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Upcoming Events


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

Thank You to everyone who made purchases at the Book Fair!
If you couldn't make the fair and would like to make purchases, you may still do so online using the following link.  https://b4963.myubam.comYour purchases will qualify the school to receive books for our library. 

Standardized Test Schedule - April 4 thru April 24, 2018

artificial turf
Turf War - Thursday, May 3
In an effort to raise funds for artificial turf, the elementary classes are hosting a “friendly” battle.  Students may dress up and bring a quarter to contribute to the “turf” fund.  Thursday, May 3 is pajama day.  May the best class win!

SmackDown Wrestling Fundraiser

Enrichment Friday Schedule
 May 11
On Enrichment Friday the Middle School teachers meet in their Professional Learning Community (PLC) from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., and High School teachers meet from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  Students who desire to meet with a MS or HS teacher during that particular time should let their teacher know at least the day before so arrangements can be made and the student and teacher can work together as needed.  Elementary students, as always, are welcome to attend Enrichment Friday. The hours are 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 

8th Grade Graduation
May 10th
6:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Parkview Auditorium

Basketball for 2nd and 3rd grade Boys and Girls  - Saturday mornings in April

SC Home

The track meet on Thursday, April 26 originally scheduled for Presho has been moved to Winner starting at 2:00 p.m.

2018 Prom Queen and King
prom royalty
Seniors Carlee O. and Kade K. were named 2018
Prom Queen and King.  Prom was held
April 14, 2018 at Parkview Auditorium.  
Hats off to these two students!

The SC Volleyball team is selling 24 oz. tumblers.  Orders need to be placed by Sunday, April 22nd. Please email or via phone 605-280-0369. 

March Little Buffs
march little buffs

The Elementary School has named the March Little Buff Awards. Thank you to Chase Roofing and Sheet Metal Inc. and Pizza Ranch for their community sponsorship.  We greatly appreciate support of this program.   Students pictured are back row, l-r Edward D.-grade 3, Ethan L.-grade 5, Anthony H.-grade 5, Jersey A.-grade 4, Kaleb L.-grade 4, and Mikell (MJ) S.-grade 3.  Front row, l-r:  John K.-grade 2, Kourtney H.-grade 1, Addisyn N.-kindergarten, Rhylee M.-junior kindergarten, Brandon B.-kindergarten, Steven L.-grade 1, and Jack D.-grade 2.

City of Fort Pierre looking for Summer Employees
The City of Fort Pierre is looking for summer help.  Positions include lifeguards, park laborers, museum attendants, and street laborers. Applications may be obtained from 08 East 2nd Ave. or online at  Applications may be sent to:  P.O. Box 700, 08 East 2nd Avenue, Fort Pierre, South Dakota, and will be accepted until April 27, 2018.  Minimum age requirements are as follows: Museum attendant-14; Lifeguard-15; Parks-16; and Street-18.  The City of Fort Pierre is an affirmative action and an equal opportunity employer.

Attention Sophomores and Juniors
The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards training program is sponsored by the local Pierre/Fort Pierre Rotary Club. It's purpose is to promote, encourage and reward outstanding young people. The program includes all-expense paid five-day, four-nigh conference for young school-age leaders (sophomores and juniors). The leadership program will be held July 18-22 in Halsey, Nebraska. Great opportunity to pad your resume and be a scholarship contender as a senior!  Please see Dr. Knox for details.

Leadership Camp
Sophomores interested in the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Camp which will be held on the campus of Dakota State University June 14-18 are encouraged to apply. The registration will be paid for by a sponsoring organization. Please see Dr. Knox for details.

Middle-High School March Students of the Month
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The Middle-High School March students of the month have been named.  Students are selected based on character and academic performance.  Recipients are pictured back row, l-r:  Calvin C.-grade 8, Joseph F.-grade 11, Reid W.-grade 10, and Nathan C.-grade 9.  Front row, l-r:  Jackson R.-grade 7, TJ D.-grade 12 and Racheal R. Congratulations to these students.  A special thank you to the Pizza Ranch for providing lunch, and the Booster Club for donating t-shirts throughout the year to our students of the month.  We appreciate your community support.


