Winterim is the centerpiece of Lawrence Academy's commitment to immersive education -- learning in the concrete and physical world of activity as a complement to learning in the vicarious and symbol-filled world of traditional classrooms. The 2018 catalog, listing this year's course offerings, is posted online (PDF at right). You will also find the 2018 Winterim Intro and Sign-up Forms here.
Note: Individual programs are subject to change.
The Winterim program is an opportunity to explore a broader range of subjects and skills than is otherwise possible in a regular classroom. In that spirit, student reporters assist the LA communications staff in covering their classmates' experiences, while gaining some knowledge of their own.
For a more historical perspective, check out the 2017, 2016, and 2015 Winterim Blogs (posted together below). You may also view 2014, 2013, the 2012 Winterim Photo Gallery, and the 2011 Winterim Blog.
Our hashtag on social media is #LAWinterim.
From Brennan McCoormick
Hello... It's me (quoting Adele). Today is our last day of preteen Bieber, Electric feel and hitch hikers. We will all miss the nights of laughter and the days of creating vibrant and beautiful artwork. We will miss the mysterious smell of our crunky room. The ways the bed rolled and how we threatened to roll Renae out into the mountains (jokes). We will miss our long drives with ripping our lungs out singing along to French club songs thanks to DJ Kelli. We are going to be very emotional when it is eventually the end of the day. We are venturing out today to go back to the streets of Santa Fe. We couldn't resist coming back for some more prickly pear lemonade (even though I think it tastes like dentist bubblegum). The random cows and shower talks will be deeply missed as will the elk.
Can't wait to see you all. Flights are on time. Peace.
by Zachary May ’17
Springfield, MA – On Wednesday, March 16, the Winterim News Team took a trip to Springfield, and had the opportunity to cover the AHL’s Springfield Falcons morning skate and interview some former NHL players.
The day started with an early wake up call and had the team off campus by 7:00 a.m. However, a Starbucks run helped perk the team up for the long drive to Springfield.
Once in the Mass Mutual Center, the News Team was given a tour around the arena and was able to go into the press box to check out their evening vantage point. As the players made their way to the ice, so did the team, where they were able to capture footage from the away team bench.
The game is so fast from that level and the crew got some great close up shots of the action. Meanwhile, players skated by and said hello and it was a great opportunity for the Winterim News Team to get some experience with getting action shots to use as “b-roll” in the eventual video.
After morning skate, Zach May ’17 had the privilege to interview current Springfield Falcon (and former Boston Bruin) Craig Cunningham. The forward gave the team great answers and was very friendly.
After the interview, and following a terrific lunch, the News Team went to the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden located just a couple of blocks away from the home of the Falcons.
There were some great statues depicting many of Seuss' stories and the News Team took advantage of the photo opportunities as they enjoyed their time outdoors.
When the away team arrived at the building, Winterim news team member Khloe Hartner ’17 had the opportunity to interview another former Boston Bruin, Justin Florek, currently a forward for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
Like Cunningham (Florek's former teammate), Justin gave the News Team some insight on how he likes playing in New England as well as his relationships with some NHL players.
After getting the interviews and capturing plenty of footage and photos, the news team was able to watch the game in the press box upstairs.
Overall, the day was a huge success getting great learning experience and a lot of fun along the way.
From Brennan McCoormick
Even though "greetings" Is a little crunky (our new word we made up..) I thought that it would be perfect considering how this trip has been. Anyways, today we woke up to the fresh New Mexican air. We were so happy to wake up at 7:30 with a ferocious knock on our dwelling. We eventually got out of the room and had a huge breakfast which was ABSOLUTELY swell considering we would be in bathing suits later.
The later day consisted of Jory playing her tasteful music. We will never forget George Mikey and his careless of whispers SHHHHH. Once we pulled into the hot springs we saw a sign that said to be quiet because the place was sacred. This was an immediate red flag considering we had a Renae to control. Once we got inside we thought the only rational thing to do was get up all in the mud. We met a few muddy friends on the way that complimented Jory's nose. It is a piece of art btw. Apparently Kelli, Kaitlyn, Renae, and I look like sisters (hah funny).
After soaking in the beautiful murky water without a visible bottom, we looked like a bunch of prunes. Eventually we left to shower and get ready for our dinner. We managed to try a lot of new foods that night. It was very tragic and traumatizing when Renae and I decided elk tasted like the color gray. Once we choked down the elk, we proceeded to try Kelli and Jory's duck, this was surprisingly yummy. Kaitlyn and I split some clam chowder and apparently to Lucia, we looked like lady and the tramp. Renae still has PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) from the "elk burger". We finished the night with a campfire, delicious desert, and a massage train. With full stummy wongas, we counted sheep only to find us waking up to the ear bleeding knock next morning.
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