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Survey shows where youth are at risk

The 2011 results of the South Dakota Youth Risk Behavior Survey, which was given to students in 9-12 grades, were released in early April. Here are some of the findings: 27 percent of students were bullied on school property in the past 12 months 20 percent had been bullied electronically during the past 12 months 18 percent seriously considered attempting ... Read More »

A quarter century of teaching kids to be good drivers

By Bill Krikac   The way we teach young people to become responsible drivers has changed over the past quarter century—sometimes for the better, and sometimes not. When I started teaching drivers education in the 1970s, the class was taught within the school curriculum, usually to sophomores.  It was often on a weekly basis for a semester, garnering the needed ... Read More »

FiredUp: Groton students lead question-and-answer with candidates

Groton’s senior seventh-hour government class hosted the first school board cracker barrel session April 2. Photo by Char Telkamp/Groton Independent   Want to get students involved in politics? Put them in the driver’s seat—or, in this case, the moderator’s chair. Groton’s senior government class, and the community, got a first-hand look at the candidates running for school board during the ... Read More »

Four-day school gets thumbs up from public in Webster

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by George Thompson There was no shortage of input last week when the Webster Area School Board reviewed its four-day school week survey results. The board ordered the survey to find out how well students, teachers, parents and businesses have adapted to the new system and what can be done to further improve it before the start of next year. ... Read More »

Inviting 2,275 alumni back home, one postcard at a time

FHS All School Reunion committee

The night of Nov. 30 was busy with the FHS All School Reunion committee and volunteers labeling postcards to some 2275 Faulkton School alumni. Seated left are, Jean Deiter – treasurer, Rhea Joyce Barondeau, Leota Turner, Joyce Arneson, Jim Goebel – president and Joyce Schilder – secretary. Not pictured is Val Ramsdell – publicity. The All School Reunion is planned ... Read More »

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