2021-22 School Year
Recognitions are posted with the most current at the top. Please note that due to COVID, there were no recognitions August through October.
- PSD Odyssey of the Mind teams win at state; 9 to compete at world finals
- Class of 2022 scholarships and appointments
- PSD's Cale Whicker, the 2022 Colorado Assistant Elementary School Principal of the Year, has been selected as one of the 2022 National Outstanding Assistant Principals of the Year by the National Association of Elementary School Principals.
Track and Field - Individual state champions
Brooke Naughton (FCHS)
Rhys Travis (PHS)
Dontay Johnson (FCHS)
Kevin Buxvoort (RMHS)
Laura Davis (FCHS)
Boys Swim & Dive - Individual state champions
Jack Ballard (FCHS)
Carter Ruthven (FRHS)
Poudre High School girls tennis team presented the "Sportsmanship" award at the end of the state tournament in May 2022
- Community partners:
- Larimer County Work-Based Learning Alliance
- Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce
- Preston Science Olympiad Team
- Fossil Ridge High School Science Olympiad Team
- Fossil Ridge High School Knowledge Bowl Team
- Fossil Ridge High School girls swim athletes state champions
- 5A 400 Yd Free Relay - Renee Gillilan, Sydnee O'Neil, Kenadie Glasgow, Lucy Bell
- 5A 100 Yd Free - Lucy Bell
- 5A 100 Yd Butterfly - Renee Gillilan
- 5A 200 Yd IM - Lucy Bell
- Colorado State University Athletics for support of PSD students
No recognitions - Those invited were not able to attend.
- PSD music ensembles selected to perform for the Colorado Music Educators Association 2022 conference.
- Cale Whicker selected as the 2022 Colorado Assistant Elementary School Principal of the Year.
- Every Child Pediatrics for their school health centers and support of PSD students and families.
- Rocky Mountain High School eSports teams - Colorado state champions (competitive video gaming)
- United Way for supporting PSD students and families
- Bennett Elementary staff members Frances Anderson and Patrick Murray for lifesaving actions of a student
- OtterCares Foundation and Colorado State University for school supply donations.
- Lesher Middle School teacher Matt Moeller, Colorado SHAPE Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year
- Rocky Mountain High School teacher Dr. Yajaira Fuentes-Tauber, Colorado Association of Science Teachers 2021 AVS Teaching Award for Excellence in Secondary Science Education.
- RMHS Freshman Jake McDill, Colorado state champion in the freshman mountain biking finals in Durango
For the first time since the start of the pandemic, the PSD Board of Education re-commenced monthly recognitions of our incredible staff, students and community partners. What a treat to celebrate a host of incredible people. Those recognized include:
Colorado Hands and Voices 2021 Families First Award: McGraw Elementary teacher of the deaf Cathy Bowles
Colorado Council of Teachers of Mathematics excellence in teaching and leadership awards:
- Teaching award - Kruse Elementary School teacher Emily Vangermeersh
- Teaching award - Preston Middle School teacher Kathy Sampson
- Leadership award – Poudre High School (Official) teacher Elissa Pitts
- Teaching award – Olander School for Project Based Learning teacher Eryn Burge (was not able to attend, not pictured)
Community partner recognitions: PSD is so grateful to its many community partners who helped design and offer programming, increased access to education, solved difficult problems and worked together in service of students, as part of PSD’s 2021 summer programming. Students grew tremendously in math and literacy, data show, and we are so thankful to work alongside our many partners.
- Boys & Girls Club of Larimer Co Admin Boys and Girls Club – Kaycee Headrick
- The Matthews House – Nicole Armstrong and Lise Harwell
- Canvas Credit Union – Gary Ozzello
- AlphaBEST – Karissa Hutchison
- Fort Collins Museum of Discovery – Laura Valdez and Laura Vilaret-Tuma
- The Bohemian Foundation – Sara Maronowicz