Connie Kaltenbach, Director of the CIA
206 School Street, Box 109
Batesland, SD 57716
Oglala Lakota County School District strives to meet the South Dakota Standards in all four core content areas of English Language Arts (ELA), Math, Science, Social Studies and to also include the Oceti Sakowin Essential Understandings in instruction throughout the year.
The Oglala Lakota County School District has approved the following curriculum resources to support the instruction of grade-level standards.
English Language Arts
K-5 ELA Amplify CKLA 2nd Edition
6-8 ELA: EL Education
9-12 ELA Courses
100 English Language Arts
300 American Literature
350 AP American Literature
400 Dystopian Literature
500 Literature in Film
600 Indigenous Literature
700 Creative Writing
900 Advanced Composition
K-12 Math - Eureka, Zearn, Insync
The K-12 math program utilizes the base of the Engage NY Standards work and the products from Great Minds/Eureka including Insync, and Zearn
9-12 Math Courses
300 Algebra II
500 C/C Math
K-4 Social Studies - We use internal resources to meet the standards
5-12 Social Studies uses the Discovery Social Studies Techbook.
9-12 Social Studies Courses
100 US History
200 World Geography
300 US Government
350 AP Government
400 Current US Issues
450 AP Current Issues
500 Modern World History
Lakota Language, Culture, and Life Skills
Our curriculums for the Lakota Department center around three overarching components:
Lakota Language Development through the use of the Lakota Language Consortium Workbooks and methods
Our Lakota Instructors meet with students during the week to develop and support the Lakota language
Lakota Culture Development through the use of the Oceti Sakowin Essential Understandings when applicable and elder inspired Lakota culture understandings and traditions
Lifeskills and Character Development through the use of the Life Skills of the Young Lakota Curriculum
Classroom Teachers support the Lakota mission of the school district by guiding students in lessons and stories of the Lakota which character development components.
Oglala Lakota County School District strives to provide professional development opportunities to employees throughout the school year and summer.
School Year Professional Development Opportunities
Simple K12 Professional Development Website
Lessons of the Oceti Sakowin Graduate Class
Teacher Recertification Information
Approved Youth Suicide Prevention Course for Certification
The Oglala Lakota County School District will continue remote assessments with NWEA MAP for students in grades 3rd-12th grade and will use formative assessments for K-2 students who are working remotely.
Students who will be returning on site will be able to participate in district NWEA MAP assessments in math, reading, and science and will be able to participate in the State of South Dakota tests for grades 3rd through 8th, and 11th grade in English Language Arts and Math. For the state science test, onsite students in grades 5th, 8th, and 11th will be able to test.
Both the district assessments and state tests seek to help provide parents, students, and teachers with information to better plan for instruction, support, and interventions.
Assessment Dates to be Determined.
Alternative Instruction Students
Families seeking public school exemption for their child previously referred to as public school exemption or homeschool can now renew their application yearly using a new portal.
The state link: South Dakota Alternative Instruction Link will provide families with the ability to log in to the system to enroll their students. The site also has important information about instructing Alternative Instruction Students.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Curriculum Office at Oglala Lakota County School District.