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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Weekly District Update - May 3

Laramie High School

Upcoming Events

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

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

We are proud to inform Longhorn Nation of the 4 Student of the Week winners from this week!

This week in elementary our student of the week is a kindergartener in Ms. Nichol’s class. Blaze D. is our elementary student of the week. Blaze has become an outstanding reader this year. He is decoding multisyllabic words and reading his library books to his classmates in class. Blaze has become a Rockstar Reader this spring! Great job Blaze!

The junior high student is a 7th grader, Abbey N. Abbey always comes into the building with a smile on her face and a happy demeanor. She frequently visits teachers before the bell rings and wishes them to have a great day. Abbey is a hard worker that always tries her best. She has been working very hard both in the classroom and on the track. She is showing the same grit and determination in track practice and meets that we see every day in the classroom. Congratulations Abbey!

Our high school student is a 11th grader, Luke M. Luke’s teachers have noticed that recently he is more involved in classroom discussions, daily work assignments, and participation in activities. He is refining his skills as a young adult to manage time and attention to detail more and more every day. Keep up the great work Luke!

Congratulations students on your selection as Student of the Week! We appreciate you!

Other Information

The Rock River Prom is scheduled for May 8, 2021, 6:00pm-9:00pm at the Rock River Gym. Students wishing to bring someone from another school will need to pick up a permission form to be filled out prior to bringing someone from outside of our school population. These forms must be turned in and approved before Thursday, May 6, 2021. Ms. Anfinson. A list of names will be put together by the prom committee and will be cross-referenced upon entrance. Be sure you let the sponsors know that you will be attending.

Once students have entered the prom, they will have to adhere to our health procedures. If at any point a student leaves the building, they will not be permitted to reenter.

If you are aware of families interested in having their student(s) attend Rock River next year, please direct them to our website. We have our application open and will review applications in late May.

Laramie Middle School

Hapi-ness 5k

The 36th  annual Hapi-ness 5k will be held on Saturday, May 8th at 9:00.  Registration and sign up will begin at 8:00 am. In order to receive a race t-shirt, participants must register by April 29th.  The race is open to runners and walkers of all abilities. The Hapi-ness 5K was founded in 1987 by the LMS ninth grade class in memory of their classmate Hapi Patterson who passed away due to leukemia.  Since then numerous families have received help with their medical bills as a result of the Hapi-ness 5K.  This year's proceeds will help families and individuals in need in our community.  Please use this link to register and watch the video below to learn more about the Hapi-ness 5K.

Incoming Sixth Graders

We are planning an in person informational meeting for rising 6th graders on May 19 from 6-7.  Right now, indoor capacity restrictions will limit us to 1 family member per student.  If that changes, we'll allow more people in.  There will be more information to come as we get closer to the event.

Teacher Appreciation Week

It's Teacher Appreciation Week and we'd like to celebrate the great teachers and other educators at Laramie Middle School.  Our teachers work tirelessly to meet the needs of students.  They are dedicated, professional, hard-working, and care deeply about students.  Thank you to to all LMS teachers, and to teachers across the country.  You are valued and appreciated.  If you'd like to email a teacher to express your appreciation, you can find their contact information on our website.

Indian Paintbrush Elementary School

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

The PTA is excited to host Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week May 3rd-7th.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, food will be purchased and delivered to maintain safety standards.  Because of our amazing Read-A-Thon fundraiser, we have the funds we need to cover these costs.  If you would still like to contribute, you can donate via PayPal.  Directions for PayPal donations are on our blog.

Slade Elementary School

Important Notes for the End of the School Year

Here are a few reminders as we wrap up the school year during the first week of June.

Please remind your child to check the lost and found for any missing clothing items; we do donate all items left at the end of the school year.

All medications must be picked up from the Nurse’s Office prior to Friday, June 4th.

Our last day of school is a half day on Friday, June 4th. Students are dismissed at 11:30 am. If you need to check your child out early from school, please let the office know.

All report cards will be sent home with children on Friday, June 4th. The report cards will also be accessible in PowerSchool.

Classroom supply lists will be sent home and will also be available on the Slade website

Spring Creek Elementary School

Parent Teacher Organization

We are looking for interested parents to participate in our Parent Teacher Organization. If you are interested, please send an email to springcreekelem.pto@gmail.com.

PTO is looking for parent volunteers for the following events:

  • Organize FlowerPower fundraiser items for delivery (paper orders only) in mid-May
  • We need a Bookfair Chairperson for next school year
  • Field Day Hot Dog Lunch:
    • Tuesday, June 1 (after school): pre-assemble lunch bags (2-4 parents)
    • Wednesday, June 2 (morning): setup roasters with hot dogs (2-3 parents)
    • Wednesday, June 2 (lunch): serve lunch (3-4) parents

If you can help out for any of these events, please contact the PTO at the above email address.

Our next PTO meeting has been moved to Monday, May 10 @ 6:30 pm via Zoom. Meetings will be held the second Tuesday of every month.

Talent Show

Please see the attachment for important information: Talent Show Information.

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 5th 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. KaraokeStar 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, Mrs. Main 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.

 


Weekly District Update - April 26

Laramie High School

End of the Year Events

Prom – 2021 LHS Senior Prom is scheduled for May 1st at the Hilton Garden Inn Convention Center at 8pm. All seniors are invited to attend this year’s Sr. Prom. Seniors will also be able to invite a single guest. Due to occupancy limits only seniors and their guest will be able to purchase tickets for prom at this time. Lastly, the Convention Center currently has an occupancy limit of 300 guests at a time, this could change before the event. Should maximum capacity be reached a waiting area will be made available for students until room in the Convention Center is available.  Please remember there is a strict no re-entry policy in place for the Pro, and any out of guests are required to have an out of town guest form completed.

Any Senior that is currently a CBVI student and would like to purchase tickets for prom please email Mrs. Halsey (DHalsey@acsd1.org) to organize your tickets.

Grand March will be in the LHS Theater starting promptly at 6:30p. All Seniors and Juniors students are welcome to patriciate in the Grand March Event (in appropriate dress). As students parade though designated areas of the building there will be opportunities to take pictures as well as be announced in multiple areas. At the conclusion of Grand March festivities will be moved to the Hilton Garden Inn where only guests with tickets will be allowed.

Graduation – At this time Laramie High School has been approved to have its graduation at the University of Wyoming’s Area Auditorium on Friday May 28th. LHS will be working with UW’s staff to finalize details in the weeks to come. At this time all graduates will be allowed 4 guests to attend, and it will be live streamed (I am trying to get that streaming information for next week). If the governor’s health order limiting occupancy changes before graduation and the University of Wyoming is agreeable, I will communicate what increased occupancy limits are to our community ASAP. I will continue to communicate information about graduation as I get it.

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 May 7th. 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.

Rock River

Students of the Week

We are proud to inform Longhorn Nation of the 4 Student of the Week winners from this week!

This week we had a tie in the elementary voting. We’d like to honor 2 students for Student of the Week. The first student is a 3rd grader in Ms. Findley’s class. Andrew G. was selected for his hard work, perseverance, and positive attitude. Andrew has been working hard to improve his skills. He loves when he reaches his goals and celebrates with his peers when they reach theirs. Great work Andrew!

The 2nd student is a sixth grader in Ms. Vallier’s class. Corbin W. Corbin is always working hard on his classwork, tries his best, and is helpful to others. He is kind and respectful and pushes himself and others to do their best every day. Congratulations Corbin! The junior high student is an 8th grader, Neveah Y. Neveah has worked hard this year to improve her skills and become an independent learner. She strives to do her best and when she encounters adversity, she faces it head on. Great job Neveah!

Our high school student is a 9th grader, Mia C. Mia’s positive attitude and joyful demeanor has been infectious since she joined us this year. She’s a great friend, hard-working student, and is always respectful. Thank you, Mia for being a great role model for our younger students!

