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Registration and Open House Information:
Monday, August 15, 2016
Registration for new students will begin on Monday, August 15, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Whitewood Elementary School,603 Garfield Street, Whitewood.
Students who were enrolled at Whitewood Elementary last year or kindergarten students who registered last spring do not have to re-enroll.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
An open house for all students and parents will be at 1-2:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 25,2016. Food service personnel will be present at the open house to sell meal tickets.
School Hours: Please do NOT drop off students before 7:30 a.m.; no supervision is available prior to that time.
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Bus services for Meade School District are contracted with:
Harlow's, 2237 W. Sherman Street, Sturgis SD 57785
We have a variety of student activities that are offered for the students with the help of teachers and parent volunteers (Volunteer Form). If you are interested in helping or have any questions regarding these programs, please call at 605-269-2264.
The Whitewood Elementary Student Council is a group composed of students from the fourth, fifth and sixth grades. These students represent the Whitewood Elementary student body by representing their classmates by being good leaders, making decisions, and helping the community through donations from money raising efforts. Whitewood Elementary Student Council stresses the importance of maintaining strong character traits.
Please visit the Destination Imagination website for more information http://www.idodi.org
The Junior Scooper Program is coordinated by the Sturgis Area Community Center. Elementary students who wish to participate in the activities of soccer, football, basketball, softball/baseball need to contact the Sturgis Area Community Center at (605)347-6513.
On mornings when school is cancelled, every attempt will be made to notify the following radio and television stations by 6-6:30 a.m.:
KBHB, KOTA, KAT, FOX, KIMM, KKMK, KKLS, KRCS, KSQY, KIQK, KTOQ, KDDX, KZZI, KDSJ, and television stations KOTA, KEVN, KNBN and KELO.
As an overlay to the announcements as listed above, parents will be notified by telephone via SchoolMessenger. In addition, both the district website and Facebook will run the announcement.
The elementary schools in Meade School District have transitioned from a targeted-assist Title I program to a school-wde Title I program.
We have GREAT things happening in our local P.T.O.
Our organization is a combined effort between parents and teachers to enhance the education of the students at the Whitewood Elementary School.
We held coordinated fund-raisers to help purchase the school's playground equipment in 1995. Parents and teachers volunteered their weekends to put the equipment in place. The P.T.O. again joined together and raised money to provide a new piece of playground equipment in 2006 and again in 2012.
The Fall Festival and Back-to-School Picnic are some of the fun activities we coordinate for the children. We also organize an annual community Easter Egg hunt. Some events benefit the local Lord's Kitchen Food Pantry or for special charity events occurring in the community.
Every year the P.T.O. donates funds for the school to participate in an end-of-the-year field trip for the students and teachers.
Your involvement in the local P.T.O. helps to build a rapport between the school and parents. Your input is greatly needed and appreciated! The meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month in the School Library/Media Room at 4:30 p.m. Babysitting is offered for no charge.
What do I know about my child's teacher? The federal education law put in place by President Bush, entitled "No Child Left Behind," requires all parents with students in a Title I school be notified and given the opportunity to request information about the professional qualifications of classroom teachers instructing their child(ren).
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