District News

JHMS Hosts Scripps National Spelling Bee

RELINQUISH is the winning word for the JHMS Scripps National Spelling Bee. 

Colter Elementary School Selected to Participate in NAEP

We are pleased to tell you that Colter Elementary School has been selected to represent schools across our state by contributing to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).  NAEP is given by the U.S. Department of Education and tells us what students nationwide know and can do in key subject areas. It is the only ongoing nationally representative assessment that provides this information.


Chris Bessonette Milken Family Foundation Honoree

Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow is visiting Munger Mountain Elementary School to mark the new building's first year. But is that the only reason she's here? Watch as Balow and Greg Gallagher, senior program administrator for the Milken Family Foundation, surprise second-grade dual immersion teacher Chris Bessonette with Wyoming's 2018-19 Milken Educator Award and a huge $25,000 check. What a way to start the new year!

Please click here to visit the Milken Family Foundation website for photos of the celebration and more information about this amazing honor!



Jackson Hole High School Assistant Principal Named 2019 Wyoming AP of the Year

Daniel Abraham has been named the 2019 Wyoming Assistant Principal of the Year by the Wyoming Association of Secondary School Principals and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Mr. Abraham will formally be recognized at the 2019 National Principals Conference, and will be considered for the 2019 NASSP National Assistant Principal of the Year.


TCSD Bus #12 Involved in traffic accident, no injuries

TCSD school bus #12 was involved in a minor traffic accident this morning near Smith's grocery store. There were children on the bus but no injuries were reported and students proceeded to school after being checked by emergency medical personnel. Questions may be directed to Charlotte Reynolds at the TCSD office at 307.733.2704

TCSD #1 Celebrates One Book, One Community- Invites Community to Attend

On October 11th, 5th and 6th grade students will participate in a variety of special programs as culminating events for the One Book, One Community program.



TCSD Talks Elementary Math

On Tuesday, October 2nd TCSD will host a Mathematical Mindset Information Session at Munger Mountain Elementary School from 5-7pm.  The information session will provide parents an idea of how their students are learning math and what is different compared to when they were in elementary school.




TCSD Puts JES Modulars to Use

During their recent Regular Meeting, the TCSD Board of Trustees approved the lease of two of the modular buildings on the JES campus to the Jackson Hole Children's Museum (JHCM).  



Summit Innovations School Features Farm to Table at People’s Market

Summit Innovations School students will have a booth at the People’s Market to showcase their greenhouse harvest and to learn from local growers in our community.  Students in the new Sustainable Agriculture class will staff a booth during the September 5th, 12th and 19th markets.



Teton County School District #1 Announces ACT Results

Today the ACT results were released.  All 11th grade students in Wyoming take the ACT.  During the 2017-2018 school year 173 TCSD #1 juniors took this nation-wide assessment in it’s new, online format.  TCSD #1 is pleased with the results, which indicate that Jackson Hole High School (JHHS) students scored above State averages in all areas- English, Math, Reading, and Science, and the Composite.  The JHHS composite score, which is the average score of the combined sub-tests, was 22.3, while the State composite was 19.5. We are excited to announce one TCSD student scored a perfect 36 on the assessment.  


TCSD #1 MCER Study Moves Forward

During the Wyoming Schools Facilities Commission (SFC) meetings in Lusk, Wyoming this week, Teton County School District #1 was approved to participate in a Most Cost Effective Remedy Study (MCER) to address secondary capacity issues.


TCSD Offers Summer Meal Program

Teton County School District #1 is offering the Summer Food Service Program or SFSP to children in the community. The program offers free meals to any child 18 years and under. The program will run Monday through Thursday beginning on June 26th and ending August 16th.  We will be closed July 4th and 5th for the Independence Day Holiday. The program includes breakfast from 8:00 am to 9:00 am and lunch from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. The meals are provided at Colter Elementary School located at 1855 High School Road and Teton County Library.

