School News – Yes, even though it’s Summer!
New High School Principal Hired
On Tuesday, June 18, the Lake County School District (LCSD) announced it has hired Christina Gosselin as the new principal for Lake County High School (LCHS).Among the many challenges before new LCHS Principal Christina Gosselin is the renovation project.
According to a media advisory issued by the school district, “Gosselin comes to Lake County with experience as a master teacher, a mentor teacher and a science teacher. In addition to strong leadership skills, her background includes work in curriculum writing, professional development, teacher evaluation, alternative schools, project-based learning and Expeditionary Learning. Gosselin brings a deep understanding of highly-effective, rigorous instruction as well as a solid knowledge of safe and productive learning environments.”
LCSD Superintendent Wendy Wyman commented, “Ms. Gosselin will build on our strengths at the high school and support ongoing growth. We are very excited to draw on her experiences to help us build our practices in all four of our district goal areas: curriculum, instruction, leadership and climate and culture.”
Any questions can be directed to Superintendent Wendy Wyman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-486-6810.
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Middle School Wins Playground Grant
Lake County Middle School (LCMS) was awarded $100,000 for a project that will significantly improve what is now a drab, dirt, gravel and asphalt playground area with a swing set and one aging play structure that is unsafe.
And it was school children who drove the design process for 16 newly approved school play yards funded by Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) and the Colorado Health Foundation (CHF).
The LCMS play yard grant will replace aging, small, or even dangerous equipment that has limited children’s outdoor options at these schools. Half of the $1.5 million in total funding is from GOCO’s share of Lottery proceeds and the other half is coming from the Foundation in the form of a grant to GOCO.
All of the areas will also be available for community use when school is not in session.
The new play yard will feature a grassy meadow, a net tower boulder climbing structure, swings, a balance beam, a physical fitness center climber, a ribbon wall climber, a hard surface area for games, a walking/jogging path and an educational storm water basin.
“The Lake County Middle School Play Yard Committee is thrilled about the implementation of GOCO’s 2013 School Play Yard Initiative and the opportunity that it has given our small community to improve upon our current play yard,” said Amber Magee, Lake County Recreation Manager. “This initiative will provide both students and community members young and old with many more play choices, opportunities for learning and a connection with nature.”
In addition to the $750,000 grant from the Colorado Health Foundation, GOCO worked closely with the Tri-County Health Department, Colorado Center for Community Development, LiveWell Colorado, and the Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation. It was determined early on that the application process would require students to direct project design by prioritizing the components they want to see in their play yard. Through the student led process, the kids developed a sense of ownership of their play yards, ensuring they meet their recreational needs and desires.
So How Did LCMS Raise Their Portion of the Money?
Pennies for Playground Fundraiser Held Last March