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PHOTOS: Sagewood students experiment to learn about rain in summer school return

(Natrona County School District, Facebook)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Natrona County School District said on Wednesday, Aug. 5 that “summer school is in full swing.”

“Sagewood Elementary fourth and fifth-grade students put their science skills to the test this week with a fun hands-on learning experiment,” the district added.

The students collaborated to generate ideas about how they could create rain. They then “tested different conditions inside and outside” of cups.

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(Natrona County School District, Facebook)

“”It’s great having students and staff back at Sagewood doing what we do best, building relationships and learning together,” Sagewood Principal Anna Lavin said.

The district added that they are committed to “continuing to provide a high-quality learning environment for all students to progress in their learning while maintaining our commitment to the safety and health of all students, staff, and the community.”

NCSD provides further information about their summer school program online.

The district also provides information about their “Smart Start Reopening Plan” to reopen schools during the fall semester of the 2020-2021 school year with COVID-19 safety guidelines in place.

(Natrona County School District, Facebook)

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If you do not have a primary care provider, and live in Natrona County, please contact the COVID-19 hotline, operated by the Casper-Natrona County Department of Health. The line is open Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 577-9892. Hotline services are intended for Natrona County residents and may not be able to provide specific information to persons calling from out of county.

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