Denver Campus

Lincolnton Campus

03.27.2018 Charter Chatter Denver Campus

03.27.2018 Charter Chatter Denver Campus

Student Life
Water Walk
Water Walk activities culminated last week with the Water Walk on World Water Day.  Over 200 students walked a 3 mile journey as a simulation of a child’s journey to collect water for their family. The event raised funds to purchase 89 water filters for a village in Guatemala that will be served in April by our local Habitat for Humanity.  The Leadership Institute and Habitat for Humanity express their gratitude for your support of this initiative!

3 Days Left to Buy a Yearbook
Yearbooks for each level are on sale through Jostens now.  LCS produces three different yearbooks and you can order online at Jostens.com.  

March 30 will be the last day to purchase, and no extras will be printed for purchase later.  

Please note that students in both Lincolnton and Denver share a combined book at each level, so there is no need to differentiate between campuses.  

Blood Drive
Thank you to everyone who came to donate yesterday.  We had a wonderful turnout.  Sixty-three parents, students and friends of LCS showed up to donate. We collected 47 units, falling 19 short of our goal.

This year we have collected 182 units saving 546 lives!  Plans are underway to collect those 19 units so we can split a $2,500 scholarship between two seniors.

Academics
Spring Break 2018
Friday is a half day with an 11:30am dismissal.  Enjoy your Spring Break! We return to classes on April 9th!

Social Emotional Well-Being for Students
Did you know that historically the 3rd quarter presents numerous challenges for students! Nationally and locally, data suggests that schools and outside agencies experience the highest levels of emotional well-being referrals/ treatment, highest rates of discipline concerns, lowest attendance rates, and lowest GPAs. We have the parenting resources for your family, please access our counselor’s website. Resources are broken up into developmental levels at the top of the page. (ex. Adolescent anxiety, depression, healthy relationships, study tips, changing family dynamics, self-identity.)

Athletics
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

Tournament Purpose: To support LCS Athletics and to provide the best experience possible to the student-athletes of Lincoln Charter.  To fund a Master Athletic complex including a field house, seating areas, concessions, lights, etc. Please email Daniel Schmitz if you are interested in sponsoring or playing in the tournament.

Summer Camp
We would like to welcome you to Lincoln Charter School Summer Camp 2018.  We would love to have your child or children in our camp this summer. We work hard to plan a super fun summer full of great activities. Our camp has multiple offerings, from a day camp full of exciting field trips and thrilling games, to fun filled enrichment programs. Click here for more information, including our 2018 Summer Camp Brochure!

Carowinds Discount Gold Season Pass
LCS has arranged for our families to enjoy the season at Carowinds at a discount. You may purchase a Carowinds Gold Season Pass for only $92, approximately $20 in savings.  This option is open for all families to purchase.

This is a great option for our LCS Summer Day Camp campers.  Every Thursday for 8 weeks, the Denver Summer Day Camp program sends campers, rising 3rd thru 8th graders, and 9th thru 12th graders who serve as Counselors in Training, to Carowinds.  The Lincolnton Summer Day Camp (ages TBD) will also be traveling to Carowinds on Thursdays throughout the summer.
Deadline to purchase through My Payment Plus is Thursday, April 12th.  
After the deadline closes, you will receive a voucher to take with you to the park to have your permanent ID card made.

PTO
Elementary Spring Parties
Friday, March 30, 9:30am-11:00am
Spring Parties are this week Friday for K-5 classes. Your class’ Room Parent should have communicated more details and volunteer needs. This is a half-day so students can wear an LCS T-shirt with HS Dress Code bottoms. Anyone arriving before 9:30am will be asked to wait in a separate waiting room to prevent distraction for the students, teachers, and room parents. Thank you for cooperating.

Track Attack 2018 Logo Contest
Voting postponed until after Spring Break
Our Top Finalists and Honorable Mentions have been notified via email.

We are excited that Awards Express, the company that prints our Track Attack shirts, has graciously offered to work with the finalists’ drawings and provide us with samples of what their designs could look like on our shirts. As a result, we have postponed the school-wide voting until after Spring Break when we will be able to reveal those designs once completed. Stay tuned!

Congratulations to Atty Young (2nd grade) and Lillie Merrill (3rd grade) who were selected as the honorable mentions. You can view their designs and see more details on our website.

Elementary Excitement
Grade 1 Schiele Museum Experiments
Thank you to the Schiele Museum staff for allowing our gr 1 students to participate in hands on science experiments.  The elephant toothpaste was the top crowd pleaser!! Photo 1, Photo 2, Photo 3, Photo 4,  Photo 5, Photo 6, Photo 7

Grade 5 Catawba Science Center Opportunity
Check out our dissection of frogs!Photo 1, photo 2, photo 3, photo 4, photo 5, photo 6, photo 7, photo 8, photo 9, photo 10, photo 11

Grade 2 Sock and Underwear Drive for Haiti Orphanage
A huge thank you to our entire LCS community and Ms. Lynsey Waddle for her efforts in improving the lives and educational opportunities for those in the Cambry Orphanage in Haiti.  Please enjoy this short presentation on the impact LCS had on these young students.

