Old Tongue River Elementary Renamed

Members of the Big Horn High School football team stand for recognition. (Photo by Pat Blair)

The name of the old Tongue River Elementary School has been changed.

Trustees of Sheridan County School District 1, which owns the school building in Ranchester, voted at their meeting Monday night to rename the school the Tongue River Learning Center.

District 1 Superintendent Pete Kilbride said the district has been unofficially calling the building the Learning Center for the last couple of years.

Earlier, in his monthly report to the board, Kilbride said enrollment in the district now exceeds 1,000.

Kilbride said the district ended the year last year with 936 pupils. He said this year, there has been an increase in enrollment every single month. He said people want to be in School District 1.

In other action Monday, trustees recognized the Big Horn High School football team, which had an undefeated season and took the state championship this year.

Trustees also recognized the teachers of the month – Shannon Moline at Big Horn Middle School and Amy Prehemo at Tongue River Middle School. Moline teaches language arts, and Prehemo is a special education teacher.

Kilbride announced that the board of trustees received the Standard of Excellence Award from the Wyoming School Board Association.

From left, District Superintendent Pete Kilbride and Trustee Clint Krumm. (Photo by Pat Blair)