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Education department announces guidelines for 2019-20 free or reduced-price meal programs
Child and Adult Nutrition Services in the South Dakota Department of Education announces the policy for free milk or free and reduced-price meals. The policy applies to children unable to pay the full price of meals or milk served under the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, Special Milk, and/or Child and Adult Care Food Programs (CACFP).


Learn about America’s first Public Enemy No. 1 at Cultural Heritage Center program
On Tuesday, Aug. 13, Tim Bjorkman will tell the story of a good man gone bad when the History and Heritage Book Club meets at 7 p.m. CDT, at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.

Cultural Heritage Center Museum to host outdoor concert, ice cream social Aug. 16
The Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre will host an outdoor concert called “Music of the American West” featuring traditional music artists Bob and Sheila Everhart on Friday, Aug. 16, at 7 p.m. CDT at the Capitol Lake Visitor Center in Pierre.


Harvest Time Family Fun Saturday to be held Aug. 10 at Cultural Heritage Center
Come to the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 10-11:30 a.m. CDT and make a harvest ornament incorporating wheat stems, chenille strips and ribbons.


State Historical Society announces fall Deadwood Fund grant applications
The South Dakota State Historical Society announces that the applications for the next round of the Deadwood Fund grant program should be postmarked no later than Oct. 1 for work beginning no sooner than Jan. 1, 2020.


South Dakota again receives highest ratings under IDEA
South Dakota has received the highest rating possible under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA, for both Parts B and C for the most recent reporting year of federal fiscal year 2017. The state is one of only 14 across the country to meet the requirements and purposes of IDEA under both Parts B and C, according to information released recently from the U.S. Department of Education.


Four more state properties listed on National Register of Historic Places
Four more South Dakota properties were recently added to the National Register of Historic Places, according to the South Dakota State Historical Society.


State Historical Society hosting Apollo 11 50th anniversary video on July 20
The South Dakota State Historical Society is hosting the viewing of a new documentary about the Apollo 11 moon landing on Saturday, July 20, at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.


Grant funds six out-of-school time programs
A total of six 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants have been awarded to provide funding for academic enrichment opportunities for students.


Create flower bouquets July 13 at Cultural Heritage Center
Come to the Cultural Heritage Center on July 13 from 10-11:30 a.m. CDT and celebrate summer by creating your own flower bouquet at Family Fun Saturday.


Cultural Heritage Center program to focus on Ben Reifel
Author Sean Flynn will tell about his new book about Ben Reifel at 7 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, July 9, at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.


Eight more state properties listed on National Register of Historic Places
Eight more South Dakota properties have been added to the National Register of Historic Places, according to the South Dakota State Historical Society.


State Historical Society awards four Deadwood Fund historic preservation grants
Historic preservation projects in Hot Springs, Huron and Miller have received matching Deadwood Fund grants from the South Dakota State Historical Society.


State Library recognizes 21st Century School Libraries
Thirteen school libraries have received the 21st Century School Library Award for 2019. The 21st Century School Library Award recognizes school libraries as Effective, Enhanced or Exemplary, based on performance in three areas: place, which refers to the learning environment (both physical and online), programming and the professional.


How to find Summer Food Service sites for kids in your community
Organizations across South Dakota are serving free meals to the state’s youth this summer as a part of the Summer Food Service Program and Seamless Summer Option. Children age 18 and younger may receive a meal free of charge at participating sites, which include organizations such as nonprofits, schools, libraries and local governments.

Special education report now available online
Information regarding school districts’ performance on improving the educational outcomes of students with disabilities is now available online. The Special Education Report is released annually by June 1.

One Book author Nerburn coming to Pierre
One Book South Dakota author Kent Nerburn is coming to Pierre on Wednesday, June 12..


June 8 Family Fun Saturday program at Cultural Heritage takes on branding theme
Visitors to the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre on Saturday, June 8, can create their own brand during “Branding Time!” as part of the Family Fun Saturday program.