Lennox School District 41-4
Serving the Communities of Chancellor, Lennox and Worthing, South Dakota


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Welcome Messages

I would like to welcome all students, staff, and parents to another school year at Lennox Elementary and LWC Intermediate.  I hope you find Lennox as a District that strives on safety, building positive relationships, and excellence. 

We have added some new staff this year.  Three of our new staff are pursuing a master's degree through the University of South Dakota (Go Yotes!) and their Induction and Mentoring (IAM) program.  Marissa Swanz (JK), Kyla Karst (Kindergarten), and Kayla Havrevold (6th grade Science and Health) will be mentored by Karen Bartscher this year.  Mrs. Bartscher will be out of the classroom as she works with the new staff in the IAM program.  Steve Hale will be the new teacher in 6th grade Math.  Mr. Hale has 10 years of teaching experience in the 5th and 6th grade and is an assistant football coach with the Orioles.  Finally, Louise Perrion (6-12 vocal) and Ellie Kenkel (6-8 band) round out our new hires.

We will have a few new curriculum and program additions this school year.  In grades K-6, we will utilize Exact Path.  Exact Path is a individualized computer program that pushes students in content areas they excel in, and help in weak areas according to the NWEA formative assessment we give three times a year.  Mrs. Bartscher and I will be assisting teachers on how to effectively utilize the program for student growth. 

2nd grade will be implementing Walk to Read.  This philosophy meets students where they are in their reading. Staff will be able to hone in on strengths and weaknesses for student growth.  Students will be moving from classroom to classroom each day in 2nd grade depending on their needs.

Finally, in the Intermediate, Science and Health teachers will be incorporating Growth Mindset and Genius Hour into their teaching.  This will take place primarily on Fridays.  Growth Mindset is believing in achieving, even when we think things are too hard or impossible.  Genius Hour is researching, creating, and problem solving in the areas of our interests. 

About Darin

Darin Eich has spent his entire educational career with the Lennox School District. He taught 4th grade for four years and 5th grade for five years. The last ten years he has been an administrator. He spent four years as the curriculum and professional development coordinator, three years as Worthing Elementary principal and the past six years as the Lennox Elementary principal. Mr. Eich earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Dakota in 1998 and his Master’s degree in Educational Administration in 2005.

Darin has been married to his wife, Jodi, for 18 years. She is the Chief Operating Officer for Rivers Edge bank. Together they have four sons; Peyton (10th grade), Conner (8th grade), Talen (5th grade), and Griffin (Kindergarten). Darin enjoys golfing, exercising, coaching and watching all the athletic events his sons participate in.


Darin Eich
305 West Fifth Avenue
PO Box 38
Lennox, SD 57039
Office 605-647-2203 ext. 4302
Fax 605-647-2201

Contact Us

Superintendent: 605-647-2203 ext. 4203

Business Manager: 605-647-2203 ext. 4202

Lennox Elementary/LWC Intermediate Principal: 605-647-2203 ext. 4302

Worthing Elementary Principal: 605-372-4114

Lennox Jr. and Sr. High Principal: 605-647-2203 ext. 5003

Special Services Director: 605-647-2203 ext. 4204

Contact the District
Fax 605-647-2201

District Info

‚ÄčLennox School District 41-4
305 West Fifth Ave.
PO Box 38
Lennox, SD 57039 

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