DRHS School Announcements

Dell Rapids High School Announcements:Quarriers

Thursday, February 22nd
Happy Birthday to Arial H. (Wed) and Abby S. (Thu)!!
Lunch: Homestyle Chicken Ranch Pasta, Pizza or Grilling Station

  • There will be an Art Club meeting over lunch on Friday, Feb. 23rd in the Art room. Please, all current Art Club members attend!
  • Yesterday’s questions was, In what year did South Dakota receive its state charter? The correct answer was, 1929. The one and only correct answer was from Mr. Welbig! Congratulations!
  • FFA Trivia for today:  Currently South Dakota has how many FFA chapters?
    Fill out a slip and drop in the bucket in the office.
  • Here is your chance to wear a hat during school. On Friday, Feb.23rd, pay $1 to wear your hat. Come down to the Ag shop area to pay $1 and get your stamp. The money raised will be matched and donated to the local food bank.
  • The Dell FFA will be selling mini-donuts before school Friday, Feb. 23 in the shop area. 10 donuts for $3 and the money raised will be matched by the FFA Chapter and donated to Feeding South Dakota.
  • There is information on signing up for a girls softball team. Softball divisions are available for girls 5 and up. Registration is now open at www.dellrapidssoftball.comRegistration deadline is March 25th or a late fee will be applied and your placement in a team will not be guaranteed. For more information please see the handout in the high school office.
  • Dell Rapids Band & Choir are hosting an “I Hate Winter” week next week. Every day you can dress up for one dollar and one donate-able food item for the local pantry. Students will be at all the main entrances collecting your items and taking your names for all who participated. Gift card and candy prizes will be given to the best voted students every day.
    • Monday is Lazy day – Dress in your PJs and sleepy clothes
    • Tuesday is Tourist Day – Get those fanny packs out
    • Wednesday is Western Day – cowboy hats and boots galore!
    • Thursday is Decades Day – 80s? 90s? maybe even the 1720s?!
    • Friday is “I Hate Winter” day – Dress up in your school appropriate summer cloths!
  • Any students interested in signing up for the ACT Prep class hosted at Dell Rapids should see Mrs. Ruesink for a registration sheet.
  • Attention students: If you have a negative balance in your lunch account you are not permitted to take 2nds on the a la cart items.
  • There are $40 off coupons for The French Door in the high school office for Prom. If you are interested, please stop in and see Eve.
  • Ladies: If you purchase your dress at Bridal Gallery please see Brianna Ruth or Eve for a coupon for a free garter or earrings at the time of purchase.
  • If you would like to do some prom dress shopping at David’s Bridal, you can stop in the High School office and grab a coupon from Eve.
  • There will be a co-ed volleyball tournament held on March 10th, 2018 at St. Mary’s High School. This round-robin style tournament will start at 9 am and is $75 per team, with a minimum of 5 games played. The winning team will receive a gift basket and individual trophies. Concessions will be served. Please register your team with Jessie Ahlers in the middle school by March 7th.
  • Parents: This year the Dell Rapids High School Prom will be April 28th. The Post Prom Committee is dedicated to creating a safe, fun and drug-and alcohol-free event after prom and would appreciate any monetary contribution to sponsor this worthwhile activity. Contributions may be sent to Tracie Price. All donations are greatly appreciated and go directly to the youth that attend the post prom event. All information regarding the Post Prom schedule, as well as the registration forms are on the school website http://dr-k12.org after March 1st.
  • Would you like to get out of cooking on Monday, February 26th? Please join the Fine Arts Boosters for a chili supper in the Middle School Commons from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. The menu is chili with a bar and drink for $5. Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to support band, choir, drama, quiz bowl and journalism.
  • Are you interested in learning more about other countries and cultures?  The 2018 Lions Youth Exchange Camp will be held in Sioux Falls July 15-21 at Augustana University.  25 youth exchange students from around the world will attend the camp, and 20 youth from North and South Dakota will be selected to attend.   Cost of the camp is $400, which includes all food, lodging, and activities.  This is a unique opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with students from around the world.  Host families are also needed.  International students will arrive July 8, 2018 and depart July 28th.  Host families provide a place for the student to live before and after the youth camp, as well as help the student learn more about American culture.  For more information, visit www.sdlions.org/youthcamp or call Jennifer at 338-0551.
  • Good Luck to the girls basketball team as they travel to Tea for the Region Semi-Final game, Lady Q’s vs. SFC at 8pm.
  • Good Luck to the State Wrestlers as they travel to Sanford Premiere Center tomorrow and Saturday!
  • Youth Business Adventure – applications are available in Mrs. Ruesink’s office
    Who: Open to sophomore and juniors
    What: YBA is a co-ed program open to sophomores and junior students to explore the world of business
    Where and When: Located at University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD from June 17-June 22.
    At YBA students are assigned to groups of 10-12. Students will be involved in competitive business simulation games, speakers, tours of local businesses, interview skill building activities, advertising and marketing programs as well as social activities such as dances, rock wall climbing and movies. YBA is a great resume builder and students can earn two college credits for attending and compete for $500 scholarships.
    Deadline: Applications due to Mrs. Ruesink by February 23
  • 2018 American Legion Auxiliary South Dakota Girls State – applications are available in Mrs. Ruesink’s office
    Who: Open to junior girls
    What: Particpants experience government at the city, county and state levels.
    Where and When: Located at University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD from May 29-June 2
    Students are assigned to a mythical city,county and political party. Each student has the opportunity to run for office, campaign, vote and listen to a variety of speakers and participate in various recreational activities. Girls State is a great resume builder and student can earn college credit.
    Deadline: Applications due to Mrs. Ruesink by March 15
  • 2018 American Legion Boys State – applications are available in Mrs. Ruesink’s office
    Who: Open to junior boys
    What: Participants will understand and appreciate the American system of government including the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
    When and Where: Located at Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD from May 28- June 1
    Students will learn public speaking, create and enforce laws and actively participate in all phases of creating and running a working government.
    Deadline: Friday, April 1st
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Dell Rapids MIDDLE SCHOOL Announcements

