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02.20.2018 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

02.20.2018 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

Student Life
Coffee & Conversation
All families are invited to join us for Coffee & Conversation  with members of Administration.  These sessions are an opportunity for you to meet with your student’s building administrator over coffee and light refreshments.  We look forward to conversations to strengthen our community.  Please RSVP by completing this form.  

Driver’s Education Class (Lincolnton Students Only)
Driver’s Ed registration is open now for the class at the Lincolnton campus in March.  See details below.

Class details:
Dates: March 13th-March 29th (No Friday classes)
Location: Lincolnton Campus Multi-Purpose Room
Time: 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Lincoln County School Board Drivers Ed Fee: $53.00
(Check or Cash will not be accepted)

Seats: By law the class is only allowed 50 seats per class. This class is a first come first serve basis. There are less than 20 spots left at this time.

Your student must be able to attend each day (only 1 absence allowed) and be there for the final exam on March 29th.

Driver’s Education Registration Information
To register your student for Driver’s Education Class (Lincolnton Students Only), please go onto your MyPaymentsPlus account for your student to fill out the registration form and remit payment ($53). If you do not pay at time of registration; a seat will not be reserved for your student. Payment secures your students registration and seat. Once the class is full, the fee will be removed from MyPaymentPlus.   For any questions, please contact Jessica Kelly.

Jeans Day
Get your jean pass for Thursday, February 22nd and help support the students attending the educational trip to Canada who are raising money for their travel expenses. Students will explore, learn, and experience in Montreal and Quebec. Thank you for helping to support our LCS students attending this international trip. Jeans passes can be purchased on My Payments Plus.

Talon Challenge
Thank you to everyone for supporting the Jimmy V Foundation during Talon Challenge. Our JV Men’s team defeated Thomas Jefferson handily in the first game of the night. Our Lady Eagles scored effortlessly throughout the second game of the night to defeat the Lady Griffons 58 to 33. The final game of the night produced a fun atmosphere with the Mens varsity team defeating Thomas Jefferson 94 to 53. Lincoln Charter brought home the coveted Talon Challenge trophy for the 7th year in a row.  More importantly we had strong participation in blood drives this year. Both schools brought in almost 100 units of blood for our community as well as over $4000.00 in donations. We are looking to expand the Talon Challenge for next year and hope to make it the biggest ever!

LCS HS Winter Playoff information
1A Basketball Brackets
Round 1 | Feb 20, 2018- 1st round bye
Round 2 | Feb 22, 2018- at LCS – 6:30pm Women’s Varsity, followed by Men’s Varsity
Round 3 | Feb 24, 2018
Round 4 | Feb 27, 2018
Regionals | Mar 3, 2018
State Championship | Mar 10, 2018

12th Annual “Soar Invitational”
2018 Sports Boosters Golf Tournament – Friday March 30, 2018 – Westport Golf Club – 1:00 PM
$65/person, $250/team
Player and Sponsorship forms can be found in the Booster Section of the LCS website

Sports Photos
The New Deadline to order is Monday 2/26/18
“WINTER” Sports Photos
Choose your sports event:
A prompt will open asking for a personal keyword
Enter the Student ID Number (Powerschool ID)

Thank you to all of our LCS families who made the staff appreciation breakfast a big success last Wednesday.

We appreciate your patience as we have had to delay posting the link for our ballot. Please look for it in next week’s Charter Chatter.

Middle School Moments
7th Grade Camp Weaver Overnight Trip
The 7th graders will be taking an overnight trip to the YMCA’s Camp Weaver in Greensboro in conjunction with their annual tour of UNC Chapel Hill.  The trip will be March 28 and 29.  The cost of the trip, which includes charter bus transportation, 4 meals, a day & night at Camp Weaver, campfire snacks, and a tour of UNC Chapel Hill, will be $120.

Payment can be made in full or in 2-installments on MyPaymentsPlus.

Full details of the trip will be sent home with the 7th grade students.

Math Counts Competition
Our Math Counts team competed in Hickory on Feb. 13.  Students have worked all year on advanced Middle School math concepts.  Congratulations on a job well done! Photo of our Math Counts Team

High School Happenings
Freshman Experience Wednesday, February 28th
All Freshman students will participate in the annual Freshman Experience at Pfeiffer University.  The experience will include a tour of the campus, information from admissions as well as team building activities. The cost of the trip is $10.00 per student and is available on MPP.  Students will depart campus at 7:45am promptly and will return around 2:45pm.  Please contact Melissa Lasarsky if you have any questions.   

The ACT Test is coming up on Tuesday, February 27th for all 11th Graders. Please note 9th, 10th, and 12th Graders will NOT attend school on this day.   The test will begin promptly at 8:00 am and be finished approximately 1:00pm.  You can find more information on the ACT by reviewing the following document here.

Powderpuff is a high school event sponsored by the Student Leadership Team.  Powderpuff will take place on Friday, March 30th this year.  Both male and female high school students can purchase Powderpuff shirts but only females will participate in the Powderpuff Football Game. Any students interested in signing up to play need to purchase their shirt and sign the required consent form on My Payments Plus.  Shirts are only available until February 28th and will cost $20.  Names and numbers for shirts can be completed on My Payments Plus.  More information about practices and such will be released within the upcoming weeks. If you have any questions about Powderpuff please contact Jessica Kelly.

2018 Best and Brightest Scholarship
The Gazette and The Star are pleased to give community-wide recognition this year to the outstanding high school seniors in the Best and Brightest 2018.

