Congratulations to our 2020 Teacher of the Year Scarlett Sawyer and our 2020 Support Staff Member of the year Elena Vargas Martinez. Both are very deserving of the recognition they are receiving as voted on by their peers. Thank you for all you do for Lead Academy!
We are so excited that Celebrations of Learning are here! The goal of our COLs is for students to present to guests the journey of their learning over the last few months. Each student has done a deep dive into a single theme across their core classes. This is an opportunity for them to display their learning growth and how that learning showed up both in their academic work across subjects and also in the work habits. Another goal of our COLs is for our students to become more and more comfortable with speaking to others in a professional manner.This is a hallmark event for us as a school. We ask that you make every effort to attend and allow your child to stay the entire time. We also ask that you spend time visiting other grades that are presenting and listening to students other than your own. In doing this, you will hopefully get to know the school better, while also supporting the learning of our larger student body. See you soon!
This week's info: https://www.myleadacademy.com/article/177172?org=lead-academy . We hope to see everyone at Celebrations of Learning over the next two weeks.
Know any soccer coaches? We are in need of a Girl's soccer coach for the upcoming season. The season runs from Mid-Februrary to Late April and time commitment would be around 2-3 hours per day (4-6/6:30) 3-4 days per week. The position comes with a paid stipend. If you know anyone who is interested, please share this with them. Small finder's fee available to anyone who helps us locate someone. Interested people or questions should be directed to Coach Keller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We wanted to remind everyone about a few important upcoming events. 1. On Wednesday, January 8th, 3rd-5th grade will be holding a Math Parent Night from 5:15-6:15. Teachers will go over strategies to help your student with math and we will have lots of free giveaways for attendees. We hope to see you all there. 2. Over the next two weeks, we will hold our Winter Celebrations of Learning. During this event, students will talk visitors through their Fall expedition work and show off their progress. Those will be held: Thursday, January 16th- Grades K, 2, 4, 8 Wednesday, January 22nd- Grades 1, 3, 5, 7 (Note- 6th grade held their COL in November) Both COLs will run from 5:30- 7:00 PM. Queríamos recordarles a todos sobre algunos próximos eventos importantes. 1. El miércoles 8 de enero, los grados 3 ° a 5 ° celebrarán una Noche de Padres de Matemáticas de 5:15-6: 15. Los maestros repasarán estrategias para ayudar a su estudiante con las matemáticas y tendremos muchos regalos gratis para los asistentes. Esperamos veros a todos allí. 2. Durante las próximas dos semanas, celebraremos nuestras celebraciones de aprendizaje de invierno. Durante este evento, los estudiantes hablarán a los visitantes a través de su trabajo de expedición de otoño y mostrarán su progreso. Esos se llevarán a cabo: Jueves 16 de enero - Grados K, 2, 4, 8 Miércoles 22 de enero- Grados 1, 3, 5, 7 (Nota- 6to grado celebró su COL en noviembre) Ambos COL se ejecutarán de 5:30 a 7:00 p.m.
We look forward to seeing everyone back at school tomorrow. Here is this week's news- https://www.myleadacademy.com/article/174362?org=lead-academy
Just a reminder that spirit week is next week. Cost is $5 for the week or $2 per day. The themes for each day are: Monday- Marvel/Disney Day Tuesday- Tacky Twin Day Wednesday- College or Professional Team Day Thursday- Throwback Thursday (70's, 80's, 90s) Friday- Futuristic Friday - Wear your spaced out futuristic outfit.
The Falcons boys basketball team pulled out a hard fought victory against St. Mary's Catholic School last night thanks to tough defense and hot shooting by Camren James. The girls fell short in the early game but showed perseverance late it the game by narrowing the score in the 4th quarter. The Falcons Cheerleaders kept everyone excited and put on a good show! We hope you join us soon for some basketball action!
