St. Joseph’s prepares students for life inside and outside the classroom.
How do we define success?
Most industries have statistics and quotas to show growth, success and progress. Most are able to find success in a linear fashion with a detailed plan. In our line of work at St. Joseph’s we have statistics and numbers, but I don’t know if they show the full story to our work.
Continue reading “Unlikely Run-in with Alumnus Reminds Residential Coordinator What’s Truly Important”
St. Joseph’s Indian School students joined over 120 other archery shooters by stepping into the Huron Event Center ready to take aim during the Dakota Oyate Challenge (DOC). Continue reading “St. Joseph’s Shines at Competitive Archery Competition”
Growl, rumble, roar.
It’s the sound of your stomach letting you know it’s time to eat. You stand, walk to the refrigerator and cupboards to grab something that sounds tasty. You’re met with several options, such as
aǧúyapi ( bread), tȟaló ( meat), or perhaps something a little more special, like čhaŋmháŋska ǧí ( chocolate).
You choose whatever sounds right, take a seat at the kitchen or dining room table and enjoy your meal. This routine happens almost automatically.
This is because eating, for most people, is a given.
This is not always the case for Native American children living on South Dakota Indian Reservations. Continue reading “Native American Households 400% More Likely to Face Food Insecurity”
What a view! High school students explored Minneapolis during a winter home trip.
It was a road trip just short of 400 miles from Point A to Point B, but a
St. Joseph’s high school girl’s home found all the miles completely worth it.
They started their adventure by loading a school SUV at our campus in Chamberlain, S.D., and then hit the road for
Continue reading “Road Trip! St. Joseph’s students widen horizons in Minneapolis, other trips”
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’”