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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.

Pirates are District Champions!!!! Such great defense, such smart shots, such great fans, such CLP Heart!!!!!!!!!! You brought home the trophy boys!

Open House - January 13 (6-7:30pm)

All future 6th, 7th, or 8th grade students for 2015-16 are invited!
Informational Programs at 6:30-6:45 pm and 7:00-7:15 pm

  • Come see what makes us unique. This is a great time to meet our staff and students, tour our school, and learn about IB, classes and activities offered.
  • Staff, students and parents will be present to answer questions and facilitate activities.
  • CLP Music groups will be performing throughout the night.
  • School Information and Highlights
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Student-led Activities
  • Pottery Raffle
  • School Choice Online Registration available
  • Child care provided in the cafeteria for younger children

School of Choice Deadline Friday, January 30, 2015

Complete Details

IB-MYP Parent Night - January 22 (6-7pm)

An engaging and informative meeting about the IB-MYP Program at CLPMS.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Learning Concepts rather than just Facts and Topics
  • Inquiry in the classroom
  • Learner Profile Awards
  • Global Contexts as a Lens for Teaching and Learning
  • Assessment by Criteria
  • More Details

Information for 5th Grade & 8th Grade Parents

5th Grade Spring Registration Information:
Mrs. Duke and Mrs. Bredehoft will be visiting the following schools to provide registration information and materials for current 5th grade students.
2/10/15:  Stove Prairie at 8:30 am
2/10/15:  Red Feather at 11:00 am
2/10/15:  Livermore at 1:00 pm
2/11/15:  Tavelli at 11:00 am
2/12/15:  CLPE at 1:30 pm
*A group registration for students attending a non-feeder elementary school will be held at CLPMS with Mrs. Duke.  The date and time for this is TBD.  If you have a student in this situation please contact Mrs. Duke at (970) 488-7404 to discuss further.
The 5th grade PSD Middle School Visitation Day will be on 5/1/15 from 9:30 – 11:30 am.  There will be NO lunch provided during this visit so please plan accordingly.
8th grade Spring Registration Information:
1/14/15: Poudre Promo Night at Poudre from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.
2/6/15: 8th grade Transition/Registration at Poudre High School from 9:30 am – 11:30 am.  ** If your student plans to attend a high school other than Poudre, the parent/guardian is responsible for providing transportation to that high school.
12/2/14, 1/6/15, or 1/8/15: Three IB Informational Nights at Poudre from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.  All three presentations are the same so only one should be attended.
2/11/15 Registration Q & A for parents/students at CLPMS on  from 6 – 7:30 pm.
2/27/15 PHS counselors will return to CLPMS to collect registration forms from 7:25 am – 10:06 am.  We will plan to use the same format as we have used in the past for collection.
** Please remember the School of Choice deadline for ALL Secondary Schools is January 30th.

Santa Cops of Larmier County - Application

In the last 20+ years since Santa Cops first delivered toys to children in Larimer County, it has grown into an organization which provides toys to approximately 4,000 children each year at Christmas time. You must be a resident of Larimer County to apply for our services. Each year, uniformed officers from the participating agencies deliver gifts to our applicants. More Information.

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!

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

More Information.


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.

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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January 13
Open House (6-7:30pm)

January 22
IB-MYP Parent Night (6-7pm) Details