Friday Memo April 11, 2014

April 10th, 2014

Thank you to everyone who worked on, or turned out for, our first ever Parking Lot Party. It was a huge success!!

Check our website calendar often, http://www.langstoncharter.org/about-langston/calendar.html. We have several things planned for this month and next. We will welcome home another Honor Flight, www.honorflightupstatesc.com, on April 22, hold our annual meeting on the 24th, meet our rising 6th graders on the 28th, and have a Spring Fling on the 26th.

Thank you to Landry Davis, Matt Thomason, Renee Sherbahn, Jack McBride, Jonathan Pyle, Parker James and Emily Smith for helping out at the Honor Flight’s preflight meeting. They did a great job meeting and greeting, and serving lunch to the WWII and Korean vets in attendance.

The Langston golf tournament will be on May 2nd at River Falls Plantation in Duncan. There is still room for more teams. Contact Alison Thompson at athompson@langstoncharter.org.

Sports News from June Deas…
Girls’ Soccer
This week saw the LCMS girls hosting Spartanburg Day. In a hard fought game with one substitute, our girls once again claimed victory. On a direct kick from outside the penalty box, Caroline Mackie, unleashed one of her famous kicks, scoring our first goal. Beautifully executed, the ball lifted over everyone, including the goalie, and flew into the net untouched. Gracie Peck, a consistent offensive and defensive weapon in our mid-field, battled hard and found a sweet spot, for our second goal. As always, our defense was impenetrable. The very stingy, tight D served up another shut out.
In the end, LCMS 2, SD 0. Thanks again to all of the girls and the parents.

Volleyball
We are in need of a coach for our girls’ volleyball team in the fall. Please email June Deas at jdeas@langstoncharter.org if interested. Tryouts will be held in May.

Cross Country
We will be offering Cross Country in the fall. Please email June Deas at jdeas@langstoncharter.org if interested in coaching.

We are still collecting BoxTops, small used ink cartridges and old cell phones.

Spring Break is next week. See you on April 21st!

Friday Memo April 4, 2014

April 4th, 2014

Media News…The third quarter continued to be great in terms of media publications of our students! Thank you so much to all who submitted pictures. Please continue to send pictures to: news@langstoncharter.org. The pictures will be used for various media submissions to showcase our students. If anyone has pictures from the various country presentations from the leadership classes this week, please send them in!

Congratulations to Langston teacher, Hadley Inabinet, for having a feature article written about her in the Greenville News detailing her passion for single-gender education and the benefits of it.

Congratulations to Langston students, Emily Smith and Roann Abdeladl, for having a feature article written about them in the Greer Citizen detailing their clothes drive for Syria.

Congratulations to Langston Dance Club for getting a picture of their holiday performance published in the Greenville News City and the Greenville Journal. Photo credit- Rachel Acord

Congratulations to the Langston Glee Club soloists: Isabelle Constantino, Annabelle Acord, Amari Edwards, Savannah Acord and Grace Daniel for having a picture of their holiday performance published in the Tribune Times. Photo credit – Rachel Acord

Congratulations to the Langston students and faculty helping assist the Marines in carline as they collected for Toys for Tots; their picture was published in the Greenville News and the Greenville Journal. Photo credit – Jane Stein

Congratulations to the Langston Lego Robotic Team, Gear Turners Fury: Michael Causey, Steitler Buisch, Matt Thomason, Jacob Stuff, Haseeba Karim, Anton Aarnink, Elijah Budd and Roann Abdeladl for having their picture with their winning robot published in the Tribune Times, Greenville Journal and Greer Citizen. Photo credit – Lynn Causey

The Greenville News published a picture from our Founder’s Day Celebration of the attending founders: Tammy Hill, Lisa Stevens, Rhonda “Tink” Baker, and Toni Malpass. Photo credit – Jane Stein

Congratulations to our Langston Girls’ Basketball Team and Coach Dawn Woodard and Assistant Coach Keisha Mims whose picture was published in the Greenville News and Greenville Journal for finishing 4th in the conference. Photo credit – Jane Stein

Congratulations to Langston students Aneesa Weaver and Riley Parker for having their picture with Greer police officer, Wesley Keller, published in the Greenville News and Greer Citizen. The girls made cookies and pumpkin spice bread and gave them out to police officers and firefighters to thank them for their service. Phot credit – Riley Parker

