Superintendent Donna Little-Kaumo announced today that Denise Shears, first grade teacher at Jackson Elementary, has been selected as Teacher of the Year for the 2013-2014 school year. Nationally Board certified in 2012, Denise Shears has taught 1st grade for 32.5 years. Her commitment to early childhood is unshakeable.
Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is calling on state residents to join an effort to raise money to support victims of the recent tornado that hit Moore, Okla. Mead said Thursday that Wyoming residents Foster and Lynn Friess have committed to donate $1 million to the relief effort. They're challenging all 50 state governors to raise a matching million dollars by raising $20,000 from citizens in their state.
The deadline is coming up fast for Wyoming resident big game hunters to apply online for limited quota elk, deer, and antelope licenses. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says the deadline for submitting online applications is 5 p.m. May 31. The deadline to submit paper applications was May 15. The department says that it currently receives more than 90% of hunters' applications online. It says that applying online is not only more convenient for hunters but also saves more for the department and reduces errors.