Congratulations to Our Blue Ribbon Schools

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Dear Superintendents,

The Blue Ribbon School winners were announced this week – CONGRATULATIONS to Sheridan #2 and Sweetwater #2! Meadowlark Elementary in Sheridan and Truman Elementary in Green River are National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2019. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. I look forward to celebrating with both schools!

As I compose this update, the Joint Education Committee (JEC) is meeting in Cody to discuss possible K-12 and higher education bills and issues. Here is a link to the agenda and materials. 


Dirk Andrews, teacher from Casper, was in Washington, DC at the same time I was. We saw each other at Congressman Cheney’s office under the watchful eye of “Hank” the Boxer.


Teachers in Gillette participated in Computer Science training this week. The training not only prepares teachers to teach CS but also works with schools to strategic plan around incorporating CS into the school culture.


It was easy to brag on the great work Wyoming is doing with Computer Science to Microsoft President Brad Smith.

Memos to be released September 30:

  • 2019-113:   Holiday Cards For Our Military Challenge
  • 2019-114:   Open Range Wyoming Launch
  • 2019-115:   New 1% Threshold District Reporting and Monitoring of Student Participation in WY-ALT
  • 2019-116:   Remote Education Information