The Dakota Conference has opened three new elementary schools this year. Red River Adventist Elementary School in Fargo, North Dakota is starting with Kimberly Clarke teaching grades 1-8 and also serving as principal.

Dickinson Adventist Christian School, also in North Dakota, is starting with a husband and wife team—Ulena Robinson, teaching grades 1-4 and David Robinson, principal, teaching grades 5-8.

The third new school is Payabya Adventist Mission School, which opened in Pine Ridge, South Dakota with Jamie Howell as principal and teacher for grades 1-8.

Another new teacher is Kelli Vigil, a recent graduate of Union College, who replaced retiring Dale Eddy at the Rapid City Adventist Elementary School in South Dakota. She is no stranger to Dakota Conference, having worked at our summer camps for several years.
Additionally, the Brentwood Adventist Christian Elementary School in Bismarck, North Dakota, which has typically been a 1–8 grade school, has added a Kindergarten class this year.

North Dakota schools:

  • Brentwood Adventist Christian School in Bismarck
  • Dickinson Adventist Christian School in Dickinson
  • Hillcrest Adventist School in Jamestown
  • Prairie Voyager Adventist School in Grand Forks
  • Red River Adventist School in Fargo

South Dakota schools:

  • Papaya Adventist Mission School in Pine Ridge
  • Rapid City Adventist School
  • Sioux Falls Adventist School

Gerard Ban is education superintendent for the Dakota Conference.