Fort Caspar Academy

4100 W. 38th St.
Casper, Wyoming 82604
Phone: (307) 253-3400
Fax: (307) 253-3450

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Hours: 8:40 a.m. – 3:35 p.m.
Grades: K - 5
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School Description:

Dean Morgan School emphasizes two fundamental concepts: “Kids First” and “Be Kind.” The school has maintained a long tradition of excellence while focusing on preparing students to be successful citizens in the 21st Century. Parents, students and staff members are encouraged to actively participate in the operation of the school. An alternating block schedule creates more opportunities for students to enroll in different courses each semester in larger “chunks” of learning time. Dean Morgan’s daily advisory program creates positive connections for every student in grades six to eight. The school models and promotes 21st Century technology skills, staff visibility, access to counseling services, academic excellence, positive citizenship, schoolwide diversity, safety, proactive communication, and healthy lifestyles.\r\n

Personnel

Principal: Chris Dresang
(307) 253-3400

Office Manager: Wendy Mayberry
(307) 253-3400

Families:

The Dean Morgan PTA is an informational group focused on keeping parents up-to-date on the curriculum and student opportunities at our school. This is not a fundraising group. PTA sponsored programs recognize student achievement and show appreciation to the Dean Morgan staff. The PTA also sponsors a chili bingo night to encourage families to come out and have fun together. Other PTA activities are designed to help students with certain needs. For example, the Kid\\\'s Closet collects toiletries and clothing for students throughout the entire year, and the Angel Network is designed to assist a specific child, or family, with needs identified by the school personnel. PTA meetings are held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the DMJH library on the first Thursday of each month, and lunch is provided. It is OK to come late or leave early, as we understand everyone has a busy schedule. If you cannot make the meetings but would like to serve on a certain committee or help with a project, you can notify President Sheryl Pierce at 277-9843 or Secretary Roberta Volk at 277-2565. You can also support the PTA by just paying the $15 annual membership fee to help ensure these programs can continue. We hope to see you at our next meeting!

Curriculum at FCA is rigorous and sequential. Math is taught with foundational skills that build upon one another throughout the year. All students at FCA learn math on an “advanced” timetable. Reading programs focus on phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and text comprehension. The writing program at the school includes a focus on spelling, grammar, and handwriting, as well as vivid self-expression. Students also have regular music, art, and P.E. classes.

Band and orchestra classes are held before school from 7:50 to 8:20 a.m. each day for students in fifth grade.

Fourth- and fifth-graders may participate in volleyball, basketball and track through the Casper Recreation Center.

After-school activities for students are run by parent volunteers and vary yearly. Examples of these activities include Lego Robotics Club, Newspaper Club, Science Club and more.

Fourth- and fifth-graders may participate in volleyball, basketball and track through the Casper Recreation Center.

A pre-teaching program, using teaching assistants and/or parent volunteers, is available for students in need of extra help. Students who enroll in the school mid-year are required to attend special tutoring at school for as long as necessary. Any student who joins the school after kindergarten also will be required to attend a one-week summer class sponsored by Fort Caspar Academy. Parents are encouraged to attend a Spalding mini-course to assist their children at home.

Orientations are required before students enroll. Please call the school for an orientation appointment.

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