Here Comes Kindergarten 2019

Kindergarten...here I come!

HERE COMES KINDERGARTEN EVENT!

Do you have a child who is eligible for Kindergarten in the upcoming 2019-2020 school year?
If so, then you will want to attend our informational night!

WHEN:
Thursday, February 28th, 2019
WHERE:
Terry Redlin Elementary
1721 East Austin Street, Sioux Falls, SD

To Register Call (605) 367-8488 by 4:00 pm on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019.

Read more about: Here Comes Kindergarten 2018Here Comes Kindergarten 2019

Innovation in Education Grant is due February 22nd!

Innovation in Education Grant

 

Applications are open for the 2018-2019 Innovation in Education Grants! During the 2017-2018 school year, the Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation awarded more than $57,000 to enhance the classroom experience. Grants are due Friday, February 22, 2019 at 12:00 pm (noon).

Staff members from all grade levels who are employed by the Sioux Falls School District are eligible to apply for a grant from the Education Foundation. The selection committee will consider enhancements to existing curriculum, proposals that teach concepts in an innovative and creative way, projects that align with curriculum and teaching standards, activities that are implemented school-wide or in one classroom, projects that will be completed by the end of the school year, and activities that support the mission of the Sioux Falls School District.

To find out more on what this Grant proposals may include please visit the Education Foundation's Website!

Preschool Registrations Begins February 2019

Preschool openings for 2019

The Sioux Falls School District offers high-quality preschool education for 4 and 5 year olds through its fee-based program, Learning Adventures Preschool. Registration is open for 2019-2020 Learning Adventures Preschool. Classes are three-hours Monday through Thursday during the school year.

 

NEW Fine Arts' Calendar

Theater Students

The fine art program is to inspire, educate, and fully prepare our gifted students to become exceptional artists. We are dedicated to contribute to our students' productive, creative and innovative participation in the world of visual arts. We have a new calendar under the "Our District" Tab.

Lincoln Senior Gets Full Ride to Vanderbilt

Lincoln High School Senior Josephine Dal learned on December 3rd that she had been matched with Vanderbilt University through the Questbridge program, and will receive a full ride scholarship to attend there.

At Lincoln, Dal has participated in a variety of extracurricular activities including cross country, track (where she was state runner up in both hurdle events as a junior, and took 3rd place in the long jump), and numerous band groups including marching band and the school's top audition group, Symphonic Band. She is an Advanced Placement Scholar, is involved in Collision and Student Council, and was voted 2018 homecoming queen.

The Questbridge program connects the nation’s most exceptional, low-income youth with leading colleges and opportunities. By working with these students — beginning in high school through college to their first job —QuestBridge aims to increase the percentage of talented low-income students attending the nation’s best colleges and to support them to achieve success in their careers and communities. Learn more about the program here.

Josephine was recently featured in the Sioux Falls School District's video series "Senior Spotlight" and you can learn more about her by watching that video below.

Read more: Lincoln Senior Gets Full Ride to Vanderbilt

SAVE THE DATE for 13th Annual Project Warm-Up

Project Warm Up Logo

Saturday, December 8th
11:00 to 3:00pm

Sonia Sotomayor Elementary School
1510 S Lake Avenue
Sioux Falls SD

 

Over the past 12 years Project Warm-Up has collected and distributed over 20,000 blankets to local children and families in need due to financial hardship, family tragedy, illness, loss of home due to flood, tornado, fire or poverty. Project Warm-Up is fully funded by the generous donations of wonderful people in our local communities. Join us on Saturday for the biggest blanket-making party ever! Thank-you for helping us, help others!

To continue to our mission -
We need your help!

Roosevelt Art to Appear with National Christmas Tree

Roosevelt High School is one of 56 schools from throughout the country that will create ornaments to accompany the National Christmas Tree in Washington D.C.

Fifty-six schools across the country are creating one-of-a-kind ornaments for the 2018 National Christmas Tree experience on the Ellipse in President’s Park in Washington, D.C. These handcrafted ornaments will adorn 56 smaller trees that surround the National Christmas Tree. The 56 trees represent each U.S. state, territory and the District of Columbia as part of the America Celebrates display.