Congratulations students on your selection as Student of the Week! We appreciate you!

Rock River Prom

The Rock River Prom is scheduled for May 8, 2021, 6:00pm-9:00pm at the Rock River Gym. Students wishing to bring someone from another school will need to pick up a permission form to be filled out prior to bringing someone from outside of our school population. Please have those forms turned in some time this week. More information about the prom will be coming later next week.

Laramie Middle School

WYTOPP TESTING

WYTOPP testing will conclude this week for most students.  Our schedule this week will be all, odd, even, all, all, with testing occurring on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Please help your student do their best on WYTOPP by being well rested and bringing their Chromebook fully charged.  Make up testing will occur up until the end of the testing window on May 7th.

Hapi-ness 5k

The 36th annual Hapi-ness 5k will be held on Saturday, May 8th at 9:00. Registration and sign up will begin at 8:00 am. In order to receive a race t-shirt, participants must register by April 29th. The race is open to runners and walkers of all abilities. The Hapi-ness 5K was founded in 1987 by the LMS ninth grade class in memory of their classmate Hapi Patterson who passed away due to leukemia. Since then numerous families have received help with their medical bills as a result of the Hapi-ness 5K. This year's proceeds will help families and individuals in need in our community. Please use this link to register and watch the video below to learn more about the Hapi-ness 5K.

Indian Paintbrush Elementary School

WYTOPP Testing

This coming week, our school will begin taking the Wyoming state assessment, commonly known as WYTOPP.  We believe that our students have worked very hard this year on becoming better learners, and an assessment such as this will help to prove that effort.  We also know that kids perform better in these situations when they are well rested, have had a good breakfast, and are not dealing with many distractions.  Classroom teachers will be sharing their plans for testing.  Your encouragement will go a long way as well, thank you for all that we do.

Linford Elementary School

WYTOPP Testing

Our students and staff are making final preparations for the upcoming WY-TOPP assessment. WY-TOPP is the state assessment given in the spring of each year. This year our 3rd - 5th graders will take the summative assessment April 27-29. These scores will not count for accountability purposes, but they will be the baseline for equity and growth. It is important that students come to school ready to test and rested those days. Thank you in advance for you support during these testing days!

Slade Elementary School

Spirit Week

This week, Slade Elementary School is having its Spirit Week. Here is the schedule for the week:

  • Monday: stay in your sweats for a relaxing day
  • Tuesday: Wear your favorite Slade shirt
  • Wednesday: Wear your University of Wyoming gear
  • Thursday: Dress in blue because our Blue Ribbon is because of you!
  • Friday: Hats off to all your hard work this year, wear a hat to school

Spring Creek Elementary School

Parent Teacher Organization

We are looking for interested parents to participate in our Parent Teacher Organization. If you are interested, please send an email to springcreekelem.pto@gmail.com.

PTO is looking for parent volunteers for the following events:

  • Organize FlowerPower fundraiser items for delivery (paper orders only) in mid-May
  • We need a Bookfair Chairperson for next school year
  • Field Day Hot Dog Lunch:
    • Tuesday, June 1 (after school): pre-assemble lunch bags (2-4 parents)
    • Wednesday, June 2 (morning): setup roasters with hot dogs (2-3 parents)
    • Wednesday, June 2 (lunch): serve lunch (3-4) parents

If you can help out for any of these events, please contact the PTO at the above email address.

Our next PTO meeting has been moved to Monday, May 10 @ 6:30 pm via Zoom. Meetings will be held the second Tuesday of every month.

Talent Show

Please see the attachment for important information: Talent Show Information.

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 5th 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. KaraokeStar 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, Mrs. Main 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.


Spring Creek Students Organize Trash Pickup and Data Collection for Earth Day

LARAMIE, Wyo. (April 22, 2021) – Today, April 22, is Earth Day, and third graders at Spring Creek will be undertaking an environmental and scientific project in the spirit of the day. Ms. Ommen’s class will be picking up trash on the east end of town, and they will record what they find and make a report on the data.

