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Verda James Elementary

5 Dec · Shauna VanderLinden · 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 · Shauna VanderLinden · 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 · Shauna VanderLinden · 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 · Shauna VanderLinden · 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 · Shauna VanderLinden · 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 · Shauna VanderLinden · 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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25 Jul · Shauna VanderLinden · No Comments

Staff Star: Rebecca M.

“Rebecca takes initiative, plans ahead and is very creative. The kids love her fun and inventive activities and projects. Her cheerful disposition brings energy to the Club.” ~Cody Stanton, Verda James Director Q. How long have you worked at the Boys & Girls Club? Almost a year. I started working at the Verda James branch …

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2 Mar · Shauna VanderLinden · No Comments

Get Ready for the Best. Summer. Ever! at the Club

Summer may still be a couple of months away, but the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming is busy planning the Best Summer Ever for Wyoming youth! When school’s out, Clubs are in! The Boys & Girls Club will offer daily summer camp at five convenient locations in Natrona and Converse Counties. The sites …

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3 Sep · Shauna VanderLinden · No Comments

A Safe Place to Go After School

When the dismissal bells rings for the day, where do your kids go? When school’s out, the club is in! According to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), juvenile violent crime escalates during the hours of 3 and 7 p.m. on school days. Give your children a safe place during these hours …

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21 Aug · Shauna VanderLinden · No Comments

Back to School = Big Bucks!

Filling up the kids’ backpacks is draining the wallets of families across the country. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming wants to help by providing FREE school supplies. According to the annual Huntington Backpack Index, the cost of equipping students for the upcoming school year has jumped as much as 20% from the …

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Club number: 307.234.2456
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