Poudre School District is delighted to announce that the Board of Education voted Tuesday to approve the name of the district’s new, under-construction school at the Prospect Site: Timnath Middle-High School.
Timnath Middle-High School is slated to open August 2022, initially serving 6-8th graders and some high school grades (likely 9-10th graders).
The 255,000 square-foot building will be located near Prospect Road and east of Interstate-25. As of May 2021, the project is projected to be on schedule and within budget.
The new Timnath Middle-High School will house a second district stadium at the athletics complex. Like French Field at Rocky Mountain High School, this stadium will host games for all PSD schools. The new school is also designed to have outdoor learning spaces; a performing arts area with a multitude of large windows to bring natural light into the cafeteria; and a culinary arts kitchen for students to practice baking, cooking and food art.
Principal Jesse Morrill cannot wait to partner with the Timnath community to build a school together that will serve all students and become a proud reflection of the Town of Timnath and surrounding area.
“It’s so exciting to be able to draw from the rich school history in Timnath as we open this new building. It is an honor to bring back the Timnath Cubs at the middle and high school level,” said Morrill. “Our first graduating class will get their diplomas 64 years after the last graduating class of Timnath High School, and that is unique.”
Timnath Mayor Mark Soukup echoed Morrill’s sentiments, saying he’s looking forward to the day where the town’s middle and high schoolers can go to school and participate in athletics in their own backyards.
“The new Timnath Middle-High School is another example of the vibrancy of our community. Having a school to call our own provides great value for Timnath families and acts as a point of pride for the entire town,” Soukup said. “It helps build a sense of community and contributes to the overall character of the town.”
History of schools in Timnath
Timnath junior and senior high schools
On July 1, 1960, the Timnath Consolidated School District voted to merge with other schools to form the present Poudre R-1 School District. Upon this consolidation, the high school was closed, and the students thereafter were bused to Fort Collins High School. The last class to graduate from Timnath High School was the Class of 1960. From 1921 to 1960, a total of 435 students graduated from Timnath High School. Timnath Junior High school was closed in 1973. Students were then bused to Boltz Junior High School (present day Boltz Middle School). However, Timnath Elementary school is still operating in the building and serving 430 kids.
Timnath Elementary School is proud of its history of educating diverse student populations over the past 115 years. Timnath uses a Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) approach in their learning culture. The Timnath school community enjoys annual and seasonal traditions and has an active parent teacher organization.
New PSD high school named in accordance with district policy
Earlier in 2020, the Board of Education revised PSD's facility-naming policy so that the first high school built is named for the town or city in which it is located.