We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

  • Updated

A proposed external cost adjustment for K-12 public schools in Wyoming was cut from a recommended $70 million to $43 million by the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Appropriations Committee. 

  • Updated

While mental health likely isn’t at the top of the list of things that most middle schoolers in Johnson County worry about — a group of roughly 40 students at Clear Creek Middle School are working to change that. 

The Buffalo High School marching band — a smaller and younger group of students than in previous years — received an “excellent” rating at the state marching band competition in Casper this past weekend.  

  • Updated

The end of free breakfast and lunch for all students in local schools this year likely means that Johnson County Friends Feeding Friends will see an increased need for weekend food and everyday snacks for students. 

CHEYENNE — The State Loan and Investment Board approved three charter school applications Wednesday afternoon, despite pushback. 

  • Updated

Johnson County School District No. 1’s parent liaison program could be up and running in the Buffalo and Kaycee elementary schools in as little as four to six weeks with the hiring by the district and Compass Center for Families of Krystin Alger as the county’s first liaison.

  • Updated

BUFFALO — Johnson County School District No. 1 administrators are keeping their eyes on a recently filed lawsuit from the Wyoming Education Association alleging that the state Legislature has failed to adequately fund K-12 education.

Johnson County School District No. 1 should have enough bus drivers to offer its normal routes — 10 in Buffalo and three in Kaycee — this upcoming school year, though the district lacks substitute drivers. 

  • Updated

Johnson County School students celebrated the end of the school year with a variety of events and activities. 

  • Updated

It’s one final hurrah, and, for some, a bit of a homecoming. Graduating seniors from BHS and New West walked through the halls of Meadowlark Elementary School on Tuesday to the cheers and applause of students, faculty and staff. The tradition offers the elementary school kids the opportunity…

  • Updated

Johnson County was once home to dozens of rural, country schools. Today the county has no rural schools. These are the stories of some of Johnson County's former country school teachers and students.

Buffalo High School junior Nate Rzasa and his teammates Sylas Mirabal and Jager Erschabek sat in front of their computers after school in late March, watching film and breaking down their performances from the previous day’s tough competition. 

  • Updated

At Clear Creek Middle School this past Wednesday, roughly 40 seventh and eighth grade students crammed into a classroom off the back hallway and began stacking the room’s tables in front of the locked door. 

  • Updated

Most students in Johnson County will have to resume paying for school breakfast and lunch in the 2022-23 school year because the federal waiver that has made those meals free for all students over the past two years is likely coming to an end. 

  • Updated

The Johnson County School District No. 1 board of trustees suspended an unnamed employee, with pay, for an indefinite amount of time pending an investigation by the district and the Buffalo Police Department. 

The Johnson County School District No. 1 board of trustees is again considering reducing the size of the board from its current nine members to seven — this time primarily due to concerns about recruiting quality members to run for the board.  

  • Updated

Johnson County School District No. 1 is preparing to host active shooter training — known as TAC*ONE training — at all district schools during the week of April 18 for students, staff, parents and law enforcement.

  • Updated

Kaycee School is quickly becoming the literacy powerhouse of Johnson County after the Battling Broncs team — made up of seven third-and-fourth grade students — won the school’s second-straight Battle of the Books title on Thursday. 

  • Updated

A K-3 reading assessment and intervention program bill that had originally caused concern about loss of local control for Johnson County School District No. 1 administrators was signed into law Friday by Gov. Mark Gordon. 

  • Updated

For kids around the county, long bus rides are a daily event that the kids are just used to. For the "long distance riders," as they call themselves, on the French Creek Road bus route, the bus ride includes pocket games, lots of talking with friends and for some, naps with teddy bears. Dan …

  • Updated

Balloons covered the floors of both the library and a classroom in Meadowlark Elementary School on Friday. The kindergarten classes circled around the first set of 100 balloons in the library while next door the pre-kindergartners spread out amongst their own set of 100 balloons. Games were …

  • Updated

Last Friday morning’s snowfall wasn’t enough to shut the doors to school buildings in Johnson County for the day. In the event of future snowy and cold days that force the closure of school buildings, however, the schools have a plan in place that could make those days virtual.

A classroom in the elementary school wing of Kaycee School was flooded with an estimated 300 gallons of water on Jan. 6 after a pipe in the building’s fire suppression system burst. 

  • Updated

The third-grade performance of the Nutcracker returned again to the auditorium at Buffalo High School as the kids performed their own choral and dance version of the classic play. The event returned for the first time to the stage since COVID began this year, filling the seats of the auditor…

  • Updated

Indoor track athletes will keep running at Buffalo High School this winter season after the Johnson County School District No. 1 board of trustees voted to continue the program. 

  • Updated

On Saturday, downtown Buffalo transformed into a Christmas wonderland, filled with markets, a chili feed and an evening parade. And in the run up to the weekend, the Main Street building formerly occupied by The Office was transformed into a pop-up shop by students in the Buffalo High School…

  • Updated

The mini bank, a introductory banking option offered to students at Cloud Peak Elementary School and Clear Creek Middle School, encourages students to learn about banking and how to save money from a young age. The students can deposit money into an account with the help of fellow students, …

  • Updated

Just a short walk from New West High School sits Clear Creek and the Clear Creek Trail — where students and teachers alike were learning about public lands and Leave No Trace principles on Friday. 

  • Updated

The students at New West are well into their semester of classes and are settled into the new four day-plus schedule. At Buffalo's newest school, students learn the same material, just in varied and new ways. The students work with fewer staff for direct and personal interactions that keep t…

  • Updated

The days of Johnson County students building snowmen with their friends or drinking hot chocolate on the couch during a snow day may soon be coming to an end. 

  • Updated

The Buffalo High School marching band traveled to Casper once again this year to perform in the Wyoming state marching band festival on Saturday, Oct. 16 in the Ford Wyoming Center. After having to perform remotely last year, this was the first state festival in person for both the freshmen …

  • Updated

In honor of White Cane Day, Julie was joined by a few guests to talk with two elementary school classes about white canes and how to interact with classmates, parents, friends and community members who have vision impairments. The canes allow for safer mobility and the students learned to al…

  • Updated

Buffalo's homecoming parade and barbecue returned to normal this year after a year of COVID-19 changes last year. Teams and organizations from the high school rode or marched through downtown during the parade on Main Street. Friends, family, and community members spread along the side of th…

  • Updated

A little over one month into the school year in Johnson County, 4% of students (48) and less than 1% of staff members (less than 12) are currently identified as absent due to a positive coronavirus case or a close contact quarantine.

  • Updated

Buffalo High School hosted their annual marching showcase on Oct. 5 on the football field. The show allowed bands from around the region to perform their shows for an audience and receive critiques and feedback in anticipation of the state festival in mid-October. 

Johnson County School District No. 1 is slowly expending its portion of federal stimulus money approved in December 2020 to help school districts around the country prevent, prepare for and respond to the coronavirus pandemic.