“Kiss the Pig” Contest at Dell Rapids School Raises Money for MS Society

KissThePigatDRHS“We are all here because we are raising money for MS,” said Dell Rapids High School Principal Ms. Kludt to a gym full of students during an assembly on Wednesday.

Students at Dell Rapids Middle School and Dell Rapids High School competed throughout the day by paying $1.00 to have a “dress up” day and to have their name entered into raffle.  The middle school had a “Random Costume Day or Pajama Day”, while the high school had an “I Hate Winter” day.  Students were able to purchase as many raffle tickets as they wanted all day long.

The winning school’s principal would have to kiss a pig.

“All day long I was wondering is it going to be me?  Is it going to be Mr. Ruesink?  I don’t know.  I know how well the middle school kids raise money.  It was nip and tuck there.  It was just nip and tuck.  So, Mr. Ruesink, you don’t have to,” Kludt announced.

At 3:00 in the afternoon, Ms. Kludt puckered up and laid a big kiss on a pig in front of the middle school and high school students at the assembly which concluded the day-long fundraising event.

The total amount of money raised during the “Kiss the Pig” contest along with the winners of the raffle prizes (Quarrier t-shirt quilt, Revo headphones, and quarry rock hitching post) will be announced during the Dell Rapids Quarrier boys basketball game on Friday, February 19th.

All the money raised will be donated to the MS Society.

The National MS Society’s current campaign is “Together, we can Kiss Goodbye to MS” for Valentine’s Day.  #KissGoodbyeToMS

More information about the National MS Society can be found at their website, http://www.nationalmssociety.org/

Second Half Surge Lifts Quarrier Boys to Win

NewDRLogoIn a game of swings, the Dell Rapids Quarriers left North Sioux City with a 70-67 win over the Dakota Valley Panthers on Friday, February 12th, for their 12th win in a row.

Dell Rapids had a six point lead after the first quarter at 24-18.  The Panthers then scored 27 points in the second quarter, while holding Dell Rapids to 12, to head into the locker room at halftime ahead 45-36.  The Quarriers then swung the game back into their favor in the third quarter outscoring Dakota Valley 22-12 to regain the lead at 58-57 heading into the final quarter.  Dell Rapids was able to hang on for the three point win.

The Quarriers shot 38% from two-point range in the game, 44% from three-point range, and 57% from the free-throw line.  Dakota Valley was 47% from the field, 45% from three-point area, and 100% from the free-throw line.

Ty Hoglund had a team-high 21 points and five assists.  Sheldon Siemonsma had 17 points, six rebounds, and two steals.  Sam White and Hoglund both had five rebounds in the game.

Dell Rapids (15-1) will travel to Canton on Monday, February 15th.

Quarrier Girls Bounce Back at Dakota Valley

NewDRLogoThe Dell Rapids Quarriers won their fourth game out of their last five on Friday, February 12th.  The Quarriers defeated the Dakota Valley Panthers 58-46 at Dakota Valley High School.

Dell Rapids held Dakota Valley to just 14 total first half points, seven points in each of the quarters.  The Quarriers, meanwhile, scored 27 and led 27-14 at halftime.  The Panthers cut the lead to 39-30 at the end of the third quarter, but Dell Rapids outscored Dakota Valley 19-16 in the final quarter for the win.

The Quarriers shot 37% from the field, 50% from three-point area, and 69% from the free-throw line.  Dakota Valley finished the night shooting 35% from the field, 27% from the three-point area, and 62% from the free-throw line.

Two Quarriers finished the night with double-doubles.  Mikaela Stofferahn had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and Emma Paul had 16 points and 13 rebounds.  Stofferahn had four steals, and Paul had four steals.

Dell Rapids (11-7) will travel to Canton on Monday, February 15th.

C/E Hawks Beat Cardinal Girls on Third Try

DRSM LogoIn the third meeting between the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals and Colman/Egan Hawks, the Hawks finally got the best of the Cardinals earning a 52-32 victory on Friday, February 12th, at Dell Rapids St Mary High School.  St Mary had beaten the Hawks two times earlier this year on December 19th and January 22nd.

