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Our Mission...
"Cache La Poudre IB Middle School is a school where respect, rigor, relevance, responsibility and relationships drive learning."

Our Belief...
"Every student has the right and the responsibility to learn, every teacher has the right and the responsibility to teach."

What this means to us...

Cache La Poudre Middle School

Cache La Poudre Middle School is an amazing little school located on the edge of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Our small size of 320 students and staff has allowed us to become a community of learners where every student is known and valued as an individual. Our dedicated staff has committed themselves to an innovative teaching style and spirit which embraces the future but still respects our past traditions.

Cache La Poudre Middle School is a school where respect, rigor, relevance, responsibility and relationships drive learning.

Cache La Poudre Middle School is an International Baccalaureate World School.

Cache La Poudre Middle School is a safe, high performing school where students learn, work and grow with an experienced and dedicated staff.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences are on Thursday October 16 from 3PM to 7PM. Appointment signup sheets are available in the front office. Signing up in advance will guarantee your time slot (no more waiting!) You may also drop in and sign up that day, but teacher availability will be very limited. Call 488-7400 for more information.
Signup sheets will not be available after Wednesday at 3:30pm

Fall Carnival Volunteers Needed

Our Annual Fall Carnival is on Saturday, October 25th (6:00 - 8:30 PM) and we could use some volunteers. Please fill out your name on our sign up list. Link to Google Doc Sign Up Sheet

Do you wish there was a local event that allowed your children a safe place to have fun and enjoy the spooky fall season? Well, look no further than CLP IB World Middle School!

CLP Middle School is hosting its 2nd Annual Fall Carnival on Saturday, Oct. 25th, from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. This event is open to CLP Middle School and Elementary students, and all families in the community. The entry cost is $3.00 for children and teenagers to attend, and accompanying adults are free of charge. There will be over 20 game booths with prizes and treats, a haunted chamber, hand-drawn caricatures and face painting, as well as a photo booth to take snapshots of all of the children’s fantastic costumes. In addition to the carnival, and in order to please all appetites, food and baked goodies will be available for an additional nominal fee.

We are hoping through this event we can give the community an evening of fall entertainment, while also raising money for important school functions and extracurricular activities.

Donations of stuffed animals and crafts can be dropped off at the front office at any time. Goodies can be dropped off at the school on Friday, October 24th, by the end of the school day. We hope you join us for night of laughter and spirited fall frolicking!

Fall Cafe Showcase - Monday, October 13

Vocal Jazz Ensemble/Advanced Orchestra/Concert Choir/Day Dreamers/Symphonic Band Students.All others are welcome to attend.

Report Times: 6:00pm (Band), 6:05pm (Orchestra) & 6:10pm (Choir) in seats by 6:15pm Concert Dress: Black Shoes, Black Pants and Music Polo Shirt Audience can purchase food ($1.00) and drinks ($.50) up to the start of the concert. Concert will start at 6:30pm – CLP students perform first and then our Special Guests. Please stay for the entire performance in support for CLP students and our guests. Looking forward to a great evening of music. At the end of the concert if all students can take care of their own chair and stand. Parents/Guardians, if able to help with chairs/tables etc… much appreciated.

River Week News and Photos

River Week was a huge success again this year. The weather, the river, and all of nature cooperated with us to ensure that the students at CLP had the opportunity to enjoy time outdoors while learning. Whether with the Sciences, Arts, English, Technology, Languages, Physical Education, or Individuals and Societies, students were able to learn in a context that is connected with their lives. Thanks to all for your support of this important experience that is unique to Cache La Poudre Middle School, an IB World School! Please check out all the great pictures from River Week in our new photo gallery.

Annual Pig Roast

Our Annual Pig Roast, to end the Fall Sports Season, will be held October 21st , following the home football game versus Lincoln. Thank you to the Lee Family for the pig! We will be asking for volunteers to help with setup and clean up, pig picking, and organization. Please email or call Abby Himlie, 488-7403, if you are interested in helping. And plan to come eat some great food!

Boys Basketball

First day of tryouts is October 27th. Coaches Brian Williams and Troy Zimmerman will hold an information meeting at school for athletes on October 22nd. Please have your sports physical completed by a doctor prior to the first day of tryouts.

Creative Literary Publication

I am proud to announce that a 30+ year tradition is re-evolving at CLP this year. The Creative Literary Publication is CLP's student-created literary journal. A small group of students and Mr. Hall are beginning to develop creative pieces of writing and artwork to represent the "voice" of CLP. We are seeking submissions of original work from CLP students. We want Poetry, Insights, Revelations, Artwork, Tales, Essays, Stories (get it? That is what "Pirates" stands for) as well as comics, opinion pieces, sketches or anything else that is creative and can be captured on paper. Our goal is to put out periodic installments during the year as we get submissions and then compile them all for an end-of-the-year Creative Literary Publication to be available for Pirates now and in the future. You are creative! Share your talent!

