As you walked into the St. Joseph’s Indian School School Assembly room, you could feel the anxiety and tension radiating off our twenty-two 8th graders. Although they looked their best sitting along a wall in their dress clothes, they fidgeted and squirmed as they waited for their turn to stand and speak. Continue reading “8th Graders Conquer Research Project ‘Beast’ with Poise”
Hi! I’m Alyssa and this is my story about how I changed a dog’s life.
I was getting ready to go the Sobriety Carnival Friday afternoon when my good old houseparent said my older sister, Diana, was on the phone and wanted to know Continue reading “Student Reflection: How I Changed a Dog’s Life”
How do we define success?
Most industries have statistics and quotas to show growth, success and progress. Most are able to find success in a linear fashion with a detailed plan. In our line of work at St. Joseph’s we have statistics and numbers, but I don’t know if they show the full story to our work. Continue reading “Unlikely Run-in with Alumnus Reminds Residential Coordinator What’s Truly Important”
St. Joseph’s Indian School students joined over 120 other archery shooters by stepping into the Huron Event Center ready to take aim during the Dakota Oyate Challenge (DOC). Continue reading “St. Joseph’s Shines at Competitive Archery Competition”
Growl, rumble, roar.
It’s the sound of your stomach letting you know it’s time to eat. You stand, walk to the refrigerator and cupboards to grab something that sounds tasty. You’re met with several options, such as aǧúyapi (bread), tȟaló (meat), or perhaps something a little more special, like čhaŋmháŋska ǧí (chocolate).
You choose whatever sounds right, take a seat at the kitchen or dining room table and enjoy your meal. This routine happens almost automatically.
This is because eating, for most people, is a given.
This is not always the case for Native American children living on South Dakota Indian Reservations. Continue reading “Native American Households 400% More Likely to Face Food Insecurity”
It was a road trip just short of 400 miles from Point A to Point B, but a St. Joseph’s high school girl’s home found all the miles completely worth it.
They started their adventure by loading a school SUV at our campus in Chamberlain, S.D., and then hit the road for Continue reading “Road Trip! St. Joseph’s students widen horizons in Minneapolis, other trips”
Last Saturday some of the Giles Home girls went on a rescue run and met Nena, an older rescue who was on her way to Black Hawk, S.D.
When first being introduced to our girls, Nena was visibly shaking. She wouldn’t take the treats we brought and she cowered as the girls slowly, one by one, attempted to pet her. Continue reading “Student Animal Rescue Team Gives Old Dog New Life”
Bringing beauty to overlooked places is the driving force behind Br. Mickey McGrath’s paintbrush. In fact, he quotes Pope Francis, “An artist is an apostle of beauty, who helps others to live.”
Every year, students and staff in Catholic schools across the country take time to recognize the well-rounded education Catholic schools provide. St. Joseph’s Indian School is proud to offer our Native American students an education and environment that meets the needs of the whole child – mind, body, heart and spirit. Continue reading “What a ‘Soup’er Week – St. Joseph’s Celebrates Catholic Schools Week”
St. Joseph’s Indian School has once again claimed the title of Top-Rated Nonprofit for the third year in a row! Continue reading “The Streak Continues – St. Joseph’s Top-Rated by GreatNonprofits”