Purple Star Program
Welcome to Freedom Elementary School! We are committed to families connected to our nation’s military. On this website you will find resources for our school to support your family and your children as we work to strengthen their education.
Freedom Elementary School honors and celebrates our military families and military history in several ways such as:
Support of our Military-connected Students:
Freedom Elementary School staff are committed and honored to support and respond to the educational and personal challenges that military children and their families face during their transition to a new school and community.
Our school notifies staff to prepare for and welcome new students, and arriving Purple Star Students are teamed with a Purple Star Buddy for a school tour. Students also receive a welcome packet containing relevant information about the school and community. New students meet with the school's trained Purple Star Counselor to share previous locations, hobbies, and challenges they have faced during school in the past, and ask any questions about the school. New students meet with the student body and are invited to sit with peers at lunch.
Our school's staff continue to ensure that the student is transitioning well.
We commit to our military-connected students by:
A resolution by our school board to support our military family students
Professional Development for our staff on special considerations for military students and families
A dedicated Purple Star webpage as a resource for the student and family
A dedicated school Purple Star School liaison
Freedom Elementary Purple Star School Counselor - Sherry Upward - (307)771-2305
Military School Liaison Program Manager: Nancy Warner - phone (307)773-5943 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
How we Honor our Military:
- Month of the Military Child Celebration
- Military Family Appreciation Month
- Veterans Day Events
Information about the Wyoming Purple Star Schools Program:
The Wyoming Purple Star School Program recognizes the efforts of Wyoming K-12 schools that are committed and supportive of military students and families - known as military-connected - as they transition to their new homes and schools. The program was designed to help with the challenges of high mobility by setting standards of commitment for the school's award of the military-friendly Purple Star designation. All Wyoming public and private schools are eligible to apply for the Purple Star School Award.
More information can be found on the Wyoming Department of Education's Purple Star Schools webpage.
Visit the LCSD1 District Purple Star webpage where you will find many helpful links to extensive resources available to military service members and families.
We thank you and your family for your service to our great country!
Principal - Chad Delbridge