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.
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.
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.