DRHS School Announcements:

Dell Rapids High School Announcements:

Wednesday, April 23rd
• Happy Birthday to Austin B.!
• Lunch:  a-Soft Shell Taco;   b-Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwich;   c-Sub Sandwich

• DATES TO KNOW:

  • Any HS Students or any staff members that are interested in running or working at the DR Relay for Life Run Event on Saturday, April 26thplease stop and pick up a registration form in the office.  HS Track Athletes are not eligible to participate.
  • CHEER TRYOUTS will be TODAY and Wednesday April, 30 in the MS commons from 5-7. Attendance to both sessions is required.
  • Student Council Meeting TOMORROW over lunch in the Spanish Room.
  • Any FFA member wanting to apply for a local award, FFA Degree or Chapter Officer, the applications are due TODAY.
  • FRESHMEN: Reminder your physical forms with payment are due TODAY!!  Physicals are today after school in  the HS Commons.
  • SENIORS:  Two new scholarships are available in Mrs. Ruesink’s office.
    OOPS Scholarship (Old Operahouse Players, Inc) due May 1st
    LG Everist Scholarship – due April 30th
  • SENIORS: Cap and gowns distribution @ 1:45 in Senior Hallway TODAY!!
  • There will be quick football meetings for anyone interested in playing next year in Coach Hansen’s room after school on–
    Juniors-TODAY
    Sophomores: TOMORROW
    Freshmen-Monday
    8th graders-Tuesday

• GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • SENIORS: Place your rose order for graduation–Price is $4.00 a rose.
  • NOTE FROM THE LIBRARY: Students will need to have all overdue materials returned or renewed, and fines paid before checking out additional books and magazines.
  • **Anyone interested in purchasing a yearbook needs to get a form or the information from Ms. Kirschenmann.  There is still time to get one if you want to so act now!

 

 

Tuesday, April 22nd
• Happy Birthday to Austin B.!
• Lunch:  a-Breaded Pork Patty;   b-Baked Chicken Nuggets;   c-Chef Salad

• DATES TO KNOW:

  • Any HS Students or any staff members that are interested in running or working at the DR Relay for Life Run Event on Saturday, April 26thplease stop and pick up a registration form in the office.  HS Track Athletes are not eligible to participate.
  • CHEER TRYOUTS will be TOMORROW and Wednesday April, 30 in the MS commons from 5-7. Attendance to both sessions is required.
  • Student Council Meeting this Thursday over lunch in the Spanish Room.
  • The RSVPs for the FFA Parent/Member banquet are due today (Tuesday, April 22).  Please let Mr. Wolff know if you will be attending the banquet and how many will be attending.
  • Any FFA member wanting to apply for a local award, FFA Degree or Chapter Officer, the applications are due Wednesday, April 23
  • FRESHMEN: Reminder your physical forms with payment is due TOMORROW!!
  • There will be quick football meetings for anyone interested in playing next year in Coach Hansen’s room after school on–
    Juniors-Wednesday
    Sophomores: Thursday
    Freshmen-Monday
    8th graders-Tuesday

• GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • SENIORS: Place your rose order for graduation–Price is $4.00 a rose.
  • NOTE FROM THE LIBRARY: Students will need to have all overdue materials returned or renewed, and fines paid before checking out additional books and magazines.
  • Good Luck to the track teams as they travel to Beresford today for a meet.  Bus time is 2:15pm–Dismiss students at 2:00pm – meet starts at 4pm.
  • Good Luck to the girls golf team as they travel to West Central today – meet starts at 9am.

Dell Rapids MIDDLE SCHOOL Announcements

Dell Rapids Middle School Announcements:

Wednesday, April 23rd
• Happy Belated Birthday to Mr. Thompson!
• Lunch today will be choices of:   Soft Shell Tacos, Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwich or Sub Sandwich

  • Reminder that 5th grade is still collecting Box Tops for Education. You can drop them off in the office or in Mr. Putnam’s room.
  • Animal Club Fitness sheets are due this Thursday to Ms. Barber
  • Attention 7th and 8th Grade Girls:  If you are interested in trying out for Competitive Cheer next year there will be practice today and next Wednesday April 30 in the MS Commons from 5-7. Attendance to both sessions is required.
  • Attention 8th Grade Students:  DRHS Booster Club is offering a $50 athletic camp scholarship.  Forms are in the office and are due 6 weeks prior to the camp date.
  • Hoops for Heart envelopes are due this morning to Ms. Barber.  Make sure all the money collected is in the envelope.
  • Students will need to have all overdue materials returned or renewed, and fines paid before checking out additional books and magazines.
  • Reminder to 6th graders:  Physical form and payment due TODAY.  Physicals are up in the HS Commons Area at 3:30.
  • Reminder to golfers:   Sport Photos will be taken Friday @ 3:45 at Rocky Run Golf Course
  • Attention 8th Grade boys basketball players:  There will be a meeting for any 8th grade boy interested in playing high school basketball next year at 8:00am this Friday, April 25, in Mr. Fersdahl’s room.
  • Attention 8th Grade boys interested in playing football next year:  you will have a meeting in Coach Hansen’s room next Wednesday right after school.

