School Celebrations!

Dear Superintendents,

This was a week of education celebrations in Wyoming.  It was a pleasure to attend several of the events.

Congratulations to the Blue Ribbon Schools:

  • Southside Elementary School in Worland
  • Fort Caspar Academy in Casper
  • Wilson Elementary School in Wilson

Also, Lingle-Fort Laramie Elementary School cut the ribbon to open their new school.

Finally, the prevention and safety app, Safe2Tell, rolled out in Casper (pilot district). The app replaces the WeTip program and will be available in all schools within six months.

State Superintendent Jillian Balow addresses a gym full of elementary students and staff at Fort Caspar Academy.
Ft. Caspar Academy celebrates earning the Blue Ribbon award
JAC Chairman Harshman and OHS Director Guy Cameron discuss the hard work and collaboration in passing and implementing Safe2Tell in Wyoming
JAC Chairman Harshman and OHS Director Guy Cameron discuss the hard work and collaboration in passing and implementing Safe2Tell in Wyoming
State Superintendent Jillian Balow cuts the ribbon on the new Lingle-Ft. Laramie Elementary School with their school principle, district superintendent, and other officials in front of the school as students watch.
Ribbon cutting at the new Lingle-Ft. Laramie Elementary School

ESSA ROUNDTABLE

Thank you for the great attendance at the ESSA Roundtable held in Casper. Recall that Wyoming was one of several states to host a listening session attended by the US Department of Education. The topic was implementation of the new law in our state. We were very pleased with the content, depth, and variety of questions and comments. The meeting was streamed and will be available on our website shortly. The Powerpoint will also be available. A new set of listening sessions begins next week. The meetings will primarily be held at community colleges. This is one more opportunity to provide input on how ESSA should be implemented at the local level. All are invited to attend these listening sessions. The WDE will reach out to personally invite higher education, business and industry, and local government officials. Thank you, in advance, for helping spread the word.  Here is a link to the dates and the media release.

NAEP SCORES were released this week. To see how Wyoming and the nation did, follow this link.

There are no memos this week.

Jillian