Weekly Parent Email – April 15, 2022

April 15, 2022

I’d like to continue sharing more about Williamsburg Learning’s Six Mentor Practices this week by diving into detail about Project-Based Learning.

Project-Based Learning, or PBL, is about taking principles students learn in the classroom and translating them into practical action. PBL invites students to become real-world problem solvers. Students can work on projects over an extended period—from a week up to a semester—that engage them in solving real-world problems or answering complex questions. Then, they demonstrate their knowledge and skills by creating a public product or presentation for a real audience. As a result, students develop deep content knowledge and critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication skills.

One wonderful example of PBL is our middle school humanities program’s “Wave to the World” project, in which our students connect with others throughout the world. We love helping students to ignite their own intrinsic love of learning!


Pete Jensen

Executive Director, LAU


Action Items

Fall registration is open! Please visit this page for information to guide you through the process. If you have any questions about registration, please call our Support Team at 800-200-6869.



Outdoor Adventures is expanding! Fall registration has begun, and we’re excited to share that we’re working on adding new locations to our OA program! We currently have opportunities for new programs in Cache County, Weber County, Davis County, Salt Lake County, Utah County, Sanpete County, and Washington County. Each area requires at least 15 students by the end of April to move forward with the program. Please register your student today to ensure we can move forward with new OA programs in your area.

New scholarship opportunity for seniors: Does your senior have a passion for technology and a desire to pursue a career in the field? LAU will be nominating one student for a $500 scholarship from Pine Grove Consulting! If your student is interested, please have them email Shauna Larson with the following information:

  • What tech-related classes have you taken both in and out of school?
  • Do you have any tech-related hobbies, or have you had a tech-related job?
  • Why should you be nominated for this scholarship?

Registration for the Learning Brave Teen Retreat is open! Juniors and seniors are invited to attend the upcoming Learning Brave Teen Retreat! Session one has already filled up and is accepting waitlist requests, but there are still a few openings for session two! Click here to learn more and register your student.

Upcoming ILC field trips: All ILC students are invited to attend our upcoming field trips! Students should wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes. Please be sure your student brings plenty of water, a sack lunch, and a small notebook and writing utensil.

  • Logan: Thursday, April 28 at Mack Park (Middle Pavillion) from 10 AM-2 PM MT
  • Pleasant Grove: Tuesday, May 3 at Quail Cove Park from 11 AM-3 PM MT

Did you miss our Tech Safety Summit event? If you were unable to attend our special event with Greta Eskridge on the dangers of pornography, you can watch the recording here.


Upcoming Events

Today: Inspiration Hour at 1:00 PM MT

Today: High School Prom at The Vista at Cedar Hills Golf Club in Cedar Hills, Utah, from 7:00 PM-11:00 PM MT  – Click here to learn more.

April 16: Pool Party in Layton, Utah, from 7:00 PM-10:00 PM MT – Click here to learn more and sign up

April 18: Spring Recess – No Class, Offices Closed

April 22: Student Body Presidency Election Roundtable at 1:00 PM MT

April 26-29: Student Body Presidency Elections in Homeroom

May 24: Lagoon Day – Learn more and sign up here 

P.S. Are you having a great experience at LAU and want to help us spread the word? If so, we’d love to have you leave us a review on Niche or GreatSchools (or both!) to help new families find us. If your experience with us has been anything less than ideal, please call us at 800-200-6869.