All-State Chorus and Orchestra

sdhsaaLogoOver 1,000 of South Dakota’s best high school vocal and instrumental musicians will gather in Sioux Falls for the 62nd  Annual South Dakota All-State Chorus and Orchestra on Friday and Saturday, October 31 – November 1.  The All-State activities will culminate with a Grand Concert at the Sioux Falls Arena beginning at 7:00 p.m. (CDT) on Saturday evening, November 1.  Concert tickets can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-866-625-4586, or at the box office in the Sioux Falls Arena.  The doors of the Arena will open for the Concert at 5:30 on Saturday evening.

The annual All-State Chorus & Orchestra, sponsored by South Dakota High School Activities Association, is the largest interscholastic high school music activity held in South Dakota. The 2014 All-State Chorus includes 956 singers representing 151 South Dakota high schools.  The All-State Orchestra is comprised of 161 musicians from 25 schools.

Eight students from Dell Rapids and four students from Dell Rapids St Mary will be performing during the Grand Concert.  Dell Rapids students participating are seniors Melanie Wilke and Luke Snoozy, juniors Josh Benda, Nick Holmes, Mikaela Stofferahn, and Ted DeLange, and sophomores Veronica Fritz and Elly Petrik.  The Dell Rapids St Mary students participating are seniors Matt Farmer and Julia Rush, junior Faith Jorgensen, and sophomore Zachary Geraets.  With his selection this year, Farmer has been selected to participate in the All-State Chorus all four years of high school.

The guest conductors for the 2014 All-State Chorus & Orchestra Concert are Dr. Andre Thomas from Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL and Jane Linde Capistran from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN.  Dr. Thomas will conduct the All-State Chorus while Ms. Capistran will lead the 2014 All-State Orchestra.

During the All-State Grand Concert, the South Dakota Music Educators Association will recognize several high schools and individuals for their contributions to music in South Dakota.

The South Dakota High School Activities Association will present its “SDHSAA Distinguished Service Award” to Dr. Rick Rognstad, Vermillion, and Faye Stryzewski, Chamberlain.

Reserved seats are $16.  General admission is $11 for adults and $7 for students.  South Dakota Public Broadcasting will be airing the Grand Concert live on SDPB1-TV at 7:00 p.m. (CDT).

DRHS School Announcements:

Dell Rapids High School Announcements:Quarriers

Friday, October 31st
• Happy Birthday to Taylor B. & Zachary B.!
• Happy Birthday tomorrow to Justin M.!!
• Happy Birthday on Sunday to Rebekah T.!
• Lunch:  a-Pizza Ranch;   b-Cowboy Beans over a Biscuit;   c-Combo Sandwich

  • Chess club – Chess Club meets every Monday, Thursday and Friday from 7:45 to 8:15 in the high school computer room.
  • Any junior or senior students interested in being a legislative page should see Mrs. Ruesink for more information. Registration deadline is Friday, November 14th.
  • Any junior/senior students interested in taking the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) on November 4th should stop in and see Mrs. Ruesink to get registered.
  • Do you have any shoes that you no longer wear that are gently used?  If so, consider donating them to the project, “Shoes for the Shoeless.”  They will be distributed to those in need in the Sioux Falls area.  Bring them to your homeroom teacher or the FACS room by TODAY.  For more information please check the posters that are around the school.
  • Student Council Meeting TODAY over lunch in the Spanish Room.
  • Chorus Class today report to Ms. Huska’s room.
  • VB players: Stop in the office to get you sales sheets for the delivery of  tumblers.
  • REMINDER TO SENIORS—Deadline to submit your yearbook/ composite & baby pictures to drhsnews@gmail.com is Nov 21st.   Also, stop in the office to fill out diploma information.
  • The South Dakota Air National Guard is hosting a Career Day on October 29th from 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM for students and parents.  This will include a base tour, jet take-off, lunch, and informational sessions to learn more about career opportunities and generous benefits the Air National Guard has to offer. See Mrs. Ruesink for more information.
  • An admissions representative from the following institutions will be here next week:
    Mitchell Technical Institute on Monday, November 3rd at 1:45
    Northern State University on Tuesday, November 4th at 10:30
  • The time has come to register for spring dual credit courses! Technical Institutes courses open on November 1st.  BOR (4-year college) courses open November 17th.  If you would like more information on Dual Credit courses and this opportunity to earn college / technical school credit at a greatly reduced price, please see Mrs. Kludt ASAP.
  • Any agriculture student or FFA member selling fruit, meat, cheese, nuts and pastry puffins will need to turn in all their sales by Friday, Nov. 7.
  • Each year, Red Ribbon Week (Oct 27-Oct 31) is held to commemorate the death of Kiki Camarena, a United States DEA Agent who was tortured and killed in Mexico while working in the fight against drugs. Now students, teachers, and families across America participate in this annual awareness campaign.  We will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week with students at the elementary school, the middle school, and St. Mary’s.
    Next week’s activities will include dress-up days.
    ·         TODAY – “Color My World Drug Free” – Wear red!
  • In addition to Red Ribbon Week activities, students can take part in a contest to try to win an iPad for themselves and $1000 for their school.  Students and families decorate their home’s front door, mailbox or fence with a double-looped red ribbon and the theme, “Love Yourself. Be Drug Free.”  Take a picture with the decoration and upload it to the following site: RedRibbon.org/contest from Oct. 1-Nov. 4!  You must be 18 years or older to upload the photo.  Ask friends and family to vote for your photo beginning Nov. 5.  Eleven winners will be announced December 5th!
  • Good Luck to the All State Chorus members as they rehearse today and perform tomorrow at the Sioux Falls Arena starting at 7pm.
  • **Junior football parents will be serving a meal to all football players, coaches, statisticians, and cheerleaders on Sunday, November 2nd at approximately 5:15/6:5:30pm (after practice) in the middle school commons.  Go Quarriers!!

