Military Families - Welcome to Laramie County School District 1

We are committed to families connected to our nation’s military On this page you will find many helpful links, downloadable files and extensive resources to support your family and your children.

LCSD1 is proud of the schools listed below that are recognized as Purple Star Schools.

 Select this link to go to Freedom Purple Star website - Purple Star Program (purple star with a purple ribbon woven around the star - on top it has Wyoming Department of Education and on bottom of ribbon it has Purple Star School)
Resources for Military Families:

(Disclaimer: Not all websites and/or organizations have been vetted. Use caution)

After Graduation Military Options - If you're looking to make the most of your time in the military and after service, military academies are a great option. Learn about options for military service.

Boys and Girls Clubs of America MISSION: YOUTH OUTREACH - know that times of national crisis can dramatically disrupt a military family’s life. The MISSION: Youth Outreach partnership supports military youth, ages 6 to 18 who are coping with a deployed parent by creating a positive, supportive network. Through this partnership, children of National Guard, Reserve, and Active Duty families, who do not live near or have access to a military Youth Center, can receive a free membership to their local Boys & Girls Club.

March 2 Success - provides an online study program to help students prepare for standardized tests, improve school work and review materials.

Military Child Education Coalition - is a worldwide non-profit organization whose goal is to serve as a model of positive leadership and advocacy for all military children. Their mission is to ensure inclusive, quality educational experiences and opportunities for all military children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition. They provide responsive and relevant support systems and resources such as Students at the Center as well as free professional training and programs such as Student 2 Student and Parent 2 Parent for families in transition.

Military Discount Guide - The Dealhack Military Discount Guide is the result of a quarterly survey of brands that offer active-duty military and veteran discounts. Every three months, each and every store on this list is independently verified. The list is then conveniently broken down into categories, and can also be saved in PDF form and used as the ultimate reference guide for active military and veteran discounts.

Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3) - the Department of Defense, in collaboration with the National Center for Interstate Compacts and the Council of State Governments has developed an interstate compact that addresses the educational transition issues of children of military families.

Military Kids Connect - Life for military kids is full of ups and downs. From adventure and unique experiences, to frequent moves and family adjustments - you may face challenges that your friends at school don't know anything about. Making connections with other military kids can help you build resilience and find friends who understand your life.

Military One Click - The modern network for military spouses and families.

Military One Source - from the Department of Defense is your 24/7 gateway to trusted information, resources and confidential help. The website designed to help military connected families in every aspect of their life. An extensive amount of information as resources to military families.

Military Tutor - Online tutoring and homework help for U.S. military and their families provided 24/7 at no cost by the U.S. Department of Defense and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance.

National Archives Veterans Service Records - Research or request military records,

National Military Family Association - is the voice of military families because, for 48 years, we have proven that we stand behind service members, their spouses, and their children. Our Association is the “go to” source for Administration Officials, Members of Congress, and key decision makers when they want to understand the issues facing our families.

Ohio Purple Star Designation Award - for military-friendly schools recognizes schools that show a major commitment to students and families connected to our nation’s military. Schools that earn the award will receive a special Purple Star recognition to display onsite.

Our Military Kids - A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created to provide support (grants) and recognition to military children. Grants pay for participation in activities that help children cope with stress and anxiety while their parents are recovering or absent. The program supports children, ages 5-12th grade, of deployed National Guard and Reserve service members and children of wounded warriors from all service branches.

Pets for Vets - Pairs veterans with shelter dogs that are specially selected to match the veterans’ personality.

Real Warriors - A multimedia public awareness campaign designed to encourage help-seeking behavior among service members, veterans, and military families coping with invisible wounds.

Sesame Street for Military Families - Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization that revolutionized children’s television programming with the landmark Sesame Street.

Sesame Workshop - Provides much-needed support and practical education through Talk, Listen, Connect, a multiphase outreach initiative to help young kids through deployments, combat-related injuries, and the death of a loved one.

Tough Topics for Military Kids - the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction offers guidance to support students in the classroom.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - VA’s five core values underscore the obligations inherent in VA’s mission: Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, and Excellence. The core values define “who we are,” our culture, and how we care for Veterans and eligible beneficiaries.

Veterans Crisis Line - Connects veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.

VFW Auxillary National Organization Scholarships - is proud to offer scholarships and participate in scholarship contests that promote patriotism, assist students in furthering their education and help students reach their full potential.

 select this link to go to McCormick JHS Purple Star web pages - WDE Purple Star logo (purple star with a purple ribbon woven around the star - on top it has Wyoming Department of Education and on bottom of ribbon it has Purple Star School)
Other Resources:

American Legion

American Red Cross

Challenge America

Fisher House

Freedom Alliance

Helping A Hero

Heroes Night Out

National Association of American Veterans

Purple Hearts Homes

Rebuilding Together

Soldier's Angels

VA Watchdog

Veterans First

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Wounded Warrior Project

Wounded Warrior Family Support


For more information about the Wyoming Purple Star School Award Program, contact:

Ken Reynolds

Director, Information Management Division

O: 307-777- 8014

Wyoming Department of Education

122 W. 25th St., Ste. E200, Cheyenne, WY 82002