Community Circle

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Rising Leaders Academy has a Community Circle on Fridays, which is half a day at RLA. This is a time when our students, teachers, and familes come together and celebrate learning. The school community is invited to be a part of this celebration.

 

The Community Circle is part of our school model. We celebrate literacy through events, projects, community circles, exhibitions, and hallway displays. Our school structures and traditions such as crew, community circles, exhibitions of student work, and service learning ensure that every student is known and cared for, that student leadership is nurtured, and that contributions to the school and world are celebrated. We celebrate the Rising Leader of the Month, who serves the community and set a great example for our children.

2016-2017

Reach for the Stars

 

Science Brothers

 

 

Creative Entrepreneurship

2015-2016

Duke TIP

 

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Community Circle

 

2014 – 2015


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2013 – 2014

READ ACROSS AMERICA/DR. SEUSS CELEBRATION.

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Reach for the Star Winners

RLA surpassed the reading goal of 19,000 minutes in two weeks by reading 26,188 minutes for the Reach for the Stars program. The grand prize was Principal of the Day.

  Top Readers receive medals.

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Community Service Essay Competition

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2012 – 2013

READ ACROSS AMERICA/DR. SEUSS CELEBRATION.

The students and staff present and perform.

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Awards are presented during the Community Circle.

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 RLA Gives Back!

Part of the RLA mission is to serve the community.  RLA presents donations to the community during the Community Circle. In the months of October and November of 2012, RLA gave donations to United Way, Breast Cancer Research, Saint Andrews Sea-Turtle Watch Group, the Salvation Army, and the Red Cross to help Hurricane Sandy victims.

 

Our 4th grade Rising Leaders present the Saint Andrews Sea-Turtle Watch Group with a $150 donation they raised in a bake sale.

RLA also held a Food Drive and collected nearly 400 canned foods they donated to the Salvation Army.

Our Rising Leaders collected money for breast cancer research during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October 2012. They wore breast cancer ribbons to show their support.

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RLA Students Serve the Community

Rising Leaders Academy student visited a Nursing Home to meet the retirees. When they saw a piano, they spontaneously played and sang for the retirees with absolutely no rehearsal or practice. They are truly Rising Leaders!

SERVICE LEARNING PROJECTS for 2016 – 2017:

1. Cans-Drive for Salvation Army
2. Reach for the Stars
3. Pennies for Patients
4. Empty Bowls
5. Beach Cleanup
6. Citizen Science Talk
7. Bee Garden
8. Nature’s Vision Fundraiser to help Rainforest
9. Green Week Challenge

10. First Grade Recycling Project

11. Second Grade Noodle Shop

12. Third Grade Alternate Energy Project

13. Fourth Grade Live Museum

14. Fifth Grade Bank Service

15. Street Clean Up

16. Celebrations of Learning

17. Market Place

18. Kindergarten Food Drive

SERVICE LEARNING PROJECTS for 2015 – 2016:

1. Cans-Drive for Salvation Army
2. Reach for the Stars
3. Pennies for Patients
4. Empty Bowls
5. Free Rice
6. Tourism videos for Chamber of Commerce
7. Bee Research at UF
8. Nature’s Vision Fundraiser to help Rainforest
9. Beach Cleanup

Leukemia Awards

Food Drive

SERVICE LEARNING PROJECTS for 2014 – 2015:

1. Cans-Drive for Salvation Army
2. Kids for Wish Kids
3. Reach for the Stars
4. First Grade Caramel Apple Sale
5. TEDx talk to Bay District School students
6. TEDx talk to share ideas about Healthy Living
7. Bee Research at UF
8. Pennies for Patients
9. Empty Bowls
10. Free Rice
11. Metal Can Recycling Fundraiser
12. Letters against bear killing
13. Letters against fracking
14. SWAT
15. Food Basket for Fire Department
16. Fundraiser for Wolf Preserve
17. Celebration of Learning
18. Thank you cards for Fire Department
19. Nature’s Vision Fundraiser to help Rainforest
20. Healthy Earth Day

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SERVICE LEARNING PROJECTS for 2013 – 2014:

1. Cans-Drive for Salvation Army
2. Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser
3. Recycling
4. Spring Break Backpack Blessings for children in need
5. Free Rice & Empty Bowl
6. Up-cycling
7. Reach for the Stars
8. Celebrations of Learning
9. Thank you Cards for Panama City Fire Department
10. Pennies for Patients
11. 3rd Grade Beach Clean-up
12. Seacrest Wolf Preserve Bake Sale
13. Nature’s Vision to protect Rainforest
14. School gardens to help the environment
15. 4th/5th grade beach clean-up
16. Letters to Governor to protect endangered animals
17. Students create website to educate the Community on Recycling
18. Students plant trees to Earth Day

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SERVICE LEARNING PROJECTS for 2012 – 2013:

1. Cans-Drive for Salvation Army
2. United Way Fundraiser
3. Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser
4. Backbag Lunch for children in need
5. Toys for Tots
6. Red Cross Hurricane Relief
7. Empty Bowls to feed Panama City homeless
8. Milk for Syria for its children
9. Saint Andrew Turtle Watch Group Bake Sale
10. Books for Africa
11. Pennies for Patients
12. Reach for the Stars
13. Nature’s Vision to protect Rainforest
14. School gardens to help the environment
15. 4th grade beach clean-up
16. 2nd grade letters and visit to Bay County Nursing Home
17. 4th grade letters to Mayors to start recycling
18. School letters to Panama City Police in appreciation