Parent News – May 11, 2018

Summit Elementary’s Stephine Jolivet Receives Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award

On Thursday, May 10 at a school-wide assembly during a visit from Wyoming Governor Matt Mead, Summit Elementary 1st grade teacher Stephine Jolivet was recognized as a 2018 Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award Winner. Jolivet was chosen from public nominations by a panel of judges made up of former Arch Coal award winners. In addition to a trophy, she also received a $3500 cash prize.

Click here to see pictures and to read more!

Governor Matt Mead Visits Summit Elementary

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead visited Summit Elementary on Thursday, May 10. Part of the reason for Mead’s visit was to see firsthand Summit’s implementation of the “Leader in Me” program – a program that teaches 21st century leadership and life skills to students and creates a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader.

Click here to see pictures and to read what Mead said to Summit students!

The Great Wash-Off – Saturday, May 19

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, May 19th 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, May 19th from 11 a.m. till 3 p.m.

 2018-19 NCSD Preschool Registration Information

Registration for NCSD’s preschool program will be from May 1-31, 2018.

Seven schools in Natrona County will host half-day preschool programs during the 2018–19 school year: Bar Nunn, Cottonwood, Evansville, Journey, Lincoln, Midwest, and Pineview Elementary Schools. Preschool students must be 3 or older by September 15, 2018.

A full list of required documents to register a preschooler and more information can be found by clicking here.

Click here to read more and see the students that were honored.

Casper Shrine Circus Tickets

NCSD students may have received free tickets to attend the Casper Shrine Circus. Organizers have informed us that some of the tickets have an incorrect date printed on them. The CORRECT date for the Casper Shrine Circus is Monday, May 14th. The matinee performance is at 4:00 p.m., and the evening performance is 7:30 p.m.

WDE Releases Summer “Student Opportunity Edition” Newsletter

Click here to view the complete newsletter from Wyoming Department of Education regarding summer opportunities for students. The following opportunities are described in more detail:

  • Native American Education Conference
  • Summer Learning: Reading and Math
  • VSA Emerging Young Artists Program
  • Barnes & Noble Summer Reading
  • SYNC Audiobooks for Teens
  • EngineerGirl Ambassadors
  • Physics/Astronomy Camp for 8th Graders
  • Wyoming Youth Summit
  • FBI Crime Scene Academies for Teens

Reminder: School Safety Videos

NCSD and the Casper Police Department teamed up to create several safety videos regarding safety issues around schools and buses. As the weather gets warmer the frequency of students as pedestrians is increasing. Please watch the videos at the links below to view good safety practices for drivers around schools and buses.

School Safety – Buses

School Safety – Crosswalks

School Safety – Walking/Biking to School

School Safety – 20 MPH School Zones

NCSD Dress Code Reminder

The Natrona County School District Board of Trustees believes the way you look and speak affects your behavior and academic performance. To make sure your students have the best opportunity to succeed there is a district dress code policy. As the weather begins to get warmer please keep the dress code in mind, and help your children be successful at school!

Please check out the link below for the dress code guidelines, the full policy, and the dress code video:

Good Attendance = High Achievement

NCSD recognizes that attendance is a very important part of learning.  Our community expects students to be present and participate in class every day, just as they expect their employees to be at work. Regular, complete, and continued class attendance by students is essential to the accomplishment of their educational goals and high achievement in school. Doing well in school is great, but there are plenty of reasons to have good attendance. Check out just a few of them in this video:

 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.

Attend Wyoming Symphony Orchestra Rehearsals with Food Donation – May 12
Casper Children’s Chorale Auditions – May 17-29
UW’s Theatre & Dance “Six Songs from Ellis” Multi-Genre Performance – May 18
Pitch, Hit, and Run w/ Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming – May 19
Wyoming CARES 15th Annual Father Daughter Social – May 19

NCHS Girls Summer Basketball Clinic (for next year’s 5th-8th grades) – Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jun. 12 – Jun. 28

And many more!


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