George McGovern Middle School

Mission: To educate and prepare each student to succeed in a changing world.

Address: 6221 West Maple Street
Sioux Falls SD, 57104

Phone Number: (605) 367-4440
Fax: (605) 367-4434


GEORGE MCGOVERN MIDDLE SCHOOL, SIOUX FALLS

Website

http://www.sf.k12.sd.us/schools/middle-schools/george-mcgovern

 

Mission

To educate and prepare each student to succeed in a changing world.

 

Address

6221 West Maple Street
Sioux Falls SD, 57104

 

Phone number:

(605) 367-4440
Fax: (605) 367-4434

 

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/pages/George-Mcgovern-Middle-School/739134382813473

 

Hours of Operation

Start Time: 8:55 am
Dismissal Time: 3:48 pm
Office Hours: 8:55 am – 3:45 pm (Monday to Friday.)

 

 

 

 

 

Links

George McGovern Middle School Staff

There are one hundred and thirty experienced and competent staff (the principal inclusive), who are working at George McGovern Middle School, to ensure the overall growth and development of the students. The school is headed by Lynn Gillette, the Principal together with Assistant Principal, Richard Hutchinson.

Lynn Gillette, Principal

Below is a list of the school’s staff
  1. Aseltine, Brandon James, EA, SpEd – RISE
  2. Bakken, Mary Joleen, Teacher – Special Assign
  3. Bashale, Soleil Mukendji, EA, SpEd – Resource
  4. Beck, Marian Caroline, Instrumental Music, MS
  5. Berger, Brigid Claire, Language Arts – 6th Gr
  6. Bergland, Deborah Marie Dolan, Success Coordinator
  7. Booth-Schofield, Amy Patricia, Math – 6th Grade
  8. Burggraaf, Desiree Joy, RISE – Math
  9. Bussell, Paul J, Custodian
  10. Camp, Tara Marie, School Home Liaison (no
  11. Case, Patricia Mae, Social Studies – 8th Gr
  12. Castle, Janie L, Child Nutrition Worker
  13. Clark, Brandon Ray, EA, SpEd – RISE
  14. Cota, Jamie Lee, Science MS – ELL
  15. Dawson, Nikki Ann, EA, SpEd – Personal   
  16. Dossett, Kimberli Louise, Language Arts – 7th Gr
  17. Dowling, Megan Emily, Special Ed. Tchr – MS La
  18. Driscoll, Malle Jo, Language Arts – 6th Gr
  19. Dunlap, Raymond D, Custodial Manager
  20. Eidsness, Tammi L, EA, ESL
  21. Erickson, Hannah Marie, Special Ed. Tchr – MS Sc
  22. Erwin, Colleen Erin, Reading – Middle School
  23. Fiegen, Judy Kay, Specialist, IEP Facilita
  24. Finch, Rolandan Labois, Specialist, Behavior Fac
  25. Fisher, Steven B, Counselor – Middle Sch
  26. Flock, Joseph Allan, Social Studies – 7th Gr
  27. Flock, Keena Leigh, Reading – Middle School
  28. Frank, James Michael, Substitute Teacher
  29. Freese, Heidi Ellen, Language Arts – 8th Gr
  30. Gertsema, Nickole Lee, EA, SpEd – RISE
  31. Gillette, Lynn Marie, Principal, Middle School
  32. Green, Sarah Elaine, Custodian
  33. Grilley, Megan Marie, Clerical, Class III Bldg
  34. Hall, Ryan Dwight, Career & Tech Ed II (MS)
  35. Hancock, Patti Jo, Math – 7th Grade
  36. Hawkins, Tina Marie, Counselor – Middle Sch
  37. Helget, Terry A, Science – 7th
  38. Henrichs, Sarah Elizabeth, Special Ed. Tchr – MS La
  39. Henry, Douglas Craig, Math – 6th Grade
  40. Herman, Elissa Rose, FCS – Middle School
  41. Herrboldt, Jeffrey K, Special Ed. Tchr – MS La
  42. Hettinger, Eric William, Social Studies – 6th Gr 
  43. Hieronimus, Pamela Kay, Math – 7th Grade
  44. Hildebrandt, Karen Ann, EA, SpEd – RISE
  45. Hoines, Laurie Jo, Clerical, Class III Bldg
  46. Honkomp, Melissa Ann, Reading – Middle School
  47. Hutchinson, Richard W, Ass’t Principal, MS
  48. Huwe, Amy Danielle, Language Arts – 7th Gr
  49. Iverson, Ardis Hope Everson, Special Ed. Tchr – MS Re
  50. Jervik, Jessica Ann, Clerical, Class II Bldg
  51. Josephson, Tim L, Science – 7th
  52. Kasowski, Marcia Lea, Substitute Clerical
  53. Knapp, Kevin N, Math – 8th Grade
  54. Koepke, Faye Carol, Art Middle School
