to impress on Valentine's Day.

They enjoyed it so much that they plan to do this twice a month from now until the end of the year. Everyone was on their best behavior. 

VES students dress

DECA District IV Competition

On January 18, 2017 the Central DECA Chapter competed in the District IV Leadership Conference held at River Ridge Mall In Lynchburg:  

The winners were: B. Atkins placed 1st on the Test contest and 2nd for the overall Principles of Marketing Event, J. Blackwell placed 3rd in the Test contest of the Food Marketing Event, M. Lee placed 3rd in the Test contest of the Retail Merchandising Event, K. Sherwood placed 1st in the Test contest of the Restaurant Full Service contest, S. Krotzer placed first in the Test contest of the Hospitality Event and C. Gaidowski placed 3rd in the Test contest and 1st in the Role Play contest of the Restaurant Marketing Full Service Event.

Standing left to right:  B. Atkins, J. Hailey, M. Lee, K. Sherwood, S. Krotzer and C. Gaidowski.  Back: J. Blackwell

KES Second Grade Students

KES Second Grade Students began the book buddies program in the KES library this week. Each student chooses a stuffed "book buddy" to practice oral reading skills.

VES held its Math is Snow Much Fun Family Workshop December 1

102 students and family members attended and enjoyed great activities and a wonderful meal! 

KES held its Fall Into Math Family Workshop November 21

70 students and family members attended and enjoyed great activities and a wonderful meal! 

Congratulations... LMS Spelling Bee Champion, C. Spencer.  Runner-up was P. Mojica Manuel and 3rd place was B. Currin.


LMS Spelling Bee Champion

Congratulations... VES Spelling Bee Champion, H. Word and to the runner-up, M. Goin. From left to right: VES Spelling Bee Runner-up, M. Goin and VES Spelling Bee Champion, H. Word

VES Spelling Bee Champion

Congratulations... K. Mosher, KES Spelling Bee Champion, and to A. Hadley, Runner-Up!


KES Spelling Bee Champion

VES celebrated Veterans Day

VES celebrated Veterans Day on November 11, 2016 with a wonderful program and had many Veterans from the community on hand. 

VES celebrated Veterans Day

More images of the program and Veterans with their members of their families who attend VES.

VES Panther Night

VES had it's monthly Panther Night at Subway on November 7, 2016.  It was sponsored by Kindergarten.  Proceeds go to incentives for students to promote positive behavior.

KES - American Education Week

KES Administration provided "Duty Free Lunch" for its teachers in honor of American Education Week. 

Elementary School Parents Visited Reading Specialists during Parent Teacher Conference

Elementary school parents were able to stop in and visit the reading specialists at both schools when they came to Parent Teacher Conference on November 8.  They gathered free resources to help with their children with reading skills, registered for a door prize, and also wrote something that they were proud of their child for on the school's Parent Pride Board.

Central High School hosted their First Food Truck Rodeo

Central High School hosted their First Food Truck Rodeo and Holiday Bazaar this past Saturday, and event coordinator Sharon Bolan stated, “It was a great success.”  She continued, “We couldn’t have asked for better weather and we are already looking to doing this again next year.” Mrs. Bolan said that the event raised $1,800 that will benefit the Salvation Army Christmas Angels. She noted that the plan is to use the money to provide for 14 Christmas Angels with each of them getting around $100 in Christmas gifts. The additional money that is left over will be used for any items that may be larger such as bicycles or it may go toward helping area students that are in need during the holidays. The event featured food trucks and other food items as well as vendors, an antique car show, face painting, a corn hole tournament, and live musical performances from the CHS Chorus, CHS Band and Tobacco Road Band. Mrs. Bolan stated,” It was great to have so much support for this event. The students really stepped up and helped sell tickets and we even had vendors that donated their sales back to our cause.” She also pointed out that the CHS Cares organization is responsible for helping organize and implement the event and that anyone affiliated with Central High School can be part o the CHS Cares group. This group has made donations in the past to local charities and events as well as having made donations to other state and national needs such as to Haiti and to Appomattox residents after tornadoes hit that area. It has also been integral in providing positive support and messages with the school as part of he overall anti-bullying initiative.

ECMC College Night Held at CHS

Central High School hosted an Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) College Night on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. It began at 6 PM in the cafeteria with pizza and drinks.  There were 135 in attendance. Debra Andrews - Recruiter Southside Virginia Community College, Robin Gregory - Loan Counselor at Longwood University, and Gail Benjamin - GRASP Advisor, spoke to students and parents. All of these representatives had lots of tips and information regarding college admission, applying for financial aid, and applying for scholarships.  At the conclusion of the presentation there was a drawing for three $500 scholarships offered through Educational Credit Management Corporation. Congratulations to R. Jones, M. Ellison, and M. Dech (pictured from left to right in the attached photo) who won the three $500 scholarships. 

