Sioux Falls School District

Sioux Falls School Districts Does 1st Mock Evacuation Drill in 5 years

SIOUX FALLS, SD—For the first time in 5 years, the Sioux Falls school district tested their evacuation and reunification protocol. The district simulated an active shooter situation as volunteer students from Eugene elementary school were evacuated and taken to an off-site location. “Today is really a drill to help all entities in the school district but beyond that all entities in…

Town Hall Meeting: Parents and Students Discuss Vaping

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- With the rise of vaping related illnesses and deaths across the U.S., the Sioux Falls School District hosted a town hall meeting. It was an open discussion with parents and students about vaping and the dangers. Around 80 people, parents and students attended the event. Avera Pulmonologist Dr. Anthony Hericks specializes in the respiratory system. He spoke…

Employers are Utilizing Social Media During Hiring Process

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It’s no secret that a lot of us spend parts of our day scrolling through social media on our phones and computers. Now employers are using the platforms to their advantage. Organizations like Sprenger-Midwest Inc. are starting to utilize Facebook’s “jobs tab” by posting job applications.  “We’re always looking for qualified candidates. Social media is a great…

Back-to-School in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s a day that needs no reminder: the first day of school. From new programs to safety reminders, KDLT News talked a number of topics with district officials this morning. For the interviews, see below. Categories: Community, Education, KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews, Local News, News Tags: Back to School, Sioux Falls School District

Slow Down In School Zones: Sioux Falls School District Warns Drivers

Sioux Falls Police and South Dakota Highway Patrol are partnering to enforce school zone speed limits

SIOUX FALLS, SD—  The school year has already started in cities like Mitchell, Aberdeen, Pierre, and Yankton. But in Sioux Falls public school resume on Thursday, and the school district and police department have a reminder for drivers; slow down. “I would challenge you to think of that big yellow school bus not as that big piece of metal, but…

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…