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Important Senior Yearbook Information!!

posted Aug 15, 2018, 6:09 PM by Lauren Coffman


First Day Back!!!

posted Aug 3, 2018, 1:54 PM by Lauren Coffman

Faculty and staff had fun today at LA's first day back to school.  We kicked off the school year with a fun spin on the "back to school" sign pics.  Enjoy!

2018-2019 First Day Teacher Pics


Gear Up Tennessee

posted Aug 3, 2018, 11:50 AM by Lauren Coffman

Overton County was awarded the Gear Up grant.  For more information, please click here.

New Traffic Pattern Announced for the 2018-2019 School Year

posted Jul 23, 2018, 7:02 PM by Lauren Coffman   [ updated Jul 23, 2018, 7:02 PM ]

In order to improve upon safety and efficiency, a new traffic pattern has been developed for LA.  

Parents will drop off/pick up students from the Celina Highway entrance (which are marked with the blue arrows on the map).  For all of those who are familiar with LA, this used to be the bus loading area.  Any students that are dropped off after 7:30 or are picked up before 2:35 will need to be picked up at the front office, using the Bradford Hicks Drive entrance, same as before.  

Buses will now use the Bradford Hicks Drive entrance, and will drop students at the front entrance of the school.  This is designated with red arrows on the map.  

Student drivers will continue to use the Bradford Hicks Drive entrance, as done in the past (designated by black arrows on the map).  


LA Wildcats Baseball Announces Summer Camp

posted May 21, 2018, 11:58 AM by Lauren Coffman   [ updated May 21, 2018, 11:59 AM ]

LA Wildcats Baseball will be holding a summer camp for ages 7-12.  The dates are June 18-20 from 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM at the baseball field at LA.  The cost is $50, which includes a t-shirt.  Campers will be instructed by LA players and coaches on hitting, fielding, throwing and position specific skills.  Players will need to bring their own equipment:  bat, helmet, glove, cleats, and gym shoes.  Campers must also include copy of insurance card with form.  Attached below is the form.  


Fishing with Friends

posted May 10, 2018, 9:56 AM by Lauren Coffman

The LA Anglers would love to thank Mrs. Carla Crabtree's CDC class for allowing us to be a part of their day.  We had a blast.  At best count, Mrs. Carla's class was able to catch some where between 125-150 fish from Dillon Pond on Tuesday.  

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ANNOUNCEMENTS 4-25-18

posted Apr 25, 2018, 6:31 AM by Marla Dailey

·        If you have an outstanding lunch balance, don’t forget to pay it.  ASAP… 

·        Prom tickets are still available for purchase in guidance - $40.00 – see Mrs. Long… 

·        Congratulations to the following students for being selected for STAND Leadership for the 2018-2019 school year.  See Ms. Crisp by Wednesday:  Reigan Booher, Jazmin Cobianponce, Adeline Crace, Charleigh Beth Hummel, Emmalee Matthews, Madison Phipps, Mackenzie Presley, Emma Hall, Aliyah Kingery, Maria Kinzie, Mallory Trull… 

·        Students who turned in an application for the 2018-2019 yearbook staff, there will be a mandatory meeting Friday, April 27 at 2:40 in room #43… It is Mandatory!!! 

·        So you want to go to Prom??????  -  need a dress?  See Mrs. Long or Ms. Farris… 

·        ACT Word of the Week:  devoid  -  adjective  -  entirely lacking or free from…

ANNOUNCEMENTS 4-23-18

posted Apr 23, 2018, 6:47 AM by Marla Dailey

·        If you have an outstanding lunch balance, don’t forget to pay it.  ASAP… 

·        Congratulations to the following students for being selected for STAND Leadership for the 2018-2019 school year.  See Ms. Crisp by Wednesday:  Reigan Booher, Jazmin Cobianponce, Adeline Crace, Charleigh Beth Hummel, Emmalee Matthews, Madison Phipps, Mackenzie Presley, Emma Hall, Aliyah Kingery, Maria Kinzie, Mallory Trull… 

·        Students who turned in an application for the 2018-2019 yearbook staff, there will be a mandatory meeting Friday, April 27 at 2:40 in room #43… It is Mandatory!!! 

·        SENIORS – Honor Guard????? – See Mrs. Padgett…

Outstanding Library Books – please return to the library…

PROM – Tickets go on sale Thursday and for next 2 weeks - $30.00 

·        ACT Word of the Week:  devoid  -  adjective  -  entirely lacking or free from…

LA Receives the GEAR UP Grant!!!

posted Apr 18, 2018, 9:52 AM by Lauren Coffman

Livingston, TN (April 18) - The Tennessee Higher Education Commission announced today that Overton County Schools/Livingston Academy  is the recipient of a $832,395 GEAR UP grant over the next six years. The grant funds will provide services to students and families with the aim of increasing enrollment and success in postsecondary education.