Dell Rapids Middle School Announcements:Quarriers

Thursday, February 22nd
Happy Birthday to Jace E. (Tue) and Will R. (Wed)!!
5th/6th Lunch today will be choices of:  Homestyle Chicken Ranch Pasta or Hot Ham & Cheese
7th/8th Lunch today will be choices of:  Homestyle Chicken Ranch Pasta, Pizza or Grilling Station

  • Attention 6th Graders: If you’d like to read announcements this quarter, please sign up in the office.
  • 7th and 8th grade students, are you interested in a career in the medical field? Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls is hosting a middle school medical careers camp on May 7 for 7th and 8th grade students. It will be an opportunity to explore STI’s medical programs and learn how you can start specializing your coursework and set your future for success as soon as high school. See Ms. Telkamp if interested.
  • Reminder to all MS Boys basketball players,  please wash you uniforms and practice jersey and bring it to your coaches room this week.
  • Dell Rapids Softball forms are available in the office or from your homeroom teacher.  Registration is now open at www.dellrapidssoftball.com.  In order to be guaranteed a spot on a team this year, you must be registered by March 25th.
  • Flag Etiquette Program for 4th and 5th grade students will be held today @ 2pm in the Middle School gym.
  • State wrestling and FFA pep assembly in the high school gym today at 2:45pm.
  • Would you like to get out of cooking on Monday, February 26th? Please join the Fine Arts Boosters for a chili supper in the Middle School Commons from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. The menu is chili with a bar and drink for $5. Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to support band, choir, drama, quiz bowl and journalism.
  • Good Luck to the girls basketball team as they travel to Tea for the Region Semi-Final game, Lady Q’s vs. SFC at 8pm.
  • Good Luck to the State Wrestlers as they travel to Sanford Premiere Center tomorrow and Saturday!
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First National Bank Donates to Dell Rapids Schools

FirstNationaltoDellRapids_2018First National Bank in Dell Rapids has one again made a donation to both Dell Rapids and Dell Rapids St Mary schools in 2017 as part of their innovative Community Card program, which was created to help the bank and their customers give back to the community.

First National Bank presented a check to Dell Rapids school for $3,736.  Since the program started in 2012, First National Bank has donated a total of $12,760 to Dell Rapids school. FirstNationalDRSM_2018

Dell Rapids St Mary school also received a 2017 donation from First National Bank.  St Mary received a check for $1,392.  First National Bank has been able to donate $6,070 to the St Mary school since the program started.

