Longleaf School of the Arts
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The Longleaf School of the Arts Recruitment and Retention Committee has been hard at work sharing information about the school and community to prospective families during the past few months. As we wrap up our annual recruitment season, you will probably notice more posts coming from our social media accounts. Please consider sharing these posts to help spread the word about the growing and thriving LSA community. New Student Applications will be closing on March 3rd.
Registration for the 2023-24 school year opens for rising 10th -12th graders on Friday, March 3rd, at 3:45 PM. A virtual information night will be held for parents on Thursday, March 2nd, at 6:00 PM. Information will be shared with students during Study Hall this week on Wednesday and Thursday. Mrs. Winters will offer appointments to students March 6th - 17th to plan and ask questions about course selection. Course requests will close in Powerschool on Monday, March 20th, at 8:30 AM.
Parent Virtual Information Night: Registration and AP Information
Thursday, March 2nd, at 6:00 PM
Meeting ID: 960 3172 4352
NYC Pre-Trip Meeting 2
Who: All NYC trip participants
When: Monday, March 6th, 6:30 PM
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Key Club would like to accept donations of empty food cans from families for our community service event on March 7th!
On that day, we plan on making bee houses for the many solitary bee species in North America. In order to do so, we will need as many cans as available.
Please send in food cans that have been thoroughly rinsed out with no food residue remaining in the can.
We thank you in advance for your assistance with making our project a success!
Longleaf School of the Arts
Key Club Members
NHS Food Drive Coming Soon....
2024 Juniors & Seniors Costa Rica Trip Information Session
We are excited to announce the Junior and Senior trips to Costa Rica for the class of 2024 & 2025. We will be holding an informational session on March 2nd in the LSA gallery at 7:00 PM. In attendance will be the teacher chaperones, Senora Morice (Spanish), Mr. Carson (Biology), and Mr. Anderson (English).
The trip will be offered through the travel company Explorica. Here is a tentative itinerary for the trip: www.explorica.com/Morice-4813. It is our goal to bring the entire LSA class of 2024. During the meeting, we will discuss safety and security, pricing and payment options, financial scholarship opportunities, and any other questions you may have.
If you are unable to make it in person to the information session, please reach out and we can send you a Zoom link, or we can answer your questions individually via email or phone. We look forward to seeing you there.
Previous Newletter Reminders
ACT on March 7th
Students in the 11th grade will take the ACT on March 7th. Students will be notified 2 days prior to the test with their testing locations. Students can arrive anytime from 7:45 AM - 8:25 AM. Testing will begin promptly at 8:30 AM. The standard testing administration takes approximately 2 hours 55 minutes. Students with approved extended time will take approximately 5 hours.
Please feel free to reach out to Dr. Morris at email@example.com if you have any questions about the ACT day.
KAPLAN: Practice for SAT, PSAT, and ACT! HERE
THE PRINCETON REVIEW: HERE
ACT website: Practice for the Pre-ACT & ACT HERE
Mazaliyah Morris, Ed.D
Spring Community Service Day - March 7
All 11th grade students will participate in ACT testing on March 7th at Longleaf. Our 9th, 10th, and 12th grade students will participate in our spring Community Service Day. Please use the following forms to assist with planning and preparing for the service learning opportunity!
Free ITS Theatre Event!
Thank you Mrs. McLaughlin for volunteering your time and commitment to carpool!
Will you be the next LSA Carpool Coordinator?
Thank you to all of the families who have donated items or funds to our Annual Fund Fundraiser!
It's never too late to give! The Cheddar Up link will remain live until the end of the year!
This year, we were able to meet approximately 65% of our goal, including the Amazon purchases! Thank you for being a part of our journey towards EXCELLENCE!
Head Of School
Longleaf School of the Arts
235 New Student Applications!
Our application window to receive new students for the 2023-2024 school year is open! The window will close on Friday, March 3, 2023. Please inform any family that you believe would make a great fit for Longleaf School of the Arts.
All current 9th through 11th grade students do not need to reapply; they are automatically offered a seat. Each school year our waitlist has grown tremendously. If you are presently aware of any reason your 9th, 10th, or 11th grade student will not be returning next school year, please inform us by completing the following survey: https://forms.gle/BXumtphaKES8g4iF8. We would like to be prepared to transfer out records in a timely fashion as well as offer any additional seats that will be available to new families.
Black Student Union - Calendar of Events
Dress-Up Day is Every Tuesday Feb 7th - Dress for the Decade Dress up in your favorite outfit from the 1970s, 1980s, or 1990s! Feb 14th - Black and White Promote unity by combining two colors into a single outfit -- black/white, black/brown, brown/beige and the list goes on!
LSA Substitute Teachers
Longleaf School of the Arts is looking for qualified people to team up with our faculty to substitute teach our students. Applicants should have a high school diploma or higher and be interested in teaching high school students. The daily rate is $100.00 per full day. Substitutes may be scheduled in advance or contacted the morning of the assignment.
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 Code: Longleaf
You also need to complete the substitute application using the following link: https://forms.gle/KMxfDFLot476T8597
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.
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!