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.

Friday Memo November 25, 2014

November 25th, 2014

Langston Awards at the 2014 YIG conference:
This conference was the largest ever with 18 schools and over 350 middle school students. These awards represent a lot of hard work and effort. We are very proud of our students’ accomplishments.
The following students’ bills passed and were signed into law by the Youth Governor:

• Erin Carson & Sonia Garg – Cardiovascular Health Act
• Grace Daniel & Sydney Keffer – The Domestic Violence Protection Act
• Emeka Nwobodu & Uriel Coffi & Ben Solesbee – An Act Concerning Sheltering the Homeless
• Peyton Cloys & Effie Ludke – An Act Related to Grants for Homeless Shelters
• Bryson Saettell & Anton Aarnink – An Act to Require Seatbelts on Public School Buses
• Mason Montgomery & Kell Runnion – An Act to Support the Families of Fallen Police Officers
• Renee Sherbahn & Sophie Anderson – An Act to Lower Income Tax for Teachers
• Rachel Begley & Allie Hall & Lolo Schmitt – South Carolina Educational Rewards
• Patrick Ortiz-Jauregui & Justin Smith – An Act to Create a State Minimum Wage

The following students served in elected roles and demonstrated great leadership in their duties:
• Youth Governor: CC Snoad
• LT Governor: Charlie Forstein
• Speaker of the House: Anna McGowan
The following students served as Committee Chairs and Presiding Officers:

• Sophie Anderson
• Kell Runnion
• Rachel Begley
• Katelyn Supra
• Erin Carson
• Allie Hall

The following students received the servant leadership awards:

• Luke Mixson
• Rachel Begley
• Kell Runnion

The following student received the outstanding statesmen award:
• Blake Sorrell
The following student received the leadership award which includes a full scholarship to next year’s conference: This award was only given to 1 student out of the 350 who attended.
• Anna McGowan
Langston Charter also received the Premier Delegation Award and Ms. Cannon received the Bobby O’Rear Award, given to the Outstanding Lead Advisor.
The following student was elected to serve as next year’s Lt. Governor:
• Sophie Anderson

Parent Volunteer request:
Parents, we are in need of a handful of volunteers that are willing to get their hands dirty putting picnic tables together. We have 8 unassembled tables to put together for the 7th grade class. You’ll need a ½” wrench and a ½” deep-well socket/ratchet. Most drill motors are too big to fit in the tight spaces. Please email June Deas if you are interested in helping. jdeas@langstoncharter.org

Volunteers Needed: Contact the person listed below if interested in helping.
• Thanksgiving Day (11/27/2014)
• TreesGreenville Turkey Day 8k
• Volunteer Shift: 7am-9:30am
• Description: Course Volunteers and Water Stops
• Register online at www.turkeyday8k.com
• Volunteers Check-in: 11/27, 7am, GHS Courtyard on the corner of E. McBee and S. Spring St.
• This is family friendly. All ages are welcome.
Thank you.

Joelle Teachey


Joelle Teachey
TreesGreenville
Executive Director
231 Tanner Drive
Taylors, SC 29687
864-313-0765
jteachey@treesgreenville.org

www.treesgreenville.org
www.turkeyday8k.com

We are collecting new unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots and newspapers for some rescued puppies. Every $10.00 spent, or every foot of bundle paper earns one service hour.

Athletic News
Girls’ Basketball – article submitted by Coach Woodard
The girls’ team defeated Spartanburg Prep last Thursday, with a great second half performance. Leading by only 4 at the half, the girls really turned up the defense in the second half and created more opportunities on the offensive end. Carrington Williams had one of her best games of the season so far, and Amy Thomson and Emily Mages both dropped in our first 3 pointers of the season. We played Bob Jones Academy this Monday, and we beat them after losing to them twice last season. Jaedyn Hill-Mims led the way with rebounds, and we saw many players contribute on the offensive end. Ashley Kessinger and Caroline Roller played one of their best games coming in off of the bench, and Hannah Fugate has continued to be a threat on both ends of the floor.
Then entire team is beginning to really show improvements with each game.

Boys’ Basketball – article submitted by Coach Deas
The LCMS boys’ basketball team hosted Bob Jones Academy Monday, Nov 24, and extended their early season winning streak to 4-0. The Chargers got off to a slow start due to a tight zone defense and held only a small advantage as the first quarter ended with the score 5-0. The Chargers then started successfully attacking the Bob Jones zone with success and built a 19-2 advantage by half time. The Chargers continued their success of beating the zone coverage for good open shots and multiple fast break opportunities to extend their lead to a 29-10 victory. Grant Dowis led the way with 8 points with Ian Thomson contributing 6, Jacob Walker and Javon Douglas each adding 4.

Langston hosts Mitchell Road Christian School on Tuesday Dec. 2, girls at 4:00, boys at 5:00 at Rocky Creek. Please come out and support The Chargers!