After the first score of the game, Colman/Egan didn’t trail again in the game.  The Hawks held a nine point lead at the end of the first quarter at 15-6.  They added to their lead in the second quarter and led 23-12 at halftime.  The Cardinals cut the lead to 31-22 by the end of the third quarter, but Colman/Egan out scored St Mary 21-10 in the final quarter for the win.

St Mary shot 30% (10-31) from the field, went 0-7 from three-point area, and 62% (12-22) from the free-throw line.  Colman/Egan out rebounded St Mary 32-25 and forced 25 Cardinal turnovers.

Sydney Cook had 12 points and six rebounds in the game to lead the Cardinals.  Jackie Wolles had seven points and four rebounds.  Kennedi Mullaney had six points and five rebounds.  Cook and Mullaney also had two steals each.

St Mary (4-14) will host Oldham-Ramona/Rutland on Tuesday, February 16th, in their final regular season home game of the year.  The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

Hawks’ Third Quarter Knocks off Cardinal Boys

DRSM LogoThe Colman/Egan Hawks scored 34 of their 79 points in the third quarter against the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals on Thursday, February 11th, at Dell Rapids St Mary High School.  The Hawks won 79-38.

Colman/Egan led 18-10 after the first quarter, and then pushed their lead to 34-23 by halftime.  The Hawks then out scoured St Mary 34-8 in the third quarter to go ahead 68-31.

St Mary finished the night shooting just 26% (11-43) from the field, 22% (4-18) from three-point area, and 71% (12-17) from the free-throw line.  The Cardinals had 32 team rebounds.  The Hawks also forced 31 Cardinal turnovers.

The Cardinals (1-16) will host Oldham-Ramona/Rutland on Monday, February 15th.

DRHS School Announcements:

Dell Rapids High School Announcements:Quarriers

Thursday, February 11th
• Happy Birthday on Saturday to Ms. Gleason!
Lunch:  Spaghetti or Crispy/Spicy Chicken Sandwich
Quarrier Station: 

