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 330 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 safe, high performing school where students learn, work and grow with an experienced and dedicated staff.
Why should you choose CLP?
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Updated Athletic Schedule
Please see the updated athletic schedule for revised Track Meet dates.
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!
CLP Distance Runners for Boston - Please Donate
Cache La Poudre long distance runners, along with their coach, Terri Berger, wanted to send their support to the city of Boston and the people who were impacted by the events of the Boston Marathon. We are encouraging members of the CLP community to donate to The One Fund, a fund that will help people hurt during the Marathon. CLP sends its best, most positive thoughts for healing to this great city and this awesome marathon. Visit the website to donate or send a check by mail: One Fund Boston, Inc. 800 Boylston Street #990009 Boston, MA 02199
CLP Poets Win State Competition
Columbine Poets of Colorado is a state poetry society and is affiliated with the National Federation of State Poetry Societies. Their mission is to promote the writing and appreciation of poetry among all ages across Colorado. Each year they hold a contest for school age children. Poems are then judged and prizes are awarded. The top ten poems are forwarded to the National Manningham Contest to compete for even greater prizes. This year Kayla Goddard took first prize, Katelyn Luze took second place, and Gabe Rabold and Kylee Miller were Honorable Mention. CLP had the national award winner last year as Julia Schmidt’s poem was recognized as best in the nation among those in her age group.
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.
CLP Middle School Accepted as a Candidate School for the International Baccalaureate Middle Years 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.
Learner Profile | Fundamental Concepts | Areas of Interaction | Subject Areas
IB Updates - May 2013
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:
- IB mission statement
- What are the IB programmes?
- Learner profile
- Fundamental concepts
- Middle Years Programme definition
- Programme model
- Areas of interaction
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 Updates – March 2013
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.
- Work with IB-appointed consultant
2013-2014 School Year:
- Submit IB-MYP Application for Authorization
- IB-MYP Authorization visit
2014-2015 School Year:
- CLPMS authorized as an IB-MYP School
IB Updates – January 2013
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
More Information and Updates on IB
International Baccalaureate (IB) Information
Learn about the International Baccalaureate (IB) program and follow our progress as we move towards becoming an IB school.
News and Updates | What is IB? | IB Mission Statement
Learner Profile | Fundamental Concepts | Areas of Interaction | Subject Areas
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)?
Magazine Sales Information
We raise funds to buy “extras” for
the kids – a
grades incentive program, refreshments at the dances, CSAP breakfasts,
snacks, and more. Please support all of
our fundraising efforts! More Information
Offer of Assistance for Families Affected by Fire, Request for Donations.
CLP Middle school is offering assistance to families affected by the High Park Fire and requesting donations of gift cards to be distributed to affected families. Read more to find out how you can help.
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 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