Loveland area Integrated School of the Arts

  • 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.
     
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    Updated 10.14.2019
     
    UPCOMING BILL REED MIDDLE SCHOOL LISA EVENTS: 


    CLICK HERE FOR FULL LISA AAA 2nd Quarter CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

    CLICK HERE FOR LISA AAA 2nd Quarter SIGN UPS

    2nd Quarter LISA AAA classes start Tuesday, October 22nd, and the LISA AAA Showcase is Thursday, December 5th (5-6pm).

      

    BRMS PTA Reflections Art Contest! Enter NOW Visit: copta.org/reflections

    Theme: Look Within

    Entries are Due: December 2nd

    Email traciejenkins@comcast.net if you have questions.

     

    Click here for a Bill Reed Middle School LISA AAA Application. 
    Students only need to fill out ONE application for BRMS LISA AAA (6th, 7th, 8th grade).                                                                                         
    They must fill out a class sign up each quarter they wish to participate in LISA AAA.

    •  Stay tuned for a Spring 2020 BRMS LISA Fundraiser event...details to come!

    •  LoCo Artisan Coffee Shop LISA Mural Celebration Event- TBD!

     
    •  NEW BRMS LISA Shirts! Order NOW!
    Forms are available outside of the art room at BRMS.
     
     LISA 2nd Quarter LISA AAA Students LISA LoCo Mural
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    Bill Reed Staff LISA Projects and Lessons:
    Throughout the course of the year, every Bill Reed teacher will be featured on our NEW LISA display boards throughout BRMS and featured on the website and on our social media. Feature stories will include an integrated arts lesson notes, standards and photos. 
     
    LISA Display Boards 6th Grade Math Arts Integration 7th Grade Language Arts Arts Integration LISA Display Boards  
       
      
    Additional Information: 
     
     
    Every LISA AAA student needs to have a photo release and student information form on file. Please fill one out if you have not done so already. Forms have been handed out in LISA AAA classes. 
     
     
    Reminder: LISA AAA classes are from 4:10-5:30pm. Please make arrangements to be on time. 
     
     
     
    Check BRMS LISA Lessons and LISA AAA activities out on BRMS Social Media
     
    Letting the Loveland community see what our talented LISA students are creating everyday.
     
     

    Upcoming Contests:
    See bulletin board outside of the BRMS main office for up-to-date contests.
     
     
     
     
     
    BRMS LISA AAA students at the 1st quarter Showcase  

     

     
    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 heather.hanks@thompsonschools.org or
     
    Candice Ingold • Thompson District LISA Coordinator at candice.ingold@thompsonschools.org