A Riverton teacher has been gracefully navigating through the interesting waters of teaching online this school year, but that’s not the only thing that’s different for her lately. She was just crowned Miss Wyoming for America.
Since Laramie County School District 1 (LCSD1) schools have closed their campuses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, distance learning has become the new normal for students and teachers. It forces teachers to teach their students online.
“There’s a real sense of urgency around making sure that we have some policies in place at the statewide level so that our school districts know what to do and set up at the local level,” said Jillian Balow, Superintendent of Public Instruction.
All scholarly institutions rely on attendance for funding. And when numbers drop, so does the money. For community colleges in Wyoming, the same rules apply. And with the recent drop in unemployment, among other factors, community colleges statewide have seen their numbers plummet.
Laramie County School District #1 is looking to put barbed wire on top of some of the fences to help secure school perimeters. They've already put barbed wire on some of the fencing at Henderson Elementary.
As part of its action plan following an investigation into complaints at McCormick Junior High, Laramie County School District 1 is hosting a community meeting to address tolerance and cultural proficiency.
Laramie County Community College will begin construction on a new dorm before the month of April ends. The largest community college by student number in Wyoming will add a third dorm to the west of the existing two residence halls.
The Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System voted unanimously today to hire Joyce E. McConnell to lead the System’s flagship institution into its 150th year, building on a decade that has seen record levels of enrollment, donor and alumni support and research funding, along with the dramatic transformation of campus, physically and in terms of state and national reputation.
The 5th graders at Bain Elementary School are celebrating Read Across America Week and on March 7 they had a special guest reader. Mayor Marian Orr stopped by to read to the students and fielded a variety of questions ranging from her favorite part of being mayor to one curious student asking if she has a 401(k) plan.
Students looking to complete their high school equivalency have an opportunity at Laramie County Community College, with a new schedule of classes offered through the Adult Career and Education System. There is no cost to attend these classes, thanks to grant funding received by the program.
Thanks to an estate gift from long-time Cheyenne resident Lois C. Mottonen, Laramie County Community College has announced that new scholarships and program funds have been established, totaling more than $2.4 million.