Weekly Parent Email – October 23, 2020

October 22, 2020

I hope you enjoyed your Fall Break last weekend! After midterms and a well-deserved rest, we are back at it and having Transformational Learning Experiences (TLEs) daily. Today, many of our students are participating in a “Conversation on Civil Discourse” organized by our Humanities department. Events like these reflect our mentors’ focus on teaching students “how to think, not what to think.” The caliber of discussions our students create in this type of environment is always inspiring!

Next week, get ready for fun as Spirit Week is coming up! For a list of the daily themes, please see the Upcoming Events list below.


Pete Jensen

Executive Director, LAU



Did your student miss Inspiration Hour last week? Visit Homeroom to watch a recording of last week’s discussion on “Movies and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs” with Kaden Shipley.

Daniels Scholarship application now open! High school seniors in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming are encouraged to visit the Daniels Fund website to apply for the Daniels Scholarship Program! The application deadline is Sunday, November 15, at 4:00 PM MST.

Free ACT prep course available: A free ACT prep course is available through the University of Utah for students who complete the CARES ACT application. Please visit this website to learn more information about the CARES ACT Test Preparation course.

Does your Senior need help preparing for college? Now is the time for Seniors to start applying for college and scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year. Please click here to see the resources available for your student. If you or your student has college or scholarship questions, please contact our school counselor, Shauna Larson, for help.


Upcoming Events

Today: Outdoor Adventure #7

Today: Burger Forum for Civil Discourse at 12:00 PM MT – The Zoom link is available in Homeroom.

Today: High school Inspiration Hour at 1:00 PM MT – “How Energy Profiling Changed my Life”

Today: WL Clue Night at 4:00 PM MT – The Zoom link can be found in Homeroom.

October 26-30th: Spirit Week – Find each day’s theme here!

October 30th: High school Inspiration Hour at 1:00 PM MT – Halloween Night includes fun and inspiration!

November 1st: Daylight Saving Time ends

November 13th: Burger Meet in Hurricane, UT. Find information on the Burger Meets page in Homeroom.

November 24: Burger Meet at the Hale Center Theatre in Sandy, UT to see Tarzan 9:00 AM MT. See all the details and sign up on the Burger Meets page in Homeroom.