DRHS School Announcements

Dell Rapids High School Announcements:Quarriers

Wednesday, November 14th
Happy Birthday to Logan D. (Mon) and Brett P. (Tue)!!
Lunch:  Roasted Turkey with Dinner Roll or Baked Breaded Steak Fingers

  • Great job to all of the FFA members who participated in the district leadership event last night. The Ag Sales team consisted of Emily Dorn, Tim Jaycox, Ryker Pedde and Becky Dorn, the Ag Broadcasters were Noah Randall and Mason Machmiller and Tayte Gleason competed in the Job Skills event and placed 3rd advancing onto the state competition on Dec. 2 & 3 in Pierre. Mason also interviewed for a district officer position.
  • Wrestlers: Practice started! Please meet in the wrestling room after school and bring your wrestling shoes. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Jorgensen.
  • Attention boys basketball players: there will be a mandatory meeting for all boys basketball players this Wednesday right after school in Coach Fersdahl’s room.
  • Please plan to attend the mandatory winter sports meeting on November 15, at 6:30PM.  Coaches will pass more info out that night.
  • There will be an Art Club meeting on Friday, November 16th over lunch in the art room. Please, all member attend.
  • Reminder to State Cheerleaders to return your washed uniform to the office by the end of the day today.  Thanks.
  • Attention Seniors: Thursday there will be a follow up meeting at 7:30 AM with Jostens in the senior hallway. At this time you will turn in your order form and down payment. Extra packets will be available in the high school office.
  • Seniors: The countdown has begun. Please submit your senior photo to DRHSNews@gmail.com by November 16. The senior portrait should be a head/shoulders shot, vertical/portrait orientation, and high resolution .jpg file. Questions? Ask Mrs. Gleason.
  • If you have ever thought about a career in education or in teaching, Dell Rapids is looking at starting their first Education Rising group Please see Mr. Bunkers about the group and becoming a part of it.
  • If you have a favorite recipe or a recipe of your favorite food, you can have it submitted into the Taste of Dells Cookbook! This cookbook will be a compilation of favorite recipes of the DRHS staff and students, and anyone is welcome to submit! Just have a copy of the recipe – preferably printed, and with all of the measurements – and put it in the yellow box that is in the main high school office. Make sure you have your name with the recipe, so proper credit can be given.
  • Attention Quarrier Fans:  DRHS Booster Club will be placing another order that will be here before Christmas.  The online store will be open from November 7 -19 with delivery on December 10th.  The link for the online store is https://dellrapids.itemorder.com
  • The following college admission representatives will be in Dell Rapids this week:
    • Wednesday – Mount Marty College @ 11:30
    • Thursday – Dakota State University @ 10:00
  • The National Honor Society is hosting a blood drive on Friday, November 30th. Time slots to donate are available for staff and students (sign up sheet is in the office) . Students must be 17 years old to donate (or 16 with signed parent consent form.) Please see Mrs. Ruesink for more information.
  • The prom theme for 2019 will be Vegas.
  • First Quarter Honor Roll will be posted on the office window today.  Please stop in the office if you have any questions – thanks.
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Dell Rapids MIDDLE SCHOOL Announcements

Dell Rapids Middle School Announcements:Quarriers

Wednesday, November 14th
Happy Birthday to Carter T. (Mon), Lexi I. (Wed), and Rowan M. (Wed)!!
Lunch today will be choices of:  Roasted Turkey or Breaded Steak Fingers

  • ATTENTION 7TH & 8TH GRADE STUDENTS:  If you would like to read morning announcements, please sign up in the office.
  • Mandatory winter sports meeting for 7/8 athletes and parents will be held this THURSDAY at 6:30pm.
  • Attention Quarrier Fans:  DRHS Booster Club will be placing another order that will be here before Christmas.  The online store will be open from November 7 -19 with delivery on December 10th.  The link for the online store is https://dellrapids.itemorder.com
  • First Quarter Honor Roll will be posted on the office window today.  Please stop in the office if you have any questions – thanks.
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Dell Rapids Oral Interp Has First Performance in Milbank

NewDRLogoThe Dell Rapids Oral Interp team had their first performance of the season on Monday, October 2nd, in Milbank.

