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HARNEY AND PERRY-WORTH ELEMENTARY COMMENCE RENOVATION PROJECTS WITH GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONIESPosted by Lebanon Community School Corporation on 6/14/2023
Harney and Perry-Worth Elementary reached a significant milestone this month as they celebrated the groundbreaking ceremonies for the much-anticipated elementary improvement projects.
The elementary improvement projects aim to modernize and revitalize the schools’ infrastructure and improve safety and security, ensuring that our elementary schools remain at the forefront of delivering an exceptional education. These transformational projects will create an environment that encourages and fosters creativity, collaboration, and supports the implementation of innovative teaching methods.
Dr. Jon Milleman, Lebanon Community Schools Superintendent shares the following:
“The start of the renovation projects at Harney Elementary and Perry-Worth Elementary signal the start of our efforts to provide modern, high quality learning environments for all LCSC students. Our community’s support of public education is the reason we are able to provide these opportunities for our students. We look forward to sharing plans for additional schools and facilities in the near future.”
The elementary improvement projects encompass various aspects, including a dedicated STEM learning lab in each elementary school, additional classrooms, upgrades to current classrooms, and upgrades to administrative areas and common spaces. Harney staff and students can expect an expanded cafeteria, a new gymnasium and stage, and much more! Additionally, Perry-Worth staff and students can expect a new kitchen and expanded cafeteria, main office renovation for student support programming, and more!
Lebanon Schools plans to break ground in the fall of 2023 for a new elementary school to be located at the corner of John Bart Road and Fordice Road in Lebanon. Designs are currently being developed for upgrades to Hattie B. Stokes Elementary as part of this project. The elementary projects are scheduled to conclude prior to the 2025-26 school year.
This renovation project has been made possible by our dedicated school board, Gibraltar Design, Meyer Najem, and our generous community members. Their support and dedication have made this transformation a reality and will have a lasting impact on generations of students to come.
Throughout the renovation process, Harney Elementary, Perry-Worth Elementary, and Lebanon Community School Corporation remains committed to providing uninterrupted educational experiences for its students. The school administration and faculty are working diligently to ensure a seamless transition and minimize any disruptions caused by the construction work when students return to school in August.
Designs and plans are currently underway to provide significant upgrades to Lebanon Middle School and construct a new district transportation center.
View the full site plan and images on our website here.
STUART ANSTEAD NAMED DIRECTOR OF FOOD SERVICESPosted by Lebanon Community School Corporation on 5/16/2023
Lebanon Community School Corporation is excited to announce the hiring of Stuart Anstead as the new Director of Food Services. Mr. Anstead will be responsible for providing nutritious meals to students throughout Lebanon Community School Corporation.
Anstead grew up in the United Kingdom and has over 30 years of experience working within the hospitality industry, as well as being an educator. He attended culinary school in Essex, England and learned his trade as an intern in famous restaurants and hotels throughout London. As his career progressed, he obtained a degree in Secondary Education, which he used to help rebuild aging schools in the north of England and taught Culinary Arts within the schools he helped to improve.
More recently, Anstead spent the last six years as the Director of Food Services for a growing private school in Whitestown, IN. He has experience in implementing and building the National School Lunch Program, managing staff, and developing facilities.
Superintendent, Dr. Jon Milleman shares, “we are extremely excited to welcome Mr. Anstead to our LCSC team of administrators. His experiences in the world of child nutrition, the food and hospitality industry, his varied educational experiences, and his leadership approach will build on an already strong child nutrition team.”
Anstead is married with three children. After moving between the US and UK, he permanently moved to the United States eight years ago. He is excited to join LCSC and is eager to work with the food services team to provide healthy and delicious meals to students to ensure they have the fuel they need to succeed in the classroom and beyond.
The LCSC Board of Trustees voted unanimously to hire Anstead at their regular meeting on May 16.
GWEN BELL NAMED ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL OF CENTRAL ELEMENTARYPosted by Lebanon Community School Corporation on 5/16/2023
Lebanon Community School Corporation is proud to announce that Mrs. Gwen Bell has been selected as the new Assistant Principal of Central Elementary. The LCSC Board of Trustees voted unanimously to hire Bell at their regular meeting on May 16.
Gwen joins Central Elementary from Noblesville East Middle School where she was dean of students for the last four years overseeing student services, restorative discipline practices, social-emotional learning, and schoolwide interventions and support. Before her administrative role in Noblesville, Gwen served in Carmel Clay Schools for nine years as a school improvement chair, team leader, and visual arts teacher at both the elementary and middle school levels.
She completed her bachelor’s degree in education at Indiana University (IUPUI) and her master’s in educational administration at Butler University.
“I have such a passion for learning and building up children. I feel honored to do this work alongside such an outstanding staff at Central,” said Bell.
As a new Boone County resident, you might find Gwen on her front porch, enjoying a good book with her chickens nearby. She is thrilled to begin serving students and families in her community. Her husband and 8-month-old son are looking forward to joining the Lebanon School family too!
