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Jun
22
Thu
Wyoming Board of Education meeting @ Sheridan County School District 2
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming State Board of Education will conduct a one-day meeting in Sheridan on June 22. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the Sheridan County School District 2 central office, located at 201 N. Connor St. 

The SBE will hear reports from SBE coordinator Dr. Thomas Sachse, Wyoming Department of Education liaison Lisa Weigel and WDE staff about accreditation, an update on Every Student Succeeds Act, the Professional Judgment Panel and Advisory Committee, JEIC reports, alternative schedule and school performance ratings, and an update on Chapters 6, 10, and 31.

The board will also hear updates from SBE committees and will take action on recommendations.

All meetings are open to the public or you can join the meeting at https://zoom.us/j/4523548969, or dial, (646) 558-8656 using access code 452-354-8969.

Following the meeting, the WDE will conduct a community input meeting on Wyoming’s Social Studies Content and Performance Standards as they pertain to Wyoming’s new “American Indian education program” legislation. These meetings will inform the public of the standards review process and gather public input to be shared with the Social Studies Standards Review Committee for their consideration prior to their work.

A presentation will discuss House Enrolled Act 119 and the process to ensure the cultural heritage, history and contemporary contributions of American Indians are addressed in the review of the Social Studies Standards.

Participants will be asked to respond to two questions:

• Why is it important for everyone to learn about American Indians?

• What do you want the review committee to know about the cultural heritage, history, and contemporary contributions of American Indians as they review the Social Studies Standards?

The community input meeting will take place from 6-8 p.m. at the SCSD2 central office. 

Those unable to attend can also respond online through Sept. 8.

Jun
23
Fri
Birding hike @ Shell Canyon
Jun 23 all-day

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association has organized a birding hike for Friday in Shell Canyon.

The WWA, bird enthusiast Steve Dudley and ornithologist Dr. Jackie Canterbury will lead the hike centered around the wonders of our avian friends. Explore Shell Canyon in the Bighorn National Forest as the group locates, identifies and observes the behavior of local birds.

This moderately difficult hike will be 4 miles round-trip. Those planning to attend should bring binoculars.

For more information and to sign up for the outing, call 672-2751 or email at madi@wildwyo.org.

Arthritis class @ YMCA
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County YMCA recently completed and certified several instructors in Enhance Fitness, an evidence- and community-based senior fitness and arthritis management program.

Enhance Fitness has been nationally recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other national organizations committed to improving the health of older adults.

The program focuses on increasing cardiovascular endurance and flexibility and improving physical strength and balance, which can help reduce arthritis symptoms and lead to empowered independent living. The repetitive low-impact exercises are safe and challenging for older adults of all fitness levels and can be especially beneficial for older adults living with arthritis. Classes will offer a relaxed, fun atmosphere, and a social and supportive community.

The Enhance Fitness class is a free 16-week program for all members of the community.

It is offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9-10 a.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA.

If interested in participating, contact Patty Cox at 674-7488 for more information or stop by the front desk to register.

The Sheridan County YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.

Jun
24
Sat
Battle Under the Bighorns @ Scott Park
Jun 24 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Community Center will host its annual three-on-three basketball tournament Saturday, with the first games starting at 8 a.m.

The Battle Under the Bighorns tournament is for children in grades four through eight and the cost is $100 per team.

Teams from Casper, Gillette, Sheridan and even Billings, Montana, compete in the event that will take place throughout the day at Scott Park in Dayton.

For additional information, see trvcc.org or call 655-9419.

Jun
27
Tue
Build a better world @ Sheridan County libraries
Jun 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan area children, teens and adults are invited to participate in “Build a Better World,” Sheridan County libraries’ 2017 building-themed summer reading program.

The library encourages summer reading for entertainment and because it is important for young readers to keep reading while on summer break from school in order to maintain their reading skills. Numerous studies show that students often significantly lose their reading skill level during the summer if they do not read regularly.

The summer reading program this year runs through July 27.

The children’s library will host weekly story times; programs and activities will be held in the children’s library, with special guests from the community attending the preschool story time each week.

A new program will also be offered this year for youth entering fifth grade and up. The sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 3:30-5 p.m. and will feature small building and crafting projects that participants can take home.

Adults and young adults wanting to participate in the summer reading program may pick up a punch card at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library circulation desk. For each book or other item checked out, the reader will receive one punch on the card. When the punches are complete on a card, the patron may choose a prize and start a new punch card.

The completed punch cards, with the name and phone number of the participants, are then entered into monthly drawings for larger prizes and for the grand finale prize at the end of the summer. The grand finale prize this year for adults and young adults will be $100 in Chamber Bucks.

The Story, Clearmont and Tongue River branch libraries are also holding summer reading programs with varying start dates and diverse program offerings. Contact the individual libraries for more details.

