Longleaf School of the Arts
Celebrating 10 Years of Excellence
LSA Staff Spotlight
Congratulations Mrs. Franklin!
Congratulations to our very own Artist, Mrs. Grace Franklin, on being commissioned to display her artwork at Taste restaurant in downtown Raleigh! Mrs. Franklin, we are so proud of you! Thank you for continuing to be an inspiration for our LSA students!
Great Job 2022-2023 LSA Mentors, Mentees, and Mr. Houck!
Our mission statement is "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." Our students have opportunities throughout the schoool year to be mentored by their teachers and LSA staff. As Mr. Houck, Math Teacher and Mentor Advisor, states, "Mentoring also occurs directly through the mentor program as new Freshmen and Sophomores are grouped with a student mentor to guide them through their first year at Longleaf and ultimately to help them soak in the unique culture that is Longleaf." Friday, March 17th, was the last Mentor/Mentee group meeting. We would like to say "thank you" to all of the student mentors as well as the student mentees who participated this school year. This program continues to be a special part of Longleaf School of the Arts because Mr. Houck provides the plan and the structure while LSA teachers provide the support and meeting spaces. Thank you all for your leadership!
Into the Woods - Tickets on Sale NOW!
We are very excited to announce that tickets for the LSA Theatre/Longleaf Repertory Ensemble's (LRE's) Spring Musical, "Into the Woods", are now available to purchase via the LRE website https://longleaftheatre.weebly.com/ or by following this link: https://longleaftheatre.seatyourself.biz
TICKETS ARE GOING FAST!
A special thank you to LSA student Rachel Arrington for the custom artwork designed for the show!
Prom Donation Requests
Our SGA 11th Grade Prom Committee has selected a very elegant theme for this year's event! The committee is in need of assistance with purchasing a few items to make the night's theme come alive. Please use the following link to select items to donate for prom decorations:
Thank you in advance for any assistance you may be able to provide the committee.
Tickets for the event can be purchased for 11th and 12th grade students using the following link:
News from Nurse Herbst
Severe Weather Drill
Due to ACT testing, the date of our Severe Weather Drill ws changed to Thursday, March 23rd. All students and staff will participate in the drill during the final period of the day. Please do not arrive to pick up students from 2:07 PM to 3:15 PM this Thursday.
Advisory Attendance Notification
LSA students and parents will receive a notification this week ONLY if there are excessive absences during the Advisory class period. There will be a link to a Google form to submit information and documentation for the absences. More specific directions and information will be in the letter. You will receive a letter if PowerSchool indicates more than 15 unexcused absences in Advisory. This class counts toward the number of hours we submit as instructional time, so it is important for the students to be in Advisory each day.
Previous Newsletter Information
It's Prom Time!
Hello LSA Juniors and Seniors! You all are invited to prom 2023! The theme this year is The Golden Age Of Hollywood, so come dressed in your best red carpet attire! The event will be hosted on Saturday, May 27th, at A Step To Gold Ballroom. Doors will open for guests starting at 6:00 PM, and the event will end at 10:00 PM. Since this is a school event, students are expected to dress appropriately. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided. However, full meals will NOT be served, so please prepare accordingly. In order to attend, you must have purchased a ticket in advance. A single ticket will cost $50, while two tickets with the couples discount will be $90 total ($45 each). Also, LSA Juniors and Seniors are allowed to bring one date/plus one as long as they are between the ages of 16-20. We hope you all can attend and have a great time!
Tickets are available for purchase! https://2023-prom-ticket-sales.cheddarup.com
NYC Final Pre-Trip Meeting
NYC MANDATORY Final Pre-Trip Meeting
Who?: All NYC Trip Participants
When?: Thursday, March 23rd, 6:30pm
Where?: Zoom: Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/95646409077?pwd=ZUhNUHJBQUdzTVZ3eXpVc0JYOUg0UT09
Please email Mr. Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
National Honor Society Food Drive
Please support our March food drive! Non-perishable items are being collected to help support Inter Faith Food Shuttle.
Thank you for helping to overfill our boxes!
LSA's Comic Book Club will hold a screening of Wonder Woman (2017) for Women's History Month on Wednesday March 22nd from 3:45 to 6:30 PM. Please join us!
Exclusive Opportunity for LSA Students!
All rising 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade students are being invited to attend a FREE summer retreat sponsored by Chowan University! As a college preparatory high school, we seek exclusive opportunities for our students that will help them make a smooth transition from high school to college. The students will stay on campus for the week and attend classes in groups with Chowan University professors in order to receive the full campus life experience! All meals are included. LSA administrators and staff members will be present during the week. ONLY LSA students will be on campus during the retreat! LSA will host a virtual meeting with Chowan University's professors for all interested families in April. Until then, we would like to gauge interest as well as begin the planning process. Please complete the Google Form if you would like to RSVP by Friday, March 17th: https://forms.gle/Qjt2HWNAk83eDGYd7
PTSA Board Nominations
PTSA board nominations are being accepted now.
If you or someone you know is interested, please fill out this form.
PTSA member meeting - May 2023
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
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!