Lakota students are on Spring Break

Today was the last day of classes for the first quarter and the start of Spring Break for the students here at St. Joseph’s Indian School. While we’ve had a few nicer days lately, the winter has been cold and snowy – both staff and students are ready for a break.

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe sends a bus to pick up students whose home is there, and they are among the first to leave. Students’ families were welcomed for lunch in the dining hall before they began their homeward journey. Half of our students live within an hour of St. Joseph’s Indian School, but others may have up to a 5 hour trip to get home. Classes dismissed at 2:00, and by 2:45 there were only 3 students left on campus waiting for a ride.

Our high school students attend Chamberlain Public High School and are on a different schedule, so we’ll still see those familiar faces around campus in the coming week. Today was the deadline for deciding which of our 8th grade students will continue on with our high school program next year. During the 4th quarter and for a few weeks this summer, we will be working with the eighth graders students to help them make the transition to Chamberlain High School or other schools closer to home that they will be attending high school.

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.

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