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Secondary Campus Newsletter - March 31, 2023
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Dress Code Reminder - dress codes keep us safe. Students must wear their student ID and trustcards on lanyards. No hoodies, sweatpants or hats allowed in the building.
Student Identification Cards (ID) and Trust cards are a part of the student dress code.
Please make sure your student has their ID and trust card every day and they are prominently displayed on lanyards worn around the neck. This is important for safety and security purposes.
This policy is outlined in our Parent/Student Handbook (pg. 84):
Learners at Leadership Prep School will be given Trust Cards at the beginning of 5th grade. These cards are a visible symbol of our school’s culture of self-leadership, trust, respect, and responsibility. We expect each learner to be trustworthy, respectful of themselves and others, and responsible for their actions, belongings, and learning. Learners may forfeit their Trust Cards to staff members if they violate the school’s rules. Learners who do not have their trust card lose privileges in the building and in classrooms such as working in project workrooms or bringing a snack into class. In addition, student ID’s must be worn and visible at all times.
Failure to have a Student ID or trust card (unless the trust card was taken due to violation of school rules) is a dress code violation and will result in disciplinary action.
Thank you for partnering with us.
Inclement Weather Make Up
To ensure students maintain continuity of learning, Leadership Prep School will be utilizing previously scheduled bad weather make-up days due to the recent inclement weather that forced the district to close from Jan. 31 through Feb. 3. Leadership Prep has marked a make-up day for Monday, April 10, and Friday, April 28.
2023-2024 Volleyball Tryouts
HS girls and all boy players are trying out 6-8pm
Please attach the registration survey for those interested in trying out
Wednesday, Apr 19, 2023, 04:00 PM
8100 Teel Parkway, Frisco, TX, USA
Leadership Exhibition Night
We're so excited to invite you to this year's Leadership Exhibition. It will be a night of student leaders showcasing project-based learning, fine arts, computer science accomplishments, robotics, athletic achievements, student clubs, and more!
We'll kick off right after work, and parking is available at the Leadership Prep School secondary building. Next, we'll have some student guides available to direct you to where students will be set up to share their latest and greatest projects.
Thursday, Apr 6, 2023, 05:30 PM
8100 Teel Parkway, Frisco, TX, USA
LPS Theater Presents Star Witness April 14th-16th
--Friday, April 14th at 7pm.
--Saturday, April 15th at 3pm.
--Saturday, April 15th at 7pm.
--Sunday, April 16th at 1pm.
Friday, Apr 14, 2023, 07:00 PM
Theatre Frisco, 8004 Dallas Pkwy Suite 200, Frisco, TX, USA
This training is free and will be held in the upstairs auditorium of the elementary building.
Please be sure to sign in at the front office with your photo ID. You will not be permitted on campus without a visitor badge. We will spend our time learning about the foundation of the 7 Habits as well as the principles included in each of them. Feel free to reach out to Paula Ross at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Prom announcement file below!
Career Readiness and Internship Program
The Career Readiness and Internship Program is a five-year initiative that allows students to explore their career interests while applying leadership skills and knowledge to real world situations.
Students will complete yearly requirements that help set them up for future success no matter what post-secondary life opportunities they pursue – mock interviews, job shadowing, internships, and practicums. Our program exceeds the expectations of area schools allowing your student to have opportunities that others may not have until after high school.
FOR 10th GRADERS
You must complete 12 shadowing hours in the field of your choice before May 1 of this year. Read more on the link below.
10th grade email update for Career Shadowing
Career Readiness Program
10th grade - if you went on a job shadowing field trip please fill out the survey: Toyota : https://forms.gle/zDWWUimJxDLzvBux8 Complexity : https://forms.gle/rWWntHz1Kitg1F9j7 It's only with your feedback that we can improve and grow the programs. We look forward to reading your suggestions! What do we do now?
10th grade Career Exploration
10th gr is required to complete 12 shadowing hours this year You will receive 6 hours towards the 12 if you attend one of the events listed below. Directions on how to register below. Creating a new account on behalf of your student will ensure we know who is going on the field trip.
Collin College Scholarship
Deadline to apply is 11:59pm Friday, March 31, 2023.
1) 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA or equivalent at other institution
2) Agree to take 6 or more credit hours each semester
3) Have a current/valid Collin College student account with no registration or cashier holds
4) Classified on student account as degree or certificate seeking student
5) Have a valid/current North Texas mailing address on your student account
6) If high school student, must be a senior. taking at least two dual credit classes each semester.
Seniors! There is money for your college plans!
We need Guest Speakers and Career Mentors!
Want to improve your coding skills and try using browser dev tools?
Cyberstart is a free game that does not require coding knowledge!
Students aged 13 and older are welcome to join the nationally recognized cybersecurity team at LPS. You have until April 4 to be eligible for scholarship.*
To join the LPS team-
1. Sign in to your CyberStart account
2. Click the "Groups" tab
3. Enter Join code: colors-dealing-records
Students have full access to all the bases and the Field Manual in CyberStart until April 4, 2023.
Valuable knowledge, enjoyable learning and elevated career prospects await...
1. Introduce students of all abilities to cybersecurity with a fun, easy-to-use platform that requires no experience
2. Develop skills in a vast range of cybersecurity topics with a gamified experience that makes learning complex topics easy and enjoyable
3. Uncover hidden talents, compete to win scholarships, and become well certified and employable in their dream careers.
*Scholarship opportunities are only open to the students in grades 9 -12 aged 13 or older that meet all requirements.
