Work handoff

WSHS art instructor Alicia Roesler and WSHS math teacher Gloria Vavra handed out assignments curbside at the high school, meeting students and parents with big smiles

Wessington Springs Schools faculty and staff have risen to the challenge when it comes to keeping students engaged and offering a myriad of resources for parents as we take on the task of remote schooling during the COVID-19 health crisis.  

As the school community collectively heads into remote learning adventures at least until May 1, we wanted to highlight several of the many incredible  resources educators have provided to encourage learning and fun.

Parents and students: Please share with us innovations from educators you have enjoyed while remote learning. 

Educators: Send us some of your great ideas so we can share it with our readers.       

Reading to kids on Facebook live

Well-known for encouraging her students to love reading, third and fourth grade teacher Kim Orth isn’t letting remote learning prevent storybook time with her students. Almost daily, Orth has been reading aloud to her class virtually via videos on social media. Students are able to watch Orth’s hands as she turns the book’s pages while reading them a story. 

Resources from Mrs. Walz

School counselor Mrs. Walz created a website with different sections for elementary, middle school and high school kids with resources to aid in their well-being as we all navigate through this experience. A wealth of information can be found at: 

Remote yearbook

WSHS English teacher Devena Jackson, along with the yearbook staff is spearheading a school-wide remote yearbook project to document this historic time in our students’ lives. “We are looking for photos  of any fun activities, academic or non-academic, that our students are up to at this time with their families,” Jackson said. “Any pictures can be sent to my email as yearbook advisor at or they can upload the pictures onto our school Facebook post that is there for that purpose.”