Koch Elementary School will be holding another pick up day for student locker and desk contents, as well as additional learning materials. The pickup line will run from 7:30 am – 4:00 pm on Monday, April 6 in the back parking lot next to the Koch School gym. A staff member will greet you as you pull up and your child’s work and belongings will be brought out to you. Please hold on to your child's completed work until school resumes. Thank you.
Just a reminder the pickup lines for distance learning materials is open until 4:00 pm today.
Any student interested in 2020 Football cheer should email Mrs. Anderson at email@example.com to get information on tryouts. Please email her by Friday, March 2th.
Good Afternoon. Tomorrow is the day we roll out our distance education! It has been a lot of work the past few days to get this rolled out. A new item for tomorrow is that we have boxed up all lockers 6-12. Please stop tomorrow between 7:30 and 4:00 to pick up locker materials in the high school. Come to the front door and we will go get your box for you. Again, Koch Elementary student's packets can be picked up tomorrow from 7:30-4 as well. Information for your students can be found on the school website. Thank you.
Good afternoon. We have been given direction by the Governor that school will be closed until May 1st. The South Dakota High School Activities Association has suspended all practices and games through May 3rd as well. Here is our current plan: Distance education is set to start on Thursday of this week. Koch Elementary will have pick-up available on Thursday from 7:30-4:00 for instructional packets. Please check the Milbank School District website under the Koch Elementary tab for all learning plans. These will be updated in two week increments. We will plan another pick-up on April 6th for materials. Your child’s specific classroom teacher will be communicating via their preferred communication resource. Middle School Plans Students will be able to access their weekly learning plans by logging into their Google account and see the shared learning plans the teachers have created as well as link on our MS webpage. These plans will be updated regularly at least weekly with expectations, assignments, activities, and due dates. Those who indicated they need a device or a paper copy will be able to pick them up this Thursday at our set pick up times. High School Plans High school students will be receiving an email from their teachers. The students will find all their work on schoology and in some cases Google Docs. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your teacher. Seniors in need of credit recovery will be contacted. Midco is offering their Midco Internet Basics package to households with K-12 students who don't have internet access. Here a few details about this service: • Free internet through June 15, 2020 • Speeds up to 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload • Standard or wireless modem included Households can enroll by calling 1.833.338.4638 and reference special code: MIBEDU20 to receive this Education Assistance Credit. Meals will again be provided throughout this time of closure. We are working on boxing up locker contents at this time as well. We will put out information about how to pick-up these boxes. Students without internet or device access can pick up their contents with their packets on Thursday for the middle and high school.
Midco is offering their Midco Internet Basics package to households with K-12 students who don't have internet access. Households can enroll by calling 1.833.338.4638 and reference special code: MIBEDU20 to receive this Education Assistance Credit.
Our staff is working vigorously to begin a distance learning environment for our students. More information will be provided tomorrow. Thank you for responding to the phone calls placed today as an effort to gather information on how to best educate our students during this time of closure. We do not have any new information from Governor Noem at this time. This situation changes hourly, it seems. We will provide more information as it is made available. Another update will be made tomorrow evening on specific information for distance learning. Thank you!
Good Evening, this is superintendent Justin Downes of the Milbank School District. If you have not heard, Governor Noem announced yesterday that we will be suspending school again next week. I want to ensure you that the meal service will continue throughout the duration of the school closure. In addition to the sites in town and the mobile sites, the backpack program has dropped off their supplies at the high school. Our administrative team is working hard to develop a plan for a distance learning effort. We will be making phone calls on Monday to ask about things like internet service and devices available to the students. This will help guide our distance instruction in the case that the closures continue for great lengths of time. We will do our best to update as often as we get information from the Governor. This situation remains very fluid and can change by the hour. We hope that our students and families continue to take steps to protect themselves during this time. Thank you,
Good Afternoon, this is Superintendent Justin Downes of the Milbank School District. Starting tomorrow, the district will begin providing meals for our students. There will be sack lunches and breakfasts provided while we are shut down for the Coronavirus pandemic. We will be providing at the front door of the MS/HS and Koch Elementary between 11-1:00. Additionally, we will be traveling to Twin Brooks, Stockholm, LaBolt, and Revillo. We will be in a white suburban with maroon and gold paw prints on the side of it. We will be at Twin Brooks, at the post office from 10:45-11 am. Stockholm in front of Alice's Cafe from 11:15-11:30 am. LaBolt at the mini mall from 11:45 to noon and Revillo Community Center from 12:30-12:45. These lunches and breakfasts are available to all children ages 18 and under free of charge. This will occur daily, M-F while school is closed. At this time, we do not have further information about closing for additional lengths of time. We anticipate to hear from the Department of Education and Department of Health in the coming days. This information will be posted on the school website and face book pages. Thank you and do what you need to do to protect yourselves and your family.