  • This week is National FCCLA Week.  As part of this celebration the local chapter has various activities planned for you.  This morning you may have seen some FCCLA emblems around the school.  There are 16 of them found in the middle school area and 16 found in the high school area.(5 emblems remaining)  If you have seen one, please take it, hold on to it until (MS) your noon hour break, bring the of MS office, (HS) your noon hour break and bring it to Ms. Rieck’s room.  On the back of the emblem you will find a question.  There will be a board with the answers to the question on the back of emblem.  Check to see if you are correct and if you are, you will be able to claim a prize.  We are asking that each student only take one emblem, so that more students will be able to receive a prize.
  • FCCLA chapter is asking you to help fulfill some needs of the local food pantry.  Right now, the only items needed are personal care items, cleaning items for the home, and the only food items needed are canned chicken and canned ham.  Bring your items to your first hour class of the day.  One middle school classroom and one high school classroom will receive a small prize for your efforts.  Check the posters that are hanging around the school for more details regarding the items needed. Since we did not have school Monday, we are extending the deadline until next Tuesday when we come back from break.
  • The February FFA chapter meeting will be held on Monday, Feb. 15 at 12 noon in the high school agriculture classroom.  Any student who took an agriculture class 1st semester or is currently enrolled for the second semester is welcome to attend as you can join the FFA organization up until Feb. 19.
  • Students and parents interested in high school baseball should attend a meeting on Sunday, February 21 at 5:00 PM in the Dell Rapids Middle School Commons.
  • Message from Deputy Walker:  Reminder of the ordinances on parking: There is no parking within 15 feet of an intersection, and the curbside tires are not to be more than one foot from the curb when parked.  Many cars are parking two or three feet out into the street.  Please stop parking in front of mailboxes also.
  • Term 2 Honor Roll is posted in the office window.
  • Get your 2016 Calendar featuring the art work of students from the Elementary, Middle and High School.  Cost is only $10. Please get your calendar in the office or from an Art Club member.  All proceeds go to support the visual arts at Dell Rapids School.
  • Southeast Tech is hosting camps for high school students to explore various career pathways – please see Mrs. Ruesink if you are interested in any attending any of the following camps:
    February 17th – Ready, Set, Launch! Electronics & Mechatronics Camp (Electronics Technology, Mechatronics Technology)
    April 6th – Get Your Hands Dirty In the Garage Camp (Automotive Technology, Collision Repair, Diesel Technology)
  • The winner of the Pig Kissing Contest yesterday was……Ms. Kludt by just a few votes!! Thanks to Ms. Kludt and Mr. Ruesink for participating in this worthy cause to raise money for the MS Society!  Total money raised & winners of the raffle will be announced after next Friday’s basketball game.  Thanks to students and staff for donating!
  • Good Luck to the wrestlers as they host a triangular today starting at 5pm.
  • Good Luck to the girls and boys basketball teams as they travel to Dakota Valley tomorrow night starting at 4pm.
  • Good Luck to the bowlers as they travel to Sioux Falls Empire Bowl to compete against O’Gorman, 4pm Friday.
  • Good Luck to the JV girls basketball team as they travel to Irene on Saturday.
  • Good Luck to the boys basketball team as they travel to the Mitchell on Saturday for the DWU Classic.  Quarriers vs. Aberdeen Roncalli @ 8:30pm.
  • Good Luck to the girls and boys basketball teams as they travel to Canton on Monday for a doubleheader.  Games start at 4pm.
  • 12:30 Dismissal today- P/T Conferences from12:30-8:30 today!
  • No school tomorrow or Monday!
  • Quote and Daily Challenge Sponsored by DRHS Be the Change Team
    “Too much agreement kills a chat.”
    –Eldridge Cleaver
    The Challenge for today is to think of two instances where you may have differences from your peers and choose a course by which you can respectfully disagree.

 

 

Wednesday, February 10th
Lunch:  Baked Fish & Cheese Sandwich or Chicken Fried Steak
Quarrier Station:  Baked Fish & Cheese Sandwich, Sub or Salad

  • Ms. Ruesink is not here today!
  • This week is National FCCLA Week.  As part of this celebration the local chapter has various activities planned for you.  This morning you may have seen some FCCLA emblems around the school.  There are 16 of them found in the middle school area and 16 found in the high school area.(5 emblems remaining)  If you have seen one, please take it, hold on to it until (MS) your noon hour break, bring the of MS office, (HS) your noon hour break and bring it to Ms. Rieck’s room.  On the back of the emblem you will find a question.  There will be a board with the answers to the question on the back of emblem.  Check to see if you are correct and if you are, you will be able to claim a prize.  We are asking that each student only take one emblem, so that more students will be able to receive a prize.
  • FCCLA chapter is asking you to help fulfill some needs of the local food pantry.  Right now, the only items needed are personal care items, cleaning items for the home, and the only food items needed are canned chicken and canned ham.  Bring your items to your first hour class of the day.  One middle school classroom and one high school classroom will receive a small prize for your efforts.  Check the posters that are hanging around the school for more details regarding the items needed.
  • TOMORROW if you wear red, we will be taking some group pictures of those wearing red that will posted around school to help celebrate FCCLA Week.  Thank you in advance for your participation. Since we did not have school Monday, we are extending the deadline until next Tuesday when we come back from break.
  • The February FFA chapter meeting will be held on Monday, Feb. 15 at 12 noon in the high school agriculture classroom.  Any student who took an agriculture class 1st semester or is currently enrolled for the second semester is welcome to attend as you can join the FFA organization up until Feb. 19.
  • Students and parents interested in high school baseball should attend a meeting on Sunday, February 21 at 5:00 PM in the Dell Rapids Middle School Commons.
  • All freshman please visit with Mr. Michalscheck individually during lunch.
  • Message from Deputy Walker:  Reminder of the ordinances on parking: There is no parking within 15 feet of an intersection, and the curbside tires are not to be more than one foot from the curb when parked.  Many cars are parking two or three feet out into the street.  Please stop parking in front of mailboxes also.
  • Term 2 Honor Roll is posted in the office window.
  • Get your 2016 Calendar featuring the art work of students from the Elementary, Middle and High School.  Cost is only $10. Please get your calendar in the office or from an Art Club member.  All proceeds go to support the visual arts at Dell Rapids School.
  • Southeast Tech is hosting camps for high school students to explore various career pathways – please see Mrs. Ruesink if you are interested in any attending any of the following camps:
    February 17th – Ready, Set, Launch! Electronics & Mechatronics Camp (Electronics Technology, Mechatronics Technology)
    April 6th – Get Your Hands Dirty In the Garage Camp (Automotive Technology, Collision Repair, Diesel Technology)
  • Quote and Daily Challenge Sponsored by DRHS Be the Change Team
    “Make yourself the greatest, grandest, most wonderful person in the world because this is what you are going to be giving your children and to all you meet.”
    –Leo Buscaglia
    The Challenge for today is to consider two instances where you could act greater, grander, or more wonderfully.

