Thursday, December 1, 2016

2017 LNC Alumni Luncheon & Panel - RSVP Form

Alumni of Lake Norman Charter High School,

If you would like to participate in the 2017 Alumni Luncheon and Panel, 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.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Blog Writing as a Skill for Students

Blog/digital compositions and publishing is a new writing skill that students need to have opportunities to develop.

Blog writing and publishing provides favorable opportunities for students to create, moving their learning to the highest levels of Revised Bloom's Taxonomy, regardless of the content and level of course.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Two Tweets from 11/12/16 #LeadUpChat: "Be More, Do Less"

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

November 8, 2016

To the Parents & Students of Lake Norman Charter High School,

This morning, as you may or may not be aware, our "Spirit Rock" was painted in support of a Presidential Candidate.

The student did follow the correct procedures for scheduling the painting of the rock.  Our PTO actually controls the rock, which is normally used to promote birthdays, upcoming extra-curricular events, etc.  I met with the student this morning and adamantly explained that they had done nothing wrong, and certainly they were not in trouble.

But, the rock is on Lake Norman Charter property and more specifically, is quite visible when visitors enter campus from the Old Statesville Rd. entrance.  Therefore, the message could make it appear as if Lake Norman Charter was endorsing a specific political party/candidate.

As a result, we painted over the message to remain consistent with the core values and beliefs of LNC.

We, Lake Norman Charter, remain neutral in all political matters.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Nov. 1, 2016 Principal's Coffee Chat - Live Stream Archive

I apologize for the darkened footage; we can into some streaming glitches this morning.
I believe the best way to view the video is within the tweet itself, rather than in a different window.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Leadership: "Under Our Watch"

"Allowed to happen under his watch."

Level I Violation for "failing to monitor a member of his staff."

These are the indicated faults of a prominent college basketball head coach, recently announced publicly.  As a Principal, I can't help but examine these indictments and easily transfer the statements to School Leadership.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Friday, October 14, 2016

Student-Led Professional Development for Teachers

October 12th, 2016 was a Teacher Workday/Professional Development for the entire Lake Norman Charter faculty and staff.  Back by popular demand, the highlight was the 2nd Annual Student-led Content-specific tech-based sessions, which occurred for all teachers.

Last year, our Digital Multimedia and Global Citizenship students ("DigCit", for short) provided tech-based PD to our teachers, organized by content-teams, and it was a resounding success.  As a result, our students were able to provide intentional, applicable strategies to their own teachers, based on what they have experienced in their own classrooms.

The students submitted anonymous feedback to our DigCit teachers (@SraMcNeilly@JEllenLord).  The feedback is very interesting and provides insight to what it's like for the "roles" to be reversed.  I have included a few of these short reflections, which includes both positive and constructive, with some Twitter Media from the afternoon: