HSD RECAP 2024.05.07

TO: THE WONDER TEAM
MEMO: WEEKLY RECAP 2024.05.07
DATE: Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Wow! What a wonderful year and spring event! It’s hard to believe our second year is almost behind us. We received so much good feedback from the event attendees. Thank you all for everything you’ve done to make this year great for all the students and families. We feel really blessed!

Please read this memo in its entirety, as it contains important information about the season.


RECAP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Character Focus: View the most recent Character Lesson Focus
  • Review Classroom Policy and Member Privacy Policies [Review]
  • Assembly Sharing
    • May: Family Day Schedule (May 14)
  • Summer Music Evaluations: Music Evaluations are scheduled during Wonder Open House events for both new and returning students. Students preregistered for a beginning instrument class, band, or orchestra MUST complete an online Preliminary Music Evaluation to determine whether an in-person audition or evaluation is required. We are working on the schedule and will update you asap to determine availability.
  • Next Seasons Theme: Gratitude

FAMILY DAY (UPDATED)

  • Please view the Spring Events Rundown tab for this event . Please DO NOT print it as changes may be made before the event.   [EVENT RUNDOWN LINK]
  • Please view the Spring Events Rundown for your arrival times. Most of you can plan to arrive/depart at your normal times. Some may need to arrive earlier in order to be ready fo the noon concert.
  • Attire: Regular Wonder Tees
  • Your lesson plan can include a brief description of activities, plus the class notes (mentioned below)
  • Coaches: You will help facilitate the Instrument Fair and Music Theory Games
  • Day starts in GYM (SANCTUARY)
  • Family Day Concert – 60m (12:00pm – 1:00pm): Mini Concert in Gym (Concert Order minus a few pieces); collect music after Family Day Concert
  • Lunch (1:00-2:00): Student Awards, Team Award (15m); dismissed to outside; Yearbook signing (outside)  – You are welcome to join
  • Theater Show – 1st Show 4:00pm, Evening Show 6:00pm, 7:00pm

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOMESCHOOL CONFERENCE (RMHC)

Wonder will have a booth at this year’s RMHC. If you’re attending the conference, please stop by and say hello! We also need volunteers to assist in the booth. If you’re interested in volunteering, please comment on this memo with your dates and times of availability. We will let you know if and when you are needed based on your submitted availability. It was through meeting an instructor/coach through this event that our family was introduced and joined our orchestra and began taking private instruction.

Dates: June 13-15, 2024
Location: The Denver Marriott Tech Center (4900 Syracuse Street, Denver, CO 80237)

Exhibit Hall Open Hours               

      • Thursday, June 13: 4:30pm-8:00pm (Exhibit Grand Opening – Wonder has been invited to perform during this slot!)
      • Friday, June 14: 10:00am-6:30pm

MUSIC EVALUATIONS

Music Evaluations are scheduled during Wonder Open House events for both new and returning students. Students preregistered for a beginning instrument class, band, or orchestra MUST complete an online Preliminary Music Evaluation to determine whether an in-person audition or evaluation is required.

We are working on the schedule and will update you asap to determine availability.


IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

  • 2023-2024 Wonder HSD Calendar: Please view the updated calendar for general calendar dates and start and end times. We are still adding dates to the calendar as they are approved by the varying facilities.
  • Family Day & Living Theater: May 14 [EVENT MEMO LINK]
  • Community Concert: May 25
  • 2024 Colorado Homeschool Days Fair: June 4

ACTION LIST (REPLY TO THIS MEMO)

  1. Student Evals (by May 14): By the end of the season, each instrument student will need an evaluation completed to record their improvement from the beginning of the year. Please use the ONLINE Class Roster  (located in the roadmaps) to keep note of each student’s strengths, weaknesses, and next year’s placement recommendation. Music Foundations students should also have their mastered level noted.
  2. Looking Ahead 1-1 In-Person Meeting: 2024-2025 Season (please schedule): We speak with each team members at the end of the year to discuss a recap of the the current year and plans for the upcoming season. Please schedule your IN-PERSON meeting block on (Tuesday, May 21, 28) so we can coordinate 1-1 meetings most efficiently (ignore the link if one is automatically included). Please DO NOT select any other dates even if they show as available. If you have more flexibility in your schedule, please plan to signup in a few weeks to allow others with less flexibility to select a time. Thank you. [LINK: See Calendar on ‘Look Ahead 1-1 Meeting’ Tab on Team Page]
  3. Invite Family & Friends: Please help us get the word out! Invite your family and friends by sharing the event link from the Wonder website — emailing, texting, or posting on your online social groups. Word-of-mouth is the best! Year of Wonder (May 7), the homeschool student organized Homeschool Days Fair (June 4).
  4. RMHC Volunteers: If you’re interested in volunteering for the homeschool conference, please comment on this memo with your dates and times of availability. We will let you know if and when you are needed based on your submitted availability.
  5. Final Message: Final Class Notes will be on Family Day. Please include a summer break farewell message (plus a few practice points) in your lesson plan class notes to include after Family Day.
  6. Private Lessons: If you offer private lessons and would like to add a Wonder special or Wonder summer special, please reply with the details and we’ll add it to your studio information on our website.
  7. Photos & Video: Please add your Wonder photos/videos you captured this season, from classes, events, the Wonder Games, and other special events like Homeschool Day at the Capitol, to this year’s album (you may need to download an app). [LINK]

Please let us know if you have any questions and we’ll do our best to answer them.

Let’s wonder!

Corey and Helen Scott

Wonder

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