Holiday Eagles’ Nest Store is Thursday

ILSA will celebrate exceptional student behavior during our Holiday Eagles’ Nest Store on Thursday from 9:30-3:30. Eagle Tickets have been handed out for the past month to students exhibiting our school wide expectations, as a supportive culture of respect, responsibility and good behavior fosters a strong academic climate. Our Holiday Store will give students the opportunity to trade their tickets for items which can be given to others as holiday gifts. Thank You, Eagles, for helping us create an amazing school!

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Here’s Some News You Can Use for the Week of 12.15

STAR Tutoring Begins in January

Students and Teachers in Academic Review (STAR) Tutoring will be held on Monday and Thursday mornings from 7:20-8:20 a.m.  for invited students beginning Thursday, January 22, 2015 and continuing through Thursday, April 30. No tutoring will be held on school holidays or if there is a weather-related delay to the start of our school day.

Students in grades 3-8 whose academic data shows they need additional support in Math to prepare for ISTEP will attend. Permission slips will be sent home this week, prior to Winter Break, and are expected back by Friday, December 19.

Students will be allowed to enter the building through the main entrance at 7:15 a.m. to go directly to their tutoring class. They will be released to the cafeteria at 8:20. Questions regarding STAR Tutoring should be directed to Mrs. Brunner or Ms. Napora.

 

ILSA and Indiana Pacers TEAM UP to Raise Funds

The Indiana Pacers and Indiana Life Sciences Academy are partnering to raise money for our school by selling tickets to Pacers games! Invite your friends, family members and co-workers to our school night on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 vs. the Orlando Magic. You could win a personalized Pacers jersey, Pacers cinch bags and more! Our school’s top seller will be able to stand next to a Pacers player during the National Anthem, and will also receive an autographed basketball and have up to 4 tickets upgraded to a luxury suite.

A portion of every ticket sold will help raise money for ILSA. Order forms will be sent home this week, and are due by Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Pacers tickets make great holiday gifts, and remember … you will be helping our school! Let’s have FUN attending a game together!!

GO Pacers, and GO ILSA!!

 

 

Our ILSA family wishes your family a wonderful holiday season! We will see you back at school on January 8th.

 

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Thank You For Attending Winter Wonderland!

Thank you to parents, students and staff members for participating in our Winter Wonderland family math day! Symmetry abounded as snowflake jewelry was created, measurement ensured just the right mix of oatmeal and glitter for  reindeer food, and number  sense helped snowman ornaments and holiday picture frames become family heirlooms.

Special thanks to Santa for making a special appearance at ILSA, and to all his Elves who worked together this week to keep the plans in motion for a wonderful family day!

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ILSA's Winter Wonderland promises to be a fun-filled family event!

ILSA’s Winter Wonderland promises to be a fun-filled family event!

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Please Join Us on Saturday for Winter Wonderland!

Our gym, auditorium and entryway will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland on Saturday, December 13 as we host our annual Winter Wonderland family event. Beginning at 10 a.m. and running until noon, the event will feature free Breakfast with Santa, hands-on family activities including Snowflake Creation (geometry), Reindeer Food Mixing (measurement), Holly Tic Tac Toe (strategy), Elf Stories (literacy), and more! Attempts are being made to also host a Santa Shop – details will be coming home this week. Please plan to join us for this very merry holiday event!!

 

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ILSA thanks our community partners Indy Met HS, Indiana Achievement, Gambold HS, Providence Cristo-Rey HS, Nexxus Academy, North Central HS and the Center for Leadership Development for attending our High School Fair.

ILSA thanks our community partners Indy Met HS, Indiana Achievement, Gambold HS, Providence Cristo-Rey HS, Nexxus Academy, North Central HS and the Center for Leadership Development for attending our High School Fair.

