MS Knights News - February 2, 2018

Congratulations MS Teachers
LNC MS recognized five teachers for their impact on the academic growth of their students for the 2016-2017 school year. Sue Hammond (5th grade Reading), Alison Hovis (8th grade Math), Curtis Kendrick (7th grade Math), Billy McElroy (8th grade Math) and Shilpa Pandya (7th grade Math) ranked in the top 25% of all NC teachers for their EVAAS growth performance. EVAAS (Education Value-Added Assessment System) is the statewide model used to measure student growth on common assessments. Congratulations Knights!

Congratulations LNC Band Members
A big round of applause to six of our LNC band members both HS and MS, Janais Phillips (12th grade saxophone), Mycah Johnson (9th grade snare), Aileen Enriquez (8th grade flute), Hailey Masterson (7th grade oboe), Sean Huynh (7th grade flute) and Spencer Stott (6th grade bass clarinet) who auditioned for the South Central All District Band.

Hailey Masterson was chosen as one of the top 4 students on her instrument and participated in the South Central All District Band this past weekend! 
Hailey Masterson

Congratulations Scholastic Art Award Winners
LNC's Art Department is proud to announce nine winners of the Scholastic Art Award from both HS and MS. This is the largest and most recognized student art competition in the country! Our students competed against around 2500 other NC students and LNC could not be prouder of our students who achieved greatness this year. Gold and Silver Key recipients will have their artwork displayed in various galleries in Uptown Charlotte for the next month. 

The winners are:

  • Maya Dabney, MS, Gold Key for “La siesta”
  • Isabella Lairamore, MS, Silver Key for “Wavering Clock Tower”
  • Abigial Williamson, MS, Silver Key for "Mixed Media Music"
  • Anika Kolano, MS, Honorable Mention for "Cream Winter Scarf"
  • Kylie Chan, HS, Silver Key for “Self-Portrait”
  • Kylie Chan, HS, Honorable Mention for “Emily”
  • Savannah Schroeder, HS, Silver Key for “Kylie”
  • Savannah Schroeder, HS, Honorable Mention for “Kennedy”
  • Christina Torres, HS, Silver Key for “In the Shadows”

All Pro Dads
The next All Pro Dads meeting is Thursday, February 8 at 7:00am in the MS Cafetorium. During our meeting we will be creating Manna Bags for Charlotte's homeless population. If you are able to contribute to the bags, please use this link to let us know what you can bring:

If you are new to All Pro Dads, it is an opportunity for dads to have breakfast with their middle school kids and enjoy a program of fatherhood and family topics. Click here for more information. 

Flexible Seating Pilot Program
“Flexible seating is a choice provided to students that allows them to work around the room comfortably and focused. It provides students the environment they need to be their best.” Teach to Love

LNC has begun an exciting pilot program for alternate seating in the classroom. Several teachers throughout the building have been selected to participate in the pilot and to experiment with different types of desks and chairs. With these new seating arrangements, students might have the opportunity to be able to work alone or as a group, remain stationary, sit, stand, wiggle and spin! Of course, all of this will be happening in a manner that will encourage students do their best work.

For more information about flexible seating, please click here.

Souper Bowl of Caring

Souper Bowl of Caring

Please help the 5th grade students tackle hunger with our own Souper Bowl of Caring! Score a few touchdowns by sending in cans and other non-perishable goods for our annual food drive. Food donations will be given to Huntersville Loaves and Fishes to feed needy families right here in our own community! The deadline for this food drive is Friday, February 9. Please help us reach our GOAL!

Geography Bee Contest
7th grader Elijah Ford won the LNC Geography Bee and 6th grader Naomi Cannon was runner-up. Good job to these two winners and all the students who competed in this year's geography bee!
Geo bee


Girls' Spring Sports Interest Meetings
Softball and soccer interest meetings will be held on Tuesday, February 6 right after school from 3:00-3:15 for all 7th and 8th grade girls interested in trying out for either of these teams.

Softball interest meeting will meet in Mr. Herron's classroom, room 713. If you are not able to attend, please see Mr. Herron for important information.

Soccer interest meeting will meet in the community room. If you are not able to attend, please email Ms. Walker for important information (

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