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LA News -- Week of May 8th

Coming Up

  • Tuesday, May 9 -- 5/6 Geography Field Trip

  • Friday, May 12 -- Water Day

  • Wednesday, May 17 -- Senior Day

  • Thursday, May 18 -- Honor & Awards Ceremony

  • Thursday, May 25 -- Last Day of School & Commencement

Geography Field Trip-Tuesday

On Tuesday, May 9th, Mr. Ward’s Geography class will take a field trip to the Museum of the Red River in Idabel, OK ( They have been studying Central and South America and this museum hosts a collection of items from these locations. They plan to leave around 11 am and return by around 3 pm.

Water Day--Friday, May 12

The students have worked hard all year. Now it is time to play hard! Water Day will be Friday, May 12. Please send your child with water shoes, sunscreen, a towel, and a change of clothes. They will receive their Water Day t-shirt on Thursday, to be worn Friday with uniform shorts, pants, or skirts with appropriate leg coverings. Click here to pay for your student's Water Day shirt. No need to choose a size, they have already been preordered. We are seeking volunteers to help with setting up that morning, running the games, serving lunch, and cleaning up. If you are able to donate water bottles, we would greatly appreciate it. We will also need the grass mowed and the ant hills sprayed before Friday! Contact or call the front office if you are able to help and please join us for a fun day in the sun!

Senior Day--Wednesday May 17th

Wednesday, May 17 is Senior Day! The Class of 2023's final day of school will be a whole day designed to celebrate them. Seniors will visit classes during their last week and on their last day they will walk the hall in their caps and gowns, deliver the Senior Assembly at 1pm, have a reception, and share memories with other students.

Honor & Awards--Thursday, May 18th

Honor & Awards Ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 18 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. "Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things" (Philippians 4:8).

As well as academic success, Honor & Awards Ceremony will include our Kindergarten graduation and will celebrate character, effort and diligence, athletic achievement and hard work, and will culminate with the presentation of the Legacy Honor Award.

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

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

Commencement--Thursday, May 25

Commencement 2023 is happening on Thursday, May 25. We ask that the entire school body, families, and friends celebrate with our graduates by attending Commencement.

Parent Surveys

As part of Legacy's commitment to excellence and to continual growth and development, we have created some parent surveys that we would ask you to complete. Answering this survey is also helpful in our ongoing accreditation process. Please thoughtfully consider and answer these questions. There are no right or wrong answers. This is simply a tool to give us a clear understanding of how we can improve as a school. Please complete one parent survey per family. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Fisk at

Philanthropic Scholarship Renewal

The renewal period and new enrollment for the Philanthropic Scholarship Program for the 2023-24 school year is now open. To begin the renewal process, log into your account on the scholarship portal page. You will need your 2022 tax documents filed this year and on hand for renewal. The deadline for renewals is May 19. Contact Ms. Fisk if you have any questions.


If you have not returned your re-enrollment form to the office, please do so as soon as possible. Remember, only one form need to be completed per family.


We are looking to add additional teachers!

Lower-level teachers in our Grammar level grades (K-6). Applicants should have a bachelor's degree.

Logic/Rhetoric levels (grades 7-12).

Part-time positions and teaching as little as one class is an option in the upper-level courses.

Applicants should have a bachelor's degree. A teaching license is not required. Salary will be determined by experience.

Daycare Application

We are opening our daycare this summer, on June 19th! If you or someone you know would want to work with us, please tell them about us. We are currently seeking full-time applicants for daycare workers serving children ages newborn to Pre-K.

Application forms can be completed online here.

We are also enrolling infants-Pre-K in the daycare progam and if space allows, school-aged children during the summer. Priority registration goes to siblings of Legacy Academy students or the children/grandchildren of current LA staff members.

Enrollment forms can be completed here.


The LEARNS Act empowers parents to choose where their child goes to school and sets up Education Freedom accounts from which the parents can direct dollars to qualified private schools in order to help pay for tuition. The eligibility criteria have been expanded recently to include more children.

Read the full information shared earlier this year here.

Students who live in districts with F-ranked schools are among those eligible for the Arkansas Children’s Educational Freedom Account (EFA) Program for the 2023-24 school year. In addition,

  • Already on the Succeed Scholarship

  • Experiencing a disability defined by the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act

  • Homeless

  • Currently or were ever in foster care

  • Are the dependent of active duty military

  • Entering kindergarten for the first time

  • Attending a district rated Level 5 - In need of intensive support

Summer Plans


Sessions for students who are either required or recommended for summer tutoring and academic assistance will be held on the dates below. You will receive a letter before school is out if this applies to your student. If you do not receive a letter but believe you'd like your student to receive additional help in a subject, this can be considered by contacting Susan Shelton:

Summer Academic Session Dates: June 12-July 7 M-Thursdays


Some stand-alone camp days are being developed. These would be for various ages and might be focused on cooking, art, coding, music, sewing, science, chess, reading, animals, or other various topics of interest. If there is a topic you could lead or help with a 1-3 day session of fun, let us know. We will have dates on these out soon!


  • Otter Camp -- June 5-9

    • $300 per player (usually $575)

    • 8am-12pm (entering 4th-7th grade)

    • 1pm-5pm (entering 8th-12th grade)

  • Ball in the Burg Camps

    • $25 per week OR $15 per week if attending Otter Camp

    • 730am-12pm Students entering 3rd-6th grade

    • 1230pm-5pm Students entering 7th-12th grade

WEEK 1: June 12-15 M-Th

WEEK 2: June 26-29 M-Th

WEEK 3: July 10-13 M-Th

WEEK 4: July 24-27 M-Th

WEEK 5: August 7-9 M-W

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