Superior Plus ratings were earned by Ella Lueders in Serious, and Libby Clark in Poetry.  Clark had three 1st places and a perfect 90.  The duo of Jay Holm and Lueders also earned a Superior Plus rating with two 1st places, a 2nd place, and an 88.

Superior ratings were earned by Tim Jaycox and Morgan Nemmers in Humor, Erin Larsen in Oratory, Sage Shellum, Cariss Montgomery, and Brooke Hawthorne in Drama, and the duo team of Maggie Moore and Hawthorne.

Excellent Plus ratings went to Bergen Weiland and Abby Stauffenecker in Drama, and Paige Krumm in Poetry.

The team will perform again on Saturday, October 8th, at Roosevelt High School.

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Homecoming Royalties

The Dell Rapids and Dell Rapids St Mary Homecoming Royalties have been announced for the 2014 Homecoming.  This year’s Homecoming for both schools will be the week of September 29th – Oct 3rd.

Dell Rapids St Mary Homecoming Royalty:

  • Brandi Wolles
  • Claudia Schwebach
  • Ally Mullaney
  • Wes Heinricy
  • Noel Hansen
  • Mitch Brown

**Coronation will be held on Monday, September 29th, at 7:00 p.m.

Dell Rapids Homecoming Royalty:

  • Taylor Brown
  • Meg Dearduff
  • Baily Munk
  • Jessica Tisher
  • Adam Karst
  • Tanner Ljunggren
  • Riley Schmidt
  • Andrew Wiebenga

**Coronation on Monday, September 29th will be changed from 7:30pm to 8:00pm.  Please share that time change with your family and friends. 

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Dell Rapids School Registration and Open House

Quarrier LogoDell Rapids Public Schools will be holding registrations starting on Monday, August 11th, and will continue on Tuesday, August 12th.  The Senior class registration will be on Monday from 9:oo a.m. until 12:00 p.m.  The Junior class registration will also be on Monday from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.  A mandatory Parent/Student meeting for fall sport participants in grades 7-12 will also be held on Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the high school gym.

Registration will continue on Tuesday with elementary student registration at the elementary school from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  Sophomore class registration will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.  5th grade registration will also be held from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the middle school.  Freshman registration will run from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m at the high school while grades 6-8 registration will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the middle school.

Open houses for Dell Rapids public will take place on Tuesday, August 26th.  The elementary school open house will be from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.  The 5th grade open house will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the high school gym.  Open house for grades 6-8 will be held in the home room classrooms also from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on August 26th.

The first day of school is Wednesday, August 27th.

Complete school supply lists can be found by clicking the links:

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2014 Minnehaha Funeral Home Scholarship

Since 2013 the Minnehaha Funeral Home, of Baltic, Colton, Dell Rapids, and Garretson, South Dakota, has awarded a $500 scholarship to one graduating high school senior from each of the high schools in our area. Minnehaha Funeral Home has always prided itself in its community involvement, and these scholarships will continue that focus. In addition to academic information, applicants were asked to submit an essay on how ethics and morals impacted their daily life. Recipients were chosen by a five person committee made up from the funeral home’s board of directors. We are pleased to announce that the 2014 recipients of the Minnehaha Funeral Home Scholarship of:

  • Baltic High School-Shi Almont
  • Chester Area High School-Adam Anderson
  • Dell Rapids High School-Michael Mitchell
  • Dell Rapids St. Mary High School-Kiley Reecy
  • Garretson High School-Conner Blosmo
  • Tri-Valley High School-Clark Haugen
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Dell Rapids National Honor Society Awards Banquet

Dell Rapids High School held its National Honor Society Awards Banquet on Monday, May 12th, at the Dell Rapids Lutheran Church.