 

 

Tuesday, February 9th
• Happy Belated Birthday to Jackson M.!!
Lunch:  Chicken Fajitas or Pork Fritter Sandwich
Quarrier Station:  Pork Fritter Sandwich, Sub or Salad

  • This week is National FCCLA Week.  As part of this celebration the local chapter has various activities planned for you.  This morning you may have seen some FCCLA emblems around the school.  There are 16 of them found in the middle school area and 16 found in the high school area.  If you have seen one, please take it, hold on to it until (MS) your noon hour break, bring the of MS office, (HS) your noon hour break and bring it to Ms. Rieck’s room.  On the back of the emblem you will find a question.  There will be a board with the answers to the question on the back of emblem.  Check to see if you are correct and if you are, you will be able to claim a prize.  We are asking that each student only take one emblem, so that more students will be able to receive a prize.
  • On Wednesday and Thursday of this week the FCCLA chapter is asking you to help fulfill some needs of the local food pantry.  Right now, the only items needed are personal care items, cleaning items for the home, and the only food items needed are canned chicken and canned ham.  Bring your items to your first hour class of the day.  One middle school classroom and one high school classroom will receive a small prize for your efforts.  Check the posters that are hanging around the school for more details regarding the items needed.
  • On Thursday if you wear red, we will be taking some group pictures of those wearing red that will posted around school to help celebrate FCCLA Week.  Thank you in advance for your participation. Since we did not have school yesterday, we are extending the deadline until next Tuesday when we come back from break.
  • The February FFA chapter meeting will be held on Monday, Feb. 15 at 12 noon in the high school agriculture classroom.  Any student who took an agriculture class 1st semester or is currently enrolled for the second semester is welcome to attend as you can join the FFA organization up until Feb. 19.
  • Students and parents interested in high school baseball should attend a meeting on Sunday, February 21 at 5:00 PM in the Dell Rapids Middle School Commons.
  • All freshman please visit with Mr. Michalscheck individually during lunch.
  • Message from Deputy Walker:  Reminder of the ordinances on parking: There is no parking within 15 feet of an intersection, and the curbside tires are not to be more than one foot from the curb when parked.  Many cars are parking two or three feet out into the street.  Please stop parking in front of mailboxes also.
  • An admissions counselor from the University Center in Sioux Falls will be here on TODAY over lunch in Mrs. Ruesink’s office for any interested students.
  • National Honor Society Meeting on Tuesday, February 9th over lunch in the Spanish Room.
  • Term 2 Honor Roll is posted in the office window.
  • Get your 2016 Calendar featuring the art work of students from the Elementary, Middle and High School.  Cost is only $10. Please get your calendar in the office or from an Art Club member.  All proceeds go to support the visual arts at Dell Rapids School.
  • Southeast Tech is hosting camps for high school students to explore various career pathways – please see Mrs. Ruesink if you are interested in any attending any of the following camps:
    February 17th – Ready, Set, Launch! Electronics & Mechatronics Camp (Electronics Technology, Mechatronics Technology)
    April 6th – Get Your Hands Dirty In the Garage Camp (Automotive Technology, Collision Repair, Diesel Technology)
  • **Who wants to see Dr. Kludt kiss a pig?  TOMORROW, we are going to have a dress up day.  The theme is “I hate winter.”  For $1.00, you can dress up and get your name on a raffle ticket for a chance to win the Quarrier t-shirt quilt, Revo headphones or the quarry rock hitching post.  This $1.00 will go to the MS Society to help find a cure for MS.  There will be a competition between the high school and the middle school.  Whichever school raises the most money, that school’s principal will have to kiss a pig that afternoon.  You can buy as many tickets as you want for this.  They are $1.00 a piece or 6 tickets for $5.00 but you have to pay $1.00 to dress up.
  • DRHS Bowlers went up against Canton last Friday.
    Boys Varsity 1 lost 4-21. Hunter Garry had high game with a 216 and Aaron Fredrichsen had high series with a 532.
    Boys Varsity 2 lost 7-18. Malakai Anderson had high game of 174 and high series of 485.
    Girls Varsity 1 won 22-3. Alicia Tiesen had high game of 191 and high series of 549.
    Girls Varsity 2 lost 1-24. Mackenzie Garry had high game of 153 and high series of 389.
  • Good Luck to the girls and boys basketball teams as they travel to Mt. Vernon Plankinton today for a doubleheader.  Games start at 4pm.
  • Quote and Daily Challenge Sponsored by DRHS Be the Change Team
    “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.  Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.  …We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, talented, and fabulous?  Actually, who are you not to be?”
    –Marianne Williamson
    The Challenge for today is to make only choices that support you in your greatness.

