"Every student has the right and the responsibility to learn, every teacher has the right and the responsibility to teach."
"Every student has the right and the responsibility to learn, every teacher has the right and the responsibility to teach."
Learn about the International Baccalaureate (IB) program and follow our progress as we move towards becoming an IB school.
What is IB? | IB Mission Statement | IB Learner Profile | Fundamental Concepts of the MYP | Areas of Interaction
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.
The MYP, for all students aged 11 to 16, provides a framework of academic challenge that encourages students to embrace and understand the connections between traditional subjects and the real world and become critical and reflective thinkers. The curriculum includes Mathematics, Science, Visual and Expressive Arts, Humanities, English, Spanish or French, Technology and Physical Education. The MYP is guided by the three fundamental concepts that are rooted in the IB mission statement. The five areas of interaction create co-curricular links that allow the student to best express themselves and their academic achievement within the ten facets of the learner profile.
IB-MYP Parent Information Night is on Wednesday, May 15th from 6:00pm-7:00pm in the CLPMS Media Center. Topics to be discussed will be:
Please plan on coming to learn more about the IB-MYP Program at CLPMS.
Personal Project Open House:
As our 8th graders register for Poudre High School, many are choosing to continue with their IB experience. As 10th graders they complete the Middle Year Programme and prepare for the Diploma Programme. Part of the transition to the Diploma Programme is completing a 10th grade IB Personal Project. Each year Poudre High School has an open house for the community to view the personal projects. This year the IB-MYP Personal Project Open House is Wednesday, May 1st from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Poudre High School. This is a great opportunity for parent and community to view what the students have been creating. This event was rescheduled from April.
School Innovation Program Grant:
Each year, $300,000 is designated from the 2010 Mill Levy for School Innovation Program grant funds. Per the Mill Levy ballot language, these funds are to be used to “maintain excellence for student academic achievement and interventions and provide resources for preschool, whole child, career awareness and wellness.” This year CLPMS applied for funds to focus on education of the” whole child” by developing a school-wide interdisciplinary project. This proposed innovation would be centered on the topic of GLOBAL WATER QUALITY, AVAILABILITY AND STEWARDSHIP. This proposal is innovative since students will develop a student and community-friendly expo, complete an interdisciplinary school-wide book study and then raise funds to support local and global water education programs. This program will begin with a focus on local water quality, availability and stewardship, and as the school year progresses, it will move to a more global perspective. The budget for the grant is $23520.00.
IB-MYP - Authorization Timeline
May 15, 2012:
2012-2013 School Year:
2013-2014 School Year:
2014-2015 School Year:
The staff and students at Cache La Poudre Middle School are continuing to embed the ten IB-MYP Learner Profiles across the school. The students are learning how to become internationally minded people who, recognize their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. At the 1st semester assembly on December 21, 2012, students from each grade were recognized for demonstrating the learner profiles.
Inquirer: Mitch Quaintance, Moana Sargent, Israel Quezada-Cordova
Knowledgeable: Max Condell, Griff Bibbey, Josephine Hennessy
Thinker: Janessa Chenot, Jana Jones, Sam Willkomm
Communicator: Kelsey Golden, Carley Clagett, Walden VanArsdale
Principled: Braadin Antillon, Venezia Mumford, Tanner Pierick
Open-Minded: Ellie Pritchett, Kenna Turner, Connor Smoyer
Caring: Jacob VanDress, Alex Reynolds, Kayla LaMar
Risk Taker: David Ivers, Zane Schroeder, Taelor Hansen
Balanced: Dakota Clark, Matti Bannister, Dalton Jackson
Reflective: Charlie Discoe, Bryce Smith, Kayla Goddard
Second quarter is in full swing and the IB-MYP team has been continuing to work on requirements for authorization. At the collaboration day on November 26, 2012 the team worked on setting up a timeline for completion of recommendations by IB-MYP. The team is also working with staff members on embedding IB-MYP Learner Profiles into every classroom. The ten learner profiles are: principled, caring, reflective, knowledgeable, reflective, balanced, risk-taker, inquiry, communicators, and open-minded. All students at CLPMS have received information on the Learner Profiles, and students in Approaches to Learning are learning how to become internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.
Poudre High School is having one more IB 8th grade informational meeting for parents and students of current 8th graders interested in the PHS-IB program. The meeting is at Poudre High School in the Event Center from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Thursday, January 10, 2013.
First quarter is over and second quarter is beginning and many items have been worked on regarding our IB-MYP authorization. The staff has put together an IB-MYP team to look at the Application for Authorization and begin to complete the requirements for authorization. We received information back from our IB-MYP consultant about our Application for Candidacy and the team is working on the recommendations that were suggested. The team will be meeting twice a month to work on the Application for Authorization. The application process is very thorough and will provide clear guidance so that CLPMS can become an authorized IB-MYP school by Fall 2014.
