Oregon Trail Elementary
Casper, Wyoming 82604
Phone: (307) 253-6200
Fax: (307) 253-6202
Oregon Trail is a very child-oriented school with an open-door policy for parents. The first priority is the education and well-being of all children.
The entire staff has high expectations of students, both academically and socially. Along with parents, staff members strive to help students become productive citizens as they transition into secondary schools and finally into young adulthood.
PTO meetings are scheduled once a month with notices sent home with students. The TPO organizes many fundraisers during the school year, as well as socials to bring the school community together.
We believe parents are a valuable member of the Oregon Trail team! We need parents to:
• Identify your student’s educational needs;
• Communicate your concerns surrounding your child’s education;
• Provide you input on the Oregon trail School Improvement Teams;
• Share your skills and special expertise with the students;
• Volunteer your time and talents in the classroom, copy center, on field trips and special events;
• Become an active member of the Oregon Trail PTO.
Oregon Trail uses Saxon Math, a program that teaches math skills systematically while focusing on problem-solving and communication of math concepts. The school also uses Step Up to Writing, as well as the McGraw Hill reading curriculum. Technology is integrated across the curriculum. Spanish is taught at all grade levels. Oregon Trail also uses the Boys Town and BullyProofing programs to help encourage students to solve problems indepen-dently and positively.
Students may participate in Science Fair, Early Bird Reading, Spelling Club, History Club, Lego Robotics, BullyProofing, Math Club, and Drumming Circle.
Fifth- and sixth-graders may play basketball and volleyball.
A homework lab and early-bird reading are available for students before school. The homework lab also is open after school.
Breakfast is served before school.
Enrichment opportunities are available for students in grades two through six. A Summer Bridges program offers students a chance to catch up in subjects where they struggle.
Special education students are included in many classes, with pullout sessions for areas where they need more specialized help. A special education Learning Center also is available at the school.