CHS Football Players and Cheerleaders

CHS Football Players and Cheerleaders visited Victoria Elementary School for a special pep rally on November 4, 2016.  CHS Athletes brought the message to VES students to work hard to excel in academics, to be kind, to be respectful, and to take good care of themselves.  The message was well received!

LMS Fundraiser Stars Are Wisked Away in a Limo

Students at LMS had a fundraiser in order to collect money to go toward student incentives, initiatives, and the annual honor roll trip in the spring.  Students selling 15 items or more were eligible for a limousine ride to Pizza Hut in Blackstone, where they enjoyed a delicious lunch.  More images of these excited students!

Check out the Fall Edition of the Charger Pride Newsletter!

Courtyard, Accredited!, Pink Power, 50th Anniversary, Carpentry Classes, Guidance, Chorus, Band, Theatre, Homecoming, Blue Star School, Athletics Awards, Business Students, Food Truck Rodeo, VP Debate. Farm Safety, DMV Testing, Culinary Arts, Science, and Spirit.

CHS participated in the James River District Theatre Competition at Goochland High School last week.

CHS won second place and J. Clarke received the Outstanding Actors award. They will head to regional on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Essex High School. Congratulations and good luck at the regionals!!

Lunenburg County Governor's School of Southside Virginia Students and Elementary Students Participate in GSSV Outreach Activity

The Governor's School of Southside Virginia (GSSV) held at outreach activity, "The Yellow Brick Road," on Friday, October 21, 2016.  GSSV Seniors planned science experiments that corresponded with the science SOLs for elementary students. GSSV Juniors helped the Seniors run the stations. The event had a Wizard of Oz theme with all the experiments at the stations having a tie-in with the movie/book. Third and Fourth grade gifted students from Victoria Elementary and Kenbridge Elementary, as well as students from other elementary schools, participated in the event at the Southside Virginia Community College Campus in Keysville.

CHS DECA Officers Elected for '16 - '17

Central High School's DECA chapter recently elected its officers for the academic year. The officers are, front row, K. Sherwood - Secretary, B. Atkins - Treasurer, A. Cypress - President, M. Lee - Historian, back row, M. Jennings - Parliamentarian, W. Webb - Photographer, J. Blackwell - Reporter, J. Hailey -1st Vice President, Not pictured: B. Dolan -Vice President, A. Goodrich - Special Representative, K. Jennings - Chaplain.

The officers will be traveling to a DECA District IV Officer Training Conference in October. They will attend leadership workshops to be held at Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg. After the workshops they will have a special gathering with other officers for the district at the Putt Putt in Lynchburg.

CHS DECA Officers Elected for '16 - '17
Central High School's DECA

CHS Varsity Football

CHS Varsity Football gets the win over Nottoway on September 30, 2016 and remains "The Big Game Champions" for another year!

Photos by K. Anthony

Congratulations to the LMS ACE Team!

The LMS 2016 ACE Team had their first meet on September 26th at Prince Edward Middle School. After four rounds of competition, the LMS team is first in points. Top scorers for the team were E. Currin with 390 points, S. Strigel with 215, and B. Currin with 105. Next meet is October 17th.

Congratulations to the LMS ACE Team!
LMS 2016 ACE Team

CHS Varsity Football

Gets the Win Over Buckingham on September 23, 2016.

CHS Varsity Football

More images of football game, cheerleaders, and the band.

KES and VES Held their Reading Kick Off Celebrations on Friday, September 23, 2016

"Reading Detectives:  Clue in to a Good Book" is this year's reading theme at both elementary schools.  At Friday's kick off, Longwood Lancer Athletes were in attendance as well as Longwood's Mascot, Elwood.  Longwood and Benchmark Community Bank helping to sponsor the reading programs at the elementary schools.  If schools reach their reading goals for the year, Longwood will furnish tickets to a Longwood Basketball game for all students. The top reader so far at each school was recognized as well. 

KES and VES Held their Reading Kick Off Celebrations on Friday, September 23, 2016

Photos of these two events. 

KES Hold Parent Annual Meeting

On Thursday, September 22, 2016, KES held its Annual Parent Meeting.  133 children and family members attended, receiving important information and enjoying a pizza dinner.

Central High School named Blue Star School: Through the W!SE Financial Literacy Certification ProgramCentral High School named Blue Star School: Through the W!SE Financial Literacy Certification Program

For the second year in a row, Central High School has been named a Blue Star School through the W!SE Financial Literacy Certification Program. In order to become a Blue Star School, a school must achieve a 75-percent pass rate on the financial literacy test and have either a majority of students in a particular grade level take the test or have the students who took the test achieve an average score of 80 percent or higher. More...

