The first day of school for the Natrona County School District is Monday, August 28. For some students, this will be their first time in the classroom. To help them prepare, NCSD held a transportation practice run for those first-time bus riders.
Back to school season means back to school shopping. With inflation rates soaring, some parents are struggling with the costs of getting their kids prepped for the school year. A few Casper businesses are working to help ease the burden.
The Advanced Manufacturing and Material Center at Laramie County Community College opened its doors on April 14. Only a few months later, some students are already being launched into professional life.
In light of the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas, this week, Wyoming schools are looking at their own schools’ security. With local authorities preparing for the unthinkable, we spoke to LCSD1 officials to better understand what they are doing to help students and staff stay safe.
Three students have been named recipients of UW’s Tobin Memorial and Rosemarie Martha Spitaleri Outstanding Undergraduate Award. The award recognizes students for exhibiting the finest leadership, academic integrity, and citizenship qualities.
Degenfelder is a 6th generation Wyomingite and a product of Wyoming’s K-12 public school system and the University of Wyoming. She is a conservative business leader in the fields of coal and oil & gas and a former executive at the Wyoming Department of Education.
About $128,000 of the funds will be used to purchase equipment for the Geographic Information Systems and Geology departments and to fund a part-time position at the Tate Geological Museum. The remaining $4,000 will be put towards scholarships for Casper College students.
“For Rebecca Junge, education is a living experience where students learn to think independently, explore self-identity and engage as productive citizens in our society. I commend Rebecca for blazing this important path at Journey, and proudly welcome her into the national Milken Educator Network,” said Gallagher.
After a meeting with Mayor Patrick Collins, Air Force Officers, and the Superintendent of Laramie County School District 1, to discuss discriminatory behaviors Military members and their families were facing in local schools and with the city, it became evident that discriminatory bias needed to be addressed.
Following a presentation on the history of standards and how the standard’s development process has evolved over the past thirty years, the board identified key questions the evaluation will address. These include the volume of state standards in relation to instructional time, methods for collecting and utilizing stakeholder input, and innovative approaches to developing standards that would have a positive impact on the challenges facing teachers and students in the classroom.
On Wednesday, the Wyoming Department of Education released their graduation rate for 2021at a virtual conference. Despite the pandemic, the Wyoming graduation rate has continued to increase for the 8th year in a row. “Especially the last couple of years, to make sure that we are continuing to graduate more students than the year before really speaks to how highly we value education in this state. That is work by families and teachers and school staff,” said Kari Eakins, Interim Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Laramie County Community College has received a $101,000 award from the Microsoft Community Empowerment Fund to support the recruitment and retention of veteran and military-associated students. The award will be used to help create awareness of the educational and career pathways at LCCC for students who have served, or are currently serving, in a branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.
If you’ve ever been interested in a career before investing in a degree, an apprenticeship may be a better way to go. “It’s a huge benefit to the employees, steady pay increases. It’s great for the employers because you’ve got this train skilled workforce that you’ve built yourself. So its a win-win for both the employers and employees,” said Jeff Schulz, Center Manager, Cheyenne Workforce Center, DWF.
Laramie Country School District 1 is preparing its teachers and school for the possibility of a vaccine mandate. A legal stay or pause puts a hold on the Federal Vaccine Mandate that the Biden administration is trying to enforce.LCSD1 will fall under the mandate if the rules go through.
“The Suicide Prevention Grant is intended to provide some financial support to districts and schools to implement suicide prevention programs for school and district for both the staff and the students,” said Accreditation and Support Supervisor Bill Pannell.
The Natrona County School District uses a variety of tools and resources to help and accommodate all of their students. “The accommodations and modifications that are part of an IEP, and that just enables the student to participate with their general-ed peers as much as possible. It’s what we would call inclusion, and that’s probably the biggest support we have for students is just providing those accommodations,” said Norm Cox, Director of Grants for NCSD.