On September 21, St. Joseph’s Indian School students ended their school day walking in style. World-renowned nonprofit Samaritan’s Feet paid a visit to campus providing 173 pairs of shoes, one pair for every student. Continue reading “Samaritan’s Feet Donates 173 pairs of shoes to St. Joseph’s Indian School students”
The following is a reflection written by Joe, St. Joseph’s Director of Mission Integration.
On September 2, 2020, St. Joseph’s Indian School accepted the invitation to become the eighth member school of the American Indian Catholic Schools Network (AICSN) of the University of Notre Dame. Continue reading “St. Joseph’s Joins American Indian Catholic Schools Network”
Before the start of the 2020-21 school year, St. Joseph’s Indian School’s art teacher, Rachel, said she was worried what her classroom might look like.
“The arts can sometimes get overlooked by the general public during a normal time, so with the addition of a pandemic, I worried I was not going to have all the supplies I needed,” she said. “But, I’m so glad I worried for nothing.” Continue reading “Making a Dark Time Colorful: Donors Continue Supporting St. Joseph’s Art Classes during Pandemic”
After several delays due to weather issues and then COVID-19, construction of the Sacred Heart Family Safe Shelter on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation is more visibly back on track. Continue reading “Sacred Heart Family Safe Shelter Makes an August ‘Big Show’”
After a summer of going over the what-ifs, maybes, worries and worst case scenarios, St. Joseph’s Indian School had a big decision to make on whether or not to reopen for the 2020-21 school year …
And we have chosen to open. Continue reading …
The COVID-19 pandemic created many uncertainties. But one thing was clear — unless St. Joseph’s Indian School jumped into action, some children and families in reservation communities could go hungry. Continue reading “Tackling Hunger during a Pandemic”
The Bookmobile, an outreach of St. Joseph’s Indian School, looked a little different this year.
Normally, the truck and trailer becomes a mini library on wheels that tallies close to 3,000 miles on the road as it moves from place to place. Books are placed on shelves, separated by age and genre, to offer a shopping experience to reservation community members. Hundreds of people stop to visit and take home one, two or an armful of books for themselves and their children.
COVID-19 changed that — or at least it tried. Continue reading “St. Joseph’s Bookmobile Gives over 9,000 Books during Pandemic”
It’s been a long six months hasn’t it? The year 2020, with its COVID-19, shutdowns, civil unrest and the stress and uncertainty of the future might be weighing on you.
We understand. It’s hard to be hopeful when news headlines and social media plant seeds of fear and doubt into our hearts. Continue reading “Ten Bible Verses to Help You through 2020”
Higher education is expensive.
It’s the simple fact of the matter. Not everyone can afford college, as well as the living expenses that go along with it. And the idea of paying back a large amount of student loans upon graduation is daunting for many.
Thankfully, donor support has lessened that burden for many graduating seniors and alumni at St. Joseph’s Indian School. For example, there are two programs benefitting graduating seniors and Native American students seeking higher education: The Senior Suitcase program and our Scholarship program. Continue reading “Two St. Joseph’s Programs Make Double the Difference for Students”
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the hands of our staff members and donors have been busily at work creating masks for people in need.
In the last several months, we have had 1,453 masks either donated to our school or created by staff members. Because of this, we’ve been able to share with groups who have needed them the most during the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading “Masks Needed at St. Joseph’s Indian School”