Terrance Reese Named Head Girls Basketball Coach for Laramie High School

LARAMIE, Wyo. (June 1, 2021) – Terrance Reese has been named the next head girls basketball coach for Laramie High School, it was announced Tuesday by LHS Athletics Director Ron Wagner. Reese has 14 years of coaching experience in Albany County.

"Pending Board approval, Laramie High School is excited to announce coach Terrance Reese as the new head girls basketball coach at Laramie High School,” Wagner said. “Coach Reese brings several years as a successful high school head coach in Wyoming, as well as energy and excitement to the program. Coach Reese has been a staple in youth athletics ranging from beginners to high achieving high school athletics in Laramie in many sports, but truly has a passion and drive for the sport of basketball. We are excited to watch coach Reese continue a path to greatness with our wonderful athletes."

Reese has been a teacher at Laramie High School since 2018, and in that time has coached the Laramie Middle School eighth-grade football team. Before his time coaching at LMS, Reese was the head girls basketball coach at Rock River from 2013-18.

At Rock River, Reese won two 1A East Region Coach of the Year honors, and became the first coach in the school’s history to lead the team to back-to-back state tournament appearances. In the tournament, Reese led RR to its first ever win at the state tournament.

“I am beyond excited to be the new head girls basketball coach for Laramie High School!” Reese said. “This program has always been of interest to me since I started coaching basketball here in Albany County, whether with the youth or at Rock River. I believe that there is a strong commitment to excellence already in place from the young ladies within the program. These young women want to compete for a state championship, and I will continue to foster that excitement with my passion for the sport of basketball and what it can teach, on and off the court. We know that the 4A East Conference is one of the toughest in our state and we will represent our school and community by competing daily and deserve victory in our actions.”

From 2014-17, Reese also acted as the Rock River head football coach, leading the school to its first varsity win. From 2009-14, Reese was an assistant coach at Laramie High School, where he coached receivers and defensive backs. From 2007-09, Reese was the head coach of the seventh- and eighth-grade football teams at LMS.

Reese earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing communication from the University of Wyoming in 2003, where he was a member of the Cowboy football team from 1998-03. Reese completed a Masters of Science in secondary education at Grand Canyon in 2017.

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Albany County School District #1 Student Chromebook Collection

LARAMIE, Wyo. (May 28, 2021) – As we come to the end of an unprecedented school year, we want to share information with our families to prepare for closing out the year and the collection of school issued technology focusing on Chromebooks, Chromebook charging cords, and hot spots.

If you have a device that was sent home, your school will provide you with specific dates, times, and procedures for returning your devices. Please watch for this communication in the coming days from your child(ren)’s school. For example, both Laramie High School and Laramie Middle School have set June 1 deadlines. Some exceptions may be granted for school related work and other academic needs.

As a school district, it is important that we collect our school technology and record our inventory during the first part of the summer. The collection of school technology will also ensure that our staff is able to clean, update and order necessary replacement parts in preparation for the new school year. In the fall, students and families can participate in the new Chromebook insurance program when schools reissue devices to students who request a Chromebook.

Chromebooks, chargers and hotspots that are not returned will incur school fees.

Technology Replacement Costs
Chromebook $235
Charger $15
Hotspot $65

Thank you for your cooperation as we end this school year. We hope you have a safe and fantastic summer, and we can’t wait to see you again in the fall!

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ACSD#1 Board of Trustees Votes to Continue Mitigation Strategies Through the End of the 2020-21 School Year

LARAMIE, Wyo. (May 26, 2021) – At a special session, the Albany County School District #1 (ACSD#1) Board of Trustees voted to continue COVID-19 mitigation strategies, including the use of face coverings, through the end of the 2020-21 school year.

The Wyoming Department of Health will end its statewide health order that requires mask use and physical distancing requirements in K-12 schools on May 31. However, Dr. Alexia Harrist, the State Health Officer, says specific protocols for school safety can be made at a district level by following the advice of county health officers.

Dr. Jean Allais, the Albany County Health Officer, recommends that schools in Albany County continue these mitigation strategies through the end of the school year due to local COVID-19 conditions.

The board also voted to have face coverings optional during summer school, as there will be more room to maintain social distance during summer school.

