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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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Student IDs

In January 2020, Wakpala Public School implemented a Student ID system. Student IDs help strengthen accountability and safety by ensuring students get on their assigned bus and are arriving at their assigned bus drop-off location at the end of the day. We have seen a recurring issue recently of students not having their ID when they board the bus in the morning. Please help ensure your child has their ID when they leave the house. If an ID has been lost or damaged, another can be obtained by stopping by the front office. Thank you for your help.
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21st Century Program

The 21st Century Program is up & running. We've had great participation so far! We wanted to remind everyone that students who are signed up for the afterschool program will be kept at school unless a parent/ guardian has called the school no later than 3:00. This is so parents and teachers both know where students should be going. Students who have behavior problems during the school day and are written up will not be allowed to stay for the afterschool program. Parents will be notified of this and students will ride home on the bus at 3:30.

Spring Basketball League

Although Wakpala Public School didn’t offer girls and boys basketball seasons due to escalating threat of COVID-19, the SD High School Activities Association has now approved allowing our school, and other Indian Country schools who also didn’t offer winter sports, the opportunity to work with SDHSAA to create basketball leagues and tournament games in the spring.  Further details to follow so please stay tuned. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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Late Start Class Schedule

As winter approaches, we know there will be days where weather will cause late starts. Please keep the attached scheduled handy for those days!


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.