Kindergarten Visits Apple Orchard

On September 10th, Kindergarten students at The Learning Center Charter School took a trip to the apple orchard at Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center in Blairsville, GA to visit and learn about Johnny Appleseed, growing and harvesting apples in our region, and the cycle of life in an apple orchard.

Prior to the field trip, Kindergarten teacher Stephanie Wilson read many books to the students about apples.  As a result, students were able to recognize the parts of the plant, knew the proper technique to pick and not injure the apple tree or other apples, and could discuss the interdependent relationship of insects, animals, and plants, and how weather effects farming.

Wilson found creative ways to use apples across the curriculum upon their return to school.  Students added and subtracted apples, learned the science behind what makes an apple grow and even made wonderful apple art.

“Math, science, language arts, guided reading and visual arts studies were all enhanced with this special field work at the orchard,” said Wilson.

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Murphy PD & EMS Visit

In September, both the Cherokee County EMS Department and the Murphy Police Department visited our Montessori Preschool and Kindergarten students.

Thank you for visiting our young students and telling them about your important community function and answering all of their many, many questions!

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Library Visits Preschool

Back in September, our Montessori Preschool students welcomed a member from the Murphy library. She visited the class and read several stories to them.

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It’s Not Too Late to Become a Bear Cub Clogger

In conjunction with John C. Campbell Folk School, clogging classes are offered to our students on Tuesdays and Thursdays in September on our campus.

The fall clogging class session is a total of 10 classes and costs $20 (that’s only $2 a session!)

Any kindergarten through eighth grade student may sign up.  Please note that if the student is in kindergarten or first grade, they must have a sibling or adult present with them at practice.

Students will learn basic clogging steps and routines. They will have performance opportunities around our local community.

Students should have a leather soled shoe, tap, or clogging shoes.

Want to know more?  Click or tap here to send Ms. Monica an email and to reserve a space for your child. 

Music Camp Taught More Than Just Music

Twenty four area teens participated in the inaugural year of “Music Takes You Places” in Murphy from June 25-30, 2019.  The camp was brought to Murphy by the Jackie Ward Foundation.

The Jackie Ward Foundation is a non-profit 501(c) (3) foundation that seeks to enrich and enhance education to local students by introducing the life-changing power of the Arts, while also promoting business, entrepreneurship, science, technology, engineering and math education.

The music camp was founded and is directed by accomplished pianist, Latavius Mulzac. Mulzac is a musician and music producer out of Nashville, Tennessee and has toured with BB King All Star Band, Lady Antebellum, Silk and more.

“My ‘Music Takes You Places’ program is designed to cultivate self discipline and awareness, emotional intelligence, and creativity in each student.  The goal is to guide each participant to a place musically that acts as a path to success in society,” said Mulzac.

The campers spent the week learning numerous songs in preparation for their showcase performance that was held Sunday, June 30th at the Texana Community Center.

Mulzac said that in addition to the music lessons, he had campers focused on setting and achieving goals each day.  Plus, each day during the lunch session, campers were entertained by notable musicians including Daniela Soledade, a Brazilian singer from Rio de Janeiro, master guitarist Nate Najara, and former North Carolina Poet Laureate, Shelby Stephenson.

To learn more, please visit Music Takes You Places or the Jackie Ward Foundation.

8th Grade Service Projects

Eighth grade students at The Learning Center Charter School know how to give back to the community.  That’s because throughout the school year they have developed service projects in conjunction with the Lead2Feed program.

Lead2Feed is a student leadership program that blends leadership lessons with community service.  The program is designed for 6th-12th grade students and integrates robust leadership lessons with a project based learning model.  The goal of the program is for students to increase their understanding of practical leadership skills as they take action to make a positive impact within their communities.

The eighth grade class was divided into four teams with the goal of creating service projects within our community.  One team donated over 300 units of food and supplies to REACH in Murphy.  Another group was able to raise money and donations for The Friendship House in Murphy.   A third team scheduled three liter clean up days.

Teacher Ryan Bender noted that the students worked through all the necessary steps of each service project.  “These student groups created team names and logos and worked diligently to determine attainable goals for their projects,” said Bender. “I am proud of their work and they are happy to have made a difference in our community.”

Innovation Tech Camp — June 10 – 13, 2019 — at TLC!

June will be here before you know it.  Consider this A W E S O M E camp for your student. Open to all whether a TLC student or not.

Call our front office at 835-7240 for more information or go to HERE  to register.