Spinal Screening Program
The Lincoln County R-III School District is going to conduct a spinal screening program to detect students with a possible curvature of the spine (scoliosis) on November 7, 10, and 12. According to statistics, 7 to 10 children in every 100 may develop scoliosis; and 1 to 3 will require evaluation by a health professional. Some children develop a condition called kyphosis, an abnormal hump in the upper back. If the conditions are detected early, and appropriately treated, progressive spinal deformity can be prevented.
The procedure for screening is a simple one in which the screener (female nurse) looks at the child’s back in a standing position and in a forward bending position. Only 6th grade girls will be screened at this time. Females will be screened in the girls’ locker room and will need to wear a sports bra, a tight tank top, or a swimming suit top. Privacy will be provided. All students who fail the first screening will be rechecked before a referral for further evaluation is made. Students that display a suspected curvature will bring home a referral note asking parents to take the student to a pediatrician or specialist for further evaluation.
If your child is currently under active treatment for a spinal condition or if you would rather not have your child screened, please notify the school nurse, Rachel Sparks, at 636-462-4934 or 462-5078.
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We have exciting news! Our school is participating in the Tyson Project A+™ program, a
fund-raising program sponsored by Tyson Foods, Inc. Through this program, we can
raise up to $12,000 for our school this year! The money can go towards supplies,
building improvements, school programs, or anything else we choose. It’s an easy way
to raise much needed funds by sending Tyson Project A+ labels from products you
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Here’s how it works: Just clip and collect Tyson Project A+ labels from participating
Tyson® product packages and send them to school with your child. We’ll collect the
labels and send them to Tyson Foods, and Tyson Foods will send our school a check.
Each label is worth 24¢!
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM 7th Boys Basketball Parent Meeting - Room 213
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM 7th Girls Basketball Parent Meeting - Room 216
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM 8th Boys Basketball Parent Mtg - Room 214
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM 8th Girls Basketball Parent Mtg - Room 215
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Click Club Meeting - Room 200 - 2:30pm
1:20 PM - 2:30 PM Secondary Early Release -Professional Development
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Basketball and Dance Team Pictures - Gym - 3:00pm
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM TSA Meeting - Room 209
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Dare Dance - 5th, 6th, 7th Grades
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Art Club Meeting - Cafteria