News From Lisa North


  • April 21, 2018

ACT Aspire Summative Testing for Middle-High

Dear Parents/Guardians,
April 24-26 ACT Aspire tests will be administered to 6-10 grade students in the morning.
 
ACT Aspire test dates are as follows.

Dear Parents/Guardians,
April 24-26 ACT Aspire tests will be administered to 6-10 grade students in the morning.
 
ACT Aspire test dates are as follows.
 
Tuesday April 24, 2018          Writing and Science
 
Wednesday April 25, 2018     Mathematics
 
Thursday April 26, 2018         Reading and English
 
April 27 and April 30              Make-up testing (if needed)
 
ACT Aspire is a Computer-Based Assessment administered in grades 3-10 in five subject areas.
 
The length of the entire assessment is approximately 4 hours.
 
Question Types Used:
 
MC - Multiple Choice/Selected Response
 
TE - Technology Enhanced (Questions require computer interaction)
 
CR - Constructed Response (Open-ended questions that require students to generate a typed response)
 
How Parents Can Help
 
The Night Before Testing:
 
A. Talk to your child about any concerns they may have about the test.
 
B. Your family should relax and enjoy the evening.
 
C. Your child needs to go to bed on time.
 
D. Your child should not go to bed upset or angry.
 
E. Your child should get a full night’s sleep.
 
The Morning of Testing:
 
A. Start your day as you normally do.
 
B. Provide your child with a healthy breakfast.
 
C. Encourage your child to have a positive attitude and to do his/her best on the test.
 
D. Ensure your child is at school and on time everyday during testing.
 
E. Ensure your child brings prescription glasses to school every day during testing (if applicable)
 
 For more information about The ACT, contact your school. Additional information is available at www.discoveractaspire.org
 
 
 

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  • April 20, 2018

ACT Aspire Summative Testing for Elementary

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  • April 19, 2018

Summer STEM Leadership Camp

Dear Students and Parents,

LISA Academy is organizing The Annual Summer STEM Leadership Camp for students in grades 6th -11th.

Dear Students and Parents,

LISA Academy is organizing The Annual Summer STEM Leadership Camp for students in grades 6th -11th. It will be 3 day overnight camp with lots of outdoor activities as well as STEM hands-on activities. Some of the camp activities are as follow:

· Low rope courses

· Team building activities

· Canoeing

· Fishing

· Swimming

· Archery

· STEM Activities.

Location: Ferncliff Camp, 1720 Ferncliff Rd, Little Rock, AR 72223

Camp Fee: $199 ($150/student if two or more siblings attend the camp)

Camp Dates:

· GIRLS: Starts on Sunday, May 27rd at 4:00 pm and ends on Wednesday, May 30th at 12:00 pm.

· BOYS: Starts on May 30th at 4:00 pm and ends on June 2nd at 12:00 pm.

- Application and deposit due: May 4, 2018.

- Full payment due: May 15, 2018

Only students who meet the following criteria will be allowed to attend the camp:

- Not having more than 10 DPS points as of May 4, 2018.

- Not receiving any suspension throughout the school year

- A minimum grade of C in each class as of May 4, 2018.

If you are interested in please;

- Fill out and sign the permission form.

- Go to the front office with the permission form and pay the camp fee.

- The office will stamp your permission form as “paid”.

- Return your permission form to your school engagement coordinator.

You may click HERE to get the camp permission form.

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  • April 18, 2018

Annual Parent Survey

Parents, we value your opinion and invite you to comment using our new, online parent survey. Please use this link to give us your feedback regarding this school year.

Parents, we value your opinion and invite you to comment using our new, online parent survey. Please use this link to give us your feedback regarding this school year. Click here to complete the survey.

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  • April 13, 2018

Multicultural Festival

LISA Academy North will be hosting our annual Multicultural Fair on Tuesday, May 22th from 6:00-7:30 pm.Join us for a trip around the world!

LISA Academy North will be hosting our annual Multicultural Fair on Tuesday, May 22th from 6:00-7:30 pm. We would like to invite parents and community members to take a tour of the world right here at LISA Academy North. Students from all grades will present their exhibits on cultures around the world. Join us for an entertaining and instructive evening!

