Throughout the month of May, Country 95.3 radio will be shining the spotlight on area High School seniors, we want to ensure that these students receive the recognition they deserve for achieving this important milestone.

Beginning Monday, May 3rd, Pierre Country will be airing a series of segments highlighting the accomplishments of graduating seniors from area high schools. In addition, their stories will be featured on a special Operation Graduation page at as well as on our social media pages. In addition, Country 95.3 will choose one participating senior at random to receive a $500 scholarship.

I've attached the link for seniors to submit their bios. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Any students that are interested in working as a CNA at the hospital and/or nursing home please go online or stop at Human Resources at the hospital and fill out an application as soon as possible.  You must complete the hiring process and employee health check before you are eligible to start the CNA course, this process takes approximately 2 weeks. 

(Class starts May 25th, Must be at least 16 years old)


CNA Course Dates:

  • Online Course:  May 25th-June 2nd
  • Skills Hours:  June 3rd - 10th
  • Final Exam:  June 14th

** All training hours are paid time. 


To apply online go to

2021 Fundamentals Basketball Camp

1st-5th Grade Boys & Girls: 9am-11am. June 1-3. $35 Per Camper.

6th-9th Grade Boys & Girls: 12:30-4:30. June 1-4. $55 Per Camper.

Registration forms may be picked up in High School office. 

West Central Electric typically sends 3-4 junior students to Washington DC on our Youth Tour as a way to learn about government, American history, and cooperatives. Unfortunately due to COVID-19, we have had to cancel this event two years in a row. The South Dakota Co-ops thought that this year it would still be beneficial to try to do a leadership conference in state, in leu of the normal Youth Tour. The leadership conference will take place in Spearfish, July 26-29. We will be sending two applicants, the student must be a child of a member of West Central Electric, and all high school age students qualify (typically it is only Junior age). Applications are due April 30th.
You can download the information from our website here -

2021 South Dakota Boys State will be held May 31-June 4, 2021 at the NSU campus in Aberdeen.  This is a free program with free transportation as well. This year we are allowing both Junior (2022 grad) and Senior (2021 Grad) Boys to apply for this program since we had to cancel 2020’s Boys State due to COVID concerns. We have worked with Northern State University to ensure they have plenty of room for more Boys this year.  Our goal is to have over 400 Boys Attend. Deadline to apply is May 1st .  Apply at 

Make up day will be Monday April 5th. 


Yearbook Order Forms are in the High School Office.

Elementary Notes:
May 17 - Spelling Bee - Awards at 2:00 (approximately) big gym