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LA News -- February 5th



Founder's Note

Recently I read a survey of national employers frustrated that college graduates were disrespectful in interviews, unable to make eye contact, used inappropriate language, asked for unreasonable compensation, and overall made a negative impression. The truth is our children will face a grown-up world sooner than we would like. We aim to equip our students to be able to think logically, to be academically prepared for any calling, and to be common-sense problem solvers in their future lives. While academics are important, their character and their spiritual lives are paramount. Discipline and character development now will pay dividends to them for a lifetime. They'll be the applicant every employer wants to hire.

It is a joy to see them emerging in confidence, humility, responsibility, and articulation. They'll be an asset to any employer, every organization, and any place life may find them.


Coming Up

  • Mo 2/5 2:30 pm Pep Rally!

  • Mo 2/5 5 pm Senior Night Basketball -- Home v. Trinity (SG/SB)

  • Tu 2/6 Field Trip -- Mrs. Webb's class and Mr. Smallwood's literature class

  • Th 2/8 7 pm Basketball -- Senior Regional Tournament in Hot Springs

  • Fr 2/16-19 -- Winter Break

  • Th-Fr 3/7-8 -- Oral Roberts University visit (Rhetoric students)


Lunch Menu



Monday Feb 5th -- Pep Rally & Senior Night

Mark your calendars for Monday! We have our pep rally starting at 2:30 PM in the Gym! All are welcomed to join!


After that, it's going to be a great Senior Night against our rivals from Trinity Christian School in Texarkana. Starting at 5 pm we will honor senior athletes: Maddie Lowrey, Jenifer Smallwood, Joseph McCullough, and Brett Talley.


We need all the support we can get to help our teams prepare for the Regional Tournament that's coming up at the end of the week. So, please make sure to come out and show your support for our amazing teams! Let's have a big turnout for our last home game and to cheer our seniors on! All LA students get in free on Monday night!


Tuesday Feb 6th -- Field Trip -- Mrs. Webb & Mr. Smallwood

Mrs. Webb's class and Mr. Smallwood's literature class are excited to embark on a memorable educational experience at Historic Washington State Park on February 6th. This captivating field trip offers a unique opportunity for both classes to experience things they have read about in history and literature. 

Permission slips need to be signed and returned by Monday 2/5.


To ensure a seamless and enjoyable experience for all, we kindly request that parents who are available to join us as volunteers reach out to either Mrs. Webb or Mr. Smallwood by Monday (2/5).   We eagerly anticipate this educational journey and look forward to creating lasting memories with our students. Together, let us ignite their curiosity and passion for learning through this extraordinary experience at Historic Washington State Park.

Contact Mrs. Webb or Mr. Smallwood if you have any questions.


Athletics

The Senior High HCAA Tournament is beginning on Thursday - our two senior teams will be competing throughout this week and the next. It begins with the regional tournament, and the results of that will determine the bracket for state.


The finals will take place at Oklahoma Baptist University on Friday, 16th February.

Girls and boys brackets are included below.


Games This Week

Monday 2/5 Home v. Trinity Christian 5pm -- SG/SB


All Regional games this week are at CMA, Hot Springs (548 Brookhill Ranch Road Campus North, Hot Springs, AR 71909)


Thursday 2/8 @ CMA, Hot Springs

7:00pm SG v. CMA

8:30pm SB v. Valley Christian


If they win:

SG play Saturday 4:00pm

SB play Saturday 5:30pm


If they lose:

SG play Saturday 1:00pm

SB play Friday 6pm; if they win this game, then Saturday 2:30pm.





Practices This Week

  • Girls' practice M-F 7 am

  • Boys will have normal after-school practices this week.


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!


LEARNS Act

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:

  • ALL Kindergarteners

  • 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.


We are Hiring!

Don't forget we need substitutes. Please contact the office if you might be able to sub -- office@legacymail.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!



Photos from the Week!


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