Newcastle Middle School

In a drought-ridden agricultural region, it really feels wrong to complain about moisture, but when it comes to outdoor sports, rain really throws a wrench into the works, and that was exactly what happened last Thursday as the Newcastle Cross Country team went to Custer for its weekly competition...

Now married to her husband, Kelly, and living in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, with their two daughters, Emersyn, 9, and Avery, 6, Kristin Carmichael decided it was time to transition out of her coaching career to spend more time with her family. She is now the assistant athletic director at BHSU. 

 
Kristin Carmichael’s passion for volleyball started on the courts of Newcastle Middle School when she was in seventh grade, and this year her dedication to the sport has earned her a spot in the 2022 Black Hills State University Hall of Fame.  “Kristin is arguably one of the best, if not the best,...
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....

Photo courtesy of Jan Farella 

Joslyn Pischke qualified for goat tying in National Little Britches Rodeo Finals. This is her favorite event because of the harder challenge it presents with the multiple steps involved, including “sticking the landing” as Joslyn is pictured doing here. 

 
Seventh-grader Joslyn Pischke has grown up riding horses on her ranch outside of Newcastle, and this summer she really began to take the reins herself when she qualified for the National Little Britches Rodeo Finals held July 3-10 in Guthrie, Okla. “I like the competition. I like going out there. I...
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...

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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...

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