DRHS School Announcements

Dell Rapids High School Announcements:Quarriers

Monday, October 23rd
Happy Birthday yesterday to Hannah S.!!
• Happy Birthday today to Katelyn J. and Timothy J.!!
Lunch:  Orange Chicken over Rice, Pizza or Grilling Station

  • Espresso Choir starts tomorrow – all students enrolled please meet at the choir room at 7:45 AM for our first rehearsal
  • Your FCCLA dues should be paid by Tuesday, October 24.
  • If you have shoes that you no longer use or need, consider donating them to the “Shoes for the Shoeless” program.  They are then distributed to those in need in the Sioux Falls area.  Donations will be accepted until Friday, October 27.  See the posters for more information.
  • Any juniors/seniors interested in serving as a legislative page should stop in Mrs. Ruesink’s office for more information – registration deadline is November 6th.
  • The Dell Rapids Chamber of Commerce and Big Sioux Media are having a Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Email a photo of you standing by your carved or decorated pumpkin to office@dellrapidschamber.com or admin@bigsiouxmedia.com Please include your name and phone number and enter by 12:00pm on Thursday, October 26th. Pictures of the decorated/carved pumpkins will be displayed at the downtown trick or treat event on Friday, October 27th for voting. $100 prizes will be awarded to the top two favorite pumpkins!
  • The following admission representative will be at school:
    • Tuesday, October 24   Augustana at 11:30 in Mrs. Ruesink’s office
    • Wednesday, October 25    University of Sioux Falls at 11:30 in Mrs. Ruesink’s office
    • Thursday, October 26     Mitchell Technical Institute at 11:30 in Mrs. Ruesink’s office
  • The South Dakota Air National Guard is hosting a Career Day on Wednesday, November 1st from 8:00-12:00 on the guard base for students and parents – please see Mrs. Ruesink if you are interested.
  • Revive Fitness is hosting a Women’s Self Defense Course to high school girls on Sunday, November 5th from 12:00-3:00.  Limited to only 25 girls – cost is $20.00. Please see Mrs. Ruesink if you are interested.
  • Good Luck to the oral interp students as they travel to Brookings today.  Dismiss students at 1:30pm, event starts at 3pm.
  • Good Luck to the volleyball team as they host Beresford tonight starting at 5pm
  • The 1st round of the 11A football playoff pairings are out. The Quarriers will host the St. Thomas More Cavaliers @ DRHS Stadium @ 6:00 PM Thursday, Oct 26. No passes will be accepted-admission is $7 and $5. Again, please note that start time of 6:00!  GO QUARRIERS
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Dell Rapids MIDDLE SCHOOL Announcements

Dell Rapids Middle School Announcements:Quarriers

Monday, October 23rd
Happy Birthday to Custodian Brett Gruis!
5th/6th Lunch today will be choices of:   Orange Chicken over Rice or BBQ Rib Sandwich
7th/8th Lunch today will be choices of:   Orange Chicken over Rice, Pizza or Grilling Station

  • Final Penny War totals are as follows:
    6th grade: -19001 points
    7th grade: -13763 points
    5th grade: -13762 points
    And the winning grade is 8th grade with +1922 points!!!

    Total money raised was $1,186.24.  All money raised will be donated to the American Red Cross for relief efforts following hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

    Great job middle school students and staff!!!

  • DR Chamber of Commerce and Big Sioux Media are hosting a Pumpkin Decorating Contest.  Details are posted on the office window
  • If you have shoes that you no longer use or need, consider donating them to the “Shoes for the Shoeless” program.  Shoes are then distributed to those in need in the Sioux Falls area.  Donations will be accepted in the office until Friday, October 27.  See the posters for more information.
  • FCCLA dues should be paid by tomorrow.
  • Good Luck to the oral interp students as they travel to Brookings today.  Dismiss students at 1:30pm, event starts at 3pm.
  • Good Luck to the volleyball team as they host Beresford tonight starting at 5pm.
  • The 1st round of the 11A football playoff pairings are out. The Quarriers will host the St. Thomas More Cavaliers @ DRHS Stadium @ 6:00 PM Thursday, Oct 26. No passes will be accepted-admission is $7 and $5. Again, please note that start time of 6:00!  GO QUARRIERS
  • Today is the start of Red Ribbon Week.  This week is intended to bring awareness to drug and alcohol abuse in our country.  We will have activities going on throughout the week.  Each day there will be two red ribbons located somewhere in the middle school with trivia questions attached.  Tell Ms. Telkamp the correct answer to either of the questions and you will get a treat!  You will also be viewing videos and completing classroom lessons related to Red Ribbon Week.
  • Attention 7th and 8th Grade boys and girls basketball players:  Ambush Basketball will be conducting pre-season workouts starting next Monday, Oct. 30.  Please see Mr. Fersdahl for registration information…forms are due this Friday, Oct. 27.
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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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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

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