Tu 2/13 Basketball -- Senior Tournament in Fort Smith
Fr 2/16-19 -- Winter Break
Th-Fr 3/7-8 -- Oral Roberts University visit (Rhetoric students)
The Senior High HCAA State Tournament begins this week after successfully making It through the Regional tournament in Hot Springs. The Lady Warriors took second place in regionals, falling to the Lady Saints of Hope's Garrett Memorial by three, while the Warriors took third in regionals winning their game against Stephen Christian's Roadrunners in a buzzer-beater floater by 1 point. Congrats to both teams on their hard work. Let's also all be praying for Ozzy Tolendano who tore his ACL in last Monday's game and must have surgery next moth to repair it!
Both teams play in Fort Smith on Tuesday.
Girls and boys brackets are included below.
Games This Week
Tuesday @ Trinity Catholic, Address: 1205 S Albert Pike Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72903
SG (#2 Central seed) 4 pm
SB (#3 Central seed) 7 pm
Teams will leave on the bus immediately after the athletes have eaten lunch, around 1215p.
Teams will play again on Thursday if they win (at Family of Faith, 30 Kinville, Shawnee, Oklahoma 74804), and then in the championship game on Friday (Oklahoma Baptist University, 500 W. University Street, Shawnee, Oklahoma 74804).
Practices This Week
Girls' practice M-F 7 am
Boys will have normal after-school practices this week. There is no junior boys practice after school on Tuesday because of the state tournament.
Winter break is here! There is no school on Friday or the following Monday, so we trust you'll take advantage of the break to rest, have fun, and spend time with friends and family!
If our teams make it, take a day trip to Shawnee, and cheer on the Warriors and Lady Warriors as they compete in the State Championship!
Over the last couple of years, we've been intentionally visiting Christian colleges and universities with our older students. We've visited Ouachita Baptist University and Oklahoma Baptist University. Up next is Oral Roberts University in Tulsa. John Brown University is the next visit to follow thereafter and others are being mapped out for next fall. Each of these visits is a good opportunity for students to be exposed to Christian education at the university level. Certainly, a student may find where they are supposed to go to college, if that is in God's design for their lives, but might also be that one class visited, one statement made, or one group conversation is the one that brings some clarity of sense of direction to them for this critical time of decision making in their lives.
Our Rhetoric students (Sophomores - Seniors) will make a trip to ORU on 3/7-8. Additional details will be sent home this week. If you have questions contact Mrs. Nix or Mrs. Garner. Thank you!
NEWS for SENIORS!
Seniors--here are a few important notes!
This is a link to information on the Arkansas Challenge Scholarship. This is an important scholarship that will pay for college courses--including many trade courses, at local and 4-year colleges.
Also, students who will go on to any additional study--academically or in trade will need to apply for FAFSA to get set up for scholarships and assistance. Click HERE to do so.
The Arkansas Future Grant is a scholarship for high-demand jobs in Arkansas. Many options are offered, including welding, automotive, diesel technology, HVAC, etc.
See Mr. Gallagher for more information or help with any of these.
A note will go out to senior parents soon about caps and gowns. In the meantime, please help make sure your senior is securing their required service hours and is on track to complete their capstone project!
The LEARNS Act empowers parents to choose where their child goes to school and sets up Education Freedom Accounts that allow parents to direct dollars to qualified private schools to help pay for tuition. The 2024-2025 school year will bring us even closer to universal funding to help every Arkansas family choose the education they desire for their child without being limited by financials. These new accounts will provide 90% of the state's education foundation formula, which will pay full tuition for a student at Legacy Academy.
Funding is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and the application process is already open for 2024-2025!
All Legacy students currently receiving EFA funding will continue to be eligible to do so. In addition, for the upcoming year, the following students are eligible:
Students currently or ever in foster care
Students with disabilities
Children of veterans and military reservists
Students enrolled in "D" or "F"-grade public school districts (Mineral Springs, Ashdown)
Children of law enforcement officers and first responders (firefighters, emergency medical providers, and emergency medical officials)
Applications can be filled out online.
Old Washington Field Trip
Students from Mrs. Webb’s and Mr. Smallwood’s classes enjoyed a trip to Old Washington State Park this last Tuesday, February 6th. They observed farm life and blacksmith work, along with seeing weaponry and medicines from the time periods that they each have been studying in History and Literature, respectively. They also became junior apprentices in the local print shop and played underneath the largest Magnolia tree in southern Arkansas. Even with all that fun, there was still much to be seen on a return trip in the future.
We are Hiring!
Don't forget we need substitutes. Please contact the office if you might be able to sub -- firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are also hoping to hire one additional grammar-level teacher for the remainder of this year. Applicants should have a bachelor's degree.
We are beginning our hiring efforts for next school year, as well. Help us find the perfect teacher match and fill positions!