Here is the Weekly District Update for Monday, April 5, 2021:

LARAMIE HIGH SCHOOL

ACT Test Day is Tuesday, April 6 for Juniors

Tuesday April 6th is the mandatory ACT test day for all juniors at LHS. Please remind your student to be in the doors at LHS by 7:40 to find their room assignments. We have plenty of #2 pencils and calculators, but if your student would like to bring their own, as well as some water and a snack, please have them do so.

Remember, ACT scores directly affect what level of Hathaway Scholarship your student may be eligible for. This scholarship can be used at any Wyoming college or the university for programs ranging from 9 month certificate programs to 4 year bachelor’s degrees. Future ACT tests will cost your student $55.

For seniors, sophomores, and freshman April 6th will be a virtual learning day. Their teachers will have assignments posted on Canvas for them to complete. They can also utilize this day to get caught up on any missing assignments. Getting caught up on missing assignments may ensure their last seven weeks of the semester are a bit easier to navigate due to reducing stress.

If you have any questions, please contact the LHS counseling office at 307-721-4488

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. Grand March will be in the LHS Theater starting promptly at 6:30p. 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. 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.

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.

ROCK RIVER

Students of the Week

We have 3 wonderful students to recognize this week. There were several nominations made by teachers and staff last week. Thank you students for working hard and staying positive!

The first student we’d like to recognize is a third grader in Ms. Findley’s class: Kanyon N. Kanyon is being recognized for her hard work and willingness to help her peers when she is finished with her work. She is kind, caring, and always pushes herself to do her best. Great job Kanyon!

Our second student we’d like recognize is a seventh grader named Zoey C. Zoey’s teachers report that she is a very hard worker, she is kind, respectful, and always strives to do her best. Her perseverance is amazing! She works hard to overcome challenges and maintains a positive attitude every day. She encourages her classmates and is a great role model for our younger students. Great job Zoey!

Our high school student of the week is a freshman, Andee D. Andee always has a smile on her face and has a positive attitude. She is respectful, encouraging, and willing to do whatever it takes to be successful. Andee is reliable, responsible, and a great role model for our younger students. Thank you Andee for your hard work!

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

LARAMIE MIDDLE SCHOOL

Perseverance and WYTOPP Update

The end of the school year presents unique opportunities and challenges.  We’ve been through a lot this year and perseverance is something we’ve needed in spades. By persevering we reach our goals and there is nothing more rewarding than seeing your student achieve their goals –big and small! Whether it is celebrating those first steps or graduation day, witnessing achievements gained by hard work are some of a families’ proudest moments. Hard work and determination are the ingredients of perseverance. By helping your children develop perseverance now, you can prepare them to learn from their future failures and work hard to achieve future successes. Please read this month’s Capturing Kids’ Hearts newsletter for more on perseverance and developing a growth mindset.

We will be completing the WYTOPP, our statewide assessment, this year.  All students will be tested in reading and math.  Seventh grade students also take a writing test and eighth grade students are tested in science. To accommodate testing we will have block days the weeks of April 12th , April 19th, and April 26th.  This means students will attend their odd period classes on Tuesdays and their even period classes on Wednesdays those weeks and classes will be 85 minutes long.  Students will still start their day in S4S and dismissal times will not change.

Let’s make it a great week.  The weather is warming up and track starts this week so it’s probably time for a huge blizzard.  Maybe we got that out of the way during spring break or maybe I just jinxed us.  Time will tell!

INDIAN PAINTBRUSH

Protect the Herd, and WYTOPP Update

We are fully into April, and that is No Joke!  Thank you for helping us to get this far.  We have many things on the horizon for this year, we want to be here, be safe, and be open.  We are still vigilant in Protecting the Herd.  Don’t forget to take your screener every morning as well, we are holding true to our yearlong guidelines.

Stay tuned in the coming weeks for information about WYTOPP.  Our schedule is about completed and teachers will begin to advertise testing days for your planning.  Our kids will do great!

SLADE ELEMENTARY

Intent to Return 2021-22

In order for us to project class sizes for the 2021-2022 school year and to plan for the needs of our students, PLEASE complete the Intent to Return form by Friday, April 16.  Please complete this form for EACH of your children who currently attend Slade in grades K through 4th.  5th graders who will be moving on to middle school next year will not need to complete the form.

Click here for the Intent to Return form.

A reminder . . . children who have moved outside our boundaries will be transferring in August to the assigned school in their attendance area unless a Boundary Exception Request has been filed and granted. Addresses used for school registration must be where the child actually lives with his/her parent(s) or legal guardians.

Boundary Exception Request

Students currently enrolled in their neighborhood school who have moved out of boundaries for that school, but wish to remain at their current school must complete a Boundary Exception Request form.  Please submit the form by Friday April 16.

Click here for the Boundary Exception Request.

Please call Kendra in the front office at 721-4446 for any assistance or questions.