Free Youth Preparedness Camp!
Camp Dates and Location Sunday, July 9 – Thursday, July 13
Texas State University
San Marcos, TX
Camp Dates and Location
Sunday, July 9 – Thursday, July 13
How to Apply School and community-based youth groups who want to attend camp MUST be in grades 9-12 and submit an application and video that showcases how coming to camp will create a culture of preparedness in their school and/or community. To learn more about Youth Preparedness Camp and application instructions, click here. The deadline to apply and submit the video is April 19, 2023 by 12 p.m. CT. Applicants will be notified of their status by April 26, 2023 with next steps for registering, if selected.
How to Apply
School and community-based youth groups who want to attend camp MUST be in grades 9-12 and submit an application and video that showcases how coming to camp will create a culture of preparedness in their school and/or community. To learn more about Youth Preparedness Camp and application instructions, click here.
The deadline to apply and submit the video is April 19, 2023 by 12 p.m. CT. Applicants will be notified of their status by April 26, 2023 with next steps for registering, if selected.
LPS Parent Pride Patrol! Lions travel in prides, and ours needs help getting to class on time!
It is a program for parents to be involved and be leader and help us monitor the hallways. It's an easy job, you are actively present, slightly intimidating, yet friendly and you get to wear a cool vest and have a Walkie Talkie.
The Pride Patrol is a welcome presence in the hallways, stairwells and lunchroom. Parents can greet students, build rapport, check for hall passes and monitor safety. The time commitment is minimal. Time slots are in 30-minute increments. Sign up for one or several!
We currently have Pride Patrol on Mondays and Fridays.
Steps to get started:
- If you haven't already done so for this year, you will need to complete the yearly background check (this information is kept confidential) before serving (you don't hear back unless there is an issue)
Show up for your time slot(s) at the Secondary Front Office. You will need to check in with your ID. There will be a special place to get your Pride Patrol vest and Walkie Talkie.
- Review this list of things to look for and do while on patrol
Cold Weather - Dress Code Notice
Who is Saturday School for?
Students who have been identified as needing ACCELERATED INSTRUCTION (AI) and have been contacted by LPS prior to today.
- This means any student who needs hours toward their 30 Hours of tutoring for any STAAR subject they failed can come to Saturday AI School from 8:30 to 12:30.
- Remember, 30 hours of tutoring is needed for each STAAR subject a student fails.
- For students who failed more than one STAAR subject, Saturday School might be necessary for your student to complete their required number of tutoring hours for each subject.
- Students making up hours for TRUANCY have been contacted by LPS prior to today and may be able to attend Saturday School.
AI Saturday School is also a great resource for students who are struggling in a subject and need extra help prior to testing.
Students should be dropped off at the main front entrance of the school and check in with Ms. Ray at the front desk once they enter the building before reporting to their tutoring classroom. If you have any questions regarding AI Saturday School, please contact Loralea Ray at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to reference your student’s name, grade, and subjects needed for tutoring in the email.
Student wins Congressional Award and participates in Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition
Dominique de Waal achieved the prestigious Congressional Award for her contribution to the community and undertaking the values of initiative, service, and achievement. The Congressional Award is designed to provide opportunities for young people to unleash their potential by achieving personal goals focused on volunteerism, character development, and fitness. It is non-partisan, voluntary, and non-competitive. Dominique’ certificate was signed by both leaders of the House of Representatives and the Senate.
In addition, the annual Lone Star Youth Orchestra (LSYO) Concerto Competition was held this past week on 2/8/23. The LSYO was established in 1999 to provide young and advanced level instrumentalists in the Metroplex area the opportunity to supplement and enhance their music education. Dominique achieved 3rd place in the competition for her solo when she played Mozart' third movement for bassoon.
Two Senior Students pass Foundational Cybersecurity Technologies
GFACT, GIAC Foundational Cybersecurity Technologies
The GFACT certification validates a practitioner's knowledge of essential foundational cybersecurity concepts. GFACT-certified professionals are familiar with practical skills in computers, technology, and security fundamentals that are needed to kickstart a career in cybersecurity.
Who is GFACT for?
- Anyone new to cybersecurity
- Career changers
- Online self-driven learners seeking new skills
- College & university students
- Business professionals without a deep cybersecurity background
- New hires in IT/cybersecurity
- Participants in re-skilling programs
Our students received scholarships to take the exam through their championship status in Cyberstart America! The students are Ashwarya Kamisetty and Jade Steinberg!
LPS Student named State Finalist - Business Professionals of America
Our Business Professionals of America competed in 4 categories this year:
- Faith Sabourin, 12th grade- Regional Contestant in Legal Terminology,
- Ronaldo Villatoro, 9th grade - Regional Contestant in Medical Terminology,
- Ramya Potula, 12th grade - Regional Contestant in Prepared Speech, and
Brooklyn Conner received 3rd place in the Region for her entry in the Desktop Publishing, design, event! She was also named a national alternate!
Community Service Hours are Required EACH Semester
To access the volunteer app, sign in here: https://app.helperhelper.com/
We have events listed every Friday evening with Generations Hope from 5:30-8:30. More information is on the Helper Helper website/app!
2023-2024 School Calendar
As you may have heard, the school board met last week and approved the 4-day instructional week for next school year. Just to clarify a couple of things about the calendar: There are 5 Fridays that the students will have to attend school as part of the regular calendar due to holidays that fall on Mondays.