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6 I The Lovell Chronicle I June 11, 2015 BY PATrl CARPENTER A public meeting to discuss whether or not the school district is meeting AdvancED accreditation standards brought no sur- prises, just good conversa- tion, said Big Horn County School District No. 2 Supt. Rick Woodford. AdvancED is a world- wide accreditation organi- zation that accredits pub- lic schools throughout the state and beyond and pro- vides resources to help schools meet a set of sci- entifically proven stan- dards. The standards are designed to enhance educa- tion for students in five ma- jor areas of focus, includ- ing purpose and direction, governance and leader- ship, teaching and assess- ing for learning, resources and support systems and use of results for continu- ous improvement Thirty school staff and community members at- tended the special meeting held on May 21 at Lovell High School. About a third of those attending were community members. "I was happy with the turnout," said Woodford. "I think it allowed us to get quality feedback from the community and from our staff, as well." Woodford said some of the staff members attend- ing were not part of the district's leadership team and provided valuable feedback. "We accomplished what we were looking for," said Woodford "The next step is to take that feedback and incorporate it into our final AdvancED self-assessment score." Woodford said that teams have been working on the self-assessment all year. The self-assessment is important preparation for the accreditation pro- cess that will take place in October. He said the self-as- DAVID PECK Principal Doug Hazen (facing front) and Curriculum Director Nancy Cerroni (far right) lead a group of stateholders (l-r) board trustee Hans Hawley, grandparent Marie Thomas, parent Christy DeFuentes and teacher Aryn Tippetts in a discussion of advancED compliance on May 21 at Lovell High School. sessment will be submitted up in order to have moreincluded how teachers to an AdvancED team that congruence from school to should be evaluated, ques- will visit all three schools school, tions and ideas about allo- in the district. "AdvancED used to be a cation of resources for spe- "We've actually been school-based process where cial needs students and able to define processes in they used to just go in and other general questions our district and we've been accredit a school. They about "how things work" in working on this all year," don't do that anymore. Now the district. explained Woodford. "Some they go in and accredit the"I think the more we of this has given us an op- district as a whole. So the define our systems, the portunity to make those expectation is that we have more comfort and less anx- adjustments and to better systems and processes iniety is experienced by peo- define some of the system place that create alignment ple," he said. "And, that's level processes here in the from building to building, going to just increase over school district. So, we're ex- That was probably lacking time as we implement cited about that. a little bit, but we've had these systems." "This has been more the opportunity now to bet-Woodford said he isn't than just a hoop to jump ter define those processes." expecting any major chang- through, it's really helped He said the way the es as a result of the accred- us to grow. The self-assess- leadership teams for each itation process. ment allowed us to eval- school operate is a good "We're just going to uate and reflect upon our example of how the dis- better define our process- practices against the Ad- trict has developed a pro- es and systems," he said. "I vancED standards." cess. He said, as a direct re- think we'll be able to really "I would say, in my pre- sult of setting up a process, utilize what we learn from liminary assessment of this each team