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District Newsletters

We want you to know the great things happening in our school district. Please visit this page regularly for the latest newsletters and information.

PHS Journalists win All-State Award

The PHS online newspaper,, earned the All-State Online Newspaper Award when 18 student journalists traveled to Riverton for the state journalism convention.

This was Powell’s first time participating in any statewide competition. Eighteen teams from all state classifications participated in the annual fall convention.

“My immediate reaction after winning the award was I had a tremendous amount of pride,” said Prowl Adviser Mr.Vin Cappiello.

Other than winning, the journalism students also went through different journalistic workshops during the day.

The workshops included: Toxic Communication, The Art of Interview, The Lead, Screenwriting for Journalists, Dazzle Your Readers with Captivating Captions, and etc. Members of the Wyoming Press Association or staff taught most of the classes from the University of Wyoming or Central Wyoming College (the venue for the event).

Lunch with a Police Officer

Southside students were in for a special treat! Our School Resource Officer, Trevor Carpenter, and Powell Police Officer, Caleb Schmidt, spent the lunch hour serving lunch to students at Southside Elementary! The Powell Police Department has helped implement a new program in PCSD1 schools for patrol officers called, “Adopt a School.” 

The program helps get officers into all the schools, increasing campus security for our students and staff. This is also a great opportunity for students and staff members to get the chance to meet other great police officers that serve our great community. Thank you PPD, our students loved having you!

Baby, it's cold Outside

We have students coming to school not dressed appropriately for the weather. The chances of having inside recess on extremely cold days are good, but there are times students do go out in temperatures lower than 40 degrees. It is always best to send them in winter coats, with gloves and a hat, and have students not need them, rather than have students go outside without proper clothing.

If you need help getting warm clothing for your child, please contact the secretary or counselor at your child’s school building.