Greenville Park
Leadership Academy
 
One Team, One Vision:  We Lead to SUCCEED. 
 
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LEAP Resources


 

successful STEM literacy night
 
Treasured Memories are Preserved in School Yearbooks
 
yearbook  
 
By selling yearbook ads, we will be able to offer a HIGH QUALITY publication that families can afford for a reasonable price.  We cannot do this without your help.  Please spread the word to help us sell ads for the 2016-17 yearbook. The form is linked below, and we are hoping to rally as much support form local businesses and families as possible.  

*Click HERE >> Yearbook Ad Form  <<Click HERE*

 
 Pre-K Learns about Healthy Eating
 
Healthy eating habits should be formed at a young age to promote a better quality of life for our students and families.  Thank you, Mrs. DiMaggio and the Pre-K teachers for teaching our children life skills!
 Hailey Johnson, Ah'Miracle Cain, and Daija Demasare making a healthy plate:  
1 meat. 1 fruit. 1 veggie. 1 bread. 1 dairy. 
 
 ol ladies
 
 Ms. Daniels, Ms. Rhody and Ms. DiMaggio celebrating the 100th Day of School
 
These "Old Ladies" have a thing or two to teach us about making the most of each of the first 100 days of school.   #everydaycounts  #weleadtosucceed
 
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 "The United States will need approximately 1 million more STEM professionals than are projected to graduate over the next decade."   ~White House news release, December 2012
 
Hammond Robotics
 
 Hammond Robotics with 2080!
 
Science Saturday  
 Science Saturday on Dec. 17 focused on STEM learning.  Here, a LIGO Representative shares a trial and error activity.  Students are using reasoning and deduction with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math to make the motorized gadget draw designs.
 
edible ecosystem  
Thank you Antoine George for coming by and sharing our wonderful experiences.  STEM activities are happening all around.  Feature activity:  EDIBLE ECOSYSTEMS in Mrs. Anderson's 3rd grade class with Magnet Specialist Tressa Hart Jackson. 
girls in science  
 
edible ecosystems anderson's class  
 
Come dig into SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, and MATH with our fantastic teachers who are excited to STEMulate your minds!   
 
 
 
 buy a sweatshirt
 
 
 
 
GPLA Girls' Basketball Schedule:
 
Girls Basketball Schedule  
* denotes home games 
 
 
 Westside Basketball Tournament
 
 
 We are incredibly proud of our SCHOLAR ATHLETES!  Continue your hard work, being LEADERS both on and off the court!
 
 
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boys westside tourney champs  
 
Congratulations to our boys for placing FIRST PLACE in this tournament!  Keep up the great work, guys! 
 
 
Our ladies placed SECOND at this tournament.  Great job, Lady Tors!
 
girls westside tourney  
 
 
 
 
Wishing all of our students and
 
their families a very SAFE and
 
HAPPY Thanksgiving.  We are
 
so grateful for our students,
 
parents, extended families, 
 
administration, and our dedicated
 
teachers!
 
Thankful for YOU!  
 
 We look forward to seeing you back on Monday, November 28th. 
 
 
 
 basketball
 
 
Click the above link to view our 2016-17 Basketball Schedule.  
GO TORS!! 
We have been counting our blessings lately, and learning that one great way to track numbers and amounts is by GRAPHING!  AT GPLA, WE ARE THANKFUL FOR OUR TEACHERS FOR CONSISTENTLY CREATING SO MANY HANDS-ON LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR OUR STUDENTS!
3D Graphing with CANDY  
Our Purple Hall Learning Community has been learning all about 3-Dimensional Shapes and used real cylinder, sphere, cube, and cone-shaped candies to build their graphs.  What else can you find at home with these shapes?
 
 Duck for President
Purple Learning Community had the BEST time learning about ELECTIONS!  After reading and exploring the story Duck for President, students went through a process of voting in their own voting booth for either Mr. Duck or Mr. Farmer.  The young students engaged in an assortment of graphing activities throughout this fun and memorable unit! 
 
Ms. Penn's Turkey Tasting Gobblers  
Above:  Ms. Penn & Ms. Butler with their taste-testing gobblers.  Below:  Student displaying her progress on her graph.  She proudly exclaimed, "Now, all I need is my TITLE and my DATA!"  It is wonderful that these students confidently know all the necessary parts of a graph.
 
