South Dakota State PTA Convention

The State PTA convention is planned for Saturday, April 14, 2018 in Pierre, South Dakota! 

Registration forms will be available HERE soon, so please check back in February. Also, it is important that AT LEAST one PTA member is representing your PTA unit at conference. We will have great information and networking opportunities at conference. You DO NOT want to miss this conference. 

The registration fee is $40 per member and for every two members, the third registration is FREE. 

Simplified Saturday Agenda:

** 8:00 am Registration starts 

** 8:30 am to 11:30 Meetings

** 12:00 Reflections Awards Ceremony and luncheon

** 1:15 pm Meetings resume

** 5:00 pm End of Convention

Friday evening, members of the State PTA Board will be available at My Place hotel, so stop in and say HI.

PTA has secured a great rate of $70 for hotel rooms on Friday, April 13 at My Place Hotel. Get your room reserved today by calling 605-494-2090.

If you are interested in joining the State PTA board, please email your information to The current open board positions include:

~ First Vice President

~ Vice President of Membership


Meet your State PTA Board

Introducing your State PTA  Board members for 2017-2018:

  • Stephanie Owens, President 
  • Valena Baker, Vice President of Advocacy
  • Lindsy Thompson, Vice President of Programs 
  • Joslyn Konenkamp - Secretary 
  • Deb Chilstrom - Treasurer 
  • Debby Johnson - Reflections
  • Bobbie Harder - Bylaws Chair
  • Malynda Mabbitt - Aberdeen Council President 
  • Priscilla Nelson - Brookings Council President
  • Jennifer Lohr - Sioux Falls Council President
  • Jennifer Mueller - Rapid City Council President

If you are interested in joining the state PTA board, please email for details on open positions. We look forward to having a full, effective team!

Leadership Training Packet

Leadership Trainings took place across the state for the PTA Councils (Aberdeen, Brookings, Rapid City or Sioux Falls). If you are a PTA officer and would like the Leadership Training Packet or want additional information on how promote your PTA, please email your name, PTA Unit name to

South Dakota 2017-2018 Membership Contest

To encourage membership growth, South Dakota PTA will be giving TWO awards, $150 and $100 prize, to the local South Dakota unit with the largest percentage increase in membership through December 31, 2017.  

The awards should be used for a Family/Student Engagement Program or activity. The prize will be awarded at the state Convention in April 2018.


  1. Only memberships and membership dues postmarked by December 31, 2017, will be included in the unit’s membership total for this contest. Membership dues need to be sent to South Dakota PTA, 411 East Capital Avenue, Pierre, SD, 57501.
  2. Units must be in good standing with South Dakota PTA to be eligible for the contest. This includes submitting dues payments, submitting insurance payment, having current by-laws, etc. 
  3. The winners of the award will be notified by February 15, 2018 and the winners MUST be present at the State PTA Convention in Pierre on April 14, 2018 to collect the award.

Print Mark-et SD PTA Business Partner

Thank you to Print Mark-et in Rapid City, South Dakota for being a business partner of the South Dakota PTA! 

Mark and his staff provided the ALL copies for the Leadership Training! If you have a print job, please contact Print Mark-et:

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