The project started when Cadence, a student in Ommen’s class, noticed a trend on her way to an after-school activity.

“We were driving by Walmart because I was going to LEAP, and I saw the trash on the side of the road,” Cadence said. “I thought something needs to be done, and we could do something about it.”

When she brought the idea to the class, Cadence and her classmates wrote a letter to the Environmental Action Committee (EAC) on the Laramie City Council. The letter earned the students praise from the committee for their initiative, community involvement, and proposed solutions.

“We wrote how important Laramie is to us, and some of our concerns, like that it could break down by the sun and get in our watershed,” said Marshall, one of Cadence’s classmates. “It could also get into the Pilot Hill area. We also put some helpful ways we could stop them, like putting more trash clans closer together, and by putting fences to stop the blowing trash.”

The EAC provided the class with vests, gloves, and bags for the cleanup activity, and asked the students to collect data on what they find while they are picking up the trash. After the data is recorded, the students will report it back to the city council.

“On the data sheet, we’re collecting data about what type of trash it is and where it came from,” said third-grader Liam. “That way, we can put posters up in that area that says ‘No Littering’ because it could blow into Spring Creek.”

Last week, the students did a test run to see how the data collection will go. They crossed the street and did a quick clean up on the banks of Spring Creek.

“We found out that there’s more in the water, and it’s sort of out of reach,” said Emery, a student in Ommen’s class. “That’s the worst place it could get because the animals that are swimming in the water could get stuck or accidentally eat it. And there was trash everywhere.”

The plan now is to use what they learned during the practice run to collect, record, and learn about the trash in the area they are working on today. Once they finish the report, Ommen says the class is hoping to publish the data, possibly in a blog, including the initial letter, and their ideas on how to mitigate litter in the future.

“I’m very proud of my students all the time,” Ommen said. “I’m constantly surprised and reinvigorated by their levity and their zeal for life. They have really good ideas. If I just listen to them and support them, they can do so many inspiring things.”

Some ideas the class already has is to increase the number of trash cans available, put up posters, and build a fence to catch trash and stop it from blowing around town and into rivers and creeks.

“We’re hoping this snowballs into something that is bigger, involves more of the community, and can be replicated,” Ommen said.

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ACSD#1 to Continue Mitigation Strategies in Schools

LARAMIE, Wyo. (April 21, 2021) – Albany County School District #1 (ACSD#1) will continue to use recommended mitigation strategies in its schools, including the use of face coverings, until transmission levels in the county are lowered.

The guidelines ACSD#1 has been using are from the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) and include three metrics which assess the degree of community transmission. The WDH website includes cases per 100,000 population and percentage of test positivity over a two-week period as Transmission Indicators. You can find the latest County Metrics here.

The WDH updates the information weekly, but ACSD#1 monitors cases daily and consults with the County Health Officer, Dr. Jean Allais, regularly. Dr. Allais’ recent recommendation is that there is an increase in community transmission, and the schools should continue to follow the current state health orders. State Health orders are updated every two weeks.

ACSD#1 is aware that other school districts have requested waivers from the state health orders, and the state health officer as approved some and denied others. ACSD#1 Superintendent Dr. Jubal Yennie anticipates that when Albany County is tracking in the Lowest Transmission Level (Dark Green), the district will consider requesting a waiver if state health orders still require face coverings in schools.

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Weekly District Update - April 19

Laramie High School

End of the Year Events
Prom – 2021 LHS Senior Prom is scheduled for May 1st at the Hilton Garden Inn Convention Center at 8pm. This venue was selected based on the largest occupancy limit available to us. All seniors are invited to attend this year’s Sr. Prom. Seniors will also be able to invite a single guest. Due to occupancy limits only seniors and their guest will be able to purchase tickets for prom at this time. Lastly, the Convention Center currently has an occupancy limit of 300 guests at a time, this could change before the event. Should maximum capacity be reached a waiting area will be made available for students until room in the Convention Center is available. If the governor’s health order limiting occupancy changes before April 23rd and a higher occupancy is allowable we will work to create a more traditional Prom for both our Junior and Senior Classes. Please remember there is a strict no re-entry policy in place for the Pro, and any out of guests are required to have an out of town guest form completed.

