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Mixing media

Most artists are happy to be selling the work at any age, but few find themselves a senior in high school having sold about a dozen pieces before graduation. Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM)... Full story

 

Mining lemonade

Adversity is part of sports, but it is tough when mothernature is your opponent. At Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School, winter weather canceled another senior appreciation night and t...

 

I put a spell on you

Saratoga Elementary School (SES) was recently able to hold its annual spelling bee with a total of 48 students participating in the event. Held in the Platte Valley Community Center Auditorium, the...

 

Moving minds, raising funds

Saratoga Elementary School (SES) kicked off their 2nd Annual Health Moves Minds initiative on February 1 with the goal of raising money for a local charity. Last year, SES began working with the National Health and Physical Education Society to...

 

COVID trips up CCSD2

In the past week, Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) has dealt with a minor coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak that has provided a speed bump to winter sports. In a January 27 update from CCSD2...

 

Teaching history as it happens

The past months would be challenging for any current events and government studies instructor to teach as the United States has veered into unprecedented times. Then on January 6, the country and...

 

History made every day

The author Adora Svitak once said “History is made every day. The challenge is getting everyone to pay attention to it.”  For Jason Williams, history and government teacher at Saratoga Middle...

 

How deep will they cut?

As vaccines slowly begin to roll out and Wyoming continues to deal with the various impacts from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), legislators will eventually have to make difficult decisions on what...

 

School district sells MedBow property

Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) appears to have solved their problem with property in Medicine Bow following their December 17 meeting.  For more than a year, the school district had...

 

School board reviews reduction policy

At each monthly meeting of the Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) Board of Trustees, board members are asked to review or approve changes to the many policies that govern how the district...

 

Encampment to seek football approval

*UPDATE* During the December 17 meeting of the Carbon Count School District No. 2 Board of Trustees, the board voted unanimously to permanently approve the Encampment Football program. The program...

 

Racing to Black Hills State

Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School senior Taylar Scott signed on Thursday to attend Black Hills State University (BHSU). Taylar signed the papers in front of her parents, grandparents...

 

Team Wyoming aims to level playing field

Each year as student athletes take to the hardwood or the wrestling mats throughout the state, there is another batch of students that participate in a different indoor activity as they compete in spe...

 

Questioning the Quarantines

Parents and staff members alike were in attendance at the November 16 meeting of the Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) Board of Trustees to express their concern and frustrations over a “b...

 

From bus drivers to students

As classes in Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) enter their third  month of being in session, there have been changes to every aspect of how school is conducted.  During their November 16...

 

Cuts possible for CCSD2

As the Wyoming Legislature prepares to face down a substantial budget deficit and following significant departmental budget cuts from Governor Mark Gordon, school boards across the state are having to...

 

School board discusses burnout

As Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) continues to move forward into the school year with some students attending virtually instead of physically, the potential of teacher burnout has become...

 

District considers sale of Med Bow property

The Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) Board of Trustees spent part of their October 19 meeting again discussing property in Medicine Bow that is leased to MedBow Lodging LLC. As the end of...

 

Literary letters

Wyoming students in grades 4-12 are invited to enter the 2021 Wyoming Letters About Literature reading and writing contest. Students from all schools—private, public and homeschool—are encouraged to enter. The statewide contest opens on November...

 

History speaks to the young

A young Bill Cody (Buffalo Bill) could be seen walking around the grounds of the Grand Encampment Museum (GEM) on October 9. In actuality, it was not Wild Bill, but actor Thad Turner. He is working...

 

Barney teacher of the year

Alexis Barney, a fourth- and fifth-grade teacher at Evansville Elementary School in Natrona County School District No. 1, was named Wyoming's 2021 Teacher of the Year September 22, during the Wyoming...

 

Late start for kindergarten?

Parents hoping to enroll their children in kindergarten next school year may have to wait due to legislation passed by the Wyoming Legislature during the 2020 Budget Session. This new information was...

 

School district talks graduation

Though the 2020/2021 School Year just started, discussion of graduation appeared before the Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) Board of Trustees during their meeting on September 21. While...

 

Give me space, lots of space

The beginning of the school year under regular circumstances can be difficult enough as the summer-time kinks are worked out. Add into that the precautions now required for school districts by the Wyo...

 

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