Parent Notification - School Bus Cameras on CCSD#2 buses (12.11.15)
The State of Wyoming has required the installation of video/audio cameras on school buses. Carbon County School District #2 will complete our installation process by 12.13.15. We are beginning to use the camera systems immediately upon installation on each bus. There are 7 cameras total, 4 on the inside and 3 on the outside. These cameras can record both what is said and done on the bus. The video/audio cameras will be used to monitor student behavior to maintain order on the school buses to promote and maintain a safe environment. Students and parents are hereby notified that the content of the tapes may be used in a student disciplinary proceeding. The contents of the tapes are confidential student records and will be safeguarded. Tapes will be retained, only if necessary, for use in a student disciplinary proceeding or other matters as determined necessary by the administration. In addition, the 3 outside cameras will record loading and unloading and also the license plates of any vehicles that violate the blinking lights at bus stops. These systems will improve student security and safety on our school buses.
EMS: We ROCK! R-Respect O-Outstanding Achievement C- Community K- Knowledge
Elk Mountain Elementary School (EMS) is a K-6 public education institution located in Elk Mountain, Wyoming. EMS is part of Carbon County School District #2, and has a total enrollment of 18 students.
Lying in the shadow of its 11,156-foot namesake, the settlement of Elk Mountain is a quiet community snuggled on the banks of the Medicine Bow River, with cottonwood lined streets and rustic looking buildings. Much of the historical significance of the Elk Mountain area lies in the development of a transportation network linking the east and west coasts. The Medicine Bow River crossing was used by the John C. Fremont expedition of 1843. On August 2nd of that year, Fremont’s party camped in the proximity of the “Medicine Butte”, an early name for Elk Mountain. The river would become a major crossing for immigrants and stage travelers.
(Old School with gym addition)
2008 Blue Ribbon School
The 2008 Blue Ribbon Schools were announced on September 9th, 2008. Three hundred twenty - nine public and private schools were honored at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. On October 20th and 21st, two people from each school, the principal and a teacher were invited to the ceremony. Each school received a plaque and a flag to signify their Blue Ribbon School status. Our Elk Mountain students and staff were honored with this award. The Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools that are either academically superior or that demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement to high levels. In addition to being with the plaque and flag signifying their status, these schools serve as models for other schools throughout the nation.