Excellence for Every Child
Dr Amy Brace: Principal
The Lonsdale Elementary family sends their wishes for all to have a wonderful Thanksgiving. School will be closed 11/25 and reopen on 11/30.
A student assembly was held on November 6th to celebrate Arbor Day. Our students also learned about environmental issues that may have an impact on them.
Students learned about the history of Arbor Day. Also, a tree was donated to the school that was planted in neighboring Lonsdale Park.
Claudia Abbott Julie Lowe
Lonsdale Elementary is proud of two of our teachers who have been chosen as WBIR "Educators of the Week." Julie Lowe was chosen as the "Educator of the Week" for the week of August 31. Ms Lowe is the school's PE instructor. She has a huge heart for the students and communtiy of Lonsdale. Claudia Abbott has been selected for the week of October 26. Ms Abbott teaches technology and science to our students. She is a life long resident of Lonsdale. She also has a big heart for our students as well as the community. We thank these teachers for making a difference in the lives of our students as well as in the community.
For the first time since the State of Tennessee has developed a new accountability system, Knox County Schools have been identified as an "Ememplary" district. Knox County is the first "urban" county to be so identified. The academic achievements that we have seen at Lonsdale Elementary played a key role in Knox County gaining Exemplary status. You can be proud of the staff at your school for the strides being made in the classrooms of Lonsdale.
Lonsdale Elementary is excited about its partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley. BGC offers after school programming to our students including:
The deciated staff of Boys and Girls Club at Lonsdale Elementary. You may contact Dean Deatherage (Program Director) at:
The Community School initiative is a strategy for using public schools as a hub for organizing community resources to improve neghborhood health and safety and student academic success.
Ms Kori: Site Resource Coordinator
Ultimately, community schools aim to enchance student learning and serve as a catalyst to achieve healthy communites, with schools at the center.
What does that look like at Lonsdale Elementary? The school partners with various organizations to offer our students outstanding programming. These programs include: Kids can Bike, Joy of Music,Outdoor Classroom,homework help and tutoring, Girl Scouts, Big Brothers and Sisters, and many, many more.
The Outdoor Classroom at Lonsdale Elementary
We are thankful for our partners and the positive impact they are having on the students and families at Lonsdale Elementary.
For more information please check the Community Schools link located with the "Quick Links" on the lower left of our homepage.