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!”

The teams pulled and pulled with all the strength their little muscles could muster as staff members and other students cheered them on. But, only one team could win and that team was … the girls! They screamed and danced around, proud in their victory.

It was just one of the many scenes that took place during the Field Day activities. Other activities of the annual spring event included a three-legged race, long jump, sack races, obstacle course, football toss and several others. It’s a huge hit with students, who enjoy the day away from the classroom to stretch their legs and burn off some energy during the last week of school.

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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.

4 thoughts on “Students hop, jump and run into summer with Field Day”

  1. I was happy to see that all the students had a great time at the field day event.
    Congratulations to the girls for winning the tug of war contest.
    I wish all the students a very healthy, happy, and safe summer!

    God bless.
    John Zinger

  2. I think you have some really great programs Physical education, the arts, and counseling are so important for our children today as well as forone’s own personal well-being

    Keep up the good work

    Sandra E McElroy
    M.S in Counselor Education

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