PSD parents interested in learning how to help people at-risk of suicide should sign up to attend a QPR for Parents training, a 1 hour 30 minute training that teaches participants a three-step QPR (Question, Persuade and Refer) method.
The training will cover warning signs, intervention skills, listening skills, how to talk to and assist people at-risk of suicide, referral resources, and myths and facts related suicide. There is no charge; however, registration is required. Please contact Betty Englert Backlund at 490-3264 for registration details.
We encourage you to consider the various educational options available to your child in PSD. With open houses being held in January and February, now is the ideal time to visit and learn about the high achieving schools within PSD.
Open houses for Kindergarten are coming up in January and February. We invite you to come check out the variety of schools in PSD and find a fit for your child. Kindergarten registration for students entering school in Fall 2014 is scheduled for Thursday, February 13, 2014. Registration will be held from approximately 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at neighborhood elementary schools. Check with schools directly for specific hours.
Poudre School District has over 20,000 volunteers, consisting of parents, grandparents, seniors and community members. Helping the PSD’s Volunteers & Partnerships office manage the multitude of volunteers at each school site is a Volunteer Building Coordinator.
Webber Middle School students have adopted the 451st Expeditionary Mission Support Group stationed in Kandahar Afghanistan. Since the beginning of the year, about 100 Webber students have been exchanging pen pal emails with soldiers, as well as sending them care packages. Students recently mailed holiday care packages to the troops so they would receive the goodies before Christmas.
On Veteran’s Day, the unit flew a flag in honor of Webber Middle School. The flag is being sent to Webber along with a certificate of authenticity signed by the Commander.
Numerous school service projects in Poudre School District are bringing holiday cheer to others, while teaching students important lessons and connecting them to their communities. See the videos below!
Sixteen Poudre School District schools have been selected for the 2013 Governor’s Distinguished Improvement awards and/or the John Irwin Schools of Excellence awards. Five PSD schools were honored with both awards.
Meet the four PSD students who joined an elite academic group after receiving a perfect score of 36 on the American College Testing exam.
Fossil Ridge High School senior Sanjukta Santra, Poudre High School senior Siyu Wu, and Rocky Mountain High School seniors Catherine Giesenhagen and Dennis Shi all received perfect composite scores when they took the standardized exam as juniors. Read about these students below!
After reviewing information from the Heat Committee, PSD Superintendent Dr. Sandra Smyser is recommending district actions to address heat issues in schools, as well as calendar modifications for elementary and middle school students that will be implemented as a pilot program at the start of the 2014-15 school year.
Congratulations to PSD fall state champions for their outstanding accomplishments!
The Fossil Ridge High School Marching Band won their second consecutive class 5A state championship this fall. The marching band includes more than 200 Fossil students. Enjoy this video of the FRHS Marching Band 2013 state performance posted on You Tube.