Friday Memo February 27, 2015

February 27th, 2015

Abstinence Class…Consent forms will go home with all 6th and 7th graders Monday afternoon and are due back no later than Tuesday, March 10th. There will be a parent informational meeting about the class on Tuesday, March 10th, from 6:00 to 7:00.

Lunch Orders…If you ordered lunch on the snow days, you will see a credit on Orderlunches.com.

Tardies are only excused with a note from a doctor, and early dismissals must be at least 30 minutes before the end of the school day. That means 2:45 is the latest time Monday through Thursday to sign your student out, and 1:00 is the last of the early dismissals on Friday. All absences must be followed up with a note.

Office Hours…are from 1:30 until 2:30 on Friday.

Thank you to all the parents that bring us treats and food for the faculty meetings. We appreciate the time and effort that goes into making something special for us!

March 9th is no longer a snow day. It is a regular attendance day.

Don’t forget to buy your tickets to the 10th Anniversary Gala and Silent Auction by March 16th.

Friday Memo February 13, 2015

February 13th, 2015

Monday is Presidents Day. No school.

Thank you for supporting our veteran’s service dog fundraiser today. Langston student’s raised over $700.00!! Way to go.

We are still collecting newspapers for puppies. There is a white basket in the lobby for collection.

Our Teacher Appreciation Week Committee is in need of a coordinator. Some ideas for the week include having the students make posters, sending in a sweet treat one day, and providing lunch on Friday. This does not need to be a busy week with activities each day, just something special to let our teachers know how much they are appreciated. Please email June Deas jdeas@langstoncharter.org if you are interested in coordinating.

Office Hours…please do not leave students at school waiting for other students who are in office hours. Students are either in office hours or picked up at 1:30.

From Alison Thompson…
I want to thank all the families who participated in the Langston Foundation’s raffle of a BMW Weekend Driving Experience plus a QT gas card. This fun idea raised $1,050 for the Foundation and got a lot of parents excited about the prospect of driving a high performance vehicle for a weekend! Thanks to the family who offered the BMW certificate to the school, and to the parent who donated the QT gas card!

And the winner is…. Robb & Jacki Lovegrove!!!! Congratulations.

Friday Memo February 6, 2015

February 6th, 2015

Early dismissals are not allowed after 2:45 (1:00 on Fridays). It is disruptive to classrooms when students are called after those times.

Do not drive the wrong way down the drive after carline starts.

From Alison Thompson and the Foundation…
THE DEADLINE IS THIS MONDAY, FEB. 9th to participate in the raffle for the “Unforgettable BMW Weekend”. You could win an X3, X4, X5 or X6 for a weekend (must be used by June 30, 2015 and drive within SC, NC and GA) from a Friday afternoon to Monday morning. Go to www.langstoncharter.org and click on the “BMW Weekend Experience” link to print the form and attach your cash or check. Purchase 3 chances for $10.00 or 8 chances for $20.00. The weekend also includes a $25 gift card to QT Quik Trip. Raffle sales end on Monday, Feb. 9th, and the winning name will be drawn on Wednesday, Feb. 11. You have to be in it to win it!! Contact Alison Thompson at athompson@langstoncharter.org with questions.

SAVE THE DATE:
Friday, April 10th at The Loom in Simpsonville from 7:00 to 10:00pm to celebrate Langston’s 10th Anniversary with a Gala and Silent Auction. This is a ticketed event and invitations will be mailed in February! Mark your calendar for an evening of live music, hors d’oeuvres, beer/wine, Langstini cocktail, desserts and many fabulous auction items from Greenville and beyond!

Thanks to Tracey Hoffert and all who helped with the Book Fair Thursday night. Thanks for all of the treats and snacks for the Wednesday faculty meetings.

School Wide picture day is Wednesday, February 11th, at 10:30am.

