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  • High school honor roll released

    Jun 13, 2024

    The following students were named to the spring Hot Springs County High School honor roll: Superintendent - 4.0 Lucille Andreen, Maddison Andreen, Ryan Axtell, Tannen Birdsley, Cannon Boren, Korbin Brill, Lily Buller, Nolan Collins, Ava Dafoe, Logan Dafoe, Jadeth Elder, Kamryn Farrell, Hayden Franklin, Summer Galovich, Jordan Garrison, Alexis Garrison, Teancum Gevas, Courtney Heimann, JolieAnne Herring, Chase Herring, Hanna Hill, Jarek Jeffs, Kamilla Johnson, Morgan Jones, Cole Keller, Aubriana Layman, Alec Martinez, Davien Martinez, Maximus...

  • Middle school honor roll released

    Jun 13, 2024

    Thermopolis Middle School has released its spring honor rolls. 5th Grade A honor roll: Henry Cheney, Ivory Galovich, Keldon Linton A/B honor roll: Teagan Allen, Ella Benefiel, Hannah Boren, Halyn Bowker, Ian Brooks, Allegra Chopping, Grant Coates, Bridger Cox, Kimber Frederick, Aeislyn Jennings, Amelia Johnson, Beau Kimes, Makenna Mackay, Mick Marvel, Dawson McLean, Landon Miller, Kyrie Myers, Emille O’Rourke, Blakeley Postma, Tucker Sayler, Raegan Shaffer, Eli Simpson, and Wyatt Strickland. 6th Grade A honor roll: Dayton Basse, Aiden Borgen, R...

  • High school awards

    May 30, 2024

    Hot Springs County High School held their 9th-11th grade awards ceremony last week in the school auditorium. Two awards were given out for each class, with the student earning the Academic Excellence Award listed first and the Cat Cultre Award listed second. The Academic Award is based on WyTOPP/ACT/OA or Performance Data while the Cat Culture Award celebrates students who give 100% percent effort, 100% of the time. Biology: Annie Sharp, Jordan Garrison Chemistry: Korbin Brill, Brodie Taber CHEM 1000: Ellis Webber, Mailie McCumber Env Science:...

  • RWE honors students

    May 30, 2024

    Ralph Witters Elementary students received a variety of awards at last week’s year end ceremony. Kindergarten Music: Elizik Ruchupanai, Sebastian Cruz, Zeppelin Bihr Science: Emersyn Strenger, Parker Collamer, Keaton Medina PE: Greyson Hill, James Cordingly, Jack Hetzel Citizenship: Emersyn Strenger, Rownan Johnson, Zaileigh Neilsen Most Improved Math: Joe Marvel Most Improved Reading: Parker Collamer Most Improved Writing: Ayli Moon Math Achievement: Zeppelin Bihr Reading Achievement: Nash Taylor Writing Achievement: Erik Polson 1st Grade M...

  • TMS hands out end of the year awards

    May 30, 2024

    Thermopolis Middle School handed out several year awards at last week’s ceremonies. 8th Grade JC Thompson: 1st, Trevin Shaffer; 2nd Brian Weaver and 3rd Jacoby Elder Outstanding Grade Language Arts: Ben Mansfield, Kylie Fredrick, Logann Farrell Language Arts Top Performer: Jacoby Elder Language Arts Most Growth: Amuira Dukes Wax Museum Winners: Best Speech, Allyssa Hough; Best Props/Costume, Ann Allen; Best Backdrop, Izzie Hetzel Outstanding Social Studies: Matea Vargas, Ben Mansfield, Brian Weaver Patriots Pen Essay: Mac McCumber O...

  • High school spring concert

    Apr 18, 2024

    Hot Springs County High School Jazz Band members, l to r, top, Aidan Freeman, Dean Bihr, Brendan Butler, Rosalie Willson, Ayden Coleman-Weisz, Makayla Moore, River Quintanilla and Ayden Brawley perform during the Spring Concert at the William H. Malloy Auditorium last Thursday evening. Rachelle Butler directs Hot Springs County High School Choir members front row, l to r, Davdine King, Merika Amend, middle row, Claire Simpson, Delayni Custer, Margo Keller, River Quintanilla, back row, Mesa...

  • Bobcat Speech and Debate captures three national qualifier spots

    Mar 7, 2024

    The Hot Springs County High School Speech and Debate Team had an outstanding showing at the National Qualifying Wind River District Speech and Debate Tournament at Rock Springs High School on February 29 through March 2. The tournament hosted 19 Wind River District schools with competitors of all Wyoming school classifications (1A/2A, 3A, and 4A) mixed together. A field of 440 students performed and debated with the goal of qualifying for the NSDA National Speech and Debate Tournament. The...

