The news last week that he had received the University of Wyoming’s premier scholarship suddenly made Nate Rzasa’s college selection process much easier.
In the beginning there were 33 on the stage at the Buffalo High School auditorium for the Johnson County Spelling Bee.
SHERIDAN — Uprising Executive Director Terri Markham and Wyoming Internet Crimes Against Children Commander Chris McDonald presented to a room full of parents, school liaisons and victim advocates Tuesday on the topic of online youth sexual exploitation.
RIVERTON — Imagine you’re a teenager worried about a friend, someone who’s been distant or has even hinted that he’s thought about hurting himself or someone else. What do you do?
While most of his peers were in classrooms at Kaycee School in early November, senior Xavier Strothman was up in Sheridan, learning the ins and outs of how to be a personal trainer at the Sheridan County YMCA.
Meadowlark Elementary School kindergarten teacher Jess Kavitz had only one thing on her mind as she entered the gym for an all-school assembly Tuesday morning — keeping her students in a straight line and seated quietly.
Buffalo High School FFA members returned from the 95th National FFA Convention with new skills, added industry knowledge and some major hardware.
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.
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.
Last year, about 80 Johnson County School District No. 1 high school students earned college credits as they earned high school credits.
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.
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.
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.
New West High School will — for the first time since its establishment in 2019 — admit freshman students for the 2022-23 school year.
Johnson County School students celebrated the end of the school year with a variety of events and activities.
Some lessons are best learned outside of the school building.
Clear Creek Middle School eighth grade teacher Rob Hammond had a simple message for the 2022 graduating class of Buffalo High School — don’t be a passenger in life.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
Once upon a time, in a far-off kingdom, a small village at the edge of the woods took shape in the Buffalo High School auditorium.
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.
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.
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.
Delays in the nationwide supply chain could mean that the boiler system in Kaycee School that has caused heating issues in certain areas of the building won’t be replaced this summer as originally planned.
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 …
New federal training regulations for bus drivers around the country could make recruiting bus drivers in Johnson County even harder — a problem that has plagued the district for years.
The students of Kaycee School are a little more than 45 miles from the nearest community college campus.
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 …
Jake Harris typically spends his days taking care of animals or looking for fossilized dinosaur bones on his ranch in eastern Wyoming.
U.S. Sen. John Barrasso’s message to the students of Kaycee School on Thursday was simple.
School resource officers could soon be back in Johnson County schools thanks to federal coronavirus funds that the school district is set to receive.
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.
Johnson County School District trustee John Manzella died Dec. 23.
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…
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.
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…
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, …
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.
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…
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.
The Buffalo High School marching band was one of just six bands in the state to receive a Superior rating at Saturday’s state marching band festival.
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 …