We hosted our annual holiday Gold Card event at Washington High School earlier today! Along with good food, Gold Card members enjoyed performances from WHS student performance groups, including the Chamber Orchestra, Vocal Jazz, and the Sax-O-Caroling. Additionally, students in the brand-new guitar class (a class available this year at all four high schools thanks to a partnership with our friends at Pepper Entertainment) shared the skills they've learned thus far with our guests, including members from Pepper Entertainment! Thank you to the WHS administration, teachers, student council members, student groups and their leaders, and the additional WHS staff for making it possible! If you are a resident 60 years and older and are interested in becoming a Gold Card member (a FREE membership), please click here β€”> https://www.smore.com/0tpxj
over 1 year ago, Sioux Falls School District
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Our next Avera Family Forum episode will focus on gaming addiction. Tune in December 20 at 6pm to learn more about this important topic!
over 1 year ago, Sioux Falls School District
Gaming Addiction
This week on the District News Minute: A HUGE award for the aviation program at the CTE Academy, a new report about where SFSD students go after graduation, and a focus on the future! https://youtu.be/l_Gg1GLCFho
over 1 year ago, Sioux Falls School District
Today is National Special Education Day! We want to extend a big THANK YOU to all the Sioux Falls School District Special Education teachers and support staff! ❀️
over 1 year ago, Sioux Falls School District
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This morning our Aviation Program @SFCTEAcademy was awarded three state-of-the-art flight simulators. The only program in the State of South Dakota to have three flight simulators of this caliber, both at the secondary and post-secondary level!
over 1 year ago, Sioux Falls School District
CTE Academy
The link to access the online Open Enrollment Application for the 2023-2024 school year is available ---> https://www.sf.k12.sd.us/page/open-enrollment (*Please note if you were on the page before 7:30 am, you may need to refresh the page to make the button appear.) If you do not have access to a computer or the internet, please visit your local school or the Instructional Planning Center (201 E. 38th Street) for assistance. As a reminder, if your child is currently open enrolled in a school, you do not need to complete a new application to that school unless you move or have an interruption in your enrollment.
over 1 year ago, Sioux Falls School District
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Online Open Enrollment applications for the 2023-2024 school year will open TOMORROW (December 1, 2022) at 7:30 am. If you do not have access to a computer or the internet, please visit your local school or the Instructional Planning Center (201 E. 38th Street) for assistance. πŸ”— The link to access the online application will be available here ---> https://www.sf.k12.sd.us/page/open-enrollment (*Please note the link will not be available before 7:30 am tomorrow.)
over 1 year ago, Sioux Falls School District
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Lincoln High School EL Department Chair Emily Koo recently received the Dakota TESOL award at a conference in Fargo, ND. Dakota TESOL's mission is to provide professional development and networking opportunities for ESL/EL professionals so they, in turn, can better meet the needs of those they serve. Please help us congratulate Emily! πŸŽ‰
over 1 year ago, Sioux Falls School District
Last call! The application deadline for the Project Based Learning Academy at Jefferson High School is FRIDAY! To apply, families must complete an online application, found here: https://www.sf.k12.sd.us/o/jhs/page/project-based-learning. Interested families must also participate in a program tour. Call Jefferson High School to schedule. https://youtu.be/kux2cMSfkvk
over 1 year ago, Sioux Falls School District
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πŸ“Œ REMINDER: tomorrow is the last day to take advantage of the FREE application period for 8 South Dakota postsecondary schools. Participating schools include: - Black Hills State University - Dakota State University - Lake Area Technical College - Northern State University - Presentation College - SD School of Mines & Technology - South Dakota State University - University of South Dakota There is no code needed to take advantage of this opportunity. The promotion will run from October 3 through November 30, 2022. For more information, visit ---> https://ourdakotadreams.com/
over 1 year ago, Sioux Falls School District
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Whittier Middle School students were Mayor Paul TenHaken's guests of honor at the Washington Pavilion's 3rd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony last Friday! The students had the honor of flipping the switch on the tallest tree in Sioux Falls to kick off the holiday season! ✨
over 1 year ago, Sioux Falls School District
Whittier students stand next to a big light switch
Nominations for the 35th Annual Dr. John W. Harris Teacher of the Year Award are OPEN! πŸ† Outstanding, full-time teachers in ANY accredited Sioux Falls school are eligible for the award and $4,000 in prize money donated by Vern Eide Motorcars! The nomination submission deadline is Monday, January 16th, 2022, with the ceremony taking place February, 27th! To learn more and to nominate that special teacher, visit ---> https://www.sf.k12.sd.us/page/teacher-of-the-year-program
over 1 year ago, Sioux Falls School District
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Happy Thanksgiving from the Sioux Falls School District! πŸ¦ƒπŸ₯§πŸ¦ƒ Today (and every day) we are thankful for our 25,000 students and the outstanding teachers and staff members who help shape their young minds. Wishing you a joyful and restful holiday!
