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3rd Quarter Honor Roll Assembly for Middle School

The third quarter honor roll assembly for Middle school will be held on April 20 in the cafeteria. Please see the times below to join us for this celebration:
8:30 6th Grade awards
9:00 7th Grade awards
9:30 8th Grade awards

Arkansas STEM Festival (Friday, April 24. 10:00 am - 12:30 pm)

Arkansas STEM Festival initiated by LISA Academy with cooperation of the USA Science Festival and UALR Education Pioneers Club. K-12 students and their families are invited for a festival of ACTIVITIES and EXHIBITS designed to EXPLORE, CREATE, MAKE, and LEARN more about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Click here to register.

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2801 South University Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72204
FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Visit for more details.

Multicultural Festival

LISA Academy North will be hosting a multicultural festival on April 29, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. We would like to invite parents and community members to take a tour of the world right here at LISA Academy North. The multicultural festival will feature students from all grades presenting the cultures of many countries around the world through their exhibits and performances. During the multicultural festival, there will be fundraising dinner featuring a mix of catered ethnic foods. The proceeds of the dinner food sales will go towards the activity fund. The National Honor Society will also sell drinks with the proceeds going toward their community projects. Ticket prices and food choices will be posted on our LISA North website and the Wednesday mailing to our parents, so please check frequently for updates.

We hope to see you there for fun, food, and festivities.

If you have any questions, please contact

To RSVP follow the link: Click here to register.

Quiz Bowl Teams Wins 3rd Place in State Competition

LISA North High School Quiz Bowl team competed on April 11, 2015 in Morrilton, AR at the UACCM. There were 14 teams competing for the 1A State Finals for Quiz Bowl championship.
LISA North finished in 3rd place over the entire state for 1A schools. All members of the team were able to contribute to the day, and both Sam Wirges and Manny Bettadapura were awarded with All Tournament awards for their outstanding individual performances.

Great Success at Junior Regional Science Fair

Our students competed in the Junior Regional Science Fair on Saturday, April 11, 2015. They all did really well with their presentations and represented our school well.

Ibrahim Suid received 2nd Place in the Jr. Science Academy Paper Competition for Behavioral Sciences.
Marti Boren received 1st place in the Jr. Science Academy Paper competition for Behavioral Sciences.
Evelyn Huynh received second place in the Jr. Science Academy Paper Competition for Earth and Space Science.
Ben Daniels received first place in the Jr. Science Academy Paper Competition for Earth and Space Science.
Evelyn Huynh and Jennifer Guthrie both won the office of naval research Naval Science Award.
Ibrahim Suid won 3rd place in the Science Fair Board Presentation for Behavioral Sciences.
Evelyn Huynh won 2nd place in the Science Fair Board Presentation for Earth and Plant Sciences.
Gabe Gallegos won 3rd place in the Science Fair Board Presentation for Energy and Transportation.
Ian Hickling won 2nd place in Science Fair Board Presentation for Environmental Management.
Jennifer Guthrie won 1st place in Science Fair Board Presentation for Environmental Management.
Kaitlyn Rouse won an Honorable Mention in the Science Fair Board Presentation for Environmental Science.

Evelyn Huynh and Jennifer Guthrie were awarded the BROADCOM Masters Award and has the eligibility to compete at the next level for a chance to attend a week long STEM camp at Washington DC. This is the equivalen of a grand prize.

Muffins with Moms

Friday May 1 will be our annual Muffins with Moms event. All moms are invited to join us for this annual event. We will have 2 time slots for this event due to overcrowding. We will have children with their last name beginning with A-M at 7:20 a.m. and last names beginning with M-Z at 8:00 a.m. Please RSVP with the link below. read more . . .


LISA Academy North will make up the 7 school days missed for inclement weather on the following dates:

Friday, March 20 (Friday schedule)

Saturday, April 25 (Monday schedule)

Saturday May 9 (Tuesday schedule)

May 21 through June 6: school day will be extended one hour at the end of each day. (This will make up two school days.)
Elementary Dismissal for extended day: 3:45pm
Middle/High Dismissal for extended day: 4:15pm

Friday, June 5 (Friday schedule)

Saturday, June 6 (field day, schedule to follow)

All clubs/tutoring will end on May 20, 2015.

Masterful Short Game

Makenzie Lee, an elementary student here at LISA was recently recognized in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette newspaper for her outstanding golf performance. The Gazette reported, "Makenzie Lee of North Little Rock is one of 80 junior golfers in four age divisions representing 30 states and 2 Canadian provinces who will participate in the second annual Drive, Chip, and Putt Championship National Finals in Augusta." We are so proud of Makenzie and wish her all the best of luck on her upcoming competition. We will all be cheering her on Sunday as we watch her on the Golf Channel beginning at 8am.

National History Day Competition

On Saturday, March 28th, several students from our high school competed at the Region 7 National History Day competition after working hard on their projects for months. Out of the students that competed, three projects placed first through third in their category, and we had one project receive and honorable mention. The projects that placed first through third will continue on in the competition and compete at the State National History Day Competition which will be held April 18th at the University of Central Arkansas. The project titles, students, and awards earned are listed below. Please congratulate the students when you see them.

