Teachers from both Sanborn Central and Woonsocket attended an outstanding four day literacy institute with renowned speaker Jill Eggleton. The four-day institute was held July 11-14 on the campus of the University of Sioux Falls. Jennifer Larson (first grade) and Jenna Miller (third grade) of Sanborn Central and Kylie Pauly (Kindergarten), Sarah Jensen (first grade), and Kacee Kopfmann (second grade) of Woonsocket all attended.

During the institute, Jill Eggleton, author, teacher, and international literacy consultant from New Zealand, shared her passion and knowledge for literacy. The teachers participated in interactive sessions about oral language, reading, writing, and more. Throughout the session, Eggleton reminded teachers to focus on what really matters: focusing on students regardless of their background and utilizing engaging resources.

…See pictures in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.

BAILEY FESITNER is seen here with a representative from the International Dairy Food Association. Feistner represented South Dakota for Fuel Up to Play 60 last week in Washington D.C.

This past year, Bailey Feistner has served as the South Dakota State Ambassador for the Fuel Up to Play 60 program. Throughout the year, she has had the opportunity to promote the program during various workshops and events within South Dakota. Her goal has been to encourage other schools to be in the program and to share a student perspective of the program.

This past week, Feistner had the opportunity to present about her personal experiences with the program to the International Dairy Food Association and the MilkPEP in Washington, D.C.

The Fuel Up to Play 60 program, sponsored by the National Dairy Council and the NFL, is the largest in-school health and wellness program. The goal is to encourage youth to lead healthier lives through proper nutrition and physical activity. Armando Rodriguez is the student advisor of the program at the Woonsocket School. Bailey is the daughter of Brian and Jennifer Feistner.

Students at Sanborn Central have been successful in their pursuit of obtaining scholarships to technical schools through the generous scholarship fund established by T. Denny Sanford.  This year, two Sanborn Central graduates received full-ride scholarships from Mitchell Technical Institute in separate areas: Weston Baysinger, who will pursue a degree in welding, and Koby Larson, who will pursue a degree in telecommunications.  They will begin their degree programs this fall.

This opportunity has been made possible by T. Denny Sanford.   The Build Dakota Scholarship is a highly competitive full ride scholarship offered to the best and the brightest students attending a South Dakota technical institution entering high need workforce areas. The scholarship pays for not only tuition, but also fees, books, tools, laptops, and any other requirements for the program equaling a possibility of $24,000. 

…See a picture in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.