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What makes CLPMS different? Our Vision Statement: “Where inquiry and relationships empower independent learners as they develop awareness, understanding, and confidence to become balanced members of our community and world.”

Virtual Open House

Wednesday, January 6, 2021, 5:30 -7:30pm

Presented live on Microsoft Teams (a link will be sent out via email and posted to the website on January 4, 2021).

Administrator's Presentation: 5:30 - 6pm

Teacher/classroom exhibition: 6 - 7pm

Q & A by Department: 7 - 7:30pm

First Round School Choice Deadline: January 15th at noon

A few words of welcome from our Principal, Ms. Bono:

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"CLPMS feels like home, feels like family. It is familiar, comforting, and always welcoming. They are dedicated to each child's wellbeing and success academically, mentally, and emotionally." ~ 2020 CLPMS Parent

Learning through Inquiry is an integral part of CLPMS. Watch as Mr. Ellis, our Assistant Principal, explains it in greater detail:

How do we empower independent learners?

  • Thinking, Research, Social, Communication, and Self-Management skills are taught in all classes.
  • We offer an extensive GT program, accelerated Math and Spanish classes, and Honors courses for 7th/8th grade students in English, Science, and Social Studies. For more information on our GT program, please see Ms. Mahaney's video below.
  • Students can enter High School with 10 - 40 credits.

In 2019, CLPMS was the recipient of the Colorado John Irwin Schools of Excellence Award for its demonstrated exceptional academic achievement over time. CLPMS received an "Exceeds Expectations" rating reflecting exceptional performance in Math (88%), English Language Arts (87%), and Science (93%) in the most recent CMAS.

“The teachers know each and every student - the community is really truly about the students' growth & development and not about the test scores.” ~2020 CLPMS Parent

How do our students become balanced members of our community and world?

Student leadership opportunities abound at CLPMS.
  • Student leaders run dances, the Fall Carnival Haunted Library, complete service learning projects, conduct building tours for prospective families, and lead school spirit events.
  • Service learning projects include: Give Next, Fall Carnival, Holiday Food Drive, Pennies for Patients, and a partnership with Lory State Park.
  • Clubs offered during the 20-21 school year: Science Olympiad, WEB, Leadership, and NJHS. When school returns in full, we will resume: Lego Robotics, Virtual Reality club, Rock Band, Pirate Training and Pirate Tutorial.
  • Athletics: Volleyball, Cross-Country, Football, Tennis, Wrestling, Basketball, Track, Softball, and Golf. Sports for the 20-21 school year at the middle school level remain to be determined.

A bit about IB and Community Projects:

"We are so appreciative of the amazing ways CLPMS has handled the challenges of remote learning. We feel that communication between school and home has been meaningful and honest...yet not overwhelming. The "we-got-this" manner in which the CLPMS staff approaches the challenges of remote learning continues to shine through and serves to give our family one less thing to worry about during these trying times." ~ 2020 CLPMS Parent

At CLPMS, we offer a small community of approximately 335 students and a 25/1 student/teacher ratio. All students attend a year long Advisory class that incorporates our Olweus Bully Prevention Program. Our 6th graders are supported through the WEB program; with our 7th and 8th grade students acting as mentors.

Olweus: Bully Prevention and Relationship Building:

Students are able to explore a variety of interests in the classroom including: Band, Orchestra, Pottery, Art, 3D printing, Woodcrafts, Architecture, Yearbook, Chess, Gaming, Current Events, Drama, Yoga, and Outdoor Education.

Our courses are taught through a problem-solving, inquiry based, relevant approach to learning. Students develop awareness through community projects and an interdisciplinary River Week. Because of our our unique location, CLPMS is able to bring the classroom into nature. The video below explains a bit about Science during River Week.

River Week:

We love the caring and welcoming atmosphere of CLPMS! The fact that it is an IB school that challenges students in a smaller environment allows the teachers to focus on providing great individual instruction. Also, the student/parent conferences are an outstanding format that empowers the students! ~ 2020 CLPMS Parent
I love that it is a small school, and the teachers and staff know everyone by name. It makes my kids feel welcome and excited to go to school. ~2020 CLPMS Parent
Students at CLPMS enjoy a variety of clubs, sports, and activities.

Please take a few minutes to watch the video below as our students describe what they love about CLPMS.

Tours, Virtual Q & A sessions, and Shadow Visits

Are you interested in learning more? Sign up for an in person tour or a one of our virtual Q & A session with our Principals. In person tours are limited to two families at a time with maximum of 10 people. Tours will adhere to all social distancing guidelines and LCDHE requirements. Masks are required of all participants. Virtual Q & A sessions will be conducted on Microsoft Teams (a link will be provided 24 hours before your selected time). In addition, you can join Luci and Avery, two of our current 8th graders, on one of our building tours by watching the video below.

Cache La Poudre Middle School offers a virtual shadow visit for any student interested in attending CLPMS for the 2021/2022 school year. Students will visit one, 50-minute class period during one of the following blocks of time - 8:00-8:50, 9:00-9:50, 10:00-10:50 or 11:00-11:50 on select dates. The deadline to sign up for a date is by 7:00am the day before. If you have any questions, please call Mr. Ellis at 488-7403 or email at matte@psdschools.org

We look forward to seeing you at our virtual Open House on January 6th. If you have questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to call our main office at 488-7400.

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