Grand March will be in the LHS Theater starting promptly at 6:30p. All Seniors and Juniors students are welcome to patriciate in the Grand March Event (in appropriate dress). As students parade though designated areas of the building there will be opportunities to take pictures as well as be announced in multiple areas. At the conclusion of Grand March festivities will be moved to the Hilton Garden Inn where only guests with tickets will be allowed.

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

Senior Awards Night – Will be held Tuesday May 11th (more information to come)

The following is the schedule of events for the week of May 24th:
Tuesday May 25th – Seniors Last Day of School
Wednesday May 26th – Senior Check Out & Capping Ceremony
Thursday May 27th – Baccalaureate (At this time this event and possible location are tentative)
Friday May 28th – Graduation Rehearsal & GRADUATION

Up-Coming Schedule:
Week of April 19th – WyTopp testing week LHS will be on a block schedule that week.
During the week of April 19th, 9th and 10th Grades students will be taking the Statewide Proficiency Exams. Laramie High School attempted to administer the Winter WyTopp using 50 minute class periods in January. We learned that to give our students the best possible opportunity to take their time and not feel rushed, we would use our old 91 minute block schedule. This will allow students plenty of time to take the assessment. That is why the week of April 19th we will be using the following bell schedule:

Monday/Wednesday (1,3,5,7) & Tuesday/Thursday (2,4,6,I&E)

1st/2nd Block: 7:55-9:26
3rd/4th Block: 9:31-11:02
Lunch - 11:02-11:48
5th/6th Block: 11:53-1:24
7th/ I & E Block: 1:29-3:00
**During I&E any student failing any classes will be expected to stay. All students may stay on campus for additional instruction

On Friday April 23rd we will have a regular non-I&E 7 period class day
1st 7:55a – 8:45a (50 min)
2nd 8:50a – 9:40a
3rd 9:45a – 10:35a
4th 10:40a – 11:30a
LUNCH 11:30 – 12:15
5th 12:20p – 1:10p
6th 1:15p – 2:05p
7th 2:10p – 3:00p

Current Bell Schedule
Starting on April 26th we will go back to our Tier I Bell Schedule. Laramie High School’s Friday schedule will look different as students will follow a modified 1-7 bell schedule that will conclude at 1:10pm immediately followed with our Intervention and Enrichment (I&E) Block. I&E will run from 1:10pm to 3:00pm on Fridays to allow for students to complete projects, assessments, or labs that require more than a 50-minute window of time. Laramie High School has utilized this type of additional support (also formerly known as Student Enrichment Block or SEB) for almost 20 years and teachers have come to rely on this opportunity to target specific students in specific ways to support their success. Students will be released from I&E if they are passing all classes and the students’ parent/guardian do not choose to have them stay. During this block of time, no new instruction will be presented, but students will have access and opportunity to improve or enrich their comprehension of the curriculum, make up assignments, or complete assessments. Transportation will remain the same in the morning, and we will have regular transportation for students on Friday that are dismissed early as well as additional transportation students that are expected to attend I&E.

Bell Schedule (Monday-Thursday):
1st 7:55a – 8:45a (50 min)
2nd 8:50a – 9:40a
3rd 9:45a – 10:35a
4th 10:40a – 11:30a
LUNCH 11:30 – 12:15
5th 12:20p – 1:10p
6th 1:15p – 2:05p
7th 2:10p – 3:00p

Friday
1st 7:55a – 8:30a (35 min)
2nd 8:35a – 9:10a
3rd 9:15a – 9:50a
4th 9:55a – 10:30a
Lunch 10:30a – 11:10a
5th 11:15a – 11:50a
6th 11:55a – 12:30p
7th 12:35 – 1:10
****I&E 1:15p – 3:00p

Available Scholarship Applications
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

Rock River

Students of the Week
We are proud to inform Longhorn Nation of the 3 Student of the Week winners from this week!

