Where we are Prepared


    Always Willing to Strive

    by looking our best,

    acting our best,

    and doing our best.

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    S. Ray Lowder Elementary School's Mission
    The staff of S. Ray Lowder School will form a partnership with our students, their parents, and the community. We will provide a safe and appropriate learning environment where students develop the skills necessary to become responsible citizens.
    In order to fulfill our mission, we have established the following beliefs:
    o The students are our first priority.
    o We will provide excellent teaching practices and equip all students the necessary tools to learn, and become proficient members of society.
    o We believe that high expectations are essential to achieve successful partnerships.
    o We will inspire our students to become life-long learners. 

Upcoming Events

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  • S. Ray Lowder's 9th Annual 5K Race



    Friday, March 17th, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

    You may register online or come by the school to register.  If you register online, there is an additional $2.50 fee.  

    Online registration: https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/Lincolnton/SRayLowderSpringSpirit5k

    We are celebrating our 50th year of education!  Feel free to dress for the occasion (wearing past Lowder shirts).  This year our race will be held on a Friday afternoon instead of Saturday as we have in the past.  We look forward to seeing everyone and as we celebrate our 50th year in education.  All children 12 and under will receive a participation medal!  


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  • snow days
    Due to snow and icy conditions, Lincoln County Schools was closed January 9th and 10th for students.  February 24thApril 14th and/or Saturdays in the month of January, February, and March were designated as potential make-up days on the 2016-2017 school calendar.
    Please note the plan regarding student make-up day(s):
    January 9th   
    January 9th will NOT be made up based on banked instructional time.
    January 10th 
    January 10th was designated as an optional teacher workday and will take the place of the February 24th optional workday. 
    February 24th will become a regular school day for students and staff. 
    Why are we making up January 10th?
    • The 2016-2017 school year has 178 days, thus resulting in two less instructional days than in previous school calendars.
    • As a result of the two less instructional days, there are fewer banked instructional hours beyond the required 1,025.
    • Unfortunately, we cannot predict the weather during the winter season, and we are trying to preserve our banked time balance in order to maintain options in the upcoming months.
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  • Lego Club


    Thanks to a generous donation of 1,200.00 from Timken and 200.00 from Carolinas Healthcare Lincoln we have been able to expand our Lego club to include Lego Wedo 2.0 for our third grade Lego club. This is our third year at S Ray Lowder offering Lego club to our students. This year third, second and first graders will have a chance to participate and use materials unique to their grade level. Third graders currently meet on Tuesdays at 2:45 if you would like to see us in action!

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  • Terrific Kids/Lions Pride Schedule
    (Pre­K­/1 ​1:00-­1:30 2/­3​­ 1:30-­2:00)

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    September 30
    October 28
    November 18
    January 27
    February 17
    March 31
    April 28
    May 26

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  • Facebook

    S. Ray Lowder is our official Facebook page.

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  • Visit  http://www.carolinalaw.com/ Visit to learn more about this program and to nominate a teacher today!

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  • Boxtops

    Box Tops for Education is excited for another school year!  We will be collecting Box Tops throughout the year.  Please make sure to turn these in to your child's teacher to help the school earn money. Thank you!

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