Pagosa Springs Middle School

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Awards

2019 Recognition
Congratulations to Dr. Freed for completing his doctorate in Educational Leadership from Bethel University on May 10, 2019.  Your dedication to your professional growth is impressive and visible in the excellent work as our assistant principal and athletic director.  Dr. Freed is the only current Archuleta School District employee to have completed his doctorate program in educational leadership. 
 
2018 Awards
 
For the third time, Colorado Education Initiative and Colorado Health Foundation awarded Pagosa Springs Middle School the Healthy School Champion Excellence award.  The middle school received the Governor's Award in 2015 for being the top-rated Healthy School Champion in Colorado for its coordination of student fitness, health & wellness programming.  
 
Eight Grade physical fitness & health teacher and coach, Keith Candelaria received the All Heart Award for his dedication and outstanding regional assistant coach efforts.    
 
Previous Awards
 
Pagosa Springs Middle School was awarded the Outstanding Programming Award by the American Council on Rural School Education for the exemplary implementation of the Response to Intervention model providing greater time and academic support to students.
 
Eighth Grade social studies teacher, Scott White, received the 9News Teachers Who Care Award.
 
Chris Hinger, principal of Pagosa Springs Middle School, was awarded the Healthy School Champion Principal by the Colorado Health Foundation for his leadership in ensuring that students have access to daily fitness and health classes.