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in Piedmont, South Dakota, oversees a
K-6 school of over 560 students. Yet that
number is deceptive: Piedmont's total
population is just over 200. So Dschaak's
students are drawn from rural communities
within a seven- to eight-mile radius-in a
district that covers 3,100 square miles.
Piedmont Valley Elementary offers
a popular after-school program called
Capable Kids, which runs from about 2:30
to 6:30 p.m. every school day. The good
news is that 80 kids are signed up for the
program. The less-than-good news is that
the program can handle only 45.
"The South Dakota Department of Social
Services oversees our program," Dschaak
explains, "and their rules dictate one adult
per 15 kids. Since we have three people
working that time frame, we can have a maximum of 45 kids. I'm always asked, 'Why
don't you hire more people?' It comes down
to facility use. It would be a real challenge to
find a place to house a lot more kids in the
winter months." So Dschaak and his team
focus on making Capable Kids as effective
and desirable as possible.
Representing the other end of the
spectrum is 186th Street Elementary
School in the Los Angeles neighborhood
of Gardena. To some, it may appear to
have even fewer resources than Piedmont
Elementary. "We're 100 percent Title
I, 86 percent disadvantaged," principal
Marcia Sidney-Reed states. And because

"Principals should be able to articulate a
clear vision for how they want the program
to serve students and the type of experiences
they want their students to have while in
the program."

- Courtney A. Howard, interim assistant dean of the College of
Charleston's School of Education, Health, and Human Performance

the neighborhood has very few children,
about 75 percent of the students are
bused in from other areas. Yet the fact
is that Sidney-Reed and her staff are
making the most of what they have,
with 186th Street Elementary earning
awards as a 2016 California Gold Ribbon
School and a 2016 Title I Academic
Achievement School.
With just over 775 K-5 students in the
school, Sidney-Reed notes that 200 participate in the many after-school programs
offered. She emphasizes that programs do
not have to be grand or expensive. "We
celebrated National Public Lands Day with
a community service learning project that
was sponsored by Toyota and the Audubon
Society. We took 56 of our fifth-grade
students to clean the Least Tern Colony
at Venice Beach. It was the first time some
of these children had ever been to the
beach! They removed the invasive plants
and debris from the colony and went on a
birdwatching tour. We make every moment
a teachable moment."

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