News from LCHS
September 7th we will have a practice Lockdown Drill. Our practice drill is just so we familiarize ourselves with our expectations and routines in case we are ever faced with a crisis.
In a Lockdown, students and teachers are trained to follow “Locks, Lights, Out of Sight”. Students move away from sight and maintain silence as teachers lock the classroom doors, turn out the lights, account for students, and wait for the First Responders to open the door. We practice this standard response protocol to ensure safety in our school should an emergency arise.
Please take this opportunity to talk with your child about safety at school and at home. Please contact me if you have any questions about our Standard Response Protocol or lockdown practice.
Director of Safety & Security
Panther of the Week: We did not have any new nominees this week. Please remember to nominate students for the great work and character they show in our community. Please use this link to nominate. A group of alumni, parents and students vote each week on the nominees.
9th grade students will spend 3 days and 2 nights (September 10th-12th) with the Colorado Outward Bound School participating in team building activities. Letters with more information went home last week. Please contact Becca Katz, Community Learning Director, with questions about this experience. She can be reached at email@example.com / 719-293-5169
Please note that, in order to create an intentional and healthy environment, students will turn in their cell phones for the duration of this experience. This means that between September 10th-12th you should not expect any communication from your student. If you need to reach your child, you can do so by calling Becca at the number listed above, or Ben Cairns at 719-293-1232.
7th grade students will join Colorado Mountain College staff and students for 2 days and 1 night (September 26th-27th) hiking and staying overnight in a 10th Mountain Hut in the mountains surrounding Leadville for a team building experience. Letters with more information are coming home next week. Mark your calendar for a Family Hut Information Night and dinner from 5-7pm on September 17th at the Lake County High School cafeteria. Please contact Becca Katz, Community Learning Director, with questions about this experience. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org / 719-293-5169
Homecoming Week: September 17th-September 22nd— Students will work on float building Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings, 6-9pm; Pep Rally Thursday afternoon at LCHS gym; Parade at 4:15pm Thursday on Harrison Avenue. Be sure to attend all of the sporting events all week. The Homecoming Dance is Saturday, September 22nd, 7-10pm, LCHS cafeteria.
The Career Fair will take place on Wednesday, October 10th 2018 at the high school from 8:00am to noon. If you have a parent who works or runs a business interested in participating in the fair, or a parent who wants to volunteer time on this day, please contact Carol Glenn by email email@example.com or by phone 719-486-1409 by no later than September 28th.
School Board Notes from August 15, 2018:
- The board received a training on culturally responsive dialogue. This training was one that the staff, administration and teachers have all participated in.
- The board received an overview of school-year readiness including hiring, facilities, transportation, and safety.
- The board discussed changes to the school mission statement in order to align it with the “beyond walls” tagline.
Coming up on September 11 at 7 PM at Pitts Elementary School in the District’s “New” Board Room, Room 11:
- We will have student achievement data to examine from assessments students took in the spring of 2018.
- We will review the strategic plan.
- We will vote on a resolution in support of Amendment 73—a school funding initiative that would raise $1.9 million for Lake County schools.
- We will vote on a new mission statement for the district: “Lake County School District challenges students to reach their fullest potential through personal, engaged, and rigorous learning in the classroom and beyond.”
Your school board: Eudelia Contreras 970-406-1624; Jeff Fiedler 720-209-8852; Amy Frykholm (president) 970-333-1342; Stephanie McBride 719-293-0155; Ellie Solomon 303-562-5503 (vice president).
September 8 HS Boys Soccer vs. KIPP @ Community Field 11:00
September 8 MS Boys Soccer vs. Gypsum Creek @ Berry Creek 11:45
September 10 Panther Pride Meeting @ LCHS Cafeteria 7:00
September 10-12 9th Grade Cornerstone Overnight Trip
September 11 HS/MS Cross Country Clear Creek Invite @ Clear Creek 4:00
September 12 LCHS Seniors Orientation Night @ LCHS 7:00
September 12 MS Volleyball vs. Berry Creek @ LCIS 4:00
September 14 HS Football vs. Grand Valley @ Community Field 7:00
September 15 HS Boys Soccer @ Arrupe 11:00
September 15 HS Volleyball vs. Academy @ LCHS 11:00 (C/JV/V)
September 15 HS/MS Cross Country Eagle Valley Invite @ Gypsum 8:30
September 17-22 Homecoming Week
September 17 7th Grade Family Dinner and Cornerstone Trip Preparation @ LCHS Cafeteria 6:00
September 18 HS Volleyball vs. DSST @ LCHS 4:00 (C/JV/V)
September 18 HS/MS Cross Country Buena Vista Invite @ Buena Vista 4:00
September 18 MS Football vs. St. Clare @ Community Field 4:00
September 18-19 Float Building 6:00-9:00
September 19 HS Boys Soccer @ Sheridan 4:00
September 20 MS Cross Country Berry Creek Invite @ Berry Creek 4:45
September 20 Fall Pep Rally @ LCHS Gymnasium 2:45
September 20 Homecoming Parade 4:15
September 21 No School~PD Day
September 21 HS Football vs. Pinnacle @ Community Field 7:00
September 22 Homecoming Dance 7:00-10:00
September 22 HS Boys Soccer vs. Academy @ Coummunity Field 11:00
September 22 HS Volleyball @ DSST: Byers 11:00 (JV/V)
September 22 HS/MS Cross Country West Grand Invite @ Kremmling 10:00