School Zone

School Zone: Viborg-Hurley Students Fight Holiday Hunger

VIBORG, S.D. – It can be easy to forget, but food insecurity plagues many communities throughout the Sioux Empire. Students in the Viborg-Hurley School District are doing what they can to fight hunger throughout the holiday season. KDLT News went to Viborg for this week’s edition of ‘School Zone.’ For more information, click here. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News…

School Zone: Completed Canton Performing Arts Center

CANTON, S.D. – A new facility is giving the arts programs at canton schools opportunities they’ve never had before. Crews have finished, and opened, the new Performing Arts Center. The state of the art center features a new auditorium, a rigging system, and a shop section. Students at Canton have never had access to these opportunities before. We took a…

School Zone: MMCRU

Marcus, IA – The agriculture and industrial tech programs are flourishing at MMCRU due to the presence of new facilities. In addition, school officials are lifting student’s spirits in a unique way. We bring you to Marcus in this edition of ‘School Zone.’ Categories: Education, KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews, Local News, News, School Zone Tags: Friday Greeters,…

School Zone: Telepresence Robots

Sharing a classroom with a robot may sound like something from the ‘Terminator’ movie franchise, but instead of the big screen, it may be coming to a school near you. For this weeks edition of ‘School Zone,’ we talked with USD Assistant Professor Dave DeJong about ‘telepresence robots,’ and the benefit they can have inside and out of the classroom….

Paint The Northern Prairie Wet Show and Sale

WATERTOWN, S.D. – Whether you’ve been painting for years, or it’s your first time using a brush, you’ll want to check out the ‘Paint The Northern Prairie Wet Show & Sale’ this weekend in Watertown. The 3rd annual show will feature 30 artists from around South Dakota who create ‘Plein Air Painting,’ which essentially is painting the landscape in front…

School Zone: CyberPatriot

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Cyber security and monitoring who’s monitoring you is a growing concern throughout the nation and the world. This week CyberPatriot, a camp through Code Boot Camp held at the CTE Academy in Sioux Falls, teach students in 9th through 12th grade cyber security principals through fun, hands on experiences. The camp teaches students different aspects each and every day….

School Zone: SDSU Performance Art Center

BROOKINGS, S.D. – The performing arts program at SDSU is getting a makeover in the form of a brand new, state of the art performance center. Construction is underway for the new performance art center, with an opening date set for January of 2019. While many with the university say that the program is already strong, the new facility will…

School Zone: Precision Agriculture at SDSU

Advancements In Technology and New Facility Growing Precision Ag at SDSU

BROOKINGS, S.D. – For this weeks edition of ‘School Zone,’ we highlight the Precision Ag program at SDSU. Many say that agriculture is the life-blood of the mid-west, and ‘precision ag’ is a term we’re hearing more and more. Precision agriculture helps farmers do their jobs with less work, because of advancements in technology. South Dakota State University is now…

School Zone: Washington Pavilion Summer Camps

Pavilion summer courses offer unique learning experiences for all ages

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Learning new tricks, trades, and hobbies is something many of us say we don’t have time for, especially during the summer months. However, The Washington Pavilion is giving you the opportunity to pick up something new. Throughout the summer, the Pavilion offers classes and courses for any and all ages. From painting, to ceramics, to musical…

School Zone: Ninja Warrior Camp

Kids learn life skills through fun activities

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The end of the school year means the beginning of summer camp season. Embrace Church in Sioux Falls is hosting a ‘Ninja Warrior Camp’ open to kids from kindergarten to fifth grade and their parents on Saturday, June 9th at Terrace Park. The event will build friendships, teach teamwork, and give kids and parents a safe…

School Zone: Sioux Falls Community Education

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – While classes may be winding down for kids, many of us are learning new tricks and trades throughout the summer. Through the Sioux Falls School District Community Education, you have the chance to learn new hobbies, crafts, lessons, and a whirlwind of other topics through signing up for different classes. Photojournalist Tiffany Sommer and Simon Floss…

Unique Programming at New Tech High Helps Students Excel

It is a network of schools that aim to transform the way teachers teach and students learn. And if you’ve never heard of New Tech High School in Sioux Falls, the hands-on based academic approach to all of their programming is worth checking out. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews, Local News, News, School Zone Tags: hands on…

“It’s One of the Best Ways I’ve Had to Learn”

One of the student ambassadors for New Tech High explains why project-based learning works, how it’s changed her life and why other students at this alternative school in Sioux Falls can’t wait to get back into the classroom next fall. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews, Local News, News, School Zone Tags: alternative school, High School, New Tech…

School Zone: Pipestone

PIPESTONE, M.N. – For this week’s edition of ‘School Zone’ we take you across the border to Pipestone, Minnesota. Students at Pipestone High are benefiting from numerous programs geared towards improving mental health in the classrooms, as well as outside of them. One room in the school, dubbed the ‘wellness room’ offers students a safe place and also equips them…

School Zone: Mitchell

MITCHELL, S.D. – For this week’s edition of ‘School Zone,’ we head west to Mitchell. Students at Gertie Belle Rodgers Elementary School are learning through ‘personalized learning classrooms.’ P-L-C’s focus on student’s learning at their own pace, not through traditional measures. Things like a traditional classroom, K-5 grade levels, and ‘A’ through ‘F’ grading scales are thrown out. Students are…

School Zone: Central Lyon

Hands-on programs and technological advancements teaching students in unique ways

ROCK RAPIDS, IA – Welcome to ‘School Zone.’ A new segment at KDLT News Today where we travel around to area schools and highlight cutting edge programs they have for their students. We kicked things off by heading east to Central Lyon High School in Rock Rapids. Through hands-on programs and advancements in technology, Central Lyon students are learning in…