1st Place in Senior Individual Documentary: Charles Martel by Zeferrin Turturro

2nd Place in Senior Group Documentary: Gamal Abdel Nasser by Yahya Suid, Pierre Bass, and Vito Whitmore

2nd Place in Senior Individual Website: Omar Al-Mukhtar: Lion of the Desert by Taima Suid

Honorable Mention in Senior Individual Website: Harry Gordon Selfridge- Leading Department Stores into a New Era by Rachel Ward

Congratulations To Zeferin Turturro

Congratulations to Jennie Finch and Rachel Ward

Congratulations to Jennie Finch and Rachel Ward, both have been selected for Governor's school this year!

We had a college trip to New York and Boston in the spring break. We visited Harvard, MIT, West Point and Princeton colleges. We met with our alumnies too. More pictures are coming soon.

First place in the regional Science Fair

On Tuesday March 10, 2015, Marti Boren, Chaden Hall, and Yahya Suid represented LISA Academy North in the Central Arkansas Regional Science Fair Senior Division.

All three demonstrated exceptional dedication to science and represented LISA well. Yaha Suid placed first place in Junior Science Academy with his paper over his science experiment. He also placed first place in the regional fair itself. Yahya also received honorable mention overall. If one of the top three overall students are not able to attend the ISEF competition in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has been invited to showcase his work in the State Science Fair and Junior Science Academy to be held April 3-4, 2015.

LISA Academy North is ready for PARCC


We want all students be present on the testing dates.


LISA Academy is offering another fun-filled Leadership STEM Camp this summer at Arkansas 4-H Center. Students will enjoy fun outdoor activities and STEM projects like hands on experiments, archery, swimming, canoeing, high rope course, zip lining, camp fires, etc. The program is open to students in 6th through 11th grade, however students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis due to limited available places. The cost is $250 for 5 days including meals and accommodations. In addition, both academic and discipline records will be reviewed for students interested in attending the camp. Please see Mr. Han for details.

2015 Leadership STEM Camp locations and dates are as follows:

Boys and Girls Camp: Arkansas 4H center
Dates: May 29th - June 2nd, 2015

LISA Academy North is the First Place Winner in Quiz Bowl Jr. High Tournament

On Feb 7th, LISA Academy North Team placed first in the Quiz Bowl Jr. High Tournament. Congratulations to the team and Coach Ms. Putman. 

Also Christropher Akel was awarded MVP of the entire day, as well as placing in All-Star.

Our Team will participate in State Tournament on Feb 28 at Nemo Vista.


LISA Academy North is awarded "High Achieving High School" in the State

Each year, the Office for Education Policy (OEP) at the University of Arkansas creates a report titled the Outstanding Educational Performance Awards highlighting the highest-performing schools in Arkansas based on the Benchmark and End-of-Course exams.

We are pleased to announce that LISA Academy North High School won “High-Achieving High School” OEP award. These awards are based on the OEP-created “school GPA,” calculated on the basis of the percentage of students that perform at a particular level on the End-of-Course examinations in Algebra, Geometry, Biology, and Grade 11 Literacy exam (advanced, proficient, basic, and below basic).

Here are the highlights of the report;

1st Place in Central Arkansas based on EOC Literacy
8th Place in Arkansas based on EOC Literacy
2nd Place in Central Arkansas based on EOC Algebra I
10th Place in Arkansas based on EOC Algebra I

We congratulate all our students and staff on this accomplishment.

Thanks to Parents for continous support to LISA Academy. read more . . .

Special Guests Visit LISA North

Governor 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 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.

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 Database


 April 25, Saturday
Make up Day (Monday schedule will be followed)
 April 28, Tuesday
End of Course Biology Test Day 1 (Grade 10)
 April 29, Wednesday
End of Course Biology Test Day 2 (Grade 10)
 May 1, Friday
Muffins with Moms- RSVP please
 May 4, Monday
AP Chemistry Test
 May 5, Tuesday
PARCC ELA Test (Grade 3) EOY , AP Calculus AB/BC Test
 May 6, Wednesday
PARCC ELA Test (Grade 4 and 5) EOY , AP English Literature Test
 May 7, Thursday
PARCC ELA Test Day 1 (Grades 6,7,8,9 and 10) EOY , AP Spanish Test
 May 8, Friday
PARCC ELA Test Day 2 (Grades 6,7,8,9 and 10) EOY , AP U.S. History Test
 May 9, Saturday
Make up Day (Tuesday schedule will be followed)
 May 11, Monday
PARCC MATH Test Day 1 (Grades 3, 6, 7, 8, Algebra I and Geometry) EOY , AP Biology Test
 May 12, Tuesday
PARCC MATH Test Day 2 (Grades 3, 6, 7, 8, Algebra I and Geometry) EOY , AP U.S. Government and Politics Test
 May 13, Wednesday
PARCC MATH Test Day 1 (Grades 4 and 5) EOY , AP English Language Test
 May 14, Thursday
PARCC MATH Test Day 2 (Grades 4 and 5) EOY , AP World History Test

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