Students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to apply for the Youth Police Academy, a five-day program that gives students a behind the scenes, first-hand inside look at law enforcement. Two sessions being offered this summer include: June 9 - 13 and June 16 - 20. The registration deadline for YPA, which is sponsored by both PSD and Fort Collins Police Services, is Friday, April 18. YPA participants will learn all aspects of policing, including:
Kaiser Permanente and Poudre School District are pleased to announce new funding to help make good health a part of everyday life in schools. PSD’s new $100,000 wellness grant is part of Kaiser Permanente’s increased focus on school health known as the Thriving Schools Initiative.
Launched nationally by Kaiser Permanente in February 2013, Thriving Schools engages school communities to champion change by incorporating evidence-based, community health improvement practices.
Here are some great photos (courtesy of Poudre School District Partnership & Volunteer Center) of local engineers visiting PSD schools during National Engineers Week. Engineers from Avago, Intel, HP, and AMD visitied fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms. Students learned about engineering careers and did fun projects like building towers with marshmallows and paper rockets with pencils!
Congratulations to PSD students, staff and schools for their accomplishments and successes! Read below about foreign language teacher awards, the RMHS Counseling recognition, FCHS DECA accomplishment and Lesher Middle School’s state Science Bowl win!
In an effort to gain parent input and feedback regarding PSD and school programs/operations, we invite you to participate in our 2014 parent engagement survey. The survey, which takes approximately 10 minutes to complete, will be available until 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21. If you don’t have access to a computer at home, you may take the survey at your student’s school or at the public library.
PSD’s school counselors serve a vital role in helping students achieve academically, while also helping them maintain a healthy lifestyle socially, emotionally and mentally. PSD recognizes the great contributions and dedication of school counselors during National School Counseling Week, being held this week to highlight the tremendous impact counselors with students.
PSD has 80 professional school counselors, including 23 in elementary schools, 23 in middle school schools, and 34 in high schools, who serve nearly 28,000 students.
Congratulations to the following Poudre School District students who qualified to compete in the district spelling bee on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Students had to win their school spelling bee and take a written test to qualify. The district spelling bee will begin at 1 p.m. and will be broadcast live by PSD Channel 10. Good luck to everyone!
Poudre School District has over 20,000 volunteers, consisting of parents, grandparents, seniors and community members. Helping the PSD’s Volunteers & Partnerships office manage the multitude of volunteers at each school site is a Volunteer Building Coordinator.
Early Childhood Education is excited to announce eight open houses for families interested in the Early Childhood 3-5 Preschool program for 2014-15 school year. Open houses will feature an Early Childhood classroom for families to visit and experience the program first-hand. Early Childhood staff will be available to answer questions about enrollment, curriculum as well as the comprehensive services that are offered when their children are enrolled.
Here is the Spanish handout about the open houses.
PSD students and parents can learn about jobs and opportunities by attending open houses sponsored by Front Range Community College and the PSD School to Work Alliance Program (SWAP). The FRCC College career and technical education programs is offering eight different open houses from January through May at various locations in Fort Collins and Loveland.
Join us online for a social media chat about kindergarten. PSD staff will be available to answer your questions about kindergarten, registration and school choice during a social media chat from 5 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 23.
We’ll use Poudre School District Facebook and Twitter (@PoudreSchools) to take and answer questions using the hashtag #PSDKinder.