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”.