Poudre High School is having IB 8th grade informational meetings for parents and students of current 8th graders interested in the PHS-IB program. The meetings are at Poudre High School in the Event Center from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Those interested need attend only ONE meeting as the agenda is the same at all the meetings. The dates are:
Tuesday, November 13
Thursday, November 15
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Letters will be going out to the feeder middle school 8th grade parents and students letting them know about these meetings.
Cache La Poudre Middle School was accepted as a IB-Middle Years Program candidate school on May 15, 2012. There are several required activities that will be accomplished this year as a candidate school. We will begin trial implementation of the program, work with an IB-appointed consultant for both on-site and remote hours, set-up teacher accounts with IB, continue to develop an action plan and prepare our Application for Authorization.
Several teachers attended workshops this summer, and both the principal, Alicia Bono, and assistant principal, Abigail Himlie will be attending workshops this September in Denver.
On the September 17th PSD Middle School Collaboration Day, the staff will work with our IB-appointed consultant in a one-day in-school workshop for the IB-Middle School Program.
Cache La Poudre Middle School is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme. Our school is pursuing authorization 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.
To become an International Baccalaureate (IB) school requires several phases over a three year period. We are currently in Academic Year 1. This is the Consideration Phase/Request for Candidacy. During this phase, schools prepare the Application for Candidacy, designate a coordinator, and send staff to IB authorized workshops. We have already sent several staff members to workshops and will are planning on sending additional staff to workshops in the spring and summer of 2012. The Application for Candidacy is due April 1, 2012. Next year (2012-2013) is Academic Year 2. This is the Candidate Phase/Request for Authorization. During this phase we begin trial implementation of the program and work with an IB-appointed consultant. Also, during this phase we prepare an Application for Authorization. Academic Year 3 will occur during the 2013-2014 school year. This is the Candidate Phase/Verification Visit. The Application for Authorization is submitted. Upon acceptance of the Application for Authorization, a visit from IB is made to verify that the school has taken all the necessary actions and is prepared to become an IB World School.
Staff Training Updates: The following staff have traveled to official IB Workshops in Los Angeles CA , Lake Tahoe, NV and Cincinnati, OH and completed their Level 1 Teacher IB Certification.
Language A - Terri Berger (English)
Sciences - Mary Richmond
Mathematics - Megan Pule
Technology - Bob Steketee
Humanities - Rob Denise (Social Studies)
Administration - Skip Caddoo
Administration - Mark Barnes
Staff training will continue this year with teachers attending certification workshops in Language B (Spanish), Physical Education, and Arts.
The staff at Cache La Poudre Middle School is also working closely with the other IB schools in the Poudre School District. We are collaborating with our neighbors at CLPE, Lincoln and Lesher Middle World IB Schools and have received trainings from the IB staff at Poudre High School. This is an exciting time for us and we are glad to have you and your family join us.
We would like to thank all of the staff, parents and community members who attended our Branding Committee meetings and community information nights this spring. After reviewing our community survey data and discussing the outcomes of our meetings, the CLP staffs have unanimously decided to begin the process of becoming a Primary Years International Baccalaureate Program at CLPE and a Middle Years International Baccalaureate Program at CLPMS. Staff trainings will begin this summer and we are excited to begin this journey to continually improve the teaching and learning at CLP Schools. This year we began creating a PreK-8 campus through various student and staff activities and will continue that pursuit in the years to come. We look forward to this process as we facilitate the 21st Century learning for our students.
The IB authorization is a three to five year process which has been started, and those strategies will be implemented as we work toward formal authorization from the International Baccalaureate Program.
This is an exciting time for us and our school community. We look forward to becoming a part of the Poudre School District IB community, as it has proven to provide the highest levels of instruction and learning for all students. Please join us as we begin our next journey as Pirates on our voyage to Educate Every Child, Every Day.
Roxann Hall (Principal - CLP Elementary School)
Skip Caddoo (Principal - CLP Middle School)
In our quest to continue providing the highest quality education to the students in the community of LaPorte and outlying areas, the administrators and staff at Cache La Poudre Elementary and Middle schools are considering significant changes in the way the schools operate. This is an exciting process as both school communities investigate various educational options and opportunities to address the needs of each school. We are coming together to address three important issues: 1) providing rigorous, competitive curriculum and instruction. 2) reducing expenses, and 3) increasing enrollment.
An option at the forefront of discussion is increased collaboration between the elementary and the middle school to create a more unified K-8 campus. This unique partnership may allow us to share facilities and staffing, to create efficiencies in transportation, food services, and office space, to streamline instruction and provide improved special education support. We are currently in the process of garnering input from the community as we research and discuss several instructional and curricular programs such as Project – Based Learning (PBL), Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), International Baccalaureate (IB), and Core Knowledge.
This is a challenging period of transformation in public education. Our staffs are excited as we look forward to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of the children in LaPorte and neighboring areas. Cache La Poudre alumni have always gone on to serve our country in ways we cannot count, and we plan to continue preparing students to be productive citizens and community leaders in perpetuity.