MS Knights News - December 8, 2017

MS Winter Concert
MS 7th and 8th grade winter concert will be held on Thursday, December 14. Please note the location change for the concert. It will now be held in the MS cafetorium. Please have your student in the MS Chorus room at 6:00pm to warm up and be ready for their performance at 7:00pm. 

All Pro Dads
All Pro Dads is an opportunity for middle school dads and kids to meet in the MS cafetorium for a quick, before-school breakfast and a 45-minute program of fatherhood and family topics. The next meeting is Thursday, December 14 at 7:00am. Please RSVP here with your breakfast order by December 12. Please be prepared to pay in cash ($3 per meal) on the morning of the breakfast. Bojangles breakfast choices are: sausage biscuit, spicy chicken biscuit, or BoBerry biscuit, and coffee, water or OJ.

7th and 8th Grade Winter Ball
The 7th and 8th grade Winter Ball will be held on Friday, December 15 from 6:30pm-8:30pm in the MS cafetorium. The cost is $5.00 with refreshments available for purchase during the dance. We hope all our 7th and 8th grade students come for an evening of friendship, laughter and dancing! 

School pictures 8th Grade Recognition Ceremony Slideshow Pictures Needed
Beginning today, December 1, through January 31, we need your 8th graders’ Kindergarten or 1st grade pictures for our End-of Year slide show shown at the Recognition Ceremony. Please send a digital (.jpeg) copy to Mrs. Tonia Wiley-Genco will be collecting and recording the pictures for us. Please do not send baby pictures as only one kindergarten or 1st grade picture of your individual child will be included. Please be on the lookout after the winter break for information regarding gathering pictures of your child with their friends from field trips, school functions, or school activities such as sports from 5th–8th grade that include more than two students. Thank you for helping us make this a special time for the students. 

PJ Day
Be warm and cozy in your PAJAMAS all day long on Friday, December 15 for the cost of $2.00. Pay your money in the morning carpool to the Builders’ Club members or advisors who are collecting. Thank you for supporting these Builders’ Club fundraisers.  All of the proceeds go toward helping someone in need.

5th-7th Grade MAP Testing
Students in 5th, 6th and 7th grades will be testing the mornings of Monday, December 18 and Tuesday, December 19. We are asking for your help in ensuring your child gets a good night's sleep, eats a healthy breakfast, and is on time for school each morning as we will begin testing by 8:15am. Please remind your child to take the test seriously and to do his/her best work. The MAP is an online test and therefore your student's iPad is essential in order to complete the test. Please make sure that your student's iPad is fully charged and that your child brings his or her iPad to school both days. We do not have enough loaners to provide to students who forget their iPads.

As always, we appreciate your partnership with us in your child's education. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Graham at

Holiday Campsbasketball and baseball
LNC Coach Williams and LNC Knights HS basketball players are hosting their top-rated 3-day basketball camp for kids in grades K-8 on December 21-23. Camp runs from 9:00am to 3:00pm each day and is held at the LNC HS gym. Click here for the flyer and click here to register your child.

MS Baseball is holding a Winter Break Hitting Camp for kids in grades 4-8 on December 20-22 and again on December 27–29.  If you are interested in attending, you can find registration forms on Schoology or in the middle school office.

ONE Access Program is available for LNC students
Does your student make excuses not to read over the holiday break? We are excited to say that students at LNC will no longer be able to make the excuse they don’t have access to a book! MS LNC student now have access to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library program called ONE Access. This program is available to all students regardless of whether or not they live in Mecklenburg County. This program allows access to books, ebooks, audiobooks, music, video research databases, periodicals, courses on and more! To check out the amazing resources available through this program, visit Students login to their account with the letters “lnc” followed by their student ID number. Their password is their four-digit birth year.

Please note: LNC policy applies to anything students access on their school-issued iPads, including ONE Access materials. Our book/resource checkout policy is based on the LNC honor code. If parents do not want their child to read a particular book or genre, we expect students to respect those wishes. Please email Ms. Rogowski, MS media specialist at if you would like more information.

Knights of Honor

Congratulations to the Knights of Honor for December! These students have been selected by their teachers for displaying good character, exceptional effort, a positive attitude, and performing acts of service. Pictured with Dr. Graham are (back row, l-r): Makayla Williams, Jayden Pollard, Ava Roach, M.J. Hare (front row, l-r) Kovida Vupputuri, Kristin Fuoco, McKay Luther, James Haas.  Not pictured, Caleb Herron

This Week in Pictures
See what students, teachers and parents are doing on campus this week!