Principal’s Update & Important Dates

Welcome to this week’s newsletter! We’re excited to announce our upcoming LaunchED Spirit Week, a fun-filled opportunity to express your creativity and school spirit with themed dress-up days. Stay tuned for details, and let’s make this week a memorable one at LaunchED Virtual Academy!

~Julie Read, Principal, LaunchED Virtual Academy

🚀 Friday Oct 31st: End of grading trimester for elementary school students
🚀 Week of Mon Oct 30th-Nov 3rd: LaunchED Spirit Week! See themes below.
🚀 Wednesday Nov 1st: Late Start/PLC
🚀 Week of Nov 20-24th: No School for Thanksgiving Break
🚀 Week of Nov 20-24th: ALSO–MyON & SORA Reading Challenges!

LaunchED Picture of the Week

One of the best things about LaunchED is our student leaders! This group here is our Student Leadership Team and we are so thankful for their input and excitement about the things that happen in LaunchED. If your student is curious about joining this team, please reach out to our assistant principal, Nannette McMurtry ([email protected]).

LaunchED Virtual Academy Spirit Week! October 30th-November 3rd

Students–Join us in our LaunchED Spirit Week (thank you LaunchED Student Leadership Team for coming up with this great list of options!)
🎤 Monday, October 30th: Generations Day–60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s–which is your favorite style?
🎃 Tuesday, October 31st: Halloween Costumes/Fall Celebrations and Backgrounds
🤩 Wednesday: November 1st: Twin Day–dress to match a friend, teacher or Principal!
🧢 Thursday, November 2nd: Crazy Hat or Hair Day
📺 Friday, November 3rd: Choose Your Adventure! Dress up as your favorite character from a book, movie, or show!

Note: As Halloween approaches, we want to take a moment to remind everyone about the importance of safety and what school expectations are during this festive season. Please understand we have a wide range of ages and we will not allow weapons, face coverings, and costumes that are overly scary to small children or costumes that are hard to wear.

Meet the District Nurse that Supports LaunchED!
Wendi Stewart, RN BSN
Phone: 303-598-3109
Email: [email protected]

If your student has any health concerns please reach out to Wendi so she can keep your health plans up-to-date. Health plans help us understand students’ needs, and respond to medical concerns, including in online classes as well as those experiences in activities such as clubs, sports, music, CMAS, and SAT testing.

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 8th-11th grade students!

The SVVSD Career Elevation & Technology Center (CETC) and Innovation Center (IC) will be visiting with our students in 8th-11th grades to showcase their programs for LaunchED students to take next year during the 2024-25 School Year. These presentations will be held during our Advisory Classes in Webex on Wednesday, October 25th, and Friday, October 27th, from 10:30 – 11:00am. Parents are also invited to attend the virtual presentations to view their programs along with their students. Links for each meeting will be available in your Advisory Schoology folder. LaunchED students will start registering for next year’s classes in November–so take advantage of these meetings to find out more about your options at the IC and CETC.

A poster with title Art Club and paint splatters on the image.

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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