Lego League Club

The Lego League Club will meet on Mondays from 2:30-3:30 PM. There is a $50 fee to participate on one of the two school teams, however, participation in the club is free and open to all. Please see the flyer included in this newsletter!

Physical Education Fundraiser

The P.E. Department is raising money this year by collecting and recycling aluminum (cans, etc.). At the end of every quarter, 10% of the money earned will be donated to Animal House, a non-profit, no-kill shelter for dogs and cats. Help clean up the environment by bringing in aluminum cans and helping out a fantastic organization. Please contact Mr. Crockett, 488-7444, if you have any questions!

Pirate Gear is Here!

Spirit Gear Order Form | Spirit Gear Athletics Order Form

Free Pirate Training Club!

Is your son or daughter an athlete who is not playing a fall sport? Maybe they need to put some meat on those bones! Or, if they are like us, they may need to tone up and take a little meat off! In either case, this club is for them. We would like any athlete who is not currently playing a fall sport to join our training club in preparation for future sports, as well as just to get in and stay in Pirate Shape.

Don't let your kid be a soft couch potato this fall!
We will meet on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays after school the first semester from 2:45-3:45, beginning Sept. 2nd. We will participate in many activities to get in and stay in shape for all Pirate sports. We will learn proper weightlifting skills, running, yoga and stretching techniques, and even play games and try out various sports to stay in shape this first semester!

Your athlete will need to have a current physical on record with the CLP office before they can participate in this club or any sport at CLP. Get their physical now!!! It is good for the whole year, so they will be ready for any sport in which they choose to participate.
A signed permission form must also be turned into Mr. Hall or Mr. Loughlin prior to the first day of training. Let's get them in the gym!!

Student Planner & Handbook Free!

Because we believe that organization is a primary key to success, beginning this year, a Student Handbook will be provided for every student. The CLPMS Student Handbook contains the school calendar, bell schedule, behavior expectations, an organizational planner, and is used as the student’s hall pass. Donations to the school for the first planner are appreciated if possible, and if a student loses his/her handbook, it will cost $5 to buy a replacement.

CLP Middle School is a fully-authorized International Baccalaureate World School

Cache La Poudre Middle School is a school for the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme. Our school is authorized as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Cache La Poudre Middle School believes is important for our students.

Learn about the International Baccalaureate (IB) program.
News and Updates  |  What is IB?  |  IB Mission Statement 
Learner Profile  |  Fundamental Concepts  |  Areas of Interaction  | Subject Areas
| Parent Guide to MYP | MYP Brochure

What is the Middle Years IB Program (MYP)?

Cache La Poudre Middle School began its consideration of the International Baccalaureate’s Middle Years Program (MYP) in May of 2010. The faculty began training in June of 2010 and implementing MYP strategies throughout the 2010–2011 school year.

Student Attire (Dress Code)

We expect students to wear clothing that promotes a positive, safe, productive, and learning-focused school environment. With this in mind, please adhere to the following requirements when choosing how to dress each day

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It is extremely vital that your student be at school. Colorado school law requires that students attend and that it is the parents’ responsibility to have their student attend school until the age of 17. Colorado law states that secondary students must attend school for 1056 hours out of 1080 hours. This equals four days of absences. You will be notified if your student has more than four days of absences. Students must have all absences excused through the attendance office. You may call our 24-hour attendance line at 490-3087 or our attendance clerk at 488-7405. If the parent does not notify the school of their students’ absence, then the school will contact the parent to verify the students’ absence.

Here are the new guidelines we are asking students and parents to follow when they request a pre-arranged absence. When requesting a pre-arranged absence for your student, please be aware that your student is missing invaluable in-class learning and activities.

Absences due to vacations are considered “Unexcused” by District Policy.

Please notify the Attendance Office and all your child’s teachers.

While it is important to obtain work prior to the absence, teachers adjust their lessons daily to meet the needs of their students. Therefore, it is essential to continue checking Blackboard and Synergy while absent and to have your student talk to all teachers upon his/her return.

More Information

 *Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its three academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), or the Diploma Programme (and in addition the IB Career-related Certificate). For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit







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October 13
Fall Cafe Showcase
6:30 PM

October 16

Parent/Teacher Conferences
3:00 to 7:00 PM

October 17
Teacher Work Day - No School for Students

October 21
Annual Pig Roast
(After Football Game)

October 22
Picture retakes, 8th grade photo

October 24
Fall Dance 6:00 to 8:00 PM

October 25
Fall Carnival
6:00 to 8:30 PM