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The Mission of Custer School District is to Educate Every Student to His/Her Potential.

School Lunch Menus are available on our website or if you click on the link:

673-3154 or reply to this email to claim.

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School Board News

To view the agenda & board minutes, please see:

February 11, 2019 – Custer School 

Regular Meeting – 6:00 p.m.

Note:  The March 11 School Board Meeting has been moved to Thursday, March 7.

Friendly Reminders:

  • Do we have updated address/phone numbers for your child(ren)? 
  • Please check the student’s meal account balance.  Many are low on funds.

For Free/Reduced Meals Application, click on:

If you have any questions about the application, call Sara at 673-3154.

Here is the link for the Veterans Day Program. 
Thank you to the Video Productions Class and Mr. Arseneault.

Thank you to the staff and students for putting on a wonderful program for our Veterans!

TeamMates Mentoring Program has partnered with Custer School District, and the communities of Hermosa and Custer, to provide the support and encouragement of mentors to students. Our goal is for mentees to develop safe, positive relationships with their mentors and for those matches to last through high school graduation. We are excited about this partnership with TeamMates to ensure students are surrounded by the web of support they need to reach their full potential. Would you like to serve as a mentor? CSD is looking for mentors to be matched with students.  Please email Supt. Mark Naugle, if you have any questions about TeamMates:


Custer Junior/Senior High School
1645 Wildcat Lane
673-4473 – Mon.-Thurs. – 7:00 a.m.~4:30 p.m.
Follow on Twitter @CusterWildcats

Let’s Go Wildcats!


 Watch our Wildcats LIVE at

Counselor’s Corner ~ From Miss Athena M. Williams, ~ Custer JR/SR High School Counselor    If you have questions about this info., please email:

All of the information from Financial Aid Night, to include a video of the presentation, is now available on the Counseling Corner website.
The link for the website is:

  • All Juniors will be taking the ASVAB in February. This is a free test which assesses career interest and readiness in addition to military eligibility. This is a free test and will be on the morning of February 7th. 
  • Many scholarships and college info packets have been added to the Counseling Corner on the Custer Jr/Sr High School website under Guidance. The link is here

Senior Project Needs Donations:

Prom Dresses can be donated and dropped off at Custer High School. 
There will be an event in February or March where students can pick out a dress for prom. 

Custer Elementary School (CES) – K-6
1415 Wildcat Lane – 673-4483 ~ 7:30~4 p.m., Mon.-Thurs. – 7:00am-4:00pm


Winter Weather Preparedness

 It is that time of year when students need to dress appropriately for the weather!  Please make sure your child comes to school prepared to go out for recess.  They need to have a heavy coat, gloves, and a hat to protect themselves from the cold weather.  If the temperature or wind chill is below 0◦ Fahrenheit, students will be kept indoors for recesses.   If your child is missing some of his/her cold weather gear, please check the “Lost and Found” box located in the elementary commons.

Elementary Fine Arts Events


February 25 – March 2 ~ Dakota Players, Treasure Island - (auditioned K-8)                                  

March 4 ~ Festival Choir, Sturgis - (select group 4th – 6th grade)

March 19 ~ Elder’s Wisdom Children’s Song 6:30 pm  - (4th and 5th grade)

April 23 ~ Second and Fourth Grade Concert 7:00 pm

May 2 ~ First and Third Grade Concert 7:00 pm

May 7 – Fifth and Sixth Grade Band & Choir Concert 7:00 pm

May 16 – Kindergarten Graduation 7:00 pm


Hermosa School
PO Box 27 ~ Hermosa, SD   57744  ~ 255-4345 – Monday-Thursday – 7:30am-4pm
Follow on Twitter @HermosaSchool

Check out Hermosa School’s Website for important school information:

We have launched the TeamMates program. So far we have 15 students that would like a mentor.  
There are only a couple of adults willing to mentor right now. We will continue to look for willing adults.


  Important Dates for CSD Students & Staff:

Feb. 1 - ½ Certified/Teaching Staff Inservice Day

Feb. 15 – Snow Make-up Day, if needed

March 22 – Snow Make-up Day, if needed

April 22 – No School – Spring Break

April 26 – Snow Make-up Day, if needed

May 18 – Graduation – 2pm – Armory

May 23 – School Dismissed at noon (students only)

CSD’s Anti-Bully Hotline Number is:  605-569-4795

The Hotline can receive voice calls and text messages.  The service is operational 24/7/365.

All of Custer School District Buildings & Grounds are Drug, Alcohol & Tobacco-Free Zones.
Friendly reminder:  Animals/Pets are not allowed on school grounds.

CSD Admin. Office Hours ~ Mon.-Thurs.: 7:30- 4:30 p.m. ~ Fridays: 8-1 p.m.