Friday Memo March 27, 2015

March 24th, 2015

Spring Break is next week. See you on Monday, April 6th.

Gear Turners Unleashed Awarded 2nd Place Champions Award at S.C. FLL Lego Robotics Tournament…It was another amazing day for our amazing Lego Robotics Team, Gear Turners Unleashed, from Langston Charter Middle School! The team competed in the S.C. First Lego League Robotics Tournament on Saturday, March 22, 2015 in Lexington, SC at River Bluff High School. The team won the Champions Award 2nd Place! They competed in 4 categories and placed 2nd in the State Overall out of 58 teams! This is a very high honor! So proud of this team! They have worked very hard for over 6 months and it is so exciting to see them receive this award! They will advance to the Arkansas Invitational Tournament which will be held at the University of Arkansas on May 14-17. Great job Gear Turners!!! Pictured above from left to right: Front Row: Haseeba Karim, Elijah Budd, Michael Causey, Corey Klepin, Back Row: Coach Causey, Jacob Stuff, Anton Aarnink, Maddie Buisch, Steitler Buisch, Coach Stuff

This past Saturday Genius Gears competed against 58 other teams at the SC FLL Robotics Tournament in Columbia. They placed 2nd in Robot Run and 4th overall. This is a huge accomplishment for a Rookie Team. These kids have worked so hard for the last 7+ months, and it truly showed at the Tournament. Congratulations to Ethan Bragg, Andrew Chekanov, Tyler Davidson, Chase Dunlap, Isabella Gonzalez, Matt Keech, and Jenna Sigel for their hard work and dedication for the last several months!! They truly represented Langston well!

The election for the 2015-2016 Langston Board of Directors will be held in May.

This year’s board elections will fill openings for the following positions:

Ways & Means Director
Secretary
Director At-Large (IT focus)
Academic Affairs Coordinator
Public Relations Director
Director At-Large

These are two-year commitments – terms expire in June 2017.

We are actively seeking qualified nominees for the following positions, which will be vacated by current members this year: Ways & Means, Secretary, and Director At-Large.

Self-Nomination Forms will be available following the information meeting in April.

There will be a Board Information Meeting on April 14, 2015 (5:45-6:15PM) in Mr. Black’s classroom. If you have questions prior to the information meeting, please contact Mr. Abel (gabel@langstoncharter.org) or Brian Woodard (bwoodard@langstoncharter.org).

FROM THE LANGSTON FOUNDATION:
The Langston foundation has been given four complimentary One-Day Park Hopper Passes from Disney World that can be used at any of their unique theme parks: the Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom ($500 total value!). These passes expire in two years – so they are good until February 13, 2017!
Raffle tickets are just $10 for a chance to win these 4 One-Day Park Hopper Passes.
Multiple tickets can be purchased to increase your chances of winning. We will pick the lucky winner at Langston’s 10th Anniversary Gala & Silent Auction on Friday, April 10, 2015. You do not have to be present to win (but we hope to see you at the gala). Email athompson@langstoncharter.org for the raffle ticket order form.

Friday Memo March 20, 2015

March 20th, 2015

Thanks again to everyone that helped with Teacher Appreciation Week.

FROM THE LANGSTON FOUNDATION:
The Langston foundation has been given four complimentary One-Day Park Hopper Passes from Disney World that can be used at any of their unique theme parks: the Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom ($500 total value!). These passes expire in two years – so they are good until February 13, 2017!

Raffle tickets are just $10 for a chance to win these 4 One-Day Park Hopper Passes.

Multiple tickets can be purchased to increase your chances of winning. We will pick the lucky winner at Langston’s 10th Anniversary Gala & Silent Auction on Friday, April 10, 2015. You do not have to be present to win (but we hope to see you at the gala). Email athompson@langstoncharter.org for the raffle ticket order form.

The Langston Drama Club has worked hard this year and can’t wait for you to see their production!!! Buy a ticket, attend the show, and students earn 2 hours of community service, AND parents earn 2 hours of parent volunteer service!! Hope to see LOTS of you there!!

The LCMS Drama Club would like to invite everyone to our upcoming theatrical performance! We look forward to entertaining you!
What: Law and Order: Fairy Tale Unit by Jonathan Rand
When: Tuesday, March 24th at 6:30pm
Where: Envision Church – 24 Park Woodruff Drive in Greenville – near HH Gregg, Hamrick’s and Frankie’s Fun Park.
Tickets will be available until the day of the play at the front desk at LCMS, or at the performance that evening. Adults – $3, Students/child (under 15) – $1
Sheri Winters-Dillard

There is a student led ice cream social fundraiser that needs volunteers. Please see the email sent on Friday for more information.

