News & Notes

HALF DAYS: 

Half days are Thursday, June 2 and Friday, June 3. School will dismiss at 12:45 on these days. 


Update from Mrs. Anderson 

May 23, 2022 


Good Afternoon, League Academy Community! Welcome to the final weeks of the school year! I can’t believe that a whole school year has passed. In some ways, it feels like this year has been several years wrapped up into one! We have tackled so many challenges- another year of COVID challenges; changes in DHEC regulations. However, there is so much good in our community and at our school. This past Friday, we celebrated our 8th graders at 8th grade day and held the annual 8th grade dance. This was a special day for these 8th graders. They did not get to complete their 6th grade year; they have never had a school dance, they had to go through their 7th grade year on a two day schedule and behind plexiglas and behind masks. We celebrated them on Friday, but what we got to see in action on Friday was the affirmation of a job well done. Our 8th graders showed nothing but respect and care for each other as they went through the 8th grade day activities; as each of them arrived at the dance, they clapped for each other, they smiled, they danced together. All together. Inclusive. Happy. I was elated as I watched what was possibly the best dance I have ever chaperoned in my 21 years of being a middle school educator. Just observing you could tell the bond that these 8th graders have with each other and the kindness they show to each other. We are so proud of our kiddos.


In other news this weekend our 6th and 7th grade bands and orchestra both competed at Music in the Parks at Carowinds this Saturday. Both brought home first place trophies and both won Best All Around. We are super proud of these kiddos. 


League Academy was also just named a 2021 National Showcase School for Capturing Kids’ Hearts. We work very hard to live the philosophy- “If you have a child’s heart, you have a child’s mind.” For the 4th year in a row, we have been awarded the National Showcase Designation by the Flippen Group who runs CKH. I am so proud of our staff and students and how they work together to build a respectful and caring team here at League. In order to get the award, the Flippen Group takes data from students, parents, and staff as well as evaluates us rigorously. It is truly an honor to be named. 


I would like to remind you all of a few things before we go out for Memorial Day: 

*Make up SCREADY and SCPASS testing will be all week this week for students who missed last week. Students may miss classes for this make-up testing. 


Tuesday, May 24- Virtual Math Testing Starts at 8:30 

Wednesday, May 25- Algebra I EOC Tests and 6th Grade Science Tests 

Friday, May 27- Chromebook Return for all in person students. Bring chromebooks and chargers to school. Students who do not return a Chromebook will be charged for one. 

Greenville County Schools and Offices will be closed on Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day. 
Wednesday and Thursday, June 1 and 2 will be half days for all Greenville County students. All middle schools will dismiss at 12:45.

Friday, June 3 is the last day of school for all Greenville County students. 


Thank you for all of your support as we have gotten into the testing season, finishing up the year, concerts, field trips, and playoffs. We are excited and proud of our students! 


Have a great week! 

Mary Leslie Anderson 

Principal


EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM

25 available spots for 2022/2023 School Year. 

Please fill out the Registration Form found HERE.

Turn forms in to the front office to secure your spot. 

Registration and Week 1 Payments will NOT be accepted until August 8 and are DUE by August 12

Check out our website HERE for more information. 


LA Bulldog Summer Bridge

Greenville County Schools and League Academy are committed to providing the necessary support to ensure the success of all students. This upcoming summer, we are offering an opportunity to support your student’s learning beyond the school year. The LA Bulldog Summer Bridge program is a FREE four-week program that will provide your child with the opportunity to receive small group, intensive instruction in the areas of reading, writing, and math. Students are required to attend face-to-face; there is no virtual option for this program.

The LA Bulldog Summer Bridge program will operate from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm Monday through Thursday for four weeks in the summer. Bus transportation, breakfast, and lunch will be provided at no cost.

Program dates are as follows:

Please complete this form if you received a letter about the summer program: https://forms.gle/k6sw5ZLHeNhCmboDA


Volleyball Conditioning/Workouts 

May 10, 12, 17, 19: 3:45-5:30

Contact Coach Robertson for more information


"Volleyball workouts are coming soon, ALL grades may participate! 
Click HERE for all information regarding WORKOUTS and TRYOUTS for next year.
You may also click HERE for the volleyball website page." 


TDAP Vaccine - Required for Rising Seventh Graders

Attention all 6th Grade parents:

South Carolina law states that ALL STUDENTS are required to have the Tdap vaccine BEFORE they enter 7th grade. This means that your 6th grader should get/have already received the vaccination during his/her annual doctor visit this year. The Tdap vaccine can be obtained at your primary health care provider, the Health Department, most pharmacies, and various walk-in clinics.  

Please make sure your student gets the Tdap vaccine this year and send in the immunization certificate to the school once it's completed. Or if they have already received the vaccine and you have not already sent in the certificate please do so as soon as possible so we can have it on record. Your child will not be able to attend the 7th grade until we have this form on record at school.

Thank you in advance for your help. Please feel free to contact the League's Health Office with any questions.


STATE TESTING DATES

**ALL STATE TESTS STARTS AT 8:45AM**

Grade 6-8 ELA Field Test - 04-22-2022

Grade 6-8 ELA Session 1/Writing - 05-17-2022

Grade 6-8 ELA Session 2/Reading - 05-18-2022

Grade 6-8 Math - 05-19-2022

Grade 6 Science - 05-25-2022

Algebra 1 EOC - 05-25-2022

 

GCSVP students will have designated testing dates:

Grades 6-8 Online TDA Field Test - 04-22-2022

Grades 6-8 Online ELA Session 1 - 05-17-2022

Grades 6-8 Online ELA Session 2 - 05-18-2022

Grades 6-8 Online Math - 05-24-2022

GCSVP Make-up - 05-26/27-2022, 05-31-2022, 06-01-2022


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GCS INTERNET SAFETY WEBINAR

Parents and Community Members! 

Internet Safety is a huge priority for all of us for our children.  Most of the issues we see between students begin on the Internet and social media. In many cases, our students know more about technology, the Internet, and social media than the adults in their lives do. GCS has published a webinar on Internet Safety. The link is below. Please take a moment to listen. If you have questions, please reach out to Mrs. Anderson. She would love to speak with you about it! 

GCS Internet Safety Webinar: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zUbouhY8w1CMBkNxaqIHjahIm_lf_R8u/view?usp=sharing


FREE COVID Testing

Note: all District COVID testing sites will be closed Nov. 24-26, Dec. 24-26, and Dec. 31-Jan. 1

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS (English)

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