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Student Life
LCS School Board Nominations and Election
Dear LCS Parents,

It is time to begin planning for our next year at Lincoln Charter, which means school board nominations and election.  The selection process for new board members will soon begin and we need you!  Please consider serving as a leader on the school board.

Each year we strive to present a slate of people who possess various talents and skills that compliment each other to create a dynamic board of directors.  We need people with insight and ideas to ensure steady progress into the future by keeping with Lincoln Charter’s vision and mission.  This is a continuous process that requires evaluation and implementation of strategies by its leaders, faculty and administrators.

Please consider those willing to give of their time and talents to keep LCS a sought after place for children to receive an outstanding education.

School Board elections will be held in May via electronic format.

Below are some guidelines for your consideration for nominating prospective members for our Board of Directors.  The LCS website gives an in-depth description of Board operational goals, legal status, powers and responsibilities, authority, liability and other qualifications of board members.

ATTRIBUTES of an EXCELLENT BOARD MEMBER

No personal agenda:  Someone with a flexible mind-set, who is respectful of others while demonstrating mature, responsible, and logical reasoning skills, creates an atmosphere that facilitates progress for all children.  A board member represents all 2000+ students.  He/she does not represent an individual student, class, school division, campus or special interest.  Each board member must adhere to a strict conflict of interest policy.

Team Player:  Board members must work well with others toward achieving a common goal.  Understanding that LCS is multiple campuses, but one school with one spirit is critical.  Concurrently, board members need to understand that each campus has somewhat different needs and that decisions must be made on the basis of what is best for the school as a whole.

Leadership Qualities:  A board member should be a community leader, and/or someone who volunteers their time to benefit their local church, neighborhood, charity or non-profit organization.

Time Commitment:  Members are charged with a serious responsibility.  They are not merely a hierarchical group who meets once per month to vote on a line-item agenda.  Board members are expected to be at all monthly meetings which last from 1-2 hours and meet every 4th Monday of the month.

Willing Volunteer:  Members are expected to contribute several hours per month outside of the regularly scheduled meeting toward the benefit of LCS.  This includes committee leadership or other school wide volunteer opportunities.  Our directors should be the most dedicated and participating members of the LCS family, leading by example.

Please consider a nomination for a Lincoln Charter Board member, or serving on a committee.  It is a rewarding experience!

The LCS School Board nominating committee is now accepting nominations for the two parent elected positions on the 2017-2018 School Board. If you would like to nominate someone or if you would like to self nominate, please email schoolboardnominations@lincolncharter.org.

Please contact the school board via email with any questions you may have at schoolboard@lincolncharter.org

Sincerely,
LCS School Board

Chorus Concert
LCS High School Chorus Concert – Monday, May 1 @ 6:30pm at Lincoln Cultural Center – 403 E. Main Street. See you there!

Learn.Serve.Engage.
As the school year comes to a close, be remember to log LSE Hours.  Click here for instructions.

Presidential Volunteer Service Award
In order to be considered for the PVSA, you must complete this form by May 1st.  Hours must be logged on the PVSA site.  

LCS Apple-A-Day Lunch Survey
We would love your feedback. As this year winds down, we will soon be in the process of getting organized for next year.  Click here and complete the survey for our lunch program. Any question’s can be directed to Paula Powers.

Summer Camp
Click here to register for our 2017 Summer Day Camps and Enrichment Programs.

LCS Summer Day Camp T-Shirts – A camp t-shirt is included in the cost of your registration. Summer Day Camp WILL accept registrations all summer long. For t-shirt ordering, planning, and staffing purposes, it helps us greatly if you meet the May 5th registration deadline.

LCS Enrichment Program T-Shirts – New for this year – you will no longer be required to pay a $25.00 registration fee to attend LCS Enrichment Programs. If you camper would like to receive an LCS Summer Camp t-shirt this year, you may purchase a t-shirt at MPP under the category of LCS Enrichment Camps. Please note that the Summer Camp t-shirt is the same for Summer Day Camp and Enrichment Programs. If your camper is attending our LCS Summer Day Camp he/she will receive a t-shirt included with their Summer Day Camp registration fee.

Please email summercamp@lincolncharter.org if you have any questions!

Carowinds Discount Gold Season Pass
Lincoln Charter School has arranged for our families to enjoy the season at Carowinds at a discount. You may purchase a Carowinds Gold Season Pass for only $89, approximately $25 in savings.  This option is open for ALL LCS 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 is looking at this option also.

Deadline to purchase through MPP is Friday, April 28th.  After the deadline closes, you will receive a voucher to take with you to the park to have your permanent ID card made.

Town Hall
The Lincolnton campus will be having our next town hall meeting on Tuesday, May 9th at 6:00 pm in the MPR.  This will be an opportunity for the admin team to give updates as well as answer questions.

Book Fair News
Are you ready for s’more fun reading?
The book fair is coming to town April 24th-28th, 2017. We have an exciting week planned and we hope that you can join us!

Ready to shop? Our online store opens April 10-30, 2017. Books ordered are shipped directly to LCS with your child’s name on it. Click here to shop.

Monday: no shopping – looking day
Tuesday: open 8:00-3:30 – Grand Event Day! If you are Grand in the life of an Eagle, join them for lunch and a visit to the book fair
Wednesday: open 8:00-3:30
Thursday: open 7:15-3:30 – Mom’s Morning! Mom’s bring your children and join us for some fun before school!
Friday: open 7:30-12:00 – Dude’s Day! Dad’s join us after All Pro Dad’s for some special time with your kids!

Academics
Testing Schedule
Please view the testing schedule for the Lincolnton campus here.  It is imperative that all children are present for the EOG/EOC and local finals.  

Proctors Needed
Calling all proctors!  It is that time of the year again.  LCS is in need of volunteers to help proctor EOGs and EOCs from May 15 – May 18.  If you are available, please complete the Proctor Sign Up Form.  Thank you in advance for helping make this testing season a successful one!  If you have any questions please contact  Mr. Bealer.

Athletics
The LCS athletic department would like to thank all of the families that filled out the football survey. We had over 250 responses to this survey.  While we did have some favorable responses from all families K-12, it is not clear that our community could support football in a quality way.  Some of the historic and current questions that have led to not offering football at Lincoln Charter are:  cost, identifying a competent coaching staff, facilities, impact on current sports offerings, and etc.  We will periodically look to add athletic offerings, and we appreciate the participation in this survey.

A quick update on lacrosse:  While we did have good interest at several clinics within the past few months, we were unable to identify a consistent, qualified coach to work with this program.  This, coupled with cost, facilities and other issues make offering a quality lacrosse program impossible at this time.