The first student we’d like to recognize is a 1 st grader in Ms. Bowers’s class. Letty B. is being recognized for many reasons. Letty is a hard-working young lady who is willing to help others. She is on task, does her best work, and shows great patience to her classmates. Great job Letty!

Our second student we’d like to recognize is a 10th grader named Jaeden C. Jaeden has worked very hard this year to improve herself academically. She is responsible and always puts her best effort into her work and her relationships. She is a student teachers and students can count on. We appreciate her positive attitude and kind personality!

Our last student is a high school senior, Shaylynn V. Shaylynn has become a great leader this year for our younger students. She is positive, works hard, stays on task, and always strives to do her best. We are proud to have Shaylynn as a part of Longhorn Nation.

Congratulations students on your selection as Student of the Week! We appreciate you!

Laramie Middle School

Hapi-ness 5k
The 36th annual Hapi-ness 5k will be held on Saturday, May 8th at 9:00. Registration and sign up will begin at 8:00 am. In order to receive a race t-shirt, participants must register by April 29th. The race is open to runners and walkers of all abilities. The Hapi-ness 5K was founded in 1987 by the LMS ninth grade class in memory of their classmate Hapi Patterson who passed away due to leukemia. Since then numerous families have received help with their medical bills as a result of the Hapi-ness 5K. This year's proceeds will help families and individuals in need in our community. Please use this link to register and watch the video below to learn more about the Hapi-ness 5K.

WY-TOPP Testing
We will continue with WY-TOPP testing this week using our block day schedule. Tuesday is an even day and Wednesday will be an odd day. Monday, Thursday, and Fridays will be all days. School starts and dismisses at our normal times each day. It is important that students bring their Chromebooks to school fully charged each day and are well rested.

12-Week Grade Reports
We are nearing the end of the school year. Please help us finish strong. We've come a long way and we are excited to put an exclamation point on the school year. Twelve week grade reports will be mailed out on Friday. Please review your student's report with them and contact teachers with any questions. Scout Learning Lab is held after school Monday-Thursday for students who need additional time and support. Make it a great week!

Beitel Elementary School

Classes for Next Year
Beitel is beginning to look ahead to the next school year. Our most important task is also a very complex one --placing students in new classes. Because we value your insights about your child’s learning style and unique needs and abilities, we want to hear from you! Between now and Friday, April 30, parents are encouraged to write to the principal about next year’s classes. Please include any information that you feel is important. We are especially interested in information about the situations in which you feel your child works best. Please also include information about your child’s strengths and areas in which you would like to see growth. Your letter may be as brief or as long as you wish. Feel free to send a message to our office or directly to Mr. Engel. lengel@acsd1.org.

Please do not request a specific teacher. We are seeking information that will allow us to place your student in the best possible educational environment. We may very well see several new teachers in our building next year. The best fit for your child may be the teacher you have not met yet! Please send your letter by April 30 if it is later than that we are unable to use it. We use both teacher and parent input to help formulate class groups for the next year.

Indian Paintbrush Elementary School

Protect the Herd
This past week, we were reminded that we still must Protect the Herd and maintain our guidelines. Please remember that the expectation when you are on our campus is to have your masks on. The more we do now, hopefully the less we do later. This was always going to be a marathon experience, but I hope the finish line is in sight. Please read the following from our school nurse on current precautions to keep in mind:

Please do not send your student to school with any cold or allergy symptoms including a cough, runny nose or congestion, sore throat, stomachache, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue or loss of taste or smell. We are still seeing COVID in our community and schools. Students that have any symptoms need to stay home until they have been symptom free for 24 hours and then can return to school. If the community spread continues to increase, we will need to go back to staying home for 10 days or a negative COVID test or a doctor's note. ACSD 1 monitors the metrics on the Wyoming Department of Health website to determine the community spread. Thank you so much for your help in this.

