Laurentian Environmental Center Trip September, 2018
April 11, 2018
Dear Parents/Guardians of Highview 6th grade students,
For many students in the Mounds View School District, their trip to the Laurentian Environmental Center (LEC) was a highlight of their middle school years. We are very excited to announce an opportunity for our current 6th grade students to participate in the Laurentian trip in the fall of 2018, during their 7th grade year. Students will spend 3 days and 2 nights of educational and team-building activities in the northwoods of Minnesota.
LEC is a public residential educational facility that combines environmental education, leadership training and outdoor skills recreation programs. Please visit the LEC website at www.laurentiancenter.org for more information.
All students are strongly encouraged to attend this trip, as they will be working on important leadership and life skills tied directly to the District’s 12 Habits of Mind framework. Students who elect not to go to LEC will attend school that week.
Trip 1: Monday, September 17th through Wednesday September 19th Buses will leave at 7:30 AM on Monday; returning to Highview at 3:00 PM on Wednesday.
Trip 2: Wednesday, September 19th through Friday September 21st . Buses will leave at 7:30 AM on Wednesday; returning to Highview at 3:00 PM on Friday.
Cost of this year’s trip is $75 for all students and chaperones. This fee includes food, lodging, charter bus transportation and all activities. Permission slip, health forms, behavior contract and payment are due on Friday, May 18th. Medications and medical authorization form will be due at Back-to-School Day on Wednesday, August 22nd.
LEC Packing List
Chaperones are needed for this trip! If you are interested in being a chaperone, please note that on the permission slip attached. The cost for chaperones this year is $75.00. If you would like more information about chaperoning, please contact Ben Chiri at benjamin.chiri@
moundsviewschools.org or 651 621-6736.
Mark your calendars for a Laurentian Parent Information Meeting on Tuesday, May 1st at 7:00 pm in the media center.
Dr. Sheila Eller