Despite persistent rumors on social media, Central High School and other schools in Rapid City have proved to be safe places full of the holiday spirit. The Pine Needle gives special thanks to administrators and liaison officers Hower and Doyle for all the time they have put in this week tracking down and verifying the validity of any and all rumors about school safety. Obviously no rumor has proved to be of substance, but our team has not treated any of it lightly. The children of our community are in good hands. For that, we are thankful this Christmas.
The photos, taken by Deb Allen, are of the teachers’ annual Christmas feast. Tradition continues even in the newly renovated building, as Mr. Speck still played Christmas carols on the piano, and Santa Claus (a.k.a. Mr. Murphey) returned to share his famous turkey with the staff!