Lead Academy's Winter Dance is Friday, December 13th. K5-4th grade dance will be from 3:45-5:00 pm. All students will remain in uniform. 5th-8th grade dance will be from 5:30-7:30 pm. Students may wear school appropriate attire. $5 per student to attend. K5-4th students should bring money to school in advance. 5th-8th grade may pay in advance or at the door.
Today is the deadline to reserve your spot for this Friday night's Lead Academy Parent's Night Out hosted by Mr. Moses and the middle school choir. This event is open to students in grades K5 through 3rd. The choir members will assist the students in a variety of different activities under the supervision of Mr. Moses. Parents will be allowed to check in their student starting at 6:15. When you check in your child, in addition to providing your contact number, we will give you a Remind 101 sign up code so we can keep you updated on the fun! We will also use Remind at check out. Simply let us know you are on the way and we will begin prepping your child for your arrival. A CPR/AED First aid certified staff member will be on the premises for the entire evening. Admission is $20 per student with proceeds going to the music department. Space is limited so reserve your spot TODAY by registering in the front office. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Moses at email@example.com
Attention: The Lead Academy bus is having mechanical issues mid-route this morning. We are swapping out busses at this time but will not be able to complete the route as planned today. Students waiting at the final couple of stops will need to find alternate transportation to school this morning. We apologize for the inconvenience. We are unsure how long it will take to get the new bus out to the route and do not want students waiting at their stop for too long of a time. Any students not able to make it to school due to this transportation issue will be marked excused.
On Friday, December 6th, Mr. Moses and the middle school choir will host Lead Academy's first Parent's Night Out! This event is open to students in grades K5 through 3rd. The choir members will assist the students in a variety of different activities under the supervision of Mr. Moses. Parents will be allowed to check in their student starting at 6:15. When you check in your child, in addition to providing your contact number, we will give you a Remind 101 sign up code so we can keep you updated on the fun! We will also use Remind at check out. Simply let us know you are on the way and we will begin prepping your child for your arrival. A CPR/AED First aid certified staff member will be on the premises for the entire evening. Admission is $20 per student with proceeds going to the music department. Space is limited so reserve your spot by December 4th by registering in the front office. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Moses at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a few positions open in our Athletics department as well as for December education graduates. https://www.myleadacademy.com/o/lead-academy/page/work-lead
Check out this weeks important info as we head into fall break. https://www.myleadacademy.com/article/164355?org=lead-academy
Don’t be alarmed, the car in the car line with the caution tape on it it’s just a teacher who locked her keys in her car with it running. We decided to have a little fun with her and make sure she was extra embarrassed. Happy Friday!
The online uniform store is open from today until December 1st @ 11:59 pm. Use the link below to place your order. https://323sports.com/MGBE-6W7A/ Remember the RED long-sleeve shirts are for grades K5-4th and the BLACK long-sleeve shirts are for grades 5th-8th. Longsleeve shirts may be used throughout the week.
Remember the Book Fair is open after school today until 6PM. We will also be open during school Friday and Monday.
This week, our honor band traveled to Myrtle Beach to perform at the 2019 Pre-Collegiate Fall Renewal Conference. They did an excellent job performing and were also able to take in some attractions around Myrtle Beach. We are very grateful for our great band director Lee Scott for always pushing our band to the next level and creating unique experiences for them.
Volunteers make a difference! Help our students find their next favorite book at our Scholastic Book Fair. Sign up here: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/leadacademy2
Did you know we offer a cash-free payment option called eWallet, making it easier for kids to buy books? Set up your account today so your kiddo will be ready when their class comes to the book fair. https://www.scholastic.com/bf/leadacademy2
Still 5 days to wait on the Book Fair at Lead. But Online shopping is ALREADY Open. https://www.scholastic.com/bf/leadacademy2
Remember how much you loved the Scholastic Book Fair. Make new memories with your child at the book fair next week. Visit our Book Fair homepage for more info and sign up to volunteer! https://www.scholastic.com/bf/leadacademy2
We would like to thank all the brave men and women who have served our country so that we can have the freedoms and opportunities we all enjoy on a daily basis. Thank you for your sacrifice and service! If you or someone you know is a veteran, drop their name and service in the comments so we can thank and appreciate them today.