Sports News from June Deas…
Girls’ Basketball – article submitted by Coach Woodard
The girls team defeated Hampton Park on Tuesday to complete their season. The only team that we lost to all season was St. Mary’s, and that is a great accomplishment! We had a few close calls, but the girls managed to find a way to win in those close games. Hannah Fugate had one of her best games on Tuesday with her season high in points for the game. Eighth graders were the stars of the game as they played their last middle school game. Caroline Earle, Amy Thomson, Carrington Williams, Hannah Fugate, Hannah Young, Ashley Kessinger, and Sydney Langley will be missed next year, and we wish them all the best in the future. It has been a great season to be a Lady Charger, and we are excited about how much all the players have improved this season!

Boys’ Basketball – article submitted by Coach Deas
The Langston Chargers completed their season Tuesday on the road at Hampton Park. The Chargers took a quick lead and never looked back as the 8th graders played their final game. The Chargers won this contest 56-25. Many thanks to this group of young men as they always represented the team and school with great sportsmanship and integrity. Grant Dowis, Luke Calvert, Sam Johns, Jacob Walker, Greyson Dotson and Cole Holliday set the bar high for others to follow them and they will be greatly missed!

Congratulations to Caroline Earle and Grant Dowis for being named to the Carolina Middle School Conference All Conference team! They will be recognized at an awards ceremony next Friday at Hampton Park.

Coed Golf
Anyone interested in trying out for golf should meet at Eagle Zone (on Pelham Road) February 11th 5:00 pm. Please email Randy and Lisa Schickler at rlschick7685@gmail.com with questions.

Girls’ Soccer
Tryouts have been rescheduled to Wednesday, February 11 from 5:00 – 6:15 at Pittman Park and Thursday, February 12 from 3:30 – 4:45 at Langston. We are still in need of another coach. Please email June Deas jdeas@langstoncharter.org if interested.

Friday Memo January 30, 2015

January 30th, 2015

Please do not drive down the wrong side of the driveway. Once carline starts no one is permitted to drive down the left side of the road.

From Alison Thompson and the Foundation…
Have you always wanted to try out a BMW X3, X4, X5 or X6? Is there somewhere you’d love to go in a fun, sporty car for a weekend? Or just drive around Greenville in some fun wheels? Well, here’s your chance! The Langston Foundation has been given a gift certificate from BMW Manufacturing for an “Unforgettable BMW Weekend” that must be used by June 30, 2015 and drive within SC, NC and GA. Go to www.langstoncharter.org and click on the “BMW Weekend Experience” link to learn more about how to purchase chances to win. Purchase 3 chances for $10.00 or 8 chances for $20.00. The weekend also includes a $25 gift card to QT Quik Trip. Raffle sales end on Monday, Feb. 9th, and the name will be drawn on Wednesday, Feb. 11. You have to be in it to win it!!
Contact Alison Thompson at athompson@langstoncharter.org with questions.

SAVE THE DATE:
Friday, April 10th at The Loom in Simpsonville from 7:00 to 10:00pm to celebrate Langston’s 10th Anniversary with a Gala and Silent Auction. This is a ticketed event and invitations will be mailed in February! Mark your calendar for an evening of live music, hors d’oeuvres, beer/wine, Langstini cocktail, desserts and many fabulous auction items from Greenville and beyond!

Spring Picture Day is February 5th. Information about the dress code, along with the order form, have been emailed out.

Book Fair is next week. The theme is Under the Sea. Family Night is Thursday, from 6:30 until 8:30. Students are encouraged to come and make Valentine cards for the Children’s Hospital. 4 cards earn one hour of community service.

Attendance…Send in a note please when your child returns to school after an absence. Tardies are only excused with a note from a doctor.

Sports News from June Deas…
Girls’ Basketball – article submitted by Coach Woodard
The Lady Chargers defeated Bob Jones Academy on Tuesday and Shannon Forrest on Thursday. Both games were hard fought into the fourth quarter, but the Lady Chargers managed to pull away in the fourth quarter both times to secure the wins. Carrington Williams hit two threes late in Thursday’s game, and we also saw great play from several other players including all of our starters– Caroline Earle, Jaedyn Hill-Mims, Emily Mages, Amy Thomson, and Hannah Fugate. The Lady Chargers will play their last game on Tuesday at Hampton Park, and if they win that game they will have won every game all season with the exception of St. Mary’s. It has been a very successful year for all of them!

