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.
The Cache La Poudre Science Olympiad team competed on March 7 against 37 other middle school teams from all over the northern half of Colorado. This a very difficult competition that our Pirates have been studying and building for since September. There are 23 different events so students need to have a wide breadth of knowledge and skills to succeed. They performed awesomely. Of particular note are the students who earned a medal in their events:
Genova Mumford and Rosie Maino earned 1st place in Write It, Do It.
Tobi Miller and Jordan Hawks earned 1st place in Air Trajectory.
Alyson Pillard and Timothy Cortez earned 3rd place in Entomology.
Please congratulate those that medaled and our whole team of competitors, which include: Alyson Pillard, Genova Mumford, Liv Pepin, Rosie Maino, Eliana Pritchett, Ross Hodson, Peter Bachand, Levi Jones, Timothy Cortez, Haiden McCoy, Alexandria Dolce, Alexandra Holton, Ted Dennon, Jordan Hawks, Carlee Gilmore, Tobi Miller, Lauren Ivers, Patrick Grounds, Joseth Munoz Hernandez, Rhys Sharpton.
Also we would like to extend a very special THANK YOU to our community volunteer, Reid Hayhow, for all his time and efforts in working with our students!
Pennies for Patients
Pennies for Patients is a fundraiser that was created in the Society's North Carolina Chapter in 1995. It is a foundation that encourages kids to raise money and collect loose money to help find a cure for kids with blood diseases like Leukemia and Lymphoma. So far pennies for Patients has raised millions of dollars to help find that cure. Over 10 million schools our enrolled in this pennies for patients. CLP is a proud one of those 10 million schools. So please, every cent counts. Help us raise money for a cure.
Pirates are District Champions!!!! Such great defense, such smart shots, such great fans, such CLP Heart!!!!!!!!!! You brought home the trophy boys!
Information for 7th Grade Parents
7th Grade Spring Registration Information:
Current 7th grade registration dates – materials will be handed out in Science class on Monday, March 2nd, due back to Science teachers by Friday, March 6th.
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.
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!
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
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
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. 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.
*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 http://www.ibo.org