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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Thompson School District’

Berthoud student attacked

Berthoud student attacked

    Berthoud police investigate possible hate crime against exchange student BERTHOUD, Colo. (CBS4) – A black foreign exchange student from Germany says she was viciously attacked in a park in Berthoud. Now police are calling it a hate crime. Police say a group of white men accosted the 15-year-old student in Bein Park, which is right next to Berthoud High School. The girl is a junior at Berthoud High School. Last Thursday she was walking home through the park when she ... Full Story

Contest about Why Voting Matters

Contest about Why Voting Matters

Larimer County Youth First to Participate in Contest about Why Voting Matters In celebration of February Youth Voter Month, the League of Women Voters of Larimer County hosted a contest for high school students high school students in Poudre and Thompson Valley School Districts to offer thoughts about why they look forward to voting. Many students received Perkins cherry pies for their entries. Larimer County was the first place in the nation where LWV offered this contest for youth. Nancy ... Full Story

Thompson School District receives award

Thompson School District receives award

      Thompson one of five award recipients Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence announces five 2011 award winners   Thompson School District is one of five organizations in a three-state region to receive an award from Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence (RMPEx), formerly Colorado Performance Excellence. RMPEx is the Baldrige program in Colorado, Montana and Wyoming. For 10 years, they have been helping organizations on the journey to performance ... Full Story

2011 Thompson Robotics EXPO Saturday

2011 Thompson Robotics EXPO Saturday

  Opening Ceremonies at 10 AM for the 2011 Thompson Robotics EXPO Saturday October 29, 2011 Seventy-eight teams from the Thompson School District, around the state, and Utah will converge on Loveland High this Saturday, October 29 for the 5th Annual Thompson Robotics EXPO.  The event will include a FIRST® LEGO® League scrimmage for grades 3-8, a VEX Robotics Qualifier for Worlds, grades 6-12, and a variety of exhibits. SparkFun from Boulder, a creator and reseller of pieces ... Full Story

Red Rock charter denied

Red Rock charter denied

    Press Release   The Thompson School District Board of Education unanimously denied a charter school application from Red Rock Academy during a special meeting today. A resolution for denial listed nine key reasons for the action (resolution attached). The vote by the board follows weeks of discussion, several open meetings, a community forum and reviews by the community, staff and the District Accountability Committee. The next step for the founders of Red ... Full Story

DAAC meets Nov 8

  The Thompson School District Accountability Advisory Committee which monitors school effectiveness plans and the district's accountability process will meet at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 8 at the Thompson School District Administration Building, 800 South Taft Avenue, Loveland. The public is invited.  

More opposition to Berthoud’s Red Rock Academy

More opposition to Berthoud’s Red Rock Academy

Residents, district staffers, school board members speak out at meeting         By Shelley Widhalm Reporter-Herald Staff Writer Posted: 10/19/2011 11:26:00 PM MDT BERTHOUD -- Red Rock Academy got a resounding "no" during public comment Wednesday at the Thompson Board of Education meeting. Not one of the 26 speakers who addressed the school board on the charter school application showed his or her support. District staffers gave that lack of community ... Full Story

Eighth grade information nights

  Each Thompson School District high school offers one or more specialized programs designed to enrich the educational experience for students.  If you would like to learn more about these educational programs, please attend any of the following evening opportunities.  You will see informational presentations and have an opportunity to ask questions about each program. Berthoud High School, November 1, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.: Pre-Advanced Placement, Advanced Placement, Project Lead the ... Full Story

Public schools vs charter schools

Public schools vs charter schools

  There has been much attention lavished on the subject of charter schools recently. The proposal of the Red Rock Academy in Berthoud has brought out a lot of emotion and rhetoric by those for and those against the charter school Much has been written about charter schools in the United States and those articles may help shed some light on charter schools in general. One of the most important questions is whether charter schools are superior to public schools. The answer seems ... Full Story

No to charter school

No to charter school

  Some people are in line to make money on this charter school project, but what it will do is to tear our town apart. Berthoud is too small for a charter school. Yes, they can probably do it. The school board will turn the application down and then the state will approve it. This is all planned out already. Why don't the organizers ask the people of Berthoud through a vote and let us see if they are really in this to help the people or just in it for themselves. If the school is built, ... Full Story

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