Scotland Students Support Great Cause

Red Ribbon Week at Scotland Elementary instills in students ways to help themselves, as well as others. It’s a week dedicated to encouraging students to say no to drugs, tobacco and alcohol along with discussing ways to say no to those items each day, as well as an annual food drive to support another great [...]

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 [...]

Webster Area Staff Support Worthy Cause

To support their local Veterans programs, Webster Area School District staff donned denim. Webster Area staff members raised funds as part of the first ever Denim Days for Veterans. “With Veterans Day drawing near, and learning that veteran service volunteers sometimes personally provide veterans with needed items, Webster Area School Staff wanted to help,” Webster Area High [...]

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. [...]

McIntosh First in State with Operator Program

The McIntosh School District accomplished a first this year…for the entire state. In January, the district learned it had been awarded a Workforce Education Grant to purchase three Heavy Equipment Simulators, which will be used for South Dakota’s first Heavy Equipment Operator curriculum. The newly developed curriculum and concurrent credit courses will integrate academic content, [...]

Club Provides Place for Yankton Youth Programs

This fall, youth in Yankton were ecstatic as the Boys & Girls Club of Yankton opened the doors of the new club for the first time. “It was an exciting day to celebrate not only the Boys & Girls Club but also the community of Yankton, kids and the many investors in kids that have [...]

Colman-Egan Students Step Up to Help

Colman-Egan Student Mark Collins, who has nonverbal Cerebral Palsy, moved into his own apartment this January located in the Harth House in Madison, which is a supervised residential group home for people with disabilities. This big step for Mark, 19, wouldn’t have been possible without some generous support from peers and others around the Colman-Egan [...]

Hanson’s Expansion

Courtesy of Caitlyn Peetz of the Mitchell Daily Republic If history repeats itself, the Hanson School District could soon see an enrollment spike. On Monday, school officials held a ribbon- cutting ceremony for its recently completed $2.6 million expansion, another item added to the long list of renovation projects the district has undertaken in the [...]

Timber Lake Board Proud of Policy

This fall, the Timber Lake School Board revised and passed the district’s Tobacco Policy while maintaining a respect of the Lakota culture. Utilizing local resources, Timber Lake School made changes to the policy, which is pro-student in its proactive approach to student education, by incorporating protection for the use of traditional Lakota tobacco. Board Member, [...]