We will honor one outstanding senior in each high school in Gaston, Cleveland and Lincoln counties who personify the community builders of their generation. We would appreciate anything you can do to encourage students to apply.

This year, we have redesigned our application form to make it easier for applicants to navigate. You can find it on our website,, from Sunday, Feb. 18, to Monday, March 19.

One important change this year: Applicants must email their supplemental material to the This includes the 300 word essay, official school transcript and up to 3 letters of recommendation.

Completed applications are due by 5 p.m. Monday, March 19. Selection of the winners will be made by a committee of educators, community leaders and business people based on community and school involvement, academic achievement, an essay and letters of recommendation.

The Best and Brightest winners will be recognized by The Gazette and The Star and honored at a reception Thursday, April 26 at the Schiele Museum in Gastonia. Three scholarships, one for $1,500 and two for $1,000 each, will be awarded to three of the Best & Brightest students based on meaningful contributions that have led to the betterment of their schools and communities.

If you would like more information about the program, contact Will McDonald at 704-869-1838 or see Mrs. Withers.

House and Senate Page Applications
The Page program is an incredible opportunity to meet students from across the state and get first-hand experience about state government. The first week for pages to serve during the 2018 Short Session will be May 21st through the last week of June. This program is highly competitive and requires a recommendation from a current representative.  See this link to find your members. Each Member is allotted a certain number of students he or she can sponsor each session. Appointments are made on a first-come, first-serve basis. House and Senate offices should be receiving page applications mid-February and will send them out to students interested in serving as a page.  Call or email your member of the House of Representatives or Senate to request an application.         

For more information about the Senate Page program, please visit this page of the NCGA website or contact the Senate Page Coordinator, Michael Perdue, at 919-733-5702, or via email at   

For more information about the House Page program, please visit this page of the NCGA website or contact the House Page Coordinator, Misty Greene, at 919-733-5701, or via email at

State Employees Credit Union Foundation (SECU) High School Scholarship Opportunity
Since the SECU Foundation was established in August 2004, it has awarded annual $10,000 “People Helping People” four-year scholarships – increasing from two to three in 2014 – to graduating seniors attending North Carolina Charter Schools. These scholarships will be awarded to students attending one of the 16 constituent campuses of the University of North Carolina. These funds are made possible through the contributions to the Foundation by members of State Employees’ Credit Union.
Below are the steps for applying for this scholarship opportunity:
New for 2018: The SECU People Helping People Scholarship is only available to graduating public high school seniors who are either members of SECU or the child of a parent/guardian who is a member of SECU.
Submit the following information for consideration as the school-level nominee:

  • Completed Student Application and Essay. Note: This document must be sent as a Word Document only. The document is enabled to allow SECU Foundation to import student data into our database directly. Please do not send this document as a PDF or Google Doc.
  • Copy of University Acceptance Letter
  • Photo of Nominee (head shot only)
  • A Brief Bio Written by Nominee with Accomplishments and Awards Noted. A guide for writing them bio is provided HERE.
  • Signed Consent Form. Each recipient of the scholarship and their parent/guardian must sign the Consent Form to release their names and images for press releases to the local news media as well as within State Employee’s Credit Union and the SECU Foundation. In addition, the nominee and their parents are asked to complete all the information on the Consent Form which will be used to verify their eligibility as an SECU member.

Please contact Mrs. Withers for more information.  Applications are due to Mrs. Withers by Friday, March 2, 2018 at 3:00 pm.

North Carolina Child Support Council Bob McGuire Scholarship
The North Carolina Child Support Council Bob McGuire Scholarship Application is attached for seniors who will enter a North Carolina school of higher learning in the fall of 2018.  The North Carolina Child Support Council will award 3 $1,000.00 scholarships ($500 per semester) to 3 seniors in the state of North Carolina.  All applications must be postmarked by April 20, 2018.  Please see Mrs. Withers for an application form and for more information.

Health Careers Institute at Dartmouth
The Health Careers Institute at Dartmouth is offered during July and August for high school students who have expressed an interest in working in health care or want to know more about clinical and non-clinical health careers. Students entering grades 10, 11, and 12 who want to learn about careers and important issues and topics in healthcare today, are encouraged to apply.

For more information, our website is:  The online application, that will be open in January, can be found on our website – note, the deadline to apply is March 5th.  

Jonathan Brookins Memorial Scholarship
The Board of the Jonathan Brookins Memorial Scholarship, Inc. will award a scholarship to a senior of Lincolnton High School, East Lincoln High School, West Lincoln High School, North Lincoln High School, and Lincoln Charter School or their successor.


  1. The applicant must be a resident of Lincoln County and must have attended high school in Lincoln County for the four years immediately prior to his graduation. The recipient shall be a member of the graduating senior class.
  2. Application must be made on official form and submitted to the Senior

High School Guidance Counselor for mailing. Application must include a high school scholastic transcript (including SAT scores) and three letters of reference. Applications must be postmarked by April 23: no exceptions.

Late or incomplete applications will NOT be considered.
Recipients will be selected by the Jonathan Brookins Memorial Scholarship, Inc. Board of Directors.
The recipient may attend any accredited university, college, business, nursing or trade school.
The recipient must be a member of the Varsity Baseball Team during their senior year.

Please see Mrs. Withers for more information and for an application.

AP Exam Information
Even though it is February, time flies, and it is never too early to  to start thinking about upcoming AP Exams!  Keep an eye on the Chatter for more information in the months to come and check out the links below for more information.
AP Exam Schedule 2018
AP Exam Review Materials