Two More District Schools Nominated for Blue Ribbon

Sheridan Junior High School and Woodland Park Elementary School have been nominated for National Blue Ribbon honors.

Scott Stults, who's an assistant superintendent for Sheridan County School District 2 made the announcement Monday night at the district trustees' board meeting. District 2 Superintendent Craig Dougherty said every elementary school in Sheridan has now been nominated for the Blue Ribbon, which is a program of the U.S. Department of Education that recognizes public and private schools for their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

Also during Monday's meeting, Assistant Superintendent Mitch Craft announced that Sheridan High School has been named to the AP District Honor Roll. Dougherty said less than 500 schools nationwide receive that distinction. Four high school students have received UW Trustees' Scholars Awards, which is a 100 percent scholarship to the University of Wyoming. They are Gabriel Briggs, Robert Culver, Ethyn Etchechoury, and Sidney Jensen. And Dougherty announced that Highland Park and Meadowlark elementary schools are Achieving Success for All schools this year.

Dougherty told trustees during Monday's meeting that the district is still working on the John C. Schiffer Collaborative School, and the school still hasn't been funded by the state. In a report on Next Level, Craft said the district achieved an almost 90 percent graduation rate in 2016. Also Monday, trustees got their first look at the district's facilities management plan. Sheridan Media will have more on the meeting later.

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