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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.

Athletics
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)

PTO
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.   

ACT
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
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, www.gastongazette.com, from Sunday, Feb. 18, to Monday, March 19.

One important change this year: Applicants must email their supplemental material to the thebestbrightest@gmail.com. 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 Michael.Perdue@ncleg.net.   

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 Misty.Greene@ncleg.net.

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: http://tdi.dartmouth.edu/health-careers-institute.  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.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  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

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02.20.2018 Charter Chatter Denver

Student Life
Town Hall
The second Town Hall meeting of this school year will be held on Monday, March 5th at 6:30pm. This event is open to all LCS Community members.  Town Hall is an opportunity to receive updates from administration as well as ask questions and provide feedback.  

Freshman Experience Tuesday, February 27th
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 8:00am promptly and will return around 2:45pm.  Please contact Melissa Lasarsky if you have any questions.   

Athletics
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)

PTO
PTO Board Nominations – Now through February 26th
We need your help to build next year’s Board! The PTO organizes student and family events, teacher breakfasts, honor roll rewards, provides teacher & club grants, funds school projects, and handles fundraising for all of these. These activities will not continue without a Board to make it happen. Please consider contributing to your school and taking a leadership role on the PTO. We have positions for all levels of commitment. Don’t be afraid to inquire and see what may be a good fit. Nominations can be made using this nomination form. If you have any questions, please email us.

Box Tops Olympics, K-8th
The Box Top Olympics were a great success and we are tallying the results. Stay tuned for the announcement of the final winners. Keep saving your Box Tops for our next contest in the Spring.

Track Attack 2018 Logo Contest
Our contest is underway to design the next Track Attack logo. This contest is open to all students and ends March 9th. Check out our website for more details and contest rules. We are excited to see everyone’s ideas!

Elementary Excitement
Student Performance
Congratulations to Mia Chaney for her excellent performance as “Teach” (Doc) in Snow White through Davidson Community Players. The kindergarten classes went on a field trip February 2nd to watch her perform at the Armor Street Theater in Davidson. Way to go, Mia! Photo

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 27 and 28.  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 $105.

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

We are still in the need for MALE chaperones for the trip.  If interested, please contact Mr. Sundry.

High School Happenings
ACT Test February 27, 2018
LCS will administer the State Mandated ACT test to all Juniors on February 27th. The test will begin promptly at 8:00 am and be finished approximately 1:00pm.  For more information, please see the following page…  ACT 2017-2018 Information Letter.

Additionally, Sophomores and Seniors will not be required to come to school that day, but will be responsible for completing assignments posted to CANVAS or provided from their teachers.  This opportunity will be treated as an E-Learning Day and the expectation is that each student complete the work on time.  Freshman, will come to school and participate in the Freshman Experience.

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02.13.2018 Charter Chatter Denver

Student Life
Facebook Campaign
In an effort to raise awareness about Lincoln Charter, upcoming prospective family info sessions and the lottery, we are asking parents and staff members to share social media posts that promote these events. Be sure to follow us on social media Facebook – facebook.com/lincolncharterschool/

No Uniform Day
Thursday, February 15th
Purchase a No Uniform Day Pass and help support Odyssey of the Mind.  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.

Kindness Week
This week the SPARK Club is hosting Kindness Week. The celebration of kindness kicked off with an assembly for students in grades 6-12 led by motivational speaker Mike Hall.  Mr. Hall has spoken at many schools locally and around the country delivering his message about being a hero through being your best self and showing empathy towards others.

LSE Log Site – x2Vol.com
It is with great excitement that we announce the new LSE Volunteer Website to keep track of student volunteer hours. x2Vol brings new features such as more flexibility in account management, input itemized volunteer hours, view LCS service hour goals and hours accumulated, access many LCS community volunteer opportunities and so much more! Click here for additional information.  

Academics
2018-2019 Academic Calendar
The 2018-2019 Academic Calendar has been released and is posted on the LCS website.

Reminder of next week’s schedule
Monday, February 19th – No School
Tuesday, February 20th – 11:30am dismissal

Half Day After School Plans
Tuesday February 20th, 2018 is a half day for students due to professional development for our staff.  We will offer After School Care on this half day from 11:30 am to 6:00 pm for K through 8th grade students.  If you have not yet registered for our ASC program, you must do that prior to your student attending this Thursday.  There is an optional field trip to Kate’s Skate in Gastonia offered for your kiddos.  Payment MUST be paid in advance on MPP in order for your student to attend the field trip.  We will have onsite activities for students not attending the field trip.  Please click here for full details for this day.