If you have any questions regarding football and lacrosse at LCS please contact Mr. Schmitz at daniel.schmitz@lincolncharter.org

Upcoming Events
4/26 – SPAC Individuals and Doubles Tennis Championships – 2 pm
4/27 – PAWS at the Park – info below
5/2-5/4 – SPAC Baseball and Softball Tournaments – at higher seed
5/23 – MS Awards Night – 6 pm
5/23 – HS Spring Awards Night – 7:30 pm

PAWS at the PARK Update
LCS has partnered with a rival conference school – Pine Lake Prep – Each school competes to collect pet food and supplies for area shelters and organizations in need. Each school collects the items separately leading up to the event on April 27th and this year it will be held at Lincoln Charter School. We will play 3 games that afternoon that are in the following order.

– 4:00pm – MS Baseball @ Lincoln Charter
– 4:00pm – MS Soccer @ Lincoln Charter
– 4:00pm- MS Softball @ Lincoln Charter

At the end of the day only one school will take home the coveted Paws at the Park Trophy!

PLEASE BRING YOUR PETS TO THE PARK!!
Pet competitions with prizes
– Best Bark
– Cutest Dog
– Best Trick
– Ugliest Dog

Items we need donated for our furry friends- Please drop these items off at the front offices at our Denver and Lincolnton campuses during the week of 4/24/17.

Humane Society needs-

  1. Clorox Bleach
  2. Dawn Dish washing Liquid
  3. Paper Towels
  4. Clorox wipes
  5. Newspapers, minus the inserts. for lining the carriers
  6. Gift Cards at Walmart/Sams for office supplies
  7. 39 gallon heavy trash bags
  8. 30 gallon trash bags

Lincoln County HATS Needs-

  1. Cat and dog food
  2. cat litter
  3. frontline flea products for cats and dogs
  4. Chew toys small and large dog
  5. gently used blankets or quilts
  6. Kuranda dog beds
  7. Towels

Heart Of A Champion Physicals
Carolinas HealthCare System is committed to improving the health of our community, including supporting student-athletes. 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of Carolinas HealthCare System’s Heart of a Champion Day event. This year’s event will take place May 20th.

Heart of a Champion Day is a free health screening and educational program for high school student-athletes. The screenings include a review of the athlete’s medical history, a sports-specific medical and musculoskeletal exam, a heart exam and a vision test. The program is unique because of the heart screening, where each student-athlete will receive an electrocardiogram (EKG), which traces the heart’s electrical activity the first year of participation in Heart of a Champion Day. A heart screening is performed to increase the chance of detecting a heart problem that could affect an athlete’s ability to safely participate in sports.

Typically, traditional sports screenings that do not offer EKGs, do not detect these heart abnormalities. However, no screening program is designed to detect every abnormal condition. It is also important to note that this program is not intended to replace an athlete’s yearly wellness exam.

Another key benefit of Heart of a Champion Day is prevention. The educational information we provide can help young student athletes identify and change unhealthy habits.

Each student athlete receives a free:

  •         Medical History Review
  •         General sports screening for North and South Carolina
  •         Electrocardiogram (EKG) first year of participation in the event
  •         Echocardiogram (ECHO) if needed
  •         Orthopedic screening (musculoskeletal exam)
  •         Vision exam
  •         Access to a registered dietician

For more information and to register for Heart of a Champion click here.

PTO
4/28  – Spring Fling – THIS FRIDAY – PTO’s “Spring Fling / Music Fest 2017” on campus, 6 p.m. til 9 p.m.  

Students who have made the honor roll all quarters this school year will receive their Pelican Snowball coins at this event!  Fun family activities include: inflatables, games and food! Music with a live DJ and LCS high school students’ performances. No admission cost! Concessions will be sold – Chick-fil-A, hot dog plates, and Pelican’s Snoballs. This LCS PTO Family Fun Event is to say THANK YOU for a great year!

5/2 – 5/9 – 2017-2018 PTO Board Elections – Open voting will be available online during the week of May 2nd – May 9th. Link will be provided via email the beginning of next week and in Charter Chatter. Paper ballots will be available before the Town Hall meeting on May 9th. All voting will close at 6:30 pm on Tuesday May 9th. Bios of nominated candidates can be viewed at 2017-2018 PTO Board Nominee Bios. (If an alert appears, just close it to proceed to the Bios page). Winners will be announced before the Patriotic Program on May 16th.

5/9 – PTO Meetings – The May PTO meetings have been moved to May 9 to support the Town Hall meeting. Please make plans to attend. PTO meetings will follow the Town Hall meeting.

PTO Paver Campaign  – The LCS – Lincolnton PTO is continuing our brick paver drive. All proceeds from the paver sales will go directly to future PTO operations and to fund the growing needs of our school. This is your opportunity to become part of the LCS – Lincolnton campus forever! Please visit MyPaymentsPlus.com for more details and to place your order! Signup deadline is May 15. Or you may go online to

http://lincolntonpto.lincolncharter.org/fundraising/lcs-lincolnton-brick-paver-campaign-2017/  to print a form and pay by check (Just click on 2017 PTO Paver Campaign Form). Thanks in advance for supporting your school and your PTO.

Be on the lookout for our next Teacher Appreciation event – coming soon!

Planning has begun for the 2017 PTO Talon Walk. We would love your help. Please email Kimberly Surace, Fundraising Chair, at lcsptofc@gmail.com for information and/or to volunteer.

Have a safe and relaxing Spring Break!

Elementary Excitement
NEXT TUESDAY, May 2, 2017 @ 6:30pm – Kindergarten and 1st Grade classes present “BUGZ”!! If you have a K/1 student, please be sure they are in the MPR (MS/HS Building) by 6:15pm at the latest. See you there!! Bzzzzzzz!!!

We need you!
We need help with people to be proctors for our End of Grade testing on May 15-18.
What is a proctor?
A proctor is someone who assists the testing administrator (one of our teachers) with passing out materials and helping to monitor students while they take the state tests.

What are the hours?
We would need you for 3-4 hours for each testing session. 8:00-12:00.

Will I be trained?
Yes, we will have a short training session before testing to make sure you feel comfortable with the process!

If you can help, please email jonathan.bealer@lincolncharter.org or sign up here!

Attendance Race update:
K-Duschel
1-Riley
2-Berry
3-Hargrove
4-Blume/Goldman Tie!
5-Hain

Extra Recess winners: Duschel, RIley, Henry
PJ Day winners this week: Fonseca, Smith, Hain
Crazy Sock day winners: Duschel, Guynes
Athletic Wear winners: Goldman
Hat Day Winners: Hull, Berry, Hargrove, RIchards

Upcoming Elementary Events:
4/24-4/27 Book Fair
5/1-5/5-Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
5/2-K and 1st grade music program
5/1-5/19-End of Year Reading Assessments K-3
5/2-Law Enforcement Awareness Day
5/15-ELA EOG 3-5th
5/16-Math EOG 3-5th, Patriotic Program (Grades 4 and 5)
5/18-Science EOG 5th grade only
5/23-Field Day K-5
5/24-Kindergarten Graduation 9 am, 5th grade Promotion Ceremony 12 pm(**posted wrong date previously, sorry!)

