LEAD Academy High School

Weekly Newsletter April 28-May 1st

Students received the below information in their school email

Here is the new schedule that starts on Monday.

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Senior Meetings

Seniors, we'll have our standing bi-weekly meeting today. Choose the time (11:30 or 5:00) that works best for you. We'll use Google Hangout for the meeting and information can be found in the calendar invite. (details in your email)

Noteworthy Conversations

If you're interested in careers in marketing and events, join Ms. Desnoyers' class today at 2:15 as they have a dialogue with Keria Martin and Camille Wright. RSVP Here for the Zoom link!
Keria Martin is a public relations, marketing and communications professional living and working in New York City. She currently works at the full-service marketing agency Team Epiphany, where she oversees the Nike, Converse, Jordan, Audi and Vaseline programs. Her work has led to seeing the creation and execution of large and small scale events, photoshoots, talent press tours and trips.

Camille Wright is an onsite ambassador coordinator at ScoreMore Shows in Texas, since 2014. She is responsible for hiring, training and overseeing about 150 ambassadors for seven annual music festivals such as Astroworld (Houston), JMBLYA (Dallas, Austin, Houston), and Dreamville Music Festival (Raleigh).
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Senior TSAC webinars

We want to pass along the information below from TSAC (Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation) about webinars available to all high school students covering the FAFSA, verification process & paying for college. The links are all listed if you would like to join.


Beginning Monday, April 13, the virtual Paying for College 101 presentation at 5:00 p.m. is open to all high schools. Please share the links below with your 9th, 10th, and 11th-grade families, and each family can register for the date which works best for them.

Monday, April 13: Paying for College 101

Wednesday, April 15: Paying for College 101

Monday, April 20: Paying for College 101

Wednesday, April 22: Paying for College 101

Monday, April 27: Paying for College 101

Wednesday, April 29: Paying for College 101

A recorded Paying for College 101 presentation will eventually be available for families unable to join live.

On Friday, April 17 at 10:00 a.m. CST, will lead a webinar for college-going families and counselors regarding the FAFSA verification process and reviewing financial aid offers from prospective colleges. Please share the link below with all families… FAFSA Verification and Reviewing Financial Aid Offers

LEAD Running Club!

Attention LEAD students! Looking for motivation to get outside and get some exercise during this time? You should join the LEAD Running Club! We will post weekly workouts and challenges to help you get in shape and improve your speed and stamina. This is a great club for anyone who is interested in joining the cross country team in the Fall, but that is not a requirement. All students and all skill levels are welcome! Fill out this survey to join. Text or call Ms. Pieschel if you have any questions (662-549-5572).
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LEAD: Making Pure Fire Beat Production

LAHS Virtual Clubs

Virtual Clubs: Beats, Poetry, Southern Word


Southern Word wanted to make sure all students in these clubs have an opportunity to still have some fun while you're not in the school building. Below are three opportunities that are taking place every week, starting tomorrow, March 31st. If you are in one of these clubs, ask Coach McDaniel for more information if needed.


Beat Production w/ J Pierson
Tuesdays at 3:00 pm

This is an extension of the weekly LEAD Academy beat production club with J Pierson. Open to veterans as well as new beatmakers and producers who do not normally attend or who haven’t attended for a while. Start building your next musical project while you have time on your hands.


Pilot the Producer with Saran Thompson
Fridays at 11:00 am

This session is production and collaboration as participants walk Saran through developing a track. This will utilize composition in Logic, logic-based loops, Splice, and Looperman. This will work via co-broadcasting as the students instruct Saran on what they want him to do until a full beat is made. The track will be sent out to student(s) participating in the session.

Poetry Lunch Club with Cam Mitchell and Debria Tyler
Fridays at 12:00pm

This is an extension of the LEAD Academy Poetry Lunch Club open to regular club members or students who have been waiting for a free moment to get back to it. The sessions include but is not limited to: the conversation around culture and poetry, writing prompts, writing time, feedback, and chill time with your classmates. Southern Word is still busy doing virtual open mics, slams, and shows so this is also a place where you prepare for those as well.

Family Resources

  1. Connexion Americas - Conexión Américas offers Spanish-language services and can provide emergency financial assistance, short-term case management, and information and referral services. Click here to complete their Spanish-language online intake form or call 615.307.0584.

  2. MNPS Food Distribution Line - As you know, MNPS will be offering breakfast and lunch meals at a number of locations throughout Nashville. In addition to 16 school locations, six MNPS buses will be delivering meals at the following locations. Times below are approximate and subject to change. Children must be present to pick up these meals. Click here

  3. Rooftop Nashville - Rooftop Nashville can provide rental or mortgage assistance ONLY. Click here to complete an online application.

  4. United Way - The COVID-19 Response Fund was created to assist individuals and families experiencing financial hardship due to this virus. We know many in our community are struggling with the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are working quickly to provide the most up-to-date information available to help you navigate this process. We will continue to update this site regularly.

  5. AT&T - Offering free wi-fi for 60 days.

  6. Comcast Xfinity - Comcast Xfinity: The Comcast Internet Essentials program offers two months of free in-home internet to MNPS students and their families.

MNPS Resources At Home Learning Partnership with Nashville Public Television

Dr. Adrienne Battle and Nashville Public Television announced a new partnership that will expand our reach to students and families while facilities are closed. Educational content will air on NPT (or online here) starting Monday, March 30, following this schedule:

  • 6 - 10 a.m. | Children's programming

  • 10 a.m. - Noon | Middle school students

  • Noon - 2 p.m. | High school students

  • 2 - 5 p.m. | Children's programming

“Nashville Public Television is an essential partner in our city-wide strategic effort to support student learning,” said Dr. Battle. “We are grateful to NPT for working with us to broadcast additional educational programming targeted to each of our age groups with relevant enrichment content"

Students Google Classroom Resources

Student Directions

For Students - LAHS Student Google Classroom Access Instructions


An introductory video for getting students set up:

- Video: Introduction to Google Classroom


These ones are more about troubleshooting/completing work in the classroom

- Video: How Students Access & Complete Assignments in Google Classroom

- Article: Troubleshooting Guide for Parents: Google Classroom


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