Dell Rapids MIDDLE SCHOOL Announcements

Dell Rapids Middle School Announcements:Quarriers

Thursday, February 11th
• Happy Birthday to Mitchell H., Logan M., Riley P., Dez & Gabi R. & Ms. Beyer!
• Happy Birthday on Saturday to Max E.!
Lunch today will be choices of:   Homestyle Spaghetti with Meat Sauce or Crispy Chicken Sandwich

  • Attention 7/8 graders:  Today is BLACK day on your schedule
  • Get your 2016 Calendar featuring the art work of students from the Elementary, Middle and High School.  Cost is only $10. Please get your calendar in the office or from an Art Club member.  All proceeds go to support the visual arts at Dell Rapids School.
  • Attention Students and Staff:  Check out the Big Sioux Media website!  They have a link to nominate or vote for an Athlete of the Week.  Nominations can be sent to this email: admin@bigsiouxmedia.com.
  • 8th grade girls: SDSU will be hosting GEMS (Girls: Engineering, Mathematics & Science) on Saturday, April 2. This one-day workshop will provide an opportunity for 8th grade girls to explore interests in science and technology. See Ms. Telkamp for more information if you are interested in attending.
  • The winner of the Pig Kissing Contest yesterday was……Ms. Kludt by just a few votes!! Thanks to Ms. Kludt and Mr. Ruesink for participating in this worthy cause to raise money for the MS Society!  Total money raised & winners of the raffle will be announced after next Friday’s basketball game.  Thanks to students and staff for donating!
    *The winner of the popcorn party is…………………..7th Graders!!  Congratulations!
  • Students and parents interested in high school baseball should attend a meeting on Sunday, February 21 at 5:00 PM in the Dell Rapids Middle School Commons.
  • This week is National FCCLA Week.  As part of this celebration the local chapter has various activities planned for you.  This morning you may have seen some FCCLA emblems around the school.  There are 16 of them found in the middle school area.  If you have seen one, please take it, hold on to it until your noon hour break, bring the of MS office.  On the back of the emblem you will find a question.  There will be a board with the answers to the question on the back of emblem.  Check to see if you are correct and if you are, you will be able to claim a prize.  We are asking that each student only take one emblem, so that more students will be able to receive a prize.
  • Today the FCCLA chapter is asking you to help fulfill some needs of the local food pantry.  Right now, the only items needed are personal care items, cleaning items for the home, and the only food items needed are canned chicken and canned ham.  Bring your items to your first hour class of the day.  One middle school classroom and one high school classroom will receive a small prize for your efforts.  Check the posters that are hanging around the school for more details regarding the items needed.  Today  is also wear red day, we will be taking some group pictures of those wearing red that will posted around school to help celebrate FCCLA Week.  Thank you in advance for your participation.
    We are extending the deadline until next Tuesday when we come back from break.
  • Good Luck to the 7/8 boys basketball teams as they host McCook Central Montrose today starting at 4:30pm.
  • Good Luck to the wrestlers as they host a triangular today starting at 5pm.
  • Good Luck to the varsity girls and boys basketball teams as they travel to Dakota Valley tomorrow night starting at 4pm.
  • Good Luck to the bowlers as they travel to Sioux Falls Empire Bowl to compete against O’Gorman, 4pm Friday.
  • Good Luck to the JV girls basketball team as they travel to Irene on Saturday.
  • Good Luck to the varsity boys basketball team as they travel to the Mitchell on Saturday for the DWU Classic.  Quarriers vs. Aberdeen Roncalli @ 8:30pm.
  • Good Luck to the girls and boys basketball teams as they travel to Canton on Monday for a doubleheader.  Games start at 4pm.

