Weston County School District No. 1

With the memory still fresh of the May 24 Uvalde, Texas massacre in which 19 kids and two teachers were shot to death in their classrooms at Robb Elementary School, plans are underway for a day of active shooter training in Newcastle schools.  “We need to be prepared. We always say it can’t happen...

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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. ...
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,...

The above graph shows the changes in staff versus student

numbers through the course of the last 26 years

Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Enrollment in Weston County School District No. 1 has continually declined for years, yet staffing size has remained consistent, according to Superintendent Brad LaCroix, who told the Weston County School District #1 Board of Trustees last week that a correction is...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Weston County School District No. 1 received $2,902.004.74 in federal funding through eight different grants during the 2021-22 school year, according to documents provided by Newcastle Middle School Principal Tyler Bartlett. The school provided the information in...
LaCroix says not enough money for proposed building Weston County School District No. 1 is looking at various alternatives for spending the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief 3.0 funds, better known as ESSER 3.0 grant funding, after Superintendent Brad LaCroix announced that a...
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...
The Weston County School District No. 1 board of trustees applauded the death of the Civics Transparency Act, a bill that would have required teachers to post their class materials online for public view.  Senate File 62 died in the House Education Committee, on a 4-5 vote, on March 8 after...
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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