Albany County is currently in the “Orange” zone for transmission levels, indicating moderate-high transmission levels in the county. During the window of May 6 through May 19, there were 53 active cases in the county. Updated county metrics can be found here.

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ACSD#1 to Continue Free Meal Program This Summer Through June 2022

Summer Meal Program

Albany County School District #1 (ACSD#1) will be serving free meals for kids at several locations this summer. This includes breakfast and lunches this summer for students.

Between June 7 and August 25, meals can be picked up between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Spring Creek Elementary, Laramie Middle School, or Linford Elementary. Several mobile locations are also available:

9:00-9:30 Rec Center Parking Lot

11:00-11:30 Slade Elementary

11:00-11:30 1664 N. Cedar

11:45-12:15 Washington Park

11:45-12:15 954 N. McCue St.

12:30-1:00 1010 S. 6th St.

12:30-1:00 Corner of Colorado & Franklin

Full details can be found HERE. If you are unavailable to pick up, please call Food Services at (307) 721-4482 for assistance.

2021-22 Meal Program

Albany County School District #1 (ACSD#1) will continue to serve free meals to all students through June of 2022. This includes summer meals for students.

Full information is available HERE. ACSD#1 encourages families to continue to fill out Free and Reduced applications. If you have questions, Food Services can be reached at (307) 721-4482.

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Weekly District Update - May 24 - Graduation Edition

Laramie High School

End of The Year Events

Senior Check Out - Please see the schedule below according to last name for appropriate check out times:
A-E 8-8:30am
F-M 8:30-9:00am
N-R 9:00-9:30am
S-Z 9:30-10:00am

Seniors!!! Please begin addressing any fines that you may have. All school fines are in PowerSchool. If you have any questions about school fines, please contact Helen Peters – LHS Bookkeeper, or Nicole Wilson in the Activities Office.

Here is their Contact information:

Helen Peters 307-721-4420 or hpeters@acsd1.org

Nicole Wilson 307-721-4427 or nwilson@acsd1.org    

Capping Ceremony

Wednesday May 26th @ 6pm in Deti Stadium (weather permitting). We are trying to hold this short event on the field so there is not guest restrictions. If weather pushes us inside we will hold the event in the Main Gym and/or Commons Area. 

Graduation – At this time Laramie High School has been approved to have its graduation at the University of Wyoming’s Arena Auditorium on Friday May 28th at 7:00pm. Please remember that all graduation requirements must be completed before students can participate in the graduation ceremony. All graduates will be allowed 4 guests to attend and they will receive their tickets at Senior checkout, and it will be live streamed here. Graduation practice will be at 9:00am in the AA on Friday May 28th. Please park in the East Stadium lot (off 22nd St.)

Chromebook Return Information

If you are not using your school issued Chromebook (because you prefer to use another device) please begin returning the ACSD #1 Chromebooks and power cord to your 1st hour class. If you do not have a 1st hour class please begin returned them to the ISS Room (room 2065).

If this is your only device any you need it for the remainder of school these are the dates that we will need the Chromebook returned:

CBVI Students – Please check in your Chromebooks to the ISS Room (Room 2065)

Seniors – On or Before Tuesday May 25th

9th Grade – 11th Grade – On or Before Tuesday June 1st

*** If you are a student that is participating in credit recover or other extended opportunities that is set up and confirmed with an administrator or a counselor, your due date will be individualized.

From the LHS Counselors

Any student who took a class at LCCC or UW this semester through the Dual Enrollment Program, please get a copy of your transcript to your school counselor so that the course can be transferred to your high school transcript. Please stop by the counseling office if you need help accessing your college transcript.

Summer School Opportunities

We are currently creating course offerings for the month of June to offer students that need additional supports for academic credit. LHS staff will be reaching out to students and families to offer those opportunities. Our goal is to create programming opportunities that will allow all of our students the chance to start next year with the skills and credit they need to be successful.

LHS Yearbook

The Laramie High School yearbook is finished! As communicated, only a limited number of extra copies were ordered. We expect to be sold out by yearbook distribution. LIMITED COPIES REMAIN! Buy now while supplies last! Ready to order?  http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A09476200

Whiting High School

Graduation Night

Graduation will take place on Wednesday, May 26, at 6 p.m. at Whiting High School on the north soccer field. The graduation will be streamed live on YouTube here.

