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Arapahoe School wants public to celebrate PAWS success

Aug 26, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer

The community is invited to a gathering at Arapahoe School on Tuesday to celebrate the school's success on the 2011-12 PAWS, also known as Proficiency Assessments of Wyoming Students.

Festivities begin at 1:15 p.m., followed by a school open house from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. The open house includes a community feast at 5 p.m.

An honorary powwow from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. concludes the event.

Among the activities to enjoy are bouncy houses, face panting, "Just Dance" on Wii, a bubble station, tug-of-war and Nerf arrow toss. Ice cream will also be available.

Attendees will include Wyoming Department of Education staff.

Last year, the WDE assisted the district in implementing a program called Wyoming Reads, or more commonly referred to as WYR.

WYR is one-on-one tutoring for students who need support in reading. Most of the 30 minutes of daily tutoring is spent on reading and writing with the focus on comprehension.

The program is an effort to improve the district's reading test scores, which have been some of the worst statewide in past years.

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