Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Smee School District 15-3
Vision Statement
Wóuŋspe wašté hiyágleya! (A good education leads to success!)
Every staff member is responsible for preparing each student to achieve success academically, socially, and culturally in a safe school environment.
Mission Statement
Smee School District #15-3 is a public school located in Wakpala, South Dakota on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.  We are dedicated to the intellectual and social growth of each student as they learn to live effectively in a contemporary bi-cultural world.  Our school educates students to help them become successful in all aspects of life with attention to individual differences.
Lakȟóta Tȟawápaha Olówaŋ (Lakota Flag Song)
Tȟuŋkášilayapi tȟawápaha kiŋháŋ oíhaŋkešniyaŋ hé nážiŋ kte ló.
Iyóȟlatheya, oyáte kiŋháŋ wičhíčhaǧiŋ kta čha, léčhamuŋ weló.
The President, his staff without end it will stand.
Under it, the people they will grow, so I do this.

Lakota Flag Song was composed by Ellis Chips, Pine Ridge, sometime in the 1950’s.

Lakota translation from the New Lakota Dictionary.

English translation from Sharing the Gift of Lakota Song.

Testing Schedule for Wakpala Schools

Fall Benchmark 
AIMSweb--Week of August 27th
STAR--Week of August 27th

Winter Benchmark
AIMSweb--Week of December 3rd
STAR--Week of December 10th

Spring Assessments
Smarter Balanced Assessment--April 2nd-19th

AIMSweb--Week of April 29th
STAR--Week of May 6th

STAR is for Grades 8-12.
AIMSweb is for Grades K-7

Other Assessment Testing Windows:
NAEP--Students will take the assessment on 02/20/2019
ACCESS--January 28th-February 28th
MSAA (ELA and Math Alternate Assessment)--March 11th-May 3rd
South Dakota Science Assessment--April 1st-May 3rd
Home School Testing--March 25th-April 19th

 School Calendar & Lunch Menus 2019-2020

1 Breakfast 2019- 2020.pdf
10/16/2019 10:32 AMNo presence informationSkillingstad, Eric
1 Lunch 2019-2020.pdf
10/16/2019 10:32 AMNo presence informationSkillingstad, Eric
August 2019.pdf
10/16/2019 10:31 AMNo presence informationSkillingstad, Eric
December 2019.pdf
10/16/2019 10:32 AMNo presence informationSkillingstad, Eric
November 2019.pdf
10/16/2019 10:32 AMNo presence informationSkillingstad, Eric
October 2019.pdf
10/16/2019 10:32 AMNo presence informationSkillingstad, Eric
September 2019.pdf
10/16/2019 10:31 AMNo presence informationSkillingstad, Eric

 Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

For more information, contact the Child and Adult Nutrition Services office at (605) 773-3413.

Meal modification request, meal change request, & Civil Rights Discrimination and Complaint forms.  

Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services Logo
Smee School District 15-3
12250 SD HWY 1806, Wakpala, SD 57658
Telephone: 605-845-3040
Fax: 605-845-7244
Jay Shillingstad, Superintendent
Ext. 111, Email:
Karyl Knudson, Elementary Principal
Ext. 301, Email:  
Barry Mann, High School/Middle School Principal
Ext. 504, Email:
Kristal Finkbeiner, Business Manager
Ext. 108, Email:
Fred Fischer, Cafeteria Management
Ext. 800#. Email:
Britni Wolff, School Nurse
Ext. 112. Email:​ 
Kathy Schmeichel, SPED Director
Ext. 302. Email:
Mandy Wolf Necklace, Clinical Social Worker
Ext 103. Email:
Eric Skillingstad, Technology Coordinator
Option 7. Email:

Smee School Logo