McIntosh First in State with Operator Program

The McIntosh School District accomplished a first this year…for the entire state. In January, the district learned it had been awarded a Workforce Education Grant to purchase three Heavy Equipment Simulators, which will be used for South Dakota’s first Heavy Equipment Operator curriculum. The newly developed curriculum and concurrent credit courses will integrate academic content, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Colman-Egan Students Step Up to Help

Colman-Egan Student Mark Collins, who has nonverbal Cerebral Palsy, moved into his own apartment this January located in the Harth House in Madison, which is a supervised residential group home for people with disabilities. This big step for Mark, 19, wouldn’t have been possible without some generous support from peers and others around the Colman-Egan [...]

Hanson’s Expansion

Courtesy of Caitlyn Peetz of the Mitchell Daily Republic If history repeats itself, the Hanson School District could soon see an enrollment spike. On Monday, school officials held a ribbon- cutting ceremony for its recently completed $2.6 million expansion, another item added to the long list of renovation projects the district has undertaken in the [...]

Timber Lake Board Proud of Policy

This fall, the Timber Lake School Board revised and passed the district’s Tobacco Policy while maintaining a respect of the Lakota culture. Utilizing local resources, Timber Lake School made changes to the policy, which is pro-student in its proactive approach to student education, by incorporating protection for the use of traditional Lakota tobacco. Board Member, [...]

Edgemont Customizes Students’ Education

Change is a very difficult process, especially in a school, but after much research and discussion, staff, school board and community meetings and conversations with parents and teachers, the Edgemont School District moved forward with customized learning. With assistance from the Bush Grant through TIE and the Classroom Innovation Grant, the district moved to the [...]

Belle Fourche HS Promotes MCL Opportunity

In the fall of 2015, Belle Fourche High School started a Mass Customized Learning pilot program with sophomores that showed interest in the opportunity to learn independently. In the program students are exposed to carefully developed curriculum in English, math, science and social sciences, which allows them to work at their own pace. Though MCL [...]