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Weekly Update 2.23

Weekly Update 

2.24 


Good Afternoon, League Academy! I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend! I am hoping that we have seen the end of the inclement weather around here! I am ready for spring! We have TONS of good things going on at League, but there are a few that I would like to share! First of all, I would like to thank everyone for their patience with the weather schedules last week. Dismissing early is never easy, but the early dismissal Thursday went very well. Thank you for that! Also, I would like to highlight two of our teachers who have been nominated for honors! Ms. Lauren Smith and Mrs. Greta Nelson has  been nominated for English Teacher of the Year and Math Teacher of the Year by the reading and math associations in Greenville County! Congratulations to these two stellar teachers! I would also like to congratulate all of our spring sports athletes! We are ready for an awesome spring season. Have you seen our new message board in the carline? Thank you to our amazing PTA for making this happen! 


I just have a few reminders for this week. We are working hard on our One Book One School initiative. All of our C3 classes have been reading Kwame Alexander’s The Crossover together and we have the opportunity to bring Kwame to League! He will be at the Peace Center in March and instead of taking the whole school on a field trip, we want to bring him to us. We will be fundraising in addition to asking students to bring $5.00 for the “trip”. This week we will have our three on three basketball tournament from 4:00-7:00. We will also have a PJ day on Friday. We are so excited to have this nationally acclaimed author at League on March 11! 


Lastly, many of our parents have been asking about discipline issues that students bring home to them such as fighting, bullying, and vaping. These are issues that are seen at all middle schools and high schools. I would like to let you know that when there are such issues we handle them with the utmost importance and we have a code of conduct which we follow for infractions and consequences for these incidents. I have included the links to the GCS Student Code of Conduct as well as our League Academy student handbook. In both, parents can see exactly how discipline is handled at our school. As always, it is best to ask questions of the teachers, counselors, and administration if you don’t understand some of the details. Please don’t assume the answers. We will be more than happy to answer your questions.  


GCS Student Behavior Code https://www.greenville.k12.sc.us/league/Upload/uploads/StudentBehaviorCode.pdf


League Academy Student Handbook 

https://www.greenville.k12.sc.us/league/Upload/uploads/2019-2020%20Student%20Handbook-%20DRAFT6.25.pdf


There are multiple ways for parents to communicate with our school and multiple ways for parents to get involved. We welcome it! Of course, I encourage you to call or email your students’ teachers, counselors, and administrators. In addition, I do weekly updates that are communicated by phone, email, Remind 101 (the directions for signing up are on our website), Facebook, Twitter, and by posting on our website each week. If you don’t receive the phone calls or email blasts, please check with the front office to make sure we have the correct contact information for you. You can also keep in touch with your students’ teachers and grades through Parent Backpack. If you have not signed up for Parent Backpack, please stop in the front office. We can help! Please consider joining the PTA or SIC to have your voice heard at school! The PTA board meets on the second Thursday of the month at noon and lunch is provided. SIC meets on the last Friday of the month at noon and lunch is provided. We would love to have more parent voices! 


They say it takes a village to raise a child, and we believe that at League Academy- our partnerships with parents, community members, and the students is very important to us. Thank you for all you to support us as we teach and care for your students. 


Have a great week! 


Mary Leslie Anderson 

Principal 


Spring Sports Parent Meeting!!!

Due to weather the Spring Sports parent meeting has been moved to Tuesday, Feb. 25th at 5:30 in the cafeteria!


LA ED TALK-GCS BACKPACK

LA ED TALK


8th Grade Social Studies Arts Integration Project

Mrs. Perkins's 8th grade social studies classes participated recently in a SmartArts unit in collaboration with the Metropolitain Arts Council. Check it out! 

https://youtu.be/2AaF9RDrBms 


League Academy Band is SOARING!

We are so very proud of our League Academy BAND!  This year we have had the most students EVER to be selected for All-County, All-State, and Region band. A list of all of our band students involved is below! Congratulations to Mr. McBride and the LA Bands! 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ydJ4JRgENX7JjwDPp1RyIfZ8fzTcsfE_rHzJlAgSxTU/edit?usp=sharing

 


CKH Nominee


Materials from Carnegie Parent Session

Session Video

Carnegie SlideShow


Greenville County Schools Instructional Protocol

League Academy curriculum and instruction operates under the Greenville County Schools Instructional Protocol. Have any questions? Contact us!

GCSD Instructional Protocol


Extended Day Program

Click the link below for more information on our Extended Day Program! 

EDP


Carnegie Math Curriculum

Parents! Want to know more about our new Carnegie math curriculum?

Carnegie Parent Letter: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17_1a_CpNfeZJy13leUajTxdoArBORcAHB1RCZlZmUE4/edit

Article: https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2019/09/study-shows-that-students-learn-more-when-taking-part-in-classrooms-that-employ-active-learning-strategies/


South Carolina School Report Cards Release Date October 1

South Carolina School Report Cards

Below is the link to our School Report Card, released October 1, 2019 by the State Department of Education.  Based on a number of factors, each school in the state has been rated as excellent, good, average, below average, or unsatisfactory. Please click here to access the site: https://www.screportcards.com/ 

These report cards factor in multiple data points, test scores and surveys. The report attempts to measure a school’s academic achievement, student progress, college and career readiness and school climate. The reports will also include data on English Learners’ Progress, Student Safety, and Financial information. High School reports will factor in graduation rates.

If you have any questions or concerns related to our school’s ratings, feel free to contact our principal via email or phone.


More Chromebook Information for Parents!

Parents! 

Do you want more information about our new Chromebooks? Click the link below! 

Let’s Make a Chromebook Deal

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LSGBiZ9N23e3xDKjGHbeCMLk_PiA1di5/view?usp=sharing


League Community!

Parents and Families! 

Please sign up for our Principal's Remind 101 Message! Please click HERE for instructions!  


LA Student Redo/Retake Plan for 2019-2020

Please click HERE to access League Academy's Redo/Retake Plan for the 2019-2020 School Year.