Fab Lab Summer Camps

Students will engage in STEAM activities through both hands on “making” as well as through technology.  Registration details found at http://www.jhhsfablab.com/summer-fablab-camps/ and the EventBrite links will “Go Live” at 8am on June 11th.  Registration closes June 18th at 5pm for sessions 1 and 2 and closes June 25th at 5pm for sessions 3 and 4.


TCSD Bus 33 Involved in Minor Traffic Collision

On Monday, June 4th TCSD bus #33 was involved in a minor traffic collision this morning. No students were injured and have been transported to school. There was minor damage to the school bus as well as the other vehicle involed in the collision.  The district is following its accident protocols and is working with law enforcement as part of the accident investigation.   

Colter Elementary Supports Habitat for Humanity

Each year Colter Elementary has a fundraiser. This year the students leaders wanted to donate to a charity within our local community. They voted to support Habitat for Humanity, an amazing local non-profit that helps build affordable homes for those in need. This amazing group has provided homes for many of our students, past and present. Today CES student leaders presented Habitat for Humanity with a check for $1,202 to support local efforts to provide affordable homes to families in our community.

CES Student Leaders Give Check to Habitat for Humanity

TCSD Honors Teachers and Support Staff, Thank Donors

On Wednesday, May 16th TCSD #1 recognized the teachers and support staff who encourage, challenge and support students every day of the school year.  


TCSD issues RFP for Jackson Hole High School Heating System Valve Replacement
JHMS Students Seek to Dismantle Discrimination

On Wednesday, May 23rd Jackson Hole Middle School students will showcase work they created to describe and discourage different forms of discrimination.  



UPDATED: TCSD Board of Trustees Consider 2018-2019 Bus Routes

UPDATE:  During their special meeting on May 15th the Board of Trustees considered the proposed changes to the 2018-2019 bus routes. The board voted to continue the discussion to their policy meeting which is scheduled for May 30th at 12:00 noon.

The continuation will allow administration time to explore creative solutions for activity bus service from JES to Snow King, Center for the Arts, and St John's Hospital. No changes are being proposed for the CES or WES activity bus. An activity bus will be offered from MMES next year as well.

Road Construction to Delay Buses on May 10th

TCSD is anticipating transportation delays Thursday, May 10th due to construction at the Y Intersection.


A Message from Superintendent Gillian Chapman about K-5 Specials

TCSD values specials' offerings (includes art, PE, music, library, computer and Spanish) as part of a holistic approach to our student’s education.

El Distrito Escolar (TCSD) valora las materias especiales (incluyendo arte, educación física, música, biblioteca, informática y español) como parte de un enfoque integral de la educación de nuestros alumnos.



Munger Mountain Elementary School Incoming Kindergarten Parent Information Night

MMES Incoming Kindergarten Parent Night. Tuesday, April 24th, 6-7p.m. at Colter Elementary School.  This is a make-up session for parents who missed the information night in March.

Attendance at an information night is mandatory for all families new to the dual immersion program who are interested in enrolling their child in Munger Mountain Elementary. 

TCSD Flags at Half-Staff

Governor Matthew H. Mead, pursuant to President Donald Trump's Proclamation, has ordered both the U.S. and State of Wyoming flag be flown at half-staff statewide immediately through sunset Saturday, April 21, 2018 in honor of First Lady Barbara Bush.

JHHS Students Show Off Passion Projects

On Tuesday, May 1 from 6-8pm, 23 seniors from Jackson Hole High School will set up booths in the commons to show off the results of the self-directed educational journeys they embarked on seven months ago. Showcase Night for the Senior Capstone course will feature a variety of personal creations ranging from art installations, books, architecture, media productions, and businesses; all products resulting from a deep exploration of educational topics, social issues, design problems, and personal interests. The event is open to the public and community members are encouraged to attend to learn more about these students’ projects and see the results of their work first-hand.


TCSD #1 Students Head to Washington D.C. for National History Day

Jackson Hole High School and Jackson Hole Middle School students had a good showing at the Wyoming National History Day competition in Laramie earlier this week.  



TCSD joins with Chamber and Workforce Services to Offer Youth Career Expo

Teton County School District #1, Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, and the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Jackson Workforce Center is holding an exciting and interactive Youth Career Expo on Wednesday April 25, 2018 from 1:50 PM to 3:50 PM at Jackson Hole High School.  Many businesses, nonprofits, and speakers have already committed to be part of this year’s expo but we still have spots available.



