Woonsocket Pays Tribute to Veterans

Each year, students in the Woonsocket School District pay tribute to the Americans most deserving of it. For roughly 15 years the school and community have come together in the district’s gym to honor and recognize all Veterans as part of the Veteran's Day Program. “I never leave the program without feeling so much pride [...]

Wagner Community High School Students Set an Example

A group of Wagner Community High School students are playing a vital role in the lives of their elementary counterparts. Twenty-three high school sophomores, juniors and seniors began serving as mentors of elementary students in early November. The mentors work with younger students to try to improve academic and social skills. “I love being able [...]

Tea’s Frontier Elementary Front and Center with Design

Tea Area School District holds a foundational goal for Future Titan Graduates to be civic leaders engaged in the community through action and service. Students at Tea’s Frontier Elementary have actively engaged in being future civic leaders and third grade students painted a picture of their active engagement. With the integration of art a focus [...]

Vermillion Partnership Paves Way for Professional Development Opportunity

A partnership paving the way for professional development for teachers was established in Southeast South Dakota. Vermillion’s Jolley Elementary School and the University of South Dakota are using grants from the Bush Foundation and USD School of Education to develop new teaching methods to adapt to student strengths. Jolley Elementary received a $100,000 Teacher Effectiveness [...]

Learning new Languages at Lead-Deadwood Elementary

Students at the Lead-Deadwood Elementary School receive a rather worldly opportunity. Through the Middlebury Interactive Languages program all students in Kindergarten through fifth grade have the chance to learn one of four foreign language’s online. “It’s exciting to hear our students practicing their foreign language lessons in the hallways of our school,” Elementary School Principal [...]

Andes Central Students Succeed in Respect Challenge

The Respect Challenge: So many of our elderly population are forgotten about or disregarded…One day we will all be where they are. Is this how we will want to be treated? Our elderly deserve to be honored and respected. Positive relationships and respect for all are two human qualities which are stressed at Andes Central. [...]

PLC’s Bring Benefits to Brookings

This fall the Brookings School District embarked upon a new education endeavor to continue their focus of enhancing student achievement. “Brookings has been and continues to be a high achieving school district,” Brookings Superintendent Klint Willert said. “We are continually focused on improving student success and supporting teacher quality and effectiveness.” To support high levels [...]

Elkton Enhances ELL Education

In March of 2016, the Elkton School Board approved a recommendation from the district’s enhancement committee to enhance the education of English Language Learners. The Board and the committee asked themselves the following questions from Georgia State Director of Educator Preparation Dr. David Hill: Is this decision in the best interest of our children? Is [...]

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 [...]

Makerspace Making Impacting in Sioux Falls Schools

What do an old ceiling fan, cardboard cylinders, and brainpower have to do with one another? They are just some of the inexpensive tools necessary to create a successful Makerspace in classrooms and libraries. In nearly every elementary and middle school across Sioux Falls, students are exploring engineering principles, photography, sewing and more thanks to [...]