Changes to serve more students

Walking down the hill to church, the weather was still frigid. We had the first hard frost of the season and the grass crunched underfoot. I know this is just the first of plenty more to come, but know there is still plenty of time for lovely fall days.

In the development office, Marcia’ turned 50 today, and her co-workers decorated her office well. At mid-day break, we had carrot cake awaiting, and Marcia came in wearing oversize silver glittery glasses in the shape of 5 and 0.

Our home remodeling project is moving along well. Next year, all of our homes will be back in play, and we will be able to serve more students. What we are starting to do now is evaluate how best to make use of the beds we will have. Which age group would best be served by expansion? Should we keep an equal number of boys and girls homes or change the mix? Should we change the mix of ages any? We will start to have discussion sessions with staff to come up with good and workable ideas.

Author: St. Joseph's Indian School

At St. Joseph's Indian School, our privately-funded programs for Lakota (Sioux) children in need have evolved over 89 years of family partnership, experience and education. Because of generous friends who share tax-deductible donations, Native American youth receive a safe, stable home life; individual counseling and guidance; carefully planned curriculum based on Lakota culture and individual student needs and tools to help build confidence, boost self-esteem and improve cultural awareness. All of this helps children to live a bright, productive, possibility-filled future.

1 thought on “Changes to serve more students”

  1. Well, I’m thinking from the East- where too many people tend to crowd one’s thinking. it’s unhealthy to be consistently disturbed or distracted.

    The oldest should have more space- because they need to think clearly and, in peace- to do their homework.

    Keep the same age group together- separate according to maturity, or otherwise.

    I think I understand your question about keeping an equal number of boys and girls homes or change the mix. I would take it as it comes. If more boys, or girls, need the space- make room- or, readjust according to the need. Don’t worry about equality- do the necessity.

    Hope this helps.

    Mary

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