 

 

Wednesday, February 10th
• Happy National Cream Cheese Brownie Day!
Lunch today will be choices of:   Baked Breaded Fish Sandwich or Chicken Fried Steak

  • Attention 7/8 graders:  Today is ORANGE day on your schedule
  • 6th grade students:  If you would like to read announcements this quarter, please sign up in the office.  Thanks
  • Get your 2016 Calendar featuring the art work of students from the Elementary, Middle and High School.  Cost is only $10. Please get your calendar in the office or from an Art Club member.  All proceeds go to support the visual arts at Dell Rapids School.
  • Attention Students and Staff:  Check out the Big Sioux Media website!  They have a link to nominate or vote for an Athlete of the Week.  Nominations can be sent to this email: admin@bigsiouxmedia.com.
  • 8th grade girls: SDSU will be hosting GEMS (Girls: Engineering, Mathematics & Science) on Saturday, April 2. This one-day workshop will provide an opportunity for 8th grade girls to explore interests in science and technology. See Ms. Telkamp for more information if you are interested in attending.
  • Who wants to see Mr. Ruesink kiss a pig?
    We will announce later today who will be kissing the pig this afternoon!!!  Will it be…..Mr. Ruesink or Ms. Kludt?
    If you haven’t paid your $1 to vote and register for prizes, please stop in the office by 10am.
    All proceeds will go to the MS Society to help find a cure for MS.  We will be having a competition between the high school and the middle school.  Whichever school raises the most money, that school’s principal will kiss the pig this afternoon!!
    *Middle School students:  the grade that has the most kids that dress up will be receiving a popcorn party!!
  • Students and parents interested in high school baseball should attend a meeting on Sunday, February 21 at 5:00 PM in the Dell Rapids Middle School Commons.
  • This week is National FCCLA Week.  As part of this celebration the local chapter has various activities planned for you.  This morning you may have seen some FCCLA emblems around the school.  There are 16 of them found in the middle school area.  If you have seen one, please take it, hold on to it until your noon hour break, bring the of MS office.  On the back of the emblem you will find a question.  There will be a board with the answers to the question on the back of emblem.  Check to see if you are correct and if you are, you will be able to claim a prize.  We are asking that each student only take one emblem, so that more students will be able to receive a prize.
  • Today and tomorrow the FCCLA chapter is asking you to help fulfill some needs of the local food pantry.  Right now, the only items needed are personal care items, cleaning items for the home, and the only food items needed are canned chicken and canned ham.  Bring your items to your first hour class of the day.  One middle school classroom and one high school classroom will receive a small prize for your efforts.  Check the posters that are hanging around the school for more details regarding the items needed.
  • Tomorrow if you wear red, we will be taking some group pictures of those wearing red that will posted around school to help celebrate FCCLA Week.  Thank you in advance for your participation.
    Since we did not have school yesterday, we are extending the deadline until next Tuesday when we come back from break.

