Career Camps Website Launched

Posted April 8, 2014 at 8:28 am

PIERRE, S.D. – A state career camps website was launched to inform students of camp opportunities around the state.

“In South Dakota, we have a demand for workers in areas like engineering, information technology, health care and manufacturing,” said Gov. Daugaard. “It is important for students to have the chance to learn about the skills that are in demand before they make decisions about college and careers. By establishing this new website, we hope to spread the word about the opportunities out there.”

Put on by universities and technical institutes with help from the private sector, camps are geared toward middle school and high school students. The camps are typically daylong events where students learn about specific careers by hearing from professionals and participating in hands-on activities.

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    School Board Preliminary Agenda

    Unfinished Business:

    Andes Central vs. Arens Engineering

    Academic Awards

    Retiree Insurance Policy EIA

    New Business:

    Audit Results

    Adoption of K-5 and 6-12 English Language Arts Series

    Impact Aid 8002 Application

    Room Rates for FCCLA Conference

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    Area Schools Attend Make it Happen Conference Held at Wagner School

    Juniors and seniors were given a rare and valuable opportunity to experience pieces of their potential future last Tuesday, March 25.

    Wagner Community School hosted the “Make it Happen” conference for juniors and seniors from Wagner, Ethan, Lake Andes, South Central, Marty, Santee, Platte, Bon Homme, Armour, Avon, Parkston and Dakota Christian. In total, 398 students attended.

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    Andes Central Students Win at South Central SD Science and Engineering Fair

    The South Central South Dakota and Engineering Fair was held at Dakota Wesleyan University on March 25. Of the 180 projects at the fair, eleven projects were from Andes Central. Winners included DiMera Dvorak earning a Life and Behavioral Science Certificate of Merit for her project “Elementary Education” and Dennisha Johanneson earning a Life and Behavioral Science Certificate of Merit for her project “Emergency Medicine.” Earning a Group Senior Project Division Certificate of Merit were Erica Kitchenmaster and Mikayla Petsche for

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    Modern Woodmen Match Funds for Donation to Dakota Senior Meals

    Modern Woodmen Cap #18045 provided $2,500 in matching funds to the Lake Andes Dakota Senior meals program. These funds matched the funds raised at the Dakota Senior Meals annual Soup and Sandwich dinner and raffle held March 7th at the Lake Andes Community Center.

    Pictured are Barb Smith, Modern Woodmen Activities Coordinator and Michael Miller, DSM Site Manager.

    Juniors And Seniors Get The Chance To Make It Count

    You might be a parent of a junior or senior in high school that is concerned about what the future holds for your child. You may be concerned about your child’s readiness to step out and compete in the world or you may be concerned about the kinds of choices they will make in the areas of education, career or personal areas of their life. If this sounds like concerns you have, then understand that you are not alone. Many students

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    Kirwan Opens New Landscaping Business

    When asked what sets him apart as a landscaper, Colby Kirwan replied, “attention to detail and the quality of my work.” After recently launching Kirwan Design and Landscaping, LLC, Kirwan is ready to bring advanced landscaping techniques and quality, affordable materials to his customers.

    Kirwan got the inspiration to open his own business from his father, who owned a farm/ranch and hunting business. His dad encouraged him

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    Encourage High School Grads to Stay

    Encourage High School Grads to Stay

    …would you?

    Spotlight rural opportunity. …would you?

    This month, several rural, small business owners will do just that.

    400 students. 20 school-district invites. One event.

    Since 2011, a spring-event helps high school juniors and seniors prepare for higher education. The

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    United Blood Services Urges Donors to Check Their Eligibility for Donating

    Did you know that only five percent of the population donates blood to meet 100 percent of patient blood needs? Misconceptions are a big reason why more people don't donate blood but new donors are always in high demand.

    "It's surprising to hear the reasons why many people think they can't donate, and most often it's due to outdated or misunderstood information," said Donor Recruitment Representative Annalea Chytka. "We encourage anyone who thinks they can't donate blood to give us a call and find out more. With

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    Easter Cantata Performances Scheduled

    This year is Bon Homme Community’s 75th consecutive Easter Cantata. The cantata was first organized in 1939 under the direction of Harlan Moen who was the principal at Avon School. The cantata now has singers from the outlying communities in South Dakota and Nebraska and has become a highlight of the Easter season for those who attend as well as those who have the honor of participating in it.

    Please join us this year in celebrating God’s faithfulness to this

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    Andes Central Students Honored

    Posted March 25, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Pictured from left, Aaron Swanson and Joe Evans selected to SCC 1st Team All-Conference. Courtesy Photo

    Hopkins Brings Home The Medal

    Posted March 4, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Leo Hopkins wrestled in the 120 pound weight group at the State Wrestling Championships. Hopkins did a great job on the mats and brought home the 3rd place medal. More photos and coach's report next week. Congratulations Leo!

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    Blackbeard the Pirate Presented at AC School

    Posted March 25, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Blackbeard the Pirate was presented March 15th under the direction of Missoula Children's Theatre in Lake Andes.Throughout its 40 year existence, the Missoula Children's Theatre International Tour has fostered developmental life skills in more than a million kids. Just

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