October 23, 2009 s ho ckwave Weekly Newsletter of South Charlotte Middle School PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR SCMS BOOSTER CLUB Coming Next Week… Thank you to everyone who has signed up to be members of the South Charlotte Booster Club. For those of you who have not signed up but wish to be a member, please either download the member- 10/26 Softball/Volleyball home vs. Robinson ship form off of the homepage of the athletics link on the SCMS web- 10/27 Dinner Theater site or contact one of us below and we can help assist. We will be 10/28 Football home vs. Quail Hollow publishing members of the SCMS Booster Club in the November 6th 10/29-30 Parent Conferences/ edition of Shocker News so if you have an interest, please fill out Teacher Workdays your membership form and return it to school with your child by November 2nd. The SCMS Booster Club is more critical than ever due to the reduced funding that middle school sports receives due to recent budget WHAT TO DO TO REPORT AN cuts. The SCMS Booster Club’s main objective is to help make sure that participation in middle school sports is a positive experience ABSENCE for the players, students, coaches, and parents. There are limited Parents are no longer opportunities for fundraising during the year so a significant portion able to phone in ab- of the SCMS athletic budget relies on membership. It is only $20.00 sences to the hotline per family but any donation amount would be appreciated. These since it no longer exists. funds are used to help supplement the already reduced funds that We need to know when the SCMS athletic department receives to provide necessary equip- and WHY your child is ment, uniforms, and other team requirements. absent. If your child is absent, please call the main school phone number and ask for at- Thank you in advance for those of you have joined or about to join. tendance or you may email the absence to the Attendance Secretary at: email@example.com Chris Ryan (firstname.lastname@example.org) Cindy Spain (email@example.com) Fred Poore (firstname.lastname@example.org) NO SCHOOL ON Susan King (email@example.com) THURSDAY & FRIDAY, OCT. 29-30. Tickets are selling fast for the Dinner Theater this Tuesday the 27th (6:30 to 8) Tickets are only $5 each and include a delicious Italian pasta dinner by Tony’s Pizza of Ballantyne as well as live entertainment by honors students in the Fine Arts disciplines. Doors open at 6:30 and the show begins at 7. To make your reservation please email Pat Fogarty at pfo- firstname.lastname@example.org. There won’t be any physical tickets issued. Please pay for your ticket(s) at the check in desk at the show. New at the Dinner Theater – A Coolest Pumpkin Contest Bring your decorated or carved pumpkin to the Dinner Theater and enter the contest. Top pumpkin will win a $25 gift card and prizes will be awarded to the top 3 pumpkins. All pumpkins can be taken home after the show. Please no store decorated pumpkins. Countdown to Cookies! The deadline for turning in the Goalbuster cookie dough orders has passed. Please take a mo- ment to make sure that your child turned in his/her order (especially Chorus students). Mark your calendar for the order delivery date - Thursday November 19th from 3:15 to 7:30 pm. Thanks for your outstanding support of the Fine Arts at South Charlotte Middle School! November 9, 2009 Suzy Catenazzo: email@example.com or online: www.ncpta.org under Programs and Reflections. Sponsored by the SCMS PTA. Open to grades 6, 7, 8. SOFTBALL Your softball Shockers played Crestdale Monday afternoon. They fought a hard battle, but Crestdale's pitcher proved to be too strong and the Shockers lost. Our record is now 2-4. The next game is Wednesday away against Carmel. The Softball Shockers competed against Carmel Wednesday afternoon. It was an action filled game with balls hit all over the field. Natalie Cregan, Madison Ratledge, MacKenzie Keane, Savannah Stancombe, and Landon Fuller all had RBI's for the team. After 6 innings battling back, the Shockers came up short with a score