Superintendent Dr. Jon Milleman states, “Mrs. Bell’s enthusiasm and energy will be immediately apparent to our Central Elementary staff, students, and parents. Mrs. Bell brings a variety of experiences to LCSC ranging from student support programming, academic coaching, and classroom teaching experience. We are excited for our school community to meet and welcome her.”
McKenzie Leckrone, Principal, and Gwen Bell will make up the leadership team at Central Elementary.
FRANK MEYER NAMED PRINCIPAL OF LEBANON HIGH SCHOOLPosted by Alexandria Britt on 5/16/2023
Lebanon Community School Corporation is proud to announce that Mr. Frank Meyer has been selected as the new principal of Lebanon High School. The LCSC Board of Trustees voted unanimously to hire Meyer at their regular meeting on May 16.
Meyer most recently served as principal of Tecumseh Junior High School in Lafayette. Before moving to Lafayette, he served thirteen years as an assistant principal and five years as an English teacher at Avon High School. Meyer’s career prior to education was in the field of communications where he primarily worked in television and print media as a researcher.
Meyer earned his Bachelor of Arts in mass communication from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, a Master of Education Administration and Leadership from Ball State University, and was awarded the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship to earn a Master of Business Administration in Education degree from the University of Indianapolis.
Meyer oversaw programs that focused on the transition of 8th grade students into high school and freshmen high school success, as well as programs for high school seniors that provided dual credit, career engagement, and their transition to post-secondary opportunities. He has successfully improved student achievement across a diverse set of student profiles and values the relationships built with teachers and students to make those successes possible.
Superintendent Dr. Jon Milleman is pleased to welcome Meyer to Lebanon Community School Corporation. “Mr. Meyer will lean on his broad range of experiences to improve on our already strong programming at LHS. Milleman told the LCSC Board of Trustees, adding, “We are very excited for Mr. Meyer to officially join our team of dedicated and talented school leaders.”
Meyer has been married to Megan, a physical therapist, for 27 years; they have two children, Owen, 22, a graduate of DePauw University, and Eliza, 18, a sophomore at Indiana University. Meyer enjoys camping and hiking, traveling, reading, and following the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues.
Meyer is eager to build positive relationships with students, families, and staff in the Lebanon High School (LHS) community. Frank Meyer, Bill Gee, and Michael Reynolds will make up the leadership team at Lebanon High School.
LHS students and families can meet Mr. Meyer on Thursday, June 8 from 5-8 p.m. in the LHS Cafeteria.
LEBANON HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS PARTICIPATE IN TRADES SIGNING CELEBRATIONPosted by Lebanon Community School Corporation on 5/9/2023
Six Lebanon High School seniors were recognized during a Trades Signing Celebration held at Lebanon High School on May 9. The event was coordinated by Lebanon High School in partnership with the Boone County Economic Development Corporation (Boone EDC) and the Boone County Chamber of Commerce.
"As educators, it is our duty to guide our students towards successful and fulfilling futures. The Trades Signing Celebration at our school provides a platform to acknowledge and celebrate the career choices of our students who decided to enroll in a trade school or apprenticeship program, pursue full-time employment, or enlist in a military branch of service,” said Kristen Scott, Career Engagement Coordinator at Lebanon Community School Corporation. “It's incredibly inspiring to see these students take a proactive approach to their futures and pursue opportunities that align with their passions and strengths.”
Each student was recognized and signed a Workforce Ready certificate. To participate in the signing event the student must be entering the workforce, enrolled in a certification, training or apprenticeship program, attending a vocational or trade school, or enlisted in the US Armed Forces upon graduation.
Participating students included:
Landon Bailey, US Army
Jake Gordon, Lincoln College of Technology
Asher Klooz, Army National Guard
Flor Reyes, US Air Force
Nicholas Stewart, Boone County Sheriff’s Office
Michael Strode, Boone County Sheriff’s Office
LCSC CELEBRATES 2023 DISTINGUISHED EDUCATORS OF THE YEARPosted by Lebanon Community School Corporation on 4/26/2023
We are proud to celebrate this year's Distinguished Educators and finalists for LCSC Teacher of the Year!
Annually, a Distinguished Educator is selected from each building to be honored for their commitment and dedication to teaching.
The 2023 LCSC Teacher of the Year candidates are:
- Abby Warren, Distinguished Educator, Central Elementary
- Jenni LaMar, Distinguished Educator, Harney Elementary
- Joe Marrin, Distinguished Educator, Hattie B. Stokes Elementary
- Katie Walters, Distinguished Educator, Perry-Worth Elementary
- Lauren Huff, Distinguished Educator, Lebanon Middle School
- Jason Joris, Distinguished Educator, Lebanon High School
The Dwight Booher Cragun Superintendent's Award for Distinguished Teaching will be presented to one Distinguished Educator, who will represent LCSC in Indiana's Teacher of the Year Program. Abby Warren is the recipient of the 2023 Dwight B. Cragun Award. Warren teaches kindergarten at Central Elementary, and will represent LCSC in the Indiana Teacher of the Year program.
Congratulations to our 2023 Distinguished Educators!