Today Congressman Asa Hutchinson and former Governor Jeb Bush stopped by LISA Academy to learn more about what LISA does in the area of STEM education. They were treated to some special STEM demonstrations, discuss government with the AP government class, and watch Mrs. Thomason's class perform God Bless America in sign language. We are very proud of all of our little scholars who work so hard each and everyday to impress such special guests!
Last Friday we held our annual Cookies with Grandparents event and had over 200 grandparents attend to eat cookies with their grandchildren! We had grandparents from as far away as Arizona attend the event and it was great to see families enjoying time together. Our guest speaker was Douglas House, a member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, who spoke about the vital role families play in the lives of successful students. We also had a performance of our school alma mater by our 6P class led by Ms. Ponder. Special thanks go to our wonderful parent helpers (Courtney Phillips, Stephanie Jackson, Heidi Jumper, Shea Wood, Krysti Dabrowski, Melody Jones, Jessica Parent, Carla Anderson, Carol Phifer, Shannon Lamb, Jennifer Dornblaser, Julia Dural, and Mary Martin) who laid out all our tasty treats, Ms. Ritter and Student Council for greeting our grandparents, and National Honor Society for bringing grandchildren out to their grandparents. We look forward to hosting this event again next year!For pictures from our event, please click the “read more” link. read more . . .
Dear Parents and StudentsAfter the merger of LISA West and LISA North, www.lisaacademy.org has become LISA Academy District's website.Please go to LISA District website for State Required Information and other district wide news. You can reach the LISA District website by clicking " LISA District" tab in the menu bar of school webpage.
Mrs. Hula was surprised by the Arkansas Chapter of David D. Terry Jr. Chapter 2014 from the Air Force Association as Elementary Teacher of the Year! Along with her recognition, Mrs. Hula received a 2 shirts, a memorial binder, and a check for $250 to be spent at her discretion. For all of her hard work and dedication to earn this award we want to say, great job Mrs. Hula!
LISA Academy representatives were recently invited to speak with the joint House/Senate committee on education in the Arkansas state capital about our best practices. The committee is seeking to define what makes charter schools different from standard public schools. We discussed our successful parent events, hands on learning, and STEM focus.
On Saturday, September 6, 2014, LISA Academy North faculty and staff hosted the Fourth Annual Open House and BBQ. Students enjoyed introducing their families to all the teachers and also providing tours around the school facility. Money was raised for school activities and for the Arkansas ALS Foundation. Our cheerleaders and adminstration even took the ice bucket challenge! The success of this occasion underscores the strong parental support that we enjoy at LISA North. We appreciate the time and efforts of all of those who attended and worked to make this a special and memorable day.
Dear Parents,You may reach 2014-15 Student Handbook through the link below.Plesae print the the Acknowledgement from the link below, sign, and return to homeroom teacher or front office. Student Handbook 2014-2015 Acknowledgment of Student Handbook 1
There's a great opportunity for LISA high school students to work in UALR laboratories with the faculty and other researchers. Working in a lab is a chance to gain valuable hands-on skills and build up their resumes when applying for a College.Please fill the Google Form out by September 7 if interested. This opportunity will be limited to a few students and selection will be done by UALR faculty.https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1aLep1wFDoIs7ySW0Xl0Ic4xq767j_4Su97wy3WIVGII/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link
Lisa Academy Parentmobile application is for parents of Lisa Academy. Parents can keep in contact with the school and track their child's progress. Please download only if you have a valid username and password. The mobile app is now available for download in both the Apple and Android markets. The School Connect application will work with all app-ready Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, iPad2, iPod Touch) and Android operating system devices (phones and tablets). Application features: -Access to information about your child's grades, homework, discipline points, attendance, bell schedule, payments, calendar, and school news. -Receive push notifications about your child's progress (grades, homework, discipline points, attendance), school news and events. -Support for access to multiple student accounts. -Offline viewing of your child's data. You can view your child's' data even when you are not connected to a network. -One click login once you save your child's login information. -Email communication with your child's teachers without leaving the application.Google PlayApple App Store
Exciting News!! Dr. Rod Paige, the former US Secretary of Education was able to join us on Monday May 12 for a brief tour of our campus. He was very impressed with the diligent students and rigor of LISA Academy. As a leader in education he has seen education at all levels and was very pleasantly surprised at all the accomplishments of LISA students. Dr. Rod Paige and UALR Chancellor Joel Anderson also joined us for the 10th year anniversary on Monday evening as well. We are very appreciative of both gentlemen for taking time out of their busy schedule to join us and experience our education style.
