Poison Spider School
Phone: (307) 253-6900
Principal: Tammy Creger
Office Manager: Kelly Alt
Address: 6150 Raderville Rt., Casper, 82604
“We Weave a Web of Learning: Capture Knowledge, Build Relationships, Connect to Community.”
The mission of Poison Spider School is to ensure a culture where all students achieve at their highest potential.
Poison Spider is a K-8th school located 15 minutes west of Casper. We moved into our new state-of-the-art facility in March 2009. Transportation is available for students who wish to attend Poison Spider.
Poison Spider is a student-centered Professional Learning Community that is focused on student achievement. The caring staff believes that every child can learn and be successful. Poison Spider provides a friendly, safe, and supportive learning environment for all students. Our students are active, hands-on learners. A tiered intervention system is in place to help students who may need extra academic help. Enrichment opportunities are available in the regular classroom.
The math program used at Poison Spider for grades K – 5th is My Math. This program has strong alignment to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The students in 6th – 8th are using the Glencoe math program which is also aligned to CCSS. Students participate in Balanced Literacy approach which includes a Guided Reading component. Teachers also are trained in the 6+1 writing program and students use these skills across all curricular areas. All students in participate in a 45 minute intervention/enrichment (IE) block. Students are grouped by skill levels during this time. It is an intense, highly focused time for students to improve skills in reading, writing or math. Agriculture and Spanish programs are available for seventh and eight graders. All Poison Spider students participate in the Casper Mountain Science School.
Students may participate in clubs such as Student Council, Yearbook, Robotics, History, Science, Chess, and Fitness. Fourth and fifth graders may participate in volleyball, basketball and track through the Casper Recreation Center. Students in 6th – 8th may participate in middle-level sports programs at area middle schools. Bus transportation is provided from Poison Spider to CYMS or Dean Morgan for after school sports.
Classes begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m.