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Beadle Elementary

   1214 Mulberry St. 
   Yankton, SD 57078
   Principal - Carey Mitzel
   Secretary - Amy Diefenderfer
   Phone: (605) 665-2282    
   Fax: (605) 655-5961

Welcome to Beadle Elementary School. We are affectionately known as the “Beadle Bugs.” Beadle Elementary was named after General William Henry Harrison Beadle who was known as the “savior of our school lands.” Our mission is to optimize student potential for success in a global society. Beadle was erected in 1926 and has been remodeled and updated many times throughout its 90 years of educating students in the Yankton area.  Beadle is celebrating its 90th Birthday on September 22, 2016, and the public is invited to visit our school. Beadle has approximately 400 students and three classrooms for each grade level. Beadle boasts a caring, educated and veteran staff that works to help each child maximize their potential. Beadle’s programming includes a balanced literacy approach to teaching language arts. We offer full-day kindergarten, Reading Recovery, a district-wide EBD program, and extra-curricular activities and clubs in addition to the strong foundation students receive in Math, Reading, Social Studies, Science, and the Arts.  Clubs include computer coding, robotics, Girls on the Run, Band and Orchestra to name a few.  Technology is incorporated through Smartboards, classroom computers, chromebooks and Ipads daily within the classrooms.  Breakfast is available to students before school each morning. The local Boy's and Girl's Club offers a before and after school program for parents that are in need of child care.  Our parent organization is called B.E.S.T. which stands for Beadle Educational Support Team and links efforts of parents, teachers and community members.  B.E.S.T. hosts a variety of additional opportunities for family involvement including the Beadle Bridge Walk, Bingo Nights, Book Fairs, Carnival, Santa’s Workshop and other events.  We work with the community to support our students and staff through volunteers, Kids HOPE, Retired Senior Volunteer Program and others.  We believe that educating students is best done through strong relationships with families and the community.

Carey Mitzel, Principal