Cheyenne-Eagle Butte data rollout starts early to prepare staff for initiatives and changes


Public school systems seem quiet over the summer months compared to the near-daily buzz of activity during the school year. Summer, however, fizzles to fall, and some teachers shed their shades and water bottles for caffeine and reading glasses. Usually, new staff members begin two weeks before students come back to school to learn about basic expectations and receive specific […]

C-EB Sports Schedule

Date                     Time             Opponent                      Location Cross Country August 26               9:30 a.m. CT              Mobridge Invite               Mobridge […]

College internships provides practice, builds experience


This summer I interned with Sanford Research and the SURE program. My project was focused on the Infant Safe Sleep Curriculum and how it could be translated and implemented in other Native American tribes or regions. The Great Plains SIDS rate is 3.54 per 1000 births and the national average is .52 per 1000 births. Over the past ten years […]

Families across America are getting savvier when planning paying for college

(StatePoint) College costs may be on the rise, but families are as determined as ever to make higher education a reality for their children. What’s more, families are becoming savvier about how they meet the expense, suggests a new study. According to “How America Pays for College 2017,” a national study from Sallie Mae and Ipsos, students and parents shared […]

Tips for students moving to college

(StatePoint) Moving into your own place is a milestone that makes you feel like a grown-up. And with the new school year approaching, you may be thinking about signing a lease for your first apartment or sharing a house with roommates. So now what? As you head to campus, here are important tips to consider before and after you sign […]

Easing into back to school habits is a win/win for kids and parents


The circa 1996 back-to-school commercial by Staples is still my all-time favorite ad. It features parents skipping through school supplies, while the song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” plays merrily in the background. For me, this is truth. I love my children, and I love the fun we have during the summer, but I’m ready to send […]

Small school advantages


The predominantly rural state of South Dakota hosts quite a few small schools with 300 students or less in grades K-12. Schools on the Cheyenne-River Reservation that are considered small schools are Dupree, Takini and Tiospaye Topa. While there are people who consider small schools limited in what they can offer students, there are definite advantages to attending a small […]

Dupree Tiger Fall Sports

Date                     Time             Opponent                      Location Football August 17               7:00 p.m. MT                Bison               Bison August […]

Gritty students graduate to success through a growth mindset


“Grit is living life like it’s a marathon, not a sprint,” said Angela Lee Duckworth in her TED Talk “The Power of Passion and Perseverance,” presented in May 2013. Duckworth, a teacher turned psychologist, connects the idea of grit to Stanford University Professor Carol Dweck’s idea that students who succeed in school are more likely to have a growth mindset. […]


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