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

Book Fair - October 7 and 8
School Library 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. (during conferences)
Your support of our book fair provides materials for the school library.
Make plans to attend however if that's not possible you can support the
library by purchasing online with the link below.  Shipping is free!

Parent/Teacher Conferences - October 7 and 8
Middle/High School conferences will be held in the elementary gym

Little Buff Basketball
Purpose:  To provide the basic fundamentals and skills of basketball to boys and girls so they can reach their maximum potential.
Grades:  Kindergarten thru 8th grade          Cost:  Free
Coaches:  Mr. Duffy, Mr. Heathershaw, Mr. Foth, Mrs. Prince, Mr. Martin, and others
Location:  Elementary Gym – Please enter from South Doors – Doors will not be open until 8:45 AM and all K-5 students must be picked up by 10:35 AM.  6th-8th grade students will have an additional hour and a half from 10:30 AM-12:00 PM.  All 6th-8th grade students must be picked up by 12:05.

*Please have students prepared by: having clean athletic shoes, water bottle,
gym shorts or sweatpants

Scheduled “Little Buff for K-8”
6th - 8th Grade Fundamentals /
3 on 3 Full Court

The 6-12 counselor will be available to meet with parents and/or students on Wednesday evenings beginning September 9th from 5-8 p.m. Office hours on Wednesdays will be from noon to 8 p.m. Please call for an appointment, make a referral, or email to contact Ms. Knox at or 223-7741, ext. 123.

See Ms. Knox about Free College Application week November 2-6. Seniors can apply to three SD technical institutes or state universities that week at NO CHARGE.
Stanley County is hosting.  The BOR representative will be here the night of November 4.
Come to counselor’s office at 6:30 p.m. and join the fun.
Food will be provided compliments of the GOLD program!

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AR BookFinder
Find your Accelerated Reader book
level with the convenient tab on the left.

Congratulations to Cross Country Team Members.
Cale M., Shay V. & Kelsey V. were awarded All-Conference for their performances at the Western Great Plains Conference Cross Country event on Wednesday. For the Buffaloes, Shay finished 3rd with a time of 18:35 & Cale 4th with a mark of 18:45. The Buffaloes finished 4th in the team standings while Rapid City Christian won the conference title. The Lady Buffaloes lone runner, Kelsey V. placed 3rd with a time of 21:30. The top seven in each race are awarded all-conference. The Stanley County Cross Country team runs again on October 3rd in Highmore.

Stanley County Elementary Exceeds State Averages
After two years of hard work, implementing changes, and pushing students to reach the next level, the work of the Stanley County Elementary’s staff has paid off. With the release of the annual State Report Card, Stanley County Elementary School has been removed from the Department of Education’s FOCUS school list in South Dakota.
“Our goal was to do the required two years and make it off the list as soon as the option became available by the requirements. I am pleased to say we met that goal, and I am very proud of the work the staff has done. Change is never easy, but they met the challenge and our students reaped the rewards,” stated Michelle Glodt, elementary principal.
Stanley County Elementary students not only met but exceeded the expectations set, and the Smarter Balanced Assessment scores proved that. The 2015 results showed 3rd grade surpassing the state average by 23 percent in math and 21 percent in English language arts. The 4th grade students exceeded the state average by 16 percent in both tested areas, and 5th grade was 13 percent above in ELA. While 5th grade math scores may not have been what we hoped, we are confident they will improve in the future.
Stanley County Elementary School took full advantage of the supports and financial resources provided by DOE in order to make this happen. The additional professional development days and instructional coaching supports played an integral role in this success along with the willingness to re-evaluate all programs for their effectiveness.
“We have now set a new bar for ourselves, and as the changes we have made and strategies we have put in place become routine business within our school, we believe it will only continue to improve,” stated Michelle Glodt.
For more information on the district and state report card results, please visit or any district office.

Cheyenne Elementary is “Exemplary”
Stanley County School District is very proud to announce the “Exemplary” status of Cheyenne Elementary School according to the South Dakota Department of Education annual report card. To receive an “Exemplary” rating a school must be within the top 5 percent of the schools within its given category.
Cheyenne Elementary is the only remaining country school within Stanley County and falls into the small school category of DOE. During the 2014-2015 school year, Cheyenne Elementary served ten students within grades K-8.
Michelle Glodt, who serves as the administrator for Cheyenne Elementary, stated, “This is a tremendous honor for Mrs. Connie Johnson and her students. Mrs. Johnson is a wonderful teacher and greatly deserves this recognition. Her students work hard and their scores consistently prove this year after year, so to reach this status is truly a credit to her work.”
To learn more about the district and state annual report card results, please visit or any district office.

The August Students of the Month for Middle/High School have been selected. These students were selected based on academic achievement and character. Pictured l-r are: J.D. C. - grade 9, Taylee S.-grade 6, Lukas C.- grade 12, Madison S.- grade 7, Tori J.- grade 11, Brooke G.- grade 8, and Abby A.- grade 10. Congratulations to these students.

Positive Action Grant
By Lee Zion

Fort Pierre received money for a program to reduce bullying, drug use and other behaviors. The $2,500 Positive Action Program grant comes from the Council of Juvenile Services. The state Department of Corrections is overseeing the use of the money, said Dianna Knox, high school and middle school counselor in Stanley County.

Knox said that she and elementary school counselor Dustin Pickrell attended a seminar over the summer to learn how to set up the program. The money will be used for curriculum materials, and they will set up a program for third and sixth-grade students, she said.

The Positive Action Program is a series of lessons to teach students to deal with the consequences of their behaviors. Other programs target “at-risk” children, but
Fort Pierre’s focus will be more broad.

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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

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.