The 2014 South Dakota Report Card highlighting school performance was released this week by the Department of Education, showing data for the state, school districts and individual schools. Because South Dakota students participated in a field test of the new Smarter Balanced testing last spring, there are no new student test results included in this year’s Report Card. Test results will be reported again in the summer of 2015
Wayne Ducheneaux II and Harold Frazier are the apparent winners in the primary election for CRST Chairman, according to unofficial results of the Tribe’s August 12 primary election. Primary winners, once the results are made final, will be on the balllot for the November 4 general elecction.
The Timber Lake School Board has all five seats filled after operating with one vacant position for most of the past two years. Members are FRONT (L-R) Heidi Ducheneaux, Pat Aberle; BACK: Chad Mettler (chairman); Willard Nash, and A.J Lindskov (vice-chairman).
Pat Aberle took the oath of office Monday evening, filling the seat on the Timber Lake School Board that had been vacant for nearly two years. Aberle was appointed last month but was not seated until the August meeting. He had attempted to file a petition for the vacancy but was ruled ineligible because he was not registered to vote at the time.
Every new employee at Timber Lake School gets fingerprinted for a criminal background check. Here Superintendent’s Secretary Chris Hermes (LEFT) gets prints from Rachael Pedersen, the new high school English teacher and yearbook advisor.
Korbi Heck (LEFT) will be starting preschool next week. She and her sister Kenlea (RIGHT) will be riding the bus, which Korbi thinks is fun.
By Ethan Schaffer.
With the 2014-2015 school year coming up, students start thinking of school and what they want to accomplish this year. Some students of different grades were asked if they were looking forward to school, and what they will be doing in this upcoming school year.
Ow! Another mosquito bite! Along with summer days and nights, come those pesky, annoying mosquitos — and the possibility of contracting the West Nile Virus. About 70-80% of those that contract West Nile Virus will be affected mildly, and they often won’t be diagnosed. There are serious ramifications, however, for the small number of people who suffer from more severe symptoms.
Craig Moore with his sisters on their grandparents’ former homestead near Gopher.
The grandchildren of former Gopher homesteaders Ross and Hazel Harmon would like to thank the kind folks in the Timber Lake/Isabel region for showing us a most wonderful time in South Dakota where our mom grew up.