 

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Season Ends for Cardinal Girls in Region 4B Quarterfinals

DRSM LogoThe 2017-2018 season came to an end for the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals on Tuesday, February 20th in Huron.  The Cardinals fell to the Ethan Rustlers 65-26 in the quarterfinals of the Region 4B tournament at the Huron Arena.

St Mary trailed by only seven points, 16-9, after the first quarter, but had trouble on the offensive side of the ball the remainder of the game.  The Rustlers put some distance between themselves and the Cardinals in the second quarter by outscoring St Mary 21-6.  Ethan led 37-12 at halftime.  The Rustlers continued to grow the lead in the second half outscoring the Cardinals 28-12.

The Cardinals finished the game shooting 29% from the field, 22% from three-point area, and 75% from the free-throw line.  Ethan finished the game shooting 66% from the field.  St Mary had a total of 12 team rebounds and were forced into 21 turnovers.

Ella Heinitz had a team-high 14 points and two steals.  Clare Klein had four points and two steals.  Cassy Geraets, Maddie Schwebach, Sydney Cook, and Cassie Mullaney all finished with two points each.

St Mary finished the season with a record of 10-12.

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Cardinal Girls Advance to Region 4B Second Round

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal girls cruised to an opening round win in the Region 4B tournament on Monday, February 19th.  The Cardinals defeated the Oldham-Ramona/Rutland Raiders 63-30 in front of their home crowd at St Mary High School.  Every varsity player for the Cardinals got into the stat book in some way on the night.

St Mary scored on their first three shot attempts and never failed to lead in the game.  The Cardinals led 15-8 after the first quarter.  They were able to grow the lead to 14 points by halftime at 32-18.  St Mary kept rolling in the second half as they increased the lead to 23 points by the end of third quarter at 49-26.  The Raiders were held to just four points in the final quarter by the Cardinal defense as the St Mary offense scored 14 more points.

Three players finished in double figures in points for the Cardinals.  Ella Heinitz had 16 points, nine rebounds, five steals, and five assists.  Sydney Cook added 15 points, six rebounds and two assists.  Maddie Schwebach ended with 12 points, four rebounds, four assists, and two steals.  Cassie Mullaney recorded nine points in the game.  Courtney Brown had four points, and Cassy Geraets, Carly Maxwell, and Clare Klein all had two points.  Karlie Klein had one point and three rebounds.  Adyn Heinricy had one rebound and one assist.  Tana Harrington had two rebounds, and Addy Gilbert had a rebound.

St Mary (10-11) will advance to play the Ethan Rustlers at 6:30 p.m. in the quarterfinals of the Region 4B tournament.  The game will be held at the Huron Arena.

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Lealand Randel Signs with DSU

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Photo courtesy of Lealand Randel

Another Dell Rapids senior has signed a letter of intent to play collegiate sports next year.   Dell Rapids senior Lealand Randel signed a letter of intent to play baseball with the Dakota State University Trojans.  The right-handed pitcher has played for the Dell Rapids High School club baseball team and the Dell Rapids legion team.

Lealand will join his brother Trey at Dakota State who is currently a pitcher for the Trojans.

 

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2018-2019 School Calendars Planned

Both Dell Rapids and Dell Rapids St Mary schools have their 2018-2019 scheduled planned.  The Dell Rapids School board approved the calendar during their regular meeting on Monday, February 12th.

“This 18-19 calendar is very similar to what we’ve been doing.  The start date…we’re kind of creeping back up there to earlier in that third week (of August), which if I didn’t do that, we were right up against Memorial Day which people have also said they don’t want.  They don’t want to start early in August, but they want to be done by Memorial Day.  So in order to do those two things, this is kind of where it had to be,” said Dell Rapids Superintendent Dr. Summer Schultz during the board meeting.

The 2018-2019 school year will begin on Thursday, August 23rd for both schools.  The scheduled last day of school would be Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 for both schools.  The Christmas break will run from Monday, December 24th until Wednesday, January 2nd with students returning to class on Thursday, January 3rd, 2019.  The Dell Rapids St Mary graduation is scheduled for Friday, May 17th, 2019 while the Dell Rapids graduation is scheduled for Saturday, May 18th, 2019.

