South Sioux City Community School District is a diverse district of approximately 3860 students served in 9 different schools. We take pride in establishing high expectations for all our staff and students in a collaborative and purposeful approach. Our staff are organized into teams called professional learning communities or PLC’s. Each Monday, we dismiss students early so that these PLC groups can meet. We believe that all students can achieve at high levels when these teams collaborate. We establish what students are expected to learn in priority standards and focus our attention on what is learned by studying results from common and individual assessments to know each student and help them skill by skill.
Many opportunities are provided for intervention and enrichment at each school to support our guaranteed and viable curriculum that provides essential knowledge and skills to each student regardless of which of our great teachers they are assigned. This process and a look inside our schools is contained in a short film by Nebraska Loves Public Schools called “Collaborating for Kids: Professional Learning Communities” which can be viewed on our district website http://www.ssccardinals.org along with all other district information.
We are proud of our current parent, business, college and workforce partnerships in the Siouxland area! We continue to work with all stakeholders in developing our college and career curriculum, as well as facility planning, to ensure that our students are prepared for the post-secondary life of their choosing. Our high school curriculum contains several career academies that are linked to the personal learning plans developed by an interactive student, parent, counselor and teacher relationship. These personal learning plans begin at the middle school level and parents are encouraged to be active partners in their son or daughter’s curriculum choices. Parents are also able to access and/or receive updates in the student gradebook online through the Powerschool software in our district. Parent involvement is highly encouraged and necessary if a student is to reach their maximum potential and have the best possible school experience.
South Sioux City Community Schools
210 W. 39th Street
P.O. Box 158
South Sioux City, NE 68776
Marcia Mahon, President
Janice Hohenstein, Vice President
Kevin O’Dell, Secretary
Dr. Matt Aitken