The value of a community that nourishes its artists, musicians, and thespians is undeniable. Loveland has an educational program, the Loveland Area Integrated School of the Arts (LISA), that believes in nourishing these artists while they are still young. In 2007, the Thompson School District launched LISA in order to provide an educational option for students with a passion for the arts. The curriculum is designed to integrate visual and performing arts across the curriculum and offer alternatives to traditional learning styles.
The LISA program is offered at Garfield Elementary, Bill Reed Middle School and Mountain View High School. All students at Bill Reed are considered LISA students. Arts are integrated in all content areas with the belief that all students learn better with and through the arts. We continue to offer LISA After-School Arts Academy (AAA) for students who wish to have additional experiences in the arts. Opportunities are available both in the classroom and as extra curricular activities in the form of after school classes; art, dance, creative writing, and choir clubs; and performances and shows at schools, the Rialto Theater, and art galleries. All three schools build background knowledge and experiences in the arts through field trips and artist-in-residence opportunities. Community service is also a key component as students from all three schools participate in a variety of community activities.
The school district has partnered with the University of Northern Colorado, Colorado Creative Industries, and the Erion Foundation for developmental and financial support. Working with professional artists and businesses in the area is key to the program’s success. The LISA program hopes that by nourishing these young artists, Loveland will always have a thriving art community.
We hope you’ll consider being a part of LISA and get involved with our After-School Arts Academy (AAA)!
Bill Reed Middle School is a LISA (Loveland Integrated School of the Arts) School! Every student, every teacher, and every classroom.
UPCOMING BILL REED MIDDLE SCHOOL LISA EVENTS:
• JUST ANNOUNCED: BRMS 3rd Quarter LISA AAA After-School Arts Academy Classes
CLICK HERE FOR FULL LISA AAA 3rd Quarter CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
NOTE THE DAYS OF EACH CLASS. YES, YOU MAY SIGN UP FOR MULTIPLE CLASSES AND
WORKSHOPS IF THE DAYS DON’T OVERLAP. YOU
WILL BE DROPPED FROM CLASSES AND NOT SIGNED UP IF YOU CHOOSE CONFLICTING
- PaperKraft - Tina Carey (Monday/Tuesday/Thursday)
- Art of Fly Tying - Matt Schubert (Monday/Thursday)
- Baking with Burdick - Jessica Burdick (Monday/Tuesday)
- Your World of Art - Guest Artists: Jessica Heidi Stoker (Tuesday/Thursday)
- Creative Space: BRMS Murals (Wednesday Only)
- Fantastic Fairy Tales & How to Write them - Guest Artist: Debbie Vance (Wednesday Only)
- All the World's a Stage - Guest Artist: Brandon Harrington (Thursdays Only)
• LoCo Artisan Coffee Shop LISA Mural - Saturday, January 21st & Saturday, February 24th!
We have been working hard to coordinate staff and finalize dates for continued work on our LISA LoCo Starry Night Mural. We currently have half of the 86 ceiling tiles completed (see below) - there is a lot of painting to be done!
Please mark your calendars for our NEWEST mural painting dates: Saturday, January 21st and Saturday, February 24th
. We will have two painting sessions on each Saturday from 10am-1pm and 1pm-4pm at Bill Reed Middle School in the art room. Please plan on attending one of the 3-hour sessions for each Saturday. Additional information will be sent to students/parents.
If you are interested in helping out, please contact Heather Hanks (firstname.lastname@example.org
• NEW BRMS LISA Gear coming SOON!
Stay tuned for new BRMS LISA t-shirts and sweatshirts!
Thank you to all of our BRMS LISA supporters that came to Barnes and Noble the month of April
Thank you to MVHS for giving our 8th graders at BRMS a great experience at A Day in the Arts on March 9th
Thank you to everyone who attended our 3rd Quarter LISA AAA Showcase Thursday, February 23rd from 6:00-7:30pm
Thank you to everyone who attended our BRMS LISA Presents
Thank you to everyone who attended our 2nd quarter LISA AAA Showcase Thursday, December 10th from 6-7pm
Thank you to everyone who attended our 1st quarter LISA AAA Showcase Tuesday, October 6th from 6-7pm
We will be doing a new fundraiser this year. BRMS LISA students will have the opportunity to participate in a paint-a-thon, and through sponsorships, earn money for the BRMS LISA program. Proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards the purchase of supplies for student use in the after school LISA AAA classes. Stay tuned for more information...
Interested in applying for the LISA After-School Arts program? You must be accepted into the LISA After-School Arts Academy (AAA) program before you participate in the After-School Arts Academy (AAA). You will be notified via email once your application has been reviewed.
Click here for a Bill Reed Middle School LISA AAA Application.
Already participating in LISA After-School Arts Academy?
Click here for T-shirt order form coming soon!
Please return all forms to Heather Hanks (email@example.com) at Bill Reed Middle School.
If you would like to help out with the LISA program and/or have ideas for how we can expand and improve our program, please feel free to contact:
Heather Hanks • BRMS LISA Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Candice Ingold • Thompson District LISA Coordinator at email@example.com