Rock River School

Congratulations

We would like to honor Mr. Stowe for being selected as our Laramie Area Teacher of the Month in May! Mr. Stowe has done incredible work with our music department this year and has given students an opportunity to explore music in ways they haven’t before His creativity and care for students is amazing! Some of you may have heard about this on our local radio stations where they read a description of her dedication and greatness over the air. I’d like to thank KIMX, KRQU, & KHAT for honoring local teachers each month. Congratulations Mr. Stowe! You are a Rock Star!

Last Day of School

June 4 is the last day of school for all students in Albany County School District One. Rock River will release students at 11:35am on June 4. Teachers will have the rest of the day to work together preparing for summer. It’s been a great year at The Rock. Our students and staff have made it through adversity all year lone and we are all looking forward to a much-needed break. We hope you all have a great summer!

Graduation Night

Graduation will take place at the Rock River Gym at 7:00pm on May 27, 2021. If your senior student has not already given a list of names to Ms. Wallace and Ms. Broyles for who is attending, please be sure to do so ASAP. Graduation will be streamed live on YouTube for those not able to attend in person. Follow this link for the stream.


Beitel’s Lisa Johnson Named ACSD#1 Teacher of the Year at 2020-21 Celebration Convocation

LARAMIE, Wyo. (May 21, 2021) – At the 2020-21 Celebration Convocation, Albany County School District #1 (ACSD#1) named Lisa Johnson of Beitel Elementary School the district’s Teacher of the Year. She will now be nominated for Wyoming Teacher of the Year.

“Ms. Johnson epitomizes the skills and dispositions that make a high-quality, modern educator,” wrote Beitel principal Loren Engel in the nomination letter. “Student achievement matters to Ms. Johnson. She works just as hard to decipher the struggles of kids as she works to celebrate their successes.”

Engel also wrote that Ms. Johnson goes above and beyond, as she spends lunchtime helping students, and her car can be found parked at the school well after hours and on weekends. Engel joked that he nearly needs to confiscate her keys to keep her away.

Ms. Johnson makes personal connections with students and families, and even gets to know students outside of her first grade classroom.

At the celebration convocation, ACSD#1 also recognized each school’s individual Teacher of the Year, employees who reached a milestone in years of service, and retirees.

A full list of honorees is available below.

Albany County School District #1 Teacher of the Year

Lisa Johnson Beitel Elementary School

District Schools’ Teacher of the Year

JD Dixon Centennial Elementary School
Molly Amen Harmony School
Sara Pommarane Indian Paintbrush Elementary School
Jennifer Taufa Laramie High School
Kristin Cortney Laramie Middle School
Katie Apland Linford Elementary School
Jennifer Bennett Rock River School (7-12)
Dallie Bowers Rock River School (K-6)
Christopher Livingston Slade Elementary School
Marissa Drew Spring Creek Elementary School
Ashley Koch UW Lab School

10 Years of Service

Jonathan Bailey Jason Boorom Michael Hancey
Michael Henley Teresa Keeney Amanda Lopez
Thomas Newman Lindsay Stoffer Joy Thompson
Yenicet Wilcox

15 Years of Service

Charlotte Abelson Molly Amen Kimberly Dale
Ariane Eicke Simone Furtado Peggy Gallegos
Robyn Hardesty David Hunter Beth Anne Kozlowski
Juliette Murdock Shelly Shepherd Linda Temte
Michelle Zitek

20 Years of Service

Michael Aguirres Stacie Anfinson Therese Callaghan
Molly Garson Cheryl Johnson Terena Main
Jerri Rauer Gail Reid Dennis Sanchez
Shirley Storrie Angelica Varca Sherry Waggoner
Mark Williams Aleyamma Wootton

25 Years of Service

Larry Deal Roberta Dunlavy Ahmed Shebaily

30 Years of Service

Thomas Hudson Colleen Posey

35 Years of Service

Nancy Goldsmith-Perry

Albany County School District #1 Retirees

Kenneth Chavez Elizabeth Clingman Randy Dolence
Shawn Dovey Lynnette Doyle Edward Goetz
Sandra Halone Michael Hicks Suzette Kidwiler
Maria Love Sharon Mathiesen Mike McManamen
Cindy Palm Donald Quick Ahmed Shebaily
Teresa Strube Susan Taucher Linda Temte
Eric Weitzel Theresa Williams Aleyamma Wootton

 

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Laramie Middle School to Host Informational Meeting for Rising Sixth Graders

There is an informational meeting for all rising 6th graders and their families this Wednesday, May 19th from 6-7 in the Laramie Middle School gym. All students who will attend LMS for sixth grade next year are encouraged to attend. Due to space limitations, we ask that students be accompanied by only one adult. We look forward to seeing all our 2021-2022 6th graders on Wednesday night.

