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Lead Academy Weekly News 8-25-19
Lead Academy Weekly News 8-25-19
Chase Willingham
Sunday, August 25, 2019

Weekly Update 8/18/19

Thank you to a successful first week of school!  I would say it was our smoothest first week yet.  As we head into week two, academic classes will be in full swing.  With that, I want to remind everyone that Lead Academy is about growth, mastery, and pushing students to learn and grow more than ever before.  If you are new to Lead Academy, keep in mind that our goal is to grow all students.  Growth means reteaching weaknesses and pushing ahead with strengths.  You may be coming from a school where you received all 100s and As on everything you do.  That won't happen at Lead. If a student is getting a 100 on everything, we probably aren't challenging them enough.  Through jumprope, our grading system, you will see your students strengths AND weaknesses.  Some people love that and some are uncomfortable with it.  We are all about a growth mindset and realizing we all have weaknesses and no one is perfect.  If we all go into the year expecting and realizing that challenges are needed for growth, we will all have a great year.  


Thank you for being patient the first week of carline.  Our plan is to get faster and faster each day.  Please be patient as everyone gets used to routines.  Also, keep in mind that without your car tag, you will be asked to park and go in the front office to sign out your students.  This is for safety purposes.  During morning drop off, keep in mind that the line is a single line.  Do not double stack in the bottom of carline during morning drop off.  The more people who turn right onto Mauldin road rather than left, the quicker drop off and dismissal will go.  

Lead Athletics

The Lead Boys soccer and Girls volleyball kicked off their season this week. The boys soccer team took home a 3-1 overtime win and the Girls Volleyball team took a close loss.  Both teams played extremely hard.  To view their schedules, visit our website, athletics and select the sport.  

Updates from the Health Room

The Nurses Office will NO longer be stocking Tylenol, Ibuprofen or Tums. If your student needs to receive these medications, you will have to have to fill out a form to have the medication available for them. Forms are available in the Nurse's office. Once the form is filled out, parents must bring the medication in the original box, and the form to the nurses office.  Students are NOT allowed to bring them in.

Nut Free School!

Just a reminder, we are a nut free campus.  To read more about our policy, click here. 

Gears is Hiring!

Gears Youth Services is currently hiring part time workers (15-20 hours per week).  If interested, contact Gears via email at 

New App!

 LEAD Academy has a new app! Find sports scores, menus, and news updates. Download on Android: or iPhone:  The app contains forms to submit a parent excuse for an absence as well as a safety form to report any issues relating to bullying or safety.  

Box Tops:

Box Tops for education is going digital with a new mobile app! Look for the new Box Top label on school supply purchases, scan your receipt with the new Box Tops app (available on iTunes or Google Play) and money will be added to our school's earnings. 

2019-2020 School Calendar

View the 2019-2020 calendar here:

Student Dress Code

Please read the 19-20 Dress Code here:

No major changes have been made.

19-20 Student Handbook

This year's handbook can be located here:

Free Middle School Field Trip

If you are the parent of a 6th-8th Grade student, please read important information here:

Summer Work Reminder

Please make sure your students complete their summer work packet and the Greenville Library summer reading program if they haven't.  Packets are available in the front office.  

School Supply Lists

View school supply lists here:

School Fees and Paperwork

Please remember that all outstanding fees and paperwork must be completed before students will be able to receive their chromebooks (grades 4-8). 

Important Upcoming Dates

9/2 No School- Labor Day

9/4- Dress Down Day $1

10/17-10/18 No School- Teacher Workdays