Dozens of middle and high school students gathered at Colorado State University for the first annual Student Wellness Summit on Thursday.
Hosted by the PSD Wellness Department, the conference was the first of its kind in the state of Colorado. Students learned about neuroscience, toured campus, practiced a dance routine, and attended breakout sessions on global health and leadership.
"We want students to learn how to be health and wellness advocates and leaders in their schools," Amanda Brantley, Health Education and Wellness Coordinator said.
Every month, a group of Bethke students gets together to do something nice for others.
In the past, the "Kids Care Club" has visited nursing homes, created art for the FoCo Café, and learned about the March of Dimes. This month, they heard a special presentation from the Larimer Humane Society.
"We usually have a guest speaker come from the organization we're learning about, then we try to create something we can give to them," first grade teacher Jenna Simpson explained.
On a bright bluebird day in February, a group of students from Polaris Expeditionary Learning School took to the slopes of Copper Mountain, armed with GoPros and the task of making a Warren Miller-style ski video.
Though the school has taken students skiing before during intensives — week-long opportunities to explore and practice unique skills not taught in a traditional classroom — the video creation component was new this year.
The Poudre School District Foundation will celebrate teachers at their annual Excellence in Education Awards Banquet on Monday evening. Please join us in celebrating the nominees for Teacher of the Year, this year featuring educators from the Poudre feeder:
Dr. Smyser announced on Wednesday that the district will pursue Medicaid reimbursement for special services provided to students with disabilities during the 2017-18 school year.
That means that the district will enroll as a medical provider in the medical assistance program in Colorado, allowing it to apply for reimbursement for services provided to students — like speech therapy or mental health counseling — out of the state’s allotment of Medicaid dollars.
Several Poudre School District schools were honored for high achievement during the Colorado Department of Education’s 2016 awards celebration for district and school performances.
Sixteen PSD schools were selected for the 2016 Colorado Governor’s Distinguished Improvement awards and/or the John Irwin Schools of Excellence awards. PSD also received two district-wide awards that include an excellence award for high academic achievement among English language learners and a sustainability award.