Attention 5th and 6th grade girl parents!! If your daughter would like to play basketball, click here for information: https://5il.co/oovu
Snowball Information!!! Friday, February 12, 2021 8:00pm – 11:00pm Holiday Inn Express in Deadwood $5 Per Student RSVP with the Name(s) attending, no later than February 5th, to 605.580.0806 This event is being hosted by the Class of 2021 Parent Committee and is not a Lead-Deadwood school event. Social Distancing, enhanced hygiene practices and health screening will be in place and encouraged. If you or someone in your household are feeling sick, please DO NOT ATTEND.
Reminder - you have until January 7th to complete the following form and return it to the school for the Delta Dental bus. https://5il.co/o3gw
LDSD Parent/Guardian: Tomorrow every family in the LDSD will receive a paper certificate for your choice (based on availability) of one turkey or ham from Lynn’s in Lead. The certificate will be given to students at school on December 17th. If you have more than one child in the District the certificate will be given to the youngest sibling. If your child(ren) are currently Remote Learning, you will need to arrange pickup of the certificate at the youngest child’s school office on December 17th or 18th. The certificate will be valid Dec. 18 – 30, 2020 only. Please visit Lynn’s Customer Service or see a Lynn’s employee to redeem your certificate. Santa has been watching and wanted to say thank you for all your hard work this year! Merry Christmas! Santa Claus
If you have watched the documentary Angst, please complete the following survey. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=U9RY82ZZnUWFokyYFWxUZWXO2USrl75BgmQRv1DyO7dUOVYySjNZUFFSVU9XRkpVUU1UNFc5Mk9JTS4u
Angst Documentary I hope you have an opportunity in the next few days to watch this documentary. It is very informative and has received positive reviews from staff and students who viewed it on Thursday. Below is the link to access the Angst online program. https://distlab.indieflix.com/ocs/Angst/Lead-Deadwood/watch.html The login to access the link is: Login: email@example.com Password: lead-deadwood The link is good until 11/16 at 11:59pm. Subtitles are included and can be turned on/off on the video player progress bar where it says "CC." For anyone who would like additional information on counseling services, you can contact Michelle Soberalski (panel member from BMS) using the following contact information. Michelle Soberalski, B.S. Program Director of Systems of Care Family Support Facilitator/Case Manager Behavior Management Systems Northern Hills 623 Dahl Rd Spearfish, SD 57783 Direct Cell: 605-391-1966 BMS NH Office: 605-642-7777
One-Act Auditions: Auditions for our upcoming One-Act Production of "All Rights Reserved" will be this Wednesday, December 9, after school in the LDHS Auditorium. *No experience or preparation required! Reading materials will be provided at the audition. Let's send LDHS Theater back to State for the 2nd year in a row! Email any questions to Eli.Corbett@k12.sd.us
December 10, 2020: School, Parent and Community Assembly: “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety”. On December 10th, the Lead-Deadwood School District will hold a special screening of the documentary via Zoom in order to open a dialogue between local families, community leaders and experts. The event will feature a viewing of the 56-minute film, followed by an informative panel discussion, led by Amanda Bender, NCC., Elizabeth McPherson, NCSP and Michelle Soberalski, B.S. Participants in the live webinar on 12/10/2020 should register at the following link: : https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_b91-AMhMQZOJ_JPBKcRtOA If this date and time is not convenient for parents, a recorded version will be sent out on 12-11 and will be available for 48 hours. Here is the link: www.angstmovie.com We will start the documentary at approximately 8:40 am on 12/10/2020. The documentary and following panel discussion should last approximately an hour and a half.
To help students navigate the wide variety of resources available to them, the South Dakota Statewide Family Engagement Center has created The Ultimate College and Career Resource Guide (https://sdsfec.org/college-career-guide/). This is a free online “one-stop-shop” resource guide for students, families, schools, and communities. From exploring careers to looking at colleges to figuring out how to pay for college, this guide is intended to help students and their families plan for the future. We encourage you to check out this useful resource as you plan for the future. You are also encouraged to visit with Mrs. Britzman, high school counselor, for additional information and resources.
