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Going digital for Earth Day

Staff Report Each year in April, the Saratoga-Encampment-Rawlins (SER) Conservation District promotes two conservation events, Earth Day, which is April 22, and Arbor Day, which is April 24. Earth Day was founded in 1970 as a day of education about...

 

CCSD2 Staff Understand the Big Picture

“The Carbon County School District No 2 (CCSD2) decided to use the Saratoga High School stadium to honor all our seniors who were not able to participate in their spring activities this school...

 

Getting kids to read

It started when Principal Jason Greenway handed Medicine Bow Elementary teacher Shelley Cooper the book "Book Whisperer" by Donalyn Miller early in the school year. The author of "Book Whisperer" is...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Education    April 1, 2020

Putting a plan together

A week after the initial public health order closed schools throughout Wyoming, along with other public spaces, it was announced that Governor Mark Gordon and State Health Officer Alexia Harrist had e...

 

CCSD2 continues to work for students

Following the recommendation from Governor Mark Gordon and State Superintendent Jillian Balow on March 15 that all schools in Wyoming close their doors until April 3, Carbon County School District...

 

Balow gives guidance to school districts

On the afternoon of March 27, Governor Mark Gordon and State Health Officer Alexia Harrist extended three orders aimed at limiting the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The first order,... Full story

 

Balow approves school closures

On Sunday evening, Governor Mark Gordon and State Superintendent Jillian Balow issued a recommendation that all schools in Wyoming close until April 3 for the purpose of social distancing and to preve...

 

Governor, State Superintendent recommend school closures

UPDATED 03/15/2020 6:43 p.m. - Carbon County School District No. 2 schools will be closed from March 16 through April 3, according to Superintendent Jim Copeland. "We may adjust these dates as we... Full story

 
 By Joshua Wood    Education    March 4, 2020

Resignations accepted, contracts renewed

The February 19 meeting of the Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) Board of Trustees saw a number of end-of-year resignations approved with a few of them being first year staff members....

 

UW releases Honor Roll for fall semester

The University of Wyoming recently released the names for its 2019 fall semester President’s Honor Roll and Provost’s Honor Roll and Carbon County is well represented on those lists. The President’s Honor Roll is made-up of regularly enrolled...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Education    March 4, 2020

Viridis Eolia asks about land lease

A full year since an initial presentation to the Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) Board of Trustees, Dean Byrne, representing Viridis Eolia, appeared in person at the February 19 meeting...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Education    March 4, 2020

AML to mitigate school subsidence

Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School Principal Steve Priest and Hanna Elementary School Principal Jason Greenway provided updates to the Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) Boar...

 

Examining the Encampment River herd

On the afternoon of February 9, staff and students from Encampment K-12 School joined employees of the Wyoming Game & Fish Department (WGFD) on Finley Hill Road outside Encampment. While it...

 

Resignations and bids

The Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) Board of Trustees held their regular meeting at 4 p.m. on January 21 at the Medicine Bow Elementary School in Medicine Bow. Before the meeting started,...

 

Examining equity in rural, urban healthcare

When it comes to healthcare, a state-of-the-art facility in the center of an urban area doesn’t necessarily mean that there is access to quality healthcare. Conversely, living in a rural area...

 

Questioning the Perkins grant

“I really think this is a huge sink of my time and , considering the amount of money and considering what I was hired for, I do not think this is the most effective use of my time.” During the...

 

Western President Listening Sessions

Western Wyoming Community College’s new President, Dr. Kim Dale, will meet with community members on Tuesday, January 21 from 6-7 p.m. at the Platte Valley Community Center. The Western President Listening Sessions provide the public an...

 

What makes America great?

The Constitution of the United States makes this nation truly great. Created in order to revise the Articles of Confederation, and ratified in 1788, the Constitution has withstood the test of time. As the oldest surviving national constitution, this...

 

What makes America great?

America - Land of the Free Every day my dad rises when the rooster crows, dresses in worn work clothes, and braves all the elements of the weather. He does this work because it is the right thing to do, because it keeps America’s heart beating and...

 

Engineering an Experience

By Mike Armstrong The Hanna Elementary School's robotic team sent 10 students to Casper on Dec. 6 -7 to compete in the Wyoming FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO...

 

Making plans and meeting goals

The Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) Board of Trustees were given a preview of Encampment K-12 School’s new school improvement plan during their Nov. 18 meeting. Held in the music room...

 

Putting Hanna Elementary FIRST

There are 10 Hanna Elementary students going to Casper on Dec. 6-7 to compete in the Wyoming FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League Robotics Competition. Jason...

 

What Makes America Great?

The great nation we are today depends on three ideas: democracy, rights, and opportunity. Two important documents gave us independence and order. Then, throughout history, many significant people helped maintain the democracy we have today. It is...

 

What Makes America Great?

Greatness is defined as being above average. When I look at America today, I see anything but the standard rule and here’s why. Our military is ranked top of the line safeguarding the liberties at the foundation of our country. We are free to belie...

 

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