Back To School . . Not Quite Yet, But Here’s School News!
Back. To. School.
Back-To-School Sales, Back-To-School Tips, Slow-Down-In-School-Zones morning news stories. However, for Leadville, schools still have a little time before First Day. Greater Heights Academy’s first day is Tuesday, Aug. 19 and the Lake County School District (K-12) doesn’t officially start until Wednesday, September 3. Up at Colorado Mountain College (CMC) students won’t be back in class the week of August 25.
So, while the Academic Kick-off in Lake County is just getting started, Leadville Today will continue to bring you school news that anyone can use!
Greater Heights Expands thru Intermediate Grades
Greater Heights Academy announced the school is opening an Intermediate Learning Center in Leadville on August 19. The institution will have space for 40 more students in 6th, 7th and, 8th grades. For readers who may not know, Greater Heights Academy is a public school with a blended curriculum of online and classroom learning.
Partnering with HOPE, students access online curriculum at under the supervision of a teacher or mentor. Comprised of approximately 40 Learning Centers, HOPE has Learning Centers across the Front Range from Dinosaur to Denver to Pueblo to Fort Collins.
Leadville’s Greater Heights Academy opened its doors in 2009. For the past year, the school was able to serve elementary students, and is presently holding Open Enrollment for additional students in grades K-5. However, with last week’s announcement, the school will now serve K – 8 grades.
Meet and Greet for New Lake County High School
This year, the Lake County School District will start an exciting new chapter in its history. With the completion of the remodeled Lake County High School coming soon, and the addition of 7th and 8th grades to this school, the school district realizes that parents have questions regarding all of the changes for the upcoming school year.
So tomorrow, Wednesday, August 13 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the school district administration office, LCSD Superintendent Wendy Wyman, LCHS Principal Christina Gosselin, LCHS Asst, Principal Mike Vagher, and the new LCHS Academic Dean Maggie Kane will be available to answer any questions you may have. The district office is located at 107 Spruce Street. Light refreshments will be served and Spanish interpretation will be available. Call 719-486-6800 with questions about this event.
Leadville Lifters Take Gold at State Games
By Coach Ben Wells
On Saturday, July 26, the Leadville Lifters traveled to Colorado Springs, CO to compete in the Rocky Mountain State Games. The Rocky Mountain State Games (RMSG) is a multi-sport festival for athletes of all ages and athletic abilities including those with physical disabilities or visual impairment. Recognized by the National Congress of State Games, a member of the United States Olympic Committee. The list of sports that athletes participate in is very diverse. There are competitions in everything from arm wrestling and BMX to taekwondo and field hockey.
Two Leadville Lifters competed in Olympic Weightlifting at Red Rocks Crossfit, which was hosted by Front Range Weightlifting Club. Aarika Johnson and Zach Taylor competed at the Youth Level in their respected weight classes.
Johnson competed in the 58kg (127lbs) weight class and started off with completing 2 for 3 Snatch lifts, with a total lift of 38kg (83.6lbs), which is a new personal record. Next she completed a Clean and Jerk at 50kg (110lbs), but had trouble locking out her arms on the other two attempts. Her finishing combine total was 88kg (193.6lbs) and was enough to earn her 1st place and the Gold for the Youth 58kg weight class.
Taylor competed in the Youth 77kg (169.4lbs) weight class and went 2 for 3 in the Snatch lift with a personal record at 63kg (138.6lbs). Taylor followed that performance up by going 3 for 3 in the Clean and Jerk lift with another personal record at 76kg (167.2lbs). With both of these personal records it brought his total to 139kg (305.8lbs) and earn him 1st place and the Gold in the Youth 77kg weight class.
The Leadville Lifters also took several new athletes down to see what competition was like and what it involves. Thank you to all of the parents and the community that has helped these athletes. There will be the first Olympic Weightlifting Meet here in Leadville in August so stay tuned for more information.
Fall Registration Underway at CMC
Registration for fall semester at Colorado Mountain College is now underway. Most classes, including those taught via online learning, start the week of Aug. 25. Other classes start throughout the semester.
Lake County households should have received a course schedule in the mail. However you can also check things out online: HERE.
Students new to the college can apply online or where they wish to attend. New degree-seeking students are required to see a counselor before registering.
Returning students who have not taken classes within the past 12 months, and who wish to take credit classes, need to reapply. They may apply and register in person or online. Applications and registration forms can be faxed or mailed. Current students who have taken classes within the past 12 months can register by mail, phone or fax, or online.
For more information, call 719-486-2015.
CMC Community Fair Set for August 26
The Colorado Mountain College Leadville Campus & Community Fair will be held on Tuesday Aug. 26, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. The fair is an opportunity for people to introduce their organization or business to incoming CMC students. Similar to last fall, they will have table and activities set up on the New Discovery front lawn (weather permitting).
If you or your business or organization, is interested in having a booth at the fair, please contact Christie Maier, Coordinator of Student Activities & Summer Conference Development at CMC Leadville at 719-486-4216, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for participating is August 20 at noon.