Dupree Project Paints a Picture

The Dupree School After School Program offered Dupree High School students an opportunity to get involved artistically by painting a unique chalkboard mural. The purpose of the project was to get more high school students involved in participating in after school activities and to also have a location in the school showcasing school events by [...]

Summit Seizes Chance to Enhance School District

With just under 150 students enrolled in the district, Summit may be one of the smaller schools in South Dakota, but it’s undergoing some big changes, which are having an immense impact. The district undertook building project to add a more than 25,000 square foot addition to the school’s existing facility. The new addition includes [...]

Alcester-Hudson Committed to Youngsters

Alcester-Hudson continued the district’s commitment to the development and education of their youngest students this year. With the help of a 21st Century Grant, the district added an after-school program for all kindergarten through sixth grade students. The after-school program along with the district’s more than a decade long commitment to providing free pre-school to [...]

Cheyenne-Eagle Butte Students Hit Bullseye in Archery

Cheyenne-Eagle Butte Upper Elementary School and 21st Century Education have sponsored Archery in the Schools and an After School Archery program for several years. Each year, about 400 students participate in the Archery in the Schools program as part of the school’s P.E. program with Physical Education Teacher Allen Benoist. The South Dakota Game Fish [...]

Club Provides Place for Yankton Youth Programs

This fall, youth in Yankton were ecstatic as the Boys & Girls Club of Yankton opened the doors of the new club for the first time. “It was an exciting day to celebrate not only the Boys & Girls Club but also the community of Yankton, kids and the many investors in kids that have [...]

STEAM Team Stands Out in Parker

Parker School District is on a modified 4-day school week with Fridays reserved for student-help time in the morning and teacher in-service in the afternoon. Beginning last year, Parker Technology Coordinator Marci Leberman started a club called the STEAM Team, which is offered to all students in the fifth through eighth grades this year. “We [...]

Parkston Pride

The past year has brought great academic success and much to be proud of in the Parkston School District. Both Parkston Elementary and Parkston High School had some of the highest School Performance Index scores in the state and the District’s colony schools saw tremendous growth with their scores. “We are very proud of our [...]

CTE Bringing Districts and Employers Together

School districts around South Dakota are partnering with employers to implement modern, high quality Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. “These strong, sustainable partnerships are proving to be successful by informing classroom instruction and providing students with real-world connections,” Assistant Director of Secondary CTE Erin Larson said. Employer partnerships show students the value of career [...]

Storm Spread Support to Sioux Falls Schools

While some schools enjoy wildly successful fundraisers through their Parent Teacher Organizations or Associations that allow them to purchase elaborate playground systems or field trip experiences for their students, still others have a difficult time raising just a couple hundred dollars annually to support their student body and teachers. The Sioux Falls Storm Football Team, [...]