Boys’ Basketball – article submitted by Coach Deas
The LCMS Chargers continued their winning ways on Tuesday with a victory over Bob Jones Academy. The final score was 39-25. On Thursday, the LCMS Chargers traveled to Shannon Forest for a chance to secure 2nd place in the conference. Shannon Forest had other plans for this night as they utilized their inside presence to dominate the boards and keep the Chargers from establishing any kind of offense. Your Chargers made a late run to make it respectable but lost 29-17. Please come out for the last regular season game at Hampton Park on Tuesday February 2nd.

Coed Golf
Anyone interested in trying out for golf should meet at Eagle Zone (on Pelham Road) February 11th 5:00 pm. Please email Randy and Lisa Schickler at rlschick7685@gmail.com with questions.

Girls’ Soccer
Tryouts will be held on Monday, February 2 from 5:00 – 6:15 at Pittman Park and Tuesday from 3:30 – 4:45 at Langston.

Friday Memo January 23, 2015

January 23rd, 2015

Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A is Monday, January 26th.

Report Cards went home today.

From Gwen Kneeland…
Junior Team Tennis at Langston: The Spring tennis season will be here soon, and we hope to field several teams again from Langston! More information about registration and the season will be coming your way soon, so please keep an eye out for it! A BIG SHOUT OUT to JUSTIN HOCKADAY for receiving the Sportsmanship Award in the U14-U18 Beginner division for the Fall Season! Another BIG SHOUT OUT to MEGHAN VELLA, parent of Lawson Greene, for receiving the FAVORITE CAPTAIN award for the entire league!!! Congratulations to you both, and what wonderful accomplishments for our Langston Family!

From Alison Thompson and the Langston Foundation:
The brick pavers that many families asked to be engraved with their personal message are complete at the front entrance of the school! Please stop by and take a look at your paver if you ordered one. It is a great legacy to leave at Langston, and we appreciate the enthusiastic participation from families. Many parents expressed interest in buying an engraved paver now that they see how great they look! If you would like to order a paver this school year, the engravers said they will come back if we have a minimum of 30 additional orders. We will do this again next year as well, but you can get in on the 10th Anniversary section of the sidewalk by ordering one now! Please email Alison Thompson at athompson@langstoncharter.org if you would like your name to be added to the list to see if we get 30 additional orders.

From Alison Thompson and the Langston Foundation…SAVE THE DATE:
Friday, April 10th at The Loom in Simpsonville from 7:00 to 10:00pm to celebrate Langston’s 10th Anniversary with a Gala and Silent Auction. This is a ticketed event and invitations will be mailed in February! Mark your calendar for an evening of live music, hors d’oeuvres, beer/wine, Langstini cocktail, desserts and many fabulous auction items from Greenville and beyond!

Parents, please check the Parent Portal under demographics, and verify that your address and phone numbers are correct. If you find an error email bmyers@langstoncharter.org.

Spring Pictures will be taken on February 5th. This is a prepaid event only; the order form has been emailed home. Students are allowed to wear “regular clothes”, but there is still a dress code. That information has also been emailed home.

From Mrs. Deas…
Basketball games next week:
Girls’ and Boys’ play at Bob Jones Academy at 4:15 and 5:15 on Tuesday, January 27. On Thursday, January 29, they play at Shannon Forest at 4:00 and 5:00.

Our Junior Chargers play at Advent United Methodist Church on Thursday, January 29 at 6:30.

Tryouts for Girls’ Soccer and Co-ed Golf
Tryouts will be held the first of February. More details will be sent home soon.

Friday Memo January 16, 2015

January 16th, 2015

No School on Monday. It is MLK day.

