Poudre School District honored approximately 1,600 graduating seniors in the Class of 2015 for their accomplishments during commencement exercises over Memorial Day weekend in May. Video highlights of the Moby Arena ceremonies are posted here:
Community members weighed in on the district's preliminary long-range facilities plan during the first two community engagement sessions in May.
The first session on Monday in Wellington drew more than 120 people, with an additional 180 people viewing the forum on the PSD website. The second at Poudre High School had a smaller crowd but 150 people live-streamed the event.
A tiny blue plastic phoenix laid on the counter in Boltz Middle School on Friday, one of the first products of a new 3D printer that Fort Collins High School students assembled for their middle school counterparts.
We'd like to give a warm welcome to three new principals. On July 20, Jesse Morrill will begin as principal at Kinard Core Knowledge Middle School, Christopher Kieffer will start at Webber Middle School, and Penny Stires will begin at Lincoln, an IB World Middle School.
After years of service to the district, 60 dedicated licensed, classified and administrative staff members are retiring this school year.
From office managers to teachers to custodians and paraprofessionals, the average amount of time spent working in the district was 23 years. PSD will celebrate all retiring employees with a special reception to say thank you.
With the new Colorado Academic Standards emphasizing understanding and application of mathematical concepts rather than the purely procedural math many parents grew up learning, helping students with homework can be a frustrating process.
In order to help parents support their children, PSD designed a new resource called the Math Tool Kit, which explains how and why standards have changed over the years and offers strategies for homework help.