Students enjoy traditions and connections during first days of school

Poudre School District schools enthusiastically opened their doors this week to welcome students to the 2021-22 school year.

Each school has its own traditions to mark this time of year. Fossil Ridge High School rolls out a red carpet for arriving students. Rocky Mountain High School and Blevins Middle School play music and greet students with elbows and fist bumps as they hop off the bus. Other schools plan ice breakers to help students connect and adjust to a new school year.

Superintendent Brian Kingsley welcomes PSD to the new school year in this PSD TV video. 

While schools have different traditions, all have a common goal as they welcome students - to ensure a sense of belonging for every student and acknowledge the extraordinary opportunities a new school year offers. 

Preston Middle School Principal Amy Schmer spoke to new sixth graders on their first day, advising them to follow their passions and become involved in their school.

“Try new things, meet new people, and enjoy the journey. At Preston, we strive to have all students connected in one way or another,” Schmer said. “Being connected to your teachers and peers makes learning more meaningful and fun.” 

For more photos of the first week of school in PSD, visit Poudre School District Facebook.

  • A young student colors at Olander Elementary.
    Olander Elementary
  • A middle school boy looks at robotics pieces.
    Webber Middle School
  • A boy at Lincoln Middle School works at his computer.
    Lincoln Middle School
  • An elementary student is all smiles on the first day of school.
    PGA
  • Students stand outside Polaris Expeditionary School on the first day of school.
    Polaris Expeditionary Learning School
  • Two elementary school girls smile at the camera outside.
    Harris Elementary School
  • A boy runs to the playground on the first day of school.
    Harris Elementary School