From Ms. Cannon…These 7th graders were the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, place winners in the Greenville Elk’s Lodge essay contest. The topic was What the Pledge of Allegiance Means to Me. We are very proud of them.
Boys: 1st: Andrew Carter 2nd: Gabe Ramsey 3rd: Bailey Pittman
Girls: 1st: Sydney Keffer 2nd: Faith Bloomstran 3rd: Alyssa Marler

Spirit Nights…Monday, January 26th, is Chick-fil-A Spirit Night. Mention you are from Langston please.

Report Cards will be sent home on Friday, January 23rd.

Attendance…All absences must be followed up with a note explaining your student’s absence. Any unexplained absence is considered “unexcused”. Tardies are not excused unless your student has a note from a doctor.

Pavers are being engraved today. Be sure and check out the entrance to the front door next time you come to school. Contact Alison Thompson at athompson@langstoncharter.org if you are interested in purchasing a paver.

Calendar…Please check the website calendar often. You might miss something if you don’t! http://www.langstoncharter.org/about-langston/calendar.html

Sports News from Mrs. Deas…Boys’ Basketball
The Langston Chargers returned to their winning ways on Thursday against Our Lady of the Rosary with Grant Dowis having a season high of 18 points. We saw great promise from our 6th and 7th graders as they took the floor in the 2nd half. Final score was 49-15. Next week takes us on the road as we travel to Oakbrook Prep and Lead Charter.

Girls’ Basketball
The girls participated in a holiday tournament in Easley and came home with a 2nd place trophy! Once again, we saw great leadership from our 8th graders. The Lady Charges started out the new year with 2 more victories, extending their overall record to 9-1. Congratulations girls!

Junior Chargers
Langston has two 6th grade teams participating in our CMSC Junior Basketball League. The teams will face each other on Thursday, January 22 at Advent United Methodist Church at 6:30. Congratulations to the following:
Blue Team – Ben Bryson, Andrew Checkanova, Luke Holliday, Daniel Ingels, Andrew Letson, Gavin Shearer, Sutton Vanderbloemen, and Harvey Villanueva
White Team – Colton Angell, Ethan Arce, Eddie Bailey, CJ Keller, Ben Peck, Kawelo Simmons, Stone Sneed and Mason Turner

Girls’ Soccer
Tryouts will be held the first of February. Details will be available soon.

Students in the 7th and 8th grades are eligible to try out for sports teams at their zoned middle school if Langston doesn’t offer their sport. Mauldin Middle School will hold baseball tryouts on Feb. 2, 3 and 4 from 3:30-6:00. See Mrs. Deas for the necessary forms.

Friday Memo January 9, 2015

January 9th, 2015

To all that participated in the jacket drive… You made a wonderful change in our community by giving those in need warm jackets for this cold season. We are very appreciative by all the generosity throughout our Langston community. Thank you for changing the lives of those in need this winter by keeping them warm.
From the Langston Foundation:

SAVE THE DATE!!!!
Mark your calendars for the upcoming 10th Anniversary Gala for Langston Charter Middle School on Friday, April 10th at The Loom at Cotton Mill Place in Simpsonville from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Please plan on coming to celebrate with your Langston friends and faculty and enjoy an evening full of fun, food, live music, beer and wine, and a signature Langstini cocktail!! We will also have a silent auction with incredible items from all over Greenville and beyond! More information to come about how and when to purchase your tickets. Also, if you own a business or work for a business or have a connection to a business that would donate a product or service to the Langston Silent Auction, please give Alison Thompson the information and she will gladly contact them! You can reach Alison at 312-9307.

If you have donated money to Mr. Black’s Smoothie Fund please email Stacy Behnke at stacybehnke@bellsouth.net, so that she can get you a receipt. If you would like to contribute to this fund please put cash in an envelope with your name on the front.

Remember to send in a note every time your child misses school. We must have the note in the office within 3 days of the absence. Tardies are only excused with a doctor’s note.

Friday, January 16th, is a teacher work day. Students will not be in school. Monday, January 19th, is MLK day. Students will not be in school.