Athletics
LCS Winter Season Results
HS Swim/Dive
Women took 3rd at the NCHSAA 1A/A West Regional and 6th at the 1A/2A State Championship
Men took 2nd at the NCHSAA 1A/2A West Regional and 3rd at the 1A/2A State Championship

HS Basketball
Women took 1st in the SPAC and with host the SPAC Championship this week
Men took 1st in the SPAC and will host the SPAC Championship this week

HS Indoor Track
Women took 29th in the state at the NCHSAA State Championship meet
Men took 43rd in the state at the NCHSAA State Championship meet

HS Spring Tryouts – February 14-15

MS Basketball
Girls took 3rd in the regular season and lost in the semi-finals of the PCAC tournament
Boys took 1st in the regular season and won their 5th consecutive PCAC championship with a 16-0 record.

MS Swim/Dive
Girls took 3rd at the PCAC Conference Meet
Boys took 3rd at the PCAC Conference Meet

Spring Tryouts
MS Spring Tryouts – February 12-14

NCHSAA Mandatory Athletics Forms – print and complete and bring to tryouts
2017 NCHSAA Sports Pre-Participation Form: A current health physical is required for all athletes
English     Spanish

Concussion Awareness
Student-Athlete & Parent/Custodian Concussion Statement – English
Student-Athlete & Parent/Custodian Concussion Statement – Spanish

CHS Release link
CHS Request for Treatment link

LCS HS Winter Playoff Information
Basketball
Round 1 – February 20, 2018
Round 2 – February 22, 2018
Round 3 – February 24, 2018
Round 4 – February 27, 2018
Regionals – March 3, 2018
State Championship – March 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

PTO
PTO Board Nominations – Now through February 26th
Are you looking to take a more active role at our school? Being a part of the the PTO Board or on a PTO Committee is a great way to do it! We have positions for all levels of availability. Don’t be afraid to inquire and see what may be a good fit. Nominations can be made using this nomination form. If you have any questions, please email us.

Honor Roll Reward, 6th-12th
This Friday, middleschool and highschool students who made second quarter A-Honor Roll will be treated to a breakfast sandwich from the PTO. Elementary honor roll students received Jason’s Deli meal coupons last week. Congratulations to all students for working hard this year!

Box Tops Olympics, K-8th
Contest ends this Friday so bag up and send in your Box Tops to compete in our Box Top Olympics. They should be given to your child’s homeroom teacher. Elementary homerooms are competing for various prize levels and Middle School homerooms are competing for a No Uniform Week.

Teacher Breakfast – Volunteer Needed
February’s Teacher Breakfast is tomorrow morning. This event will be catered by Chillin’ and Grillin’. Thank you to Kristin DeGifford, Director of Hospitality, and her volunteers who help make this such a success. We could still use someone to help with clean up once a month around 10am. If you are able to help, please email us.

Track Attack 2018 Logo Contest
Our contest is underway to design the next Track Attack logo. This contest is open to all students and ends March 9th. Check out our website for more details and contest rules. We are excited to see everyone’s ideas!

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 27 and 28.  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 $105.

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

Full details of the trip, as well as chaperone information will be sent home with the 7th grade students.

Penny War
The middle school, in conjunction with 9th grader Makayla Croce, will be holding a Penny War to help raise funds and awareness for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Makayla is one of twelve students in the Charlotte area to be partnered with with the LLS in their dedication to fund research, find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients.

The Penny War will be a competition between the Nests.  From February 12-20, 6 containers will be housed on both the 7/8 hallway and 6th hallway.  Students are encouraged to bring loose change to add to the “war.”  Any silver coin (nickel-5pts, dime-10pts, quarter-25pts) will add to the Nests running point total.  However, every penny will subtract from the Nests running point total.  In the spirit of competition, students should add pennies to their competing Nests’ containers.

Junior Beta Club members have been tasked with researching and providing awareness materials pertaining to Leukemia and Lymphoma for their fellow middle school students.

High School Happenings
Freshman Experience Tuesday, February 27th
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 a team building activities.  Further details will be released at the end of the week.

College Planning Parent Info Sessions
Thank you to all of the parents that attended the college planning parent info sessions.  The presentation covered is now posted on our school website here.

Community News
Elementary/6th Grade Boys Lacrosse Club
There is a local lacrosse club looking for players in the Denver area.  If you have an athlete interested in boys lacrosse, please contact Coach Butlak at eagles.lax17@gmail.com for more information.  This is not a LCS program, however, it is our goal to partner with the Eagles Youth Lacrosse Club to build interest in the sport.

