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  • Sundance School Menu

    Apr 11, 2024

    Breakfast Apr. 15 – Cereal, toast, juice, fruit, milk Apr. 16 – Bagel mini, GoGurt, cereal, fruit, milk Apr. 17 – Cinnamon roll, cheese stick, cereal, fruit, milk Apr. 18 – Breakfast pretzel, yogurt, cereal, fruit, milk Lunch Apr. 15 – Rice bowl, tortilla chips, fruit, vegetable, health bar, milk Apr. 16 – Pulled pork sandwich, chips, fruit, vegetable, health bar, milk Apr. 17 – Chicken nuggets, Italian ice, fruit, vegetable, health bar, milk Apr. 18 – Chicken patty sandwich (original or spicy), potato chips, fruit, vegetable, health bar, mil...

  • Horse evaluators

    Apr 4, 2024

    Recently, the Bear Lodge/Sundance FFA Chapter took two horse evaluation teams to the Central Wyoming College horse judging contest in Riverton. The team consisting of Tessa Sanderson, Cienna McGuckin, Avery Marchant and Taylor Dailey placed second overall, while the team consisting of Riley Banker, Holden Ayer, Savanna Peterson and Tayten Krystoff placed eighth overall. Additionally, Tessa Sanderson placed first overall for FFA senior individual and first overall for the whole contest, which...

  • Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

    Apr 4, 2024

    Lauren Lacey of Sundance, Wyoming, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Lacey was initiated at University of Wyoming. Lacey is among approximately 25,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top ten percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate s...

  • SHS Honor Roll

    Apr 4, 2024

    Seventh Grade Taylor Nicole Asheim Gatlan Warner Ayer Lydia Marie Castelli Audrey Jayne Cerelli Ava Leigh Cooney Makena Avorie Cortez Paisley Ann Cundy Tess Riley Dailey Mallen Joel Gustafson Luke Randal Halverson Harris William Haugen Ruslan Volodymyrovych Hrek Valerie Humbracht Hunter Joshua Idler Carsyn Selena Kalbach Jalyssa Rae Keller Hadlee Ann Krell Kamden Jay Lenz Cord Tristin Marchant Morgan Michele McGuckin Brayden Lee Pearson Eva Rose Stark Zander James Stover Addison May Wheeler Benny Ray Wilen Alexis Joy Williamson Augustus James...

  • Sundance seventh graders win Poppy Poster prizes

    Mar 21, 2024

    For many years, Sundance art teacher Tobi Miller has had all of her seventh grade students (33 this year) participate in the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Unit 80 (Hulett and Sundance) poppy poster contest. The ALA poppy poster co-chairs are Tracy Bush, Hulett, and Janet Cole Lake, Sundance. This year's Sundance winners are Benny Wilen, first; Carsyn Kolbach, second; and Augustus Wood, third. Each winner received a cash prize, and their posters go on for further competition. All the posters...

  • Math Rocks

    Mar 21, 2024

    Rockin’ with arithmetic is what it’s all about! Join Sundance Elementary third and fourth graders as they present “Math Rocks” on Tues., Mar. 26 at 6 p.m. Songs include Math Rocks, Power Up, Operations, The Area Aria, The Rhombus Rhumba, Metric Melody, Action Fractions and Estimation. Family, friends and community are invited to share in our math fun....

  • Girls State

    Mar 14, 2024

    Ellie Jay, Hulett, and Shannon Gilmartin, Sundance, have been selected as the 2024 Girls State delegates by the Hulett Roy Montgomery Unit 80 of the American Legion Auxiliary. Janet Cole Lake, Sundance, is the Girls State chair for the local unit. The Wyoming Girls State program is a week-long session of learning about our government – on the city, county and state levels. It is a practical application of Americanism and good citizenship. It was developed from the idea that our youth should b...

  • CC Honor Rolls

    Mar 14, 2024

    Casper College officials have released the names of the 483 students who made the President’s Honor Roll for the 2023 fall semester. To qualify, a student must take at least 12 credit hours and receive a GPA of 3.5 or better. Crook County students on the list are: Jessee Driskill of Hulett, Rachelle Miller of Moorcroft and Kaela Lundstrom of Sundance. Casper College officials have released the names of the 386 students who made the Dean’s Honor Roll for the 2023 fall semester. The recognition is for part-time degree-seeking students, those tak...