More Book Fair Fun: Book Fair Spirit Week!!
Monday: Happy Camper Day – Wear your favorite camping gear!
Tuesday: Favorite Forest Animal Day – Dress up like your favorite forest animal.
Wednesday: Read Under the Stars Day – Wear your Pjs.
Thursday: Book Character Day – Dress like your favorite book character.
Friday: We LOVE to READ @ LCS Day! – Show your LCS pride!
**If students choose not to dress up, they should be dressed in normal uniform.

Middle School Madness
Rising 6th Grade Info Session Postponed
The Rising 6th Grade Info Session that was planned for Thursday, April 27th has been postponed. Once we reschedule the event we will notify parents.  

High School Happenings
Rising 9th Info Session
The Rising 9th Grade Info Session that was planned for Thursday, April 27th has been postponed. Once we reschedule the info session parents and students will be notified.

LCS Eagles’ Canada Tour 2018
LCS high school students and parents (including rising 9th graders),

We are headed to Canada. Will you join us? There is still time to enroll. LCS Eagles will be touring Montreal and Quebec City in June of 2018. Contact Mrs. Elmore for information at maureen.elmore@lincolncharter.org.

HS Finals Week
Finals begin on Monday, May 15th.  View the HS Finals Week Schedule here.

2017 AP Exams
AP Exams will occur during the week of May 1-12, 2017.

For 8:00am exams:
Students are to be at location no later than 7:30am.  Directions will start at 7:50am.  Testing WILL BEGIN at 8:00am.

For 12pm exams:
Students are to be at location no later than 11:30am.  Directions will start at 11:50am.  Testing WILL BEGIN at 12:00pm.

Date Time Test Name Location Time Test Name Location
Mon, May 1 7:30

am

Chemistry Denver UMC #CORC 11:30

am

Psychology Denver UMC

#WAB200

7:30

am

Environmental Science Denver UMC

#WAB200

Tues, May 2 7:30

am

Computer Science A LCS-HS Denver conf. room
Wed, May 3 7:30

am

English Lit Denver UMC #CORC
Thur, May 4 7:30

am

AP Gov’t & Politics Denver UMC #CORC
Fri,

May 5

7:30

am

APUSH Gaston College-Lincolnton

#103

11:30

am

Computer Science Principles LCS-HS Denver conf. room
Fri,

May 5

7:30

am

Studio Art LCS-Denver
Mon, May 8 7:30

am

Biology Denver UMC

#CORC

Tues, May 9 7:30am AP Calculus

AB & BC

Gaston College-Lincolnton

#103

Fri,

May 12

7:30

am

Human Geography LCS-HS Denver conf room

Community News
Mr. Bryant’s Blog
Check out Mr. Bryant’s Blog for information and happenings at Lincoln Charter School.  

Sally’s YMCA
Sally’s YMCA and Carolinas HealthCare System are hosting Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 29 (10 am – 2 pm). Several community partners are involved and participating. View flyer below for more details.

Charge Into Summer Flyer

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Charter Chatter

Student Life
LCS School Board Nominations and Election
Dear LCS Parents,
It is time to begin planning for our next year at Lincoln Charter, which means school board nominations and election.  The selection process for new board members will soon begin and we need you!  Please consider serving as a leader on the school board.

Each year we strive to present a slate of people who possess various talents and skills that compliment each other to create a dynamic board of directors.  We need people with insight and ideas to ensure steady progress into the future by keeping with Lincoln Charter’s vision and mission.  This is a continuous process that requires evaluation and implementation of strategies by its leaders, faculty and administrators.

Please consider those willing to give of their time and talents to keep LCS a sought after place for children to receive an outstanding education.

School Board elections will be held in May via electronic format.

Below are some guidelines for your consideration for nominating prospective members for our Board of Directors.  The LCS website gives an in-depth description of Board operational goals, legal status, powers and responsibilities, authority, liability and other qualifications of board members.

ATTRIBUTES of an EXCELLENT BOARD MEMBER
No personal agenda:  Someone with a flexible mind-set, who is respectful of others while demonstrating mature, responsible, and logical reasoning skills, creates an atmosphere that facilitates progress for all children.  A board member represents all 2000+ students.  He/she does not represent an individual student, class, school division, campus or special interest.  Each board member must adhere to a strict conflict of interest policy.

Team Player:  Board members must work well with others toward achieving a common goal.  Understanding that LCS is multiple campuses, but one school with one spirit is critical.  Concurrently, board members need to understand that each campus has somewhat different needs and that decisions must be made on the basis of what is best for the school as a whole.

Leadership Qualities:  A board member should be a community leader, and/or someone who volunteers their time to benefit their local church, neighborhood, charity or non-profit organization.

Time Commitment:  Members are charged with a serious responsibility.  They are not merely a hierarchical group who meets once per month to vote on a line-item agenda.  Board members are expected to be at all monthly meetings which last from 1-2 hours and meet every 4th Monday of the month.

Willing Volunteer:  Members are expected to contribute several hours per month outside of the regularly scheduled meeting toward the benefit of LCS.  This includes committee leadership or other school wide volunteer opportunities.  Our directors should be the most dedicated and participating members of the LCS family, leading by example.

Please consider a nomination for a Lincoln Charter Board member, or serving on a committee.  It is a rewarding experience!

The LCS School Board nominating committee is now accepting nominations for the two parent elected positions on the 2017-2018 School Board. If you would like to nominate someone or if you would like to self nominate, please email schoolboardnominations@lincolncharter.org.

Please contact the school board via email with any questions you may have at schoolboard@lincolncharter.org

Sincerely,
LCS School Board

Learn.Serve.Engage.
As the school year comes to a close, be remember to log LSE Hours.  Click here for instructions.

Presidential Volunteer Service Award
In order to be considered for the PVSA, you must complete this form by May 1st.  Hours must be logged on the PVSA site.  

LCS Apple-A-Day Lunch Survey
We would love your feedback. As this year winds down, we will soon be in the process of getting organized for next year.  Click here and complete the survey for our lunch program. Any question’s can be directed to Paula Powers.

Summer Camp
Click here to register for our 2017 Summer Day Camps and Enrichment Programs.

LCS Summer Day Camp T-Shirts – A camp t-shirt is included in the cost of your registration. Summer Day Camp WILL accept registrations all summer long. For t-shirt ordering, planning, and staffing purposes, it helps us greatly if you meet the May 5th registration deadline.

