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GRANTS IN PLACE UPDATE: WALL, SOUTH DAKOTA

Blog, News & Events on November 19th. Comments Off on GRANTS IN PLACE UPDATE: WALL, SOUTH DAKOTA

David Ermish’s “Crosswalks for Better Walks in Wall” received a $600 Grants in Place award to support the creation of decorative crosswalks in areas where pedestrian safety is a concern in the historic town of Wall, South Dakota. The crosswalk locations were determined in cooperation with the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SD DOT). This unique project was the brainchild of student leader, Mercede Hess.

The first crosswalk site is on the campus of the Wall Schools.

We are pleased to provide the following update from Mr. Ermish and his student Mercede Hess:

“Mercede Hess is a senior at the Wall High School. She came up with the idea of developing and creating decorative crosswalks to ensure pedestrian safety in Wall, South Dakota. Mercede has two helpers, Keaunna Poor Bear (9th grader) and Miranda Poor Bear (5th grader).

Although they have not had the best … Read More »


Five Grants in Place Awards made to SD Rural Teachers

Blog, News & Events on June 25th. Comments Off on Five Grants in Place Awards made to SD Rural Teachers

South Dakota Grants in Place is a cooperative venture between the Rural Schools Collaborative and Dakota Resources. Grants in Place provides a modest grant to rural teachers so they can engage with their students and community in place-based learning.

The Grants in Place program was implemented in South Dakota by Dakota Resources to connect rural teachers and students to their community through local projects. “Building the connections between rural schools and communities will help us ‘Get Better Together’”, says Mike Knutson, Dakota Resources Learning Network Director.

Jim Beddow, former President of Dakota Wesleyan University and Board Chair for the Rural Schools Collaborative stated, “We believe that place-based education gives meaning to learning, strengthens the bonds between school and community, and instills pride in the cultures and histories of rural places and small towns.”

In South Dakota, funding for five Grants in Place awards … Read More »


Grants in Place Applications for SD Rural Teachers Due April 23

Blog, News & Events on March 12th. Comments Off on Grants in Place Applications for SD Rural Teachers Due April 23

South Dakota Grants in Place is a cooperative venture between the Rural Schools Collaborative and Dakota Resources. Grants in Place provides a modest grant to rural teachers so they can engage with their students and community in place-based learning.

The Grants in Place program was implemented in South Dakota by Dakota Resources to connect rural teachers and students to their community through local projects. “Building the connections between rural schools and communities will help us ‘Get Better Together’”, says Mike Knutson, Dakota Resources Learning Network Director.

Jim Beddow, former President of Dakota Wesleyan University and Board Chair for the Rural Schools Collaborative states, “We believe that place-based education gives meaning to learning, strengthens the bonds between school and community, and instills pride in the cultures and histories of rural places and small towns.”

The 2018-19 program will fund five rural place-based learning projects … Read More »


MCINTOSH STUDENTS ENJOY THE SPICE OF LIFE

Blog, News & Events on November 17th. Comments Off on MCINTOSH STUDENTS ENJOY THE SPICE OF LIFE

STUDENTS ENJOY THE SPICE OF LIFE IN SOUTH DAKOTA THANKS TO GRANTS IN PLACE

Reposted from http://ruralschoolscollaborative.org

We love to hear about the progress of our Grants in Place across the country – and this fall we are getting some fantastic stories from the Dakotas, where RSC and Dakota Resources have partnered in the “Growing Better Together” Grants in Place program.

In McIntosh, South Dakota, LaKisha Jordan, family and consumer science teacher at McIntosh High School, has led a student-centered effort in her classroom that promotes local foods and how to prepare them in a healthy, delicious and nutritious manner.

She and her students have titled the initiative, Unboxed! which aims to encourage and educate students and families about the benefits of local food sources. The program is summarized on the home page of the website (shown at right):

“Home … Read More »


Eureka students create multimedia masterpieces

Blog, News & Events on October 25th. Comments Off on Eureka students create multimedia masterpieces

Showcasing and celebrating school, community, and business

Students are building bridges while getting creative in their school MakerSpace

Eureka, SD — October 2017

The Rural Schools Collaborative and Dakota Resources are proud to collaborate on the Growing Better Together grant program, which is a part of RSC’s national “Grants in Place” initiative. The two organizations awarded Kaci Vander Vorst, Computer Studies teacher at Eureka School District, a $1,000 grant award for a student-led multimedia project promoting the Eureka School District and community.

Ms. Vander Vorst’s students collaborated with Eureka Community Development to use multimedia, audio, and visual broadcasting to develop messaging that highlights the assets of both the community and the school district itself.

The grant award was presented by South Dakotans Jim Beddow and Mike Knutson. Beddow, of Sioux Falls, serves as board chair for … Read More »


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