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SASD Community Helping Hands Award

The Community Helping Hands Award recognizes a school district and their non-school community partner for their outstanding collaboration in implementing a successful program, project or activity that has generated significant local community involvement and positively impacted the education of children.




2016 Winner 

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA MENíS and WOMENíS BASKETBALL TEAMS, VERMILLION SCHOOL DISTRICT

 

Vermillionís Jolley Elementary developed a school-wide model to motivate students to read.  With support from the USD Menís and Womenís basketball teams, students at Jolley Elementary read one million minutes outside of the classroom during this school year.  This program was called ďOne Team, One DreamĒ.  The state of South Dakota challenged each student to read 20 minutes and Jolley Elementary created a motivational model in partnership with the USD basketball players and coaches to motivate students to read more.  After the students reached their goal in March, they travelled to the Dakota Dome for a pep rally, celebration video and time with the basketball teams.  Over the course of the year the athletes visited the classrooms weekly.  The athletes led pep rallies to recognize milestones the students met in reaching their goal.


 



 

 
 

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