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Sioux Falls Police Saturate School Zones On First Day

With the new school year kicking off in Sioux Falls, police are saturating school zones. It’s not just School Resource Officers doing this, the department is also pulling in traffic officers from different shifts. “Good morning,” said Sioux Falls Police Officer Craig Boetel as he waves to a kid. “That’s one of the nice things about working in the grade…

Sioux Falls School District Hiring: Needs Hundreds Of Substitute Teachers For Upcoming Year

The Sioux Falls School District is hiring. The district says each year they need around 600 substitute teachers, and so far, they have around half that number for the upcoming school year. “It seems like we always need more,” said Sioux Falls School District Human Resources Director Becky Dorman. During the school year, the Sioux Falls School District says they…

Back-To-School: Choosing A Pack That Won’t Break Your Back

With school starting up in less than a month, it’s time to think about back-to-school shopping. Backpacks are probably the most expensive items on the list, but one Sioux Falls Chiropractor says you typically get what you pay for. KDLT’s Jill Johnson has tips on how to find one that fits properly, and how to wear it correctly. High School…

SF School District Recruits Adorable Kids To Tackle Attendance Issues In PSA Campaign

The Sioux Falls School District is getting creative to get kids to go to school. Using advertisements featuring children, the district has created a campaign called ‘Attendance Matters. Every Student. Every Day.’ Their goal is to increase student attendance by five percent by 20-20. Dressed as teachers, complete with either a blouse or a sweater vest and glasses, the Sioux…

Construction Underway On $14 Million School In Lake Andes

LAKE ANDES, S.D. (AP) – Construction is underway on a multimillion-dollar school in Lake Andes. The Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan and The Daily Republic report that ground was broken Wednesday for the project. It includes a new junior high-senior high school and remodeling of the existing elementary school. The final cost of the project isn’t known, but the construction…

Sioux Empire Teachers Get Needed School Supplies Through Teacher Swap Meet

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – For students, it may be summer, but teachers are already thinking about the upcoming school year. Today many were out selling and buying items for their classrooms. The second annual Education Foundation Teacher Swap Meet took place this afternoon at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. The event allows teachers to sell any classroom items, whether that…

Sioux Falls School District Out For The Summer, But Meals Don’t Stop

The Sioux Falls School District serves around 15,000 meals to students every day throughout the school year. But what happens Monday when kids are out of class for the summer? For decades, the district has been providing summer meals to students when they may not otherwise have one. It’s the last day of school at Hayward Elementary in Sioux Falls….

‘See Something, Say Something’: Superintendent’s Message Following Threat At WHS

Sioux Falls Police Deem Threat Made By Student Not Credible

There was extra police presence at Washington High School in Sioux Falls Monday morning following a possible threat made by a student last week. Police say other students became worried after they overheard the teen talking about shooting up the school. As kids were arriving at school on Monday, Sioux Falls Police had extra officers at Washington High School. They…

School To Resume As Normal After Social Media Threat

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Washington High School is to resume normal scheduled hours after a threat was posted on social media over the weekend. The student responsible for the social media threat has been identified and interview by the Sioux Falls Police. Authorities believe the threat is no longer valid. A sophomore at Washington High School says, “I didn’t hear…

School Called off in Armour Due to Storm Damage

Photo Courtesy: Tyler MeiersArmour, S.D. – School has been called off in Armour today because of early morning storm damage. According to Mike Gillispie with the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls, damage was reported in the Armour area around 8:00 Monday morning. A wind gust of over 60 MPH was also reported near Parkston. According to Armour High School…

Three Dead In Murder-Suicide At San Bernardino School

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) – Authorities say a man was estranged from his wife before he shot and killed her in a special-needs classroom in San Bernardino in a murder-suicide that also left a student dead. Authorities say 53-year-old Cedric Anderson told the school he’d come by to drop something off for his teacher-wife before the incident. Police Chief Jarrod…

Computer Science Immersion – Sioux Falls School District

SIOUX FALLS, SD – In an era where a college education is encouraged by schools, learning important skill-sets at a young age can be very beneficial.  But how about Kindergarten?   That’s the age some kids in Sioux Falls will soon be learning computer science. Jason Whiting, who is an ICU teacher at Patrick Henry Middle School, said “The entire school…

Senior Project Provides Hands On Experience, Takes Two Iowa Teens Back In Time

Two northwest Iowa teens are taking a trip back in time after an old tractor was donated to their high school. In the process of restoring the piece of machinery to its former beauty, the students are getting hands on experience and a history lesson. With just one look, it’s easy to see that this machine has seen better days….

Company Gives $50K Donation Under New School Choice Law

PIERRE (AP)– A Sioux Falls company has given a $50,000 contribution to help South Dakota students attend private schools under a state-backed scholarship program. Michael VanErdewyk, CEO and chairman at ReliaMax, said Tuesday that helping students and their families with options to get the best education possible has always been the company’s top priority. Former Sen. Phyllis Heineman, who sponsored…

LifeScape Presents “Space School Musical” With Actors Of All Abilities

It’s a story we’re all familiar with: being a student trying to finish their science project before the deadline. A new musical presented by LifeScape is taking that story to the final frontier in the “Space School Musical.” It premiers on Augustana’s campus on January 27. Jamie Richardson, with LifeScape’s Center for the Arts, says this is the fifth year…