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RE-2 Sets Special Teleconference for Board of Ed Meeting on March 30

RE-2 Sets Special Teleconference for Board of Ed Meeting on March 30

Lamar School District Re 2 Teleconference Access Only Board of Education Special Board Meeting Monday, March 30, 2020 @ 6:30 p.m. REVISED AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Approval of Agenda 3. New Business a) Approve policy exhibit – BEDA-E b) Superintendent Search Discussion c) Approve to Temporarily Suspend the Superintendent Search (If Necessary) d) […]

Colorado Takes Further Action to Address Public Health Threat of COVID-19

Colorado Takes Further Action to Address Public Health Threat of COVID-19

State extends suspension of downhill ski operations, limits gatherings to no more than 10 people, suspends in-person learning in public & private schools   DENVER – Today Governor Jared Polis provided an update on the state’s response to COVID-19 and announced new executive actions to protect the health and safety of Coloradans. Earlier today at […]

Bicycle Colorado Instructs Students on Bike Techniques

Bicycle Colorado Instructs Students on Bike Techniques

    This past February 24th through the 27th, Bicycle Colorado held informational assemblies at local schools including Alta Vista Charter School, Washington and Parkview elementary schools, Lamar Middle School and the Freshman PE class at Lamar High school. The assemblies helped bring awareness to the Bikes in School program funded by the GenWild grant […]

Residential Development Incentive Package Approved by Lamar City Council

Residential Development Incentive Package Approved by Lamar City Council

    The Lamar City Council approved Resolution 20-03-01 for a new residential development and construction incentive program during its March 9th meeting. This follows a March 2nd work session at which time the program to help promote new home construction and new residential developments was discussed. The resolution authorizes a one-year incentive program featuring […]

Northwest Tech Announces Honors Lists

Northwest Tech Announces Honors Lists

Goodland, KS. (03/4/2020) – Northwest Kansas Technical College has announced the names of full-time students who earned spots on the President’s and Dean’s honor lists for the 2019 fall semester from Holly, CO. Students on the President’s Honor List earned a perfect 4.0 grade point average while students on the Dean’s Honor List earned a […]

Regional Science Fair Winners Announced

Regional Science Fair Winners Announced

  The Southeast Regional Science Fair was held on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at the Lamar Community Building.   Sixty-three students brought projects from around the area: Walsh, Springfield, Campo on-line, and Lamar. Special Awards went to:  Heather Hancock and Aden Swanson received plaques for Outstanding Forensics Science projects. Braxen Shelton received a certificate and […]

Rankin Recognized by Lamar City Council

Rankin Recognized by Lamar City Council

Mayor Kirk Crespin presented Lamar champion wrestler, Zane Rankin with a plaque of recognition for his athletic abilities on the wrestling mat during the council’s February 24th meeting. Earlier this month, the high school junior won his second consecutive 3A championship in Denver at the Pepsi Center. He achieved his goal with a 36-1 season […]

Lamar School District Superintendent Search Form

Lamar School District Superintendent Search Form

  The Lamar School District is seeking volunteers to participate in the interviews of finalists for the superintendent of schools position. If you wish to participate, please complete the attached application and return it to Terri Farmer at terri.farmer@lamarschools.org. Additionally, you should have the following times available: Two-hour training session to be held on April […]

Trooper Tips - “CSP Youth Academy”

Trooper Tips – “CSP Youth Academy”

Once again, it’s time to look towards the youth of Colorado where we give them an experience of a lifetime. The mission of a Colorado State Patrol Trooper is not just enforcing the laws on the state’s highways, and interstates. We are also very involved in educating the public in various areas. One way we […]

Officials Detail Procedures for National Designation for Camp Amache

Officials Detail Procedures for National Designation for Camp Amache

      Qualifying to become registered as a national park is a laborious pursuit. Proponents to have Camp Amache in Granada attain that status met with Tamara Delaplane, Project Manager and Landscape/Architect for the National Park Service and several NPS associates at the Granada Complex this past Tuesday, February 11th. Interested citizens, Prowers County […]

Retired Lamar Community College Coach Inducted to NJCAA Baseball Hall of Fame

Retired Lamar Community College Coach Inducted to NJCAA Baseball Hall of Fame

    Charlotte, NC – The NJCAA Baseball Coaches Association has selected four prominent head coaches for its 2020 Hall of Fame class, announced by the NJCAA National Office on Thursday. Among the four inductees was Scott Crampton of Lamar (CO) added to this year’s illustrious class. Scott Crampton arrived on campus at Lamar in […]

People’s Credit Union Announces Scholarship Applications

      Peoples Credit Union will award four (4) each scholarships in the amount of $3,000 to each to our area’s high school seniors that plan to continue their education by attending a college, university or technical school this summer or fall. All of the schools have received the application, as well as a […]

John Hopper was awarded the Beveridge Family Teaching Award.

John Hopper was awarded the Beveridge Family Teaching Award.

  Local Dual-Enrollment Instructor and Historian Wins Prestigious Teaching Award LAMAR, CO – John Hopper, teacher and dean of students at Granada Public Schools and dual-enrollment instructor for Lamar Community College (LCC), has been awarded the Beveridge Family Teaching Prize by the American Historical Association (AHA). This biennial prize is AHA’s most prestigious honor for […]

Alta Vista Receives Irwin Academic Award

Alta Vista Receives Irwin Academic Award

  Alta Vista Charter School Principal, Talara Coen, announced last year the school was selected for the John Irwin Award for Academic Achievement under guidelines from the Colorado Department of Education. “We’re really excited to have been selected,” she said, adding that the school was also chosen for the annual award in 2007. “You need […]

Lamar School District Superintendent Search Underway

Lamar School District Superintendent Search Underway

  Following the announcement of retirement by Superintendent Dave Tecklenburg, the Lamar School District has commenced the search for a new superintendent. The District has engaged the Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB) to facilitate the process. The search process will begin effectively immediately with focus group meetings tentatively scheduled for February 10th. The focus […]