Wolf Creek School, located just outside of Pine Ridge Village, started classes Wednesday. According to KOTA Territory News, the pre-K through 8th grade school is currently undergoing a $15 million renovation project, and construction on a new high school next door will begin soon.
The current building was originally built to accommodate 350 students, but 850 attended last year. The new building is expected to hold at least 900, says Oglala Lakota County Schools Superintendent Dr. Anthony Fairbanks. The current construction means that the 6th-8th grades will be moving to the SuAnne Big Crow Youth Center, which has been heavily modified to serve as a school, for the next year and a half. Center Director Leatrice Big Crow says that education has always been a main priority for the center, so she and other officials are happy to help as the school works wot expand.
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