St. Michael School

St. Michael School Hours:  8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Before School Care is available from 7:00 – 8:00 a.m.  After School Care is available from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Please contact the St. Michael School office at (605) 361-0021 with any questions.  We would love to hear from you!

Welcome to                               St. Michael School!

St. Michael School first opened its doors in the fall of 1995 to 21 kindergarten students. Today, the school serves preschool through sixth grade students. The average class size is 16 and there is a total school enrollment of approximately 280 children. The school offers a Before and After School Care program, hot lunch program, band, orchestra, and vocal music, enrichment activities, a technology class and so much more! St. Michael School is committed to excellence in all academic areas while incorporating faith into everything that happens in the building!

St. Michael students are well prepared to enter into junior high school when they have completed 6th grade. The 6th grade class has the opportunity to experience and develop leadership skills before they make that transition.

Please come and visit our school and see why your child’s education is important to us!  We hope that you will take the time to read through our Newsletters in the section below and learn about all the fun and exciting things that happen at St. Michael School throughout the year.

If you would like tour of St. Michael School or have questions regarding the on-line registration process or tuition assistance, please contact Jenni Struck in the SFCS Admissions Office at (605) 575-3358.  

If you have questions regarding billing or need changes to a current tuition agreement, please contact Mary Haiar in the SFCS Business Office at (605) 575-3367.  

St. Michael School 2017 - 2018 Calendar of Events
St. Michael School 2017 - 2018 Supply List

St. Michael School 2017-2018 Supply List

Copies of our school supply list will be available in the Back to School department of many local retailers as the start of school draws near for your convenience.

Upcoming Important Dates

UPCOMING DECEMBER DATES:

Friday, December 1st  – Mass at 8:15 a.m. with Mrs. Steenholdt’s 2nd Grade class.

Friday, December 1st  – Mass at 8:15 a.m. with Mrs. Steenholdt’s 2nd Grade class.

Wednesday, December 6th  – St. Nicholas Day – bring a shoe extra shoe to school on Tuesday.

Thursday, December 7th  – 5th and 6th grade band Christmas Concert at 2:15 p.m in the Multi-Purpose Room.

Friday, December 8th  – Mass at 8:15 a.m. with Mrs. Diercks’s 5th Grade class.  Last day to bring Letters to Santa and $1.00 parent gift.

Monday, December 11th  – Geography Bee at 2:00 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room.

Thursday, December 14th  – December/June Birthday Pizza lunch with Mrs. Huemoeller.  2nd – 6th grade confessions.

Friday, December 15th  – Mass at 8:15 a.m. with Mrs. Diedrich’s 1st Grade class.  Preschool 4’s & 5’s Christmas program at 10:30 a.m. in the St. Michael Parish Nave.  Kindergarten Christmas program at 2:15 p.m. in the St. Michael Parish Nave.

Monday, December 18th  – 1st – 6th Grade Christmas Concert at OGHS Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 19th  – Dress up/down day

Wednesday, December 20th  – Last day to bring in Coins for Caring Advent project.

Friday, December 22nd  – Mass at 8:15 a.m. with Kindergarten class.  Sing-A-Long in Multi-Purpose Room at 10:45 a.m.  School Dismisses at 11:30 a.m.

Monday, December 25th  – Wishing you and your family a blessed and Merry Christmas!

Monday, January 1st  – Happy New Year 2018!

Thursday, January 4th  – School resumes.

Calendar / Events
Our Newsletter

Welcome!  In our newsletter you will find happenings in St. Michael School, Monthly School Calendar, Lunch Menu, and SFCS Happenings!  Please click on the link below:

Decemeber 2017 Newsletter

December 2017 Avera Newsletter

November 2017 Newsletter

November 2017 Avera Newsletter

October 2017 Newsletter

August & September Back to School Newsletter

From the Principal

Congratulations on choosing the Gift of Catholic Education for your child! This Gift will take some years to administer but will stay with them for a lifetime. Through this Gift, they will be nourished in mind, body, and soul. The Catholic school system contributes significantly to the social and cultural fabric of our Church and world. It provides a learning environment that allows your child to question and challenge the secular values of today’s society. Through the use of distinctive curriculum materials developed especially for Catholic schools, they will master not only the required skills and knowledge, but also clear expectations. These expectations are based on Gospel values that embrace social justice, social welfare, and life issues.

We are proud that the Sioux Falls Catholic School System has been firmly established for over 50 years. Our strengths include low teacher-to-student ratio, diverse student population, constant communication between teachers and parents, full-time special needs program, teaching of Catholic principles with daily prayer, religion classes, weekly Mass, and service projects. As we continue to function in an ever-changing society, we stay focused on the teachings of Jesus Christ and develop students who are prepared academically, spiritually, and socially for today’s world.

Along with our spiritual and academic strengths, we are proud of the many service-oriented activities that our school conducts. This year, our students collected food and personal items for the Presentation Sisters, the Bishop Dudley House, and for newborn babies. We have collected coins for the Presentation Sisters, written letters to troops in the Navy, sung for our first Friday senior citizens, and conducted many other activities that build character and help others.

We encourage you to become an active participant in the faith development of your child. You will have many opportunities to join them at school and at Church as they journey to become fully alive in Christ. By assisting them in their Catholic education, you will renew, enrich, and deepen your own Catholic faith.

One of the most important decisions that you make in your child’s development is the choice of their school. We are a perfect fit for families that are looking for a school that centers on Jesus Christ, teaches life lessons, and provides opportunities for students of all backgrounds to excel. We thank you for considering St. Michael School as part of your family’s future.

Thank you and God Bless,

Lisa Huemoeller,
Principal

School Mass and Parish Information

St. Michael School Mass:

Please join us on Friday’s at 8:15 a.m. when school is in session for School Mass.

St. Michael Parish:

To learn more about St. Michael Catholic Church please visit http://www.stmichaelsfsd.org/ or call the parish office at (605) 361-1600.

Volunteer Opportunities

Parent involvement is a key component in the success of each student.

  • Lunchroom
  • School Kitchen
  • Library
  • Computer Lab
  • Classrooms
  • Safety Patrol
  • Tuesday Mom’s
  • Grandparents/Special Senior Day
  • All Saint’s Day parties
  • St. Nicholas Day
  • Valentine’s Day parties
  • Specialty Day
  • Clean-A-Thon

If you can help out in any of these areas or for additional information, please call the St. Michael School office at (605) 361-0021.  Or e-mail Lisa Huemoeller (Principal) at lhuemoeller@sfcss.org or JaNalle Gowlovech (Administrative Assistant) at jgowlovech@sfcss.org.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Before and After School Care

Extra days (to sign up for days not included in the normal Before and After School care fee)

No School/Early Dismissal Contracts 2017-18

Technology

Please note that this is a youtube video and ads/other videos may pop up after the video. Enjoy!

Technology at St. Michael

St. Michael on Twitter