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July 16, 2020

21-22 School Year Information

Hello Stallion Families,

We hope this message finds you enjoying a wonderful summer break!  While there are still a few weeks left to enjoy, we wanted to share some information with you to help you prepare for the school year ahead!

Please check your email regularly, as more detailed information will be heading you way as we get closer to the first day of school, August 3, 2021.

If your child will not be attending a BLA school next year, please send an email to akjones@blracademy.org to start the withdraw process.

Click the links below for information from BLRA K-5 (Ranch) and BLPA 6-12 (Prep).

BLRA K-5 Parent Information

BLPA 6-12 Parent Information

Enjoy the remainder of your summer Stallions!

June 23, 2020

PTO Executive Board-APPLY NOW!

Stallion Families,

Would you like to become more involved with Banning Lewis Academy students and staff?  We want to make sure this year has all the fun events and staff appreciation we can possibly pack in-but we need YOU!!

We are accepting applications for the PTO Board for the 2021-22 school year NOW:

APPLY HERE or email PTO@blracademy.org

Capturing Kids’ Hearts® National Showcase School

For the third year in a row, Banning Lewis Ranch Academy was selected by the Flippen Group as one of the 2020-21 Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools®. Capturing Kids’ Hearts is an ongoing and immersive process to engage students academically and reduce behavioral distractions. The program is grounded in the belief that “if you have a child’s heart, you have their mind.” The program creates high-achieving centers of learning by strengthening students’ connectedness to others by establishing collaborative agreements of acceptable behavior. These “social contracts” are present in each Banning Lewis Ranch Academy.

Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award

Banning Lewis Academy was recognized with the Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award in 2012 for demonstrating excellent student growth and exceeding expectations in longitudinal academic growth over three school years.

2019 ACCEL School of the Year

Banning Lewis Academy earned the distinction of ACCEL School of the Year for meeting academic and enrollment targets in the 2018-19 school year. In 18-19, 100% of 23 sophomores qualified for concurrent enrollment to begin earning college credits above and beyond the Advanced Placement® program. Also in 18-19, Banning Lewis Ranch was selected by the Flippen Group as a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools®.

19-20 Health & Wellness Update

Update from Banning Lewis Prep:

Our BLPA Wellness Team is very excited to share some positive points from the 2019-2020 school year! With support from district and state programs we have been able to purchase equipment that has greatly improved the overall wellness of the Banning Lewis Prep community. For example, we have been able to incorporate TRX suspension systems, weighted slam balls, and resistance bands into our workout facilities. These equipment additions have provided us opportunities to differentiate workouts for our students and staff, contributing to higher levels of fitness and improved overall health and wellness in our community! Thank you to our awesome District 49 Wellness leaders! We were able to positively impact the health and wellness of our school this year and we are excited to continue doing so into the future!

Update from Banning Lewis Ranch:

Academy was able to purchase 150 pedometers with grant money provided by the D49 Health and Wellness program. The Stallions participating in a “step count” challenge for the month of Jan. Fifth grade won the challenge! In addition, the Health and Wellness team purchased Inspirational posters for the bathrooms to encourage students to make positive decisions throughout the day. Overall, the Stallions had a great Spring semester and grew both physically and with character development.

June 22, 2020

Concurrent Enrollment (CE)

Looking for free college or job training in high school? Want to avoid student loan debt? Concurrent Enrollment is offered at all D49 high schools and provides on- and off-campus college courses for transfer to 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities as well as hands-on career & technical training through the Career Start Program. Earn free college credits and weighted high school grades while finishing your graduation requirements! In most cases, students earn 2 semesters of high school credit for each 1-semester college course.

Contact Mr. Wilkinson today to build your personalized pathway to your future!  rwilkinson@blracademy.org or 719.638.3040 ext. 240

CE Resources: