Free Community Mental Health Education Event March 8

PSD will host Mental Health Matters, a free community education event for all parents, staff and community members, from 6-9 p.m., Thursday, March 8, at Poudre High School., 201 Impala Drive. 

The evening will feature speakers from local organizations during breakout sessions on stress, grief, drugs, self-harm, suicide, social issues, anxiety and more. Select presentations will be available in Spanish.

Sessions for the evening:

Preston, FCHS Science Bowl winners prepare for national competition

It’s 4 p.m. on a Tuesday, and the halls of Preston Middle School have emptied out. But inside the quiet school, science teacher Logan Burke’s classroom is whirring with excited energy.

Students slam their hands down on the buzzers sitting on their desks and call out answers to complex science questions. They rattle off equations, list biological terms and name obscure minerals and rocks.

This is a Science Bowl practice session, and these kids mean business.

Parents and community members needed for wellness committee - apply by March 5

Interested in student wellness? PSD is looking for community members, parents/guardians and staff to serve on the Wellness Advisory Council for Schools (WACS), which promotes and encourages student wellness and nutrition. 

Meetings are usually held the third Monday of the month from 4 - 5:30 p.m. at the PSD Partnership Center, 1630 South Stover Street. No meetings are held in June, July, and August. 

Members needed include: 

‘We want them to feel empowered’ - Summit offers athletes lessons on leadership

For Lesher Middle School basketball player Cate Schelly, winning is about more than scoring points.

It’s about encouraging her teammates, setting a strong example for other students, and brushing off the minor frustrations that come with some games.

Schelly and about 170 other Poudre School District middle school athletes flocked to the auditorium at Lesher for the PCA Student-Athlete Leadership Summit January 17, which focused on developing leadership values and life skills in the context of school sports.

Learn how PSD assists youth who are homeless and how you can help

Currently more than 600 Poudre School District students don’t have fixed, regular housing. Thirty-five of those students are enrolled in the Early Childhood program. Eighty-five students are considered unaccompanied homeless youth, meaning they don’t have a parent or guardian caring for them.

On average, PSD identifies about 1,000 students, from all walks of life, each year as being homeless. This includes families doubled up, in shelters, living in vehicles, campgrounds, and on the street.

Coaches preview the fall football season with PSD TV and Stream It Sports

PSD football season is here and to kick it off, David Haase and Randy McCoy, of Stream It Sports, recently sat down with the four high school head football coaches to preview the 2017 season. Join them as they discuss star players, conference realignment, and aspirations for their respective programs this fall.

Check out all four coaches' preview shows on the PSD YouTube channel here