Madison Makes Room for Makerspace

Unleashing the creativity and innovation of students at Madison Middle School is transforming how they’re educated. To advance its goals to promote STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) Education and career readiness, the district is using the Middle and High School Library for its new Makerspace, which provides a more flexible, multi-purpose space with [...]

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 [...]

Sights Set on Future in Wessington Springs

Courtesy of Kristi Hine of the True Dakotan A strategic plan mapping out how the Wessington Springs School District will improve communication, provide continuation of school programs and plan for the future of school facilities is underway, and the school board and administration are asking the community to engage in this important process. The 2016 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Community Comes Through in Rutland

When Rutland School District needed an assist, the community was there to make the pass. Needing to replace all the scoreboards in the gym to meet the new shot-clock regulation, as well as having one scoreboard malfunctioning, the district mailed out a letter to the community and spread the word the district was buying new [...]

Hoven’s Resolve Shows in Rebuild

In the early morning hours of a Sunday in May a fire damaged most of Hoven’s high school building. The damage was done to the building, but not to the district’s determination to move forward and this fall construction was completed on a new building that included an Ag Shop and Wellness Center. “The ag [...]

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 [...]