LCS Enrichment Program T-Shirts – New for this year – you will no longer be required to pay a $25.00 registration fee to attend LCS Enrichment Programs. If you camper would like to receive an LCS Summer Camp t-shirt this year, you may purchase a t-shirt at MPP under the category of LCS Enrichment Camps. Please note that the Summer Camp t-shirt is the same for Summer Day Camp and Enrichment Programs. If your camper is attending our LCS Summer Day Camp he/she will receive a t-shirt included with their Summer Day Camp registration fee.

Please email summercamp@lincolncharter.org if you have any questions!

Carowinds Discount Gold Season Pass
Lincoln Charter School has arranged for our families to enjoy the season at Carowinds at a discount. You may purchase a Carowinds Gold Season Pass for only $89, approximately $25 in savings.  This option is open for ALL LCS 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 is looking at this option also.   

Deadline to purchase through MPP is Friday, April 28th.  After the deadline closes, you will receive a voucher to take with you to the park to have your permanent ID card made.

Academics
End of Year Exams
All EOGs and EOCs must be administered during the last 10 days of school.  It is imperative that all students be in attendance and complete these exams on the scheduled days.  

2016-2017 Denver Final Exam Schedule

Athletics
Upcoming Events
4/26 – SPAC Individuals and Doubles Tennis Championships – 2 pm
4/27 – PAWS at the Park – info below
5/2-5/4 – SPAC Baseball and Softball Tournaments – at higher seed
5/23 – MS Awards Night – 6 pm
5/23 – HS Spring Awards Night – 7:30 pm

Football Survey
The LCS athletic department would like to thank all of the families that filled out the football survey. We had over 250 responses to this survey.  While we did have some favorable responses from all families K-12, it is not clear that our community could support football in a quality way.  Some of the historic and current questions that have led to not offering football at Lincoln Charter are: cost, identifying a competent coaching staff, facilities, impact on current sports offerings, etc.  We will periodically look to add athletic offerings, and we appreciate the participation in this survey.

A quick update on lacrosse:  While we did have good interest at several clinics within the past few months, we were unable to identify a consistent, qualified coach to work with this program.  This, coupled with cost, facilities and other issues make offering a quality lacrosse program impossible at this time.  

If you have any questions regarding football and lacrosse at LCS please contact Mr. Schmitz.

PAWS at the PARK Update
LCS has partnered with a rival conference school – Pine Lake Prep – Each school competes to collect pet food and supplies for area shelters and organizations in need. Each school collects the items separately leading up to the event on April 27th and this year it will be held at Lincoln Charter School. We will play 3 games that afternoon that are in the following order.

– 4:00pm – MS Baseball @ Lincoln Charter
– 4:00pm – MS Soccer @ Lincoln Charter
– 4:00pm- MS Softball @ Lincoln Charter

At the end of the day only one school will take home the coveted Paws at the Park Trophy!

PLEASE BRING YOUR PETS TO THE PARK!!
Pet competitions with prizes
– Best Bark
– Cutest Dog
– Best Trick
– Ugliest Dog

Items we need donated for our furry friends- Please drop these items off at the front offices at our Denver and Lincolnton campuses during the week of 4/24/17.

Humane Society needs-

  1. Clorox Bleach
  2. Dawn Dish washing Liquid
  3. Paper Towels
  4. Clorox wipes
  5. Newspapers, minus the inserts. for lining the carriers
  6. Gift Cards at Walmart/Sams for office supplies
  7. 39 gallon heavy trash bags
  8. 30 gallon trash bags

Lincoln County HATS Needs-

  1. Cat and dog food
  2. cat litter
  3. frontline flea products for cats and dogs
  4. Chew toys small and large dog
  5. gently used blankets or quilts
  6. Kuranda dog beds
  7. Towels

Heart of a Champion
Carolinas HealthCare System is committed to improving the health of our community, including supporting student-athletes. 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of Carolinas HealthCare System’s Heart of a Champion Day event. This year’s event will take place May 20th.

Heart of a Champion Day is a free health screening and educational program for high school student-athletes. The screenings include a review of the athlete’s medical history, a sports-specific medical and musculoskeletal exam, a heart exam and a vision test. The program is unique because of the heart screening, where each student-athlete will receive an electrocardiogram (EKG), which traces the heart’s electrical activity the first year of participation in Heart of a Champion Day. A heart screening is performed to increase the chance of detecting a heart problem that could affect an athlete’s ability to safely participate in sports.

Typically, traditional sports screenings that do not offer EKGs, do not detect these heart abnormalities. However, no screening program is designed to detect every abnormal condition. It is also important to note that this program is not intended to replace an athlete’s yearly wellness exam.

Another key benefit of Heart of a Champion Day is prevention. The educational information we provide can help young student athletes identify and change unhealthy habits.

Each student athlete receives a free:

  • Medical History Review
  • General sports screening for North and South Carolina
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG) first year of participation in the event
  • Echocardiogram (ECHO) if needed
  • Orthopedic screening (musculoskeletal exam)
  • Vision exam
  • Access to a registered dietician

For more information click here for more information.
To register for Heart of a Champion click here.

PTO
Donuts with Dad THIS WEEK – Friday, April 28th
7:30am-8:00 am – Lower Building Gym/Multi-Purpose Room
K-6 Dads and their students are invited for light refreshments.
Students must be accompanied by a parent.

Calling all moms! Volunteers needed the night before and during the event.
Click here to sign up
Parking is available at Rescue Squad Park. PLEASE DO NOT PARK in the gravel student parking lot!

Teacher Appreciation Week: May 1 – May 5
Teacher Appreciation Week is next week. This is a national holiday and there are no “rules” to appreciate your teacher.

We have the best of the best so be sure to give them some love next week! Elementary Teacher Favorites can be found here.

Elementary Room Parent Thank You
Thank you to our great Room Parents and their volunteers who helped make our Elementary Spring Parties so successful. Our school is lucky to have you all!

Day Time Hours Volunteers needed
We are in need of a few outgoing and willing parents to be greeters at our Kindergarten Dial screening. This volunteer opportunity will be done solo, but there are several 2 hour spots to choose from. There is a need on Wednesday May 3rd and Thursday May 4th from 8am-4:30pm. LCS will welcome rising accepted and some wait listed KG students for Dial screening. The music room will be the waiting area for parents as they complete some limited paperwork, wait for their child to be called for testing, and wait for the parent/teacher conference post assessment. This is an opportunity to casually talk to new LCS parents about being a parent here and make them feel WELCOME! Click here to sign up.

Elementary Excitement
News@LCS
Check out the Greek and Roman Gods/ Goddesses roaming the halls of the DN K6 building!  Also this week in News@LCS, meet one of our favorite substitute teachers and learn more about one of our very own LCS teachers taking our mission to the streets of Romania.  

