News From Lisa North


  • July 17, 2018

Student Check in Dates for 2018-2019 School Year

Kindergarten Students Check in : Monday, July 30th 9:00 am to 12 pm Elementary School (1st - 5th) Check in: Tuesday, July 31 at 9am to 3 pm Middle&High School Check in: Wednesday, Aug 1st, at 9am to 3 pm

Dear Praents, Guardians and Students, We are getting ready for a very rigous and exciting school year. We have several important forms that are in need of signatures during check in, so it is vital that you attend: Kindergarten Students Check in : Monday, July 30th 9:00 am to 12 pm Elementary School (1st - 5th) Check in: Tuesday, July 31 at 9am to 3 pm Middle&High School Check in: Wednesday, Aug 1st, at 9am to 3 pm FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: Monday, August 13, 2018

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  • July 06, 2018

Summer Reading Assignments K-5

To prevent summer regression of skills it is imperative that students remain academically engaged. In K-5 students have a single required text and a reading project. Please read details for more.

Please see the attached summer reading suggested texts and choices for response that corresponds to their grade level for the upcoming school year. Enjoy your summer and have fun reading!

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  • June 21, 2018

BEST Growth Scores on the ACT Aspire

This year, LISA Academy was recognized for high levels of growth on the ACT Aspire assessments in 2017. Awards are based on the 2017 content growth score calculated by the Arkansas Department of Education.

This year, LISA Academy was recognized for high levels of growth on the ACT Aspire assessments in 2017. Awards are based on the 2017 content growth score calculated by the Arkansas Department of Education. These growth scores reflect how much students at the school improved from 2016 compared to how much they were expected to grow considering prior achievement.

The Office for Education Policy at the University of Arkansas has recognized LISA North Middle, LISA North High, LISA West Middle, and LISA West High with Outstanding Educational Performance Awards (OEP).

Awards are as follows;
LISA Academy West Middle received the following award:
• High ELA Growth: Middle Level (Central Region)

LISA Academy North Middle received the following awards:
• Statewide High Overall Growth: Middle Level
• Statewide High Math Growth: Middle Level
• High Overall Growth: Middle Level (Central Region)
• High Math Growth: Middle Level (Central Region)

Lisa Academy North High Charter received the following awards:
• Statewide High Overall Growth: High School Level
• Statewide High Math Growth: High School Level
• High Overall Growth: High School Level (Central Region)
• High Math Growth: High School Level (Central Region)
• High ELA Growth: High School Level (Central Region)

Lisa Academy High received the following award:
• High Math Growth: High School Level (Central Region)

We would like to point out that LISA Academy North was ranked #1 for achieving the highest overall growth in the state of Arkansas. We are proud of the hard work our students have put forth on all of our campuses, as well as, the hard work and dedication to education our teachers exemplify every single day they walk into their classroom.

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  • May 29, 2018

MS/HS Summer Reading 2018

All students at LISA North are on a college prep path. Every student must select and read one text from the list.


  • May 24, 2018

2018-2019 Supply Lists

These are the supplies that students should bring for the 2018-2019 school. Please see corresponding list for your student's items.

Following are the school supplies lists that students should bring for the 2018-2019 school year.  Please see the corresponding list for your student's items.
 
 Elementary
  Students will pay $45 supply fee and LISA will purchase necessary supplies. Students need only to bring a backpack.
 Middle School
 High School

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  • May 18, 2018

Free Summer Meals

Did you know that free healthy meals are available to kids during the summer? It is very simple!

Find s site near you!
Call: 1-866-348-6479
Visit: www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks
Text: "Summer Meals" to 97779


No cost or enrollment required.
Open to all children under 18

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  • April 24, 2018

Nearby Aftercare Centers

In an effort to assist with your after school transportation and care needs we have compiled a list of local daycares, learning centers, and aftercare programs that provide transportation and care. Many provide snacks, homework assistance, and more.

LISA North does not promote one daycare, learning center, or aftercare program over another. This is purely informational to help with any transportation needs you may have. Feel free to contact the companies for more information.

