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6/05/17 > TCSD #1 Announces New Coaches

TCSD #1 announced today that a number of vacant coaching opportunities posted over the last few weeks have been filled. David Joyce has accepted the position of Jackson Hole High School Broncs Football coach for the 2017 season. Ed Anderson has taken on the role of head wrestling coach. Tracy Castagno has taken on the role of head dance team coach. There are still coaching vacancies for high school and middle school football as well as assistant wrestling and head cheer-leading.

Prior to accepting the position at JHHS, Coach Joyce was the head football coach at Mountain Home High School in Mountain Home, Arkansas where he coached a team in the 6A East conference, the second largest classification in Arkansas. During his five-year tenure, Coach Joyce rebuilt the Bomber football program from the ground up, finishing the season tied for third in the conference.

Ed Anderson has been a long time wrestling coach of high school students. Ed has coached at Bingham High School in Bingham, Utah and in Rigby, Idaho.

Tracy Castagno has been an assistant coach for the JHHS dance to for multiple years and this year is going to step in as the head coach.

Activities Director Mike Hansen is thrilled to have hired a number of highly qualified coaches. "We are excited to announce some of our new coaching hires as I think we have found some great individuals that will continue to provide positive learning experiences for our students through activities". Hansen went on to state, "We are still looking for some quality assistant coaches as well so please spread the word to anyone you know who would be a quality candidate".

Fall sports for JHHS will start on August 7th for Golf and Tennis and on August 14th for Football, Girls Swimming and Diving, and Cross Country. Dance and Cheer-leading will be hosting tryouts for the 2017-2018 teams in the coming weeks. Questions about coaching opportunities may be directed to Mike Hansen mhansen@tcsd.org.

Students must have documentation of a physical dated after May 1,2017, Activities Registration Form, and pay a $50 activity fee (scholarships available as needed, contact Mike Hansen) in order to be ready for fall practices. 

4/19/17 > Parent Night: Social/Emotional Wellbeing Panel Discussion

On Monday, April 17th TCSD held the first of a series of panel discussions about supporting your child's social emotional well being.   The entire program was recorded and is available here. ">

The panel included:

Jeremy Silcox, LCSW
Van Vleck House

Heath Miller, LCSW WY
Therapist and Program Manager
Jackson Hole Community Counseling Center

Terresa Humphries-Wadsworth,PhD
Director of Suicide Prevention 
Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming

Mark Pommer, Nationally Certified School Psychologist
Teton County School District #1

O'Ann Fredstrom M.D
Psychiatrist

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4/12/17 > Incoming Kindergarten Parent Nights

Parents of incoming kindergarten students who live in the Jackson Elementary or Colter Elementary attendance areas are encouraged to attend one of the two parent night, April 12th or April 27th at Jackson Elementary School, 6:30-7:30p.m.

If you are considering applying for the dual immersion program you MUST attend one of the two parent nights. Click on the following links to view some important information about starting kindergarten.

Kindergarten Parent Night (English)

Kindergarten Parent Night (Spanish)

Parents of incoming kindergarten students who live in the Wilson attendance area are encouraged to attend the Wilson Parent Night on Wednesday, May 24th from 5-6pm at Wilson Elementary School.

Parents of incoming kindergarten students who live in the Kelly attendance area are encouraged to attend the Kelly Parent night on Wednesday, April 26th  from 4:30-6:30pm at Kelly Elementary School.

Parents of incoming kindergarten students who live in Alta or Moran attendance areas are encouraged to call the school to schedule a visit and screening.  

Alta Elementary: 307.353.2472

Moran Elementary: 307.543.2438

Not sure of your child's school attendance area?  Click the link below:

School Attendance Areas

3/10/17 > Kindergarten Registration Information

Preparing to send your child to Kindergarten is exciting time, but also a little overwhelming.  TCSD #1 is committed to ensuring every family has the information they need to make the transition as smooth and engaging as possible.

