Weston County School District No. 1

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...

Newcastle Middle School intervention specialist Keeley Anderson (center) was recognized on Feb. 23 as the national awardee of the Recognizing Inspiring School Employees (RISE) for 2022. Following the presentation Anderson posed for photos including this one with NMS principal Tyler Bartlett, Weston County School District No. 1 Superintendent Brad LaCroix, Governor Mark Gordon and the newly appointed Superintendent of Public Instruction Brian Schroeder.

“I love what I do because it’s literally the most rewarding thing I could ever think of. My students make just as big of a difference in my life as I hope I do in theirs,” said Keeley Anderson, Newcastle Middle School paraprofessional and intervention specialist. “I want them to know that with me...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Both Weston County School District No. 1 and Weston County School District No. 7 saw graduation rates above 90% for the 2020-21 school year, according to a press release dated Jan. 19 from the Wyoming Department of Education. In addition to both local school...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   With a shortage of substitute teachers across the state and country, according to Newcastle Middle School Principal Tyler Bartlett, schools in Weston County School District No. 1 have had to get creative to help fill those holes.  “We have had a growing sub shortage...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Over the past week, Weston County School District No. 1 has seen an increase in COVID-19 positives and related quarantines, according to Superintendent Brad LaCroix.  “As of Friday (Oct. 8), unofficially, we have seen a jump,” LaCroix said. “Total in all three...
Avery Chick NLJ Intern   COVID-19 truly threw a curveball at the entire world last year. It hit school systems across the United States particularly hard. Newcastle High School, a school that was significantly less affected by the virus than most, experienced an entire shutdown and then a slowed...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Weston County School District No. 1’s enrollment in its three schools as of Sept. 8 is in line with last year’s enrollment, despite student population fluctuation between the three buildings. The reports on enrollment were given to the board of trustees by Newcastle...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   As COVID-19 cases continue to pop up across the state and many school districts implement mask mandates, the Weston County School District No.1 board of trustees has been talking COVID-19 protocol. In light of varied responses across the state to the spike in COVID-...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Summer has passed and the schools in Weston County School District No. 1 are filled with teachers and administrators preparing to welcome back students starting Aug. 24, when several participate in jumpstart days. Classes begin on Aug. 25.  Principals from each...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Last month, Weston County School District No. 1 approved a $15,073,140.05 budget for the current fiscal year, according to a copy of the budget provided by the district. This is the first time the budget has broken the $15 million mark since the 2010-11 school year...

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