• DeBoers receives 
    2021-22 ROSE Award

    Ayrica and Chuck DeBoer were announced as the 2021-22 ROSE Award winners by the Castlewood Education Foundation. Ayrica and Chuck support the youth by sponsoring “Good Job!” and “Random Acts of Kindness” coupons to be used at Ida’s; spearheading and making lunches for those in need during Covid in 2020 when the school was shut down; hosting movie parties for all; and welcoming everyone, especially kids, into their business after school and home games. They have always put children first!

    The ROSE Award recognizes individuals who promote academic excellence and strong character to our youth. All individuals are eligible for nomination for the ROSE Award, including school staff members, community members and business leaders. Each of our previous winners were recognized for the support and guidance they give the students. They have each, in their own way, made a difference in the educational experience of all Castlewood students.

  • Ayrica and Chuck DeBoer

  • ROSE Award nominations sought

    The ROSE Award recognizes individuals who promote academic excellence and strong character to our youth. All individuals are eligible for nomination for the award, which is given annually, including school staff, community members and business leaders.  If you would like to nominate someone, mail your nomination and reason why to: Castlewood Education Foundation, PO Box 214, Castlewood, SD 57223.

    McEldowney chosen for Deb McEldowney2020-21 ROSE Award

    The Castlewood Education Foundation presented Deb McEldowney with the ROSE Award for the 2020-21 school year. As the school librarian, Deb has a strong passion for reading and promotes a love for reading to all of her students. She promotes reading through various means, including technology, games, activities and crafts.

    Deb always has a welcome and festive atmosphere in the library and hallway outside the library. She is constantly changing decor to go along with holidays or library standards.

  • Tvedt is 2019-20 Jason Tvedt, 2019-20 ROSE Award
    ROSE Award recipient


    The Castlewood Education Foundation presented Jason Tvedt with the ROSE Award for the 2019-20 school year. Tvedt has served the youth of our community for many years, teaching students sportsmanship, morals and values.


    Activities that have grown through his leadership include the summer rec board, youth football and baseball, tournaments and fundraisers. Without his leadership in sports and extra-curricular activities, some youth may have given up on school.

    Love for extra-curricular activiters and community service have excelled with this outstanding individual.

  • Past ROSE Award recipients

    2018-19 -
    Karen Schooley

    2017-18 - Nancy Appl

    2016-17 - Randy Rudebusch

    2015-16 - Darlene Tillma

    2014-15 - Cat and Missy Rhody

    2013-14
     - Ruth Fodness

    2012-13 - Dee Vetter

    2011-12 - Vicki Bjerke

    2010-11 - Sandy Hoitsma

    2009-10 - Fred Tillma

    2008-09 and prior –
    Kim Boswell

    Rev. Terry Drew

    Kay Zimiga

    Kathy Pommer

    Janell Bemis

    Robin Gabur

    Brian Jacobsen