Category Archives: Student Achievement

The Scesis Increases

“Ello, I wish to register a complaint.”  So starts Monty Python’s famous Dead Parrot skit.  For fans of the Flying Circus, it’s a quintessential piece of British humor.  For those with an eye for analogy, it’s also a burning effigy of the current state … Continue reading

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The (Mathematical) Value of Strategic Planning

Winston Churchill said that a fanatic is one that can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.  I guess that makes me a strategic planning fanatic.  I believe in it that much.  And I have good reason to believe … 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

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Why PAWS is Meaningless to Our Students…And Why We Should Take Notice

Each spring our students in grades 3-8 and 11 take the PAWS test.  According to the WDE website, the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) is to “foster program improvement at the school, district, and state levels in support of … Continue reading

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Worthy of a Headline

Schools tend to get a lot of newspaper coverage.  And we certainly had our fair share last year.  But as I look back over last year, there’s an important story missing in the mosaic that became 2010-2011, namely our academic … Continue reading

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Schools spend a lot of time talking about rigor. So do politicians and the media. It seems to be a general consensus that schools nationwide need to add “rigor”. The problem is that we seem to have rigor mortis when … Continue reading

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Wyoming Young Authors 2011 State Writing Contest

Congratulations to Pinedale Elementary students Sydney O’Brien and Megan Anspach for their success in the Wyoming Young Authors 2011 State Writing Contest! Sydney was awarded 1st Place for her fiction entry.  She is in Mrs. Lloyd’s 1st Grade class.  Sydney … Continue reading

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3A Regional Track Meet

This past weekend, Pinedale High School hosted the 3A Regional Track Meet.  If you didn’t get a chance to attend, you missed seeing some really great performances and the best weather so far this spring.  The other thing you missed … Continue reading

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WOW! Take a look at the results from the Regional Science fair below. Way to go Pinedale Middle School and Pinedale High School students and teachers! MIDDLE SCHOOL REGIONAL SCIENCE FAIR Best in Fair Project: Devan LaMere Animal Science 1st … Continue reading

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Congratulations to our February Students of the Month! Elementary School – Kodie Egle Middle School – Austin Lewis High School – Talyn Costello

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