October Governing Body Meeting

Please join us for the October 2014 Governing Body Meeting at 6:00pm in the campus auditorium on Tuesday, October 28th. Our APAA students will present music and dance selections to our Board and membership. Minutes from last months meeting are provided below. Also, tomorrow night's PowerPoint presentation is provided below for those parents/guardians who will be unable to make the meeting. Everyone is invited and we hope you will come join us!!  

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 Halloween Carnival

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The APAA students will host the Halloween Carnival for our LKCS students on Friday, October 31st. This is a Title I incentive and participation will be based on the following: student behavior, student academic performance and student attendance. The LKCS teachers and administrative staff will award eligible LKCS students a golden ticket to enter the carnival. The school day is comprised of carnival games, activities, prizes, food, a haunted house, candy and animated Halloween-themed movies.

Parents, please keep in mind student participation is optional. If you family does not believe in celebrating Halloween, your child can engage in regular school activities away from the carnival activities; along with those students who do not earn a golden ticket.

Halloween Costume Guidelines are as follows: Face masks covering the entire face are not allowed. Toy accessories resembling contraband are not allowed. Jeans and t-shirts as a costume are not allowed. Vulgar or obscene graphics and writing are not allowed. Costumes exposing midriffs, chests, backs and legs are not allowed. All student body parts must be covered at all times. Only LKCS students are allowed to wear costumes. APAA students participating in the Haunted House will get dressed at school.

Election Day

The LKCS and APAA campus will be closed on Tuesday, November 4th for Election Day. Campus will reopen on Wednesday, October 5th. Please contact the main office at 803-644-4824 with any questions.

 

LKCS and APAA

Salvation Army Canned Food Drive

Our Salvation Army Canned Food Drive begins Wednesday, November 5th. We will accept donations through Friday, November 21st. Even one canned food item is a blessing. This year the LKCS and APAA grade that donates the most food will receive an ice cream sundae party. Thanks in advance for supporting this worthy cause.

Picture Make-Up Day

LifeTouch Photography will be on campus Thursday, November 13th. Our LKCS and APAA students who did not have an opportunity to take and/or purchase pictures a few weeks ago, will have a second chance. Parents/Guardians are reminded that LKCS students must wear their school uniforms for this picture. They will be able to wear alternative clothes on Spring Picture Day in March. Please call the main office with any questions!!

Thank You Day Program

Dear Supporters and Friends,

You are cordially invited to our Thank You Program on Thursday, November 20th in the campus auditorium at 10:00am. The program has been organized to express our deepest appreciation for your love and support.

The Lloyd Kennedy Charter School (LKCS) and Aiken Performing Arts Academy (APAA) student body are preparing a wonderful list of presentations in your honor including songs, dances, a visual arts display, poetry and a theatrical skit.

We hope to see you on Thursday, November 20th at 10:00am. Please RSVP at the 803-644-4824. Contact the main office with any questions. Come Join Us!!

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DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

We are very excited about these upcoming events. This year's school-wide focus will incorporate a World Class Education Initiative, School Culture, Speakers and Events.
2014-2015 Activities and Announcements

October 27th: LKCS and APAA Parent Conference Day and Report Cards Issued! No Classes!! Conferences Scheduled!!
October 28th:
LKCS and APAA Joint Governing Body Meeting, Campus Auditorium at 6pm, Come Join Us!!
October 31st: APAA Service Project & LKCS Title I Incentive - Halloween Carnival
November 4th: Election Day!! No Classes!! Campus Closed!!
November 5th: LKCS and APAA Community Service Canned Food Drive Project Kick-Off!!
November 13th: LKCS and APAA Make-Up Picture Day
November 20th: "We Appreciate You" Program, Campus Auditorium, 9:00am-10:00am, Come Join Us!!
November 21st: LKCS and APAA Community Service Canned Food Drive Project Ends!! Don't Forget Your Donations!!
November 25th:
LKCS and APAA Early Release Day, Students will Dismiss at 11:30am!!!
November 26th thru 28th: Thanksgiving Holiday!! School Closed!!
December 2nd thru 12th: LKCS Winter MAPS Testing