state student councilState Student Council Convention
Fourteen Student Council members attended the South Dakota Student Council Association convention.  The convention theme was “Hometown Heroes” held March 25-27 in Rapid City.  Almost 1,000 students listened to key note speaker Mike Smith discuss his ideas on leadership, changing culture, climate of their schools, and pursuing their dreams.  Students attended several breakout sessions on topics related to college readiness, fundraising, student government, and decision making.state student council  Elected to the Capitol Region board were four Stanley County students: Tracy N., Sergeant-at-Arms/Parliamentarian; Austin H., School Representative; JD C., Treasurer; and Jayden F., Secretary.  In addition, two members, Conner K. and Austin H. took home winning trophies for their BAGGO skills.  Student council members pictured are, back row:  Ella H., TJ D., Cale M., Conner K., Brady H., Austin H., and Tracy N.  Middle row:  Maria C., Ryan H., Jayden F., Riley H. and JD C..  Front row:  Trey F.  Not pictured is Will S. who was serving in his position as State-Sergeant-at-Arms/Parliamentarian.

DVDs2017 Stampede Yearbooks are now available.  The cost is $30 and may be picked up at the business office.

There are DVDs from 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 yearbooks available in the
Business Office for FREE.

Previous yearbooks are available for $15.

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School Messenger

Family FAQTeacher FAQ


Parents and students, please be aware of the new eligibility requirements. If you feel you may have a failing grade, please come to Enrichment Friday.

Parents: If you want to check on the status of your childrens' grades, you can setup a Parent Portal account. If you do not have an account with the district, please fill out the appropriate paperwork and the Technology Coordinator will set up an account for you.


Grades 6-8: For students in grades six, seven, or eight that are participating in any extracurricular activities, eligibility must be established before they will be permitted to participate in any contest, game, tournament, or event sponsored by the District.

Grades 7-12: In order to participate in SDHSAA-sanctioned events, students must meet SDHSAA eligibility requirements.

Eligibility Procedures: The eligibility procedure will be as follows:
A. Grades in all courses for students who are participating in extracurricular activities will be used to determine eligibility. Eligibility checks begin the second week of each quarter.

B. Eligibility will be checked on a weekly basis starting the second week of each quarter. Teachers are to have grades posted no later than 8:00 a.m. on Monday morning or on the first day of a school week that does not start on Monday. Grades will be checked by the secondary principal, and students who are deemed ineligible will be notified along with their activity sponsor. If found to be ineligible, students will not be able to participate in games or events for one week (Monday through Sunday). Students will be able to participate in practices, but will not be allowed to travel with teams of groups to competitions or events.

C. If a student is ineligible for three consecutive weeks for the same class, the student will no longer be allowed to participate in practice, and instead will spend time after school working with the teacher(s) of the class(es) in which the student is ineligible.

D. A failing grade is defined as a grade of below 70% at the end of each eligibility period.

E. If students receive a failing grade in any course for the eligibility period, they will be ineligible until the next eligibility period.

F. Students will be informed when their grade falls below 70% in a class via weekly grade reports.

G. For the purpose of this subsection, the first quarter shall be considered as ending on midnight on the day before the second quarter begins, and the second quarter shall be considered as starting on the first day classes are held in the second quarter. The same will be true for the remaining quarters of the school year.

NOTE: Eligibility is extended to students whenever state-sanctioned events are held after the District’s school year has been completed.

H. When a student transfers from another school, the scholastic record from the former school shall be used for determining eligibility. The student shall not participate in any interscholastic contests until the official transcript of grades is received from the former school and academic eligibility is verified.
I. Students absent from school on the day of an extracurricular activity will not be permitted to participate in that activity unless given permission to do so by the secondary principal prior to departure. A student must be in school the entire day following a scheduled activity (unless it falls on a non-scheduled school day). The secondary principal may grant an exception to these limitations. Disciplinary action may be taken on a case-by-case basis.

J. Students must have their work made up in advance if the activity involves missing any part of the school day. It is the responsibility of students to contact every instructor for those classes they are to miss, even if their name is on the travel list for an activity. The activity sponsor will check the assignment list to determine if all work is made up before students will be allowed to travel for an event. If work is not completed, students will not be allowed to travel.

K. The District may use 7th and 8th grade students on high school teams for high school contests, provided the students meet scholastic standards fully equivalent to those required for students in grades 9-12 by the SDHSAA and the District.

Early Childhood Screening

National Scholarship Information

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Ole Williamson Dual/Concurrent Credit Memorial Award
Application may be made by September 30, 2017  for 1st semester classes.
Application may be made by January 29, 2018  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 in which the courses are completed OR no reimbursement will be received..

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