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December 17 – 6:30 p.m. - Elementary Concert – Parkview Auditorium. 

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December 18 - Math and Science
December 19 - English and Social Studies

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Salada's Contribute $9,000
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Billy and Kate Salada are the managers of the Standing Butte Ranch, located in northwestern Stanley County. Since their arrival three years ago, the Saladas have been instrumental in supporting the Stanley County School District application for a Ted Turner sustainability grant. Each of the previous two years, the school’s agriculture program has been awarded a grant from the Turner Foundation. Together the grants total $37,000. The money received has benefited ag programming in the district as well as the local FFA chapter.

In addition to receiving the two large sustainability grants, the Salada’s also contributed $9,000 this fall to be used for student-led initiatives. Shown here accepting a check from Billy Salada is Terri Mehlhaff, elementary principal.A local student board of high school student directors recommended the initiative to fund a mobile STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) cart for use in the K-5 elementary grades, assure the continuation of the school’s Trap Shooting Club, support the Fine Arts department, provide financial assistance to participate in the Scripps’ Spelling Bee contest and fund a HOSA club (Health Occupations in Service to America) at the school.

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Students of the Month
Recipients are pictured left to right.Back row:  Tristen Nemec-grade 10, Riley Briggs-grade 11, Kaden Heezen-grade 9, Hayden Roggow-grade 6.  Front row:  Mattie Duffy-grade 7, Abby Wyly-grade 8 and Mady Titze-grade 12.  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.

Great effort by Eddie, Weston and Mattie!
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The local Elks Hoop Shoot contest was held Sunday, December 2.  Stanley County School had 3 students with placements.  In the 10-11 year old division, Eddie Duffy earned 2nd place and Weston Prince earned 3rd.  In the 12-13 year old division, Mattie Duffy netted 2nd place.  Congratulations to these students!

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Students from Stanley County School participated in the school-level competition of the National Geographic GeoBee on November 29.  Eddie Duffy, a 4th grade student, won first place.  The school level competition is the first round in the annual National Geographic GeoBee, a geography competition designed to inspire and reward students’ curiosity about the world.  Questions cover not only geography, but also cultures, physical features, history and earth science.  The National Geographic Society developed the GeoBee in 1989 in response to concern about the lack of geographic knowledge among young people in the US.  Over more than three decades, 120 million students have learned about the world through participation in the GeoBee.  School champions, including Eddie, will take an online qualifying test; up to 100 of the top test scorers in each state then become eligible to compete in their State GeoBee.  The winners of the State GeoBees receive an all expenses paid trip to National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C., next May to participate in the GeoBee national championship, competing for cash prizes, scholarships and an all-expenses paid Lindblad expedition to the Galapagos Islands aboard the National Geographic Endeavor II.

November Little Buff Awards
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Thank you to Pizza Ranch, Prairie Pages Book Sellers, and WW Tire of Fort Pierre for their community sponsorship.  We greatly appreciate support of this program.   Students are pictured left to right.  Standing l-r: 
Jaxton Hoftiezer-grade 2, Trevor Caldwell-grade 5,
Landon Bame-grade 5, Coltan Jensen-grade 4, Jack Deal-grade 3, and Wyatt Rathbun-grade 3.  Students seated: Effy Morrow-grade 1, Rhemy Rathbun-kindergarten,
Kyle Krieger-junior kindergarten, Bryson Gregg-kindergarten, Corbin Good-grade 1,
and E.J. Rattling Leaf-grade 2.

Hats Off to these students for their selection to the Big Dakota Volleyball Team, All State Football and Academic All State Football!
Karley Leafgreen and Ally McQuistion were chosen as honorable mention for the Big Dakota Conference Volleyball Team.  Brady Hoftiezer was named as an all-state football player.  JD Carter , Logan Chase, Joey Fischer , Trevor Habeck , Austin Hand and Riley Hannum were chosen as academic all-state players for football.

Congratulations to our 2018 NHS Inductees
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The Stanley County Tatanka Chapter of National Honor Society recently held its induction ceremony. New members inducted are pictured left-right. Back row:Jayda Boxley and Kaylie Rathbun.Trace Newbold, Tracy Nielsen, Trey Frost, Caleb Schultz, Kade VanDusseldorp and Jorge Garcia.

Sports Award
The Argus Leader Sports Awards is now accepting nominations for the I AM SPORT Award. We are in search of high school student athletes who are committed to giving back to the youth in their communities. 

So if you know a high school student athlete who is passionate about improving the lives of kids in their community, we invite you to nominate the individual by clicking the button below.
Nominations are due January 21, 2019.

Nominees will have a chance to win the I AM SPORT Award. Voting for your favorite nominations begins January 22, 2019, and the three nominees with the most votes will be invited to attend the Argus Leader Sports Awards on May 10, 2019, at Sanford Pentagon where they will walk the red carpet, find out if they won and celebrate with other local nominees. The winner will be announced live and called to the stage to receive a trophy and meet this year's celebrity guest speaker, which will be announced soon.

Quarter 1 Honor Rolls
Elementary ~ Middle-High School

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Congratulations to senior Katelynn Van Dusseldorp and 8th grade student Mia Fernandez.  Both qualified for the State Oral Interp Festival.  Katelynn qualified in serious interp while Mia qualified in non-original oratory. The State Oral Interp Festival is November 30th and December 1st in Watertown.  Good luck at state to both of these deserving young women! 

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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.

Early Childhood Screening

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Ole Williamson Dual/Concurrent Credit Tuition Reimbursement
Application may be made by September 28, 2018  for 1st semester classes.
Application may be made by January 28, 2019  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