STEMulate Your Brain!!

ILSA’s STEMulate Your Brain – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Showcase – will be this Thursday, March 26 from 5:30-7:00 PM at the school.

This FREE evening will feature tours of our Project Lead the Way lab, demos of our 1:1 technology platform (student iPads and laptops), hands on activities including Dancing Raisins, Zentangles, Oreo Towers, Fly Zone paper airplanes, a Biome mural, and more! Many activities are take-home projects which can be enjoyed over Spring Break as well.

Each grade level will have STEM-based student work on display so families can see first-hand how Science, Technology, Engineering and Math are integrated into our CORE curriculum.

Enrollment and other information tables from community partners also will be set up, and all participants are eligible for door prizes and certificates. Current ILSA families are encouraged to bring a friend who might like more information about our school.

FREE Activities … FREE Food … FREE Information … FREE FUN!!!

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Spring Scholars Honored with Ice Cream Party

Indiana Life Sciences Academy is proud to recognize the following scholars for attaining High Honor Roll and Honor Roll distinctions for our second marking period:

High Honor Roll – Andrea Laswell, Jocelyn Shancez, Sera Adam, Amy Deleon-Gonzalez, Kevin Perez Ramirez, Brittany Alvarez, Devin Mahone, Patrisia Mateo, Ziraily Rivas Montiel, Nyla Sims, Nelson Feliciano, Amari Jacobs, Bryan Rodriquiz, Salvador Garfias-Perez, and Aril Martin-Vest

Honor Roll – Calvin (Dre) O’Gwin, Alaya Porter, Tristan Sisk, Christian Stanford, Giahna Thurman, Prestone Bimba, Myr’han Burnett, Jason Chacon, Selina Chimal, Sean Royster, Jamauri Taylor, Celso Hernandez, Sanaa nance, KaDence Bland, yuritzo Bolanos, Joshua Camero, Leah Martinez-Palafox, Kayla Moncrief, Ahmarie Murphy, Crystal Valezquez, Cory Enriquez, Zayra Flores, Kesiah Gogins, Jaden Mahone, Arturo Palmero, Ne’Veah Scott, Alan Bucio-Cordoba, Christi Connor, Sarah Dalton, Victoria Hinkle, Amor’Nayae Long, Shanaya Royster, Shirley Ayala-Urbina, Shanece Brown, James Patton, Brittany Vargas, Ryan Williams, Abigail Medina, Karma Roland, Jorge Adan, Anthony Hernandez, Precious Ratcliffe, Jah’Haji Thomas, Edward Williams, Noelia Santillano, Darien Simons, Emonie Williams, Dylan Chacon, Aaliyah Smith, Cyle Irvin, Antony Barnett, Albert Diego-Resendiz, Francisco Garcia-Gonzalez, Jayla Mendez, Gabriela Cruz, Jahir Mancia Guajaca, Donyae Ballard, Emily Enriquez, Trinity Fisher, Wendy Guerra, Elijah Richardson, Daniel Cardenas-Cisneros, Charles Cox, DeWayne Cox, Mi’Angel Davis, Sontyona Davis, Angel Garcia, Marvin Giles, Jesica Gomez, Avion Holt, Eboni Majors, and Daniela Perez Ramirez.


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ILSA MS Students Place 1-2-3 in City Math Contest

Middle School scholars at Indiana Life Sciences Academy placed 1-2-3 in this week’s Indy City Math Contest, sponsored by

Emmanuel Williams, Ariana Barnett, and Raeshon Randolph took First, Second, and Third Place honors in the online math competition, which tested student proficiency on up to 1,000 problems and equations. The students were proficient on 95%, 94% and 93% of the material, respectively.

Two ILSA classrooms also scored high marks. Mrs. Blade’s 7th grade homeroom took second place overall and Mrs. Rivers’ 8th grade homeroom took third place overall, besting 23 other classrooms which entered the contest.

The Indy City Math Contest was integrated into Project Lead the Way classes this week, led by PLTW Director Mr. Marc Emenhiser. Utilizing math strategies, logic and reasoning in the contest’s gaming format, scholars applied math content and knowledge along with computer skills to secure their successful completion of the competition. The students will participate in the National Math Contest next week.

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Science/Technology/Math Night is March 26

ILSA will host a Science/Technology/Math Showcase on Thursday, March 26 from 5:30-7:00 PM. Please plan to join us – and bring a friend – as we demonstrate lessons offered through our Project Lead the Way program, highlight student projects which incorporate science with our reading curriculum, and interact with interesting math activities. 

Current and potential students will have the opportunity to try activities first-hand, while families will have the chance to ask questions of teachers and school administrators as well as complete enrollment information. 


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Thank You for Donating to Pennies for Patients

ILSA and the Leukemia/Lymphoma Foundation thank you for donating to the Pennies for Patients fundraiser held during the month of February! This important community service project not only helps others, it also helps our scholars learn the importance of being involved in service learning.

Totals raised will be announced once all monies have been counted.


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ISTEP Now Underway

Scholars in grades 3-8 are participating in the ISTEP assessment Monday, March 2 – Friday, March 13. During this important testing window it is imperative that scholars arrive on time to school, well rested and ready to show what they know! Friendly reminder: scholars can enter our building each school day at 8:30 AM, which is when we begin serving breakfast. Any student arriving tardy to school after that day’s testing has started will not be allowed to go to their classroom. Thank you for helping ensure your child arrives on time to school.

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STAR Tutoring Underway

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 Monday, January 26, 2015 and continuing through Thursday, April 30. Please note, this is a change of start date due to our extended Winter Break. 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 have been invited to attend.

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.

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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

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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