The Pierre School District School Board, administrative team, teachers, and all support staff would like to thank the parents and students for helping us make last year an extremely successful one, especially given the circumstances a worldwide pandemic created. We are very proud of the fact that we were able to provide an in-person educational experience last year and are amazed at how well our students achieved academically! I firmly believe that last year’s experience will make us an even stronger and more resilient school district. We will enter the 2021-22 school year motivated to make it the best school year of our lives and that will be accomplished when our staff, students, parents, and community maintain the mindset necessary to allow excellence to remain the expectation for all!
The Pierre School District remains committed to continuing its rich tradition of academic and extra-curricular successes! The Pierre School District staff is an extremely dedicated and enthusiastic group who are committed to providing the best possible education opportunities for our students. Our students take pride in their schools, as evidenced by their performance in the classroom, on the stage, and/or athletic arena! Although we continue to receive numerous accolades and awards for our many successes, I am convinced that the Board of Education, administrative staff, teachers, and support staff will not be satisfied with the status quo and will always strive to become even more effective and efficient.
The District is committed to our mission statement: “To Cooperatively Inspire All Students to Achieve Their Potential”. With support and encouragement from family, friends, and Pierre School staff members, every child in our district can excel to levels they never felt possible. Please help encourage our students to put forth the effort necessary to make this happen!
Although I believe we have an outstanding school district, our team is always looking for ways to improve. My door is always open and I welcome your input and suggestions.
I believe that good years, months, weeks, and days don’t just happen; each individual administrator, teacher, support staff, parent, and student must make them happen. That being said:
LET'S MAKE IT A GREAT YEAR!
Dr. Kelly Glodt
Superintendent of Schools
Note from the Director of Education
The Spring of 2020 brought challenges for both schools and families. Together, we worked remotely in an effort to provide students a meaningful experience. We truly missed seeing your child each day in the classrooms. The District thanks you as care takers for helping us carry out lessons. We know that being together is more desirable for many to learn, laugh, play, and build relationships. With this in mind, the Pierre School District’s K-12 education programs are designed to provide comprehensive and appropriate instruction to all students. The staff has been learning new skills on using effective remote learning platforms along with communication in different ways. A virtual/online learning option will be added to our offerings for the Fall of 2020. Highly qualified staff instruct courses that meet State and District learning standards. Each year District staff work together in reviewing and updating the selected curriculum. Our most recent adoption was the Math curriculum for Kindergarten through grade 12. The Pierre School Board has supported the purchase of robust curriculums for each course as well as made a large commitment to technology for staff and students. Grade level teams develop course specific lessons and have opportunities to collaborate with lower and higher level grades in order to ensure strong coverage and development of concepts and information. Comprehensive programs, well trained staff, and a wide variety of supporting resources and devices allows the students attending our schools access to meaningful experiences and to be well positioned for success upon graduating high school.
For those students in need of additional support, the Pierre School District provides special education and special education with related services to “children with disabilities” ages three through twenty-one. The state of South Dakota serves children birth through twenty-one if the child under three is in need of prolonged assistance. Support programs offered are: occupational therapy, psychological services, speech pathology, physical therapy services, and autism spectrum assessment & diagnosis.
Our office is here to help support the teachers of Pierre School District as well as parents and their child. Together as a school community we can provide positive, enriching experiences. Please stop by the Director of Education office, email or call if you have any questions.
Enjoy the school year.
Director of Education