Pennies for Patients

From October 8th to October 26th, the entire student body participated in Pennies for Patients.   Pennies for Patients is a special program sponsored by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s School and Youth Program.  This is a service learning program that gives students the unique experience of working together to raise both awareness and funds in honor of thousands of children and adults fighting against blood cancer.

Each class raised funds towards the school wide Pennies for Patients fundraising goal. The total raised was $935. The third grade class raised the most at $208.82 and earned a pizza party as a result.

During the Pennies for Patients event, students held a fundraiser where anyone could dress like a superhero for the day. The students in the following photos dressed as various superheros including as our own science teacher, Ms. Emily.

Native American Drum Circle

On October 1, 2018, Kindergarten through fourth grade students were delighted to observe and be part of  a Native American Drum Circle and story telling from the Grandfather Mountain area. Mikko Harmon (main speaker) brought a group to both perform for and with our students.  They performed traditional Native American music and dance and shared folklore.

Come Support ARTrageous & Our Own GrowZone Players TONIGHT

TONIGHT is ARTrageous 2018 — art, food, live music, and our fabulous GrowZone Players performing a one-act play. $8 for adults and $5 for students. Please consider supporting this awesome event. Plus you’ll be able to bid on items in our silent auction. OH! Did I mention there will be food? 


Scenes from Makers Mash 2018

Each year at Halloween time, our school puts on a party for Makers. We call it our annual Makers Mash and it is an event that student and staff look forward to each year. Students make decorated/carved pumpkins, monsters from upcycled materials, and come dressed in costumes in all sorts of categories such as traditional, upcycled, yearly themed and group categories. Judges are on hand to pick winners in a wide variety of categories and even award cash prizes. This yearly Maker event gets the creative juices flowing and gets our students thinking about our annual School Maker Faire that will be held in March. Such fun!

Makers Mash 2018 is Next Week – Have your made your costume? Carved your pumpkin? Made your monster?

You won’t want to miss out in this super fun annual Maker event. The whole school gets involved and it’s a fun day to showcase your creativity. Click HERE to find out more.

TLC! Kicks Off the Walk Across NC Campaign

Through the North Carolina Safe Routes to School program, the N.C. Department of Transportation works to make walking and riding a bicycle to school a safe and more appealing options for all children.

The statewide, national and international program involves facilitating the planning, development and implementation of projects and activities to improve safety and reduce traffic, fuel consumption and air pollution near schools.

Students at TLC are doing their part by starting a Walk Across NC campaign.  Last week students heard a special presentation and started walking!

Look for information coming home with your student.

8th Annual Day of Service to Honor 9/11

At 9:00am on September 11th, students at The Learning Center Charter School gathered in front of the school to remember and pay tribute to the victims of the terror attacks on September 11, 2001.  After observing a moment of silence, the students mobilized into groups to perform acts of kindness and service across campus and the community.

Some students spent the day picking up litter along the local roadways, streams and hiking trails while others remained on campus and performed beautification projects such as tree trimming and weeding.  One group helped construct the newly expanded Aquaponics garden while another created new games for one of the school’s playgrounds.  Several students operated a car washing station where they washed teacher and staff cars.

“This year’s event marked the eighth year in a row we have performed community service as a means to honor the lives lost on 9/11,” said Mary Jo Dyre, school director. “Our annual day of service not only honors those victims, but develops the character of our students as well.”