Friday, October 21, 2022
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Message From Ms. Riddle
Hello Lion Families!
The weather had turned frigid, but our learning is heating up! Scholars jumped right back into regular routines this week. Elementary school scholars are adjusting to the high expectations and rigor of a new grade level, middle school scholars are being pushed to find their highest form of greatness both individually and collectively, and high school scholars are beginning to fully understand what it means to be the leaders of the school. This truly is going to be another great year of growth!
Literacy night is here! The K4-3rd grade families are asked to join us on Wednesday, October 26, from 5-6 pm for fun stories, quick crafts, and tasty treats. Each grade level will be showcasing a special book to explore and families will have a chance to enjoy two different themes within the hour. Bring a slightly used book to exchange for a different book. We hope to see you there!
TLA welcomed Dennis Quinn to the middle school teaching team this week! He will be teaching 7th/8th grade math. Although he is new to The Lincoln Academy, he is not new to the wonderful city of Beloit. He is a returning native that is excited to be back in the 7th/8th grade classroom teaching math in the city that he loves.
Just a reminder...there's no school Friday, October 28th.
Field Trips This Week
Parent Teacher Conferences
Please Mark Your Calendar for Parent-Teacher Conferences
- Thursday, Nov 10th 4:30pm – 7:30pm
- Friday, Nov 11th 8:00am – 12:00pm
- Quarter One PT Conferences are required for every scholar.
SCHEDULE YOUR CONFERENCES ONLINE
- Use the Skyward Conference Scheduler option in Family Access. Scheduling instructions are attached below.
- Schedule early so that you can reserve the best time for your family.
This is the last week of instruction in quarter one. Please be sure to check your scholar's Skyward grades to see if there are any missing assignments to complete before the quarter ends.
Ninth grade physical science scholars worked on a marshmallow catapult lab!! We had lots of marshmallows flying. Scholars designed, built, and launched marshmallows calculating and observing Newton's three laws of motion.
K4 scholars practiced their handwriting strokes in shaving cream. Learning and fun, all in one!
First grade scholars recently finished a unit on “Magnificent Things” and had to use habits of character to create something with their class. Today, first grade partnered with high schoolers in Mr. Schultz's innovation lab to create another magnificent thing...ROCKETS! Scholars built their rockets today and will be blasting them off next week! Yay for collaboration between grades and teachers!
Middle School is Growing to Great
Great first week for middle school Glow Up! Keep up the great work staff and scholars. Remember each class can earn up to 25 Positive Points per day.
Below is how each class can earn their points:
- on task behavior
- active engagement
- positive peer to peer
- level 0 during instruction
- classwork completion
Today we had our first snack award for each grade level homeroom that had the most Positive Points for the week. Also, all scholars that were infraction free all week had an extra recess.
Monthly Virtue: Cooperation
Find a time to sit in a circle together and celebrate all the ways you have seen each other practice Cooperation, as well as conflict resolution. Take turns sharing responses to the following prompts or make up your own! Remember to practice Cooperation as you listen to each other.
1. What is something you did this month to help when you had a conflict with a friend?
2. What family member(s) do you want to celebrate for their Cooperation this month?
Career Chat with Mrs. Benisch
This week we hosted our monthly career panel that focused on Manufacturing careers. Representatives from NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes and Mid-States Concrete spoke to middle and high school scholars about manufacturing. The scholars were intrigued by the science behind NorthStar and excited to learn that Mid-States Concrete helped build The Lincoln Academy.
A group of 9th and 10th grade scholars visited UW-Milwaukee. Scholars learned about the admission process and toured the campus. Did you know that UW-Milwaukee is the second largest university in Wisconsin?
In Other News...
Want to learn more about college admissions? Xello scholars and families are invited to attend this free webinar live on Wednesday, October 26th at 7:00 pm. Register now at this link.
Athletic Update with Mr. Clothier
Upcoming Athletic Dates
- Monday 10/24 - Fall Sports Team Pictures and Uniform Hand-in
- Monday 10/24 - Cheer Camp 6-10th grade 4:30 - 5:30 pm
- Tuesday 10/25 - Cheer Camp for grades 4:30 - 5:30 pm
- Wednesday 10/26 - Open Gym for any interested basketball players 6-10th grade
- Tuesday 11/1 - Fall Sports Awards Banquet 5:30 pm in the gymnasium
Winter Sports are just around the corner. Any scholars interested in participating in Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Cheer, or Wrestling need to complete the following.
Attend a Athletic Code of Conduct Meeting
Parents/Scholars are only required to attend one Code of Conduct meeting each school year.
Complete the four required athletic forms in skyward
A current physical form. Turn in to TLA Office.
Pay athletic fees. $25 per season.
Mr. Clothier will be hosting the last Athletic Code of Conduct meeting during Parent/Teacher conferences. Parents and scholars with questions or concerns regarding athletics are encouraged to attend.
Start Dates for Winter Athletics
- MS Boys Basketball - Oct 31, 2022
- HS Boys Basketball - Nov 14, 2022
- HS Girls Basketball - Nov 14, 2022
- HS Wrestling - Nov 14, 2022
- HS Cheer - Nov 14, 2022
- MS Cheer - November 14th, 2022
- MS Wrestling - January 2nd, 2022
- MS Girls Basketball - January 2nd, 2022
Upcoming Events Calendar
Career Focus - Manufacturing
10/26 - Literacy Night (5:00 – 6:00 pm) K4-3rd Grade Families
10/27 Fall Fest, wear a costume
10/28 - NO SCHOLAR ATTENDANCE - Records Day /Quarter 1 Ends
10/31 - 11/25 - Character Virtue - CREATIVITY
Career Focus - Business
11/3-11/6 MAKE 48
11/4 - Q1 Attendance Incentive
11/10 - 11/11 - Parent/Teacher Conferences & Book Fair
11/11 - NO SCHOLAR ATTENDANCE
11/11 - Veterans Day
11/16 - Primary Awards Ceremony (K4 - 1st 8:15 - 9:00 am) (2nd - 3rd 9:15 - 10:00 am)
11/17 - Middle School Awards Ceremony (8:15 - 9:00 am)
11/17 - High School Awards (3:00 - 3:45 pm)
11/22 - Dress Down Day
11/22 - PLC Meeting (4:30 – 5:30 pm)
11/23 - 11/25 NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break