Our Philosophy of Education

We believe that learning is a continuous, life-long endeavor that prepares students to accept responsibility for self, family, community, country, and thus become positive contributing members to our changing global society. Further, we believe that education is not simply the development and refinement of mental capacity, but also a life-long process that assists students in their own individual physical, social, aesthetic, emotional, and moral needs. View our full philosophy here.

Our Mission Statement

  • Succeed in education
  • Care about character
  • Hold onto dreams
  • Obtain highest potential 
  • Open their minds
  • Love to learn

What Can I, As a Parent, Do to Help My Child at School?

  • Show an interest in the child’s work.
  • Become acquainted with the child’s teacher.
  • Check closely on the child’s physical condition including regular dental and physical examinations.
  • Provide the child with a healthful, stable home environment so that he/she will be free from physical and emotional strain.
  • Insist that the child observe good health practices, especially adequate sleep and rest on nights preceding a school day, and moderation in viewing evening television programs.
  • Take pride in an excellent school attendance record of the child.
  • Encourage the child to work up to the limit of his capabilities.
  • Assist the child in developing his/her reading interests.
  • Cooperate with the school to establish desirable attitudes toward school life.
  • Avoid criticism of the school programs and personnel before the child.
  • Respond promptly to requests for parent-teacher conferences.
  • Teach the child respect for property, particularly public property.
  • Help the child to become a constructive and desirable school and community citizen.
2024 Highmore-Harrold School District
415 Iowa Ave South, PO Box 416
Highmore, SD 57345
High School (605) 852-2275
Elementary (605) 852-2276
Fax (605) 760-8449

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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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 (3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.