Principal’s Notes 5-22-17

Principal’s Notes 5-22-17

School Calendar

May 23-26 Upper-School Semester Testing BeginsSee Schedule Below

May 24-26 Half-DaysSchool Dismissed at 11:15 a.m. for all grades

May 25 High School Graduation, 6 p.m., Multipurpose Room

May 26 Kindergarten Graduation, 8:30 a.m., Multipurpose Room

Hot Lunch Menu—May

Monday- Chicken Fingers w/ Fries & Ranch

Tuesday- Pizza

Wednesday- No Lunch

Thursday- No Lunch

Friday- No Lunch

Message from Mrs. Leavitt

Many thanks to the Founders’ parent community and the PTO. Your never-ending support is greatly appreciated. We all, as a school and community, cleared the hurdles of our mid-year transition and are ending strong and united in our effort to provide and support a strong traditional, classical education for all of our students. Currently, there are very few unfilled positions and those are expected to be filled this week. It has been an honor to work with the students, staff, and parents these past five months. I believe in the mission of the school and have no doubt that Mr. Fick will take the school to the next level based on his successful background in school operations and his sincere interest in student success. Have a safe and enjoyable summer.

Semester Testing

The Upper-School (Grades 7-11) Testing Schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, February 23Period 1 TestingFull Day of School

Wednesday, February 24Periods 2-3 TestingSchool Dismissed at 11:15 a.m.

Thursday, February 25Periods 4-5 TestingSchool Dismissed at 11:15 a.m.

Friday, February 26Periods 6-7 TestingSchool Dismissed at 11:15 a.m.

Senior Testing Schedule:

5/19 Period 7 Exam (taken during regular class time)

5/22 Periods 5/6 Exams (taken during regular class time)

5/23 Periods 3/4 Exams (taken during regular class time)

5/24 Periods 1/2 ExamsReleased at 11:15 a.m.

Summer Reading

The directors of the BCSI at Hillsdale College have recommended to all of their schools that specific summer reading not be required. However, we strongly recommend that all students be encouraged to read during the summer to enhance their comprehension skills and reinforce word recognition, especially in elementary school. Current eighth graders are strongly encouraged to purchase and read Fagle’s Translation of The Odyssey, as their Classical Literature class will make many references to this book during the year.

Senior High School Graduation

We will be holding our first graduation ceremony on May 25 at 6 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room. We are very proud of our seniors and wish them much success and happiness in their future endeavors.

Infinite Campus Parent Portal

Due to the grading process in Infinite Campus, parents and students will not be able to access the Parent and Student Portal beginning Thursday, May 18 and running until report cards are completed, approximately the 2nd week in June.

Closing of School and Summer Hours

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, May 24, 25, and 26, are half-days for all students, with pick-up time at 11:15 a.m. The current building will officially close on June 30. Summer business hours are as follows beginning May 30:

Office Hours: 7 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

Track Meet Results

Results from May 13 Track Meet::

Overall results

First Place – Long Jump – Fabian Mendez

First Place – Shot Put – Fabian Mendez

First Place – Shot Put – Phoebe Abella

First Place- Shot Put – Mikayla Wetzel

First Place – 1600m- Talon Bard

First Place – 1600m- Mikayla Wetzel

First Place – 800m Mikayla Wetzel

Third Place -1600m- Jacob Bordelon

Third Place – 800m- Talon Bard

Third Place- Long Jump – Matt Tobler

Results from May 20

Overall Winners

First Place – John Wynn – Long Jump

First Place- Mikayla Wetzel- Long Jump

First Place- Phoebe Abella- Shot Put

First Place- Talon Bard- 800m

First Place- Mikayla Wetzel- 800m

First Place- Mikayla Wetzel- 1600m

First Place- Fabian Mendez- Shot Put

Individual Achievements

Second Place – Joseph Wynn- Shot Put

Second Place- John Wynn- 200m

Second Place – Talon Bard- 1600m

Second Place- Fabian Mendez- Long Jump

Second Place- Mens 4×1 relay HS

Third Place- Ryan Jones – 400m

Third Place- Joshua Ray – 400m

Third Place- Joseph Wynn- 400m

Third Place- Joseph Wynn- Long Jump

Our last track meet will be May 27.

Health Office Information

Parents, please be sure to pick up all medications, inhalers and epi-pens from the health office by the end of the school year. If the medications are not picked up they will be discarded. The students who take lunch time meds will not be taking them the last 3 days of school, due to half days.

The Norovirus has become an issue in several schools across the Las Vegas valley. Founders Academy has not experienced any cases; however, if you would like more information concerning this virus, information can be obtained from our Health office.

Champions Information

Registration for Champions for next fall is taking place now. If you would like to register your child for before and/or after-school child care you may do so by contacting Champions at 800-246-2154. You can also visit their website at

Staff Transition:

Dr. McAfee will not be returning to Champions next year. We wish him the best in his next adventure and thank him for his time with us this school year. Miss Britnee Arline, our current Site Teacher, will be stepping up as Site Director for Champi-ons at Founders Academy for the 17-18 school year, and our wonderful Miss Sandy LaFortune will also be returning to sup-port us in the afternoons.

Important Dates:

Wednesday May 24th Early Dismissal 11:15 please send a sack lunch with your child to Champions

Thursday May 25th Early Dismissal 11:15 please send a sack lunch with your child to Champions

Friday May 26th Last Day of School – Early Dismissal 11:15 Champions will be CLOSED to pack up our program. Please pick up your child(ren) from the school

Champions Summer Camp:

Option 1: Coral Academy of Science Centennial Campus, 7951 Deer Springs Way. Las Vegas, NV 89131, Start Date: June 5th, Times: 6:00am 6:00pm

Option 2: Imagine at Mountain View, 6610 Grand Montecito Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89149, Start Date: June 12th, Times: 6:30am 6:00pm

If you are already enrolled in Champions Summer Camp at Founders Academy, please let me know which location you prefer and I will be happy to transfer your enrollment for you.

If you have not yet enrolled, please visit our website, and enroll in one of those locations.

We have an EPIC Summer planned so we hope to see you there!

Next School Year:

We are proud to announce that we will be partnering with Founders Academy for the 17-18 school year in their new location! We look forward to seeing you all next year at the Open House on August 11th and will be open for business at 6 am on Au-gust 14th, the first day of school! Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your great support of Champions in your school!