For anyone unable to attend in person, the event will be streamed on Facebook here.

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Weekly District Update - May 17

Laramie High School

End of the Year Events

Senior Check out & Capping Ceremony Wednesday May 26th @ 6pm in Deti Stadium (weather permitting). We are trying to hold this short event on the field so there is not guest restrictions. If weather pushes us inside we will hold the event in the Main Gym and/or Commons Area.

Graduation – At this time Laramie High School has been approved to have its graduation at the University of Wyoming’s Arena Auditorium on Friday May 28th at 7:00pm. LHS will be working with UW’s staff to finalize details in the weeks to come. All graduates will be allowed 4 guests to attend, and it will be live streamed on YouTube. I will continue to communicate information about graduation as I get it including the live streaming information.

I have also attached the order for the DVD recording of the commencement: LHS-DVD order form 2021.pdf

Project Graduation – Is at the Laramie Ice & Events Arena on May 28th from 10pm to 3am. Doors will open at 9:30pm. As in the past, the doors will close at roughly 10:30pm. If a senior chooses to leave the event, they WILL NOT be allowed to return. Face coverings will be required at this event. We are also looking for volunteers to assist with the event. We will be needing folks to assist with food, clean up, corn hole, obstacle course, slide, and a few other minor needs. Please contact Patty Henry: mailto:henryboys@pentasons.com. She will be setting up an online sign up for those able and willing here in the next few weeks.

For up-to-date information: Please go follow our Facebook Page: Project Graduation - Albany County

Donations can be sent via the address below OR the PayPal link found on the High School website. You do not need to have a PayPal account to donate.

Project Graduation

P.O. Box 1944

Laramie, WY 82073

If you have any questions regarding donations, please contact Jason Tangeman: jtangeman68@gmail.com

Chromebook Return Information

If you are not using your school issued Chromebook (because you prefer to use another device) please begin returning the ACSD #1 Chromebooks and power cord to your 1st hour class. If you do not have a 1st hour class please begin returned them to the LHS Library.

If this is your only device any you need it for the remainder of school these are the dates that we will need the Chromebook returned:

CBVI Students – Please check in your Chromebooks to the LHS Library

Seniors – On or Before Tuesday May 25th

9th Grade – 11th Grade – On or Before Tuesday June 1st

*** If you are a student that is participating in credit recover or other extended opportunities that is set up and confirmed with an administrator or a counselor, your due date will be individualized.

Rock River

Rock River Prom

Last Saturday, May 8, we were able to have the Rock River Prom at our school gymnasium. We had 29 of our 33 high school students, most with a date in tow, attend this year’s event. It is safe to say, they ALL had a blast!

Students were dancing, laughing, and requesting songs throughout the entire dance. The DJ that we had for our prom said that it was refreshing to see young people enjoying a dance and each other the entire night. He also mentioned to me that our students were respectful and polite when they requested a song, understanding that their song may not be played right away. It was a prom he enjoyed as much as our students! Thank you Party Pros for your incredible music and compliments!

We’d like to thank all of the local businesses that donated to our students to help pay for our event. Without their support, we would not have been able to give the students this special night. Thank you:

  • Pepsi
  • Ridley’s Family Market
  • WyoTech
  • The Human Bean
  • RR PTO

Celebration

I’d like to give a special “Shout Out” to our teachers and staff that assisted in the planning, decorating, and chaperoning this year’s prom. Without this team of teachers and staff, our prom would not have been possible.

Thank you Ms. Bennett and Mr. Bock, the junior class sponsors, for working with the students and planning our prom. You put together a great team and were able to plan a spectacular event that everyone enjoyed!

Along with Ms. Bennett and Mr. Bock, several staff members came to the gym on Friday morning to help decorate.

