Category Archives: Youth

Youth news

Coffeen students welcome cougar mascot

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… Continue Reading

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

Students to see additional Hathaway Scholarship funding

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… 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

Police to citizens: Be careful what you tweet

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… Continue Reading

Last weeks of freedom

Last weeks of freedom

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,… Continue Reading

Kiwanis book giveaway lasts through Wednesday

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… Continue Reading

Kid-friendly adventure

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… 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

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

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… Continue Reading

Junior docents explore history at Trail End

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… 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

Henderson has love of literature, books

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… 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

Toddler tumbling: Classes focus on basics

SHERIDAN — After the success of its youth tumbling program, the Sheridan Recreation District has introduced a new class for even younger tumblers—Toddler Tumbling. Sheridan Recreation District Director Richard Wright said that the district’s tumbling program was offered last year for the first time and attracted a lot of interest and great participation. However, the… Continue Reading

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