October 6th: Picture Re-take Day
October 10th-14th: Fire Prevention Week
October 20th-21st: No School
October 28th: End of Q1, 12:30 Dismissal
October 31st: All School Assembly - "Songs & Tales" 10:25am
November 3rd: 2:30 Dismissal, P/T Conferences from 3:00-8:00
November 4th: No School
November 11th: Veteran's Day Program, 2:00pm
November 23rd-25th: No School
December 19th: Christmas Program at 2:00 & 7:00
SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS
October 18th : - School Board Meeting; 6:00pm
BIG STONE CITY SCHOOL RANKS A TOP LEVEL SCHOOL
The 2016 South Dakota Report Card, a review of schools' performance based on multiple indicators, was formally released last week. Incredibly, Big Stone City School ranks a top level in the state! Big Stone City Elementary School was given the classification of Status School for being in the top 10% of the state. Big Stone City Middle School was given the classification of Exemplary School for being in the top 5% of the state. To view these reports, click on the following links.
Big Stone City School Awarded Grant
The 2016 South Dakota Legislature made available $1 million in funds to be used for the Classroom Innovation Grant. The purpose of this grant program is to provide funding for developing teacher training and classroom access to innovative technology. 48 schools applied and 18 were selected. Big Stone City School was awarded $50,000 to be used over the next two school years. These funds will be used to increase the engineering component of our K-8 curriculum though training and purchasing of new materials such as LEGO robotics kits, Make-Makey kits, MacBooks, and I-pads. In addition, in order to be find success in todays ever changing technological world it is important for our students to be engaged in learning through both traditional and digital methods. Teachers will receive training on various digital platforms that will be used to the engage students in creating, communicating, and managing in a digital setting.
We are excited for this opportunity to learn and grow for both our students and staff.