Friday Memo December 19, 2014

December 19th, 2014

To all of the parents that participated in Operation Stocking Stuffer we say Thank You. We are really blessed to work at Langston with such an amazing staff and such wonderful families. We hope you and your families have a wonderful and safe holiday season.

From Sanjay Tellur:
Team Cyber Squads won the Lego Robotics Greenville County Regional Qualifier on Saturday, December 13. The team won 1st place in Robot Run and also the overall Champions Award. The Champions Award is the Overall Award in all 4 competition categories. The team also received an invitation to advance to the S.C. Lego Robotics State Championship to be held in March. 3 students from Langston Charter were part of the winning Cyber Squad team – Aryan Naveen, Shreya Tellur and Manasvini Ranganathan.

Langston’s second Lego team also qualified for the state by securing the second place in the robot run at the Greenville regional qualifier. This makes three groups of Langston students qualifying for the state tournament this March. Let’s congratulate the teams, on their success at regional level and wish them for the state level championship in March.

Girls’ Basketball
The Lady Chargers hosted St. Mary’s on Tuesday in their last home game of the season. The Ducks came out strong in the first half outscoring the Chargers 23-7. St. Mary’s impressive defensive pressure and unstoppable offense resulted in Langston’s first loss of the year. Our 8th graders showed great leadership and should be very proud of their effort. The Chargers are headed into the break with a record of 8-1! Great job girls! Our next game is at Mt. Zion on Jan. 8.

Boys’ Basketball
The Langston Chargers hosted St Mary’s on Tuesday Dec. 16 for a match-up of two undefeated teams. Both teams got off to a slow start and defensive battle as each team struggled to find the basket. The teams were tied 6-6 after the first quarter. The second quarter opened up with Langston taking the lead on a jumper by Grant Dowis. The teams exchanged goals with each team playing tremendous defense but your Langston Chargers took the lead into halftime by a score of 21-19. The Ducks came to play and started exercising their height advantage and fast break opportunities. The Ducks hit a three as the third quarter came to a close to lead by 3, 34-31. The Chargers didn’t give up and made a run to tie the game in the fourth, once again Grant Dowis adding key baskets, a couple of 3’s and playing outstanding defense. Kai Dowden also provided some late scoring, penetrating the defense for a couple of easy layups. The Ducks took a three point lead and then started stalling and killing the clock, forcing the Chargers to foul, sending the Ducks to the line to seal the game, winning 43 – 37. A tremendous effort and game by your Langston Chargers! Grant led both teams in scoring with 17 points, 3 steals and 2 blocks. Kai Dowden added 7, Sam Johns had 6, Luke Calvert added 5.

Thank you for the great support for all of our home games this season. Please continue to follow the Chargers as we finish the season in January on the road.

Merry Christmas and God Bless!

Coach Deas

Check out the article on page 13 of the Upstate Business Journal (found in today’s Greenville Journal). Leadership teachers Bobby Black and Bev Cannon wrote a great article highlighting “4 things tomorrow’s leaders need to learn now”. Way to go Mr. Black and Ms. Cannon, we are proud of you and lucky to have you at Langston!!

Friday Memo December 12, 2014

December 12th, 2014

Message From The Langston Foundation:

We have just until this Monday, December 15th, to purchase a brick paver engraved with your students’ names and years they attended Langston, or your family’s name, or a personal message to the school, etc. The pavers will be engraved on the walkway leading up to the front entrance of the school. Orders forms are available on www.langstoncharger.org, and click on the BRICK PAVER PROJECT link. Order by December 15th to have your paver professionally engraved in early January.

Also, a donation to the Langston Foundation made prior to December 31st will be tax-deductible for 2014. Please consider what you can do to help close the funding gap between charter and public middle schools in Greenville County. Langston Charter Middle School greatly appreciates all that our families are doing, and have done in the past!

Gear Turners Unleashed had a great day at the Lego Robotics Spartanburg Regional Qualifier on Saturday, December 6. The team won 1st place in Robot Run and the Champions Award. The Champions Award is the Overall Award in all 4 competition categories. The team also received an invitation to advance to the S.C. Lego Robotics State Championship which will be held in Lexington, SC in March. Great job Gear Turners Unleashed!!!

