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 a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme and on on track to be a fully-authorized International Baccalaureate School for Fall 2014.
Cache La Poudre Middle School is a safe, high performing school where students learn, work and grow with an experienced and dedicated staff. Why should you choose CLP?
For March the Learner Profile focus was Caring. These students are considerate towards the needs of others. They are committed to make a positive difference to others and the environment.
The students received a certificate acknowledging their nomination and their picture will be added to the Learner Profile Bulletin Board near the Counseling Office.
The students that the staff would like to recognize for the Learner Profile Caring are:
Congratulations to these students!!
The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. The IB learner profile is the IB mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes for the 21st century.
The ten IB Learner Profiles are Inquirer, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principles, Open-minded, Caring, Risk-takers, Balanced and Reflective.
Each month teachers, working in their grade-level teams, nominate one student from each grade who demonstrates the qualities of the monthly Learner Profile focus.
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Science Olympiad News
On Saturday, February 22, our team of 22 Science Olympiad students got up early and trekked to Fossil Ridge High School to compete against 37 other teams from across the northern region of Colorado. The CLP team gave a valiant effort and managed a 20th place finish.
Students that did particularly well in their events include: Liv Pepin and Rosie Maino: 8th place in Robo Cross Dawson Hamilton and Brock Barrett: 9th in Robo Cross Bentina Salumu and Makala Kubischta: 9th in Simple Machines Liz Vandermeer and Merijah Shipp: 8th in Entomology Bentina Salumu and Venezia Mumford: 12th in Heredity Moana Sargent and Sam Nelson: 8th in Wheeled Vehicle
Please congratulate all the Science Olympiad students on a fun season! Brock Barrett Timothy Cortez Colton Croft Kaitlyn Glasgow Dawson Hamilton Allie Holton Michael Kabot Makala Kubischta Rosie Maino Venezia Mumford Samual Nelson Olivia Pepin Bentina Salumu Moana Sargent Michael Scott Merijah Shipp Isabelle Shreiner Kaitlyn Smith Wesley Strunk Liz Vandermeer And, thank you to Mr. Hayhow and Mr. Skeketee for going above and beyond to help us succeed!
IB Updates - March 2014
Students and staff have been involved in a school-wide book read, A Long Walk to Waterby Linda Sue Park. A Long Walk to Water is based on the true story of Salva, one of some 3,800 Sudanese "Lost Boys" airlifted to the United States beginning in the mid-1990s. http://www.lindasuepark.com. Students have been reading the book during their ELO time, watching videos, reading articles, and attending assemblies related to the topic. In addition during the week of February 24th-28th students will be doing subject-specific activities and reflections that will be presented at the Water Expo on May 13, 2014 from 5pm-7pm.
There is a group of parents who have also been reading the book and if interested in reading the book, please let us know and we can get you a copy. Parents are invited to the Water Expo on May 13, 2014 from 5pm-7pm.
CLP Middle School on track to be a fully-authorized International Baccalaureate School for Fall 2014
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.
We are currently on track to be a fully-authorized IB-MYP School starting Fall 2014.
The staff at CLPMS are looking forward to 2014 as a year that we on planning on becoming an authorized IB-MYP school. We are tentatively scheduled for our site visit in April 2014 and planning in in progress.
We had an IB-MYP Parent Night on December 5, 2013 to inform parents about the IB-MYP program at CLPMS. A copy of the presentation can be found on the CLPMS website under the IB Updates on the Home Page. At the Open House on January 14, 2014 the IB Coordinator, Mary Richmond, will be available to answer any questions that you may have about the program at CLPMS.
Mr. McReynolds and Ms. Richmond are continuing to plan for the school-wide book read, A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. A Long Walk to Water is based on the true story of Salva, one of some 3,800 Sudanese "Lost Boys" airlifted to the United States beginning in the mid-1990s. http://www.lindasuepark.com. All students will be receiving copies of the book to read during their ELO time in February 2014.
For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org. The IB-MYP site coordinator is Mary Richmond and her email is email@example.com.
IB Updates - November 2013
The Application for Authorization is complete!!! On October 1, 2013 we submitted our IB-MYP Application for Authorization, and we have received confirmation that it has been received and we are now waiting to hear when we will be receiving our visitation. We have asked for two days in April 2014 for our visit. CLPMS is on track for receiving our IB Authorization by Fall 2014. We appreciate all your support as we navigate through this process.
There are several other dates that you can put on your calendar about the IB program at CLPMS. On December 5, 2013 from 6pm-7pm we will be having a Parent IB Information Night. We are planning this event to be both interactive and informative. In February 2014 all students and staff will be doing a school-wide book read, “A Long Walk to Water.” As more information is available it will be on our website. Lastly, on May 13, 2014 from 5pm-7pm we will be having our “Water Expo.” This event will culminate our yearlong interdisciplinary unit around the topic of Global Water Quality, Sustainability and Stewardship.
The deadline for our Application for Authorization is October 1, 2013. On September 16, 2013 the staff at Cache La Poudre Middle School worked collaboratively to develop IB unit plans around the five Areas of Interaction. The Areas of Interaction provide the contexts for learning the identified concepts, knowledge, skills and attitudes. The Areas of Interaction are Environments, Human Ingenuity, Health and Social Education, Approaches to Learning, and Community and Service.
IB Updates - September 2013
Cache La Poudre Middle School is continuing to move forward with our Authorization to become an IB-MYP School by Fall 2014. Our Application for Authorization is due October 1, 2013 and we are planning on our Authorization Visit in Spring of 2014.
Many new items have been implemented this year to continue to incorporate IB-MYP across the school. Our PBIS team has joined with the IB Team to link our three R’s of Respect to the 10 Learner Profiles.
Several exciting items are happening with IB-MYP this school year.
1. IB-MYP Application for Authorization: On June 1, 2013, Cache La Poudre Middle School received approval to proceed with our APPLICATION FOR AUTHORIZATION. This is the third key stage in becoming an authorized IB-MYP School. The Application for Authorization is due on October 1, 2103. During this school year we will continue to implement the program, train additional teachers and prepare for our IB-MYP Authorization visit in Spring 2014. The purpose of the IB-MYP Authorization visit is to:
consult those who will be involved in the implementation of the programme,
evaluate the school's preparedness to implement the programme, and
complete a report on the school's commitment and ability to deliver the programme.
We are currently on track to be a fully-authorized IB-MYP School starting Fall 2014.
2. School Innovation Program Grant: In May 2013, CLPMS received $23,520.00 to focus on education of the” whole child” by developing a school-wide interdisciplinary project. The innovation is centered on the topic of GLOBAL WATER QUALITY, AVAILABILITY AND STEWARDSHIP. This proposal is innovative, as students will be developing 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.
For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org. The IB-MYP site coordinator is Mary Richmond and her email is firstname.lastname@example.org
May 15, 2012:
Cache La Poudre Middle School was accepted as a IB-Middle Years Program Candidate School.
2012-2013 School Year:
Begin School-wide Implementation of the IB-MYP Programme.
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. What is the Middle Years IB Program (MYP)?
A Century of Community - CLP Schools
In 1913 four small rural school districts consolidated to form the Cache La Poudre School District. On May 18th 2013, we celebrated the 100 year anniversary of the Cache La Poudre Schools! Read the program and history of our schools!
PSD Channel 10 - River Week Video
Highlights from River Week at Cache la Poudre Middle School in the Fall of 2012. Students at CLP Middle do a variety of activities in their classes involving the Poudre River, located 1/4 mile from the school. Poetry and water quality tests are highlighted in this video.
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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.
*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). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org