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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…

Longest Running Specialty School In SFSD Has Long Waiting List

School Requires Parent Involvement, Results In Greater Academic Achievement

Among the 23 elementary schools in the Sioux Falls School District, five are specialty schools. Established more than four decades ago, All-City Elementary at Jane Addams is the longest running and so is the waiting list. Around 90 students are vying for a spot at the school on the 2500 block of West Brookings Street, which is more than half…

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 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…