Below are the list of winners:

  • Bausch & Lomb Science Award—Jessica Tisher
  • George Eastman Young Leadership Award—Sarah Haak
  • Frederick Douglas Susan B. Anthony Award—Melanie Wilke
  • Trent Area Scholarship—Madie Vietor, Ben Hinricher, and Jacob Huewe
  • American Legion Scholarship—Tia McKillip
  • Minnehaha Funeral Home Scholarship—Michael Mitchell
  • David Schmidt Memorial Scholarship—Sheridan Skinner
  • Golden West Scholarship—Tia McKillip
  • Dan Daugaard Scholarship—Jackson Gleason
  • DREA Scholarship—Mallory Luke & Jacob Habeger
  • PEO Scholarship—Lexi Snyder
  • DR Lions Club Scholarship—Lexi Snyder
  • Jerry Hoftiezer Memorial Scholarship—Michael Mitchell & Ben Hinricher
  • DR Forward Youth Scholarship—Victoria Murphy & Lexi Snyder
  • Jeremy Baum “Hope” Scholarship—Alexis Damm
  • Wyatt Ammon Scholarship—Brock Reinhiller
  • Regina Evans “Grandma” Scholarship—Jonathan DeNoon
  • Gloria Beck Scholarship—Tia McKillip
  • Woody Yaroch Memorial Scholarship—Taiven Logan
  • Bernice & Henry Speh Scholarship—Kenaniah Swenson & Zane Schumacher
  • John Solem Scholarship—Tia McKillip, Jonathan DeNoon, Matthew DeNoon & Lexi Snyder

National Honor Society Awards—

  • NHS Teacher of the Year—Jann Saxon
  • NHS Friend of Education—LuAnn Heidebrink

Sports Recognition & Awards Night Awards:

  • Ron Berg—FB Jacob Habeger & Cody Nielsen
  •                     WR Austin Eulberg & Brock Reinhiller
  • WR State Champion: Leon Maxwell
  • Zach Leighton “Believe” Scholarship-Cody Nielsen, Andy Scherff, Zach Schroeder, & Mikaela Adams
  • Michael Entringer Scholarship—Cody Nielsen & Michael Mitchell
  • Scholar Athletes: Lexi Snyder & Cody Nielsen
  • Quarrier Athlete of the Year: Michaela Stofferahn & Zach Schroeder

Booster of the Year—Kevin & Jeanine Schnieders

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Dell Rapids Finish 3rd at One-Act Play Regions

The Dell Rapids one-act play cast earned a 3rd place finish at the Region 3A competition held in Brandon on Thursday, January 30th.  Outstanding acting awards were earned by by Taiven Logan and Michael Mitchell with a three-for-three sweep from the judges.  Alec Riswold also earned an outstanding actor award from two out of the three judges.  Jessica Tisher earned a nomination from one judge.

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Dell Rapids Connections

“Connections for a Healthy Community”

Dell Rapids Connections is a group of community partners including the Dell Rapids Public School, Dell Rapids St Mary School, the Dell Rapids Ministerial Association, and community members.  The mission is “connecting families to community resources.”

Dell Rapids Connections seeks to:

  • Empower families to make healthy decisions
  • Enhance awareness of community resources
  • Provide education and support to families
  • Provide opportunities to improve/foster healthy relationships

Upcoming September and October Events:

September 4th

  • Restoration Generation
  • Dell Rapids Public and Dell Rapids St Mary MS/HS School Assembly and Evening Community Concert

September 10th

  • National Suicide Awareness Day

September Teaching Staff Goal:  Assist Suicide Prevention Training

October 20th – 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.

  • “To Save a Life” movie at Old 77 – Parent viewing

October 23rd – 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

  • “To Save a Life” movie at Old 77 – 7th through 12th grade viewing
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