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Working Toward a Stronger Community

One Student at a Time


Mission Statement

All students will have equal access

to an excellent educational program

and be educated to their greatest potential.

They will meet high academic standards

through school interventions,

and family involvement.




Leola Elementary was recently named a National Title I Distinguished School by the National Title I Association.

The school was chosen by the South Dakota State Department of Education based on outstanding performance in one of three categories:

  • Category 1: Exceptional student performance for two or more consecutive years
  • Category 2: Closing the achievement gap between student groups
  • Category 3: Excellence in serving special populations of students (e.g. homeless, migrant, English learners, etc.) 


Each year, only two schools in the state receive this national recognition. As a result, this is a particularly impressive honor for the students, staff, parents, and community. Leola Elementary School received this prestigious honor based on category two; closing the achievement gap between student groups.




Leola Lowdown

*Today’s Menu: Chicken drumsticks, mashed potatoes, corn, fruit

*Tomorrow’s Breakfast:  Waffle

*Tomorrow’s Lunch:  Tomato soup, toasted cheese sandwich, peas, fruit

  • Basketball order form is now due December 12th
  • Jamie Bachman will be here December 9th @ 10:30 to go over ASVAB scores with the Juniors.
  • The gym will be in use ALL DAY on Thursday for the elementary concert.  We will also be rehearsing in there on Wednesday from 12:45-1:45.  
  • Any girl grades 7-11th interested in winning an iPad mini please see Miss Huettl for details by Dec. 22nd.
  • The 2015-2016 Leola Buccaneer Yearbooks are here!  There’s only a limited supply, so get yours today!  Each yearbook is $35; make checks payable to the Leola School.  Contact Miss Butler to get yours today!
  • There will be a 2016-2017 yearbook work night Monday, December 12 after school.   
  • 4th and 5th hours will meet in the gym today and Thursday.  Bring work to do.

Potential Football Coop with Eureka

Press Release for North Area Honor Band December 3, 2016

The 26th Annual South Dakota North Area Honor Band will present their concert on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 7:00PM at the Johnson Fine Arts Center on the campus of Northern State University.  Dr. Jason Caslor, Associate Director of Bands and Orchestras at Arizona State University, will be the guest conductor at this year’s Honor Band.


The South Dakota North Area Honor Band was created when area band directors began expressing an interest in providing a regional opportunity for their experienced instrumental musicians.  Upon nomination by their band director, students who auditioned for the 2016 South Dakota All-State Band are seated first in the ensemble, and additional students of high caliber complete the sections.  It remains the goal of the directors to increase the interest in instrumental performance and to provide a top level learning experience for the more advanced high school band students of this area.


Representing twenty-six schools, approximately one hundred students have been selected to participate in the Honor Band.  Participating schools and their directors are Aberdeen Central – Jeremy Schutter & John Patzlaff; Aberdeen Christian – Andrew Grandpre; Aberdeen Roncalli – Kimberly Carda & Jessica Larson; Castlewood – Vicki Bjerke; Clark – Lola Bartels; Doland – Ariana Butterfield; Eureka – Dale Batie; Faulkton – Jamie Werner; Gettysburg – Dixie Beitelspacher; Great Plains Lutheran – Eric Martens; Groton Area – Austin Fordham & Desiree Yeigh; Henry – Deanna Martens; Hoven – Elizabeth Bengs; Howard – Jean Winkler; Huron – Larry Petersen; Ipswich – Becky Nierman; Langford – Kelly Wieser; Leola – Nancy Kindelspire; Milbank – Susan Karels; Northwestern – Wendy Thorson; Rosholt – Buffy Kemnitz; Selby Area – Sam Glantzow; Sully Buttes – Erica Guthmiller; Warner – Sharon Schwan; Webster Area – Patty Baule & Jill Spindler; and Wolsey-Wessington – Rachel Halsey.


Cadin Kallenberger & Audree Berreth are Leola's student representatives. Admission prices for the concert are $4 for adults and $2 for students.

Basketball Orders Second Order Due December 12th, 2016

To Order your basketball apparel go to http://www.km-apparel.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=1926    

Second Order is due December 12th, 2016 delivery will be after Christmas

Memory Mates for GBB & BBB - Fri. Dec. 16

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Today: 12/8/16
All Day: K-6 Christmas Concert 7:00
All Day: All BB Pract @ Leola
8:00 AM Book Fair 4:00 PM until after concert

Scholastic Book Fair


The Leola PTO is sponsoring a Scholastic Book Fair December 6-8.  The Book Fair will be located in the Leola School Board room from 8am to 7pm December 6th and 7th and from 4pm to 9pm December 8th.  





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Leola School District 44-2

PO Box 350

820 Leola Ave

Leola, SD  57456

605-439-3142 (ph) / 605-439-3206 (fax)


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