Legacy Academy News

Spring Fling Donations Meeting

posted Jan 26, 2015, 10:05 AM by Jessicca Marks   [ updated Jan 26, 2015, 10:05 AM ]

If you are interested in helping with donations for the Spring Fling "Boot Scootin' BBQ Auction" please meet us in the Library THIS WEDNESDAY, 1/28, from 3:30-4:30. We will have information on how to approach businesses for donation items and have all the materials you need.  If you can not attend the meeting but are still interested in helping, please contact Audra Hill at  audrahill@hotmail.com

8th Grade Parent Night at EHS

posted Jan 26, 2015, 9:43 AM by Jessicca Marks   [ updated Jan 26, 2015, 10:06 AM ]

Elizabeth High School

8th Grade Parent Night For The Class of 2019

Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 6:30pm.

All Incoming Freshmen And Their Parents/Guardians Are Invited To 

Discover The Opportunities At Elizabeth High School

Administration Introductions

Academic Departments & Graduation Credit Requirements

·      AP Class Offerings

·      College Admission Requirements

·      College Articulated Class Offerings

Athletics & Activities

·      Clubs, Activities, Athletics

·      Sport Seasons & Participation

High School Registration Process

“Flight Crew”


posted Jan 26, 2015, 7:31 AM by Jessicca Marks

Please see the attached newsletter for an update from the PTCO (former PTO).

Board Elections

posted Jan 26, 2015, 7:27 AM by Jessicca Marks   [ updated Jan 26, 2015, 7:28 AM ]


Have you ever wondered who makes the decisions on what uniforms should look like? Who makes the decision on the fees we all pay as parents? Why does school start on this day or end on that day? Who wrote the vision and mission statements? And, who’s making sure that the money that Legacy has and receives is being spent in a responsible manner?

As a charter school, all of those decisions are influenced by you, the parents. The final decisions are made by the Legacy Academy School Board members who each have students at Legacy. They are all just parents like you and I. The members of the board are elected by the parents and staff.  Five men and women who want Legacy to thrive as a school of choice.

Right now, the current board has done a great job. And I’m not just saying that because they are the boss of my boss, or because I was a member of the school board for five years. I can say it because I have spent time with each individual and I am certain of their dedication to Legacy.

This April, two of those board seats will be up for election. That means that now is the time for you to start thinking about helping Legacy Academy by serving on the Board of Directors.

I know, I know. You are sitting there thinking, But wait, I can barely count to ten, twenty if I take my socks off, I can’t be a treasurer. Or, I failed Shorthand in high school so there is no possibility I can be a secretary. Fear Not! Board positions are not assigned to a seat, they are decided on by the board at the first meeting after the election. You can do it!!

All I am asking right now is that you consider serving on the board. I won’t lie to you, its hard work, and it occasionally involves hard decisions. But I will promise you that it is incredibly important and if you approach it with the right attitude it can be incredibly rewarding.

Thank you for your time.

Mike Hettinga

Election Committee Chair

Spelling Bee Update

posted Jan 26, 2015, 7:14 AM by Jessicca Marks   [ updated Jan 26, 2015, 7:14 AM ]

Last Thursday, January 22, 2015, 5th grader Elizabeth Riedel and 6th grader Jaylynn Sanders competed in the Elizabeth C-1 District Spelling Bee for a chance to move on to the Colorado State Spelling Bee in March. Both students were well prepared and made it deep into the record setting 54 round District Bee before losing to eventual champion, 4th grader Karli Pronske from Singing Hills Elementary. If you see these students in the hallway, please congratulate them on a very successful Spelling Bee season. Way to go Legacy spellers!

Go Fund Me-Lego Story Starter Kit

posted Jan 20, 2015, 11:24 AM by Jessicca Marks

The 2nd-5th grade teachers at Legacy would like to purchase a Lego Story Starter pack, for use in our classrooms. Writing is a difficult subject to teach and engage the students in. It is also a subject that most students struggle with. While we have a strong writing curriculum, we as a school realize this is an area of need and improvement. 

