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Charter Chatter 12.05.2017 Denver

Charter Chatter 12.05.2017 Denver

Student Life
Angel Tree
Leadership Institute is pleased to offer the annual Angel Tree program.  Lincoln Charter has adopted 20 Angels through the Lincoln County Department of Social Services. Each grade level K-5 will adopt an angel as a grade level, MS students have chosen to adopt an Angel with their Nest.  Grades 9-12 have adopted an Angel per grade level as well.  Click here for information about each Angel and to view their wish list.  All gifts need to be new and unwrapped.  Angel gifts are due no later than December 8th.

Global Ambassadors
There are a few more open spots for the Global Ambassadors Spring Break trip to Iceland.  This trip is in partnership with EF Tours and is designed to be an immersive educational experience. Global travel awakens the senses—and mind—to different cultures and experiences. Revel in the geothermal wonders of Iceland—Blue Lagoon hot springs, volcanic craters and subarctic fauna. From the capital Reykjavik we will travel the popular Golden Circle and see Gullfoss waterfall and the Geysir geothermal area, where students will have the chance to learn about geyser cooking. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity where education comes to life!  For more information contact Melissa Lasarsky.

No Uniform Day
December 14th
Purchase a No Uniform Day Pass and help support Interact Club.  Passes are available to K-8 students and staff – $5.00 for the first pass and an additional $1.00 for each family member.  Passes can be purchased on MPP.  Please remember that students with passes are required to meet High School Dress Code on No Uniform Days.

Athletics
Basketball
Friday 12/8 – Lincoln Charter at Cox Mill

JV Start 4:30pm, Womens and Mens games to follow

Holy Angels Hoops & Halos Tip Off Classic
December 16th – Forestview High School
Lincoln Charter Varsity Men’s Basketball team has been invited to participate in the annual tournament presented by Belmont Abbey.

Purchase advance tickets for $10.00 or $12.00 at the door

Advance tickets are available at the Front Office of the Denver Upper Building through Paula Powers.  Cash Only. Click here for more information about Holy Angels.

Talon Challenge
January 19th – Lincolnton Campus

PTO
Teacher Breakfast Next Week Wednesday
December’s Teacher Breakfast is next week Wednesday (December 13). This event will be catered; however, we are looking for volunteers to help with mid-morning cleanup in both buildings, as well as donations of table decorations (poinsettias, holiday paper products, etc.). If you are able to help, please email Krisitin DeGifford, Director of Hospitality.

Elementary Winter Party
Thursday, December 21st, 9:30am-11:00am
Save the date for the elementary winter parties. Please note that this is a half-day. Your class’ Room Parent should be reaching out with more details and any volunteer/contribution requests. Teacher Favorites can be found here.

Middle School Moments
Coat Drive
Lincoln Charter MS will be participating in a coat drive for the holidays.  Please donate coats, gloves, hats and blankets to help keep less fortunate children and families warm this winter.  All donations will go towards helping local families in need.

Starbase Forensic Club
Starbase Charlotte is bring a new and innovative program to LCS!  Starbase 2.0 is an afterschool program for 6th graders that provides science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities with a focus on forensics.  Each student will have the opportunity to be a Crime Scene Investigator and will work together with other students, using forensic science, to solve a crime.  Starbase 2.0 will meet weekly on Tuesdays from 3:15 – 5:15pm, beginning January 9, 2018, with a final meeting on Tuesday, March 27, 2018.  The initial run of this club will be for 6th grade and will be open to the first 25 students to bring in their applications.

High School Happenings
Midterms December 18 thru December 21
This year has given us the opportunity to take exams prior to the Holiday break and end the 1st semester during December.  I like this option because it allows for “a break to be a break.”

Please Remember…
*All students taking an Exam during the 1st Exam session must report to school by 8:00 am.   *Students must stay for the entire testing session and are not allowed to leave until the session ends, so take your time.
*A student may not leave and come back during the school day.
*If you are late, you will not be allowed in.
*If you miss an exam, you can make it up on Thursday.
*There are NO taking exams early.
*Buses will run at 3:00 pm.

Basic Mid-Term Schedule
Monday, December 18th
AM exam: ELA
PM exam: Foreign Language

Tuesday, December 19th
AM exam: Math
PM exam: Elective classes

Wednesday, December 20th
AM exam: Science
PM exam: Social Studies

Thursday: TBA

Please note that…
*AP Lit will be taken during English Exam time
*AP Chemistry will be taken during Science Exam Time
*AP Environmental Science will be taken during Science Exam Time unless you have another science exam.  Then it will be taken during the Electives #1.
*AP U.S. History will be taken during the Social Studies Exam time
*AP Government will be taken during the Social Studies Exam time
*Psychology will be taken during the Foreign Language time unless you have a Spanish/ Latin, then it will be taken during the Elective #1
*Theatre I will be taken during the Electives #1

If you do not have an exam, you do not have to be present.
Review Sessions will be available prior to exam times… if not attending review sessions, students are to report to their Eagle Period Classrooms.

Summer Opportunities
Summer Ventures in Science and Math is offering a 4 week inter-institutional program of the University of North Carolina System.  It is open by application to all rising high school juniors and seniors.  SVSM provides NC’s high achieving students a cost-free opportunity to undertake investigative studies at one of our four participating university campuses (App State, ECU, UNC Clt, and UNCW) in the summer.  For more information about the program, please click here.  The application for Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics 2018 is open now,  Applications must be submitted by January 15, 2018.

The Honors Experience is a one-week (June 24-29, 2018) college immersion for academically gifted and talented students who are currently in the 9th-11th grade.  The program is held on Gardner-Webb’s main campus in Boiling Springs, NC.  Students will participate in two credit bearing college courses that are designed to help them develop the confidence needed to continue in their pursuit of academic excellence, engage in academics with Christian faith, and experience the impact of service learning.  If accepted into the Honors Experience, students will be automatically invited to GW’s Ignite Excellence Scholarship interviews during their senior year of high school.  Please click here for eligibility and more information about this experience.  Spots are limited!

Scholarship Opportunities
The Golden LEAF Scholarship Program will award up to 215 grants, each valued at $12,000 for the 2018-19 academic year.  For more information about this scholarship, please click here.  Application deadline is March 1, 2018.

SAT
Click here for a list of SAT test dates.  Click here for free SAT test prep.

ACT
Click here for a list of ACT test dates.  Click here for free ACT test prep.

ALERT

12/8 - After School Events Cancelled

Due to the inclement weather, all Lincoln Charter after school activities are cancelled for 12/8 (athletics, club meetings, the HS theater production, etc.). A separate e-mail to all athletic families will be sent with additional information. After school care will run a reduced schedule, until 4:30pm.

Have a great, safe weekend.