  • Bobcat Speech and Debate notch first and second at tournaments

    Feb 22, 2024

    The Hot Springs Speech and Debate Team continued their successful season, bringing home a 1A/2A Championship trophy for the third weekend in a row after finishing first at the large, dog-themed Roverton Speech and Debate Tournament held at Riverton High School on February 9-10, 2024. The Bobcats followed up the Riverton competition with a second place Small School sweepstakes trophy at the Evanston High School Tournament on February 16-17, 2024. Both tournaments saw success from senior Bobcat competitors. Seniors Ivey Goff and Brison Steere...

  • Robotics team competes at statewide event

    Daniel Powell|Feb 22, 2024

    The Hot Springs County High School Robotics Team was in Casper last Saturday - competing in a state-wide event, which pitted twenty-seven teams against one another, in a competition of mechanical and electronic mastery. The Wyoming 2024 FIRST Tech Challenge State Championship event was held at CY Middle School. The Bobcats fielded two teams in the competition, and although both teams ran into some logistical challenges, each team performed well in the full day event. Team Fist Full of Axels (7283) suffered through some significant mechanical...

  • Bobcat Briefs

    Feb 15, 2024

    Kinley Taylor was recognized at a Ralph Witters Elementary assembly for being a Bobcat Champion for Children. She is a kindergarten teacher at RWE. She is one of four teachers in HSCSD#1 in the running for district teacher of the year. Aidan Freeman performed in the 2024 Wyoming All-State Jazz Honor Ensemble. This is an auditioned group of 40 students meticulously selected as the best jazz musicians in the state of Wyoming. Those students are then placed into Jazz 1 and Jazz 2 ensembles, comparable to varsity and junior varsity. Aidan made it...

  • Bobcat Speech and Debate crowned champs at Jackson

    Feb 8, 2024

    The Hot Springs Speech and Debate Team brought home a second straight 1A/2A Championship trophy after taking first at the Jackson Teton Invitational Speech and Debate Tournament held at Jackson Hole High School on February 2-3, 2024. The Bobcats brought 18 students to compete in the tournament that hosted 12 schools and over 250 entries. Seniors Ivey Goff and Brison Steere continued a strong season with their second place finish in Duo Interpretation, and Goff also placed second in Humorous Interpretation. Senior Julia Quintanilla also...

  • Speech and debate brings home title

    Feb 1, 2024

    The Hot Springs Speech and Debate team captured the 1A/2A Champion title at the Big Horn Speech and Debate Tournament held at Big Horn High School on January 26-27. The Bobcats brought 15 students to compete in the tournament that hosted 10 schools including large teams from South Dakota. Bobcats celebrated numerous individual tournament champions at the tournament. Seniors Ivey Goff and Brison Steere impressed with their first place title in Duo Interpretation, and Goff was also named tournament champion in Humorous Interpretation....

  • Speech and debate brings home second

    Jan 25, 2024

    The Hot Springs County High School speech and debate team earned second place in 1A/2A at the large Worlando Beach Speech and Debate Tournament held at Worland High School January 19-20. Coaches Lyle Wiley, Alyssa Brown, Grace Martin, Riley Jeffs and Charlie Patterson traveled with 15 Bobcats to compete with 23 teams and over 340 entries. Senior Chris Bapst again broke into the Super Congress and finished in eleventh place in an extremely competitive field. Fellow seniors, Ivey Goff and Brison Steere advanced to the final round of Duo...

  • Bobcat speech and debate captures first at Green River

    Dec 14, 2023

    The Hot Springs Speech and Debate Team took home the 1A/2A first place trophy at the Evergreen River Classic Speech and Debate Tournament held at Green River High School on December 8-9, 2023. Coached by Lyle Wiley, Alyssa Brown, Grace Martin, Riley Jeffs, and Jean-Luc Willson, the Bobcats brought 18 varsity and novice students to compete in the tournament that hosted 12 schools and nearly 300 entries. In the varsity division, senior Chris Bapst broke into the Super Congress and finished in...

  • Bobcats finish at top of academic challenge meet

    Daniel Powell|Dec 7, 2023

    Hot Springs County High School hosted a Wyoming Academic Challenge (WAC) Meet on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at Thermopolis Middle School. Eight schools were in attendance, with a total of 13 teams competing in the event. The WAC conducts a series of academic challenge meets throughout the state, which are designed to allow high schools to compete in a regular season of events, culminating in a state tournament. The season runs from October through April of the school year. WAC rules provide that each event “consists of four or five rounds of q...

  • HSCHS student council members attend state convention

    Daniel Powell|Nov 30, 2023

    The Hot Springs County High School Student Council attended the 67th Annual Convention of the Wyoming Association of Student Councils (WASC), held in Gillete on November 13 and 14. The HSCHS Delegation was comprised of twelve members of the Student Council. Council Members were accompanied by their Advisor, London Jenks, who is a past recipient of the Advisor of the Year Award (2019). WASC annually holds a convention at which student council members gather from across the state to present, and to discuss their school’s student council p...

