History has always been Luka Robenalt’s favorite subject.
Fort Collins High School history wiz Alicia Jones sees the past as more than the actions of nameless, faceless people.
She likes to delve deeper, and she thinks history classes should, too.
At Johnson Elementary School, history is serious business.
Poudre School District’s on-time graduation rate dipped to 78.6% for the class of 2017, dropping about 2 ½ percentage points from 2016’s 81.4% rate. The statewide 2017 four-year on-time graduation rate is 79%.
Whether it’s students assessing their own work, leading a school event or being challenged by an enrichment class, Putnam Elementary is all about providing opportunities to help students grow academically, socially and personally.
More than 20 Poudre School District schools have been selected for a prestigious 2017 Colorado Department of Education award for their outstanding school performances. A major highlight of this year’s CDE recognitions is Putnam Elementary being selected for a Colorado Centers of Excellence award.
Walk through any PSD school, and you’re bound to see students busy working together. One could easily see this at Olander Elementary recently when students in three grades were in full force, wrapping up major projects and presentations all on the same day.
Beginning in January 2018, PSD will start reviewing elementary reading programs for adoption in the district. Interested parents and community members interested in serving on the Pre-K-5 Literacy Adoption Committee are encouraged to apply.
Committee meeting dates scheduled include:
Dressed in bonnets, long skirts, suspenders and other customary “pioneer” fashion, second-graders at Kruse Elementary School spent a morning going back in time, carrying lunches in pails and learning skills that their counterparts did in the 1870s.
The students churned butter, played marbles and competed in spelling bees during Pioneer Day, a celebratory wrap up to their unit on Fort Collins history.
Each fall, three Rotary Clubs in Fort Collins select a teacher as the Teacher of the Year. These are teachers who exemplify excellence in teaching and service to their school and community.
Meet this year’s winners: