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Please visit the rSchool Activities Calendar for an updated list of SC Activities.

Rodeo Club Meeting - February 10 - 6:30 p.m. - Mr. Latham's room.
The annual spaghetti supper and silent auction will be the main topic.  Please let Kelly, Renae or Mary know if you are unable to attend.

Kindergarten Round Up
March 3-4, 2016

CUC is offering three (3) sessions of driver education this spring and summer. Students will be admitted to the program on a first come first paid basis. Class sizes are limited. To be eligible, a student must be 14 years old to be able to complete the driving experience. Students 14th birthday must be NO later than July 10th.
You may pick up Driver Ed Registration Forms from Mr. Ellwanger.

The 'Enrichment Classes' are sponsoring 2 contests during the second semester.

1) The "St. Valentine's Day Special" or "Polar Bear Express-ion" - To enter, students need to bring food items to Mr. Latham's room.  For every item brought the student will receive a ticket to print their name and place in a can in Mr. Latham's room.  The winner will receive a 'Coca Cola Polar Bear' for Valentine's Day.  Drawing will be held February 11.   There will also be a variety of second place drawings for t-shirts and license plate holders.

2) "Lose the Stache" - If you would like to see Mr. O'Boyle or Mr. Ellwanger shave their mustaches there is a contest.  There are two large plastic COKE bottle banks to fill with change.  The bank for the students is located in Mr. Ellwanger's room and the teacher's bank is located in the teacher's work room.  The contest will end when one of the banks is filled.  The winning group will decide who will shave the 'stache'.  The shavings will take place at an assembly.  If neither bottle is filled - then no one loses their 'stache'. 

All food and money donations will be used to assist people in the Stanley County School Community.

State Wrestling tickets are available. 
Please contact Mr. John Latham at 223-7743 ext. 133 or Teri Heninger at 280-9420.

Discovery Center Internships
The South Dakota Discovery Center announces spring and summer internships for 16 Stanley County and Hughes County teens between ages of 15 and 18. The internship will consist of a 55 hour time commitment that includes 15 hours of training and 40 hours of preparation, teaching and garden tending. Teens selected for the summer internship will serve as nutrition and gardening teachers and advocates at a local community site. Interns selected will be paid a $550 stipend ($10 per hr.) and will be assigned to one of six sites, including the Stanley Co. GOLD program.

Applications for the spring position are due February 15. Applications for the summer position are due April 29.  Responsibilities include participating in Teens as Expert Training, co-teaching youth about the importance of healthy eating, nutrition and gardening methods. For an application or more information, contact Stanley County school counselor, Dianna Knox at 223-7741.

Stanley County Enrichment Classes are sponsoring several donation projects.

1) Food for Families – Stanley County students will be collecting non-perishable food items for the holiday season and school year. You can help by donating canned food; boxed stuffing or items easily prepared. Items will help area families during the holiday season and throughout the school year.

2) Aluminum Cans/Pop Tops – Stanley County students are collecting empty aluminum cans. Any type of aluminum can will be accepted, but please make sure they are rinsed and pop tops are attached. This project will continue throughout the school year. The cans will be used to help those in need. Cans do not need to be crushed, the enrichment classes will be responsible for that detail.

3) Soap for Hope – donate soap to the Methodist Church or to Paige Gloe. This project helps those who use the church’s bathing facility. Donations are not limited to soap but, also include shampoos, conditioners, body wash, lotions and other hygiene products. Unused bathing products from hotels/motels will be accepted.

Please bring all donations to the Stanley County Middle/High School - Mr. Ellwanger or
Mr. Latham’s room between the hours of 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  If you have any questions please call 223-7743.  Final collection for Santa’s Workshop & Christmas Ornaments will be December 22.  Food for Families, Aluminum Cans and Soap for Hope are being collected throughout the school year.  Have a wonderful holiday season and please help us to help others.  Thank you.

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January Catch of the Month

Isabella T. was our January Catch of the Month! Isabella was caught with good behavior multiple times by her peers. She has been a great addition to our hallways this year! Way to go Isabella, keep up the good work.

