School is Back in Session for Many Central/Western South Dakota Students

Stanley County Back to School Pancake Feed August 22, 2012


UNDATED – (DRG News) The new school year is underway for students in several DRG-area school districts. School started last week in the Haakon School District; it began Monday for Highmore-Harrold; Tuesday brought the first day of school for Crow Creek Tribal School and the new school year got underway Wednesday in Pierre, Stanley County and in the Lyman School Districts. In Fort Pierre, the day kicked off with a welcome back to school pancake feed. The Pierre-Fort Pierre Lions Club prepared the breakfast and the Stanley County School Board members served the meal. School Board Vice President Gary Johnson says there was a large crowd on hand at the event Wednesday morning. In the Lyman School District, Superintendent Doug Eppard says changes and improvements were made to some of the district’s buildings in recent months.

The Lyman District serves students from several communities, including Vivian, Kennebec, Reliance, Presho and Lower Brule. Eppard says elementary buildings are located in Presho and Kennebec, the middle school is in Kennebec and the high school is in Presho. He says pre-school classes rotate throughout the year between the two communities.

Eppard says the district is making strides in its technology developments for students.

Eppard appeared Tuesday on the KGFX Hometown Tour broadcast in Presho along with Lyman High School Principal Cooper Garnos.

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