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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.
1st Quarter LISA AAA 2015 1st Quarter LISA AAA 2015 2015 Pastels on 5th LISA AAA Pastels on 5th 2014 Bully Plays Cast at the Loveland Winter Open House School House Rock Live Mural LISA
 
Updated 01.10.2017
 
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

PLEASE 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 CLASSES/WORKSHOPS.

  • 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)

CLICK HERE FOR 3rd QUARTER LISA AAA SIGN UP FORM 

•  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 (heather.hanks@thompsonschools.org).
 
 

•  NEW BRMS LISA Gear coming SOON!

Stay tuned for new BRMS LISA t-shirts and sweatshirts!
 
 
 
2nd Quarter LISA AAA Students  2nd Quarter LISA AAA Students 2nd Quarter LISA AAA Students LoCo Mural
 
  
 
 
PAST EVENTS:
 
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 
 
 
LISA Workshop BRMS LISA Students singing with the Valentine City Barber Shop Quartet Barber Shop Quartet 2014
  
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. CLICK HERE FOR PHOTO RELEASE FORM. CLICK HERE FOR STUDENT INFORMATION FORM.
 
Reminder: LISA AAA classes are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 3:00pm to 4:30pm. 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. Click here: https://www.facebook.com/BillReedMiddleSchool
 
Stay tuned for exciting opportunities with local artists and the City of Loveland! Details are in the works...
 
 BRMS LISA students at the sculpture show.
 

Upcoming Contests:
See bulletin board outside of the BRMS main office for up-to-date contests.
 
 
General LISA Updates: 
 
NEW BRMS LISA logo and marketing materials COMING SOON! And NEW LISA T-Shirts!
Stay tuned!
 

BRMS LISA Fundraiser: 
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...

A note from Ms. Hanks: I am truly enjoying my new role as LISA Coordinator at Bill Reed Middle School. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns, and please do not hesitate to send any ideas and/or opportunities my way. I look forward to working with you.

BRMS LISA AAA students at the 1st quarter Showcase  

 

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


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