Sanborn central’s gym floor has been completely refinished and upgraded with the addition of the Blackhawk logo in the center.

During this past summer, officials at Sanborn Central addressed a need in the gym by refinishing and upgrading the look of the gym floor.  With wood floors, there is on average a 10-12 year life span in which they need to be stripped, re-sanded and finally repainted. The floor in Forestburg had just completed its 15th season.  It became apparent throughout the volleyball and basketball seasons that the floor needed to be addressed. The Sanborn Central Board of Education made the decision in the early part of 2018 to move forward with the project and scheduled it to be done in the summer of 2019. Work began on the floor at the end of May and was completed mid-June.

The end product is one that, along with other recent upgrades like the air conditioning and new bleachers in the gym, helps represent the Blackhawks Spirit and makes us all at Sanborn Central extremely proud and eager for the public to see.

Funds were provided by the Board of Education and the Sanborn Central Booster Club, who made the addition of the logo in the middle of the floor possible.  

Thursday, Sept. 12, the Blackhawks volleyball team will take the court for the first time this season in Forestburg.  This is a great opportunity to come out and support the volleyball team and get a firsthand look at the newly finished floor. We hope to see you there.

PICTURED ARE the Woonsocket School Board members, left to right: Todd Olinger, Jason White, Neal Hiemstra and Jodi Doering. Not pictured: Lisa Snedeker.

Members of the Woonsocket School Board used the 2018-19 school year to broaden their knowledge of school board work and in doing so earned statewide recognition for their dedication to their craft.

The Woonsocket School Board earned a Bronze Level award for their participation in the Associated School Boards of South Dakota’s board recognition program: ALL, which stands for Act, Learn, Lead and honors the work of school boards who strived to enhance their knowledge base of board work.

By participating in ASBSD activities, training opportunities and demonstrating leadership at the local, state and national level, school boards accumulated points throughout the previous school year. To earn the Bronze Level award, the Woonsocket School Board accumulated 250 or more ALL points.

“Woonsocket School Board members confirmed their commitment to their students, staff and community by striving to enhance their knowledge of school board work,” ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany said. “We’re happy to recognize the board for their efforts.”

The Woonsocket School Board will receive their ALL plaque this fall.

In the third year of the program, more than one-third of the total number of public school boards in South Dakota earned an ALL award.

“There’s a clear dedication amongst these school leaders to enhance public education both locally and statewide,” Pogany said.

SCW FFA hosts Family Kick-Off Grill Out

By Miss Jessica Ronning,  FFA Advisor

On Saturday, Sept. 7, the Sanborn Central/Woonsocket FFA Chapter had their very first SCW FFA Family Kick-Off Grill Out, and they hope to make it an annual event. Originally, the event was going to be at the Woonsocket softball fields, but due to the weather, they moved the event inside to the Sanborn Central Gym. The grill out was created as a fun way to kick-off the school year for FFA members and their families. At this event, Miss Ronning and the chapter officers told members and their parents of the events that they have planned for the year, answered any questions and got to know the new members and parents. Along with the meeting, they grilled hamburgers, and the members brought desserts and salads. They finished the evening with some fun, competitive dodgeball and corn hole games.

…Check out photos of the event in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!