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02.13.2018 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

Student Life
Facebook Campaign
In an effort to raise awareness about Lincoln Charter, upcoming prospective family info sessions and the lottery, we are asking parents and staff members to share social media posts that promote these events. Be sure to follow us on social media Facebook – facebook.com/lincolncharterschool/

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.

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

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.

LSE Log Site – x2Vol.com
It is with great excitement that we announce the new LSE Volunteer Website to keep track of student volunteer hours. x2Vol brings new features such as more flexibility in account management, input itemized volunteer hours, view LCS service hour goals and hours accumulated, access many LCS community volunteer opportunities and so much more! Click here for additional information.  

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.

Mark Your Calendars – Spring Band Events
March 2: Middle School Band Concert – Movie Music and a showing of Coco (Elementary Gym at 6:00pm)

April 28: Middle School Band Festival of Music at Winthrop University

May 4: High School Band Concert – Evening With the Stars and a showing of Star Wars (Elementary Gym at 6:00pm)

May 12: High School Band Festival at South Pointe High School Auditorium

LCS Spirit Night at the Charlotte Checkers Game 2.17.18
TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO PURCHASE TICKETS
Please join us for our first LCS Spirit Night at the Charlotte Checkers game on 2.17.18!  Our LCS High School Chorus will be performing “God Bless America” and some of our students will be featured in other fun activities during the game as well as all LCS ticket holders will receive a free Checkers hat!  Tickets are only $16 and can be purchased on MyPaymentsPlus.com  until February 13 and $5 from each ticket comes right back to Lincoln Charter School!   Tickets will be delivered to your child’s homeroom by Feb. 16.  Please direct any questions to Melissa Peterman at Melissa.Peterman@lincolncharter.org.

Academics
2018-2019 Academic Calendar
The 2018-2019 Academic Calendar has been released and is posted on the LCS website.

Reminder of next week’s schedule
Monday, February 19th – No School
Tuesday, February 20th – 11:30am dismissal

Athletics
LCS Winter Season Results
HS Swim/Dive
Women took 3rd at the NCHSAA 1A/A West Regional and 6th at the 1A/2A State Championship
Men took 2nd at the NCHSAA 1A/2A West Regional and 3rd at the 1A/2A State Championship

HS Basketball
Women took 1st in the SPAC and with host the SPAC Championship this week
Men took 1st in the SPAC and will host the SPAC Championship this week

HS Indoor Track
Women took 29th in the state at the NCHSAA State Championship meet
Men took 43rd in the state at the NCHSAA State Championship meet
HS Spring Tryouts – February 14-15

MS Basketball
Girls took 3rd in the regular season and lost in the semi-finals of the PCAC tournament
Boys took 1st in the regular season and won their 5th consecutive PCAC championship with a 16-0 record.

MS Swim/Dive
Girls took 3rd at the PCAC Conference Meet
Boys took 3rd at the PCAC Conference Meet

Spring Tryouts
MS Spring Tryouts – February 12-14

NCHSAA Mandatory Athletics Forms – print and complete and bring to tryouts
2017 NCHSAA Sports Pre-Participation Form: A current health physical is required for all athletes
English     Spanish

Concussion Awareness
Student-Athlete & Parent/Custodian Concussion Statement – English
Student-Athlete & Parent/Custodian Concussion Statement – Spanish

CHS Release link

CHS Request for Treatment link

LCS HS Winter Playoff Information
Basketball
Round 1 – February 20, 2018
Round 2 – February 22, 2018
Round 3 – February 24, 2018
Round 4 – February 27, 2018
Regionals – March 3, 2018
State Championship – March 10, 2018

Elementary/6th Grade Boys Lacrosse Club
There is a local lacrosse club looking for players in the Denver area.  If you have an athlete interested in boys lacrosse, please contact Coach Butlak at eagles.lax17@gmail.com for more information.  This is not a LCS program, however, it is our goal to partner with the Eagles Youth Lacrosse Club to build interest in the sport.

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

PTO
Thank you to all of the Elementary families that came out to the Boots and Bows Dance. It was a fun event.

RAK the LCS PTO Way
This week is Random Act of Kindness Week. Take a moment to surprise someone with a random act of kindness. To get some momentum, post “DONE” on the LCS PTO Facebook page so we can enjoy the excitement. Please only post DONE. One of the best parts of a RANDOM act of kindness is the surprise of it.

Staff Appreciation
Reminder to drop off items for the Staff Appreciation breakfasts on Tuesday afternoon so that the planning committee for that event can make sure all needs are covered. Thank you in advance for your support of our teachers and staff.