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  • April 11, 2018

Summer of Bowling!

Parents be on the lookout for your child to bring home a Kids Bowl Free card sometime this week.

Parents be on the lookout for your child to bring home a Kids Bowl Free card sometime this week.  This card allows your child to bowl two free games every day this summer at select bowling alleys!!  For more information you can go to www.kidsbowlfree.com.  
If you child does not receive one by the end of the week please email Coach Rogers: taylor@lisaacademy.org

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  • April 10, 2018

Car Show

We are excited to announce that LISA North will be hosting our first ever car show!

We are excited to announce that LISA North will be hosting our first ever car show! This will also be a vendor event with food trucks! It will take place on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 10:00-4:00. It is not required for teachers to attend however we would love to have volunteers. We will also be bringing around flyers to the classrooms for you to hand out to your students.
 
This event is free of charge and open to the public! We are still accepting entries for vehicles and we will also offer same-day registration starting at 9 AM the day of the car show.
 
To be a food truck:LINK
 
To enter a car:LINK
 
To be a vendor:LINK

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  • April 09, 2018

NEW ONLINE PAYMENTS

Dear Parents and Guardians,
LISA Academy school District is now using EZSchoolPay effective February 9, 2018 for on-line school payments.

Dear Parents and Guardians,
 
LISA Academy school District is now using EZSchoolPay effective February 9, 2018 for on-line school payments.  The LISA student database is no longer active to view school meal transactions posted after February 8, 2018. You may still view LISA database transactions that took place this school from August 1st - February 8.  All previous credit and negative meal balances from the LISA student database rolled over to our new system on February 9.  EZSchoolPay.com is available anywhere, anytime you have a computer with internet access. Avoid lost checks and trips to school by paying online with this easy, convenient and secure way to pay for school meals, aftercare and other school fees. Please contact the school office to inquire what items are available for on-line purchases.  In order to utilize EZSchoolPay, parents must first register for an account at https://www.ezschoolpay.com and follow the "register instructions.  The attached Parent How-to guide offers step-by-step instructions to help parents navigate EZSchoolPay.com.
 
Please contact Mrs. Critton at (501)246-5853 or critton@lisaacademy.org for assistance or questions about EZSchoolPay.
 

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  • April 05, 2018

3rd Quarter Award Assembly

Our third quarter award assembly will be on

    Thursday, April 5, 2018 for Elementary

    Friday, April 6, 2018 for Middle School

Please join us in the cafeteria for our 3rd quarter award assembly to honor Elementary and Middle School students:

    Thursday, April 5, 2018 Elementary Award Ceremony

 
Gr K-1 -- 8:30-8:55
 
Gr 2-3 -- 9:00-9:25
 
Gr 4-5 -- 9:30-9:55
 

    Friday, April 6, 2018 Middle School Award Ceremony

 
Gr 6 -- 8:30-8:55
 
Gr 7 -- 9:00-9:25
 
Gr 8 -- 9:30-9:55
 

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  • April 04, 2018

NEW ON-LINE PAYMENTS

Dear Parents and Guardians, LISA Academy school District is now using EZSchoolPay effective February 9, 2018 for on-line school payments. The LISA student database is no longer active to view school meal transactions posted after February 8, 2018.

Dear Parents and Guardians,
 
LISA Academy school District is now using EZSchoolPay effective February 9, 2018 for on-line school payments.  The LISA student database is no longer active to view school meal transactions posted after February 8, 2018. You may still view LISA database transactions that took place this school from August 1st - February 8.  All previous credit and negative meal balances from the LISA student database rolled over to our new system on February 9.  EZSchoolPay.EZSchoolPay.com is available anywhere, anytime you have a computer with internet access. Avoid lost checks and trips to school by paying online with this easy, convenient and secure way to pay for school meals, aftercare and other school fees. Please contact the school office to inquire what items are available for on-line purchases.  In order to utilize EZSchoolPay, parents must first register for an account at https://www.ezschoolpay.com/Login.aspx?District=5217449   and follow the "register instructions.  The attached Parent How-to guide offers step-by-step instructions to help parents navigate EZSchoolPay.com.
 
