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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.


 School Calendar & Lunch Menus 2016-2017

10 October 2017.pdf
10/10/2017 8:39 AMNo presence informationSkillingstad, Eric
8 August 2017.pdf
9/6/2017 12:58 PMNo presence informationSkillingstad, Eric
9 September 2017.pdf
9/6/2017 12:58 PMNo presence informationSkillingstad, Eric
April 2018.pdf
3/27/2018 3:17 PMNo presence informationSkillingstad, Eric
December 2017.pdf
12/5/2017 11:18 AMNo presence informationSkillingstad, Eric
February 2018.pdf
2/12/2018 8:57 AMNo presence informationSkillingstad, Eric
January 2018.pdf
1/5/2018 10:01 AMNo presence informationSkillingstad, Eric
Lunch 2017-2018.pdf
10/26/2017 9:20 AMNo presence informationSkillingstad, Eric
March 2018.pdf
3/27/2018 3:17 PMNo presence informationSkillingstad, Eric
Nov 2017.pdf
11/1/2017 8:52 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.
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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:
Stephanie Holzer, Business Manager
Ext. 110, Email:
Gwen Faehnrich, 21st Century
Ext. 800#. Email:  
Britni Wolff, School Nurse, School Nurse
Ext. 112. Email:​ 
Kathy Schmeichel, SPED Director
Ext. 302. Email:
Mandy West, Clinical Social Worker
Ext 103. Email:

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