LISA Academy is offering another fun-filled Summer Leadership Program this summer at Arkansas 4-H Center. Students will enjoy activities like archery, swimming, canoeing, high rope course, zip linining, camp fires, etc. The program is open to 7th grade through high school and students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis due to limited available places. The program will be located at the Arkansas 4H center from Saturday, May 31st, 2014 - Tue, June 3rd, 2014. Please visit www.arkansas4hcenter.org for more information.The cost is $250 for 4 days including meals and accommodations. There is also a recommendation and DPS requirement for admission. The deadline is Friday, April 25, 2014.Please click for Summer Leadership Camp Application.
LISA Northís Sr. High Quiz Bowl team competed on Saturday, April 12 at the Arkansas Governorís Quiz Bowl State Finals at UACCM in Morrilton, AR. The team won every game and will now play on AETN on April 26 for the first place trophy.The competition will be televised at a later date.Competing on LISA Northís team at State Finals were Samuel Wirges, Ian Sutphin, Rhett Ward and Rachel Ward.Rhett was also named to the All Region and All State Tournament teams for his high average number of questions answered per game.Check back for updates, we will post the air date of the match as soon as it is available.Go Jaguars!
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 teamís accomplishments. Students answered several legislatorís 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 Academy North High School ranked 262nd out of more than 1900 high schools in the nation and ranked 8th in the state among 62 schools according to Washington Post's 2014 America's Most Challenging High Schools list. You can find the details by clicking hereCongratulations to LISA Academy North family. Thanks everyone who contributed to this success.
Dear LISA parents/guardians,This year is a special year for LISA Academy to celebrate. LISA Academy Public Charter Schools have been serving quality education for 10 years since 2004 and have been recognized as two of the best schools in Central Arkansas. We thank you for being a part of LISA family and for your support to our schools. Your support has been a key to our success. We would like to invite you to join us to celebrate LISA Academy's 10th year with our parents/guardians, students, faculty and staff with a special event. We are very excited about our keynote speaker Dr. Rod Paige, former US Secretary of Education. We are looking forward to seeing you at our 10th year celebration.Please RSVP for the event through here Click here to read Dr. Rod Paige Biography Date: Monday, May 12th, 2014Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PMPlace: Robinson Center - Downtown, Little Rock
On March 6th, 7th and 8th, the LAN Jaguar FIRST Robotics Team 4532, competed in the FRC Arkansas Regional held at Harding University in Searcy, AR. They competed with and against some of the best teams in the nation. We were hosts to 39 teams from Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. Our team competed hard and advanced to the Quarter Finals where they earned their place as #5 seed and team captain of our alliance. Our team accomplished more than winning at the game. They displayed true gracious professionalism by checking on other teams to make sure they were up, running and ready to get on the field and compete. The judges took note of the teamís hard work and because of their efforts, performance and team dynamics they won the Judges Award. Our team also helped the Team 5259 Magic Smoke win the Rookie Inspiration Award. That alone is inspiring. Congrats Team 4532!!!
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.
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.
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.
On Friday, March 14, 2014, LISA Academy North celebrated its 1st annual multicultural festival at our school. Parents, students, and teachers enjoyed the presentations about countries from around the world along with performances in Spanish and Turkish. We also had a very successful fundraising dinner featuring Turkish, Chinese, and Mexican foods which raised money for National Honor Society projects and the senior class of 2014's activities. The event was very successful, and we hope to have an even bigger and more successful time with the 2nd annual multicultural festival. Thank you to all of the students, parents, and teachers that made the event so great.
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.
We would like to thank all the parent, students, and volunteers that helped make our STEM and Science Fair a success this year! We were fortunate to have both Senator Jane English and UALR Professor Dr. Kaufman join us for our STEM luncheon, where LISA Academy Board Member Senator English hosted the program and Dr. Kaufman discussed the importance of STEM education in our ever changing digital world.We also had a special guest, Susan Hutchinson, wife of Asa Hutchinson , Former Arkansas Congressman and U.S. Attorney. We are thankful for her participation.Following the luncheon, visitors were privoy to our excellent STEM demonstrations including the hover craft, programmed robots, and ionizing light bulds just to name a few. Students participating in the Science Fair also presented their outstanding findings to our Science Fair judges. The award ceremony for the Science Fair students will be on January 17 at 6:00pm. Hope to see your there!LINK:"Channel 11 News about the program"