Friday Memo March 13, 2015

March 13th, 2015

The election for the 2015-2016 Langston Board of Directors will be held in May. If you are interested in serving on the LCMS Board, please plan to attend our Board Information Meeting on April 14th. The meeting will be held in Mr. Black’s classroom from 5:45-6:15PM. You are also invited to stay for our April board meeting beginning at 6:30 on the 14th.

If you have any questions prior to the information meeting, please contact Mr. Abel gabel@langstoncharter.org or our board chairman, Brian Woodard, at bwoodard@langstoncharter.org

Congratulations to the Science Fair Winners…1st place, Patric Ortiz-Jauregui for “Effects of Spices on Bacteria”. 2nd place, Emma Anderson for “ Candy Color”, and 3rd place, Mattison Gaillard for “Dog Toy Lab”.

Langston’s 10th Anniversary Gala…All past and present Langston parents are invited to help us celebrate Langston’s 10th anniversary with a gala & silent auction on Friday, April 10th at The Loom, 300 South Street, Simpsonville, from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. If you’ve never been there, you are in for a treat! It occupies at 100+ year old textile mill with original hardwood floors and brick walls in the heart of old downtown Simpsonville behind the clock tower.

P. Simpson’s is providing an array of heavy hors doeuvres like beef/bacon sliders, shrimp/grits/cheese hush puppies, pimento cheese crostini, pigs in blanket wontons, and more! Beer and wine and Langstini cocktails will be served and everyone will get 2 free drinks ($3 cash bar after that!). Party attire suggested!

Limited number of tickets available so Don’t Miss Out!! Deadline to purchase tickets is March 16th. Email athompson@langstoncharter.org with any questions.

Father Daughter Dance is March 20th from 6:30 until 8:30 in the Langston gym.

Thanks to Travis, JoAnne, and Sierra the service dog for visiting with Ms. Cannon’s and Mr. Black’s 5th period classes on Wednesday. The students learned about Battle Buddies, an organization raising and training service dogs for veterans.

We have several dishes and plates in our kitchen that belong to parents. If you are missing something please come in and see if we have it.

The Drama Club’s Play will be on Tuesday, March 24th at 6:30pm at Envision Church – 24 Park Woodruff Drive in Greenville. Everyone is welcome to attend the performance. We will have tickets for sale and they will be available starting next Wednesday at the front desk at LCMS. Ticket price will be $3.00 per adult. $1.00 per student/child 15 or under.
The Drama Club is looking for an adult with experience and equipment to video tape our Drama Club performance on the evening of Tuesday, March 24th. We would also like our volunteer to copy the video performance onto DVD’s for each of our 21 cast members. DVD’s will be provided. If you can help with this, please contact Sheri Winters-Dillard at (864) 907-2979 as soon as possible.

Friday Memo March 6, 2015

March 6th, 2015

From Ms. Cannon…Thank you to all our families who participated in the Dunkin with Dads fundraiser this morning sponsored by Ms. Cannon’s 2nd period 7th grade boys’ class. All proceeds from the event go towards our charities. It was so nice to meet many of our dads and have you in the building today.

Mr. Abel and Mrs. Kittel are planning student trips to Belize (during Spring Break 2016) and Costa Rica (during Spring Break 2017). There will be an informational meeting on Thursday, March 12th at 6:30pm to discuss the trip and answer any questions you may have. You can learn more online at www.eftours.com/1726668XB (Belize) and www.eftours.com/1726550XW (Costa Rica).

Our Father/Daughter Dance will be held Friday, March 20th, from 6:30-8:30. There will be music, dancing, a photo booth and refreshments. Please send in payment by March 10th. Any questions, please contact Jessica Carpenter at jessrcarpenter@yahoo.com.

10th Anniversary Gala and Silent Auction…Tickets for the Gala must be purchased by March 16th. They are $30.00 per person and may be purchased from Alison Thompson.

