• LCSC Celebrates Tiger PRIDE Champions

    The Tiger PRIDE Champion award is given to individuals who display persistence, respectfulness, initiative, dependability and efficiency. LCSC recognizes three types of PRIDE Champions:

    • Student PRIDE Champions: One student in grades 5th, 8th, or 12th grade students, selected by their school's teachers and/or administrators.
    • Community PRIDE Champions: Community members, parents, businesses, and/or organizations.
    • Employee PRIDE Champions: Classified staff members selected by their supervisor.
  • Mindy Hedge, Developmental Preschool Paraprofessional

    Posted by Kristen Scott on 3/16/2021 7:20:00 PM


    Mindy Hedge

    Nominated by Dr. Janet Dye, Principal

    Mrs. Hedge exemplifies the love and compassion for our smallest and most challenged students.  Every day she appears with a smile on her face and an energy that exudes positivity.  Mrs. Hedge is willing to do whatever it takes to hep the program and school at large.  Mrs. Hedge takes initiative and has helped the Developmental Pre-K team and students grow in an environment that is nurturing, happy and child-centered.

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  • Kent Frandsen

    Posted by Kristen Scott on 2/16/2021 7:15:00 PM

    Kent Frandsen

    Nominated by LCSC

    Dr. Milleman offered the following regarding Mr. Frandsen’s recognition: You know a person has been serving LCSC for a while when you ask people “how long has Kent been the attorney representing our district and the Board” and no one can remember when he hasn’t.  Suffice to say – it has been a while. Since 2012, our state legislature has passed over 2000 rule changes and laws affecting public education. If providing legal counsel to schools was not hard enough prior to these new law changes, Kent has helped LCSC navigate all of them.  Kent is part of our community, and provides support to our school community in more ways than being our attorney. He supports our programs through our Lebanon Educational Foundation, through sponsorships, and through advocacy. He communicates with legislators, not just as our school attorney, but as a taxpayer in our community. Yes, Kent provides legal services for LCSC - and as a practicing attorney, that is through a contractual arrangement---but Kent goes above and beyond that role and is an advocate not only for Lebanon Community Schools but for all Indiana public schools.

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  • Margaret Walters

    Posted by Kristen Scott on 2/16/2021 7:15:00 PM

    Margaret Walters

    Nominated by LCSC

    As a school district, we are excited to recognize Margaret Walters, or Margi, as a Tiger PRIDE Community Champion. Ms. Walters is a Lebanon native and resident that has served the community with pride and dignity. For years, Margi has been a trustworthy contact for the school district and our banking services.  She has worked in the banking sector as the Vice President Treasury Management of State Bank (formerly known as State Bank of Lizton), along with having worked in roles for Huntington National Bank and KeyBank. Her community involvement with the Boone County Chamber of Commerce and Lebanon Educational Foundation have been instrumental with her serving as treasurer for LEF for six years and as a past President for the Chamber of Commerce. Margi is a devoted community member who has been a valuable asset to the success of our school district.


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  • February Student Champions

    Posted by Kristen Scott on 2/16/2021 7:15:00 PM


    Lebanon High School—Sarah Huse

    Nominated by LHS Staff

    Sarah fully exceeds every aspect of PRIDE in all that she does as a scholar, athlete, servant leader, and through

    every interaction she has with others. Her list of accolades is many, such as her exemplary academic

    achievement, being a two-time state wrestling champion, Indiana’s Katie Downing Mental Attitude Award

    recipient, and the IndianaMat Miss Gorilla award winner recognizing the best female wrestler in the state. Through

    all her amazing accomplishments, Sarah has remained true to the humble and compassionate person that she

    demonstrates all day, every day. Her incredible work ethic, commitment to doing her personal best, impeccable

    character, and unwavering ability to lead by example exemplify her representation of PRIDE at the highest level.

    LHS is very blessed for having Sarah as a student leader for the past four years.


