In addition to preparing for welcoming our students back into buildings on Thursday, August 26, the District celebrated its 150th Anniversary on Tuesday, August 10, at our newest high school, Jefferson High School. We celebrated the evening with student performances, a proclamation from Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken, and an overview of the outstanding teaching excellence SFSD has provided the community for the past 150 years. The theme of the event, and the upcoming 2021-2022 school year, is “Rooted in the Past ~ Reaching for the Future. In her State of the School Address, Superintendent Jane Stavem discussed SFSD’s District Priorities and the mark we hope to leave over the next 150 years.

The Sioux Falls School District also celebrated the ribbon cuttings of our two newest schools, Jefferson High School and Ben Reifel Middle school. It was an honor to welcome the community into the new buildings after the overwhelmingly high pass rate of the $190 Million bonds that helped build these new schools.

Thank you to all who took the time to help us celebrate. We look forward to the year ahead!