Award Year: 2013

Harvey Dunn Elementary School

2400 S. Bahnson Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD, 57103-4462

(605) 371-4120

Teresa Boysen, Principal at time of Nomination

Sioux Falls School District

School Website

Mission

Students, staff, parents and community members work together to educate and prepare each student to succeed in a changing world.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 7%
  • White: 79%
  • Hispanic: 5%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Native American: 3%
  • Two or more races: 4%
  • ELL: 3%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application

Harvey Dunn Elementary School in Sioux Falls, SD is an exciting place to learn and grow! We are a diverse community of learners who embrace and support each other to be the best we can be. Students enjoy technology-rich instruction through the use of iPads and Chromebooks thanks to the District’s 1:1 Technology Initiative. While new technologies are incorporated into daily lessons, the library serves as the very vibrant hub of our school and the core of academic greatness. Our music and art programs have long been a signature of student success.

With nearly 700 PreK through fifth grade students in our building, we have high expectations of our students to serve as role models for one another. The Olweus Bully Prevention program empowers students to advocate for one another and teaches them that everyone – even observers – has a responsibility to break the cycle of unwanted behaviors.

Recognizing the growing need for high-quality preschool opportunities, Harvey Dunn Elementary began the Learning Adventures Preschool in 2013. Basic literacy, numeracy and social and emotional skills serve as the foundation for our preschool program for four-and-five year-old students. A certified teacher and an education assistant work with students in a small, caring and purposeful environment.

Harvey Dunn, a boy who grew up on the very barren South Dakota prairie in the late 1880s, used his talents to become a highly successful illustrator/painter and well-respected teacher. His story encourages our students to believe that, with hard work and dedication, their dreams are possible.

“Dream it, Believe it, Become it, a Harvey Dunn Masterpiece.”