Aftercare Center Address Phone Number Rate Annual Registration Fee Additional Transportation Fee
Love-N-Care 4110 E. 37th St. Little Rock 501-490-1955 $75/Week
$40
$10/Week
Stinson Chapel Daycare 6060 S. Claremont Ave. NLR 501-835-2845 $75/Week
$40
N/A
North Little Rock Athletic Club 3804 McCain Park Dr. 501-812-5555 $250/Month
$25
N/A
DREAM 11 Shelby Rd. Sherwood 501-835-3274 $55/Week
$20
N/A
Carmella's 200 W. 20th St. NLR 501-541-4305 $50/Week
N/A
N/A
Bright Ideas 2400 Wildwood Ave. Sherwood 501-835-5802 $65/Week
$40
N/A
Kimberly Anderson - Private Family 4 Khennedi Ln. NLR 501-681-2479 $65/Week
N/A
N/A

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  • April 18, 2018

Annual Parent Survey

Parents, we value your opinion and invite you to comment using our new, online parent survey. Please use this link to give us your feedback regarding this school year.

Parents, we value your opinion and invite you to comment using our new, online parent survey. Please use this link to give us your feedback regarding this school year. Click here to complete the survey.

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  • April 09, 2018

NEW ONLINE PAYMENTS

Dear Parents and Guardians,
LISA Academy school District is now using EZSchoolPay effective February 9, 2018 for on-line school payments.

Dear Parents and Guardians,
 
LISA Academy school District is now using EZSchoolPay effective February 9, 2018 for on-line school payments.  The LISA student database is no longer active to view school meal transactions posted after February 8, 2018. You may still view LISA database transactions that took place this school from August 1st - February 8.  All previous credit and negative meal balances from the LISA student database rolled over to our new system on February 9.  EZSchoolPay.com is available anywhere, anytime you have a computer with internet access. Avoid lost checks and trips to school by paying online with this easy, convenient and secure way to pay for school meals, aftercare and other school fees. Please contact the school office to inquire what items are available for on-line purchases.  In order to utilize EZSchoolPay, parents must first register for an account at https://www.ezschoolpay.com and follow the "register instructions.  The attached Parent How-to guide offers step-by-step instructions to help parents navigate EZSchoolPay.com.
 
Please contact Mrs. Critton at (501)246-5853 or critton@lisaacademy.org for assistance or questions about EZSchoolPay.
 

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  • April 05, 2018

3rd Quarter Award Assembly

Our third quarter award assembly will be on

    Thursday, April 5, 2018 for Elementary

    Friday, April 6, 2018 for Middle School

Please join us in the cafeteria for our 3rd quarter award assembly to honor Elementary and Middle School students:

    Thursday, April 5, 2018 Elementary Award Ceremony

 
Gr K-1 -- 8:30-8:55
 
Gr 2-3 -- 9:00-9:25
 
Gr 4-5 -- 9:30-9:55
 

    Friday, April 6, 2018 Middle School Award Ceremony

 
Gr 6 -- 8:30-8:55
 
Gr 7 -- 9:00-9:25
 
Gr 8 -- 9:30-9:55
 

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  • April 04, 2018

NEW ON-LINE PAYMENTS

Dear Parents and Guardians, LISA Academy school District is now using EZSchoolPay effective February 9, 2018 for on-line school payments. The LISA student database is no longer active to view school meal transactions posted after February 8, 2018.

Dear Parents and Guardians,
 
LISA Academy school District is now using EZSchoolPay effective February 9, 2018 for on-line school payments.  The LISA student database is no longer active to view school meal transactions posted after February 8, 2018. You may still view LISA database transactions that took place this school from August 1st - February 8.  All previous credit and negative meal balances from the LISA student database rolled over to our new system on February 9.  EZSchoolPay.EZSchoolPay.com is available anywhere, anytime you have a computer with internet access. Avoid lost checks and trips to school by paying online with this easy, convenient and secure way to pay for school meals, aftercare and other school fees. Please contact the school office to inquire what items are available for on-line purchases.  In order to utilize EZSchoolPay, parents must first register for an account at https://www.ezschoolpay.com/Login.aspx?District=5217449   and follow the "register instructions.  The attached Parent How-to guide offers step-by-step instructions to help parents navigate EZSchoolPay.com.
 