Thank you Ms. Lewis, Ms. Wiginton, Coach Alexander, Ms. Moore, Ms. Sims, Mr. Kerker, Ms. Senske, Ms. Lydia Moore, and Ms. Winters. Ms. Wallace and Trooper McCallister came to the prom to help chaperone (and dance) along with most of those that decorated. Ms. Nichols made the “goodie bags” filled with treats for the students as well. From the students, myself, and the rest of the staff, THANK YOU!!!!

Laramie Middle School

No Scout Learning Lab on May 18

There will not be Scout Learning Lab, or a late bus, on Tuesday, 5/18.  LMS staff will be at a staff meeting after school and will not be available to work with students.  SLL will resume on Wednesday, 5/19.  All students need to go home directly after school on Tuesday.

Impact Testing

Seventh and 8th grade students will be taking the baseline portion of the Impact test between now and the end of the year. The Impact test is conducted by LHS trainers in conjunction with Premier Bone and Joint.  It helps identify early symptoms and recovery for concussions. More information about the Impact test is attached.  If you do not want your student participate, please return the opt out form to the student's PE teacher or LMS Activities Administrative Assistant, Debbie Clay. If you have any questions regarding impact testing, please contact Mrs. Clay at 721-4430.

Water Bottle Announcement

Staying hydrated is important and we encourage students to drink water throughout the day.  However, the sport water bottles with the squirt top have become problematic.  In and effort to keep our school safe and clean, we ask that students do not bring water bottles with a squirt top to school.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Indian Paintbrush Elementary

Lost and Found

It looks like our weather patterns are up and down for the next little while, our Lost and Found has started to grow with the number of warm days followed by snow.  If you are missing something, please have your child come looking, we most likely have it hanging and look for its owner.

Virtual Parent Night

This past year, as part of offering a virtual option for students we hosted some Parent Nights for parents to log on to ask questions.  Our final night is scheduled for this Tuesday, starting at 6:00 via zoom. Please use the information below to join us if you are interested.

As a reminder, these nights are broken into 2 pieces, an interactive information presentation, and Zoom Question and Answer nights.

Here is the link to the interactive presentation: https://share.nearpod.com/uZhw1RGXkgb

Please complete this presentation before you log on to the Zoom meeting.

The Question and Answer session is scheduled for Tuesday, May 18, starting at 6:00.   Please feel free to participate as you see fit using the Zoom information below.

Topic: IPES CBVI Parent Night

Time: May 18, 2021 06:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/91342806599?pwd=d05lQnRCU0trS25Qd1l4bHZ5MUtidz09

Meeting ID: 913 4280 6599

Passcode: 539675

Slade Elementary

Spirit Fridays

On upcoming Friday’s, student will have a chance to dress up in fun ways at school.

May 14 – Decade Day: Wear an outfit from your favorite decade, the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, or 90’s

May 21 – Wild and Wacky Day: Wear crazy hair, outfits that don’t match, inside out clothes, too many accessories. Be crazy, be lazy, be creative, and be wacky!

May 28 – Favorite Sport or Workout Wear Day: Dress for the sport you like, the fan gear you wear to support your favorite team, or dress like you’re ready to get some exercise!

Spring Creek Elementary

2021 Talent Show

Plans have begun for our annual Spring Creek Talent Show! Our show is set for Friday May 28th at 8:30a.m. via videos sent from parents to Mrs. Main and then live streamed, (A link will be emailed out to parents and staff, and it will also be recorded for later viewing). Kindergarten through fifth grade is invited to participate. Acceptable talents could include singing, dancing, martial arts, comedy, playing an instrument etc. If singing, you need to have a back-up CD or ipod without vocals. YouTube can be used, but advertisements etc. would need to be deleted prior to sending a video. Lip syncing is not acceptable. www.karaokestar.com and itunes have many songs without vocals.

Talent show is always voluntary, NOT REQUIRED!

There will be NO Auditions.

All of the practice/rehearsal needs to take place at home.

Music has to be appropriate for the school setting.

All performances will be two and a half minutes or less.

Your video will be viewed by Mrs. Main.

If there are any issues I will contact you. MP4 format is requested for ease of splicing quickly.

Videos are due to Mrs. Main by Friday, May 21st.

Please have your video dubbed at two and a half minutes or know that your child will be faded out. Your child will be shown on YouTube on our school channel. If you are not ok with this they won’t be able to take part this year. Thanks, and if you have questions please call or email Mrs. Main at the school.

