Archive for June, 2012

Friday Memo June 1, 2012

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Mr. Abel will be emailing you a school survey.   Please take the time to fill it out.  Thank you.

Summer Office Hours are 9:00am until 2:00pm, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

There is still room in most of the summer camps.  Please visit the website for more information. 

Langston PR Announcements-

Congratulations to our brave Langston students: Michaela Peterson, Kyler Anderson, Jack Wilson, Christian Miller, Alec Farmer, Hudson King, Cole Jernigan, Will McGill (2nd row)  Emily Schwalm, Wesley Wheeler, Trip Crowley, Nathan Whaling, Jake Young, Grayson Hunter, Josh Axmann, Luke Layton, Peter Jones for having their picture published in the Tribune Times (Wed, May 30, school news section) and Mauldin Patch online newspaper for cutting their hair and shaving their heads at the Relay for Life Pep Rally Assembly!


Congratulations to Langston student, Emily Schwalm, for having her picture published in the Greenville Journal (Fri, June 1 editon in the The Week in Photos section) and Mauldin Patch online newspaper for cutting her hair for Locks of Love and Relay for Life!

A big thank you to Jessica Smith, one of our photography committee members who took time out of her busy day to take the pictures at the Relay for Life Pep Rally!  They turned out great!

Congratulations to Langston students, faculty and alumni:  James Otovic, Sam Gooding, Trey Myers, Bev Cannon, Barbara Myers, and Meghana Epari  for having their picture published in the Greenville News (Wed, May 23, City People edition), the Greer Citizen (Wed, May 23 edition), and  Mauldin Patch (online newspaper) for their participation in Trey Meyer’s senior project which raised over $1500 for Honor Flight!  There was also a write up about the money raised by Trey published in the Greenville Journal (Friday, May 25)!

Congratulations to Langston mother and daughter team, Erica and Cheryl Kozmic, for having their picture published in the Greenville News (Wed, May 30, City People section) and on Mauldin Patch (online newspaper) for volunteering their time at the Junior League of Greenville’s Nearly New Shop on Community Service Day!

Congratulations to Langston students, Trip Crowley, Hallie Fite, James Otovic, and Marshall Hagen, for having their names published on Mauldin Patch (online newspaper), in the Greenville News (Wed, May 30, City People section), and  in the Tribune Times (Wed, May 23 edition) for winning the U14 Advanced Flight Tennis Championship as members of the Riverside Tennis Club team from Langston!

If you missed the earlier email from Mrs. Weekes, please check out the great media coverage given to us by Shawn Drury, editor of Mauldin Patch, for our Relay for Life Pep Rally.  Mr. Drury has been so great to our school this year; he has come out to our school and covered 3 events and always prints our pictures and school news.  Please check out Mauldin Patch online newspaper and let Shawn know how much we appreciate his support of our school by telling your friends about Mauldin Patch!

It has been a great year for Langston; there was so much to brag on about our amazing students!!  If your kids do anything amazing over the summer, please let us know.  Thanks so much!!

APEX Adventures Youth Day Camp Program with Mr. Griffin:

Summer is almost here! Are you still looking for something exciting to fill your child’s vacation time? Check out Mr Griffin’s APEX Adventure Day Camp Program! APEX offers Whitewater rafting, Hiking, and Mountain Biking trips in a safe and well supervised yet thrilling and often challenging environment! This summer there are Six available sessions and each session runs from Monday through Thursday. Each trip is all inclusive- transportation, lunch, and professional guide service is provided on each trip.  The van leaves the LCMS parking lot each morning at 8:00 and returns to LCMS later the same evening.  There is still room left for your son or daughter on the APEX van this summer so sign up now!  For more information, contact Matt Griffin at or check out the blog at


Dear Langston Families:

Langston Charter Middle School will be selling their student/school directory this upcoming school year in a printed, spiral bound directory.  We are very excited to offer a directory in this format, like most other schools already do.  The Directory will include student information, school calendar, faculty emails and extensions, school rules and other vital information.

In addition, our Directory will have a Business Advertising section where local businesses can be promoted, many with valuable coupons and discounts.   We will have business card size ads, half page ads and full page ads.


We have many Langston family owned businesses that will want to have the opportunity to buy the BEST ad space in our Directory!   Please contact Alison Thompson at to find out how to be included in this exciting opportunity to showcase your business (or the business you work for) to other Langston families.

Also, if you patronize a business and have a good relationship with them, please give me their name and contact information, and indicate if I can use you as a reference to discuss having them buy an ad in our Directory.

Alison Thompson

Director of Development

Langston Foundation


Thank you to each family who made a contribution to the 8th Grade Legacy Gift.  Over $5,100 was given to the Langston Foundation by families in honor of their graduating 8th grader, and I have received a few emails this week from parents who intend to send in a check next week.   Many families gave above and beyond what they donated to the Foundation during the school year.  Donations of any size are welcomed and appreciated.


A special plaque is being made for us to hang in the lobby for this year’s Legacy Gift and future years’ Legacy Gifts.  This class has set the bar for all future graduating classes to aspire to!   Thanks again to those who participated in the Legacy Gift.

Alison Thompson

Director of Development

Langston Foundation