 

 

Tuesday, February 9th
• Happy Belated Birthday to Katie S.!
Lunch today will be choices of:   Chicken Fajitas or Pork Fritter Sandwich

  • Attention 7/8 graders:  Today is BLACK day on your schedule
  • 6th grade students:  If you would like to read announcements this quarter, please sign up in the office.  Thanks
  • Get your 2016 Calendar featuring the art work of students from the Elementary, Middle and High School.  Cost is only $10. Please get your calendar in the office or from an Art Club member.  All proceeds go to support the visual arts at Dell Rapids School.
  • Attention Students and Staff:  Check out the Big Sioux Media website!  They have a link to nominate or vote for an Athlete of the Week.  Nominations can be sent to this email: admin@bigsiouxmedia.com.
  • 8th grade girls: SDSU will be hosting GEMS (Girls: Engineering, Mathematics & Science) on Saturday, April 2. This one-day workshop will provide an opportunity for 8th grade girls to explore interests in science and technology. See Ms. Telkamp for more information if you are interested in attending.
  • Who wants to see Mr. Ruesink kiss a pig?
    TOMORROW we are going to have a dress up day!!  The themes are “Random Costume Day or Pajama Day.”  Pay $1.00, dress up and get your name in the raffle ticket for a chance to win the Quarrier t-shirt quilt, Revo headphones or the quarry rock hitching post.  All proceeds will go to the MS Society to help find a cure for MS.  We will be having a competition between the high school and the middle school.  Whichever school raises the most money, that school’s principal will have to kiss a pig that afternoon!!  You can buy as many tickets as you want for this.  Ticket costs are $1.00 a piece or 6 tickets for $5.00 but you have to pay $1.00 to dress up.
    *Middle School students:  the grade that has the most kids that dress up will be receiving a popcorn party!!
  • Students and parents interested in high school baseball should attend a meeting on Sunday, February 21 at 5:00 PM in the Dell Rapids Middle School Commons.
  • This week is National FCCLA Week.  As part of this celebration the local chapter has various activities planned for you.  This morning you may have seen some FCCLA emblems around the school.  There are 16 of them found in the middle school area and 16 found in the high school area.  If you have seen one, please take it, hold on to it until (MS) your noon hour break, bring the of MS office, (HS) your noon hour break and bring it to Ms. Rieck’s room.  On the back of the emblem you will find a question.  There will be a board with the answers to the question on the back of emblem.  Check to see if you are correct and if you are, you will be able to claim a prize.  We are asking that each student only take one emblem, so that more students will be able to receive a prize.
  • On Wednesday and Thursday of this week the FCCLA chapter is asking you to help fulfill some needs of the local food pantry.  Right now, the only items needed are personal care items, cleaning items for the home, and the only food items needed are canned chicken and canned ham.  Bring your items to your first hour class of the day.  One middle school classroom and one high school classroom will receive a small prize for your efforts.  Check the posters that are hanging around the school for more details regarding the items needed.
  • On Thursday if you wear red, we will be taking some group pictures of those wearing red that will posted around school to help celebrate FCCLA Week.  Thank you in advance for your participation.
    Since we did not have school yesterday, we are extending the deadline until next Tuesday when we come back from break.
  • The 8th grade boys basketball team took a pair of games from Pipestone on Saturday.  The A team won by a score of 31 to 18. The Quarriers played very well defensively.  Dells doubled up the Arrows in the B game, 22 to 11.
  • Good Luck to the varsity girls and boys basketball teams as they travel to Mt. Vernon Plankinton today for a doubleheader.  Games start at 4pm.

