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Special Notices

High School Regional Tournament

The High School Girls Basketball team will be playing in the 1A West Regional Tournament in Lander on February 23-25. Their first opponent will be on February 23 at 2PM at the Field House against Dubois.

Budget Community Meeting

Parents are encouraged to attend a public meeting on Monday, February 27 at 5 PM in the music room. Dr. Copeland will be discussing the latest information regarding the state educational funding crisis.

Parent / Community Survey Regarding Budget Decisions

As most of you are aware, the State of Wyoming is facing a shortfall in funding this year due to the recent downturn in the mineral industry.  There are several bills that are moving through the legislature, most of which will require substantial budget cuts for Carbon School District #2.  We do not know the exact severity of the cuts, and probably won’t know the amount until the current legislative session closes (March 3rd). However, since we cannot wait that long to begin working on our budget, I am releasing this survey to give any Parent or Community Member who wishes to give input the ability to do so.

This survey requires your name and community and/or the school which your student attends.  It also allows for comments after each item and a general comment box at the end.  Basically, you are asked to rate certain items in importance from your perspective.  Your input will be considered as we move forward to complete a budget.  If there are major cuts required, some will likely touch personnel and programs.  I am hoping that we will not have to make painful cuts, but I want to be ready just in case.  Thanks for your time and support as we work through this challenging time. 

About Us

The Encampment K-12 School is a K-12 public education institution located in Encampment, Wyoming. It is part of Carbon County School District #2.

Encampment MapThe Town of Encampment is nestled in south-central Carbon Countybetween the Sierra Madre and Snowy Range mountain ranges in the south central part of the state. Located forty miles south of Interstate 80 and 85 miles west of Laramie, the tiny town is home to 450 people. Grand Encampment, as it was originally known, served as an early day meeting place for Indians and trappers. Later tie cutters, miners and cattlemen came to the area. During the peak of the copper mining days the town boasted a smelter, the world's longest aerial tramway, and several thousand people. Smaller towns sprang up in several locations near the larger mines. When the copper mining boom ended just after the turn of the century, mines and towns were abandoned and the population of Encampment shrunk. Today Encampment is supported by the timber, ranching and recreation industries.

Carbon County is located in the south-central portion of Wyoming and is the third largest county in Wyoming. Its southern boundary is the Wyoming/Colorado border. The Continental Divide, which separates the eastern and western watersheds of North America, runs north and south through the county. The county is a study in contrasts - from snow-capped mountains and high plateaus in the south & north, to vast prairie lands in the east and the Red Desert basin in the west. Elevations range from 5,000 feet in the Red Desert to 12,006 feet in the Snowy Range.