Elementary Christmas Concert information located here: https://www.lead-deadwood.k12.sd.us/article/351046?org=lead-deadwood-school-district
Dear parents and guardians, On Monday, November 16th the Lead-Deadwood MS & HS will be conducting choir concerts. 6:00 – MS Choir Concert in Gym 1 7:00 – HS Choir Concert in Gym 1 The following guidelines will be in place: • Participants will be arranged in the east side bleachers, properly social distanced. • Spectators will be arranged in the west side bleachers, properly social distanced. • All student participants must wear masks. • All spectators are strongly encouraged to wear masks. • Only family members of participants are allowed. Families need to sit together. There must be six feet between families. • When the MS Choir is done, all students and parents must exit the rear gym doors. There will be a short cleaning/sanitizing period between performances. All families that have students in both MS and HS Choir will then return through front Gym 1 doors.
Dear Parents/Guardians, Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Nov. 5th from 1:00pm -7:00pm. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the schools will be moving all conferences to a virtual or phone conference setting. To schedule a virtual or phone conference, parents should contact the individual teachers to set up a time slot. Face to face conferences will only be allowed at the discretion of the building administrator for extreme circumstances only. Masks will be required for any face to face conferences. If you have any questions, please contact your building. HS: 717-3890, MS: 717-3898, ES: 717-3884.
On Wednesday, November 11th, @ 8:30am, all seniors will be taking the National Career Readiness Certificate Exam (NCRC). The exam will take approximately 2 ½ hours to complete. All seniors are required to take this exam. This is a proctored exam which requires a face to face setting. This does include remote learners, unless exempted by the principal. *Students will report to the high school resource room on Wednesday, Nov. 11th, @ 8:30am. *Students that do not attend will be considered truant.
K12Connect Program announced by Gov. Noem. Read more here: https://www.lead-deadwood.k12.sd.us/news?org=lead-deadwood-school-district
Dear Parents/Guardians, Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Nov. 5th from 1:00pm -7:00pm. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the high school will be moving all conferences to a virtual or phone conference setting. To schedule a virtual or phone conference, parents should contact the individual teachers to set up a time slot. Face to face conferences will only be allowed at the discretion of the building administrator for extreme circumstances only. Masks will be required for any face to face conferences. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Jacobs @ 717-3899
There has been an update to the Food Service Program. View details here: https://www.lead-deadwood.k12.sd.us/article/329994?org=lead-deadwood-school-district
Lead-Deadwood School District parent/guardians may now make bus reservations for October 13th thru November 13th. If you have a student that needs to ride a bus and you have not yet signed up, please do so as soon as possible even if you child is currently riding the bus. If you need to ride the bus, you must reserve a spot on the bus every three weeks, you must wear a mask/face covering, and there will be assigned seating. There is a possibility that routes may be cancelled or if they all run, some students will not be able to ride. If you need your children to ride the bus, please call your building office to let us know which students will be on which routes.
Free student flu shots will be available again this fall, on a first come first serve basis. Consent forms must be signed and returned to the offices no later than Tuesday, October 20. These forms are available in each school office or online at http://www.lead-deadwood.k12.sd.us/o/lead-deadwood-school-district/browse/26163 The Vaccine Information Statement can also be viewed or printed from this site. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/flu.pdf Vaccine will be given to: Elementary on Friday, Oct. 23 Middle School Tuesday, October 27, 2-3:30 High School Thursday, Oct. 29, 2-3:30 pm
Follow the link below for some important news about the LDSD Lunch Program: https://www.lead-deadwood.k12.sd.us/article/314639?org=lead-deadwood-school-district
Lead-Deadwood School District parent/guardians may now make bus reservations for September 21st thru October 9th. If you have a student that needs to ride a bus and you have not yet signed up, please do so as soon as possible even if you child is currently riding the bus. If you need to ride the bus, you must reserve a spot on the bus every three weeks, you must wear a mask/face covering, and there will be assigned seating. There is a possibility that routes may be cancelled or if they all run, some students will not be able to ride. If you need your children to ride the bus, please call your building office to let us know which students will be on which routes. (ELEM 717-3884; MS 717-3898; HS 717-3899).
