Weekly Parent Email – March 11, 2022
As you know, Williamsburg Learning’s educational program is unique because of our six mentor practices. The one that resonates most deeply with me is connection. Without connection, we cannot form the bonds that make real learning possible. This is why, as we train our mentors, we focus on connecting with students in meaningful ways.
The following beliefs about human nature influence how we connect with our students and are directly related to our mission and vision:
1. The Potential of the Individual
Every individual inherently desires to live a meaningful life, which comes from contributing to a cause bigger than oneself. Each of our students is uniquely talented and can change the world significantly.
2. The Power of Principled Leadership
All positive change begins with principled leaders; the worst damage is done by unprincipled leaders. Tomorrow’s leaders need an education rooted in the liberal arts and technology that gives them the tools and support they need to become principled leaders.
3. The Necessity of a New Kind of Education
Students who are self-motivated, academically proficient, and yearn for leadership opportunities need programs designed specifically for them. In addition, parents, students, and mentors should work together to challenge, uplift, support, and hold students accountable.
Here at LAU, we love connecting with our students, their families, and our community. Thank you for being a part of the Williamsburg Learning family, and enjoy your Spring Break next week!
Executive Director, LAU
Fall registration for returning students starts on Monday, March 28: Mark this date on your calendar to take advantage of priority registration for returning students! Registration for new students will start on Wednesday, March 30. Stay tuned for more information about fall classes as registration approaches! Also, please note that your student must apply and be accepted for 2022-23 before you can register for fall classes.
Update to the RHS curriculum: The Reproductive Health Systems (RHS) curriculum has had additional updates and will be reviewed again by the LAU Board on Wednesday, March 23. Parents are invited to attend this regularly-scheduled board meeting at 4:00 PM MT. Details on how to join the meeting are available on the LAU Board Meeting webpage. Any parents that would like to review this curriculum on their own are welcome to reply to this email and we will send you a copy. In addition to this review at the March 23 meeting, the Board will finish its annual review of the LAU fee schedule and discuss the School Land Trust.
Tech Safety Summit is coming soon! LAU will be hosting a Tech Safety Summit from March 28-April 1. Content and additional information will be sent after Spring Break.
Concurrent enrollment begins March 31: Students interested in taking concurrent enrollment classes with Dixie State University will be able to register on Thursday, March 31. Classes fill quickly, so make sure your student applies to DSU before then so they can participate in the first day of registration. If you have any questions, please reach out to Kate Chaney.
Virtual mental health screenings: All middle and high school students in Davis County have an opportunity to meet with mental health professionals on Tuesday, March 29. Click here to learn more or make an appointment for your student.
Upcoming Burger Meet: Join us on Friday, March 25, for an Ice Skating Party in Provo, Utah! All students, family, and friends are invited to join us at the Peaks Ice Arena from 4:00-8:00 PM MT. Click here to learn more.
Grad Night at Disneyland: Celebrate graduation at the Happiest Place on Earth! All high school seniors are invited to attend Grad Night at Disneyland on Wednesday, June 1. Click here for details and instructions on how to sign up.
Did your student miss our last Inspiration Hour? Click here to watch the recording of this special hour with Becky Farley from Mindful Art Company.
March 14-18: Spring Break – No Class, Offices Closed
March 24: Thursday Night Live at 4:00 PM MT
March 25: New Student Outreach at 1:00 PM MT