NEWS FOR PARENTS

16 days ago

Online household registration and address verification


Families with students enrolled at Laramie County School District 1 schools will complete online household registration and address verification from April 10–21 using their Infinite Campus Portal account.

During this time, families must bring proof of address verification to their child’s school. Acceptable forms of verification include light/gas bills and lease agreements. Water, cable and phone bills will not be accepted.

“It is very important for parents to complete the process by April 21,” said Dr. Tracey Kinney, LCSD1 assistant superintendent of instruction. “After that time students are in danger of losing their seat at their home school or the school that they are currently attending.”

Parents/guardians with kindergarten students will attend Kindergarten Registration/Address Verification April 10–21. School specific times and dates will be announced. At this time, kindergarten students will be registered for school. Proof of address, birth certificate and current immunization records must be provided.

In late May, prior to the end of school, parents/guardians who have completed registration and address verification will receive notification of their child’s school placement for 2017-2018.

Throughout the summer, families new to the district will complete online household registration and address verification at any of the district’s secondary schools, with the exception of Triumph. In mid-August, this process will be completed at the student’s attendance-area school. They must provide proof of address documents, a copy of the child’s (or children’s) birth certificate(s) and immunization records.

Attendance-area schools can be found by CLICKING HERE and entering the parent/guardian’s address.

Returning elementary students that have moved have the option to attend school at the location verified in the spring for the upcoming school year, or may attend their new attendance-area school.

Parents/guardians will receive elementary class list notifications in August.

For more information, contact Dawn Guffey, 307-771-2188.


District taking applications for preschool program


Laramie County School District 1 is accepting applications for Title I supported preschool sessions for the 2017–2018 school year. Eligible students must turn 4 years old by Sept. 15, 2017 and must reside in a Title I school boundary for the following schools: Afflerbach, Alta Vista, Arp, Baggs, Cole, Fairview/Lebhart, Goins, Hebard, Pioneer Park and Rossman. The morning group will be held from 8–11 a.m. and the afternoon group will be held from 12:30–3:30 p.m. For more information or to complete an application, contact Robin Trowbridge at 307-771-2187 or CLICK HERE.


District to host state math contest

From 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Storey Gym, Laramie County School District 1 will host the Wolsborn-Drazovich Memorial State Math Contest for seventh- through 12th-grade students. The annual Wolsborn-Drazovich Memorial State Math Contest is held at numerous locations and is sponsored by the Wyoming Council of Teachers of Mathematics (WCTM), the Wyoming Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges and the Steven Drazovich Memorial Fund. For more information, contact LCSD1 Math Coordinator Kristin Cavallier at 307-771-2454.


LCSD1 Nutrition Services to hold junior chef competition

From 4–6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, three Laramie County School District 1 elementary students will participate in a Junior Chef competition hosted by Laramie County School District 1’s Nutrition Services Department. The competition will be held in the Carey Junior High Family and Consumer Sciences kitchen, Room 231. Nutrition Services chose the three finalists based on a districtwide contest, which was held in January and was open to all students. Guidelines called for entrée recipes to be original, and low in sodium and fat. Recipes were judged on the use of common ingredients, creativity, preparation ease, eye appeal, flavor, nutrition and cost. Additionally, recipes had to include three items from a common ingredients list, with one containing protein.Once the three finalists have prepared their dishes, Carey Junior High’s chef, Smart Spoon Café dietitians, staff and student representatives will determine the winning recipe. The overall winner will receive an engraved trophy, a cookbook and his or her recipe will be featured on district schools’ Smart Spoon Café menus once in April and once in May. For more information, contact Annie Weisz, 307-771-2440.


District holds public review for math textbooks


Laramie County School District 1’s Mathematics Department is conducting a kindergarten through eighth-grade level textbook adoption. The public and district stakeholders have an opportunity to participate in the adoption process. The prospective textbooks will be available to the public for a 45-day review and receipt of public comments. This will be held weekdays from 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., until Feb. 15, in the Mathematics Department office, room 318, in the District Administration Building, 2810 House Ave. At the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Ave., textbooks will also be on review Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. and Sunday, 1–5 p.m. until Feb. 15. For more information about the materials, contact district Mathematics Coordinator Kristin Cavallier, 307-771-2454.


LCSD1 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

12 days ago

All LCSD1 efforts are directed systemically to ensure we meet the goals of our strategic plan. These goals state students will achieve academic success, graduate from high school, be college and career ready and be responsible citizens. In order to keep students on track for graduation, LCSD1 notifies those who have a deficiency so they can correct it with options such as summer school, extended-day, correspondence courses, credit recovery labs and the Partnership Diploma Program, enabling them to graduate with their class.


