News From Lisa North


  • May 22, 2017

Summer Reading Assignments

LISA Academy has a tradition of summer reading. In keeping with the mission of LISA Academy to guide all studnets in gaining knowledge, skills, and the attitude necessary to direct their lives, improve a diverse society and excel in a changing world.

This summer LISA Academy students will engage with complex and diverse texts.

 
Our elementary students will have ONE mandatory text to read over the summer, complete the assigned project for reading as well as a math enrichment packet to be turned in on Sept. 1, 2017.
 
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  • May 16, 2017

LISA North Graduations

It is graduation week and LISA North is very excited to celebrate all of our students. The following is the schedule for LISA North graduations:

It is graduation week and LISA North is very excited to celebrate all of our students. The following is the schedule for LISA North graduations:

 
Kindergarten- Friday May 19 at 9:00am in the LISA North Cafeteria.
 
5th grade- Saturday May 20 at 10:00am at Pulaski Tech, Grand Hall
 
8th grade- Saturday May 20 at 1:00pm at Pulaski Tech, Grand Hal
 
12th grade- Thursday, May 18 at 7:00pm at Albert Pike

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  • May 08, 2017

LISA Academy North welcomed Congressman French Hill

On Friday May 5 LISA Academy North welcomed Congressman French Hill.

On Friday May 5 LISA Academy North welcomed Congressman French Hill.  He spoke to our high school students about all of the exciting new projects happening in the central Arkansas area, but how we can do more to start innovative businesses here in Arkansas. Congressman Hill honored two students for outstanding volunteer hours senior Yahya Suid and junior Marti Boren.  Both received congressional recognition for their great achievements.  Following his speech Congressman Hill was treated to several special exhibits; STEM demonstrations, solar car tour, and elementary robotics demonstration.  We appreciated his time and devotion to education and hope he can return soon.

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  • April 20, 2017

LISA Academy North High School PBL Project Contest

Dear Parents,

Please visit the page that follows this post to review students' work. This is a great opportunity for students to use their networking and marketing skills to reach out to community members to increase their score.

Dear Parents,

Please visit the page that follows this post to review students' work. This is a great opportunity for students to use their networking and marketing skills to reach out to community members to increase their score. No discovery is truly a discovery unless it is shared with the world, and this contest is a great way to help them share their discoveries with the world. The contest ends on Friday, May 12 at 1:00 P.M. Please support our students throughout the contest.

The contest will be scored as follows:

1 point per YouTube video view

2 points per YouTube like

3 points per positive YouTube comment(1)

(1) The scoring committee will only count one comment per user. For example, if person A comments 5 times on person B’s video, person B will only receive points for one comment.

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  • April 14, 2017

LISA North students win Girls of Promise -Coding for Good competition

LISA Academy North freshmen Ashanti Poindexter and Ta’Mya Jones won first place in the Girls of Promise Coding for Good competition for their project A & T Database they programmed with Python, on Thursday night at the 4H Center in Little Rock.

LISA North freshmen Ashanti Poindexter and Ta’Mya Jones won first place in the Girls of Promise Coding for Good competition for their project A & T Database they programmed with Python, on Thursday night at the 4H Center in Little Rock. The freshmen created the database to help Teachers, Students, and Parents communicate. 8th-grade female students at the STEM Runs the World conference determined the winning presentation.

 
Prizes included Apple watches, MacBook Pros, and gift cards.
 
The Department of Education Assistant Commissioner Anthony Owen congratulated the young women and encouraged them to continue coding even when they faced difficulties.
 
Currrant Technology Group Founding Partner, Sarah Daigle offered to connect the young women with a company in NW Arkansas currently working on a similar project using the Python language.
 
Also Governor Asa Hutchinson invited finalists to Arkansas State Capitol and he encourage our students for computer based projects.
 
Ashanti and Ta’Mya will continue to develop their communication database at LISA North under the direction of their AP Computer Principles teacher, Mr. Omer Sanlialp and their CRLP mentor Ms. Suzanne Rogers. LISA Academy North is a STEM focused school with a history of academic success.

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  • April 04, 2017

High State Quiz Bowl Tournament

Saturday, April 1st, Lisa North's Sr. High Quiz Bowl Team competed in the 1A Sr. High State Quiz Bowl Tournament at UACCM.

Saturday, April 1st, Lisa North's Sr. High Quiz Bowl Team competed in the 1A Sr. High State Quiz Bowl Tournament at UACCM. The team played in 7 games and placed 3rd out of 15 teams! In addition to placing 3rd at the State Tournament, Manny Bettadapura and Vito Whitmore answered at least 5 questions correctly in each of the 7 games and will go on to represent Lisa Academy North in the All-State Tournament at Conway High School on May 6th.
 
Congratulations to Manny Bettadapura, Vito Whitmore, Seungree Yi, and Sahana Bettadapura. Ian Sutphin and Daniel Chen were not able to participate in the State Tournament, but they were instrumental in the team's win at the Regional Tournament and helped the team qualify for State.

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  • April 03, 2017

LISA NORTH RETURNS VICTORIOUS!

