Weston County School District No. 1

Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   With budget cuts to departments and agencies looming across the state because of cuts in state education funds, Weston County School District No. 1 knows some serious trimming is coming. What isn’t known, for the time being, is how much those cuts will be and how the...

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Bev Krell, bus driver for Weston County School District No. 1, retired after more than 20 years of safely transporting the children of Weston County.

 
KateLynn Slaamot NLJ Correspondent   Bev Krell, veteran bus driver for Weston County School District No. 1, has retired after more than 20 years of safely transporting children on the route north of town past Four Corners.  Krell first got into bus driving because her late husband, Gary, drove bus...

Crouch Auditorium, located in Newcastle High School, recently received a much needed upgrade, including new lighting and new stage curtains. New LED lighting replaced the old halogen lights, and the new curtains, including special effects curtains, will allow for much more staging capabilities. 

 
KateLynn Slaamot NLJ Correspondent   The Crouch Auditorium, located in Newcastle High School, has been a favored educational and community asset for many years, and recently a new lighting system and new curtains were installed to bring the auditorium more up to date.  “Most of the auditorium is...

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Newly elected chairman of the Board of Weston County Commissioners Marty Ertman has served as commissioner for the last decade. After her Jan. 5 appointment to the chairman position, Ertman becomes the first madam chairman in Weston County history. 

 
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   In an historic moment on Jan. 5, Commissioner Marty Ertman became the first female chairman of the Weston County Board of Commissioners. Ertman is only the second female commissioner in the history of Weston County, the only other being Donna Baldwin-Hunt, according...

Jenny Williard, Herb French, Chris French, Taylor Spain, JoAnn Fassbender, Megan Kenney, Yvonne Synder and Sue Simon pack “totes of hope” to provide students with food on the weekend. Simon and Eileen Vickers, who started the program, were nominated as co-candidates for Person of the Year for all the volunteer hard work they put in to feeding the community one tote at a time.

 
Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent   For nearly nine years, Sue Simon and Eileen Vickers have faithfully provided food for students of low-income families through Totes of Hope, and for that reason, their friend Chris French, who is a volunteer with the program, nominated them for Person of the Year to...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Less than a month after he made a tearful farewell to the Weston County School District No. 1 board of trustees, Tom Wright is back on the board. On Dec. 9, during the school board’s regular meeting, trustees appointed Wright to fill the vacancy left by the...

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Tina Chick, Weston County School District No. 1 chair, was named to the All Wyoming School Board  on Nov. 23. A Newcastle High School graduate, she is the first female chairman of the WCSD No. 1 Board of Trustees.

 
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   The Weston County School District No. 1 board of trustee’s first female chairman, Tina Chick, was recently named to the All Wyoming School Board during a virtual conference on Nov. 23.  Chick, who has been serving on the board for eight years, said that when former...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   With quarantine orders affecting families, students, communities and schools across the country, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Newcastle Middle School counselor Nikki Bloom has been seeing firsthand the effects on mental health that the isolation can have on young...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Weston County is now one of only two counties “in the green” as far as the percentage of COVID-19 tests returning a positive result, according to information provided by local nurse Kristen Johnson.  Listed in the 14-day transmission indicator graph by county are two...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   With more “behind the scenes” work being done by teachers as COVID-19 continues to make its way through the community and school district, late-start Wednesdays will now include Newcastle Elementary School, according to  Principal Brandy Holmes.   “The Weston County...

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