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:

PSD high schoolers explore careers, earn college credit through concurrent enrollment programs

Jada Barry has been tinkering with engines as long as she can remember. 

“My uncle and I have worked on cars my whole life,” the Poudre High School senior said from inside the automotive shop at Front Range Community College. “I just really want to know what’s going on inside certain cars.”

Learn about warning signs for suicide and and how to help those at risk - attend a suicide prevention training

Poudre School District is offering two QPR suicide prevention trainings for parents this fall.

QPR is a 1 ½ hour training that teaches warning signs for suicide and the three-step QPR (Question, Persuade and Refer) method, including how to listen and ask someone about their potential suicide intent.

Volunteers make a difference in PSD! National Volunteer Week April 16-20

Becky Ann Sammons knew exactly what she was doing when she planted the courtyard garden at Putnam Elementary School. 

She chose flowers she thought were beautiful, of course, but she also picked plants with fun names – Butterfly Bush, Scabiosa and Spilled Milk, for example – so kids might be excited to learn different plant varieties and read the labels she carefully put in front of each one. 

Harris students get real hands-on learning through gardening

Students at Harris Bilingual Elementary School recently got their hands dirty (literally!) when they spent a day working in the school’s new learning garden. Kids from all grades spent part of their day outside in the sunshine planting seeds and learning about plant life and food waste. As part of the garden day activities, the students visited different stations around the garden to learn how plants grow and how they can use food scraps to make compost.