Where Excellence is Expected

Fort Collins

High School

Where Excellence is Expected

Where Excellence is Expected


“This school’s traditions show us that many had been here before us, and that the roads we followed were different, yet similar.  They tied the school together into one.”  (John Mudgett, FCHS Historian, in The Lambkin 2000 yearbook) 

School Colors and Motto: Our school colors are purple and gold; our school motto is “Home of the Champions.”


Display Case


School Symbol: The symbol of FCHS is our tower.  The first tower was the symbol of excellence, which still dominates the façade of “the old Fort Collins High School” at 1400 Remington Street.  The new tower stands at the entrance to our current building at 3400 Lambkin Way. 
Old Tower New

Stair Sing: Every Friday the A Capella Choir sings our Alma Mater (written by Roger Davidson, class of 1954) and “Travel” (The Lambkin Way) on the landing between the first and second floors of FCHS.

Hail to Thee
Travel Song


Our Student Publications

The Lambkin yearbook was first published in 1918 and has been published every year since, except for the depression year of 1933 when budgets were tight.  The Lambkin Library has copies of almost all the yearbooks in its collection.  (Missing years are 1919, 1935, 1944, 1980, and 1984.) 

Originally called the Hi-YNews, the school newspaper was first published in 1919.  It was renamed Spilled Ink shortly thereafter.  Over the years “Spiink” (the nickname for Spilled Ink) has received many regional, state, and national honors for journalism.

The Remington Street Review is Fort Collins High School’s creative arts magazine.  It features the literary and fine art work of students and staff and has been in print continuously since the late 1980s. The Lambkin Library has editions from the last decade, 2010-2020, in its collection.

Yearbook spilledink Remington
Pops in the Park: On the seniors’ last day of school, but before they graduate, an all-school musical event for students and staff called “Pops in the Park” occurs to celebrate the academic year.  Vocal and instrumental performances take place outside on the lawn and yearbooks are circulated and signed.  POPS
Homecoming: The original homecoming celebration called the Alumni Reunion, was first observed around 1902.  It became a more structured week-long event in the 1940s.  Highlights for Homecoming include school decorations, a pep assembly to honor the alumni, and a bonfire take place before the Homecoming football game.  The Homecoming Dance is held in the gym, the day after the game. 
Bonfire Homecoming


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