Lake County High School Royalty Shines Bright @Prom
Lake County School District Roundup Report
by Brennan Ruegg, Leadville Today contributor
The Lake County High School (LCHS) Performing Arts Department produced a spring choral concert, “Music is in the Air,” on April 19. The auditorium was packed, ready for a night of vocal music, performed by the Lake County Intermediate School, Symphonic, and Chamber Choirs, under the conduction of Director of Choral and Theatre Activities Scott Carroll, and accompanied by pianist Donna Schaefer. Featured soloists included Caroline Benney and Aryha McNamee. Check out a few clips and photos from the concert below.
The choirs sang thematic and reflective songs from “If I Knew You,” a search to understand the differences between people, to “Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep,” a rendition of the popularized poem where the voice of a passed love one encourages her survivors to move forward. “Goodnight, Dear Heart” was performed by the Chamber Choir in memory of the late Barbara Ann and Jack Martin Williams.
The Chamber Choir recently visited Carnegie Hall in New York City, where they were invited to perform under the direction of St. Olaf College Choral Activities Director, Dr. Anton Armstrong, to rave reviews.
The Chamber Choir will be performing for Leadville on Friday, May 13 at the Elks Lodge. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. before the concert, “Love of Music,” begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at LCHS and the Elks Lodge, accepting cash or check only. Contact Mr. Carroll at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
The LCHS National Honor Society will be hosting a fundraiser concert Tuesday, April 26 from 7 – 9 p.m. in the LCHS auditorium, featuring music performed LCHS Cloud City Jazz Band, Pitch Black Jazz, and the CMC Jazz Project. Admission is by encouraged donation, with proceeds raised to develop and improve the North parking lot of the high school. Questions about this event may be answered by Christian Torsell at email@example.com.
Mark the Calendar for Career Fair and More
Events are scheduled throughout Spring encouraging involvement of the community and new life in the budding minds of Leadville’s youth:
- Wednesday, April 27, from 5 – 6 p.m. at LCHS is a “meet and greet” with new principal Ben Cairns. Cairns, presently the principal at DSST Cole High School in Denver, will be hosting an open discussion, and answering community questions in preparation for his new role at the high school. Read more about Cairns in the Leadville Today story here.
- Later that same Wednesday, April 27, at West Park Elementary, A Celebration of Learning is scheduled from 6 – 7 p.m. It is a public exhibition of student work in arts and academics, a celebration that seeks to highlight the efforts of the entire school and motivate reflections on character habits, like perseverance and courage. For more information, please call the school at 719-486-6890.
- Career Day is taking place at LCHS on Thursday, April 28, with events scheduled all day starting with the Career Fair hosted by The Lions Club in the LCHS Gymnasium from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Over 100 entrepreneurs, specialists, officials, and business owners will come together with presentations to interact and share information with high school students about their various work fields. Newcomers include an avalanche forecaster, ultrasound technologist, nuclear medicine technician, and a systems engineer for the United Launch Alliance. After lunch, students will be grouped according to the career cluster of their choice. They will spend an hour listening to a specialist in that career. There are 16 career clusters/16 volunteer guest speakers coming to work with students. Then, 7-12 graders will hear a motivational speech by James Taylor, VP at CMC Leadville.
- The Colorado Mountain College-Leadville graduation will be held on Friday, May 6, in the Climax Molybdenum Center at 6 p.m., followed by a reception in the Coronado Cafe.
A lot is going on to improve the continued education of the children and young adults that live in Leadville. For a full calendar and more information on the Lake County School district, visit their website. Take the opportunity with these events to engage, and learn yourself about what goes on in the classroom, as the school year comes to a climactic close.
The school district is also currently seeking a 7th/8th grade math teacher, and a secondary American Sign Language interpreter.
Brennan Ruegg is a graduate of Garfield High School in Akron, Ohio.