Big Horn County schools gear up for the new school year

Thursday, August 15, 2019

The nights get cooler and the sun sets earlier each week signifying the new school year fast approaching.

Big Horn County schools faculty and staff are starting to get their rooms prepared for the upcoming year. “We must strive to challenge each student to grow in his or her academic abilities by the end of the school year,” Wyola Public Schools Superintendent Christy Wright said in a letter to staff this week.

Wyola student registration starts on Aug. 27

On the other side of Big Horn County schools in Pryor are making similar preparations.

St. Charles Mission School Principal Bambi Van Dyke said this year they are proud to introduce middle school football, a co-op program with Arrow Creek Elementary, also in Pryor. They are also implementing a new reading intervention program.

The school will have a camp crier driving around town to wake up students and parents on the first day of school, Van Dyke said.

“When you hear (him), that’s when you know it’s time to go to school,” she said. “Welcome back, all the old students and any new students. We are looking forward to a fabulous new year.”

In St. Xavier Pretty Eagle Catholic Academy Principal Garla Williamson is staying busy with begin of the year preparations, as well as teacher recruitment.

“We’re looking forward to a rockin’ year,” she said.

Students at Lodge Grass Public Schools who haven’t registered can pick up their registration packets at their school.

“Welcome Back Lodge Grass Schools Students! I hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer. I also hope you are relaxed, re-energized and ready to start a new school year,” LGPS Superintendent Victoria Falls Down said in an email to the News. “My staff and I are so delighted that you are part of our amazing learning community. I welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and I look forward to seeing you walk through our doors August 23, 2019. The office of the Superintendent looks forward to greeting students and families once again. It remains and honor and privilege to serve as your Superintendent. I know we will make this school year one of growth and achievement for all children.”

Hardin Public Schools has several open house opportunities for new and returning students. New student registration for Fort Smith Elementary, and Hardin Middle and High Schools will be done electronically at here.

Registration for Crow Agency, Hardin Primary and Intermediate Schools will revert to hardcopies until the new Student Information System is in place next summer. The district is also hosting a Child Find session at Crow Head Start all day on Thursday, Aug. 22.

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