Latest News – October 16

The Old Malta Schoolhouse's fresh coat of red paint looks a stark contrast against October's bright blue skies in Leadville. The new paint came compliments of some High Mountain Institute students - well done!

The Old Malta Schoolhouse’s fresh coat of red paint looks a stark contrast against October’s bright blue skies in Leadville. The new paint came compliments of some hard working, generous High Mountain Institute students – well done! Readers can check out the latest HMI student blog by clicking: HERE

Spac_50Meet and Greet Tonight for Educ. Rep. Joyce Rankin

All community members are invited to meet the new State Board of Education Representative,  tonight (Oct. 16) from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Lake County High School. Come and get to know the new representative, help her get to know Lake County, and provide input about the future of education in Colorado.

  • 5:30 – 6 p.m. – Conversation & refreshments
  • 6 – 6:30.p.m –  Joyce Rankin, remarks
  • 6:30 – 7 p.m. –  Community conversation
  • 7 p.m. – Home football game vs. Paonia!

The schools will also be collecting canned goods at this event for the October Neighbors Helping Neighbors Lake County Food Drive. “Bring a Can, Be a Fan,” and receive a free ticket to the evening football game! Go Panthers!

New Board of Education Rep. Joyce Rankin

Board of Education Rep. Joyce Rankin

Joyce Rankin was appointed in August 2015 by the Third Congressional District Republican Central Committee to fill a mid-term vacancy in the 3rd Congressional District seat on the State Board of Education. Her term will expire in January 2017.

Rankin grew up in Allen Park, a suburb of Detroit, Michigan. Inspired by her 5th grade teacher, she told her parents she wanted to be a teacher. Following graduation with a degree in Elementary Education from Michigan State University she traveled to California where she began her teaching career in the fifth grade. She received her master’s degree and administrative credential from California State University at San Jose and served as an elementary school principal.Spac_50

H. S. Students Invited to First Generation College Day

Colorado Mountain College (CMC) in Leadville is hosting the third annual First Generation College Day from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. next Friday, Oct. 23. CMC First GenerationThe event is being held on a day when Leadville schools are not in session. The free event is for high school students preparing for college and future careers, and their family members.

The day will start with a welcome, registration and light breakfast at 8:30 a.m., followed by workshop sessions at 9:30 a.m. Workshops will cover the college application process, scholarship search and placement strategies, and college prep programs including earning college credit while in high school. Lunch and an activity will take place at 12:30 p.m., and a student panel will close out the day. Prizes and t-shirts will also be offered to participants.

All events will be held at the Climax Molybdenum Leadership Center at CMC’s Leadville campus, 901 S. Highway 24. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event in the Climax Building. Questions? Call Jan Krueger at 719-486-4266.

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