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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 »


STUDENTS PROMOTE THEIR HOMETOWN FROM NEW HEIGHTS

Blog, News & Events on February 22nd. Comments Off on STUDENTS PROMOTE THEIR HOMETOWN FROM NEW HEIGHTS

Story by Rural Schools Collaborative

In Kimball, South Dakota, students are helping their small town soar, thanks to a Rural Schools Collaborative Grants in Place project called “Growing Better Together,” which is funded by our partner, Dakota Resources with matching funds from individual donors and the Rural Schools Collaborative.

At Kimball School, computer science teacher Drew Gillogly is working with his multimedia classes to make a video featuring the town and highlighting its many assets. The project, called Sharing Kimball Awareness, partners students with the Kimball Economic Development group. This year, they’ve been working together on a unique project promoting the town of 703, while learning about new tools and technology they can carry with them into their careers.

Mr. Gillogly’s classes, along with local economic development coordinator, Anita Holan, are currently working on the production of community marketing videos. The videos are … 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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