The annual Glee Club Holiday Concert is Thursday, December 18th at 7 pm at the Rocky Creek Baptist Church, 1801 Woodruff Rd (across from Bruster’s Ice Cream). Bring your family and friends to celebrate the season with the Langston’s talented Glee Club, who will be singing songs from “Frozen” and “Polar Express” along with other holiday favorites! Admission is FREE!

The last day to purchase an ornament from our Ornaments 4 Orphans tree is Friday, December 19.

The Marines will be here Monday morning collecting toys for the Toys for Tots drive. They will be in the carline at morning drop off. Please bring in a new unwrapped toy. Every $10.00 spent earns one hour of service.

Our gently used coat and blanket drive is still going on. One large bag of items will earn one hour of service.

Girls’ Basketball
The girls won both games this week beating Hampton Park on Tuesday and Our Lady of the Rosary on Thursday. All players got a chance to play in both games. Caroline Earle and Hannah Young played a great defensive game on Tuesday, with Jaeyden Hill-Mims leading all scorers with 10 followed by Caroline Earle with 6. Amy Thomson and Emily Mages led the Chargers defensively with a great game on Thursday, with Jaeyden scoring 9, and Sydney Langley with 4. Jaeden was our leading rebounder in both games. Several of our players continue to improve with each game.

Boys’ Basketball
The LCMS boys’ basketball team completed the week with their undefeated season intact. On Friday Dec 5, the boys visited the Greenville Hurricanes. After a slow start and the first half time deficit of the year, the boys trailed 16 – 8. The Chargers came to play and started the second half with a full court press and scored 6 points in less than a minute to reduce the Hurricane’s lead. With the full court press working and taking advantage of multiple fast breaks, the boys went on to out-score the Hurricanes 28 – 6 in the second half for a comeback win, with a final score of 36 – 24. Javon Douglas led all scorers with 12 points and Grant Downs added 11.

On Tuesday, Dec 9, the LCMS boys hosted Hampton Park. The Chargers started the game on a quick basket from the tip and quickly went into a full court press that led to a 17 – 0 lead at the end of the first quarter. Great defensive pressure and fast breaks allowed the Chargers to continue to extend their lead at the half to 25 – 4. The second half was more of the same as the Chargers cruised to another win 57 – 12. A glimpse into the future saw our talented 6th graders, Kai Dowden, Caden Nelson, and Ian Thomson play most of the second half contributing 20 points in the 4th quarter to secure the win. Javon Douglas again led the way in scoring with 12 points, with Dowden, Dowis, Johns, and Raleigh Dotson adding 6 each. Farr, Nelson, Thomson, and Graysen Dotson added 4 each.

On Thursday, Dec 11, the LCMS boys hosted Our Lady of the Rosary. The Chargers continued their defensive pressure and fast break style of basketball and jumped out to a 21 – 2 lead. The lead was extended at half to a 33 – 13. OLR started the second half with a man to man defense and full court press and outscored the Chargers 10 – 4 for the quarter. After some defensive adjustments, the Chargers rolled to a 55 – 25 victory. Grant Dowis provided tremendous leadership and defensive pressure as well as leading all scorers with 17 points. Caden Nelson contributed 10, 8 in the 4th quarter to help stop a run by OLR. Douglas and Johns each had 8, Farr 6, and Holliday 4.

The Chargers play host to St. Mary’s for our last home game Tuesday Dec 16. PLEASE come and support the boys in this conference showdown.

Friday Memo December 5, 2014

December 5th, 2014

Message From The Langston Foundation:

We have just one more week to purchase a brick paver engraved with your students’ names and years they attended Langston, or your family’s name, or a personal message to the school, etc. The pavers will be engraved on the walkway leading up to the front entrance of the school. Orders forms are available on www.langstoncharger.org, and click on the BRICK PAVER PROJECT link. Order by December 15th to have your paver professionally engraved in early January.

