The Library Committee needs help every other Monday morning before school. For more information or to sign up please contact De McKinley at email@example.com.
Library Fundraiser…Please go to www.funds4books.com and use code A311 to donate money to the Abel Library. Our goal is $3000.00 raised by October 31st. We are one-third of the way there. Help us meet our goal. A $20.00 donation will earn parents 2 service hours.
Book Fair…Thanks to Tracey Hoffert and her crew for our great book fair. Thanks to all who came out for Family Night.
Application Orientation Meeting…Our next meeting is Saturday, October 11th, at 4:00pm. You must attend one meeting if you would like your child’s name to be included in the lottery.
Non Profit Fair…Kelly Weekes and her team did a great job on our fair. This year we had 22 nonprofit organizations participate. Ask your student to tell you about the ones they spoke with.
High School Information Night…Monday, October 13th we will have representatives from several high schools available to answer questions about their school. We will begin at 6:00pm in the gym.
Student News- Has your student become an eagle scout? Won 1st place at a state swimming competition? Coordinated a fundraiser for the homeless? Well, we want to hear about it! Send your student news to our PR Manager, Lora Pfohl at firstname.lastname@example.org to be shared with our local newspapers. A great media release always includes a picture of the child in action or holding their medal, trophy, etc., so please send a picture that captures the moment with the details of their accomplishment.
The National Theatre for Children visited Langston last week and performed a show called The Resource Raiders, which teaches students about Natural Resources. Students were given a card with information on how to receive a free Energy Efficiency Kit. With every kit requested, our school is entered into a drawing to win $10,000. Parents can earn 1 parent volunteer hour for entering.
Basketball – PLEASE NOTE LOCATION AND TIME CHANGE
Tryouts will be held next Monday through Wednesday, October 13-15.
Girls – MONDAY at Langston Gym – 3:30-5:00, TUESDAY at Rocky Creek – 6:00-7:30, WEDNESDAY at Langston Gym – 3:30-4:30
Boys – MONDAY at Langston Gym, 6th graders 6:00-7:00, 7th and 8th graders 7:00-9:00, TUEADAY at Rocky Creek – 7:30-9:00, WEDNEADAY at Advent United Methodist Church – 7:00-9:00.
The inaugural season for Cross Country in the Carolina Middle School Conference came to a close this week with the CMSC Championships. The meet was held at St. Joseph High School’s course in Greenville, with the Langston boys and girls participating. The girls’ team finished first, capping off a great season. Sarah Stein finished first overall, and was awarded All-Conference honors. Caroline Earle finished third overall and was also selected to the All-Conference team. The boys’ team placed second, barely behind Mt. Zion Christian School. For their efforts, Riley Thome, John Arndt, and Blake Sorrell were awarded All-Conference honors. Apart from an optional trail run in October, the cross country season is over for this year. With several key runners moving on to high school next year, the team will be looking for runners to fill some key roles next season. Look for more information on cross country towards the end of the year. It takes a lot of time and effort to start a new team, thank you to our coach, Steve Calvert, for volunteering your time, as well as Bordin McKowen for being our assistant coach.
Your Langston Chargers finished their regular season with a 2-1 loss to perennial rival Hampton Park. The final scoreboard indicated a loss but the game itself was far from it. The Chargers outplayed their opponent in every aspect of the game leaving Hampton Park breathless and looking for a way out. Ultimately, the final whistle blew and the team was left with the losing tally but hungry for more. On Thursday the first round of the Conference Tournament began with a match against Spartanburg Day. This team has proven to be a bitter rival and each game is a pitched battle. The game was dictated by the stingy play of the Four Horsemen in the defensive backfield leaving the opponent little opportunity to strike and score. This, combined with timely and controlling midfield play by Colton Rouse, proved to be more than the Griffins could overcome. The Chargers broke through on three occasions and put away their opponent to secure their spot in the Semi Final game against Bob Jones on Thursday, October 9 at 4 o’clock at Shannon Forest. Hope to see you there to cheer on YOUR Langston Chargers soccer team.
Congratulations to Blake Latta for being named to the CMSC All Conference team.
The Lady Chargers ended their season on Thursday with a loss to Spartanburg Day School in the first round of the CMSC Tournament. The girls have struggled with some difficult losses throughout the season, but have really come together as a team. This has been a rebuilding year and we look forward to coming back strong next year. Special thanks to Stephanie Ward and her 4 years of coaching our volleyball team. Also, thanks go out to our Assistant Coaches, Alesha Oppatt and Ryan Hammond.
Congratulations to McKenzie Hartley for being named to the CMSC All Conference team.
Fall Break…We will not have school next Thursday or Friday. Enjoy the break.