|The Fremont County School District #21 is located in Fort Washakie, Wyoming on the Wind River Indian Reservation. This Reservation is shared by the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapahoe tribes. The Reservation is situated in the central western portion of Wyoming. It is the seventh largest Indian reservation by area in the United States, encompassing a land area of 3,473,272 square miles. The Wind River Reservation encompasses just over one-third of Fremont County. The Eastern Shoshone population of approximately 4,200 people, which is situated primarily around Fort Washakie, forms the basis of our student enrollment. We sit on the high plains with an awesome view of Wind River Mountains. The rural-ness of the district affords our students an opportunities of the outdoors. However, our schools lay within fifteen miles of county seat of Lander, Wyoming.|
The school district is configured into three attendance sites. The elementary campus is K-6, the junior high school is 7-8 and our high school is 9-12. The school day for student begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. Strategies have been put into place to help the students be successful at all levels. Currently we have a strong collaboration with a nationally recognized consultant to improve reading, comprehension, and math for all our students.
We have also begun to implement the Capturing Kids Hearts program into our PK-8 classrooms. This program provides tools for administrators, faculty and staff to build positive, productive, trusting relationships among themselves and with their students. These processes can transform the classroom and campus environment, paving the way for higher performance.
The District is about to begin a transformation of its facilities. The Wyoming School Facilities Commission has approved the funds, which together with District funds will build new PK-12 schools. It will be a busy and exciting time as we start the planning and then the building phases of this significant project with a total of 177,100 Gross Square Foot.
I am thankful for and excited about the learning opportunities, which we have planned for the students of Fremont County School District #21. We care about our students and we want them to be successful. It is important to note that success does not come easy and without effort. We will expect our staff and students to put forth their very best for the true measure of success that comes with hard work.
If you are interested in finding out more about our district feel free to browse around our website. Better yet stop by and see us and we will give you a real tour of the district. Once again welcome and thanks for stopping by!
H. Terry Ebert,
DISTRICT DIRECTION (VISION)
Our direction is to provide rigorous and relevant instruction to educate our students to excel and succeed in any environment while sustaining the knowledge, value, and history of our culture.
DISTRICT PURPOSE (MISSION)
Our purpose is to enable each student to reach his or her potential:
- Gain the knowledge and skills to successfully compete globally.
- Maintain culture and traditions.
- Be responsible and respectable.
- Be actively engaged in learning throughout life.
- Develop healthy and positive habits and relationships.
- Be independent and critical thinkers.
- Be prepared and productive.
- Access and use information appropriately.
Learn in a safe and healthy environment.