News from LCHS
Reminders: Homecoming King and Queen crowning changed to Friday, October 4 during Pep Assembly, end-of-day assembly schedule here
Career Fair Wednesday, October 9, 8:00-12:00,
alternate schedule link here
Panther of the Week: Fabian Jimenez. Fabian has shown great leadership this fall sports season. He is consistently one of the hardest working student athletes and participates in both Cross Country and Soccer. He is a very positive leader and shows great sportsmanship on and off the field. He is exactly what a Panther Athlete should be!
As we approach the end of the first quarter of school, October 11th, we are excited and looking forward to parent/student/teacher conferences coming up this month! Conferences can be scheduled for Tuesday, October 15th or Thursday, October 17th, between 4 pm and 8 pm each evening (LCHS will not hold conferences on Monday, October 21st).
Be sure to register as soon as possible using the online system so that you can plan for a conference that fits your schedule. We had lots of positive feedback from families about using this online scheduling system.
Please use the links below to register for your conference:
On Sunday, October 7th from 10:00am to 2:00pm is the Colorado Western Slope College Fair. Students in grades 9-12 are welcome to attend with their families, or if they would like, to attend the event with a counselor. This is a free event which has more than 230 colleges and universities present that day. Students may pick up a permission slip from either Kat or Kelly. We will leave from the high school at 8:15am and return around 3:30 that day. Please see the attached permission for transportation form. Students should register beforehand at www.cwscollegeoutreach.org
Career Fair: Wednesday, Oct. 9th is the 21st annual Career Fair sponsored by the Lion’s Club. This is an opportunity for students to explore different career options, talk to professionals in those fields, and network! All students will be participating- the schedule for the day can be found here. Please note that there will be NO parking in the parking lots that day. Students can park in the community field. Any vehicle parked in the hospital lot will get towed. Walking and biking to school is highly encouraged. See Kelly Hofer or Katherine Kerrigan with questions.
Parent Education Workshops: Now is a good time to talk to your kids! Learn how to start the conversation, in an age appropriate way, about important topics to keep your kids safe. See the attached flyer.
What is 4-H?
4-H is an organization that was started in 1902 by a man who felt it was important for kids to learn life skills. CSU sponsors our Colorado 4-H program. There are extension offices throughout the state.
Although there is always an adult presence, this organization believes that hands-on learning is the best, so it is really run by kids. It is a great program that brings out the best of the youth and helps bring families together.
There are different parts to 4-H.
County: We are part of Chaffee as we are so small. The county has its own “board” and monthly meetings. There are also leadership opportunities at the county level and state level by helping with camps and banquets.
Club: Broken Arrows: We meet every 4-6 weeks for at least 9 times during the course of a year. We have a “board” so kids learn the responsibilities of each position – President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. We try to add a learning element into each meeting that makes them not boring. For example, last year we went ice skating, played electrical circuit boards, and decorated cupcakes. Future activities may include woodworking, metal working, and outdoor skills. It is important to teach kids to be a part of their community, therefore we do community events and fund raisers. We have new leadership as of last year and are really trying to keep it fun!
Every member also does individual projects. They can do as many as they want, but at least one. These projects help the kids learn about different topics. Projects also help the kids learn about time management and the responsibility of getting stuff done. Over 200 different projects are accepted and more come every year! Beekeeping is one of the newest!
There are outdoor projects which most people think of when they think of 4-H. Most of these are agriculturally based: raising and training animals. There are also agricultural projects that you don’t have to have the animal, so don’t let that deter you if you can’t have (or don’t want) livestock.
Indoor projects are another aspect. There is a huge variety here: from gardening and cooking, to arts like drawing, painting, ceramics and photography. There are trade skills like small engines, wood and leather craft to electricity and even veterinary science. There is robotics, rocketry and shooting sports, to quilting and scrapbooking and fashion design. There are cake decorating to food preservation to entomology, wildlife and outdoor survival.
Every project the kids write and talk about what they learned, and how they would improve it. They keep track of the costs and have a record book where they track their progress.
These projects are displayed and judged at the Chaffee County fair and those that are really well done get to compete at the state fair as well.
There are several 4-H camps that kids are able to go to. Many of these focus on leadership and social skills. There are exchange student opportunities. Many businesses give 4-H member discounts. Some of these include Murdoch’s, Eliches, and the National Stock Show. There is 4-H day at the state capitol as well as in D.C.
4-H is great to have on your resume. Many people have been part of the 4-H world and give youth involved in this organization extra opportunities.
Come to our open house on Sunday, October 6th in the library AMAX room from 6-7pm to learn more and to see if this is the right fit for you and your family.
Ski Pass Opportunity! Vail Resorts, Inc. is once again pleased to offer a discounted ski pass program for Lake County students.
Please see the attached Student Letter and Student Authorization Form regarding the Vail & Beaver Creek pass options. These passes will not become available for purchase until Friday November 8th, 2019 but we felt it was important that this information be provided now to help parents and students best understand their pass options for this winter. In addition, there is no “cut-off” date and the passes are available during the full duration of the season for purchase.
New this year, we are happy to announce that the pass options will include access to Crested Butte!
October 4 Homecoming Pep Assembly 2:45 (Note change: Homecoming King and Queen Crowned during Pep Assembly)
October 4 Homecoming Parade 4:15
October 5 SAT National Testing LCHS 8:00
October 5 HS Volleyball vs Monte Vista and Center Tri (JV/V) 11:00
October 5 HS Boys Soccer vs Nederland 2:00
October 5 MS Boys Soccer vs BCMS @ Berry Creek MS 3:30
October 5 HS Homecoming Dance for 9th-12th Students 7:00-10:00 pm
October 7 Environmental Science Class River Clean Up with Ms. Condon 10:30
October 7 MS Soccer Team Retreat and Celebration Dinner @ CMC 1:00 (dinner at LCHS 5:30)
October 7 MS Volleyball vs St. Clare (6/7/8) LCIS 4:00
October 8 MS Football Bowl Game (7/8) #5 vs #6 Rose Bowl @ Homestake Peak 5:00
October 9 Career Fair 8:00-12:00
October 9 Cross Country League Meet @ Sheridan 3:00
October 9 HS Volleyball vs Middle Park (C/JV/V) 4:00
October 9 MS Volleyball @ ECCA (6/7/8) 4:00
October 9 MS Football Bowl Game (7/8) #3 vs #4 Game Creek Bowl @ Homestake Peak 5:00
October 10 Environmental Science Field Trip with Ms. Condon 12:00
October 10 MS Football Bowl Game (7/8) #1 vs #2 Peaks Bowl @ Homestake Peak 5:00
October 10 HS Chamber and Symphonic Choir Concert at The Old Church 7:00
October 11 MS Soccer 6th Grade Scrimmage vs SSC @ River Park, BV
October 12 MS Boys Soccer Tournament Finals @ Berry Creek MS (time TBA)
October 12 MS Volleyball @ Peaks League Championships, Eagle Valley Middle School 8:00
October 12 HS Volleyball vs KIPP/Arrupe (C/JV/V) 10:00
October 12 HS Boys Soccer vs Front Range Christian 11:00