    Lebanon High School—Ananda Wallace

    Nominated by LHS Staff

    Ananda is an exceptional person who represents herself, as well as our school, in the most exceptional manner.

    Not only does she consistently represent all aspects of PRIDE, she excels academically, through her character,

    and as a genuine servant leader. Earlier this year, she served on a student panel providing feedback to our entire

    faculty during a staff professional development day. Ananda and six other classmates provided meaningful input

    for our teachers as we worked collectively on our goals for cultural competence and appreciation. Ananda has a

    special way of standing up for what is right while doing so in a way that allows others to embrace what is right

    along with her. Ananda is also very involved at our school through her contribution to yearbook and show choir

    along with her involvement as a performing artist through our highest performing choirs, musicals, plays, and

    ComedySportz. Ananda fully exemplifies all aspects of PRIDE, and we are very thankful and appreciative that she

    is a Lebanon Tiger.


    Lebanon Middle School—Abbie Guilliams

    Nominated by LMS SWAG Team

    Abbie is an amazing young lady who strives to do her best in class. Abbie actively participates in class by

    answering and asking questions. Even when she was unable to attend school in person, she kept up with all work

    and as soon as she returned, she seamlessly jumped right into content as if she never missed a day of class.


    Lebanon Middle School—Breanna Stratton

    Nominated by LMS Bulldog Team

    Breanna is a very conscientious person that is hard working to achieve any goal set before her. She strives for

    excellence not only in herself but those she works with. Breanna is very motivated to excel and achieve success

    in any endeavor she sets to accomplish. She is the perfect embodiment of what it means to have Tiger PRIDE.


    Central—Allie Robison

    Nominated by Kimberly Lahrman, Diana Shirley, Keanna Stamm

     Allie is an effortless leader who shows all of the qualities and characteristics of Tiger PRIDE. She was nominated

    by her classmates in October for "Beginning with the End in Mind." One of her classmates said she always has a

    plan of action to get the important things done first (big rocks) before she starts working on the little rocks. She

    always brings in positive energy and does whatever she needs to do make everyone around her feel happier and,

    overall, supported. Allie strives to meet her goals every day and helps to keep others accountable for their

    actions. She is always willing to help and takes pride in her leadership roles.


    Harney—Gabriel Thieke

    Nominated by Brianna Storms

    Gabriel Thieke has been nominated to represent Harney as the LCSC Tiger PRIDE Champion because he has

    shown ongoing initiative, leadership and dedication in 5th. Gabriel encourages and helps his peers each day and

    is always challenging himself during class time. He is a perfect example of a PRIDE Champion. As a teacher, Ms.

    Storms has had the honor of teaching Gabriel in 4th and 5th Grade and she knows that he will do amazing things

    in his future.


    Hattie B. Stokes—Jayden Paddack

    Nominated by Heather Burress

    Teacher, Heather Burress shared, “I have had the pleasure of teaching Jayden for both 4th and 5th grade. The

    thing I enjoy most about Jayden is that he loves to learn. He comes to school every day ready to persevere

    through challenges.” She also shared, “when students need help, I can count on Jayden to help them problem

    solve. He is respectful to not only adults, but also his peers. Jayden shows patience with others and uses his

    intelligence to help others learn tough concepts. He takes initiative in his work and often is the first to answer our

    Thinking Thursday questions.” As a teacher, she can depend on Jayden to complete his work, help others, and

    go above and beyond to further his learning. He is organized, on time, and takes ownership of his education.


    Perry-Worth—Emma Hoover

    Nominated by Kurt Waywood

    Emma has met the challenges of Mr. Waywood’s classroom by being one of only two students to make A honor

    roll both grading periods. She is a model student and someone that can be looked to as a leader. She sets the

    examples and others follow her. Emma has 100% completion of all in-class and out of class assignments and

    finishes her work early then helps others during her free time. Emma is very fluid when it comes to working in a

    group as she is just as comfortable being the leader as a recorder or a presenter. She is an active listener and

    integrates others' ideas into her own without confrontation. Mr. Waywood shared that, “she is one of the only

    students in my class where I do not have to remind her of her responsibilities in class. She is able to take complex

    instructions, interpret them, and execute them on her own with little to no additional assistance.”



