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Superintendent's Message

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Martin Kobza

Our team has been hard at work preparing for a highly productive school year. Of course, effective planning begins with a vision – ours is to continue increasing student learning every day, and to always remember our true purpose. In everything we do, we must be actively preparing our students to reach their greatest potential after they’ve graduated from Big Horn and Tongue River High School.

Our job is to help students master subjects and concepts by teaching them to think, problem solve, be curious, embrace their creativity and take ownership for their education. We encourage our students to work hard in everything they do, strive for top grades, and get involved in activities that excite them and teach them what team work and true grit is all about. These are the building blocks for life.

Our students are thriving, even within a more rigorous testing environment. We’re applying new teaching methods to improve long-term outcomes in our middle school, and our high school students have greater access than ever before to dual and concurrent enrollment opportunities with Sheridan College. Last year, two seniors graduated with their associates degree – catapulting them forward in their undergraduate studies and saving their families quite a bit of money.

We are also continuing our work as advocates for proper school funding.  If you haven’t already, please take just a few minutes to share your thoughts on this topic by filling out this survey from Augenblick, Palaich & Associates (APA), the State of Wyoming’s consulting firm working on recalibration for K-12 funding. It is due by August 25. https://apaconsulting.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8Apc8h7yLyLaC7H

On behalf of our entire staff, I’d like to welcome our students and families back for the 2017-18 school year. If you have questions or want to discuss anything about our schools or your child’s education, my door is always open. Please call or email me anytime at 307.655.9541 or mkobza@sheridan.k12.wy.us.

Marty Kobza, Superintendent

Sheridan County School District #1


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