"Come ON guys, the party is inside, let's go!" a little boy urged his lagging parents outside of Shepardson Elementary last Thursday night.
The party he was referring to was the school's STEM night, a hands-on learning fair filled with dancing skeletons, 3D printers, a giant weather balloon and tiny circuit boards. In every room of the school, science, tech, engineering and math oriented stations awaited students.
Teachers at Dunn Elementary recently reflected on their school's International Baccalaureate mission of creating a culture of learning that values and respects each individual's strengths as part of their professional development. Check out 10 of their explanations of how they are helping students find their strengths and passions, and feel valued and respected:
As part of PSD's Long Range Facilities Plan, the district is proposing to build three new schools to accommodate growth.
These new schools will require boundaries, which will impact several schools in the southeastern and northeastern portions of the district. Community members have an opportunity to view the Boundary Committee's preliminary recommendations and provide feedback during community forums scheduled November 3 - December 9. Feedback from the community will be considered by the Boundary Committee before making a recommendation to the superintendent in early 2016.
PSD is in the process of adopting new math curriculum.
"We need an updated math curriculum that reflects the latest Colorado academic standards," said Robert Beauchamp, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment.
Last spring, three committees of teachers, administrators, parents and community members convened to begin evaluating the district's math curriculum needs at the elementary, middle and high school levels.
PSD guidelines regarding school closures due to weather: school closure; delayed start; or early release.
Please note: If schools are open, information may not be sent to parents via email or posted on the PSD website. Please do not call schools or district offices. Please review the information below for PSD school closure procedures. You can also watch this quick video about how "snow day" decisions are made.
Each month, three teachers are selected to be honored as "Teacher of the Month" by local Rotary clubs in Fort Collins. Meet the three winners from the month of September: Carla Hewitt, Amanda Bauldridge and Marcy Lewis.