of 9-17. Please come out on Monday for a home game against Robinson. VOLLEYBALL The Lady Shocker Volleyball team played an exciting match last night against the Car- mel Cougars. South Charlotte started off slow in the first game but came back to win the second game 25-20 behind the tough serving of Rahel Griffith. Carmel started off strong in the 3rd game but the South Charlotte's back row defense led by Amy Gunn, Becky Porter and Melissa Boyajian fought hard to stay in the game. Ulti- mately, the tough front row hits from Carmel proved too much and South Charlotte lost 15-6. FOOTBALL SOUTH CHARLOTTE FOOTBALL SHOCKERS WIN A TIGHT ONE! On October 22nd, the South Charlotte Shockers won a thriller over Alexander Graham by the score of 14 – 6. The first half offense was led by the ground game of Hayden Tay- lor, Will Portas, Zack Calcanes, and Malique Tatum and the fantastic blocking by Bentley Spain, Femi Abioye, Tate Boyce, Daniel Hart, Matt Hampton, Tim Brady, and Isaac Bush. Running Back Hayden Taylor scored the only touchdown in the first half and QB Patrick Ryan connected with Will Portas for the 2-point conversion to take a 8-0 lead at halftime. After giving up a touchdown in the 3rd quarter which sliced the lead to 8-6, the South Charlotte defense came roaring back. Bentley Spain, Drew Leopprich, Wesley Simmons, David Ward, Austin Leonard, Hayden Taylor, and Connor Poore made several big tackles in the 2nd half and Patrick Ryan returned an interception 35 yards for a touchdown to seal the victory at 14-6. There were several great plays made on special teams led by Danny Choi, Daniel Nix, Alex Katz, Trevor McGowan, Thomas Darden, Ty Tousa, and Mohamed Kishk. The Shockers record is now 3-2 and the team looks forward to getting your support at home next Wednesday against a tough Quail Hollow team. SOUTH CHARLOTTE MIDDLE SCHOOL ATTENTION CHECK WRITERS 8040 Strawberry Lane Charlotte, NC 28277 We gladly accept your checks. Phone: 980-343-3670 Fax: 980-343-3725 When you provide a check as payment, you authorize us to use information from Office Hours: 8:15 am—4:15 pm the check to make a one-time electronic Phones answered from 8:00am—4:30pm fund transfer from your account, or to process the payment as a check transac- tion. South Charlotte is a member of the South Learning Community. You authorize us to collect a fee of $25 South Learning Community Website: (plus a bank fee is allowed by your state http://pages.cms.k12.nc.us/lcsouth/ law) through electronic transfer from your South Learning Community hours: 7:00am—5:00pm account if your payment is returned un- paid. Please include the following on your re- Please remember to re-link your check: Harris- card! Harris-Teeter VIC card Our TIE number is 1933 1933. • Drivers License # Ask your cashier or you can do it online (with your VIC card#) • Full Name http://www.harristeeter.com/community/together_in_education/li • Street Address nk_to_your_school.aspx (You CAN link to more than one school) • Phone Numbers Helpful Links: SCMS: http://pages.cms.k12.nc.us/southcharlotte/tp://pages.cms.K1scms SCMS PTA : http://pages.cms.k12.nc.us/southcharlottepta/ Email the school: firstname.lastname@example.org Online Payment for Lunches: http://www.cms.k12.nc.us/departments/cns/info.asp?Page=4 Parent Assistant Log-In: https://parents.cms.k12.nc.us/aal_pa/jsp/starter.jsp Student Calendar: http://www.cms.k12.nc.us/discover/calendar/08-09/CMS2008-09StudentCalendar.pdf Academic Calendar: https://extranet.cms.k12.nc.us/news/stories/internetNews/pdf/11A15A200643415PM.pdf CMS Volunteer Registration: https://www.cmsvolunteers.com/volunteer.php?newflag=1 CMS Departments & Programs Directory: http://www.cms.k12.nc.us/departments/ab.asp Students’ Rights and Responsibilities: http://www.cms.k12.nc.us/backtoschool0708/conducteng.pdf Charlotte- In compliance with federal law, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools administers all education programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age or disability.
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