Congratulations to the Langston Speech and Debate Team: Haseeba Karim, Emily Pyle, Steitler Buisch, Dhiren Jashnani, Tanner Street, Asa LaBelle, Sarim Masood, Raghed Abdel-Tawab, Isabella Patton, Maddie Buisch, Omika Merchant, Charlotte Capers Snoad, Roann Abdeladl, Sabrina Sabir and Coach Greg Snoad for having their picture published in the Greer Citizen and Greenville News for winning the 2014 Junior Speech and Debate Regional Tournament. Photo credit – Evie Buisch

Congratulations Langston Lego Robotic Team, Gear Turners Fury: Michael Causey, Steitler Buisch, Matt Thomason, Jacob Stuff, Haseeba Karim, Anton Aarnink, Elijah Budd and Roann Abdeladl for having their picture published in the Greenville News and the Greer Citizen for their winnings in the state competition. Photo credit – Lynn Causey

Congratulations to students Sam Woodard and Jacob Deas for getting their picture published in the Greer Citizen for being selected as Carolina Middle School all-conference basketball players. Photo credit – June Deas

Thank you to our amazing Photography Team, who volunteers their time to get these great pictures: Rachel Acord, Rhonda Watson, Jane Stein, Leah Einhorn, Sheri Winters-Dillard, and Sonia Villamizar.

The Physical Fitness test is coming up on 5/19 – 5/30. Students need to start preparing for the test by doing the exercises we perform in Class. We will be using the same format for the Fitness Test as we did in the fall. The students will be tested on the following: Mile Run, Push-ups, Sit-ups, Pull-ups, Sit and Reach and Pacer. If you have any questions please contact the PE Department.

Sports News from June Deas…
Girls’ Soccer
Two Games = Dos Ganars !!!!

The Lady Chargers traveled away two days this week. Tuesday, the girls faced Hampton Park. The girls came out strong. Controlling most of the game. Caroline Mackie let loose a monster kick from midfield, to score the first goal of the game . When I say monster, I mean HUGE!! The only thing bigger was the smile on her face !! For our second goal, Izabella Kamieniecki, stunning the HP defense by stealing the ball, dribbling down and finding the back of the net with a minute thirty remaining in the first half. The defense led by 6th grade Keeper, Sydney Keffer, held tight and shut HP out. Final score LCMS 2, HP 0.

Game two, was Thursday at Spartanburg Prep. Once again, our girls came out strong and jumped out front first. 6th grader, Austyn Feigenbaum started the attack when she stole the ball on a SP throw in and preceded to put her boot in it and score the games’ first goal. The versatile, Sydney Keffer, scored her first LCMS goal and the talented Laurel Kirk performed her magic, scoring two goals. The defense fought hard, only giving up two points. Final score LCMS 4, SP 2

Loads and loads of hustle by the girls and lots of much appreciated parental support!! Thanks to All!! Our next game is Tuesday at Southside Park. Come out and cheer on the Chargers.

Golf
Monday we played Mitchel Road and St. Mary’s at Botany Woods where we came in second at 152 vs. 143 (MRCA) and 167 (StM). Individual results: John-33, Aaron-35, Jacob-41, Evan M-43, Evan V-46, Harrison-49.

Then on Wednesday we were at our home course Hejaz and welcomed Oakbrook and St. Mary’s. It was a tough day but Langston managed to once again keep our second place position. We had 209 vs. 186 (OP) and 211 (StM). Individual results: Jacob-46, Aaron-50, John-55, Jackson-58, Evan M-62, Andie-62.

Monday April 7th we are back at Botany Woods against Mitchel Road and Spartanburg Day.

Volleyball
Anyone interested in coaching Volleyball this fall should contact June Deas at jdeas@langstoncharter.org. Tryouts will be held in May.

From Mrs. Roueche, Roper Mountain Science Fair Award Winners…
Brittany Williams: 1st place in engineering and special award in engineering.
Elliot McGuirt: $50.00 from the American Institute of Chemical Engineering
Thomas Druckenmiller: $50.00 from Soil and Water Conservation. He has been asked to write a brief paragraph for their publication and to bring his board back for them to display
RoAnn Abdeladl: Special Award from Greenville Medical Alliance, 1st place medicine and health category, 2nd place overall.
Austin Farkas: 1st place behavioral science, honorable mention in mathematics, 3rd place overall
Jacob Stuff: Manufacture innovation award, 3rd place engineering

