Students arriving early at Johnson Elementary school on Thursday were greeted with the distant thump, thump, thump of a rhythmic bassline emanating from the gym.
Kids dropped their backpacks into a piles outside the door and bounced into the fray of nearly 100 kids bobbing up and down, following along with the dance exercise moves of certified Zumba teacher Bridget Berthold.
Applications for PSD Preschool are now available for the 2016-17 school year. Applications are available on the ECE website or may be picked up at the Fullana Learning Center, 220 N. Grant. PSD preschool is currently offered at 20 elementary schools and nine community sites.
We encourage you to consider the various educational options available to your child in PSD. With open houses being held in January and February, now is the ideal time to visit and learn about the high achieving schools within PSD.
The warm notes of the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra swelled up through Timberline Church on Thursday, filling the ears of hundreds of elementary students. Eyes widened. Hands clapped. Feet tapped along to the tempo.
Over the course of the day, the symphony performed four times, allowing every fourth and fifth grade student in the district to experience the thrill of a live concert.
PSD joined with Colorado State University and the city of Fort Collins to host a special celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
The morning started with a community march from Old Town and ended with a ceremony at the university. PSD winners of art, essay and poetry contests accepted awards and presented their work to the crowd:
PSD is in the process of selecting new math curricula to be implemented during the 2016-17 school year. The selections have been narrowed down to two possible curriculum choices for elementary, middle and high school levels (listed in the chart below).
All Colorado school districts are required to adopt graduation policies aligned to the new state graduation guidelines. PSD has begun the process of reviewing its graduation policies in light of these new guidelines.
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.
Bethke Elementary students brought dozens of coins to school during the holidays to raise money to purchase more than 200 books for youth who attend Respite Care, a local nonprofit that provides short term care for children with developmental disabilities.