Third-grade hosted a writing celebration today to culminate all of their hard work on writing a Pourquoi Tale (a narrative that explains the question of "Why?"). Parents enjoyed coffee and pastries while reading students writing and asking them questions about the process. Students were excited to show off their finished products, which explained why polliwogs wiggle and discuss their learning behind these unique stories.
Our 7th graders were rained out earlier in the year from attempting the Alpine Tower at the Middle School Retreat. Yesterday, they had the chance to make up for that. Students showed curiosity and bravery to conquer fears. Many of them are making "overcoming" part of their expedition work on their own identities. Great Job!
Sixth graders did an excellent job presenting their work around natural disaster preparedness at their Celebration of Learning last night. Shoutout to students and teachers for their hard work and preparation. We learned a lot about what goes into preparing to be safe during unpredictable disasters.
First grade students kicked off their expedition by spending the morning at Camp Falcon! Students participated in campfire stories and skits, bedtime stories and movies, camp songs, dance parties, and even enjoyed some snacks. At the end, they were able to piece everything together and figure out that they will be learning about why stories were created and what a story can be!
Check out this week's reminders and news: https://www.myleadacademy.com/article/152673?org=lead-academy
Due to some technical difficulties, parent weekly update will be sent tomorrow morning. Don’t forget we have school all 5 days this week due to our workdays being two weeks ago. Have a great week!
Picture Day Reminder!! Friday, October 25, 2019 Pictures will begin first thing in the morning. Students do not have to wear their uniform as long as it is school appropriate. Pictures may be ordered prior to or after picture day and may be ordered online or by returning the picture day envelope. Recordatorio del día de fotos!! Viernes 25 de Octubre del 2019 Las fotos comenzarán a primera hora de la mañana. Los estudiantes no tienen que usar su uniforme siempre que sea apropiado para la escuela. Pueden comprar las fotos antes o después del día de la fotografía y pueden solicitarse en línea o devolviendo el sobre del día de la fotografía.
Today was our first EAFK ceremony of the school year. We recognized students for the virtues of compassion and perseverance. It was also the launch of a new initiative we started called EPIC Leaders. Each quarter, students are nominated by their teachers to be EPIC Leaders. An EPIC Leader is a student who not only embodies empathy, perseverance, integrity and curiosity at all times but pushes others to grow in those character traits. They are the highest of leaders at Lead. Once appointed an EPIC Leader, the student has a responsibility to continue to be a leader and ambassador for Lead Academy. EPIC Leaders receive the honor and respect but also a special reward trip and a bag of goodies. EPIC Leaders are a select group all should strive to join in the future! Congratulations EPIC Leaders!
Parents, your child’s fundraiser order will be delivered to Lead Academy this Wednesday, October 16th and must be picked up between 2:00 - 6:00 PM. Students with orders of 10 items or less may pick up and take their orders with them. Orders of 10 items or more must be picked up by a parent or guardian. There are frozen products and we want to make sure they get all picked up since we do not have any refrigeration space available to store orders not picked up. You are welcome to send a neighbor, friend, older child or family members to come pick up your items if you are not able to make it. All they need is the student name and we’ll take care of the rest. Thank you so very much for your support! We had a wonderful fundraiser and could not have done it without you!