March 28th, 2014

DUNKIN’ WITH DADS
From Bev Cannon, Leadership…Thank you for supporting our student fundraiser. All proceeds go to the Greenville Children’s Hospital and the YMCA Teen Services programs. Dunkin with Dads was put on by Ms. Cannon’s 6th grade boys’ 2nd period leadership class. The boys raised almost $375. for our charities and are developing compassion for their community. I am so very proud of them and want to give a special thank you to those who worked the event – Anton Aarnink, Maxwell Adams, John Arndt, Will Derrick, Danny Donegan, Benjamin Gantt, Lawson Greene, Carson Lee, Hudson Lewis, Emmie Nwobodu, Jason Tran, Shawn Ty, and Jeffery Yowe.
Be a Book Bunny drop-off deadline is Friday, April 4. Please have your BABB tote in by then.
Honor Flight Upstate Volunteer Opportunity…If your student would like to help with the pre-flight orientation meeting tomorrow afternoon here are the details. Students, please wear a Langston Tshirt to the meeting.
Pre-Flight Orientation
2 p.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, March 29, 2014 (Chick-Fil-A Provided)
Hampton Park Baptist Church
Miller Activities Center
875 State Park Road
Greenville, SC 29609

Directions from Greenville: From N. Pleasantburg Drive at Cherrydale Point Shopping Center, take SC 253 (State Park Rd) north. Hampton Park Baptist is 6/10 mile on the left across from the main entrance to the Montebello subdivision, just past the Pepsi bottling plant.
Directions from I-85: Exit onto I-385 North toward Greenville. Take SC Highway 291 (North Pleasantburg Dive) Exit 40A. Continue on State Highway 291 for 4.5 miles. Turn right onto South Carolina Highway 253/State Park Road. Hampton Park Baptist is 6/10 mile on the left across from the main entrance to the Montebello subdivision, just past the Pepsi bottling plant.
Directions from Easley: Take US-123 N/Calhoun Memorial Hwy to South Carolina Highway 124. Travel three miles and turn left onto South Carolina Highway 253/W Blue Ridge Dr. Continue to follow S Carolina 253 for 4.7 miles. Turn left onto South Carolina 253/State Park Rd. Hampton Park Baptist is 6/10 mile on the left across from the main entrance to the Montebello subdivision, just past the Pepsi bottling plant.

Volunteer Opportunity…My name is Jake Weber and I’m an 8th grader here at Langston. I recently volunteered at the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry at St. Mary Magdalene Church and noticed that they were running low on their peanut butter and jelly supply. They are the only food pantry in the area that gives food away every week to those in need. The week I worked they donated food to 165 people in the Greenville community. Because they give out so much food, they are always in need of food donations. THIS IS WHERE YOU COME IN! I’m organizing a peanut butter and jelly drive from April 1-April 11 to help restock the shelves at SVdP food pantry. For every 4 items you donate to the PB&J drive, you will earn 1 hour of community service, maximum of 3 hours. Drop off your donations in the bins located in the front lobby or the entry into the B building. Thank you in advance for supporting this very worthy cause! It’s peanut butter jelly time!

Report Cards will be going home on Friday. There will be a letter of intent with them. Please fill it out and return to school by the end of next week.

Sports from June Deas… On Thursday afternoon, the Langston girls went to battle with the army that is the Oakbrook Prep team. Our girls fought hard. Our defense, led by keeper, Laney Weston, did an awesome job containing OP’s offense, leaving them unable to perform their “goal” cheer during the first half of the game.
Not to be shut out, our offense stunned OP, scoring two goals (most teams don’t score on them). Our first goal was scored when our girls capitalized on a textbook corner kick by Caroline Mackie. Laurel Kirk, left their goalie in the dirt as she rang the back of the net, on a penalty kick awarded to our squad, for our second goal. It was an egregious foul, one that involved not only a penalty kick but a yellow card and the player being sidelined.
In the end, even though the girls left it all on the field, our Lady Charger’s, fell short. Losing by a score of 4-2. Our season is shaping up to be a very exciting one. I encourage everyone to come check out a game. I promise, the girls will not disappoint you. A BIG thank you to all that support the team!! We couldn’t do it without our parents!!
The weather cooperated and we had some beautiful days this week. Yesterday we ended the week with our first victory scoring 197 vs. 223 for Mt. Zion. John and Aaron were the medalists having the overall lowest score of both teams with 47 each. Great sportsmanship and attitudes continue to be displayed – we are so proud!

Aaron 47, John 47, Jacob 49, Evan M 54, Elliot 58, and Grant 63.

Our next match is Monday at Botany Woods.

Volleyball
Anyone interested in coaching Volleyball this fall should contact June Deas at jdeas@langstoncharter.org. Tryouts will be held in May.

