Principal’s Update & Important Dates

Greetings!  As we take a week break to celebrate Thanksgiving, I want to tell you all that we are very thankful for all our students’ families, teachers and supporters in our LaunchED learning community. I hope that everyone gets an opportunity to enjoy time doing the things you love with the people you love this next week. If you are like me, then reading is on your list of things to do over breaks, and we are just at the end of our Scholastic Book Fair. There is information below on how to order from Scholastic just in time for some winter reading.

When we get back on November 27th, there are a short 4 weeks until our Winter break and lots of opportunities for students to engage in classes and extracurricular opportunities. We look forward to seeing you all online or in person in the upcoming weeks!

~Julie Read, Principal, LaunchED Virtual Academy

🚀 Week of Monday, Nov 6th- Sunday Nov 19th VIRTUAL Scholastic Book Fair
🚀 Week of Nov 20-24th: No School for Thanksgiving Break, MyON Reading Challenges (K-5th), SORA Reading Challenge (6th-12th)
🚀 Wednesday Dec 6th: Late Start/PLC

LaunchED Picture of the Week

Students love sharing their work and the things they create in their many classes. This is a great screenshot of students celebrating each other and their work in one of our middle school art classes! This is just one of many ways students in LaunchED are sharing their learning. Note: We have removed names to protect privacy 🙂

MY ON Thanksgiving Break Read Along!

Join staff members from LaunchED each evening during the break as they read aloud from MyON!

We will be reading fun stories from MyON on Monday through Friday of the Thanksgiving break at 7:00pm each evening–join in at this Webex link:

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The Scholastic Book Fair is here!

You can shop for books for students in grades K-12 at the virtual book fair happening now through Sunday, November 19th. #ScholasticBookFairs

Poster with "Save the Date" and pictures of the event including students launching rockets, attending a career lecture, and playing with robotics.

Save the Date! LaunchED Virtual Academy STEAM Night is January 24, 2024! Get ready to join your student and our LaunchED community for a fun evening of STEAM activities, celebrations of projects and student work, and STEAM career explorations. More info coming soon!

Attention 6th-8th Grade Students

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Students! Join in on First Chapter Fridays in November from 11:30-12:00pm each Friday! This event will include a read-a-loud of favorite first chapters from books (read by students and teachers and some surprise guests). See all details on our calendar and join this Webex link at 11:30am on Fridays this month:

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Attention Students (and parents)!

Please make sure that your iPad is updated to the latest iOS. We recommend checking weekly to see if there is a new update for your iPad’s operating system. So many apps and websites for LaunchED rely on these updates.

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Attention 6th-12th grade students–join the ART Club! There are three upcoming dates–October 20th, November 17th, and December 8th. Art club will be from 10:45-11:30am. You can join in Mrs. Freeman’s Webex Room:


We have three STEAM-focused clubs available at LaunchED:
STEAM Stars: Students in Grades K-2, meets one time a month, and 3rd-5th meets two times a month.
STEAM Club: Students in Grades 6-12 meet two times a month.
Students can join in person at our LaunchED campus or online!

Collage of images with students participating in the STEAM clubs. There are pictures of students showing science experiments and pictures of students participating in an online class.

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