LEAD Academy Newsletter

Tuesday, February 11 th, 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
Friday 15th - Hip Hop/R&B Performance
Friday 22nd - Activism (Black Lives Matter Nashville)
2/28 Program- Black History Month Program, after school

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2/13 College Trips



On Wednesday, February 13th we will attend the 3rd, and final, college tours of the year. Our goal is that 100% of students attend these trips. Students who earn more than 5 detentions and/or have been suspended from 2/1-2/12 will be up for review:
Students who do not meet the criteria above may earn their way off their assigned trip and either attend with an administrative chaperone or stay back.

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.

2/11-2/15 Book Fair

February 11-15 is book fair in the library. Students, please visit the fair during lunch period or with a pass from a teacher. The library will only be closed for study hall at lunch but open for the fair during this week so please utilize other library formats if you are in need of a book at this time.

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.

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).

Upcoming Basketball Games

Look for schedules on coming out soon for our girl’s basketball and boy’s basketball on the bulletin board, near the front office or in our website http://leadacademyhigh.leadpublicschools.org.


2/11 Lady Panthers Playoff Game

Come out and support your Lady Panthers basketball team on Monday, February 11th for a home playoff game. The game starts at 6:00 (doors open at 5:00) and tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults. Any student that comes to the game receives a free lunch detention pass.


2/15 Basketball District Tournament: At Merrol Hyde

Friday, 2/15, girls at 7:00 and boys at 8:30.

Games Saturday night too. Times depend on if we win or lose.