420 Second St./PO Box 268
Mills, Wyoming 82644
Phone: (307) 253-3700
Fax: (307) 253-3791
Mills Elementary is a small community school where the staff and community are dedicated to the success and needs of every student.
The school offers multiple programs that meet the needs of a diverse student population and works to build positive relationships to ensure a safe and nurturing environment where children grow. The school mission is “Every Child-Every Day-Every Way.”
Parents are an important part of children’s education at Mills.
Parents also are encouraged to play an integral role in school improvement by being a part of T.E.A.M. Mills (Together Everyone Achieves More), which involves families, staff, and community members working together to review data, make budget decisions, and work on school improvement areas.
Parent-teacher conferences are held twice a year. Weekly notes, handouts, and other important information are sent home every Monday.
Student data drives instruction. The Bridges Math program offers students a hands-on program to explore and build their math understanding.
The Balanced Literacy and 6+1 Traits of Writing programs allow students to build their reading skills at their own pace and to improve writing with literature-based and real-life examples.
Students may participate in Science Club, Maverick Chefs, Lego Robotics, Art Club, and Boys and Girls Club.
Fifth-graders may play basketball and volleyball through the Casper Rec Center. All students are encouraged to remain active and get moving through classes and clubs provided by entities such as the Casper Rec Center, Boys and Girls Club and YMCA.
Tutoring is available before- and after-school.
Playground supervision is available starting at 8:10 a.m.
Breakfast is served before school, and a fresh fruit or vegetable is served to all students as a snack during the day.
A Learning Center is available for students who are behind grade level to receive intensive support during the school day. Gifted and Talented instruction also is available for students.
Mills also has a certified computer technology teacher and a full time music teacher on site.
Preschool is available for children who turn 3 by Sept. 15, 2011. Half of admitted students must be below the poverty line. All parents of preschool students are required to volunteer five hours per month. Preschool students are screened for pre-academic skills. The staff discusses student needs, and they prioritize admission based on those needs.