Latest News – September 27

Fall Race Brings Early Winter Conditions

By Coach Bruce Kelly, Leadville Racing Team

Leadville Racing High School Mountain Bike Team headed to Granby, Colorado for the 3rd race in the Colorado High School Mountain Bike Series the Granby Ranch Roundup on Sunday, Sept. 24.

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Leadville Racing Mountain Bike rider Caroline Benney (cyclist in front) attacks the Granby race course on a beautiful fall day! She placed 10th in her division at last Saturday’s competition. Congratulations!

The team arrived on Saturday afternoon hoping to get a pre-ride in on the new course. Unfortunately the weather upon arrival was not cooperating with heavy rain and strong winds. The organizer closed the course for the rest of the day.

The team got up early Sunday morning hoping to get an early pre-ride in but the course was still too wet to allow any pre-riding. Luckily for the 500 plus riders the skies cleared, the course began to dry out and conditions for racing were excellent.

 Leadville Racings Varsity riders Caroline Benny and Brayhan Reveles raced exceptionally well finishing 10th and 19th respectfully in their division, Matt Koch continued his consistent riding in the huge boys sophomore field with a 44th place finish out of 119 participants. JV girl riders Maja Tingstadt and Stephanie Reveles continued to improve finishing 38th and 39th. The team once again finished 9 out of 31.

The next race is the Chalk Creek Stampede, Saturday, Oct. 7 in Nathrop, Colo.

Leadville Students Test Well, Eat Well

Last spring, Lake County High School (LCHS) principal Ben Cairns made a promise to students. He promised he would treat any student who achieved a 90th percentile growth score in BOTH Math and ELA on The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), to dinner at Quincy’s Steakhouse in Leadville.

Quincys Steaks and Spirits was first opened in October of 1997 in the heart of historic Leadville. Photo: Quincys Tavern.

Students who did well in recent testing will be treated to a steak dinner at Quincy’s in downtown Leadville.

PARCC is a group of states partnered together to develop a set of common assessments for students. PARCC tests are aligned to the Common Core standards, which stress reading comprehension and critical thinking.

According to school district officials, at the time that Principal Cairns made the bet, he thought this would be 1-3 students – as this is a very difficult bar to reach. In fact, 13 LCHS students and another 9 Lake County Intermediate School students achieved it.

So tonight, September 27, the school district will be celebrating these students along with a guest of their choice to dinner at Quincy’s. It was also reported by the school district that the Leadville Legacy Foundation will be picking up the tab for dinner, as they have come on board as a 90/90 sponsor.

Student Career Fair Two Weeks Away

Are you looking for a way to connect with Leadville students? Maybe you have a special professional talent or particular business that you’ve created that when shared with a high school student could shape the path and direction of their career path? Then consider becoming involved in one of the Lake County School District’s oldest, and most successful traditions!!

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The Leadville Lions Club Annual Career Fair at Lake County High School: This annual spring event has been moved to October 11, 2017.

Two weeks from today, on Wednesday, Oct. 11 beginning at 8 a.m. in the high school gym, over 500 students will get a chance to talk with invited professionals from a wide array of occupations at the Lake County High School/Leadville Lions Career Fair, now in its 19th year!

This year, the event has been re-scheduled from the spring to the fall. This new, early focus on individual student career development will also potentially bring more eager and more prepared students to the presenters.

“From the beginning we wanted to reach all students in Lake County,” said Leadville Lion Carol Glenn, who is Chairperson of the Career Fair.  “The earlier we can expose students to career opportunities the better prepared they will be.” 

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Over 90 presenters from near and far will be at the Career Fair on October 11!

Students from Leadville as well as neighboring counties, can choose from among the six Colorado Career Cluster Model pathways: 1) Agricultural & Natural Resources, 2) STEM, Arts, Design & Information Technology, 3) Skilled Trades & Technical Sciences, 4) Health Sciences & Public Safety, 5) Hospitality, Human Services & Education, 6) Business & Public Administration. 

This format allows students to spend approximately 50 minutes in their areas of interest where they can interact with a variety of presenters and get a chance to ask questions.   And that’s what makes the Career Fair one of the best community events in Leadville Today. It’s the great exchange!

For more information, please contact the Career Fair Chairman, Carol Glenn at 719-486-1409.


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