In 1995, Mellette Elementary School went through a second renovotion. The two story building was renovated to provide classrooms at ground level. Classrooms extend the perimeter of the school with the library being accessible within the middle of the building. A multi-purpose room was also constructed to serve as a lunchroom and for special programs.
The Fall of 2008 represented the Centennial Celebration of our school. the school hosted a program on September 18 to celebrate. Mayor Paul Fox read a city and state proclamation from Governor Michael Rounds, stating that September 18th, 2008 had been declared "Mellette Elementary School Day" in the city and state of South Dakota. The program also provided John Timm, from Sioux Falls, and Gerry Likness, from Watertown, who portrayd Governor Arthur C. Mellette and Maggie Mellette. At the end of the program, students released 100 balloons commemorate the day.
Through the years, the success of our school has relied upon parent involvement. The educational process is a partnership between parents and the school Parental involvement influences the child's academic success and develops positive attitudes towards school. I encourage you to become involved. Please feel free to call or stop i the office anytime if you have any questions or concerns.
John J. Decker, Principal