A Message from the Superintendent

Dear Laurel County Schools Students and Parents,  

With the 2024 Summer Break underway, I want to take a moment to thank you for your support and cooperation during my first year as Superintendent of the Laurel County Schools; it has been a remarkable and rewarding experience!    

I want to congratulate each student and family on the many milestones accomplished this school year.  Maybe it was the late-night or last-minute study session that paid off to pass a test or earn an ‘A’. Perhaps it was showing compassion by offering the new student a seat at lunch or helping an opposing teammate off the turf/court. It could have possibly been learning to read or to do that Algebra problem, overcoming a fear of public speaking, or being recognized for outstanding achievement.  Regardless, each student experienced their own successes!  With that said, thank you to the parents, grandparents, family members, and significant others who supported the students by investing time, money, and energy into their lives to reach those successes. We all come together and do whatever it takes to help children since student success is a collaborative effort. Thank you for your part in that!

I must also recognize the Laurel County Schools faculty and staff for their dedication, persistence, and genuine passion in supporting students to learn and achieve great things. Our students have grown as learners and as people showing kindness and social responsibility in our classrooms, schools, community, and beyond. I am very proud of all that we have accomplished together and am incredibly grateful for the trust, hard work, and partnership of all constituents.

Students, I challenge you to exercise your mind daily to prevent the ‘summer slide’. READ something every day—it could be a book, a recipe, or even directions for parts assembly or for a new game. ENGAGE with the world around you every day—go outside, be active, observe the various plants and animals in your yard and the different textures in your home, start a project or new hobby, or lend a hand by helping someone. 

Parents, to help your child avoid the ‘summer slide’, I encourage you to read with your child, talk with your child and ask questions, model constructive activities, and life-long learning. Seek out learning and/or interpersonal opportunities for your child.  Learning takes place 365 days a year, and you play a vital role in helping your child be their best.

Wishing you a safe and enjoyable summer break!

See you in August!

  Denise Griebel


Laurel County Schools