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05.08.2018 Charter Chatter Denver

05.08.2018 Charter Chatter Denver

Student Life
No Uniform Day – May 10th
It’s the last one of the year! This one will support the Global Ambassadors initiative.  

Odyssey of the Mind BBQ Fundraiser! Final week, pre-orders due by May 10th!
Odyssey of the Mind teams are selling pre-cooked Pork BBQ to help send three teams of Lincoln Charter students to the World Finals Tournament at Iowa State University. Enjoy four pounds of smoked bbq (serves 12-16) for the low price of $35! The meat will arrive seasoned, smoked, vacuum-sealed and frozen so you can decide when to serve it for your graduation party, Memorial Day festivities or even Fourth of July! Heat and serve with your favorite sauce for an instant party.

To order, please contact Lisa Ralph or 704-308-6622.

School Board Nominations
School board nominations for the 2018 election will close at 8:00 AM on Wednesday, May 9. If you would like to nominate someone for the school board please email

Spring Sports Candids
The yearbook staff is looking for a few more photos of middle and high school spring sports for next year’s yearbook.  If you have any you’d like to share, please send them to Taylor Helms.

May 19, 2018
Join us for Heart of a Champion Day, an event that offers FREE sports physicals to student-athletes grades 9-12.  Free transportation will be provided by the school. Online registration available April 9 – May 13.  Click here to register.

Sports Awards Night- May 21, 2018
Middle School Athletics – 6:00pm
Spring High School Athletics – 7:30pm

LCS Cheer Tryouts for the 2018-19 season:
MS Cheer Tryouts
May 12th: 9:00-12:00pm Denver Lower Gym

2018 LCS Fall Tryouts
HS Fall Tryouts July 31 – Aug. 3
MS Fall Tryouts Aug. 15 – Aug. 17

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week This Week
This week is dedicated to all our Teachers and Staff, letting them know how much we appreciate what they do for our students. Feel free to participate how you wish. Small gestures of thanks are appropriate, and those coming from your child are even more special. K-5 Teacher Favorites can be found here. PTO will be providing a catered breakfast with a surprise gift tomorrow morning.

Box Top Contest Winners
The raffle winners from our last Box Top Contest have been decided! A pizza party and No Uniform Day is awarded to Mrs. Sellers’ kindergarten class. A popsicle treat and No Uniform Day was won by both Mrs. Waddle’s second grade and Mrs. Young’s fourth grade classes. Please look out for information from the teachers to communicate when those days will be. Thank you to everyone who has sent in Box Tops this year. We have raised close to $4,000 for our school! Every clip counts!

Teacher & Student Club Grant Requests
Due Friday
Unused funds from our Teacher Reimbursement accounts have been pooled and the PTO is accepting Grant requests from teachers and school clubs. This is a great way for teachers to get reimbursed for money spent in excess of their teacher funds, for a desired future purchase, or larger ticket item/project. It is also available for student clubs to use for reimbursement of club purchases. For more information or to submit a Grant request, click here. Requests are due this week Friday.

Elementary Excitement
PTO Patriotic Show Thursday, May 10th
Program Time 6:30 PM, Student arrival time 6:00 PM
Machado Gymnasium
Dress:  Khaki Bottoms (Girls may wear Khaki bottoms, jumpers, skirts)  and a NAVY BLUE uniform shirt
When students arrive please find the “waiting” room where students will wait with their classmates and teachers.  After the show is over parents can also pick their student up from that room.

Please direct all questions to Tracy Lykes  Also, if you would like to volunteer the morning of the show anytime from 8:00-12:00 to help Mrs. Lykes set up please let her know.

Rising 3rd Grade Students and Parents
There will be a RISING 3rd Grade Informational Meeting on Thursday, May 17th at 3:30 PM in the Elementary Media Center on the 2nd floor. In this meeting you will receive Information about the NC Read to Achieve Laws and how they affect your child in 3rd grade. Come and learn about what LCS is doing to prepare students for success and what you can be doing now to help prepare your son or daughter to thrive in 3rd grade.