The America Celebrates display is one of the highlights of the National Christmas Tree experience, which will begin on November 28 with the 96th Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Each school will create ornaments that celebrate its state, district or territory. Learn about last year’s artists and ornaments.

Read more: Roosevelt Art to Appear with National Christmas Tree

Southeast Tech, CTE Academy Earn $250,000 Grant

The Citi Foundation has announced that Southeast Tech, through a partnership with the Sioux Falls School District’s Career and Technical Education Academy (CTE Academy), has again been awarded a $250,000 grant from its 2018 Youth Workforce Fund, a national initiative that supports community organizations in key cities across the U.S. to help expand programming and connect low-income youth to a range of employment opportunities.

This year marks the second year the Citi Foundation has awarded the Youth Workforce Grant to Southeast Tech and the CTE Academy.

"Citi has called Sioux Falls home for over 38 years," stated Rick Nath, Site President of Citi Sioux Falls, "We are honored to invest in the future leadership of our city."

The Youth Workforce Fund is part of the Citi Foundation's three-year, $100 million Pathways to Progress initiative, a global endeavor focusing on career readiness initiatives that provide youth job seekers the full range of services needed for long-term employment and economic success.

Southeast Tech and the CTE Academy will use the funds to equip youth with skills training in line with local industry needs and assist them with securing internships and paid apprenticeships. This effort is coordinated through CTE Academy positions partially funded by the grant, an internship coordinator and a career coach who educated students about career exploration opportunities including camps, job shadows, internships and pre-apprenticeships, as well as post-secondary educational opportunities.

Read more: Southeast Tech, CTE Academy Earn $250,000 Grant

Parent Teacher Conferences

Crayons

Fall 2018

We are rapidly approaching the end of the first quarter, which is Wednesday, October 24th. That means, parent teacher conferences are in full swing. Parent teacher conferences are vitally important as they act as a partnership between the students, teacher, and parents. The objective of conferences is to establish relationships with the school, the teachers, and to have open communication about the academic successes and goals of your student throughout the year. It’s important to keep in mind that everyone is there for the same goal, which is the success of the student.

Below are the following dates of parent teacher conferences:

Read more: Parent Teacher Conferences

Educational Sessions for Parents

Session 1

Transition Between Levels

When your child is ready to transition to another level, you may feel like you need more information. Come to this session to ask questions and get some reassurance to ease your mind.

  • Early Childhood to Kindergarten
  • 5th grade to 6th grade
  • 8th grade to 9th grade

October 16, 2018 at 6:00 to 7:00 pm

Instructional Planning Center
201 East 38th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
605.367.7689

The Sioux Falls School District Bond Special Election

Election Results

The District used 13 vote centers in the September 18, 2018 bond election. The polls were open from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm.

The District chose to hand-count the ballots for this election. Counting Boards were established at the Instructional Planning Center.

The Sioux Falls School District Annual Election - Official Returns

The Returns were canvassed at the School Board Meeting held Tuesday, September 24, 2018 at which time the returns became official.

107,400 Registered Voters
17.37% Turnout
18,656 # of Voters

 

Read more: The Sioux Falls School District Bond Special Election

FLASHING RED means KIDS AHEAD

Bus with Kids Boarding

Number one: Help us keep buses safe by following the law and do not pass a school bus with red lights flashing. "FLASHING RED means KIDS AHEAD"!

Pre-warning “amber” lights are activated at least 300 to 500 feet before stopping. When the “amber” lights flash, you should immediately prepare to stop your vehicle.
Remember these rules for the “type of road” you meet a bus on:

  1. Any 3 lane or less road, drivers from all directions “must STOP” when the bus has the red lights flashing.
  2. Any 4 lane or more road, drivers traveling in the SAME direction as the bus need to stop behind the bus, when you see the red lights flashing.
  3. Any 4 lane or more road, drivers traveling in the OPPOSITE direction as the bus do not need to stop when you see the red lights flashing.

We need your help to keep students safe when they cross streets.
Leave plenty of room around school buses in traffic and be mindful that buses are required to stop at all train crossings.

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