Please review the following schedule for a listing of parent information nights and kindergarten screenings and information about registration.

Registration and Screening Schedule

2/10/17 > Board of Trustees Approves Whole School Model for JES, CES and the future MMES

At their regular meeting on February 8th, the Board of Trustees unanimously approved creating three K-5 whole schools, two schools with all traditional classrooms and one school with all dual immersion classrooms.

The Board intends to identify which of the three schools will serve as the "dual immersion school" by the end of the 2016-2017 school year, after they consider issues such as student enrollment, transportation, and program capacity. 

Below is a presentation that was provided to the board as they evaluated the issues pertaining to this change.

Whole School or Strand School Elementary School Model Presentation

1/09/17 > January 9th- SCHOOL CANCELED
All TCSD #1 are CANCELED due to area road closures and the inability of our bus drivers and other essential staff to get to the Jackson area.

La Escuela esta Cancelada
Estimados Padres/Tutores: Esta noticia es para informarles que la escuela esta cancelada el día de hoy dado al clima. Nosotros anticipamos que la escuela abrirá el siguiente día escolar regularmente programado.
1/06/17 > Students reminded to dress warmly, its cold out there!

TCSD #1 reminds families to be sure that students dress appropriately as they leave for school this morning (Friday, January 6th) as temperatures are well below zero throughout the valley.

Reminder: Colter Elementary School has canceled today's winter sports day due the cold temperatures and our elementary schools follow the practice that students have "indoor recess" when temperatures are below zero.  

10/17/16 > TWO HOUR DELAYED SCHOOL OPENING

All TCSD schools, besides Alta Elementary, will open two hours later than normal due to the power outage in the area. Buses will run their normal routes, but two hours later than normal. The school day will end at the normal release times for each school. Alta Elementary School will open at their regular time. Please check this web site for any updates.

Last Updated by Charlotte Reynolds on 10/17/2016
8/10/16 > 4pm TCSD Board of Education Workshop and 6pm Regular Meeting

Teton County School District #1 Board of Education BOE REGULAR MEETING AGENDA - 1235 GREGORY LANE WEDNESDAY - AUGUST 10, 2016 4:00 PM - Workshop - Strategic Plan 6:00 PM - Regular Meeting Executive Session - Personnel and Litigation - Following Regular Meeting

To view the agenda and supporting documents click here to visit Board Docs

7/18/16 > TCSD receives PAWS results

On Thursday, July 14th the Wyoming Department of Education released the results of the Proficiency Assessment for Wyoming Students (PAWS) data. While it is our goal that every Teton County School District student achieves at their highest ability, our data show that we have made some significant gains in a year where we had major changes in the curricula.

It is important to recognize that PAWS assessments are one data point that help the district determine how our students compare to the rest of the state. Over the next few weeks our staff will carefully analyze the data. This data, combined with a variety of data points including DIBELS, MAP, common assessments and observations to inform any instructional and curricular changes.  

· Science had excellent gains and are significantly higher than the state.

· TCSD scored higher than the state in all grades and subject areas, with the exception of 3rd grade math (slightly lower), 5th grade math, 3rd grade reading (slightly).

· Curricula changes in the 15-16 school year and implementation of district developed common assessments are in alignment with the state standards and PAWS assessments.

· TCSD has more students whom are language learners than the rest of the state. Our dual immersion program and our supports we provide in ELL are having a positive impact on student performance.

· The data will be disaggregated in each building and for each classroom. This will continue to guide staff in making instructional decisions that best meet the individual needs of students.

· In reviewing data, it is important to remember to look at individual student data to drive instruction.

· When looking at the percent of students below basic, if there are 200 students tested in the grade level and there are 10% of the students below basic, we are talking about 20 students. Identification of these students and the specific areas in which they are struggling helps the staff determine what interventions and supports are needed for each individual. This becomes more manageable with the specific data and after an analysis in the schools.

· Overall, the district is moving in the right direction and the analysis will help guide our work this school year.