In front of an anticipating crowd, Lincoln Middle School students revealed several items from a 2001 time capsule after it was pried open by school staff. Inside the dust-covered copper container, they discovered a green-and-gold Lincoln jacket, a copy of TIME magazine, a 2001 yearbook, newspaper clippings, a note from Student Council and more, last sealed away two decades earlier.

Greetings from new PSD Superintendent Brian Kingsley

Dear PSD community,

Thank you! As your new superintendent, I want my first official words to convey my gratitude and humility for the ability to partner with you. My family and I are incredibly excited to be in Northern Colorado and become a part of the PSD community. I look forward to listening, learning and leading with you. I can’t wait to meet you and hear your thoughts.

Poudre School District is strong–the product of your service, deep engagement and commitment to ensuring that we Educate… Every Child, Every Day. We have a significant responsibility to work as a team to ensure that our young people have the opportunities they deserve to grow into their best selves. Education is, after all, all about connections–those among students, teachers, staff, coaches, families and community members–that enrich and elevate the lives of others.

Public education changed my life trajectory and filled me with hope, love, confidence and a sense of belonging. It was where my beliefs solidified regarding the role of education in people’s lives. With our staff, I will promote collaboration and communication among all stakeholders in this community. We will strive to build and deliver exceptional educational experiences every day for all students.

With empathy and transparency, I will work with you, side by side, to make sure that our goals for students become a reality. This work will be rooted in three equity-centered commitments and core values: visionary district leadership, inclusive district culture and instructional excellence. Moving forward as a community, it will take all of us working in tandem to effectively allocate our time, people and resources in ways that align with the goal of achievement for all students.

I am excited to move forward together.

With appreciation,

Brian Kingsley

New hires

Brett Larsen selected as PSD’s new interim executive director of Human Resources

Poudre School District is pleased to announce the hiring of Brett Larsen as the district’s new interim executive director of Human Resources.

Brandon Carlucci hired as new PSD athletics director

Following a recent hiring search, Brandon Carlucci will step into a new role as athletics director for Poudre School District.

School of Choice

If you missed the first period of consideration for School of Choice, the second period is now open. Families have a wide array of wonderful PSD schools from which to choose. Visit the school options webpage on the PSD website to learn more.

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.


Thanks to an extension of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s school district reimbursement program, PSD will once again offer free meals to any enrolled PSD student during the 2021-22 school year.

Virtual Option

For the 2021-22 school year, Poudre Global Academy Virtual will replace Poudre School District Virtual (PSDV), the district’s current 100-percent online option that sunsets at the end of this school year. PGA Virtual is one of two tracks—the existing hybrid and 100-percent online—offered through Poudre Global Academy. Families may apply now, during the School of Choice second-consideration application period. For more PGAV information, visit PGAV’s website.

Early Childhood Education

Know a preschooler who could benefit from going to school in PSD and connecting with professional, compassionate educators? To learn about the application process and more, visit the Early Childhood Education web page.

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.

Woodward Inc. donates manufacturing equipment to PSD

Exemplifying a unique partnership, Woodward Inc. will donate a Makino vertical mill and an Okuma Genos lathe to Poudre School District’s Futures Lab. The donation, valued at nearly $500,000, will provide PSD students access to the same state-of-the-art manufacturing machines used on the shop floor at Woodward, while also providing an off-site training center for Woodward’s machinists when the equipment is not in use by students.

PSD selects interim principal for Boltz Middle School

Poudre School District is excited to announce that Josh Richey has been hired as the interim principal for Boltz Middle School.