Graduation 2019

2019 Election

Congratulations to Nan Baker and Carly Reiter for earning seats on the School Board.

Nan Baker and Carly Reiter

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CTE Students Going to National Competition Events in Orlando

CTE Academy students competed at the State HOSA event March 28 th, 2019 at the Pentagon in Sioux Falls.

National Qualifiers:

Logan Brown (LHS) – Gold (1st) in Individual Physical Therapy Competition – He was qualified and will be attending the national level competition in Orlando at Disney World this summer!

Allison Peters (RHS) – Gold (1st) in Clinical Nursing – She has qualified and will be attending the national level competition in Orlando at Disney World this summer!

Autumn Wohlwend (RHS) – Silver (2nd) in Clinical Nursing – She has qualified and will be attending the national level competition in Orlando at Disney World this summer!

Read more: CTE Students Going to National Competition Events in Orlando

CTE Students See Huge Success in SkillsUSA Competition

The 2019 SD State SkillsUSA event was held in Sioux Falls on April 15th at several locations in Sioux Falls including CTE Academy and Southeast Tech’s campuses.

National SkillUSA Competitor List – All of the 1st place individual/team winners qualify attend the national conference in Louisville, KY this summer, June 24th – June 30th, 2019.

 

Last First Competition School
Bryant Celeste Audio Washington High School
Beyer Allan Audio New Tech High School
Hansen Madelaine Broadcast News Production Roosevelt High School/Foss

Mills

August

Broadcast News Production

Washington High School

Bakke

Noah

Broadcast News Production

Roosevelt High School

Jupiter

Joshua

Broadcast News Production

Brandon High School

Eiesland

Andrew

Diesel Technology

Washington High School

Holman

Madison

Television Video Production

Parker High School

Ruesch

Tristen

Television Video Production

Tri-Valley High School

Voss

Makenzie

Welding

Harrisburg High School

 

Read more: CTE Students See Huge Success in SkillsUSA Competition

Summer Lunch

Summer Lunch Program

FREE Summer Lunch Program – Starts June 3rd and goes through August 2nd.

There will be no meal service on Thursday, July 4, 2019.

Hawthorne
8:30 am to 9:00 am and 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Hayward
8:30 am to 9:00 am and 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Laura B. Anderson
8:30 am to 9:00 am and 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Anne Sullivan
Lunch Only: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Terry Redlin
Lunch Only: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Food Service Center
Lunch Only: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Sioux Area Metro (SAM) is offering the “Freedom Pass” to all students to ride the fixed bus routes for free during the summer months.

See the city’s website for more information on how to obtain the pass.

Sonia Sotomayor Second-Grader Becomes a Published Author

Sonia Sotomayor second-grader, Eden Hitchcock becomes a published author at only 8-years-old thanks to a nonprofit that builds character through books.
Representatives from PS Publishing and the Books 4 Kids Program visited Sonia Sotomayor Elementary on April 4th to award second-grade student, Eden Hitchcock her prize money and publishing contract.

 

Eden Hitchcock
Eden Hitchcock
Eden Hitchcock

 

Eden’s Story, The House, was selected as the winner from 59 submissions in the Write Across America Contest. Students from kindergarten through high school in multiple states competed for a chance to win $250 cash, and a publishing contract.

Ms. Hitchcock, the grand prize winner, will now become the youngest author in the Books 4 Kids program.

When asked her thoughts about winning the contest Eden said,

“I just wanted to be an author when I grow up, and I thought I might as well start with a small book, but I guess it turned out to be bigger than I thought.”

To which Books 4 Kids Program CEO, Coleen Liebsch said,

“Yes it did…you aren’t going to be an author when you grow up. You will already be an author at eight years old.”

Eden’s book, The House, will be the Books 4 Kids Program’s first bi-lingual story with an expected release date of September. The book will be included in the 2019-20 school year catalog.

Along with Eden, Sonia Sotomayor Teacher Librarian, Jenni Egstad also received an award through Books 4 Kids. Egstad was named Books 4 Kids Program Coordinator of the Year. Her efforts to encourage the students writing resulted in 13 submissions and 4 finalists. As the submitting educator, Egstad received a check for $250 in addition to her Coordinator of the Year plaque.

