Latest News – February 24

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A Chromebook in Every High School Student’s Hand

Lake County High School teacher Jeff Spencer distributes new Google Chromebooks to students Roberto Mejia (red shirt) and Christian Luna (back, right). Other students, like Cheyenne Mendoza, choose to use their own computers, such as an Apple laptops. Regardless of choice, now all Leadville students, grades 7 – 12, will have the opportunity to be plugged in with 21st century learning tools.

Lake County High School teacher Jeff Spencer (center) distributes new Google Chromebooks to students Roberto Mejia (left) and Christian Luna (back, right). Other students, like Cheyenne Mendoza (red shirt), choose to use their own computers, such as an Apple laptop. Regardless of choice, now all Leadville students, grades 7 – 12, will have the opportunity to be plugged in with 21st century learning tools.

Last Friday, Feb. 20 the Lake County School District distributed new Google Chromebooks to students in grades 7-12. The new tablet technology will be for use at school, and at home for educational purposes. “Access to technology is an increasing necessity in order to provide our students with a high-quality 21st Century education, particularly in a rural location,” stated a letter that went home to parents last month, “giving each student access to their own computer ensures that their learning is not limited to the boundaries of Lake County.”

Lake County High School Principal Christina Gosselin reviews the rules and policies regarding the new Google Chromebooks at an assembly last week. Now each student in grades 7 – 12 will have the opportunity to use 21st century tools for a variety of educational projects.

Lake County High School Principal Christina Gosselin reviews the rules and policies regarding the new Google Chromebooks at an assembly last week. Now each student in grades 7 – 12 will have the opportunity to use 21st century tools for a variety of educational projects.

The Chromebook computers will remain the property of the school district and were issued to students who had the proper paperwork in place, on a loan basis. Students returning to LCHS next year will be issued a Chromebook again in August for the next school year.

 With the use and responsibility expectations set, students will be able to use these 21st century tools for a variety of classroom and research assignments. Any feedback regarding the new Chromebooks may be directed to Kate Bartlett, Director of IT projects.Obit_Spacer_Thin

Top of Their Class: Student Honor Rolls Announced

The Lake County School District announced for its Honor Roll for Lake County High School students as well as 7th and 8th graders. At the high school level, students need to have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 to 3.99 for Honor Roll while the President’s List raises the stakes to include students with a 4.0 GPA and above. Congratulations to all on a job well-done! Keep up the good work.

At the junior high (7th & 8th grade) level, honor roll qualifications start with a grade point average for 3.0 and above.

Seniors

  • Principal’s List: Jessica Coffin, Alissa Kuster, Lara Lufkin, Gabrielle Torsell.
  • Honor Roll; Emma Cary, Colton Collyer, Stephanie Colton, Jacob Guerrero, Brieanna Hirshemier, Fatima Lizardo, David Roque.

Juniors

  • Principal’s List: Emma Collins, Charlie Koch, Jonah Osborn, Jordan Sanchez.
  • Honor Roll: Trevor Kerrigan.

Sophomore

  • Principal’s List: Elizabeth Smeltzer, Christian Torsell.
  • Honor Roll: Jordan Chavez, Tania Garcia, Cesar Hernandez, , Diana Hernandez-Trejo, Jessica Jardee, Gavin Laing, Angel Martinez Jr., Aryha McNamee, Noah Miller.

Freshman

  • Principal’s List: Breanna Sandoval.
  • Honor Roll: Bryce Allen, Caroline Benney, Guberrez Bujanda, Zachary Coffin, Eduardo Jimenez, Travis Kerrigan, Joseph Koch, Mollie Lenhard, Hunter Nelson, Ella Sunday.

Lake County's 7th and 8th Grade Honor Roll students pose with their certificates for good grades.

8th Grade

  • Honor Roll: Cristina Aguilera, Ubaldo Alaniz, Sydney Ambrose, Ariel Benney, Cassidy Cecil, Emma Dallas, Katie Eddy, Matthew Espinoza, Patricia Galaviz, Makayla Garza, Bianca Gonzales, Sandy Gonzales, Omar Hernandez, German Leanos, Destiny Martinez, Diana Martinez, Isaiah Martinez, Damian Medina, Andrea Olave, Caleb Osborn, Abigail Reigel, Brenda Salas, Megan Spence, Edgar Tarango, Ruth Velasquez, Matthew Wadsworth, Taylor Webster.