Patriot Pen Winners

Three Stanley County sixth grade students were winners in the Post 2038 VFW Patriot Pen writing essay. The theme of this year’s essay was: “What Freedom Means to Me.”   Patriot's Pen is a nation-wide essay competition sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  This gives students an opportunity to express their views on an annual patriotic theme.  Patriot's Pen is open to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students.  The essay must be the original work and a product of the contestant's own original thinking.  Students placing were from l-r:  Mitch S.-1st place, Vanya K.-2nd place and Ricardo G.-3rd place.  Well done!

Superior Actor
Louis B. qualified for an outstanding actor award during the regional One-Act competition on January 27. In their performance of One Lane Bridge, the cast and crew competed against four other teams at the Region VII-A contest. Congratulations Louis and job well done by the cast and crew!

Stanley County Avera Athletes of the Week
Michael S. & Teri D. have been named the Stanley County Avera Athletes of the Week. Michael receives the honor this week after defeating Jared L. of Beresford by a 5-3 decision at the Wagner Tournament this past weekend. Jared was the top ranked wrestler in the 145LB weight class in the state. Teri is recognized for scoring 7 points, hauling in 6 rebounds & dishing out 5 assists against a solid Cheyenne-Eagle Butte team this past Saturday at the Parkview Gymnasium. Congratulations to these athletes!

KCCR Buffalo Wrestler of the Week

Michael S. has been named the KCCR Buffalo Wrestler of the Week. Michael won the 145LB weight class at the Wagner Tournament this past weekend. He defeated Jared L. of Beresford by a 5-3 decision. The Wrestler of the Week is awarded to a Buff wrestler who excels on & off the mat. The KCCR Buffalo Wrestler of the Week is brought to you by AGE Corporation & Crane Services & Dakota Prairie Bank.

Congratulations to the February Students of the Month for the Middle/High School.
Pictured back row l-r:  Martee L. - grade 12, Leonie K.-grade 11, LaTobbie G.-grade 9 and Marcus N.-grade10. 
Front row l-r:  Marco W.-grade 6, Cheyenne C.-grade 8 and Nathan C.-grade 7.  These students were selected based on character and academic performance.

2nd Quarter Little Buff Awards

The second quarter Little Buff Awards have been named.
Thank you to the Cowboy Country Store for the community sponsorship.
Students are listed left to right as noted.
Back Row: Lilly J., grade 5, Cadence H., grade 4, Campbell C. grade 3, Max S., grade 5, and Justin T., grade 2.  Front Row: Hennessy S., kindergarten, Eddie D., grade 1,
Wyatt B., grade 3, and Timber H. kindergarten.
Not Pictured; LaVayah R. grade 2.  
These students were selected based on character and academic achievement.  Congratulations to these students.

Geography Bee Winner

Liz D. won the school competition of the National Geographic Bee on December 15 and a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship. The school bee, at which students answered questions on geography, was the first round in the 28th annual National Geographic Bee.

2015 Stanley County Booster Club Wish List - Thank you for all you do!

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Ole Williamson Dual/Concurrent Credit Memorial Award
Application may be made by September 30, 2015 for 1st semester classes.
Application may be made by January 29, 2016 for 2nd semester classes.

If you are an enrolled Junior or Senior at Stanley County School District 57-1
you may apply for the Ole Williamson Memorial Award.


1. Enrolled Junior or Senior at Stanley County School District 57-1

2. Taking a dual enrollment or concurrent credit from a South Dakota Institution.

3. Principal Approval

4. Students may get reimbursed for two classes up to $150 each.

5. Students must give receipt for class and proof they had a C or above for a
    final grade.  This must be accomplished by June 1 of school year.

Print Online Application

Applications are also available at:
High School Counselor’s Office
Stanley County School District
112 South 1st Street
P.O. Box 370
Fort Pierre, SD 57532
Telephone: 223-7741

2015 Stampede Yearbooks are now available.  The cost is $30 and may be picked up at the business office.

There are DVDs from 2009, 2010, 2011 yearbooks available in the
Business Office for FREE.

2013 and 2014 yearbooks are available for $30.

We also have 1993, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2011 and 2012 yearbooks for $15. 

Reserve your 2014-2015 Buffalo Stampede Yearbook at a cost of $30.
Please stop in the business office at Parkview Auditorium.