Download Yearbook Snap from Walsworth on Google Play or the App Store and share your photos with the Publications and Yearbook teams. Use code: “Pub14-15” to start uploading photos you take this year. Learn more here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/alcini2ondcndqk/Yearbook%20Snap%20from%20Walsworth%20Yearbooks.mp4?dl=0
Hello, Here are some helpful "How-to" documents for students and parents. The first two highlight Microsoft 365 and Teams. The others are miscellaneous tips on different programs. More documents will be added as they are requested/created. https://tinyurl.com/y35psqru Thank you
In the interest of keeping our students and staff healthy, your help in reviewing this short check-list with your student/s each morning before school would be appreciated. If your student is not feeling well, please keep them home. Thank you for your help, stay well! https://5il.co/k7hz
The Lead Deadwood School Board has confirmed that the opening day of school will be on Wednesday, September 2 as originally planned. If you have a student that needs to ride a bus and you have not yet signed up, please do so as soon as possible. If you need to ride the bus, you must reserve a spot on the bus, you must wear a mask/face covering, and there will be assigned seating. There is a possibility that routes may be cancelled or if they all run, some students will not be able to ride. If you need your children to ride the bus, please call your building office/building principal to let us know which students will be on which routes. ELEM (717-3884; MS 717-3898; HS 717-3899).
You may purchase activity tickets before the start of the school year. • Adults $30 • Students $20 You can purchase them in the counselor office or in the main office. Call 717-3899 if you have questions. Thank you.
At its August 18th board meeting, the Lead Deadwood School Board approved attendance rules for high school football, volleyball, and dance contests this fall. The District will use a pass list system to limit the number of people in attendance. Each rostered member for each team (player, coach, manager, cheer members, etc.) for football, dance, and volleyball will be allowed to list four names for admission to the contest. High School students and pre K-12 staff members from both competing schools will be allowed to attend without being on the pass list, as long as they have, a valid/current school issued ID or are identified by a school official. Elementary and Middle School students must be on the pass list to attend. There will be no pass list for Golf and Cross Country, nor for Middle School contests. Other essential game personnel (officials, event workers, administration, and media) will be allowed to enter the game. The list will be generated by both schools and given to the host school AD 24 hours before the event is to take place. While Black Hills area schools may have similar protocols, they will likely be slightly different based on local decisions. Please call Dan Leikvold at 717-3890 if you have questions. Thank you.
Back to School Information located here: https://www.lead-deadwood.k12.sd.us/article/289356?org=lead-deadwood-school-district
Middle school volleyball practice had changed its start date. Practice will begin on the first day of school, Wednesday, Sept 2nd from 3:30 - 5 p.m.
Lead Deadwood Fall Sports Meetings/ August 3, 2020 5:30 pm Due to the need to social distance, we will forgo the large group meeting in the cafeteria and go straight to sport specific meetings. HS Football: Gym 1, HS VB: Gym 2, Cheer and Dance: Gym 3, Golf: HS Resource room 3rd floor, Cross Country: HS Library 3rd floor, MS Football: HS Auditorium, MS VB: HS Cafeteria
Community meetings to be held in the HS Auditorium. More details here: https://www.lead-deadwood.k12.sd.us/o/lead-deadwood-school-district/page/important-covid-19-school-information
View the latest information regarding the District Restart School Plan here: https://www.lead-deadwood.k12.sd.us/o/lead-deadwood-school-district/page/important-covid-19-school-information
Free Sports Physicals at all Monument Health and Urgent Care locations! Please click the link for more information: https://www.lead-deadwood.k12.sd.us/article/262143?org=lead-deadwood-school-district
Free Sports Physicals! Please click the link for more information: https://www.lead-deadwood.k12.sd.us/article/262143?org=lead-deadwood-school-district
Hello, After surveying members of the class of 2020 and their families regarding interest in holding and attending an additional graduation ceremony, it has been decided not to proceed with an additional graduation ceremony for the LDHS Class of 2020. Thank you.
