Guest blogger: Julie

Greetings, I am Julie, the Residential Director for the 1st-8th grade homes here at St. Joseph’s Indian School. 

The boys also played against the staff last night. What a great time!
The boys also played against the staff last night. What a great time!

Our residential environment allows staff to participate in many events and activities with the students.  For example, each year as our 8th graders wrap up their basketball seasons, we celebrate by having a staff vs. student game.  Last night, I joined seven other female staff to form a team.  Great fun was had by all!  I think the best part for the students is teasing staff the next day as they hobble about and complain of body aches. 🙂

This morning started on a busy note with a staff development session.  All 1st-8th grade house parents attended this, followed by the school staff in the afternoon.  The session topic was bully prevention (Sticks and Stones) presented on behalf of South Dakota Health EDventure.  This was an excellent training!  Our staff was presented with many hands-on resources and given access to the South Dakota Health EDventure website for additional resources as needed. 

The best things about working at St. Joseph’s Indian School is the students!

One of the best things about working at St. Joseph’s Indian School is the students; the second is the fact that things are rarely boring! Our weekends tend to be as full as our week days.  Currently students are able to participate in archery, bowling and wrestling on Saturdays.  While these events change with the season and vary by age group, there is generally an activity for the students to enjoy!

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 “Guest blogger: Julie”

  1. Hi, Julie !
    It is sooo much fun getting to knowsonme of the staff. I am totally convinced that the Good Lord sends St. Jo’s the “cream of the crop”.!
    We look forward to meeting all of you, one day..!
    Keep on having fun..!
    Hugs
    Mia

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