DRHS School Announcements

Dell Rapids High School Announcements:Quarriers

Thursday, April 18th
Happy Birthday to Justin N. (Mon), Rylee R. (Mon), Erin L. (Thu), Cade S. (Thu), Cydney L. (Fri), Gabriel S. (Sat), Krystal S. (Sat), and Shannon C. (Mon)!!
Lunch:  Pork Fritter Sandwich OR Cheeseburger

  • No School Friday, April 19th or April 22nd.
  • Attention all students:  Please be aware of where you are parking. Do not park in front of any mailboxes, fire hydrants or too close to driveways. Please remember you cannot park within 12 feet of an intersection or crosswalk or 15 feet of a fire hydrant. YOU MUST HAVE A STAFF PARKING PASS on your dash in order to park in the staff parking lot.
  • ALL Seniors: please come sign up for graduation roses in the high school office.
  • Those who are planning on decorating for Prom next week: Please meet in the band room today Thursday, at noon.
  • Drivers Education 2019:  Sign up was this morning from 7:30-8:15am in the MS Commons.  Cost is $160.00.  If you would still like to sign up, please see Mr. Jorgensen. Classroom portion will be held June 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th from 8am-4pm.  Dell Rapids FFA will be providing lunch for interested students for a $6 daily fee. Any students taking drivers ed can still stop by the high school office and pick up an order form for the $6 lunch.
  • Attention Students:  Dell Rapids American Legion Auxiliary is hosting a Poppy Poster Contest, for more information please see Eve in the high school office or Ms. Gengler.  Entries due in the office by April 23rd.
  • Quarry Days 2019 Summer Soccer Camp will be held south of Cubby’s across the railroad tracks on Hwy 115 June 18-20 from 9am-12pm. Players age 3-10 $60 and players age 11-19 $80. After early bird price increases by $15 for each age group. Please visit our website: dakotaalliancesoccer.com/allcamps/dellrapids for more information. If you have questions, please contact Jud Conner at 712-204-4601
  • Summer and Fall dual credit application window is open –  please see Mrs. Ruesink if you have questions.
  • Support your school’s After Prom by ordering your corsage and boutonniere at any Sioux Falls Hy-Vee and they will donate 10% to your After Prom program. Be sure to tell your florist the name of your school while ordering your flowers. Thanks for your support!
  • The post prom party has been planned to ensure that our students have a safe and fun activity following prom.  The post prom party will be held at the Dell Rapids High School where we will provide entertainment, along with many games, activities, prizes and food.  Please encourage your student to participate in this activity. The deadline to register for the post prom party is April 19th.  The $30 fee must be paid at the time of registration. Checks should be payable to DRHS Post Prom.  To sign up, students can turn in the fee and the required permission form, signed by a parent/guardian to the high school office.
  • If you are interested in learning more about The Chute, a basketball camp held in Baltic, please stop by the high school office. Application and payment due by April 25th.
  • Baccalaureate Mass for the Seniors of St. Mary Parish will be May 12th.  Seniors please arrive dressed in cap and gown in the hall at 9:45.
  • Good Luck to the girls golf team today as they go to EPJ. Go girls!
  • The last day of school for students is May 24th.
  • JOBS
    • Double H Paving Inc. is Tea, DS is now seeking highly motivated, dependable, responsible, and hard working individuals to join Asphalt and Gravel Crews for the 2019 Construction Season. Please conat Like Hansen at 605-498-2030 or email him at lukeh@doublehpaving.com. Details about this job is posted outside of the high school office.
    • Yogi Bear’s Camp Ground is hiring all positions. Email christina@jellystonesiouxfalls.com or call 605-332-2233 if you are interested. Details about this job is posted outside of the high school office.
    • The city of Dell Rapids is still looking for lifeguards this summer. If you are interested, please stop in the high school office and pick up an application.
    • The Department of Transportation is looking for people who are 18 years old or older that have a valid driver’s license. They are looking for Bridge Repair Crew (Sioux Falls and Mitchell), Sign Crew (Sioux Falls), or Striping Crew (Mitchell). Work depends on crew assignment but may include: flagging, installing signs, repairing bridges and concrete repair, assisting with striping the roadways, general clean up, transporting, loading and unloading materials. For more information, stop by the high school office.
    • The Dell Rapids Baseball umpire sign-up form is now active. Anyone ages 13 and older can sign up to be an umpire for our Midget (12U) and Pee Wee (10U) baseball games this summer. Go to www.dellrapidsbaseball.com to fill out the form.
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Dell Rapids MIDDLE SCHOOL Announcements

Dell Rapids Middle School Announcements:Quarriers

Thursday, April 18th
Happy Birthday to Ms. Hanusa (Tue), Dylan F. (Thu), Andrew J. (Thu), and Ben V. (Mon)!!
Lunch today will be choices of:  Pork Fritter Sandwich or Cheeseburger

  • ATTENTION 5TH GRADE STUDENTS:  If you would like to read morning announcements, please sign up in the office.
  • 7th and 8th track pictures will be taken TODAY.  Bring your track uniform, picture packet and a smile.
  • Attention 6th grade girls: If you are interested in playing volleyball next year please sign up in the office.
  • Attention 8th Grade Girls- If you are interested in joining the girls basketball team next year, please sign up in the office so Coach has your name and contact information.
  • Attention all students: The date to work on tie blankets has been moved to Monday, April 29 right after school. Blankets will be donated the patients at Sanford Children’s Hospital. If you are interested in helping make the blankets, please sign up outside Ms. Telkamp’s office.
  • Attention 5th and 6th grade students:  Dells Hospital is hosting a Super Sitter Class on Wednesday, May 29th from 9am-3pm.   Class is limited to the first 20 registered.
  • The Dell Rapids Baseball umpire sign-up form is now active. Anyone ages 13 and older can sign up to be an umpire for our Midget (12U) and Pee Wee (10U) baseball games this summer. Go to www.dellrapidsbaseball.com to fill out the form.
  • Attention Students:  Dell Rapids American Legion Auxiliary is hosting a Poppy Poster Contest, for more information please see your homeroom teacher or Ms. Gengler.  Entries due in the office by APRIL 23RD.
  • Quarry Days Summer Soccer Camp:  June 18-20, 9am-12pm for anyone interested – Sponsored by Dakota Alliance Soccer Club.  For more information, please stop in the office.
  • SDSU women’s basketball is hosting summer camps starting June 3rd.  For more information, please stop in the office.
  • EL Riad Shrine Circus will be in Sioux Falls April 25-28.  Please stop in the office to sign up for free student admittance coupons.
  • No school tomorrow or Monday.
  • The last day of school for students is May 24th
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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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