Weekly Parent Email – October 8, 2021

October 8, 2021

Each day as we work with your students, we are reminded of that famous quote by Socrates: “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” The more inspired and interested a student is in their subject, the more they will learn and retain. As we move into the midterm point of our semester next week, we encourage you and your children to focus on the journey more than the test. 

As a reminder, we will be out for Fall Break next Thursday and Friday (October 14-15). Our weekly email message will return the following week!


Pete Jensen

Executive Director, LAU



New ACT prep class for juniors: LAU is offering the opportunity for all juniors to take a practice ACT and participate in an ACT boot camp. Juniors and their parents will receive additional details in their inbox within the next two weeks. If your student is a sophomore or senior and you would like them to participate, please respond to this email and we will send you additional information. 

Carson Scholars Program nominations now open: One LAU student will be selected to participate in the Carson Scholars Program and vie for a $1,000 scholarship! To be considered, students must have a 3.75 to 4.0 GPA and have participated in either humanitarian aid or community service above and beyond that required by LAU. To nominate a student, please email school counselor Shauna Larson with the student’s name, GPA, and a complete list of humanitarian or community service accomplishments by October 18, 2021.

Sign-ups are now open for LAU’s Winter Formal! All students and their friends are invited to this year’s Winter Formal on Friday, November 12, at the Talia Event Center in Clearfield, Utah, from 7:00 PM-10:00 PM MT. Desserts will be catered, and fresh fruit will be available. This event is $5 per person and must be paid in advance. Click here to sign up by Monday, November 1. No sign-ups will be permitted after the deadline. All non-LAU students must submit the LAU waiver in advance.

Did your student miss Inspiration Hour last week? Sami Halvorsen shared advice about overcoming anxiety to become your best self. Click here to watch the recording.


Upcoming Events

Today: Outdoor Adventure #6

Today: 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 

October 22: Outdoor Adventure #7

October 25-29: Spirit Week