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Laney Alumni Officers Meet New Superintendent of Richmond County School System
The Richmond County Board of Education ratified a three-year contract for new superintendent Dr. Angela Pringle during a called meeting Tuesday, officially ending its hunt to replace Dr. Frank Roberson. Officers of the LCLHSAA had an opportunity to meet the new superintendent at a reception held in her honor, Thursday, September 4, 2014. Pictured left to right are Gene Hunt, Treasurer of the LCLHSAA, Dr. Angela Pringle, New Superintendent, and Johnny C. Nimes, President of the LCLHSAA.
Lucy C. Laney Alumni Association Receives Tax Exempt Status
The Lucy C. Laney High School Alumni Association received official notification from the Internal Revenue Service today (Wednesday, May 21, 2014) that its application for tax exempt status has been approved. The LCLHSAA has been designated as a public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Federal Tax Code.
The effective date of exemption is July 22, 2012. Your donations to the LCLHSAA is tax deductible.
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Superintendent Dr. Angela Pringle to Hold Listening Sessions for Community - Laney High School Scheduled for October 6, 2014
Superintendent Dr. Angela Pringle will hold eight community meetings for school employees, parents and the public “to share their thoughts, ideas, and priorities” for the school system. The Superintendent’s listening sessions are important this year to establish priorities for the school systems strategic plan and budget planning process for the 2015-16 school year which will begin much earlier. The first meeting will take place next Monday, September 22nd at the Academy of Richmond County High School – Gymnasium 910 Russell St. at 6:00 p.m., where speakers can share ideas which will be used to establish priorities for the school system.
“I encourage full engagement for all who care about the future of the children in our district,” Pringle said. “I have made commitments to listen to employees, parents, and community members. This is the time to listen and allow our community to speak.” Speakers will have three minutes and can only speak at one of the meetings. Participants may begin signing up to speak 30 minutes prior to each meeting. Participants are asked not to discuss private student matters. Staff will be available to meet individually with participants who have specific private student matters. The Community Listening Sessions dates and locations are as follows:
Monday, September 22, 2014 - Academy of Richmond County High SchoolAuditorium - 910 Russell St., Augusta, GA
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - Richmond County Technical Magnet School Auditorium - 3200B Augusta Tech Dr., Augusta, GA
Monday, October 6, 2014 – Laney High School1740 Walton Way, Augusta, GA
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - Garrett Elementary School Gymnasium1100 Eisenhower Dr., Augusta, GA
Monday, October 13, 2014 – Hephzibah High School Gymnasium4558 Brothersville Rd., Hephzibah, GA
FEATURED ALUMNUS OF THE MONTH
Kendrell Bell, Class of 1996
Kendrell Bell is a former NFL football player. He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers for four years and the Kansas City Chiefs for three years.
He attended Middle Georgia Junior College for two years where he was a two-time Super Prep JUCO 100 selection. As a freshman, he played fullback and finished the season with 689 yards rushing. As a sophomore, he garnered six sacks and 132 tackles to lead his defensive unit to a No. 1 ranking in the nation.
He transferred to the University of Georgia and played there until his graduation in 2001. While at UGA, he had 153 tackles (10 for a loss), four interceptions, seven sacks, five forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries.
Kendrell played for the Pittsburg Steelers in the AFC Conference of the NFL. During his rookie year, he played in all 16 games with the Steelers who finished the season with a 13-3 record. Kendrell was voted the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year.
After four seasons with the Steelers, Kendrell signed with the Kansas City Chiefs where he played for three seasons. He was released following the 2007 season, after which he retired due to repeated injuries.
Why Do We Exist?
The Lucy Craft Laney High School Alumni Association was organized to support the curricula and extracurricual programs of Lucy C. Laney High School. Our primary goal is to raise funds to support Laney High School. We are the official alumni group sanctioned by the administration of Lucy C. Laney High School.
It is our hope that every class will list its reunion officers and activities on our website. By doing so, we provide alumni, around the country, a single source for information surrounding alumni and reunion activities.
The LCLHSAA is not a reunion group and we have no desire to interrupt or interfere with any alumni group activities. Our hope is to serve as an umbrella organization which brings all of the alumni classes and groups together in an organized and unified manner designed to maximize our energies in support of Lucy C. Laney High School.
All funds raised by the LCLHSAA will be used to provide financial support for the students and programs at Laney High School. By joining the LCLHSAA, you ensure our ability to provide needed financial support to the school.
We encourage all alumni of Lucy C. Laney High School to become a financial member of the alumni association. The $25.00 annual membership fee helps us to continue to provide much needed financial assistance to the school.
If you are a financial member, we thank you for your continued support. If you are not, we encourage you to join us NOW. Consider making a donation to your alumni association. Together, we will return the PRIDE to Laney-Walker Boulevard.
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Historic Cauley-Wheeler Building to be Demolished to Make Way for the New Lucy C. Laney High School
The Cauley-Wheeler building was built in 1924 and is in the center of the Lucy C. Laney High School campus. Once part of the Haines Normal and Industrial School, the deteriorating building is scheduled to be torn down.
The building is the last remaining structure from the Haines Normal and Industrial Institute, a school charted by Lucy Craft Laney in 1886 to educate black children. Most of the school’s buildings were razed when it closed in 1949 to make way for Laney High, but the Cauley-Wheeler building remained, reminding all of the educator’s legacy and history....