Friday Memo March 21, 2014

March 21st, 2014

Dunkin with Dads
Students come and have breakfast with your dads at school.

When: Friday, March 28, 7:45 – 8:15 am
Where: Langston Charter Middle School, Ms. Cannon’s and Mr. Black’s rooms
Menu: Doughnuts, Juice, & Coffee
Why: Spring Fundraiser for the Children’s Hospital and YMCA Teen Services
Cost: $7.00 per couple and $3.00 each additional person

You can also bring Uncles and Grandpas…
Tickets SOLD during leadership classes from March 10th-26th
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LANGSTON’S PARKING LOT PARTY

Fairway Ford will be bringing 10 new Ford cars and trucks to our Parking Lot Party on Saturday, April 5th from 9:00 to 3:00 including the new Mustang and F150 truck! Ford Motor Co. is paying Langston $20 for each test drive (one per household) up to 300 test drives. In addition, the Blood Mobile will be here, a Food Truck Rodeo, 30 craft vendors in our gym, live music and line dancing lessons from Scuffletown Dance Barn. And The Game Truck will be here from 11:00 to 3:00 that day ($10 for half an hour).

Volunteers are needed to help make the day run smoothly and we NEED YOU ALL TO TEST DRIVE A FORD! Bring a friend, neighbor, co-worker. Email Alison Thompson at athompson@langstoncharter.org with any questions or if you can help out that day.

LANGSTON’S 2014 GOLF CLASSIC INVITATIONAL

We have over 40 people signed up for our Golf Tournament on May 2nd at River Falls Plantation in Duncan with a 1:00 shot-gun start. Some sponsorship packages are still available (go to www.langstoncharter.org for link to Golf Tournament) and we would love to have you sign up to play golf for Langston! The cost is $100 per golfer and includes a light lunch, cart, driving range, green fee and a buffet dinner. Proceeds benefit the Langston Foundation.

Friday Memo March 14, 2014

March 14th, 2014

PASS Testing…is next week. We will be testing on Tuesday and Wednesday. Please be sure your child is in on time.

Summer Camps…Information was emailed home about our summer camps. So far we are offering Study Skills, Gross and Messy, Paper Rollercoasters, and APEX Adventures.

Lego Robotics…It was an AMAZING DAY for the Langston Charter Middle School team, Gear Turners Fury, at the State Robotics Championship held at River Bluff High School in Lexington, SC! There were 78 teams that competed today for the State Championship Award. There were 4 categories of competition. The team was very consistent and received high scores in all categories and received a trophy for 2nd Place for Teamwork in the Core Values Competition. The team also placed 10th in Robot Performance with a high score of 362 points. Langston was represented very well today! What a great way to end a season!!! Great job TEAM!!!

From the Library Committee…New books are on the shelves at the Langston library! We are excited that we were able to purchase the latest titles for our students. Many thanks to those families who donated to the library or through our Mackin fundraiser.

Registration is open for APEX Adventures Outdoor Day Camp Program!

For the 6th year in a row, Mr. Griffin is offering APEX Adventures Day Camp program. It features hiking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, and new for this year, stand-up paddle boarding! This summer, six sessions of camp will be offered. Each session will meet Monday through Thursday at 8:00 AM in the LCMS parking lot. We’ll return to LCMS each evening by around 6:00. The camp is being offered to all kids aged 11-14. There will be a maximum number of 10 campers and 2 trained staff for each trip. All trips are geared for students of any ability level so “no experience? no problem!” APEX Adventures is not limited to LCMS students so bring a friend! Lunch is provided each day and mountain bike rentals are available. To register and find out more, check out www.apexadventurecamp.com.

Sports News from June Deas…

Girls’ Soccer…Your lady Chargers gave the school something to be proud of on Monday !! They shut out Shannon Forest Christian Academy 3-0. The offense, led by returning 8th grader forwards, Izabella Kamieniecki and Laurel Kirk, along with Mids, Landry Davis, Sabrina Martinez, Gracie Peck and Isabelle Wirthlin, gave the SFCA’s defense quite a work out. With the girl’s smart passing and many shots on goal, the majority of the game was played on their half of the field. Our Charger defense was impenetrable. Keeper, Laney Weston, easily defended the few shots that got through the tight defense of Ashlyn Bowens, Sydney Keffer, Caroline Mackie, Hanna Schatteman and Morgan Sim. Newcomers, Austyn Feigenbaum and Vena Mohanassoundram provided lots of effort and necessary support. Thanks to all that came out to cheer on the girls. Go Chargers !!

