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As they braved the cold, snowy weather on Thursday, Buffalo High School students were marking, cutting and screwing down deck boards behind the large Victorian-style home of school counselor MaDonna Esponda.  

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Buffalo High School’s Theater Dept. hosted their annual winter production featuring this year’s performance of “It’s A Wonderful Life” and the short preview piece "The Guardian School” on the first weekend of December. The shorter piece was written by a small group of theater kids and Mrs. B…

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You’ve probably never thought about having to teach a fifth grader the ins and outs of sending an email, but for Cloud Peak Elementary School teacher Maggi Lambert that became the centerpiece of her first-day-of-school lesson this fall. 

A budding group of mobile app creators from Clear Creek Middle School recently won a statewide digital innovation challenge with their relocation app idea WY_HOME_ING. 

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Krista Sweckard splits her time teaching technology in Buffalo High School and Meadowlark Elementary School. Recently, Sweckard was recently named Educator of the Year in the K-12 Digital Learning Awards by the Wyoming Department of Education. 

The sky over the Clear Creek Middle School was full on Oct. 28 with two different forms of aircraft. As part of a multipart curriculum for the eighth grade class, students helped to launch a weather balloon off of the football field. The balloon combines uses GPS imagery to help predict and …

It is telling perhaps that Buffalo High School junior Sydney Hall describes her latest drawing as being “a little bit like an eye.”

“There’s no such thing as a free lunch,” economist Milton Friedman once wrote. But in the Johnson County School District, there is. Free breakfasts, too.

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Buffalo High School’s marching band hosted the Eighth Annual North Wyoming Marching Invitational to Cody, Thunder Basin and Campbell County High Schools to have an opportunity to perform live for other bands, parents and community members. Buffalo finished the show off as the final performan…

Buffalo hosted a dodgeball tournament on Tuesday night as part of Homecoming week. The tournament allowed the teams to play a few games outside of the bracket before ultimately narrowing down to the final two teams: The Guns and Throwses and Black Out. Black Out took a quick lead knocking ou…

Buffalo High School's construction classes have begun the electrical work on their tiny house. The past few semesters of students have been working on the building of the house. Once the house is complete, it will be auctioned off and the money hopefully used to start the next tiny house. 

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Buffalo High School Hosted Riverton for their 2020 football game on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. Buffalo held their opponent to a 10-0 lead going into the second half. The Bison scored early in the third quarter and despite growing momentum in the second half, were not able to pull out a win, losin…

A complete rewrite of the Johnson County School District’s sexual harassment policy was among the policy changes approved on second and final reading during a Sept. 14 school board meeting.

A group of eighth graders from Clear Creek Middle School drummed out an early morning surprise for the students of Meadowlark Elementary on Sept. 25. The students are taking a bucket drumming elective class and brought their buckets, chairs and sticks over to the playground to perform a few …

Buffalo High School held their homecoming parade on Monday evening, Sept. 28, 2020 as one of the early events to celebrate the week. The parade included the fall sports teams as well as the band that performed before, during and after the parade from the edge of Crazy Woman Square. Other Hom…

The eighth grade class’s science day moved off of the mountain and into the park this year for a sunny day of presentations on everything from soil quality to game tracking. Employees of local agencies made presentations on their specialties, representing Game and Fish, Forest Service, State…

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While budget cuts have impacted nearly every aspect of Wyoming government in recent weeks, mandatory cuts have not hit Wyoming schools. Yet.

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A recent extension to the USDA’s food services waiver will provide Johnson County School District students with free meals from Sept. 14 through the end of 2020.

What makes special education so special? Well, in Johnson County, at least part of that exceptionalism can be traced to Shelley Armstrong, who will be retiring this spring.

Teacher retirements are always sad in the Johnson County School District, but it takes a very special teacher to bring a school board member to tears with their retirement announcement.

After more than two months of separation, Buffalo High School’s seniors gathered together as students one final time at Mike Moon Field Monday to celebrate their graduation and the end of their high school careers. 

The 2020-21 school year will see the addition of a sixth school – and the first to be tailored entirely to struggling students – to the Johnson County School District.

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Riding in a cardboard box sled requires sitting inside a box. Creating a winning one requires thinking outside the box.

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Johnson County is cowboy country – the land of the Virginian, Butch Cassidy and Sheriff Walt Longmire.

Local parents will soon have a chance to provide feedback on what after-school activities they would like offered on Friday afternoons in the coming 2020-21 school year.

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Poetry has an unexpected power that sneaks up on you when you least expect it.

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We like to think that big problems such as human trafficking don’t affect small towns like Buffalo, said Alexandra Stevenson, co-founder of the Sheridan-based nonprofit Uprising.

After two months serving as interim chairman of the Johnson County School District’s board of trustees, Dave Belus will continue to lead the board through 2020.

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Former Buffalo High School activities director Jan Johnson was elected to the Johnson County School Board on Monday night. 

In the four years since the Johnson County School District last raised salaries for substitute teachers, the district’s rate has fallen well behind the curve.

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Excellence was bred in the Buffalo High School band long before this year’s freshmen were even out of diapers.

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Academics awaken the mind and athletics strengthen the body. But how does a high schooler feed her soul and give back to a school that has given so much?