Nobody knew that when Kim, Mike and Jim Iron Heart graduated from St. Joseph’s Indian School in the late 1980s and early 1990s that the siblings would be back decades later to make an impact for future graduates.
The St. Joseph’s Indian School campus is located in Chamberlain, S.D. Although near the Crow Creek and Lower Brule reservations – each within approximately 20 miles — the remaining seven South Dakota reservations are located much farther away.
The St. Joseph’s Indian School gym is typically one of the last places described as quiet. It is home to bouncing basketballs, cheering crowds and blaring buzzers. But early on Saturday mornings, when the balls are put away, the cheering crowds have gone home and the buzzers cease, there is a stillness – a quiet. Continue reading “Keeping the Heartbeat of the Drum Beating”
To kick-off the 2019 school year, the St. Joseph’s Indian School hosted a youth triathlon at the Rec Center to help welcome back students. Our triathlon consisted of three consecutive events – swimming, biking and running. Students had the option of running all three events on their own or competing as a team of three.Continue reading “Sixty Students Run, Pedal and Swim into New School Year”
Every summer, St. Joseph’s Indian School flies four students and two staff members to Germany as part of an exchange program with Gymnasium Leonium in Handrup, which is another school founded by the Priests of the Sacred Heart.