Parent News – June 1, 2018

Congratulations to NCSD’s Class of 2018 Graduates!

On May 31 and June 1 785 NCSD graduates will walk the stage and receive their diplomas from their respective high schools. Kelly Walsh High School graduated 355 students, Midwest High School graduated 10, Natrona County High School graduated 378 students, and Roosevelt High School graduated 42.

NCSD would like to congratulate each of these students on their accomplishments and wish them luck on their future endeavors! As NCSD’s mission states: “NCSD empowers every learner to grow, excel and be successful contributors to the local/global community.” We’r e confident these 785 graduates have been enriched with the knowledge and skills necessary to make lasting contributions wherever they end up. Congratulations and good luck!

As we celebrate this year’s graduating classes it’s important to note that NCSD’s graduation rate for the class of 2017 continued on a positive incline as reported here:  NCSD Graduation Rate has Improved 5% Over the Past 5 Years


Journey Elementary Students Perform as Living History Wax Museum

As the clock struck 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 31 in the Journey Elementary commons area, the Journey 4th graders froze. The stationary students were dressed in historical garb and some had wigs or drawn-on facial hair. Ropes, gloves, bandanas, and early 20th century bonnets served as props. But as parents, guests, and their Journey schoolmates begin filtering through the room, the 4th graders came alive and it became apparent this wasn’t an elaborate game of freeze tag – this was a Living History Wax Museum display.

Read more about this cool history project here!


Summer Sun – Free or Low-Cost Activities for Students!

Summer Sun is a guide to free and low-cost activities and programs to keep your children engaged and active during the summer.

Click here to check out this year’s magazine!

Be sure to check the link periodically as we’ll be adding flyers/organizations to the magazine as we get the info!


The Great Wash-Off – Saturday, June 2

Wyoming Food for Thought is holding the following event next weekend:

Go get muddy – drive the back roads of Wyoming – then stop by K-Mart’s parking lot on Saturday, June 2nd for the Great Wash Off!

Students from both Kelly Walsh and Natrona County High Schools are holding a car wash where all funds raised will be given to Wyoming Food for Thought Project’s Local Solution to Hunger.

Choose your team and get in line. There will be a line for KWHS and a line for NCSH. The team that raises the most money will win the golden sponge trophy!

HOTSY will be on hand to provide the final rinse ensuring your auto is shiny and clean.

The Wash Off will run Saturday, June 2 from 11 a.m. till 3 p.m.


Reminder – Boys & Girls Clubs Closed June 4-7

NCSD’s Transportation Department would like to remind the parents of bus-riders that go to after-school Boys & Girls Clubs that the clubs will be closed from June 4-7 for their annual Spring shutdown. Our transportation department has bus riders each year that are at the bus hub waiting for a bus to the Boys and Girls Clubs during the Spring shutdown week. To avoid this please make alternate plans for your children.


Reminder – Last Day of School

The last day of school for NCSD students is Thursday, June 7.

To view NCSD’s Academic Calendar (and next year’s too) click here.


Stay Connected

Don’t lose touch with NCSD over the summer! Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and on our website for information throughout the summer and as we begin to get ready for the 2018-19 school year!


Summer Food Program: Free Food for Kids starting June 7

Summer is right around the corner, and it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Once again this year the Natrona County School District is partnering with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide free meals to children when school is out for the summer.

Click here to view the dates and locations of the program.


NCSD Bulletin Board

The  NCSD Bulletin Board is the place where parents can find flyers regarding relevant activities, events, and opportunities for students and their families in our community. Please check back to this page each week to see the latest updates.

Casper Recreation Summer Activities Guide

Casper Recreation Center’s Summer Adventure Camp – June 8 – August 24

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming Summer Camp – begins Jun. 11
Casper Planetarium Summer Camps – beginning Jun. 11
Casper College Girls Basketball Camp – Jun. 11-13 (Grades 3-8)
NCHS Girls Summer Basketball Clinic (for next year’f s 5th-8th grades) – Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Jun. 12-Jun. 27
Summer Animal House for Children at Werner Wildlife Museum – Jun. 14, Jul. 12, Aug. 9
Casper College Volleyball Camp – Jun. 18-20 (Grades 5-12)
Elementary (4th Grade) Field Science Class 2018 –l Jun. 18-22
Casper College Summer Visual Arts Classes – Jun. 18 – Jul. 27
Olivia Caldwell Foundation Miles for Gold Color Dash – Jun. 23
Casper College Boys Basketball Camp – Jun. 25-27 (Grades 1-8)
STEM Summer Camp Jun. 25-29 or Jul. 16-20
The NIC’s Discovery Center – 2018 Summer Camps
2nd Annual Wyoming Female Wrestling Camp – PeeWee-Junior is July 5-8, Schoolgirl-Junior is July 5-11
Earthworks: Artisans and Nature Exhibit at Werner Wildlife Museum thru July 13
America’s Promise Tuition Grant Available at Casper College

And many more!

 

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