A NEW SCHOOL YEAR BEGINS!
I am excited to welcome everyone back to Carbon 2 for another great school year! I hope you had a great summer full of family-time, play-time, and much deserved rest. As usual, a new year begins with the excitement of meeting our new students and welcoming back our returning students and families on the first day. We want you to feel welcome at our schools. We know that there is great trust involved that we will take care of your students while at school. We assure you that we will do our part - in whatever roles we perform - to make this a fantastic start!
We have much to be proud of in Carbon 2. While we realize that school is more than assessments, and our students are more than test scores, our WY-TOPP results show many areas in which we can be proud. We are not yet able to share results publicly as they are still confidential. Carbon 2 as a District scored above the State averages in 17 of 19 grade level and subject areas. We’ll be talking more about data in the weeks to come.
This year, we will have a WDE (Wyoming Department of Education) Peer Review Team coming to visit Carbon 2 to give input on how well we are doing in many areas of accreditation. The visit will take place on October 8th & 9th. These on-site visits occur once every 5 years and the SE Wyoming Region will be the first area visited under the new State system. Classroom/Campus visits will occur during this visit. More information will be coming on this event.
In Carbon 2, we pride ourselves on our dedication to student achievement and our teamwork approach. Our seven campuses and five communities work together to provide excellent opportunities for the students that we serve. My goal is to make sure that when people hear the name of Carbon 2, they think of excellence. Our great staff in CCSD#2 is committed and work very hard to provide that excellence for all of our students in all areas. Our standards and expectations remain high and I’m thankful for the qualities and expertise that we are able to offer our students.
So – let’s come back to school with a renewed desire to make it the best year ever – and with open minds and excitement. Be positive and excited to be in school – and that attitude will spread. Remember, we all must work together for the good of our students. I’m very proud – and thankful - to be the Superintendent of CCSD#2.
SO – A SINCERE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF CARBON 2 AND WELCOME TO A NEW YEAR!
Dr. Jim D. Copeland, Supt.
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Carbon County School District No. 2 was created in 1972 through the consolidation of school districts in the eastern half of Carbon County, Wyoming.
The District encompasses 4,000 square miles in southeastern Wyoming with the eastern border less than 100 miles from Cheyenne and the southern border beginning at the Colorado / Wyoming state line. Interstate 80 and the Union Pacific railroad bisects the District.
Schools are located in the communities of Elk Mountain, Encampment, Hanna, Medicine Bow and Saratoga. The District Administration Central Office is located in Saratoga, which is the largest of the five communities.
7:30 AM – 4:30 PM • Mon – Thu
8:00 AM – Noon • Fri
Closed • Sat – Sun