Engaging in Enrichment at Timber Lake Elementary

When opportunity knocked, the Timber Lake Elementary staff answered. This marked the first year the school incorporated MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) testing into the district with a common goal of using data to drive our instruction while utilizing other assessments. Data showed Timber Lake students benefiting from Intervention and Enrichment Strategies and set goals [...]

Faulkton Finds Partner for Professional Development

In rural South Dakota it is not always easy to find professional development opportunities close by that will be as beneficial as possible for staff members, so the Faulkton and Redfield school districts joined forces for a joint in-service day. “The idea that we could partner with a school district close by, pool some resources [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Chamberlain HS Building Bright Future in Oral Interp

What does it take to build a program from the ground up? The answer, of course, is not simple and the process is not quick. The Chamberlain High School Oral Interp program, which is the actual performing of literature aloud to communicate meaning to an audience, is an example of an activity that is growing, [...]

Highmore-Harrold Student Promotes Community

A Highmore-Harrold student took it up on herself to promote her community. Digit Aasby, in conjunction with the Highmore-Harrold FCCLA, created a brochure to use as an item to market the district’s community. “Digit wanted to do a project that showcased our community and that could be used for marketing her hometown,” Superintendent Quinton Cermak [...]

Philip HS Carries on Christmas Tradition

For the 20th year the Philip High School FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) Chapter sponsored the district’s FCCLA Maggie Grace Angel Tree, which collects Christmas gifts for children in need in Haakon County. Gifts are collected and distributed about a week prior to Christmas, so they can be in place for the [...]

Students at Winner High School Doing Work on Dual Credit

For Winner High School Junior and Senior students one thing is certain, dual credit classes are creating college ready kids. “I highly recommend taking dual credits courses to anyone that is able to take them,” Junior Riley Calhoon said. “Being able to take dual credit classes has not only helped me get ready for college, [...]

Science Education Striding Forward at Timber Lake HS

Success and achievement have been the controlled variables of the experimental design that is Timber Lake High School’s science program. In the past decades, students have participated in both a local fair in Timber Lake School, as well as traveling to the regional fair in Rapid City, which is sponsored by the South Dakota School [...]

Wagner Community School Committed to Community

Wagner Community School students showed their commitment to the community last fall. Students contributed more than 1,500 pounds of food to the local food pantry as part of a food drive for the American Education Week celebration. Contributions were accepted between November 14 and November 30. Grade levels went head to head to see who [...]