 

 

Thursday, October 30th
• Ms. Ruesink is out ALL day today!
• Lunch:  a-Tator Tot Hot Dish;   b-Hot Dog;   c-Taco Salad

  • Chess club – The chess club is open to all students’ grades 8-12. Join us every Friday morning at 7:30 in Mrs. Huska’s room.
  • Any junior or senior students interested in being a legislative page should see Mrs. Ruesink for more information. Registration deadline is Friday, November 14th.
  • Any junior/senior students interested in taking the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) on November 4th should stop in and see Mrs. Ruesink to get registered.
  • Do you have any shoes that you no longer wear that are gently used?  If so, consider donating them to the project, “Shoes for the Shoeless.”  They will be distributed to those in need in the Sioux Falls area.  Bring them to your homeroom teacher or the FACS room by TOMORROW.  For more information please check the posters that are around the school.
  • Student Council Meeting TOMORROW over lunch in the Spanish Room.
  • STUDENTS: The STAFF parking lot (Northwest side of school) is only for STAFF if you do not have a STAFF permit please DO NOT PARK in the lot, parking without a permit can result in detention time assigned! Thanks!!
  • REMINDER TO SENIORS—Deadline to submit your yearbook/ composite & baby pictures to drhsnews@gmail.com is Nov 21st.   Also, stop in the office to fill out diploma information.
  • Attention Cross Country Runners:  Please turn in your clean uniforms to Coach Hegge.
  • The South Dakota Air National Guard is hosting a Career Day on October 29th from 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM for students and parents.  This will include a base tour, jet take-off, lunch, and informational sessions to learn more about career opportunities and generous benefits the Air National Guard has to offer. See Mrs. Ruesink for more information.
  • OPPORTUNITY for Juniors and Seniors—the EmPOWER Youth Leadership Program—for more information please stop in the office.
  • There will be an Art club meeting TOMORROW at 8:15 in the art room. All members please attend.
  • An admissions representative from the following institutions will be here next week:
    Mitchell Technical Institute on Monday, November 3rd at 1:45
    Northern State University on Tuesday, November 4th at 10:30
  • The time has come to register for spring dual credit courses! Technical Institutes courses open on November 1st.  BOR (4-year college) courses open November 17th.  If you would like more information on Dual Credit courses and this opportunity to earn college / technical school credit at a greatly reduced price, please see Mrs. Kludt ASAP.
  • Each year, Red Ribbon Week (Oct 27-Oct 31) is held to commemorate the death of Kiki Camarena, a United States DEA Agent who was tortured and killed in Mexico while working in the fight against drugs. Now students, teachers, and families across America participate in this annual awareness campaign.  We will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week with students at the elementary school, the middle school, and St. Mary’s.
    Next week’s activities will include dress-up days.
    ·         TODAY – “Be All You Can Be” – Wear camo!
    ·         Friday – “Color My World Drug Free” – Wear red!
  • In addition to Red Ribbon Week activities, students can take part in a contest to try to win an iPad for themselves and $1000 for their school.  Students and families decorate their home’s front door, mailbox or fence with a double-looped red ribbon and the theme, “Love Yourself. Be Drug Free.”  Take a picture with the decoration and upload it to the following site: RedRibbon.org/contest from Oct. 1-Nov. 4!  You must be 18 years or older to upload the photo.  Ask friends and family to vote for your photo beginning Nov. 5.  Eleven winners will be announced December 5th!
  • Good Luck to the volleyball team as they host Dakota Valley tonight starting @ 5pm.  **Senior Recognition Night for VB, XC & Golf.**
  • Good Luck to the All State Chorus members as they rehearse tomorrow and perform Saturday at the Sioux Falls Arena starting at 7pm.
  • **Junior football parents will be serving a meal to all football players, coaches, statisticians, and cheerleaders on Sunday, November 2nd at approximately 5:45/6:00pm (after practice) in the middle school commons.  Go Quarriers!!

