Philip HS Carries on Christmas Tradition

For the 20th year the Philip High School FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) Chapter sponsored the district’s FCCLA Maggie Grace Angel Tree, which collects Christmas gifts for children in need in Haakon County. Gifts are collected and distributed about a week prior to Christmas, so they can be in place for the [...]

Plenty of CTE Courses at Platte-Geddes

With more than 20 Career and Technical Education courses to offer and greater than 100 students enrolled in these courses, the Platte-Geddes has plenty to be proud of with these programs. “We're pretty proud of the number of CTE courses we offer at Platte-Geddes,” Superintendent Joel Bailey said. “The majority of our students are enrolled [...]

Hawks Activities Showcased on Sportscenter

At the beginning of the 2015 school year a weekly episode titled: Colman-Egan Sportscenter, kicked off on the Colman-Egan School’s YouTube page. Colman-Egan Sportscenter is a weekly sportscast that showcases the athletics and fine arts events that happened that week in the district. It started as just an idea at the beginning of the 2015-16 [...]

Students at Winner High School Doing Work on Dual Credit

For Winner High School Junior and Senior students one thing is certain, dual credit classes are creating college ready kids. “I highly recommend taking dual credits courses to anyone that is able to take them,” Junior Riley Calhoon said. “Being able to take dual credit classes has not only helped me get ready for college, [...]

Ag Programs Grow in Hot Springs

Agriculture Education and FFA in Hot Springs are proving to be strong and sustainable programs. The Hot Springs School District implemented the programs in the fall of 2015 and have seen continued growth and community support. “With 27 active members in only its second year, the chapter is growing and the students are excited about [...]

Science Education Striding Forward at Timber Lake HS

Success and achievement have been the controlled variables of the experimental design that is Timber Lake High School’s science program. In the past decades, students have participated in both a local fair in Timber Lake School, as well as traveling to the regional fair in Rapid City, which is sponsored by the South Dakota School [...]

Wagner Community School Committed to Community

Wagner Community School students showed their commitment to the community last fall. Students contributed more than 1,500 pounds of food to the local food pantry as part of a food drive for the American Education Week celebration. Contributions were accepted between November 14 and November 30. Grade levels went head to head to see who [...]

Community Comes Through in Rutland

When Rutland School District needed an assist, the community was there to make the pass. Needing to replace all the scoreboards in the gym to meet the new shot-clock regulation, as well as having one scoreboard malfunctioning, the district mailed out a letter to the community and spread the word the district was buying new [...]

Hoven’s Resolve Shows in Rebuild

In the early morning hours of a Sunday in May a fire damaged most of Hoven’s high school building. The damage was done to the building, but not to the district’s determination to move forward and this fall construction was completed on a new building that included an Ag Shop and Wellness Center. “The ag [...]

CTE Bringing Districts and Employers Together

School districts around South Dakota are partnering with employers to implement modern, high quality Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. “These strong, sustainable partnerships are proving to be successful by informing classroom instruction and providing students with real-world connections,” Assistant Director of Secondary CTE Erin Larson said. Employer partnerships show students the value of career [...]