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  • Five Ways to Build Confidence

    Posted by Trent Osborne on 10/25/2018

    1. Visualize success

    Method: Recall a past performance when you played well, such as the time you served two aces in a row. As you approach the service line, replay that experience in your mind. This technique is motivating and works to create a consistent, confident mindset.

    2. Use positive self-talk

    Method: Chastising yourself with "I should've...”, or “I can't...", type statements only interferes with your performance. According to research, such negative thoughts can divert your attention from learning for as long as nine minutes.

    3. Use a system of goals and rewards

    Method: Setting a goal and reward system is not only motivating, but it also creates more discipline in both training and play.

    4. Act confident

    Method: Poor posture or a tentative gait can not only cue your opponent to your weaknesses, but also cue your own body and mind to play in a less confident manner. It is often necessary to "fake it until you make it" until you achieve a level of confidence with which you are comfortable.

    5. Be a role model

    Method: Set an example for others with your positive attitude. Be aware of the image you project and consider the impact it may have on others.

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  • Attendance Awareness Month

    Posted by Trent Osborne on 9/12/2016

    Dear Parent/Guardian,


    September is Attendance Awareness Month.


    Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student’s academic success, starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school. Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day and understand why attendance is so important for success in school and in life.


    We realize some absences are unavoidable. But we also know that when students miss too much school – regardless of the reason – it can cause them to fall behind academically. Your student is less likely to succeed if he or she is chronically absent – which means missing 18 or more days over the course of an entire school year.


    Research shows: 


    • Children who are chronically absent in kindergarten and 1st grade are much less likely to read at grade level by the end of 3rd grade.
    • By 6th grade, chronic absence is a proven early warning sign for students at risk for dropping out of school.
    • By 9th grade, good attendance can predict graduation rates even better than 8th grade test scores.


    Clearly, going to school regularly matters! Here are a few practical tips to help support regular attendance:


    • Make sure your student keeps a regular bedtime and establishes a morning routine.
    • Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.
    • Ensure your student goes to school every day unless he/she is truly sick.
    • Avoid scheduling vacations or doctor appointments when school is in session.
    • Talk to teachers and counselors for advice if your child feels anxious about going to school.
    • Develop backup plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, neighbor or another parent to take your student to school.


    Let us know how we can best support you and your student, as we want all of our students to be successful! If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Trent Osborne @ 605.426.6571.

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  • "Walk a Mile"

    Posted by Trent Osborne on 8/30/2015

    On Monday, August 31 R5 Productions will be joining the Ipswich School District for the day. They will be doing student presentations during the day and then we welcome the public to join us @ 7:00pm in the school theatre. The R5 presentation will discuss cyber-bullying, bullying and the social pressures that teenagers face today. Please join us for this informative and interactive seminar. All people of all ages are welcome.

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  • Welcome to Ipswich School District

    Posted by Trent Osborne on 8/4/2015
    Dear Friends,

    On behalf of all of us in the Ipswich Public School District, if you are new to the area I would like to welcome you to the community. The Ipswich Schools have a long and distinguished history of service to children and families. We are proud of our students. They continue to achieve at high levels and make significant contributions to our community. Just as important as academic excellence, a heavy emphasis is placed on civility, citizenship and character development.

    It is our intent to deliver the very best instructional program possible to our students. Our curriculum is extensive, including college-level courses, special education options, and effective student assistance programs.

    The district provides a full range of preschool and junior kindergarten opportunities and a full day kindergarten program. Secondary students enjoy a full and rich selection of academic, vocational, practical work-experience, fine arts, and extracurricular programs.

    The Board of Education at Ipswich is committed to providing the opportunity for all students to reach their maximum potential in a safe and positive environment allowing them to become responsible life-long learners. The district was recognized as one of the very few Distinguished School Districts in the state of South Dakota in 2010-2011. The Middle School and High School, both achieved scores in the top 10% of all schools (Status Schools) for the 2012-2013 school year and 86% of all of the students in the district are proficient or advanced in math and reading.

    Thank you for your interest in our schools. We look forward to working with your family. This website is designed to help you learn more about the schools and our community. Please join us as we work together to create a bright and successful future for all of our students.

    Yours in Education

    Trent R. Osborne
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Mr. Trent Osborne



Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Trent Osborne

1995 Graduate of NSU with a Bachelors Degree in Social Science Education

2005 Graduate of the USD with a Masters Degree in Educational Administration

2012 Graduate of the USF with a Specialist Degree in School Administration


Mr. Osborne through 2018 has 23 years of experience in the education field.  After spending 5 years as a teacher and coach in Leola, SD Mr. Osborne was hired as a teacher and coach in Ipswich starting in the 2000-2001 school year.  He has served in many capacities during his 15 years with the Ipswich School District.  Teacher, Coach, Athletic Director, Dean Of Students, MS/HS Principal and currently serving as Superintendent and Special Education Director.