Dear LISA parents/guardians,We would like to thank you all who participated in LISA's 10th anniversary reception and the celebration event, or sent their best wishes to us. LISA Academy's 10th anniversary celebration was a wonderful event with about 800 participants from our community, faculty, staff, parents, and students.You can watch the LISA Academy video that was prepared in recognition of the 10th anniversary, and was shown during the event via our Youtube channel. Here is the link:LINK:"LISA Academy 10th Anniversary Video" Thank you for all of your support to education and to LISA Academy schools. We are looking forward to seeing you at our future events.LISA Academy
On April 14, 2014, the LISA Academy North Robotics team presented to the Senate and House Interim Committee on Education (Senators and Representatives) at the Arkansas State Capitol. Students presented the FIRST Robotics program, which detailed an overview of each of the FIRST Robotics programs and the team’s accomplishments. Students answered several legislator’s questions. The committee seemed impressed, and the team was on thestage about 45 minutes. Special thanks to Chairmen Senator Key and other legislators for giving us this opportunity to spread the word about FIRST Robotics.The students representing the LISA North Robotics team were Jon Penn, Ebon Paddock, Rhett Ward, Zeferin Turturro, Ryan Mars. Mr. Fatih, Mrs. Ward, Mrs. Paddock, and Mr. Akdemir also participated.
LISA ACADEMY NORTH PLACES SECOND IN 1A QUIZ BOWL FINALS — LISA Academy North Little Rock placed second in the 1A conference finals of the Arkansas Governor’s Academic Competition “Quiz Bowl 2014” Saturday, April 26, against Haas Hall Academy (Fayetteville). The team includes (front, from left): Samuel Wirges, Ian Sutphin, Rhett Ward, Rachel Ward; (back) assistant coach Angela Ward and coach Malia Putman. Finals were held at the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) in Conway. AETN is Arkansas’s statewide public television network that enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. For more information, visit aetn.org, or follow the AETN blog at aetn.org/engage. AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), and KETZ (El Dorado).
On Saturday, March 8, 2014, LISA Academy North competed at the Region 7 National History Day Competition. Our school had three senior high projects and ten elementary projects compete, and the high school projects were trying to earn a place at the National History Day State Competition. The students gave their all during the competition this year, and Katie Denis placed 1st in the Senior Individual Performance category which qualified her for the state competition on April 19, 2014. Hopefully, Katie will do great at state competition and be able to compete for a third time at the 2014 Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest in Washington, D.C. LISA North would like to thank all of the students that participated in the competition this year and the teachers that supported them.
On Saturday, March 1st, nine Lisa Academy North students competed in the Arkansas Council for Teachers of Mathematics regional contest at UALR. Congratulations go to Paul Jung for his first place award in the Algebra II category. Paul will participate in the state competition at the University of Central Arkansas on April 26th, where he will compete for scholarships of $600, $400 and $300. We are very proud of all the students that participated.
Jr. High Quiz Bowl team placed 3rd this past Saturday in the regional competition. The tournament took place in Fox, AR at Rural High School and consisted of 5 teams in a round-robin styled event. Players were: Chris Akel, Pierre Bass, Natalie Crace, Ian Sutphin, and Seungree Yi. We also had two players chosen to join the state All-Team. Ian Sutphin placed 1st and Chris Akel placed 2nd out of three chosen. All -Team members are selected by the number of questions answered correctly out of all teams participating.