Next Meeting
Your next PTO Meeting will be Monday, February 19 at 6 pm in the MS/HS building in the gymnasium. Hope to see you there.

Nominating Committee
After the nomination committee is confirmed on Feb. 19, nominations for next year’s PTO will be received electronically from Tuesday, Feb. 20 to Friday, March 2. We will also be providing opportunities to submit nominations in person.

Speakers
Interested in having a guest speaker come talk to parents on a topic? Let the PTO know.

Freeze Pop Friday will be this Friday, Feb. 16.

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 a team building activities.  Further details will be released at the end of the week.

College Planning Parent Info Sessions
Thank you to all of the parents that attended the college planning parent info sessions.  The presentation covered is now posted on our school website here.

Powderpuff
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.

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

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Charter Chatter 02.06.2018 Lincolnton

Check out the latest blog post form Chief Administrator Jonathan Bryant.  The post includes information about the school’s charter renewal!

Student Life
LSE Log Site – x2Vol.com
It is with great excitement that we announce the new LSE Volunteer Website to keep track of student volunteer hours. x2Vol brings new features such as more flexibility in account management, input itemized volunteer hours, view LCS service hour goals and hours accumulated, access many LCS community volunteer opportunities and so much more! Click here for additional information.

Yearbooks
Yearbooks for each level are on sale through Jostens now.  LCS produces three different yearbooks and you can order online at Jostens.com.  

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.  

Yearbook Recognition Ads
The last day to complete ads is February 12.
Now is the time to gather those photos of your “babies” young and old.  In addition to high school seniors, elementary and middle school “graduates” will have the opportunity to be featured in the ads section of their respective yearbooks this year.  Go to Jostens.com to upload pictures, enter your message, choose your layout and pay for your ad. Please note: All steps must be completed online prior to February 12.  

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.

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

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.

LCS Spirit Night at the Charlotte Checkers Game 2.17.18
Please read:  If you are buying tickets, please purchase all tickets under one student name to get seats together.  If you have purchased under multiple student names and would like seats together, please email Melissa Peterman before Feb. 13th!  

Please join us for our first LCS Spirit Night at the Charlotte Checkers game on 2.17.18!  Our LCS High School Chorus will be performing “God Bless America” and some of our students will be featured in other fun activities during the game as well as all LCS ticket holders will receive a free Checkers hat!  Tickets are only $16 and can be purchased on MyPaymentsPlus.com  until February 13 and $5 from each ticket comes right back to Lincoln Charter School!   Tickets will be delivered to your child’s homeroom by Feb. 16.  Please direct any questions to Melissa Peterman at Melissa.Peterman@lincolncharter.org.

Biscuits
Biscuits are back for breakfast for all students K-12!  Every Tues and Thurs biscuits will be delivered fresh to your student’s classroom by 7:30 am.  We are selling Plain Biscuits for $2.00, Cinnamon Raisin biscuits for $2.50, Sausage Biscuits for $3.00 and Bacon, Egg and Cheese Biscuits for $3.50.  Place your orders on MyPaymentsPlus by Friday at 12pm for Tuesday delivery and by Tuesday at 12 pm for Thursday delivery.  Thank you in advance for your support, all profits benefit K-5 classrooms technology needs!

Academics
2018-2019 Academic Calendar
The 2018-2019 Academic Calendar has been released and is posted on the LCS website.  

Athletics
LCS Winter Senior Night
February 9 vs Piedmont Charter – Cheer and Basketball

Spring Tryouts
MS Spring Tryouts – February 12-14: Girl’s Soccer, Softball, Baseball, Coed Golf, Coed Tennis
NEW MS Track Tryouts – Week of 2/19 – info on MS XC website)
HS Spring Tryouts – February 14-16: Women’s Soccer, Baseball, Softball, Men’s Golf, Men’s Tennis, Men’s and Women’s Track and Field

NCHSAA Mandatory Athletics Forms – print and complete and bring to tryouts
2017 NCHSAA Sports Pre-Participation Form: A current health physical is required for all athletes
English     Spanish

Concussion Awareness
Student-Athlete & Parent/Custodian Concussion Statement – English
Student-Athlete & Parent/Custodian Concussion Statement – Spanish

CHS Release link

CHS Request for Treatment link

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

LCS HS Winter Playoff Information
Basketball
Round 1 – February 20, 2018
Round 2 – February 22, 2018
Round 3 – February 24, 2018
Round 4 – February 27, 2018
Regionals – March 3, 2018
State Championship – March 10, 2018

Swim/Dive
Regionals – February 2-3, 2018
State Championship – February 8-10, 2018

Indoor Track
State Championship 1A/2A – February 9, 2018

PTO
Special Events
Elementary students Boots and Bows Dance this Friday, February 9th
Sign up in advance on My Payments Plus
$5 per student $3 for LCS sibling
Fun music, fun times and fun snacks

Staff Appreciation Event
“Random Act of Kindness Week” is next week, Feb. 11-17. The PTO encourages you to RAK a teacher or staff member, or someone in honor of a teacher or staff member. When you have done your Random Act, post the word ‘done’ on LCS PTO FaceBook page. No details, just the word ‘done.’

