Students, Staff, and Families:
to the Beresford School District! We are
pleased to serve 665 students in the Beresford community and surrounding
area. Beresford has a strong tradition
of being a progressive school district and community where a commitment to
quality definitely exists. The Beresford
School District has a rich history of high academic achievement, strong
co-curricular programs, and community support for education.
The Beresford School District is
committed to 21st century teaching and learning practices. Excellence in education requires that
technology be seamlessly integrated throughout the educational program. Increasing access to technology is essential
for the future and our district continues to provide the most up-to-date 21st
century tools for our students and teachers.
These tools, along with 21st century teaching and learning
empower students to maximize their full learning potential by promoting communication,
critical thinking, problem-solving, and research skills, as well as preparing
them for post-high education and the global workplace.
take our District’s mission statement, “Together, we aspire, act, and achieve,”
very seriously. The philosophy of the
Beresford School District is to provide a positive environment in which all
children can and will succeed. Our
children are the reason for our school’s existence and worthy of our best
believe it is essential to provide all students academic, physical, and
social/emotional assistance and support.
This learning environment will allow our students to acquire knowledge
and skills to enhance their growth and development as learners. All students are encouraged to participate in
school and community activities. Our community
and its families are important educational resources. Together we will be a strong force in
character development of our youth through positive role modeling. We provide educational opportunities and
experiences for students to develop toward responsible citizenship.
North Central Association Commission on School Accreditation and School
Improvement recognizes the Beresford School District for the quality of
educational experiences we provide our students and has fully accredited our
school since 1932. We offer programs to
meet the diverse needs of our students, including our regular education,
special needs, and our gifted and talented students. Our students have opportunities to enroll in
Advanced Placement and dual credit courses where they can earn high school and
college credit. Beresford School
District students continue to perform above the state and national averages on
state and national achievement tests.
offer a wide range of academic and co-curricular programs to help our students
succeed and enjoy school. All students
are encouraged to get involved in co-curricular activities, as they have a
positive influence on our academic programs.
Our elementary school offers opportunities in the fine arts and
coordinates through the Beresford Community Education for sports and
recreation, the arts, and other activities.
Our middle school and high school offers co-curricular opportunities in
the fine arts—band, vocal, and drama; journalism—school paper and annual; FFA;
FCCLA; quiz bowl; student government; cheerleading; athletics—basketball,
cross-country, football, golf, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling; and
other student organizations.
quality of our programs is directly related to dedicated people who give a
maximum effort for the children of our district. We promote professional growth and life-long
learning for our staff. All of our staff
members understand that our students, parents, and community are the most
important people we serve. We believe we
must continue to make connections and build relationships with our students,
parents, and community.
feel free to stop by for a visit, call us, or visit our school website at www.beresford.k12.sd.us. If you would like more information about our
schools or community, please click on the following video link for highlights, http://youtu.be/eVM0Z4XWdLo. We truly believe we have something to offer