Parent-Teacher Conferences will be made up next Wednesday, February 19. All scheduled times will be the same. If that time does not work, please contact the office or your child's teacher. Koch students will be dismissed at 1:15 and the MS/HS students will be dismissed at 1:30.
Parent-Teacher Conferences are rescheduled for Wednesday, February 19th. Students will be released at 1:30pm and conferences will be held from 2:30-6pm.
There will be no school or Parent-Teacher Conferences today, February 12th.
Position Open! Position: Middle School Gymnastics Coach Closes: February 21, 2020 Applications and inquiries should be directed to: https://milbank.tedk12.com/hire
School is 1 hour late due to icy road conditions.
The Milbank Special Olympics team is still looking for volunteers on Friday, May 1st for when they host the region track and field meet for Special Olympics. If you interested in volunteering please contact Abbey Trapp or Peggy Greiner in the central office.
Milbank School District 1 Hour Late 1/22/20
Tuesday 1-21-20 Bulldog Athletics Weather Update: 1. Middle School Wrestling will not be attending the Aberdeen Meet this afternoon. 2. Boys Basketball at Tiospa Zina has been postponed to Tuesday, Feb. 4th. C Game will start at 5 PM followed by JV and Varsity.
There are varying conditions across the district. Please travel safely this morning.
All Bulldog Athletic Activities cancelled for Friday and Saturday.
No School Friday 1/17/20
Milbank School District Kindergarten Screening and Registration - Friday, January 24, 2020 @ Koch Elementary School. Children will be registered according to the following schedule, by last name. If your scheduled time does not work, feel free to come at an alternate time. A-C=8-9 am D-G=9-10 am H-J=10-11 am K-M=11-12 pm N-R=12-1 pm S=1-2 pm T-Z=2-3 pm This screening is for any child that is five years old before September 1, 2020. They will participate in a kindergarten assessment, speech screening, and review immunizations. Please bring your child's certified birth certificate and immunizations. This screening will take 1 to 1.5 hours. If you have any questions, please contact: Mr. David Graf, Elementary Principal or Mrs. Keri Schliesman, Special Education Director @ 605-432-6615.
Today's Boys Basketball Classic game against Arlington in Brookings has been cancelled due to the weather. Make-up date is TBD.
Milbank School District is 2 Hours Late 12/9/19
Attention Bulldog Fans!! If you are wanting to get some new Bulldog Basketball gear or Bulldog Wrestling gear in time for the upcoming winter seasons look no further than Street Graphex! You can go to www.milbankbulldogs.com to place your orders! Thank you and GO BULLDOGS!
Here is another article on the dangers of vaping and juuling. https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2019/11/12/henry-ford-medical-team-touts-double-lung-transplant-vaping-patient/2572937001/
Koch School Parents - don't forget to continue collecting Box Tops! Our school earns $0.10 for every box top. Thank you for your support of Koch School!
Milbank School District Parents - there will be no school for students on Monday, November 4 as it is a teacher in-service day.
Koch School Parents - just a reminder of the 1:15 pm dismissal today. Also, conferences will be held as scheduled and the book fair will be open in the library. Finally, be sure to check out the lost and found while you are in the building.
Reminder! The Flu Clinic will be at the High School Lobby tomorrow from 2:30 to 6:00 pm.
Koch School Parents - just a reminder of the 1:15 pm dismissal today and Wednesday, conferences will be held as scheduled, and the book fair will be open in the library both nights. Also, be sure to check out the lost and found while you are in the building.