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  • Jackie McNutt, Lebanon High School Clinic

    Posted by Kristen Scott on 1/19/2021 7:15:00 PM

    January Classified

    Jackie is a tremendous asset to Lebanon High School and our school corporation as a whole.  She exemplifies what it means to be a dedicated and high performing classified employee. Jackie has a long history in our corporation as a highly respected school nurse. She does an amazing job of providing medical and emotional support for our students and staff. Jackie handles every situation flawlessly due to her medical knowledge and experience. As an example, LHS Principal, Kevin O'Rourke recalls Jackie saving the life of an elderly visitor (student's grandparent) who collapsed in the community room hallway and required CPR and the use of the AED by Jackie while waiting for an ambulance to arrive. Her medical expertise and quick yet calm action truly saved this man’s life. Jackie has consistently proven to be an invaluable asset to LHS and our district. She is always looking for new and improved ways to meet the needs of our students and staff.

    This year, Jackie has taken on the added challenge of COVID and has performed her duties in an exemplary manner. She goes above and beyond to make sure the tracking, communication, and documentation for over 1000 students and 100 staff members are completed in an exemplary manner. Jackie has been instrumental in our work with our local counseling agencies to create an effective school-based therapy program. She coordinated a very successful suicide prevention training that was attended by LHS staff, members of the staff from not only LCSC but also Zionsville and Western Boone. Jackie works tirelessly to help monitor and support our at-risk students. She does all this and more while still being the best building nurse that we could ask to have. She cares for every student and staff member like they are her own. It is our pleasure to recognize Jackie McNutt as this month's LCSC Classified Employee of the Month.

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  • December Student Champions

    Posted by Kristen Scott on 12/15/2020 7:15:00 PM



    Lebanon High School—Brittany Larkin

    Nominated by LHS Staff

    Brittany is an amazing young lady that serves as an inspiration and role model to others. Brittany is a highly respected student who always gives her best effort in the classroom and with those she engages. She always goes above and beyond what is expected, and is consistently motivated to perform at a high level. Brittany is a high achieving student who has a very challenging schedule made of classes such as AP Calculus, AP Physics, 6 college credits of IU English, Computer Science, and a 4th year Engineering course. In addition, she is very dedicated to her Work Based Learning internship. Outside of school, Brittany works two jobs, and has spent a great deal of time researching colleges and along with her future career. Brittany's future plans are to major in engineering. Brittany fully exemplifies all aspects of PRIDE, and we are very thankful that she is a Lebanon Tiger.


    Lebanon High School— Lal Sanga

    Nominated by LHS Staff

    Lal Sanga is a remarkable young man that has transformed his life in a very impressive manner. Sanga has experienced more in his 17 years than most people do in a lifetime including choices as an early teen that were not good decisions. Sanga was placed at IUMCH in the summer of 2019 and started attending Lebanon High School as a junior that fall. Prior to enrolling at LHS, Sanga had 15 credits over 4 semesters with a 1.1 GPA. During his junior year at LHS, Sanga earned 16 credits highlighted with straight A's during the second semester and a 3.96 GPA. Sanga has continued his impressive ascent as a senior in the classroom and also as a student-athlete at LHS. This fall, Sanga was a highly respected member of the Boys’ Soccer Team where he earned a varsity letter and a scholar-athlete award. He has matured into a tremendous young man with a very bright future due to his perseverance, inner strength, and desire for a better life.  It has been a pleasure to watch Sanga make the most of his time at LHS while exemplifying PRIDE in all that he does.


