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The Canistota Elementary School has earned their second consecutive Status School Award.  Congratulations!  Complete scores can be viewed at the South Dakota Department of Education Website.


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Class Combines Capabilities to Facilitate Festival of Trees

By: Scott Jolley, Carson Roshone, & Austin Parry - Junior Class Public Relations  ​


It’s that time of the year again! Even though the snow hasn’t fallen yet, our holiday plans will not be delayed.  


The Annual Festival of Trees and Parade of Lights will once again be held. However, this year the junior class will be planning, promoting, and designing the event as a project based learning assignment. The Student Council will assist with the event. 


The Festival of Trees will be held on December 4 at 2:00 PM in the Canistota School. There will be plenty of fun activities for the children, including gingerbread house decorating, story-time, a snowball fight (dodgeball) in the gym, and a visit from a special princess! Your support is needed to make this event memorable. The festival could use as many trees as possible, so think of a creative idea, decorate a tree, and share it with the community. Set up for the trees is Wednesday, November 30, and Friday, December 2.


The junior class has been working hard to help organize this very special event which began several years ago.  There will be a free will donation during the Festival of Trees, and all of the proceeds will go to the Canistota Student Council!  


The Annual Parade of Lights will follow the Festival of Trees; the parade will begin at 5:30 PM. This event will be located on Main Street. The Zion Lutheran Church will be providing a meal afterwards in the Canistota School multi-purpose room.


 More details to come, but plan to get into the holiday spirit. We hope to see you at the events!










Welcome to Canistota School District!

The mission of the Canistota School district is to prepare students to be successful in society by providing a high-quality education enriched with opportunities for all students.


It is the vision of the Canistota School District to improve individual growth and student accountability through academic rigor and a safe supportive environment.  We strive to provide students with challenging instructional opportunities enhanced with global resources.  It is our goal to equip students with the ability to adapt into becoming productive members of society​.

Mr. Larry Nebelsick



Mr. Lenny Schroeder

K-12 Principal

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