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About Walt Clark

Christine Smith

Walt Clark

Principal: Christine Smith

2605 Carlisle Dr. Loveland, CO 80537
Phone: 970 613-5400

Vision: 

  • As a STEM infused culture, Walt Clark Middle School will academically challenge and support each student to be a problem solver of the 21st century.

Mission:

  • WCMS provides:
    • Rigorous and Relevant Learning
    • Community Connections
    • College and Career Exploration
    • Inclusive and Supportive Climate and Culture

Motto

  • We A.R.E. Cougars: Achieve, Respect, Engage

Colors

  • Black and Gold

Mascot

  • Cougar

Description:

  • Walt Clark Middle School was named after Walter Clark, a teacher and coach from Loveland High School from 1944-1966.
  • The school is one of the smaller schools in the district and is located on the west side of the Thompson School District. We are a STEM focused, student-centered, supportive learning community for each of our students.  Teachers and staff take great pride in working with students on their academics as well as their social emotional learning.

Stellar Points:

  • We have problem-based learning opportunities across all content areas that support our STEM focus and rigorous and relevant learning. We also pride ourselves in our athletic and extra-curricular options.

Special Offerings:

  • STEM X pathways for our STEM program; Agriculture and Construction, Transportation and Robotics and Creative Arts, Media, and Design
  • AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination); school wide focus for instructional strategies and organization. We also offer AVID elective for students identified for math advancement and possible high school algebra credit at the 8th
  • Give Next Leader Lab; Inspiring Youth Building Community - Give Next is a school-based youth grantmaking program for middle and high school students in Larimer County.
  • Greenhouse; Walt Clark is the only school in the district that has a full size and operating greenhouse for students to learn about horticulture and different ways in which to grow plants. We host a community greenhouse sale each spring that sells different vegetables and flowers that are grown by our students.
  • Extra-Curricular: LUC, WEB, Student Council, Chess Club, Art Club, Math Counts, Yearbook

Accomplishments:

  • AVID Certified School
  • No Place for Hate since 2006
  • Spelling Bee Winners
  • Wrestling State Champs
  • Crystal Apple Teacher Awards
  • Rotary Teacher of the Month recipients
  • District and State Science Fair winners
  • Jostens National Yearbook Winner

Partnerships: