News from LCHS
Dear LCHS Families & Community:
Reminder: Daylight Savings Time Ends this weekend — Fall Back One Hour – set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed on Saturday (That’s one hour extra sleep Saturday night!)
Panther of the Week: Last week we named two Panthers, so stay tuned next week for our next Panther of the 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 Panther of the Week.
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.
Notes from October 9, 2018 Board of Education Meeting:
- The board adopted a new mission statement: The Lake County School District challenges students to reach their fullest potential through personal, engaged, and rigorous learning in the classroom and beyond.
- We reviewed student achievement data K-4, specifically looking at reading readiness. 62% of our K-4 students reached their reading benchmarks for their grade levels at the end of last year. Especially encouraging was the 77% of kindergarteners who ended the year at or above their benchmark. Way to go, K!
- We looked at preliminary enrollment numbers. Enrollment is up by 30 funded students overall!
Coming up on November 13 at 7 PM at Pitts Elementary School in the District’s “New” Board Room, Room 11:
- Our focus will be on The Center. We will learn about their new curriculum and Early Head Start, as well as why preschoolers are learning the word “deciduous.”
- We will hear updates on GOL! and the DOOR program.
- In our focus on student achievement, we will learn about the relationship between reading readiness data and scores on state tests.
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).
November 4 Club Volleyball 5pm LCHS Gym
November 5 Rocky Mountain Balfour ring, letter jacket, graduation ordering during HS lunch
November 5 Winter Preseason Athletic Meeting 7pm LCHS Cafeteria
November 6 Election Day – vote if you are registered
November 6 MS Boys Basketball @ East Grand (7/8) 4pm East Grand Middle School
November 6 HS Girls Volleyball All-Star Game @ The Academy 6:30pm Lake County has 2 players and one alternate playing in the game!
November 7 Fall Athletic Recognition/Awards 7pm LCHS Auditorium
November 8 MS Boys Basketball vs. Homestake Peak (6/7/8) 4pm LCIS Gym
November 9 LCHS All-School Fall Sports Assembly 9am LCHS
November 10 HS Boys Soccer All-Star Game 2pm (location to be announced)
November 11 Club Volleyball 5pm LCHS Gym