CY Middle School

CY

Phone: (307) 253-2700

School Website

Principal: Valerie Braughton

Assistant Principal: Randall Bower

Office Manager: Deborah Bovie

Address: 2900 Cyclone Drive, Casper, 82604

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“Focusing on our school and district strategic plans, we emphasize high expectations for student learning; we engage students in 21st Century skills; we celebrate achievement, and we create a safe and healthy environment. CYMS is dedicated to student growth, achievement, and citizenship”

CY Middle School fully meets expectations in the State Accountability Model (August 2017).

CY Middle School is the home of the Cyclones! CYMS offers interdisciplinary, grade level CORE teams, creating smaller learning communities that help students transition from elementary to middle school.

Our “Where Everybody Belongs” (WEB) orientation/transition program for incoming students connects 8th grade students with incoming students to help them integrate into our school in a comforting and welcoming way.

 

Programs

Each grade level has its own separate area that is also split up into two “houses” per grade level.

Students are enrolled in CORE language arts, math, science, social studies, and physical education. The Summit Program is designed for academically high-achieving students. Our special education teachers co-teach mainstream core classes using the inclusion model.

CY offers an integrated science program. Instead of students learning about life, earth, and physical science at specified grade levels, the three contents are integrated to maximize students’ learning opportunities.

Students choose from a wide variety of elective classes to match their skills and interests and explore real world connections. We have a full schedule of fine arts electives including Art, Band, Choir, and Orchestra. We have two up-to-date Career and Technical Education (CTE) labs and a Family and Consumer Science (FACS) room with full kitchen stations. We have the most World Language offerings of any middle school in Wyoming, including opportunities in Spanish, Russian, German and Mandarin Chinese. We also offer Destination Imagination (DI) as an elective class.

The CY Gifted and Talented Program offers self-contained classroom opportunities for identified GT students. Instruction is individualized, problem-based, project-based, and integrated to encourage critical thinking and problem solving.

CY offers a before and after-school Bridges Extended Day Program for extra support with standards, homework, classwork, missing work and organizational skills.

Technology standards are embedded in students’ learning activities across content areas. Students have the opportunity to learn how to use and operate industry standard technology.

CY is designed to capture natural sunlight. A wind turbine provides enough power for student and staff laptops. Social learning spaces for each grade level and the Cyclone Café provide relaxing settings for collaborative work.

 

Activities

Activities include: Anime/Fandom Club, Art Club, Destination Imagination, Drama Club, FFA, Flute Choir, Geography Club, History Club, Jazz Band, Lego Robotics, Math Club, Musical Production, NJHS, Rockestra, Student Council, WEB, and Yearbook.

Athletics include: basketball, cheerleading, cross-country running, football, golf, Nordic skiing, soccer, swimming, track, volleyball, and wrestling.

Extra curricular activities may vary each year based on funding and/or interest.

 

Hours

Classes at CY Middle School start at 7:55 a.m. and conclude at 2:40 p.m. Activities are available before and after school.