School Administrators of South Dakota (SASD)

Little Red School House

The Little Red School House Award is presented to a school district that is selected for implementing the most significant, innovative and successful education program or project.

 

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The Little Red School House 2020 Winner

Mitchell School District

Cindy Bierman, who teaches special education, noticed that there was not a lot of interaction going on between the resource room students and the general education students.  So Cindy brainstormed ideas to bridge that gap.  First she set-up a time when the general education students would come and interact with the resource room students.  They then came up with the idea of having a Game Day every Gold Friday during SRB (Student Responsibility Block).

Cindy wrote a grant to cover the cost of game and snacks.  They recruited other general education students help to get everyone involved.  Last spring, Cindy noticed that there were a lot of new students to the district, so they organized a Game Day specifically geared towards integrating the transfer students in the school population more and helping them to find new friends.  The transfer students were given invitations and a lanyard with the updated school logo.  Cindy says that the students look forward to Game Day every Gold Friday and that one of the students even designed and paid for t-shirts for everyone to wear on Game Day.

 

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