Tag: Sioux Falls

Tested in 2017: 20-year-old grad wants to ‘keep moving forward’ (Sioux Falls)

At 16, Elio Cortez was ready to drop out of high school. He was a year behind academically, and he was surrounded by friends who all felt school was a waste of time. Not long after his 17th birthday, Cortez ...

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Recovery In Art (Sioux Falls)

Students at Axtell Park School in Sioux Falls have a unique story to tell, and a unique way to express themselves. The caption beneath one painting reads, “even though I live in a world with hurt I never wilt.” The ...

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Public Speaker Inspires Students to Achieve (Sioux Falls)

Students in Sioux Falls are learning a valuable lesson about education and achievement. A Washington High School alum is speaking to students in district, and wants to inspire the young men and women to reach their goals. Actions speak louder ...

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President’s Academy Helps Students Earn High School Diplomas (Sioux Falls)

Thousands of KELOLAND students will walk across the graduation stage this month, but two of those students say they are especially proud of their diplomas. The President’s Academy in Sioux Falls breaks down barriers for young men and women and ...

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Sioux Falls alternative school students’ friendship helps teen after loss of family

SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota — A South Dakota teenager who lost three family members in the past three years is finding support in a friendship at her new alternative high school. Alicia Salazar’s mother died three years ago during Alicia’s ...

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Parent Letter: “Jeremy is truly a ‘success story’ of Joe Foss School” (Sioux Falls, S.D.)

May 7, 2014 Dear Mr. Pansch, Ms. Tvedt and Ms. Beckette, I wish to wholeheartedly express our thanks for impacting the life of our son, Jeremiah over the last semester. Jeremy is truly a “success story” of Joe Foss School, ...

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Refugees work toward diplomas in new school (Sioux Falls, S.D.)

05 Jun 2013 by: Josh Verges Program for older students gets more space A pilot program that aims to give older refugee and immigrant students a shot at graduating from high school before they turn 21 has changed locations and ...

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Welcome New District Partners!

As Ombudsman honors the Class of 2011, we also welcome several new district partners. We look forward to working with these new partners to help their students be successful in the classroom and in life after high school. Putnam City ...

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Our Newest District Partner: Sioux Falls School District

We can’t wait to help more students graduate in Sioux Falls, S.D! From the Sioux Falls Argus Leader: Sioux Falls will open a second alternative high school this fall, seeking to prevent its most at-risk students from dropping out. The ...

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