4 Corners A Publication of Lauderdale County Schools Volume V Issue 6 January 2018 LCSD/MCC - 10 Years on the Stage February 2018 is a special month for the Lauderdale County School District. This month marks the 10 th anniversary for the MCC/LCSD countywide musical. I was determined to provide students with an opportunity to perform on stage. Without an auditorium, funding, or even drama teachers, we knew it would not be easy. However, through perseverance and dedication by people such as Mrs. Clara Godine (LCSD) and Dr. Todd Brand (MCC), along with a committee of supporters, the dream became a reality. During that Mirst year we raised $24,000 and the rest is history. Our partnership with MCC has been invaluable, as they are able to provide the facilities and expertise each year to pro- duce a quality experience for all students involved, while Randy Hodges, Superintendent the program continues to pay for itself. This is a true testament of what can happen when good people are involved for the right reasons. Throughout the years hun- dreds of Lauderdale County School District students have been impacted. Many have gone on to col- lege with drama and music scholarships and some have even made this their career. We are so proud of their success. If you have not attended a past production, I encourage you to make it a pri- ority this year. MCC/LCSD will present “The Wizard of Oz” on stage at the McCain Theater on the campus of MCC on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. I hope you make plans to join us for this special anniversary production. Finally, as with all issues of safety, it has always been the practice of this district to consult the ex- perts when students are involved. This Mlu season is no exception. After reaching out to a local medi- cal professional, I recently sent home information for parents concerning preventive measures we all need to take, especially over the next few weeks. To help prevent the Mlu and spread of other ill- nesses: wash hands frequently; do not touch eyes, nose, or mouth; cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, and always wash your hands; and avoid contact with people who are sick. Most importantly, keep your child home from school if he/she has any of the following: fever (stu- dents must remain home until fever free for at least 24 hours); vomiting; diarrhea; chills; general malaise or feeling of fatigue, discomfort, weakness, or muscle aches; frequent congested or croup cough; lots of nasal congestion with frequent blowing of nose. This Mlu season is certainly nothing to take lightly. Every day we hear of young people losing their life to this within 48 hours. We can- not be too cautious. Please know we are monitoring this daily in our schools. As of today our atten- dance rate still remains above 91%. Please help us in our efforts to protect all students.