Showing at the Dells Theater

 

Kung-Fu-Panda-3Ending February 11: “KUNG FU PANDA 3” – The new family comedy adventure stars the voices of Jack Black and Angelina Jolie. Our bumbling Panda hero, Po, returns in his biggest comedy adventure yet. When Po’s long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible—learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas! “Kung Fu Panda 3” is held over through Thursday, February 11 at the Dells Theatre. 95 minutes. It’s rated PG for martial arts action and some mild rude humor.

Until ForeverStarts February 12: “UNTIL FOREVER” – The new romantic drama based on a true love story. This is a film about the strength of love in the midst of fear, the endurance of hope in the midst of loss and the reality of faith in the midst of doubt. It is the powerful true story of Michael Boyum, from Minnesota, who was struck with leukemia, the love of the girl who gave him hope and their journey of faith. The movie was shot in Rapid City and the Black Hills area of South Dakota as well as in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. The exclusive Sioux Empire Premiere of “Until Forever” starts Friday at the Dells Theatre. It is scheduled to show one week through Thursday, February 18. 100 minutes. It’s rated PG-13.

NEW TUESDAY SPECIAL!! Every Tuesday when you buy any size popcorn, you get the same size drink free!!
  • Every Wednesday get double stamps on your director’s club card!! Earn points for free snacks and free movies that much faster on Wednesdays! Director’s Club cards are free and available at the box office.
  • With the start of school, we have switched to our “winter hours”. There will be 9:00 shows on Friday and Saturday nights only.

(check http://www.dellstheatre.com for more information)


Quarrier Boys Continue to Roll

NewDRLogoThe Dell Rapids Quarrier boys won their 11th straight game, and they continue to roll, after defeating the Mt Vernon/Plankinton Titans 67-47 on Tuesday, February 9th, in Mt Vernon.

The game was close in the first half.  Dell Rapids led by five at 21-16 after the first quarter, and both teams only scored nine points in the second quarter leaving Dell Rapids with the same five-point lead at halftime at 30-25.  The Quarriers were able to cushion their lead in the third quarter after out scoring the Titans 23-10 to extend their lead to 53-35 at quarter break.

Dell Rapids shot 46% (30-66) from the field, 29% (4-14) from three-point area, and they were a perfect 3-3 from the free-throw line.  The Quarriers out rebounded the Titans 36-31.  Dell Rapids only turned the ball over eight times compared to 16 for the Titans.

Ty Hogland had a game-high 31 points and also grabbed seven rebounds.  Tanner Heim finished with 10 points.  Sheldon Siemonsma added seven points.  Sam White and Jeffrey Schuch each had six points in the contest.  Schuch also had six rebounds.

The Quarriers (14-1) travel to Dakota Valley on Friday, February 12th, to face the Panthers in a girls and boys double-header.

First and Fourth Quarters Sink Cardinal Girls

DRSM LogoThe Centerville Tornadoes used big first and fourth quarters to secure a 74-45 win over the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals on Tuesday, February 9th, at Dell Rapids St Mary High School.

Centerville led start to finish in the game.  The Tornadoes held an 11-point lead after the first quarter at 21-10.  The lead grew to 15 points by halftime at 39-24.  St Mary outscored the Tornadoes in the third quarter, but only by a point, and still trailed 49-35 heading into the fourth quarter.  Centerville added 25 more points in the fourth quarter while holding the Cardinals to just 10 points.

St Mary shot 26% (16-61) from the field, 25% (3-12) from three-point area, and 59% (10-17) from the free-throw line.  The Cardinals had 44 team rebounds, eight assists, but had 20 turnovers.

Sydney Cook led the team with 10 points, 11 rebounds, and three steals.  Kennedi Mullaney had nine points and eight rebounds.  Jackie Wolles also had nine points along with five rebounds and three assists.  Abby Burkhart had eight points, seven rebounds and two assists.

The Cardinals (4-13) will host Colman/Egan on Friday, February 12th.