 

 

Wednesday, October 29th
• Happy Birthday to Anna Schmit!!
• Lunch:  a-Italian Dunkers w/ Marinara Sauce;   b-BBQ Rib Sandwich;   c-Sub Sandwich

  • Chess club – The chess club is open to all students’ grades 8-12. Join us every Friday morning at 7:30 in Mrs. Huska’s room.
  • Any junior or senior students interested in being a legislative page should see Mrs. Ruesink for more information. Registration deadline is Friday, November 14th.
  • Any junior/senior students interested in taking the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) on November 4th should stop in and see Mrs. Ruesink to get registered.
  • Do you have any shoes that you no longer wear that are gently used?  If so, consider donating them to the project, “Shoes for the Shoeless.”  They will be distributed to those in need in the Sioux Falls area.  Bring them to your homeroom teacher or the FACS room by Friday, Oct. 31.  For more information please check the posters that are around the school.
  • Student Council Meeting on Friday over lunch in the Spanish Room.
  • STUDENTS: The STAFF parking lot (Northwest side of school) is only for STAFF if you do not have a STAFF permit please DO NOT PARK in the lot, parking without a permit can result in detention time assigned! Thanks!!
  • REMINDER TO SENIORS—Deadline to submit your yearbook/ composite & baby pictures to drhsnews@gmail.com is Nov 21st.   Also, stop in the office to fill out diploma information.
  • Attention Cross Country Runners:  Please turn in your clean uniforms to Coach Hegge.
  • The South Dakota Air National Guard is hosting a Career Day on October 29th from 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM for students and parents.  This will include a base tour, jet take-off, lunch, and informational sessions to learn more about career opportunities and generous benefits the Air National Guard has to offer. See Mrs. Ruesink for more information.
  • Quiz Bowl team will meet TODAY DURING LUNCH in Mrs. Gleason’s room.
  • OPPORTUNITY for Juniors and Seniors—the EmPOWER Youth Leadership Program—for more information please stop in the office.
  • The time has come to register for spring dual credit courses! Technical Institutes courses open on November 1st.  BOR (4-year college) courses open November 17th.  If you would like more information on Dual Credit courses and this opportunity to earn college / technical school credit at a greatly reduced price, please see Mrs. Kludt ASAP.
  • Each year, Red Ribbon Week (Oct 27-Oct 31) is held to commemorate the death of Kiki Camarena, a United States DEA Agent who was tortured and killed in Mexico while working in the fight against drugs. Now students, teachers, and families across America participate in this annual awareness campaign.  We will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week with students at the elementary school, the middle school, and St. Mary’s.
    Next week’s activities will include dress-up days.
    ·         TODAY – “Drugs Turn You Inside Out” – Wear your clothes inside out!
    ·         Thursday – “Be All You Can Be” – Wear camo!
    ·         Friday – “Color My World Drug Free” – Wear red!
  • In addition to Red Ribbon Week activities, students can take part in a contest to try to win an iPad for themselves and $1000 for their school.  Students and families decorate their home’s front door, mailbox or fence with a double-looped red ribbon and the theme, “Love Yourself. Be Drug Free.”  Take a picture with the decoration and upload it to the following site: RedRibbon.org/contest from Oct. 1-Nov. 4!  You must be 18 years or older to upload the photo.  Ask friends and family to vote for your photo beginning Nov. 5.  Eleven winners will be announced December 5th!

