Enrichment Week 2022
The catalog for Enrichment Week 2022 will be available in mid-December. Students will be able to register for their courses beginning Thursday, December 16 through Wednesday, January 5 at midnight. A few reminders from our zoom information meetings in October:
- This early registration in October is ONLY for the 7 overnight trips that require airline tickets, etc. Although these trips are open to all grade levels, seniors, then juniors will have priority because of the pandemic year. Apply if you like; if you are not able to go your deposit will be refunded.
- Registration for all other courses will be held in December/January; that includes more local trips like Spring Training in Arizona, Southern California, Oregon, etc. These trips DO NOT require early registration and will be open to all grade levels. Teachers are still working on their course proposals and the details - we will not know which local trips will be offered until December.
- A meeting will be held for all freshman and sophomores in early December to review the catalog details and priority numbers.
- Priority numbers will be published at the same time as the catalog - in mid-December.
- JUNIORS: this is a perfect time for you to visit colleges with your parents and/or guardians. You will find out more information during the College Information Night for Juniors scheduled in December. We will have a meeting for all juniors interested in visiting colleges in December/January.
The Philosophy of the Enrichment Week Program
Saint John Baptist de La Salle believed that Lasallian Educators are with their students from morning to evening; this meant that the education envisioned would be characterized by a fraternal relationship between teacher and students . The Lasallian Educator is totally immersed in the life of his or her students sharing their interests, their worries, and their hopes. Lasallian Educators are not so much schoolmasters pounding truths into their heads, as they an older brother and sister who help them to discern within themselves the call of the Spirit, to come to a better understanding of what is real, to recognize their abilities, and thereby to discover progressively their place in the world .
Adapted from “The Declaration”
A part of Saint Mary’s mission is to educate the whole person by promoting the intellectual, spiritual, physical, and social development of each student while at the same time creating community . The administration, faculty, and staff are committed to living this commitment to educate the whole person through the curriculum, co-curricular programs, and day-to-day contact with students . Enrichment Week provides an additional means to develop and extend the school’s mission. During this special week each student will have an opportunity to choose and participate in a course that is of particular interest to him/her . The curriculum for Enrichment Week is developed by the faculty and contains a mix of academic, travel, career exploration, and recreational classes.
Participation in Enrichment Week is mandatory for all students, but the choice of specific classes is up to each individual student and his/her family . Since the program is an addition to, rather than a part of the regular curriculum, courses carry fees, which cover the cost of their materials, equipment, and/or transportation .