7th Grade

  • Honor Roll: Amber Aguilera, Luke Allen, Daniel Burgess, Julian Cannell, Jonathan Chavez, Mariana Chavez, Allie Collins, Aaron Fierro, Sam Frykholm, Tayler Galloway, Kenya Garcia, Anaely Goodoy, Abby Holm, Hannah Holm, Grant Kellerby, Conner Lenhard, Maricella Lopez, Isaiah Lopez-Flores, Kate Luna, Gerald Mandonado, Anthony Mariano, America Montes, Valeria Morales, Armando Moreno, Abril Mota, Karina Olave, Cody Pennington, Dominika Piech, Marcos Pizana, Kiara Quintana, Maddison Riquetti, Victor Salas, Stephanie Saucedo, Michaela Sanchez, Carlos Saucedo, Destiny Smith, Adrian Soto, Bailey Sprague, Jeremy Vigil.

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Panthers Nordic Team Fares Well At State Meet

Last week, Feb. 19 & 20 a group of Lake County High School Nordic skiers headed to the Colorado High School Alpine A State Championships held in Frisco, Colo. 

Harper Powell (#67)), and Lara Lufkin (#44) helped the Panther girls place 6th as a team, only one point out of 5th place at the State Nordic Meet. Photo: Sarah Hudelson

Harper Powell (#67)), and Lara Lufkin (#42) helped the Panther girls place 6th as a team, only one point out of 5th place at the State Nordic Meet. Photo: Sarah Hudelson

Thursday’s competition was an individual start skate race on the technical Frisco Adventure Center race course. The course was hard and fast after all of the sunny weather recently. 

Taylor Stack had his best race of the season to lead the Panthers, placing 11th. Photo: Sarah Hudelson

Taylor Stack had his best race of the season to lead the Panthers, placing 11th. Photo: Sarah Hudelson

Joe Koch was the first skier off the line, and he held off every single other skier who started behind him. This earned him a 58th place finish. Ethan Greiner paced himself on the first lap, coming through the halfway mark in 37th place. However, he charged through the second lap and moved all the way up to 22nd by the finish. Taylor Stack had his best race of the season to lead the Panthers, placing 11th. The boys team was 7th out of the thirteen teams. 

The girls team had just as good of a showing, also placing 7th place. Caroline Benney, skiing in her first state meet, notched a 49th place finish. Jayde Daigle skied well and placed 39th. Lara Lufkin led the girls with a 17th place finish.

Lara Lufkin led the girls with a 17th place finish. Photo: Sarah Hudelson

Lara Lufkin led the girls with a 17th place finish. Photo: Sarah Hudelson

 

Day two, a classic mass start race, took place on the same course but in wildly different conditions. A cold snow fell on Friday, making the conditions soft and visibility difficult in the blowing snow. 

Stack and Greiner found themselves in the middle of a large pack, and the group changed constantly around the course. In the end, Stack was 29th and Greiner was 30th. Russell Orris was less than a minute behind in a pack of his own, placing 41st. The boys team were 6th as a team on Friday, improving on the results from Thursday. 

Lufkin led the Panther women with her best race of the season to place 9th. She consistently moved up throughout the race and climbed well despite a few falls in the challenging conditions. Harper Powell placed 36th, and Daigle was 45th to help the girls place 6th as a team, only one point out of 5th. 

The state meet is scored as an overall team with scores from both Alpine and Nordic skiing combined. The strong showing by the Nordic team on both days helped the boys tie for 8th place overall and the girls place 7th overall.

Lara Lufkin led the girls with a 17th place finish. Photo: Sarah Hudelson

Lara Lufkin led the girls with a 17th place finish. Photo: Sarah Hudelson

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Third Grade Honors Tenth Mountain Soldiers

Veterans of the Tenth Mountain Division answer questions from Third Graders at Lake County Intermediate School class during an assembling honoring these special soldiers. Photo: Leadville Today.

Veterans of the Tenth Mountain Division answer questions from Third Graders at Lake County Intermediate School class during an assembling honoring these special soldiers. Photo: Leadville Today.

Last Thursday, Feb. 19 the third grade at Lake County Intermediate School welcomed several veterans from the special Tenth Mountain Division for a school assembly in their honor.

Over the past few months, Daniel Leonhard ‘s third grade class has been engaged in an expedition focused on the Tenth Mountain Division. In this expedition, students built their background knowledge of World War II and the Tenth’s involvement. In addition, students investigated the impact these men and women have had on the Leadville community. In addition to the assembly, the next day, February 20, students took part in the Ski-In Ceremony at Ski Cooper, honoring the Tenth Mountain Veterans.

 

 

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