Morning Meeting: Last Day Of School

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 10:13 am
By: Karen Sherman
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It’s the last day of (public) school in Sioux Falls, not only for students, but also for dozens of teachers. Nearly 90 teachers with the district are taking advantage of an early-retirement incentive.  Hailey Higgins is working on a story with one of those teachers and the students in the classroom.

The newer South Dakota law that requires students to stay in school until they’re 18-years old was expected to impact graduating class sizes. That was the case at Joe Foss School, the alternative high school in Sioux Falls. Katie Janssen is headed there to talk with students today about their accomplisments in following through with their education.

What do your teenagers have planned for the first night of summer vacation? Students ages 16 to 20 are invited to a special dance party. The ‘Light the Night Black And White’ event is the second Teller Entertainment has held in Sioux Falls this year. The one in march had around 1,000 teenagers. Peggy Moyer will show you the purpose behind the party.

And it’s not the end of the school year, but the end of an era for the Oprah Winfrey Show. The final show airs one week from today. Have you ever been to one? We’re taking people’s stories on our KELOLAND Facebook page today. Check them out and post your memories.

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