This year Laramie High School has new teachers in multiple subjects including math, science, art and social studies.

Our required course for juniors social studies; American Government and Politics, is being taught by one of our new teachers, Sara Miller, who also teaches Modern American Studies, which is required for our freshman to take. 

Before working here, she used to live in Cheyenne and taught at Cheyenne Central High School.

Miller taught exactly the same subjects when working in Cheyenne.

“There was a little different curriculum, like different time periods in history were taught, but it was pretty much the same,” Miller said about her government class, “The class sizes are about the same though,” Miller said.

LHS is really big on their clubs and activities and we have a variety of options.

Cheyenne’s high schools are a little bigger than our high school, but we surprisingly have about the same number of clubs and activities.

“I would say it’s probably about the same. We had a lot of clubs that met at lunch as they do here, so I would say there is not really a big difference there,” Miller said.

Our Tuesdays and Wednesdays at LHS are called block days and each class lasts an hour and a half. On Tuesdays, we go to only our odd classes and on Wednesdays its only even classes.

“We had block days except for Fridays. Fridays were all class days and then Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday were all block days,” Miller said.

On Wednesdays, we also have an I&E class that acts as kind of a study hall where you can go around and talk to any of your teachers to make up work, do tests or just do homework in general.

Our I&E classes also act as an eighth block class because we only have seven classes.

“We had morning time that you could meet with teachers, and if you didn’t need to meet with teachers you just came at the end of that time period. Or you could after school, and if you didn’t need to meet with teachers, you got to the leave school,” Miller said.

The school day in Cheyenne starts earlier and ends earlier than our schools do herein

Laramie almost at every school, and for every grade level.

“Our all-day classes were only 45 minutes long because we had eight classes instead of seven,” Miller said.

LHS is a very communal school and we have very many ways for everyone to be connected. Our teachers and students are all very involved.

In Cheyenne, there are four high schools: Central, South, East, and the alternative school; Triumph.

“I think Laramie High School is a little bit more united because it’s the one high school in town that is public, other than Whiting High School. As far as public schools go, everyone is in it together here, whereas there is a little more competition in Cheyenne,” Miller said.