On Saturday, 18 students voluntarily spent 12 hours at Harding University competing in the annual AFLTA 2017 World Language Competition.

On Saturday, 18 students voluntarily spent 12 hours at Harding University competing in the annual AFLTA 2017 World Language Competition.They represented Lisa North with so much pride. In total, we brought home 8 trophies and an experience that demonstrates our love and respect for this beautiful language.
 
 
- 2nd Place Culture Bowl (out of 18 teams)
       - Karla Amezcua, Kierston Rayborn, Segovia Lucas, Lizzie Phifer, Cindy Nuguyen
- 3rd Place Drama
       - Karla Amezcua, Janiya Ashford, Kalen Gibson
- 2nd Place Level 1 Poetry Recitation (Native Speaker)
       - Neyla Palacios
- 1st Place Level 1 Vocab Bee (Native Speaker)
       - Frida Lopez
- 2nd Place Level 1 Vocab Bee (Native Speaker)
       - Karla Amezcua
- 1st Place Level 3 Vocab Bee
      - Daniel Chen
- 3rd Place Level 3 Vocab Bee
      - Gray Stengel
- 3rd Place Level 3 Speaking
      - Gray Stengel
- Top 6 Level 2 Poetry Recitation
      - Doyne Martin
- Top 6 Level 2 Speaking
      - John Aldrich
 
 

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  • March 28, 2017

LISA Academy proudly announces that we have joined the Million Women Mentors program.

LISA Academy is partnering with MWM to provide mentors to our middle/high school girls interested in STEM.

Walmart is partnering with STEMConnector® and the Lt. Governor of Arkansas, Tim Griffin, to launch a STEM mentoring program called Million Women Mentors®.  This is a nationwide movement that supports the engagement of one million STEM mentors (male and female) to mentor girls and women from school age to work age continuum and help encourage them to persist and succeed in STEM programs and careers by the year 2019.
LISA Academy is partnering with MWM to provide mentors to our middle/high school girls interested in STEM.  To volunteer, go to their website,
 
and sign up to be a mentor.
 
Thank you for your support of STEM education.

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  • March 16, 2017

UALR Summer Camp 2017

 
For more information : Mr. Fidan

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  • March 16, 2017

Summer Leadership STEM Camp 2017

 
For more information : Mr. Fidan

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  • March 10, 2017

2017-2018 High School Course selection begins!

Dear Students and Parents; Early in the spring semester students complete the course request and registration for the following year.

Dear Students and Parents; Early in the spring semester students complete the course request and registration for the following year. After carefully reviewing available courses, the students and parents choose appropriate and realistic yearly plan. Please fill out the forms below no later than Friday, March 17th, 2017.All schedules will be approved and completed by April 9th.Students who are concerned about any course requests should fill out the schedule change request form prior to Friday, April 21st, 2017.Students who have the concern about their schedules should meet with the counselors prior to this deadline.Final approvals for the schedule change request will be done by Monday, May 1st, 2017. Lisa Academy login is required to fill out the forms. You are only allowed to have one submission.If you have any questions to select the right courses, please don`t hesitate to see your counselors. Here are the grade level assignments. Rising Grade 10 and 11 Mr. Fidan. Rising Grade 9 and 12 Mr. Gunduz. We would like to remind that it is not guaranteed that your child will receive all classes requested on the course selection form.We will do our best to honor your child`s request if it is possible. We would like to remind that the schedules will only be adjusted to change the courses that require tryouts/auditions and completion of summer courses next year if needed. Course selection forms are below.

High School Career Pathways

Lisa Academy North Freshman-9th Grade Course Selection 2017-2018

Lisa Academy North Sophomore 10th Grade Course Selection 2017-2018

Lisa Academy North Junior 11th Grade Course Selection 2017-2018

Lisa Academy North Senior 12th Grade Course Selection 2017-2018

Thanks for your cooperation. Best Regards, College Counseling Department

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  • March 08, 2017

2017-2018 School Year Prospective Student Application

2017-2018 School Year K thru 12th Grades Prospective Student Application is available.

2017-2018 School Year K thru 12th Grades Prospective Student Application is available. "Please click here to apply online for 2017-18 School Year"

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  • March 08, 2017

LISA Academy North High School Recognized by Office for Education Policy

Lisa Academy North High Charter received five awards:

Congratulations on being recognized by OEP as one of the highest-achieving high schools in Arkansas! As you may know, the Office for Education Policy (OEP) at the University of Arkansas creates an annual report entitled the Outstanding Educational Performance Awards highlighting the highest-performing schools in Arkansas. Statewide: Overall High Achieving ELA High Achieving Regional: Central Region Overall High Achieving Central Region ELA High Achieving Central Region Science High Achieving Awards are based on the OEP-created “school GPA,” calculated on the basis of the percentage of students that perform at each level on the 2016 ACT Aspire Math, ELA, and Science. To learn more about how we determined the OEP award winners and to see the full list of award recipients, you can view the report here: LINK

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  • March 06, 2017

ADE wants to hear from you!

Parents, The Arkansas Department of Education is exploring creating a website for parents and students to access all needed information in one place. ADE wants to hear from you! Complete the survey below, and give them your feedback.

