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A drone photo of the 152 kindergarten through fifth-grade students and 19 staff members in special blue T-shirts was taken Friday, culminating the week of celebrations for the school’s recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.
The color blue dominated the décor as well as the comments Thursday night, Nov. 21, at the Hills-Beaver Creek Elementary recognition celebration and open house. The kindergarten- through fifth-grade facility was officially named a National Blue Ribbon School the previous week by the U.S. Department...
Eleven students from Hills-Beaver Creek High School will participate in the Augustana University Band Festival grand finale concert Saturday in Sioux Falls. Participants include (front, left) Abby Knobloch, Shayla Rainford, Lauren Tatge, Mackenzie Voss, (middle) Tess Van Maanen, Larissa Kruid, Josie Bartels, (back) Jo-Hannah Ladd, Michaela Abels, Kailey Rozeboom and Allison LaRock.
Fourteen area band students will perform Saturday in Sioux Falls as part of the Augustana University Band Festival. Now in its 62nd year, the band festival brings in high school students from a five-state area to participate in two full days of ensemble and clinic work before the Saturday night...
Buffalo Ridge Concrete drops cement into the staked-out area for a new concrete slap for the industrial arts classes at Hills-Beaver Creek High School in Hills.
Patriot Millworks students at Hills-Beaver Creek High School recently poured cement during their construction curriculum that typically involves wood projects. The project took place over a two-day period last week. “This is the first time I have had this class pour concrete,” said industrial...
Students at Luverne Elementary School kicked off their Friday morning with a pepfest organized by the LHS cheerleaders. The students were encouraged to wear the red and white school colors as they gathered in the elementary gym for singing of the elementary and high school songs and a game of...
Hills-Beaver Creek School Board members agreed at their Monday night meeting to abate taxes for new homes in the district. The Rock County Home Initiative, as it’s called, encourages new housing construction in Rock County through a five-year tax abatement program. Rock County commissioners...
Hills-Beaver Creek students (from left) Britton McKenzie, Eli Taubert, Leif Tollefson, Elliot Morris and Wyett Shimp participated in the third annual VikeSing Men’s Festival Choir at Augustana University in Sioux Falls Tuesday, Oct. 1. In the afternoon, the ninth- through 12th-grade and sixth-...
Emma Evans (center) tries playing the flute with the assistance of Popplers Music representative Paul Schilf as Emma’s mom, Megan, and brothers Quinn (left) and Tay watch.
Various honks, squeaks and other unique sounds emanated from Hills-Beaver Creek Elementary School Wednesday night, Aug. 21. The noises were in response to band instructor Steve Olson’s invitation to incoming fifth-grade students and their parents to come and try out a few instruments before the...
Adrian Public Schools welcomed seven new teachers for the 2019-20 school year. Pictured from left are Kristi Groth, Devyn Meyer, Sam Voss, Sara Henning, Christine Thorson, Lexi Lynn and Matt Gaudian.
By Glenda McGaffee Five new teachers will welcome students to their classrooms in the Hills-Beaver Creek School District for the 2019-20 school year. Caitlin Slaba, Sioux Falls, will teach seventh- and eighth-grade English Language Arts. She graduated from Canby High School in 2011 and from South...
Molly Schilling
Hills-Beaver Creek School District will welcome Molly Schilling as the new secondary school principal for the 2018-19 school year. Superintendent Todd Holthaus previously served as high school principal but will now assume the elementary principal position in Beaver Creek. The new hire and shift of...

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