Attention! Our "Pay Now" button is now working on our Mobile App! To find the "Pay Now" button on the Mobile App, simply click the menu button and find it under "Dining". We also have the "Pay Now" button on the far bottom of our school website under "Lunch Payment".
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World Day of Bullying Prevention is on Monday, October 7th. The Milbank School District will join the nation in wearing blue in order to show our commitment to "stomp out" bullying. Students and staff will all be dressed in blue in recognition of this worldwide effort. #BlueUp
Attention Milbank Parents! Please check Mrs. Schlimme's page on the website for Flu Clinic information! Click the link here to go directly to her page! http://www.milbankschooldistrict.com/ms-hs-nurse
Here is an interesting article on vaping. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/disguised-vaping-devices-are-hoodwinking-parents-and-schools/ar-AAHrUSq
Lifetouch Retake Picture Day has been rescheduled from the date of September 27 to the new date of October 24, 2019. We are still waiting to receive the pictures from registration days on August 7 and 8.
Dr. Melanie Weiss and her husband Paul will be speaking about opioid addiction and recovery on Tuesday, September 10th at 7pm in the MHS theater. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend this powerful presentation.
3 Year Old Screening.....The Milbank School District will be holding a screening for children that were 3 years old by September 1, 2019, and living in the Milbank School District. This screening will occur at Koch School on Friday, October 4, 2019. The developmental screening will examine your child's skills in the areas of motor, speech, language, and general knowledge. The screening sessions will begin at 8:30 am and end at 2:00 pm. If you would like to have your 3 year old screened, please call Peggy at 432-5579 to make an appointment. (Sessions generally last less than a hour). Please contact Keri at 432-6615, if you have any questions.
South 9th Street will not be available to thru traffic beginning Wednesday, August 21st. This is the street in front of the new elementary school. Please use alternative routes to get to Milbank Middle School and Milbank High School. Thank you.
Just a reminder that we begin classes on Wednesday at 8:15am and will dismiss students at 2pm. We are looking forward to another school year!
Any incoming 6th grader, that is at least 11 years old, can come in and get their required TDap and Meningitis vaccinations, while they are at school registration on August 7 (8am-6pm) or August 8 (8am-1pm) in the nurse's office at the high school building. There are other recommended vaccines for this age, but they will only be offering the required ones. They will bill insurance or Medicaid-but will need a copy of their card that day, and if no insurance-they will be billed for the injections only. Children must be accompanied with their parent, to obtain their vaccinations.
Please help support our student activities through your participation in the Drive 4 Ur School program. Milbank Ford has been a huge supporter of our students over the years and will once again sponsor the program. Go to the following link to pre-register: www.d4ur.com/p49bw Thank you!!!!
The school year is approaching quickly. If your family is in need of assistance for back to school supplies, applications are available in the ICAP office at the court house. The deadline to apply is July 31st. If you have any questions, please contact Val in the ICAP office 432-6571.
Unofficial election results in Milbank School District school board election: Upton 253; Schwandt 200, and Stobl 121
Reminder to vote in the school board election Tuesday, June 4th. Polls will be open from 7 am - 7 pm in the High School Lobby for all precincts. All registered voters who reside in the Milbank School District are eligible to vote.
Come out and honor our High School Athletes tonight at the Athletic Social / Awards Night - tonight at 7 PM in the theater. Social starts at 6:45 in the HS Lobby. Thanks!
There will be no NWEA testing at the high school tomorrow, Monday May 13th due to the loss of internet. All students need to report at the normal time for regular classes.
Seniors A-G will attend CPR training at 8:15am on Monday May 13th. Seniors H-M will attend training on Tuesday May 14th at 8:15am. Seniors O-W will attend training May 15th at 8:15am. If they are not scheduled for CPR training and do not have any missing work, class time begins at 9:30am May 13-15.
MHS Juniors will have a 9:30am start time for classes on Monday May 13th and Tuesday May 14th. On Wednesday they will register for next school year at 8:15am.
On May 13-15, Freshman and Sophomores will be NWEA testing from 8:15am-9:30am.