Please contact Mrs. Critton at (501)246-5853 or critton@lisaacademy.org for assistance or questions about EZSchoolPay.
 
 
Register instructions:
 

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  • March 15, 2018

LISA Academy - North Expands

LISA Academy North is very excited to be growing very soon. Arkansas Department of Education approved the LISA Academy North application to expand the campus by building a new secondary campus, behind the current building just off Briley road.

LISA Academy North is very excited to be growing very soon. Arkansas Department of Education approved the LISA Academy North application to expand the campus by building a new secondary campus, behind the current building just off Briley road. The new state of the art building will house 6th-12th graders opening in the 2019-2020 school year. LISA Academy is planning for the new two-story building with; • AAA full size gym with bleachers and stage • 25 classrooms • 6 labs (including Engineering, Biology, Medical, and Technology) • Expanded fine arts classrooms for art and music Next to the full size gym will be an outdoor sports complex. Because of this additional space LISA North will now be able to compete in more sports for all secondary students starting in 2019-2020 as well. LISA Academy North current building will be utilized for K-5 grade. Because of additional space opening from this move, LISA elementary will be opening additional student spaces in the 2019-2020 school year as well!

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  • March 05, 2018

LISA Academy is now hiring K-12 Educators

LISA is a highly recognized and award-winning charter school that hires top quality teachers, administrators, and other professionals.

LISA is a highly recognized and award-winning charter school that hires top quality teachers, administrators, and other professionals. LISA strives to provide personal growth and professional success to recent graduates or experienced professionals seeking new career opportunities. We offer competitive salaries, great benefits, professional support and opportunities for career advancement. LISA Academy is looking for K-12 grade level certified.
Current Opening in district wide as follows for 2018-2019 school year:

• Elementary Teacher
• SPED Teacher (K-12)
• Middle and High School English Language Arts
• Middle and High School Mathematics
• Middle and High Social Studies
• Music teacher (K-12)
• Art Teacher (K-12)
• School Secretary
 
Please go to individual website to apply for a position. You may ask your question at

  • March 04, 2018

Central Arkansas Regional Science and Engineering Fair

LISA North Middle and High School Students accomplishes at the Central Arkansas Regional Science and Engineering Fair.

LISA North Middle and High School Students accomplishes at the Central Arkansas Regional Science and Engineering Fair.
 
Awards List
 
 
Lily T. -3rd Place-Earth& Planetary
Ashanti P. -3rd Place-Medicine/Health
TaMya J. -Honorable Mention-Computer Science
Nathaniel H. -Honorable Mention-Engineering:
Electrical/Mechanical(EE)
 
All high school students are going to join Arkansas State Science Fair at UCA.

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  • March 04, 2018

Region 8 National History Day Competition

On March 3, 2018, LISA Academy North was represented at the Region 8 National History Day competition

On March 3, 2018, LISA Academy North was represented at the Region 8 National History Day competition by Shawn C., Autumn H., Eliana P., and Nina N. Shawn, Autumn, and Eliana's website, Connecting the World Wars: Treaty of Versailles, won 3rd place in the Junior Division Group Website category, and they will be representing LISA at the state competition on April 7th at the University of Central Arkansas. If you see them, please congratulate them and wish them good luck in the next level of competition.

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  • March 02, 2018

Curriculum Update for 3rd-5th grade students

LISA Academy is a rigorous college prepatory school. We are seeking to utilize our great teachers to maximize impact on students. Therefore LISA Academy North will be going to a departmentalization instruction model for third through fifth grades.

LISA Academy as you know is a very rigorous college preparatory school. As an elementary school we want to prepare our students for the rigors that await them in middle school. We also are seeking to utilize our great teachers to maximize impact to students. As a district team along with our sister school LISA Chenal, LISA Academy North will be going to a departmentalization instruction model for third through fifth grade beginning in the 2018-2019 school year. This means that students in third through fifth grade will have three different teachers. One each for math, English Language Arts, and another for science and social studies. Research is showing the impact of departmentalization: " Departmentalization in fourth and fifth grades offers academic specialization in which self-contained classrooms are deficient. Departmentalization makes it easier for students to follow the discipline tracking to suit their abilities. It takes full advantage of the best of teacher resources and facilitates instructional planning. In addition, students seem to like the freedom to move around from classroom to classroom in a school day (Grooms, 1967; Reed, 2002). After all, elementary students really need to be exposed to the opportunity to develop their survival skills as they transition from the egocentrism of childhood to a group-centered way of school life (Perlstein, 2003)." We look forward to the progress this will mean for our students!

