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Student Life
High School Musical Review “A Night on Broadway”
Mark you calendars… On April 6 and April 7, Lincoln Charter’s Drama department will host its first musical review.  Students will be performing scenes and songs from “High School Musical”, “Wicked”, “The Sound of Music” and more.  The show will start at 7:00 pm in Machado Gymnasium.  Tickets are $5.00 at the door.  You don’t want to miss this amazing show of LCS Talent!

PTO
Morning with Mom – This Week – Friday, April 7th
7:30-8:30am – Lower Building Gym/MP Room
K-6 Moms and their Students are invited for light refreshments.
Students must be accompanied by a parent.
Calling all Dads! – Volunteers needed the night before and during the event.
Sign up Here

Elementary Spring Parties
Friday, April 14th  9:30-11:00am
Your class Room Parent should reach out to you with more information and any volunteer needs.

Teacher Breakfast – Second Wednesday of Each Month
Volunteers are still needed for 4/12 and 5/10.
Please consider signing up to send something in.
Elementary Teacher Breakfast Signup
MS/HS Teacher Breakfast Signup

Middle School Madness
MS End of Year Parties
All MS grades will celebrate the end of the school year with a class field trip on Tuesday, May 23rd.  Each trip includes transportation, activities and lunch.  All trips are available for payment on MPP.

Class of 2021
Quarry at Carrigan Farms
$25.00 per student

Class of 2022
Pin Station
$15.00 per student

Class of 2023
Kate’s Skate
$10.00 per student

High School Happenings
Prom 2017
May 6, 2017, 7:00-11:00pm
The Speedway Club
Prom is a formal event that is open to Senior, Junior and Sophomore students.  Tickets are available for purchase on MPP now through April 28th.  Early bird discount of $10 off per ticket ends on March 17th.  

Paint the Mile
Friday, April 14th
Registration for Paint the Mile is now available (registration is accessed through student’s school issued google account).  Leadership Institute sponsor’s this service event as a form of advocacy against domestic violence.  This is a color run and participating students are asked to wear a white t-shirt.  The colors used in the run represent the 4 different groups that are victims of domestic violence; children, women, men and elderly.  Funds raised will benefit the The Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse Child Advocacy Center.  The cost of registration is $10.00 per student.  Students are required to complete the registration and pay the $10.00 fee on MPP by Monday, April 10th.  

Class of 2017 Graduation Information
Detailed information about graduation was sent out to all seniors today and through school messenger to senior parents.  Please be sure to check your email for the details.  

2017 AP Exams
Exams will occur during the week of May 1-12, 2017.  Primary exam location will be at Denver UMC.  2 Exams will be held at Gaston College.

For 8:00am exams:
Students are to be at location no later than 7:30am.  Directions will start at 7:50am.  Testing WILL BEGIN at 8am.

For 12pm exams:
Students are to be at location no later than 11:30am.  Directions will start at 11:50am.  Testing WILL BEGIN at 12pm.

5/1: 8:00 am-Chemistry & Environmental Science;
12:00pm-Psychology
5/2: 8:00 am-Computer Science A**
5/3: 8:00 am-English Lit
5/4: 8:00 am-Government & Politics
5/5: 8:00 am-US History at Gaston College & Computer Science Principles**
5/8  8:00 am-Biology
5/9: 8:00 am-Calculus AB & BC at Gaston College
5/12: 8:00 am-Human Geography**

Scholarship Information
The Charlotte Knights Scholarship……School Counselors sent all seniors an email re: eligibility requirements and application process.  Within the email, students were able to print off the application.  In addition, students are welcome to come by our office for a copy.  The deadline to turn in all required documents to Mrs. Robinson is April 26, 2017.  THREE winners will be selected for EACH scholarship and awarded $1,000.00.

Class of 2017…do you wish to pursue a career in Law Enforcement?  Charlotte’s Finest Legacy Foundation is excited to announce the 2017 CMPD Officers Clark and Shelton Scholarship Opportunity.  These scholarships were created in memory of CMPD Officers Clark and Shelton who were killed in the line of duty on April 1, 2007.  Charlotte’s Finest Legacy Foundation will award two $2500 one time scholarships.  All seniors received a copy of the Scholarship Application via email.  If you’d like another application, please stop Student Services for a copy.  Application deadline is April 30, 2017.

2017-18 Registration
Class of 2018 registration will take place on April 6, 2017.
Class of 2021 registration will take place on April 25, 2017 (Tentative)

Summer Programs
University of Pennsylvania announces its Engineering Summer Academy at Penn from July 2-22, 2017!  Application deadline for priority is February 24 & final is April 24, 2017.  For more information, please click here.

NC State University Shelton Leadership Center announces The Shelton Challenge!  Students must be a rising 9th-12th grade students with a GPA of 3.0 or better.  For more information re: locations and deadlines, click here.

Community News
Mr. Bryant’s Blog
Check out Mr. Bryant’s Blog for information and happenings at Lincoln Charter School.  

Rotary Auction
Click here for more information and the link to the scholarship application.  

News from LCS alumni
LCS Alumni Seth VanDerwerken was recently published in the newspaper
Mars Hill University Student Presents Research on Predicting Terrorist Attacks

A Mars Hill University criminal justice major has conducted research that he hopes could lead to better prediction of where anti-terrorism efforts would be most effective. Seth VanDerwerken, a senior from Denver, North Carolina, used information contained in the Global Terrorism Database, to test whether characteristics of the target of a terror attack could be used to predict the scale of the attack, and thus influence how anti-terrorism resources are allocated.

The Global Terrorism Database is an open-source database that includes information on more than 150,000 terrorists events that have happened worldwide from 1970 through 2015. It is maintained by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland. START describes it as the world’s most comprehensive unclassified database on terrorist events.

VanDerwerken presented his research at the 54th annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, held March 21-25 in Kansas City, Missouri. In addition to criminal justice students from other universities, the audience for his presentation included terrorism researchers and criminal justice professionals from across the country.

VanDerwerken was mentored in his research by Taylor Brickley, Ph.D., an assistant professor in Mars Hill University’s criminal justice program. The program exposes students to a wide range of issues associated with the U.S. criminal justice system. It is designed to prepare them for the world of work by focusing on ethical dilemmas faces by criminal justice professionals; the role that gender, race/ethnicity, and socio-economic status play in the production and social control of crime; and the importance of scientific inquiry for criminal justice policy making.

Mars Hill University is a premier private, liberal arts institution offering over 30 baccalaureate degrees and master’s degrees in elementary education and in management. Founded in 1856 by Baptist families of the region, the campus is located just 20 minutes north of Asheville in the mountains of western North Carolina.www.mhu.edu

ALERT

School Board Nominations

The LCS School Board nominating committee is now accepting nominations for the two parent elected positions on the 2017-2018 School Board. If you would like to nominate someone or if you would like to self nominate, please email schoolboardnominations@lincolncharter.org. Additional details are in Charter Chatter.