AnnouncementsWeekly Update 2.11
Weekly Update 2.11
Good Afternoon, League Academy! I hope you have all had a nice weekend! We had a great week at League last week! We are working on a partnership with Grace Church Downtown, and we worked with their video team to create a video all about League--the great things about our school and how we would like to make it better. Some of our students and teachers are featured on the video. I am so proud of the level of student empowerment that we have at League. I am very much looking forward to getting started with this partnership! Also, last week, I was able to travel to Washington, DC to attend the Kennedy Center’s annual Partnerships in Education Conference with our district partners from The Peace Center and the Metropolitan Arts Council. What a rich learning opportunity for me! I was able to network and learn from arts educators and arts administrators from around the country, and I am super excited to be able to bring back the things I learned apply them to what we have going on already here at League. Additionally, we also worked with the administrators from the ABC Project, which is one of the state organizations that helps to fund our arts and arts integration programs. League will be hosting the state-wide ABC meeting in March, and we could not be more excited to showcase what we do at League in an effort to inspire other schools and educators.
I have just a few announcements as we head into next week.
We will have our spring sports parent meeting on Monday at 5:30 for those students and parents who are playing spring sports.
Tuesday, our 7th graders will be taking a field trip to the TD Convention Center to the Greenville County Schools Career Fair.
Auditions for our advanced arts courses: Theatre, Dance, and Chorus will be held next week. Please contact Mrs. Swartzel, Ms, McCain, or Mrs. Kerr for details.
Friday afternoon our PTA will be hosting a Valentine’s Movie. Students may attend from 3:30-6:00. We will be showing The Princess Bride. If students are attending, we assume they have your permission to watch the movie. All students must be picked up by 6:00. We are working to get a new sign for League Academy, donations for the sign are encouraged for students who are attending the movie.
Lastly, FINAL YEARBOOK ORDERS ARE NOW BEING PLACED. Purchase yours on jostens.com by February 22 to guarantee you get one!
WOW! There is so much that is always going on at League! Our staff is the hardest working staff that I have ever worked with and I am so proud of them for the work that they do with your students each and every day. They are dedicated, intentional, and most of all the most caring people I know. We are all tremendously lucky to work with each other.
Have a great week, League Academy!
Mary Leslie Anderson
League Academy School Report Card
South Carolina School Report Cards
Below is the link to our School Report Card, released November 29, 2018 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.
These report cards are very different from past report cards in our state. The new 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, though the formula for determining the graduation rate has changed slightly from past years.
For the first time in South Carolina, NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) scores will be used to help determine schools’ ratings. NAEP tests students in every state in fourth grade and eighth grade in math, reading, science, and writing. The percentage of schools ranked in each category (from unsatisfactory to excellent) will align to the State’s 2015 NAEP results, so about 15 percent of schools in South Carolina will be rated “excellent,” 20 percent will be rated “good,” 35 percent will be rated “average,” 20 percent will be “below average,” and 10 percent will be “unsatisfactory.”
Along with the new rating system, the report cards feature several new pieces of data, including Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS). EVAAS measures student academic growth year-after-year. EVAAS measures student academic position in relation to his/her peers from one-year to another. Growth among lowest performing 20% of students counts double toward each school’s report card.
If you have any questions or concerns related to our school’s ratings, feel free to contact our principal via email or phone.
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League Academy Student Dress Code
League Academy Dress Code Policy 2018-2019
In accordance with Greenville County School District’s Policy JCDAF,
Greenville County School District students are expected to dress and be groomed in such a way as to not distract or cause disruption in the educational program or orderly operation of the school. Personal appearance of students should promote health and safety, contribute to a climate conducive to teaching and learning, and project a positive image of the District to the community. Students should dress for the educational setting and not the recreational one. The principal may create further guidelines regarding student dress, which are consistent with this policy. Clothing and/or accessories that advertise drugs, alcohol, weapons, anything suggestively profane, obscene, racial, and illegal or gang/neighborhood related—may not be worn or brought to school. Items that violate the dress code policy may be confiscated.
In order to promote safety and an educational environment students at League Academy:
- Must wear the school ID at all times on campus.
- The length of shorts, skirts, dresses must meet the length of a student’s ID above the knee. This applies to when a student is wearing leggings and/or tights.
- May not wear head coverings including: bandanas, hats, caps, toboggans, earmuffs. Hoods on coats, shirts, or sweat shirts may not be worn over the head while in the building.
- Sunglasses covering the eyes may not be worn in the building or classroom.
- No tube tops, halter tops, or spaghetti strap tops may be worn. Sleeveless jerseys should be worn with a t-shirt underneath.
- Undergarments should not be visible at any time.
- Blankets are not to be used to stay warm while in the building. They are to be left home.
The administration will make the final judgment on the appropriateness of clothing and/or appearance and reserves the right to prohibit students from wearing any articles of clothing or items which lead to or may foreseeably result in the disruption of or interference with the school environment.
Consequences for Dress Code Violation:
Send student to Mrs. Fowler to pick up a change of clothing and/or to call a parent.
- Student will receive a warning from a teacher or administrator. [First Violation]
- A parent or guardian will be contacted. [Second Violation]
- Student will receive a referral for dress code violation and refusal to obey. A parent or guardian will be contacted and student may be suspended.
Any consequences for violations beyond the third will be determined by the administration based on the student’s overall compliance with the student conduct code.