Latest News – April 16

Leadville Students: The Learning and Running Rainbow

Education should be colorful! And so it is for these students at The Color Run at Copper Mountain. From the top: (left to right) Madyson Blamey, Jude Hill, Andrew Ayers, MacKenzie Reigel, Dylan Windorski, Sammy Smeltzer, Brenna Allen, Benjamin Lowry.  Bottom Center: Jenny Wronski. 

Education should be colorful! And so it is for these students at The Color Run at Copper Mountain. From the top: (left to right) Madyson Blamey, Jude Hill, Andrew Ayers, MacKenzie Reigel, Dylan Windorski, Sammy Smeltzer, Brenna Allen, Benjamin Lowry.  Bottom Center: Jenny Wronski.

Last Saturday, April 11 Lake County School District students from the 5th & 6th grade gifted and talented program participated in the Copper Mountain Color Run. The student’s field trip was part of a learning assignment involving personal goal setting and achievement. In addition, the students raised the money to participate, in what’s billed as “The Happiest 5k on the Planet.”

“We all had a blast!” wrote Jenny Wronski, GT Coordinator, Lake County School District.

The Color Run is a five-kilometer, un-timed race in which thousands of participants, or “Color Runners”, are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer. With only two rules, the idea is easy to follow:

  1. Wear white at the starting line
  2. Finish plastered in color!

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B-I-N-G-O for Leadville Skyline B-A-S-E-B-A-L-L

Ok, so judging from the weather out the window, it may not seem like baseball weather . . . for the rest of the country! But in Leadville, where it could snow (and has) any month of the year, it’s time to talk Skyline Baseball.2015 Logo_SkylineBaseball

This Saturday, April 18 there will be a fundraiser for this Leadville youth baseball program.  Hosted by the Leadville Elks Lodge #236, the evening will start with dinner at 5:30 p.m. The meal will be burritos, served with chili and rice for $6/ plate. Then its BINGO time at 7 p.m. Pay in advance and it’s only $10, at the door it’ll cost you $12. They will also be selling $1 Raffle tickets all to help raise money for Skyline Baseball.

Also parents can save money on their child’s registration cost by signing up and paying for Skyline Baseball at BINGO this Saturday! (Must be participating in Bingo to receive discount)

For more information please contact: Mark Wadsworth 970-485-9484 or Frank Martinez 970-376-4785.

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Volunteers Needed for Student Art Show on May 8

Attention art lovers and all around likers of creative things! The Lake County School District (LCSD) will be hosting its annual Art Show on Friday May 8, starting at 6 p.m. Coordinated by the incredible LCSD art team of Erin Farrow, Amanda Good and Katie this is the ONLY fundraiser that the group uses to raise the majority of the money used for student art supplies. 

Show some ♥ for Leadville and volunteer for the schools' annual art show on May 8. Photo: Leadville Today

Show some ♥ for Leadville and volunteer for the schools’ annual art show on May 8. Photo: Leadville Today

The team is also looking for volunteers to help out during the show.

“Every year we depend on amazing, generous volunteers to make this happen,” explained art show coordinator Farrow. “This year will be no different.”

Art School Teachers Amanda Good (left) and Erin Farrow (right)  coordinate the Annual Art Show. Photo: Leadville Today.

Leadville Art School Teachers Amanda Good (left) and Erin Farrow (right) coordinate the Annual Art Show. Photo: Leadville Today.

Volunteers are needed to help with activities the night of the art show (May 8) for two shifts: 5:45 – 7 p.m. and 7 – 8:15 p.m. Activities include face painting, cake decorating, plant potting, root beer floats, card making, cotton candy and more! 

If you think your talents (and muscle) would be better put to work with help setting up and taking down the show (all day long), bringing the artwork from the high school to the intermediate school, and putting up flyers around town, remember, every little bit helps! So please consider volunteering for something!  

If you are not available to volunteer, then be sure to stop by to check out all the great artwork! It is a GREAT evening for the kids! There will also be a ceramic sale featuring handmade ceramic work by our high school students and some fabulous local artists. 

 For questions or to volunteer, contact Lake County High School Art Teacher Erin Farrow at 719-486-6838, via  mail: efarrow@lakecountyschools.net.

The annual Art Show is the only fundraiser for art supplies in Leadville schools. Mark the calendar for Friday May 8. Photo: Leadville Today.

The annual Art Show is the only fundraiser for art supplies for students in the Lake County School District. Mark the calendar for Friday, May 8. Photo: Leadville Today.

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