Dell Rapids MIDDLE SCHOOL Announcements

Dell Rapids Middle School Announcements:Quarriers

Friday, January 30th
• Happy Birthday to Cassi R. & Mrs. Gengler!
Lunch today will be choices of:    Pizza, Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich or Turkey & Cheese Sandwich

  • Attention 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Students:  2nd Quarter Honor Roll is posted in the office window.  If you have any questions, please stop in the office.
  • Attention 5th, 6th and & 7th Grade Boys:  Little League Baseball Registration forms are available in the office.  Registrations are due by March 15th
  • Thanks to everyone who participated in the three point shot event last night as it brought in $294.  The FFA will be sponsoring another one on Tuesday, Feb. 3 during the half-times of the varsity girls and varsity boys games against Canton.  The total amount from both nights will be matched by the FFA chapter and given to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
  • Attention Students and Staff:  Dell Rapids First Baptist Church is hosting a SOUP-er BOWL SATURDAY tomorrow from 5-7pm.  Free will offering to support DR Storehouse Food Pantry.
  • Good Luck to the 7/8 girls basketball teams as they host Harrisburg tomorrow starting at 10am.
  • Good Luck to the wrestlers as they travel to Brookings tomorrow.  Bus time is 7:15am – matches start at 9am.
  • Good Luck to the varsity girls basketball team as they travel Lennox tomorrow for the Dak XII Classic.  Lady Q’s vs. EPJ @ 5pm.  Game will be webcast on bigsiouxmedia.com
  • Do you know a teacher who is dedicated, inspiring, and making a difference?
    Nominate a teacher for the Dell Rapids Public School Teacher of the Year Award.
    Forms are in the office and are due by March 5, 2015.

 

 

Thursday, January 29th
Lunch today will be choices of:    Country Fried Steak, Homestyle BBQ Pork Sandwich or Taco Salad

  • Attention 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Students:  2nd Quarter Honor Roll is posted in the office window.  If you have any questions, please stop in the office.
  • The FFA will be sponsoring a 3-point shot event tonight during the half-times of both the varsity girls and varsity boys basketball games.  Pay $1 to shoot a 3 point shot and if you make it, you will receive a pop and a certificate good for a popcorn at the concession stand.  The money raised will be matched by the FFA chapter and donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
  • Good Luck to the varsity girls and boys basketball teams as they host a doubleheader tonight vs. Vermillion.  Games start at 4pm and will be broadcast on bigsiouxmedia.com
  • Good Luck to the 7/8 boys basketball teams as they host Sioux Valley today starting at 4:30.
  • Attention 5th, 6th and & 7th Grade Boys:  Little League Baseball Registration forms are available in the office.  Registrations are due by March 15th
  • The District 3 FCCLA meeting was held yesterday and the Dell Rapids chapter did very well!  First of all, CONGRATULATIONS to Kelcie H. who ran for district office and received the district chairperson position for the coming year.  As district chairperson she will also be installed as one of the nine state officers at the state meeting this spring.  CONGRATULATIONS to the following members who received a gold rating on their Illustrated Talks and will now advance to state competition in April:  Sara V., Anh T., Taylor R., Tim J., Katie J. and Madi P.  Stephanie D. ended her term as district secretary.  Good job everyone and thanks to everyone who helped with various responsibilities at the meeting!
  • Do you know a teacher who is dedicated, inspiring, and making a difference?
    Nominate a teacher for the Dell Rapids Public School Teacher of the Year Award.
    Forms are in the office and are due by March 5, 2015.

 

 

Wednesday, January 28th
• Happy Birthday to Payton K.!!
Lunch today will be choices of:    Cajun Chicken Penne Pasta, Italian Dunkers with Marinara Sauce or Sub Sandwich

