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Fall Festival

Parents and LISA Family, on Saturday, October 25th our school will hold a Fall Festival from 10 AM to 3 PM. This is our annual fundraiser that used to be Winter Fest. We will still enjoy a silent auction and food as well as a book fair, booths, and a lot of fun such as games and a petting zoo. You can even take your picture with a baby kangaroo! We're also renting out booth space to businesses and other groups. For more information click the "read more" link and we look forward to seeing you there! read more . . .

Math Kangaroo in USA contest

LISA Academy math department proud to announce that LISA Academy will host ''Math Kangaroo in USA contest'' for the state of Arkansas

This is a nationwide math contest that all grade level can register. There are 100 seats available on a first come first serve basis. Contest here to go the contest website. Click here to see the competition calender. Click here to access available resources. The contest date is Thursday, March 19, 2015: Math Kangaroo Day at 4:00 pm at LISA Academy West Campus high school building. For more info please see Mr.Bayram or email at

Register Online
In a given year a student can be registered for one participation center/session only.
Applicants who have not previously registered , must first create an account before they can register online.

To create an account CLICK HERE . read more . . .

1st Quarter Award Ceremony

With 1st quarter behind us, we want to honor all of the hardworking students here at LISA Academy. Please see the schedule below for the times you will want to join us in the cafeteria to celebrate and honor our little scholars:

Middle School- Oct. 30
6th grade at 8:20am
7th grade at 9:00am
8th grade at 9:45am

Elementary School- Oct. 31
K-1 at 8:20am
2-3 at 9:00am
4-5 at 9:45am

Be a Science Fair Judge!

Science Fair is one of the most prestigious competitions that we do every year, and this wonderful tradition is only possible with your support. If you would like to take part in this spectacular event, please fill out the form below. We will be accepting applications for judging until December 21, 2014. If interested, Please fill out the form.

Science Fair will take place at LISA Academy on Saturday, January 10th, 2015. We encourage everyone to attend.

Special Guests Visit LISA North

Today Congressman Asa Hutchinson and former Governor Jeb Bush stopped by LISA Academy to learn more about what LISA does in the area of STEM education. They were treated to some special STEM demonstrations, discuss government with the AP government class, and watch Mrs. Thomason's class perform God Bless America in sign language. We are very proud of all of our little scholars who work so hard each and everyday to impress such special guests!

LISA Academy District Website

Dear Parents and Students
After the merger of LISA West and LISA North, has become LISA Academy District's website.
Please go to LISA District website for State Required Information and other district wide news.
You can reach the LISA District website by clicking " LISA District" tab in the menu bar of school webpage.

The web address of LISA Academy District is:

5th Grade Teacher Mrs. Hula Wins STEM Elementary Teacher of the Year

Mrs. Hula was surprised by the Arkansas Chapter of David D. Terry Jr. Chapter 2014 from the Air Force Association as Elementary Teacher of the Year! Along with her recognition, Mrs. Hula received a 2 shirts, a memorial binder, and a check for $250 to be spent at her discretion. For all of her hard work and dedication to earn this award we want to say, great job Mrs. Hula!

LISA Academy Invited to Speak to the Joint House/Senate Committee On Education

LISA Academy representatives were recently invited to speak with the joint House/Senate committee on education in the Arkansas state capital about our best practices. The committee is seeking to define what makes charter schools different from standard public schools. We discussed our successful parent events, hands on learning, and STEM focus.

2014 Family BBQ

On Saturday, September 6, 2014, LISA Academy North faculty and staff hosted the Fourth Annual Open House and BBQ. Students enjoyed introducing their families to all the teachers and also providing tours around the school facility. Money was raised for school activities and for the Arkansas ALS Foundation. Our cheerleaders and adminstration even took the ice bucket challenge!

The success of this occasion underscores the strong parental support that we enjoy at LISA North. We appreciate the time and efforts of all of those who attended and worked to make this a special and memorable day.

Research Opportunities for Students

There's a great opportunity for LISA high school students to work in UALR laboratories with the faculty and other researchers. Working in a lab is a chance to gain valuable hands-on skills and build up their resumes when applying for a College.
Please fill the Google Form out by September 7 if interested. This opportunity will be limited to a few students and selection will be done by UALR faculty.

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.

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, or follow the AETN blog at AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), and KETZ (El Dorado).


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.

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


 October 25, Saturday
Fall Festival 10 am - 3 pm (no classes)
 October 30, Thursday
Middle School Award Ceremony
 October 31, Friday
Elementary School Award Ceremony
 November 6, Thursday
Staff Development/ No school for students (no classes)
 November 7, Friday
Staff Development/ No school for students (no classes)
 November 24, Monday
Thanksgiving Holiday (no classes)
 November 25, Tuesday
Thanksgiving Holiday (no classes)
 November 26, Wednesday
Thanksgiving Holiday (no classes)
 November 27, Thursday
Thanksgiving Holiday (no classes)
 November 28, Friday
Thanksgiving Holiday (no classes)
 December 22, Monday
Winter Vacation (no classes)
 December 23, Tuesday
Winter Vacation (no classes)
 December 24, Wednesday
Winter Vacation (no classes)
 December 25, Thursday
Winter Vacation (no classes)

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