Credits and Graduation


Students shall be enrolled in school full time for a minimum of eight semesters in grades nine through 12. Full time shall be defined as being enrolled in at least eight classes. Exceptions can be made through petition to the principal.

High school graduation for current elementary students will require a minimum of 27 credits (Carnegie units) for grades nine through 12 and demonstration of proficiency in the nine content areas: language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, health, physical education, world language, career/vocational education and fine/performing arts.

Students taking high-school equivalent courses at the junior high level may earn high school credit for the course. The grade earned in these courses will become part of the student’s grade point average (GPA) and will be on his/her high school transcript.

Carnegie unit credit shall be awarded when a student receives a passing grade of “D” or better for any particular class. Students may repeat a course providing space is available and may have the original grade replaced when calculating the grade point average. Students will not receive dual credit for repeating the same course unless it is approved prior to enrollment by the Assistant Superintendent of Instruction and it is noted in the registration booklet.


Graduation Requirements


  • Four credits in English
  • Three credits in science
  • Four credits in mathematics
  • Three credits in social studies (must consist of one credit in U.S. history, one credit in U.S. government and one credit in world history or world geography)
  • One credit in physical education (ROTC may be taken in place of the physical education requirement; however it will not meet the proficiency.)
  • One credit in health education
  • Remaining 11 credits in elective subjects

Satisfactory completion of the 27 Carnegie unit credits required in grades nine through 12

  • Students taking high-school-equivalent courses in math and world language may earn high school credit prior to ninth grade.

Promotion, Retention, Acceleration


Promotion to successive elementary grades, kindergarten through six, shall be determined based on the student’s demonstration of proficiency on district standards in language arts and mathematics for his/her respective grade level. Physical, social/emotional implications and other factors which may be determined relevant to the individual student shall be considered.

Students failing to demonstrate proficiency on district language arts or mathematics standards must avail themselves of all recommended remediation/steps in the pyramid of interventions and/or extended learning opportunities in order to be considered for promotion to the next grade.

Appeals to the decision to retain a student shall be handled in accordance with procedures established in administrative regulation.

COLLEGE AND CAREER PLANNING

12 days ago


Hathaway Scholarships

Hathaway scholarships are designed to provide an incentive for Wyoming students to prepare for and pursue post-secondary education within the state of Wyoming. The program consists of four separate merit scholarships, each with specific eligibility requirements, and a need-based scholarship for eligible students that supplements the merit awards.

Please CLICK HERE for more information about Hathaway Scholarships from the Wyoming Department of Education.


Other College Resources, Scholarship Info & Financial Aid Info


www.fafsa.ed.gov
U.S. Department of Education free application for federal Student aid web site.

www.studentaid.ed.gov
U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid web site. This website is for students, parents and counselors who are interested in finding student aid for perspective college bound students.

www.collegeboard.com
Understand all of your options when it comes to paying for college including information about college costs,scholarships, financial aid applications, education loans, and college financing.

www.salliemae.com
The nation’s leading provider of student loans, helping millions of Americans achieve the dream of a higher education.

www.students.gov
Students.gov is an official U.S. government web site designed for college students and their families. Our mission is to provide you with easy access to information and resources from the U.S. Government—all the info you need, in one place, from all parts of the government.

www.military.com (click on ‘Education’)
Find millions of dollars in scholarships and grants exclusively for the military community by clicking on the Education tab and choosing find scholarships.


Career Readiness

A career is all the productive work, paid and unpaid, performed throughout a person's lifetime. Career Education provides students with opportunities to learn about their interests, to become aware and appreciate a range of careers, and to develop decision-making, job-seeking, and job-keeping skills.

Explore the links below to help make informed career choices.

Tips for Writing a Cover Letter
Resource maintained by The Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Lifeworks
Explore health and medical science careers in this Web site developed by the National Institute of Health. Read interviews by health professionals or browse the 100+ career database.

Career Overview
A non-commercial career Web site that offers useful and reliable career information and reviews provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Career Onestop
Excellent web site for students, parents, and career advisors offering tools for career exploration.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Nationally recognized source of career information. What workers do on the job, working conditions, job outlook, and more.

America's Career InfoNet
Find wages and employment trends, occupational requirements, employer contacts nationwide, and an extensive career resource library online.

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery
Information about and practice questions for the ASVAB, a multi-aptitude test battery that allows students to identify different abilities.


NCAA Eligibility Center

If you want to play NCAA sports at a Division I or II school, you need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center. Please CLICK HERE to visit the NCAA Eligibility Center.


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