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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Dual Credit Classes Creating Chances for Wall High School Students

State legislators passed a law in 2014 that paid for eligible high school students’ dual credit classes and that decision is paying off for Junior and Senior students at Wall High School. WHS students have completed 94 dual credit classes – ranging from Math, English, and various Social Studies, to Theatre and Music – through [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]