over 1 year ago, Sioux Falls School District
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An important reminder there will be NO school starting tomorrow, Wednesday, November 23, through Friday, November 25, 2022, in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday. Have a safe and relaxing break. See you on Monday, November 28!
over 1 year ago, Sioux Falls School District
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Sioux Falls School Board Member, and former Washington High School teacher and coach, Marc Murren was recently inducted into the Washington High School Hall of Fame. During the recent WHS Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Marc was honored as a person capable of turning around the lives of kids. During his tenure, he took many students who were average athletes and turned them into success stories by inspiring a hunger a loyalty to be part of the Warrior Way. At Washington, Marc taught history and coached 31 years of football, 27 years of wrestling, and five years of track. The District is grateful to have had Marc as an educator in our District for many years. He has now taken that classroom knowledge and wisdom and is applying it for the greater good of all SFSD students by serving as a leader on the School Board. Congratulations, Marc! πŸ§‘πŸ–€
over 1 year ago, Sioux Falls School District
School Board Member, Marc Murren in a grey suit and orange tie stands with his family in front of an orange Washington High School banner
Today is Substitute Educator Appreciation Day! Substitute teachers play a critical role in our Sioux Falls School District schools. Effective substitutes make a significant contribution to the school program. They serve as educational bridges when regular classroom teachers are absent. Please take time today to help us say THANK YOU to all who have and continue to serve as a substitute in our schools!
over 1 year ago, Sioux Falls School District
celebrating substitute educators
Meet Sioux Falls School District All Star, Joni Hauglid! ⭐ Joni is a kindergarten teacher at Renberg Elementary. She was nominated for this award by her co-worker, Sarah Husby who had this to say about her, "Joni is an amazing teacher and co-worker! She has been a teacher at Renberg for many years and knows the families and children so well. She is kind, caring and she listens to everyone and cares about everyone. She is the light of our school - she remembers everything and is always doing something kind and giving for everyone! There is always a smile on her face and everyone knows that they can count on her. You will never meet anyone as committed!" Thank you, Joni for sharing your talents with your students and the Sioux Falls School District!
over 1 year ago, Sioux Falls School District
all star Joni Hauglid standing in her classroom surrounded by all of her students
A warm (literally) THANK YOU to our friends at Pheasantland Industries for delivering a large donation of mittens to our Community Engagement Center at Axtell Park. Thanks to this generous donation, Sioux Falls School District students and families in need will be a little warmer during these cold months ahead. Not only will Pheasantland's generosity warm the hands of so many, but it warms our hearts as well to have such a supportive community! Thank you!
over 1 year ago, Sioux Falls School District
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Today is Education Assistant's (EA) Day! Our Education Assistants are crucial parts of our educational process. They develop important relationships with our students, support teachers, fill all kinds of roles throughout the day, and can leave each afternoon knowing they've made a difference in the lives of kids. Please join us in honoring these educational professionals on this special day!
over 1 year ago, Sioux Falls School District
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Join us NOW for the third Family Forum session. Tonight's topic is digital media. Avera experts will provide helpful advice on how the recent rise of digital media affects children, how to address it with them, and what levels of care are available. https://youtu.be/PA2DKp4a_28
over 1 year ago, Sioux Falls School District
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