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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…

Impacts Of Addiction Inspire Student-Made Art

High schoolers paint an important picture about addiction recovery

Several dozen paintings on display in Sioux Falls Friday evening depict the struggle of overcoming addiction.  Amazingly, the artists behind them are only teenagers. Around 45 high schoolers from Roosevelt and Axtell Park created artwork for the “Art of Healing” art show downtown.  Many students in the show have either battled addiction, or have had a loved one go through…

Harrisburg School District Stays Proactive With Technology

Harrisburg Schools now adding Apple Classroom to monitor what students are viewing

HARRISBURG, S.D. – The Harrisburg School District is evolving with ever-changing technology. Five years ago, the district started using iPads and personal computers in the classroom. Three years ago, the district allowed students to bring and use their own devices from home for use in school. In the very near future, all students will be using the very same technology…

Iowans Say Budget Would Be Devastating For Farmers, Students

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowans are asking GOP lawmakers to reconsider proposed budget cuts they say would be devastating for the state’s farmers, students and most vulnerable citizens. Members of the public and lobbying groups spoke Monday at a Capitol hearing, criticizing proposed reductions they say will hurt vital services. GOP lawmakers hope to approve a roughly $7.2 billion…

Tea Elementary Students Donate Over 200 Blankets

TEA – This week, students at Legacy Elementary School in Tea teamed up with the Furniture Mission of South Dakota to make 220 fleece blankets to donate to people in need. This morning the school held an assembly for the students so they could see the finished product and learn about how the blankets will help people. One teacher at…

Serving Up More Food Choices, Less Empty Stomachs

  Good news for some parents in Mitchell, more kids are eating and enjoying school lunch. It wasn’t always that way… and the positive change is thanks to one woman’s idea. These days… when the bell rings for lunch at Mitchell Middle School more and more kids are filling up their trays… As well as their stomachs. “She wants to…

Proposal Has Residents Paying For On-Street Parking Permits Due To Congestion Near SDSU’s Campus

The Brookings City Council has proposed a way to fix parking concerns near SDSU’s campus. Residents would have to buy permits to park on the street in some areas near campus. “It’s a guessing game. Every single day, you really just kind of have to watch. If you can’t find a spot you just kind of have to drive around…

West Central Students Learn With High-Tech Gadgets

School district receives tech award from Apple

The West Central School District has received a major award from tech giant Apple. The school district has been named an Apple Distinguished Program for its use of technology in classrooms.  Kids in kindergarten through 12th grade have access to iPads and laptops.  The technology helps students learn problem-solving, critical thinking and teamwork.  As part of the award, West Central…