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Spiritual Connections Made Across St. Joseph's Indian School Campus

on Monday, 29 March 2021.

By: Danielle Kucera, St. Joseph’s Indian School

Spiritual Connections Made Across Campus

(Chamberlain, S.D.) –From March 15 to 19, St. Joseph’s Indian School students and staff found creative ways to celebrate the annual Feast Day of St. Joseph, the Father of Jesus. To honor the school’s patron, students worked on a beautiful stained glass portrait of St. Joseph designed by Graphics/Preflight Specialist at Tipi Press, Ann Lens. This picture is an expression of both the Lakota culture and Catholic identity.  March 19 is a special day for St. Joseph’s Indian School to celebrate the school's patron but even more so this liturgical year as Pope Francis declared it the year of Saint Joseph. Students will continue to learn about St. Joseph and the important role he had as father of Jesus through this painting and other lessons.

Introducing Anchor Point and Grace Period, Spiritual Resources from ACE

on Wednesday, 17 February 2021.

Grace Period Anchor Point, Spiritual Resources from the Alliance for Catholic Education

As teachers and school leaders face these days of darkness, the Alliance for Catholic Education invites you to join us as we walk toward the light that our faith tells us lies ahead.

Each Monday, join us for Grace Period, a weekly series of audio reflections by Fr. Lou DelFra, CSC, designed to meet your busy schedule as teachers and educators and help you pause, listen for God’s voice in your life, and begin anew.

And each day, we invite you to pray Anchor Point, a daily prayer to proclaim God’s love to begin the day and proclaim God’s faithfulness as the day draws to a close.

We pray that each of you find grace in each day, and we thank you for all you do for Catholic schools.

Stand Firm in Our Strengths: St. Joseph’s Indian School Named Best Nonprofit of 2020

on Friday, 12 February 2021.

By: Danielle Kucera, St. Joseph’s Indian School

St. Joseph's Indian School COC Best Nonprofit Award

 In 2020, St. Joseph's Indian School—a member of the American Indian Catholic Schools Network (AICSN) demonstrated what it means to be St. Joe Strong to its employees, our community and our state. When it would have been easy to take a "sit tight and see what happens" approach to the pandemic, the organization exercised foresight in every measure. For that, the school was recognized as Best Nonprofit by the Chamberlain-Oacoma Area Chamber of Commerce at an awards gala on Saturday, February 6, 2021.                               

St. Joseph's Indian School Students Enjoy Unique, Virtual Poetry Experience

on Friday, 12 February 2021.

By: Danielle Kucera, St. Joseph’s Indian School

St. Joseph Indian School Visiting Artist L Diggs

(Chamberlain, S.D.) –From February 1 to 5, St. Joseph’s Indian School—a member of the American Indian Catholic Schools Network (AICSN)—welcomed Lawrence Diggs back to campus as part of the South Dakota Arts Council Artists in Schools & Communities Program. Diggs is a well-known writer, designer and editor from Roslyn, S.D. He has worked in radio, television and public performance for more than 40 years. He is the designer and editor of the South Dakota State Poetry Society’s annual chapbook.

St. Joseph's Indian School Celebrates Catholic Schools Week

on Friday, 29 January 2021.

By: Danielle Kucera, St. Joseph’s Indian School

St. Joseph Indian School Celebrates Catholic Schools Week

(Chamberlain, S.D.) –From January 31 to February 6, St. Joseph’s Indian School—a member of the American Indian Catholic Schools Network—celebrates National Catholic Schools Week.

Catholic Schools Week is an annual tradition that began in 1974. Catholic schools nationwide commemorate with celebrations, Masses, and activities for students, families, parishioners and community members. The weeklong events celebrate Catholic traditions and Catholic education's value on both a local and national level.