Welcome to the De Smet School District website!

The De Smet School District provides a safe and caring environment for all students and staff, meaningful opportunities and innovative educational programs that challenge all students so that they will continue learning as they enter the workforce, begin a career, attend college, or other postsecondary education opportunities of their choice. As superintendent, the support and enthusiasm I witness each day is tremendous. We appreciate the De Smet School District students, staff and community for creating a positive learning environment. The District continues to strive for academic excellence and fiscal responsibility.  

I am also honored to be principal at LIW Elementary working with amazing students, families, and a wonderful group of dedicated professionals. Our priority is to provide a high quality education for every student, every day. LIW Elementary School serves approximately 150 children in our Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth grade program.  LIW staff work diligently to provide instruction for students at their success level, differentiating instruction so that all students are challenged and feel success.  We honor the unique strengths, talents, and diversity of each of our students and dedicate our efforts to help them experience individual success.

We value the partnership with our parents and our community. Parents know their children best and this parent and school partnership is valuable in helping us to support the unique needs of students. 

We hope you will take some time to explore our website to learn more about the opportunities that exist at LIW.


Dr. Abi Van Regenmorter

Superintendent/Elementary Principal

email: abi.vanregenmorter@k12.sd.us