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 [...]

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 [...]

Leola Earns Honor for Student Achievement

Leola Elementary received national recognition for its efforts in improving student achievement. The school was one of only two in South Dakota named a National Title I Distinguished School. It was picked for its work closing the achievement gap between the district’s disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged student groups “To be recognized by our state and then [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Tea’s Frontier Elementary Front and Center with Design

Tea Area School District holds a foundational goal for Future Titan Graduates to be civic leaders engaged in the community through action and service. Students at Tea’s Frontier Elementary have actively engaged in being future civic leaders and third grade students painted a picture of their active engagement. With the integration of art a focus [...]