Golf…What an awesome 1st match. Just 3 strokes shy of 1st place against one of the best teams in the league. The day was chilly especially when the sun dimmed and the wind chilled to the bone. We were grateful though for a sunny day and the opportunity to play golf! Everyone played so well and demonstrated great sportsmanship.

Team Scores: Jacob Richardson – 46, Aaron Schickler – 48, Evan Motter – 49, John Hunter – 50, Elliot Seay – 56, Evan Vance – 62

Our next match will be Monday, March 24, at Willow Creek Golf Club.

Southern Outback Structures, a business owned by a Langston family, would like to offer a 10% discount to other Langston families. Here is the link to their website. www.southernoutbackstructures.com.

From Susan Wilson, Art Club Instructor… Still some spaces available for Multi-Media art class starting March 21, 2014. This will be an 8 class/final program for the year, cost $160.00 all inclusive. Please contact Susan Wilson by email susanwilson1@charter.net to register or text/call 864-616-6483. Thank you for your continued support of the arts, it has been a pleasure teaching the students at Langston.

Friday Memo March 7, 2014

March 7th, 2014

PASS Testing will be March 18 and 19. Please have your child at school on time, and do not schedule any doctor appointments for those 2 days.

Due to our snow days, Monday the 10th, is a regular attendance day.

Thank you to all of the parents that bring in teacher treats and food for our faculty meetings.

LANGSTON’S 2014 GOLF CLASSIC INVITATIONAL

Langston’s 2014 Golf Classic Invitational is scheduled for Friday, May 2, 2014 at 1:00 at River Falls Plantation in Duncan. Get together your team of four golfers, or register as a single player, while spaces are available. If you would like to purchase a Sponsorship Package or you work for someone who may want to purchase a Sponsorship Package, please contact Alison Thompson at 312-9307 or athompson@langstoncharter.org

LANGSTON’S PARKING LOT PARTY and FORD TEST DRIVE 4UR COMMUNITY EVENT

Mark your calendars for an event you WILL NOT WANT TO MISS on Saturday, April 5th from 9:00 to 3:00 at Langston! We have a chance of earning up to $6,000 from Ford Motor Company in Detroit just for test driving one of six new Ford vehicles that will be on our campus that day. Tell your friends and neighbors to come out and support Langston by test driving a Ford on April 5th. We need 300 test drives that day (one per household). A vendor Marketplace will be set up in our gym and a food truck rodeo in our parking lot. The Blood Mobile will also be here accepting donations. If you would like to be a vendor in our Marketplace that day, please check your email for registration information that went out earlier. Any questions, please contact Evie Buisch at ebuisch@langstoncharter.org or 864.608.0416.

To Langston friends,

My name is Coleman Funderburk, a 6th grader at Langston. I have friends in Esmont,Virginia whose home was destroyed by a fire. In the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 3, The Wilkes family lost their home and their belongings. Luckily all family members and pets are safe. They are currently staying with family. I would love to have a fundraiser for them, whether you can donate in a monetary way or donate clothing anything will help them. Donations will be accepted from Monday, March 10th – Friday March, 21st. Thank you all in advance for all of your help!

Sincerely,
Coleman Funderburk

Clothing is for girls

Virginia wears size 14 in clothing and size 4 1/2 shoe
Emily wears size 7 in clothing and size 13 kids shoe

Sports News from June Deas:
Girls’ Soccer
The Lady Chargers kicked off our regular season on Tuesday when we hosted Mitchell Road Christian Academy. Although the girls played really strong on defense, we came up short, losing 1-0. Next week we face Shannon Forest Christian Academy at home on Monday, then we travel to Shannon on Thursday. Come out to Southside Park on Monday at 4:00 to cheer on the Chargers!

Golf
Please join me in congratulating the following students for making the golf team: Grant Durgin, Harrison Freeman, Andie Goetcheus, John Hunter, Jackson Hutsell, Evan Motter, Jacob Richardson, Aaron Schickler, Elliot Seay, Evan Vance.

Thank you to Grant Sims and Geico for their very generous donation of golf bags for the entire team!

2014 Regional Debate Champions!

March 3rd, 2014

Congratulations to the LCMS Speech and Debate team for their performance throughout the year – and for their success at Saturday’s regional tournament!

I want to share the email I received from the SC Junior Forensic League Executive Director:

Dear Mr. Abel,

 I am very pleased to announce that Langston Charter Middle School is the 2014 Junior Speech and Debate Regional Champion! Your school performed very well this past Saturday at the Regional Tournament hosted at Mauldin High School and sponsored by the South Carolina Junior Forensic League and the South Carolina Forensic Coaches Association. 