Please contact Mrs. Critton at (501)246-5853 or critton@lisaacademy.org for assistance or questions about EZSchoolPay.
 
 
Register instructions:
 

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  • March 15, 2018

LISA Academy - North Expands

LISA Academy North is very excited to be growing very soon. Arkansas Department of Education approved the LISA Academy North application to expand the campus by building a new secondary campus, behind the current building just off Briley road.

LISA Academy North is very excited to be growing very soon. Arkansas Department of Education approved the LISA Academy North application to expand the campus by building a new secondary campus, behind the current building just off Briley road. The new state of the art building will house 6th-12th graders opening in the 2019-2020 school year. LISA Academy is planning for the new two-story building with; • AAA full size gym with bleachers and stage • 25 classrooms • 6 labs (including Engineering, Biology, Medical, and Technology) • Expanded fine arts classrooms for art and music Next to the full size gym will be an outdoor sports complex. Because of this additional space LISA North will now be able to compete in more sports for all secondary students starting in 2019-2020 as well. LISA Academy North current building will be utilized for K-5 grade. Because of additional space opening from this move, LISA elementary will be opening additional student spaces in the 2019-2020 school year as well!

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  • March 05, 2018

LISA Academy is now hiring K-12 Educators

LISA is a highly recognized and award-winning charter school that hires top quality teachers, administrators, and other professionals.

LISA is a highly recognized and award-winning charter school that hires top quality teachers, administrators, and other professionals. LISA strives to provide personal growth and professional success to recent graduates or experienced professionals seeking new career opportunities. We offer competitive salaries, great benefits, professional support and opportunities for career advancement. LISA Academy is looking for K-12 grade level certified.
Current Opening in district wide as follows for 2018-2019 school year:

• Elementary Teacher
• SPED Teacher (K-12)
• Middle and High School English Language Arts
• Middle and High School Mathematics
• Middle and High Social Studies
• Music teacher (K-12)
• Art Teacher (K-12)
• School Secretary
 
Please go to individual website to apply for a position. You may ask your question at

  • March 04, 2018

Central Arkansas Regional Science and Engineering Fair

LISA North Middle and High School Students accomplishes at the Central Arkansas Regional Science and Engineering Fair.

LISA North Middle and High School Students accomplishes at the Central Arkansas Regional Science and Engineering Fair.
 
Awards List
 
 
Lily T. -3rd Place-Earth& Planetary
Ashanti P. -3rd Place-Medicine/Health
TaMya J. -Honorable Mention-Computer Science
Nathaniel H. -Honorable Mention-Engineering:
Electrical/Mechanical(EE)
 
All high school students are going to join Arkansas State Science Fair at UCA.

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  • March 04, 2018

Region 8 National History Day Competition

On March 3, 2018, LISA Academy North was represented at the Region 8 National History Day competition

On March 3, 2018, LISA Academy North was represented at the Region 8 National History Day competition by Shawn C., Autumn H., Eliana P., and Nina N. Shawn, Autumn, and Eliana's website, Connecting the World Wars: Treaty of Versailles, won 3rd place in the Junior Division Group Website category, and they will be representing LISA at the state competition on April 7th at the University of Central Arkansas. If you see them, please congratulate them and wish them good luck in the next level of competition.

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  • March 02, 2018

Curriculum Update for 3rd-5th grade students

LISA Academy is a rigorous college prepatory school. We are seeking to utilize our great teachers to maximize impact on students. Therefore LISA Academy North will be going to a departmentalization instruction model for third through fifth grades.

