Sioux Falls School District

New College Level Computer Science Courses Coming to Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – “For the Sioux Falls school district students I bet you thought the big announcement is ‘We’re going to let school out early,’” said Brian Maher, superintendent of the Sioux Falls School District. No, far from it. According to the South Dakota Board of Regions, each year in the US 200,000 employers struggle to fill cybersecurity roles. The…

First Look at New High School, School Board Approves Names

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — We are getting our first look at what the new high school in Sioux Falls will look like. These initial renderings were presented to the Sioux Falls School Board Tuesday night. Board members officially approved Thomas Jefferson High School and Ben Reifel Middle School as the names of the new high school and new middle school. Board…

Sioux Falls School District Cancels Classes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Due to the impending severe winter weather, the Sioux Falls School District has canceled classes for the day. There will be no activities throughout during the day. Kids Inc. is also closed. For a full list of closings, click here. Categories: Local News, News, Weather Tags: Kids Inc., School Closings, Sioux Falls School District, Winter Weather

State Report Cards Are In: A Look at Sioux Falls School District

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- There are several highlights Sioux Falls Assistant Superintendent Dr. Teresa Boysen is excited to see on the Sioux Falls School District report card. The district’s average a-c-t score of 23 beats the state average of 22. The numbers also show students are improving on their learning. “English, Language arts, our students in reading we had growth over…

Social Media Threat Made Against Sioux Falls School District, Suspect in Custody

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — On Monday a threat of violence was made against the Sioux Falls School District according to the Sioux Falls Police Department. Details are limited, but the suspect has been located and is in custody. There is no threat to staff or students of the Sioux Falls School District.   Categories: Crime, Education, News, News Top Story…

Sioux Falls School District Expecting Record-breaking Turnout for Bond Vote

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Tuesday, voters in the Sioux Falls School District have a $190 million decision. If passed, a bond would go toward building three new schools in Sioux Falls to ease overcrowding. It’s an issue that is already pulling strong early voting numbers. Usually, 400 to 800 people vote early for a school-related election. Election day isn’t here…

Voters to Decide on $190 Million Bond on September 18

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-This Tuesday, voters will decide on a $190 million bond put forward by the Sioux Falls School District. The 25 year bond is meant to help with overcrowding issues in schools, by funding three new schools. If passed, the average homeowners property tax would increase by roughly $2 a month. Volunteers are going door-to-door today to remind people…

SF Superintendent’s Son Trying to Make NFL

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The man in charge of the Sioux Falls School District has gotten a little busier this month. His son is trying to make an NFL roster. It’s a journey that’s been five years in the making. Superintendent Brian Maher has spent the last few years watching his son, Brett, kick in the NFL and Canadian Football League….

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…

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…

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…