 

 

Tuesday, October 28th
• Happy Belated Birthday to Noah C.!
• Happy Birthday to Cole V. & Anthony M.!!
• Lunch:  a-Super Nachos;   b-Baked Breaded Fish;   c-Oriental Salad

  • Chess club – The chess club is open to all students’ grades 8-12. Join us every Friday morning at 7:30 in Mrs. Huska’s room.
  • Any junior or senior students interested in being a legislative page should see Mrs. Ruesink for more information. Registration deadline is Friday, November 14th.
  • Any junior/senior students interested in taking the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) on November 4th should stop in and see Mrs. Ruesink to get registered.
  • Do you have any shoes that you no longer wear that are gently used?  If so, consider donating them to the project, “Shoes for the Shoeless.”  They will be distributed to those in need in the Sioux Falls area.  Bring them to your homeroom teacher or the FACS room by Friday, Oct. 31.  For more information please check the posters that are around the school.
  • Student Council Meeting on Friday over lunch in the Spanish Room.
  • An admissions representative from Dakota Wesleyan University will be in Mrs. Ruesink’s office today at 1:45
  • STUDENTS: The STAFF parking lot (Northwest side of school) is only for STAFF if you do not have a STAFF permit please DO NOT PARK in the lot, parking without a permit can result in detention time assigned! Thanks!!
  • REMINDER TO SENIORS—Deadline to submit your yearbook/ composite & baby pictures to drhsnews@gmail.com is Nov 21st.   Also, stop in the office to fill out diploma information.
  • Attention Cross Country Runners:  Please turn in your clean uniforms to Coach Hegge.
  • The South Dakota Air National Guard is hosting a Career Day on October 29th from 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM for students and parents.  This will include a base tour, jet take-off, lunch, and informational sessions to learn more about career opportunities and generous benefits the Air National Guard has to offer. See Mrs. Ruesink for more information.
  • Quiz Bowl team will meet TOMORROW DURING LUNCH in Mrs. Gleason’s room.
  • OPPORTUNITY for Juniors and Seniors—the EmPOWER Youth Leadership Program—for more information please stop in the office.
  • The time has come to register for spring dual credit courses! Technical Institutes courses open on November 1st.  BOR (4-year college) courses open November 17th.  If you would like more information on Dual Credit courses and this opportunity to earn college / technical school credit at a greatly reduced price, please see Mrs. Kludt ASAP.
  • JUNIORS!!! We need people to sign up for concessions for the three playoff games in the next two weeks.  If we don’t get enough juniors to sign up by tomorrow then it will be given to another group and the money will be lost for prom.  Please see Mr. Brisbois or Wendy to sign up.
  • Good Luck to the football team as they host the first round of playoffs tonight vs. Sisseton @ 7pm.  NO PASSES will be accepted.  Cost is $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for students.  GO QUARRIERS!!
  • Each year, Red Ribbon Week (Oct 27-Oct 31) is held to commemorate the death of Kiki Camarena, a United States DEA Agent who was tortured and killed in Mexico while working in the fight against drugs. Now students, teachers, and families across America participate in this annual awareness campaign.  We will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week with students at the elementary school, the middle school, and St. Mary’s.
    Next week’s activities will include dress-up days.
    ·         TODAY – “Team Up Against Drugs” – Wear Quarrier clothes!
    ·         Wednesday – “Drugs Turn You Inside Out” – Wear your clothes inside out!
    ·         Thursday – “Be All You Can Be” – Wear camo!
    ·         Friday – “Color My World Drug Free” – Wear red!
  • In addition to Red Ribbon Week activities, students can take part in a contest to try to win an iPad for themselves and $1000 for their school.  Students and families decorate their home’s front door, mailbox or fence with a double-looped red ribbon and the theme, “Love Yourself. Be Drug Free.”  Take a picture with the decoration and upload it to the following site: RedRibbon.org/contest from Oct. 1-Nov. 4!  You must be 18 years or older to upload the photo.  Ask friends and family to vote for your photo beginning Nov. 5.  Eleven winners will be announced December 5th!

