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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...

 

Niswender lands dream job

Laura Niswender has always wanted to teach in a rural small school setting. She has achieved her goal, although not teaching exactly. Niswender is the new principal of the Hanna Elementary, Elk...

 

Learn from everybody

Each school year, Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) holds nominations to recognize one teacher and one staff member. Those nominations are filled with staff and teachers that, for one...

 

Reopening plan approved by school board

Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) passed the first hurdle in resuming school this fall as the Board of Trustees unanimously approved the district’s Smart Start Reopening Plan during the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Education    July 22, 2020

Working on a plan

The start of classes in Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) is less than a month away. As that date approaches, the district is working within requirements and recommendations from Carbon...

 
 By Dana Davis    Education    June 17, 2020

Herring runs to Central

Jarom Herring, 2020 graduate of Encampment High School, was awarded a scholarship with Central Wyoming College (CWC) for cross country running with the option of competing in indoor and outdoor...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Education    June 3, 2020

CCSD2 to provide meals through summer

Despite an unusual school year that finished with students at home, Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) and the Board of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES) have been working to help...

 

Supporting careers in health

The Memorial Hospital of Carbon County Foundation Board has awarded four scholarships to local youth pursuing careers in healthcare. Qualifying applicants had to be a graduate of Carbon County School...

 

Speaking remotely

Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, many events around the state were cancelled. On the high school level, many sports seasons were unable to finish and competitors were left without a true ending. This was not the case for speech and debate.   Starting...

 

Honoring their service

The sun was shining down in Encampment on this past Memorial Day as friends and family came together to honor the fallen. Since 1984, VFW Post 1625 has held the Memorial Day Ceremony at the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Education    June 3, 2020

State FBLA goes digital

The final quarter of the 2019/2020 school year saw students learn new ways to use technology. Not only in terms of how to complete their school work, but how to compete in a virtual competition....

 
 By Staff Report    Education    May 27, 2020

Platte Valley Arts Council awards scholarship

Since 1993, the Platte Valley Arts Council has been enriching the quality of life in the area and expanding educational opportunities for all forms of the arts, whether it is music, literature, dance, visual arts, or theater. It’s mission is to...

 

Mobile graduation in Medicine Bow

COVID-19 was not going to spoil the 6th grade graduation ceremony for the Medicine Bow Elementary School (MBES) graduates. The school went door to door on May 20 to celebrate the sixth graders...

 

Graduating amidst adversity

When COVID-19 started to hit epidemic portions in parts of the United States, one of the casualties was the NCAA Basketball Tournament. It was the first sign schools were facing changes. Spring break...

 

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