St. Joseph’s Indian School is pleased to announce Dr. Billie Kingfisher, Jr. has received the 2019 Distinguished Alumnus Award. Continue reading “St. Joseph’s Names Kingfisher as Distinguished Alumnus”
People’s physical scars are often easily spotted. The visible wounds catch your eye, as if yelling to be noticed. But what about the hidden scars people – especially children – carry with them inside? What about the hurt within their hearts and minds?
Those are more difficult to see … which makes them easier to ignore.
It was a trip filled with firsts and one students won’t soon forget!
St. Joseph’s Indian School senior students, Treyah and Listella, recently visited Baltimore to meet and visit with school supporters. It was a time to share about life on South Dakota reservations and about what St. Joseph’s means to them … and also have a little fun … Okay, A LOT of fun! Continue reading “Flyin’ High and Crackin’ Crab in B’More”
I attended a country school in the middle of nowhere South Dakota. This was my school from kindergarten to eighth grade. All the kids from this small country school were a tight-knit bunch, as were the families. We all belonged to 4-H, played softball in the summer, ice skated on stock ponds in the winter, took field trips during the school year and other childhood adventures. Looking back, those were fun times and I am lucky to have those memories.
Today is May Day – May 1 – and a random memory from my school days surfaced this morning that I am going to share now to illustrate a point later. It came to me quite unexpectedly. Continue reading “Staff Reflection: An Unexpected May Day Memory”
As the old saying goes: “Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.”
But, what happens when you teach a girl to fish? Continue reading “Gone Fishing: SJIS Girls Take Part in Cabela’s School of Fish Clinic”
Pediatric medicine is ever-changing. To stay on top of the latest advances, St. Joseph’s Indian School nurses recently made a 370-mile trip to the Mayo Clinic, an organization famous for research and medical advancement.
The trip was an opportunity for nurses to learn new and improved ways of caring for patients by attending the T Denny Sanford Pediatric Symposium: The Changing World of Pediatric Medicine 2019. Continue reading “Crossing State Lines: SJIS Nurses Travel to Mayo Clinic for Childcare Conference”
Robin is a beloved St. Joseph’s Indian School employee. She’s known around campus as the woman with the chipper smile and the go-getter personality. Her strong voice commands attention. Her smile and laugh is infectious. She walks from job to job as if she’s on a mission … and she is. Continue reading “Serving Reservation Communities, One Box at a Time”
Seven high school seniors walk into a grocery store …
It’s not the beginning of a joke with a witty punchline. Rather, a real-life scene from a shopping trip our St. Joseph’s Indian School Senior Home recently took. They’ll be graduating from Chamberlain High School soon, and although Continue reading “Senior Students Learn How to ‘Adult’ Before Graduation”
Just think what it would be like if Sally Ride, Amelia Earhart, Jackie Robinson and Abraham Lincoln were all in one room together.
Well, that’s exactly what took place at the St. Joseph’s Indian School Wax Museum earlier this month! Continue reading “Famous Faces Come to Life at Wax Museum”
As you walked into the St. Joseph’s Indian School School Assembly room, you could feel the anxiety and tension radiating off our twenty-two 8th graders. Although they looked their best sitting along a wall in their dress clothes, they fidgeted and squirmed as they waited for their turn to stand and speak. Continue reading “8th Graders Conquer Research Project ‘Beast’ with Poise”