St. Katharine Drexel School News

We wrapped up our Walk-a-Thon Fundraiser this week. Thank you to all who donated! We feel so blessed and appreciate all the donations. 

This week we are celebrating Homecoming Week in the Bishop O'Gorman Catholic Schools.

Students in grades 3 & 4 will participate in SKD School Knights for Life this fall. The students will continue the mission of living pro-life, along with what it means to be a saint today and how living the saintly life ties in with the virtues the students are studying in school. 

Our students are learning the Theological Virtues. The Virtue of the Month is Hope

Some of our students are participating in Praise Singers. They will be meeting after school from 2:45-3:45 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Picture Retake Day is Friday, Oct. 13th.

If you have any questions, please contact Amanda in the School Office at 605-275-6994 or

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Learn more about our Atrium: SKD School Catechesis of the Good Shepherd video

Religious Ed schedule

Confirmation schedule

Religious Education Classes:

Wednesdays, Sept. 27th & Oct. 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th for Grades 1-8 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and for Grades 6-9 from 6:45-7:45 p.m.

The first Confirmation class for our sophomores will be Wed., Sept. 27th from 6:45-8:30 p.m. If you still need to register your child or if you have any questions, please reach out to Shannan  ( or 605.275.6870 x204).

Baptismal Planning Class: Held the second Tuesday evening of each month at 7 p.m. Class will alternate between St. Katharine Drexel and St. Nicholas Parishes. Please call the Parish Office at 605-275-6870 (SKD) or 605-498-5792 (St. N) to register. The next class will be on Tuesday, October 10th at St. Katharine Drexel Parish.

Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools Job Openings: Who do you know? We are on the lookout to fill professional and entry-level positions throughout Bishop O'Gorman Catholic Schools! If you know someone who would be a perfect fit for these positions, we would be thrilled if you could pass this along! Apply now! Temporary Executive Assistant (Central Office); Piano Accompanist (O'GHS); Elementary Education/Art Teacher, Before and After School Coordinator (St. Katharine Drexel School); After-School Teaching Assistants and Short & Long Term Substitute Teachers (multiple schools)

St. Katharine Drexel School collects Box Tops for Education! Visit, the App Store or Google Play on your phone for more information or to download the app and set St. Katharine Drexel Elementary as your school!

Bishop O'Gorman Catholic Schools Gift Card Program

Stop before you shop! BOCS Gift Cards are available in the Parish Office during the week or after the weekend Masses. Such an easy way to help BOCS students and parents with tuition!  BOCS Gift Cards are available at the Parish Office Monday, Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday-Friday, and after Masses on the weekend. 

Gift cards are available from Apple App Store, Applebee’s, Bagel Boy, Barnes & Noble, Bath & Body Works, Buffalo Wild Wings, Century Theaters, CherryBerry Frozen Yogurt, Cherry Creek Grill, Culver’s, DSW (Designer Shoe Warehouse), Fareway Food Stores, Fazoli's, Get-N-Go, Holiday Station Stores, Home Goods, HyVee, iTunes, Juice Stop, Kohl's, Lewis Drug, Look's Market, Marshalls, Menards, Minerva's/Grille 26, Panera, Papa Murphy's, Pizza Ranch, Pizza Ranch Fun Zone, Qdoba, R Wine Bar, Sam's Club, Scheels, SilverStar Car Wash, Sioux Falls Ford, Starbucks, Subway, Target, TC Referee, Texas Roadhouse, TJ Maxx, Walmart, and West Mall 7 Theaters.

If you are not participating in this program, please give Tonia a call at the Parish Office for more information. It's free money for our schools and tuition credit for your student, another student, or your future student.