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Summit Award Winner: Tom Fenn

November 21, 2014

This week’s Summit Award winner is Tom Fenn. Fenn is a leader in and out of the classroom. His interests include science-related classes, football, skiing and weight lifting. Fenn is the son of John and Armella Fenn. Fenn, a Sheridan High School senior, maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.905. He received academic letters his freshman, Read More

Tips for making your families holiday travel a little bit easier

SHERIDAN — It is hard to believe, but the holidays are upon us. If you are lucky, you will be traveling for Thanksgiving or Christmas to be with friends or family, or simply taking a family vacation and exploring a new place. However, the ‘travel’ part of a vacation is usually a stress-filled endeavor and Read More

Avoid a dining room showdown: Ask kids to help prepare these fun Thanksgiving foods

November 14, 2014

SHERIDAN — Let’s face it, some kids can just be picky when it comes to what you put on their dinner plate. Sometimes getting them to eat the same thing as the adults around the table is no easy task. Apply this struggle to a holiday like Thanksgiving that comes with a traditional menu and Read More

Clean teeth, happy teeth: SC dental program works to instill good habits in children

November 7, 2014

SHERIDAN — Healthy habits need to start early, and the dental hygiene program at Sheridan College hopes to instill good oral hygiene habits in young children by offering cleanings, fluoride treatments and other services with individualized treatment. For many years, the program has offered low-cost oral health care to area residents of all ages, with Read More

Coffeen students welcome cougar mascot

October 31, 2014

SHERIDAN — The newest school in town has a new face in the halls, one a little furrier than your typical student. The cougars of Henry A. Coffeen Elementary School now share their new building with a monument to their mascot: a real cougar — well, a previously living, stuffed and mounted cougar, to be Read More

How do you teach home-schoolers PE?

October 24, 2014

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 Read More

Need a costume? Try these quick tips to create your Halloween garb

October 17, 2014

SHERIDAN — Next weekend in Sheridan a variety of free activities around town will play host to costumed kids and Halloween merriment. At 2 p.m. Oct. 25, children of all ages will gather at city hall for the Sheridan Jaycee’s annual costume contest and downtown trick-or-treating. At the same time, a free costume party complete Read More

Tongue River student wins national award for creation of computer game

October 10, 2014

RANCHESTER — Tongue River Middle School student Theron Kalasinsky has won a national award from the computer curriculum program Globaloria for his creation of a computer game. Kalasinsky, an eighth-grader, created the game as part of his computer class at TRMS last year. Kalasinsky competed against 3,000 other students who created 3,857 games in five Read More

Students to see additional Hathaway Scholarship funding

September 20, 2014

SHERIDAN — Earlier this year the Wyoming State Legislature approved an increase to the amount of money Hathaway Scholarship recipients receive; however, the requirements for qualifying have remained the same, for now. Despite several comments from the public that a volunteer requirement was added to the list of qualifications, the Department of Education states the Read More

Mastering the essay: Tips to leave an impression

September 12, 2014

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 Read More

Local schools offer homework help for students

August 22, 2014

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 Read More

Police to citizens: Be careful what you tweet

August 15, 2014

SEATTLE (AP) — Police in Washington state are asking the public to stop tweeting during shootings and manhunts to avoid accidentally telling the bad guys what officers are doing. The “TweetSmart” campaign began in late July by a coalition of nine agencies, including the Washington state patrol and the Seattle police, and aims to raise Read More

Group working to get kids started in the classroom

SHERIDAN — As the first day of the new school year approaches, a local group is trying to make sure that the beginning of the school year gets off to a good start for Native American students. MORE, or Mah’heo’o is on the Rez Everyday, is spearheading an effort to provide backpacks, school supplies and Read More

Last weeks of freedom

August 8, 2014

SHERIDAN — Every year around this time it happens and yet it always seems to catch kids off guard. In just over two weeks, school will start again. Read that sentence again and let it sink in: two weeks. To prevent the first day from sneaking up on you like a rattler in a marsh, Read More

Popular downtown water playground includes ‘green’ benefits

August 1, 2014

SHERIDAN — Walking through Whitney Commons on a sunny summer day in Sheridan you are likely to hear squeals of joy and surprise coming from the splash park. The popularity of this free local playground with a soaking spin is no secret as families gather every warm afternoon for a cooling dash through the many Read More

Kiwanis book giveaway lasts through Wednesday

July 25, 2014

SHERIDAN — Wednesday is your last chance to get a free book as the 24th annual series of Kiwanis sponsored book giveaways at Sheridan County libraries comes to an end. Since 1991 over 9,000 books have gone home with children from all walks of life thanks to a program that started under the federal “Reading Read More

Kid-friendly adventure

July 11, 2014

SHERIDAN — Keeping kids active throughout the summer as the air conditioning and task-free days lure them to the couch can be a challenge, but there are several spots throughout Sheridan County where bringing a youngster along for a day of hiking or fishing is not as challenging as others. Whether it be the long Read More

Movies in the park

July 4, 2014

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 Read More

Diligent, hard work, learning of early values pays off later on

June 27, 2014

SHERIDAN — The entrepreneurial spirit of Sheridan is evident across many industries from home-cooked restaurants to technology businesses and every start-up in between. Downtown revitalization committees are working tirelessly to attract new business people and specialists to the area and the “buy local” movement is felt strong in this homegrown community. When looking to the Read More

Junior docents explore history at Trail End

June 20, 2014

SHERIDAN — Museums are usually “hands-off” places. Because they often house very old or very rare items, they tend to be places where visitors use their sense of sight, rather than sense of touch. Consequently, it can be challenging to engage young visitors. However, an annual summer program at Trail End State Historic Site allows Read More

Swim lessons offered for a variety of age groups, skill levels at the YMCA

June 13, 2014

SHERIDAN — The noise level at the Scott Pool in Sheridan County’s YMCA can be deafening on summer afternoons. Happy children laughing and chatting with each other, young adults yelling out instructions and the occasional whistle of the lifeguard mix in echoes in the cement room. Next door at the Y Pool, a much quieter Read More

School year over? Still plenty of chances to learn

June 6, 2014

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 Read More

School is out for summer; teens flock to local haunts for employment

May 16, 2014

By Alisa Brantz The Sheridan Press SHERIDAN — The reality of the modern day is that for most students, summer vacation is not actually a vacation at all. While some kids are planning road trips or trips to the pool, others are planning for the summer in a much different way — job hunting. Summer Read More

Henderson has love of literature, books

March 21, 2014

Strong English and communication skills distinguish this week’s Summit Award winner, Grace Henderson. Employers in today’s economy are clamoring for college graduates who possess exceptional speaking, writing and listening skills and Henderson is a step ahead of many of her peers. During her junior and senior years she has worked on the Sheridan High School Read More

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, Read More

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