School is almost here! KELOLAND News has compiled the latest education headlines along with supply lists.  See our staff when they were in the classroom and we want to see your kids as they start the new school year. 


Soon, students will be back at class across KELOLAND. Back-to-school shopping starts as summer winds down. KELOLAND News has compiled a list of supply lists from across the area.

Are we missing your school? Send us an email with this year's supply list and we'll add it here.


Heading back to class can be an exciting time for students. From snapshots before our first bus ride to college graduations, photos help capture the emotion of the moment.

If you have photos you would like to share, email them to us at You can also use the KELOLAND News app to submit photos.


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School Start Dates

Aberdeen: August 22
Alcester-Hudson: August 16
Armour: August 23 (half-day)
Baltic: August 23
Big Stone City: August 28
Bon Homme: August 17
Brandon Valley: August 23
Bridgewater-Emery: August 23
Britton-Hecla: August 22
Brookings: August 22
Dell Rapids Public Schools: August 24
De Smet: August 22
Douglas: August 28
Edgemont: August 23
Elk Point-Jefferson: August 16
Faith: August 21
Faulkton: August 23
Florence: August 23
Hamlin: August 23
Hanson: August 23
Harrisburg: August 24
Herreid: August 21
Highmore-Harrold: August 23
Hitchcock-Tulare: August 21
Hot Springs: August 21
Howard: August 23
Huron: September 5
Irene-Wakonda: August 16 
Kimball: August 22 
Lead-Deadwood: August 30 
Lemmon: August 22 
Lennox: August 23 
Leola: August 23 
Lyman: August 22 
Miller: August 21
Mitchell: August 23
Mobridge-Pollock: August 22
Montrose: August 22
Mount Vernon: August 22
Newell: August 21
Northwestern Area: August 22
Parker: August 23
Pierre: August 21 (High school)
             Aug. 23 (Middle & Elementary)
Plankinton: August 21 (half-day)
Platte-Geddes: August 24
Rapid City Public: August 30
Redfield: August 17
Scotland: August 16
Selby Area: August 23
Sioux Falls Catholic: August 21
Sioux Falls Christian: August 23
Sioux Falls Public: September 5
Sioux Valley: August 23
South Central: August 16
Spearfish: August 30
Stanley County: August 22
Tea Area: August 24
Tripp-Delmont: August 16
Tri-Valley: August 22
Vermillion: August 23
Viborg-Hurley: August 22
Wagner Community Schools: August 16
Waubay: August 21
Waverly/South Shore: August 23
Webster Area: August 28
West Central: August 24
Wilmot: August 22
Winner: August 24
Wolsey-Wessington: August 22
Yankton: August 21