Openings available at Open School

The Open School has openings in its 3-year-old preschool classroom for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year, according to a news release.

The Open School offers flexible schedules around parents’ schedules. Hours are 7:20 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays.

The Open School is staffed by experienced, caring and qualified teachers and uses creative curriculum with a balance of play, academics and enrichment activities, the release states.

The school includes a playground to encourage outdoor play daily. Enrichment activities include art, music, Spanish, movement, library, cooking, swim lessons, outdoor play and field trips. There is also a pre- program for children 4-5 years old.

The Open School is a nonprofit school with a parent board of directors that has been a part of the Laramie community since 1971. Staff members are passionate about early childhood education and serving the needs of local families, the release states.

Go to for more information about the school. Contact Shelly at 745-7256 or for enrollment information or to schedule a tour.

Openings available at local Montessori school

The Montessori Children’s House of Laramie, a local nonprofit preschool, has openings for students ages 3-5, according to a news release. The preschool prides itself on fostering a love of learning. Children are taught by a Montessori certified teacher and use Montessori materials, which encourage hands-on, self-directed learning. Music, art, and outdoor time are also a part of the curriculum, the release states.

Snacks and nap/rest time are included in the child’s day.

Half-, school- and full-day options are available.

Those interested in learning more can email or call 460-9220 from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays.

Nonprofit organization seeking local host families for exchange students

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is looking for local families to host boys and girls ages 15-18 from a variety of countries such as Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan and others, according to a news release.

The exchange students are enthusiastic and excited to experience American culture while they practice their English. They also love to share their own culture and language with their host families, the release states. Host families welcome these students into their family, not as a guest, but as a family member, giving everyone involved a rich cultural experience.

The exchange students have pocket money for personal expenses and full health, accident and liability insurance. The students are selected based on academics and personality, and host families can choose their student from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests. The last day to place students is Aug. 29.

Call 1-800-733-2773 or go to for a host family application.

Opportunity available for students to join A1 Auto Transport’s Scholarship Program

One of the top companies in the auto transport company and moving industry, A-1 Auto Transport, is offering eligible students of Laramie and surrounding areas an opportunity to earn scholarship money in the sum of $250, $500 or $1,000 annually, according to a news release. The scholarship is open to any student enrolled in a college, university or other accredited school with a GPA of at least 3.0.

To enter for a chance at the scholarship program offered by A1, students must write an essay of 1,000 words or more relating to car shipping or the transport industry, the release states. The essay can include information about any of A1’s auto transport services. Essays must not be published anywhere else online and contain 100 percent unique content.

To submit an essay, email the content along with a full name, mailing address, phone number, school name and email address to by March 10.

A1’s Scholarship Committee will review all essays before the end of March. Qualified essays will undergo a voting process before winners of the scholarship program are chosen. All winners are announced on A1’s website. Winners can also expect email notification of their winnings, the release states.

All awarded scholarship money is sent directly to the financial office of the student’s school. Go to to find out more about A1 Auto Transport’s available scholarship programs.

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