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2014- 2015 School Year Academic Calendar and Check In Dates

You may reach 2014- 2015 school year's calendar from the link below…

"Lisa 2014- 2015 Academic Calendar"

Kindergarten Check in: Friday, August 1, 2014
Middle&HIgh School (6th thru 12th Grades) Check in: Monday, August 4, 2014
Elementary School (1st thru 5th Grades) Check in: Tuesday, August 5, 2014
First Day of School; Monday, August 18, 2014

School office hours in the summer: 9 am to 4 pm, Monday thru Friday

School Supply List for 2014-2015 School Year

Kindergarten School Supply List
First Grade School Supply List
Second Grade School Supply List
Third Grade School Supply List
Fourth Grade School Supply List
Fifth Grade School Supply List
6-8 Grade School Supply List
9-12 Grade School Supply List

Click here forSummer Reading List read more . . .

Former US Secretary of Education Dr. Rod Paige Visits LISA

Exciting News!! Dr. Rod Paige, the former US Secretary of Education was able to join us on Monday May 12 for a brief tour of our campus. He was very impressed with the diligent students and rigor of LISA Academy. As a leader in education he has seen education at all levels and was very pleasantly surprised at all the accomplishments of LISA students. Dr. Rod Paige and UALR Chancellor Joel Anderson also joined us for the 10th year anniversary on Monday evening as well. We are very appreciative of both gentlemen for taking time out of their busy schedule to join us and experience our education style.

LISA Academy 10th Year Anniversary Celebration

Dear LISA parents/guardians,

We would like to thank you all who participated in LISA's 10th anniversary reception and the celebration event, or sent their best wishes to us. LISA Academy's 10th anniversary celebration was a wonderful event with about 800 participants from our community, faculty, staff, parents, and students.

You can watch the LISA Academy video that was prepared in recognition of the 10th anniversary, and was shown during the event via our Youtube channel. Here is the link:

LINK:"LISA Academy 10th Anniversary Video"

Thank you for all of your support to education and to LISA Academy schools. We are looking forward to seeing you at our future events.

LISA Academy

LISA North Robotics Team Presents at Arkansas State Capitol

On April 14, 2014, the LISA Academy North Robotics team presented to the Senate and House Interim Committee on Education (Senators and Representatives) at the Arkansas State Capitol.  Students presented the FIRST Robotics program, which detailed an overview of each of the FIRST Robotics programs and the team’s accomplishments. Students answered several legislator’s questions. The committee seemed impressed, and the team was on thestage about 45 minutes.

Special thanks to Chairmen Senator Key and other legislators for  giving us this opportunity to spread the word about FIRST Robotics.

The students representing the LISA North Robotics team were Jon Penn, Ebon Paddock, Rhett Ward, Zeferin Turturro, Ryan Mars.  Mr. Fatih, Mrs. Ward, Mrs. Paddock, and Mr. Akdemir also participated.

LISA North JV and Varsity Cheerleaders bring home a win!

The LISA North Cheerleaders attended the Universal Cheer Association Camp, held at the University of Central Arkansas. The ladies attend the camp for four days and while their competed against other arkansas school cheer squads. The JV Squad brought home 3 Blue Superior Ribbons, a Spirit Stick, and a 3rd place trophy for their dance routine. The Varsity brought home 2 blue Superior ribbons, 1 red Excellent Ribbon, 1st place trophy in Overall Game Day, 1st place trophy for Game Cheer and a spirit stuck also. Both squads have been invited to attend the Capital One Bowl this year at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. Theses ladies have worked very hard and their wins reflect the effort!! Way to go LISA North Jaguar Cheer!!!

Arkansas Governor's School

LISA North is proud to announce that, Zeferin Turturro, has been selected to attend the 2014 Arkansas Governor's School this June at Hendrix College in Conway.

The Arkansas Governor’s School is a non-credit program that seeks to create a unique experience for a select group of Arkansas’ best students—the potential leaders of the 21st century. Both inside and outside the classrooms, AGS provides highly motivated, creative students with an intellectual atmosphere impossible to sustain in ordinary academic settings.

Acceptance to the program is competitive, and students are selected on the basis of their special aptitudes in one of eight fields.

Congratulations to Zeferin from all of LISA North's students and staff!

Arkansas Girls State

LISA North proudly announces that Taima Suid, Morgan Anderson and Katie Denis will represent our school at the 72th Annual Arkansas Girls State 2014 Program, which will be held Sunday, May 25th through Friday, May 30th, 2014 at Harding University in Searcy AR.


The American Legion Auxillary Girls State Program has provided High School Juniors all across the country the opportunity to participate in a hands-on citizenship training program for over 60 years.  


These young ladies learn government by actually creating a mythical state through the election of public officials on local, county and the state levels and then by carrying out the duties of these respective offices.


