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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Dupree Project Paints a Picture

The Dupree School After School Program offered Dupree High School students an opportunity to get involved artistically by painting a unique chalkboard mural. The purpose of the project was to get more high school students involved in participating in after school activities and to also have a location in the school showcasing school events by [...]

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 [...]