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  • February 20, 2018

Mathcounts 2017

On February 17, 2018, LISA Mathcounts team competed in the chapter competition at UA Little Rock.The team will be competing in March in the state competition. Shawn C. was one of the top 10 participants

On February 17, 2018, LISA Mathcounts team competed in the chapter competition at UA Little Rock. Team participants (Shawn C., Autumn H., Tami W., and Nina N.) and individual participants (Pierce H., Wyatt N., Ivy H., Owen W., and Natalie N.) represented Lisa North with pride. Our team was awarded third place overall. The team will be competing in March in the state competition. Shawn Chen was one of the top 10 participants. Individual participants will be  going to state if they are on the top 60 percent (waiting on chapter results). We hope for great results in state competition. Mathcounts team appreciates all  of your support. Feel free to congratulate our LISA North MATHCOUNTS members.      

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  • February 13, 2018

The Best Public Elementary School In Arkansas- MSN News 2018

Parents want the best for their children. From better job prospects to a brighter future, it all starts with a great education.

Parents want the best for their children. From better job prospects to a brighter future, it all starts with a great education. Early developmental stages are vital for discovering strengths and areas of interest, which is why identifying the right elementary school for your child is so important.
 
Don’t get us wrong, though. By the best schools, we don’t mean schools in the trendiest cities or schools with the latest smartboards. We mean schools that prioritize education by preparing kids for the future and teachers that lead students to a brighter tomorrow.
 
At Stacker, we analyzed Niche’s database of schools to help determine the best public elementary schools in every state. All schools were ranked using data from the U.S. Department of Education analyzing state test scores, graduation rates, student performance, teacher quality, district ratings, and college readiness.
 
School district: Sherwood, AR
 
Students: 304 (Grades K-5)
 
Student-teacher ratio: 19:1
 
Reading proficiency: 82%
 
Math proficiency: 87%

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  • January 26, 2018

2018 Best Charter Schools in Arkansas

Congratulations to students, staff, families, and community! The Niche K-12 rankings have been posted! LISA Academy Schools are at the top again! The 2018 Best Charter High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of academic and student life data.

2018 Best Charter Schools in Arkansas
Congratulations to students, staff, families, and community!
The Niche K-12 rankings have been posted! LISA Academy Schools are at the top again! The 2018 Best Charter High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with test scores, college data, and ratings collected from millions of Niche users.
 
 
#1 LISA Academy North Elementary School, A+
#1 LISA Academy North Middle School, A+
#2 LISA Academy High School, A-
#3 LISA Academy Middle School, B+
#4 LISA Academy North High School, B+
LISA Academy Chenal-new campus in 2016-17

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  • January 24, 2018

7th ANNUAL LANGUAGE & CULTURE FESTIVAL

LISA Academy cordially invites you and all your loved ones to 7th Annual Language & Culture Festival. Students will perform in poetry, singing and folk dance. We value your presence at this unique event.

LISA Academy cordially invites you and all your loved ones to 7th Annual Language & Culture Festival. Students will perform in poetry, singing and folk dance.
We value your presence at this unique event!
 
Event Date: January 27, 2018
1:00 PM-2:00 PM - Cultural food & exhibition
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Songs, poems and folk dance performances
Event Location: Pulaski Academy 12701 Hinson Rd, Little Rock, AR 72212
* Free Admission*

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  • January 22, 2018

Arkansas STEM Festival Project Submission

Arkansas STEM Festival project submission is now open to all students who are enrolled in 5th through 12th grade. Project submission deadline is January 26th. Students, please use this http://arstem.org/project-registration---lisa-students.html  to o submit your project

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Non-discrimination Statement as Part of the School's Admission Policy

It is the policy of LISA not to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, or disability in its programs, services, or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, please contact Section 504/ADA Coordinator at (501) 246-5853 located at 23 Corporate Hill Dr. Little Rock, AR 72205.