  55. Konechne, Eileen M, EA, SpEd – Resource
  56. Krueger, Dawn Marie, Child Nutrition Worker
  57. Kunkel, Danielle Jamae, Math – 8th Grade
  58. Larson, Emily Elizabeth, Special Ed. Tchr – MS So
  59. Larson, Holly N, ICT I
  60. Liesinger, Valerie K, Child Nutrition Worker
  61. Lohrenz, Beth Renae, EA, Roving
  62. Lucido, Ellie Patricia, Speech Therapist 6-21
  63. Maschino, Heather Sioban, Special Ed. Tchr – MS Ma
  64. McFarland, Erin Lindsey, Vocal Music – Middle Sch
  65. McIntyre, Jeffrey Scot, Social Studies – 8th Gr
  66. Merkel, Heidi L, Clerical, Class II Bldg
  67. Meyer, Regan Mary, Language Arts – 6th Gr
  68. Miller, Amy Elizabeth, Science – 6th
  69. Molstad, Mark Douglas, Custodian
  70. Moore-Baxter, Randi Marie, EA, SpEd – RISE
  71. Moulton, Brock A, Social Studies – 7th Gr
  72. Moulton, Troy A, Custodian Engineer
  73. Murfield, Cheryl A, EA, SpEd – RISE
  74. Myers, Barbara L, Choir/Chorus – MS
  75. Navarrette, Marissa Renee, Child Nutrition Worker
  76. Nugteren, Perry Lynn, PE – Middle School
  77. Nyberg, Teri L, Child Nutrition Manager
  78. Olafson, Jennifer Laura, Special Ed. Tchr – MS Ma
  79. Oliver, Jodi Lynne, Spanish – Middle School
  80. Olson, Nancy Lynn, Child Nutrition Worker
  81. Osterquist, David A, Specialist, Behavior Fac
  82. Penney, Cassey Rae, Math – 6th Grade
  83. Perez, Julianne Marie, Cook
  84. Peterson, Paige Allison, EA, Tech Ed
  85. Quinn, Rose Ann, Substitute Teacher
  86. Rank, Ryan A, Science – 8th
  87. Rippentrop, Marissa Ann, Social Studies – 6th Gr
  88. Roder, Amanda Kay, Reading – Middle School
  89. Rygg, Jason R, Instrumental Music, MS
  90. Salazar, Wendy Joy, EA, Middle School
  91. Sannes, Jon D, PE – Elementary
  92. Schafer, Theresa A, Special Ed Teacher, MS
  93. Schilmoeller, Nicole Dee, Reading – Middle School
  94. Schmidt, Ellen Mae, Child Nutrition Worker
  95. Schroeder, Cassandra Rose, Reading – Middle School
  96. Schroeder, Megan Louise, Science – 8th
  97. Seeger, Molly Anne, Science – 6th
  98. Seiler, Shayla Lyn, Science – 6th
  99. Semmler, Paula Lynn, Custodian
  100. Sheridan, Peggy L, Child Nutrition Worker
  101. Shoultz, Shameka Katyana, Substitute Teacher
  102. Sigler, Jenelle Pearl, School/Student Support-
  103. Sittner, Allison Marie, School Nurse
  104. Slater-Unruh, Jennifer Ann, Reading – Middle School
  105. Smedsrud, Janelle Kathleen, EA, SpEd – Resource
  106. Smith, Geoffrey Jo, Math – 6th Grade
  107. Smith, Julie Amanda, PE – Middle School
  108. Stanton, Angela Joy, Child Nutrition Worker
  109. Steen, Lara Ann, Title I Reading – MS
  110. Steers-Beaird, Nancy Ellen, EA, SpEd – RISE
  111. Stensaas, Charles Andrew, Special Ed. Tchr – MS Ma
  112. Stolp, Jamie Joseph, Dir. Stdy./Learning Ctr.
  113. Strand, Cathy Mary, Tutor/Interpreter
  114. Thorstenson, Margaret Ellen, Reading – Middle School
  115. Totman, Elaine Karen, Substitute Clerical
  116. Travers, Andrew R, Orchestra Middle School
  117. VanDrongelen, Rebecca A, Administrative Intern
  118. VanMaanen, Lorinda Sue, Language Arts – 7th Gr
  119. VanTol, Leah Beth, Special Ed. Tchr – MS Ma
  120. Vettrus, Jill M, Math MS ELL
  121. Viet, Carol Ann, Clerical, Class I Bldg
  122. Walz, Andrea Elizabeth, EA, SpEd – RISE
  123. Wehrkamp, Craig J, Custodian
  124. Welbon, Chelsea Marea, EA, SpEd – RISE
  125. Wenzel, Kimberley Dawn, Math – 7th Grade
  126. Whitesel, Kelsey Jeane, Language Arts – 8th Gr
  127. Wilson, Catherine M, EA, SpEd – RISE
  128. Wolles, Sheryl Ann, Dir. Stdy./Learning Ctr.
  129. Young, Leonard Nathan, Specialist, Behavior Fac
  130. Zephier, Amanda Mae, Native American Connecti

George Mcgovern Middle School Calendar

Below is a school calendar of George McGovern Middle School – Sioux Falls for 2017-2018 academic session.

