Dawn Wiersma is 2022-23
ROSE Award recipient
The 2022 ROSE Award recipient is Dawn Wiersma.
Dawn has gone above and beyond her Castlewood School Business Manager Duties since the tornado in May 2022. Dawn has worked relentlessly with insurance companies, staff, families, and the community to make sure students and staff were able to start the 2022-23 school year as normal as possible, with the limitations of not having an elementary wing and kitchen to use. Dawn made sure everyone had what they needed to enable our students and staff to be successful this school year. She continues to support everyone and does so with a smile on her face.
The ROSE Award, which stands for Recognizing Outstanding Service to Education, 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.
Nominations Sought for 2023 ROSE award
The Castlewood Education Foundation is seeking nominations for a deserving community member, business leader, or school staff member who promotes excellence in the growth of the youth in Castlewood.
The nominations for the 2023 ROSE Award (Recognizing Outstanding Service to Education) must include a recommendation. Letters may be dropped off at the school or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org through Monday October 31.
DeBoers chosen for 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!
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 2020-21 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.
Past ROSE Award recipients
2019-20 - Jason Tvedt
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 –
Rev. Terry Drew