News from LCHS
This past year we have focused a lot on making our school culture more academic and positive. We feel great about the gains we have made there and will continue to focus on academics and culture. However, we also know we have a long ways to go in terms of parent involvement and giving parents avenues and options to support our school, connect with each other and support student activities. We would like to start a few small projects this spring to give parents opportunities to get involved and to connect. On the athletics side we want to focus on participation and an improved Panther Pride Group. Panther Pride will seek to have representatives from each team with the goals of giving parents opportunities to support teams as well as Lake County athletics in general. There will be a meeting to launch the Panther Pride Group on January 10th at 7:00 pm in the LCHS cafeteria. See you there!
We are also planning to launch a parent committee this spring. Our hope is that the Panther Parent Committee (PPC) will evolve into a group that helps with decision making, plans events, and helps to support students with a well-rounded HS experience. We also hope that parents will connect and build community and relationships through PPC. To launch this group we will meet on January 17th at 7pm in the LCHS Cafeteria with two very modest goals. First, we hope to organize parents to provide food for the teachers and a social space for parents during parent teacher conferences on February 13th and 15th. Second, we would like to have this group of parents help plan and support Prom/After Prom this spring. LCHS staff will be involved and will help, but we know with parent support we can make it an even stronger event. Lastly, we will ask PPC to help us start thinking about homecoming week next year and how to make that week a celebration of our schools for the entire Leadville community. It is our hope that by taking on these projects we will lay the foundation for a strong parent group that will evolve and grow into supporting the school and students in various ways. We hope to see you there. Translation services will be provided.
Reminders: Winter Break begins on Friday, December 22nd and school resumes for students on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 (Schools closed 12/22/17 – 1/7/18, teacher work day 1/8/18)
Last day of final exams for all 7th-12th grade students, Thursday, December 21st. Students may get a “grab and go” bag lunch in the cafeteria 12:25 pm – 12:40 pm, buses depart at 12:45 pm.
First semester grades will be finalized in School Runner by the end of the day on Tuesday, January 9, 2018.
December 21 Finals Schedule Early School Release 12:45
December 22-January 5 No School ~ Winter Break
January 5 HS Alpine Giant Slalom @ Ski Cooper
January 8 No School ~ Teacher Work Day
January 9 HS Boys Basketball (JV/V) @ Platte Canyon 5:30/7:00
January 9 HS Girls Basketball (V/JV) @ Platte Canyon 5:30/7:00
January 9 School resumes for students
January 10 HS Boys Basketball (JV) vs. Battle Mountain @ LCHS 4:00
January 10 Community Meeting to launch Panther Pride Group 7:00 cafeteria
January 11 MS Girls Basketball vs. Homestake Peak @ LCIS 4:15
January 12 HS Alpine Giant Slalom @ Eldora
January 12 MS Alpine Giant Slalom @ Keystone
January 13 HS Girls/Boys Basketball vs. Arrupe @ LCHS GV2:30/BV4:00
January 13 HS Girls/Boys Basketball vs. Arrupe @ LCIS BJV2:30/GJV4:00
January 13 MS Girls Basketball A Tournament (7/8) @ Summit Time TBA
January 13 HS/MS Nordic Classic Steamboat Springs HS @ Steamboat Touring Center
January 15 No School ~ Martin Luther King Day
January 16 HS Boys Basketball (JV/C/V) @ Pinnacle 4:00/5:30/7:00
January 16 HS Girls Basketball (JV/V/C) @ Pinnacle 4:00/5:30/7:00
January 17 Parent Meeting to launch Panther Parent Committee 7:00 cafeteria