​The Dell Rapids St Mary 2018-2019 calendar is almost completely set.  Dell Rapids St Mary 7th-12th principal Casey Michel said, “We’re pretty set on it. Only thing really up in the air is Carnival date, but I have both dates on there that it could be.”

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Region 1A Host Dell Rapids Sends Six to State Wrestling Tourney

DRWrestle2018Region_1The Dell Rapids Quarrier wrestling team had six wrestlers qualify for state at the Region 1A tournament held at Dell Rapids High School on Saturday, February 17th.  Jacob Vogel, Canyon Lowman, Max Lamer, Gage Carr, Ben Cavigielli, and Nick Palmer will wrestle at the 2018 State A Wrestling Tournament on February 23rd and 24th at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls.

Watertown won the team title finishing with 207.5 points.  Madison placed second with 130.5 points.  Brookings was third followed by Sioux Falls O’Gorman, Sioux Falls Roosevelt, Dell Rapids, West Central, and Tea Area. DRWrestle2018Region_2

Vogel qualified for state in the 106 pound division.  Vogel placed third on the day going 3-1 overall.  Lowman was a second place finisher and state qualifier in the 113 pound division.  Lowman finished 2-1 on the day.  Lamer placed fourth and qualified for state in the 132 pound class.  Lamer posted a 2-2 record.  Carr also placed second and qualified for state in the 152 pound class with a 2-1 record.  Cavigielli qualified for state with a third place finish in the 220 pound class.  Cavigielli finished 3-1 on the day.  Palmer also qualified for state with a fourth place finish in the 285 pound division with a 2-2 record.

Other wrestlers for the Quarriers at the Region 1A tournament were Andrew Weiland (0-2 in 120 pound class), Zach McKee (1-2 in 126 pound class), Brayden Gee (1-2 in 136 pound class), Trevon Cross (0-2 in 145 pound class), Trystan Stahl (1-2 in 16o pound class), Mitchell Klinkenborg (1-2 in 182 pound class), and Lincoln Richeal (1-2 in 195 pound class).

 

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Dell Rapids Chamber Annual Banquet Held

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Photo courtesy of Melissa Van’t Hof

The Dell Rapids Chamber of Commerce held their annual banquet on Saturday, February 18th.  This year the chamber was able to involve different businesses with the banquet.  The event was held at the Dell Rapids Pizza Ranch, the meal was provided by Cricket’s Catering of Dell Rapids, and dessert was provided by LaDelle and Fourth Coffeehouse.

During the banquet the Dell Rapids Chamber of Commerce handed out three annual awards.  The first award given was the “2017 Community Spirit” award.  This award is given to a person or business in Dell Rapids that volunteers in the community, contributes to local campaigns that benefit community projects, or collaborates with one or more organizations to create an event or program that benefits an individual or the community.  This year’s Community Spirit Award went to Tim Schwebach.

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Photo courtesy of Melissa Van’t Hof

The second award given was the “2017 Volunteer of the Year” award.  This award is given to a person or group who volunteers time to improving their community through various contributions and community service.  The nominees must live in Dell Rapids and the nominee must have spearheaded or assisted a campaign that benefited another individual or the community, or gives selflessly to the community without monetary compensation, or is considered a mentor to others based on their volunteer efforts.  This two groups won “Volunteer of the Year”.  The local chapter of the ESA won for their contributions to the community with the “Christmas for Our Kids” program.  The committee from Norby’s that runs the Christmas for Kids fundraiser also won “Volunteer of the Year” for the record-breaking donation to the ESA “Christmas for Our Kids” program.

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Photo courtesy of Melissa Van’t Hof

The final award of the night was the “2071 Business of the Year”.  The business must be an active business for at least three years with a location in Dell Rapids and have revenue or job growth, innovative products or services, provide exceptional customer services, volunteers in the community, or encourages and provides professional development for staff.  This year’s winner was Always Your Design for their recent recognition of being a Top 10 quilt shop in the United States.

After the awards were given and President Dan Ahlers provided a brief update on the happenings of the Dell Rapids Chamber of Commerce, Rebekah Scott of Rebekah Scott Designs presented to those in attendance as the guest speaker.  Scott spoke for about 30 minutes giving insight and information about what makes her business successful.  She also provided tips and motivation to bring success to business owners and employees that attended the event.

ChristmasForOurKidsDonation*Norby’s committee also won 2017 Volunteer of the Year award

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