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New High School and Middle School Planned in Sioux Falls by 2022

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Sioux Falls is continuing to grow meaning more space will be needed to accommodate everyone. Right now there are 34 schools in Sioux Falls.  In order to plan for this growth the Sioux Falls School District says it has to build new schools. Sioux Falls schools are at or going over capacity. “We’ve grown by quite a little…

South Dakota Schools Celebrate ‘School Lunch Hero Day’

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-   Lunch is an important part of a child’s school day. School districts across South Dakota strive to serve nutritious meals, but they aren’t able to do this without the help of all their school nutrition professionals. This is why today they are honoring these people as a part of ‘School Lunch Hero Day.’ Lunch time at John…

Sioux Falls School’s Handle Rise in Juul E-cigarettes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A type of e-cigarette called Juul is becoming popular among teens, many are under 18 and are using the product illegally in South Dakota. Some say the way the e-cig is designed can fool teachers and principals, but schools districts are cracking down. Sioux Falls School District Assistant Superintendent Jamie Nold says “Juuling” is the newest fad…

South Dakota Medical Students Find their Match

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Today marks an important next chapter for 4th year medical students across the nation. Over 17 thousand people found out which hospitals they’ll be training at for the next several years to become doctors. Match day is an important step at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine A single letter holds the future for…

Snow Days Mean Big Business for Day Cares

SIOUX FALLS, S.D . – As soon as they hear the news, it’s all hands on deck. “I got ahold of my director and said, ‘start calling staff,’” said Lori Johnson, the owner of Gimme-A-Beak. Snow days mean “no school days.” Rhis can be stressful for parents.  Now, these parents have to find someone to watch their children while they’re at…

Residents Still Without Water in Webster

WEBSTER, S.D.- Since Monday the citizens of Webster have been dealing with a water emergency. At one point everyone’s water was shut off. “So that was kind of just on a whim, like a phone call and I guess we’re just closed for the day,” said Kristen Marko, a server at Pereboom’s. Some water has since been restored, but people are…

School Safety Policies Sioux Falls School District Wants Parents to Know

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Sioux Falls School District realizes there’s an expectation from parents to keep kids safe and they don’t take that job lightly. To ease parents minds they include safety and security information online, but Superintendent Dr. Brian Maher says they can’t tell parents everything. “If you had our safety plan you would know immediately where we were vulnerable, I…

Schools and Police Learn Lessons from Tragedy

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- After a tragedy like the shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, It can cause anxiety among parents and students. The Sioux Falls Police Department and school district are speaking out to remind folks they do all they can to keep the community safe. They want to remind people to pay attention and that if you…

Parents Trying To Keep Kids Going To School

Sioux Falls, S.D.- It’s widely considered that education is an important part of life, but how do parents keep their kids interested in going to school? “We have to force our kids to go to school because that instills a good work ethic and attendance ethic and just everything overall,” says Marilyn Whitney, a mother of five. Everyone knows going…

Non-Profit Organization Looking To Expand Preschool Slots

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Around 300 Sioux Falls children are waiting for an available preschool slot. A new Sioux Falls non-profit is hoping to help children in need by opening by more slots Through the help of the Sioux Falls School District and three Sioux Falls church partners, the Sioux Falls Hope Coalition has opened preschool slots to around 40…

Student Facing Expulsion In School Knife Attack

EDGEMONT, S.D. (AP) – An Edgemont high school student faces expulsion after cutting another teen in the neck with a utility knife. Edgemont School District Superintendent Dave Cortney says the wounded student was treated and released at the hospital and has returned to school. Cortney says the attack earlier this week happened in art class where utility knives were being…

University of Northwestern and Life 96.5 to open a new building

The University of Northwestern Saint Paul and Life 96.5 are teaming up to bring a new building to Sioux Falls. They hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Monday morning to celebrate the partnership. The two Christian-based organizations says more classes are needed as the population and economy continue to grow in Sioux Falls. The radio station was built when Sioux Falls had…

Average South Dakota Teacher Salary Rises 8.8% In 2017

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – State officials say South Dakota’s average teacher salary increased by nearly 9 percent this year. The Department of Education says the average salary rose to about $45,000 for the 2017 fiscal year, putting the state on track to reach its goal of about $48,000. Several districts, including Wall, Gayville-Volin and Mobridge-Pollock, saw increases of more than…

Langford Voters Asked to Approve $3.6 Million School Expansion

Tuesday's vote will determine if improvements are made

LANGFORD, S.D. – Residents of the Langford Area School District vote Tuesday on a proposed $3.6 million school expansion. Proposed improvements would include an auxiliary gymnasium that also would serve as a multipurpose room, a larger special education room, a music room and a wellness center that would be open to students and the public. The proposal would raise property…