    Lebanon Middle School—Camden Perrine

    Nominated by LMS SWAG Team

    Camden truly exemplifies PRIDE as a student.  He consistently shows persistence in the class room. Camden has amazing work ethic, asks questions and continually tries to better himself. As a young man he also displays respectfulness both in and out of the classroom. Camden shows initiative by working ahead when possible, as well as keeping up when out of the classroom.  The LMS SWAG team is proud to recognize Camden Perrine as our Tiger PRIDE Champion!


    Central—Daisy Heath

    Nominated by Kim Lahrman, Diana Shirley and Keanna Stamm

    Daisy is a natural leader who displays all of the characteristics of Tiger PRIDE. She was nominated by her classmates in October for being the most proactive person in the classroom. One of her classmates said, “I think the most proactive person in our class is Daisy because when things get hard for her, she doesn’t give up.” She always sees the good in situations, uses positive language and constantly brightens the day of those around her with her smile and kindness. Daisy is extremely well organized and works hard to achieve her goals. She is passionate about helping others, so when she finishes her classwork, she is always willing to lend a helping hand.


    Harney—Madison Culley

    Nominated by Matthew Farrell

    Madison has shown PRIDE qualities in everything she does at Harney Elementary School. She has been a wonderful leader in the classroom with her academics and leading by example.  Madison also has been a great help to the kindergarten teachers by serving as a helper at the end of the day.  She helps the kindergarteners learn the proper way to walk in the hallways, get ready for dismissal, and the procedures for riding the bus. Madison has set a dream for herself to grow up and become pre-school teacher and a murder detective. She is well on her way!  Congratulations Madison for being selected as Harney’s Tiger PRIDE Champion!


    Hattie B. Stokes—Claire Larson

    Nominated by Heather Burress

    Hattie B. Stokes is proud to recognize Claire Larson as our Tiger PRIDE Champion.  Claire is a problem solver, not only for herself, but for others.  She has helped our class learn how to do things by screen mirroring her iPad on our class whiteboard. When speaking to the class she uses a loud voice for all to hear.  As a teacher, Mrs. Burress never has to ask Claire to begin her assignments. If someone in the class has a problem and needs help, the teacher can count on Claire to step up and work with them to increase their understanding of the task at hand.   Claire is the type of student teachers can depend on to submit her assignments on time and make smart choices.  She arrives to school on time and works to meet her weekly goals.  Way to be a leader Claire!


    Perry-Worth—Haylee Crider

    Nominated by Kaley Hendrickson

    Haylee consistently displays the persistence, respectfulness, initiative, dependability and efficiency in all that she does. She is respected by her teachers and her peers. Haylee is helpful to other students and does the right thing without being asked. We can always count on Haylee to come to school every day with a positive attitude, and she never lets that fade throughout the day.  Congratulations Haylee, your Perry-Worth family is proud of you! 


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  • Lindsey Flynn, Perry-Worth Building Secretary

    Posted by Kristen Scott on 11/17/2020 7:15:00 PM



    Perry-Worth is excited to celebrate and honor Lindsey Flynn for the Classified Staff Tiger PRIDE Champion. Upon meeting Lindsey, you will immediately notice her big smile and upbeat personality. Lindsey loves life, loves to laugh, and most importantly loves the Perry-Worth students, staff and community. It is often said that the secretary is the face of the school and we are proud to have Lindsey as the face of P-W! She makes the main office a fun place to visit while always making staff, students, and visitors feel welcomed. Students light up when they see Lindsey because they know they are in the presence of someone that truly loves and cares for them. Principal Amber Moore commented, “I have watched Lindsey transition into the role of the building secretary and am so impressed on how she has done it with such ease! What I love about her is that she is an open book regarding the items she has yet to learn and a sponge that can’t wait to be filled regarding the skills that will benefit her in the future. She is honest, genuine, and is reflective of her work ethic and job performance.  Lindsey approaches each day in the spirit of, “As good as I am, I can always be better.” Lindsey is a team player and there isn’t a day that goes by where she doesn’t take the opportunity to help someone or go that extra mile.  Lindsey truly puts everyone at the forefront of her decisions, and our school wouldn’t be what it is without her!”