Parents, please take a moment to fill out this survey and let us know about your Remote Learning experience. https://ties.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2fUjQGFwAaevxjv Thank you
The LDSD Grab-n-Go Meal Program will continue over the summer! Check out the details here: https://www.lead-deadwood.k12.sd.us/article/253247?org=lead-deadwood-school-district
Class Day and Graduation will air on the LD YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Oa6PoBB4IAQjzeo7BjO3w The virtual Class Day ceremony will be aired on the district YouTube channel on May 15 at 2:00. The virtual Graduation ceremony will be aired at 12:00 on May 17.
Please make sure to view the school checkout procedures on the school website here: https://www.lead-deadwood.k12.sd.us/o/lead-deadwood-school-district/page/important-covid-19-school-information
Please order your 2020 copy of the LDHS yearbook “The Goldenlode” by following this link https://wpcgo.yearbookforever.com/MR6me
Attention area parents and students; Since we are unable to do a classroom setting for the area residents please follow the instructions/link below to get HuntSAFE certified. This HuntSAFE course is for South Dakota residents only. https://gfp.sd.gov/hunter-education/
Great News: Starting tomorrow, the Lead-Deadwood School District will be serving Grab and Go Lunches for ALL children ages 0-18. You may pick up the lunches from 10:00am-11:00am at the High School Cafeteria. Please share this news with neighbors and friends!
Just a reminder, Lead-Deadwood Schools is serving Grab and Go lunches Monday - Friday between 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. outside the High School Cafeteria doors. We will also be serving lunches on Good Friday and Easter Monday. (Friday, April 10th and Monday, April 13th) Thank you
You may view the official list of cancelled or postponed activities on the COVID-19 Information page on our website or click here: https://www.lead-deadwood.k12.sd.us/o/lead-deadwood-school-district/page/important-covid-19-school-information
L-D School District will be providing Grab and Go Lunches for the week of March 30th - April 3rd. If your student(s) will be picking up a lunch, please complete this survey before March 26th so we can prepare enough meals for everyone. Thank you! https://tinyurl.com/rgggq9g
The LD School District will follow the latest recommendation of Governor Noem to keep all schools closed until May 1. All activities are either cancelled or postponed until further notice. We will be letting you all know what is cancelled and what is postponed. Thank you.
The Lead-Deadwood Elementary School is distributing learning packets today, March 20. Packets are available for pick up in the elementary school lunchroom at the following times: PreK 8:00-9:00 K 9:00-10:00 1 10:00-11:00 2 11:00-12:00 3 12:00-1:00 4 1:00-2:00 5 2:00-3:00 We ask that only 1 person per household attends to pick up items, so that we do not create a larger gathering. Please enter and exit the elementary building through the Kindergarten doors.
If you will be picking up Grab and Go Lunches next week and have not completed the survey, please complete it before Friday at 8am. This will help ensure we have enough meals prepared for everyone. Thank you. https://tinyurl.com/rgggq9g
The Salvation Army of Spearfish and Deadwood Elks Lodge #508 will have 150 boxes of non-perishable food items for pick up on Saturday March 21 starting at 9:30am at the VFW in Deadwood. First come first serve for those in need. Thank you.
All enrolled students in the L-D School District will be given a free breakfast and lunch beginning 3-23-20. Meals will be distributed at the HS outside the cafeteria door from 10am-11am. To help us estimate how many meals, please complete this survey. https://tinyurl.com/rgggq9g
Today, Governor Kristi Noem extended the closure of schools in South Dakota one week. At this time, school is set to resume on March 30. You will find more information on the Lead-Deadwood closure here: https://5il.co/dvcw
The Lead-Deadwood Elementary School Kindergarten screening schedule for March 20th is postponed until further notice.
All school activities, as well as practices are canceled for the week of March 16-20 as well.
