As we reach the midpoint of the school year, LEAD celebrates several accomplishments happening at our campuses so far this school year. Returning to school even in the midst of rising COVID-19 numbers presents challenges, but that only makes LEAD even more impressed with these accomplishments.
Across all of our campuses, attendance numbers continue to impress. A special shoutout to LEAD Southeast Middle School for maintaining 97% attendance throughout September.
Last year, learning looked different for all of us. But despite these challenges, our staff ensures every student — no matter their zip code — has every opportunity to learn and grow to consider college and be prepared for life.
In an effort to bring back a sense of community, each LEAD campus hosted an event or attended a local event to support its community engagement efforts. From Fall Festivals to movie nights, it’s been wonderful to see families, students and faculty together.
This September, we learned that LEAD Neely’s Bend received an overall level 5 (the highest possible) TVAAS growth composite score for the level of growth students demonstrated on last spring’s assessment. This places Neely’s Bend in the top 3 middle schools in the Achievement School District.
In addition, LEAD Southeast’s 8th grade math and High School Integrated I performed better than the state-wide average on the TVAAS and TNReady assessments.
Throughout August, September and into October, every LEAD campus hosted one or more vaccine clinics to give LEAD community members and their families and friends the opportunity to get COVID-19 vaccines. In fact, at LEAD Academy and Cameron, students were able to get additional vaccines to ensure everyone had updated health cards. We are proud to share that more than 100 families participated in LEAD vaccine clinics.
We are proud of our students, faculty and staff for such a strong start to the year. Let’s keep up the good work throughout the rest of the school year LEADers!