follows similar this and make us even bet- district, we have some real- guidelines, the terminolo- ter at what we do. ly good processes in place gy is now the same for all of "Traditionally the kids at the school level. So our the teams, each school has in Lovell have done well schools have been function- parent and teacher adviso- and I think that's a di- ing well against the stan- ry committees and the pro- rect reflection of very good dards. Our district has cess used is the same in all teachers, supportive fami- had some good processes in three schools, lies and a system that's in place, but we've found some Some of the topics dis- good shape. This is a good things we need to tighten cussed during the forumsschool district." From Our Files continues on Himes i ii i i Ago, June 12, es of the J ior Chamber of Corn- The Cowley Weekly Progress merce on June 21 promises to be Abadolla Saad, most patient full of thrills and excitement. One husband in La Crosse, Minn has cent a vote to decide the most pop- granted a divorce by Judge ular children in Lovell. The contes- Highbee. One day in 1906 his wifetants are between the ages of 1 and stepped over to a neighbor's. She6 and are s nsored by the leading told her husband to keep the coffee merchants who drew names from a hot. Abadolla was a faithful hus-complete list of chilren ofqualifying band. He kept the coffee hot nineage. years. He went about his work as usual and said nothing. Then it came to him that he had been de- se ed, and he made application for divorce. 75 Years Ago, 1940 The Lovell Chronicle The popularity contest which is being staged in connection with !,Bubbling Over" under the auspic- 50 Years Ago, June 10,1965 The I vell Chronicle Work continues on schedule on the $3 million Gypsum Products of America plant at Himes, a few miles east of Lovell. The founda- tion has been laid and the railroad spur tothe plant site completed. The plant, now nearly half com- plete, has an opening date of late plant project this winter, with testing of plant fa- cilities scheduled to begin this fall. 25 Years Ago, June 7, 1990 The Lovell Chronicle The Hyart Theatre of Lovell will soon have a fresh, new look once a repainting project is fin- ished, according to owner Loret- ta Bischoff. The entire distinctive Hyart sign and marquee - basical- ly the whole front of the building - is being sanded down and repaint- ed. Ed Croft and crew have been hard at work for a little more than a week now, sand blasting the old paint off in preparation for the new painting. The Hyart will be repaint- ed with the same colors, including the distinctive painter's pallet high upon the sign. 70 E. Main, Lovell, WY tl Lovell Cub Scout Day camp Friday and Saturday June 19-20 Kids Fishing Day at Porcupine Pond, Forest Service and WY Game and Fish Saturday July llth at 8am. CLUB and BOARD MEETINGS BHC School District No. 1 Board, 2nd Tuesday, board room, 7 p.m. BHC School District No. 2 Board (Lovell), 2ndMonday, board room, 7 p.m. BHC Treasurer at County Annex, 1st and 3rd Thursday each month, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Big Horn Basin chapter of Gold Prospec- tors Association of America, Skyline Care in Powell, 2nd Tuesday, 7 p.m 754-5921. Big Horn County 4-H Leader's Council, 1st Monday, Extension Office on Hwy. 310, 6:30 p.m. Big Horn County Weed and Pest monthly board meeting, 2nd Tuesday, 12:30 p.m W&P office at 4782 Hwy. 310, Greybull. Byron Lions Club, 548-7543. Cancer Support Group, 3rd Thursday, 7 p.m NHCC multi-purpose room. Community Garden Club, 2rid Thursday, Big Horn Federal, 7 p.m. Cowley Riding Club, 3rdMonday, 7 p.m 307-664-2235. Lovell Area Chamber of Commerce gen- eral membership meeting, 3rd Monday, noon, place tba. Lovell Bulldog Booster Club, 3rd Wednesday, Big Horn Federal Hospital- ity Room, 7 pro. Friends of the Library, 2rid Wednesday, Lovell