Dell Rapids MIDDLE SCHOOL Announcements

Dell Rapids Middle School Announcements:Quarriers

Friday, October 31st
• Happy Birthday tomorrow to Mallory H. & Jenae S.!
Lunch today will be choices of:    Pizza Ranch, Cowboy Beans over a Fresh Baked Biscuit, or Combo Sandwich

  • Attention 7th and 8th grade girls:  If you are interested in playing basketball this year, please sign up in the office.
  • Attention 7th grade students:  If you are interested in reading announcements this quarter, please sign up in the office.
  • There will be an informational meeting for all 7 & 8 grade students interested in participating in Middle School Girls’ and Boys’ Basketball sideline cheer next Tuesday, November 4 in the Middle School Commons. If you are unable to attend the meeting, you must contact Mrs. Huska
  • Each year, Red Ribbon Week is held to commemorate the death of Kiki Camarena, a United States DEA Agent who was tortured and killed in Mexico while working in the fight against drugs. Now students, teachers, and families across America participate in this annual awareness campaign.  Red Ribbon Week will be celebrated with students at the elementary, middle and high school as well as at St. Mary’s.  The week’s activities will include dress-up days:
    ·         TODAY – “Color My World Drug Free” – Wear red!
  • Red ribbons were handed out this week – students are asked to wear the ribbons all week long. Prizes will be given throughout the week to students who are “caught wearing their red ribbons.”

 

 

Thursday, October 30th
Lunch today will be choices of:    Tater Tot Hot Dish, Hot Dog or Taco Salad

  • Attention 7th and 8th grade girls:  If you are interested in playing basketball this year, please sign up in the office.
  • Attention 7th grade students:  If you are interested in reading announcements this quarter, please sign up in the office.
  • Do you have any shoes that you no longer wear that are gently used?  If so, consider donating them to the project, “Shoes for the Shoeless.”  They will be distributed to those in need in the Sioux Falls area.  Bring them to your homeroom teacher or the FACS room by Friday, Oct. 31.  For more information please check the posters that are around the school.
  • Each year, Red Ribbon Week is held to commemorate the death of Kiki Camarena, a United States DEA Agent who was tortured and killed in Mexico while working in the fight against drugs. Now students, teachers, and families across America participate in this annual awareness campaign.  Red Ribbon Week will be celebrated with students at the elementary, middle and high school as well as at St. Mary’s.  The week’s activities will include dress-up days:
    ·         TODAY – “Be All You Can Be” – Wear camo!
    ·         Friday – “Color My World Drug Free” – Wear red!
  • Red ribbons were handed out this week – students are asked to wear the ribbons all week long. Prizes will be given throughout the week to students who are “caught wearing their red ribbons.”

 

 

Wednesday, October 29th
Lunch today will be choices of:    Italian Dunkers with Marinara Sauce, BBQ Rib Sandwich or Sub Sandwich

  • Attention 7th and 8th grade girls:  If you are interesting in playing basketball this year, please sign up in the office.
  • Attention 7th grade students:  If you are interested in reading announcements this quarter, please sign up in the office.
  • Do you have any shoes that you no longer wear that are gently used?  If so, consider donating them to the project, “Shoes for the Shoeless.”  They will be distributed to those in need in the Sioux Falls area.  Bring them to your homeroom teacher or the FACS room by Friday, Oct. 31.  For more information please check the posters that are around the school.
  • Each year, Red Ribbon Week is held to commemorate the death of Kiki Camarena, a United States DEA Agent who was tortured and killed in Mexico while working in the fight against drugs. Now students, teachers, and families across America participate in this annual awareness campaign.  Red Ribbon Week will be celebrated with students at the elementary, middle and high school as well as at St. Mary’s.  The week’s activities will include dress-up days:
    ·         TODAY – “Drugs Turn You Inside Out” – Wear your clothes inside out!
    ·         Thursday – “Be All You Can Be” – Wear camo!
    ·         Friday – “Color My World Drug Free” – Wear red!
  • High school students will be in the MS commons Tuesday, and Wednesday mornings before school with Red Ribbon pledges. All MS students are encouraged to sign a pledge if they are committed to loving themselves by staying healthy & drug free.

