Summit County student qualifies for national history competition |

Summit County student qualifies for national history competition


Monday, May 11

Summit High School, Band Concert, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, May 12

Central Admin. Office, A Team and Board of Education Joint Mtg. 1:30-4 p.m.

Central Admin. Office, Business Mtg., 4-5:30 p.m.

Summit Middle School, Parent Night for incoming 6th graders, 6 p.m.

Summit High School, PTSO, 7:30 a.m.

Wednesday, May 13

Summit Cove Elementary, BAAC, 6 p.m.

Upper Blue Elementary, PTA, 4:15 p.m.

Summit Middle School, BAAC, 8:15 a.m.

Summit Middle School, Strings Concert, 6 p.m.

Thursday, May 14

Dillon Valley Elementary, 5th Grade Exhibition, 5 p.m.

Frisco Elementary, BAAC, 4:15 p.m.

Summit Middle School, Band Concert, 6 p.m.

Summit High School, BAAC, 7:30 a.m.

Summit High School, Choir Concert 6:30 p.m.

Friday, May 15

Dillon Valley Elementary, 5th Grade Exhibition, 2 p.m.

Summit High School, Senior Art Show, 5 p.m.

Summit High School, Tiger Fest, 7 p.m.

Tye Brown-Wolf, a student at The Peak School in Frisco, qualified for the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest at the University of Maryland in June.

Brown-Wolf won second place in the state competition in the senior paper category by writing about the leadership and legacy of Sigmund Freud.

Summit Middle School student Abigail Lau won the top award for the Colorado Mountain Region with her entry about Clara Barton.

Lau’s mother, Kelley, said the last Summit student to make it to the national competition was Logan Weinman four years ago.

About 20 other Summit students made it through their school and regional competition to qualify for the state round.

They include Summit Middle School students Ellie Browne, Rudi Burki, Calliope Cortright, Milo Gauss, Madisyn Hirsch, Isabel Keller, Jack Kliegerman, Christina Koetteritz, Jonathan Lunney, Timmy Lunney, River Mentch, Katie Moran, Kyla Rhys, Freya Schlaefer, Christian Seiber, Sara Speedy, Jeremiah Vaille and Kyle Venz as well as Peak School student Olivia Brown-Wolf.

Across Colorado, 693 students with 435 projects participated in the state’s National History Day competition.

Peak School hosts New York progressive school leader

On May 1, The Peak School’s game night fundraiser drew more than 50 Summit County kids and raised nearly $300 for the Summit County Animal Shelter.

The school’s next public event will be a talk with educator Howard Rodstein on Monday, May 18, from 6-8 p.m.

Rodstein is a nationally recognized speaker and the director of the Scarsdale Alternative School in New York. He will speak about putting students at the center of learning, why schools where students “own” their education work best and how students from progressive schools have been successful in the college admission process.

Additionally, he will talk at the progressive school in Frisco about how an education focused on community, caring, creativity, thought, and action can transform your children’s attitude about school. The evening will include a lengthy question-and-answer period and dialogue.

For more information, contact Liz Wood or Steve Coleman at (970) 368-5601.

K-12 summer classes fill with waitlists

Summit School District superintendent Heidi Pace announced at a regular school board meeting April 28 that the district’s inaugural summer enrichment program filled spots in every course with more than 100 students on waitlists.

After the district postponed the application deadline, more than 300 students made the cutoff and will participate in the program, which features classes for students in all grades and ability levels including robotics, castle building, 3D printing, gold mining, art, music, computer programming and oceanography.

Some courses during the three summer sessions are targeted to younger students who need extra support in reading and math or older students looking to recover credits to increase their potential for timely graduation. Other courses are restricted to high school International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme candidates invited by teachers.

Pace said the district hopes to double the capacity of the program next summer.

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