Rising Eagle Day Camp Wraps-up for 2018

Children exercise their creativity by making paper plate dreamcatchers.

“I wish camp was longer … or I wish we could stay at camp forever!” exclaimed Kenzi, an attendee of St. Joseph’s 2018 Rising Eagle Day Camp (REDC).

Children were provided breakfast, lunch and a snack every day at camp.

Every summer, St. Joseph’s Indian School hosts REDC as an outreach programs for Lakota (Sioux) youth on the Lower Brule and Crow Creek Indian Reservations. The camp takes place on St. Joseph’s campus the first four weeks following Memorial Day.

This summer, we were able to provide… Continue reading “Rising Eagle Day Camp Wraps-up for 2018”

St. Joseph’s names 2018 Distinguished Alumna Award recipient

Jeanette Germaine DeCoteau has received the 2018 Distinguished Alumna Award.

St. Joseph’s Indian School is pleased to announce Jeanette Germaine DeCoteau has received the 2018 Distinguished Alumna Award. Jeanette attended St. Joseph’s from 1947 – 1954, graduating with the eighth grade class of 1954. She was born in Belcourt, North Dakota and now lives in Washington.

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Students hop, jump and run into summer with Field Day

“Come on guys, we can do this!” said a boy to his tug-o-war team that was about to go up against their girl classmates.

“This is for the championship – it’s all tied up. Girls have won one and so have the boys,” said Evan, rec coordinator at St. Joseph’s Indian School. “Ready … Set … GO!”

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Please Send Your Prayers!

Urgent prayer request! There is an affliction running through our eighth graders and seniors in varying degrees of intensity. The kids are displaying bouts of talking back, reverting to behaviors from early in their development, flat out disrespect and little to no signs of gratitude. The official and technical term for the affliction is “eighth-grade-itis” or “senior-itis.” Continue reading “Please Send Your Prayers!”

Flipping over St. Joseph’s Indian School!

Starting in 2011 the Rec Center decided to give our younger girls an opportunity to try gymnastics. When we started out, we just had a small room with a tile floor and a stack of puzzle mats. The first couple of years, only girls in first through third grades participated, learning basic tumbling skills and stretching. Continue reading “Flipping over St. Joseph’s Indian School!”

CATCH program gives students new approach to diet and exercise

2018 is shaping up to be a healthy year at St. Joseph’s Indian School!

As of January 15, a new program called Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) is in place for students. The program is part of a nationwide effort to combat childhood obesity and teach students healthy lifestyles. Continue reading “CATCH program gives students new approach to diet and exercise”

Reflections from a Residential Coordinator

St. Joseph’s students spending time outdoors this fall on the playground.

My grandmother, Emerald, took pictures all the time. She always had her camera on the ready with back up batteries and film. She would take pictures at family gatherings, funerals, graduations, a new house; you name it and Emerald was taking pictures. She was always herding people together for a picture. The running joke in the family was about Emerald and her camera. “Emerald better get a picture of that!” Continue reading “Reflections from a Residential Coordinator”