The funding is part of the U.S. Department of Education's Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant, which aims to increase the number of low-income students in Tennessee who are accessing and succeeding in higher education. Overton County Schools/Livingston Academy is one of 15 communities selected to receive funds. The communities were selected through a competitive application process by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, the administrator of the state's GEAR UP TN grant.

"Most jobs require some sort of post-secondary education.  This includes training and education at Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology, Associate programs at Community Colleges, 4 year Bachelor’s degrees and even advanced educational programs.  Today's students have more options than ever.  We don't want to wait until the senior year to share all these options with students,” stated Director of Schools Dr. Mark Winningham. 

According to LA Counselor Vanessa Farris who wrote the grant, “The Gear Up Grant will allow us to serve students starting in 8th grade next fall and help ALL students develop college and career plans to ensure future success. We are very excited about being one of the 15 school systems across the state chosen for the Gear Up Grant." 

As part of the project, Overton County Schools/Livingston Academy will form a local, community-based GEAR UP TN Collaborative to provide college access and success-focused services to students at all Overton County Schools with 8th grades:  Allons Elementary, Hilham Elementary, Livingston Middle School, Rickman Elementary, and Wilson Elementary.  Students in the Class of 2023, who are currently in the seventh grade, will receive services as a cohort through middle school, high school, and their first year of postsecondary education.

Seniors at Livingston Academy will also receive direct services that will help them 
prepare for college and apply to postsecondary programs. Services will include one-on
-one mentoring, tutoring, college visits, and financial aid counseling. GEAR UP TN will also provide students across the state of Tennessee with college and financial aid resources, including a college access and success website, CollegeforTN.org.

Each GEAR UP TN Collaborative includes formal partnerships with at least one middle school, one high school, a higher education institution, a local board of education and at least two community-based organizations. Partners will help implement grant activities and ensure that the momentum of college access work continues beyond the six-year grant

OCS/Livingston Academy GEAR UP TN Collaborative will partner with Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Volunteer State Community College and Tennessee Tech University to educate students about college choices and admission procedures, how to access financial aid and scholarship and the opportunities available to them locally.  The Chamber of Commerce will also partner with Gear Up to help students connect education and the world of work.   Many local businesses already partner with LA by providing industry visit days and internships for students; Gear Up will work to expand these and partner with more local industry. 

This is Tennessee's third GEAR UP grant; it is the first GEAR UP grant for Overton County. Tennessee's first GEAR UP TN project, which began in 2005, resulted in a 22.8 percent increase in college-going rates in the nine rural school districtsCommunities served by Tennessee's second GEAR UP TN grant, which began in 2012, have shown impressive results, including over 9 percentage points of growth in college-going rates since 2012Tennessee was one of testates awarded a GEAR UP grant as parothe 2011 competition.

For more informationplease contact Vanessa Farris, Livingston Academy School Counselor at vfarris@overtoncountyschools.net or 931.823.5911.

About GEAR UP TN

GEAR UP TN is a locally driven project that works to prepare students for success in middle school, high school, and postsecondary educationFunded through a seven-year grant from the u.sDepartment of Education and administered by the Tennessee HigheEducatioCommission, GEAR UP TN works with community-based Collaboratives in 1counties across the state to promote college readiness and successBetween 2017 and 2024GEAR UP TN will provide variety of services 
including mentoring, tuto
ring, college visits, and financial aid counseling, to ensure more Tennessee students can enroll and succeed in postsecondary education


Vanessa Farris, Ed.S

ANNOUNCEMENTS 4-18-18

posted Apr 18, 2018, 6:37 AM by Marla Dailey

·        All students who applied for STAND Leadership needs to see Ms. Crisp this week for their informal interviews… 

·        If you have an outstanding lunch balance, don’t forget to pay it.  ASAP 

·        Senior meeting – Wednesday during HEH.  All seniors going on the Senior Trip are required to be there.  

·        Tomorrow is the last day to purchase prom tickets…. 

·        SENIORS – Honor Guard????? – See Mrs. Padgett…

Outstanding Library Books – please return to the library…

PROM – Tickets go on sale Thursday and for next 2 weeks - $30.00 

·        ACT Word of the Week:  determine – verb – 1. Cause to occur in a particular way; be the decisive factor in   2.  Ascertain or establish exactly, typically as a result of research or calculation…

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