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A hatchet or a scalpel?

The Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) Board of Trustees discussed the possibility of revising their Smart Start Plan to remove mask requirements in schools during their March 15 meeting....

 

Daniels Fund recipients announced

The Daniels Fund has announced the names of 240 high school seniors from Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming who have earned a place in the Daniels Scholarship Program. Daniels Scholars demonstrate the strength of character, leadership...

 

Making the Dean's List

Black Hills State University has released the Dean’s List for the fall 2020 semester. A total of 712 students maintained a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher while taking at least 12 credit hours. Students are listed by hometown or current...

 

Scared but decently confident

Recently, the University of Wyoming announced the 101 recipients of the Trustees' Scholar Award. One of those recipients was Saratoga Middle High School's Katelyn Bifano, who was first notified about...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Education    March 3, 2021

School districts consider budget cuts

As the Wyoming Legislature continues to debate funding education, school districts across the state are closely examining their budgets to find where and what to cut and Carbon County School District...

 

UW awards Saratoga scholars

Two Saratoga students were among the 101 recently named by the University of Wyoming (UW) as having received the university’s top academic scholarship, the 2021 Trustees’ Scholars Award. The scholarship, available to Wyoming resident high school...

 

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)...

 

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...

 

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