 The following students placed at the tournament: 

Sarim Masood: 6th place Impromptu Speaking, 2nd place Extemporaneous Speaking

Dhiren Jashnani: 5th place Impromptu Speaking, 3rd place Extemporaneous Speaking

Sabrina Sabir: 4th place Impromptu Speaking, 6th place Oral Interpretation

Haseeba Karim: 3rd place Impromptu Speaking

Maddie Buisch: 2nd place Impromptu Speaking

Raghed Abgel-Tawad: 1st place Extemporaneous Speaking

Steitler Buisch: 5th place in Oral Interpretation

Omika Merchant: 2nd place in Oral Interpretation

Emily Pyle & Isabel Patton: 3rd place in Public Forum Debate

Tanner Street & Asa LaBelle: 2nd place in Public Forum Debate

Charlotte Capers Snoad & Roann Abdelabl: 1st place in Public Forum Debate

A sincere congratulations from all of us at SCJFL for your school’s success at the tournament and this year. Also we greatly appreciate all the support from Langston’s parents. 

 We hope to see your school at next season’s tournaments!

 Sincerely,

Catherine Chee

Executive Director

South Carolina Junior Forensic League

 

Again – Congratulations to our dedicated students and their parent sponsors!  This doesn’t happen by chance – a lot of research, work, practice, etc. went into this achievement.  Well done everyone!

Friday Memo February 28, 2014

February 28th, 2014

Consignment Sale…PTA Day will be Thursday, March 6th. Mention Langston and 5% of your purchase will be donated back to Langston.

8th Grade Parents…If your student needs teacher recommendations for high school you must send in a stamped envelope addressed to the high school along with the recommendation form. Be sure to fill out the top portion of the recommendation form.
Syria Clothing Drive…Roann Abdeladl is holding a clothing drive for the children of Syria. Please watch the YouTube video for more information. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHFfvIAZy3E
LANGSTON’S 2014 GOLF CLASSIC INVITATIONAL

Langston’s 2014 Golf Classic Invitational is scheduled for Friday, May 2, 2014 at 1:00 at River Falls Plantation in Duncan. Get together your team of four golfers, or register as a single player, while spaces are available. If you would like to purchase a Sponsorship Package or you work for someone who may want to purchase a Sponsorship Package, please contact Alison Thompson at 312-9307 or athompson@langstoncharter.org

 

LANGSTON’S PARKING LOT PARTY and FORD TEST DRIVE 4UR COMMUNITY EVENT

Mark your calendars for an event you WILL NOT WANT TO MISS on Saturday, April 5th from 9:00 to 3:00 at Langston! We have a chance of earning up to $6,000 from Ford Motor Company in Detroit just for test driving one of six new Ford vehicles that will be on our campus that day. Tell your friends and neighbors to come out and support Langston by test driving a Ford on April 5th. We need 300 test drives that day (one per household). A vendor Marketplace will be set up in our gym and a food truck rodeo in our parking lot. The Blood Mobile will also be here accepting donations. If you would like to be a vendor in our Marketplace that day, please check your email for registration information that went out today. Any questions, please contact Evie Buisch at ebuisch@langstoncharter.org or 864.608.0416.

6th Grade Boys’ Basketball
Last week, our 6th graders finished their regular season undefeated! On Saturday, February 22, the Chargers traveled to Wofford College to compete in the tournament as the first place seed. Spartanburg Christian was no match for the Chargers as we easily won 23-8. The Championship game against Spartanburg Day proved to be a better matchup. The Chargers got off to a slow start but managed to keep it close in the first half. The second half defense of the Chargers proved too much for Spartanburg Day. That, along with key plays on offense, resulted in a huge win for Langston, 16-12. Congratulations, Chargers, for bringing home the trophy!
From June Deas…
Girls’ Soccer
Congratulations to the following for making the Girls’ Soccer team:
Ashlyn Bowens, Landry Davis, Austyn Feigenbaum, Izabella Kamieniecki, Sydney Keffer, Keylee King, Laurel Kirk, Caroline Mackie, Sabrina Martinez, Vena Mohanassoundaram, Gracie Peck, Courtney Ruhl, Hanna Schatteman, Morgan Sim, Laney Weston, Isabelle Wirthlin.
Our season kicks off today at the Mitchell Road Christian Academy Jamboree. Good luck Lady Chargers!

This is the LAST CALL for culture page yearbook pictures.

