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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Mount Vernon Tech Program Taking Top Prizes

It is lights, camera, action in Mount Vernon with the school’s technology program experiencing success far beyond the classroom walls. Besides producing original content for the school district’s television channel – MVTV 105 on the Santel network and live streaming sports events on www.mvptitanslive.com – students in Communication Arts and Technology Instructor Jeff Sand’s technology [...]

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. [...]

Customized Learning Comes to Deuel Middle School

The implementation of Mass Customized Learning produced many positive results for Deuel Middle School this year. Deuel was selected to become part of the Bush Foundation Grant through TIE leading the administration to identify areas they thought could have the most success in implementing the customize learning programs. “Through various meetings with staff, we felt [...]

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 [...]