LISA Academy as you know is a very rigorous college preparatory school. As an elementary school we want to prepare our students for the rigors that await them in middle school. We also are seeking to utilize our great teachers to maximize impact to students. As a district team along with our sister school LISA Chenal, LISA Academy North will be going to a departmentalization instruction model for third through fifth grade beginning in the 2018-2019 school year. This means that students in third through fifth grade will have three different teachers. One each for math, English Language Arts, and another for science and social studies. Research is showing the impact of departmentalization: " Departmentalization in fourth and fifth grades offers academic specialization in which self-contained classrooms are deficient. Departmentalization makes it easier for students to follow the discipline tracking to suit their abilities. It takes full advantage of the best of teacher resources and facilitates instructional planning. In addition, students seem to like the freedom to move around from classroom to classroom in a school day (Grooms, 1967; Reed, 2002). After all, elementary students really need to be exposed to the opportunity to develop their survival skills as they transition from the egocentrism of childhood to a group-centered way of school life (Perlstein, 2003)." We look forward to the progress this will mean for our students!

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  • February 20, 2018

Mathcounts 2017

On February 17, 2018, LISA Mathcounts team competed in the chapter competition at UA Little Rock.The team will be competing in March in the state competition. Shawn C. was one of the top 10 participants

On February 17, 2018, LISA Mathcounts team competed in the chapter competition at UA Little Rock. Team participants (Shawn C., Autumn H., Tami W., and Nina N.) and individual participants (Pierce H., Wyatt N., Ivy H., Owen W., and Natalie N.) represented Lisa North with pride. Our team was awarded third place overall. The team will be competing in March in the state competition. Shawn Chen was one of the top 10 participants. Individual participants will be  going to state if they are on the top 60 percent (waiting on chapter results). We hope for great results in state competition. Mathcounts team appreciates all  of your support. Feel free to congratulate our LISA North MATHCOUNTS members.      

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  • February 13, 2018

The Best Public Elementary School In Arkansas- MSN News 2018

Parents want the best for their children. From better job prospects to a brighter future, it all starts with a great education.

Parents want the best for their children. From better job prospects to a brighter future, it all starts with a great education. Early developmental stages are vital for discovering strengths and areas of interest, which is why identifying the right elementary school for your child is so important.
 
Don’t get us wrong, though. By the best schools, we don’t mean schools in the trendiest cities or schools with the latest smartboards. We mean schools that prioritize education by preparing kids for the future and teachers that lead students to a brighter tomorrow.
 
At Stacker, we analyzed Niche’s database of schools to help determine the best public elementary schools in every state. All schools were ranked using data from the U.S. Department of Education analyzing state test scores, graduation rates, student performance, teacher quality, district ratings, and college readiness.
 
School district: Sherwood, AR
 
Students: 304 (Grades K-5)
 
Student-teacher ratio: 19:1
 
Reading proficiency: 82%
 
Math proficiency: 87%

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  • January 26, 2018

2018 Best Charter Schools in Arkansas

Congratulations to students, staff, families, and community! The Niche K-12 rankings have been posted! LISA Academy Schools are at the top again! The 2018 Best Charter High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of academic and student life data.

2018 Best Charter Schools in Arkansas
Congratulations to students, staff, families, and community!
The Niche K-12 rankings have been posted! LISA Academy Schools are at the top again! The 2018 Best Charter High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with test scores, college data, and ratings collected from millions of Niche users.
 
 
#1 LISA Academy North Elementary School, A+
#1 LISA Academy North Middle School, A+
#2 LISA Academy High School, A-
#3 LISA Academy Middle School, B+
#4 LISA Academy North High School, B+
LISA Academy Chenal-new campus in 2016-17

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  • January 24, 2018

7th ANNUAL LANGUAGE & CULTURE FESTIVAL

LISA Academy cordially invites you and all your loved ones to 7th Annual Language & Culture Festival. Students will perform in poetry, singing and folk dance. We value your presence at this unique event.

LISA Academy cordially invites you and all your loved ones to 7th Annual Language & Culture Festival. Students will perform in poetry, singing and folk dance.
We value your presence at this unique event!
 
Event Date: January 27, 2018
1:00 PM-2:00 PM - Cultural food & exhibition
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Songs, poems and folk dance performances
Event Location: Pulaski Academy 12701 Hinson Rd, Little Rock, AR 72212
* Free Admission*

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Non-discrimination Statement as Part of the School's Admission Policy

It is the policy of LISA not to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, or disability in its programs, services, or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, please contact Section 504/ADA Coordinator at (501) 246-5853 located at 23 Corporate Hill Dr. Little Rock, AR 72205.