On Monday afternoon, there were big smiles at Tavelli Elementary, as PSD and the City of Fort Collins officially opened a new multi-use path to the school. The paved trail will allow students to bike and walk to school safely and easily.
Veterans flying home from visiting war memorials in Washington, D.C. through the Honor Flight Network were given a special gift for their trip home: a thank-you letter from an elementary student.
First, fourth and fifth graders at Werner Elementary wrote more than 160 letters of appreciation to veterans for their service this fall. The twice-a-year activity helps the students to connect to their country and understand the sacrifices veterans have made.
"It's become something really special for our school," first grade teacher Lisa Martin said.
Deb Gillan acts as a kind of fairy godmother for kids in Poudre School District.
Beaming, that's how she describes her job of supporting students experiencing homelessness, explaining that she often gets to "grant their little wishes." As a McKinney Advocate, she makes sure every child has what they need to learn.
Based on the results of the election as of 7 p.m. Wednesday evening, it appears that the Northern Colorado community has voted to approve PSD's proposed mill levy override and bond. Thank you for supporting our children and our community.
While final results will not be certified for another week, preliminary results indicate the mill passed with 58.09 percent voter approval and the bond narrowly passed with 50.05 percent approval.
In the midst of glittery red, white, and blue streamers and balloons in the Harris Elementary School gymnasium, a group of fifth graders chanted loudly:
"Tu voto es tu voz! Your vote is your voice! Tu voto es tu voz! Your vote is your voice!"
Decked out in star-spangled cowboy hats and red, white and blue face-paint stripes, the fifth-graders enthusiastically managed voter registration booths, cardboard ballot boxes, and election judging for a school-wide mock election.