  • Attention 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Students:  2nd Quarter Honor Roll is posted in the office window.  If you have any questions, please stop in the office.
  • The FFA will be sponsoring a 3-point shot event on Thursday, Jan. 29 during the half-times of both the varsity girls and varsity boys basketball games.  Pay $1 to shoot a 3 point shot and if you make it, you will receive a pop and a certificate good for a popcorn at the concession stand.  The money raised will be matched by the FFA chapter and donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
  • The 7th grade Lady Q’s earned a huge win over Baltic with a score of 38 to 9. 
  • Last night, the 8th grade girls took on the Baltic Bulldogs and got their biggest win if the season with a final of 29-7! Five girls scored and everyone saw lots of floor time. Every girl had a great game and the ladies played like a team!
  • January 17th Dell Rapids bowled against Vermillion @ Yankton Family Fun Center. Varsity 1 girls lost 4 1/2 -19 1/2.  Alicia Tiesen had high game with a 169 & high series with a 462.  Varsity 2 girls lost 1-24.  Varsity 1 boys lost 1-24.  Varsity 2 boys lost 7-18.  We are at Dells Bowl again this Friday at 4pm!
  • Do you know a teacher who is dedicated, inspiring, and making a difference?
    Nominate a teacher for the Dell Rapids Public School Teacher of the Year Award.
    Forms are in the office and are due by March 5, 2015.

 

 

Tuesday, January 27th
• Happy Birthday to Mrs. Ziebarth & Nurse Jill Dvorak!
Lunch today will be choices of:    Super Nachos, Baked Chicken Nuggets or Crispy Chicken Salad

  • The 7th grade Lady Q’s fought hard to come back last night, but lost to West Central by a score of 28 to 39.  The girls hustled and played great defense, but just couldn’t get their shots to go in.
  • Yesterday the 7th grade boys basketball team played at West Central. In the A game the boys won a thrilling game 29 to 28. The boys were down by 10 at one point and by six points with less than two minutes to go but hit some huge shots and played some tough defense to tie the game with 15 seconds to go. The boys played tough defense and got the ball back with 7 seconds to go. The boys brought the ball down the court and with fourth-tenths of a second left Tyler W. hit the game winning free throw. In the B game the boys played a great game and had several last second shots fall just short and fell by one point in the end.
  • The 8th grade boys basketball team travelled to West Central yesterday.  The A team lost by a score of 12 to 43.  The score was 8 to 10 at the end of the first quarter, but we lost our scoring touch for the rest of the game.  The B team lost an exciting 16 to 17 game in overtime.  The game was close throughout and we had our chances to win at the end of regulation and in the overtime, but just couldn’t get it done.
  • Good Luck to the 7/8 girls basketball teams as they host Baltic today starting at 4:30.
  • Good Luck to the wrestlers as they travel to West Central today.  Bus time is 3:30 – matches start at 5:30.
  • Do you know a teacher who is dedicated, inspiring, and making a difference?
    Nominate a teacher for the Dell Rapids Public School Teacher of the Year Award.
    Forms are in the office and are due by March 5, 2015.

 

 

Monday, January 26th
Happy Birthday to Brian K. & Hunter N.!!
Lunch today will be choices of:    Homestyle Ham & Pasta Hotdish, Cheeseburger or Sub Sandwich

  • On Friday the 7th grade boys fell to Baltic 27 to 17. The boys played tough but couldn’t find their range and fell short offensively.
  • The Dells 8th grade boys basketball team lost a very physical ball game at Baltic, Friday night.  The final score was 28 to 37.  The boys played hard, but cold shooting and turnovers were our downfall.
  • Good Luck to the 7/8 girls basketball teams as they host West Central today starting at 4:30.
  • Good Luck to the 7/8 boys basketball teams as they travel to West Central today.  Dismiss athletes at 3:05 for a 3:15 bus time.  Games start at 4:30.
  • Good Luck to the 7/8 wrestlers as they travel to Volga today.  Dismiss athletes at 3:05 for a 3:15 bus time.  Matches start at 5pm.

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Dell Rapids High School Announcements:Quarriers

Thursday, January 29th
• Happy Birthday to Kaitlyn G. & Ms. Krantz!!
• Lunch:  a-Country Fried Steak;   b-Home-style BBQ Pork Sandwich;   c-Taco Salad

