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8 days ago

Registration/address Verification

Kinder registration will be 

Tuesday, April 10-13 for current families and

Wednesday, April 11-13 for new families.

All other families will need to come in between April 10 and April 27 to show proof of address. Please remember district approved verification are light/gas bill or mortgage/lease agreements.


6- Donuts for Dads

7-Class Pictures

16-No School

20- Early Release 12:15

20-PTO meeting

30-Early Release 12:15



17- PTO meeting


15- PTO Meeting

17- Family Karaoke 

28-Memorial Day No School

Morning Clubs

With the start of the new semester we are offering clubs for students to participate in. Clubs are held from 8:15 am to 8:30 am. 

Monday- Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) in the library sponsored by Mrs. Smith-Burt

Tuesday- Bucket Band in music room sponsored by Mrs. Smith-Burt

Wednesday- Creative Writing in room 308 sponsored by Mrs. Clark-Massey

Thursday- Pokemon in the library sponsored by Mr. Brinkman

Friday- Board Games in room 310 sponsored by Mrs. Hopkins

Calls after 2:30 and Attendance 

Calls-Per the parent handbook page 8, know that messages for students called in after 2:30 may not reach your student before the end of the school day . If you call after 2:30 with a change in how your student will be getting home please know we will try our best but cannot guarantee the message will get to your student.

Excused & Unexcused

According to state law, all school-age children are to be in attendance except for the following reasons:illness, medical care, injury or other emergencies, activities or events beyond parental control. Final say of excused or unexcused is to be determined by principal. 

Excessive absences/tardies

are reported to the district attorney. Family vacations, weddings or hunting trips are not excused. Approved special circumstances arrangements can be made prior to with the principal.


If a student is frequently late, the principal will send attendance letters. According to board policy, three unexcused tardies are equal to one unexcused absence. Being late due to car troubles/issues, over sleeping, etc. are not excused tardies.

keep calm love black and gold

1st Friday of the Month

Stallion Pride Day wear your school colors to show your spirit

East School Logo

2nd Friday of the Month

East High school T-Bird pride day, wear blue and black to show your spirit

Saddle Ridge Elementary logo Stallion

3rd Friday of the Month

Saddle Ridge Pride day, wear your school colors to show your pride and spirit

many different college logos

4th Friday of the Month

Collegiate Days, wear your favorite college and show your spirit

Don Brinkman, Principal

Main Office: 307-771-2360
Fax: 307-771-2395

6815 Wilderness Trail
Cheyenne, WY 82001


8 months ago

Donald Brinkman


The Carpenter: A story about the greatest success strategies of all by Jon Gordon is a book I believe in.  The theme behind the book is to love, care, and serve.  In education, each of these are important to the success of the students, teachers, buildings, and school districts.  A quote that stood out to me was:

A carpenter builds things.  A craftsman creates a work of art.  While most people approach their work with the mindset that they just want to get it done, craftsmen are more concerned with who they are becoming and what they are creating rather than how fast they finish it.  After all, it’s no use finishing something if it’s not a work of art.

I am a craftsman by loving the position I am in, caring for those I work with and serving the needs of others to help students succeed in education. 

I am an individual who loves being in the educational field. I begin my day at 6:00 am as I wake up to the local newspaper and reading about our community.  Around 7:30 am I begin working with individuals who have an amazing passion for student success. I coach teachers, challenge peers, and have conferring sessions with stakeholders. During this time, I love the opportunity to work with the students, the teachers, the secretaries, and the school district.  As my day comes to an end, I drive home and reflect on what that day brought to me. I ask myself what I can improve on to make the next day even better.

The educational environment is a caring environment for all stakeholders. My job is to develop and maintain an environment that each teacher, student, parent, support staff, administrator, and visitor feels safe and wants to visit on a regular basis.  By caring for the needs of the stakeholders’ educational and personal needs, the school climate will be calm, organized, smooth flowing, and positive.

As lifelong learners, we are all at different levels in a growth model.  It is my responsibility to serve stakeholders in their educational growth.  Students continuously need to be challenged to reach the next level in their educational and extra-curricular needs. Teachers need opportunities to receive high quality professional development and opportunities to see other professionals at their craft.  Staff members need opportunities to receive support in their area of focus. Parents need to see and develop an idea of what happens during the day when their children are in a safe, responsible, and respectful environment. 

At the end of the book, Jon Gordon says, “You aren’t a true success unless you are helping others be successful.  Success is meant to be shared.” As an educational leader, it is my responsibility to work as team to build the success in the building and celebrate the successes with all stakeholders.


Gordon, Jon. The Carpenter: A Story About the Greatest Success Strategies of All. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2014. Digital Book.

Donald Brinkman- Principal