MS Knights News - December 15, 2017

Invest in Excellence Update
IIE Chart Invest in Excellence kicked off with an Intention Card for every family at Back to School Night in August. We hope to raise $215,000 by next spring so we can build our HS Student Union and upgrade our Media Center this summer. We are also excited to implement our expanded Math Club next school year.

HS Student Union – The Student Union will create an inviting, warm space as our students, parents and visitors enter our High School. The Union will provide our students with a space to work, socialize and collaborate. The plans include a coffee bar, printing and charging stations and comfortable seating.

Media Center Upgrade – The Media Center upgrade adds a dedicated production room with a green screen for our students to create, learning actively through doing. The upgrade also creates a classroom adjacent to the production room to be used by Mrs. Rogowski and Mrs. Danckaert for Digital Citizenship instruction and by classroom teachers who need an alternative classroom space. Both rooms will be constructed of a mix of translucent and sound-proof building materials for maximum function and flexibility.

MS Math Club Expansion - Expanding our Math Club will allow us to reach more students of all skill levels, teaching math using a hands-on, fun approach, increasing abilities and confidence.

Thank you to our families who have partnered with us so far. If you have not yet made a gift, please consider doing so here or establishing a monthly recurring gift here.

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 that they don’t have access to a book! MS LNC students 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.

5th Grade DARE Graduation
Congratulations to the LNC 5th grade students who graduated from the DARE program on Friday, December 8. Thank you Officer Bonnono for your time and leadership in teaching this outstanding program. Please see This Week in Pictures to view more pictures of the graduation.

LNC Toy Drive Update
The Builders’ Club and Santa Claus are delighted to report that the annual LNC Toy Drive held during the month of November was a big success with over 100 donations. All gifts will be delivered to the Angels and Sparrows Soup Kitchen of Huntersville for their yearly Christmas party in December for families in need.  Thank you to all of the parents, students, faculty, staff and administration who made this endeavor a reality and an opportunity to reach out to our local community.  “Learn, Lead, and Serve.”  Happy Holidays!

All Pro Dad January Meeting
Mark your calendar for the January meeting of All Pro Dads on Thursday, January 11 at 7:00am. This is a great opportunity for middle school dads and kids to meet in the MS cafetorium for a quick, before-school breakfast and a 45-minute program on fatherhood and family topics. Please RSVP here with your breakfast order by January 9. 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 and OJ.

Winter Cheer Clinic
The LNC Cheerleaders are hosting a Winter Cheer Clinic on Saturday, January 20. This will run from 8:30am-12:00pm and will be held in the HS MPR. We would love to have your child attend for a day of cheers, chants, dances, and fun! In addition to the clinic on January 20, participants will also be invited to attend and perform at the HS Women’s Varsity basketball game on Friday, January 26! Please click here to see the form for more information, and feel free to contact us with any questions at Thank you!

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