Congratulations to the girls!

Muffins with Moms Event

LISA North held its annual Muffins with Moms event on May 16, 2014.   More than 160 moms joined us for this annual event.  Our guest speaker was Virginia Hillman, the Mayor of Sherwood, who spoke about the importance and appreciation of all moms.  Mrs. Ponder's Choir Club performed a special song, "The Honor Roll Mom", which was enjoyed by all.  Special thanks to the PTA for providing the refreshments and to the WatchDog dads who came and helped to serve all the deserving moms.

Arkansas Boys State

LISA North proudly announces that Spencer Rhett Ward and Richard Mars will represent the school at the 74th Annual Session of Arkansas' Boys State. The session will be held May 25th – May 30th, 2014 on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.

Arkansas Boys State is sponsored by the American Legion Department of Arkansas. Boys State is for high school boys which are currently in their junior year. Boys State delegates represent the finest students in Arkansas and are leaders in their communities. Arkansas Boys State is a unique summertime educational program that does not emphasize classroom lectures and textbook learning. Instead, it focuses on participation and personal experience in a model state, complete with governing bodies and elected public officials. It is designed to mirror the structure and operation of its respective city, county and state governments.

Congratulations to Rhett and Ryan!


LISA ACADEMY NORTH PLACES SECOND IN 1A QUIZ BOWL FINALS — LISA Academy North Little Rock placed second in the 1A conference finals of the Arkansas Governor’s Academic Competition “Quiz Bowl 2014” Saturday, April 26, against Haas Hall Academy (Fayetteville). The team includes (front, from left): Samuel Wirges, Ian Sutphin, Rhett Ward, Rachel Ward; (back) assistant coach Angela Ward and coach Malia Putman. Finals were held at the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) in Conway. AETN is Arkansas’s statewide public television network that enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. For more information, visit aetn.org, or follow the AETN blog at aetn.org/engage. AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), and KETZ (El Dorado).

LISA Academy Elementary Student Wins in the Stamp Out Smoking Essay Contest!

LISA Academy Elementary Student Wins in the Stamp Out Smoking Essay Contest!
LISA Academy is very proud of our very own Makenzie Martin for her achievements! She competed in this year's annual Stamp Out Smoking Essay contest where students write about how their lives have been affected by tobacco products. The goal is to help kids all over the state of Arkansas realize how dangerous tobacco products are and how they affect everyone around them. For Makenzie's accomplishment she has her work published online at http://www.sosessaycontest.com/ and received a Kindle Paperwhite! Congratulations to Makenzie and all those who competed.


On Saturday, March 8, 2014, LISA Academy North competed at the Region 7 National History Day Competition. Our school had three senior high projects and ten elementary projects compete, and the high school projects were trying to earn a place at the National History Day State Competition. The students gave their all during the competition this year, and Katie Denis placed 1st in the Senior Individual Performance category which qualified her for the state competition on April 19, 2014. Hopefully, Katie will do great at state competition and be able to compete for a third time at the 2014 Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest in Washington, D.C. LISA North would like to thank all of the students that participated in the competition this year and the teachers that supported them.

6 Awards from Regional Science Fair Competition

This year at the regional science fair a lot of new faces joined the competition. There were several new schools added and a record high number of students competing. This year again LISA North high school students participated in STEM. Therefore, only students in grades 6th-8th and some high school students attended. All together we took 23 students to the competition. In addition, we could not have done so without the great help from all our parents who helped chauffeur kids. We brought home a total of 6 awards. Congratulations to winners Yahya Suid, Morganne Jumper, Marti Boren ,Ibrahim Suid, Jennie Finch and all participants.

First Place in ACTM Contest in Algebra II

On Saturday, March 1st, nine Lisa Academy North students competed in the Arkansas Council for Teachers of Mathematics regional contest at UALR. Congratulations go to Paul Jung for his first place award in the Algebra II category. Paul will participate in the state competition at the University of Central Arkansas on April 26th, where he will compete for scholarships of $600, $400 and $300. We are very proud of all the students that participated.

Jr. High Quiz Bowl Regional Competition

Jr. High Quiz Bowl team placed 3rd this past Saturday in the regional competition.
The tournament took place in Fox, AR at Rural High School and consisted of 5 teams in a round-robin styled event. Players were: Chris Akel, Pierre Bass, Natalie Crace, Ian Sutphin, and Seungree Yi. We also had two players chosen to join the state All-Team. Ian Sutphin placed 1st and Chris Akel placed 2nd out of three chosen. All -Team members are selected by the number of questions answered correctly out of all teams participating.

LISA Database


 August 1, Friday
Kindergarten Check in
 August 4, Monday
Middle&High School Student Check in
 August 5, Tuesday
Elementary School Student Check In
 August 18, Monday
First Day of School

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