Weston County School District No. 1

Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Weston County School District No. 1 echoed the same concerns expressed by the Wyoming Democratic Party regarding the upcoming release of school district employee’s salaries, positions and names after a request was made by Republican Sen. Tom James (Sweetwater) to the...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   At the beginning of the 2019 school year, Newcastle Middle School adopted a no cell phone policy, with the support of Superintendent Brad LaCroix and the Weston County School District No. 1 board of trustees. According to Principal Tyler Bartlett, the positives that...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   One concerned parent made an appearance last Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Weston County School District No. 1 board of trustees meeting to share frustration and concerns surrounding a threat made to students at Newcastle Elementary School and how those threats were...
  Included in this week’s News Letter Journal is a copy of the 2019 Weston County School District No. 1 Annual Report, which, as some of you may know is being put out a little later than normal this year. The reasoning for this falls in the school district and Superintendent Brad LaCroix wanting to...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Changes are happening at the middle school level in Weston County School District No. 1 thanks to a parent advisory council that school principal Tyler Bartlett created at the beginning of the year.  “We want to use them to get ideas and we are getting really good...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Despite being an aging community, according to a report from the Economic Analysis Division of the Wyoming Department of Administration and Information, Newcastle and Weston County School District No. 1 maintained enrollment numbers the past two years, according to...

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Teresa Gross has filled the position of recreation director for Weston County School District No. 1. 

Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent    With the city no longer helping to fund the full-time recreation director position, the job was reduced to part time, causing a vacancy. However, the absence was recently filled by Teresa Gross when she was hired on Aug. 26 “to perform administrative and...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   “The good news is that all schools within the district are meeting expectations overall,” Sonya Tysdal, curriculum coordinator for Weston County School District No. 1, said, referring to the School Performance Reports for accountability with the state and the Wyoming...
Bri Brasher NLJ Reporter   Weston County School District No. 1 recently received a generous addition to its educational endowment foundation. Patrick and Barbara Crow invested nearly $20,000 in the foundation, specifically for improvements to Crouch Auditorium. “Barbara and I have discovered that...
Alexis Barker NLJ Reporter   While the purpose of a strategic plan may vary depending on the entity, the overall idea is to outline the overall direction of an entity or organization.  For the city of Newcastle, the strategic plan acts as a strategy for the entity moving forward, to provide...

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