Longleaf School of the Arts
Celebrating 10 Years of Excellence
❤️ LSA'S LOVE FOR LEARNING! ❤️
The Art of War and History
Mr. Peeler's American History student Keegan Brown displayed the uniform of a Union soldier as a part of his class presentation. Mr. Peeler stated, "It was well done and the other students (and me) thoroughly enjoyed it. I had lots of questions, which Keegan adroitly answered." Great job Keegan! Thank you Mrs. Hewes for capturing the photo!
NC State wants LSA Scholars!
Mrs. Scherer took students on a field trip to NC State's College of Design. Students toured their facilities and met with NC State Admissions department.
Brain Discovery - Mr. Peay, Cognitive Development Instructor, joins science lab!
Mr. Carson's Anatomy and Physiology students study important organs!
The students conducted a lab where they disected a pig's liver and sheep's brain.
Real-world Learning Opportunity - Lunchtime Seismic Measurements
The more you know.... Earthquakes do not kill people, buildings do.
Previous Newletter Reminders
Staff Baked Potato and Salad Bar Lunch
We are hosting a baked potato and salad bar lunch for our LSA staff on Tuesday, February 14.
Please use this sign up genius link to donate items for that day.
All items will be collected during morning carpool on 2/14. Thank you for your support!
Dates to remember:
2/5 - 2/22 - LSA gear orders can be placed for our second semester order. Items will be in before spring break.
2/22 - PTSA member meeting at 7:00pm
If you have any ideas you would like to suggest for discussion, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you families for all your support!
Walk for Heart Health Event - Update!
Hello LSA Families!
The first Walk for Heart Health date has been changed to Thursday, February 16th. The walk will take place during the students' Advisory period. The goal is for the students to walk five laps around the school building. This equals approximately 1 mile. The cost to participate is $5.00, which must be paid no later than Wednesday, February 15th. Please use the following link to make a payment: my.cheddarup.com/c/lsa-walk-for-heart. All other money (cash or check) should be turned in to Ms. Benjamin at the front desk or the nurse. Checks should be made out to the American Heart Association. All participants will receive a small prize.
Spring Community Service Day - March 7
All 11th grade students will participate in ACT testing on March 7th at Longleaf. Our 9th, 10th, and 12th grade students will participate in our spring Community Service Day. Please use the following forms to assist with planning and preparing for the service learning opportunity!
Thank you to all of the families who have donated items or funds to our Annual Fund Fundraiser!
A special thank you to Neil and Tammy Barry for their donation!
It's never too late to give! The Cheddar Up link will remain live until the end of the year!
This year, we were able to meet approximately 65% of our goal, including the Amazon purchases! Thank you for being a part of our journey towards EXCELLENCE!
Head Of School
Longleaf School of the Arts
207 New Student Applications!
Our application window to receive new students for the 2023-2024 school year is open! The window will close on Friday, March 3, 2023. Please inform any family that you believe would make a great fit for Longleaf School of the Arts.
All current 9th through 11th grade students do not need to reapply; they are automatically offered a seat. Each school year our waitlist has grown tremendously. If you are presently aware of any reason your 9th, 10th, or 11th grade student will not be returning next school year, please inform us by completing the following survey: https://forms.gle/BXumtphaKES8g4iF8. We would like to be prepared to transfer out records in a timely fashion as well as offer any additional seats that will be available to new families.
Black Student Union - Calendar of Events
Dress-Up Day is Every Tuesday Feb 7th - Dress for the Decade Dress up in your favorite outfit from the 1970s, 1980s, or 1990s! Feb 14th - Black and White Promote unity by combining two colors into a single outfit -- black/white, black/brown, brown/beige and the list goes on!
LSA Substitute Teachers
Longleaf School of the Arts is looking for qualified people to team up with our faculty to substitute teach our students. Applicants should have a high school diploma or higher and be interested in teaching high school students. The daily rate is $100.00 per full day. Substitutes may be scheduled in advance or contacted the morning of the assignment.
Please complete the Longleaf School of the Arts background check for our records at https://www.criminalbios.com/
You will need to click on the first "Start Your Background Check" yellow tab. Once there, you will be asked to create an account. https://www.criminalbios.com/dashboard/register
Please use the following Employer Code: Longleaf
You also need to complete the substitute application using the following link: https://forms.gle/KMxfDFLot476T8597
COVID Testing Registration
This year, the testing will be individual PCR tests, not pooled testing. This is great for identifying who is positive without requiring retesting for each indivdual in a positive pool.
Testing started in October on Thursdays. Please sign up for testing using the link below.
A Double Win for LSA! Raleigh's Best Charter School AND Best High School!
We would like to thank everyone who is a part of our school community, the News and Observer, and the great city of Raleigh, NC, for this magnificent honor of being named the BEST Charter School and BEST High School! Through all of our ups and downs, we stand together as a strong school community that will continue to thrive and work together to deliver an unmatched educational experience for our students! Special thank yous go to our Board of Directors, Teachers, Staff, and Outstanding LSA Families! Students this is all for YOU! Congratulations LSA Community! Your are truly the absolute BEST!