Middle School Moments
MS Semi Formal
Friday, May 11th 7:00 – 9:00 pm
East Lincoln Community Center
$15.00 per student now through May 4th at 3:00pm on MPP – No tickets sold at the door

The MS Semi Formal is open to LCMS 7th and 8th grade Denver Campus students only.  Semi-formal attire is required; pants with shirt and tie, coats optional and semi-formal dress or skirt and dressy top.  No jeans or shorts allowed.

High School Happenings
Prom 2018
The Run for the Roses
May 5, 2018 7:00 – 11:00 pm, Hilton Charlotte Center City
$75.00 Ticket includes – available on MPP
Dinner and dancing, Dinner will be served from 7:00 – 8:00pm
Guest are to check-in at the Prom Check-in station no later than 9:00pm. Guest arriving after 9:00 pm will not be permitted to enter Prom.  

Driver’s Education Class (Denver Students Only)
Registration for the JUNE 2018 DRIVER’S EDUCATION COURSE, provided by North Carolina Driving School, is now open. To take the class, your student must be 14 ½ years old on or before the first day of class.  Students must attend each day of the summer classes.

Class details
Dates:  June 4 – June 9, 2018
Location: Denver Campus Multi-Purpose Room
Time:  7:45 am – 2:30 pm
Fee: $53.00, paid on MPP
Seats: There are 50 seats available in the class. The class is first come first serve.

Registration Information
To register your student for Driver’s Education Class (Denver student only), please go to your students MyPaymentsPlus account. A seat will be reserved for your student once you have made the payment and completed the registration form.

Once the class is full, the fee will be removed from MyPaymentPlus.  For any questions, please contact Lois Strain

Course Registration 2018-2019
LCS School Counselors will begin course registration for the 2018-19 school year on March 14. We will be in the following English classes assisting students with completing their courses for next year.  Transcripts will also be handed out at this time. The schedule is as follows..
Class of 2021 on March 28 (Mrs. Gilliam’s class)
Parents, feel free to contact Mrs. Robinson or Mrs. Woods to view course offerings.

AP Exams
May 7-18, 2018 – Students who are currently enrolled in an AP class will test for free.  Students enrolled in Psychology Honors are eligible to take the AP Psychology exam for $94.00  Students names have already been submitted for the AP Psychology & AP Spanish Language exams. Families are encouraged to check MPP for AP invoice. Payments will be due by April 30.

Summer Opportunities
The George Washington University Pre-College 2018 is hosting a summer program for high school students.  Students in the program will spend a summer in Washington, D.C., taking advantage of GW’s expertise in global development, international relations, public policy and administration, politics, diplomacy, history, biomedical engineering, museum studies and the arts.  Click here for more information on how to register.  

The 2018 Martha Guy Summer Institute is July 8th -July 28th at Appalachian State University.  The Martha Guy Summer Institute for future business leaders was created to give high achieving high school students interested in pursuing a college degree in business a premier summer experience exploring the different disciplines within business, exposing them to regional business leaders and developing leadership and professional behavior skills needed to be successful in the business realm.  For more information, click here.  The deadline for the 2018 program has been extended to Friday, march 9, 2018.

University of South Carolina will host The Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series for Rising 6th-12th graders from June 5 – July 15.  The CMS Adventure Series creates unique opportunities for young people to expand their knowledge by attending fascinating lectures, participating in hands on learning and exposing them to student life.  For more information on cost, scholarships and discounts, 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.

Gaston College Summer Camp program features a variety of short courses for teens from age 13 to 18.  Click here for more information.  Feel free to contact or stop by Mrs. Robinson office for dates and cost of sessions.  

College Visits
LCS will host a mini college fair through The Charlotte Regionals of Western North Carolina (CROWN).  East Carolina University, UNC Asheville, Johnson & Wales University, University of Alabama, and University of South Carolina will be on campus on April 10 from 11:30-1pm.  Universities will set up in the MP Room. Please contact Mrs. Robinson for more information.  

The following Universities will be visiting LCS-Denver in April…

Gardner Webb University on April 11 @ 8am
Western Carolina University on April 11 @ 8am
James Madison University on April 16 from 8am
*Parents are also welcome to sit in on presentation.

Open House
The Citadel will have its open house on Friday, April 20, 2018.  During this informational program, students and parents will spend an afternoon learning about the admissions process, financial aid, academics, athletics, ROTC, and other aspects of The Citadel Experience.  For more information about this program and registration, click here.