Riders, Inc. meeting, 1st Friday, 7 p.m call 548-9918 for location. Lovell Town Council, 2nd Tuesday, Town Hall, 7 p.m. Lovell Woman's Club, 2nd Wednesday, Big Horn Federal Hospitality Room, 1 p.m. Contact Deanna Wagner, 548-7793. North Big Horn County Health Coalition, 3rd Tuesday, noon, rotating locations, 548-6410. North Big Horn Hospital Hometown Healthy Living, 1st Tuesday, 7-10 a.m at NBHH. Ostomy Support Group meeting, 2nd Tuesday, 6 8 p.m North Fork room, West Park Hospital in Cody. Pindroppers Quilt Club, check Mayes Fabric for details. TOPS @ WY169, every Thursday, St. John's Episcopal Church basement in Powell, 6 p.m. 664-2394 TOPS Wyo 318, every Tuesday, 5:30 p.m New Horizons Care Center Tri-Mountain View Masonic Lodge, 2nd Thursday, dinner 6:30 p.m lodge meet- ing 7:30 p.m. WyDOT Driver Licensing Facility open in Lovell every Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call the Lovell Chronicle at 548-2217 to list your club here. Lovell Library, 5:00 p.m. Contact Linda Mangus, 548-2031. Lovell Library Family History Time, every Monday, 1-4 p.m. LovellLibraryStoryTime, everyTuesdaY,10:30 a.m. Big Ho Federal " m.w FDi Insured Gveybull, Powe[[, Thermonolis, Cody, Worland Lt)ve[l RMMS honor Rocky Mountain Middle School has released a list of honor roll students for the fourth quarter of the 2014- 2015 school year. Principal's Honor Roll (4.0 GPA) Taylin Boettcher, Gabrielle Chris- tensen, Kalley Collins, Aubrianne Crosby, Taylor Despain, Haley Escalera, Olivia Frost, Anna Fuller, Trent Grohman, Taleesha Herren, Zane Horrocks, Bryan Jurado, Trace Moss, Kyler Muffett, Travis Simmons, Zachary Simmons, Tori Steed, Dacean Thomas, Lindsay r]ndle, Elsie Wassmer, Grace Wassmer, Caden Welling and Taylor roll released Winland. Exemplary Honor Roll (3.75-3.99) Rey Beltran, Justin Dausman, Melynda Davison, Devin Gilmore, Malia Hedges, Jayden Hocker, Ca- son James, Jacqueline Leonhardt, Genavive Mader, Jasmin Preator, William Preator and Richard Spann. Regular Honor Roll (3.5-3.74) Tyler Banks, Alyssa Beech, Maddie Collins, Halley Davison, Trenton Gilmore, Natalie Grant, Trenity Hackney, Bailee Loftus, Alexis Minemyer, Marianece Nuttall, Jacey Marie Ross, Teagan Townsend and Makaila Twomey. honor rol Lovell High School has released a list of honor roll students for the second se- mester of the 2014-2015 school year. Principal's Honor Roll (4.0 GPA) Mandi Jo Baxendale, Jaclyn Kathleen Caldwell, Sara Marie Clark, Zeke Van Collins, Benja- min Andrew Cornia, William Lee DeFuentes, Trysa Jewel Flood, Madison Nicole Harper, Angeli- na Hutzenbiler, Madyson Nicole Jones, Karlie Marie Keller, Amirah Mazher Khan, Jamie Kite, Mya Ma- rie Meier, Justin Darryl Mickelson, Kaitlyn Cheyenne Mickelson, Trace Kenton Murphey, Mykelle Marie Nichols, Kendra Price, Elizabeth Louise Price, Kendal Brook Ras- mussen, Savanna Rose Savage and Saki Yokota. Scholastic Honor Roll (3.66-3.99) Shandelle Rae AIIred, Eriko Arimura, Anthony M. Ballard, Heather Donelle Bartling, Jessica Ruth Caldwell, Samantha Nichole Chambers, Aston Noel Dickson, Kaylee Michelle Englert, Savannah Joyce Jolley, Miranda Lyn May, Amber Lee Mayes, Metya Jean McArthur, Shawn Blain Mollett, Sa- mantha Helen Newman, Jacob T. Newman, Emilee Michelle Reasch, Alexander Christopher Sawaya, Alyssa Toreasa Schneider, Brent Michael Snyder, Billie Katelyn -Iqllett, Teeann Tosha Tippetts and Nichole Deaun Wardell. Merit Honor Roll , (3.0-3.65) Riley Joel Abraham, Toil Ann Aiken, Amanda Cbandel AIIred, Daryn Messina AIIred, Makaela Jean Averett, Lauralan Bridgette Banks, Joseph Troy Bassett, Nell McKay I released Baxendale, Nathan Daniel Beal, Dennis Merrill Beck, Emilee Paige Bryson, Madison Grace Bryson, Ashleigh Laurel Chambers, Terrin Melodee Lyn Clark, Jaret lan Col- lins, Sloan Cyrus Colvin, Cassan- dra Kaylynn Colvin, Eston Lynam Croft, Konner Kameaiomakamae