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and be educated to their greatest potential.

They will meet high academic standards

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and family involvement.






Leola Lowdown

Friday, March 24, 2017

Bulletin #129

*Today’s Menu: Cheese pizza, pineapple, fresh veggies

*Tomorrow’s BreakfastToast

*Tomorrow’s Lunch: Corn dogs, chips, baked beans, fruit

  • The 2015-2016 Leola Buccaneer Yearbooks are here!  There’s only a limited supply, so get yours today!  Each yearbook is $30; make checks payable to the Leola School.  Contact Mrs. Kappes to get yours today!
  • Prom sign up sheet is on Miss. Sumption’s door.  Please sign up you and your date by April 5th.  Only students in grades 10-12 are allowed to ask dates and your date can’t be older than 21.
  • Peer Helpers meeting in Miss Huettl’s room Friday, March 24th over lunch.
  • Thursday, April 13th, is PURPLE UP! for Military Kids Day in South Dakota.  This is a combined effort with the National Guard Child & Youth Program, 4H Extension, and communities nationwide to encourage everyone to wear purple as a visible way to show support, respect, and thanks to our military children for their strength and sacrifices. Please help us to honor them. 
  • Seniors, please get your baby picture, mid-life picture, and senior picture to Mr. VanTilburg by Monday, April 3rd for the graduation video. You will have April to create your video (with background music & video snippets) and record each senior’s audio (does not need to be future plans-can be name, parents, shout-out, etc.) for Ms. Myer’s preview on Friday, April 28th. ~Ms. Myer
  • HS Students- please be checking the bulletin board by Ms. Myer’s office for different camps throughout the summer.
  • Boys BB camp flier is available on bulletin board by Ms. Myer’s office for copies and can be found on the webpage.
  • Any student that is age 16 or 17 that wishes to donate blood at the Peer Helper’s blood drive on March 29th needs to have a signed permission slip and a valid driver’s license or photo ID.  Please see Miss Huettl or Grace Wolff to obtain a permission slip.
  • Congrats to Avery Wolff who placed 2nd in the Behavioral and Social Sciences category at the NSU Regional Science Fair.  Her project is now eligible to compete in the Broadcom Masters competition which is a middle school science and engineering competition.

Leola Elementary was recently named a National Title I Distinguished School by the National Title I Association.

The school was chosen by the South Dakota State Department of Education based on outstanding performance in one of three categories:

  • Category 1: Exceptional student performance for two or more consecutive years
  • Category 2: Closing the achievement gap between student groups
  • Category 3: Excellence in serving special populations of students (e.g. homeless, migrant, English learners, etc.) 


Each year, only two schools in the state receive this national recognition. As a result, this is a particularly impressive honor for the students, staff, parents, and community. Leola Elementary School received this prestigious honor based on category two; closing the achievement gap between student groups.

Today: 3/24/17
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Leola School District 44-2

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820 Leola Ave

Leola, SD  57456

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