This is Lead-Deadwood Elementary School Principal Tim Kosters. The Lead-Deadwood Schools will be following Governor Kristin Noem's recommendation to close schools for the week of March 16-20. This step is being taken in order to stay ahead of the spread of the coronavirus. The governor recommends that schools use this time to do deep cleaning of our facilities. More information to come soon. Thank you,
With the recent news that COVID-19 has been positively identified in South Dakota, the LD Schools wish to share some information regarding pandemic planning, guidance for possible responses to COVID-19, and thoughts about when folks should not come to school. These documents are posted on the Lead Deadwood School District website on the Documents Page in the Health Related Concerns folder and under the Our District tab as COVID-19 documents. http://www.lead-deadwood.k12.sd.us/o/lead-deadwood-school-district/browse/109993
There will be a two hour late start in the Lead Deadwood School District on Wednesday, February 26th due to the snow.
There will be no school in Lead Deadwood on Tuesday, February 25th due to the snow.
Free At-Home Kindergarten Readiness Program! Give your child a fun start in reading, math or science! For more information, click the link: https://5il.co/cvvi
There will be a two hour late start on Friday, February 7th due to the snow.
There will be a two hour late start in the Lead Deadwood School District on Monday, February 3 due to the snow.
Congrats to the Digger Robotics team for placing 1st in the Vex Championships today in Gillette!
Do you need new Golddiggers or Bears gear for the 125th All Class Reunion? Place your order now with the LDHS Booster Club. Orders may be picked up during the 125th Reunion Registration on June 26, 2020. Click here for the order form: https://5il.co/c3hh
Delta Dental Bus will be at the LDSD Feb 3-7. If you are in need of dental care for your child age first tooth - 21, please print and fill out the form and return to the School Nurse, Laurie Rogers before Jan 10. If you have questions please call 717-3884. https://5il.co/bzjs
Tips for Students and Parents to help Stay Safe with New Technology https://sway.office.com/y6HoB7W3b8zEEYRA?ref=Link Click on the link to view a short presentation that includes tips on how to stay safe when setting up new technology and online accounts.
We want to hear from you! Please take the time to complete this quick survey on your phone, tablet or computer. http://sdsfec.org/familysurvey
Upcoming Dates: There is a 3 Hour Early out on November 7th for P/T Conferences. Elementary will be released at 12:10, MS/HS will be released at 12:30. Conferences are from 1pm-7pm. There is no school on November 8th for a Professional Development Day.
The Lead-Deadwood School District has partnered with the South Dakota Statewide Engagement Center and will be conducting Family Friendly Walk Throughs in each building. Please help us by filling out this quick survey on how inviting our schools are! https://bit.ly/32EUpEr
The Lead Deadwood School District will have a two hour late start on Monday, October 21, 2019.
No school on Thursday, October 10.
Middle School Football and Middle School Volleyball Practices have been cancelled for today, October 9th, 2019.
Digger Fans! Digger VB Gear is now online for purchase. Sales run from today until Thursday, September 12th. Thank you for your support! https://ldvolleyball.itemorder.com/
Vote for Lead-Deadwood's own Jordy Stulken for High School Athlete of the week!! https://www.bhpioneer.com/local_sports/vote-for-the-area-high-school-athlete-of-the-week/poll_6bd24976-c8da-11e9-8e37-cb9bd8434a6f.html
MS football will begin on August 28. Meet at 3:30 in the high school cafeteria. MS volleyball will begin on August 28. Meet at 3:45 in Gym 2. Both programs are for grades 7 and 8.
Students 9-12: Why wait in line the first day of school? Pick up your laptop between 8-3pm from Aug 26th-30th in the Tech Office. Bring your signed paperwork!
LDSD is conducting free developmental screening for children between ages birth – five, at the LD Elementary School, Sept 3rd from 8:30 a.m.– 2:00 p.m. After Aug 19th, call the school to make an appointment for your child, 717-3884.
JStulken is the Black Hills Conference Champion with a Long Jump of 20' 9.75" for the #DiggerTrackandField team! Check out @DiggerTrack results & stats at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1R7LOsSJ252dV77yNo6MHVASIY-5xi_N3htevSBYZahw/edit?usp=drivesdk
Way to go TBrady! The Senior #DiggerTrackandField runner qualifies for state in the 800m with a 2:01.97 at the Black Hills Conference Meet!
