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
Spring Picture Day…Thursday, Feb. 6th. The order form went home in an email on 1/21. This is a pre-paid event. Information about the dress code will be emailed home this week.
Open Your Hearts…We are currently accepting donations for the Greenville Humane Society. Towels, blankets, canned food, baby wipes, and hand sanitizer are some of the needed items. Collection boxes are located in both buildings.
Winter Weather Delays/Closings
Langston follows the closing and delayed start decisions announced by Greenville County Schools. GCS consults with resources throughout the county, including city police, the sheriff’s department, the highway patrol, and the weather services when considering schedule changes. Since we have students from all parts of the county, we believe it is most important to err on the side of safety when planning around bad weather.
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.
Model UN…Because we missed a couple of days of school, students can sign up for Model UN through Tuesday, February 4. All forms and checks should go to Ms. Cannon.
Book Fair…The Book Fair is next week (Feb. 3-7) from 8:15 until 3:15, except on Friday when they will close at 12:15. Tuesday is “La Familia” night which runs from 6:00 until 8:00pm. Lots of fun activities are planned, including a Nacho Bar and Bingo.
Papa John’s Spirit Night…Monday, February, 3rd and Tuesday, February 4th are Papa John’s “Dollars for Dough” Fundraiser Days for Langston. Papa John’s will donate 15% of the net sales Langston family and friends order from Papa John’s. In order for Langton to receive the donations, please send the cash register receipt or the price sticker from the front of the box to your child’s teacher by Tuesday, February, 11th. The receipts must be from our fundraiser dates on Monday and Tuesday. The receipt can be from any time during the two day event, so ask your friends, family and coworkers to collect them from things such as lunch, meetings, family dinners, after school snacks, or youth and church events. Thank you for your support!
Tennis…If your student is interested in playing tennis with Langston please email Tracey Hoffert at email@example.com.
Sports News from June Deas…
Congratulations to our Lady Chargers for finishing 4th in the CMSC conference! We finished the regular season with a 7-3 conference record and 9-9 overall record. LCMS will host Oakbrook Prep in the first round of the Conference Tournament on Monday at 3:30 at Rocky Creek Baptist Church. We’re expecting a huge crowd to cheer on our Chargers! Make plans to be there! The winner of this game advances to the semi-finals at Hampton Park on Thursday at 6:30.
The Langston Chargers completed their regular season with a victory over Greenville Home School, 45-24. The boys jumped out to a 10-0 lead behind the hot shooting of Deas and Guest and a strong defensive performance by Dowis and Calvert. The boys continued the press, creating turnovers and quick baskets highlighted by some key passes and assists from the guards. The Chargers led 18-7 at the end of the first quarter. The second quarter was more of the same with Angel, Dowis, Wolverton, Johns, Farr and Ownbey providing the defensive pressure and extending the lead to 22-8 at the half. The Charger’s ball movement and defensive pressure held Greenville Home School to only 5 points in the 3rd quarter while scoring 15. Wolverton dominated the boards in the final quarter grabbing multiple rebounds and contributing 6 points along the way. Great defense and team work helped the Chargers finish the game by a margin of 45-24. Leading the way in scoring was Deas with 13, Guest with 11, Wolverton with 6, Greer with 5, Dowden with 4, and Dowis, Calvert and Ownbey with 2 each.
The Chargers finished 6th in the regular season with a 5-5 conference record and 11-7 overall record. The first round tournament game will be at Our Lady of the Rosary, Monday, Feb, 3 at 5:00pm. The winner of this game will advance and face the Crusaders at Shannon Forest, Tuesday at 4:00.
Please come out and support the boys’ and girls’ teams as they attempt to bring home Langston’s first CMSC Conference Championship!
6th Grade Team
We will host Spartanburg Christian on Thursday, February 6, at 5:00, at Advent United Methodist Church. The church is located at 2258 Woodruff Road. Please come out to cheer on our boys!
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. We are in urgent need of coaches, please contact June Deas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking for golfers to be part of our coed Langston Golf Team. Interested players will begin practicing (weather permitting) February 12th. Try-outs will also be in February, times and location to be provided). The team will practice on Wednesdays at Hejaz Golf Course (Mauldin) beginning mid-February and matches are played usually weekly March to May on varying afternoons and at different courses in the area. If your child is interested in playing or you can assist please email Randy and Lisa Schickler at email@example.com.
We would like to offer Cross Country in the fall. Anyone interested in coaching, please contact June Deas at firstname.lastname@example.org.