LEAD Academy Newsletter

Wednesday, February 26th, 2019

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Celebrate Black History Month!

Check out the fliers for more information but below you will find a summary of events and activities this month.
Daily- Bake sales happening at Lunch!
Weekly- Crew Plans
Weekly- Lunch and Learns- Fridays in the Gym
2/28 Program- Black History Month Program, after school

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Black History Month Shirts

We teamed up with LEAD Academy Alumni, Kevin Anderson who is the owner of Astral Apparel to create this special piece. Here's what Kevin said about the design, "I think that word coincides well with Black History Month and the triumphs many took for us to have the things we do now. The letters are filled with jagged lines and shapes to represent the paths that are never linear in order to provoke positive change or just life in general."

https://squareup.com/store/lead-academy-high-school, go to shop and select “LEAD x Astral Apparel Black History Month Tee”

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Important Announcements

On February 27th and 28th, we will have a C-Stretch day:

  • Wednesday, February 27th; Periods 1-3 (12:00 student dismissal)

  • Thursday, February 28th; Periods 4-8

On March 7th and 8th, we will have a C-Stretch day:

  • Thursday, March 7th; Periods 1-5

  • Friday, March 8th; Periods 6-8 (12:00 student dismissal)

December ACT and College Acceptance/Scholarships

If your senior receives an acceptance letter or scholarship offer, please remind them to bring in their letter so we can make a copy for their file at school!

Free ACT Practice: https://academy.act.org/. If you ever have a question about the college process, please contact Ms. P at kelly.pietkiewicz@leadpublicschools.org or 615-965-4086.

Intent to Return Form

Send this form as soon as possible back to school for students to give to their CREW teacher. It is important that we have these forms as soon as possible so that we know how many students plan to return next year. If you did not receive the form you can fill it out, print it or if you do not have a printer, you can send it by email to alma.mcdaniel@leadpublicschools.org. Just click on the word form or the PDF document below entitled Continuation Eng-Spa 2019-2020, this form is in English and Spanish fill it out and send it by email to alma.mcdaniel@leadpublicschools.org or print and give it to your student.

Upcoming Events

Opportunity Now Q&A Night

Be a part of an event hosted by the Opportunity NOW Coordinators who handle the direct hiring of young people for summer positions. Whether you’ve already applied to a position, are curious about how to get employed, or are an adult wanting to guide youth through their employment process - this event is for you!

February 27th - Southeast Branch Library from 6-7: 30 pm

March 8th - Oasis Center from 4-6 pm


New LEAD Apparel

LEAD Windbreakers are now on sale for $30. The pieces of outerwear come in both midnight navy and graphite. Visit “https://squareup.com/store/lead-academy-high-school/” to purchase these exciting new products or you can buy them during lunch/crew.

UniCycle Partnership

We are partnering with Unicycle (A School Uniform Recycling Program). UniCycle is a school uniform recycling program that orchestrates the collection and re-distribution of “Outgrown, not worn out” clothing to provide Standard School Attire to LEAD or METRO students who need it.


What we Collect? Gently used or new clothing that meets the requirements of Standard School Attire at LEAD or METRO Schools. This includes: Collared shirts in solid colors, all sizes, long and Short-sleeved (Polo style). Shorts, Pants and Skirts in Khaki, Navy blue and Black. Girls’ Uniform Dresses in Khaki, Navy Blue and Black. Belts. Leggings - All colors and Patterns (to wear under skirts and dresses).