Making the World a Better Place.
Great Things Happening & Amazing Students Here at Preston MS.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS WHO MADE THE 2017 PSD HONOR ORCHESTRA:
Ariel Hsu - Melanie Smith, Jackson Benz, Julia Petrino,
Robert Usevitch, Tim Skolds, Colin Kresl, Haley Josephson, Jonathan Thornton, Rachel Lorenzen.
When you see these students, make sure that you congratulate them!
A huge congratulations is in order for the Speech and Debate team!
They rocked their last tournament the Friday before Spring Break.
Duo- 2nd, Derek Schlagenhauf and Sky Hume, 3rd- Eli Biggers and Sierra Warnygora, 5th - Kylie Perez and Soren Olson, 6th - Julia Montgommery and Rebecca Rehm
Drama- 3rd Isabelle Denton
Poetry- 2nd Sigourney Scott, 4th- Nya Tweedy, 5th, Baylee Bryington Doty
Impromptu- 1st - Luke Rassumsen, 4th- Macy Killin, 6th - Ben Ashby
PF Debate- 5th - Elianna Nickel and Melanie Smith
March 4th Preston Middle School hosted the Northern Colorado Regionals tournament.
Our Preston teams placed: 1st, 2nd, 5th, 7th and 10th out of 40 teams.
Congratulations to Courtney St. Cyr for winning the coveted Scholastic Gold Key award for 2017.
Her digital painting is a self-portrait using a program called ArtRage. Give her a big shout out if you see her in the halls!
All State Choir
Costa Rica 2017!
CMEA at the Broadmore in Colorado Springs. They performed great!
Congratulations Skye Applegate for being Preston's 2016-2017 SuperArt winner. Skye is being recognized for her outstanding accomplishments in Art, and her painting will be hung at the District's JSSC Boardroom for a year.
2nd Annual Code-A-Thon
In December 2016, Preston hosted its second annual Code-a-Thon. Fifty students were "locked in" to the media center for a day and given a challenge: create a solution, using computer code, that makes the holidays even better - "Hack the Holidays"! In teams of three to six members, the students brainstormed problems and solutions they could code. By the end of the code-a-thon, the groups had turned in programs that tackled holiday headaches in decorating, gift-buying, multicultural education, charity, meal planning, Santa's route planning and more. Judges watched presentations on all of the solutions and gave out prizes to the winners. Congratulations to all participants and especially to these teams.
Third Place, beginner category: Autumn Hartman, Calli Errett, Rachel Meier, Kayla Vallejo
Second Place, beginner category: Archer Bronnee, Tanner Bennett, Weston Patrick
First Place, beginner category: Brysen Garner, Nikolas Theysohn, Josh Olin
Third Place, advanced category: Jennifer Dolgosh, Amelia Lesser, Avery McLemore, Laurel O'Brien
Second Place, advanced category: Kaden Kloppe, Teagan Crites, Hunter Radis, Wilder Ayer
First Place, advanced category: Daniel Kenline, Nick Doing, Drew Loy, Joey Klammer
Thanks to all of the judges and volunteers that made the event a success! The next code-a-thon is scheduled for March 7.
10 Pumas represented Preston at the District level. They all did great and special recognition goes out to:
Daniel Ward: 3rd Place Individual
Kiliam Cox: 10th Place Individual
Daniel Ward, Cameron Carter, Henry Xiao, and Madison Roberts: 2nd place team.
Speech and Debate Tournament
Here are the results:
Poetry - Second Place, Baylee Bryington Doty
Drama- Third Place, Isabelle Denton
Duo- First Place, Sky Hume and Connor Tyree
Impromptu - Fourth Place, Anika Nickel, Third Place, Nick Tiskowski, First Place, Lillianna Perovich
Public Forum Debate - 6th Place Aspen Warnygora and Gwen Wilusz, Second Place- Macy Killen and Sabrina Tran
Congratulations to you all! Your hard work has paid off!!
Preston Chess Club takes First Place!!!
Preston chess club just won first place at our first team district tournament this year! The tournament had 180 players! We had 8 players attend and 5 of them placed with Andrew Roerty winning a very difficult section of the 1000-1200 rated players. This is a really big deal as they beat out 4 time state champions Kinard middle school and Ridgeview which is a great team as well as 6 other teams around the district. 1st Pl. 1000-1200! - Andrew Roerty, T-2nd Pl 6th-8th-Kaia Schoular, Henry Xiao & Ehtan Lin, T-2nd place 800-1000 - Ethan Roerty.
CHOIR-Congratulations to our Preston All State Singers.
Our Preston Singers will be representing our school at the highest level in the state of
Colorado for Middle School Singers.
2017 All State Men’s Choir - Carson Pippin - Espen Marston - Landon Tanner - Blake Rouse
2017 All State Women’s Choir - Grace McCormick - Taylor McBride - Jaidlyn Lane
2017 All State Treble Choir - Anna Worlund
We are so proud of these singing Pumas!
We have many Preston Pumas who demonstrate acts of kindness each and every day. Jack, a current 8th grader, is another example of the type of Puma student that walks our halls. He recently made a donation to a Preston classroom in place of receiving a gift for his birthday. We are proud of our many Pumas that continue to Make the World a Better place.
Students in Mr. Blevens Fly Fishing Enrichment recently helped out our local, state fisheries biologist by identifying species of fish in the Cache La Poudre river. Students had the chance to estimate the number of fish per mile on the river, identify fish species and weigh and measure each fish caught. It was an amazing opportunity for students to get out and experience how our local waters are managed.
This is so cool!! Hold on.. There is more.....
Saturday, October 29th, Engineering Brightness had a build day here at Preston. We had about 55 people including elementary, middle, high school students; teachers from FC, Severance, Kansas; community members; Canadian Engineers; and CSU Professors.
One student, Ryan Manley, is pursuing his passion and has created a YouTube Channel. HERE is his video.
Speech and Debate ; Last Friday, we had our first speech and debate tournament, and our students did not disappoint!
Here are the placements: Duo- 3rd place Sabrina Tran and Lily Brooks - 6th place- Sierra Warnygora and Eli Biggers
Poetry - 1st place Luke Rasmussen - 5th place Nick Tishkowski - Impromptu- 6th place Soren Olson
Public Forum Debate - 1st place- Melanie Smith and Elliana Nickel - 2nd place- Aspen Warnygora and Gwen Wilusz
3rd place - Connor Tyree and Sky Hume - 5th place- Julia Montgomery and Rebecca Rehm - 6th place- Rachel Lahav and Ethan Kruse
To our District Champions in 8TH GRADE FOOTBALL, CROSS COUNTRY, AND VOLLEYBALL