Aberdeen Schools Among Healthiest

Five Aberdeen Schools were recognized for being among the healthiest in America. Aberdeen’s Holgate Middle School and CC Lee, May Overby, OM Tiffany and Simmons Elementary schools received a Generation for a Healthier Alliance Bronze Award. “We were very excited to be recognized by a prestigious national organization that promotes wellness for students and their families,” Aberdeen [...]

Scotland Students Support Great Cause

Red Ribbon Week at Scotland Elementary instills in students ways to help themselves, as well as others. It’s a week dedicated to encouraging students to say no to drugs, tobacco and alcohol along with discussing ways to say no to those items each day, as well as an annual food drive to support another great [...]

Todd County Adds Addition to Klein School

Nestled near the few houses of a settlement known as Hidden Timber, southeast of Mission, sits one of the finest examples of small school education in the state. Klein School – so named for one of the earliest families to come to the area – has endured decades of close calls from those wishing to [...]

Standouts at Sully Buttes

Two Sully Buttes students are standing out by succeeding in the bee and rocking a beat. Sully Buttes Junior High Student Griffin Petersen won the school’s National Geographic Geography Bee for the third consecutive year this school year. “Winning the bee once is excellent, but three consecutive times is quite a feat,” Elementary Principal Shana [...]

Native American Day Program Presented at Stanley County

Students and community members in Stanley County  attended the district’s first Native American Day program this fall. Attendees in Parkview Gymnasium for the program viewed Native American items including quilts, a buffalo robe and medicine wheels and were treated to a live drum crew performance and two talented speakers. “We were privileged to host our [...]

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 [...]

Big Plans in Personalized Learning at Harrisburg’s Freedom Elementary

Think about this familiar situation, for a second: Student A is in 2nd grade and struggles with reading. Students are not finding their passions, and instead sitting in classes consuming information. The end of the year comes, and the student is ready for 3rd grade in math—but not 3rd grade reading. See where frustration starts [...]

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 [...]

Leola Earns Honor for Student Achievement

Leola Elementary received national recognition for its efforts in improving student achievement. The school was one of only two in South Dakota named a National Title I Distinguished School. It was picked for its work closing the achievement gap between the district’s disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged student groups “To be recognized by our state and then [...]