 

 

Tuesday, October 28th
• Happy Birthday to Mitchell G.!
Lunch today will be choices of:    Nachos, Baked Breaded Fish Sandwich or Oriental Salad

  • ***Student flu shot clinic is today.  Nurse Jill will call students when it is your turn.
  • Attention 5th and 6th grade band students:  No band lessons with Ms. Ostraat today.
  • Attention 7th and 8th grade girls:  If you are interesting in playing basketball this year, please sign up in the office.
  • The DRMS Quiz Bowl team started its season off with a bang yesterday in Sioux Falls at the Greater Sioux Falls Area Home School Association competition.  Competing against 26 talented teams from the region, both Dell Rapids teams finished in the top 8 of the competition!  Dell Rapids #2 finished the competition with 96 total points, which was good for 2nd place overall, and Dell Rapids #1 finished with 79 total points, which was good for 8th place.  Great job Quiz Bowlers!  Our next competition is Nov. 7 at Canton.
  • Good Luck to the football team as they host the first round of playoffs tonight vs. Sisseton @ 7pm.  NO PASSES will be accepted.  Cost is $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for students.
  • Do you have any shoes that you no longer wear that are gently used?  If so, consider donating them to the project, “Shoes for the Shoeless.”  They will be distributed to those in need in the Sioux Falls area.  Bring them to your homeroom teacher or the FACS room by Friday, Oct. 31.  For more information please check the posters that are around the school.
  • Each year, Red Ribbon Week is held to commemorate the death of Kiki Camarena, a United States DEA Agent who was tortured and killed in Mexico while working in the fight against drugs. Now students, teachers, and families across America participate in this annual awareness campaign.  Red Ribbon Week will be celebrated with students at the elementary, middle and high school as well as at St. Mary’s.  The week’s activities will include dress-up days:
    ·         TODAY – “Team Up Against Drugs” – Wear Quarrier clothes!
    ·         Wednesday – “Drugs Turn You Inside Out” – Wear your clothes inside out!
    ·         Thursday – “Be All You Can Be” – Wear camo!
    ·         Friday – “Color My World Drug Free” – Wear red!
  • High school students will be in the MS commons Tuesday, and Wednesday mornings before school with Red Ribbon pledges. All MS students are encouraged to sign a pledge if they are committed to loving themselves by staying healthy & drug free.
  • Red ribbons were handed out this morning- students are asked to wear the ribbons all week long. Prizes will be given throughout the week to students who are “caught wearing their red ribbons.”

 

 

Monday, October 27th
Lunch today will be choices of:    Orange Chicken, Cheeseburger or Sub Sandwich

  • ***Student flu shot clinic is scheduled for tomorrow.
  • Attention Cross Country Runners:  Please turn in your clean uniforms to Coach Hegge.
  • Attention 7th and 8th grade girls:  If you are interesting in playing basketball this year, please sign up in the office.
  • Congratulations to the State Cross Country runners on a great performance in Huron on Saturday!
  • Good Luck to the Oral Interp students as they travel to Sioux Falls Washington HS today for a meet.  Dismiss students at 1:15 for a 1:30pm bus time, meet starts at 3pm
  • Good Luck to the DRMS Quiz Bowl teams as they travel to Sioux Falls today.  Dismiss students at 2:40 for a 2:45 bus time.  Event starts at 4pm.
  • Good Luck to the volleyball team as they travel to Beresford today.  C game starts at 5pm with JV and Varsity to follow.
  • The 6th grade volleyball team lit the Chester gym on fire on Saturday at their end of season tournament.  Dells had two teams participate.  Dells 1 ended pool play with a 4-4 record.  Their final game was a barn burner, finding the score tied with their opponent 20-20.  No 2-point win rule in this tournament during pool play.  It looked like Dells was going to lose that final point but one of our players dove from out of nowhere to save the ball from hitting the ground and send it flying over the net, scoring the winning point.  So exciting!!!
  • Dells 2 saw their pool play end with a 6-2 record, which qualified them to play in the Gold Division bracket, which were the top four teams out of 21 total.  They were pitted against the Flandreau Fliers in the semi-finals and took the win 2 games to 0.  That sent them into the finals against Colman-Egan.  Holy Buckets that was a fun match to watch.  After leading in Game 1, our team lost 25-23.  Game 2 went our way with a score of 25-17.  Game 3 was a close game, which we led 13-10, but lost the heartbreaker 15-13.    Therefore, we took second place out of 21 teams.  Way to go, Girls!
  • Each year, Red Ribbon Week is held to commemorate the death of Kiki Camarena, a United States DEA Agent who was tortured and killed in Mexico while working in the fight against drugs. Now students, teachers, and families across America participate in this annual awareness campaign.  Red Ribbon Week will be celebrated with students at the elementary, middle and high school as well as at St. Mary’s.  The week’s activities will include dress-up days:
    ·         TODAY – “Sock It To Drugs” – Wear crazy socks!
    ·         Tuesday – “Team Up Against Drugs” – Wear Quarrier clothes!
    ·         Wednesday – “Drugs Turn You Inside Out” – Wear your clothes inside out!
    ·         Thursday – “Be All You Can Be” – Wear camo!
    ·         Friday – “Color My World Drug Free” – Wear red!
  • High school students will be in the MS commons Tuesday, and Wednesday mornings before school with Red Ribbon pledges. All MS students are encouraged to sign a pledge if they are committed to loving themselves by staying healthy & drug free.

