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Summit Award winner: Elizabeth Winnop

December 26, 2014

Academics for All is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Winnop is this week’s Summit Award winner.  There is no doubt her love of learning has contributed to her academic success as she maintains a 4.0 GPA.  When asked to name her favorite subject Winnop replies, “I honestly love all of my subjects and can’t choose Read More

Summit Award winner: Raien Emery

December 20, 2014

Academics for All is pleased to announce this week’s Summit Award winner, Sheridan High School (SHS) senior Raien Emery. High school provides the opportunity to explore a wide spectrum of interests, and this young lady’s participation and pursuits are a reflection of just that. Raien’s academic resume is flawless, but this is only a glimpse 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

Summit Award winner: Judy Chen

December 12, 2014

Academics for All is pleased to announce that Judy Chen, daughter of Ru and Chao Chen of Sheridan, is this week’s Summit Award winner. She maintains a 4.0 GPA despite a challenging course load, working part time, and many extracurricular activities. Jeanne Hackman was Chen’s Gifted and Talented English (GATE) teacher for three years. She Read More

Summit Award Winner: Marissa Hegy

December 5, 2014

Academics for All is proud to honor Marissa Hegy , the daughter of Jill Hegy and Joseph and Jessica Hegy, with this week’s Summit Award. Hegy maintains a perfect 4.0 GPA while taking a difficult schedule that includes challenging college prep courses, such as Advanced Placement calculus, AP United States history, AP statistics, AP psychology, Read More

Gifts from the heart: Great gift ideas that won’t break the bank

SHERIDAN — Simply because it is the season of giving does not mean it must be the season of spending. The old saying “It’s the thought that counts” is especially true for many people when it comes to gifts, and homemade gifts are sure to be a hit this Christmas. Instead of shopping with your Read More

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

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