For Fifth Grade Families

There is an informational meeting for all rising 6th graders and their families this Wednesday, May 19th from 6-7 in the LMS gym. All 6th grade students attending LMS next year are encouraged to attend. Due to space limitations, we ask that students be accompanied by only one adult. We look forward to seeing all our 2021-2022 6th graders on Wednesday night.


Weekly District Update - May 10

Laramie High School

Project Graduation – Is at the Laramie Ice & Events Arena on May 28th from 10pm to 3am.  Doors will open at 9:30pm.  As in the past, the doors will close at roughly 10:30pm.  If a senior chooses to leave the event, they WILL NOT be allowed to return.  Face coverings will be required at this event.  We are also looking for volunteers to assist with the event.  We will be needing folks to assist with food, clean up, corn hole, obstacle course, slide, and a few other minor needs.  Please contact Patty Henry:  henryboys@pentasons.com   She will be setting up an online sign up for those able and willing here in the next few weeks.

For up-to-date information:  Please go follow our Facebook Page:  Project Graduation – Albany County

Donations can be sent via the address below OR the PayPal link found on the High School website ( https://www.acsd1.org/lhs/ ).  You do not need to have a PayPal account to donate.

Project Graduation
P.O. Box 1944
Laramie, WY  82073

If you have any questions regarding donations, please contact Jason Tangeman: jtangeman68@gmail.com

College Signing Day (or Post High School Day) – We will be celebrating our Seniors and their future plans on Wednesday May 12th at 2:30p (please note that the date has changed). All Seniors are encouraged to wear their future college colors, military service attire, or any other clothing that represents their future plans. The University of Wyoming will be on campus during I&E at 1:30 for a Signing Days event with students who plan to attend UW next year. Students who have already been admitted to UW will get information from UW about this event.

Laramie High School Spring Academic Awards Night – Will be held Tuesday May 11th at 6pm in the LHS Theater. This night we will celebrate academic letter winners and Senior honors and scholarships.

From the LHS Counselors

There are scholarship applications still available for Seniors to complete. If your Senior is looking for more scholarships to apply for, please have them visit with their school counselor. In addition, all scholarship applications are posted on the LHS website and we post announcements regularly on our Facebook page for any new applications that we receive.

Summer Drivers Education

This summer we will continue to have our Summer School Driver Education Program. For information about price, availability and time slots please email Mr. Pommarane @ DPommarane@acsd1.org, or call the LHS counseling department at 307-721-4488

Summer School Opportunities

In the coming weeks I will have information about opportunities this summer to take classes to recover credit during the month of June. Our goal is to create programming opportunities that will allow all of our students the chance to start next year with the skills and credit they need to be successful.

LHS Yearbook

The Laramie High School yearbook is finished! As communicated, only a limited number of extra copies were ordered. We expect to be sold out by yearbook distribution. 

LIMITED COPIES REMAIN! Buy now while supplies last! Ready to order? Click Here

Rock River

Students of the Week

This week we celebrate 3 students for being awesome!

The first student is a 4th grader in Ms. Findley’s classroom, Porter W. Porter has worked hard all year this year. This past week he finished taking his WyTOPP assessment and his hard work paid off. Porter rocked the test and we know he is destined to do great things as a 5th grader next year. Great job Porter!

Our junior high student also did an amazing job on the WyTOPP assessment. Brandon B., an 8th grader, was challenged by his mentor, Ms. Vallier, to do his best on the test. The results were awesome! Brandon took the time to focus and knocked it out of the park! Great job Brandon! We knew you could do it!

Our high school student of the week is a sophomore, Faith G. Faith is being recognized for being bold, a dedicated student, and for challenging others to be the best version of themselves. Faith is an awesome role model for our younger students as well as her peers. Thank you, Faith, for being great!

Congratulations to all students of the week! Anyone that has been selected as a student of the week is also eligible for our Student of the Year honor. Keep up the greatness Longhorns!

