Celebrate RAK Week, February 16-23

Wyoming Department of Education > Superintendent's Update > Celebrate RAK Week, February 16-23

Dear Superintendents,

Random Acts of Kindness Week is February 16-23. Random acts of kindness (RAKs) have become the norm for many schools in Wyoming and we love to celebrate and promote this aspect of students’ character development.

In years past, we’ve seen students and teachers lead food drives, card writing contests, visits to retirement homes, fundraisers, rock-painting, and so much more. This year there is also a coloring contest and submissions can be made online. More details about the Wyoming RAK Week are here: www.kindnesswyoming.org

Please share how your students and staff are engaged in RAKs. Tag Kindness Wyoming and the WDE in any of your acts of kindness so we can share them statewide.


Kayla Ketterling, Wyoming SkillsUSA president from Central High in Cheyenne, came to the WDE Monday to talk to teammates about the career and technical student organization. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.

State of the Union and Education

Education was one theme during President Trump’s  State of the Union address.  He urged Congress to approve federal tax credits for school choice. He also called for an expansion of Career and Technical Education (CTE) and touted his Administration’s support for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and religious liberty in schools.

He spoke specifically to CTE, “My budget also contains an exciting vision for our nation’s high schools,” he continued. “[I] ask Congress to support our students and back my plan to offer vocational and technical education in every single high school in America.”

Memos to be released on Monday, February 10:

  • 2020-017 Accreditation Training
  • 2020-018 ACT Fee Waivers
  • 2020-019 Verification Due – WDE949 Credits Earned
  • 2020-020 Recalibration Data Request