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Smee School District #15-3 is a public school located in Wakpala, South Dakota on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.  We are dedicated to the intellectual and social growth of each student as they learn to live effectively in a contemporary bi-cultural world.  Our school educates students to help them become successful in all aspects of life with attention to individual differences.

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Learning to Ride

Mr. Farmen's kindergarten PE class is learning to ride bikes (pedals and all). "All Kids Bike" is a national movement led by the Strider Education Foundation to place Kindergarten PE "Learn-To-Ride" programs into public schools (at no cost to the schools). Our school was granted these bikes a few years ago. How cool is that?
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New Staff Spotlight

Ms. Ducheneaux is a Special Education Paraprofessional at Wakpala Public School. During her 31 years in education, Jane has taught Kindergarten, 1st Grade and Special Education.
In her spare time, Ms. Ducheneaux likes to read, attend Indian Relay races and travel.
Welcome Ms. Ducheneaux! We’re excited to have you join our team!

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Wóuŋspe wašté hiyágleya!
A good education leads to success!

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Lakȟóta Tȟawápaha Olówaŋ (Lakota Flag Song) Tȟuŋkášilayapi tȟawápaha kiŋháŋ oíhaŋkešniyaŋ hé nážiŋ kte ló.
Iyóȟlatheya, oyáte kiŋháŋ wičhíčhaǧiŋ kta čha, léčhamuŋ weló.
The President, his staff without end it will stand.
Under it, the people they will grow, so I do this.
Lakota Flag Song was composed by Ellis Chips, Pine Ridge, sometime in the 1950’s.
Lakota translation from the New Lakota Dictionary.
English translation from Sharing the Gift of Lakota Song.