News from LCHS
Panthers of the Week: It’s a tie – Matt Cairns and Conner Lenhard — Conner qualified for the state high school cross country meet running an incredible PR to finish 7th in our region. He is a humble leader on our team and is a great mentor to all the younger runners. He truly shows our values as an athlete. Matt placed 2nd in the middle school state cross country meet. He was 1st or 2nd in every race this year.
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 Panther of the Week.
Order your Panther Spirit Gear through Friday, October 26th! — Be sure to check out the attached flyer with Panther Gear now available from the Spirit Store hosted by Panther Pride. New youth sizes added, see page four of the attached flyer! If you are interested in purchasing anything, please print, complete, and send the order form and money to Alison Sprague at the high school. We’ve extended the order due date to Friday, October 26th. Instructions are on the order form.
Come celebrate the pure joy of winter with friends and family by watching Colorado’s premier showing of this year’s, “Face of Winter,” the 69th Warren Miller Film presented by Volkswagen. Join us at the Ski Cooper Lodge on Saturday, October 27 at 7pm. All proceeds will go to the Cloud City Ski Club. More information and ticket purchase can be found here.
Students in 6th through 12th grades interested in Alpine Ski team, see Mt. Cairns in the high school!
This fall there is a statewide initiative on the ballot called Amendment 73 that, if passed by voters, would provide an additional $1.9 million annually to the Lake County School District. Amendment 73 would raise $1.6 billion annually statewide for the state education fund. The mechanism it uses is primarily an incremental income tax on taxpayers earning $150,000 per year or more in taxable income. The Lake County Board of Education has joined many other school districts in Colorado in passing a resolution in support of Amendment 73. Attached is a nonpartisan fact sheet that explains more about Amendment 73 and its potential impact on Lake County schools.
The additional $1.9 million in funding coming to our schools if voters pass Amendment 73 would represent approximately a 15% increase in LCSD’s general fund budget. LCSD wants to hear from all of its stakeholders about their priorities for how these additional funds should be prioritized if Amendment 73 is approved by voters and the funds are received. The LCSD Community Funding Priorities Survey can be accessed via the LCSD website, Facebook page or directly at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LCSDFundingPriorities.
October 26 HS Football vs. Sheridan 7pm Senior recognition at half time for football, cheer, and cross country
October 27 HS State Cross Country Meet Norris Penrose Event Center, Colorado Springs, (time TBD)
October 27 MS Girls Volleyball @ Peaks League Championships @ Homestake Peak 8am
October 27 HS Girls Volleyball vs Del Norte (C/JV/V) 11am team potluck meal following the games
October 29 MS Boys Basketball First Day of Practice
October 29 Football Potluck Dinner LCHS Cafeteria 6:45pm
October 30 7th/8th Grade MS Basketball Mandatory Preseason Meeting LCHS Cafeteria 5:30pm
October 30 Girls Club Volleyball Meeting LCHS Cafeteria 6:00pm
November 1 National Honor Society Induction Ceremony LCHS Cafeteria 7:00pm