The 2023-2024 school year is almost here! We want to help make sure your students are ready for class. KELOLAND News has compiled the latest education headlines along with supply lists for dozens of school districts in the area.

Scroll down to see our staff when they were in the classroom! Share photos of your children as they start the new school year; send the pictures to and we’ll use them to create a back to school gallery.

2023-2024 School Start Dates

August 14
Colome Consolidated District
Irene-Wakonda School District
August 15
Corsica-Stickney Public Schools
McCook Central School District
Montrose School District
August 16
Canton School District
Mitchell School District
Newell School District
August 17
Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools
Huron School District
Pierre School District
August 18
August 21
Kimball School District
Yankton School District
August 22
Aberdeen Public Schools
De Smet School District
Dell Rapids Public School
Leola School District
Madison Central School District
Northwestern Area School District
Rapid City Area Schools
August 23
Brandon Valley School District
Brookings School District
Kadoka Area School District
Lake Preston School District
Lennox School District
Redfield Public School
August 24
Harrisburg School District Sioux Falls Public Schools
Watertown School District
August 25
August 28
Meade School District
August 29
August 30
St. Mary Catholic Schools (Dell Rapids)
Lead-Deadwood School District
August 31
Sept. 1

KELOLAND News School Photos

We want to see those first-day of school smiles. Share photos by emailing them to us at You can also use the KELOLAND News app to submit photos.

View a photo gallery of KELOLAND News staff when they were in school in a slideshow below.

  • Tom Hanson as a student
  • Renee Ortiz High School grad pic 2015 University High School, Greeley Colorado
  • Eric Mayer back-to-school photo
  • Kelli Volk as a young student

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