Spring 2018

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities:

National Opportunities:

Boost Conference
May 1-4, 2018
Palm Springs, CA

Department of Education Calendar of Events
View the SD Department of Education's calendar of events for many opportunities that are open to everyone.

Mark's Money Tip:

See attached document on Time and Effort records.

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

Resource Corner:

Video | Educating Young Children with Disabilities
I’ve seen so many of our grantees do a wonderful job of creating an atmosphere of inclusion. This video focuses on early learning but it’s a good reminder of why it’s so important. Keep up the great work!

This 6-minute video is a little gem posted online by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. It features parents and educators from a local Wisconsin school district talking about their journey of inclusion for students with IEPs in early childhood educational settings.

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If you get a minute please email Jill Cotton any comments/suggestions you have about the newsletter. This will provide some direction on where to go for future issues.


Center Highlight:
Boys and Girls Club of Rosebud/Mission

    Contributor: Glen Marshall

Schools Served: Todd County Elementary, Rosebud Elementary, and White Eagle Christian Academy.

How many students do you typically serve after school on a daily basis? An average of 108 youth per day.

What grades are served? K-12 – with the majority between 1st and 8th grade.

What’s the schedule/hours of your after school program? 3:00 - 7:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.

What‘s the summer schedule/hours? 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Thursday.

How many kids are served there? About 115 youth per day in the summer.

While at the Club, the members are provided with a broad range of activities and services, including homework help, mentoring, sports and recreation programs, arts programs, access to computers (STRIDE academy), and more. Over the past couple of years, the staff has spent a considerable amount of time enhancing the types of programs that are already offered to the children that are served. The children are now able to engage with technology and learning software in the newly updated computer labs and grow their literacy development through the club’s recently renovated libraries.

All year round, the club emphasizes the importance of staying active by prioritizing active programming. In addition to this, they also teach the children the importance of healthy lifestyle choices through the nutrition program and the vegetable gardens. Each summer they take the kids on as many educational, cultural, and recreational field trips as possible. Field trips are definitely a favorite activity. The kids have admired the natural beauty of Badlands National Park, and hiked around the extraordinary Devils Tower National Monument, as well as many others. They seek to build cultural identity through trips to traditional sacred places (Bear Butte, Devils Tower) and lessons in traditional arts such as beading and indigenous plant harvests. Families are engaged through their Thunder little league baseball games.

New in 2017, they opened their teen center. This gives them the chance to retain their youth as they grow. The staff has been working hard to create new programming specifically for older youth. In everything they do, the goal is to enable their youth to reach their full potential.


SAVE the DATE -- 2018 Summer Education Conference August 1-2, 2018, Pierre SD

    We are once again partnering with our Title I Team to offer a joint education conference this summer, August 1-2 in Pierre. The conference focus will be social/emotional learning and will feature a 21st CCLC track for our grantees. If you feel you have an interesting program or just something you feel others would benefit from hearing, please let Sue or Jill know if you’d like to present a breakout session.

Summer Reading Programs


The State Library has been having training sessions with librarians throughout the state to work with the new program scheduled for this summer. They have posted all the materials that go along with the theme of: Libraries Rock!

You can go to their website and download all the great activities they have developed for kids from K through the teens. http://library.sd.gov/LIB/CYS/jumpstart/2018/2018-Jumpstart-Manual-web.pdf

What fun to touch base with your local libraries and develop a summer full of rocking great activities! You can also go in and use the activities on your own as well.


Wellness Tip


CDC Healthy Schools - Out of School Time Resource
Many families rely on out of school time programs to provide their children with enriching activities before and after school. CDC Healthy Schools has added new web content on out of school time and how it supports student health and learning. These programs can provide important life lessons and help children establish lifelong healthy behaviors.


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

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