Longleaf School of the Arts
Celebrating 10 Years of Excellence
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!
October 31 Celebration!
Please plan to support our food truck vendors for lunch. Most require a ($) minimum, and we are grateful for their support in making this event a success. Both will provide a limited menu, which includes sides and a drink.
Food Truck Menus:
All Meals $12.00
3 Chicken Fingers/Fries/Drink
Dirty Bird Fries/Drink
2 Hot Dogs/Fries/Drink
1 Empanada $6.00
2 Empanadas/Drink $12.00
2 Empanadas/Rice/Drink $15.00
Desserts $3.50 each
No Door Dash orders will be accepted tomorrow.
Pre-Purchase Tricks OR Treats!
Our arts students are never too old to enjoy the Tricks and Treats Halloween can bring! Here is an opportunity to support our SGA by pre-purchasing Tricks or Treats for your student(s)! Please use the Cheddar Up Link to pay $5.00 for your student to join in on the fun by purchasing Tricks or Treats! Students can also bring cash to make purchases. They will not want to miss it!
Select the Winter Dance Theme!
The LSA's Winter Dance will take place this upcoming January! As a part of the planning process, SGA would like this dance to be an opportunity to reflect the wants and interests of our student body. We have decided to let YOU choose the theme for this year's dance!
Choose ONE theme from the list in the survey, and submit by November 25th.
Strawbridge Picture Retake Day
This Thursday, November 3, is the Strawbridge Picture Retake Day for all students.
Seniors need to sign up for their appointment with the signup genius. There is no sitting fee for makeups/retakes on November 3. After picture day, seniors will receive an email with the online code to view and purchase a package.
It's Recruitment Time!
Recruitment season has started - spread the word about Longleaf!
Thank you to our Student Ambassadors for representing our school this month at Duke School in Durham and St. Timothy's School in North Raleigh. Pictured are senior, Alyssa Derr, and sophomore Ouimaima Elhanafi, who did an outstanding job in Durham with Mrs. Winters. Not pictured are seniors, Lillian Lesnik and Casadie Parent, who did an outstanding job in Raleigh with Mr. Fincannon. Mrs. Winters, Mr. Fincannon, and these student leaders go above and beyond to get the word out to students and families about our school.
Our first virtual interest meeting of the year for prospective students and families is November 30. Please spread the word to families of rising 9th, 10th and 11th graders, and encourage them to visit our Admission page on our Website. Questions and suggestions about recruitment opportunities can be sent to Mrs. Winters at firstname.lastname@example.org
Makeover for Arty Zeitgeist the Flying Squirrel
Longleaf's well-loved mascot, Arty Zeitgeist the Flying Squirrel, is in need of a makeover!
LSA Spirit Club wants to allow all competitors to channel their creativity into this design, as Arty is a representative of the school and, therefore, its students. The competition is open from Oct 31, 2022, to Nov 18, 2022.
Isabel Taylor, LSA Student
An Evening of One Acts
Longleaf Repertory Ensemble invites you to join us for 'An Evening of One Acts' THIS Wednesday, November 2, at 7:00 PM in our LSA BlackBox Theatre.
Our LSA Theatre students in Advanced Performance/Honors Tech classes have been working extremely hard on their NCTC Competition One Act plays. The students will travel to Reidsville High School on Friday, November 4, for the two-day High School Theatre conference, where they will compete against high school theatre programs from our region. Before they travel to the competition, the students would love to share their work with you this Wednesday evening!
Doors open at 6:30 PM, and the performances begin promptly at 7:00 PM.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for students.
Concessions will be available for purchase between the performances.
LINK to purchase tickets: https://longleaftheatre.weebly.com/
LINK to show synopsis page: https://longleaftheatre.weebly.com/2022-2023-season.html
Enter the Car Wash if you DARE!
Longleaf School of the Arts Theatre Program is thrilled to partner, once again, with Splash Car Wash for their annual Haunted Car Wash event! A portion of the proceeds from this exciting event go to support the Longleaf Theatre Program. You have two more chances to come enjoy the fun, tonight, Sunday, October 30, and Monday, which is Halloween night, October 31. The event runs from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM each night.
Pre-sale Tickets available using the following link:
News Coverage! We are so proud of our Theatre Department Students!
First Friday Event Hosted by Chambers Life!
Longleaf School of the Arts' Visual Arts Students will be featured in November’s First Friday in Downtown Raleigh. Come see selected works from our talented students be displayed in Carter Building Studio 3. See the flyer for more details. For any questions, email email@example.com
Previous Newletter Reminders
School Volunteer - Background Check
Thank you in advance for signing up to volunteer at Longleaf School of the Arts. All volunteers who will work alone with any LSA students are required to have a background check.
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/Organization Code: Longleaf Parent
Important Test Dates and Information - Mark Your Calendar!
PreACT - November 9th (10th Graders ONLY)
ALL 10th grades students will take the PreACT at Longleaf School of the Arts on Wednesday, November 9th.
November 9th - Fall Community Service Day!
Students in grades 9, 11 & 12 will be participating in a community service day on November 9, 2022, since the 10th grade class will be taking the PreACT. This day will be a great time to serve the greater community and get community service time.
Students have the option of organizing their own community service project on this day. Students will be required to submit a signed community service form for work completed that day for credit; otherwise, their absences will be marked as unexcused. For your convenience, attached is a community service form.
NOTE: Students who may have completed their community service still need to plan on participating in community service, an educational opportunity, or a job shadowing experience on November 9, 2022, in order to not be counted as an unexcused absence.
Additional hours will be a little extra bonus for college applications, NHS members, and other community club members who are required to have community service.
Longleaf School of the Arts will develop students into confident, responsible, and successful contributors in college, career, and community through mentorship and a challenging curriculum that integrates academics and the fine arts.
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.