Davis, Mary Ann Felt, Garet Ste- phen Fowler, Afton George, Kade Arthur Gifford, Kaitlyn Grant, Beau Scott Green, Jason Scott Harford, Nyckalas Jack Harvey, Nicolas Joel Haskell, Quinton Trinity Hetland, Elizabeth Lauren Hinckley, Lane Benson Hoover, Kincaid Emily Johnston, Raymond Nash Jolley, Trevan Allen Lewis, Will Robin Lillard, Caitlyn Jean Lundberg, Car- olina Madrigal, Raynie Rosalynn Martin, Reece Conner May, Andrew James Mayes, Chayli Marie McAr- thur, Charri Sue McArthur, Mylee Loraine McArthur, Delanee Marie Miller, Mackinzie Eileen Miner, Bai- ley Nicole Mitchell, Kelsie Gene- vieve Mollett, Cole Garrett Moncur, Sierra Dawn Montanez, Aaron Lev P. Monterde, Rego Moreno, Chris- topher Jade Murphey, Porter Travis Nichols, Anastasia Lynn Nicholson, Hailee Sue Nielson, Dalton James Nixon, Robert David Nowak, Ken- neth Max Powell, Katie Sue Powell, Curtis Pey Purcell, Moriah Irene Reynosa, Hannah Claire Sawaya, Zola Paige Schmitt, Dillon Randall Schneider, Jazmyn Shandell See, Mallory Brooke Smith, Carlie Rae Smith, Emily Marie Snell, Brandon Matthew Teter, Tyler Austin Teter, Hunter Josh Tippetts, Larissa Dawn Tippetts, Masey Pearl Tippetts, Zachary Shay Tirrell, Randy Leon- ard Walker, Shelby Pam Wardell, Sophie Lynne Whicker, Sierra Ma- rie Wilkerson, Kyle Dean Wolving- ton and Taylor Ann Woodford. Heather Lohrmeyer on spring dean's list with high honors Rocky Mountain Col- who have maintained a 3.6 lege recently announced to 3.99 grade point average its 2015 spring semester and 130 students who re- dean's list. ceived High Honors earn- RMC students amassed ing a 4.0 GPA. a long 2015 spring semes- Among those students ter Dean's List for academ- receiving High Honors ic achievement. The Dean's is Heather Lohrmeyer of List includes 160 students Lovell. Crazy weather was the word for May. Mother Na- ture created havoc early in the month with a dam- aging cold snap that dam- aged leaves on trees, killed crops and flowers and caused many of us to have to replant fields and our gardens. The Big Horn Basin received over two inches of rain during the month of May, and Big Horn County was the driest coun- ty in the state. And now the weather has decided to warm up and stay, which is a good thing. However, with the mois- ture that we have had and then the added heat, we have seen an explosion of weeds everywhere, even in places we haven't had weeds before. The best thing to do is attack the weeds now. Don't wait for the weekend, take the time and kill them now while the weather seems to be somewhat stable. Use your weed eater, ask the neighbor kid who is out of school, or mix up some chem- ical weed killer. A word of caution, ALWAYS read and follow the label of the chemi- cal that you are using to kill your weeds. Most chemicals can be sprayed on days when day- time temperatures won't ex- ceed 85 F. Spray when the wind isn't blowing. I know, it seems like the wind al- ways blows in Wyoming, but you can find the time when it is not. Most chemicals only need about two hours of dry GARY EMMETr weather to getgrowingwith- be absorbed gary@gmail.com by the plants you are trying to control and kill. One of my favorite chem- icals to use to control the weeds in my lawn is Fer- tilome Weed Free Zone. It works great on dandil- ions and other weeds in the lawn. Just be careful not to spray too close to the flower beds, because it will kill the flowers. For weeds in other ar- eas where you aren't wor- ried about killing your lawn or flowers, you can use any of the Round-Up type of weed killers containing glypho- sate. Glyphosate is the ac- tive ingredient that kills the weeds. Spray now while the weeds are young and tender and are able to absorb the chemicals. Be diligent in whatever method you choose to control your weeds and it is easier to do it now rather than later. This column sponsored by Greenhouse Gardens.