Help Ms. Noyes complete this great Donor's Choose project for her class! https://www.donorschoose.org/project/building-character-book-by-book/4523826/?utm_source=dc&utm_medium=sendFriend&utm_campaign=tpc_complete&utm_term=teacher_6866083&rf=sendFriend-dc-2019-10-tpc_complete-teacher_6866083&challengeid=21504285
Check out this week’s parent update. Also keep in mind we do not have school this Thursday and Friday. https://www.myleadacademy.com/article/147016?org=lead-academy
Hope to see you this evening at Fall Festival! Find out all you need to know and fill the remaining volunteer slots: https://www.myleadacademy.com/article/143973?org=lead-academy:
Fall Festival is only 1 week away! Click here to find out everything you need to know. https://www.myleadacademy.com/article/143973?org=lead-academy
Fall athletics apparel store is now open at https://323sports.com/DQDA-7XBL/. Keep in mind the shirts can be worn on Fridays but the sweatshirts can be worn any day.
Reminder: Dress Down Day is tomorrow. Pay $1 at the door and wear school appropriate clothing of your choice.
Only 10 days until this year's Fall Festival! Food Vendors, Bake Sale, Chili Cook-off, Jousting, Giant Slide, Face Painting, Cookie Decorating and MORE! Don't miss out! Enter your chili or sign up to volunteer. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f4ba8aa29a5f49-lead3
Check out this week's parent newsletter. We also fixed the date since it's definitely not 2029. Last week was a long week but not that long. :) . https://www.myleadacademy.com/article/141148?org=lead-academy
Two quick Wednesday reminders: 1. Please check your student's backpack daily for paperwork sent home from school that needs to be filled out. This will greatly help us to make sure all students have the required paperwork on file. 2. Whenever a student is absent or late, please use the "Absence Form" link in the new Lead app to submitted a parent excuse or send the doctor's note in to the front office. Using the form in the app sends the note directly to the front office and decreases the chances it is lost or ends up in the wrong place. Have a great rest of the week!
Fall Festival is around the Corner! Lead Academy Annual Fall Festival is coming soon! Friday, October 11th at Conestee Park from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Food vendors, games, face painting, Chili Cook-off, bake sale, inflatables, and more! Free admission. Tickets will be sold on site for games and activities. Earn bragging rights in our 5th annual Chili Cook-off at the Fall Festival! $5 entry fee. 1st place prize. Entry forms are available in the front office or by emailing: email@example.com
Just a reminder that progress reports, MAP Data (3-8 graders), State testing data (4-8 graders who attended Lead last year), and a progress report letter with Jumprope login information will be coming home today. Please read the letter carefully. If you have questions or concerns about your student's progress report data, please contact your child's teacher to set up a conference. Have a great day!
The First Fun Friday of the school year has finally arrived and the theme is....OVERSIZED BOARD GAMES! We will have events ranging from Human Foosball to Live action Hungry Hungry Hippos! Students should already know their team colors (either the Purple tigers, Red wolves, Green snakes, or Yellow hornets). They may wear their colors to support their team or wear regular Friday attire. *Note* Must follow school appropriate guidelines.* Make sure to apply sunscreen and wear gym shoes. The times for each grade level's Fun Friday are listed below if you would like to see your kiddos in action! See you there! 9:15-10:30 - K5 through 2nd grade 12:00-1:15 - 3rd through 5th grade 1:30-2:45 - 6th thorough 8th grade
Just a reminder that students who arrive to school after 7:50 are tardy. Keep in mind that any student with 10 or more tardies is considered truant and may be required to create an attendance intervention plan. Every day students are tardy they are missing valuable crew time and instruction. Thank you to those that get here consistently on time. We realize traffic happens and life happens but please try your hardest to get to school on time each day. If we can assist in any way, please let us know. #wearecrewnotpassengers
Just a reminder that we use Jumprope Mastery Grading for our grading platform rather than Powerschool. We will send home parent logins for jumprope with progress reports next Thursday, 9/19. At that point, you will be able to login anytime you want to see progress. We wanted to make sure people were aware when logins will be sent home since we've had a few inquiries about it. Have a great day!
Reminder: dress down day is tomorrow. Pay $1 at the door and wear school appropriate clothing of your choice.
My apologies. Cost of dance is $5. I left that off original post.