  • Bobcat Speech and Debate team kicks off season at Cody

    Nov 16, 2023

    The Hot Springs Speech and Debate Team completed their first tournament of the season with a 2nd place finish at the inaugural Cody Speech and Debate Novice Tournament held at Cody High School on November 11, 2023. The Bobcats, coached by Lyle Wiley, Alyssa Brown, Grace Martin, and Riley Jeffs, had 9 students competing at the novice tournament, all of whom had impressive first-tournament results. Freshman Annalyn Sharp finished as the champion in Extemporaneous Speaking in her first forma...

  • WAHPERD convention

    Aug 24, 2023

    Hot Springs County School District hosted the WAHPERD convention on August 8-9, where physical education teachers received training for their various school districts. Brian DeVore from Gillette, left, guided educators on how to model for their students ways to introduce themselves to people you just met....

  • How HSC High School tracks and improves student achievement

    Kirk Boxleitner|Aug 24, 2023

    Hot Springs County High School Principal Catelyn Deromedi devoted her district share presentation, during the Hot Springs County School Board meeting on Aug. 17, to how the high school has acted to bolster student achievement by more rigorously tracking students’ progress. Deromedi explained that, in every academic year, school districts throughout the state receive accountability ratings from the Wyoming Department of Education. According to Deromedi, those ratings encompass achievement growth, equity, extended graduation, on-time graduation,...

  • School district admin building named after custodian Joe Arnold

    Kirk Boxleitner|Aug 3, 2023

    During their July meeting, the Hot Springs County School Board named the district’s central administration building after Joe Arnold, and made an auditorium sign for William H. Malloy, following Superintendent Dustin Hunt’s request to make an exception to their facility naming policy. “One of the best parts of my job is recognizing people for outstanding achievements,” Hunt said. “Arnold has demonstrated so many of the qualities that we hope to see in our young people, such as dedication, work ethic, consistency, compassion, pride and a job...

  • HSCHS graduation set for Sunday

    May 18, 2023

    Thirty-eight Hot Springs County High School District #1 seniors will receive their diplomas at the 2023 Commencement Ceremony held on Sunday, May 21 at 2 p.m. at the high school gym. The speaker this year will be Josh Materi, a 2011 Hot Springs County High School graduate who currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended the University of Wyoming, graduating with cum laude honors in 2015. Prior to starting medical school, he spent a year in Beijing, China on the Chinese Government Scholarship studying Mandarin at BLCU. After that, Materi...

  • Former district parent criticizes school district's regard for students

    May 11, 2023

    by Kirk Boxleitner kboxleitner @masoncounty.com Karina Lea’s remarks about Jordan Christian at the Hot Springs County School Board’s April 18 meeting were followed later that evening by Angel Anderson, who introduced herself as “a concerned taxpayer,” since “I no longer have a child in your school district.” According to Anderson, her daughter dropped out because of the bullying she experienced in two of the district’s schools, and she accused the district’s administration of doing “nothing.” Anderson’s daughter is currently in the GED...

  • Jean Skelton, school board discussions reach an impasse

    Kirk Boxleitner|May 11, 2023

    April 18 saw another dispute between Jean Skelton and the Hot Springs County School Board. “I know you guys are dealing with hard stuff every day,” Skelton said. “I honestly, truly believe your hearts are in the right place.” To that end, while Skelton acknowledged her differences of opinion with the board, she asserted, “It doesn’t mean my heart’s not in the right place.” Skelton reiterated that $672,000 of expenditures had been incorrectly placed by the auditor, who was paid $34,000, and while he corrected and re-issued the audit, Skelton...

  • Speech and Debate Cats close season with second at state

    Mar 16, 2023

    The Hot Springs County High School Speech and Debate Team brought their successful season to an end with a runner-up finish at the Wyoming Speech and Debate Tournament at Cheyenne East High School on March 9th, 10th, and 11th. The event saw 32 schools in attendance with over 425 individual entries. In a hard-fought tournament, nine Bobcats earned All-State designation, and three were crowned 1A/2A State Champions in individual events. Co-team captain Karina Lea finished an exceptional senior season, earning All-State honors in two events and...

  • Bobcat Speech and Debate shines as Quintanilla qualifies for Nationals

    Mar 9, 2023

    The Hot Springs County High School Speech and Debate Team impressed with an outstanding showing at the National Qualifying Wind River District Speech and Debate Tournament at Rock Springs High School on March 3-4. The tournament, delayed by weather conditions the week before, hosted 17 Wind River District schools of all Wyoming school classifications, and 400 students performed and debated with hopes set on National Qualification. Bobcat Junior Julia Quintanilla will represent the Wind River...

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