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LCSD1 Board of Trustees

At 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 3, a work session will beheld in the Storey Gym Board Room. At 6 p.m., a regular Board meeting will be held. The agenda for this meeting will be available from the LCSD1 website at this link.


Spelling Bee

On Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m. in Laramie County Community College’s CCI Building, 1400 College Dr., Laramie County will host its annual Spelling Bee.


LCSD1 is seeking officials to referee games

Laramie County School District 1 is looking for officials to referee games. Those interested in earning extra money while supporting our students are invited to apply.

LCSD1 is in need of referees for elementary through high school sports games.

For more information, contact Jimmy Cole at jimmy.cole@laramie1.org.


LCSD1 seeks outstanding teachers for Teacher of the Year award

Laramie County School District 1 is seeking nominations for the 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year.

Nominees must be Wyoming certified classroom teachers in a state-approved or accredited school kindergarten through 12th grade, who plan to continue an active teaching career with LCSD1.

LCSD1 staff and members of the community may nominate teachers for the award. Teachers may also self-nominate. Nomination forms are available on the LCSD1 website, www.laramie1.org, and the deadline for nominations is Friday, Feb. 14.

The winner of this award will be eligible for the Wyoming Department of Education’s Wyoming Teacher of the Year award.

For more information, call the LCSD1 Community Relations Department at 771-2192.


LCSD1 seeks outstanding staff for Educational Support Person of the Year award

Laramie County School District 1 is seeking nominations for a new award—the Educational Support Person of the Year.

Nominees must be staff members who have a minimum of one year of continuous employment with LCSD1 prior to nomination. The nominee must also continue to work in LCSD1 during the 2020-2021 school year. Supervisors are ineligible.

Nominations may be made by anyone, including administrators, supervisors, staff, students, parents and community members. Nomination forms are available on the LCSD1 website, www.laramie1.org, and the deadline for nominations is Monday, Feb. 10.

For more information, call the LCSD1 Community Relations Department at 771-2192.


South High School invites parents to a substance abuse information night

South triad parents are invited to attend an information night on Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 5:30–7 p.m. at the South High School auditorium, 1213 W. Allison Road.

Dinner will be served at the presentation titled “Difficult Conversations: Talking to Your Kid About Substance Abuse.”

Drug Enforcement Administration resident agent in-charge David Tyree and Cheyenne Regional Medical Center representatives Brittany Wardle and Angela Vaughn will share personal stories and information on how to educate youth about substance use and coping strategies.

Registration is required and space is limited. To sign up, visit the Triumph High, South High, or Johnson Junior High webpage. These can be accessed by clicking the “School” tab at the top of the Laramie County School District 1 website, www. laramie1.org.

For more information, contact PEEPS family engagement facilitator Nicole George, 275-1505.


LCSD1 teacher receives VFW Teacher of the Year award

On Dec. 7, during a dinner to honor WWII Pearl Harbor service members, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Frontier Post 11453 Commander Jim Rish presented Johnson Junior High U.S. history teacher Neil Hokanson with the VFW Teacher of the Year award for both the post and district level.

Hokanson has taught at Johnson for four years, but overall has 26 years of teaching experience and has a passion for VFW educational programs. Throughout his career, he’s inspired his fellow teachers to involve their classes in the programs.

He encourages his students to study our nation’s history and submit their writings to the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen Essay program held each year, which requires students to write a 300–400-word essay based on a patriotic theme.

Hokanson tells his students, “Young men and women of your country gave up all of their tomorrows for your today.”

Johnson Junior High Principal Brian Cox nominated Hokanson for this award. Hokanson’s name will now be submitted to the Department of Wyoming VFW where he’ll compete for the state Teacher of the Year. Should he be selected, his nomination will be submitted to the United States VFW, where, if he is selected, he has the potential to receive national recognition.

For more information about the award, contact Johnson Junior High Principal Brian Cox, 221-2640.


District Music & Sports Events

LCSD1 student music schedules are online at www.laramie1.org. Click on the “Parents and Students” link, then under PARENT/STUDENT RESOURCES click “Music Events & Resources.” Or click here for a direct link.

