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Panther Pride

About Panther Pride

Panther Pride is a student-led program that helps introduce freshmen into high school. Pride leaders are a vital part of the Boulder High Community.

Our curriculum is rich and diverse, providing opportunities to practice and develop leadership skills. Good leaders need to practice the skills of leadership, and the course is designed to provide ample avenues for practice and application. The goal of the course is to ensure all Panther Pride leaders improve their skills as the year progresses.  


BVSD 360/Panther Pride is a year-long class that provides members authentic leadership experiences, requiring them to develop, practice, and reflect on skills that will prepare them for future leadership opportunities. Additionally, Panther Pride fosters a student's ability to contribute positively to the culture and climate of Boulder High School.

During fall semester class, Panther Pride leaders act as mentors and role models for the Boulder High School community with an emphasis on support and guidance for the freshman class. The major responsibility for Panther Pride leaders during the fall semester is facilitating Freshman Seminar. Freshman Seminar provides the venue for members to develop, practice, and hone their leadership skills. They are responsible for designing and implementing activities and projects that promote academic, social, and community success within the freshman class.  The relationships developed during the program strengthen the freshman class connection to Boulder High School.

Spring semester consists of Leadership Class that meets at least twice per month. Leadership Class allows leaders to continue impacting the Boulder High community and provides them the opportunity to reflect on their leadership, practice important leadership skills, and work in teams to create and execute a project that will enhance the Boulder High community.

Beyond their work with the freshman class, they provide a critical mass to promote and support community building throughout BHS. Their commitments include being school ambassadors for parents during Back to School Night, guiding tours for prospective freshmen and their families during BHS Showcase Night, leading and aiding freshmen during Cram Fest before their finals, and providing a consistent model for all BHS students to strive toward. In addition, they serve as ambassadors for Boulder High School to the community at large.

Syllabus and Application

Please review the Boulder High School Course Syllabus for Panther Pride before submitting your application.

Link to the 2019-20 Panther Pride Application.

Link to the 2019-20 Panther Pride Commissioner Application.

News & Events

Check here for any special announcements from your Panther Pride coordinators.

Panther Pride Calendar of Events

Event Date Tshirt Wear And information
Spring Training May 25th, 2018


A day in the spring to get to know each other and plan for the next year. Absolutely MANDATORY!!!
Summer Training Days August 9th & 10th, 2018

8:00 am (Thur)– 5:00 pm (Fri)

@ Calwood.  Absolutely MANDATORY!!!  Leave @ 8:00am, day 1. Return by 5:00pm the next day.
Meet your Fresh Sem Teacher August 13th or 14th , 2018 Depends on Schedule

12:00-1:30 teacher training

1:30-3:00 pm leader training

(commissioners 9:00am-2:00pm)

At BHS in the Gym. Really really preferred that you do this!!
Freshman Transition Day August 15th, 2018

7:30am – 4:00pm

Wear Panther Pride t-shirt
First day of School August 16th, 2018

7:45am – 3:45pm

Wear Panther Pride t-shirt

Be visible & available for freshman all day.

Back to School Night End of August beginning of September. Date TBD, 2018

5:30-9:00 pm

Wear Panther Pride T-Shirt
BHS Showcase November Date TBD, 2018

5:30-9:00 pm

Wear Panther Pride T-Shirt, an evening for parents and students who think they may want to attend BHS
Cram Fest December 13th, 2018

Time TBD

Help tutor freshman for their first high school finals
Ice Cream Social May Date TBD, 2019 Wear Panther Pride T-Shirt
Fall Leadership Meetings 1st Tuesday of every month starting in September and As needed A or B lunch Attend during your lunch hour.
Spring Leadership Meetings 1st and 3rd Thursday during Advisory 2:55-3:30 (Details Below) 1st-Large Group Class

3rd-Small Cohort Class

Contact freshman Once per month including summer of 2017 You will fill out a contact log to receive hours.
Freshman Seminar Designated Freshman Seminar Times Thursday 2:50-3:30 Execute FS curriculum, mentor Freshmen
Assigned Freshman Birthdays Throughout the year Recognize their birthday with a phone call, card, etc.

Panther Pride Coordinators


Nathan Hobbs

Nathan has been a BVSD 360 coordinator for the past 10 years and a lead coordinator for the past four. At the district level, he is part of the BVSD 360 leadership team and facilitates the district’s yearly teacher training. He is passionate about developing and mentoring student leaders, and believes they have the power to affect positive change in their school and community.


Dana Cooksey

This is Dana's second year working with the Boulder High Panther Pride leaders.