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Secondary Campus Newsletter - April 21st, 2023
Dates you need to know!
- Biology EOC - April 25th
- 5th & 8th Science STAAR - April 25th
- US History EOC - April 26th
- Progress Reports posted - April 26th
- We will have a full school day on April 28th.
- Leader In Me Parent Training - April 27th from 1:00 - 3:00
- Spring Sports Award Ceremony - May 7th @ 6:00 pm
- Varsity Girls' Soccer Team ARE STATE CHAMPS!!!!
Please visit our calendar section HERE for up-to-date events, testing schedules, and other activities.
DUAL CREDIT FALL 2023 DEADLINES
Student Identification Cards (ID) and Trust Cards are a part of the student dress code.
Please make sure your student has their ID and trust card every day and they are prominently displayed on lanyards worn around the neck. This is important for safety and security purposes.
This policy is outlined in our Parent/Student Handbook (pg. 84):
Learners at Leadership Prep School will be given Trust Cards at the beginning of 5th grade. These cards are a visible symbol of our school’s culture of self-leadership, trust, respect, and responsibility. We expect each learner to be trustworthy, respectful of themselves and others, and responsible for their actions, belongings, and learning. Learners may forfeit their Trust Cards to staff members if they violate the school’s rules. Learners who do not have their trust card lose privileges in the building and in classrooms such as working in project workrooms or bringing a snack into class. In addition, student ID’s must be worn and visible at all times.
Failure to have a Student ID or trust card (unless the trust card was taken due to violation of school rules) is a dress code violation and will result in disciplinary action.
Thank you for partnering with us.
Inclement Weather Make Up
To ensure students maintain continuity of learning, Leadership Prep School will be utilizing previously scheduled bad weather make-up days due to the recent inclement weather that forced the district to close from Jan. 31 through Feb. 3. Leadership Prep has marked a make-up day for Monday, April 10, and Friday, April 28.
Annual Spring Concert
You want to take advantage of this!
Thursday, May 4, 2023, 06:00 PM
Leadership Prep School - Secondary Campus, GYM
Inspector Detector and the Case of the Precious Treasure
See flyer for ticket cost and additional shows!
Friday, May 5, 2023, 07:00 PM
LPS - Black Box Theatre, Room 225
This training is free and will be held in the upstairs auditorium of the elementary building.
Please be sure to sign in at the front office with your photo ID. You will not be permitted on campus without a visitor badge. We will spend our time learning about the foundation of the 7 Habits as well as the principles included in each of them. Feel free to reach out to Paula Ross at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Career Readiness and Internship Program
The Career Readiness and Internship Program is a five-year initiative that allows students to explore their career interests while applying leadership skills and knowledge to real world situations.
Students will complete yearly requirements that help set them up for future success no matter what post-secondary life opportunities they pursue – mock interviews, job shadowing, internships, and practicums. Our program exceeds the expectations of area schools allowing your student to have opportunities that others may not have until after high school.
FOR 10th GRADERS
You must complete 12 shadowing hours in the field of your choice before May 1 of this year. Read more on the link below.
10th grade email update for Career Shadowing
Career Readiness Program
10th grade - if you went on a job shadowing field trip please fill out the survey: Toyota : https://forms.gle/zDWWUimJxDLzvBux8 Complexity : https://forms.gle/rWWntHz1Kitg1F9j7 It's only with your feedback that we can improve and grow the programs. We look forward to reading your suggestions! What do we do now?
10th grade Career Exploration
10th gr is required to complete 12 shadowing hours this year You will receive 6 hours towards the 12 if you attend one of the events listed below. Directions on how to register below. Creating a new account on behalf of your student will ensure we know who is going on the field trip.
Seniors! There is money for your college plans!
We need Guest Speakers and Career Mentors!
Free Youth Preparedness Camp!
