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Every Bobcat, Every Day!

Our school’s culture is defined by our mission statement “Every Bobcat, Every Day!” and is the creed we live by as we teach our fourth and fifth-graders. Our school culture is special! Truly, our staff believes that all students can learn at high levels. We work very hard in our collaborative teams to ensure we have wrap-around services for each student, and we focus on the “whole” child. Our high standards of creating a welcoming environment start as you enter our building. Go, Bobcats!

2018 National ESEA Distinguished SchoolModel PLC School

Baldwin Creek is a National Title I Distinguished School as recognized by The National Association of The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and State Program Administrators (NAESPA), and for its overall achievement and work in “closing the gap” with our equity groups. For more information, check out the ESEA website.

Solution Tree selected Baldwin Creek as a 2020 Model PLC School for its sustained success in raising student achievement.

Our Mission

Every Bobcat, Every Day!
It is the mission of Baldwin Creek Elementary to ensure high levels of learning, both academically and socially, for every student.

A Message from Our Principal

Hello, Bobcat Families! 

I’m happy to kick off this letter to our Bobcat Families by celebrating the growth and learning happening at BCE! We have been encouraged by the results from STAR, WYTOPP, and classroom assessments. Overall, we have seen great growth in both reading and math. We are definitely on the right track, and, with your support, we are sure to achieve our goals! 

The start of 2022 has been action packed and full of learning at Baldwin Creek Elementary! One of the things that is really important to me as a principal is that students have a wide range of memory-making learning opportunities and BCE teachers packed these experiences into January. I’m excited to share. *

We are also looking forward to having parents join us for Parent-Teacher Conferences on January 18 or January 20. You will be receiving more information from your child's classroom teacher. We look forward to meeting with you to celebrate the growth your child is making as well as sharing the way forward toward even greater academic gains. If you have any ques­tions, please send a message through Seesaw to your child's homeroom teacher.

  • Mrs. Widhalm partnered with PALS for a screen-printing project that turned our students’ art into t-shirt designs that we all loved! Thank you to PALS Rebecca Eggli and Lori Hunter for your time at BCE! You made this project even more awesome!
  • Mrs. Atnip continues to blow us away with introducing yet another way students can connect to fitness. She partnered with Speedgoat Rugby members Andy Strike, Bob Hitchcock, Alan Grzenda, Pat Brennan, Josh Masek, Chris Horne, and Michael Wachtendonk to introduce our students to the game of rugby and the importance of sportsmanship.
  • 5th grade used the donations from their December Market Day to give back to the Lander community. They presented $200 to the One Stop Help Center, $300 to Almost Home, and $400 to the Lander Pet Connection. Wow! Our community’s giving has encouraged our students to pay it forward. Thank you! Student-led Parent-Teacher Conferences were a huge success. It was so much fun to see our Bobcats full of pride as they shared their growth and goals with their families. This was a great opportunity for our fourth and fifth grade students to reflect on their progress and practice their speaking skills. Thank you to everyone who attended!
  • Our fourth-grade students recently completed the book Wonder and wow; it definitely had an impact. Our students will likely never forget the emotion they felt and the discussions they had as they worked through the character analysis and point of view. If you see a fourth-grade student, please ask them about this “Wonder-full” book study!

Congratulations to Mr. Wilson! As I’m sure you are aware, Mr. Wilson brings a lot of energy to his music classes by teaching students a lot of fun, high-spirited (and often silly) songs. He recently shared his passion for this energetic music as he represented FCSD#1 at the Wyoming Music Educators Conference. We are proud that he has been sharing his talents across the state!

I’ve had several parents ask for a source that can provide them with information about ways they can support their children online and/or navigate social media. I’ve been receiving newsletters from and would encourage you to check out their work. They have information about ways to keep your kids safe online, app reviews, and online trends. I believe this is a website worth checking out. I hope to hear from you if you agree!

As we move into February, please remember to send your child to school ready for a variety of weather conditions. The Wyoming weather can often throw us a curveball and, since we go outside unless the wind chill is below zero, students need to prepare for sunshine, rain, or snow.

Wishing you a wonderful February! Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to work with your children. I sure do adore them!

Go, Bobcats!Jade Morton

Ani Heikkila

Ani Heikkila, Principal