Bison Beat

April 2022

Message from the Principal

Thank you for all the support and sharing to help the students raise $17,000 for a new playground! I am still in amazement of the generosity from the community, families, and friends that helped us from all over to make purchasing a new playground a reality. The next steps include meeting with the buildings & grounds committee to finalize where and how the new playground will get installed. My hope is get it installed by Fall of 2022 but as we know, many other pieces have to fall into place before that happens. I appreciate your patience with the next phase of this project.


Our 3rd-5th grade students begin the Smarter Balance Test this week. The SBAC measures student achievement in relation to our state standards in the areas of English Language Arts and mathematics. Our school wide goal for the 21-22 school year is to decrease students scoring below basis and basic from 53% to 47% in both ELA/Math.


Thank you to all the families who attended the Community Togetherness Evening on March 24th. This was a great opportunity to see what services are available to our students and families right here in Fall River County.


I look forward to finishing out the school year strong! Students have been making wonderful growth in reading/math and I can't wait to see all their hard work pay off.


~Mrs. Karn

Important Dates

April 25-28- SBAC testing for 3rd-5th students

May 2-6- Teacher Appreciation Week

May 2-12- District Fast Bridge Assessment Window

May 16- Field Day

May 17- 5th Grade Celebration

May 18- Bike Rodeo during grade level specials time, see above for times

May 19- Last Day of school 1:30 pm- Closing Ceremonies 1:20 on the playground

Coffee with the Principal

Monday, May 16th, 8am

Elementary School

Coffee & rolls with Mrs. Karn

Come meet with Mrs. Karn to hear about the end of the school year and give some input on Title information and other activities for the 22-23 school year. This will be held on the same day as Field Day. Hope to see you there.

Bison Boost Summer Learning Opportunities

Summer is a busy time but also a great opportunity to have students continue to learn and really only needs to be 15-30 minutes a day. Be watching for a Bison Boost Calendar of learning activities for all summer long. More information to come!


Bison Boost Summer School will run May 23-June 9. Teachers are busy planning activities around:

  • Reading/Math Skills
  • Project Based Learning
  • STEM activities


If you are still interested in this program, please reach out to your child's classroom teacher to see if there is still room.

PTA News

PTA meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 17th at 4:00 in the board room. Hope you can join us as we discuss plans for the 22-23 school year.


May 5 Teacher Appreciation Meal

May 11 4-7pm Come to the River Hot Run Greenhouse to pick up your flower baskets that were purchased from the PTA