Operation Stocking Stuffer is under way! See emails for more details.

We are offering our 10th anniversary t shirts and hoodies again. See emails, or call the office for the details.

From Lynn Causey…

Good day at the AJ Whittenberg Lego Robotics Scrimmage on Saturday, November 8 for LCMS Gear Turners Unleashed Lego Robotics team. The team won 1st Place in the Robot Run Category which involves programming, building, and strategy to navigate the robot through the missions set up on the robot field. Great job Gear Turners Unleashed!!!
The team will compete this Saturday, December 6 at the Regional Qualifier that will be held at Spartanburg Methodist College and hopefully receive a ticket to advance to the State Championship. Good luck Gear Turners Unleashed!

We are still collecting Toys for Tots and gently used coats and blankets. You can count service hours for all of your donations.

Toys for Tots
New unwrapped toys may be dropped off in the boxes in A or B building. Student community service- $10=1hour. (Maximum 2 hours) Parent Volunteer Hours-$10=1hour (No maximum) Toys may be dropped off all next week, or you may bring your toys in on Monday, December 15th during morning carline, when the Marines will be here to help collect the toys.

Gently Used Blanket and Coat Drive-

The holidays are quickly approaching, which puts us in for some cold weather. We are doing a coat and blanket drive for those in need in the Greenville area. Your child can turn in any coats/blankets that are in good condition for community service hours. These coats and blankets will be distributed to those in need while we collect your coats and blankets for the entire month of December.

We hope your child will participate in helping those in need, and getting community service hours for it. 13 Gallon Bag (filled) =2 hours community service (maximum 4 hours) Parent Volunteer Hours- 13 Gallon Bag = 2 hours (No maximum)

Take Out Lunch
We are in need of a few volunteers for our Take Out Lunch program. Click on the SignUpGenius link to select days which are convenient for you. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4bada62ba4ff2-december Please direct any questions to Kristie Thome at kthome13@outlook.com.

Athletic News
Boys’ Basketball – article submitted by Coach Deas
The LCMS boys’ basketball team hosted Mitchell Road Christian Academy (MRCA) Tuesday Dec. 2 for a conference game. Your Langston Chargers played exceptional defense holding MRCA to only 20 points and continued their early season win streak, the LCMS boys team is now 5-0. The Chargers got off to a 9-2 advantage by the end of the first quarter with Grant Dowis leading the way with an early 5 points. The second quarter was much the same as the Chargers increased their lead and held a 15-7 advantage. The boys played a great defensive first half while only committing 2 fouls, a great improvement for the team. The second half execution and tight defense allowed the Chargers to continue their lead and at the end of the 3rd quarter led 21–11. The defensive pressure continued with traps, steals and forced turnovers that allowed the boys to post another victory with a 30-20 advantage. Javon Douglas led the way with 10 points with Grant Dowis contributing 8, and Cole Holliday 7.
The LCMS boys travel to the Greenville Hurricanes today for a 4:00 o’clock match up in hopes of continuing their winning streak.

Girls’ Basketball
The Lady Chargers hosted MRCA this week in what proved to be a another victory for Langston. The girls came out strong in the first half with an impressive defensive effort by Hannah Fugate and Jayden Hill-Mims. The Chargers led at half time 24-2. The success continued into the 2nd half as the girls continued to play well, resulting in another win, 34-17. Jayden led the scoring with 10 points, with Caroline Earle contributing 8 and Carrington Williams adding 4.

Next Tuesday and Thursday we are back at home, girls begin at 4:00, boys at 5:15. Come out to support the LCMS Chargers!

Junior Chargers
Our 6th grade boys Junior Chargers will hold their first basketball practice today from 4:00-6:00 at Rocky Creek Baptist Church. Please email June Deas jdeas@langstoncharter.org if your son is interested in participating.

Girls’ Soccer
Tryouts will be held at the end of January. The season runs from February to May. Please contact June Deas at jdeas@langstoncharter.org with any questions.