Big Win at Wyoming ProStart Invitational

The JHHS Culinary, Baking, and Restaurant Management teams had a tremendous week at the Wyoming ProStart Invitational.  

ProStart Team



An Update from Superintendent Chapman

Happy spring!  Before students and staff depart for the much anticipated two week spring break, I wanted to provide a brief update on district news.


UPDATED: JHMS on 2 Hour Delayed Start

12:00 Noon:

Jackson, WY- March 14, 2018-  A two hour delayed start was implemented today at Jackson Hole Middle School due to a bomb threat received overnight by district staff.

The incident was managed jointly by Teton County School District, Jackson Police Department and the Teton County Sheriff’s Office.  Over 25 officers and personnel from the Jackson Police Department, Teton County Sheriff’s Office, Teton County Bomb Squad, and Lander Police Department and K-9 bomb unit, TCSD personnel and support from Grand Teton National Park were involved.  

Law enforcement, including a K-9 unit, swept the school and student backpacks.  No devices were found, and classes resumed shortly after 11:15 am and remain on schedule for the rest of the day.  

All other TCSD schools remain on normal schedules.  An active investigation into the threat is still underway.

Student safety is our highest priority and TCSD appreciates the support of all responding agencies and the patience of students, parents, community members and staff.  

This will be the last update regarding this incident.

College Information Night

For 9th, 10th & 11th Grade Families: College Information Night is scheduled for March 13, 5:30-7:30 PM in the JHHS Audirotium.

Wyoming Enhances Immunization Requirements

TCSD is sharing important information from the State of Wyoming Department of Health about student immunization requirements.

TCSD #1 and Community Partners offers Parent Information Night

Several community organizations to provide presentations about issues that affect your child.

A Letter from Superintendent Chapman Regarding School Safety

In the wake of the most recent school shooting inFlorida, I wanted to assure you that we take the safety and security of our students and staff team very seriously.  We commit, through regular and ongoing training, to ensure that our schools are places where students can learn and grow, free from concerns about safety.  




8th Grade Open House @ JHHS 8th grade night

The Jackson Hole High School 8th Grade Open House is  scheduled for Thursday, March 8, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Attendance is required for students and parents. Light appetizers will be provided by the JHHS Culinary Arts program.

Love Your Teeth

TCSD has again partnered with the Kiwanis Club of Jackson Hole, Delta Dental and local dentist offices to offer “Healthy Smiles for Teton County Kids” on February 13th and 14th.  



JHHS Students Curate Exhibition at NMWA

Students from Jackson Hole High School have created original artwork and curated an exhibit, Endangered Worlds.

University of Wyoming Reps visit JHHS to talk about the Science Initiative

On January 23rd David Williams, Department of Botany Department Head/Professor of Botany and Chip Kobulnicky, Professor of Physics and Astronomy were joined by Ella, a UW junior to talk to JHHS students about the UW Science Initiative and student experiences and opportunities at the university.

TCSD Hosts Whole Child Whole Teacher Conference for Staff

On Tuesday, January 2nd, while students enjoyed their last day of winter break, teachers were back at work and attending the first annual Whole Child Whole Teacher conference.

Talking with your Student about Jan 9th Incident and School Safety

On Tuesday we were made aware of a potential threat via social media.  In an abundance of caution and in consultation with local law enforcement, we kept all students in buildings who attend CES, JHMS, JHHS, SHS while this issue was investigated.  

Whole Child Whole Teacher Conference Registration Open

TCSD staff may now register for the 1st Annual Whole Child Whole Teacher Professional Development Conference.

FAFSA Help & 2-Year College Info Session FAFSA

Join the CWC Financial Aid Director & JHHS Counseling Staff December 5, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 PM in the Media Center.

FAFSA assistance & 2-year college information.

Spanish translation available.




