Kindergarten pre-registration takes place April 6-9

LOCAL NEWS — Is your child five years old or will they be five years old by August 15? Then mark your calendars for April 6-9. That’s when Moore County kindergarten pre-registration for the 2020-21 school year will take place.

Registration will happen at Lynchburg Elementary School from 8:30 to 11 a.m. each day in the school nurses office. Parents must provide a valid drivers license for proof of Moore County residency. To register your child, you’ll also need their birth certificate, Social Security card, proof of a recent physical exam, and their immunization records.

If you have questions, contact LES School Nurse Shea Logan at 931.759.7388 or via text at 931.307.8997. You may also email her at shea.logan@moorecountyschools.net. Lynchburg Elementary School is located at 276 Mechanic Street. •

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School Board approves 2020-21 school calendar

LOCAL NEWS — The Metro Moore County School Board unanimously approved the proposed 2020-21 Moore County School systems academic calendar at Monday night’s regular session meeting. To view the approved calendar, click here.

In 2020, the first full day of class will take place on Wednesday, August 5 and the last full day will take place on Wednesday, May 26. Fall break will happen September 28 through October 2. Schools will close November 23-27 for Thanksgiving break and December 21 through January 1 for Christmas break. Spring break will happen April 5-9.

For safety reasons, local schools will also be closed the Friday of the Lynchburg Music Fest (August 25) and Jack Daniel Barbecue (October 23).

“The calendar will basically go back to the structure we’ve maintained for years,” said Moore County Director of Schools Chad Moorehead. “Adjustments were made this school year to accommodate school construction at MCHS.”

For more information, visit the Moore County Schools website. The next Metro School Board meeting will take place on December 9 at 6 p.m. at the Central Office Building. •

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Halloween in Lynchburg: 4 Don’t Miss Events

LOCAL NEWS — Halloween’s always been a big deal in Lynchburg. Rolling yards, water balloon fights on the square, trick-or-treating … it’s all always been good old fashioned small town fun. This year organizers are going all out to make Halloween in historic, downtown Lynchburg a new fall tradition. Here’s four cool things happening that night:

1 | Metro Moore Fire Department Chili Supper — It’s a Moore County tradition and some really good chili. The Metro Moore County Volunteer Fire Department will host their annual free chili supper beginning at 4 p.m. until all the chili’s gone. They’ll also give out trick or treat bags and candy for the kids. The Fire Department is located near the intersection of Elm Street and Majors Boulevard.

2 | LES Trunk or Treat — You realize that trunk-or-treats are just tailgate parties for kids right? Get your trick-or-treating started early with the LES Trunk-or-Treat from 4-6 p.m. Local authorities will be closing down Mechanic Street after the buses run for safety reasons that night, so plan to park near the square or Wiseman Park and walk to the school. The event’s sponsored by the LES PTO.

3| Halloween in the Hollow — There’s nothing like shutting down the square for a street party. Ghouls and gobblins of all ages are invite to Halloween in the Hollow around the Lynchburg Square from 6-8 p.m. There will be costume and jack-o-lantern contests, a Monster Mash DJ Dance Party hosted by Lynchburg’s own DJ Dusty, mummy wrap race, and some special guest appearances. Anyone who wants to set up for the Trunk or Treat on the Square should do so before 4:30 p.m. when local authorities plan to shut down both Mechanic Street and the square for the night’s activities.

4 | MCPL Intergalactic Book Lover Meeting —Prefer a literary approach to Halloween festivities? Then head to the Moore County Public Library from 4-8 p.m. for an Intergalactic Book Lover’s Meeting. They’ll also have candy so make sure to stop by.

Sheriff’s deputies will be onsite throughout the night directing traffic. Side streets leading up to LES will be open only Mechanic Street and the public square will be closed to traffic. Any child with special needs should contact the Moore County Sheriff’s Department for special arrangements that night, 931-759-7323. •

{Editor’s Note: And don’t forget to enter our Halloween iPhone Photography Contest by simply tagging us in your photos from that night. Categories will include Abstract, Animals, Architecture, Children, Landscape, Nature, People, and Misc. and the overall winner wins a $25 gift certificate to Velma’s Candy.}

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