Fourth-grade Poudre School District Virtual (PSDV) student Madelyn Scrivner took first place in the spring state Stock Market Game (SMG) competition. Also, PSDV fourth graders, Lillian Buse and Bri Colburn followed in second place, and Jack Norris in third.

In the spotlight: The story of four first-rate teachers

PSD has a lot of appreciation for what you do, including your compassion, determination, patience and perseverance.

For this year’s Teacher Appreciation Week (May 3-7), PSD celebrated the 1,784 teachers who educate and care for our students. PSD has so much appreciation for what you do, as well as for your compassion, determination, patience, adaptability and perseverance. Thank you for making the district what it is. 

The following stories on showcase several teachers from across PSD. Visit the district website to read these stories.

PSD selects principal for Lopez Elementary School

Poudre School District has hired Cheryl Day the principal for Lopez Elementary School.

“It has been my pleasure to serve as assistant principal of Lopez Elementary, A Leader in Me school, for the past six years,” Day says. “Lopez is a wonderful neighborhood school that fosters a sense of community and belonging.”

Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Schools Traci Gile says it is evident that Day is committed to the Lopez community and will continue to empower student and staff leadership.

“She believes and works toward the vision that every child’s worth and potential is developed through welcoming and inclusive school environments,” Gile adds. 

Read more about Cheryl Day, new principal of Lopez Elementary school at

PSD announces Top 10 district film fair finalists:

The Poudre School District film festival may have looked different this year, but it was still a success. PSD is proud of the 80 students who worked hard to submit their films this year. The film fair was held virtually on May 4, 2021.

 To find all films and watch the finalists’ productions visit

Art students showcased in CSU exhibition 

The “Designs & Images Art Exhibition” at Colorado State University (CSU) has more than a 47-year long tradition showcasing the visual arts in Poudre School District. Over the decades, the exhibition and PSD art programs have adapted and changed to reflect the current state art standards and new learning strategies, and because of the global pandemic, this year has been unlike any other. Check the website for more information,

PSD summer school registration open; programming during summer 2021:

Registration for Poudre School District Summer School is now open to soon-to-be-ninth graders and all high school students currently enrolled in a PSD school. Summer school classes are free this year. PSD is offering summer programming for students. Several offerings are on an invitation-only basis.

Kindergarten registration is available online:

Register online at Even if you opt to send your child to a school outside your neighborhood through School Choice, you must still register your child at your neighborhood school. 

Poudre School District honors school lunch heroes

Between preparing healthy food, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies and offering service with a smile, Poudre School District Child Nutrition professionals have a lot on their plates. To celebrate their hard work and commitment, PSD is recognized School Lunch Hero Day on May 7.