The 2022-2023 school year is almost here! We want to help make sure your students are ready for class. KELOLAND News has compiled the latest education headlines along with supply lists for dozens of school districts in the area.

Scroll down to see our staff when they were in the classroom! Share photos of your children as they start the new school year; send the pictures to and we’ll use them to create a back to school gallery.

2022-2023 School Start Dates

August 8
August 9August 10
Dell Rapids St. Mary Catholic Schools
August 11
Piedmont Public Schools
August 12
August 15
Irene-Wakonda School District
August 16
Corsica-Stickney School District
Menno School District
August 17
Armour School District
Canton School District
Colome Consolidated School District
Kadoka Area School
Milbank School District
Mitchell School District
August 18
Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools
Chester Area School
Huron School District
McCook Central School District
Montrose School District
Pierre School District
August 19
August 22
Kimball School District 
Lemmon School District
Leola School District
Marion School District
Newell School District 
Yankton School District 
August 23
Aberdeen School District
Agar-Blunt-Onida School District
Colman-Egan School District
De Smet School District
Harrisburg School District
Madison Central School District
Northwestern area school district 
Onida School District
Sioux Valley School District 
Wilmont School District
August 24
Brandon Valley School District
Brookings School District
Lake Preston School District
Lennox School District 
Parker School District 
Redfield Public School District 
August 25
Sioux Falls School District 
Watertown School District
August 26
August 29
Big Stone City School
Meade School District 
August 30
Rapid City Area Schools
August 31
Lead-Deadwood School District
Sept. 1
Sept. 2

KELOLAND News School Photos

We want to see those first-day of school smiles. Share photos by emailing them to us at You can also use the KELOLAND News app to submit photos.

View a photo gallery of KELOLAND News staff when they were in school in a slideshow below.

  • Carter Schmidt as a student in 2003
  • Tom Hanson as a student
  • Digital reporter Jazzmine Jackson as a student
  • Renee Ortiz High School grad pic 2015 University High School, Greeley Colorado
  • Eric Mayer back-to-school photo
  • Kelli Volk as a young student

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