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Jennifer Steveson, Jody McCormack, and Tyler Bartlett stand together after McCormack was named Wyoming Middle School Science Teacher of the Year at the 2022 middle school awards ceremony on the 27th of May.

 
Jody McCormack teaches middle school science at Newcastle Middle School and has for the past 10 years. She has been described by her colleagues as extremely hardworking and passionate about what she does, and carrying that attitude into the classroom for the past decade helps earn statewide...
Weston County School District No.  1 is bidding farewell to four teachers who are retiring this year, each of whom has served as a teacher for decades. All four women chose Newcastle to be their final destination in education, and the impact of their retirement will be felt across the district. ...

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Seventh-grader Dagan Thompson attempts to artificially inseminate a prosthetic animal while Ty Miller times his attempt. Vincent Stanton and Coen Tavegie watch on in preparation for their turn. Miller, who spoke about his career and breeding animals, was one of eight presenters during the Men in STEM day at Newcastle Middle School on May 11.

Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   When you want to snag the interest of young men, it is always a good idea to start with the sort of things that interest young men.  Earlier this month, Newcastle Middle School partnered with professionals across the community to use things that appeal to young men...
The cost of salaries in Weston County School District No. 1 will increase by $787,369.20 in the next school year after the board of trustees approved a slew of raises during two separate meetings.  On May 4, the board approved salary increases for administrators and directors at a total cost,...
As the 2021-22 school year comes to a close, band and choir students will take the Crouch Auditorium stage on May 16 and 17 at 7 p.m. for their cumulative spring concerts. On Monday, May 16, roughly 140 students, in grades five through 12, will perform a variety of pieces, according to band...
KateLynn Slaamot NLJ Reporter   A relevant musical about the common struggles in the daily life of a teenager is coming to Newcastle Middle School on March 28. “S’Cool,” composed by Roger Emerson and Matt Cleveland, will be performed by the seventh and eighth grade choir and “portrays a day in the...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Sixth-graders at Newcastle Middle School will now be able to participate in all middle school sports, starting this spring season with track and soccer,  following a vote by the Weston County School District No. 1 board of trustees on Feb. 23. Previously, the...

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Newcastle Middle School students Baleigh Knight, Kaitlyn Blumenthal, and  Preslee Fitzwater, and were recognized in Crouch Auditorium for being published in a national Poetry Collections book.

Avery Chick NLJ Intern   Often in education, teachers look for ways to help their students express themselves in themes of learning. Expressing yourself as a student can help build lasting connections to important content in school subject areas. Some students may express themselves in the arts,...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   With a shortage of substitute teachers across the state and country, according to Newcastle Middle School Principal Tyler Bartlett, schools in Weston County School District No. 1 have had to get creative to help fill those holes.  “We have had a growing sub shortage...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   WY-TOPP scores released in late August show varied results across Weston County School District No. 1, according to Sonya Tysdal, curriculum coordinator. Rankings for each grade, third through 10th, vary from the top quartile to near the bottom of the 48 districts in...

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