Betsy's Bits

January 9, 2014

Sweet Sixteen

Mrs. Derr and Mrs. Paschal started a weekly lunch club this year called "The Sweet Sixteen". Sixteen African-American eighth graders, fifteen females and one male, were hand-selected and invited to become part of this group each Tusday from 12:30 to 1:00 in the PLC room. Our mission for this club is to foster positive relationships between these students and adults in our school. We want to provide a model for them to demonstrate how successful adults look and act to be contributing members of our community. This week Mrs. Black coordinated a guest speaker, Chaketa Mellett, a board member of Lee County Communities in Schools and a graduate of LCS, to speak about her journey and what it takes to be a leader. There are plans for the group to do a service project for our school and community in the month of February.

All I'm gonna say...

I know benchmarks have been a nightmare this week. I'm sorry! THANK YOU.


Mrs. Shannon Wymer will join the Mustang Team as their ELA/Eng 1 teacher on Monday. Shannon lives in Apex and has taught English 1 to 9th graders for several years. She is finishing her master's degree in reading through NCSU.

We are all so appreciative for Mrs. Williams! She has done an outstanding job filling in while we looked for the right person to teach our children and join the family.

Next Week:

All Week is Spirit Week

(Staff may wear jeans all week IF you participate in the activities!)

  • Monday: 8th Grade Final Exams, Pep Rally, Social Studies PLC, HOME GAME vs WEST
  • Tuesday: 7th Grade Final Exams, Science PLC, LCS Board of Ed Meeting
  • Friday: End of 1st Semester/2nd Quarter

Spirit Week Activities

Monday: Stallion Stampede - wear purple and gold, Pep Rally and game

Tuesday: Wild About Learning @ SLMS - Camo and animal prints

Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday - Wacky

Thursday: Shine Bright Like a Stallion - Neon

Friday: Chomping to the Top - Top it off with a Hat day!

Prizes will be awarded daily!

(Staff may wear jeans all week IF you participate in the activities!)