Speyer Home- Spotlight

Every Tuesday for the next few months, we will be highlighting one of our 20 homes on St. Joseph’s campus.

Here at St. Joseph’s, we provide nationally-accredited home-away-from-homes for Native American children in grades one through twelve.

There are no dorms at St. Joseph’s. Children live in one of our campus homes with two specially-trained houseparents. They live and play together as any family would. The boys and girls learn life skills and enjoy spending time with their ‘St. Joseph’s family’.

St. Joseph’s Speyer Home is one of our 7-8 grade boys’ homes on campus.

Sue and Andrew are the Speyer Home 6-day houseparents. As houseparents, Sue and Andrew look forward to the future of the home and are enjoying watching the boys learn and develop into young men.

The boys of the Speyer Home all get along well with each other. They are also learning that cleaning well during the week makes it easier come the weekend when they have to deep-clean the house. 🙂

Here are a few fun facts about the boys of the Speyer Home:


  • Basketball
  • Watching sports on TV
  • Playing board games
  • Playing cards


  • Watching movies
  • Practicing sport skills
  • Watching sports on TV


  • Brats
  • Chili cheese fries
  • Super nachos


  • Decorating the Christmas Tree with Hot Cheetos
  • Inviting coaches to the home for late suppers after home basketball games


  • The boys take pride in the cleanliness of their home and they are super cleaners!


Stay tuned… we look forward to introducing the David Home next Tuesday!

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 90 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.

6 thoughts on “Speyer Home- Spotlight”

  1. Hello from Oklahoma! It sounds like you guys make a great family! Keep on supporting and loving each other. You are all in my prayers.

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