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Basketball and the CRCT
Langston Chapel Elementary combines both for schoolwide celebration
Langston Chapel Elementary School instructional technology teacher Jona Gaskin celebrates as she and her faculty teammates take an early lead over members of the Lady Eagles basketball team. - photo by SCOTT BRYANT/staff

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    All Bulloch County public schools recently completed the CRCT exams. The standardized tests are administered each year near the end of April and can determine if a child advances to another grade or even if an entire school makes the "Adequate Yearly Progress" list. In other words – there's lots of pressure on everyone in every school.
    So, to celebrate the end of CRCT testing in 2009, Langston Chapel Elementary School decided to do something a little bit different, said principal Karen Doty.
    On Thursday afternoon, every student, teacher and staff member filled the gym at the adjacent Langston Chapel Middle School for a unique school rally: The female members of the Langston Chapel staff played basketball against the Georgia Southern women's team and then the Statesboro High boys team. The staff that didn't play were cheerleaders and baton twirlers.
    Students cheered, clapped and stomped for their teachers so loudly that it was hard to hear inside the gym. As for the games, the Langston staff played very well against the GSU and Statesboro players. And, more importantly Doty said, everyone had "real good time. This type of event really builds morale for the school and helps us bond as a school."
    Doty said they are already planning for next year's game!

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