Here's an interesting study regarding cell phones and student learning. It is one of many reasons the Milbank MS and HS policy asks that cell phones be left in lockers. https://www.edutopia.org/video/theres-cell-phone-your-students-head
Teachers live forever in the hearts, minds, and memories of students. Happy Teacher Appreciation Week. Thank you teachers!
There will be a meeting for all 8th graders and their parents regarding high school registration on Tuesday, May 7th at 6pm in the high school theater. We will discuss the registration process, academic requirements and the high school experience in general.
Due to the cold and rain being forecast for tomorrow, the Valley Queen Invitational Track Meet is being canceled. As a result, WE WILL HAVE A FULL DAY OF SCHOOL TOMORROW APRIL 30TH.
Matt Vee Family and Friends are back by popular demand. Saturday May 4th @ 7 pm and Sunday May 5th at 1 pm. They will be performing as Killer Vees a country western concert. Tickets are $30 and may be purchased at the Central Office or at First Bank & Trust.
Milbank Schools will dismiss at 12:30 pm (12:15 Elem) on Tuesday, April 30th to allow workers to assist with the Valley Queen Invitational Track Meet and to make room for parking for teams and fans.
Saturday, April 13 band contest will run on a 2 hour late schedule. Any questions please email any questions to Susan.Karels@k12.sd.us
The MHS Spring Play "Almost, Maine" scheduled for tonight has been postponed. It will now be held on Saturday and Tuesday at 7:30 pm.
Milbank Schools will be CLOSED tomorrow, Friday April 12th.
Milbank Schools will be CLOSED tomorrow, Thursday April 11th.
Milbank Schools will be closing at 12:30 pm today, Wednesday April 10th.
Grades 3-8 &11 will begin Smarter Balanced testing on Tues., Apr. 9th through Apr. 18th. We encourage you to maintain good attendance, get plenty of sleep, eat a balanced breakfast, and arrive on time. If you'd like your child's specific schedule please contact your principal.
Once again, The Christian service council is teaming with feeding South Dakota for another year of food giveaways. The food giveaway on April 10th will be relocated to Lake Farley. The event is open to anyone in need and will take place from 4:30 to 6pm.
Superintendent Opening - April 3rd Deadline! Click the link below for more details! http://www.dakotaedconsulting.org/cases-list/current-searches/
Milbank Schools will open ONE HOUR LATE due to dense fog and poor rural road conditions Wednesday, March 13th.
Due to blowing and drifting snow, especially in the foothills, please contact DeFea Transportation if you feel the bus cannot make it to your house so arrangements can be made to meet the bus this afternoon.
Buses will run where possible Monday, March 11th.
Milbank Schools will open ONE HOUR LATE Monday, March 11th.
Milbank Schools will open TWO HOURS LATE Tuesday, March 5th. Buses will run where possible.
Milbank Schools will be CLOSED Monday March 4th due to poor road conditions and the forecast of high winds. Stay safe.
A decision regarding school on Monday, March 4th will be made by 6 am. Although the high winds being forecast for tomorrow and the condition of rural roads may make it difficult to have school, we will wait and see what the updated forecast and road conditions are in the morning.
Milbank Schools will now be CLOSED, Monday Feb. 25th. This is a change.
Parent–Teacher conferences will be made up on Wednesday, March 6th from 3:45 – 6 PM. We will have a FULL DAY of classes and conferences will be held for parents that request them and for those requested by teachers.
Milbank Schools will open TWO HOURS LATE Monday, February 25th. Buses will run where possible. Please contact DeFea Transportation if we cannot get to you or you can meet the bus.
School will open ON TIME tomorrow, Feb. 21st. Please make plans to leave early so you can arrive safely.
NO SCHOOL or Parent-Teacher Conferences in Milbank today
Milbank Schools will dismiss at 1 pm today Thursday, February 14th. No activities.
Milbank Schools will open 2 Hours Late tomorrow, Wednesday February 13th, and WILL DISMISS AT THE REGULAR TIME (3:15P.M.). Buses will run where possible. Parent -Teacher Conferences will be held at the same time next Wednesday, February 20th. That means there will be a 1:30 pm dismissal next Wednesday to accommodate for Parent-Teacher Conferences.
