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Weekly Update 10.21

Weekly Update 

10.21.2019


Good Afternoon, League Academy! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I think fall is finally here! We have a lot to look forward to in the coming weeks as the holidays draw near. I would like to highlight several pieces of good news! Our very own Mrs. Jill Thompson, special education teacher has been selected for the Greenville County Schools Employee Spotlight Award. Mrs. Thompson leads her classroom with kindness, grace, and patience. We are grateful to have Mrs. Thompson on staff at League Academy! Our chorus program held their annual fall choral retreat this weekend. Choral students spent the weekend here at school building effective teams and working on their material for this year. Congratulations to Mr. McBride, Mrs. Kerr, and Mrs. Leonard being selected as recipients of GCS Arts in the Basic Curriculum grants for travel and registration for their concerts this year! 


I am proud to announce that League Academy has been named a 2020 National School to Watch! Last Monday, the Schools to Watch team visited League Academy. During their visit, the team interviewed students, parents, teachers, and staff as well as visited most classrooms. After a rigorous full day of evaluation, we were re-designated for the THIRD time as a National School to Watch. I am so proud of our students and staff! We will be highlighted at the National Forum for Middle Grades Education in Washington DC in June. Congratulations, League Academy! 


We have some big events happening in the coming weeks. Tomorrow is the end of first quarter and report cards will be going home on October 30. With report cards, you all will find last year’s SCREADY and SCPASS scores as well as a flyer highlighting how to set up your parent backpack account. Please let us know if you have any questions. 


Please join us for the first concert of the season! Our orchestra will perform tomorrow night beginning at 6:30 here at League. There is no charge for this concert. You will certainly be amazed at all that our students have learned in such a short period of time. 


Thank you all for the support that you give all of us as we work with your students! We are proud of the work that we do at League Academy and proud to serve you and your students each and every day. 


Have a great week, 

Mary Leslie Anderson 

Principal


Benchmark Testing Week of November 4

First Quarter Benchmark Testing will be the week of November 4. Please click HERE for Mrs. Anderson's parent letter about benchmark tests. 


8th Grade Yearbook Ads

Honor your graduating 8th grader with a special shout out and personalized photo in this year's yearbook! 8th grade yearbook ads are now on sale through December 6th.  Each ad is 1/4 page and sells for $35.  To design and submit your recognition ad, visit www.jostensadservice.com Please note that we will not accept any ads after December 6 due to yearbook printing deadlines.  Contact Ms. Franke at alfranke@greenville.k12.sc.us with any questions. 


Extended Day Program

Click the link below for more information on our Extended Day Program! 

EDP


League Magnet Video

Watch all of the awesome things we are doing at League!


Pictures

Makeup picture day will be October 23rd.  Picture proof money from the FIRST picture day is due October 25th! 


Carnegie Math Curriculum

Parents! Want to know more about our new Carnegie math curriculum?

Carnegie Parent Letter: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17_1a_CpNfeZJy13leUajTxdoArBORcAHB1RCZlZmUE4/edit

Article: https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2019/09/study-shows-that-students-learn-more-when-taking-part-in-classrooms-that-employ-active-learning-strategies/


South Carolina School Report Cards Release Date October 1

South Carolina School Report Cards

Below is the link to our School Report Card, released October 1, 2019 by the State Department of Education.  Based on a number of factors, each school in the state has been rated as excellent, good, average, below average, or unsatisfactory. Please click here to access the site: https://www.screportcards.com/ 

These report cards factor in multiple data points, test scores and surveys. The report attempts to measure a school’s academic achievement, student progress, college and career readiness and school climate. The reports will also include data on English Learners’ Progress, Student Safety, and Financial information. High School reports will factor in graduation rates.

If you have any questions or concerns related to our school’s ratings, feel free to contact our principal via email or phone.


More Chromebook Information for Parents!

Parents! 

Do you want more information about our new Chromebooks? Click the link below! 

Let’s Make a Chromebook Deal

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LSGBiZ9N23e3xDKjGHbeCMLk_PiA1di5/view?usp=sharing


League Basketball Information

Boys basketball will be conditioning on the following dates: Sept. 23rd, 24th, 26th, 30th, and Oct. 1st from 3:45-5:00.  Tryouts will be Nov. 4th, 5th, and 6th from 3:45-5:15. 

Girls basketball tryouts will be Nov. 4th, 5th, and 6th from 5:15-6:45. 

You must have a sports physical completed since April 1st, 2019 in order to take part in conditioning and tryouts.  Upload all paperwork to http://www.planeths.com

If there are any questions please email Frank Powell (fmpowell@greenville.k12.sc.us) or Morgan Riddle (mdriddle@greenville.k12.sc.us). 


8th Grade IGP Meetings

The Education and Economic Development Act (EEDA) requires ALL 8th grade students to participate in an Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) conference.  This is an individualized meeting with the student, a parent or other trusted adult, and a school counselor to discuss the student's career interests and review important information in preparation for high school.  IGPs will start late September, and we'd love for all students to have a parent/guardian or an appointed trusted adult attend their meeting! 

We're using SignUp.com (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming SignUps. Here is how it works in 3 easy steps:

1.) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com https://signup.com/go/JUjzqRY

2.) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like. 

3.) Sign up! It's Easy- you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com. 

 


League Community!

Parents and Families! 

Please sign up for our Principal's Remind 101 Message! Please click HERE for instructions!  


Do you wish to receive Greenville County Schools text messages?

If you would like to receive text messages from Greenville County Schools for GCS Alerts, please click below. 

English Instructions

Spanish Instructions 

 


LA Student Redo/Retake Plan for 2019-2020

Please click HERE to access League Academy's Redo/Retake Plan for the 2019-2020 School Year. 


NEW! Parents, Learn How to Create a New BACKPACK Account!

Parent! 

Please create your NEW BackPack accounts using the link below for diretions! 

Creating a New BackPack Account- English 

Creating New BackPack Account- Spanish