Jun
22
Thu
Wyoming Board of Education meeting @ Sheridan County School District 2
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming State Board of Education will conduct a one-day meeting in Sheridan on June 22. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the Sheridan County School District 2 central office, located at 201 N. Connor St. 

The SBE will hear reports from SBE coordinator Dr. Thomas Sachse, Wyoming Department of Education liaison Lisa Weigel and WDE staff about accreditation, an update on Every Student Succeeds Act, the Professional Judgment Panel and Advisory Committee, JEIC reports, alternative schedule and school performance ratings, and an update on Chapters 6, 10, and 31.

The board will also hear updates from SBE committees and will take action on recommendations.

All meetings are open to the public or you can join the meeting at https://zoom.us/j/4523548969, or dial, (646) 558-8656 using access code 452-354-8969.

Following the meeting, the WDE will conduct a community input meeting on Wyoming’s Social Studies Content and Performance Standards as they pertain to Wyoming’s new “American Indian education program” legislation. These meetings will inform the public of the standards review process and gather public input to be shared with the Social Studies Standards Review Committee for their consideration prior to their work.

A presentation will discuss House Enrolled Act 119 and the process to ensure the cultural heritage, history and contemporary contributions of American Indians are addressed in the review of the Social Studies Standards.

Participants will be asked to respond to two questions:

• Why is it important for everyone to learn about American Indians?

• What do you want the review committee to know about the cultural heritage, history, and contemporary contributions of American Indians as they review the Social Studies Standards?

The community input meeting will take place from 6-8 p.m. at the SCSD2 central office. 

Those unable to attend can also respond online through Sept. 8.

Jun
23
Fri
Birding hike @ Shell Canyon
Jun 23 all-day

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Wilderness Association has organized a birding hike for Friday in Shell Canyon.

The WWA, bird enthusiast Steve Dudley and ornithologist Dr. Jackie Canterbury will lead the hike centered around the wonders of our avian friends. Explore Shell Canyon in the Bighorn National Forest as the group locates, identifies and observes the behavior of local birds.

This moderately difficult hike will be 4 miles round-trip. Those planning to attend should bring binoculars.

For more information and to sign up for the outing, call 672-2751 or email at madi@wildwyo.org.

Arthritis class @ YMCA
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County YMCA recently completed and certified several instructors in Enhance Fitness, an evidence- and community-based senior fitness and arthritis management program.

Enhance Fitness has been nationally recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other national organizations committed to improving the health of older adults.

The program focuses on increasing cardiovascular endurance and flexibility and improving physical strength and balance, which can help reduce arthritis symptoms and lead to empowered independent living. The repetitive low-impact exercises are safe and challenging for older adults of all fitness levels and can be especially beneficial for older adults living with arthritis. Classes will offer a relaxed, fun atmosphere, and a social and supportive community.

The Enhance Fitness class is a free 16-week program for all members of the community.

It is offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9-10 a.m. at the Sheridan County YMCA.

If interested in participating, contact Patty Cox at 674-7488 for more information or stop by the front desk to register.

The Sheridan County YMCA is located at 417 N. Jefferson St.

Jun
24
Sat
Battle Under the Bighorns @ Scott Park
Jun 24 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Community Center will host its annual three-on-three basketball tournament Saturday, with the first games starting at 8 a.m.

The Battle Under the Bighorns tournament is for children in grades four through eight and the cost is $100 per team.

Teams from Casper, Gillette, Sheridan and even Billings, Montana, compete in the event that will take place throughout the day at Scott Park in Dayton.

For additional information, see trvcc.org or call 655-9419.

Jun
27
Tue
Build a better world @ Sheridan County libraries
Jun 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan area children, teens and adults are invited to participate in “Build a Better World,” Sheridan County libraries’ 2017 building-themed summer reading program.

The library encourages summer reading for entertainment and because it is important for young readers to keep reading while on summer break from school in order to maintain their reading skills. Numerous studies show that students often significantly lose their reading skill level during the summer if they do not read regularly.

The summer reading program this year runs through July 27.

The children’s library will host weekly story times; programs and activities will be held in the children’s library, with special guests from the community attending the preschool story time each week.

A new program will also be offered this year for youth entering fifth grade and up. The sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 3:30-5 p.m. and will feature small building and crafting projects that participants can take home.

Adults and young adults wanting to participate in the summer reading program may pick up a punch card at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library circulation desk. For each book or other item checked out, the reader will receive one punch on the card. When the punches are complete on a card, the patron may choose a prize and start a new punch card.

The completed punch cards, with the name and phone number of the participants, are then entered into monthly drawings for larger prizes and for the grand finale prize at the end of the summer. The grand finale prize this year for adults and young adults will be $100 in Chamber Bucks.

The Story, Clearmont and Tongue River branch libraries are also holding summer reading programs with varying start dates and diverse program offerings. Contact the individual libraries for more details.