Lead Academy is holding a back to school dance on Friday, September 6th. K5-4th Grade dance will be from 3:45-5:00 and 5th-8th will be from 5:30-7:00. Tickets to the dance cost $ and can be sent in to the front office with the student's name on it. K5-4th grade students may stay after school for the dance but 5th-8th graders must leave and return at 5:30. They may not stay for the lower grades dance time. K5-4th grade students must send ticket money in by Sept. 5 so we have an accurate list of who should stay and who should go to carline. Snacks and drinks will be for sale for $1 as well as a photo booth for $1. If you have any questions, please let us know. We hope to see everyone there!
Our uniform store is back open for a limited time if you are in need of additional items. To view information, visit https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5AiGW92L7mvMWlwbjFIMUpwbTY4bnhjNWlTUjI3am0zVGtn/view?usp=sharing
Reminder: We sent home a paper this week making a push to get our new app downloaded. If you send that paper in signed, your student may dress down tomorrow for free. Next Wednesday, Sept 4 is a dress down day for $1. If you didn't get a paper and have downloaded the app, simply send in a note tomorrow saying you have the app and your student will be cleared to dress down tomorrow for free. Thanks!
View this week's parent update by visiting https://thrillshare.com/s/news-lead-academy/articles/lead-academy-weekly-news-8-25-19
Wrapping up day 2 of the Ignite Retreat today! Students have done an awesome job digging into the vision and values of Lead and even got to hear from our founder Rodney Johnson. Please remember students will be picked up from Lead tomorrow at 7:00 pm. Also please join us Friday for lunch and learn from 12:30-2:00. Come and hear all about the learning students participated in this week
Check out this week's parent email! We can't wait to see everyone tomorrow for the first day of school! https://thrillshare.com/s/news-lead-academy/articles/lead-academy-weekly-news-8-18-19
This week's parent email can be located here: https://thrillshare.com/s/news-lead-academy/articles/lead-academy-weekly-news-8-11-19
Just a reminder that Fall Sport Tryouts begin this week! Tryout information: Co-Ed Cross Country- TRYOUTS BEGIN TODAY (NOTE THE CHANGE IN TIME) 8/5 - 8/8, 5-6 pm Lake Conestee Nature Park (LCNP)- Meet at the Pavilion near the restrooms 8/10, 9:30-10:30am, Hillcrest Middle School Girls Volleyball August 7-9 (Wednesday-Friday): 3pm-5pm Location: Caine Halter YMCA Address: 721 Cleveland St. Greenville, SC Boys Soccer (NOTE TIME CHANGE) August 7th (5-6:45 pm), August 8th & 9th (Thursday and Friday): 5pm- 7pm
Sometimes those school supplies can add up. We have extra school supplies from last year in our media center. If it would help your family, please come take what your child may need. Right now we have paper towels, hand sanitizer, notebook paper, ziplock bags, glue sticks, some crayons and some scissors. The school is open Monday through Wednesday, 8am to 4pm.
Just a reminder that K-8 supply lists can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jIs0VG3vqzsVPJwMiOltX3z9tALiTlOOYdAgcha38mQ
This year, our weekly parent updates will be published on our website and app in the news section each week rather than through mail chimp. Check out the first edition of the new school year here: https://www.myleadacademy.com/article/121852?org=lead-academy
The 2019-2020 Supply Lists have been updated to include all grades K5-8th Grade. See the lists here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jIs0VG3vqzsVPJwMiOltX3z9tALiTlOOYdAgcha38mQ/edit?usp=sharing
We hope everyone is having a great summer! We wanted to send a couple of info items to start your Monday. 1. Please remember that today is the last day to order uniforms for 2019-20 school year. To view uniform info, visit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1R--lxahX0nCyr-H5xpji4b2lVlEVNJJdHKIeuR9UW0o/edit 2. We are launching a brand new website and app in Mid-July. Please look for more info to come. We are very excited about our new app that will function better than our old one and make staying connected and in the loop easier than ever.