Tri-Valley School District Stakeholder: As tomorrow, May 13th, 2021, concludes the 2020-2021 school year, we would like to take a quick moment to reflect on this past year. On Friday, March 13th, 2020, Governor Kristi Noem ordered schools to close for the next calendar week. Eventually, the order was extended for the duration of the 2019-2020 school year. Tri-Valley’s staff rose to the occasion and delivered meaningful education to our children in a vastly different manner. Hundreds of student meals were delivered to homes each week during this time as well. Throughout the summer, teachers planned a “new normal” for the 2020-2021 school year. This was a difficult task, as no one knew for certain if students would be able to learn in the building or if we would be asked to close again. Our staff knew one thing for certain – we needed to be in front of students. Tri-Valley staff planned every logistical minute of the student day in addition to the yearly curriculum. All this planning was not done by teachers alone. They needed the assistance of many individuals who arrive at school every day with a smile on their faces. Our school staff is nothing short of amazing. Our kitchen staff served breakfast in hallways and lunch in classrooms. It has been a privilege to see them greet students with a friendly smile right away in the morning. Our custodial staff has continuously cleaned while still meeting every request made to assist in setting up rooms for students. Each day, over 1,000 staff and students are in the building, which creates some wear-and-tear, and our custodians do a marvelous job at maintaining the school. Tri-Valley’s administrative assistants are second-to-none. Their knowledge and expertise make the school run smoothly each day. They make sure everything is covered and we would be very lost without them. When students arrive at school, they are typically greeted by one of our educational assistants. This year, our educational assistants have taken on many additional tasks – temperature checking, compiling work for online students, and additional supervision duties as we have tried to spread our students out as much as possible. On Fridays, they have stepped up wherever needed to make sure the following week is another great experience for students. Each day begins and ends with a bus ride for approximately 800 students in our district. Our bus drivers have taken everything in stride, from changing the start and end times of the day, asking students to be masked, and using seating charts on the busses. They are also there each time we need to travel for activities. (And of course the parents, who when called upon came out in the masses to transport their children to and from school to alleviate seating capacity on our school bus routes.) Tri-Valley staff continues to meet all the extra expectations brought on by COVID-19. This adversity has not diminished their passion and dedication for helping students. As a community, please join us in thanking our staff for their extraordinary effort this school year. They make every day a great day to be a Mustang. Thank you, Tri-Valley Administration
Below is the link for our livestream of Graduation on Saturday, May 15th at 2:00pm. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/trivalley-high-school-colton-sd
Reminder to parents...the last day of school for Tri-Valley will be Thursday, 13th! All students will be dismissed at 1:00 p.m.
The Facilities Task Force recommendations and supporting documents that were given to the school board last night have been uploaded to the Task Force page. You can view them here: https://www.tri-valley.k12.sd.us/browse/190728
Reminder tomorrow's Middle School track meet is in Madison starting at 3:30 for field events (except for 1600M run will take place at 3:30) and 4:30 for running events. It was previously scheduled to be in Tea. Here's the link for the schedule of events: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TQm7lip3MiT4x81QKFZXRMDDMt_vB4qH/view?usp=sharing
Mustang Fans, The Dell Rapids High School track meet is going to start at 2:30pm today. This link will take you to the schedule of events: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LsEOJQeDd_C4DZpIhWlGoX6wXPnq8P3q/view?usp=sharing
The 7th-12th Grade choir students will be performing TONIGHT for their annual Pops Concert. This concert will take place in the MS Gym/Stage at 6:30pm. Come out and watch these Mustangs showcase their talents!
The agenda for Monday's school board meeting has been posted to the Tri-Valley website. https://www.tri-valley.k12.sd.us/browse/156880 I want to make special mention of agenda item #14, which is when the Facilities Task Force will be presenting to the school board with their recommendations.
Tri-Valley High School students took part in a Multicultural Celebration today! Students from each advisory presented on a specific country/culture. The entire student body then rotated through all 16 presentations through out the day. Thank you to all presenter and students for making it successful celebration!
MS Track: Today's meet at Madison starts at 4:00 - both field and running. Online results after each event will be posted here: https://sites.google.com/k12.sd.us/2021mmsinvite Thursday's meet at Tri-Valley start times - field events @ 4:00; running events @ 4:30. Good luck!
Scholastic Book Fair is going on online NOW through May 13th! Every purchase earns our school rewards for much needed resources. Plus, shipping is FREE on book-only purchases over $25. Check it out at: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=trivalleyschool1 Thank you for instilling a love of reading and supporting our Book Fair!
Grades 5-12 Band Concert is on Monday, May 3rd! 5th grade is at 6:30. 6th grade is at 6:00. 7th Grade is at 7:30. 8th grade is at 8:00 and HS Band is at 8:30. The live stream of the event can be viewed at https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/trivalley-high-school-colton-sd/evtd48d347229 Hope to see you there!
Tri-Valley will be having a special school board meeting on Friday, April 30th. The purpose of the meeting is for employee negotiations and a legal matter. The meeting will primarily be executive session and no action items are on the agenda. The agenda can be viewed on the Tri-Valley website.
Good afternoon Mustangs! Positive tidbits for your day: 1. If you didn't see the Wizard of Oz production last night, it is a must see tonight at 7:00pm! The students did an outstanding job last night and it was a pleasure to see them showcase their talents. 2. Mrs. Burroughs brought her wheel class into the community this afternoon to pick up garbage. Check out the story this evening/tonight on Keloland News - not sure of exact broadcast time. Great job students and Mrs. Burroughs! 3. The high school track team is competing today and tomorrow (finally!) and enjoying the nicer weather. Wish them luck as they begin to compete for entry into the state track meet in Spearfish on Memorial Day weekend. Go Mustangs!
Families with a student taking Driver's Ed this summer - please check your email for a link to a Google Form requesting additional information to help the instructors.
Reminder to Tri-Valley Parents that there WILL BE school for all students on Friday, April 23rd. This will be a makeup day for the snow day we had on March 15th. Please plan accordingly!
Good evening, An update to our current track season below. Tomorrow's (4/19/21) rescheduled HS Meet is cancelled - we will not be rescheduling. Canton MS Meet is cancelled for 4/19/21. MS Track will NOT have practice tomorrow, Monday, April 19th either. HS Track will be taking limited team to the Greenway Relays on Friday, April 23rd. Field events start at 12:30, running events at 2:00. Full team will be participating in the Tom Maine Invitational at Chester on Saturday, April 24th. These two events are the only track events scheduled for this week. Thank you for your patience during this track season. The weather has not been ideal and hoping the warmup later in the week is here to stay. I know MS has not had a meet yet and we are in the same situation as other schools. Their next scheduled event is Monday, April 26th at Lennox. There is also one more scheduled home meet on Thursday, May 6th. We are also hosting the HS Region 3A meet on Thursday, May 20th. We are excited and hopeful all 7-12 track athletes will get to compete at a home event this year.
MS track WILL have practice after school today. Thanks for your patience in dealing with the weather. We want to see the student-athletes compete soon!
The MS Track Meet today is CANCELLED. Hoping for warmer weather soon.
The HS Track Meet at Chester tomorrow (4/13/21) is CANCELLED. The HS Track student-athletes will have practice after school tomorrow (4/13/21) indoors.