When: September 24 & 25
Depart Time from LMS: 6:15am
Return Time to LMS: 3:30pm
Who: LMS 7th and 8th Grade Choir Members
Where: La Foret Conference and Retreat Center
6145 Shoup Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80908
Cost: $150/student - Pay through Revtrak
(Includes overnight lodging, Charter bus fare, Experiential Learning Associates from Louisville, three meals, and Music Master Classes)
Packing List: Please click here for the complete packing list
Checklist of Registration and Forms to Turn In:
Please sign up on Revtrak. Also, please print out, sign and return the ELA form and the Medical Authorization Form (if necessary) by Wednesday, September 18 (paper copies are available by request).
- Click on Registration on Revtrak - All MUST Complete - starting tomorrow afternoon. Due by Wed, September 18. You can also find the webpage on the LMS website - click on pay student fees, field trips, and then the 7/8 Grade Choir Field trip.
- Click on Experiential Learning Release Form - All MUST complete by Wed, Sept. 18
- Click on Medical Authorization Form - Parents MAY need to fill out the "Medication Administration Authorization Form" and return it to Profe no later than Wed, September 18. This form must be filled out if your child plans to take any medication (over-the-counter or prescription) while on the overnight. However, if parents have already submitted this form to LMS, and their child has not started taking any new medications since, then no new form is needed. If your child will not be taking any medications while on the Choir Overnight, you do not need to fill out this form.
What it is: The LMS 7th/8th Grade Choir Overnight is a unique tradition going on 12 years. Our purpose is two-fold - to sing/dance/improvise in an intensive rehearsal atmosphere, and to continue to find ways of gaining confidence in our individual skill-sets and personalities.
What it looks like: We partner with Deb Kulcsar and Experiential Learning Associates (ELA- experientiallearningassociates.org) to help us facilitate activities outside of rehearsal times that focus on growth in self-confidence, interdependent thinking, and and group work strategies. Two master teachers join us on Day 1 to give accelerated classes in movement, singing and improvisation. Activities challenge students mentally and physically, but do not require any special physical ability or experience. Both days alternate between scheduled rehearsal times, meals and sessions with ELA. The days and nights are structured to the minute, while never losing focus of our students’ needs to enjoy the process. Our evening includes the traditional campfire, the Great Harbor Ball, and sleeping :).
Should my child go? Yes! While students are held accountable by their teachers to catch up on their work, make-up assignments, etc, students often come back from the overnight saying that this was an essential part of their growth in the class and in their school year.
For more information...please contact me with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 720.561.7435. Thank you!
Profe Brian Gonzales