U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS)


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Upcoming Events

Sept 17 PTO General Meeting 8:45
Sept 22-26 Book Fair
Sept 29 Visit from Fire Department "Smoke House"
Sept 30 Fall pictures

Our Mission

"Educate, Engage, and Empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world."

Our Vision

"Empowering Learners for Lifelong Success"

DoDEA's Mission and Vision

Our Goals

Goal 1: Students will improve written communication skills across the curriculum.

Goal 2: Students will improve problem solving skills across the curriculum.

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EVERYONE who is connected to Andre Lucas Elementary School is considered a Stakeholder. You have a voice, and we'd like to hear it! Parents, service members, students, teachers and support personnel are important to us and what you think matters.

Please offer us your suggestions on anything you see on our website, or at the school. Ask questions, be involved. We'd love to listen!

Please email the principal Ted Turnipseed or call with your feedback!

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Principal's Message:

Hello All,
Welcome to school year 2014-15 at Andre Lucas Elementary School.  We are excited to have the students back here at school. They keep us uplifted and excited every day. There have been some staff changes this year due to enrollment and zoning changes. We have a lower enrollment and that means we can do some things differently. You will see some differences in our specials rotation this year. For example, STEM will be independent of the rotation wheel and the students will get a weeklong experience with both the classroom teacher and the STEM teacher. At Open House much information will be given out to parents and students. Hopefully you will be there, but if not, fear not. Our wonderful counselors, office staff and teaching staff will happily work with you to make your experiences here at Andre Lucas positive and productive.

We are also eager to have parent volunteers here the school. We welcome parent participation in our Continuing School Improvement (CSI) efforts. If you are interested in volunteering or participating on our CSI efforts by all means call the office or contact me directly. YOU are your child’s most important teacher!

You can begin to be a partner here at Lucas by considering this statement:
Andre Lucas Vision: “Empowering Learners for Lifelong Success”

I’d like to know what that means to you as a parent. Please give this some thought then send me your interpretations, comments, or suggestions to ted.turnipseed@am.dodea.edu . Our school is undergoing its five year accreditation visit this school year. We will be visited in April and this is an opportunity for validation, and change in terms of how we address the needs of our students. Your input is very important to us and is welcome throughout the year.
Lastly I want to make sure that our families know that we are here for everyone. We are very familiar with the stresses of military life and have assisted MANY families in need. If at ANY TIME you feel overwhelmed or need some assistance of any kind please contact us. If we cannot fix your problem we will help you find the resources that you need.

We look forward to seeing you.

Don’t be a stranger,
Ted Turnipseed
Principal, André Lucas


Continuous School Improvement

School improvement is a constant focus at Andre' Lucas Elementary. Each month we will include information from the School Improvement Team also known as the CSI Team. This month would like to remind everyone of our mission, vision, and goals. All stakeholders are valuable members to the school improvement process. We value your opinions and looking forward to collaboration among all stakeholders. If you have questions concerning the school improvement process, please contact the CSI Chair, Mr.Turnipseed, or Mrs. Ennis.

First Days of School 2014-15

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