Lyman School District 42-1

Dedicated to Excellence


  • Congratulations to Homecoming King Phyzon Milton and Queen Brooke Jennings! 

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  • One of the options available with our new website is user registration.  This makes you eligible for alerts and to register for events via the calendar.  So sign up now!  It's easy, click on the 'Register' link at the top of the home page.  Complete the required information.  That's it!  Register now!

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  • Register now for the Third Annual Glow Walk/Run sponsored by the LHS Student Council.  You may contact the school at: 605.895.2662 OR email: OR register via the event link on the Website calendar. You must first register as a user. (see previous announcement).  Then, simply go to the calander, click on the Glow Run Event, scroll down and click on the 'Register' button.  Complete the requested information and 'register'.  The Glow Ryun/Walk will be Sunday, October 11, 2015, registration at 5:30, walk/run - 6 0 8:30.

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Welcome to Lyman School District!

  • From the Superintendent...

    Parents and Community Members,

     The 2015-16 school year is under way for our Lyman Raiders. Each year brings some new changes.

     We have some new staff in the district and some of our staff members have taken on new assignments.

    I want to welcome Mr. Jon Boer as our new high school principal and his wife Michelle as an aide in the Kennebec Elementary school. I also welcome Ms. Michaela Farnik as our new 1st grade teacher at the Presho Elementary school.

    Staff members that have taken new assignments include: Rene Lillebo as the Kennebec Elementary principal, Maxine Urban as head cook in Presho, Darcy Johnson as 3rd grade teacher at Presho, Heidi Samco as 5th grade teacher at Kennebec, Jennifer Engel as Kindergarten teacher at Presho, and Chyree Hamiel as 3rd grade teacher at Kennebec.

     Another change is that this will be the first year that parents will receive test results on the new Smarter Balance exams. Parents can expect to receive these results in mid-September. The expectations were that the new test would be more challenging than the previous Dakota STEP exams. Due to the difficulty level and the new format of the tests, the SD Dept. of Education expects that somewhere between 35% and 45% of students will score at the proficient or advanced level this first year. Parents should not be alarmed if they see scores that are significantly lower than those in the past. It is expected that as students become more comfortable with the online format of the tests and as teachers begin to identify curriculum areas that need more attention, those scores will steadily increase.

     As educators, we have the challenge of preparing students for a world that is changing more rapidly than at any time in history. Ove the last 20 – 30 years technology and automation has resulted in a number of jobs disappearing. At the same time, there are many new jobs that did not exist even a few years ago. Students that develop a strong knowledge base and skill set will have the ability and flexibility to attain the additional training needed for these new jobs.

     The District motto is, “Dedicated to Excellence”. The reality for our students is that they will be competing for employment with students from around the world. The United States is still the number one economy in the world, but it is now increasingly dependent upon jobs that require strong reading, writing, math, science, technology and service skills. Technology and automation have impacted virtually every type of employment that is available.

     We all have the same goal of seeing that our young people develop to their fullest potential and that they develop a vision for fitting into this constantly changing future.

     Mr. Lynn Vlasman, Supt.


    From Kennebec Elementary and Middle School...

    Hello All!

    I am Rene Lillebo and I am the Elementary/Middle School Principal in Kennebec this year.   A little about myself… I have been teaching for 14 years. My first 6 years were spent teaching P.E. and Health on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. I then took a job teaching in the Rapid City School District at South Middle School where I spent 6 years teaching P.E. and Health. I then moved to Presho and have spent the last 2 years teaching Middle School Science at Lyman Middle School. This is my first year as an administrator and I am so excited to get to experience it with the Lyman School District and you all! So far the year is off and running and going great! Each day brings something new for all of us and I look forward to an awesome school year!! Please don’t hesitate to contact me at the school if you have any questions or concerns about anything.

    Mrs. Lillebo



    From Presho Elementary and Lyman High School...

    Welcome to Presho Elementary School and Lyman High School.  I am very proud and honored to be the principal of our Presho building and feel very fortunate to be working with the students, parents and staff of this district.  I also feel  very fortunate to live in a community which supports our school district so strongly.  I believe we have a very strong and professional staff that pushes our students to excel academically, in the arts, activities and in athletics.  With the approaching fall our halls are filled with eager students ready to make this a great year in the Lyman School District. Go Raiders!!


    Jon Boer, Principal