Lemmon’s Cowboys and Cowgirls Have New Ride

The Cowboys and Cowgirls of Lemmon have a new ride to and from activities. In February the district leased a 52-passenger, activity bus to replace their previous transportation model, a yellow school bus with activity seats and under storage. “The motivation was that our other activity bus was not running well and was costing a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Rutland Seniors Soar Academically

Low numbers, but high achievers best describes the Class of 2017 in Rutland. Just 10 students graduated from Rutland, but eight earned National Honor Society recognition, six were named as Academic All-State members and the group as whole posted an ACT average score of 24 and pulled more than $225,000 in academic and athletic scholarships. [...]

Bison’s Bright Year

There was a great deal to cheer about in the Bison School District over the past year. Last spring the 12-member high school boys track team took home the Class B State Championship, as well as the Region Eight championship. “Those boys had an amazing season!” Superintendent Marilyn Azevedo said. In the fall, the Cardinal [...]

New High School Building Meets Needs at McCook

McCook Central School District set forth on a project for its future in 2015 and saw it come to fruition this year. More than nine decades after the district’s original high school building was constructed, the district completed construction in March on its new high school. “While still structurally sound, it was no longer functionally [...]

Groton Area, local districts raise funds and awareness

The sixth annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser (BCF), which is an annual event taking place at a home volleyball game during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, was held at Groton Area High School. For the past three years, the volleyball teams from the Groton Area School District and the Northwestern Area School District have co-sponsored this event. [...]

New Facilities Enhance Environment at Willow Lake

Meeting the needs of students was on the minds of those in the Willow Lake School District when they broke ground on their building project. In June of 2015, the two-phased building project set out to update and add to the school’s classroom, library and other facilities and construct a new activities center. The district [...]

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 [...]

Hawks Activities Showcased on Sportscenter

At the beginning of the 2015 school year a weekly episode titled: Colman-Egan Sportscenter, kicked off on the Colman-Egan School’s YouTube page. Colman-Egan Sportscenter is a weekly sportscast that showcases the athletics and fine arts events that happened that week in the district. It started as just an idea at the beginning of the 2015-16 [...]