Newsletter: Aug/Sept 2021

Thayne Elementary Husky Headlines

August / September 2021

Phone 307-885-2380

Fax 307-883-2032

PO Box 520, Thayne, WY  83127


Principal’s message:  New policies and procedures (KI and KI-R) have been adopted at LCSD2 concerning safety at school.  You will see this notice as you enter Thayne Elementary:

Safe School Notice


All visitors must check into the main office.


If your intent is to access the building beyond the main office visitors must have their ID screened and wear a school issued badge.


This is required during school hours with students in attendance.


Thank you for your cooperation.


More information will be coming to our website. 

Thank you for your willingness to help keep our students and staff safe.

Literacy Corner:  Parent Tip #1

What is Title I?

 According to the U.S. Department of Education, the purpose of Title 1 funding, “is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach, at minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.”  Schools qualify for Title I Services based on the percentage of enrolled students in economic need. This qualification is based on the number of students in the free and reduced-price lunch program.


Any student enrolled, who needs extra academic help, is eligible for assistance. All students complete a universal screener three times per year. These test results along with teacher recommendations are used to identify students needing supplemental instruction.


Here at Thayne Elementary, we use the majority of our funds for our Title I paraprofessional team. With this team, we are able to offer small instructional groups to meet the needs of our students.

PTO News:  Welcome back to school  The PTO is planning a fundraiser in September to help with the great activities planned for this year – watch for upcoming information.  Wendy Kennedy will act as this year’s PTO president.  Throughout this year, the best contact for questions regarding the Parent Teacher Organization is to email  

Meet Thayne Elementary's New Grade Level Teachers:

Meet Mrs. Hemmert - Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Hemmert worked at Afton Elementary last year in the mornings and spent the afternoons helping in Kindergarten at Thayne Elementary. She loves to read, bake, be outside, and spend time with her husband and family.

Meet Ms. Aullman - 1st Grade Teacher

Ms. Aullman was born and raised in Star Valley. She graduated from the University of Wyoming with a bachelors degree in Elementary Education. She loves the beautiful outdoors and the strong community that the valley offers.

Meet Mrs. Sorenson - 3rd Grade Teacher

Mrs. Sorenson has been teaching science in Osmond the last two years. Before that she taught 3rd grade at Thayne Elementary for 8 years. We are excited that she is returning to TES and welcome her back!