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Buffalo High School's theater department put on their annual spring play, this year's being an original titled "Turns out Polyester was the Root of it All: A Spade Malloy Mystery." The play referenced a previous performance, resurrecting the character of Spade Malloy in this mystery that com…

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Buffalo High School's rodeo team hosted their spring rodeo for competitors across the region on Sunday and Monday, May 30-31. The full weekend followed Sheridan's rodeo also at the Johnson County Fairgrounds as the competitors worked through their individual and team events in anticipation o…

Meadowlark Elementary School held their end of year assembly on the playground under the warm sun as they celebrated the end of the 2020-21 school year. Beginning the year with masks and social distancing, the kids now crowded together with visible faces after more than a month of learning w…

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Cloud Peak Elementary school hosted their annual spring Healthy Me Day, putting in some last minute fun and education with their students. The full day rotated the classes between a variety of acitivies ranging from fun games like tug-a-war and kickball to tips on how to stay safe in the sun…

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The average height in Meadowlark Elementary school jumped up on Wednesday, May 26 as parents joined their kids for a parent BBQ at the school. Kids and parents cycled through the gym as they received their trays of food to take back with them to their classrooms. Burgers were grilled out sid…

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With warm weather back and the end of the year winding down, Meadowlark took their kids out to the YMCA track field for their regular spring Field Day. The classes were spread out around the field, balancing a combination of fun games and track-themed events like running, jumping and tennis …

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After having to delay and reorganize last year's school year and graduation because of COVID-19, this year's graduation ceremony felt like a breath of normal. The ceremony was returned indoors to the gym as Buffalo celebrated 52 graduating seniors on Sunday, May 23, 2021. Speeches were given…

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New West High School held their first every graduation ceremony on Friday night, May 21, 2021 in the Buffalo High School Auditorium. Each student in the class of 17 students was recognized individually and introduced to the audience by a teacher or family member. Stories of childhood and of …

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Buffalo High School hosted their annual spring choir concert on Thursday, May 13 for community members and families alike who joined the four school choirs for a variety of musical performances. The four choirs, the Balladiers, Men's Choir, Una Voce, and Bella Voce performed for a fuller aud…

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The gymnasium at Cloud Peak Elementary School was transformed the evening of May 11 into a science lab even Bill Nye would be proud of.

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Thirty students grades third through eighth gathered together for the annual county spelling bee competition on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 in the Buffalo High School Auditorium. With students participating from Kaycee Schools, Cloud Peak Elementary and Clear Creek Middle School, the group dwindl…

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Citing a need to improve academic performance and ease the transition to high school, Buffalo High School administrators said Monday that the school would prefer to move to a five-period three term (trimester) schedule. 

Vivi Ostheimer is an actor, singer and instrumentalist, but she never saw herself reciting poetry in front of an audience — that is, until she attended the annual Buffalo High School Poetry Out Loud competition last year as a freshman. She saw her peers perform an array of poems and bring th…

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Meadowlark Elementary has a number of already Nationally Board Certified teachers. As of December, the building has another five. Mary Jean Wodahl, Kelsey Warren, Nicole Asay, Jessica Kavitz and Amber McClure all received word in December that they had earned their certification after having…

Each year, all-state music ensembles bring together Wyoming’s best high school musicians to grow and learn as performers, but this year, they’ll have to do most of it virtually. 

Students in the Farm Shop 1 class at Buffalo High School spent the final days of their semester working on a practical project to implement their welding knowledge - branding irons. The group was tasked with making their own branding irons although the purpose was up to the students. It coul…

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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.