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  • Community Foundation of Boone County

    Posted by Kristen Scott on 10/20/2020 7:00:00 PM

    Community Foundation

    Our friends at the Community Foundation work to live out their mission of “uniting people, organizations and philanthropy to create a thriving community for all in their day to day operations”.  As an organization, they are always working to build and strengthen our community and make a difference in the lives of others. Their work supports non-profit organizations, including schools, and provides leadership and resource development opportunities for residents of Boone County. CFBC administers scholarships for graduating seniors, managing funds from donors who believe in our students and their pursuit of higher education. Since 1991, CFBC has granted over $25 million back to Boone County. The recent donation of a $50,000 gift to each school district in our county is a true testament to how they continue to be responsive present and future needs. As a school district we appreciate their ongoing support and dedication to strengthening our community.

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  • Dr. Herschell Servies

    Posted by Kristen Scott on 10/20/2020 7:00:00 PM

    Dr. Servies  

    Lebanon High School is honored to recognize Dr. Herschell "JR" Servies as a Tiger PRIDE Community Champion. Dr. Servies has served our community, corporation, and high school in a highly professional and dedicated manner for a very long time. He has been a team doctor on the sidelines of countless events and in the stands cheering as a patron, father, and grandfather. In his role as a fan at an event, there were many times where he immediately put on his professional hat to attend to a fellow fan or athlete in need of medical services. Fast forward to 2020, and through his role as the Health Officer for the Boone County Health Department, Dr. Servies has proven to be an immensely valuable and incredibly knowledgeable resource for our schools and the community as a whole as our country and world have been faced with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. While many counties have been challenged with a void of direction and leadership from their local medical agencies, Dr. Servies has provided unparalleled support and genuine leadership during this time. He has been a constant resource for our school system when we needed him most. We know this year has been a very difficult year, but it has proven to be manageable in large part due the guidance we receive from Dr. Servies. His responsiveness at a minute’s notice is greatly appreciated. Our school, corporation, and community are greatly blessed to have Dr. Servies as a servant leader through his professional and personal life.

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  • October Student Champions

    Posted by Kristen Scott on 10/20/2020 7:00:00 PM

    October students

    Lebanon High School—Khushi Patel

    Nominated by LHS Staff

    The staff at LHS is very proud to recognize Khushi Patel as a LCSC Tiger PRIDE Champion. Khushi is a tremendous young lady that represents our school and community with the utmost integrity and character. As evidence of her academic status and exemplary school involvement, Khushi was recently selected as one of two LHS seniors to be nominated for the distinguished Wells Scholarship at Indiana University. Khushi moved to Lebanon from Toronto and has had to adapt to not only a completely different culture, but also the challenges of navigating the post-secondary challenges of an immigrant to the United States. Her incredible work at LHS and our community is a testament to the amazing young lady that Khushi has become. To highlight some of her involvements, she is President of DECA, President of the Lebanon Youth Council, President of Student Council, and Vice President of the Senior Class. She is also a very involved in our newly formed S.A.F.E organization that stands for Student Alliance for Equity. She is also an entrepreneur in that she has started her own photography and jewelry business. Khushi fully exemplifies all aspects of PRIDE, and we are very thankful and appreciative that she is a Lebanon Tiger.


