Longleaf School of the Arts
Celebrating 10 Years of Excellence
Sandy Hook Anonymous Reporting System Training
On October 13th and 14th students, will be participating in the Sandy Hook Anonymous Reporting System Training for about half of their study hall period. This is a program that allows our students to recognize warning signs when it comes to potential school threats, self harm, or suicide and the power they have in saying something. School counselors will be available to speak with any students who need extra support during or after the presentation, and students will be able to step out if needed. If your student is concerned about the material, please encourage them to set up a meeting with their counselor prior to the presentation to discuss their concerns and to make a plan for support. Please contact your child's school counselor if you have any questions.
Brooklyn Winters - Winters@longleafschool.com
Jamie Cheveralls - Cheveralls@longleafschool.com
Brenna Tripp - Tripp@longleafschool.com
**AFTERNOON Study Hall classes will be in the GALLERY on THURSDAY, October 13th & FRIDAY, October 14th.
Tech Workshop on Saturday, October 15th - Volunteers Needed!
Parent volunteers are needed for the Tech Workshop on Saturday, October 15th. Join us all day if you can, or if you are available for an hour or two between 10 AM to 5 PM, we would welcome any help you can offer. We need general help with chaperoning the kids, supervising some of the projects, and pitching in to help wherever needed. We have quite a few projects that we'll be tackling during this and future Tech Workshops.
Special projects may range from:
- collecting and organizing props
- laundering, organizing, and/or trying costume pieces on actors
- doing an inventory of theater merchandise and/or concessions items
- helping to build stage sets
- cutting lumber and plywood
- clearing out and organizing the shop
We may also need some parents with trucks or SUVs to do lumber runs to Lowe's. Some other off-site errands may be dropping off or picking up costumes from the dry cleaners, taking two sewing machines to the repair shop, and going to the Army Surplus store to look up and order military costumes.
If you do not have the time to volunteer, we are always open to taking donations of snacks and drinks for the actors and crew to enjoy during the work day.
Sign up to volunteer here:
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
Previous Newletter Reminders
College Information Session for Junior and Senior Parents
A College Information Session for Junior and Senior Parents will take place on Tuesday, October 11th, from 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM. The session will be delivered remotely via Zoom and recorded for those unable to join live. Our guest presenter, David Sullivan, is an Educational Consultant from University Prep Tutoring. Please RSVP via this Google form to attend and to receive the recording via email. The Zoom link will be sent at 8:00 AM on October 11th to those who RSVP to attend. Please contact Mrs. Winters at email@example.com with questions.
Important Test Dates and Information - Mark Your Calendar!
PSAT/NMSQT - October 25th (Only 11th Graders)
Each year, our 11th grade students have the option to take the PSAT/NMSQT. The test this year will be on Tuesday, October 25th.
The PSAT/NMSQT can qualify our 11th grade students for the National Merit Scholarship Program and other scholarships.
The PSAT/NMSQT takes 2 hours and 45 minutes and consists of 3 tests: (1) the Reading Test, (2) the Writing and Language Test, and (3) the Math Test. Most of the questions are multiple choice, though some math questions ask for written-in answers.
The test is optional for 11th graders. However, all 11th grade students are encouraged to take the test! Please sign up using the following link if you are an 11th grader and you wish to take the test: https://forms.gle/UpGgBLssFfniSJfs5
Please email Dr. Morris if you have questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attention 11th Graders: The Deadline to Signup for PSAT/NMSQT is OCTOBER 11th!
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.
LSA Students are Headed to NYC!
All students in performing or visual arts are eligible to join us for our trip to New York in spring of 2023!
Registration Link: https://spark.worldstrides.com/
Tour Code: TGWU2LV
Students registering do have to select a discipline; visual art students should select a performing art with which to initially register. This does not affect chaperone groupings or itineraries, it is merely a way for our tour company to track costs.
Link to Google Folder with all trip information: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hcvNr4Zi0jmkPjVfu6e-ZxEaZu8hj4GA/view?usp=sharing
Please send any questions to Mr. Rose at email@example.com
Attention: All LSA Parent/Guardian who are Doctors or Nurses
As we continue to add afterschool and outside experiences for our students, we would like to have additional safety measures in place. We would like to have a list of all doctors and nurses who are a part of our school community. The goal would be to have at least on person as a volunteer for medical staff.
Please use the link to share your contact information:
Thank you, Tristin Carpenter, for volunteering!
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 will start in October on Thursdays. Please sign up for testing using the link below.
Board Member - Search
Longleaf School of the Arts (LSA) is the first charter high school in Raleigh, NC that integrates academics with the fine and performing arts. We are a college preparatory school that prepares students for university rigor while allowing them to explore their creative and artistic side. Our Mission: 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. To achieve its mission, the LSA Board of Directors is responsible for providing governance, and oversight, ensuring compliance. Which in turns enables the growth and development of the school including excellence in academic performance, fiscal responsibility, managed growth, and clear leadership.
The LSA Board is currently recruiting new directors. We are particularly interested in volunteers with expertise in finance, law, arts, education, and/or management. It is a priority of the board to be well-balanced and to represent the diversity of our community. We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to consider board membership. We welcome anyone who is interested in serving on the LSA Board to first attend at least one board meetings prior to submitting a letter of interest and resume. Board of Director Candidates will need to pass a background check and if selected for consideration, participate in an interview. Board members must commit to reviewing board materials and attend monthly board meetings, which are typically held the 4th Monday of each month. Board terms are at least 3 years.
Board meetings are posted on the LSA website. After attending at least one board meeting, please submit a resume and a letter of interest with email subject line BOARD OF DIRECTOR CANDIDATE to firstname.lastname@example.org.