Schools have always sought to balance academic education with hands on, life experience. One way Rocky Mountain High School students achieve experience is through a consumer concepts class called Lobo Bistro. Teacher Chris Rosazza has transformed his enjoyment of cooking into a program that teaches students what it takes to plan, budget, shop for, prepare and serve a meal. Students spend an entire semester learning and practicing what it takes to coordinate a lunch service at a student run restaurant. They are assigned job roles such as host, manager, set-up/clean up, wait staff and cook. The early part of each week is spent preparing for the meal so that when Thursday rolls around students are ready to prepare and serve lunch to staff who have come to enjoy the bistro. What was once a classroom/kitchen is transformed into a comfortable, cozy, dimly-lit bistro. Patrons are simply asked to make a $5 donation to help offset the cost associated with their meal. Even if students decide the restaurant industry is not for them, they are gaining confidence and experience in their cooking abilities. Job experience, life experience and the wafting scent of bacon, what could be better?
Poudre School District Integrated Services
Director: Sarah Belleau
2407 Laporte Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80521
With winter break around the corner, new Integrated Service teachers have nearly half the school year under their belts. They have gotten to know our students, so it’s our turn to get to know them. We will begin with the wonderful Ms. Day from Werner Elementary School.
“All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and someone who believes in them.” -Magic Johnson
Welcome to the brand new, Integrated Services blog for Poudre School District. Our goal is to share all the wonderful and exciting things going on in Integrated Services.
First of all, what is Integrated Services? Integrated Services is a program in the Poudre School District that provides special education and related services to students, birth through 21, who qualify as having an educational disability under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). In Poudre School District, all schools provide services including our charter schools.
Integrated Services also evaluates students in private schools and provides services through a Services Plan if a private school student qualifies. If a student is home schooled, parents can call to request an evaluation if they have a concern about their child. Poudre School District offers special education services to preschool age children through the Early Childhood Special Education program and conducts evaluations for students birth to three referred through the Part C/IDEA program.
Integrated Services serves over 3000 students through evaluation and intervention throughout a school year. Our state required count day is December 1st of each year. On this day, we have on average between 2300 and 2400 students.
In a nut shell, Integrated Services is a team of dedicated people, working as a team to make great things happen for students.
If you would like more information on how to have your child evaluated please contact Heidi Graber @ email@example.com.
Poudre School District Integrated Services Director: Sarah Belleau 2407 Laporte Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80521