Svend Jensen

Svend Erik Jensen died on October 7, 2014 in Phoenix, AZ. He was born in 1922 to Marius and Thora Jensen on a farm near Trent, attended grade school in Trent and then attended and graduated from Egan High School.

He joined the U.S. Army and served for three years. He married Jean Erickson and lived in Sioux Falls for several years where he worked for the Post Office as mail carrier. They moved to Scottsdale, AZ where he continued his job as a mail carrier.

He is survived by his two children: Ginger Fissell and Tony Jensen; seven grandchildren and his sister: Alice Chamley of Dell Rapids. Svend was preceded in death by his wife, Jean, and parents, Marius and Thora.  Family graveside military service was held on October 17 in the Veteran’s cemetery, Phoenix.

Haven Butter Braids on Sale

Haven logoIt is that time of the year again – Butter Braids are here!!  This annual fundraiser is done to purchase materials for the Haven’s Before School, After School & Summer Programs.

Butter Braids come in seven scrumptious flavors: Cinnamon, Blueberry-Cream Cheese, Strawberry-Cream Cheese, Apple, Bavarian Crème, Cherry & Carmel Rolls.  Loaves sell for $11 each and are perfect for family get-togethers, holiday events or gifts!  They are extremely convenient to store and easy to make.  Loaves come frozen, and need to stay frozen until ready to use.  To make, simply unthaw on a greased pan for 8-12 hours, then bake for approximately 20 minutes to produce a delicious breakfast or dessert entrée.  Butter Braids are 22 oz and contain 0 grams of trans-fat.

Place your order by November 7 with any Haven staff member, board member, participating family, or by calling 366-8612.

Orders will be ready for pick-up on Thursday, November 20 from 3:00-6:00pm; just in time for the holidays!

2014 Haven Butter Braids

 

Cardinal Football Cruises into Next Round

DellRapidsStMaryFootballThe Dell Rapids St. Mary Cardinals pulled off a stellar first round 9B playoff victory over the Waverly/South Shore Coyotes 52-22 on Tuesday, October 28th, in Dell Rapids.  St. Mary scored 44 unanswered points after trailing 14-6 in the middle of the first quarter.

On the first possession of the game, the Coyotes marched down the field and scored on a touchdown run by Bailey Comes. The big play of that drive was a 20-yard pass on third and 18 to give the Coyotes the opportunity to keep the drive alive. St. Mary came right back and scored on a 7-yard screen pass from Casey Hansen to Christian Schnieders making it 8-8.  Each team scored on their second possession. The Coyotes scored on a 17-yard touchdown pass from Joe Jellis to Jacob Boettcher. The Cardinals scored on a 2-yard touchdown run by Schnieders. The difference between the two drives was the 2-point conversions. Waverly/South Shore failed to convert, while St. Mary was able to punch theirs in for a 16-14 lead.

The game was all St. Mary’s from that point forward. The Cardinals scored on touchdowns by Josh Brown (19 yards), Jacob Glazier (5 yards), Schnieders (15 yards), Hansen to Wes Heinricy (20 Yards), and capped off by Heinricy (5 yard).  St. Mary was 5-7 on 2-point conversions on the night.

Waverly/South Shore finished their season 4-5, and the Cardinals improved to 8-1.  St. Mary will travel to #2 Canistota on Monday, November 3rd.  The game will be webcast on Big Sioux Media.

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Quarrier Football Advances to Quarterfinals

DRHSvsSisseton_FB_10-28-14_1The Dell Rapids Quarriers advanced to the quarterfinals of the 11A playoffs with a 41-12 opening round win over the Sisseton Redmen on Tuesday, October 28th, in Dell Rapids.

