Latest News – September 22

Panthers Kick Off Homecoming Week with a WIN!

The Lake County Panthers football won Saturday’s away game against Byers by a score of 40-14, according to MaxPreps. Not a bad way to head into Homecoming week!Homecoming_Football

In honor of Homecoming, the Lake County School District will be celebrating Spirit Week, starting today with special fun planned for all students to show their Panther Pride throughout the week. Here’s the line-up:

  • Monday: Pajama Day
  • Tuesday: Crazy Hair Day
  • Wednesday: Sports Day
  • Thursday: Super Hero Day
  • Friday: Purple & Gold Day

The week will culminate this Friday for Lake County High School’s Homecoming. After school, the Homecoming Parade will march down Harrison Avenue, starting at 4 p.m. The group will turn down West 4th Street and proceed to the Grand Opening of the renovated Lake County High School, scheduled for 5 p.m. There will be an open house, including tours of the new facility and cake from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

The Homecoming football game against Meeker starts at 7 p.m. So come, celebrate homecoming and cheer on the Lake County High School  – Go Panthers!

For a complete list of Homecoming Week activities, connect with the school district’s calendar: LINK.Obit_Spacer_Thin

Local Family Doctor and Staff Help Pre-School Families 

Alison Bujanda assists with the monitor as Amanda Stinnett with Rocky Mountain Family Practice, checks her blood pressure. Photo: AnnaMarie Valdez

Alison Bujanda assists with the monitor as Amanda Stinnett with Rocky Mountain Family Practice, checks her blood pressure. Photo: AnnaMarie Valdez

On Sunday, Aug. 24, Dr. Lisa Zwerdlinger and her staff at Rocky Mountain Family Practice in Leadville for assisted preschool families with physical health screenings. Young scholars from The Center’s Early Childhood Programs received a variety of screenings during the day-long event. This is the second year that Dr. Lisa has opened her doors to support families who work during the week or may not have insurance.Obit_Spacer_Thin

Birds of Prey Entertain and Educate Students

The Rocky Mountain High Reading Council presented Birds of Prey to West Park Elementary and Lake County Intermediate School  students at assemblies last Thursday, Sept. 18.  

West Park students assembly for a Birds of Prey program last Thursday.

West Park students assembly for a Birds of Prey program last Thursday.

The presentation showcased a variety of live birds from the Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo, Colo. Trainer Diana discussed the birds’ natural behaviors, and hunting habits in the wild. The students got to see such amazing Birds of Prey as a hawk, owl, and vulture.

The students provided a well-behaved, captive audience as they got a chance to see these creatures up close and personal.

Programs like these are made possible by the Lake County School District’s Rocky Mountain High Reading Council, which raises funds, in part, by events like the upcoming Book Basket Raffle to be held in December. The group sells raffle tickets ($1/piece or 6 for $5) for book baskets assembled by local teachers, staff, and donors. Tickets may be purchased by any reading council member or at the West Park Elementary School office. It’s a great way to see your donations at work through programs like these!

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