Summer 2011

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities:

  • SoDakSACA Conference:
    Creating an After School

    Oct. 7-8, Mitchell
    FREE for 21CCLC Grantees/ Staff
    Click here for more information.

  • SD 21st CCLC Summer

    May 29-30, 2012 - Pierre, SD

Mark’s Money Tip:

   Project Completion Reports,
   are due within 90 days of the end
   of the grant period (6/30/2011).
   Carryover requests are due
   within 90 days of the end of
   the grant period. Carryovers
   cannot exceed 25 percent of the
   fiscal year’s allocation. Carryover
   requests must include a revised
   budget and justification for
   planned use of carryover funds.
   Carryover requests will not
   be considered until PCR’s
   are submitted.

Mark Gageby is a management analyst for the South Dakota Department of Education and oversees funding for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant program.

Resource Corner:

   If you are looking to enhance
   your personal finance courses,
   check out the supplemental
   materials from the
   American Center for Credit
   Education (ACCE) for some
   great options. The ACCE is a
   nonprofit, accredited organization.
   Their materials could be used as
   an introductory or refresher
   for middle/ high school students.
   It would be a great addition
   to a family involvement night.

   For more information, contact
   Jonathan Harms, 605) 348-3104.

Give us your feedback

   Email Jill Cotton your comments
   about this newsletter. Your
   comments will provide direction
   for future issues.


Center Highlight:
South Dakota Discovery Center

    South Dakota Discovery Center and your 21st CCLC program

Services include:
- Free memberships to the center
- GEMS and other kit rentals
- Access to family science festivals
- Outreach programs
- HOP exhibits.

We are continuing our great relationship with the South Dakota Discovery Center and we want you to know exactly what’s available for your 21st CCLC program. Funding is limited this year, so each site is asked to contact Kristie Maher with a list of the priorities for use of these resources. Kristie will work with you to ensure that you receive the services requested. Contact Kristie at or (605) 224-8295.

NASA Summers of Innovation program
The SD Discovery Center and the 21st CCLC program have partnered for the NASA Summers of Innovation program. This is a great opportunity for 4th-9th grade students. Training will be available for instructors. Funding for additional STEM programming for these middle school aged students. To sign-up for this program, contact Vanessa Hight at (605) 259-3661.


It’s that time again …

    Regional meetings are currently being scheduled. The meetings are used to answer any questions you may have, and to share ideas from the 21st CCLC Summer Institute in DC. Kristie Maher, Director of the SD Discovery Center, will be talking about the NASA/Summer of Innovation grant and what resources available for your programs.

A Big Thank You!

    We wanted to thank everyone who attended the 21st CCLC summer conference in June! It was a wonderful success! We had very good comments from the attendees and hopefully you all went home with many new resources to use at your programs.

Next year’s conference is scheduled for May 29-30. We are going to try something a little different and start at noon on Tuesday and go all day on Wednesday.


Congratulations Grantees!

    Below is a list of the newest 21CCC Grantees
Wolsey-Wessington School District
Eagle Butte School District
Chamberlain School District
Jones County School District
Three Rivers Special Services Cooperative/Parents As Teachers
Hwy 18 Academic Alliance
(Burke, Colome, Gregory and South Central elementaries)
Armour School District
Custer YMCA, (Edgemont YMCA & Hermosa School District)
YMCA of Rapid City
Andes Central School District
Boys and Girls Club of the Black Hills
(includes Hot Springs and Olerichs)


A Wellness Tip

    Have a consistently tired or cranky student?

We all know how important sleep is for our health and state of mind, but kids don’t always agree. Here are two articles you can share with your students:

Tips to Make the Perfect Sleep Zone

Your Head to Toe Guide to Sleep


       Sue Burgard, S.D. Department of Education,
       (605) 773-5238

       Jill Cotton, S.D. Department of Education,
       (605) 773-4693