Sights Set on Future in Wessington Springs

Courtesy of Kristi Hine of the True Dakotan A strategic plan mapping out how the Wessington Springs School District will improve communication, provide continuation of school programs and plan for the future of school facilities is underway, and the school board and administration are asking the community to engage in this important process. The 2016 [...]

BV Intermediate School Students Succeed with PBIS

Brandon Valley’s Intermediate School piloted a program promoting positive interaction and behavior among its fifth and sixth grade students and staff. The PBIS program, which stands for Positive Behavior Intervention Support, began this year at the Intermediate School. BVIS uses PBIS to: Teach and Model Expected Behavior Reward Positive Behavior Provide Interventions in a Consistent [...]

STEAM Team Stands Out in Parker

Parker School District is on a modified 4-day school week with Fridays reserved for student-help time in the morning and teacher in-service in the afternoon. Beginning last year, Parker Technology Coordinator Marci Leberman started a club called the STEAM Team, which is offered to all students in the fifth through eighth grades this year. “We [...]

New Facilities Enhance Environment at Willow Lake

Meeting the needs of students was on the minds of those in the Willow Lake School District when they broke ground on their building project. In June of 2015, the two-phased building project set out to update and add to the school’s classroom, library and other facilities and construct a new activities center. The district [...]

Chamberlain HS Building Bright Future in Oral Interp

What does it take to build a program from the ground up? The answer, of course, is not simple and the process is not quick. The Chamberlain High School Oral Interp program, which is the actual performing of literature aloud to communicate meaning to an audience, is an example of an activity that is growing, [...]

Highmore-Harrold Student Promotes Community

A Highmore-Harrold student took it up on herself to promote her community. Digit Aasby, in conjunction with the Highmore-Harrold FCCLA, created a brochure to use as an item to market the district’s community. “Digit wanted to do a project that showcased our community and that could be used for marketing her hometown,” Superintendent Quinton Cermak [...]

Parkston Pride

The past year has brought great academic success and much to be proud of in the Parkston School District. Both Parkston Elementary and Parkston High School had some of the highest School Performance Index scores in the state and the District’s colony schools saw tremendous growth with their scores. “We are very proud of our [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Successful Service Projects at Sisseton Middle School

Students at Sisseton Middle School learn quickly that service projects are part of their educational experience. Last year, the Sisseton Middle School participated in the Ronald McDonald Pop Tab Pandemonium challenge, which was organized by the South Dakota Ronald McDonald House Charities, along with 43 schools competing in the statewide event and collecting more than [...]