Books 4 Kids is a 501 c3 nonprofit that builds character through books. The program provides a mini book fair that brings the author to the students to read, share their character-building book, answer student questions and ultimately leave every student their own copy of the book – for free! The program’s mission is rooted in the idea of inclusion. Books 4 Kids gives every child the opportunity to “fit in” equally and bonds classmates.

Congratulations Jenni, Eden and everyone at Sonia Sotomayor Elementary. For more information about the Books 4 Kids Program, visit B4KProgram.org

Surprise announcement at Sonia Sotomayor

Edison Middle School 7th Grader Headed to Washington D.C.

Sean Hodges

In May, Sean Hodges will head to Washington D.C. to represent South Dakota in the National Geographic GeoBee!

Edison Middle School seventh grader, Sean Hodges took home top honors at the 2019 South Dakota National Geographic Bee held on April 1, 2019 at Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD. Along with the State Champion title, Hodges received $1,000, the National Geographic Almanac, and a trip to Washington, D.C., to represent South Dakota in the National Geographic Bee Championship to be held at National Geographic Society headquarters May 19-22, 2019.

The National Geographic GeoBee (formerly the National Geographic Bee) is currently in its 31st year. This event is an academic competition for students in grades four through eight that challenges their knowledge of geography, cultures, physical features, history, and earth science. A total of 2,529,020 students in nearly 10,000 schools across the United States, District of Columbia, U.S. Atlantic and Pacific territories and Department of Defense Dependents Schools competed in the GeoBee this year.

If crowned the National Geographic GeoBee Champion in D.C. in May, Hodges would win a $25,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society, and an all-expenses-paid Lindblad expedition to the Galapagos Islands aboard the national Geographic Endeavour II. Second place winner will receive a $10,000 college scholarship; and the third-place winner will receive a $5,000 college scholarship. The top-10 scoring students will each receive $1,000 in case.

Good luck, Sean!

2019-2020 Middle School and High School Athletic Participation

Sports

The Sioux Falls School District is committed to preparing our students for purposeful engagement in the world through participation in activities. For those students interested in participating in the Sioux Falls School District activities program for the 2019-2020 School Year visit our Activities page.

Roosevelt Students Win National Awards for Artwork

Two Roosevelt High School students have been invited to New York City after winning national awards for their artwork.

Juniors, Carlee Johnson and Olivia Dondlinger are Gold Medal winners in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

Carlee Johnson won the National Gold Medal award in Mixed Media for her artwork, Of Love and Service, and Olivia Dondlinger won the National Gold Medal in Drawing and Illustration for her artwork, Seeing the Unseen.

Of Love and Service
Seeing the Unseen

According to the Scholastic Awards program, this year alone, students from across America submitted nearly 340,000 original works this year in 29 different categories of art and writing. This puts the two junior girls in the top 1% of all artwork submitted.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. The Alliance is a nonprofit organization, dedicated to identifying students from across the nation with exceptional artistic and literary talent. Winners of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards have a chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited and published. The students’ winning pieces of art have already been sent off to New York City to be displayed in Art.Write.Now.2019 National Exhibition and Student Showcase at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center Parsons School of Design.

Roosevelt High School Art Teacher, Lisa Dresch said, “We have had two other national Scholastic Art Award winners in that past in different years. To have two this year is high achievement that indicates the level of rigor and talent in our high school students in this district.”

Both juniors plan to attend the National Awards Ceremony, which will take place at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Thursday, June 6, 2019.

Lincoln Art Students Earn National Recognition

Black Paper by McKennan Folkerts
Black Paper by McKennan Folkerts

The Lincoln High School visual arts department is celebrating some fantastic recent successes.

Thirteen Lincoln students recently entered the Scholastic Art and Writing contest for 2019, and 12 of them received awards, including seven honorable mentions (accomplished works submitted to local programs showing great skill and potential), two Silver Key Awards (Stand-out works submitted to local programs that demonstrate exceptional ability), four Gold Key Awards (the very best works submitted to local programs. Gold Key works are automatically considered for national-lever recognition) and the school also earned a Gold Key Portfolio.

Read more: Lincoln Art Students Earn National Recognition

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