Donations to Backyard Blessings
Hi! This is Emma and Sean Young. As school kids, we worry about many things. We worry about due dates and projects and homework. But, could you imagine being worried about food? For hundreds of children across South Carolina and the Upstate, this is their terrible reality. Each day, they go home to a dwindling or bare pantry. On weekdays, they are fed by school lunch programs. But weekends? Sometimes, they go the whole two days without a bite to eat. This is why a local program called Backpack Blessings was put into place. Backpack Blessings feeds these young children by discreetly giving them backpacks full of food, but they need your donations. Their food supply is lessening, and with Spring Break coming up and no lunch programs for several days, it’s going to be a major problem. All you need to do to help is donate a premade or easy-to-make single-serving-size meal. Please refrain from donating chips, cookies, snack cakes, etc. in hopes of keeping this as healthy as possible. See below for the list of the items you can donate. Please bring in donations between the dates of March 9th and March 20th. Let’s end child hunger!

$10 spent=1 Community Service Hour- Students have 2hour max
$10 spent=1 Parent Volunteer Hour- no max on hours

Backpack Blessings food suggestions
Breakfast
• Pop-tarts
• Cereal Bars, granola bars
• Individual packages of Instant Grits
• Individual packages of Oatmeal
• Individual Cereal Boxes
Meals
• Raviolis, Spaghetti, Beef Stew, Chicken & Dumplings, Beenie Weenies, Vienna Sausages, Tuna, Soups
• Individual packages of Easy Mac & Cheese
• Hamburger Helper microwave singles
• Noodle packs
Desserts & Snacks
• Individual Fruit Cups, Pudding Cups, Apple Sauce
• Peanut Butter
• Individual packaged Crackers (cheese or peanut butter filled)
• Microwave Popcorn
Each backpack contains 2 breakfast items, 2 lunchs, 2 dinners, 4 desserts (usually fruit product), 4 snacks.
**Please No Family Size Portion Products**

Girls’ Soccer
The Lady Chargers kicked off their season with a 2nd place finish in the Soccer Jamboree on Feb. 27th. Also, Ashlyn Bowens was named to the All-Tournament team! Please join me in congratulation our 2015 Girls’ Soccer team: Mandy Bailey, Riley Bailey, Paige Bayliss, Ashlyn Bowens, Andrea Chavez, Austyn Feigenbaum, Colby Feigenbaum, Molly Heidt, Sydney Langley, Emily Leeke, Elizabeth McCuen, Vena Mohanassoundaram, Zoe Olson, Gracie Peck, Caroline Roller, Hanna Schatteman, Morgan Sim, Haley Snyder, Emily Weeks, Isabel Welton. We’re looking forward to a great season.

Golf
The following students will be representing Langston on our 2015 Golf Team: Grant Durgin, Harrison Freeman, Andie Goetcheus, John Hunter, Jackson Hutsell, Nyah Johnson, Matthew Keech, Kell Runnion, Aaron Schickler, Elliot Seay

Junior Charger Basketball
In the Championship game for the 6th Grade Boys Basketball Tournament, Langston White was set to take on Spartanburg Day School. It was a tight game throughout. Spartanburg Day jumped to an early lead, and Langston White began to clamp down on defense. By the end of the 1st Quarter Spartanburg Day lead by five points. Langston White continued to play better defense and was helped by some timely three pointers from Eddie Bailey and Colton Angell. By the end of the 1st half, Langston White had brought Spartanburg Day’s lead down to one point with some good shooting from Ethan Arce! In the third quarter Langston White really started to pour on the offense and kept Spartanburg Day from getting any second chances. Stone Sneed and Ben Peck dominated the boards, and CJ Keller began to assert himself on the offensive end by attacking the basket and getting some points in the paint. By the end of the 3rd Quarter, Langston White had an 8 point lead! We were able to push really hard on defense as Kawelo Simmons came off the bench to provide some strong rebounding and size in the paint against a much taller Spartanburg Day team. The 4th Quarter was full of drama as CJ Keller got into foul trouble and had to sit for several minutes. Mason Turner was a great leader as he kept the team organized, playing point guard in the crucial moments of the 4th quarter. Spartanburg Day increased the defensive pressure and caused some turnovers and tied the game with about 20 seconds left on the clock. With less than a second left, Spartanburg Day in-bounded the ball, Mason Turner stole it and heaved it from half court. SWISH! Nothing but net…only to be called off by the ref. We ran out of time and we’re headed to overtime. In the brief 3 minute overtime CJ Keller scored a crucial bucket from inside the paint and then fouled out with a minute and half left. Langston White went to man-to-man defense and COMPLETELY shut down Spartanburg Day in overtime. Eddie Bailey hit a jump shot from just inside the three point line with about 20 seconds left. That would prove to be the game winner, and Langston White were the champions of the tournament! Congratulations boys! You played as a team and won as a team.

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.