Parents, The Arkansas Department of Education is exploring creating a website for parents and students to access all needed information in one place. ADE wants to hear from you! Complete the survey below, and give them your feedback. "Please click here for the survey"

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  • March 03, 2017

Top 10 Reasons to Eat Breakfast at School

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day; to give you a jump start to a more healthy and productive way of way of living.

Click here to see top 10 reasons to eat breakfast.
 
 
Clickhere to see national breakfast week menu.
 
 
 

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  • February 28, 2017

3rd Annual Arkansas STEM Festival on March 3rd at UALR

Arkansas STEM Festival is initiated by LISA Academy with the cooperation of USA Science Festival and UALR…

Arkansas STEM Festival is initiated by LISA Academy with the cooperation of USA Science Festival and UALR. A great variety of exploration stations will provide hands-on activities that bring opportunity for engagement and exchange between children, teens, families, and local STEM professionals. Students and parents are invited to a festival of ACTIVITIES and EXHIBITS designed to EXPLORE, CREATE, MAKE, and LEARN more about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
 
This year, our theme is “Hello, World!”, which symbolizes a successfully executed line of code that can be transformed into something that could potentially benefit a large number of people. In addition, the festival is a great way for Arkansas’ young computer scientists and programmers to literally say hello to the world through their work. The double meaning of “Hello, World!” is ultimately what made it the best choice to be the theme of the 3rd Annual Arkansas STEM Festival. The event will be held at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock on March 3 in the Donaghey Student Center.
 
Registration is required to attend (Click here to register) Please note that students attending the Festival with their parents/guardians should visit the registration table to receive an excused absence.
 
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  • February 27, 2017

The Regional Science Fair was held Friday, February 24th at UALR

The Regional Science Fair was held Friday, February 24th at UALR. We are very proud of Isha P., Neyla P., Easter J., Xander B., Zachary P., Melina H., Colin M., and Nathaniel H. for participating.

The Regional Science Fair was held Friday, February 24th at UALR.  We are very proud of Isha P., Neyla P., Easter J., Xander B., Zachary P., Melina H., Colin M., and Nathaniel H. for participating.
 
 
Isha P. (8th grade), Honorable Mention, and Zachary P. (6th grade) for Honorable Mention in Computer Science!

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  • January 31, 2017

BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION AT LISA ACADEMY

LISA Academy is proud to follow in this tradition in recognizing and celebrating prominent African American men and women who have influenced culture and made an impact on society.

February has been designated the official month to celebration Black History. Black History month is an annual, national celebration that recognizes the important contributions that have been made by African Americans throughout the history of the United States. LISA Academy is proud to follow in this tradition in recognizing and celebrating prominent African American men and women who have influenced culture and made an impact on society. We will be having a Black History Month Assembly in February. The assembly will be featuring students from different grade levels and a special guest speaker Dr. Groger Evans.

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  • January 20, 2017

LISA Academy North Hosted World Famous Harlem Globetrotter Buckets Blakes and Officer Tommy Norman

On Friday, January 20, 2017, LISA Academy 6th and 7th graders were treated to a special, anti-bullying assembly, hosted by World Famous Harlem Globetrotter Buckets Blakes and Officer Tommy Norman from the North Little Rock Police Department.

On Friday, January 20, 2017, LISA Academy 6th and 7th graders were treated to a special, anti-bullying assembly, hosted by World Famous Harlem Globetrotter Buckets Blakes and Officer Tommy Norman from the North Little Rock Police Department. Mr. Blakes played some games with the crowd and showed some of the famous basketball tricks that the Globetrotters are known for. He also taught the group about the ABC's of Anti-Bullying. He and Officer Norman recognized one special Harlem Globetrotter fan, our 6th grader Juquray Carter.

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  • January 13, 2017

Great News: LISA Academy is renewed for 13 years by the State Board of Education

The State Board of Education approved LISA Academy’s 13 year renewal application on January 12, 2017. This is the first time a charter school in Arkansas received that longest term which is amazing. Congratulations to LISA Academy Family…

The State Board of Education approved LISA Academy’s 13 year renewal application on January 12, 2017. This is the first time a charter school in Arkansas received that longest term which is amazing. LISA Academy’s huge success was recognized again in the meeting. Here are some of the highlights from the meeting; “LISA Academy has one of the best track records academically and financially among the state's charter schools. LISA has had a lot of success, and so they felt they were in a position to ask for 13 year" Alexandra Boyd, Director of Public Charter Schools Office, Arkansas Department of Education “The longer renewal period is an opportunity to reward a charter school for great behavior” Susan Chambers, State Board Member, Arkansas Department of Education We are so proud of our administration, staff, students, and parents for making LISA Academy one of the best schools in the state of Arkansas. We truly believe that education is a partnership between the school, students, parents/guardians, and community. Together, we will continue to improve the quality of our education and provide the best for the students of LISA Academy. We appreciate your continuous support of LISA Academy. Congratulations to LISA Academy Family… TOGETHER WE ARE MIGHTY!

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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.