Celebrations

Last week was filled with treats and fun for our staff at Rock River. We celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week, however, we call it Staff Appreciation Week. All staff members at Rock River play an integral part in the lives of all of our students. We know that without each and every team member, our school would not function as smoothly as it does. Thank you to everyone that is a part of Longhorn Nation for making this an amazing school for our students and families

We would also like to honor Ms. Bennett. Ms. Bennett was our Laramie Area Teacher of the Month in April! Some of you may have heard about this on our local radio stations where they read a description of her dedication and greatness over the air. I’d like to thank KIMX, KRQU, & KHAT for honoring local teachers each month. Congratulations Ms. Bennett! You are a Rock Star!

Beitel Elementary

Register for Kindergarten

There is still time to register for Kindergarten. All children who will be five (5) years old on or before August 1, 2021 may enroll in kindergarten. Click HERE for important information from Albany County School District #1 regarding a change in the age requirement for kindergarten registration.

Registration will be online this year -- Kindergarten Pre-Registration Form.

Please complete the online registration. Upon completion you will be required to bring your child’s state birth certificate and current immunization records to Beitel for us to make copies.

Please call Mrs. Denison at 307-721- 4436 with any questions.

From the Nurse’s Office

Attention 5th Grade Parents: Your child will be off to the Middle School next year and with that comes a couple of things you need to be aware of regarding their health.

SPORTS: If your child will be participating in any sports activities at the Middle School for the 2021- 2022 school year, they are required to have a sports physical. This exam must take place after June 4 in order for it to be valid at the Middle School for the 2021-2022 school year. The sports physical form is at the Middle School office or can be downloaded/printed from the Middle School website. Summer is a good time to have this done.

IMMUNIZATIONS: When your child enters 7th grade the law requires that they have an updated Tetanus booster (Tdap) if they have not had one within the last 5 years. Most kids have not had this done since their Kindergarten immunizations. Once a child turns 11 years old, they may receive this booster shot. Please check with your healthcare provider about when the best time to administer this booster for your child! Along with any other important immunizations that may be needed at this time. Once your child has had any immunizations, be sure to supply the Middle School nurse with the updated immunization record.

TIME TO PICK-UP MEDICATIONS: If your child has medication at the nurse’s office, please remember that you will need to arrange a time to pick it up by June 4. For safety reasons the medication must be picked up by a parent. If a parent/guardian or another adult cannot pick up the medication, please contact the nurse at 307-721-4436 or mbingle@acsd1.org and I will make other arrangements. Any medication left in the office after June 4 must be disposed of.

Chromebook Collection

We will be collecting Chromebooks for the summer in most classrooms the week of Memorial Day. Please plan on having your Chromebook, charger, and any other accessories that you might have at school that week.

Indian Paintbrush Elementary

Lost and Found

It looks like our weather patterns are up and down for the next little while, our Lost and Found has started to grow with the number of warm days followed by snow.  If you are missing something, please have your child come looking, we most likely have it hanging and look for its owner.

Slade Elementary

Spirit Fridays

On upcoming Friday’s, student will have a chance to dress up in fun ways at school.

May 14 – Decade Day: Wear an outfit from your favorite decade, the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, or 90’s

May 21 – Wild and Wacky Day: Wear crazy hair, outfits that don’t match, inside out clothes, too many accessories. Be crazy, be lazy, be creative, and be wacky!

May 28 – Favorite Sport or Workout Wear Day: Dress for the sport you like, the fan gear you wear to support your favorite team, or dress like you’re ready to get some exercise!


Indian Paintbrush Elementary Participated in High-Altitude Balloon Launch

LARAMIE, Wyo. (May 6, 2021) – Third grade students at Indian Paintbrush Elementary School (IPES) participated in a high-altitude balloon launch in conjunction with the University of Wyoming (UW) NASA Space Grant Consortium this morning. The event was planned to be a fun event that rounded out the students’ weather science unit.

Third grade students created payloads that were attached to a parachute and then attached to the balloon. The UW team sent up GPS tracking devices and cameras so students can see how high and how far the balloon went. Then, when the balloon is collected, they can watch on what happened to the balloon by replaying the cameras’ videos.

Some items sent into the sky by students include a rose, a marshmallow Peep, and a bag of chips. The students will examine what happens to those items at high altitudes after they are collected and they watch the video. Students were excited to do a count down from “five” before the balloon was let go and soared into the sky.

The UW team expects the balloon to reach nearly 100,000 feet of altitude before popping. They also calculated the landing spot as somewhere south of Cheyenne near the Colorado border.

More information on the high-altitude balloon program can be found here.

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