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New Chief Operating Officer for Jackson Schools

November 14, 2014 Teton County Schools No Comments

There is a new chief operating officer for Jackson’s schools. The Teton County School District Board of Trustees has hired Bradley Barker, a retired army lieutenant colonel. Barker retired from the Army in June after 20 years and five combat deployments. The district says the chief operating officer position is being created as part of a district office transformation intended to increase focus on student learning. Superintendent Pam Shea had previously announced that she will retire at the end of this school year

First Place Start for Speech and Debate Team

November 12, 2014 Teton County Schools Comments Off

The Jackson Hole High School Speech and Debate Team started its regular season with a first place finish this past weekend. Jackson earned 26 sweepstakes points in the win. The team travels to Star Valley this week for its second meet of the season

Teton School District Recommended for AdvancED Accreditation

October 28, 2014 Teton County Schools Comments Off

An external review team has recommended that the Teton School District should be awarded AdvancED Accreditation. The school district was reviewed last week by ten professionals from across the country. The group said the district exceeded every benchmark scores for effective learning and educational quality

Later Start time for JH High School

October 17, 2014 Teton County Schools Comments Off

It’s a school decision the kids are probably happy with. What was a two-year experiment with a later start time for Teton County schools will now be permanent. The Teton County School Board has voted to continue starting classes at Jackson Hole High School at 8:55 am. That is an hour and twenty minutes later than it was three years ago. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports the  two-year experiment looked at grades, car crashes, depression and other factors and found that in all areas kids did much better with a later start time.

American Academy of Pediatrics Research Supports Teton County’s Decision to Start School Later

September 23, 2014 Teton County Schools Comments Off

A new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics is supporting Teton County School District #1 Board of Trustees’ vote to start high school later in the day. The study recommends middle and high schools hold off on starting class until 8:30 a.m. or later to match adolescents’ biological sleep rhythms. Teton County Schools used to start at 7:35 a.m. but changed to 8:55 in May 2012

Teton County School District at 2,700 Students

September 18, 2014 Teton County Schools Comments Off

Teton County School District is continuing to see their student body grow. Superintendent Pam Shea says the district has grown to over 2,700 students and has increased enrollment by about 100 students each year since 2012. Jackson Hole News & Guide says one of the growing schools Colter Elementary can only hold 498 students, but has 535 students enrolled

Teton County High Celebrates Homecoming Week

September 18, 2014 Teton County Schools Comments Off

It’s Homecoming Week at Teton County High School and students are having a week filled with crazy dress codes. Jackson Hole Daily says students have a different theme each day and are wearing everything from pajamas to togas and every decade back to the ‘20s. The Broncs will take on the Rawlins for the main event, Friday night’s football game, starting at 7 p.m

School District and Parks and Rec Spray Herbicide on Fields

September 15, 2014 Teton County Schools Comments Off

Teton County School District No. 1 and the Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation Department are applying broadleaf weeds and grasses herbicides today on school district fields. Jackson Hole Daily says the fields are on West High School Road south of Jackson. The organizations are posting signs before and after the herbicide treatment

Microchip ID Cards Help Find Missing Students

September 5, 2014 Teton County Schools Comments Off

Several missing students have been found after using Teton County School District’s bus microchip ID cards. Teton District Director of Transportation Ed Ahlum says three of the 1,800 bus riding students were lost, but quickly found using the Zonar tracking system. Teton County school administrators tell Jackson Hole Daily the new ID cards or Z-passes record when each child gets on and off the bus. A few kids got off at the wrong stops or got onto the wrong busses

Wyoming School Districts Join to Get Money Back from State

July 25, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Schools Comments Off

Seven Wyoming school districts say the state underfunded k-12 schools $151 million dollars in the past few years and they want their money back. The Associated Press says Teton County School District Number One, Sweetwater County Number Two and Campbell County Number One are a few of the districts signed onto a coalition to get the money back. State Representative and Chairman of the Joint Appropriations Committee Steve Harshman says some districts received too much money in past years

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