St. Joseph’s Participates in Girls on the Run!

Hi All!

My name is Kelli. I serve as St. Joseph’s Indian School’s Development/Child Services Liaison… which means that I get to spend time with the children at St. Joseph’s on a regular basis. Pretty cool!

Recently, I was able to spend 10 weeks with our 4th and 5th grade girls through our Girls on the Run Program.

dsc_0003Girls on the Run is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to creating a world where every girls knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.

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Thanksgiving, Charlie Brown, Girls on the Run, Flat Francis and Healing at St. Joseph’s Indian School!

Greetings from a snowy St. Joseph’s Indian School.

We were lucky it was not snowing on Sunday when our students and staff returned to campus after Thanksgiving Break, but the weather has been making up for it since with wind, snow and low temperatures.

Break Home

While everyone was away for the holiday, it was rather quiet here on campus.  We only had a few students in the Break Home, but they enjoyed themselves.  On Black Friday, they Continue reading “Thanksgiving, Charlie Brown, Girls on the Run, Flat Francis and Healing at St. Joseph’s Indian School!”

Snow, Graduation, Family Night, Basketball and Thanksgiving at St. Joseph’s Indian School!

Holiday greetings from St. Joseph’s Indian School!

SNOW
The good weather South Dakota has been blessed with took a harsh turn when snow, wind and falling temperatures all hit at once. Just across the Missouri River, nearby towns were hit with 3 inches of snow.

A special thank you to our maintenance staff who were hard at work early in the morning to keep our campus open.

20161117_154954The temperatures had dropped and the wind had come up the day before, which made for a chilly blessing for our new outdoor basketball court, donated by a benefactor from the Chicago area. The court will be a new spot for our students to develop their skills and have some fun. Continue reading “Snow, Graduation, Family Night, Basketball and Thanksgiving at St. Joseph’s Indian School!”

Elections, Awards and Sports at St. Joseph’s!

Good day from St. Joseph’s Indian School!

Last week was a beautiful week here along the banks of the Missouri River.

sunset-1With the recent time change, the sun is now setting over the river just as the school/work day comes to an end and we are seeing some glorious sunsets reflecting off the water and highlighting the few leaves that are still on the trees.  It has even been so nice out that many fisherman are taking advantage and getting in some last casts. Continue reading “Elections, Awards and Sports at St. Joseph’s!”

The seasons are changing at St. Joseph’s Indian School

Good day from St. Joseph’s Indian School.

We pause for a moment of silence—the splashing fountain at the Akta Lakota Museum and Cultural Center has been covered. For St. Joseph’s staff and students, this is the real indication that the seasons are changing and it reminds us that winter is coming.

The change in weather can also bring a variety of illnesses with it, chief among them the flu. These past few days, St. Joseph’s students have been walking past my office on their way to the health center to receive their flu shots. Continue reading “The seasons are changing at St. Joseph’s Indian School”

Seniors, Sports and a Special Visitor at St. Joseph’s!

Good day from St. Joseph’s Indian School.

Fall has arrived with brisk mornings and nice afternoons.  The leaves are starting to change, but seem to be taking their time.  I envy those living on the East coast who are currently enjoying the changing of the leaves’ colors!

High School Seniors

St. Joseph's seniors researching their college options.
St. Joseph’s seniors researching their college options.

Fall is a reminder to our high school seniors that their academic year is moving along and it is time to start looking at where they would like to attend college. Each senior has been getting a variety of brochures from colleges around the state and  Continue reading “Seniors, Sports and a Special Visitor at St. Joseph’s!”

What a whirlwind weekend at St. Joseph’s!

Fr. Anthony, St. Joseph's ChaplainGood day from St. Joseph’s Indian School.

What a whirlwind!!!!  Our 40th Annual Powwow on September 17th is now in the books; but a great time was had by all.

Due to a lot of prayers, God blessed us with great weather and a nice turnout of benefactors and guests.  We had 465 friends, donors and Continue reading “What a whirlwind weekend at St. Joseph’s!”

Powwow Weekend has Officially Begun at St. Joseph’s!

Fr. Anthony, St. Joseph's ChaplainGood Day from St. Joseph’s!

St. Joseph’s Powwow Weekend has officially begun! We are enjoying welcoming visitors, donors and friends to campus and look forward to Saturday’s powwow.

The sports program here at St. Joseph’s is off to a flying start.

This week, our 6th-8th grade Cross Country team has had three meets—one in White River, another in Pierre and the third Continue reading “Powwow Weekend has Officially Begun at St. Joseph’s!”

‘Flat Francis’and Other Fun Activities at St. Joseph’s Indian School!

Fr. Anthony, St. Joseph's ChaplainGood day from St. Joseph’s Indian School.

When walking out of my office the other day, I was almost trampled by a number of young ladies and their mentors who were running, walking, skipping and hopping around Wisdom Circle on central campus!

The 4th and 5th grade girls are currently taking part in Girls on the Run, a 10-week interactive program that strives to educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and Continue reading “‘Flat Francis’and Other Fun Activities at St. Joseph’s Indian School!”

Lots of excitement at St. Joseph’s Indian School!

Fr. Anthony, St. Joseph's ChaplainGreetings from St. Joseph’s Indian School!

You may be aware our high school senior students are in a new program to help get them ready for college. They have restructured living arrangements that are similar to what they’ll find in the dorms.

Our Houseparents are working to help them develop a sense of independence so they’ll be able to take care of their own cooking, shopping, budgeting and employment after graduation. Recently, the high school girls Continue reading “Lots of excitement at St. Joseph’s Indian School!”