Student with her turkey and graph  
 
 
Be sure to check out the resources tab atop this page for awesome resources your teachers recommend.  Newly added is a link to ConnectED's Wonder Reading Program activities.  Thank you, Mrs. Stagg for this contribution. 
Wonders Activities
Homecoming 2016
 
 
 Homecoming Court
 
 
 Congratulations to GPLA's 2016
 
Homecoming Court
 
Back Row:  Ashanti Knighten, Mykeria White,
Isabella Franklin, Miracle Robinson
 
Front Row:  Sy'Kia Osby, Azaria Garner, Aja Hutton,
Tania Granados 
 
 
Homecoming Events:
 
 Monday, October 31st:  Pep Rally!  Who has the MOST team spirit?!
November 1st: Homecoming Game at Hammond HIgh:  Bring your friends and families to this wonderful event to cheer on our TORS and watch GPLA's Homecoming Court presentation.
 
Spirit Week Dress-Up Themes:
 
Monday >  Twin Day:  Pick a friend to dress alike with!
Tuesday >  Spirit Day:  Wear your TOR Pride!
Wednesday > Career Day:  Dress as your future career!
Thursday > Crazy Hair and Sock day:  Get creative and fun with your hair and socks.  
Friday >  Grandparents Day:  Dress like you're 75+
 
(Face paint and masks are prohibited for all events.) 
 
GO, TORS, GO!! 
Hammond TORS!
 
TOR PRIDE!   We love our 2016 TOR Football Team!
No School
 
There will be NO SCHOOL Tuesday,
 
November 8th, Election Day. 
 
 
October :
 
 
 Kindergarten Class Creations!
 
 
 Our kindergarten classes each carved a pumpkin to contribute to the lively October spirit at GPLA.  We LOVE the display - thank you students!!
 
Our own fairy book princess!  
 
Our book fair brought many wonderful friends to read to our amazing students.  The Fairy Book Princess even came to share her favorite story with a mesmerized audience!
 
 
 
 
Things 1 & 2 PreK and K Teachers Celebrate Books
 PreK and Kindergarten Teachers are excited about celebrating books with this week's book fair!   Things 1 & 2 are commotion causing characters in Dr. Seuss books.  Who are YOUR favorite book characters?
BOOK FAIR!  October 17 - 21 (Mon. - Fri.)
 
Pirate Ship Library Entrance
 
Arrgh you ready for the Fall 2016 Book Fair?
 
Hours of Operation:  7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Special for Carpooling Parents:  7:05 - 7:30 daily.
 
Tuesday is "GRAND" Day -- All grandparents are invited to come to the fair with their grandchildren and get a FREE PICTURE taken with them.   
*Cash or Credit Cards ONLY* 
 
Come visit the BOOKANEER BOOK FAIR:  WHERE BOOKS ARE THE TREASURE! 
 
 

Why we love STEM:

2016 Volleyball team
 
Come out and support GPLAs volleyball team for our home games at 4:30 on October 5th, 10th, and 12th at the Michael J. Kenney Center on Coleman Avenue.  See you there!
We love our alumna, and they love us!
 
We love our alumna, and they love us!!
Pictured from left to right:  Dr. Kay Williams, Cora Burns Forcell, Mary Allen Haun, Malcolm Anderson, Richard Addison, Cynthia Carter Thorn, Ruby Claiborne Jackson, Catherine Cooper.  Not pictured:  Terry Hill Gaten, Blanche Pines Hart, and Elizabeth Pier. 
Welcome home!  Thank you for joining us.
 
 
Thank you, PARENTS!  You are doing a FANTASTIC job with our carpool system! 
 
 GPLA Carpool Traffic Guidelines
 
 
 To maximize efficiency and the safety of our students, it is pertinent that all traffic strictly adhere to the arrow guidelines in approaching and departing our campus.
 
*Pre-K - 2nd graders will be dropped off on JW Davis.  Older siblings of these students may exit here with their younger siblings.
 
*3rd - 8th graders will be dropped off at the Coleman Avenue drive way. 
Supply List
Click the image above to access our current supply lists. 
Today is Monday, February 27, 2017
 

The mission of GPLA is to ensure every student develops and succeeds as a life-long learner of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education.  Above all, we are distinguished by our commitment to excellence.

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