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Jim Gatchell Museum Triumphs. May 2023

May 31, 2023
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The Jim Gatchell Museum was recently awarded one of just four of the 2023 Medals for Museum and Library Service beating off stiff competition across the nation.   This is a highly prestigious and hard-won honor given by the venerated…

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Crossing Cultures. The High School Exchange Experience. May 2023

May 26, 2023
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As the last school bell of the year rings, we bid farewell, ‘adios’, ‘arrivederci’ and ‘ha get bra’ to the four high school foreign exchange students as their year here in Johnson County draws to a close.  Two are from…

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Parent Liaison in Elementary School.  What’s the Point?  May 2023

May 22, 2023
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Delve into the role of the Parent Liaison at JCDS#1 with Kristyn Alger, the dedicated Parent Liaison, who sheds light on her work and its purpose. Often misunderstood, the Parent Liaison program at JCDS#1 is not solely designed for families…

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Breaking Boundaries and Building Futures.  New West 2023 Graduates.  May 2023

May 17, 2023
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Every high school graduation is a notable milestone, symbolizing an individual’s achievement and growth. However, for certain students, this accomplishment holds even greater significance. At New West High School in Buffalo, a school  designed for students who have faced challenges…

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BHS Spring Showcase. May 2023

May 11, 2023
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Spring Showcase at Buffalo High School celebrates students’ achievements in Career & Technical Education (CTE) classes.   Buffalo has one of the largest CTE programs in Wyoming.   It’s a testament to the power of education and the limitless potential…

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JCSD#1 Board Meeting. May 8 2023

May 10, 2023
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Regular Session 0:00Pledge of AllegianceRoll CallPublic CommentAdditions/Accept Agenda General ReportsJCSD#1 Student Video 1:50Principal Reports 6:30Director Reports 27:00Superintendent Report 43:45Curriculum & Learning Report 49:50Special Services Report 55:20Business Report 1:01:00Rec Board Report 1:01:30BOCES Report 1:02:15BOCHES Report 1:03:00Leadership Governance 2.9 & 2.10 Consent…

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Students Ask Mr Auzqui. May 4 2023

May 9, 2023
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Don’t underestimate BHS students.  They are curious, thoughtful, and keen to understand and be involved in decision-making on issues that impact them.   BHS students sat down with Superintendent Auzqui and raised several important questions including the potential benefits and…

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Cntrl + Alt + BHS Tech.   April 2023

April 28, 2023
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However we feel about it, It is clear that technology is rapidly transforming every aspect of our world and changing the way we will work, play and communicate.   Buffalo High School has pioneered a high school class that is…

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Say What? Teens and the Rise in Hearing Loss. April 2023

April 25, 2023
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Many teens are constantly plugged into their devices using headphones or earbuds.  While this may seem harmless, maybe even a pleasant relief from having to hear what they are listening to, it can actually lead to long-term hearing damage.  Although…

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BHS PIT Crew Meeting. April 18 2023

April 20, 2023
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The last meeting of the school year was geared towards parents of incoming Freshman.   Principal Gib Ostheimer, Dean of Students and Counselor Madonna Esponda, and Administrative Staff Becca Redden and Elly Jawors provided an overview covering academics, extracurricular activities,…

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