Alexandria Andree, grade 3 teacher at South Pointe Elementary, wanted to create a way to empower and mentor the school's older female students. To that end, Andree started The Sisterhood, a club offered to girls in grades 3-5. The club teaches students the importance of leadership, success and community service.As the group's first community service project, The Sisterhood's members have decided to participate in the Make a Wish Foundation Walk to help grant a child's wish.
If you would like to support The Sisterhood and help grant a Phoenix child's wish, follow the link below to contribute.
Cesar Chavez Academy student Ricky Mungia was pretty mad when he woke one morning to find his two bikes had been stolen. Eight-year-old Ricky had two bikes - a new one of his own, and a second so his friends who didn't own bikes could ride along with him in is Southwest Detroit neighborhood.
But don't worry - this story has a happy ending!
On Wednesday, Sep. 7, officers from the Detroit Police Department's fourth precinct, along with representatives from community sponsor Marathon, visited Ricky at Cesar Chavez Academy's elementary campus and presented him with two brand new bicycles - one for him, and one for his friends to ride.
Capt. Russell Solano shared, "Needless to say, he was really, really happy; surprised - speechless, basically." Ricky's parents were thrilled and extremely grateful. Ricky's school mates cheered him on, congratulating him on his new bikes.
Achieve Career Preparatory Academy, located in Toledo, Ohio was featured in the September edition of its sponsors newsletter.
The article as it appears in the Buckeye Community Hope Foundation Newsletter:
Achieve Career Preparatory Academy is a tuition-free community school educating students in grades 8-12. Achieve is proudly managed by The Leona Group and is sponsored by Buckeye Community Hope Foundation.
As the new school year approached, new teachers across Leona Group's Michigan campuses engaged in a lively professional development day on August 30 at Detroit Public Safety Academy in Detroit.
The day was orchestrated to prepare and energize teachers for the school year ahead. More than 400 teachers from Leona's 17 Michigan campuses participated in the event, which featured training, networking, collaboration and prizes.
The day included four professional development sessions covering 33 different topics including co-teaching, targeted instruction, data-driven instruction, using technology to increase student engagement, SAT strategies and prep, advanced placement and dual enrollment, special education modifications, accommodations and laws, Naiku, online instruction, data best practices, formative assessments, classroom management and many other engaging and informative targeted PD sessions.
The event culminated in a prize drawing for gift cards and two round-trip airfare tickets to their choice destination. It was a great day of learning, collaborating, bonding and celebrating the dedication of our teachers and the mission behind the work to educate students.
Team members at The Leona Group corporate offices in Okemos went back-to-school shopping in August. The school supply drive was held to support students in need at TLG schools in the Midwest. Donations included hundreds of items needed by students including paper, notebooks, folders, crayons, pens and pencils, markers, backpack and a variety of other supplies. Vendors also stepped forward to help the campaign.
On the spring 2016 NWEA MAP Test, Francis Reh students showed a 149% growth in reading and 143% in math (Growth over Projection average for all grades); an average Conditional Growth Percentile of 91 in reading and 91 in math.
“We are so proud of our students and their accomplishments-- this is significant academic growth that deserves celebration,” said Kate Scheid Weber, Francis Reh Public School Academy school leader. “Our caring, Highly Qualified staff has done a great job preparing our students for academic success and it is so nice to see the hard work from the students and staff alike pay off in such a huge way.”
The overarching goal of the academy’s North Central Association (NCA) accredited program is to improve student learning and achievement in core subject areas – math, English language arts, science and social studies.
“It is so positive to hear this great news of student academic growth,” said Kay Kretz, president of the Francis Reh Public School Academy Board of Directors. “We know our students are capable of doing great things and it’s so rewarding when the numbers accurately portray their many successes.”
A safe, caring school environment, Francis Reh Academy is family-oriented and serves the emerging needs of today’s urban family including the provision of:
Francis Reh is still accepting applications for fall. The office is open each day this summer from 8am until 4pm. The academy’s Back to School Orientation and Family Fun Day is scheduled for September 1. Orientation sessions will be held at 9:30am and 2:30pm, with free lunch, games and great prizes from 10:30am until 2pm. It’s a great time to meet your child’s teacher, tour the school and learn more about Francis Reh’s programs and services. All children enrolled by September 1st will receive a free Francis Reh t-shirt! School resumes on September 6.
ABOUT FRANCIS REH PUBLIC SCHOOL ACADEMY
Francis Reh Public School Academy is a tuition-free public school educating children ages preK-8 in Saginaw, Michigan since 1998, with a preK-12 charter. Francis Reh is managed by The Leona Group and authorized by Northern Michigan University.
2015-16 Parent Survey Results:
Community Partners & Organizations:
Francis Reh Public School Academy educates and empowers all students to excel academically and positively impact our community.
Francis Reh Academy is a community of focused, engaged, and responsible achievers.
FRA CORE VALUES:
We Believe -
- All students deserve a quality education.
- All students can achieve at high levels.
- Our inclusive learning environment meet the needs of each and every student.
- Our staff is committed and confident in their ability to educate our students.
- Our protected instructional time, in cooperation with families, maximizes student achievement.
Kate Scheid Weber, school leader
2201 Owen St. • Saginaw, MI 48601
www.francisreh.com • 989.753.2349
ABOUT THE LEONA GROUP, L.L.C.
The Leona Group was founded in 1996 by Dr. William Coats, a national leader in education reform. TLG currently manages nearly 60 school sites in Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio and is among the largest education service providers in the United States.
Foundational to The Leona Group is the belief that all children, regardless of ethnicity or economic status, can learn and achieve. This belief permeates throughout the organization and is vibrant in each Leona-managed school. For this reason, Leona Group schools are located in primarily urban areas where there is the greatest need for educational choice and opportunity. Leona delivers a quality choice in public school education, focusing on excellence in education in safe, caring environments. Each school program is tailored to the specific needs of its community and demonstrates continual improvement, as measured by increasing student academic achievement in concert with social, behavioral and emotional development.
For more information, visit www.leonagroup.com.
The Leona Group is pleased to announce two upcoming Education Career Expos in August - one in Ohio and one in Michigan. Complimentary professional development will be provided, along with hourly raffle drawings, on-the-spot interviews and job offers, and other exciting opportunities. The event is free; participants must being a resume for admission.
A career with The Leona Group offers amazing benefits, professional growth and development opportunities, retirement benefits, signing bonuses*, tuition reimbursement*, relocation assistance* and most importantly: the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students!
RSVP for the Ohio event here!
RSVP for the Michigan event here!