LCSD1 student sports schedules are online at www.laramie1.org. Click here for a direct link to the “Schools” where you can review games and events under each school’s calendar.


District holds public review for Secondary Mathematic textbooks

The Laramie County School District 1 Mathematics Department is conducting a secondary-level textbook adoption of the following courses: Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Geometry. Public and district stakeholders are invited to participate in the adoption process by reviewing the prospective textbooks.

The textbooks are 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., through March 2, in the Mathematics Department office, Room 352, in the District Administration Building, 2810 House Ave.

The textbooks are also on review at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Ave., Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. and Sunday, 1–5 p.m.

For more information, contact Mathematics Coordinator Amy Kassel at 771-2454.


District holds public review for world language textbooks

Laramie County School District 1 world language department is conducting a secondary level textbook adoption for French. Public and district stakeholders are invited to participate in the adoption process by reviewing the prospective textbooks.

The textbooks are available for 45-day review and receipt of public comments. This will be held weekdays from 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., through March 2, in the LCSD1 Administration Building, 2810 House Ave., World Language Department office room 352.

The textbooks are also on review at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Ave., Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. and Sunday, 1–5 p.m.

For more information, contact World Language Coordinator Mary Brummond at (307) 771-2175.


LCSD1 principal receives Milken Educator Award

During a surprise school assembly Monday, Dec. 9, Johnson Junior High Principal Brian Cox was given a Milken Educator Award. Greg Gallagher, Milken Educator Awards senior program director and Wyoming Superintendent of Instruction Jillian Balow, presented Cox with the honor.

Cox had planned and coordinated the event, but little did he know he would be the honoree.

A former science teacher, Cox is dedicated to creating great educational outcomes for each student in a safe environment with zero tolerance for bullying. He is an ultra-marathoner who goes the extra mile for his students.

Cox mentors new principals and strives to boost the professional development of each teacher he works with. He also sits on the board of the Wyoming Association of Secondary School Principals and has lobbied Congress for Title I funding in Washington, D.C.

“Brian Cox is seen as an educational leader at Johnson Junior High School, Laramie County School District 1, and the State of Wyoming," Laramie County School District 1 Superintendent Dr. Boyd Brown said. "Mr. Cox is up early daily and completes a full day of work. I can't think of another person who works harder than he does to have a great educational environment for students."

“A savvy and committed principal like Brian Cox can have a profound effect on so many lives,” Gallagher said. “Through personal commitment to individual students, dedicated community outreach and staff development initiatives, Principal Cox is creating a better future for all. We’re proud to welcome him as a Milken Educator.”

Cox earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry in 2002 and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction in 2006 from the University of Wyoming. He is pursuing a doctorate in educational leadership.

Since 1987, the Milken Educator Awards has been the nation’s preeminent teacher recognition program. Recipients are heralded for what they have achieved and for the promise of what they will accomplish in the future.

For more information about the award, visit: https://www.mff.org/about-the-foundation/mission-statement/


LCSD1 robotics teams receive awards in the 2019 Wyoming FIRST LEGO League State Tournament

Laramie County School District 1 robotics teams received awards in teamwork, programming, mechanical design and presentation during the 2019 Wyoming FIRST LEGO League State Competition.

Fifty-six teams of students in fourth through eighth grade competed in the event, which was held Dec. 7 in Casper. The theme for this year’s competition was “City Shaper.” Students were asked to propose a solution to an issue with their communities.

Meadowlark Elementary’s Lego Lark Flyers were honored as a finalist in the competition’s top honor, the champion award. Young adult mentor awards were presented to Henderson Elementary’s Epic Engineers and Hobbs Elementary ArchiTECHS.

Teamwork Award:

Prairie Wind Elementary’s team, You Mean Prairie WINDY was awarded first place and Henderson Elementary’s team, Henderson Epic Engineers were awarded third place.

Mechanical Design Award:

Henderson Elementary’s team, Henderson Builders received second place. The You Mean Prairie WINDY team was awarded third place.

Clawson Elementary’s Horse Creek Coyotes received first place.

Presentation Award:

Pioneer Park Elementary’s team, Pioneer Parkitects were awarded third place.

For more information, contact Julie Calkins at 771-2605.


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