December 9th thru 11th: APAA "Christmas Around the World" Showcase Rehearsals
December 12th: APAA "Christmas Around the World" Showcase, Campus Auditorium at 7pm, Tickets
$10
December 15th thru 18th:
LKCS and APAA Nine Week Exams!!
December 19th: LKCS Title I Incentive -
Santa's List
December 22nd thru 31st: Christmas Holiday!! School Closed!!
January 1st thru 2nd: New Year's Holiday!! School Closed!!
January 6th thru 7th: LKCS and APAA "Getting Focused" Campaign
January 9th thru 14th: LKCS and APAA Semester Exams

January 13th:
End of 2nd Nine-Week Period and Semester Period
January 13th thru 14th: LKCS and APAA Talent Show Rehearsals, Campus Auditorium, 3:30-5:00pm
January 15th: LKCS and APAA 4th Annual Talent Show, Campus Auditorium at 7pm,
Tickets $7
January 16th:
Teacher Training and Workday! No Classes!!
January 19th: Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday! No Classes!! Campus Closed!!
January 22nd: LKCS and APAA Report Cards Issued!!
January 27th:
LKCS and APAA Joint Governing Body Meeting, Campus Auditorium at 6pm, Come Join Us!!
February 4th:
LKCS and APAA Early Release Day, Students will Dismiss at 11:30am!!!
February 6th: LKCS and APAA Family Pizza Luncheon Day
February 11th: Operation Get Smart Program Speakers
February 13th: Valentine's Day Candy-Grams!!
February 16th: President's Day Holiday!! No Classes!! Campus Closed!!

February 19th: 
LKCS and APAA Student Interim Reports Issued!!
February 17th thru 19th: Jazz Night Rehearsals, Campus Auditorium
February 20th: 4th Annual Jazz Night, Campus Auditorium at 7pm, Tickets
$10
February 24th:
LKCS and APAA Joint Governing Body Meeting, Campus Auditorium at 6pm, Come Join Us!!
March 4th:
LKCS and APAA Early Release Day, Students will Dismiss at 11:30am!!!
March 5th: CANCELLED -
After School Program and Title I Tutoring Due to Out-of State Teacher Charter Training
March 6th:
Teacher Training and Workday! No Classes!!
March 13th thru 19th:
LKCS and APAA Nine Week Exams!!
March 20th:
Teacher In-Service and Workday! No Classes!!
March 24th: End of 3rd Nine-Week Period
March 27th: LKCS and APAA Spring Picture Day!!
March 31st: LKCS and APAA Student Report Cards Issued!!
March 31st: 4th Annual Artistically Sweet Experience &
LKCS and APAA Joint Governing Body Meeting at 6pm    
April 1st: LKCS and APAA Early Release Day, Students will Dismiss at 11:30am!!!
April 3rd: Good Friday Holiday! Campus Closed!! 
April 6th thru 10th: Spring Break Week!! Campus Closed!!
April 14th thru 16th: APAA Spring Showcase Rehearsals

April 17th: APAA Presents "The World of Oz Unraveled" Showcase, Campus Auditorium at 7pm,
Tickets $10
April 24th: APAA Presents "Casino Night" Prom, Campus Auditorium, 7:30-9:30pm
April 28th: Year End
LKCS and APAA Joint Governing Body Meeting, Campus Auditorium at 6pm, Come Join Us!!
May 5th:
LKCS and APAA Student Interim Reports Issued!!
May 6th:
LKCS and APAA Early Release Day, Students will Dismiss at 11:30am!!!
May 22nd: LKCS and APAA Field and Family Fun Day, Early Release, Students will Dismiss at 11:30am!!
May 25th: Memorial Day Holiday!! Campus Closed!!
May 26th thru 29th: LKCS and APAA Semester Exams!!

May 28th thru June 2nd: LKCS Theatre Presents Rehearsals, Campus Auditorium
June 1st thru 2nd:
LKCS and APAA Early Release Day, Students will Dismiss at 11:30am!!!
June 3rd: LKCS Theatre Presents at 9:30am -
Tickets $2 LKCS and APAA Awards Program at 10:30am, Auditorium
June 3rd: Graduation Rehearsal at 11:45am, Campus Auditorium. All Graduates and Junior Marshals must attend!

June 4th: APAA 2015 Graduation Ceremony, Campus Auditorium at 10:00am
   
 
Please review our "Daily Announcements" Section regularly for new postings on speakers and events.

2014-2015 STUDENT ENROLLMENT

 Our 2014-2015 Student Enrollment Campaign is in full swing. Enrollment applications for the current school year are available on this website; just click on the "Forms" tab. We are also promoting new incentives for returning families. Please read below for more information on enrollment incentives. Come Join Us!!

