Thursday, August 10, 2017

Stay Connected w/ LNC This Year through Twitter

Six Twitter accounts to follow and stay connected with Lake Norman Charter HS this year (Twitter handles are hyperlinked):

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Morning Middle School Drop-Off Procedure - Lake Norman Charter

THIS WAS FILMED BY A TRAINED PROFESSIONAL.  DO NOT ATTEMPT TO USE YOUR PHONE IN THIS MANNER ON OUR CAMPUS.  This should serve as a video reference for Lake Norman Charter Middle School families.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Beginning of Year Letter to LNC Families 2017

July 31, 2017
Dear Parents and Families of the LNC Community:
On behalf of the Lake Norman Charter High School faculty, staff, and administrative team, I would like to officially welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year. I am honored to serve as Principal of the High School.  Your continuous support, in addition to our collaborative efforts aligned with the LNC’s mission and core values, will continue instilling our students with a lifelong desire to “learn, lead, and serve.”
This letter provides valuable information to assist in a fluid opening to the 2017-2018 school year. Please do not hesitate to contact me (csmith@lncharter.org) with any questions.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Lottery-Style Beatdown - F3 Highlands

  • When: 07/25/2017
  • QIC: Powerball
  • The PAX: Gordo, Half-Cocked, Klean Up, Alcatraz, Barrister, Othello, Pavarotti, Snip, Handy Man, Late-Bloomer, Sandman, Drop Cloth, The Nanny, Chavez, Buffalo Bill, Butterfly, Gump, Bling, Disaster, Shazam

21 PAX ignored the warning of a theme on Twitter and still showed to help me celebrate my One-Year "PAINniversary."  Shovel flag was planted and the extended disclaimer was given (with a school-based theme: "No school can be held accountable if you are injured during the beatdown.").  Extended mosey through the the lower parking lots with high-knees, butt-kickers, and karaokes included and finished at the bus parking lot for Warmarama.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Eight Tweets from @casas_jimmy's "Moving Beyond the Status Quo" #NPC17 Session


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Five Tweets from @SteeleThoughts' "Awesomeness is a Choice" #NPC17 Session


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Six Tweets from @E_Sheninger's "Digital Leadership" #NPC17 Session





Monday, July 10, 2017

Learning and Validation

I am surrounded by tremendous school leaders.  Principals and other leaders in education who I look up to, individuals who make up my Professional Learning Network, and many that I am meeting for the very first time.

I am at the National Principals Conference in Philadelphia.

The majority of the sessions I decided to attend were based on the opportunity to hear/see the individual speak after "knowing" them solely through Twitter and the content they produce.

Danny Steele. Eric Sheninger. Jimmy Casas. Brad Gustafson. Todd Nesloney. Salome Thomas-El.  Derek McCoy (DM, I actually have the privilege of knowing already). Just to name a few.

In actuality, most of the presenters are so impacting that it's almost astonishing I am even engaged in 1:1 dialogue.  These leaders are on the Mount Rushmore of school leadership.

In addition to the overall session focus, these highly-successful Principals typically also share the impressive efforts and movements they have implemented in their own schools, ranging from culture-building, learning spaces, collaborative learning, community engagement, and instructional support (just to name a few).