Note: The following is a personal reflection and update from Maija, St. Joseph’s residential support, who spearheads this venture to allow high school students the opportunity to take part in animal rescue missions. You can read more about the general program here.
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”
Watch this time lapse video for a look at how the new mural was created!
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.”
Continue reading “From Blank to Beautiful – Mural Livens Health Center Waiting Room”
It’s National Catholic Schools Week and the Lakota boys and girls at St. Joseph’s are celebrating!
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 is proud to be named a 2019 Top-Rated Nonprofit by GreatNonprofits!
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”
Select students from St. Joseph’s take part in service groups to benefit the Chamberlain community.
Young boys and girls today are destined to change the world. In large and small ways, they will impact the future for themselves and others – even if that only includes the community right outside their front doors.
This is especially true for the members of two service groups that
St. Joseph’s students participate in. Continue reading “Students Make a Difference by Serving Others”
St. Joseph’s Indian School now features a place for students to receive encouraging messages.
“Hope is like the sun, which as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.” – Samuel Smiles
Encouraging words and a positive quote like this, is an example of the phrases found in the newly posted “Take What You Need” board in the
St. Joseph’s Indian School elementary hallway.
Many people, St. Joseph’s staff and Lakota students included, fight invisible battles. It might be
Continue reading “Students Encouraged to ‘Take What You Need’”
St. Joseph’s students compete against another team during the Lakota Language Bowl.
Native Americans from across the Midwest gather to compete and represent themselves, their families and their schools every year at the
Lakota Nation Invitational.
It takes place in Rapid City, S.D. – about 220 miles west from
St. Joseph’s Indian School in Chamberlain. St. Joseph’s participates every year in varying categories such as archery, hand games and the Lakota Language Bowl.
This year, for the first time ever,
Continue reading “Lakota Language Takes Center Stage at LNI”
A St. Joseph’s Indian School fourth grade student creates watercolor art with help from artist Hector Curriel.
“Pilamaya, Hector! That means ‘thank you’ in Lakota,” said Mario, a St. Joseph’s fourth grader who recently spent a week with visiting artist Hector Curriel.
A smile broke across Hector’s face.
Continue reading “Lakota Students Explore Watercolors with Visiting Artist”
Equine Therapy is the newest addition to counseling services offered at St. Joseph’s.
A young Lakota girl takes her hand and gently brushes the brown fur of her new friend, who she’s named Charlotte. For a moment, no words are spoken between the pair, but there seems to be a connection – a quiet understanding – between them.
Continue reading “Power of the Horse: Students Participate in Equine Therapy”
St. Joseph’s students help forge a new path for unwanted animals. They are collecting supplies to make these rescues easier and more efficient.
“That one right there – that’s my favorite,” said Rudy, a St. Joseph’s student, pointing to one of eight puppies in a photo on a mobile phone.
“Well, then you have to get your grades up if you want to go on the trip with me,” responded Maija, St. Joseph’s residential support, as she put the phone back into her pocket.
The trip Maija was referring to was a rescue mission for
Continue reading “Supplies Needed for Student Group that Rescues Unwanted Animals”