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Verda James Elementary

16 Aug · BGCCW Communications · No Comments

Rewards of Avid Reading

  During the school year, youth are encouraged by their teachers and principals to complete 20 minutes of reading each night to support literacy. At the Club, we support that habit throughout the summer by offering 20 minutes of designated reading time each and every day. Members receive a reading log where they are able …

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1 Aug · BGCCW Communications · No Comments

Court Is In Session

“Order in the court!” The phrase echoed off the walls of the vast courtroom and all went silent at attention. During the last eighty years those words had been repeated during countless trials, only this time the historical site was filled with rows of BGCCW Children. Michelle Maines, the Natrona County Commissioner’s Assistant, guided the tour through the County …

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17 Jul · BGCCW Communications · No Comments

Club Kids Learn Origins of “The Floss”

“Who wants to meet Mister Thirsty?”asked the dental assistant. Hands shot up, all over the brightly colored room, while lifting onto their knees to inch closer, during a field trip to Surfin’ Smiles Pediatric Dentist. Although most of us may dread dental exams, these kids were able to see past the intimidation and discover excitement and fun in …

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23 May · BGCCW Communications · No Comments

DINO-Mite Club Staff Honored

Celebrating the DINO-MITE staff from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming, professionals and volunteers from the  were honored and recognized at the organization’s annual Professional Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Several professionals were given awards for their individual efforts and contributions to the success of the Club. Plus, outstanding programs were …

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5 Dec · BGCCW Communications · No Comments

Christmas Card Contest Winners

We know that Christmas is brighter through the eyes of a child. We see this exemplified when we tasked Club members to create a Christmas card. We see the excitement they hold for the holiday and the joy they feel when they can spend it with family and those they love. This year 157 creations …

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11 Sep · BGCCW Communications · No Comments

School Sites Provide Safety and Convenience

Once the school bell rings at the end of the day, kids scatter. Some of them hop aboard buses. Others climb in awaiting cars. There are some that walk home. For nearly 800 kids in Natrona County, their after school time is spent at school. Not in a classroom, but in the Club. Since 2005, …

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28 Aug · BGCCW Communications · No Comments

Summer Readers Celebrated

Kids who spend time in the pages of a book over the summer will likely be rewarded with a successful start to the school year. Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming members received an additional reward in the form of an end of the summer party hosted by McDonald’s. Children who read at least …

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6 Jul · BGCCW Communications · No Comments

Hooked…

Fishing is a practice in patience. You have to be willing to sit and wait. And sometimes it means going home without a single bite. It’s a lesson members from the Verda James Club learned at a popular fishing hole in Casper. On a warm summer Tuesday, the Club bus pulled into the gravel parking …

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23 Jun · BGCCW Communications · No Comments

One Step at a Time

Get across the river with limited resources, teamwork and a little ingenuity. This week’s Be Somebody: Cowboy Ethics lesson is called “stepping stones.” Members use three stepping stones (carpet squares) to get everyone across the river, moving their stones, racing the other teams to see who can get across first. Teams utilize the values of …

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12 Jun · BGCCW Communications · No Comments

Drama at the Club

“Today is my big day. I finally am going to be a pirate. I’ve dreamed about this day since I was little.” Peggy the Pint Sized Pirate is brought to the stage at the Verda James Club. Seventeen Club members participated in a 12 week Drama Club led by Miss Barb at the VJ Club. …

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