Middle School Madness
Rising 9th Grade Info Session
Current Class of 2021 students, 8th Grade Students and Parents
Thursday, April 27
6:30-7:30pm, Machado Gymnasium

MS Semi Formal
Be Our Guest Friday, May 12th 7:00 – 9:00pm
East Lincoln Community Center
$15.00 per student now through May 8th on MPP
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 are optional for males, semi-formal dress or skirt and dressy top for females.  No jeans or shorts allowed.   

High School Happenings
Junior Junction Part II
Wednesday, April 26th 8:45am – 2:00pm
Juniors will have a delayed start day.  They are to report to the MP room no later than 8:45am.   

2017 AP Exams
AP Exams will occur during the week of May 1-12, 2017.
For 8:00am exams:
Students are to be at location no later than 7:30am.  Directions will start at 7:50am.  Testing WILL BEGIN at 8:00am.

For 12pm exams:
Students are to be at location no later than 11:30am.  Directions will start at 11:50am.  Testing WILL BEGIN at 12:00pm.

Date Time Test Name Location Time Test Name Location
Mon, May 1 7:30

am

Chemistry Denver UMC #CORC 11:30

am

Psychology Denver UMC

#WAB200

7:30

am

Environmental Science Denver UMC

#WAB200

Tues, May 2 7:30

am

Computer Science A LCS-HS Denver conf. room
Wed, May 3 7:30

am

English Lit Denver UMC #CORC
Thur, May 4 7:30

am

AP Gov’t & Politics Denver UMC #CORC
Fri,

May 5

7:30

am

APUSH Gaston College-Lincolnton

#103

11:30

am

Computer Science Principles LCS-HS Denver conf. room
Fri,

May 5

7:30

am

Studio Art LCS-Denver
Mon, May 8 7:30

am

Biology Denver UMC

#CORC

Tues, May 9 7:30am AP Calculus

AB & BC

Gaston College-Lincolnton

#103

Fri,

May 12

7:30

am

Human Geography LCS-HS Denver conf room

Scholarship Information
The Charlotte Knights Scholarship……School Counselors sent all seniors an email re: eligibility requirements and application process.  Within the email, students were able to print off the application.  In addition, students are welcome to come by our office for a copy.  The deadline to turn in all required documents to Mrs. Robinson is April 26, 2017.  THREE winners will be selected for EACH scholarship and awarded $1,000.00.

Class of 2017…do you wish to pursue a career in Law Enforcement?  Charlotte’s Finest Legacy Foundation is excited to announce the 2017 CMPD Officers Clark and Shelton Scholarship Opportunity.  These scholarships were created in memory of CMPD Officers Clark and Shelton who were killed in the line of duty on April 1, 2007.  Charlotte’s Finest Legacy Foundation will award two $2500 one time scholarships.  All seniors received a copy of the Scholarship Application via email.  If you’d like another application, please stop Student Services for a copy.  Application deadline is April 30, 2017.

Summer Programs
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.

Duke Summer Academy….click here for more information.  

Coast to Coast College Tour
Representatives from Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, Princeton University, University of California, Berkeley, and Vanderbilt University will host an evening informational session at Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel on Thursday, May 18 at 7pm.  Please register at www.coasttocoasttour.org if you’d like to attend.  

Community News
Mr. Bryant’s Blog
Check out Mr. Bryant’s Blog for information and happenings at Lincoln Charter School.

Sally’s YMCA and Carolinas HealthCare System are hosting Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 29 (10 am – 2 pm). Several community partners are involved and participating.

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Charter Chatter

Student Life

LCS School Board Nominations and Election
Dear LCS Parents,
It is time to begin planning for our next year at Lincoln Charter, which means school board nominations and election.  The selection process for new board members will soon begin and we need you!  Please consider serving as a leader on the school board.

Each year we strive to present a slate of people who possess various talents and skills that compliment each other to create a dynamic board of directors.  We need people with insight and ideas to ensure steady progress into the future by keeping with Lincoln Charter’s vision and mission.  This is a continuous process that requires evaluation and implementation of strategies by its leaders, faculty and administrators.

Please consider those willing to give of their time and talents to keep LCS a sought after place for children to receive an outstanding education.

School Board elections will be held in May via electronic format.

Below are some guidelines for your consideration for nominating prospective members for our Board of Directors.  The LCS website gives an in-depth description of Board operational goals, legal status, powers and responsibilities, authority, liability and other qualifications of board members.

ATTRIBUTES of an EXCELLENT BOARD MEMBER

No personal agenda:  Someone with a flexible mind-set, who is respectful of others while demonstrating mature, responsible, and logical reasoning skills, creates an atmosphere that facilitates progress for all children.  A board member represents all 2000+ students.  He/she does not represent an individual student, class, school division, campus or special interest.  Each board member must adhere to a strict conflict of interest policy.

Team Player:  Board members must work well with others toward achieving a common goal.  Understanding that LCS is multiple campuses, but one school with one spirit is critical.  Concurrently, board members need to understand that each campus has somewhat different needs and that decisions must be made on the basis of what is best for the school as a whole.

Leadership Qualities:  A board member should be a community leader, and/or someone who volunteers their time to benefit their local church, neighborhood, charity or non-profit organization.

Time Commitment:  Members are charged with a serious responsibility.  They are not merely a hierarchical group who meets once per month to vote on a line-item agenda.  Board members are expected to be at all monthly meetings which last from 1-2 hours and meet every 4th Monday of the month.

Willing Volunteer:  Members are expected to contribute several hours per month outside of the regularly scheduled meeting toward the benefit of LCS.  This includes committee leadership or other school wide volunteer opportunities.  Our directors should be the most dedicated and participating members of the LCS family, leading by example.

Please consider a nomination for a Lincoln Charter Board member, or serving on a committee.  It is a rewarding experience!

The LCS School Board nominating committee is now accepting nominations for the two parent elected positions on the 2017-2018 School Board. If you would like to nominate someone or if you would like to self nominate, please email schoolboardnominations@lincolncharter.org.

Please contact the school board via email with any questions you may have at schoolboard@lincolncharter.org

Sincerely,

LCS School Board

Learn.Serve.Engage.

As the school year comes to a close, be remember to log LSE Hours.  Click here for instructions.

Presidential Volunteer Service Award

In order to be considered for the PVSA, you must complete this form by May 1st.  Hours must be logged on the PVSA site.  

7th Inning Stretch

We would like to take this opportunity to update everyone on Monday’s very successful 7th Inning Stretch Day.  With the support of our students, staff, parents and community, we were able to raise over $4,000 for the North Carolina Chapter of the ALS Association in Raleigh.  The overall goal was to raise awareness and provide help and support for local families affected by ALS.

Please visit ALS Association or the NC Chapter of the ALS Association for more information about ALS and impact it has on the lives of the people and families affected by the disease.

