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 [...]

De Smet Goes One-to-One in Fourth-Eighth Grades

DeSmet School District equipped students with critical thinking and technology skills by rolling out a one-to-one laptop initiative for their middle school and fourth and fifth grade students this year. “Our goal is to enable teachers to deliver more personalized content to students, to boost students' technology skills and to empower children to do more [...]

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 [...]

Philip High School Students Shine

In Laura O’Connor’s Philip High School English Class, 2016-17 proved an accomplished and fun year. In order to encourage an enjoyment of reading, O’Connor provides reading time for her students in each class period and to try something new this year, she and her students competed against a nearby school in reading time. Each quarter, [...]

Family Night Fun at Groton Area

The third annual Family Night was held at the Groton Area Middle and High School Gym and Arena on this fall. Family Night originally started as a replacement for Open House, previously held the day before school started each fall. Open House did not and cannot offer all of the opportunities and benefits, which have [...]