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 By Micky Jones    Education    December 1, 2021 

Searching for the right fit

Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) continues to prepare for the retirement of current Superintendent Jim Copeland. Copeland’s final day will be June 30, 2022—the end of the current...

 

Chopping it up at Hanna Elementary

At 1 p.m. on Friday, the Hanna Elementary School (HES) hosted a culinary activity not often seen in Carbon County, and Wyoming for that matter. HES teachers and staff created a learning experience...

 

CRT 'not promoted' by district

The teaching of Critical Race Theory (CRT) hasn’t been outright banned by Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2).  Instead, a resolution passed by the CCSD2 Board of Trustees on October 18 sta...

 

Copeland to retire

Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) Superintendent Jim Copeland will retire effective June 30, 2022. “It is with mixed feelings I submit my resignation,” wrote Copeland in a letter...

 

HEM students get hands on with science

Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School got experimental on October 15 as the University of Wyoming Science Initiative Roadshow visited to talk to students about science. Five University...

 

A bit of agriculture at HES

The students of Hanna Elementary School were visited by the Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) chapter of FFA on October 15. Not only were HES students present, but elementary students from Elk...

 

Creeping CRT?

“It’s going to creep in in ways we don’t know.” At the May 17 meeting of the Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) Board of Trustees, Joe Gaspari proposed Critical Race Theory (CRT) as...

 
 By Dana Davis    Education    June 30, 2021

Giving a lot of HART

The Hanna Agricultural Resource Team (HART) met on June 22 at the Hanna Market. At the beginning of the meeting, recent Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School graduate Haley Felton was...

 

Volunteering pays off

The Bridge Street Bargains (BSB) board is known for the good it does around Carbon County. The organization gives funds to fire departments around the county and are a source of funding for many...

 

Farver awarded scholarship

The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation recently awarded $5,500 in college scholarships to young Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation members. “Education of any type is important to our members,” said Todd Fornstrom, Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB)...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Education    June 16, 2021

A Love of volunteering

Each year, the Valley Service Organization (VSO) presents two awards in May. The first is the Woman of Distinction, which goes to a woman or group of women who have had a positive impact on the North...

 

Studying increase in wildfires

Last fall, the Mullen fire west of Laramie raged for the better part of two months, burning more than 176,000 acres and 70 structures in Carbon and Albany counties, and in Jackson County, Colorado. Unfortunately, this scenario was typical during the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Education    June 9, 2021

Suggesting a heavy discussion

One of the most recent battles in the ongoing “Culture Wars” in the United States appears to have reached Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2). During board member comments at the May 17...

 
 By Staff Report    Education    June 9, 2021

Encampment honor roll

Encampment High School recently released their Principal’s List and Honor Roll for the 2nd semester of the 2020-2021 school year. A total of 12 students, grades 7th through 12th, are on the Principal’s List and another 41 students are on the Hono...

 

Making math enjoyable

Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow High School (HEM) math teacher Crystal Clark was presenting her own achievement awards on May 27 when she learned she had won Carbon County School District No 2's Tea...

 

The world of brothers, sisters and twins

Graduation is over but the Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow High School had an unusual statistic with its graduating class. One third of its seniors were twins. Given the graduating class was 18...

 

Heading to higher education

The school year is over and parents, graduates and educators feel a sense of accomplishment. Summer is almost here but, for most graduates, life is going to change in the near future. Some students...

 

Cleaning up for graduation

Graduation from 6th grade to middle school is often marked with a ceremony or small party of some sort by students, teacher and school. In small schools, the transition means that a students is not a...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Education    June 2, 2021

School district approves temporary lease

For the past year, the coal mines under the town of Hanna have been one of multiple projects taken on by the Abandoned Mine Land (AML) program of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality...

 

Waxing historic

The Hanna Elementary (HES) 4th grade class recently presented to the school and community a human wax museum centering on past residents who had lived in either Hanna or Carbon. Fourth grade teacher...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Education    May 26, 2021

Planting for the future

The German-Swiss poet Herman Hesse once wrote "Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth".  On May 19, the Saratoga-Encampment-Rawlins Conservation District...

 

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