CAMPUS TOURS AVAILABLE!!

PLEASE CALL OR STOP BY THE SCHOOL TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.

CALL 803-644-4824 FOR MORE INFORMATION

2014-2015 Enrollment Incentives

As part of our 2014-2015 Enrollment Campaign, the LKCS and APAA are offering incentives to our current families. The incentives are as follows:

*Any current family that brings a new student to the school for next year will receive a 50% discount on their child’s registration fee.

*If that same family brings two or more students to the school for next year, they will receive a 100% discount on their child’s registration fee.

*If the current family bringing in the new student has more than one child enrolled, they have the opportunity to recruit as many new students needed to wipe out their registration fees.

*Please note new students must remain enrolled through the 45th Day of school.

Please contact the main office at (803) 644-4824 with any questions.

Charter Schools and Sports Teams

According to A164, R188, H3241(Section 6) of the South Carolina Charter School Law, charter school students are eligible to participate in any extracurricular activities, including sports teams, offered at their resident traditional school they are zoned to attend. Please read the legislation listed below.

(3)(a)    A charter school is eligible for federally sponsored, state-sponsored or district-sponsored interscholastic leagues, competitions, awards, scholarships, grants, and recognition programs for students, educators, administrators, staff, and schools to the same extent as all other public schools.

(b)    A charter school student is eligible to compete for, and if selected, participate in any extracurricular activities not offered by the student's charter school which are offered at the resident public school he would otherwise attend. A charter school student is eligible to compete for, and if selected, participate in an activity governed by the South Carolina High School League offered at the resident public school he would otherwise attend if the league-governed activity is not offered at the student's charter school.

(c)    A charter school student is eligible for extracurricular activities at the student's resident public school consistent with eligibility standards as applied to full-time students of the resident public school.

(d)    A school district or resident public school may not impose additional requirements on a charter school student to participate in extracurricular activities that are not imposed on full-time students of the resident public school.

(e)    Charter school students shall pay the same fees as other students to participate in extracurricular activities.

(f)    Charter school students shall be eligible for the same fee waivers for which other students are eligible.

A big change this year is school will dismiss at 2:36pm. We are providing two after-school options for our families. Please read the details below. 

After-School ProgramThe After-School Program will operate on regular school days from 2:30pm – 4:30pm. Students will receive a snack, have Title I Tutoring homework time, and play board games or watch videos until pick-up time for a weekly charge of $10.00. As always, the Administration will work with families who require assistance with after-school program fees.

Specialized Title I Tutoring Program - The Specialized Title I Tutoring Program will operate on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of regularly scheduled school days from 2:30pm – 4:30pm. These dates are in accordance with teachers' personal schedules. Specialized tutoring is driven by teacher recommendations and parental requests, so please check with your child’s teacher for availability. The Specialized Title I Tutoring program is a free service.

 College Exploration, Career Search, Scholarship Information & Financial Aid

APAA Students, please visit the following websites:

www.collegetoolkit.com

www.sccango.org

fastweb.com

collegeboard.com

act.com

fafsa.ed.org

collegeview.com

sctechsystem.com


College Admission Tests:

SAT (collegeboard.com) - The SAT is a more of an aptitude test, testing reasoning and verbal skills. Areas Tested: Critical Reasoning, Math and Writing

ACT (act.org) - The ACT is an achievement test measuring what a student has learned in school. Areas Tested: English, Math, Reading, Science and Writing

LKCS and APAA Commercial

 APAA Commercial

APAA Original Production "Christmas in New York"


 

CONGRATULATIONS TO LKCS FOR ITS 2013-2014 SCHOOL REPORT CARD, AND RECEIVING  A PALMETTO SILVER AWARD

CONGRATULATIONS TO APAA FOR AN EXCELLENT RATING ON ITS 2012-2013 SCHOOL REPORT CARD, AND RECEIVING  A PALMETTO GOLD AWARD

CONGRATULATIONS TO LKCS FOR MAKING AYP 2010-2011

CONGRATULATIONS TO APAA FOR AN EXCELLENT RATING ON ITS 2010-2011 SCHOOL REPORT CARD, AND RECEIVING  A PALMETTO GOLD AWARD.


 

Don't ever let the way someone has treated you determine your worth. 

~J Meyer

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