Category Archives: Pinedale Schools

Switching Gears

Dear SCSD 1 Families: For the past couple of weeks, as our plan was being developed and submitted for approval, it was my goal to provide you with as much information as possible about the challenges ahead, and I hope … Continue reading

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And a Butterfly Flapped Its Wings…

The Butterfly Effect is a term used for a small change in a sensitive system, that eventually results in large differences in the system at a later date.   It’s the notion that a butterfly flapping its wings in Tokyo … Continue reading

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And Now for Something Completely Different…

Careful dear citizens if you decide to dip your toe into the turbulent pool that is the 24 hours news cycle.  It’s ugly out there.  The federal government is shut down.  Congress appears historically dysfunctional.  And the national debt is … Continue reading

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I’ll never forget the first time I got up close to some of the high alpine lakes and shear granite faces you can find in the Wind River range.   Splendor might be the best word to describe what I … Continue reading

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F. Scott Fitzgerald, Voltaire, and Public Discourse

Hey kids.  It was me.  I was that student.  I was the one who raised my hand and said, “Why do we have to learn this?”  And, “When will I ever use that?”  I think I asked that question in … Continue reading

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It’s Not a Race

This past weekend I turned 46.  It didn’t result in the purchase of a new corvette or anything, but I think the lead up to my birthday had some of the hallmarks of a mid-life crisis.   Forty-six certainly isn’t … Continue reading

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When Life Gives You Lemons…

Last year at this time, I found myself writing a post about how the USDA was requiring the school district to raise its lunch prices while simultaneously increasing the dietary restrictions on the food we serve.  Not much has changed … Continue reading

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An Arbor Day to Remember

What do you get when you mix seven local and state organizations, a bunch of third graders, a state grant and typical Wyoming weather?  The first arboretum of its kind in the Wyoming and an Arbor Day to remember. A … Continue reading

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A Little Less Conversation

OK folks, this is going to a be a long post.  Ironic that I have entitled it “A Little Less Conversation”?  Perhaps, but I think if you spend the time to read the post you’ll understand why.  I humbly ask … Continue reading

Posted in 21st Century Skills, Pinedale Schools, Student Achievement

More Than Redistricting Going on at Sublette #1

Superintendents sit in a unique position.  We are the pivot point between the Board of Trustees and the rest of the district.  My job contains the equally important roles of working with the board as well as working with our schools … Continue reading

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