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LA News -- May 13th Last Week of School!



Founder's Note

It's graduation week and it follows what was our last week of having our seniors on campus. It was a rich environment this past week as our seniors shared with the entire student body at senior assembly the impact of Legacy Academy on their lives and their advice to the student body. The seniors shared the importance of accepting help, counsel, and wisdom from teachers and parents and the importance of developing a relationship with Christ. They also shared how grateful they each are that they stayed with Legacy Academy all the way through, seeing that it was in the tough times that God was working on their behalf to change them and grow them through His love and care. Senior Maddie Lowrey said, "At Legacy you are safe, seen, and fit." and that "It is an environment that requires transformation." It was beautiful to see them each encourage the younger students to grow in their faith, honor their teachers and parents, and to let God work in their lives and hearts.


3 John 4 says, "I have no greater joy than to see my children walk in truth." This is our greatest aim that each of our students embrace the truth, give their hearts fully to Christ, and launch out to live His plan for their lives!


Coming Up

  • M-F -- 7am Senior Girls Off-Season Basketball Practice

  • M,W, Th --3-5pm Boys Off Season Basketball

  • Tu 3-430p Senior Boys (only) Shooting Practice

  • Tu -- 6pm Honor & Awards Ceremony

  • Fr -- Last Day of School & Commencement-7pm

  • Sat -- 3-7pm 4-H End of Year Party

  • Sat-Sun -- Otter Basketball for Senior boys and girls team members only


Athletics This Week

Basketball

Girls:

Girls on the senior girls' team next year have off-season basketball practice at 7am each morning M-F.

Boys:

  • M, W, Th Junior & Senior boys teams practice 3-5pm

  • Tuesday Senior Boys only shooting practice 3-430pm

Parents, if your son is in 6th-11th grades please be sure your athlete attends off-season basketball practices.


Otter Training Workout for Senior Teams

Saturday, 9am-4:30pm /Sunday 2-5pm

Trainer Jason Otter will be with us for basketball workouts for all members of next years' senior boys' and senior girls' teams.


SAVE THE DATE:

Also, please save the week of June 3-6. Otter will be hosting a Point Guard camp in McKinney, Texas. This is a rare chance for some of our players to get to play up in a more challenging environment with other competitive players their age. They run a camp simultaneously for younger and older players. The camp (including hotel accommodations) is usually $850. Legacy athletes can attend for $500. Coaches will be in touch with more details this week. You will make your payment to LA and we will submit one check for all players attending.


Honor & Awards Ceremony -- Tuesday, May 14, 6p

Honor & Awards Ceremony will take place at 6:00pm on Tuesday, May 14th in the LA Auditorium. At the end of another successful school year, we want to take an evening to reflect on the past year and to honor that which is worthy of honor. "And you yourself must be an example to them by doing good works of every kind.” Titus 2:7


As well as academic success, Honor & Awards Ceremony will include our Kindergarten Promotion, and will celebrate character, effort, diligence, and hard work.


All students are required to attend and should wear their formal uniforms.


Family, friends, and members of the public are welcome!


Commencement Ceremony -- Friday, May 17, 7pm

Commencement 2024 is happening on Friday, May 17 at 7pm. We ask that the entire school body, families, and friends celebrate with our graduates by attending Commencement. A reception for graduates will follow immediately in the auditorium.



4-H End of Year Party -- Saturday, May 18th

The 4-H club will host a water/swim party at the Bartek house (107 Plantation Dr, De Queen) on Saturday, May 18th, from 3-7pm. Parents are encouraged to bring a snack. Kids come ready to get wet, bring a towel and a change of clothes as well. Have some water shoes or shoes they can get wet in just in case as well. There will be a swimming pool, water slide, cold water plunge, water balloons, and food. Contact Mr. Bartek with any questions.


Athletics Banquet Report

It was an inspiring evening at our first ever Athletics Banquet on Tuesday night as Legacy Academy celebrated values, character, and sportsmanship. We were honored to reflect on a great year and so many incredible young men and women who are determined to sacrifice, compete, and be coached in their hearts and in their sports.


Huge congratulations to all winners, and especially to Coach Webb for receiving the Heart of a Warrior award!

Here’s to building champions in all areas of life!


See all the photos from the Athletic Banquet here!



Teacher Appreciation Week (Thanks, Parents!)

Our parents went above and beyond doing something special each day last week for Teacher Appreciation Week. Thanks for celebrating our teachers. We agree with you, they are the best!


Campus Help Needed

Springtime weather is here, and it is time for mowing and weed-eating again. Please contact the office and help us this week!

We also have a list of maintenance needs on-campus that range from changing lightbulbs and hanging up signs to welding. If you are able to help with any of these campus projects, please call the office. 


Also, we hope to hire a part-time or full-time maintenance person for campus. Help us find the perfect candidate!


SUMMER Programs & Camps

Final details and sign ups for all summer programs will go home Tuesday at the Honor & Awards Ceremony.


Time to Re-Enroll

If you have not yet done so, please complete your application for re-enrollment for the 2024-2025 school year. Current families have priority consideration in enrollment. Please submit your re-enrollment form this week.



Scholarship Information

EFA Renewals and New Applications

Renewals Now Open; New Applications Now Open!


It's time! Please contact the office now to check on scholarship eligibility for your students!


Parents should already have completed renewals for EFA funding for the 2024-25 school year. If you have not, then please contact the office.

Applications for new families to receive EFA are now open on the ADE EFA portal HERE. Expanded eligibility categories for the 2024-2025 school year are listed below.

If you have questions about how to do this, please contact the office.



Philanthropic Scholarships

PIAK is now open, families can apply with this link. This scholarship applies to any students transferring from a public school to a private school for the first time or entering into Kindergarten for the first time (must turn 5 before August 1st) AND whose family’s income is no more than 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.


We are Enrolling New Students


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 beginning our hiring efforts for next school year, as well. Help us find the perfect teacher match and fill positions!


We are currently needing to hire an additional lower-level teacher, two additional daycare workers, and a maintenance person for the campus!



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