LIW Elementary

De Smet, SD

Veteran's Day Program

Tuesday, Nov. 11th, 10:30am

405 3rd St SW

De Smet, SD

The program will take place at the High School.

Winter Weather

During the cold winter weather, please be sure that your child has a warm coat, gloves or mittens, some type of head gear, boots, and snow pants. We do want children to go outside during recess, so dressing for the weather is vital. If you have problems getting the necessary winter gear for your children, please let us know and we will provide some assistance. We stay indoors for recess if the wind chill temperature is below -10. LIW staff use the Keloland Weather App to check the temps.

Fall Festival & Book Fair

Friday, Nov. 14th, 5-7pm

405 Ingalls Ave SW

De Smet, SD

3rd Grade Sings at Ward's Store

Tuesday, Nov. 18th, 11am

Ward's Store & Bakery

The 3rd grade class will perform for the senior citizens at Ward's bakery.

Mystery Skype

The 3rd-5th grade classes recently participated in a Mystery Skype activity. Mystery Skype is an educational game, invented by teachers, played by two classrooms on Skype. The aim of the game is to guess the location of the other classroom by asking and answering one another questions. The mystery school for 5th grade was a private, NYC school located across from Central Park. They wore uniforms and had recess on the roof! This activity teaches students geography, critical thinking skills and collaboration.

2nd Graders visit Good Sam

Wednesday, Nov. 19th, 1pm

Good Samaritan Society

Mrs. Somsen's class will share a Thanksgiving activity with the residents.

Christmas Concert

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary Christmas concert will be held on Thursday, December 4th at 7pm. For family and friends that are unable to attend the concert, they may view a live stream online at They will search for De Smet High School 01 and the concert event will appear.

Teacher In-service/Early Dismissal

Friday, Nov. 21st, 1pm

405 Ingalls Avenue Southwest

De Smet, SD

There will be a 1:00 dismissal for Teacher In-Service.

Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, Nov. 26th, 2:30pm to Friday, Nov. 28th, 3:30pm

405 Ingalls Avenue Southwest

De Smet, SD

Contact Information

Mrs. Abi Van Regenmorter, Principal