The Quarriers scores on their first five possessions of the game.  After forcing Sisseton to punt after three plays, Dell Rapids scored on their first offensive play of the game.  Keegan Hemenway scored on a 32-yard touchdown run and then kicked the extra point to give Dell Rapids a 7-0 lead with 10:03 left in the first quarter.  The Quarriers scores just a mere three minutes later on a two-yard touchdown run by Riley Schmidt with 7:24 in the quarter to go ahead 14-0.  The Quarriers added one more touchdown before the quarter was over.  With :10 left Jase Nelson connected with Schmidt on a 63-yard touchdown pass increasing the Dell Rapids lead to 21-0.

Dell Rapids continued to score at will in the second quarter.  Schmidt scored his third touchdown on another two-yard run with 10:29 to go in the half.  The Quarriers got the ball back on a turnover, and scored again with 9:29 DRHSvsSisseton_FB_10-28-14_2left in the quarter.  This time Nelson connected with Riley Jurgensen on a 1o-yard touchdown pass to put Dell Rapids ahead 35-0.  Sisseton was able to get on the board with 4:46 left in the half on a 24-yard touchdown pass from Hunter Medenwald to Ethan Kranhold to cut the lead to 35-6 heading into halftime.

Neither team was able to get much offense going in the third quarter.  The score remained 35-6 at the end of the third.  Schmidt found the endzone for the fourth time in the game with 11:53 to go in the game on a 20-yard run to put the Quarriers ahead 41-6.  Sisseton added their second score on a fumble recovery in the endzone for a touchdown by Nick Peterson with 4:25 left to play in the game.

Schmidt finished the game with eight carries for 109 yards and three rushing touchdowns.  Hemenway had three carries for 78 yards and a touchdown.  Tanner Ljunggren had three carries for 41 yards.  Nelson went 5-7 passing for 149 yards and two touchdowns.  Schmidt had three receptions for 130 yards and a touchdown.  Jurgensen had one catch for 10 yards and a touchdown.  Beau Carpenter had a catch for nine yards.

Seth Anderson led the defense with six tackles, one sack, and one fumble recovery.  Jurgensen finished the game with four tackles.  Nate McKee added three tackles.  Jacob Faux, Anthony Miller, Ross Wiebenga, and Carpenter each had an interception.  Tanner Heim had a fumble recovery.  The Dell Rapids defense force six turnovers and held Sisseton to 257 yards of total offense.

Dell Rapids improves to 8-1 on the year.  The Quarriers will host Vermillion on Monday, November 3rd.  The game will be webcast on Big Sioux Media.

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Quarrier Volleyball Earns Win in Beresford

QuarriersThe Dell Rapids Quarrier volleyball team earned a 3-1 match win over the Beresford Watchdogs on Monday, October 27th, in Beresford.  The game scores were 25-22, 25-15, 18-25, 25-23.

Mikaela Stofferahn finished the night with 10 service points, 14 digs, and one block.  Brittany Kludt had six kills and two blocks.  Tiffany Finkral added five kills, 12 digs, and two blocks.  Sarah Haak dished out 24 set assists and also had 20 digs.  Shelby Wrage added 23 digs for the Quarrier defense.

The Quarriers improve to 11-15 on the year.  Dell Rapids will host Dakota Valley on Thursday, October 30th, in the final regular season match of the year.  The match will be webcast on Big Sioux Media.

JV Results:
The JV team lost to Beresford 2-1.  Trinity Gordon (7 points and 5 kills); Hannah Welbig (5 points); Arial Hoffman (10 kills and 3 points); Megan Miles (3 kills and 1 block); Chloe Solberg (12 set assists) lead the way.

C Team Results:
The C team fell 20-25 and 12-25.  Autumn Schumaker had 6 points.  Sydney Stofferahn and Kinsey Carr had 3 and 2 kills respectively.

Cardinal Volleyball Team Falls in Final Home Match

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals were defeated in their final regular-season home match by the Oldham-Ramona/Rutland Raiders by scores of 17-25, 20-25, 20-25.

Kaitlyn Vortherms anchored the defense with 15 digs on the night.  Lindsey Wolles added 10 digs, and Ally Mullaney finished with nine.  Mullaney had three blocks, while Riley Wolles had two blocks.  L. Wolles also had nine set assists in the match.  Mullaney tallied six kills, and R. Wolles added two kills.  Claudia Schwebach notched three service aces, and Vortherms finished with two aces.

The Cardinals fall to 10-17 on the year.  St Mary will finish up the regular season in Canistota on Thursday, October 30th.