Camp Dates and Location Sunday, July 9 – Thursday, July 13
Texas State University
San Marcos, TX
Camp Dates and Location
Sunday, July 9 – Thursday, July 13
How to Apply School and community-based youth groups who want to attend camp MUST be in grades 9-12 and submit an application and video that showcases how coming to camp will create a culture of preparedness in their school and/or community. To learn more about Youth Preparedness Camp and application instructions, click here. The deadline to apply and submit the video is April 19, 2023 by 12 p.m. CT. Applicants will be notified of their status by April 26, 2023 with next steps for registering, if selected.
How to Apply
School and community-based youth groups who want to attend camp MUST be in grades 9-12 and submit an application and video that showcases how coming to camp will create a culture of preparedness in their school and/or community. To learn more about Youth Preparedness Camp and application instructions, click here.
The deadline to apply and submit the video is April 19, 2023 by 12 p.m. CT. Applicants will be notified of their status by April 26, 2023 with next steps for registering, if selected.
G 'day Mate! The 2024 Senior Class is headed to Australia and New Zealand!
Bonjour! The 2025 Senior Class is headed to Europe!
LPS Parent Pride Patrol! Lions travel in prides, and ours needs help getting to class on time!
Click here to sign up.
This is a program for parents to be involved, show leadership and help us monitor the hallways. You are actively present, slightly intimidating, yet friendly and you get to wear a cool vest and have a Walkie Talkie!
The Pride Patrol is a welcome presence in the hallways, stairwells and lunchroom. Parents can greet students, build rapport, check for hall passes and monitor safety. The time commitment is minimal. Time slots are in 30-minute increments. Sign up for one or several!
We currently have Pride Patrol on Mondays and Fridays.
Steps to get started:
- If you haven't already done so for this year, you will need to complete the yearly background check (this information is kept confidential) before serving (you don't hear back unless there is an issue)
Show up for your time slot(s) at the Secondary Front Office. You will need to check in with your ID. There will be a special place to get your Pride Patrol vest and Walkie Talkie.
- Review this list of things to look for and do while on patrol
Who is Saturday School for?
Students who have been identified as needing ACCELERATED INSTRUCTION (AI) and have been contacted by LPS prior to today.
- This means any student who needs hours toward their 30 Hours of tutoring for any STAAR subject they failed can come to Saturday AI School from 8:30 to 12:30.
- Remember, 30 hours of tutoring is needed for each STAAR subject a student fails.
- For students who failed more than one STAAR subject, Saturday School might be necessary for your student to complete their required number of tutoring hours for each subject.
- Students making up hours for TRUANCY have been contacted by LPS prior to today and may be able to attend Saturday School.
AI Saturday School is also a great resource for students who are struggling in a subject and need extra help prior to testing.
Students should be dropped off at the main front entrance of the school and check in with Ms. Ray at the front desk once they enter the building before reporting to their tutoring classroom. If you have any questions regarding AI Saturday School, please contact Loralea Ray at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to reference your student’s name, grade, and subjects needed for tutoring in the email.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR VARSITY GIRLS' SOCCER TEAM!!
The girls played again at 9 am Saturday for the state championship, where they beat IDEA Toros out of Edinburg, Texas, 4-3, capping off the varsity program's first state championship!
The team would like to thank everyone for their support throughout the year!
Community Service Hours are Required EACH Semester
To access the volunteer app, sign in here: https://app.helperhelper.com/
We have events listed every Friday evening with Generations Hope from 5:30-8:30. More information is on the Helper Helper website/app!
Student volunteers will supervise physical play time and make sure students are following rules and maintaining a culture of "treating others how we would like to be treated".
Any problems or issues will be reported to the Teacher or Helper, and are not to be dealt with by the Student Volunteer. Community service hours can be earned for volunteer time for your school or club (NHS, Lighthouse, scouts), and will look great on college applications. Visit: https://www.sesafter.com/volunteer-agreement to learn more.
2023-2024 School Calendar
As you may have heard, the school board met last week and approved the 4-day instructional week for next school year. Just to clarify a couple of things about the calendar: There are 5 Fridays that the students will have to attend school as part of the regular calendar due to holidays that fall on Mondays.