2016 State 2A Football Playoffs Available
To view the 2016 State 2A Football Championship Bracket, please click here.
To view the 2016 Regional Volleyball Tournament, please click here.
Chugwater Library Receives Donation from Walmart
The Cheyenne, WY transportation office has chosen Chugwater Elementary to receive a $1000.00 donation as part of Walmart's commitment to education. Private Fleet truck drivers for Walmart are already among the safest drivers in the country. They drove extra carefully during the week from August 13 through August 19, 2016. For every accident-free mile they drove during that week, the Walmart Foundation made a financial contribution to local schools.
The Walmart Foundation is donating one cent for each accident-free mile driven by the drivers at each Walmart transportation office. A school in the home region of each transportation office will receive at least $1,000 and as much as $5,000 based on the safety performance of local drivers. During this year's program, Walmart transportation offices nationwide raised more than $143,000 to give to schools in their communities.
This is just one of the many ways Walmart supports education across the country, said Jeff DeMaio, General Transportation Manager at the Cheyenne Walmart distribution center. It's also a great way to engage all of our drivers in raising money for our local schools. This program serves as a great reminder to each of us that children are returning to classes and all drivers need to watch carefully for school buses and school children.
Walmart's Private Fleet is one of the largest in the United States and its more than 11,000 associates, including nearly 7,600 drivers, supporting more than 5,200 Walmart stores, Sam's Club locations and Neighborhood Markets in the U.S.
On Wednesday, October 19, Jeffrey Demaio, Walmart General Transportation Manager and Walmart Driver Eric Carpenter met with Mr. Waring, Chugwater Principal, and Mr. Fischer, Superintendent, to deliver a $1,000 donation for the library at Chugwater Schools.
Pictured are Chugwater Principal Tom Waring receiving the donation from Eric Carpenter.
WMS World Strides 5K Event
Wheatland Middle School is busy preparing to raise money for the students going to Costa Rica with Education First tours. The group is hosting a Monster Dash 5K on Saturday, Oct. 29th at 6:00 PM beginning at Wheatland Middle School's bus loop. (packet pick-up begins at 4:30 PM). There will also be a costume contest! Dogs are welcome to join too! Registration is $25 if done ahead of time and $30 on race day. All of the registration proceeds will go directly to the students to help pay for their tour. This race is the second 5K in a series of four. These races are open to any runners or walkers who would like to participate and there will be prizes!
More information on the race series: worldstrides5kseries.weebly.com
Registration page for the individual race: https://www.raceentry.com/races/monster-dash-5k/2016/register
Registration page for the whole series (there's a discount if you sign up for more than one race): https://www.raceentry.com/races-series/wheatland-middle-school-world-strides-5k-series/series/register
Please click here to print and complete the registration page and return to the WMS office or the Central office.
Contact Maggie Darnell at 307-322-1518 Ext 4017 for further questions.
WHS Marching Band Receives Excellent Rating
The Wheatland High School Marching Bulldogs performed at the State Marching Band Festival at the Casper Events Center on October 15, 2016. The students performed music from the movies Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, and Star Wars, all composed by John Williams. The Band received a II – Excellent rating and scored in the same bracket as many larger schools. Students were able to see groups perform from all over the state and are excited to move forward and continue improving as a marching band.
WHS Teachers Organize First Technological Haunted House
This past summer, three teachers from the Wheatland High School (Jeanette Wallace, Leslie Harlan, and Cheryl Freeman) attended a workshop called the Engineering Summer Program for Teachers (ESP4T) at the University of Wyoming. This was a STEM program geared towards teaching teachers how to incorporate electrical engineering and computer programming language into the classroom. Arduinos (which are microcontrollers) and Raspberry Pi‘s (which are complete functional mini computers) were utilized to command simple electrical engineering projects.
This year the teachers and students are implementing Arduino and Raspberry Pi electrical engineering and coding projects in the Industry and Trades math class and the STEM science class. They will be showcasing these projects in the first ever Wheatland High School Haunted House. Furthermore, any student interested in helping with the project can do so in the before and after school Makerspace program.
They have been working with EWC Program Director Kathy Garton at the Old Jr. High to utilize the building and the upstairs classrooms for the event. In addition, the fire department donated the materials that were used at the Fire Hall haunted house last year.
The scheduled date for the event is on Halloween on Monday, October 31st from 5-9 PM. Please click here to view the invitation and details of this spooky event.
Platte #1 Parent Survey Announcement
In an effort to improve system practices, Platte County School District #1 is conducting a Parent Survey of our academic services. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey.
In order to complete the survey, please click on the following link; http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/8770733
Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated.
We want to thank you in advance for answering the survey questions as we work together to improve our schools to help each child to “Reach the Peak”.
Spanish Free and Reduced Form Now Available
The Spanish translation of the free and reduced lunch form is now available. For the Spanish instructions and eligibility, please click here. For the Spanish application for the free and reduced
lunch program, please click here.
Libbey and West Host Author Ken Thomasma
Mr. Ken Thomasma, author of many children’s books including Moho Wat, Naya Nuki and The Truth About Sacajawea visited West and Libbey Elementary schools on Monday, September 26th to conduct storytelling and writing tips presentations to the students. The K-5 students from Glendo and Chugwater also attended the event. CH Brown sponsored the event and First State Bank donated a $1 gold Sacajawea coin to each student. The U.S. Mint had many choices when it came to the selection of a woman to be put on the $1 coin. With Mr. Thomasma’s input, the U.S. Mint picked Sacajawea for the coin and he was instrumental in the design of the coin. This event would not have been possible without the donations and assistance from CH Brown and First State Bank. Platte County School District #1 would like to thank Chuck Brown from CH Brown and Jeff Brown from First State Bank for their generosity and providing the students anevent that will be long remembered! For more photos, please click on our Facebook icon.
EWC/Community Ed Offers October Classes
Once again, the Eastern Wyoming College/Community Ed Outreach Center is offering classes to anyone that is interested in learning and having fun at the same time! Please click here to view the classes that are now being offered for the month of October. Pre-registration and payment are required to attend these classes. Please call Kathy Garton at 322-2433 with questions and to register.