Feb. 13, 2022
Recognizing Black History Month
"I could talk and sing; I could laugh and weep; I could reason and remember; I could love and hate. I was human." -Frederick Douglass 

Noted African American Studied for His Contributions to "Classic" Education

February is Black History month, a time to celebrate the impact of African American history, heritage, culture, and achievement in our country. This week, students in Mrs. Stanfield’s class have been studying the great nineteenth-century abolitionist Frederick Douglass, one of the greatest writers and orators that our country has ever known. Douglass, a runaway slave, taught himself to read and greatly cherished the education that he received from the Columbian Orator.
Douglass, in fact, was steeped in the knowledge and understanding of the Classical World, and his work provides us with an exemplary model of the classically educated student.
Douglass once wrote: “I could talk and sing; I could laugh and weep; I could reason and remember; I could love and hate. I was human." J
Just as Mrs. Stanfield’s students are doing, let us all remember the achievement of Douglass, and let us all reflect on our own humanity and the humanity of all, here and abroad. 
Help Save a Life - Give Blood
On February 25th we will have a Red Cross Blood Drive in the Raptor Center from 8 am to 1:30 pm.
This will be a public event as well. Please consider donating. Blood is at a critical low at this time.
Wednesday, Feb.16th - School Improvement Team meeting
Thursday, Feb.17th - LLCA Board of Directors meeting 
Thursday, Feb. 17th - 10 am - 2 pm Open House & School Tours for Prospective New Students & Families
February 22nd - 25th - NC Check-ins for Middle School
Friday, Feb. 18th - Teacher Workday, no school for students
Monday, Feb. 21st - Presidents’ Day Holiday, No school
Wednesday, Feb. 23rd - PTO Meeting, 5:30 pm (On-Campus & Virtual)
Friday, Feb. 25th - Blood Drive in the Raptor Center (Open to the Public), 8 am - 1:30 pm
Friday, Feb. 25th - Middle School Dance, 3:15 pm-6 pm. Raptor Center
Tuesday, March 1st - Deadline for Intent to Return Forms for 2022-2023 School Year
Middle School STEAM Students Make a Flashlight

 Recently, 7th-grade LLCA students worked with wires and circuits to successfully make a functioning flashlight.
Students also had the opportunity to check out a curated selection of topics that correlate with lesson plans covered in the 7th grade KidSenses STEAM series. LLCA is grateful for its ongoing partnerships with KidSenses and the Norris Library.
Carol Triplett
A member of our LIttle Raptors Kindergarten Faculty, this is
Mrs. Triplett's first year at LLCA. However, she is no stranger to public education. Mrs. Triplett has a 24-year background in teaching. Over the years, she has taught Kindergarten through 6th grade. Of her long career, she observed that she still hasn't decided which is her favorite grade to teach.
"I have found that every grade has left me with too many great memories to choose just one," she said.  
Mrs. Triplett is married and has four children and three grandchildren. When not teaching, she enjoys time with her family, reading, and "kayak-kindling," which is kayaking while reading a Kindle)!

Mrs. Triplett's Kindergarten class is learning how to measure the weight of things:
TERM 3 Elementary Clubs coming SOON!
Online registration opens next week and will be offered online only. 
Clubs for this term will start the week of March 21-25 and conclude the week of May 15-20. The cost per club is $25. *If you need a scholarship, please contact Ms. Kristin or Dr. Phipps.
Selections include:
  • Hiking Club (K-2)  TUESDAYS Mrs. Peyer & Mrs. W-W (Max. 14)
  • Yoga & Mindfulness Club (2-3) TUESDAYS Mrs. Massey (Max. 12)
  • Gardening Club (3-5) WEDNESDAYS Mrs. Sarratt (Max. 16)
  • Running Raptors (4-5) THURSDAYS Ms. Kristin (Max. 14)
  • Odyssey of the Mind (4-5) THURSDAYS Ms. Kristin (Max 12)

It's Never too Early to Learn How to Set a Proper Table!
Our Family and Consumer Science class enjoyed a lesson in etiquette and table setting design. Students voted on their favorite to win.

Second-semester clubs started for high school students this past week.
From intramurals to Science Olympiad to Art and Drama Club, our Raptors have a wide range of choices for clubs and activities.
Reminder: Upcoming Parent Meetings!
Mr. Smith and Mrs. Powell plan to meet with parents before the 2022-2023 course registration. These meetings are scheduled for the following dates at 5:30 pm on the school campus.

Parents of Rising Seniors: Thursday, February 24th
Parents of Rising Juniors & Sophomores: Thursday, March 3rd 
Parents of Rising Freshmen: Thursday, March 10th 

These meetings will provide an overview of the registration process and offer some recommendations for how parents can help students prepare for the upcoming academic year as well as for life after high school.
For questions, please email
High School Principal, Michael Smith at [email protected]
High School Counselor, Jennifer Powel at [email protected]
PTO News & Events
The next meeting of the LLCA-PTO is Wednesday, Feb. 23rd at 5:30 pm., in the high school lab. You may also join by video at

Or by phone:
‪+1 304-518-4063‬
PIN: ‪937 052 941#‬

The PTO is also organizing a Middle School Dance for Feb. 25th. Click the graphic for all the details and to sign up to help!
Basketball Playoffs on the Road
The winter sports have just been completed and tryouts for spring sports continue this week. 
An announcement about the starting date for co-ed golf will be made this week as well. Please make sure to have physicals submitted before tryouts.  Spring contests will begin in March.

Any questions: [email protected] 
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To partner with community resources supporting a culture of mutual respect and academic excellence that reflects high quality and relevant instruction and produces college and/or career-ready graduates.
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