Weston County School District No. 1

There is still time to throw your name into the ring for a two-year term on the Weston County School District No. 1 board of trustees, but the deadline for applications is this Friday. The open seat is the result of the resignation of 22-year board member Ronnie Mills on Nov. 9, just one day after...

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...
Just one day after the 2022 general election, Ronnie Mills resigned from the Weston County School District No. 1 board of trustees in a Nov. 9 letter addressed to Chairwoman Tina Chick. Mills served 22 years as a trustee, and had two years of his four-year term left to serve. He was not a candidate...
After roughly five months without a certified police chief, Mayor Pam Gualtieri reported that the Newcastle City Council has extended an offer of employment to someone it hopes will step in as the city’s new police chief.  According to Gualtieri, Charles “Chuck” Bowles has accepted the offer to...
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...
Newcastle High School science instructor Jim Stith has again received a grant to turn creative teaching ideas into reality as part of the Voya Financial Inc.’s Unsung Heroes award. Stith is the only winner in the state and one of 50 winners in the nation to receive the award, according to a press...
Students in Weston County School District No. 1 will eventually be eating locally produced meat, and possibly produce as well, after the board of trustees voted to implement a farm to school program in Newcastle schools.  Superintendent Brad LaCroix recommended during the Aug. 31 regular meeting...

Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Brian Schroeder, Zach’s father Brian Beam, Newcastle Science Teacher Zach Beam, Zach’s wife Crystal Beam, Weston County School District #1 Superintendent Brad LaCroix,  and Newcastle High School Principal Bryce Hoffman.

Editor's note: This story has been updated to include additional information.  A short ceremony in Crouch Auditorium on Thursday, Sept.  22, proved to hold a big surprise for one high school teacher, and the reason for the unannounced assembly at Crouch Auditorium became apparent after the Pledge...

Photo by Alexis Barker/NLJ

Senior Hogan Tystad gets ready to tuck and run back a punt return in Friday’s home opener against the Burns Broncs.

 
Everything that could go wrong did on Friday, as the Dogies played host to the Burns Broncs in their Homecoming game. Penalties, errors, a lightning delay and rain all presented adversity to head coach Matt Conzelman’s team throughout the evening. However, the offensive onslaught of the Broncs did...

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,...

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