Versatility is a common quality among employees of small school districts, and it’s not unusual to see a teacher or administrator juggling multiple responsibilities.
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.
The classroom will have a whiteboard and tables and seating, but grass will serve as the carpet. The only light will come from the sun.
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.
As the spread of the coronavirus leaves high school sports in disarray, Buffalo High School athletic director Ryan Mader is working to get athletes back on the field.
Do you want to know how to change a tire? Or the difference between a W2 and a W4 tax form? Or how to install smoke detectors in your house?
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.
In any business, the opinion of the customer counts. That holds true in Johnson County’s largest school as well.
Science, it turns out, does not always have the most pleasant smell.
Riding in a cardboard box sled requires sitting inside a box. Creating a winning one requires thinking outside the box.
A love for agriculture is infectious.
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.
Poetry has an unexpected power that sneaks up on you when you least expect it.
Buffalo High School isn’t just a school – it is a community and a family, according to junior Hollis Mantle. Nothing reinforces that fact quite like the school’s spirit weeks.
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.
Buffalo High School senior LaCee Bennett is no stranger to the Wyoming All-State Honor Orchestra, having been accepted to it in each of her first three years of high school.
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.
Being Santa Claus is exhausting.
Former Buffalo High School activities director Jan Johnson was elected to the Johnson County School Board on Monday night.
Student councils from both Kaycee School and Buffalo High School received the highest honor possible at the Wyoming Association of Student Councils convention in Sheridan last month.
The community will have a clearer picture of what a four-and-a-half-day school week could look like in coming months.
Fifteen years after the concrete foundation was first poured, Buffalo High School’s agriculture shop is set for a long-discussed expansion.
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.
Excellence was bred in the Buffalo High School band long before this year’s freshmen were even out of diapers.
Winter is coming – courtesy of the Buffalo High School marching band.
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?
When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. When life gives Becky Qualm trash, she makes science experiments.
Over the past 15 years, the Buffalo High School ag shop has become a maze of plasma torches, projects and pipe benders.
After two community forums and months of planning, the calendar for the 2020-21 school year in Buffalo is finally taking shape.
It’s the first day of school for Kevin Thomas. And, as for any first-day student, the new beginning brings both trepidation and excitement.
Months of research on hidden attitudes in national surveys culminated for Buffalo High School graduate Carlos Gonzales on July 29 with a presentation at the University of Wyoming’s research symposium.
After a high-achieving class in 2017-18, the performance of Buffalo High School’s 2018-19 junior class on the ACT test could be seen as a disappointment.
Three months after board Chairman Tim Blaney expressed concern about the Johnson County School District’s purchasing policies, business manager Tom Sarvey has drafted the district’s first purchasing manual.
After years of helping to write, edit and compile the Wyoming Stewardship Project curriculum, Buffalo resident Ashlee Seidel has received her reward.
Aug. 19 marked many firsts for Buffalo Head Start – from the first class in the organization’s new building at 621 Fetterman to the first day using a new curriculum.
The winds of change are blowing, and Preah Tobiasson’s chickens know it.
When asked to pose for a photo, Anna Buckingham immediately knew what she wanted to do.
Buffalo High School’s new alternative program is on the move.
Creating a cabinet from scratch in under seven and a half hours takes a lot of blood, sweat and tears.
If education is the great equalizer, things are getting more equal for some nontraditional students in Johnson County and around the state.
Even with a few state grants providing additional funding, Johnson County School District business manager Tom Sarvey kept things conservative when budgeting for fiscal 2020.
A new football season will bring a new scoreboard to the Buffalo High School football field, according to a report from activities director Ryan Mader.
Despite hearing concerns about the district’s new health insurance plan during its June 10 board meeting, the Johnson County School District board of trustees chose to make no changes to the plan.
What if a machine, like a human, could learn from its mistakes?
Living board games, trapeze artists and a trip to Legoland could only mean one thing: a trip to the Destination Imagination global competition in Kansas City, Missouri.
Pennie Caldwell is looking for some friends to help her move. And she’s offering up food as an incentive.
For a class whose motto was “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see,” it only seemed fitting that a packed gymnasium was on hand to see a Kaycee High School graduating class Saturday night that is destined to continue achieving unparalleled success as they venture out into…
With only 72 students, Buffalo High School’s class of 2019 is one of the smallest in recent memory. But what it lacks in size, it makes up for in strength.
From flowers raised in a greenhouse to cabinets constructed in the woodshop, every career and technical education student at Buffalo High School has a project they’ve been working hard on this year.