Newcastle Middle School

Front to back, Ridge Boylan, Bridger Hill, Scott Beehler, and Breeklee Loebs. Submitted Photo

What began as a way to address an increase in students at Newcastle Middle School has developed into a class enjoyed by students who have had the opportunity to learn lifetime activities with a pair of veteran coaches and educators in Scott Beehler and Chad Ostenson.    “Lifetime activities really...

Courtesy of Brianna Smellie

Diagnosed with Wolfe-Parkinson-White earlier in the year, 11-year-old Kase Smellie also suffered a serious cardiac event in June and was life-flighted to the Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora. 

 
The community came together this past summer to support Kase Smellie, a Newcastle Middle School student who suffered a cardiac arrest, and Kase’s family wants to thank community members for their continued support in his recovery.     Kase, 11, is still undergoing various therapies but has returned...
Weston County School District No. 1 administrators reviewed recently released Wyoming’s Test of Proficiency and Progress testing results — better known as WYTOPP — with the school board this month, and revealed that the district saw some gains in middle school but still struggles to reach certain...
Online registration is encouraged for all students   Schedules are made, teachers have classes, school offices are open, and classrooms are being decorated in anticipation for the 2023-24 school year. With school beginning on Aug. 22 in Weston County School District No. 1, principals at each of...
Activities handbook under scrutiny by WCSD No. 1 board   The Weston County School District No. 1 board of trustees tabled updates to the district’s athletics and activities hand-book after concerns were raised about a few of the changes at the board’s meeting on June 14.    Trustee Dana Mann-...

Carrie Manders

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Newcastle Middle School English instructor Carrie Manders was recently inducted as state president of Delta Kappa Gamma for the 2023-25 biennium, according to information provided by Manders.    The Delta Kappa Gamma website says that the organization’s mission is to promote professional and...
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Matthew Parsons, Upton teacher, organized a presentation for eighth-graders at the Boal Auditorium by Jerzy Wojcik, Scholar in Residence of the Center for Holocaust Studies in Poland, who gave a virtual tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
The eighth grade students of Upton and Newcastle participated in a live virtual tour, via Zoom, of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp on May  23. The event occurred at the Boal auditorium in Upton, but students from that community had begun their study of one of history’s darkest moments...
Newcastle will be packed with competitors this weekend, with both the Newcastle AAU Volleyball and Newcastle High School Rodeo Club hosting annual events.    The action will kick off Friday at 9 a.m. when the junior high rodeo competition gets underway at the Weston County Fairgrounds. High school...
The sixth grade class at Newcastle Middle School will present various Greek myth plays on May 2 as part of their language arts class. This will be the seventh year that instructor Lindsey Burling has used the plays as part of her lesson plan.   “The project is tied to speaking and listening...
After being “Stuck in Dallas,” 21 Newcastle Middle School students finally got to their Washington, D.C., destination. The teens were traveling to the nation’s capital for their Close Up trip from April 1-7. NMS social studies teachers Robert and Sheila Munger organized and guided the group.   The...

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