Art Fundraiser
The Spring Art Fundraiser is on its way! This is an amazing opportunity to help raise funds for the art program through the PTA. All money raised will go directly to purchasing art supplies for your students. This will look like new classroom packs of art supplies such as color sticks and oil pastels, surface texture tools and glaze for clay, liquid watercolor, construction paper, and so forth. My goal is to provide the space for students to experiment and grow in a variety of art mediums as well as to discover lifelong interest within the arts. Please take the time to read this attachment.

Spring Creek Elementary School

End of the Year 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.

Slade Elementary School

Teacher Appreciation Week
Teacher Appreciation Week is just around the corner. A kind letter of appreciation is always a treasured gift for our teachers. Your child will be bringing home a bag with postcards inside. Please take a moment to write a note of thanks to a teacher or staff member at Slade. Return the cards to school with your child and we will get the postcards to the right person. There are three cards in the bag. If you need more, please contact the front office.

The Artful Craft of Science (TACoS)
The Artful Craft of Science (TACoS) summer camp is back again for Summer 2021.
Due to the great feedback for students across the state to participate, UWyo faculty will be hosting TACoS VII virtually. All upcoming 5th & 6th graders are invited to participate with their parents!

Each parent/student can pick up materials (or they can be mailed to a home address).
This year there are expanded time options!
- Videos will be available starting the week of July 5th, and the final virtual celebration is in mid-August (around August 18th).
- Parents/guardians will be emailed a group of pre-recorded videos and activity directions and they can work with their student at their own pace.
- Working with parents/guardians, students can follow the pre-recorded videos and use the materials that were mailed to complete the different sessions.

There are 5 planned sessions that parents/guardians can work through with the student at their own pace:
1. Chemistry - Geology and Weathering
2. Computer Science - Micro:bit activities
3. Microbes and Art - Photogram activities
4. Science Loves Art - Marbling activities
5. MiliporeSigma Curiosity Labs

If you are interested in participating in these activities, please sign up your student at this link:
(Note that TACoS VII can only accept ~80 students due to materials and other costs)

Parent sign-up link for TACoS VII is linked right here.


Steven Hess, a Holocaust Survivor, Spoke to Students at Laramie High School

LARAMIE, Wyo. (April 15, 2021) – This morning, Steven Hess, a Holocaust survivor, spoke to students at Laramie High School via Zoom in an event that was set up by social studies teacher Mr. Stucky.

Stucky has been in contact with Hess ever since he watched one of Hess’s speeches while working late one night at the World War II Museum in New Orleans. Stucky found Hess’s email at the beginning of the presentation, and he started a dialogue. The two have been in contact for a while before setting up this event.

“I told him about our Holocaust class, this is the first year we’ve offered it,” Stucky said. “I made a proposal to the board last year, and it was accepted. So, I was telling him about my class, and he said he’d be happy to give a presentation. It’s very fortunate to have such an unbelievable person and witness to share with the kids.”

Hess was born in Amsterdam, Holland, and has a twin sister, Marion Ein Lewin. His parents were German-Jewish refugees who fled from the Nazis. During his talk, Hess gave background on what happened to him and his family during the Holocaust, what it was like as a prisoner at Bergen-Belsen, and answered questions from students.

During the question and answer session, Hess said he hopes that the most important thing students take away from his talk is that when you see evil, you have to rise up against it. He also mentioned the value of human life, and that kindness is something he encourages among the important themes of his talk.

“In my class, survivor testimony is a big part of what we do within our curriculum,” Stucky said. “There’s just so much more validity in hearing it from those that experienced it as opposed to me as a teacher who studied it. My hope is they’re getting the messages that Mr. Hess shared with us at the end: you have to stand up against evil when it’s present, be a good person, be kind, and have tolerance.”

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