Iroquois Branch of National Honor Society

Requirements for Honor Society (HS) Eligibility

  1. Candidates must be members of the junior or senior class.

  2. To be eligible for selection to membership in this chapter, the candidate must have been enrolled for a period equivalent to one semester at Iroquois HS.

  3. Candidates eligible for election to the chapter shall have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale.

  4. Upon meeting the grade level, enrollment, and GPA standards, candidates shall then be considered based on their service, leadership, and character.

  5. The minimum number of service hours required for entrance into the Iroquois Chapter of the National Honor Society is fifteen.

Questions? See Mrs. Frandsen in the Counseling Office!

Career Exploration Summer Camps

Students entering 7th and 8th grade in the 2024-2025 school year can participate in a free, five-day residential career exploration camps this summer. Hosted on South Dakota college campuses, these camps expose students to various career paths through fun, engaging and hands-on learning. Throughout the week, campers will spend time with instructors, take field trips to area businesses, participate in interactive exercises and more, gaining a better understanding of themselves, their career interests and how their education prepares them for professions.

Lake Area Tech Camps

Lake Area Tech is offering some exciting camps this summer. Camps are for students of different ages, including some as young as third grade.

Virtual Career Fairs

01/31/24 to 02/28/24 -There will be a virtual college career fair running on Wednesdays between Jan. 31st and Feb. 28th between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.  This is a unique chance to talk with employers, allowing students to ask questions and explore potential career paths.  Click the button below to see the flyer, which includes dates for each career cluster.

South Dakota American Legion Boys State

All junior and senior boys (for the school year 2024-2025) are eligible to apply for the South Dakota American Legion Boys State. This is an opportunity for students to learn about the functions of State Government. Students that are chosen to attend will hear from South Dakota's Congressional Delegation, SD Municipal League Office, Secretary of State, County Officials and other state leaders. They will participate in law enforcement classes from the South Dakota Highway Patrol, Legal classes from members of the SD Bar Association, run for elections at every level of State government and join in Party Caucuses. Some will even litigate real SD Supreme Court cases at the Brown County Courthouse. Students should apply as soon as possible as this is a highly competitive opportunity. Click below for more information or to apply!

South Dakota Provides Tuition Assistance for High-Demand Careers

South Dakotans looking to go into high-demand career fields can receive help paying for tuition and fees from four technical colleges within the state.

Individuals who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits may qualify for an employment and training program through Southeast Technical College, Mitchell Technical College, Lake Area Technical College, and Western Dakota Technical College. The program was created through a partnership between the Department of Social Services (DSS) and the Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR).

“Our goal is to strengthen South Dakota families. This program empowers individuals to gain the job and life skills they will need for their high-demand career fields. This will broaden their professional opportunities and help them provide for their families,” said DSS Cabinet Secretary Matt Althoff. “These skilled workers will continue to contribute to our workforce and help South Dakota businesses succeed.”

Eligible students must be a SNAP recipient, a South Dakota resident, and be enrolled in an approved course or program. They may choose from diplomas, certificates, and courses prioritizing high-wage, in-demand careers such as welding, commercial drivers’ license training, business, healthcare, industrial technology, information technology, and construction. All classes begin Aug. 21.

“These career fields are critical to the state of South Dakota,” Althoff said. “By encouraging smart, capable students to consider these fields we can foster win-win situations for both students participating in this program and employers eager to hire individuals who can contribute to their organization’s work.”

For more information about the tuition-assistance program, individuals can contact the technical colleges offering the program or their Job Service office. View listing of local offices at https://dlr.sd.gov/localoffices/location.aspx.

SUCCEED IN COLLEGE ALGEBRA (MATH 114)

AS A HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR OR SENIOR

Free Online Tutoring

Dakota Dreams Online Tutoring is now available. Parents must register their student at https://ourdakotadreams.com/launch-your-dream/online-tutoring-program/. Tutoring is done by college students that are preparing to be teachers. Sessions can be scheduled for specific times or on demand as available.

Tutor Tracks

Grades 1-8

With Tutor Tracks, students can dig deep on a specific subject to firm up their foundations in Reading, Grammar or Math. For each session, tutors bring guided lesson plans, so all students have to do is show up and be ready to learn. Sessions are held for 30 minutes, twice a week, over a seven-week period.

  • Available for students in grades 1-8

  • Three Tutor Tracks available: Reading, Grammar or Math

    • Reading track: morphology and spelling (grades 1-8)

    • Grammar track: parts of speech and writing (grades 3-8)

    • Math track: focus on fractions (grades 3-8)

  • Tutor-led instruction – all students have to do is show up

  • Recurring 30-minute sessions, twice per week, over a seven-week period

  • Four sessions available:

    • January 16-March 14, 2024

    • March 18-May 3, 2024

To apply click below.

Seasonal Fire Crew Jobs Available

-$20 per hour

-Must be at least 18 years old

-Must have a valid driver's license

Kingsbury Conservation

The South Dakota conservation districts are hiring for the spring planting season. This is a great job for kids, we teach them everything about conservation while having fun and getting that sun tan started!

Kingsbury offers scholarships to kids that work the season for us, check your local conservation district out and see if they need help!

Selective Service Registration

Almost all males 18-25 years of age are required to register with Selective Service. It is a civic duty and legal obligation to register. By not registering, men risk their eligibility for future college loans and grants, job training, employments, and US citizenship for immigrants. Registration must be completed online within 30 days of your 18th birthday.

To register go to the link below. You will need the information listed below to complete the registration. The process will take approximately two minutes.

Required information:

  • Full name

  • Home address

  • Social Security Number

  • Email

FAFSA Website

2023-2024 Testing Dates

Register for ACTs

FAFSA Information Night

Check out the Scholarship link below!


Counselor Judy Frandsen

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