Planning is underway for this year's Enrichment Week courses and trips. Trips will be introduced to the students during the annual Enrichment Week Lunch Fair for Immersion & Overnight Trips on Thursday, September 21.
The purpose of these trips is to provide an educational opportunity, where students explore new cultures, engage in unique experiences, and form meaningful connections in the spirit of our Lasallian Catholic heritage. These experiences foster a deep appreciation for global diversity while nurturing the Lasallian values of building strong, lasting relationships.
Families will be sent the schedule with zoom links for informational meetings held on Tuesday September 26. Applications will be due by Tuesday, October 3.
This early registration in September/October is ONLY for the Immersion & overnight trips that require airline tickets, etc. Although these trips are open to all grade levels, the seniors and juniors are usually the ones that travel on these trips. Many have been saving their money, working summer jobs in order to pay for an Enrichment Week trip.
Registration for all other courses will be held in December; 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.
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 Enrichment Week 2024 catalog will be posted in early December. Students will register for their courses before we leave for Christmas vacation. Take a look at last year's catalog (see the link below) to get an idea of the types of opportunities available during Enrichment Week.
Frequently Asked Questions about Enrichment Week
Important Dates for Enrichment Week 2024
Thursday, September 21: Immersion & Overnight Trip Lunch Fair
Tuesday, September 26: Information Night on ZOOM for Immersion & Overnight Trips.
Tuesday, October 3: Immersion & Overnight Trip Applications due to Ms. Molinelli.
Mid October: Overnight Trip Rosters published.
Early December: Catalog and Priority Numbers posted on the website..
Thursday, December 7: Enrichment Week Course Fair at lunch for all other courses.
Thursday, December 7: Registration portal opens for students to register for courses.
Tuesday, December 12: Enrichment Week Registration Portal CLOSES at 12:00 midnight.
December 13 & 14: Registration Forms Due to 2nd period Homeroom Teachers.Mid-January: Enrichment Week Course Rosters Posted.
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 .