Lakota students discover connections, forge friendships in Germany

Colton, Camron, Diana, Kayla, Amanda and Richard enjoy the view of Frankfurt from 56 floors up.

In June 2018, four St. Joseph’s high school students and their chaperones visited Germany as part of an annual exchange program with Gymnasium Leonium in Handrup. Both founded by the Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart, St. Joseph’s and Gymnasium Leonium have partnered in an exchange program for more than 10 years.  Continue reading “Lakota students discover connections, forge friendships in Germany”

Rising Eagle Day Camp Wraps-up for 2018

Children exercise their creativity by making paper plate dreamcatchers.

“I wish camp was longer … or I wish we could stay at camp forever!” exclaimed Kenzi, an attendee of St. Joseph’s 2018 Rising Eagle Day Camp (REDC).

Children were provided breakfast, lunch and a snack every day at camp.

Every summer, St. Joseph’s Indian School hosts REDC as an outreach programs for Lakota (Sioux) youth on the Lower Brule and Crow Creek Indian Reservations. The camp takes place on St. Joseph’s campus the first four weeks following Memorial Day.

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St. Joseph’s names 2018 Distinguished Alumna Award recipient

Jeanette Germaine DeCoteau has received the 2018 Distinguished Alumna Award.

St. Joseph’s Indian School is pleased to announce Jeanette Germaine DeCoteau has received the 2018 Distinguished Alumna Award. Jeanette attended St. Joseph’s from 1947 – 1954, graduating with the eighth grade class of 1954. She was born in Belcourt, North Dakota and now lives in Washington.

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Students hop, jump and run into summer with Field Day

“Come on guys, we can do this!” said a boy to his tug-o-war team that was about to go up against their girl classmates.

“This is for the championship – it’s all tied up. Girls have won one and so have the boys,” said Evan, rec coordinator at St. Joseph’s Indian School. “Ready … Set … GO!”

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Please Send Your Prayers!

Urgent prayer request! There is an affliction running through our eighth graders and seniors in varying degrees of intensity. The kids are displaying bouts of talking back, reverting to behaviors from early in their development, flat out disrespect and little to no signs of gratitude. The official and technical term for the affliction is “eighth-grade-itis” or “senior-itis.” Continue reading “Please Send Your Prayers!”

Third Grade Hosts Wax Museum

Third grade recently hosted their second annual wax museum! Some of the historical figures represented were Helen Keller, Amelia Earhart, Martin Luther King, Jr., Sacagawea, George Washington, and Benjamin Franklin. This activity helped students to learn about people from history and the impact they made, as well as skills like reading, writing, speaking, researching, and typing.  Continue reading “Third Grade Hosts Wax Museum”

What a Sport!

I remember one of the first high school basketball games I went to as a sixth grader spectator. I was nervous and not really sure what to expect of the big kids in the student section. I remember walking into the Legion Auditorium our school used for games. The slightly sweaty smell from the players and crowd, hot humid air, the adults sitting around the gym, and the noise. I remember making my way to the student section, sitting down and feeling a bit out of place. I was new to this and didn’t know or understand the rules of cheering at a game. But soon, learned what one could or couldn’t do. Learning the cheers, knowing when to stand up and shout and knowing when to be quiet. Taking my cues from the older kids and learning what sportsmanship was. It was exciting being part of the group and being swept up into the hysteria of the moment. I still think I could yell some of the cheers from those days!

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