  • Strata energy offers scholarships for Crook County students

    Mar 14, 2024

    Strata Energy, Inc. has issued its annual invitation to Crook County high school graduates to apply for Strata’s Community Energy and Opportunity scholarships. Strata scholarships are available to students graduating from a Crook County high school or Crook County accredited home-school program. Since the start of the scholarship program in 2013, Strata has awarded over $37,000 to Crook County students. Students will have until May 15, 2024 to submit scholarship applications. For more information on Strata’s scholarship program, specific eli...

  • Wyoming introduces hunter education endorsement for teachers

    Mar 7, 2024

    Joint efforts by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the Professional Teaching Standards Board have resulted in a new license endorsement for teachers interested in teaching hunter education in Wyoming classrooms. “The Professional Teaching Standards Board is pleased to partner with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in offering hunter education as an endorsement that teachers can add to their licenses,” said Brendan O’Connor, PTSB executive director. “Hunting, fishing and natural resource conservation is embedded in Wyoming’s culture....

  • Hulett hosts FFA speech

    Feb 29, 2024

    Devils Tower FFA hosted the countywide FFA Creed and Speech Competition Feb. 21 at the Hulett School. The annual contest is sponsored by the Crook County Farm Bureau Federation. Congratulations to all the participants for a great job representing your chapters. Creed Speaking contestants recited the FFA Creed by E.M. Tiffany and answered questions from the judges. First place went to Loni Gill from Moorcroft FFA, second place went to Abby Stroud from Moorcroft FFA and third place to Kimber...

  • UW Graduates

    Feb 29, 2024

    The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Crook County at the completion of the 2023 fall semester. Students are: Andrew J. Raney, Master of Science, Aladdin; Payton W. Timberman, Bachelor of Science, Moorcroft; Trevor Olson, Master of Arts, Sundance....

  • UW Nursing School adopts disaster management leadership training

    Feb 22, 2024

    On an increasingly volatile world stage, health care professionals need to prepare themselves and patients for chemical, natural and man-made disasters as well as global pandemics. In response to the need for such training, the University of Wyoming's Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing has adopted disaster management leadership training that allows students to experience and respond to staged events – including treating a burn victim; a person needing to be evacuated from a disaster area, such a...

  • UW Honor Rolls

    Feb 15, 2024

    The University of Wyoming lists ten students from Crook County on the 2023 fall semester President’s Honor Roll. The President’s Honor Roll consists of regularly enrolled undergraduates who earned a 4.0 (“A”) grade-point average for the semester. To be eligible, students must have been enrolled for a minimum of 12 credit hours taken for letter grades. Students are: Katrina Bauman and Joseph Kennah of Hulett; Shania N. Miller and Taylor Jo Reynolds of Moorcroft; Alyssa M. Merchen of Pine Haven; Ella Sharon Bifulco, Lauryn Brooks, Jameson...

  • LCC Graduates and Honor Rolls

    Feb 15, 2024

    Laramie County Community College is proud to announce the list of graduates for the 2023 fall semester and those students earning a place on the president’s and vice president’s honor rolls. Students earning president’s honor roll recognition have earned a cumulative 3.75-4.0 GPA, and students on the vice president’s honor roll have earned a cumulative 3.5-3.74 GPA. Austin D. Bush of Sundance was a Credit Diploma recipient. McKaya Jo Gillespie of Sundance was on the President’s Honor Roll....

  • Correction:

    Feb 8, 2024

    In last week’s paper, we listed the graduation rates of two of Crook County’s schools the wrong way round. Hulett School’s rate should have been 75% and Moorcroft’s should have been 94.1%....

  • Sheridan College graduate

    Feb 8, 2024

    Nearly 20 Sheridan College students earned degrees or certificates following the end of the fall 2023 semester including Sundance’s Brook Hofland, Associate of Science, Elementary Education. “The achievement of a college diploma or certificate is a major milestone in one’s life,” said Dr. Walt Tribley, President of Sheridan College. “Our students continue to excel while preparing for the next steps in their lives. Congratulations to these students on this important achievement.” Graduates are invited to participate in the Sheridan College Com...

