Board Meeting is March 2

Indiana Life Science Academy’s Board of Directors will meet Monday, March 2 at 6:30 PM at the school. Board meetings are held monthly and are open to the public.

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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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An Evening With The Stars Black History Month Celebration Set

ILSA’s tribute to Black History Month, “An Evening With The Stars,” will showcase scholar and staff talent on Friday, March 6 at 6:30 PM. Choral readings, poems, song, dance and other talents will help us recognize important events in history, as well as help us celebrate the unique talents within our ILSA family. Please plan to join us for this exciting event!

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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 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!

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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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