Poison Spider School

14200 Poison Spider Rd.
Casper, Wyoming 82604
Phone: (307) 253-6900
Fax: (307) 253-6931

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Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Grades: K - 8
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School Description:

The mission of Poison Spider School is to ensure a culture of learning where ALL achieve at their highest potential.

Poison Spider is a K-8 school located 15 minutes west of Casper. The seventh- and eighth-grade classes were added several years ago as a parent-driven initiative. The district provides transportation for all students who wish to attend the school. The staff and students are enjoying a new, state-of-the-art school facility, opened in 2008-09.

Poison Spider is a student-centered professional learning community that is focused on student learning. A caring staff believes that every child can learn and be successful. Poison Spider provides a friendly, safe and supportive learning environment for all students. The school’s goal is for each student to achieve success. The students at Poison Spider are active, hands-on learners. Many interventions are in place to help students who are struggling, and enrichment opportunities are available in the regular classroom for students who are advanced.

Personnel

Principal: Tammy Kelly
(307) 253-6900

Office Manager Kelly Alt
(307) 253-6900

Families:

Parent involvement is a vital key to the success of Poison Spider students.

Our active Parent-Teacher Organization provides the school community with carnivals, bingo nights, family dances and dinners, as well as fundraisers.

Parent-teacher conferences are held twice a year.

The math program used at Poison Spider School is Everyday Math for kindergarten through fifth grade. Students in sixth to eighth grade study the Math Thematics program that is approved for all middle school students. Students participate in guided reading and a Balanced Literacy program. All teachers also are trained in the 6+1 Traits of Writing program, and students use these writing skills in all subject areas. All students in kindergarten through eighth grade particpate in a 30-minute intervention/enrichment (I/E) block. This is an intense, highly focused time for students to improve skills in writing or math. Agriculture programs are available for seventh- and eighth-graders, and all grade levels study Spanish.

Students may participate in Student Council, Yearbook, Robotics, Spelling Club, History Club, Science Club and Chess Club.

Fifth-graders may play basketball and volleyball through the Casper Rec Center.

Older students may participate in middle level sports at area middle and junior high schools.

Supervision is available at the school from 8 a.m. until 4:15 a.m., when the last bus leaves the school.

Breakfast is served daily.

Special education students are served through a Response to Intervention pilot program. They are served in a resource room and using inclusion, depending on their individual needs, and regular classroom teachers are involved in team meetings to best serve the needs of each individual.

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