The culture page will include pictures of students either visiting their (or their parents’) native country or pictures of students in native dress. Any other cultural elements are welcome in these images.

Please also include:
1. Name of your child
2. Name of native country
3. 1 important fact/exciting detail about this country

Please email .jpg, high-resolution images to Miss Hamilton by this Monday, March 3rd.

Thank you,
LCMS Yearbook Staff

Thank you for all of the donations to the Greenville Humane Society.

We are still collecting box tops and pop tops.

 

 

Friday Memo February 21, 2014

February 21st, 2014

This project will run for one more week…Maura, Annabelle, and Josie are collecting “stuff” and change to benefit animals in Greenville County.
For the Humane Society:
• Canned cat and/or dog food
• Newspapers bundled (please don’t make the bundles too heavy)
• Paper Towels
• Baby Wipes
• Hand Sanitizer
• All items go to the homeroom classroom to be tallied
• Winning classroom receives a pizza party

For Kitten Action:
• Students can donate change
• Put change in buckets in homeroom class
• Winning homeroom gets a donut party

8th Grade Parents…If your student needs teacher recommendations for high school you must send in a stamped envelope addressed to the high school along with the recommendation form. Be sure to fill out the top portion of the recommendation form.

Syria Clothing Drive…Roann Abdeladl is holding a clothing drive for the children of Syria. Please watch the YouTube video for more information. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHFfvIAZy3E
LANGSTON’S 2014 GOLF CLASSIC INVITATIONAL

Langston’s 2014 Golf Classic Invitational is scheduled for Friday, May 2, 2014 at 1:00 at River Falls Plantation in Duncan. Get together your team of four golfers, or register as a single player, while spaces are available. If you would like to purchase a Sponsorship Package or you work for someone who may want to purchase a Sponsorship Package, please contact Alison Thompson at 312-9307 or athompson@langstoncharter.org

LANGSTON’S PARKING LOT PARTY and FORD TEST DRIVE 4UR COMMUNITY EVENT

Mark your calendars for an event you WILL NOT WANT TO MISS on Saturday, April 5th from 9:00 to 3:00 at Langston! We have a chance of earning up to $6,000 from Ford Motor Company in Detroit just for test driving one of six new Ford vehicles that will be on our campus that day. Tell your friends and neighbors to come out and support Langston by test driving a Ford on April 5th. We need 300 test drives that day (one per household). A vendor Marketplace will be set up in our gym and a food truck rodeo in our parking lot. The Blood Mobile will also be here accepting donations. If you would like to be a vendor in our Marketplace that day, please check your email for registration information that went out today. Any questions, please contact Evie Buisch at ebuisch@langstoncharter.org or 864.608.0416.

 

 

 

Friday Memo February 7, 2014

February 7th, 2014

Langston Parents and other Friends of Langston:

One of the ways that one can serve the Langston Community is by holding a position on the Board of Directors. We have a terrific group of skilled and dedicated people with a variety of backgrounds on the board now. This spring there will be seven positions up for election to two year terms:

Chairman (Scott Zemitis)
Vice Chairman (Brian Woodard)
Treasurer (Barbara Rushing)
Leadership and Community Service (Phil Begley)
Human Resources (Open)
Facilities (Sam Sims)
Governance (Ron Stuff)

We have current board members who are planning to run for the Chairman, Facilities and Governance positions, but the Human Resources, Treasurer, Leadership and Vice Chair positions are open. We strongly recommend that only individuals with human resources or similar personnel management background apply for the HR position and that only those with an accounting or finance backgrounds consider the Treasurer position. In addition to a passion to serve others, familiarity with the school, its mission and operations is certainly helpful … but one need not be a parent of a Langston student to run.

The job descriptions for each position can be found in the Board section of the Langston website: http://www.langstoncharter.org/board.html as well as the self-nomination form due in March. The election will be held in April and results announced shortly after at the annual meeting.

For those considering serving in this way, feel free to contact the current office holders listed above with questions (each has a Langston e-mail address that can be obtained from staff members). Also, we will be having an information session just prior to the next meeting of the Langston School Board on February 11. The session will start at 5:15 PM and attendees are welcome to stay for dinner at 6 PM and the board meeting which starts at 6:30 PM.

Thanks for your consideration!
Scott Zemitis, Chairman, 2013-14 Langston Charter Middle School Board
szemitis@langstoncharter.org

8th Grade Parents…If your student needs teacher recommendations for high school you must send in a stamped envelope addressed to the high school along with the recommendation form. Be sure to fill out the top portion of the recommendation form.

