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									                                                                                          October 23, 2009

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                                          Weekly Newsletter of South
                                             Charlotte Middle School

                                                                                   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:
Chris Ryan (
Cindy Spain (
Fred Poore (                                           NO SCHOOL ON
Susan King (                                        THURSDAY &
                                                                          FRIDAY, OCT.
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-
There won’t be any physical tickets issued. Please pay for your ticket(s) at the check in desk at the

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:
      or online:
      under Programs and

Sponsored by the SCMS PTA. Open to
grades 6, 7, 8.

                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.

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.

                 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
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