Tuesday, January 9, 2018

January 9th, 2018 Principal's Coffee Chat - Live Stream Archive

Below is the Periscope archive from the January 9th, 2018 Principal's Coffee Chat:


I believe the best way to view the video is within the tweet itself, rather than in a different window.

Thank you for viewing,

CS

The opinions shared in this blog belong to Craig Smith and do not represent the school or district in which he works.

Friday, January 5, 2018

2018 LNC Alumni Panel Archive

Recently, we held our annual Lake Norman Charter Alumni Luncheon and Panel.  We extended an invitation to our alumni to come back to participate in a luncheon, with the chance to serve on a student-centered discussion panel.

Previously, seniors had attended the panels, but this was the first year we involved our juniors.  The event allowed our juniors and seniors a first-hand opportunity to ask questions and obtain genuine feedback from their peers.

We were able to create 10 panels throughout the school with over 30 colleges and universities represented.

Below is the Periscope archive from one of the panels.

Friday, December 22, 2017

My 'Farthest Reaching' Tweet of 2017: Words Matter


Thanks for viewing,

CS

The opinions shared in this blog belong to Craig Smith and do not represent the school or district in which he works.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Three Tweets from 12/9/17 #LeadUpChat on Courageous Conversations



Monday, December 4, 2017

The Need for Grit

It is a disservice to our students if we overlook how valuable and necessary it is to develop the following quality: GRIT.

Life does not always provide us exactly what we want, what we think we need, or what we believe we deserve.
(C/o Pinterest)

We need to teach students how to overcome difficulties that inevitable occur on a small, day-to-day level, as well as on the larger-scale.

We need to teach our students how to handle disappointment.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

2018 LNC Alumni Luncheon & Panel - RSVP Form

Alumni of Lake Norman Charter High School,

You are cordially invited to participate in our 2018 LNC Alumni Luncheon and Panel.

If you would like to participate, you MUST RSVP in advance.  Please complete the Form below with the necessary information.

You will be provided lunch (pizza) and then assigned a specific panel group, potentially organized by college/university, expected graduation year, and/or major.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Faculty Meeting Activity - Speed Dating

Everyone gets excited for Faculty Meetings, right?  There's nothing an exhausted educator wants more than after a long-day than to attend a meeting with the Principal.  Or so we believe.

This is why I put an enormous amount of value of beginning a Faculty Meeting with positive-energy, shared success, or some type of engaging activity.  This year, I have intentionally looked to implement various activities in an attempt to expand team synergy, while also demonstrating potential Best Practice.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

November 7th, 2017 Principal's Coffee Chat - Live Stream Archive

Below is the Periscope archive from the November 7th, 2017 Principal's Coffee Chat:

I believe the best way to view the video is within the tweet itself, rather than in a different window.

Thank you for viewing,

CS

The opinions shared in this blog belong to Craig Smith and do not represent the school or district in which he works.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Powerball Lottery Beatdown


  • When: 10/19/17
  • QIC: Powerball
  • The PAX: Mugshot, Glock, Klean-Up, Alcatraz, Frodo, Murdock, Sandman, Lone Ranger, Gordo, Thor, Barrister, The Nanny, Pony Boy, Sully, Dirty Martini, Shaken But Not Stirred (named today)


YHC hit the Sign-Up Genius for this date months ago, taking advantage of an adjusted schedule for Parent-Teacher Conferences.  17 PAX, one of which received their name today, were greeted by enthusiasm and 37 degrees.  I believe it was @Murdock who claimed, “The last time I posted this early it was warm.”  The shovel flag was planted and a disclaimer was given that no school will be held liable for any injuries sustained today.
Extended mosey snaked through the lower parking lots included butt-kickers, high-knees, and karaokes and finished at the bus parking lot for Warmarama.