In Their Shoes Parade

In Their Shoes Parade for local Youth in observance of April being Month of the Military Child, Child Abuse Prevention Month, and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Please join in the family friendly parade on 6 April starting at 4:00pm from the EAFB Youth Center and ending at the Freedom Chapel.

In Thier Shoes Parade

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New Rapid City Area School Superintendent:

The Rapid City Area Schools Board of Education in pleased to announce the conclusion of the Superintendent search with the hiring of Dr. Lori Simon. On Monday, March 14, 2016, Dr. Simon will be present at the Board of Education meeting where Board members will make their offer official.

The Board would like to thank the members of the staff and public who attended the interviews and those who served on the hiring committees. The committee input was instrumental in choosing the right candidate to lead the Rapid City Area Schools. Beyond considering committee input, the Board spent many long and thoughtful hours reading applications and matching qualifications for the position. Board members spent a minimum of four hours interviewing each candidate.

Dr. Simon currently serves as the Director of Academics and Elementary Schools for the Robbinsdale Area Schools in New Hope, Minnesota, a district with nearly 13,000 students. She got her start as a Kindergarten teacher. She also served as a school administrator in the St. Paul Public Schools. Dr. Simon says she is, “committed to making decision in the interest of what’s best for students and raising academic achievement for all learners”. The Board believes that Dr. Simon will be an innovative and collaborative leader for the Rapid City Area Schools.

The Rapid City Area Schools Board of Education would also like to thank Dr. Tim Mitchell for his 6 years of dedicated service to the school district. Dr. Mitchell’s last day is June 30. Dr. Simon will officially start leading the district on July 1.

Press Release from Katy Urban, Public Information Manager, Rapid City Area Schools

Kid’s Deployment Line Event:

Month of the Military Child and Kid’s Deployment Line:
Please click on the link
http://www.ellsworthafrc.org/kdl to register for the deployment line for youth in kindergarten through 8th grade on April 9th from 1:00-3:00 PM. The Pride Hanger will be set up with lots of fun activities for the younger kids while the school agers participate in the kids deployment line. Mark your calendars for this event!!!