Longleaf School of the Arts
Celebrating 10 Years of Excellence
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 10th: https://forms.gle/Qjt2HWNAk83eDGYd7
We are celebrating Pi Day by bringing in a variety of pies for our teachers and staff to enjoy.
Please use this link to sign up to bring in something.
There will be a table in the school foyer to drop off items on the morning of March 14th.
We are also planning an end-of-quarter breakfast for LSA staff on March 27th.
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
LSA 2023-2024 Registration - NOW OPEN!
Registration for the 2023-24 school year opened for rising 10th -12th graders on Friday, March 3rd, at 3:45 PM. Mrs. Winters will offer appointments to students March 6th - 17th to plan and ask questions about course selection. Course requests will close in Powerschool on Monday, March 20th, at 8:30 AM.
NYC Pre-Trip Meeting 2
Who: All NYC trip participants
When: Monday, March 6th, 6:30 PM
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Key Club - Community Service Event
For our community service day on March 7th, Key Club is holding a bee house making event at Dorothea Dix Park! To join us, please sign up through the link below, and come to the Big Field from 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM. You are welcome to bring a bagged lunch and blankets to sit on the grass. Please bring your own sunscreen and bug repellent! It is encouraged to bring an empty can. We hope to see you there!
LINK TO SIGN UP: https://forms.gle/tJjHuz5FV5vmyaXo9
ACT on March 7th
Students in the 11th grade will take the ACT on March 7th. Students can arrive anytime from 7:45 AM - 8:25 AM. Testing will begin promptly at 8:30 AM. The standard testing administration takes approximately 2 hours 55 minutes. Students with approved extended time will take approximately 5 hours.
Please feel free to reach out to Dr. Morris at email@example.com if you have any questions about the ACT day.
KAPLAN: Practice for SAT, PSAT, and ACT! HERE
THE PRINCETON REVIEW: HERE
ACT website: Practice for the Pre-ACT & ACT HERE
Mazaliyah Morris, Ed.D
Spring Community Service Day - March 7
All 11th grade students will participate in ACT testing on March 7th at Longleaf. Our 9th, 10th, and 12th grade students will participate in our spring Community Service Day. Please use the following forms to assist with planning and preparing for the service learning opportunity!
Free ITS Theatre Event!
Are you curious about the various competitions and festivals that our Theatre students participate in each year? If so, please join our International Thespian Society (ITS) Troupe #8972 Theatre Students this Wednesday evening, March 8th, at 7:00 PM in the BlackBox, for our annual Theatre Feis! This event serves as the dress rehearsal for our ITS students who will be competing at the State Festival next weekend (March 10th-12th), and will include traditional theatre and musical theatre performances, technical theatre project display, and a staged reading of an original one-act play written by our very own Ridley Clayton.
This event is free to the public, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Previous Newsletter Information
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!