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 [...]

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 [...]

Henry’s One-Act Play Reaches New Heights

This year was a pivotal one for Henry High School’s One-Act Play cast. Last year, after the cast again did not earn enough superior ratings at the region contest to compete at the state level, one student decided to try something different and took on the task of writing a play himself. Henry High School [...]

Arlington Middle School Band Members Showcase Skills

Arlington’s middle school band members were masters of the music this year. The 29 members of the seventh and eighth grade band were the only middle school band selected to perform at the South Dakota Bandmasters Association conference in February. “The students were excited that they were selected,” Band Director Kelli VanOverbeke said. The South Dakota [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]