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LA News -- October 23rd

Lunch This Week

Coming Up

  • M 6:30am - Cross Country practice

  • M 730am--Upper-Level Boys Discipleship Pancake Breakfast

  • M 6:45pm - Ball in the 'Burg Invitational

  • Tu 7pm - LEARNS Act Virtual Town Hall

  • W 6:30am - Cross Country practice

  • W 3-4pm - Oratory Rehearsal

  • Fr 9:00am - Cross Country State Meet

  • Fr - Report Cards and Profiles sent home

BOYS' Upper-Level Discipleship Pancake Breakfast 730am, Monday

This Monday (tomorrow) our upper-level boys will meet in the cafeteria at 730am for pancakes! Each Monday morning at 8am they have a Christian discipleship class. This week, we will begin early with a full pancake breakfast prepared by the guys' discipleship team: Mr. Gallagher, Dr. Lofton, Mr. Nix, Mr. Ward, and Mr. Wright.

UPPER LEVEL BOYS--Come early tomorrow (730a) for breakfast!

Basketball This Week:

Boys Practice

  • Regular Practice this week, except on Friday due to the XC meet until 4:30pm.

Girls Practice

  • M-Th 6:30 am

  • No Friday morning practice due to the XC meet

Here's the link to this year's Basketball Schedule.

Cross Country

This is the last week of Cross Country. We will have practice this week on Monday and Wednesday mornings at 6:30 am.

Ball in the 'Burg Invitational Monday & Tuesday 10/23-24

We are excited to host our first-ever invitational tournament! Please come out and support your Lady Warriors and the Warriors as they face the Eagles of Excel Christian Academy from Paris, Texas. Other schools in the tournament will play games between ours.

These games take place on Monday, October 23rd at 6:45 & 8pm respectively.

Come cheer them to victory so they can play in the Championship games the following night! As always, the concession stand will be ready to feed the whole family.

If our teams win, they will play at 5:30pm (SG) and 7:00pm (SB) on Tuesday night.

Cross Country State Meet -- 10/26-27

Our first XC State Meet is upon us! On Thursday, the students will be leaving school at 11:45 am. Once we arrive in Siloam Springs, our first order of business will be familiarizing ourselves with the John Brown University course. After that, we will grab some dinner together. Following dinner, we will settle into Camp Siloam for the evening.

On Friday, we will be heading to John Brown University (2000 W University St, Siloam Springs, AR 72761).We will arrive at 8:45 am. To help you plan your day, the schedule provided to us by the HCAA for the race start times is as follows:

  • High School Girls (9th - 12th): 9:40 am (5K)

  • High School Boys (9th - 12th): 10:20 am (5K)

  • Jr. High Girls (6th - 8th): 11:00 am (2 miles)

  • Jr. High Boys (6th - 8th): 11:30 am (2 miles)

A rolling start will be used if we fall behind. Please keep in mind that there will be a $5 charge per car by the HCAA.

Additionally, please don’t forget the $25 accommodation fee here per student and/or chaperone. They will also need money for meals and snacks.

For those staying in the bunkhouse, please make sure to bring the following items in addition to clothing and uniforms/shoes: bedding (pillow, sheet, and blanket/sleeping bag), toiletries, and towels.

Report Cards & Profiles -- Fr 10/27

Our first report cards are scheduled to go home on Friday along with student profiles. For new families, student profiles are a written document that summarizes what your students are learning and how they are doing academically, socially, and in their character.

We encourage you to look over these as tools to help you in parenting and in partnering with the school. Any questions about the Lower Level report cards or profiles can be directed to your student's homeroom teacher; Upper-Level questions can be directed to Ms. Shelton or the specific subject teacher.

Oratory Program -- 11/2 @ 6pm

Our Oratory Program is happening on Thursday, November 2. This is a great night as our upper-level students perform speeches, poems, readings, and scriptures from historical events, the literature they are studying, and much more.

Students will receive their reading parts on Monday along with some tips for how to learn and practice. We are looking forward to hearing our students perform. Ask them to recite their reading for you at home too!


We are in need of bus drivers for away games and events. We need several volunteers and we can help you get set up to do so. Email if you are willing.


We need someone to mow and weed-eat on campus, especially behind the main school building.

Bright Beginnings Photos


LEARNS Act Virtual Town Hall -- Tu 10/24 @ 7pm

The Reform Alliance is hosting a statewide virtual town hall on Tuesday night at 7pm with Darrell Smith, Assistant Commissioner of the Arkansas Dept of Education, and Dr. Patrick Wolf, Head of the Department of Education Reform at Univ. of Arkansas to answer questions on the LEARNS act and School Choice.

"Whether you are a parent who has enrolled in the new LEARNS Education Freedom Account (EFA) program or are interested in enrolling in the future, The Reform Alliance invites you to join us at 7 pm Tuesday, Oct. 24, for a virtual webinar and town hall.

We will feature panelists Dr. Darrell Smith of the Arkansas Department of Education and Dr. Patrick Wolf of the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas. Dr. Smith, who administers the EFA program, will talk about the current status of the program and how EFAs can be used, and Dr. Wolf, who studies educational freedom nationally, will talk about the growth and successful implementation of such programs elsewhere and what we might be able to expect in the future."

Register here to get the webinar invite.

Find more information here

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