Latest News – August 6

Checking in With the Kids: It’s Back-To-School

Now that Boom Days is over, many families and kids (well, maybe not the kids, so much) turn their attention to Back-to-School! Yeah, it can be a painful 3-letter-word, depending on your perspective, but regardless, the first day for Lake County School District is two weeks from this Wednesday on August 21, 2013.LastDaysOfSummer_Johnson

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So, Leadville Today is kicking off its Back-to-School campaign with some great news about Project Dream and what those students did over the summer. BackToSchool_LogoAlso included in today’s post is info about school physicals, lots of fall sports start up practices this week, so be sure to get those physicals taken care of this Friday, August 9.  And finally a terrific fundraiser for the the high school cycling team coming up this week. 

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Summer Program Focuses on Environment

by Susan Fishman, Project Dream Coordinator

Project Dream’s summer program, “The Rockies Rock” has been a huge success. We partnered with several local organizations throughout the past 6 weeks in order to provide over seventy, 4th-7th grade students with myriad opportunities for learning, enrichment, and excitement in the outdoors. Thanks to an Extended Learning Opportunities grant from the Colorado Department of Education awarded to 21st Century Community Learning Centers, participants spent each week studying different aspects of our local environment and community.

Students reading about animal survival at Outward Bound. Photo: Project Dream.

Students reading about animal survival at Outward Bound. Photo: Project Dream.

Students focused on topics such as animal survival, alpine ecosystems, energy production, waste reduction and recycling, data collection on safe routes to schools, and farming techniques. Special thanks go out to all of the program’s supporters, contributors, partners, and instructors: Outward Bound, Keystone Science School, High Mountain Institute, Cloud City Conservation Center, Colorado Mountain College, Build a Generation, and Guidestone’s Farmhand Program.

Students making s’mores in solar ovens at High Mountain Institute. Photo: Project Dream.

Students making s’mores in solar ovens at High Mountain Institute. Photo: Project Dream.

We would also like to acknowledge our wonderful staff of teachers: Cheryl Talbot, Jess Parkes, Allison Seifert, Betsy Weis; their associates: Cesar Lazo, Karla Nava, Matt Dooley, and Jessie Brunett; and our supervisor Jody Jett.

If you are interested in finding out more about this and other 21st Century Community Learning Center projects or perhaps donate your time or money , please contact Susan Fishman, Project Dream Middle School and High School, 21st Century Community Learning Center. 719-486-6844. 719-293-0115.A_Spacer_Thin

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Thursday’s Film Benefits Pbville Pedalers CyclingTeam

The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA), is offering a showing of ” Single Track High” a documentary on the high school cycling leagues at the National Mining Museum this Thursday, August 8 from 6-8 p.m. It is a fundraiser for the Pbville Pedalers, the Lake County High School Cycling Team. Donations will be accepted at the door. Pedalers_Benefit_LeadvilleToday

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