Date: WEDNESDAY, AUG 23, 2017

Activity: New Teacher Orientation

Time: 7:30am-4:00pm

Location H201

Date: TUESDAY, OCT 17, 2017

Activity: Flu Shot Clinic for Students

Time: 8:00am-10:00am

Location: George McGovern Auditorium Sound/Light Booth – B121B

Date: THURSDAY, DEC 07, 2017

Activity: Fine Arts -Vocal

Time: 6:30pm-7:00pm

Location: George McGovern Auditorium Stage – B122

Date: MONDAY, DEC 11, 2017

Activity: Fine Arts – Orchestra

Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Location: George McGovern Auditorium Stage – B122

Date: THURSDAY, DEC 21, 2017

Activity: Fine Arts – Band

Time: 6:30pm-7:00pm

Location: George McGovern Auditorium Stage – B122

Date: THURSDAY, JAN 25, 2018

Activity: Fine Arts -Vocal

Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Location: George McGovern Auditorium Stage – B122

Date: FRIDAY, JAN 26, 2018

Activity: Fine Arts -Vocal

Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Location: George McGovern Auditorium Stage – B122

Date: THURSDAY, MAR 22, 2018

Activity: Fine Arts – Orchestra, 5th grade area orchestra festival rehearsal

Time: 4:00pm-5:30pm

Location: George McGovern Auditorium Stage – B122

Date: FRIDAY, MAR 23, 2018

Activity: Fine Arts- Band, Choir, Orchestra, Gryphon, Expressions, & Jazz band elementary tour

Time: 8:00am-3:00pm

Location: Elementary Feeder Schools

Date: MONDAY, APR 09, 2018

Activity: Fine Arts -Vocal, 6th, 7th & 8th grade chorus concert

Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm

Location: George McGovern Auditorium Stage – B122

Date: THURSDAY, APR 26, 2018

Activity: Fine Arts – Band, 6th, 7th & 8th grade band concert

Time: 6:30pm-7:00pm

Location: 7th & 8th grade band concert

Date: TUESDAY, MAY 01, 2018

Activity: Fine Arts – Band, 5th grade band festival concert (w/ GM Jazz band)

Time: 4:00pm-7:00 pm

Location: George McGovern Auditorium Stage – B122

Date: THURSDAY, MAY 03, 2018

Activity: Fine Arts – Orchestra, 6th, 7th, 8th grade orchestra &

Gryphon concert

Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Location: George McGovern Auditorium Stage – B122

Date: TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2018

Activity: Fine Arts- Band, Choir, Orchestra, GMMS Ensembles night (featuring Gryphon,   Expressions & Jazz band)

Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm

Location: George McGovern Auditorium Stage – B122

 

 

About the School Program

George McGovern Middle School is a public school in the Sioux Falls school district. The school which is presently located in the northwest corner of Sioux Falls, South Dakota was established in 1995 by Koch Hazard. Designed purposely for middle school students, George McGovern is an adaptation of Memorial Middle School.

The school aims at developing students to succeed in all areas of endeavor. There are highly trained and dedicated members of staff that assist students with their home work and tutoring, besides academic activities, there are after school enrichment programs that students participate in.  Some of them are:

Healthy afternoon snacks, physical activities,  Arts and crafts, STEM educational programming, cooking activities, outdoor adventure activities, field trips, etc, all in a bid to ensure that the students enjoy their out of school time hours.

George McGovern Middle School is an ideal and secured place for children to learn and interact with one another.

 

Parents’ information

Parents should note that the school has provided a counseling section in the school, to guide and assist the students in their academics. The counselor for the 6th grade and 7th grade A-K is Steve Fisher, while Tina Hawkins is in charge of 7th grade L-Z and 8th grade.

The counseling office can be3 contacted via (605) 367-4435.

 

Students’ information

There are band options available for students to join. These band are three, featuring Concert Band, Jazz Band and Pep Band.

To learn more about this, click here.

 

Nearby Schools and Their Distances

School                                             Miles       City

New Technology Hs                                 1.1              Sioux Falls, SD

Hayward Elementary                      1.4              Sioux Falls, SD

All City Elementary                                 2.3              Sioux Falls, SD

Elementary Immersion Center                 2.3              Sioux Falls, SD

Discovery Elementary                             2.8              Sioux Falls, SD

Memorial Middle School                         2.8              Sioux Falls, SD

Challenge Center                                      3.2              Sioux Falls, SD

Garfield Elementary                                 3.2              Sioux Falls, SD

Middle School Immersion Center          3.2              Sioux Falls, SD

Oscar Howe Elementary                           3.5              Sioux Falls, SD

Hawthorne Elementary                            3.7              Sioux Falls, SD

Roosevelt High School                            3 8              Sioux Falls, SD

 

Video of the school

Watch an inspiring video of George McGovern Middle School on YouTube here.

You can also watch more video documentaries of the school through this link:

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMpFB4Ne2Eo
  2. http://www.argusleader.com/videos/news/local/2014/08/15/14104497/