  • SHS launches Prom Attire Drive

    Feb 8, 2024

    Sundance High School has launched a Prom Attire Drive and is now accepting donations of formal dresses, suits, tuxedos and formal accessories such as shoes, ties and jewelry. Donations will be made available to SHS prom attendees. Items will be available to SHS students free of charge. If you would like to donate, items can be dropped off at Sundance High School, Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Prom is scheduled for April 6. For more information, call Jennifer Jungwirth, SHS Student Council Advisor, at 307-283-1007 or...

  • Farm Bureau Federation Scholarships announced

    Feb 8, 2024

    Crook County Farm Bureau Federation is offering two scholarships available to Crook County residents who have a Crook County Farm Bureau Federation membership. Scholarships are available for high school graduates and continuing education students enrolled in qualifying college and trade programs. The scholarship deadline is March 18, 2024. Recipients will be awarded $2000 for first place and $1500 for second place. Applications and qualifications are available at wyfb.org and click on County Farm Bureau Federations at the bottom of the page...

  • County graduation rates higher than average

    Sarah Pridgeon|Feb 1, 2024

    Once again, the students of Crook County have outdone the state average with a graduation rate for the 2022-2023 school year of 89%. This places Crook County School District among the top 15 in the state, which has 48 school districts. "We appreciate that our graduation rate is above the state average but, to be honest, our goal is always going to be 100%," says Superintendent Mark Broderson. "Graduation rates include many factors that are out of a school's control but we want all students to wa...

  • CCSD fares well on state report card

    Sarah Pridgeon|Feb 1, 2024

    Crook County School District (CCSD) fared well on the annual state report card, but Superintendent Mark Broderson says the district won't be resting on its laurels. The report card, published by the Wyoming Department of Education, shows that CCSD's most recent scores are above the state average for proficiency at all levels in English language and math. In English language, proficiency at the elementary and middle school levels was 58%, above the 54% Wyoming average. At the high school level,...

  • DSU Dean's List

    Feb 1, 2024

    Bailey Hofland of Sundance has been named to Dickinson State University’s Dean’s List for the 2023 fall semester. At the end of each regular semester, Dickinson State recognizes those students named to the Dean’s List. Eligible students must be enrolled full-time and must earn a 3.5 GPA or higher....

  • NWC Honor Rolls

    Jan 25, 2024

    Northwest College has named 483 students to its fall 2023 semester honor rolls. The list of students represents 40 communities in Wyoming, 23 in Montana, as well as 15 states and 15 different countries. Students qualifying for the Vice President’s Honor Roll must complete at least 12 semester hours of college-level coursework with a minimum grade point average of 3.50 on a 4.0 scale. Crook County students on the Vice President’s Honor Roll include: Lane Jay of Hulett and Parker Speidel of Sundance....

  • Juniors join National Honor Society

    Jan 18, 2024

    Four juniors have been inducted into the Sundance High School chapter of the National Honor Society this year: Angel Villegas, Holden Ayer, Savanah Peterson and Jake Schommer. Membership is open to students in grades 10 through 12 who meet the qualifications based on the four pillars of the society. "These four are amazing examples of character, leadership and service at our school," says teacher Chelsey Blasczyk. The four join current members Lexie Marchant, Keaton Mills, Aspen Jones, Deklan...

  • SHS Honor Rolls

    Jan 18, 2024

    Quarter 2 Seventh Grade Taylor Nicole Asheim Gatlan Warner Ayer Kemper Lewis Bears Lydia Marie Castelli Audrey Jayne Cerelli Ava Leigh Cooney Makena Avorie Cortez Paisley Ann Cundy Tess Riley Dailey Mallen Joel Gustafson Luke Randal Halverson Harris William Haugen Kallen Randy Hento Ruslan Volodymyrovych Hrek Valerie Humbracht Hunter Joshua Idler Carsyn Selena Kalbach Wyatt Nicholas Kaminski Jalyssa Rae Keller Hadlee Ann Krell Kamden Jay Lenz Cord Tristin Marchant Morgan Michele McGuckin Brayden Lee Pearson Eva Rose Stark Zander James Stover...

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