Dear LCSD 55 Family, Potential Threat to Laurens Middle School Deemed Nonexistent Yesterday evening, authorities were alerted to a potential threat against Laurens Middle School, allegedly discussed by a group of juveniles and overheard by one juvenile who reported it to authorities. Following a thorough investigation, no evidence supporting these claims was found during a search of the residence of the alleged juvenile who was said to have made the threat. However, in the early hours of the morning at around 2:30 AM, the FBI notified the LPD of a fake social media account circulating a bomb threat targeting Laurens Middle School. Rapid coordination between uniform patrol officers, school resource officers (SRO’s), and command staff, facilitated by the invaluable assistance of the FBI, swiftly led to the apprehension of the perpetrator. The individual responsible for the hoax, a juvenile student of Laurens Middle School, has been detained. Their identity remains anonymous due to their status as a minor. They have confessed to fabricating the threat(s), affirming that there is no genuine danger to the school, its students, or the wider community. To ensure utmost safety, the Laurens Police Department, in collaboration with Laurens County School District 55 Administration and Laurens Middle School staff, conducted a thorough search of Laurens Middle School this morning. The investigation concluded that there are no present threats to the school or its occupants. In light of this incident, heightened security measures have been implemented across the district to reassure students, parents, and staff of their safety and well-being. School will commence at normal time without any deviation. This notification underscores our commitment to transparency and our unwavering dedication to addressing and neutralizing potential threats swiftly and effectively. The juvenile perpetrator has been removed from the school and will face charges through the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice, where he/she is currently being housed. Laurens County School District 55 would like to thank the Laurens Police Department for their coordinated efforts and swift response to ensure the safety of our children, staff, and schools. For further inquiries, please contact Captain Heath Copeland of the Laurens Police Department or Jody Penland with Laurens County School District 55. Sincerely, LCSD 55
We are experiencing another network outage with Segra. We do not have a timeline for restoration. Thank you for your patience in this matter. Have a good day!
The district fiber connection was restored overnight. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter. Have a great day!
We are experiencing a second outage with our Segra Fiber Connectivity. We do not currently have an estimated outage restoration time. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
The Segra Fiber Connection has been restored for Laurens County School District 55. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.
Good Evening, This notice is to inform you of an outage with the Segra Fiber Connection for LCSD 55. Tonight's board meeting will be recorded and uploaded after service is restored. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Please click the link below to view the Special Called Board Meeting for January 4th, 2024. https://youtube.com/live/MFkm8ytt_cI
Overnight, Segra completed the fiber repair for our school district. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.
Laurens County School District 55 is experiencing a network outage due to the Segra Fiber connection. We will notify you when connectivity is restored. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. Thank you!
Please be aware of the upcoming testing dates. Iowa Testing- October 18-19, 2023 & CogAt Testing- October 23-25, 2023
Please read our 2023-2024 Game Day Information. The next home game is the Homecoming Game on September 29, 2023. Plain text information (press release) :https://bit.ly/3RO81d9
Parents, The Parent-Teacher Conference Attendance & Satisfaction Survey is available for you to fill out in the documents section of the webpage. Please take the survey after attending your child's conference. Thank you!
Hello Parents! Please go to the documents section to vote for this years School Improvement Council. The deadline to vote is Friday, August 18th at 12:00pm.
Good afternoon, Middle and High School students will not be allowed to be dropped off or brought to Waterloo Elementary in the mornings. Please ride their assigned bus from home. This is for the safety of all of our students. We are asking for your cooperation as we continue to elevate to higher heights. Mr. Wright
The internet connectivity for Laurens County School District 55 is operational. Thank you for your patience in this matter. Have a great day!
Laurens County School District 55 is experiencing a district-wide internet outage. We are currently in contact with Segra to resolve the issue as soon as possible. We will notify everyone once network connectivity has returned. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
World Environment Day is right around the corner!
Happy School Communicators Day Friday, May 12th, 2023!
Here's some important information we would like to share about upcoming events: First, for parents of 3rd-5th graders, if you have not done so already, please complete the parent survey that is used in measuring our school on the South Carolina state report card. The log-in information for your specific child was sent home with report cards last Wednesday. Secondly, we will have our 3rd Quarter Academic Achievement celebration this Friday, March 31st. The celebration for our 4k-2nd & Primary Montessori students will be at 1:00 P.M., with the celebration for our 3-5th, Lower and Upper Montessori, and Special Education students occurring at 2:00 P.M. Students who are being recognized for achievement, perfect attendance, or student of the month received invitations to share with you this past Friday. Next, our PTO is sponsoring a cupcake sale on Friday as well. Visitors who would like to purchase one can do so at 12:45 and 1:45 P.M. immediately before the achievement celebration begins. Finally, school and our offices will be closed April 3rd-7th for spring break and the following Monday, April 10th. Students will return to school on Tuesday, April 11th. #WatchUsGrow
Laurens 55 Alumni Weekend- March 24-25