Parents are growing more concerned about the number of students riding on school buses. With three students riding per bench, why aren’t there more buses on the roads and where are all the bus drivers? The pandemic has put a dent in how many drivers were available to drive students to school, some fearful of exposure to the virus. Others are retiring or moving out of state, adding to the shortage.
As we continue Hispanic Heritage month, we look at a local teacher who is making a difference. This year East High school's math teacher Jennifer Ponce has been focusing on teaching her students lessons in leadership. Between the Laramie county school district one and ponce's fund-raiser. They are helping to pay for some students' registration and lodging to attend the event.
USDA Rural Development has approved a loan of over 2 million dollars for a child care facility in Evanston.But the USDA hopes to use the program across Wyoming. Recently USDA and the department of health and human service has launched a joint childcare guide.
The Department of Workforce Services (D.W.F.S.) held a virtual town hall meeting Wednesday.They shared information on development grants for pre-hires, apprentices, interns, and up-skill training for new workers and employees. The business training grants cover tuition, registration, class materials, fees, and some travel expenses for classes.
Critical Race Theory has come under fire as a touchstone for racial equality in recent months. Although it’s not taught in most schools, some historical race issues are taught in some schools. Raising the question of whether the history and civics taught in most schools are diverse or inclusive enough?
Blockchain technology is the future; according to U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis, Wyoming is setting itself up to be a leader of this kind of tech in the future. Blockchain technology acts as an internet ledger, securing digital information, medical records, legal documents, wills, and is unhackable.
Puma Steel is holding a competition for Welding scholarships students at Laramie County Community College (LCCC). This scholarship is for juniors and seniors from Cheyenne’s three high schools and students across the region.
Controversy stirred on Wednesday evening when LCSD1 voted to re-instate a mask protocol based on rising state and county Covid-19 case numbers among students and staff. The Board of Trustees voted yes on an addendum to their “Smart Start” program, which states that schools will implement PPE requirements when the county guidelines are orange or red.
A Wyoming student who competed in a science competition walked away with the top 300 middle schoolers in the nation honors and a way to help our environment. Shelby Hoobler, a ninth-grader from East High School, is not only walking away as one of the top 300 science fair middle schoolers in the nation but the only one representing Wyoming.
Laramie County Community College students negatively impacted by the pandemic may be in for some relief. The LCCC Covid-19 Fall 2021 emergency grant is the higher education emergency relief fund authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
Parents are voicing some concerns about how children are being transported to school. According to Laramie County School District one, limited capacity is one of the reasons children are riding 3 per bus seat to schools. Raising alarms about safety and social distancing in the midst of Covid-19.
Wyoming has a long history of some amazing people. On Monday, a plaque was placed to honor a remarkable woman. With her determination and vision, she helped change the world, one state at a time. Aug. 8 marks the 209th birthday of Esther Hobart Morris, considered to be the mother of women’s suffrage; Hobart Morris made Wyoming her home.
As back to school approaches, parents and students wonder what this school year will look like. But as Covid-Delta numbers continue to rise, Laramie County School District 1 focus is on health, education and what really matters, the kids.
A large part of the class project is having community members such as political figures and business owners present before the students to teach them how positive efforts in the community make it a better place for everyone.
The Luce Indigenous Fellowship was created in 2019 to promote leadership in Native American communities. This year there were 450 applicants that were narrowed down to 13 people across the United States.
"There’s so much more to school than just the academic side of it. There’s the social side and we were just really missing that, so being able to come here and do these kind of things and get the kids back, it’s just been huge.”
The Arapahoe odyssey cooking and gardening program was created six years ago at Fremont County School District #38 in Arapahoe when a few inspired teachers opened the door to a mostly unused greenhouse, and dreamed of what it could be.
The owner of Sprouts Greenhouse, Griffin Sprout said the pandemic created something of a perfect storm for gardening, with many first time gardeners showing up ready to try their hand at growing their own food.
The Riverton High School is providing an opportunity for students as well as business owners and community members to participate in what they’re calling an “adulting” day, followed up by a job fair in the afternoon.
The 1838 Rendezvous Association has announced their dates for this year’s events, and the schedule is full. The association hopes the increased use of the historic site will preserve it for years to come.
It’s difficult and uncomfortable to imagine what you as an individual would do in an active shooter scenario, but CWC has been training people for five years to feel empowered to protect themselves and others.
The CWC campus announced they will be fully open by the fall 2021 semester, managing health orders that are announced as they come. “Slowly opening up and we expect a pretty darn normal fall. In person learning is very, very important, we are all communal creatures."
The Dubois Parent Teacher Association was inspired by a veteran memorial in Florida and hope to institute a similar one in Fremont county with students building cross memorials for those past and present in the armed forces.
Fremont County School District 25 participated in the National Heart Association fundraiser, the Kids Heart Challenge. It ended this week and the students who raised the most money got to pour slime over staff and a surprise guest.