Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Three Reasons E-Learning is Successful at LNC

Recently, Winter Storm Helena brought snow to the south, impacting the greater Charlotte area.  Monday, January 9, 2017 resulted in a traditional snow day for Lake Norman Charter, as well as the greater Piedmont area in North Carolina.  That evening, LNC leaders collectively decided to designate January 10, 2017 as an E-Learning Day.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Message to the Univ. of Minnesota Board of Regents President

Through a mutual connection, I was able to obtain the contact information for the President of the Board of Regents for the University of Minnesota, who served on the small hiring team that selected P.J. Fleck as their new football coach.  Coach Fleck was previously the head football coach at my alma mater, Western Michigan University.

Here is a copy of my letter:

Friday, December 23, 2016

My 'Farthest Reaching' Tweet of 2016

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

Thursday, December 15, 2016

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.