LEAD Innovation Studio

News for LEAD Families, 4/20/23


  • April 21: No School
  • April 24: Kickoff Night for Incoming Freshman, 6:00 - 7:30
  • May 3: Spotlight Night, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
  • May 26: Last Day of School


AP Test Dates:

  • May 1: AP Government AM
  • May 2: AP Environmental Science AM and AP Psychology PM
  • May 3: AP English Literature AM
  • May 4: AP Human Geography AM and AP Seminar and Statistics PM
  • May 5: AP American History AM
  • May 8 : AP Calculus AM
  • May 9: AP English Language and Composition AM
  • May 10: AP Biology
  • May 11: AP World History AM
  • May 12: AP Music Theory

EOC Test Dates:

  • May 4: Government 8:00am in B107
  • May 4 & 5: PLTW (during class time)
  • May 10: ELA 8:00-2:30 (both sections)
  • May 11: Biology 8:00 B303-B305
  • May 15: Algebra 1B B303-B305 (section 1)
  • May 15: Accelerated Algebra B201-B202 (both sections)
  • May 16: Algebra 1B B303-B305 (section 2)

Finish the Year Strong!

Please encourage your students to finish the school year strong! LEAD uses a mastery based learning model combined with project work. Therefore, we require students to have every PFA and project completed to earn their credits. If your student does not have their projects and PFA's finished and have over 50% of their total work completed, they will be invited to our credit recovery summer school.

However, if they attend our summer school, they will not earn a letter grade (A, B, C, or D) for the course. Students will earn an R for recover. The R will give them credit, but will not help their GPA. If your student has less than 50% of their work completed, they will need to retake the course during a future semester if it is a graduation requirement and will earn an F.

If you have questions about the grading process at LEAD, please contact eisenmengers@parkhill.k12.mo.us.

Counselor's Corner

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Decision Day

Decision Day is held each year on or near May 1 – the day most colleges and universities ask that high school seniors notify them of their plans to enroll for the fall semester. Some students may choose to enter an apprenticeship or work-based learning program, go to trade or technical school, attend a community college or university.

LEAD will celebrate Decision Day on Friday, April 28th . We will have food, music, and a photobooth with props. This is a fun day for our Seniors and so neat for our underclassmen to see our Seniors celebrated! We are asking LEAD Families to help us provide door prizes to our Seniors. If you decide to donate an item, please drop it to Mrs. Graham in our front office with a marking that says “Decision Day.”

You will see several Facebook and Instagram posts from that day so be on the lookout!

Ideas of items you can donate: Gift Cards of any increment, stainless steel water bottles, blue tooth speakers, games, candy, coffee makers, compact microwave, towel sets, etc. Think of anything a future college student may need for dorm life or it could be just something like candy that they will be excited to receive. Thank you for everything you do for our students we are always blown away by your generosity!

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Spotlight Night May 3rd

We love sharing the incredible work of our students. As a project based learning school, there is a ton of top quality work being produced by our students. We can't wait to share that work with the world, in person, on Wednesday evening, May 3rd. Please mark your calendars for 6:00-8:00 pm. We are looking forward to unveiling the work of some of our 9th grade Design Thinking students' mini golf course that night, in addition to seeing student art work, project work, and live presentations.
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Registering for Additional Courses Offered in Summer School

If your LEAD student wants to register for summer school to take an additional course they may do so. This is for students that are “On track” and do not need our summer school to recover credit. To sign your student up for summer school for this purpose please use this link: Link for Summer School. LEAD has pushed out communication for our credit recover summer school for students from first semester who qualify already. We will push out information for students from this current semester at a later date.
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Graduation Practice Information for Seniors

PHS graduation rehearsal : 11:30 in the PHS gym, Wednesday, May 17. Senior picnic will be held Thursday, May 18 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at EH Young Park in Riverside, MO.

PHHS graduation rehearsal : 9:00-11:00 in the PHHS auditorium, Friday, May 19. A free optional breakfast will be served from 8:00-8:45 am.

Both Schools: Laptops will be collected at graduation practice. Make sure you bring yours with you!


Senior Picnic

Parents and Guardians:

Please help supply food for our annual senior cookout by signing up below:


We thank you for your support!

Panorama Surveys

The Panorama Survey is an important method for providing feedback about your child's school.

Parents and guardians will receive an invite to take the survey on April 10th. This email will come directly from Panorama.

Reminder emails will go out on 4/24, 5/1, and 5/8.

Please consider taking the time to complete this survey. Your feedback is valuable to us!

Kickoff Night for Incoming Freshmen

We are so excited about our upcoming freshmen kick-off night at LEAD on April 24th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. It will be an open house format, but in an effort to regulate traffic flow, we ask that you sign up for one of our 2 shifts. Shift 1 will be from 6:00 - 7:00 and Shift 2 will be from 6:30 to 7:30. Please sign up for your shift here:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080A49ACAD2BABF49-lead (If the link doesn't work when you click on it, copy and paste it into a new window.)

This is an optional event, but we would love to welcome our future freshmen in style! At this event you will:

  • Take a building guided tour led by our student LEADers
  • Receive a LEAD T-Shirt
  • Enjoy an ice cream treat
  • Participate in photo opportunities that you can share with family and friends
  • Meet our amazing staff

We can't wait to see you on April 24th!

Park Hill High School Prom Information

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Park Hill South Prom Information

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Prom Visitor Forms for Both High Schools

Please click on the attachments below to download the visitor form for your student's high school.

Senior Fees

Please remember to check any outstanding fines/fees in your Infinite Campus account. All of these must be paid before you receive your diploma. Feel free to email grahamt@parkhill.k12.mo.us to see if you have any fees in your account.

Park Hill High School Prom After Party Info

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No Fast Food

Please remember that we do not allow fast food deliveries from parents. Also please remember that parents are not allowed to eat with their students at LEAD. If you have any questions about this policy, do not hesitate to reach out to Dr. Early.

Remaining Club Dates

The remaining meeting dates for LEAD clubs are below. Please remember that clubs start immediately after school and end at 4:15. Buses typically pick up around 4:45.

May 1, 15

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Follow LEAD on Social Media

We will frequently use social media to send out reminders about important events and to share information about the great things going on in our school. If you haven’t already done so, please like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter for updates.