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Meet Artist Dick Termes at the Cultural Heritage Center
“Termespheres: The Art of Dick Termes” will be on exhibit in the Hogen Gallery at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre through Aug. 29.


New issue of “South Dakota History” explores pioneering filmmaker
A legendary South Dakota filmmaker is the highlight of the latest issue of “South Dakota History,” the quarterly journal of the South Dakota State Historical Society.


South Dakota Commemorates Stone at Washington Monument
This month is the one-hundred-year anniversary of the official dedication of South Dakota’s memorial stone at the Washington Monument in Washington DC.

June “History Talks” commemorates 1972 Black Hills Flood
The fifty-year anniversary of the 1972 Black Hills flood is approaching quickly.


Exhibit featuring 3D Termesphere objects opens at Cultural Heritage Center
“Termespheres: The Art of Dick Termes” is now open at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre and runs through Aug. 29.


Special education reports 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.


State Library recognizes 21st Century School Libraries
The South Dakota State Library has announced the 2022 recipients of the 21st Century School Library Award.


Governor Noem announces three West River schools named winners of $300K in fitness equipment
Today, Governor Kristi Noem and fitness icon Jake “Body by Jake” Steinfeld announced the winners of the DON’T QUIT! Fitness Center campaign, awarding three West River schools $300,000 in fitness equipment.


State Historical Society awards five historic preservation grants
Historic preservation projects in Faith, De Smet, Lake Preston, Dell Rapids, and Lake Andes recently received matching grants from the South Dakota State Historical Society.


Board adopts new content standards in several subject areas
The South Dakota Board of Education Standards adopted new academic content standards in fine arts and several career and technical education career clusters.

Gov. Noem proclaims May as Archaeology & Historic Preservation Month
Gov. Kristi Noem has proclaimed May as Archaeology & Historic Preservation Month in South Dakota.


Future Workforce Finder connects students and businesses
Students and businesses across South Dakota have a new way to connect, thanks to an online matching system launched today by the departments of Education and Labor and Regulation. The goal of the Future Workforce Finder is two-fold: attract potential employees for business and industry and allow students to explore careers available in their home state.


Celebrate School Lunch Hero Day May 6
May 6 is School Lunch Hero Day, a special day to celebrate the hard work and dedication of school nutrition professionals. The South Dakota Department of Education invites students, school staff, parents, and communities to thank their local school lunch and breakfast staff.


Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week and announcing Regional Teachers of the Year
May 2-6 is Teacher Appreciation Week. “We’ve recently had several schools and individual teachers recognized for their excellence in education. You make South Dakota proud, and not just for these accomplishments,” Governor Kristi Noem said. “We are proud because our teachers are giving their all to help the next generation reach higher and dream bigger.”


Latest State Historical Society Laura Ingalls Wilder book wins design award
The South Dakota State Historical Society’s third Pioneer Girl Project installment, “Pioneer Girl: The Revised Texts” written by Laura Ingalls Wilder and edited by Nancy Tystad Koupal, has been selected for the Association of University Presses Scholarly Typographic award.


DOE sets targets for State Performance Plan
The South Dakota Department of Education Special Education Programs (SEP) has set targets for all students with disabilities receiving special education services in a public school district.

New Social Studies Standards commission announced and first meeting set for May 4
Today, the South Dakota Department of Education (DOE) announced the formation of a new Social Studies Content Standards Commission and set the first meeting date for Wednesday, May 4. The commission will meet throughout the summer.


2022 Workforce Education Grant recipients announced
Nine South Dakota Workforce Education Grants, totaling $1,418,942 have been awarded to South Dakota public school districts.


Two State Historical Society supporters to receive Robinson Award
Two longtime South Dakota State Historical Society supporters will be announced as winners of the prestigious Robinson Memorial Award on Saturday during the society’s annual history conference.


Students to explore careers during South Dakota Week of Work April 11-15
The annual South Dakota Week of Work is scheduled for April 11-15. This exciting week will help middle and high school students explore career opportunities across the state.


April 7 History Talk features story of Spearfish man, Kenny Higashi, and Japanese Americans during World War II
The South Dakota State Historical Society is hosting author Lauren R. Harris at its April History Talk on Thursday, April 7, from 7-8 p.m. CDT (6-7 p.m. MDT).