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How to Cope with Back-to-School Stress

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The start of the school year can be a stressful time for kids and parents, especially for those starting school for the first time. Amy Marschall, a Psychologist at Sioux Falls Psychological Services wants parents to know if you or your child are having back-to-school anxiety, it’s completely normal. “It is a very stressful time of year….

Tri-Valley School District Cracks Down on Dangerous Driving

COLTON, S.D.-The school year just started in South Dakota, but one school district is already cracking down on dangerous drivers. “When you see the stop sign on a school bus come out you need to stop, I mean that really as simple as it gets,” said Dr. Mike Lodmel, Tri-Valley School District Superintendent. However, some drivers aren’t doing that. It…

Scheel’s Holds Summer Bash Before School Starts Back Up

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-People in Sioux Falls are trying to get in the last few days of summer before school starts back up. Scheel’s is throwing a summer bash until 8:30 tonight, August 19th. An outdoor movie, Space Jam will play on the big screen at 7. Basketball tournaments sponsored by Sky Force are also happening in the parking lot. Organizers…

“It does start adding up quite a bit” – Teachers Sell and Swap School Supplies

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – According to a Federal Department of Education survey, 94 percent of teachers spend their own money on school supplies without reimbursement. This means many teachers are spread thin. Tonight, teachers in South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, and Nebraska are teaming up to cut costs. “You gotta keep up with the times,” said one teacher. Teachers are meeting…

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…