Community members interested in shaping education for children are encouraged to apply for PSD Insight, a leadership program designed to create informed and engaged educational leaders.
PSD Insight covers the history, governance, budget and curriculum of Poudre School District and its 50 schools. The goal is to educate and motivate leaders who want to get involved in the local schools and help shape the future of PSD.
Summer School 2016 (grades 9-12) will be held June 2 - June 29 at Fort Collins High Schoo, 3400 Lambkin Way. Morning classes are scheduled for 8 - 11:30 a.m. and afternoon classes from noon - 3:30 p.m.
Registration is now available. You may register at your school's counseling office or at Centennial High School. You may also register on Thursday, June 2, at Fort Collins High School.
Poudre School District will provide free lunches to all children without charge this summer through the Summer Food Services Program. Each meal will include an entrée, milk and choice of eight different fruits and vegetables.
Meals will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at these locations:
May 30 – Aug 5: Bauder Elementary, 2345 W Prospect Road
May 30 – July 29: Irish Elementary, 515 Irish Drive
More than 750 Lesher Middle School students biked 2,500 miles during Bike to School Week, May 2-6.
Some kids formed neighborhood bike posses, while others rode from houses more than six miles away from campus. Each morning, teachers greeted students biking (or in some cases, unicycling) in to school with grins, high fives and breakfast.
"We're trying to get kids fired up about biking," sixth grade teacher Josh Swann said. "We want them to realize the importance, and the connection to the local Fort Collins culture we have."
Ten dedicated students were awarded their General Education Development degree during a special ceremony May 4 at Poudre High School.
The GED Program prepares non-traditional students to take tests that measure major academic skills and concepts associated with four years of regular high school instruction. The GED tests measure competency in language arts, writing, social studies, reading, and mathematics.
While teachers work on the front lines to educate students, another army works behind the scenes to support them. Known as Classified employees, this diverse category includes everyone from office managers to administrative assistants.
Ten of these workers were honored by the Association of Classified Employees for their dedication to supporting student success during a special banquet on April 27.
Catherine Barisas, a senior at Polaris Expeditionary Learning School, is quiet, but secretly spunky. She lights up when she starts talking about photography — in particular, portraiture — her favorite subject in school and hobby outside of it.
Projects totaling more than $16 million, funded by the 2010 Bond Fund, are scheduled at 23 schools this summer. This year’s major renovations will focus on HVAC systems, roofing, fencing, playgrounds, irrigation and security video systems.
Poudre School District’s District Accountability Committee (DAC) has four open seats for parents to fill for the 2016-2017 school year.
The DAC consists of parent and school representatives who work together to offer recommendations about the district's spending priorities, improvement plan, and charter schools to the PSD Board of Education.
The following representative seats are open:
A parent representing students with disabilities (Integrated Services)
A parent representing English language learner students