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'Trees are cool'

National Arbor Day is always celebrated on the last Friday in April, but many states observe Arbor Day on different dates throughout the year based on best tree planting times in their area.  Carbon...

 

VSO scholarship open

The Valley Service Organization (VSO) has, once again, opened up the Youth Citizenship Award for graduating seniors from Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2). This scholarship awards $500 each year to a senior selected by the VSO Award...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Education    April 7, 2022

Give me a P!

The April meeting of the Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) Board of Trustees may get a dose of cheer. During the March 21 meeting of the Board of Trustees, CCSD2 Superintendent Jim Copeland...

 

Pleasure doing business with you!

Members from the Saratoga High School FBLA chapter had an amazing showing at their State Conference March 16 - 18 in Laramie. The event kicked off Wednesday evening with the Keynote Speaker, Brandon W...

 

From Rawlins to Saratoga

In February, Darren Jennings, principal at Saratoga Elementary School, was offered a contract as district superintendent for Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2). Jennings accepted, which left...

 

Focus on the kids

Darrin Jennings was happy to talk about his new position as superintendent of Carbon County School District No. 2, but he said he didn’t have long for an interview because he needed to drive a busload of kids home. “I help out wherever I can,...

 

Super spellers

The Saratoga School Spelling Bee was held on January 21 at the Platte Valley Community Center with 57 students in grades 2-7 participating. Fifth grader Cooper Smith was declared the champion by...

 

Jennings interviewed

On Tuesday, February 15, a Community Forum was held for superintendent of schools candidate Darrin Jennings at the Platte Valley Community Center (PVCC) in Saratoga. Doctor Jim Copeland, the current superintendent for Carbon Country School District...

 

Manning the district

Carbon County School District No 2 (CCSD2) Superintendent candidate Noel Manning came to the Hanna Recreation Center to take questions from community members of the north part of Carbon County even...

 

Unstoppable speaker stops in Hanna

Craig Conrad, an author and motivational speaker, came to Hanna on February 2 to speak to the entire student body at Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) Junior/Senior High. Then on February 3,...

 

Moving on up

The Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) Board of Trustees met for their final meeting of 2021 on December 20. Early in the meeting, Superintendent Jim Copeland shared a Good Sportsmanship...

 

A foundation for education

The Wyoming Community Foundation will award over $200,000 to Wyoming students this year, helping students study at colleges, universities, and trade schools across Wyoming and the country. Until the deadline of March 1st, 2022, students can apply...

 

Searching for the right fit

Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) continues to prepare for the retirement of current Superintendent Jim Copeland. Copeland’s final day will be June 30, 2022—the end of the current...

 

Chopping it up at Hanna Elementary

At 1 p.m. on Friday, the Hanna Elementary School (HES) hosted a culinary activity not often seen in Carbon County, and Wyoming for that matter. HES teachers and staff created a learning experience...

 

CRT 'not promoted' by district

The teaching of Critical Race Theory (CRT) hasn’t been outright banned by Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2).  Instead, a resolution passed by the CCSD2 Board of Trustees on October 18 sta...

 

Copeland to retire

Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) Superintendent Jim Copeland will retire effective June 30, 2022. “It is with mixed feelings I submit my resignation,” wrote Copeland in a letter...

 

HEM students get hands on with science

Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School got experimental on October 15 as the University of Wyoming Science Initiative Roadshow visited to talk to students about science. Five University...

 

A bit of agriculture at HES

The students of Hanna Elementary School were visited by the Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) chapter of FFA on October 15. Not only were HES students present, but elementary students from Elk...

 

Creeping CRT?

“It’s going to creep in in ways we don’t know.” At the May 17 meeting of the Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) Board of Trustees, Joe Gaspari proposed Critical Race Theory (CRT) as...

 
 By Dana Davis    Education    June 30, 2021

Giving a lot of HART

The Hanna Agricultural Resource Team (HART) met on June 22 at the Hanna Market. At the beginning of the meeting, recent Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School graduate Haley Felton was...

 

Volunteering pays off

The Bridge Street Bargains (BSB) board is known for the good it does around Carbon County. The organization gives funds to fire departments around the county and are a source of funding for many...

 

Farver awarded scholarship

The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation recently awarded $5,500 in college scholarships to young Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation members. “Education of any type is important to our members,” said Todd Fornstrom, Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB)...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Education    June 16, 2021

A Love of volunteering

Each year, the Valley Service Organization (VSO) presents two awards in May. The first is the Woman of Distinction, which goes to a woman or group of women who have had a positive impact on the North...

 

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