News from LCHS
Reminder: No school Monday, November 25 – Friday, November 29, Thanksgiving Break. Enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving!
School resumes on Monday, December 2nd.
Panther of the Week: The Cheer Team, represented by Michaela Sanchez, for their outstanding performance at the League Championships November 14th. Congratulations Cheer Team!
Leadville Elks Lodge 236 is holding their Hoop Shoot on Dec. 14th at the high school. Doors will open at 8:00 and the competition will begin at 9:00 am. Participants need to be ages 8-13 as of April 1, 2020. Please see the attached flier for more information.
Board Notes for October
Michaela Main was elected as the board student representative through student senate; the board approved.
The board approved Resolution 20-06; support of Colorado Climate Change Education Network (C3EN). C3EN is supported by the high school staff, and LCHS will be the anchor school for the program.
Superintendent update: talked to CDE about upgrading school ratings, but application will be pulled as there is no supporting data. West Park wants to see 80% performance — will be rated “improvement” per school leadership decision. Colorado superintendents are asking the commissioner of education for consistency in accountability standards. Wendy will present to CASB about reform work December 6.
Student reports: student leadership working in student involvement with Mr. Spencer and Mrs. Aldaz, and started doing coffee with Mr. Cairns Tuesday mornings to discuss issues.
Board reviewed policies SP-1 to SP-5 with no major changes. Administration policy regarding public participation at board meetings moved to board governance policy.
The board reviewed status of superintendent search process.
Board approved a Head Start baseline grant for the next five-year cycle for The Center.
Counseling department updated the board on the work they’re doing. Main focuses are making sure students are on track, promoting college and career readiness, and community and family partnerships. The counseling department measures their work by student outcomes.
High school/CMC partnership update: there are many class offerings for students, including many offered at the high school. There is a teacher cadet program at the high school, and if students complete the program with a grade of B or better, they are guaranteed admission into the CU system schools.
There was a public participation discussion regarding club/crew time expectations. The concern of equality/equity was voiced for all students, including those that are not comfortable with what is being taught in the classroom. A further discussion is happening outside of the boardroom with school administration.
The board worked on superintendent search qualifications, essay questions, and salary that will be offered.
Opportunity for parents to discuss Tobacco Policy
There will be a tobacco work session with the Board of County Commissioners on policy change December 5th at 1 pm at the Courthouse. Commissioners are interested in bringing concerned parents to the table. The agenda also includes a tobacco policy expert speaking about tobacco policy changes, and Eagle River Youth Coalition’s Mandy Ivanov speaking about how they implemented Tobacco Retail Licensing and Tobacco 21 in Avon.
November 21 MS Boys Basketball @ Gypsum Creek 4:15
November 25-29 Thanksgiving Break, NO School
December 3 HS Girls Basketball vs Dolores Huerta (V/JV) 5:30
December 3 HS Boys Basketball vs Dolores Huerta (JV/V) 5:30
December 5 MS Boys Basketball vs Vail Mountain School 4:00
December 5 HS 9th-12th Band/Choir Concert LCHS 7:00
December 6 HS Girls Basketball @ Vail Christian Tournament 6:00
December 7 SAT National Testing Site 8:00
December 7 HS Girls Basketball @ Vail Christian Tournament