Test Scores Highlight School Board Meeting

After formally recognizing Coffeen Elementary School as a 2013 Blue Ribbon School, Sheridan County School District 2 trustees heard about achievements of students in Sheridan's four other elementary schools at Monday night's board meeting.

Coffeen Elementary School is a 2013 Wyoming Blue Ribbon School based on achievements by students in statewide tests administered under the federal No Child Left Behind program. Elementary Education Director Scott Stults, said the district's other elementary schools have also done outstanding jobs.

Stults and school principals presented information showing students in grades three, four and five at the other four elementary schools in Sheridan scored significantly above the Wyoming state averages in tests measuring reading and writing.

Test results from Story Elementary were not presented because of the small numbers enrolled at the school, but Stults said students in all three grades tested, rated 100 percent in reading and math.

Also on Monday, school trustees approved a request for students in Sheridan High School's Spanish Club to travel to Costa Rica during spring break, awarded a bid for purchase of a surplus bus and heard from Superintendent Craig Dougherty on capital construction.

The board also accepted a donation from the Wyoming National Guard of $2,800 to Sheridan High School and $600 to the Spanish Club and a donation of coffee cards from Java Moon to every employee.

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