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Weekly Parent Update

April 12, 2024

Dear Williamsburg Families,

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of traveling to Japan. In fact, over 20 years ago, I used to live in Japan for several years! When I travel to new or different places, I am reminded that learning from others can help us improve ourselves and our communities. I hope we can do the same by sharing experiences and unique perspectives within our WA community. I would like to invite all our parents to join our WA Parent Meetings and share their ideas, perspectives, and thoughts.

Prior to Spring break, we held another WA Parent Meeting, where parents could discuss any topic they wished. I am really appreciative to those who attended and the topics raised. As a result of your questions, I have several action items to look into that will improve your experience.

Our next and final meeting for this semester will be Monday, May 6, at 4:00 PM MT. Our topic will be ‘Strategies for Maximum Engagement and Performance Online.’ To join us, please complete the WA Parent Meeting Survey. In doing so, you will receive a Zoom link via email one day before the meeting. Be sure to come with any questions you wish to discuss with other parents.

For those unable to attend live, please still complete the survey, as I will send all recordings to you after the meeting. 

Warmly,

Ross Gilbert

Headmaster, Williamsburg Academy

Action Items

How are we doing with our communications? At WA, we strive to make it easy to find the information you need when you need it. Please fill out this brief survey and let us know how we are doing!

Announcements

Student Body Leadership Applications are Open! Is your student interested in being a part of the Student Body Leadership (SBL) Team? Participating in SBL allows students to represent fellow Williamsburg Learning students, plan online and in-person activities, and more! To participate, students must commit to attending a weekly SBL class on Thursday at 1:00 PM and actively participate in one of the five groups that manage the Williamsburg activities (e.g., Inspiration Hour, Thursday Night Live, Discord/Special Online Evening Events, Burger Meets, and Student Outreach).

Students must also:

  • Have a 3.0 GPA or higher while maintaining an 80% or above in all classes.
  • Be a Williamsburg High School Student next Fall (Juniors and Seniors will be given priority).
  • Have been a student at WA/LAU/WAC for at least 1 year (2 semesters).
  • Be able to devote 2 or more hours per week to this position.

If your student would like to participate in the 2024-25 SBL, have them fill out this application by April 26.

Summit Leadership Adventure: Summit Journeys and Leadership Academy of Utah (LAU) have partnered together to host the Summit Leadership Adventure course from June 3-7. This course is open to the public, meaning that all Williamsburg Learning students, friends, and family members currently in grades 9-12 are invited to register! The cost for the session is $785 and payment is required at registration. This price includes food, lodging, and all other accommodations and activities. Students who are self-pay and are wanting to register can do so through our Self-Pay Registration form. LAU students can still register without cost to parents by emailing the LAU Registrar. For further information, please visit our Summit Leadership Adventure webpage.

Fairytale Mystery Party: Calling all California families! Williamsburg Academy is hosting a Fairytale Mystery Party in Bakersville, California on April 20 from 2-7 PM PT. This event allows you, your student, and friends to cosplay characters and work together to solve a mystery throughout the party. Character sign-ups and further details are available within the Fairytale Mystery Sign-up form. Please note: each attendee must individually fill out their own form to attend.

LAU & WL Lagoon Day: Celebrate the end of a great school year at Lagoon Amusement Park on May 22, from 9:30 AM-5:30 PM MT in Farmington, UT. Attendees who have registered by May 21 will receive a promo code to purchase tickets at our discounted group rate via email. There is no participant cap, so invite your family and friends! For registration and further event information, please visit the Lagoon Day page on LAU’s website.

Spring Celebration (in-person): All Williamsburg Academy students and families are invited to join Williamsburg Academy of Colorado (WAC) for an adventure-filled evening at Springs Adventure Park in Colorado Springs on Friday, April 26 from 4-7 PM MT. This celebration will feature three hours of jump time, obstacle courses, free food, video games, and more. To make things even better, the entire facility has been reserved exclusively for our school. WAC students attend free, plus, we’ve reserved additional space for a limited number of guests on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once WAC has reached their cap, guests can attend for an additional fee. Each attendee must complete both the Springs Adventure Park and WAC Waiver, available here, before the event. For registration and further information, please visit WAC’s Spring Celebration web page.

Upcoming Events

April 12: “Once Upon a Dream” Prom–8:00 to 11:00 PM MT

April 20: Fairytale Mystery Party–2-7 PM PT

April 26: Spring Celebration (Hosted by WAC)–4-7 PM MT

May 21: Final Day to Submit Post-Midterm Assignments (Live Classes)–9:00 PM MT

May 22: LAU & WA Lagoon Day–9:30 AM-5:30 PM MT

May 23: Graduation–6:00 PM MT

May 24: Final Day to Submit Post-Midterm Assignments (Self-Paced)–5:00 PM MT

 

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