Rocky Mountain Power Foundation Supports Elementary Students to “Live Above the Line”!


The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation has awarded a $1,000 grant to the Lander Valley Education Foundation (LVEF) to help support the Living Above the Line problem-solving program in the elementary schools.
“We are very thankful and honored to be supported again by the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation,” said Lisa Joynes, Executive Director of the Lander Valley Education Foundation. “The grant provides counselors with new tools to use in facilitating activities in each classroom that will engage students in proper social behaviors.”
Living Above the Line is an innovative program working in conjunction with the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program used in all schools in the District. Funds from the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation grant helped purchase problem-solving activities counselors can use in groups and with individual students.
“We are pleased to be able to support the Lander Valley Youth Development and Education Foundation through this grant funded by our charitable arm, the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation,” said Larry Elcock, Rocky Mountain Power customer and community manager.
Sue Lee, social worker at Gannett Peak Elementary, explains the PBIS Living Above the Line concept is a visual reminder in the school to help students decide if they are following the behaviors expected while they are at school. Examples of expected behaviors appear above a blue line throughout the building.
“When we encounter a student who is struggling with their conduct, we ask if they are living the behaviors listed above the line. If not, we help the student evaluate the change they need to make to reach a behavior that is above the line. The goal is to help students learn not only to be productive and responsible citizens, but also cooperative problem solvers.”
Lee went on to explain that working together is a learned skill that needs to be encouraged. Children who learn cooperative problem solving rather than the need for power and control are able to build more meaningful relationships.
“Traditional curricula rely heavily on lecture and video presentations,” Lee said. “Students learn better by participating in activities where all in the group are involved in making decisions and these new tools will facilitate this learning.”

July 30, 2013 at 3:48 pm Leave a comment

LVEF Spring Golf Tourney May 10th!

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If you are interested in playing, sponsoring a hole, or donating prizes, please contact the Foundation!  This is one of our main fundraisers, and it is always a great time!  Hope to see you there!

March 27, 2013 at 5:27 pm Leave a comment

US Bank Supports LVEF!

For the second year in a row, US Bank has generously granted funds to support our students and teachers here in FCSD#1-Lander!  We are very grateful and excited by our continuing partnership.  Thank you US Bank!US Bank logo

March 27, 2013 at 8:15 am Leave a comment

LVEF Sponsors Student Art Exhibition at the Lander Art Center

For the third year in a row, we are thrilled to be co-sponsors of the Lander Valley High School/Lander Middle School Student Art Exhibition. This year’s show features work from 65 of our amazing art students! Come to the Opening to celebrate all this talent on March 15th at the Lander Art Center, 6-8pm.

Painting by Lander Middle School student Elise Haase

Painting by Lander Middle School student Elise Haase

Pottery by Shae Spriggs

Pottery by Lander Valley High School student    Shae Spriggs

March 8, 2013 at 9:52 pm Leave a comment

LVHS/FCVHS Alumni and Educator Hall of Fame Call for Nominations

The Lander Valley Education Foundation announces the call for nominations for the 2013 LVHS/FCVHS HALL OF FAME. To publicly recognize and honor alumni who have demonstrated distinction in professional achievement and/or significant contribution to society, as well as former educators who have made a significant contribution to the education and welfare of District students, community members (near and far) are invited to submit nominations for Alumni or Educator. To learn more or to request a nomination packet, please contact Lisa Joynes, LVEF Executive Director, at 307.332.0319, or email Applications are also available on our Hall of Fame page. Completed application forms, along with photograph of nominee and required documentation are due by April 1st, 2013.

March 1, 2013 at 11:55 am Leave a comment

LVEF Lander Chamber of Commerce Member Profile

Many thanks to the Lander Chamber of Commerce for choosing us for their Member Profile of the month! This feature describes our work and all we aim to accomplish for our Lander students! Thank you for your support.Member profile

February 22, 2013 at 10:11 pm Leave a comment

Spring 2013 Innovative Teacher Grants Awarded

The Lander Valley Education Foundation gave out nearly $2,000 in grants to teachers throughout Fremont County School District 1 last week. Teachers at Lander Valley High School, Lander Middle School, Pathfinder High School and Gannett Peak Elementary School received grant funds for projects. See our Innovative Teacher Grants & Projects Funded page for more details!

The Lander Valley High School Cycling Club, sponsored by Mission Possible, received $500 to purchase helmets and riding gloves.

The Lander Valley High School Cycling Club, sponsored by Mission Possible, received $500 to purchase helmets and riding gloves.

February 11, 2013 at 11:34 am Leave a comment

Local Organizations Award Grants to LVEF to Support Lander Students!

We would like to thank the following for awarding grants to the Lander Valley Education Foundation.  These grants will fund our Innovative Teacher projects.  Stay tuned for the winners who will be recipients of these funds!

*First Interstate Bank Foundation

*Shopko Foundation

*Lander Community Foundation

*Encana Oil & Gas

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January 18, 2013 at 2:06 pm Leave a comment

Third Grade is Out of this World!

The entire third grade at Gannett Peak Elementary school visited the Casper Planetarium last month!  This trip was fully funded by the Lander Valley Education Foundation, and word is that the students had an amazing time.  In addition to the learning activities at the planetarium, the classes took in two star shows.  This trip served as an introduction to the students’ Solar System unit.  We’re looking forward to seeing the projects they create themselves in a few weeks!planetarium outside class

December 3, 2012 at 9:24 am Leave a comment

Rachel’s Challenge presentation


Students at Lander Valley High School accepted Rachel’s Challenge to spread kindness to everyone last week, after viewing a presentation about Rachel Scott and her life’s mission.  It was truly a moving experience for all who attended.  Thank you to the Friends of Rachel Club for all the work you do here in Lander!

November 20, 2012 at 12:31 pm Leave a comment

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