Staff Appreciation breakfast is Wednesday, Feb. 14. Watch our Facebook page for more details to come.

Meeting and Business
February PTO Meeting: Monday, February 19 at 6 pm

Nomination Committee forming now:
Interested in helping recruit for next year’s PTO Leadership? Contact a member of the PTO Board this week to be a part of the nomination committee. Email at Lincolntonpto@Lincolncharter.org

Elementary Excitement
Jump Rope for Heart
LCS elementary students are participating in a service learning project in their PE classes. Students are learning about heart health and jumping skills in PE. Students are also participating in a campaign to raise money for the American Heart Association.  LCS Elementary students and families have currently raised $1,715 for the American Heart Association through the Jump Rope for Heart Program.  We hope to exceed last year’s total of $2,500.  We will continue to collect money until February 16th.  Students may return their envelope to their classroom teacher any time between now and February 16th. Students can also register online (using a family member’s assistance) to collect online donations via the American Heart Association website – simply search for Lincoln Charter School and register.  Remember, approximately every $50.00 raised helps save a life of someone with heart disease or defects!!

Attendance Race Update
I wanted to let you know that we are discontinuing the Attendance Race incentive for K-5 students.  Our attendance data has not seen any improvement, in fact, our absentee and early dismissal numbers have grown so the data doesn’t support the continuation of this incentive.

Please know that attendance will continue to be a focus in K-5 as I do believe that showing up for school has a huge impact on a student’s academic success starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school. Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day and understand why attendance is so important for success in school and in life.

We realize some absences are unavoidable due to health problems or other circumstances. But, we also know that when students miss too much school— regardless of the reason – it can cause them to fall behind academically.  

Your child is less likely to succeed if he or she is chronically absent—which means missing 18 or more days over the course of an entire school year. Research shows:   

  • Children chronically absent in kindergarten and 1st grade are much less likely to read at grade level by the end of 3rd grade.
  • By 6th grade, chronic absence is a proven early warning sign for students at risk for dropping out of school.
  • By 9th grade good attendance can predict graduation rates even better than 8th grade test scores.

Absences can add up quickly.  A child is chronically absent if he or she misses just two days every month!!  We don’t want your child to fall behind in school and get discouraged.  Please ensure that your child attends school every day and arrives on time.   Here are a few practical tips to help support regular attendance:

  • Make sure your children keep a regular bedtime and establish a morning routine.
  • Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.
  • Ensure your children go to school every day unless they are truly sick
  • Avoid scheduling vacations or doctor’s appointments when school is in session.
  • Talk to teachers and counselors for advice if your children feel anxious about going to school.
  • Develop back up plans for getting to school if something comes up.  Call on a family member, neighbor, or another parent to take your child to school.

High School Happenings
ACT
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.

Mrs. Granzen is also offering ACT Prep Sessions.  Juniors were emailed the following last week with information on the sessions and how to sign up.  To access the prep session information please click here.

Powderpuff
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.

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: http://tdi.dartmouth.edu/health-careers-institute.  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 the Lincolnton High School, East Lincoln High School, West Lincoln High School, North Lincoln High School, and Lincoln Charter School or their successor.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  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/her 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.

  1. Recipients will be selected by the Jonathan Brookins Memorial Scholarship, Inc. Board of Directors.
  1. The recipient may attend any accredited university, college, business, nursing or trade school.
  1. 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.

Community News
Engineering Camp
Engineering Camp Charlotte is a summer engineering program offered at Queens University in Charlotte.  We accept students in grades 3 – 11.  Throughout the week students work in small teams to solve challenges using the engineering design process.  High school students will work with community mentors to help design a project of their own centered around the 14 grand challenges.  

Elementary/6th Grade Boys Lacrosse Club
There is a local lacrosse club looking for players in the Denver area.  If you have an athlete interested in boys lacrosse, please contact Coach Butlak at eagles.lax17@gmail.com for more information.  This is not a LCS program, however, it is our goal to partner with the Eagles Youth Lacrosse Club to build interest in the sport.

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