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Our Mission...
"Cache La Poudre 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...

Clubs and Activities

MathCounts

Mathcounts is a middle school mathematics competition held in the United States. Its founding sponsors include the CNA Foundation, the National Society of Professional Engineers, and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The competition is designed for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders only.

The subject matter includes geometry, combinatorics, and algebra. Although they are included in some of the aforementioned subjects, complex numbers, calculus, and trigonometry are not featured in the contest because these subjects are considered in general to be more advanced than middle-school mathematics. Instead, the contest emphasizes problem solving skill within traditional middle-school mathematics.

Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad is an American elementary, middle, and high school team competition in which students compete in 'events' pertaining to various scientific disciplines, including earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. Over 6,400 teams from 50 U.S. states compete each year. There are three levels of competition: regional, state, and national. In addition, some states offer 'invitational' tournaments which serve as practice for regional and state competitions. Teams which excel at the regional competitions advance to the state, and then national, level.

CLPMS Science Olympiad

Everyone loves science, and Science Olympiad allows you to explore many different interests. With 20 different building and study events, there are topics of interest for everyone. Come out and show off your strengths (or find hidden ones J). For more information, check out www.soinc.org or talk with Ms. Hicks.

Parents, there are also opportunities for you to get involved with Science Olympiad! We need people to help coach students in events and people to help out on competition days. It’s a lot of fun and we all appreciate whatever time or energies you can lend. Contact Alisa Hicks at ahicks@psdschools.org.

Lego Robotics

Introduces younger students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FLL teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society.

Elementary and middle-school students get to:

  • Design, build, test and program robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology
  • Apply real-world math and science concepts
  • Research challenges facing today’s scientists
  • Learn critical thinking, team-building and presentation skills
  • Participate in tournaments and celebrations

What these teams accomplish is nothing short of amazing. It’s fun. It’s exciting. And the skills they learn will last a lifetime.

WEB (7th and 8th Grade)

WEB, which stands for “Where Everybody Belongs” is a middle school orientation and transition program that welcomes 6th graders and makes them feel comfortable throughout the first year of their middle school experience. Built on the belief that students can help students succeed, the program trains mentors from your 7th/8th grade class to be WEB Leaders. As positive role models, WEB Leaders are mentors and student leaders who guide the 6th graders to discover what it takes to be successful during the transition to middle school and help facilitate 6th grade success.

More and more studies show that if students have a positive experience their first year in middle school, their chances for success increase dramatically. WEB provides the structure for 6th graders to receive support and guidance from 8th graders who have been through the challenges that middle school poses and understand that the transition to a larger school can sometimes be overwhelming.

WEB also acts as an anti-bullying program for your school by providing it with a cadre of student leaders who look for bullying behavior and help stop it. WEB gives older students permission to be aware of and report any negative behavior they see, creating a safer school for everybody.

WEB is a yearlong transition program with four components that contribute to its success:

  • Middle School Orientation - WEB Leaders and 6th graders start building the mentor relationship and receive information about how to be successful in middle school
  • Academic Follow Ups - WEB Leaders support 6th grade academic success and character development through classroom visits
  • Social Follow Ups - WEB Leaders and 6th graders connect outside the classroom at social events to increase student engagement and promote positive school climate
  • Leader Initiated Contacts - WEB Leaders connect with their 6th graders on a more individual basis

Middle School Transition Program Increases Student Achievement
The goal of WEB, Boomerang Project's middle school orientation and transition program, is to provide schools with a structure in which students make real connections with each other thus increasing school safety and reducing incidence of bullying. Through this program, students learn that people at school care about them and their success. WEB is the middle school transition program that will increase student achievement, enhance character development efforts and create an anti-bullying environment at your school.

Leadership (7th and 8th Grade)

The Leadership Class as a whole has been busy brainstorming, planning and getting ready to implement many new and exciting projects and events for the CLP students, staff and families. 

In the Leadership Class, students are assigned to committees (Spirit, Fundraising, School Improvement, Dances, Field Days, and Public Relations) that are geared towards getting more activities accomplished throughout the year. 

More information on Leadership