Adelina Massa and Katelyn Nessenthaler might only be in fourth grade, but they are already changing the world.
The two students recently spearheaded a fundraising campaign at their school to support Homeward Alliance, a Colorado-based organization that serves people and families facing homelessness. The girls encouraged students across the school to make donations, and in less than five weeks, they raised more than $1,200 – enough money, it turns out, to cover a rental deposit for someone experiencing a housing crisis.
During Tuesday night's Board of Education meeting, Poudre School District unveiled preliminary schematic designs for two planned middle/high schools and the addition to Zach Elementary School, marking an exciting step forward in the overall building process.
Flier Packet highlights activities in the community
The Poudre School District Winter Activity Flier Packet offers a listing of fun activities and classes for kids of all ages.
The latest packet includes fliers from local businesses and organizations including:
• Local government and non-profits
• Dance and culture clubs
• Tutoring, academic support and much more!
The boxes of food stacked high on cafeteria tables made the Poudre High School commons look more like a grocery store than a lunchroom.
Throughout the year, PSD students and staff make meaningful connections with the Northern Colorado community. That is never more apparent than during the holiday season, when students, families and staff work together to give back in creative and meaningful ways.
These efforts include donating food to families in need, collecting holiday presents and service projects across the community. Here is a sampling of some of these phenomenal efforts by the PSD community:
You don’t typically see brown-bag lunches at Colorado State University’s Moby Arena during basketball games but, on the inaugural PSD Day at CSU, they were everywhere.
Cheerful chatter bounced off the walls of MorningStar Assisted Living and Memory Care as visiting third graders from Johnson Elementary School eagerly peppered their new friends with a myriad of questions.
On a recent chilly morning outside of Dunn Elementary School, a pile of frozen turkeys kept growing larger as students, parents and teachers dropped off their donations for PSD’s annual Turkey Roundup.
Community members are invited to hear an update on PSD’s new middle/high schools, to be built in Wellington and at the Prospect Site, at two informational sessions later this month.
PSD leadership will kick off the sessions by talking about the overarching vision for each of the schools that will ultimately serve students in grades 6 through 12 and are projected to open in fall 2022.