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Easing the transition to UW: Agreements in the works to help ease student transition to 4-year school

January 29, 2015

SHERIDAN — Soon, students enrolling in one of 16 programs at Sheridan College with the intention of transferring to the University of Wyoming will be able to rest easy knowing that they have the same chances of receiving a bachelor’s degree in four years as students who spend their first two years at the University. Read More

Shot down: Legislators kill bill to remove public vote for Superintendent of Public Instruction

January 28, 2015

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Legislature is making quick work of some of the bills presented in the 63rd session, including laying to rest a somewhat controversial bill that would have removed the public vote for the position of Superintendent of Public Instruction. HJ0002 was killed Monday afternoon in the House Education Committee by a vote Read More

SHS claims 2nd straight “We the People” state championship

January 27, 2015

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School Advanced Placement Government teacher Tyson Emborg had better be careful or students might start expecting that enrolling in his course automatically means you get to take a trip to Washington, D.C. The “We the People” team of SHS has once again claimed the state championship, and for the second year Read More

Winnop goes to Washington

January 26, 2015

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School senior Elizabeth Winnop will be making her second trip in two years to Washington, D.C., but this time she will get to meet the president. A member of last year’s state champion “We the People” team, Winnop has been selected as one of two students from Wyoming to spend a Read More

Want to publish your book? Try doing it yourself

January 24, 2015

SHERIDAN — A stroll down historic Main Street in Sheridan will reveal the town’s love of art on every block. From sculptures on display to paintings for sale in several local stores, visual art abounds. But if you duck inside Sheridan Stationery, Books and Gallery you will find a large collection of locally produced art Read More

A voice of local youth: High school students to write for Saturday editions of The Sheridan Press

January 23, 2015

SHERIDAN — This time next week when you sit down to read the Youth Page of The Sheridan Press — undoubtedly your favorite page in the paper, which you wait anxiously all week to read in each Saturday’s edition — you will find a fresh perspective. The Press has been working with each of the Read More

Schools eye bill that would require 4 years of math

SHERIDAN — Senate File 8 is making its way through the Wyoming State Legislature, and local education stakeholders are carefully monitoring the proposed changes to the multi-faceted education accountability and assessment bill. The modified bill sponsored by the Select Committee on Statewide Education Accountability passed its second reading during Thursday’s meeting of the Senate, moving Read More

Scheduling could be challenge for SCSD1 soccer

January 22, 2015

BIG HORN — Sheridan County School District 1 is officially moving forward with their new 3A soccer program, and the athletic directors are finding they are entering a whole new world. Previously, the district combined with SCSD2 in Sheridan for their 4A soccer teams, but in the fall of 2014 the school board voted to Read More

SCSD1 shows net loss in 2014, third year in a row

January 21, 2015

BIG HORN — Sheridan County School District 1 is on the brink of a concerning financial situation in their general and reserve funds, Travis Fegler of Porter, Muirhead, Cornia and Howard said Tuesday night during the school board’s annual audit presentation. Porter, Muirhead, Cornia and Howard provides an independent audit of the district’s financial report Read More

WDE clarifies rules regarding epinephrine pens in schools

January 19, 2015

SHERIDAN — Though some local school districts have reported that new legislation requires all Wyoming schools to carry Stock Epinephrine Auto-Injectors — commonly called EpiPens after one brand of the auto-injector on the market — Wyoming Department of Education officials say that is a misconception of the bill. Clarification of the new guidelines for use Read More

SCSD3 selects new board member

January 16, 2015

CLEARMONT — The Sheridan County School District 3 Board of Trustees selected a new member Wednesday night during the regular meeting of the board. A vacant seat was left on the board after trustee Dave Mills resigned in December, two years into his four-year elected term. Mills unexpectedly moved out of the district. The board Read More

Jaycees, Chamber of Commerce honor local leaders, businesses

January 15, 2015

SHERIDAN — Three “Outstanding Young Sheridanites” were honored during the Jaycees inaugural awards ceremony Wednesday afternoon during the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Best Western Sheridan Center. Modeled after the United States Junior Chamber’s “Ten Outstanding Young Americans” program, the local Jaycees partnered with the Chamber to honor young professionals in the Read More