In addition to educating our students and raising awareness about a fatal disease, here are some of the other highlights of the day:

  • Served 1,400 hot dogs to students and staff
  • Middle School Baseball and Softball were able to showcase their skills in front of the K-8 student body
  • K-2 students were able to collect autographs from our MS Baseball and Softball players
  • K-5 students participated in a Burn Boot Camp
  • K-8 watched a baseball-themed movie (Everyone’s Hero, Angels in the Outfield, The Sandlot)

The day and its successes could not have happened without the support of our families and the hard work of our many volunteers.

  • PTO – The funds to feed the entire student body and staff and the funds needed to supply the concession stands were provided by PTO
  • Cara Dowling – Our PTO President and shopping queen.  
  • Sports Boosters – Gary Morgan, Cheryl Putukian, Susan Hollar, Dave Disabato and Andrea Nelson – they were able to handle the rush of hundreds of sugar craving kids at the concession stand
  • Our ALS presenters – Lisa Donnellan, Dylan and Mackenzie Suddath.  Their knowledge and personal stories provided the middle school students with a tremendously powerful message as to the impact of ALS on families.
  • Our Grill Masters – Bryan Edwards and Andy Akerblom.  Mr. Edwards’ grill was one of the stars of the day.  Without that massive rig, cooking 1,400 hotdogs would have been a very difficult task.
  • Food Servers – Melanie Rogers, Angie Bennett, Jan Marcukaitis, Melissa Pinto, Brigette Edwards, Holly Caulder, Tracy Lykes, Rebecca Campbell, Lara Reed and Austin Senter.  Their ability to serve food at such a high rate allowed for hungry students to move through the lines quickly.
  • Ice Man – Mark Dail.  He was vital in rounding up the ice that was needed to keep 1,400 drinks cold.
  • Burn Boot Camp – Mike Hartshorne, Tara Haug and Mary Kathryn Robinson. The former Elementary Assistant Principal brought his new endeavor back to LCS for a heart-racing, sweat-producing workout.
  • The Coaches – Ryan Smith and Kelly Rabalais.  They donated their time to produce successful showcases of the MS players’ talents.
  • The Field Crew – Scott Clark, Brandon Wykle and Taylor Putnam.  Their hard work allowed for perfect playing conditions for our teams.
  • Kickball Squad – Melissa Spivey, Jennifer Bush, Tiffany Moceri, Jodi Kahler and Lauren Hughes.  They had the chore of teaching elementary students the fine art of playing kickball.
  • The D.J. – Carl Lykes.  He played the tunes that got the middle schoolers dancing up a storm.  His speaker saved the day for the MS movie.  
  • Relay Racer – Jamie Seitz.  Coach Seitz manned a station that had the students competing in a plethora of activities, games and races.  
  • The Teachers – Thank you to K-8 teachers for all you do, everyday, to create a loving and educational environment for all of our students.
  • Thank you to everyone who participated in the first 7th Inning Stretch; hopefully we will be able to hold this event in the future.  The support of the LCS community is unmatched and it speaks volumes to type families ands students we have in this school.

Academics

Registration for Accepted NEW LCS students

If you have received an e-mail confirmation from Robin Harwood that your child has been accepted for the 2017-18 school year, you must attend one of the two registration sessions this week: Tuesday, April 11th or Thursday, April 13th from 5:30-7:30 PM.  

Please bring with you the following items:
Birth certificate
Immunizations
Copy of recent utility bill
Previous school report card and/or IEP, 504 records
KG health screening for rising KG (and anyone child coming from a private/homeschool in any grade)

We look forward to serving you.  Several LCS entities will be available at this session: After-school care, transportation, MyPayments Plus, Sports Boosters, PTO, Odyssey of the Mind, Apple A Day, LCS Summer Camps

Athletics
Upcoming Events
MS Team and HS Golf Spring Picture – 4/13/17 – 3:00-5:00pm Machado Gym

Paws at the Park – 4/27/17 – Bring your pet(s) to the MS games for a fun day at the LCS athletic complex – more information to come

PTO
Elementary Spring Parties this Week- Friday

Friday, April 14th  9:30-11:00am

Please arrive through Elementary School front doors to sign-in.

Parents arriving early can wait in the PTO Hospitality room until 9:30am

Teacher Breakfast – Second Wednesday of Each Month

Volunteers are still needed for 4/12 and 5/10.

Please consider signing up to send something in.

Lower Building Breakfast Signup

Upper Building Breakfast Signup

Donuts with Dad – Friday, April 28th

7:30-8:30am – Lower Building Gym/Multi-Purpose Room

K-6 Dads and their Students are invited for light refreshments.

Students must be accompanied by a parent.

Calling all Moms! – Volunteers needed the night before and during the event.

Sign up Here

Elementary Excitement
Congratulations to the LCS Odyssey of the Mind Elementary teams
We’re so proud to announce that our two teams had a fantastic showing at State Finals! Our elementary team finished 2nd in their division and is advancing to the World Finals at Michigan State May 24-27! Congratulations to Robbie Stoffel, Luke Malta, Silas McConnell, Ella Plemmons, Carissa Ralph, and Mallory Patjas.  Our middle school team finished 4th in their division and had a very strong performance as well.  Congratulations to this team for their incredible season of competition.

News@LCS – Student-run Newspaper

Community News
Mr. Bryant’s Blog
Check out Mr. Bryant’s Blog for information and happenings at Lincoln Charter School.  

 

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Charter Chatter

Student Life

LCS School Board Nominations and Election
Dear LCS Parents,
It is time to begin planning for our next year at Lincoln Charter, which means school board nominations and election.  The selection process for new board members will soon begin and we need you!  Please consider serving as a leader on the school board.

Each year we strive to present a slate of people who possess various talents and skills that compliment each other to create a dynamic board of directors.  We need people with insight and ideas to ensure steady progress into the future by keeping with Lincoln Charter’s vision and mission.  This is a continuous process that requires evaluation and implementation of strategies by its leaders, faculty and administrators.

Please consider those willing to give of their time and talents to keep LCS a sought after place for children to receive an outstanding education.

School Board elections will be held in May via electronic format.

Below are some guidelines for your consideration for nominating prospective members for our Board of Directors.  The LCS website gives an in-depth description of Board operational goals, legal status, powers and responsibilities, authority, liability and other qualifications of board members.

ATTRIBUTES of an EXCELLENT BOARD MEMBER

No personal agenda:  Someone with a flexible mind-set, who is respectful of others while demonstrating mature, responsible, and logical reasoning skills, creates an atmosphere that facilitates progress for all children.  A board member represents all 2000+ students.  He/she does not represent an individual student, class, school division, campus or special interest.  Each board member must adhere to a strict conflict of interest policy.

Team Player:  Board members must work well with others toward achieving a common goal.  Understanding that LCS is multiple campuses, but one school with one spirit is critical.  Concurrently, board members need to understand that each campus has somewhat different needs and that decisions must be made on the basis of what is best for the school as a whole.