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Weather-Related School Closings/Two Hour Delay Notification

Indiana Life Sciences Academy Administration will refer to school districts such as IPS, Wayne, Pike, and surrounding school districts for school closing concerning snow and icy conditions only.  The decision to delay or close will be made by 6:30 a.m.  Please watch for Closings, Early Closings, or 2 Hour Delays on television channel WTHR 13, Fox 59, WTTV 4, and WISH-TV 8. Information will be relayed directly to you through our phone blast and text system, our Facebook page, and our website www.indylifescience.com

Closing – means that school is cancelled for that day. AYS (At Your School) Before/After Care operates a snow site at First Meridian Heights Presbyterian Church. Families not registered can receive a full day of care for $25, morning or afternoon care only is $15.

Early Closing – means that students are being dismissed earlier than our usual 3:45 dismissal time. AYS will operate their program until parents arrive to pick up their children.

2 Hour Delay – means that the start of school is being delayed by two hours. Bus riders should expect their bus to arrive two hours later than the usual time. Car riders can begin entering the building at 10:30 a.m. Breakfast will not be served. AYS will operate on their normal schedule.

 

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UNIFORM Reminder

As the weather turns chilly parents are reminded that ALL scholars must be in the appropriate school uniform. This means ILSA logo tops (yellow or purple) and ILSA logo bottoms (black pants, black shorts, or black skirt). Uniforms should be purchased from School Zone, which presently carries long-sleeved ILSA logo tops.

Scholars can wear a plain white or black long-sleeved shirt underneath their short-sleeved ILSA logo top, and girls can wear plain white or black tights with their black skirts. Jackets, hoodies, sweaters, etc., can be worn outside for recess but scholars will not be allowed to wear these clothing items inside the building. This is a schoolwide expectation which must be followed. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

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Our FUTURE Starts Now!

ribbon cutting pic

With the snip of a purple ribbon we celebrate our partnership between Imagine Schools and Trine University. Thank you parents, staff, scholars, board members, and interested community partners for working together tirelessly to make us a great school!

 

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Indiana Life Sciences Academy Welcomes our EAGLES!

Welcome Eagles to the 2014-15 school year! We are excited to begin a new chapter in the history of our school, and we appreciate the role our scholars, families, and staff will have in our success. Here’s a breakdown of a few NEW things going on:

New Name/New Authorizer: Our school name changed to Indiana Life Sciences Academy (ILSA) on July 1, 2014 which is the day our partnership with Trine University became official. We continue to be operated by Imagine Schools.

New Uniforms: Purple or Yellow shirts, along with Black bottoms – all featuring our Eagle logo – will identify our ILSA scholars and set the tone for serious academics. School Zone, our uniform provider, can be reached at (877) 478-7889. They are located at 5425 N. Keystone.

New After Care Provider: AYS (At Your School) provides before and after care services featuring structured activities, arts and crafts, homework help, and a snack. Please call them at (317) 283-2817 for more information and to register your child.

New Push for Parent Involvement: Volunteering doesn’t always mean coming into the building, although that is great, too! This year we are renewing our efforts to have a Parents in Education group to work with us to make improvements to our school, offer feedback and advice, and help strengthen our school-to-home partnerships. Please call our Front Desk at (317) 297-9100 for more information.

New Academic Calendar: ILSA will provide 195 instructional days this year, along with a later start to our school day. Scholars can enter the building beginning at 8:30 each morning, class begins at 9:00 and the tardy bell rings at 9:05. Additionally, all scholars receive 150 minutes of supplemental, individualized instruction each week through our Eagle Success Time.

New Transportation Company: Miller Transportation is providing bus service for ILSA this school year. Please call our front desk (317) 297-9100 with any transportation questions.

New Associate Principal: Mrs. Bianca Rivers is ILSA’s new leader, with Mr. Keith Marsh assuming Regional Operations responsibilities for our campus as well as some Imagine Schools campuses in Ohio.

More information regarding all of these exciting changes will be shared as the year goes on. As always, we THANK YOU for choosing to partner with us in your child’s education. We know that working together, this will be a wonderful year!!

 

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