Our hope is that with the Lego Story Starter pack we will engage the students and motivate them to want to write!  The Lego Story Starter works to do just that! Students are given the opportunity to create something with the Legos that they will then write about. 

As a small school we have limited funds for resources. Please help us fund this project and improve our writers!

The students are so excited about the possibility to learn with Legos! Check out our link

There have been several questions regarding writing checks or using cash. We would appreciate any form of donation! Please make checks payable to Ashley Cook. Write your email in the memo line and she will email you a confirmation of deposit.  

If you're a Legacy parent needing volunteer hours this counts! $10.00 equals one volunteer hour. Donate here and log your hours on HelpCounter.

Here are some videos about the project:



National School of Choice Next Week

posted Jan 20, 2015, 9:57 AM by Jessicca Marks   [ updated Jan 20, 2015, 9:57 AM ]

National School Choice Week provides an unprecedented opportunity, every January, to shine a positive spotlight on the need for effective education options for all children.

Independently planned by a diverse and growing coalition of individuals, schools, and organizations, National School Choice Week features thousands of unique events and activities across the country. The Week allows participants to advance their own messages of educational opportunity, while uniting with like-minded groups and individuals across the country.

Participants in National School Choice believe that parents should be empowered to choose the best educational environments for their children. Supporters plan events that highlight a variety of school choice options — from traditional public schools to public charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, online learning, and homeschooling.

National School Choice Week is a nonpartisan, nonpolitical public awareness effort. We welcome all Americans to get involved and have their voices heard!

Registration 2015-16 School Year

posted Jan 20, 2015, 9:13 AM by Jessicca Marks

Dear Parents,
We have started the process of registering for the next school year. We are excited to announce that registration will be done online this year. All parents have been sent an email requesting that you fill out your Letter of Commitment online, which is due by January 28th. Once this Letter of Commitment is submitted, you will be sent a link for registration. Registration must be completed online by February 12th. If needed, there will be an opportunity to register online at Legacy, please call the office to schedule a time. All new families will be required to submit their child’s birth certificate and immunization records on February 12th from 4pm to 7:30pm or February 13th from 8am to 12pm. You are welcome to bring your children, but please understand that there will be time waiting in line.

Spring Fling Planning Meeting

posted Jan 20, 2015, 8:03 AM by Jessicca Marks   [ updated Jan 20, 2015, 8:12 AM ]

Attention Parents- please come to our Spring Fling Planning Meeting this Thursday (Jan. 22) from 3:45-4:15 in the Library if you are interested in helping out in any way with our annual Spring Fling.  We will be discussing the different areas of need we have, and all the ways you can participate.  There is something for everyone- at every level of commitment. Thank you so much! 

Amanda Ferguson
Director of Communications
Library Media Specialist

After School Art Program

posted Jan 20, 2015, 8:02 AM by Jessicca Marks   [ updated Jan 20, 2015, 12:17 PM ]

Dear Parents,

I am excited for the opportunity to offer Legacy an after-school art program for the 2015 school year.

I would like to take my 25+ years of experience as a Creative Director, graphic desiger, fine artist, muralist  and teacher and impart what I have learned to the kids. I want the students to see that art and design are in everything we see. I encourage creativity, integrity and selflessness in my classroom.

We will work with clay, resists, batiks, drawing, painting, pastels, carvings, ink and more.

Tuesdays 4:00-5:30 in the Art Room at Legacy. Grades 4-12, starting January 27.

Program Fee:
$200 per student for 8 weeks ($25 per class), that includes all art supplies. Discounts for parents with multiple students. Class space is limited to 15 students.

Please make checks payable to Richard Marks, and drop off at Legacy to sign up for this program. Also, feel free to contact me with any questions at 303-648-3683.

Richard L. Marks Studios
11765 County Road 110
Kiowa, CO 80117

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