Leadership Qualities:  A board member should be a community leader, and/or someone who volunteers their time to benefit their local church, neighborhood, charity or non-profit organization.

Time Commitment:  Members are charged with a serious responsibility.  They are not merely a hierarchical group who meets once per month to vote on a line-item agenda.  Board members are expected to be at all monthly meetings which last from 1-2 hours and meet every 4th Monday of the month.

Willing Volunteer:  Members are expected to contribute several hours per month outside of the regularly scheduled meeting toward the benefit of LCS.  This includes committee leadership or other school wide volunteer opportunities.  Our directors should be the most dedicated and participating members of the LCS family, leading by example.

Please consider a nomination for a Lincoln Charter Board member, or serving on a committee.  It is a rewarding experience!

The LCS School Board nominating committee is now accepting nominations for the two parent elected positions on the 2017-2018 School Board. If you would like to nominate someone or if you would like to self nominate, please email schoolboardnominations@lincolncharter.org.

Please contact the school board via email with any questions you may have at schoolboard@lincolncharter.org

Sincerely,

LCS School Board

Learn.Serve.Engage.

As the school year comes to a close, be remember to log LSE Hours.  Click here for instructions.

Presidential Volunteer Service Award

In order to be considered for the PVSA, you must complete this form by May 1st.  Hours must be logged on the PVSA site.  

EF Tour Jean Day                                        

Get your jean pass for Thursday, April 13th and help support the students attending the educational trip to NYC and Boston who are raising money for their travel expenses. Students will explore, learn, and experience such sites as Quincy Market, the Freedom Trail, Lexington and Concord, Salem, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, and the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Thank you for helping to support our LCS students attending the trip.

Town Hall

The Lincolnton campus will be having our next town hall meeting on Tuesday, May 9th at 6:00 pm in the MPR.  This will be an opportunity for the admin team to give updates as well as answer questions.

Book Fair News

Are you ready for s’more fun reading?

The book fair is coming to town April 24th-28th, 2017. We have an exciting week planned and we hope that you can join us!

Ready to shop? Our online store opens April 10-30, 2017. Books ordered are shipped directly to LCS with your child’s name on it. Click here to shop.

April 24th – Monday: no shopping – looking day

April 25th – Tuesday: open 8:00-3:30 – Grand Event Day! If you are Grand in the life of an Eagle, join them for lunch and a visit to the book fair

April 26th – Wednesday: open 8:00-3:30

April 27th – Thursday: open 7:15-3:30 – Mom’s Morning! Mom’s bring your children and join us for some fun before school!

April 28th – Friday: open 7:30-12:00 – Dude’s Day! Dad’s join us after All Pro Dad’s for some special time with your kids!

Want to volunteer? Email Nikki Hull or click here to fill out the Google Form.

Are you Elementary? See below for more book fair fun!!

Biscuits are Back!

We are selling 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 12pm for Thursday delivery.  Thank you in advance for your support!

Athletics

Upcoming Events

MS Team and HS Golf Spring Picture – 4/13/17 – 3:00-5:00pm Machado Gym

Paws at the Park – 4/27/17 – Bring your pet(s) to the MS games for a fun day at the LCS athletic complex – more information to come

PTO

Upcoming PTO events:

4/28  – Spring Fling – Fun is on the way! Mark your calendars for Friday, April 28, the PTO’s “Spring Fling and Music Fest” on campus, 6 p.m. til 9 p.m.  Fun family activities include: inflatables, games and food! Music with a live DJ and LCS high school students’ performances. No admission cost! Concessions will be sold – Chick-fil-A, hot dog plates, and Pelican’s Snoballs. This LCS PTO Family Fun Event is to say THANK YOU for a great year!

5/9 – PTO Meetings – The May PTO meetings have been moved to May 9 to support the Town Hall meeting. Please make plans to attend. PTO meetings will follow the Town Hall meeting.

PTO Paver Campaign  – The LCS – Lincolnton PTO is continuing our brick paver drive. All proceeds from the paver sales will go directly to future PTO operations and to fund the growing needs of our school. This is your opportunity to become part of the LCS – Lincolnton campus forever! Please visit MyPaymentsPlus.com for more details and to place your order! Signup deadline is May 15. Or you may go online to

http://lincolntonpto.lincolncharter.org/fundraising/lcs-lincolnton-brick-paver-campaign-2017/  to print a form and pay by check (Just click on 2017 PTO Paver Campaign Form). Thanks in advance for supporting your school and your PTO.

Be on the lookout for our next Teacher Appreciation event – coming soon!

Planning has begun for the 2017 PTO Talon Walk. We would love your help. Please email Kimberly Surace, Fundraising Chair, at lcsptofc@gmail.com for information and/or to volunteer.

Have a safe and relaxing Spring Break!

Elementary Excitement

Attendance Race Update (Winners for the week of 4/3/17):

K-Duschel

1-Hull

2-Howery

3-Bell

4-Goldman

5-Lineberger

Extra Recess winners: Berry, Guynes, Lineberger

PJ Day winners this week: Bell

Crazy Sock day winners: Goldman

Athletic Wear winners: Modlin, Riley, Blume, Lineberger

Hat Day Winners: Smith, Howery

Upcoming Elementary Events:  

4/24-4/27 Book Fair

5/1-5/5-Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

5/2-K and 1st grade music program

5/1-5/19-End of Year Reading Assessments K-3

5/2-Law Enforcement Day

5/16-Patriotic Program (Grades 4 and 5)

5/23-Field Day K-5

5/24-Kindergarten Graduation 9 am

5/25-5th grade Promotion Ceremony 12 pm

More Book Fair Fun: Book Fair Spirit Week!!

April 24th – Monday: Happy Camper Day – Wear your favorite camping gear!

April 25th – Tuesday: Favorite Forest Animal Day – Dress up like your favorite forest animal.

April 26th – Wednesday: Read Under the Stars Day – Wear your Pjs.

April 27th – Thursday: Book Character Day – Dress like your favorite book character.

April 28th – Friday: We LOVE to READ @ LCS Day! – Show your LCS pride!

**If students choose not to dress up, they should be dressed in normal uniform.

High School Happenings

Education Day at Charlotte Knight Game – Juniors and Seniors Only

Juniors and Seniors with good academic and attendance standing have an opportunity to go to a Charlotte Knights game.  Please see attached form attendance guidelines. This opportunity will close on Friday at 11:30 am.

HS Final Exams

HS Final Exams schedule will be released soon.  Please note the last day of classes for HS students in Friday, May 12th.  Exams will begin Monday, May 15th.  HS Students need to only be present for their exams.  If you have any questions please contact Jessica Kelly.

Community News

Mr. Bryant’s Blog

Check out Mr. Bryant’s Blog for information and happenings at Lincoln Charter School.  

 

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Charter Chatter

Student Life
High School Musical Review “A Night on Broadway”
Mark you calendars… On April 6 and April 7, Lincoln Charter’s Drama department will host its first musical review.  Students will be performing scenes and songs from “High School Musical”, “Wicked”, “The Sound of Music” and more.  The show will start at 7:00 pm in Machado Gymnasium.  Tickets are $5.00 at the door.  You don’t want to miss this amazing show of LCS Talent!

PTO
Morning with Mom – This Week – Friday, April 7th
7:30-8:30am – Lower Building Gym/MP Room
K-6 Moms and their Students are invited for light refreshments.
Students must be accompanied by a parent.
Calling all Dads! – Volunteers needed the night before and during the event.
Sign up Here

Elementary Spring Parties
Friday, April 14th  9:30-11:00am
Your class Room Parent should reach out to you with more information and any volunteer needs.

Teacher Breakfast – Second Wednesday of Each Month
Volunteers are still needed for 4/12 and 5/10.
Please consider signing up to send something in.
Elementary Teacher Breakfast Signup
MS/HS Teacher Breakfast Signup

Middle School Madness
MS End of Year Parties
All MS grades will celebrate the end of the school year with a class field trip on Tuesday, May 23rd.  Each trip includes transportation, activities and lunch.  All trips are available for payment on MPP.

Class of 2021
Quarry at Carrigan Farms
$25.00 per student

Class of 2022
Pin Station
$15.00 per student

Class of 2023
Kate’s Skate
$10.00 per student

High School Happenings
Prom 2017
May 6, 2017, 7:00-11:00pm
The Speedway Club
Prom is a formal event that is open to Senior, Junior and Sophomore students.  Tickets are available for purchase on MPP now through April 28th.  Early bird discount of $10 off per ticket ends on March 17th.  

Paint the Mile
Friday, April 14th
Registration for Paint the Mile is now available (registration is accessed through student’s school issued google account).  Leadership Institute sponsor’s this service event as a form of advocacy against domestic violence.  This is a color run and participating students are asked to wear a white t-shirt.  The colors used in the run represent the 4 different groups that are victims of domestic violence; children, women, men and elderly.  Funds raised will benefit the The Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse Child Advocacy Center.  The cost of registration is $10.00 per student.  Students are required to complete the registration and pay the $10.00 fee on MPP by Monday, April 10th.  

Class of 2017 Graduation Information
Detailed information about graduation was sent out to all seniors today and through school messenger to senior parents.  Please be sure to check your email for the details.  

2017 AP Exams
Exams will occur during the week of May 1-12, 2017.  Primary exam location will be at Denver UMC.  2 Exams will be held at Gaston College.

For 8:00am exams:
Students are to be at location no later than 7:30am.  Directions will start at 7:50am.  Testing WILL BEGIN at 8am.

For 12pm exams:
Students are to be at location no later than 11:30am.  Directions will start at 11:50am.  Testing WILL BEGIN at 12pm.

5/1: 8:00 am-Chemistry & Environmental Science;
12:00pm-Psychology
5/2: 8:00 am-Computer Science A**
5/3: 8:00 am-English Lit
5/4: 8:00 am-Government & Politics
5/5: 8:00 am-US History at Gaston College & Computer Science Principles**
5/8  8:00 am-Biology
5/9: 8:00 am-Calculus AB & BC at Gaston College
5/12: 8:00 am-Human Geography**

Scholarship Information
The Charlotte Knights Scholarship……School Counselors sent all seniors an email re: eligibility requirements and application process.  Within the email, students were able to print off the application.  In addition, students are welcome to come by our office for a copy.  The deadline to turn in all required documents to Mrs. Robinson is April 26, 2017.  THREE winners will be selected for EACH scholarship and awarded $1,000.00.

Class of 2017…do you wish to pursue a career in Law Enforcement?  Charlotte’s Finest Legacy Foundation is excited to announce the 2017 CMPD Officers Clark and Shelton Scholarship Opportunity.  These scholarships were created in memory of CMPD Officers Clark and Shelton who were killed in the line of duty on April 1, 2007.  Charlotte’s Finest Legacy Foundation will award two $2500 one time scholarships.  All seniors received a copy of the Scholarship Application via email.  If you’d like another application, please stop Student Services for a copy.  Application deadline is April 30, 2017.

2017-18 Registration
Class of 2018 registration will take place on April 6, 2017.
Class of 2021 registration will take place on April 25, 2017 (Tentative)

Summer Programs
University of Pennsylvania announces its Engineering Summer Academy at Penn from July 2-22, 2017!  Application deadline for priority is February 24 & final is April 24, 2017.  For more information, please 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.

Community News
Mr. Bryant’s Blog
Check out Mr. Bryant’s Blog for information and happenings at Lincoln Charter School.  

Rotary Auction
Click here for more information and the link to the scholarship application.  

News from LCS alumni
LCS Alumni Seth VanDerwerken was recently published in the newspaper
Mars Hill University Student Presents Research on Predicting Terrorist Attacks

A Mars Hill University criminal justice major has conducted research that he hopes could lead to better prediction of where anti-terrorism efforts would be most effective. Seth VanDerwerken, a senior from Denver, North Carolina, used information contained in the Global Terrorism Database, to test whether characteristics of the target of a terror attack could be used to predict the scale of the attack, and thus influence how anti-terrorism resources are allocated.

The Global Terrorism Database is an open-source database that includes information on more than 150,000 terrorists events that have happened worldwide from 1970 through 2015. It is maintained by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland. START describes it as the world’s most comprehensive unclassified database on terrorist events.

VanDerwerken presented his research at the 54th annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, held March 21-25 in Kansas City, Missouri. In addition to criminal justice students from other universities, the audience for his presentation included terrorism researchers and criminal justice professionals from across the country.

VanDerwerken was mentored in his research by Taylor Brickley, Ph.D., an assistant professor in Mars Hill University’s criminal justice program. The program exposes students to a wide range of issues associated with the U.S. criminal justice system. It is designed to prepare them for the world of work by focusing on ethical dilemmas faces by criminal justice professionals; the role that gender, race/ethnicity, and socio-economic status play in the production and social control of crime; and the importance of scientific inquiry for criminal justice policy making.

Mars Hill University is a premier private, liberal arts institution offering over 30 baccalaureate degrees and master’s degrees in elementary education and in management. Founded in 1856 by Baptist families of the region, the campus is located just 20 minutes north of Asheville in the mountains of western North Carolina.www.mhu.edu

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School Board Nominations

The LCS School Board nominating committee is now accepting nominations for the two parent elected positions on the 2017-2018 School Board. If you would like to nominate someone or if you would like to self nominate, please email schoolboardnominations@lincolncharter.org. Additional details are in Charter Chatter.