Friday Memo November 21, 2014

November 20th, 2014

Langston student Caden Nelson is hosting an Ornaments4Orphans tree at the school.
People from Rwanda, Uganda, and Kenya created the ornaments we are selling. Buying an ornament enables them to provide for their families. They are able to pay rent, put food on their tables, pay their children’s school fees, purchase medicine, and other necessities which improve their overall standard of living.
Ornaments are on sale beside the main office. Choose the ornament you want and pay at the front desk. Each ornament is $10 and paperbead necklaces are $20.
Langston students can earn up to 2 hours of Community Service for buying ornaments.

Please bring in your old newspapers for Michaela Raven’s project. There are several rescued puppies in need of them. There are boxes by the front door and the drop off door. Every foot of bundled paper equals 1 hour of community service.

Sports News from Coach Deas
Your 2014 Langston Chargers boys’ basketball team kicked off the regular season with a victory over Spartanburg Day on Friday Nov. 14 at Rocky Creek. The Chargers posted a 28-24 win over the visiting team. Javon Douglas led all scorers with 8 points, with Cole Holliday chipping in 6, Luke Calvert, Grant Dowis, and Kai Dowden scoring 4 each. The Charger defense was key to keeping the Griffons from rallying late in the fourth quarter.

The LCMS boys’ team traveled Tuesday to play Lead Charter. What looked to be a challenging game due to the size of the team, the Chargers started the game quickly with the first basket off the tip and continued to run the floor and out score Lead 12-8 in the first quarter with Cole Holliday providing half of the Chargers points. The second quarter saw the Charges defensive effort, rebounding, and scoring continue as the team outscored Lead 15 – 6 to take a halftime lead of 27-14. The depth of the team showed as every player got in the game and contributed to another victory. The Chargers defense and fast breaks allowed them to defeat Lead by a final score of 54-35. Javon Douglas led the way with 16 points, with Sam Johns and Cole Holliday each scoring 8 points, also contributing was Grant Dowis with 6, Krys Simms and Caden Nelson with 4 each, and CJ Farr and Luke Calvert with 3 each.

The Chargers host Spartanburg Prep on Thursday Nov. 20 and will host Bob Jones Academy Monday Nov. 24 at Rocky Creek – 5:15. Please continue your support of the team; the boys appreciate the crowds!

Friday Memo November 14, 2014

November 14th, 2014

The lottery will be on Thursday, November 20, 2014, at 5:00pm. The results will be posted on the front door immediately after, and they will remain up for 1 week.

Message From The Langston Foundation:

What a great way to celebrate Langston’s 10th Anniversary with a Brick Paver, professionally inscribed with your student(s) name, family name, in honor of, or dedicated to, at the front entrance of our school. Order forms are available at www.langstoncharter.org Brick Paver Project link. Order by December 15th to have your paver professionally engraved in January.

Take Out Lunch Volunteers
We are in need of 2 volunteers on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please email Kristie Thome at kthome13@outlook.com if you are interested in helping.

Athletic News – article submitted by June Deas
There’s been some confusion about our students participating in sports at their zoned high school. If a sport is not offered at Langston, students can participate in that sport at their zoned high school. The necessary forms, which must be signed by Mr. Abel, can be found on the Athletic Forms page of the Greenville County School website. Langston offers the following sports, Girls’ and Boys’ Soccer, Girls’ and Boys’ Basketball, Girls’ and Boys’ Cross Country, Girls’ Volleyball and co-ed Golf. Students interested in these sports are only eligible to participate at Langston, not their zoned high school.

Boys’ Basketball – article submitted by Coach Deas
The LCMS Chargers boys’ basketball team started the season this past weekend at the Spartanburg Day Shootout. The Chargers played the Greenville Hurricanes,
Spartanburg Prep, Spartanburg Day, Oakbrook Academy and Laurens Academy. The Chargers benefited off the court by forming team chemistry throughout the day, and it showed by winning each of the five contests. Good defensive pressure and low turnovers accounted for the wins. The Chargers are looking forward to this week’s conference opener at home, against Spartanburg Day. Home games are played at Rocky Creek Baptist Church, boys at 3:30, girls at 4:30. Please come out and support the Langston basketball teams this season!

Girls’Basketball – article submitted by Coach Woodard
The girls team opened their season this past Saturday with the Griffin Shoot Out at Spartanburg Day School. They played 5 shortened games and went 4-1, only losing to Laurens Academy in the last game of the day. The girls defeated two of Spartanburg Day’s teams, Spartanburg Prep, and Oakbrook Academy. Several returning players stepped up and showed just how much they have improved, and the new players got a chance to get their feet wet. It was a great beginning to the season, and provided the team with a chance to see what is working and what improvements will need to be made as the season goes on.

Season opener this Friday at Rocky Creek Baptist Church, boys’ play at 3:30, girls’ at 4:30. Come out cheer on our Chargers!

Mr. Black has recently been going through some medical treatments. Some moms have volunteered to cook him healthy meals and make smoothies. If you would like to donate towards the purchase of the ingredients, please put cash only in an envelope with Mr. Black’s name on the front. Drop it off at the front desk and we will pass it on to the shoppers.