    Lebanon High School— Tucker Ransom

    Nominated by LHS Staff

    Lebanon High School is very proud to recognize Tucker Ransom as Tiger PRIDE Champion. Tucker is an outstanding young man who is recognized by his peers as a leader and school ambassador. Tucker is a very talented, musically gifted, and intelligent young man. He is also a young man who uses his immense talents to spread positivity, compassion, and equity for all. Last spring, he created a music video to lift the spirits of his peers when our school buildings were closed and activities were closed down. He continues to lift others daily through his friendly smile, kind words, and supportive nature. Whether Tucker is giving a moving performance on stage or speaking individually to an adjusting freshman at LHS, Tucker lives in that moment and makes every moment matter for the good of others. Tucker is also a very involved member and strong voice for our Student Alliance for Equity organization. Tucker exemplified all aspects of PRIDE at all times, and he makes LHS and our Lebanon Community a better place every day through his words, music, and actions.


    Lebanon Middle School—Olivia Kemp

    Nominated by LMS SWAG Team

    Olivia is a successful student in all her classes. She participates and contributes to class discussions, as well as, going out of her way to help other students. Perhaps the most compelling attribute of Olivia is her kindness, which is much needed during these times. As a new student, Olivia has quickly set the bar high for other students in regards to our PRIDE initiative.


    Lebanon Middle School—Oliver Trotter

    Nominated by LMS Bulldog Team

    Oliver Trotter maintains his own personal standard of excellence to which he consistently holds himself accountable. He is an independent thinker, and a strong advocate for his learning. Oliver actively seeks out what is needed for his success, and he frequently goes above and beyond the requirements. Oliver is a student who epitomizes the characteristics of the PRIDE program.


    Central—Blake Argotte

    Nominated by Kim Lahrman, Diana Shirley and Keanna Stamm

    Blake Argotte is a student full of Tiger PRIDE! Blake is one who comes to school prepared for whatever the day may bring. He is able to set aside any distractions and persist throughout the day, using every minute available to work toward his goals. He sets higher expectations for himself than what is set for the class. Blake listens to his classmates, digests the information and responds reflectively.

    Blake considers other people’s wins as well as his own when helping his accountability partner stay focused on his goals. He is a huge help when tracking our classroom goals. He truly lives by this part of his mission statement: I will show grace and work hard to be nothing but a great leader and show that I have good talents, traits and skills.


    Harney—Joshua Gulley

    Nominated by Michael Fenneman

    Harney is excited to recognize Josh Gulley for the LCSC Tiger PRIDE Champion because of his work ethic and positive attitude. Josh is a very strong student academically in many areas, but he does not allow this to distract him from working hard and going above and beyond. He is one of the news reporters for WHETV and has been there every week to do his job with excellence. Throughout the day Josh is often the first to be started on his work and manages his time to complete as much as possible before going home.


    Hattie B. Stokes—Cara Parker

    Nominated by Mike Allen

    Cara is a true Tiger PRIDE Champion in all that she does. Cara comes in to class everyday with the intention of having more success than she had the day before. She understands the value of hard work and how it will build her success as a student and young woman. Not everything is easy for her, and yet she preservers through difficult assignments and situations. She consistently treats all of her classmates with courtesy, honesty, and respect, and helps to create a classroom environment that feels safe for everyone by leading as the example. She has taken initiative in working ahead on her online programs at home, and putting in all the extra effort needed to push herself as far forward as she can. As a teacher, I can depend on Cara to do the right thing even when I am not looking. Cara is the perfect representative for this award as she continuously works to be the most successful citizen she can be.   


    Perry-Worth—Katie Boling

    Nominated by Kaley Hendrickson

    Perry-Worth is excited to recognize, 5th grader, Katie Boling as their Tiger PRIDE champion.  Katie shows persistence in all her daily tasks and finishes what is needed.  She problem solves and finds the answer to difficult problems through many different means.  Katie shows respectfulness to all — teachers, peers, staff and always has a positive attitude and wants to do what’s right.

    Katie shows initiative by wanting to find ways to understand when she isn’t sure and always seeks out understanding when she is unclear on something.  As a student she shows dependability by being responsible for herself and her teammates and helps others do what’s right.  Katie is the type of student who knows what to do and does it without needing reminders.   

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