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 By Joshua Wood    Education    July 3, 2019

Riker retires

Following a 35-year career in special education, 24 years of which were spent in Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2), Deb Riker has retired as the district’s Special Education Administrator....

 
 By Joshua Wood    Education    June 26, 2019

Parting a sweet sorrow

A trio of retiring personnel from Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) bid farewell through tears during the June 17 meeting of the CCSD2 Board of Trustees at the Central Office in Saratoga....

 
 By Joshua Wood    Education    June 26, 2019

Contracts, policies and levys

The Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) Board of Trustees met at the Central Office in Saratoga for their regularly scheduled June 17 meeting where they offered two new contracts, discussed...

 

Craig calls it quits

Carrie Craig is leaving Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) after working for the school system for 40 years. Craig said she started working for the district after she left her job at the Sara...

 

Resignations, contracts and a plaque

At 4 p.m. on May 20 at the Elk Mountain Elementary School, the Carbon County District No. 2 (CCSD2) held their monthly board meeting. The agenda was quickly approved. CCSD2 Superintendent Dr. James...

 

'Short' term memories

Jamie Short has been teaching science and math at Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow High School for five years. She is leaving after half a decade to be closer to her family in Worland where she grew...

 

Learning and lunch

Vicki Scott has made up meals and served them up for Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) students for 39 years. "I began in Medicine Bow, the year my oldest son, Zack started kindergarten,"...

 

Teacher, wife, mother ... rancher

The first teaching job that Chelsea DeWitt got out of college was at Medicine Bow Elementary School (MBES). "This was the best first teaching job I could have ever hoped for," DeWitt said. "I came...

 

Three school principal moves on

Traci Schneider came to the position of principal for the three northern Carbon County elementary schools this year planning to stay for many years. Unfortunately, although she had a job she loved,...

 
 By Staff Report    Education    May 29, 2019

PVAC awards scholarships

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...

 

Thompson 'closes the book'

Kathy Thompson did not start out her professional career in library science or even education. Thompson, who hails from Montana, studied restaurant management, received an associates arts degree and...

 

Super duper Cooper

"When Shelly finished her contract at Sinclair, the principal said she was the only teacher there that had never been any complaints," Jeanette Fischer, Medicine Bow resident and former teacher in...

 

Glasser leaves on a 'high note'

Pam Glasser is known to many inhabitants in Carbon County as a music teacher. To fellow musicians and concert goers in Wyoming, Houston and Israel, Glasser is acknowledged as an accomplished French...

 

Capital idea

Cody Sheldon has been the music teacher at Saratoga Elementary for the past five years. As the school year ends, Sheldon is leaving Wyoming and moving to Washington D.C. to teach music in the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Education    May 22, 2019

Being a Bighorn

Walking into Jordan Seitz's classroom at Encampment K-12 School, it is obvious he enjoys the outdoors. The 6th grade homeroom is decorated with furs and skull mounts. A bulletin board on the west...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Education    May 22, 2019

Set to serve

For many students, time after graduation is plentiful as they spend the summer preparing for college or trade school. Others, meanwhile, will enter the workforce. A select few, however, make the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Education    May 22, 2019

No Mo, no mo'

Nobody who has ever had Cheryl Munroe as a teacher calls her "Mrs. Munroe." Those who work with her don't call her "Cheryl." To students and staff alike, she has always been just "Mo." For 36 years, M... Full story

 

Mr. Soto's Field Day

It is that time of year for the annual Mr. Soto Elk Mountain Elementary (EMES) and Medicine Bow Elementary School (MBES) Field Day. On Friday, after the "Big Boy" train stopped at Medicine Bow for...

 
 By Staff Report    Education    May 15, 2019

Blessing the seniors

The Platte Valley Ministerial Association is inviting graduating seniors from Encampment, Hanna and Saratoga to attend the Platte Valley Baccalaureate Service at 7 p.m. on May 19 at the Platte Valley Community Center. Saratoga High School alumnus...

 

Elementary schools stay open

The Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD 2) Board of Trustees had a packed house during their April 15 meeting at Hanna, Elk Mountain and Medicine Bow High School. Many in the audience were in...

 

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