Jackson Hole High School Holiday Market JHHS Holiday Market
2nd Annual JHHS Holiday Market
Tuesday, December 12 5:30-7:00PM
JHHS Rotunda
Business and Finance students are selling holiday-related items that they have designed and created.
TCSD offers Parent Connections, Thurs. Dec. 7th at 5:30pm

TCSD #1 is partnering with local private schools, community organizations and service providers to host Parent Connections, the first of three Kindergarten through 12th grade parenting information nights.




Several Jackson Hole High School band and choir students were selected to perform as part of the WHSAA/WMEA Southwest District High School Honor Band and Choir event held in Kemmerer on November 20 & 21.

Jackson Elementary Celebrates Fashion and the ABCs

A little high fasion comes to JES!

JHHS Principal Selected as US Department of Education Campus Fellow
U.S. and Wyoming Flags Flying Half-Staff

Governor Matthew H. Mead, pursuant to President Donald Trump's Proclamation issued Sunday, November 5, 2017 has ordered both the U.S. and State of Wyoming flag be flown at half-staff statewide beginning immediately until sunset on Thursday, November 9, 2017 as a mark of respect for the victims in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

Optional Student Device Insurance Portal Open November 6-12

Optional Student Device Insurance

The optional student device insurance portal will re-open
November 6-12, 2017.


TCSD #1 Thanks the Kiwanis Club for Supporting Healthy Smiles for Teton County Kids
TCSD Investigating Incident

District looking into issue with high school test.

Tickets available for Dr. Dan Siegel

TCSD #1 parnters with community organizations to bring Dr. Dan Siegel to community.

Flags to Fly at Half-Staff

Governor Mead Orders Flags to Fly at Half-Staff

Insurance for Student iPads and Laptop Computers: Enrollment Period to re-open November 6th

The enrollment period for the optional device insurance for middle school and high school students will re-open November 6-10, 2017 for parents to purchase optional insurance to cover damage to student devices (iPads or laptop computers).


JHHS Homecoming Football Game to be Live Streamed

Homecoming Football game first of the season available via a live stream.

New Bus Stop Locations for middle and high school students who reside in the Evans Trailer Court Neighborhood

The middle and high school bus stops now located in same location as the elementary stops.

TCSD #1 Offers Walking School Bus starting on September 5th.

Teton County School District #1 will offer a Walking School Bus (WSB) in East Jackson starting on the first day of school to help students and families walk to and from school safely and get there on time.

Colter Elementary Back to School Night, for Kindergarten - 4th Grade, 6:00-7:00pm
Teton County School District #1 Announces ASPIRE and ACT Results

The Wyoming Department of Education has released the results of the ASPIRE and ACT assessments given to 9th, 10th and 11th grade students throughout the State.


TCSD #1 Has Migrated to Gmail for Staff and Students

All TCSD #1 staff and students should use Gmail for district/school email communications.

Elementary and Middle School Supply Lists Now Available

School supply lists are posted on individual school webpages.

Fall Sports Start Soon for Middle and High School Students

Be sure to know what student's need to complete prior to participating in middle school and high school athletics.

TCSD #1 Receives PAWS Results

Today the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) publicly released the results of the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS).  School, district, and state results are available on the WDE’s Fusion site.

TCSD #1 Launches New Website

TCSD is pleased to announce that we have launched a new website to better serve our students, families and staff.

TCSD #1 Culinary Team Ranks #11 at the Prostart National Competition Students Participating in Culinary Conference

In what can best be described as "The Superbowl of Cooking Competitions" Team Wyoming competed against 300 other young chefs from around the world and prepared an outstanding 3-course menu in one hour using only two small gas burners, no electricity or refrigeration.


Lisa Gingery Named TCSD #1 Teacher of the Year School Board and staff honor teacher of the year

Nominated by her peers, a selection committee selected Ms Gingery from four teacher nominees to represent the TCSD #1 teaching staff in the Wyoming Teacher of the Year program.  The other three nominees were Ann Mertaugh, Stan Morgan, and Michelle Rinaldi. The district recognizes the members of the Selection Committee for the difficult process of selecting one overall TCSD Teacher-of -the-Year from four amazing nominees.