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St. Joseph’s Indian School Enjoys Unique Musical Residency

on Friday, 30 October 2020.

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

St. Joseph Indian School Visiting Artist

(Chamberlain, S.D.) – From October 19 to 23, St. Joseph’s Indian School welcomed visiting artist Donna Gunn to campus as part of the South Dakota Arts Council Artist in Residency Program. Gunn is a talented pianist, singer and music educator from Lincoln, Neb.

How is the Remick Leadership Program different from other school leadership programs?

Sandria Morten on Friday, 30 October 2020.

Sandria MortenSandria Morten serves on the faculty of the Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program and earned her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at Loyola University Chicago.


When I was in my third year teaching in a Catholic school in Chicago, my principal asked me to be her assistant principal. In typical Catholic school fashion, this added an additional title to my fifth-grade teaching job but didn’t come with any extra release time and only with a modest stipend. I was thrilled, and shocked, at the invitation. I remember asking her why she asked me; we had many more experienced teachers on staff. She told me, “I always see you poking your head outside of your classroom, asking how things work and offering ideas. You are going to be a principal one day.”

Join the Program for Inclusive Education for "A Little Slice of PIE"!

on Wednesday, 28 October 2020.

Program for Inclusive Education at the University of Notre Dame

Join the Program for Inclusive Education (PIE) each month for "A Little Slice of PIE"! You'll meet members of the PIE Team, as well as friends of PIE, and learn practical strategies to help welcome, serve, and celebrate all students in your school community!

Hernandez Fellow Finds Community, Practical Ways to Help Teachers, Students, and Families

Tim Will on Wednesday, 21 October 2020.

Liz Richotte ENL Hernandez Fellow Spotlight

Looking back, it almost seems like Liz Richotte was destined to be a Catholic school educator. Liz, the middle of five children, drafted her two younger sisters to be her first pupils in a classroom she had set up in the basement. 

“I can remember going to the book fairs and searching for the teacher editions so I could take them home and use them with my sisters,” said Liz, who attended Catholic schools for 13 years. 

Red Sand event educates students about missing and murdered Indigenous women

on Tuesday, 20 October 2020.

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

American Indian Catholic Schools Network - St. Joseph Indian School - Red Sand Project

(Chamberlain, S.D.) – On October 14, St. Joseph’s Indian School and Native Hope staff led female students in grades 6-12th grade through an educational opportunity on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and the Red Sand Project. The event brought awareness and provided information on protective factors around sex trafficking. Sex trafficking is prevalent in South Dakota, and Native American women and children are disproportionately at risk.

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