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SIOUX FALLS, S.D (Pigeon 605)  

Darwin Daugaard has experienced a lot of “first days of school” in his 41 years of teaching – but never one quite like this.

It began with a job he wasn’t looking for, but one that found him when he walked into the office at O’Gorman High School asking about opportunities for a teacher he mentored.

“I wasn’t looking for me,” said Daugaard, who spent 28 years teaching in public schools in Dell Rapids and Baltic, as well as in Iowa.

“But I said my...READ MORE

SIOUX FALLS, S.D (Central Office) — Not only does O’Gorman High school continue to obtain high ACT test composite scores, but they have also been named a 2022 Cognia School of Distinction for excellence in Education. Cognia is the global nonprofit school improvement organization. In 2021, Cognia initiated its Schools of Distinction award program which recognizes preK-12 education institutions that exemplify...READ MORE

SIOUX FALLS, S.D (Central Office) — One of the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools, Holy Spirit Elementary, has been named a 2022 Exemplary High Performing National Blue Ribbon School Awardee. The U.S. Department of Education made the announcement today (Sept. 16, 2022). This is the highest honor a school can receive from The U.S. Department of Education. Holy Spirit Elementary is one of four...READ MORE

SIOUX FALLS, S.D (KELO) — Students at O’Gorman Junior High school are learning the importance of money and creating their own businesses. 

Market Day is an event 9-weeks in the making.

“They do different activities throughout the quarter and Market Day is the...READ MORE

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — O’Gorman High School in Sioux Falls has a new incentive for kids to not miss class, and it’s something that would grab just about any high school kid or parent’s attention.

Senior Brooke Harvison’s car is going to look ready for a showroom’s floor because she didn’t miss a day of school in September...READ MORE

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Thousands of kids across KELOLAND are busy with football, soccer, volleyball, and a long list of other fall activities.

If you step outside, you may also hear the sounds of a local marching band practicing or performing...READ MORE

They see her from the time they begin kindergarten.

In their classrooms. On lunch or recess duty. With small groups of other kids. And, if needed, for one-on-one time.

The idea is that Paige Anderson becomes a normal, expected, everyday presence in the lives of kids at Holy Spirit Elementary. By doing so, her role as a school counselor becomes normalized for them.

“The normalization is what I really stress,” said Anderson, who is beginning her fourth...READ MORE

As families get ready for the start of a new school year, many take extra steps to make sure their student is mentally prepared to head back to class. As teacher burnout continues to grow across the country, more teachers are making sure they are ready to return to the classroom with a positive mindset too.

“I feel like there is a lot more on my plate during the school year. Not only am I responsible for taking care of my family...READ MORE