Congrats to SJones (#DiggerTrackandField's resident 7th Grader) for breaking the 3200m school record AND qualifying for state with an 11:53.40!
The blustery, cool conditions proved no match for KDillman as he punched his ticket to state with an 11'3" pole vault today! #DiggerTrackandField
The Delta Dental bus will be coming to our district May 6-11. Any child in our district, first tooth to age 21 is eligible. There is no cost to the child or family. No insurance is necessary. A full range of dental services are offered, including exams, cleanings, preventative treatments and fillings. Please contact school nurse, Laurie Rogers as soon as possible for more information. 717-3884 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Another #DiggerTrackandField athlete qualified for state in the Queen City Classic: TBrady in the 400m!
Purchase your 2019 Yearbook NOW!! https://yearbookforever.com/schools/leaddeadwood_high_school_buy_yearbook_12170/58Gwj1HxY7fOC45u0rnCTi4Q Don't Miss Out!
Early #DiggerTrackandField season state qualifiers: JStulken in 100m & LJ and NJanssen in LJ. Congrats! Be sure to follow @DiggerTrack on Twitter for updates!
The Lead Deadwood Schools will have a two hour late start on Monday, March 4th due to the cold weather. Thank you..
Girls Softball Registration Open NOW! Due by March 15th. Ages 5-16. Click here to get a registration form: https://5il.co/6lds
Key Club District Convention (DCON) in Minnesota - registration due soon! See Ms. Schamber for more details!
Digger fans mark February 22nd and 23rd on your calendar! The State Wrestling Tournament is in Rapid City. There will be Diggers representing our school! Quarterfinals are Friday night, semifinals Saturday morning, and finals and awards Saturday afternoon! Support our wrestlers!
Want to help for Post Prom? There are many ways you can help! Click Here: https://www.ldhspostprom.com/
Carson Pinske and Robbie Lester led the wrestling team to a third place finish over the weekend. Carson was voted by the coaches as the Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament. Robbie earned the pin award!
The Lead-Deadwood District State Report Card is now available. You may access the Report Card at the following website and searching for the appropriate school: https://sdschools.sd.gov/#!/home
LDHSWR! Congrats to Lester and Pinske for winning the Custer Invitational last Friday! Fierbach, Brady, Renner, Rakow, and Lucero placed as well. Fri/Sat. is the prestigious Rapid City Invite. 4 states and 39 schools will compete in this tournament! Follow us on twitter!
How do you like our new website?! Take this survey to give us helpful feedback. We look forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas! Click Here: https://tinyurl.com/ybema3gf
The high school wrestling team competes three days this week! Tuesday the team starts the season at Harding County. Friday and Saturday the squad will battle at the Custer Invitational! Follow our results on trackwrestling.com and our twitter page!
The SD Lions Kidsight program will be in the Lead-Deadwood Elementary School tomorrow, November 15th providing routine eye screenings for the first, third and fifth grade students. You will be contacted about the screening if any follow up care is needed.
Food Drive at the middle school begins Nov 12th! The homeroom donating the most food by Dec 12th wins a Pizza Party!
Congratulations to Trinity Brady, Pratt Williams, Sara Jones and Clarissa Heisinger on qualifying for State XC!
The South Dakota School for the Deaf will be in the Lead-Deadwood Elementary School providing routine hearing screenings for all 1st, 3rd and 5th grade students on Wednesday, October 10th. Results from this hearing screening will be sent home with each student.
Congratulations to Maxx Percy, Wyatt VandeVelde and Chayton Bower on qualifying for state golf!
Great job by the Golddigger football team in defeating Red Cloud 19-16!
Parents & Students: There is a new URL to access Infinite Campus. This includes saved bookmarks, links from websites, and any other processes used to access IC. The new URL for the Lead-Deadwood School District is: https://sis3.ddncampus.net/campus/lead_deadwood.jsp
The 2018 Yearbooks (the Goldenlode) are ready to be picked up in the high school office. There are still books available for purchase so if you didn't pre-order a book you can purchase one from Mrs. Lori Aberle in the high school office. Hope you enjoy the books, The 2018 Publications Staff and Ms. Loeffen.