Heather Siemonsma

Join us in a Penny War benefiting our EA, Heather Siemonsma!

WHERE: Tri-Valley School District

WHEN: October 4th – 14th 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:  Each grade level (ECE – 12) has their own coin jug for collecting money located in their respective offices. Add points to your grade level jug by adding pennies and dollar bills. Subtract points from other grades by adding silver coins to their jug.

All funds raised will go to Heather Siemonsma, an educational assistant at Tri-Valley to help cover her medical bills. The winning group will be announced on Monday, October 18th. For more information, please contact Kate Haar at kate.haar@k12.sd.us.

Facts about Heather:

  • This is her 18th year being an educational assistant for Tri-Valley.
  • Her husband & sons graduated from Tri-Valley: Paul (1991), Andrew (2011), & Brandon (2016).
  • Their granddaughter, Vivian, was born two weeks before her diagnosis. She is a light and blessing!
  • Heather loves working with the kids and staff at Tri-Valley! 

Heather was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer on August 17th, 2020. She had surgery and completed 12 rounds of chemotherapy. On August 23rd, 2021, her doctors told her she would need to restart chemo to stop additional spots from growing. On October 1st, she will start chemo again on a bi-weekly basis.