Whitney Benefits shows interest in SCSD2 Gollings paintings

January 13, 2015

SHERIDAN — If the Sheridan County School District 2 board of trustees does decide to sell the 10 original William Gollings paintings in its possession, officials may have found the ideal buyer. During the regular meeting of the SCSD2 board Monday night, Whitney Benefits Board President Tom Kinnison and half of the total Whitney Benefits Read More

SCSD2 requesting proposals for alternative school study

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 will begin requesting proposals for a planning study for alternative schools in the county after the Wyoming School Facilities Department guaranteed $50,000 will be available for the study. Recently, superintendents of each of the local school districts, as well as Johnson County and representatives from Sheridan College, have Read More

Trout Unlimited seeking board members, volunteers

January 12, 2015

SHERIDAN — This July, it will have been 56 years since 16 fishermen gathered in a home on the banks of the Au Sable River near Grayling, Michigan, united by their love of trout fishing and their growing discontent with the state’s practice of stocking its waters with catchable-sized hatchery fish. Today, Trout Unlimited is Read More

Big Brothers Big Sisters looking to expand by recruiting additional mentors, children

January 10, 2015

SHERIDAN — Big Brothers Big Sisters is the oldest, largest and some would say most effective youth mentoring organization in the United States; yet, many residents of Sheridan County don’t know that the program is available here. Sandy Thiel, director of community engagement for the Sheridan branch of the Greater Wyoming BBBS, says that is Read More

‘Bigs’ helping ‘Littles’: Finding support, love through nonprofit

SHERIDAN — Depending on the day, 10-year-old Julian Skinner of Sheridan will tell you he is the youngest sibling of three, the oldest sibling of four and also the middle child of six. That is because Skinner is a “Little” with the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization, but he is in a unique arrangement in Read More

Backcountry Film Festival to be held Saturday at No Name Bar

January 8, 2015

SHERIDAN — The wind is blowing and the snow is falling; going outside for a bit of adventure may be the last thing you want to do. But a film festival coming to Sheridan Saturday, will allow you to experience some of the most thrilling activities winter in the mountains has to offer from the Read More

Nonprofit offers support for caregivers

January 6, 2015

SHERIDAN — Sheridan residents caring for family members or friends on an ongoing basis who find they could use a little help in meeting their daily challenges are not alone. The National Family Caregiver Support Program helps adults who are caregivers in a variety of situations including grandparents who find themselves raising their grandchildren, caregivers Read More

Keeping kids safe in our schools

December 26, 2014

SHERIDAN — From natural disasters to man-made chaos, there are many things that can occur on a daily basis requiring a quick and calculated response. This is especially true when you are responsible for hundreds of children. Crisis management in schools is a daunting task that involves everyone from state legislators to students preparing for Read More

SHS reviewing course offerings to ensure student success

December 22, 2014

SHERIDAN — One by one, the core curricular departments of Sheridan High School — math, language arts, science, social science — are taking a look at their course offerings and asking, “How can we guarantee when a student leaves SHS that they have received a viable curriculum?” Right now, according to first-year principal Brent Leibach, Read More

Battle in the foothills

SHERIDAN — It was a busy weekend for the basketball teams of Sheridan County School District 1 as both Tongue River and Big Horn high schools hosted the 2014 Foothills Classic. The exciting game play from Friday continued Saturday. The boys and girls teams from each high school played double headers, rotating between Wyoming Indian, Read More

Sheridan to host multiple All-State competitions

December 20, 2014

SHERIDAN — In the midst of another impressive year of regional and state level competition participation, Sheridan County School District 2 is gearing up to host hundreds of visiting students over the next two or more years as it won bids to be the host district for multiple upcoming events. To date, SHS has had Read More

Reading, has it gone to the dogs? Library creates unique reading program that helps children, dogs

December 19, 2014

SHERIDAN — Dogs are non-judgmental, and they listen but don’t comment on what they hear. For those reasons, Programming Coordinator at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library Christina Schmidt says, they make great reading companions. “It’s something unique and special to have time to sit with a dog and read,” Schmidt said. “Usually it’s sitting Read More

New school funded: Wyo. School Facilities Commission OK’s new TR Elementary school funding

SHERIDAN — The State of Wyoming School Facilities Commission approved the funding allocation for the construction of a new Tongue River Elementary School Thursday. After the Sheridan County School District 1 board of trustees voted Tuesday to accept a bid for construction from GH Phipps Construction of Sheridan for $13,883,400, SCSD1 Superintendent Marty Kobza and Read More

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