Phone: (307) 253-3200
Principal: Emily Catellier
Office Manager: Christine Thomason
Address: 140 W. 9th St., Casper, 82601
Mission: “Together we challenge our community to be creative thinkers who believe in their abilities and achieve their dreams. Challenge Accepted. Think. Dream. Believe. Achieve.”
Park is committed to growing good humans as a collaborative project-based community bringing the world to our school through authentic experiences. Curricular areas are taught within units of study that include the NCSD curriculum. Student progress towards mastery of standards is reported using 0-4 scale on a standards based report card.
Students at Park School learn all content areas through our Wyoming State Standards. Teachers use best practices to include age-appropriate, real-world problems. Ongoing assessment and goal-setting conferences help students understand and master strategies. Park believes students learn best from real-world experiences, so field trips, guest speakers, and hands-on activities become an integral part of our units of study.
Park School utilizes Bridges for Mathematics in all classrooms providing students with a unique blend of direct instruction, structured investigation, and open exploration.
Park students, parents, and staff focus on “living” the Eight Keys of Excellence from the Quantum Learning framework designed to equip students for success in all arenas of life.
Park's philosophy regarding student behavior is to teach students skills they will need to have healthy relationships and resolve conflict now and later in life. Our goal is to create a space for accountability and build relationships at the same time, guiding students to recognize the impact of their actions and take steps to restore harm through restorative practices.
Park recognizes the value of parent involvement and provides numerous opportunities for parents to volunteer within the school.
Dual Language Immersion
Park Elementary is home to NCSD’s Spanish Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program, offering Spanish in Kindergarten through 5th grade. With DLI, children are exposed to bilingual learning when their brains are at their optimum ability to build neural pathways for acquiring a second language. Students are taught math, social studies and science in Spanish for half of the day. The other half of the day is spent learning language arts, literacy skills and core subject reviews in English.
Band and Orchestra are offered to fourth and fifth graders before school through a partnership with Vibes Fine & Performing Arts. Fourth and fifth graders may participate in volleyball and basketball through the Casper Recreation Center. Students may participate in a variety of clubs, including First Lego League, Choir, Garden Club, Kindness Club, and more.
Park is home to The Boys & Girls Club of Cental Wyoming After School Program who provides care after school until 6:00 p.m. daily and during many school holidays.
Morning Reading/STEM time begins at 7:45 a.m. in the Library. Playground supervision and breakfast begin at 8:00 a.m. Bell rings for students at 8:45 a.m. and the day ends at 3:30 p.m. Classes begin promptly at 8:50 a.m.