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
Welcome to the 2021 School Year. Our staff is excited to have your child in their classrooms. Staff continue to collaborate with one another on best practices and essential material to inspire learners. Grade level teams develop course specific lessons and have opportunities to work in partnership with lower and higher level grades in order to ensure strong coverage and development of concepts and information. The Pierre School District’s K-12 education programs are designed to provide comprehensive and appropriate instruction to all students. Highly qualified staff instruct courses that meet State and District learning standards. Each year Pierre School District staff work together in reviewing and updating the selected curriculum from our curriculum adoption cycle. Our most recent adoption was the Science curriculum for Kindergarten through grade 12, purchased May of 2021. 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. 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 include: occupational therapy, psychological services, speech pathology, physical therapy services, and autism spectrum assessment & diagnosis and support.
Our office is here to help support the teachers of the Pierre School District as well as parents and their children. 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.
Director of Education