Author Archives: Christina Schmidt

How do you teach home-schoolers PE?

How do you teach home-schoolers PE?

DAYTON — As home schooling of students has increased in popularity in recent years, so has the need for home-schooled students to have access to some traditional public school electives. While there are many curriculum options for home-school parents and teachers, the options for classes such as physical education, art and music are harder to… Continue Reading

Mastering the essay: Tips to leave an impression

SHERIDAN — Although the new academic year has just started, it is not too early for seniors to begin work on one of the most important aspects of their next educational step, the college admission or scholarship essay. Many scholarship organizations begin taking applications soon, and one standard part of most of them is the… Continue Reading

Local schools offer homework help for students

SHERIDAN — The new school year is upon us. Soon, evenings will be filled with club meetings and activities, sports practices and games and…homework. Homework is an almost daily requirement during a student’s school career and it is easy for students to get caught up with other, more engaging activities. However, educators stress that falling… Continue Reading

Battling nature with nature

Battling nature with nature

SHERIDAN — “It is a pretty common misconception of us — that we just spray chemicals,” Sheridan County Weed and Pest Assistant Supervisor Luke Sander said. “But biological control has always been part of our plan.” In fact, SCWP uses a large arsenal of tools in the fight against pests and noxious, or invasive, weeds… Continue Reading

Researchers discover bluebirds philandering in Bighorns

Researchers discover bluebirds philandering in Bighorns

Big Horn — Sex. Deception. Infidelities. Fathers raising youngsters that they think are their own, but actually are the offspring of another. While this might sound like the typical plot of almost any soap opera, it is actually a glimpse of the findings that bird biologists Scott and Bonnie Johnson have discovered in their years… Continue Reading

Movies in the park

DAYTON — While watching a movie is almost always a great time, the routine is the same. You buy your ticket, buy your popcorn and take a seat in a darkened theater with dozens of people you likely don’t know. However, the Movies in the Park series offered by the Tongue River Valley Community Center… Continue Reading

Famous James brother made camp in Big Horn

By Christina Schmidt The Sheridan Press BIG HORN — In 1880, William Jackson arrived in the Big Horn area from Iowa with his family. Jackson settled his family in a tent on the Goelet Gallatin Ranch until an unexpected vacancy in a cabin came open nearby. According to Ann Helvey, in the book “Big Horn… Continue Reading

School year over? Still plenty of chances to learn

RANCHESTER — Although the last day of the academic school year has passed, for many area students, learning opportunities will continue throughout the summer. Both Sheridan County School District 1 and 2 schools are offering a variety of programs and activities designed to keep kids learning through the summer, without the pressure of homework, tests… Continue Reading

Partnership allows students to learn from pheasants

SHERIDAN — A new partnership between the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and a local chapter of the nonprofit group Pheasants Forever is allowing more than a dozen classrooms in Sheridan County to bring a little bit of Wyoming’s wildlife indoors. For several years, Darrell Meineke, manager of the Sheridan Bird Farm, has traveled to… Continue Reading

Hands-on learning set for this summer

SHERIDAN — Although the school year will be coming to an end shortly, a local program is offering classes to ensure that Sheridan County children have an opportunity to continue learning through the summer. And have fun doing it. “The reason I started Science Kids was I had lived in Sheridan for 10 years or… Continue Reading

Ticket to ride

Ticket to ride

SHERIDAN — In most circumstances, beer drinking and bikes is not a suggested mix. However, next Saturday, the two will be safely paired for a fun afternoon of celebrating bikes and bike culture in downtown Sheridan. The Freedom Machine Vintage Bike and Art Show will make its debut May 10 at 50 N. Main St.… Continue Reading

Middle school students get jump on programming

When most of us think of computer programming, if we think about it at all, we envision a computer whiz spending mind-numbingly boring hours in front of a computer screen typing in code. However, this stereotype is becoming outdated as students at Sheridan County School District 1 are taking up computer programming in a fun… Continue Reading

Destination Imagination State Tournament

SHERIDAN — Students from around Wyoming are gathering today at Sheridan Junior High School to compete in the Destination Imagination State Tournament. Though Sheridan area students have competed in the program since the 1990s, this is the first time the state tournament has been held in Sheridan. There are at least 325 students representing more… Continue Reading

Prom season is upon us

SHERIDAN — “I think it’s the one time a girl can get that red carpet dress,” said Barb Sondgeroth. “There are very few occasions in life when you get to dress up like that.” Sondgeroth owns One Step Closer Boutique and helps outfit Sheridan County’s youth for that special night each spring…prom. The store rents… Continue Reading

The champion tree

The champion tree

BIG HORN — In 1880, William Jackson arrived in Big Horn as one of the area’s first settlers. More than likely, he brought along a cutting from a tree as part of his possessions. The next year, he built a small cabin on a creek, later named Jackson Creek in his honor, and planted the… Continue Reading

SCSD1 to offer new kindergarten program

RANCHESTER — Sheridan County School District 1 will offer a new program for the 2014-2015 school year aimed at helping young children prepare for kindergarten. The program, called Classic Kindergarten, will bridge the gap between children who may have completed pre-kindergarten classes, but need to continue to gain social or academic skills before entering kindergarten.… Continue Reading

BH students take top honors at History Bowl and Bee

BIG HORN — Big Horn High School students took top honors at Wyoming’s first History Bee and Bowl, held March 15 at BHHS. The national history bee and bowl, sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, started in 2010. BHHS students have participated in the Montana History Bee and Bowl the past few years, and most recently,… Continue Reading

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