Weekly Parent Email – October 30, 2020

October 30, 2020


As we move into November, I’m focused on gratitude. How many of us get to spend our lives doing something we truly love that gives our lives a purpose? For me, working with LAU students like yours is a true blessing. 

Our Student Body Leadership team recently started an initiative called the Student Mentoring Program. Student Mentors will help new students learn their way around LAU’s online systems, find their way to social activities (both online and in-person), succeed on their assignments, and also “just be their friend.” I love that our students came up with this program themselves. LAU students are simply the best!

Thanks, as always, for counting us as part of your family’s educational team,

Pete Jensen

Executive Director, LAU



Scholarship information session: Join LAU counselor Kate Chaney for a scholarship information session on Friday, November 13, from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM. We will discuss available scholarships, how to apply, getting financial aid, and more. The session link will be available in Homeroom that morning. 

Sterling Scholar application is now open: The 2020-21 Sterling Scholar application is now available to all Seniors who want to participate. Please look over the requirements and deadlines for your potential category in the Sterling Scholar handbook. Applications will close on November 16. Contact Shauna Larson if you have any questions.

Scholarship Opportunity for Juniors: The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride, four-year merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. The application is available through January 20, 2021. To learn more and see if your student is eligible, click here.

Shmoop’s free ACT prep is now available: Check out this page on the LAU website for more information and a helpful “How To” video.

Concurrent Enrollment Registration: Registration for Dixie State University’s Concurrent Enrollment classes begins Thursday, November 19. If you plan to take classes this winter, please be sure you have already applied to DSU and have your D number. Click here for more instructions.

New Open Position at LAU: LAU is looking for an IT Assistant to join the team in our Clearfield office. Click here to learn more and apply for this position, or pass it on to anyone you know who might be interested!

Did your student miss Inspiration Hour last week? Check Homeroom to watch a recording of last week’s discussion on “How Energy Profiling Changed My Life.”

Yearbook Photos: Have you attended a student activity this year? Did you take any pictures? If so, submit them here to be included in the 2020-21 yearbook!


Upcoming Events

Today: High school Inspiration Hour at 1:00 PM MT – Halloween Night, including fun and inspiration!

November 1: Daylight Saving Time ends

November 6: High school Inspiration Hour at 1:00 PM MT – Burger Inclusivity Bonanza! 8th graders and all new students in grades 8-12 are especially invited to attend. All other high school Burgers are, of course, also welcome!

November 6: First Friday Game Night at 6:00 PM MT with Ms. Emily Gutierrez – Find more info on the FFGN page in Homeroom.

November 12: Virtual College Fair at 6:00 PM MT, led by Ms. Toni Winder. Schools in attendance will be Brigham Young University, University of the Pacific, Utah Valley University, and Indiana University. The link to join can be found in Homeroom.

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

November 19: Virtual College Fair at 6:00 PM MT, led by Ms. Toni Winder. Schools in attendance will be Utah State University, Mount Liberty College, Dixie State University, and Southern Virginia University. The link to join can be found in Homeroom.

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