Pinedale has some pretty big news to share:

Pinedale is now a Blue Ribbon school!

The coveted National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content.

Up to 420 schools may be nominated each year, and only four schools in South Dakota were named Blue Ribbon Status for 2021.

~ Pinedale was one of them. ~

From our Principal, Mr. Chip Franke:

“Congratulations to the Pinedale community, parents, students, and staff for tremendous recognition from a local, state and national level. This would not be possible without a unified belief in the importance of student attendance, student learning, teacher collaboration, and a highly engaged parent/teacher organization. With so many challenges in the educational world today, it is nice to be able to celebrate this Blue Ribbon School status achievement with all of our Pinedale Panther nation!”

Way to go, everyone!

Check out Pinedale’s Blue Ribbon page at:

https://nationalblueribbonschools.ed.gov/awardwinners/winning/21sd102pu_pinedale_elementary_school_11.html