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 [...]

Bison’s Bright Year

There was a great deal to cheer about in the Bison School District over the past year. Last spring the 12-member high school boys track team took home the Class B State Championship, as well as the Region Eight championship. “Those boys had an amazing season!” Superintendent Marilyn Azevedo said. In the fall, the Cardinal [...]

Makerspace Making Impacting in Sioux Falls Schools

What do an old ceiling fan, cardboard cylinders, and brainpower have to do with one another? They are just some of the inexpensive tools necessary to create a successful Makerspace in classrooms and libraries. In nearly every elementary and middle school across Sioux Falls, students are exploring engineering principles, photography, sewing and more thanks to [...]

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, [...]

Edgemont Customizes Students’ Education

Change is a very difficult process, especially in a school, but after much research and discussion, staff, school board and community meetings and conversations with parents and teachers, the Edgemont School District moved forward with customized learning. With assistance from the Bush Grant through TIE and the Classroom Innovation Grant, the district moved to the [...]

Belle Fourche HS Promotes MCL Opportunity

In the fall of 2015, Belle Fourche High School started a Mass Customized Learning pilot program with sophomores that showed interest in the opportunity to learn independently. In the program students are exposed to carefully developed curriculum in English, math, science and social sciences, which allows them to work at their own pace. Though MCL [...]

Engaging in Enrichment at Timber Lake Elementary

When opportunity knocked, the Timber Lake Elementary staff answered. This marked the first year the school incorporated MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) testing into the district with a common goal of using data to drive our instruction while utilizing other assessments. Data showed Timber Lake students benefiting from Intervention and Enrichment Strategies and set goals [...]

Madison Makes Room for Makerspace

Unleashing the creativity and innovation of students at Madison Middle School is transforming how they’re educated. To advance its goals to promote STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) Education and career readiness, the district is using the Middle and High School Library for its new Makerspace, which provides a more flexible, multi-purpose space with [...]