Weekly Parent Email – October 1, 2021

October 1, 2021

Happy Fall! This week, we’d like to share a Transformational Learning Experience, or TLE, from a student taking our Professional Leadership course. 

In my Professional Leadership class this week, we discussed our goals, how they are going, and what TLEs we have experienced recently. We had a journaling exercise where we wrote down something we had learned in the past few months and wrote down a few of our goals. In this, I wrote that I can do and be more than I think in my mind because what I think is often things that bring me down and are negative but really these are lies. I am amazing and beautiful, and I am beyond those negative thoughts that come into my mind. This just made me realize that I need to stop thinking negatively and that I can do anything I put my mind to.”

We love co-creating these transformational learning experiences with our students!


 Pete Jensen

 Executive Director, LAU



Assignment Deadline: All pre-midterm assignments for live classes must be submitted by 8:59 PM MT on Friday, October 8.

Next week is College Application Week! LAU’s College Application Week is October 4-8. Did you know that many Utah colleges waive their application fees? You can find great resources by visiting Keys to Success or by downloading the Keys to Success app.

October’s school counselor update: LAU’s school counselors have begun creating a monthly update for parents and students! Click here to learn about FAFSA, get info on school clubs, and see this month’s scholarship applications. 

Introducing the Math Essentials mini-course: We’re excited to share our new Math Essentials mini-course! If you feel your student may have gaps in math skills or weaker foundations in their mathematical understanding, you may want to consider registering them for this course. This four-week course is not for credit and is not meant to replace any regular math class. It is supplemental and similar to tutoring. The fall course begins Monday, October 25, and is available at 8:00 AM MT, 9:00 AM MT, 1:00 PM MT, or 2:00 PM MT. To learn more, take a look at the course syllabus or visit the course page in SIS. Please note: this course is free for LAU students, but students still must register through the Williamsburg Academy website. Remember to mark that a third party is paying for the course at check out. 

Important information regarding Student Clubs: Students must request to be added to a club through the Student Clubs page in Homeroom. We also require parent permission. To give your student permission to join a club, please complete this form. Click here to learn more about current student clubs.


Upcoming Events

Today: Inspiration Hour at 1:00 PM MT 

Today: First Friday Game Night at 6:00 PM MT with Ms. Mitchell 

Today: Astronomy Night at Antelope Island in Davis County, Utah – Find more details and sign up here 

October 6: Hale Center Theatre activity from 11:00 AM-4:00 PM MT – Find more information here 

October 7: National Honors Society Induction Ceremony at 6:00 PM MT

October 8: Outdoor Adventure #6

October 8: Deadline for live course pre-midterm assignments at 9:00 PM MT 

October 11: Study Day – No online classes

October 12-13: Midterms

October 14-15: Fall Break