 

Tuesday, April 22nd
• Happy Belated Birthday Evan S. & Gabe S.!
• Lunch today will be choices of:   Breaded Pork Patty, Baked Chicken Nuggets or Chef Salad

  • Reminder that 5th grade is still collecting Box Tops for Education. You can drop them off in the office or in Mr. Putnam’s room.
  • Attention Students:  DR Sportsmens Club is hosting the 2014 Spring HuntSAFE Course starting TODAY, 26th & 27th, for more information, please stop in the office.
  • Animal Club Fitness sheets are due this Thursday to Ms. Barber
  • Attention 7th and 8th Grade Girls:  If you are interested in trying out for Competitive Cheer next year there will be practice tomorrow and next Wednesday April 30 in the MS Commons from 5-7. Attendance to both sessions is required.
  • Attention 8th Grade Students:  DRHS Booster Club is offering a $50 athletic camp scholarship.  Forms are in the office and are due 6 weeks prior to the camp date.
  • Hoops for Heart envelopes are due TODAY to Ms. Barber.  If you forgot your envelope today, be sure to get it to Ms. Barber first thing tomorrow morning.  Make sure all the money collected is in the envelope.
  • Students will need to have all overdue materials returned or renewed, and fines paid before checking out additional books and magazines.
  • Attention 7th and 8th grade students:  Reminder to bring ear buds/headphones this week for testing!!
  • Also, reminder that the golf tourney scheduled for Chester today has been postponed until next Thursday, April 24th.
  • Good Luck to the varsity track teams as they travel to Beresford today for a meet.  Bus time is 2pm – meet starts at 4pm.
  • Good Luck to the girls golf team as they travel to West Central today – meet starts at 9am.
  • Reminder to 6th graders:  Physical form and payment due tomorrow.
  • Reminder to golfers:   Sport Photos will be taken tomorrow @ 3:45 at Rocky Run Golf Course

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.

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

2013 Minnehaha Funeral Home Scholarship Winners

Earlier this year the Minnehaha Funeral Homes, of Baltic, Colton, Dell Rapids, and Garretson, South Dakota, established five $500 scholarships to be awarded each year to one graduating high school senior from each of the high schools in our area (Baltic High School, Dell Rapids High School, Dell Rapids St. Mary High School, Garretson High School, and Tri-Valley High School). 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 proud to announce that the 2013 recipients of the Minnehaha Funeral Home Scholarship are:

  • Baltic High School-Jenna Brende
  • Dell Rapids High School-Corynn Hoff
  • Dell Rapids St. Mary High School-Theresa Duffy
  • Garretson High School-Erika Larios
  • Tri-Valley High School-Summer Bossman

***Minnehaha Funeral Home Press Release

Jenna Brende – Baltic

Corynn Hoff – Dell Rapids

Theresa Duffy – Dell Rapids St Mary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Erika Larios – Garretson

Summer Bossman – Tri Valley

Jazz Ensemble Places Second at Festival

The Dell Rapids High School Jazz Ensemble participated at the SDSU/Brookings Optimist Jazz Festival in Brookings Thursday, April 4th.  The group received 2nd Place in Class A competition.  They also received “Outstanding Trumpet Section” and “Outstanding Rhythm Section” awards for their performance.  Jayme Damm and Zane Lodmell also received “Outstanding Soloist” awards.

Dell Rapids Boys and Girls State Representatives

Ten area students will be participating in the 2013 South Dakota American Legion Boys and Girls State events.  The Girls State event will take place in Vermillion at the University of South Dakota on Monday, May 28th, through Saturday, June 1st.  The Boys State event will take place in Aberdeen at Northern State University on Sunday, May 27th, through Friday, May 31st.  The students participating are:

Girls State

  • Taiven Logan – Dell Rapids High School
  • Tia McKillip – Dell Rapids High School
  • Victoria Murphy – Dell Rapids High School
  • Alexis Sprecher – Dell Rapids High School
  • Mary Lack – Dell Rapids St Mary
  • Anna Wolles – Dell Rapids St Mary


Boys State

  • Jonathan DeNoon – Dell Rapids High School
  • Matthew DeNoon – Dell Rapids High School
  • Michael Mitchell – Dell Rapids High School
  • Shane O’Hara – Dell Rapids High School

2013 School Board Election

Two Dell Rapids school board positions were up for election on April 9, but only two residents filed for the positions: Jody Schumaker and incumbent Matthew Weiland.  Since the candidates are unopposed, there will NOT be a school board election held.  (Incumbent Cindy Schuch did not seek re-election).

Both Weiland and Schumaker will be sworn in for a three-year term at the July 8, 2013, annual meeting.

State One-Act Play Results

The 2013 State One-Act Play Festival was held in Brandon on Thursday, January 31st, through Saturday, February 2nd.  Dell Rapids High School performed their play The Devil in Sherman Marsh on Saturday at 2:45 p.m.  Receiving Outstanding Individual awards from Dell Rapids were Alec Riswold, Darrian Grassi, and Tad Lacey.

2013 Dell Rapids School Board Election

Two school board positions will be up for election on April 9.  The two three-year positions, with duties to be assumed on July 8, will be vacant due to the expiration of the present terms of Cindy Schuch and Matthew Weiland.  Nominating petitions, along with information on how to circulate a petition, are available in the school district business office.  Petitions may be picked up and circulated between January 25 and February 22, and must be filed with the business manager no later than February 22,  at 5:00 p.m.  To vote in this election, residents of the school district must be registered by March 25.

To be eligible to serve on a South Dakota school board, one must be at least 18 years old, a resident of the school district, and an eligible voter of the school district.