CHS Varsity Football

CHS Varsity Football gets the win over Prince Edward on September 16!  Congratulations Chargers!


VES holds PTO and Parent Annual Meeting on Thursday, September 15, 2016 with 85 parents and students attending.  A pizza dinner was enjoyed by all who attended.

KES Comet Night

KES held its first Comet Night of the year at the Big Tee on Tuesday, September 13, 2016.

CHS Varsity Volleyball

CHS Varsity Volleyball v. William Campbell by J. Kunath and A. Genova.

CHS Varsity Football

CHS Varsity Football v Randolph Henry on September 9, 2016 by K. Anthony and E. Richmond.

More photos of CHS Varsity Football

More photos of CHS Varsity Football v William Campbell on September 2, 2016 by E. Richmond.

CHS JV Volleyball

CHS JV Volleyball v. William Campbell.

SOL Test Results

These KES, VES, and LMS Students received a perfect score on at least one SOL Test for the 2015-2016 School Year. Congratulations!


Congratulations to our newly retired personnel!  

Congratulations to our newly retired personnel!

Brian Nowlin

Brian Nowlin, Reporter with the Southside Messenger, received the Virginia School Board Association Media Honor Roll Award at the Lunenburg County School Board Meeting in September. Congratulations, Brian!

LMS Girls Volleyball

Scenes from the LMS Girls Volleyball Game v. Wyatt Middle School on September 6, 2016. The Lady Blue Devils won all three sets! Images feature LMS Cheerleaders as well.

CHS JV Football v. William Campbell on September 1, 2016

CHS JV Football v. William Campbell on September 1, 2016

View scenes from game...

CHS vs William Campbell 9 2 16

CHS Varsity and JV Volleyball Teams

Parents Night

Parents' Night was held at CHS at Charger Field before the William Campbell Game on Friday, September 2, 2016. Chargers won the game 42-22!  Photo credit:  C. Duarte and C. Hailey.

Parents Night

More images of Parents' Night and
Pre-Game Images. (74 images)

CHS Varsity Football Game

Scenes from the CHS Varsity Football Game against Altavista, Friday, August 26, 2016. 

Schools Open for the 2016-2017 School Year

Lunenburg County Public Schools opened last week with enrollment numbers up slightly from last year.  Superintendent Charles Berkley states,"I still get butterflies on the first day of school.  I love the first day of school--it is such a sense of excitement. Amid all the preparation, the real reason for school makes its appearance as the students pour into the halls, ready to learn and eager to meet new teachers and friends. Lunenburg County Public Schools are ready for a fantastic school year with continued success in academics and athletics. We are preparing, molding, and developing every student to be ready for the 21st Century Workforce!"

Schools Open for the 2016-2017 School Year

More images of students arriving on the first day. (36 images)

CHS Cheerleaders Have Fun and Successful Summer Cheer Mini Camps

CHS Cheerleaders attended mini camps toward the end the summer.  CHS was fortunate to have Vanessa Epps, former VCU cheerleader, Cosby Coach and All Star Instructor on hand to help with camp, as well as some former CHS Cheerleaders.  Camps were great!  CHS Cheer coaching staff welcomes new cheerleaders and Candace Barnette as the new Assistant Varsity Cheer Coach!.

LCPS Convocation features a look to the future, guest speakers and student performances…By Brian Nowlin, Southside Messenger

"Kids don’t make up 100 percent of our population, but they make up 100 percent of our future", stated Lunenburg County Public Schools Superintendent Charles Berkley. LCPS held their annual Opening Convocation event at Lunenburg Middle School on August 16th and the event featured, guest speakers, student performances and an introduction of new and current school employees. The morning activities started with The National Anthem and opening remarks by Lunenburg County School Board Chairman Barry Carnes. Mr. Carnes stated, " encourage everyone to find something good in your classroom each day." Read more...

Reading Detectives: Clue in to a Good Book

A new school year brings a fun and mysterious new reading theme — Reading Detectives: “Clue in to a Good Book.” Kenbridge Elementary School (KES) and Victoria Elementary School (VES) have set their Accelerated Reader Goals for 2016-2017. KES has a goal of 12,000 points with an average of 85% or better, and VES has a goal of 13,000 with an average of 85% or better. There will be monthly incentives along the way, and a Mystery Surprise will be celebrated at each school in April 2017 if the reading goal is met. To meet the goal every student will need to work hard! Teachers will monitor student progress and participation. Everyone will work together to reach this goal! Parents will receive a parent letter with more information in their child’s backpack. READ, READ, READ!!!

Reading Detectives: Clue in to a Good Book
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of hallways at both schools decorated for the new reading theme! (13 images)



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