Newcastle Elementary School

ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) performance goals for Newcastle High School. 

Both Newcastle Elementary School and Newcastle High School administrations have completed their mandated Wyoming Department of Education (DOE) School Improvement Plans after the two schools were designated as “partially meeting expectations” as a result of performance on last year’s statewide...

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Emilie Thorup Jensen, second from right, was joined by her host family Sarah, Ryan and Issac Whipple for Newcastle High School’s volleyball senior night. Jensen was recognized along with other senior athletes. 

 
Emilie Thorup Jensen is a 16-year-old exchange student from Denmark. Thorup said she wanted to try something new and get away from Denmark, so she came to America and is attending Newcastle High School. Sara Whipple serves as the exchange coordinator and the Whipples are Thorup’s host family.  “...
Both Newcastle Elementary School and Newcastle High School are preparing improvement plans to submit to the state after the schools were designated as “partially meeting expectations”  by the Wyoming Department of Education.  “School performance is evaluated on a combination of student performance...
An increase in the number of students at Newcastle Elementary School buffered the decline in students at both Newcastle Middle School and Newcastle High School, resulting in a preliminary enrollment for Weston County School District No. 1 that is similar to last year’s student population. On Aug....

An aerial photo of the parking lot has been provided to parents. The school is open and willing to hear all suggestions on potential solutions. 

Concerns about the pickup and drop-off procedures at Newcastle Elementary School have been a topic of discussion since COVID-19 threw a wrench in all school procedures. The pandemic kept parents in their cars, which led to long lines backed up on the highway, increased wait times and generated an...
Weston County School District No. 1 is experiencing staff shortages in several areas, and it has led to creative thinking to fill some roles. Newcastle High School athletic director Mike Gregory last week asked sports parents with commercial driver’s licenses to consider driving activities buses to...

Parents and guardians of students at Newcastle Elementary School will have a new drop-off and pick-up process at the school this year.

 
With the hopes of increasing safety for everyone, Newcastle Elementary School has again adjusted the drop-off/pickup routine for the 2022-23 school year. To avoid one long pickup line of vehicles, parents are being asked to remain in their cars as the line moves forward through a maze-like path...
Teachers, administrators and staff with Weston County School District No. 1 have already returned to the district’s three schools so they can prepare for the 2022-23 school year. On Aug. 23, the district’s 770 or so students will fill the hallways and classrooms for their first day of school.  Both...

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Simone and Jeremy Bland visit with Jess Cassiday during a Mallo event on June 4 and 5. Jeremy’s classmate, Koree Khongphand-Buckman, put together the weekend to mirror the Newcastle Elementary School fifth-grade Mallo experience, since Bland was unable to attend with the rest of his class. 

 
Elementary school is that time in our lives when we’re most malleable. We are shaped by the experiences we have when we are young, and one of the most memorable for anyone who attended Newcastle Elementary School is almost always the fifth grade Mallo Camp trip.  In fifth grade, as sort of an...
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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