Single Gender Update…

This summer, Langston teachers will be attending the single-gender education conference at Converse College sponsored by ISIS – the Institute for the Study of Instructional Strategies. Mrs. Lorick and Mr. Abel are on the conference planning committee. As part of our continuing focus and support of single-gender education, the school is paying the registration fees for every teacher able to attend.

Our keynote speaker, Dr. Larry Cahill, has informed us that 60 Minutes will air a piece on the importance of sex influences for research and medicine, including neuroscience, this Sunday evening, February 9th, barring last minute cancellation.

Dr. Cahill is a professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at the University of California, Irvine. He is one of the most influential leaders on the topic of sex influences on the brain. He is an internationally regarded, dynamic speaker, whose work has been published in Scientific American and highlighted extensively in the press, including in the New York Times, London Times, Frankfurt Allgemeine Zeitung, PBS, and 60 Minutes.

Also:
Our Speech and Debate team is excited about the National Speech and Debate Association topic of discussion for March:

“Resolved: Single gender classrooms would improve the quality of education in American public schools.”

We continue to be impressed with our team and can’t wait to see how they use their first-hand experience to debate this topic!

 

Maura, Annabelle, and Josie are collecting “stuff” and change to benefit animals in Greenville County.
For the Humane Society:
• Canned cat and/or dog food
• Newspapers bundled (please don’t make the bundles too heavy)
• Paper Towels
• Baby Wipes
• Hand Sanitizer
• All items go to the homeroom classroom to be tallied
• Winning classroom receives a pizza party

For Kitten Action:
• Students can donate change
• Put change in buckets in homeroom class
• Winning homeroom gets a donut party

$10 spent = Parent Volunteer Hour
Thanks for helping with this important fundraiser.

Sports News from June Deas…

Girls’ Basketball
The girls’ season came to a close with a loss to Oakbrook Prep in the playoffs on Monday. The team started out strong but couldn’t sustain the momentum into the second half. It just seemed like it wasn’t our day. Shots went everywhere but in for us, and defensively we lost our aggressiveness once we had players in foul trouble. Despite the loss, the girls improved so much throughout the season, and I am very proud of all of them. We had 4 8th graders (Jennings Bryson, Elise Holbrooks, Caroline Mackey, and Samantha Woodard) who will be missed next year, but many thanks to them for being great leaders and representatives for Langston. Thanks for all of the support throughout the season to all who helped make this season a success.

Congratulations to Sam Woodard for receiving the CMSC All-Conference Award.

Boys’ Basketball
The Chargers started conference tournament play on Monday at Our Lady of the Rosary in a 6 versus 11 matchup. The Chargers started the game with a 8-4 run with Deas and Guest providing the scores. The Charger’s press was too much for the Lions as the Chargers extended their lead to 21-7 at the half. They continued with solid defensive pressure and fast break opportunities to pull away from the Lions to finish the game 31-16. Deas led the way with 14, with Guest adding 10. The Charger’s win advanced them in the conference tournament for a Tuesday matchup with the 3 seed Shannon Forest.

On Tuesday, the Chargers traveled to Shannon Forest in hopes of extending their season and playing their way into the final four of the Tournament. The Chargers got off to a strong start forcing the Crusaders into several turnovers, leading 8-4 after the first quarter. The Crusaders made some defensive adjustments to start the 2nd quarter and the battle was on. The Crusaders outscored our Chargers 11-6 with some fast break opportunities and led 18-14 at the half. The third quarter was a defensive effort for both teams limiting the score to 5 each, but the Crusaders maintained their lead heading into the final period 23-19. The Crusader’s defensive pressure continued as the Chargers struggled to run their offense. The Crusaders outscored our Chargers 11-4 in the final period ending with a final score of 32-23. The boy’s team finished the season 12-8.

Congratulations to Jacob Deas for receiving the CMSC All-Conference Award.

6th Grade Team
The Chargers extended their winning streak to 4-0 on Thursday by defeating Spartanburg Christian 21-11. The Chargers came out a little slow in the first quarter but outscored their opponent 13-6 in the 2nd quarter, ending the half up 17-8. Dotson took advantage of playing on our home court by leading the team in scoring with 6 points, while Cagle added 5. Other scorers included Montilla with 4, and Montgomery, Moore and Seay added 2 each. The Chargers travel to Oakbrook Prep next Thursday.

Girls’ Soccer
Tryouts will be held at the end of February. The season runs from the first of March until the first of May. Practices are Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30-7:00 at Pittman park, our home games will be held at Southside Park in Simpsonville. The participation fee is $100.