Dr. Jonathan Woods Tagged as New Principal for Lucy C. Laney High School
As an Atlanta native, Jonathan Woods began his educational career as a high school Math Teacher for the DeKalb County School System. Since then, Mr. Woods has gone on to hold several leadership positions in the state of Georgia and the Metro Atlanta area, which include Instructional Coach, Assistant Principal, Ninth Grade Academy Coordinator, and Principal. His educational background comprises of an Education Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Lincoln Memorial University, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Central Michigan, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Fort Valley State University. He has also received his Special Education certification through the University of Georgia Set-Web program and is a graduate of the Aspiring Leaders Institute at Georgia State University’s Principals Center. His hobbies include playing golf, reading, mentoring youth, and traveling with his wife Veronica.
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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Why Not Light a Candle Instead of Cursing the Darkness
Are you a member of the Lucy C. Laney Alumni Association? We invite you to join us in our goal to bring the Pride back to the Boulevard. By joining the Association, you lend a hand, not point a finger. Miss Laney taught us to Light a Candle, Not Curse the Darkness. Support your Alumni Association with your annual membership.
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Laney Loses Head Football Coach and Head Basketball Coach to Other Schools
This spring has seen much transition at Laney High School. In the midst of a change in its top leadership positions, Coach Lackey (football) and Coach Harris (basketball) have elected to lead programs at other schools. As principal Woods assumes leadership, he has a tough job finding suitable replacements for two of the most successful sports programs in Richmond County. All eyes are focused on the Boulevard to see who will be inked to lead these programs.
FEATURED ALUMNUS OF THE MONTH
James Bignon Class of 1972
Gospel mainstay James Bignon was born an only child in Savannah, Georgia and raised in New York City. He came from a large family of singers, pianists, organists, and preachers. He started singing in church at the age of five and was already writing his own material at 11. He learned to play the piano by watching his parents and soon started taking lessons and theory courses. James Bignon formed his first mass choir while attending Lucy C. Laney High School in Augusta, Georgia.
He toured with legendary singer Dorothy Norwood, and in 1983, Reverend Milton Biggham invited him to lead the enormous Georgia Mass Choir. His impressive skills as a singer, writer, arranger, and instrumentalist were key to the successful recording career of the choir.
In 1995, Bignon led the ten member choir featured in Michael Flatley's "Riverdance", introducing a secular audience to his unique brand of gospel.
Besides his headlining albums, Bignon has worked with the Gospel Music Workshop of America Mass Choir writing and recording, “He’ll Make Everything Alright” (1991); re-recording one of Rev. Cleveland’s greatest hits: “Lord Help Me To Hold Out” (1992), and again by writing and recording “God Knows How Much You Can Bare” for a 1993 GMWA project.
His soul-stirring composition “All The Way” highlighted the 1994 Gospel Music Workshop of America album, and his own “Heaven Belongs To You” achieved a Stellar Award nomination for Male Vocalist of the Year reaching the top 20.
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.
MAKE YOUR FINANCIAL DONATION TODAY!!!