Latest News – May 4

Reverse Order Talks, Sings to Students About Bullying

Last week, the musical group Reverse Order paid a visit to some Leadville schools. They’ve headlined many events, were a finalist on Americas Got Talent, had a Grammy nominated single (Go). This amazing opportunity sent them off on a national tour of outreach to students in schools around the country. 

Members from the popular rock band Reverse Order speak to Leadville students at last week's assembly. Photo: Sue Mullineux.

Members from the popular rock band Reverse Order speak to Leadville students at the Lake County Intermediate School during last week’s assembly. Photo: Sue Mullineux.

Reverse The Trend is an Anti-Bullying concert and assembly created by the young band Reverse Order to help combat the rise of bullying across America.

The band started the program by performing a few songs to excite and engage the students using popular music that all will enjoy. Reverse Order CD

Reverse Order continued the assembly by sharing their individual stories of how they were bullied, and how they overcame it in a safe and productive way.

“It was a good show,” said Lake County Intermediate School 4th grader Talus Schreiber. “One of the band members shared a story about how some members of a different band made fun of him because of the way that he dressed.”

Students are often shocked to hear that even “celebrities” are bullied and it’s comforting for them to know that they are not alone, and they too can overcome and accomplish great things in their own lives.Obit_Spacer_ThinSpring Art ShowObit_Spacer_Thin

 High School Collegiate Mentoring Meeting Thursday

Did your New Year’s resolution involve giving of your time? Your knowledge? Well, tick-tock as the year is nearly half over! But you’re in luck if your goal included making a difference in the life of a young person as they prepare for life beyond high school.

Help mentor a Lake County High School student about their college options at this Thursday's meeting.

Help mentor a Lake County High School student about their college options at this Thursday’s meeting.

With graduation just around the corner, there will be plenty of opportunity to work with college-bound youth. This Thursday, May 7 there will be a meeting regarding the Lake County High School’s Pre-Collegiate Program Want to? If you answered YES to these questions, then this program is just for YOU!

Lake County High School’s Pre-Collegiate Program helps students plan for life after high school.  As a mentor, you will facilitate a small group of students (4-6 students) using a guided curriculum that focuses on topics such as goal setting, teamwork skills, self-awareness, and career exploration.  You don’t have to be an expert in these areas; all you need is the heart to work with young people as they get ready for their future.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Lake County High School’s Pre-Collegiate Program and its mentoring program, please plan to attend an informative session on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 4 p.m. the Leadville/Lake County EDC Office (400 Harrison Avenue, Suite 100). To RSVP or get more information, please contact Kelly Hofer khofer@lakecountyschools.net or (719) 293-0103.Obit_Spacer_Thin

Book Basket Reading Council Fundraiser Underway!

The Lake County School District’s Rocky Mountain High Reading Council, will raising funds with tomorrow’s Book Basket Raffle to be held at West Park Elementary at 4 p.m. The council 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. The funds raised go towards programs such as the Birds of Prey assembly and other engaging educational events. So buy a raffle ticket, it’s a great way to see your donations at work through worthwhile teaching programs!Obit_Spacer_Thin

CMC Graduation Held in Leadville on May 1

Colorado Mountain College graduate Hannah Davis was all smiles after Friday evening's commencement ceremony at the college’s campus in Leadville. Davis, of Ballston Spa, N.Y., received a certificate of completion in outdoor education, one of the 38 certificates conferred by the campus this spring. Photo Kelley Cox.

Colorado Mountain College graduate Hannah Davis was all smiles after Friday evening’s commencement ceremony at the college’s campus in Leadville. Davis, of Ballston Spa, N.Y., received a certificate of completion in outdoor education, one of the 38 certificates conferred by the campus this spring. Photo Kelley Cox.

 

 

 

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