Milbank Schools will dismiss early today at 12:15 pm due to blowing snow and expected winds later today. There will be no activities this evening.
With the most recent snow day, May 24th will now be a day of school. April 18th, May 23rd and May 24th are now days in session.
Parent Teacher Conferences Monday and Wednesday. Monday from 2:30-7:00 and Wednesday from 2:30-6:00. Below you will find a link specific to available times for Middle School Staff during those two days. https://5il.co/6i9n
There will be NO SCHOOL in Milbank, Friday February 8th
There will be NO SCHOOL in Milbank, Thursday February 7th.
With the recent snow days, Thursday April 18th (Easter weekend) and May 23rd will now be school days.
No Morning Junior Kindergarten or Preschool Classes Tomorrow.
Milbank Schools will open 2 Hours Late tomorrow, Thursday January 31st. Busses will run where possible. Please use caution when commuting as there will still be dangerously low temperatures. Parents may excuse students if they have safety concerns.
Due to poor road conditions and dangerously low wind chill temperatures, there will be NO SCHOOL in Milbank through Wednesday and no school activities.
NO SCHOOL tomorrow - Monday, January 28th Stay Safe!
NO SCHOOL tomorrow, Thursday January 24th.
The 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year form is located in the Bulletin of the Milbank School District home page. You can find it in the upper left portion of this page in the bullet titled "2018-2019 Teacher of the Year Form"!
Kindergarten Screening and Registration will be held at the Koch Elementary School on Friday, January 18, 2019, from 8 am to 3 pm. The screening is for any child that is five years old before September 1, 2019. Children will participate in a kindergarten assessment. The school nurse will complete a brief health assessment and review immunization records. The speech therapist will screen your child's speech. Please bring your child's certified birth certificate and immunizations. The screening will take 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Children will be registered according to the following schedule, by last name. If your scheduled time does not work, feel free to come at an alternate time. A-B=8-9 am; C-F=9-10 am; G-H=10-11 am; I-L=11-12 pm; M-Q=12-1 pm; R-T=1-2 pm; U-Z=2-3 pm. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Amy Brandriet, Elementary Principal or Mrs. Keri Schliesman, Special Education Director @ 605-432-6615.
School Board Approves Site Selection for New Elementary School – The board passed a motion to select the north site for an elementary school. A decision to select the site was needed within a fairly short time frame to for the design phase to remain on schedule. Choosing the north site will allow the architects to consider design layouts that will attach to the current MS/HS and may include the following: -Potential Efficiencies with Staffing -Potential Efficiencies with Building & Grounds -Traffic Flow & a single Pick-up and Drop-off for Busing improving student safety -Potential of Putting Gyms beside each other and sharing a common lobby -Not having to transport school lunch outside. -Eliminate the need for a Cafetorium -Proximity to Unity Square -No crossing of streets necessary for staff and students
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PPE Fundraiser Pickup Details: Items will be available for pick-up on Thursday, Nov. 15th from 3:00-5:30. Please use the Koch gym doors as items will be organized there. This message is for Koch Elementary parents whose student(s) sold items for the fundraiser.
Dear Families, Thank you for your support so far of our annual fall fundraiser. The PPE does many important things for your children, including providing funds for field trip transportation, assemblies, iPads for classrooms, and playground equipment. There’s still time to help, and all orders are due by October 15th. Thanks for having your orders in on time, and thank you for helping our school! Orders are due to be delivered on November 15th. More information will follow with those details. Thanks again, Mrs. Brandriet
Thank you to all who voted in the school bond election today. The motion passed with 71.6% approval. Great turnout with 1121 voters.
Our district is a leader when it comes to providing technology for staff and student use. We have over 550 Chromebooks and 300 iPads district wide to give ample opportunity for technology use
The Milbank School District has a rich tradition of excellence. We have a dedicated, professional staff to carry out this mission and invite you to visit us online or in person.
We are committed to our mission statement: “Empowering All Students to Meet Life’s Transitions and Future Challenges”.