We will be offering free child care with the LCS After School Program from 3:30-4:45. Please check your children in at the multi-purpose room on the main floor. Please RSVP to Julie Dail if you are able to attend the meeting. Please include how many students plan to attend the LCS After School Care program.

Middle School Moments
MS Semi Formal
Friday, May 11th 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Tickets are no longer for sale
East Lincoln Community Center
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.

MS EOG Schedule
May 15th – ELA 6-8
May 16th – Math 6-8 (excluding Math 1 students)
May 17th – Science 8th grade only
May 21st – Math 1 EOC
May 23rd – EOG Makeup

MS Athletic Awards Night
Monday May 21st 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Machado Gymnasium

MS Promotion Ceremony
Wednesday May 23rd 7:00 pm
Machado Gymnasium

Iowa Testing and Math Placement
6th and 7th grade students will soon be taking the Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test.  The Iowa test is one of criteria used for placement in the compacted math courses.  This particular exam is a powerful predictor of a student’s future successes in algebra.

In addition to the Iowa, there are 4 other criteria that are evaluated for math placement: Final math grade from the preceding year; EOG scores; MAP scores; and current math course placement.  Math placement will be determined and communicated to parents as soon as all the data has been collected.

High School Happenings
Graduation Preparation
Thank you to the following parents for volunteering to help steam gowns on Thursday the 24th.
Deanna Horton, Misty Johnson, Kristen Kalinowski, Amy Balok.  Special thanks to Chris Lester for allowing us to use two steam machines!  Wrinkles beware, you do not have a ticket to graduation!

Announcements verse tickets
Class of 2018 Commencement is a ticketed.  Please understand that a valid ticket must be presented in order to attend graduation.  Tickets are required for all, regardless of age. Announcements mailed out by seniors are not valid tickets.  

Graduation and MPP
Please note that all fees must be paid off before diplomas will be passed out on Graduation night. Please check your account and make sure that you are current.  If you have any questions in regards to MPP please contact Beth Harris. Cords and medals options are listed below:

Graduation Cords and Honors
Seniors that meet certain criteria will wear cords and medals during commencement.  Cords will be billed through MPP and must be paid in full for the final diploma and transcript to be distributed.

Latin Honor Cords
Latin Honor Cords are determined by final GPAs.  The final determination will be completed just before graduation due to final grades being a part of the calculation.  Students receiving latin honor status will receive an invoice as soon as the fees are posted on MPP.

LCS Lifers
Seniors that have completed their entire educational time at LCS are LCS Lifers and will be marked with a red, white and blue cord that will be worn at graduation.  The fee for the cord is $4.50.

Golden Eagle Medal
Seniors that earn the Golden Eagle Award will wear their medals during commencement.  The medals will be presented at the GRADs.

Prom 2018
Prom 2018 was a success.  Thank you to all participants for being such great guest.  You all looked beautiful! Thank you to PTO for helping to sponsor the senior photo booth!

Congratulations to the  Run for the Roses Prom King and Queen
Denver Campus – Zach Allen and Elizabeth Walter
Lincolnton Campus – Kendrick Davis and Hannah Brown

AP Exams
All 2018 AP exams will take place at LCS Denver. We encourage all students to bring their own approved calculators during the AP Calculus, Physics and Chemistry exam.  We expect all students to be present 15 minutes before testing starts. Testing will begin promptly at 8am and 12pm. Students will not be allowed to enter the exam room after this time.  Students who are taking Psychology Honors and Spanish Honors and registered for the AP exam, do not forget to pay the $94.00 fee as soon as possible through MPP. Please see Mrs. Robinson if you have any questions.

Course Registration 2018-2019 
All high school students received a copy of their 2018-2019 registration form last week.  We ask that the form be signed by a parent/guardian. Please return those forms as soon as possible.  If students would like to make changes, they can do so on the the form or send an email to Mrs. Robinson or Barb Woods.