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Secondary Campus Newsletter - Feb. 3, 2023
In this Newsletter....
- What a WEEK! We've updated some events below...
- 📅SATURDAY SCHOOL - who, what and why - update below
- Know anyone interested in attending LPS next year? There will be tours for prospective families on Tuesdays and Thursdays this month. Share this link with friends and family for up to a 1 hr community service credit.
- We need help with our Parent Patrol!
- Dress Code Reminder - no hoodies, sweatpants or hats allowed in the building.
- One of our SENIOR STUDENTS has published her first children's book!
- 🔽Scroll down for information on our upcoming 🥳 SOCIAL nights 🥳
- February 17 is an early dismissal day! (So far...)
- Subscribe to our EVENTS CALENDAR
Leadership Prep School Tours
Are you interested in exploring secondary options for your students in Frisco, Little Elm, McKinney and surrounding areas? You are invited to join us at Leadership Prep School Secondary for tours and short Q&A sessions on Tuesdays or Thursdays in February. Future Families will learn about our unique leadership program.
SATURDAY SCHOOL UPDATE for Accelerated Instruction
Who is Saturday School for?
Students who have been identified as needing ACCELERATED INSTRUCTION (AI) and have been contacted by LPS prior to today.
- This means any student who needs hours toward their 30 Hours of tutoring for any STAAR subject they failed can come to Saturday AI School from 8:30 to 12:30.
- Remember, 30 hours of tutoring is needed for each STAAR subject a student fails.
- For students who failed more than one STAAR subject, Saturday School might be necessary for your student to complete their required number of tutoring hours for each subject.
- Students making up hours for TRUANCY have been contacted by LPS prior to today and may be able to attend Saturday School.
AI Saturday School is also a great resource for students who are struggling in a subject and need extra help prior to testing.
Students should be dropped off at the main front entrance of the school and check in with Ms. Ray at the front desk once they enter the building before reporting to their tutoring classroom. If you have any questions regarding AI Saturday School, please contact Loralea Ray at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to reference your student’s name, grade, and subjects needed for tutoring in the email.
LPS Parent Pride Patrol!
Don't know what LPS Parent Pride Patrol is? It is a program for parents to be involved and servant lead. It's an easy job, you are actively present, slightly intimidating, yet friendly and you get to wear a cool vest and have a Walkie Talkie. The Pride Patrol is a welcome presence in the hallways, stairwells and lunchroom. Parents can greet students, build rapport, check for hall passes and monitor safety. The time commitment is minimal. Time slots are in 30-minute increments. Sign up for one or several!
We currently have Pride Patrol on Mondays and Fridays.
Steps to get started:
- If you haven't already done so for this year, you will need to complete the yearly background check (this information is kept confidential) before serving (you don't hear back unless there is an issue)
Show up for your time slot(s) at the Secondary Front Office. You will need to check in with your ID. There will be a special place to get your Pride Patrol vest and Walkie Talkie.
- Review this list of things to look for and do while on patrol
Cold Weather - Dress Code Notice
Senior Student Author and Illustrator Releases Her First Children's Book!
Ramya Potula, class of 2023, TedXYouth speaker and third-year yearbook editor, has published a children's book! I Am Ham: The Struggles and Glory of the Constitution's Story is a rhythmic refresher of the Federalist papers and journey to ratify the Constitution! Geared toward elementary readers, this brief introduction to one of America's most important set of documents features custom illustration by our young, self-published author. "From the Federalist Papers to John Jay, Hamilton tries to convince the stubborn Jefferson to ratify the constitution. Will Hamilton succeed?"
LPS Student named State Finalist - Business Professionals of America
Our Business Professionals of America competed in 4 categories this year: Legal Terminology, Medical Terminology, Prepared Speech, and Desktop Publishing! One of our high school students scored well enough to advance to state!
Be a Judge!
We need you! This year our State Leadership Conference will be in Dallas, Texas, March 2-5, 2023. We are looking for volunteers to fill our judged events and assist us with our conference to review projects and presentations from the most outstanding young leaders in Texas. Winners will advance to the National Leadership Conference.
If you are able to assist us as a judge, please contact our Judges Coordinator, Sharon Shuler at email@example.com
Thank you for believing in us!
Yearbook Defending their National Recognition!
This year's team has 2 senior editors: Project Manager Ramya Potula and Senior Creative Editor Anne Cross. The Yearbook club is over 20 people that volunteer their time to submit photos!
Community Service Hours are Required EACH Semester
To access the volunteer app, sign in here: https://app.helperhelper.com/
We have events listed every Friday evening with Generations Hope from 5:30-8:30. More information is on the Helper Helper website/app!
Community Service Requirements
Leadership Prep School Secondary Campus Students are expected to complete a designated number of hours of service learning each semester. Elementary = 4 hours Middle School = 5 hours High School = 6 hours These hours can be fulfilled through a variety of projects, and some may be coordinated by the school or individual classes.
Opportunities for Parent Partnership:
- We are always looking for guest speakers! Particularly the course of our 8th-grade careers looks to offer these for the students a few times every nine weeks. If you're interested in this please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org , or email@example.com
- Parent Pride Patrol! The Pride Patrol is a welcome presence in the hallways, stairwells and lunchroom. Parents can greet students, build rapport, check for hall passes and monitor safety. The time commitment is minimal. Time slots are in 30-minute increments on Mondays and Fridays. Sign up using the link above!
Middle School (7/8) Valentine's Social
Friday, February 10th
9th-10th Grade Valentine Social
Friday, February 10th