UPDATE: Midwest School Adopts 4-Day Week; State Education Board Still Needs To Give Final Approval
Midwest School is now planning for a four-day schedule for the 2016-2017 school year.
Midwest School officials proposed the revised schedule at the Natrona County School District's board of trustees meeting on April 11.
Trustees formally adopted the proposal on April 25.
With the board's approval, the proposal has gone to the State Board of Education, which is meeting in Laramie this week. However, full approval is not expected until this summer.
Here is the official announcement...
Midwest School is planning to go to a 4-day school week next year. Our middle school and high school students will attend school from 8:00 – 4:00 and our elementary day will run from 8:15 – 4:00. Busing is available from Casper and Antelope Hills. We use the bus hub at the regular time in the morning and a schedule will be developed for the afternoon.
All middle school and high school students participating in athletics and activities can ride a late bus home after practices. More information on the bus times will be made available soon.
For students needing additional support as evidenced by a “D” or “F” grade, Focus Friday sessions will be held from 8:30 – 12:00 on identified Fridays with teacher support. Busing, breakfast and lunch will all be available on these days as well. Focus Friday will be mandatory for all students who have a “D” or “F” grade in any class. It is also an opportunity for students to make up absences.
Enrichment opportunities will also be offered on Focus Fridays. Robotics, co-curricular clubs, and project based learning units will be available for elementary, middle school and high school students to take advantage of.
The opportunity to attend the Pathways Innovation Center is still available to all juniors and seniors, with busing available to and from the campus.
If you are interested in attending Midwest or just need more information on the new schedule please call Chris Tobin at 253-3500.