  • STUDENTS:  Please make sure you are signing into YOUR infinite campus account and checking/reviewing your transcript.  Any questions please see Ms. Ruesink
  • Seniors:  New scholarships are available in Mrs. Ruesink’s office
  • Do you know a teacher who is dedicated, inspiring, and making a difference? Nominate a teacher for the Dell Rapids Public School Teacher of the Year Award.  Forms are in the office and are due by March 5, 2015.
  • Student Council Meeting TODAY over lunch in the Spanish Room.
  • Attention Juniors: South Dakota State University is hosting “Junior Day” on Saturday, January 31st. Any interested students need to register online this week.  The day will include academic majors fair, campus tour, admission information, and free tickets to the basketball game.
  • SOPHOMORES:  Class meeting next Monday (2/2) at 8:30am in the choir room.
  • The District 3 FCCLA meeting was held yesterday and the Dell Rapids chapter did very well!  First of all, CONGRATULATIONS to Kelcie Hauf who ran for district office and received the district chairperson position for the coming year.  As district chairperson she will also be installed as one of the nine state officers at the state meeting this spring.  CONGRATULATIONS to the following members who received a gold rating on their Illustrated Talks and will now advance to state competition in April:  Sara V., Anh T., Taylor R., Tim J., Katie J. and Madi P.  Stephanie D. ended her term as district secretary.  Good job everyone and thanks to everyone who helped with various responsibilities at the meeting!
  • Good Luck to the girls and boys basketball teams as they host a doubleheader tonight vs. Vermillion.  Games start at 4pm and varsity games will be broadcast on bigsiouxmedia.com
  • The FFA will be sponsoring a 3-point shot event during the half-times of both the varsity girls and varsity boys basketball games tonight.  Pay $1 to shoot a 3 point shot and if you make it, you will receive a pop and a certificate good for a popcorn at the concession stand.  The money raised will be matched by the FFA chapter and donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

 

 

Wednesday, January 28th
• Lunch:  a-Cajun Chicken Penne Pasta;   b-Italian Dunkers w/ Marinara Sauce;   c-Sub Sandwich

  • Seniors:  Transcripts will be updated with Semester 1 grades by the end of the week.
  • Seniors:  New scholarships are available in Mrs. Ruesink’s office
  • Do you know a teacher who is dedicated, inspiring, and making a difference? Nominate a teacher for the Dell Rapids Public School Teacher of the Year Award.  Forms are in the office and are due by March 5, 2015.
  • National Honor Society Meeting TODAY over lunch in the Spanish Room.
  • Student Council Meeting on Thursday over lunch in the Spanish Room.
  • Attention Juniors: South Dakota State University is hosting “Junior Day” on Saturday, January 31st. Any interested students need to register online this week.  The day will include academic majors fair, campus tour, admission information, and free tickets to the basketball game.
  • SOPHOMORES:  Class meeting next Monday (2/2) at 8:30am in the choir room.
  • The FFA will be sponsoring a 3-point shot event on Thursday, Jan. 29 during the half-times of both the varsity girls and varsity boys basketball games.  Pay $1 to shoot a 3 point shot and if you make it, you will receive a pop and a certificate good for a popcorn at the concession stand.  The money raised will be matched by the FFA chapter and donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

 

 

Tuesday, January 27th
• Happy Birthday to Nurse Jill and Ms. Ziebarth!!
• Lunch:  a-Super Nachos;   b-Baked Chicken Nuggets;   c-Crispy Chicken Salad

  • Seniors:  Transcripts will be updated with Semester 1 grades by the end of the week.
  • Seniors:  New scholarships are available in Mrs. Ruesink’s office
  • Do you know a teacher who is dedicated, inspiring, and making a difference? Nominate a teacher for the Dell Rapids Public School Teacher of the Year Award.  Forms are in the office and are due by March 5, 2015.
  • National Honor Society Meeting on Wednesday over lunch in the Spanish Room.
  • Student Council Meeting on Thursday over lunch in the Spanish Room.
  • Attention Juniors: South Dakota State University is hosting “Junior Day” on Saturday, January 31st. Any interested students need to register online this week.  The day will include academic majors fair, campus tour, admission information, and free tickets to the basketball game.
  • SOPHOMORES:  Class meeting next Monday (2/2) at 8:30am in the choir room.
  • The FFA will be sponsoring a 3-point shot event on Thursday, Jan. 29 during the half-times of both the varsity girls and varsity boys basketball games.  Pay $1 to shoot a 3 point shot and if you make it, you will receive a pop and a certificate good for a popcorn at the concession stand.  The money raised will be matched by the FFA chapter and donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
  • Good Luck to the wrestlers as they travel to West Central today.  Bus time is 3:30 – matches start at 5:30
  • Good Luck to the One Act participants as they perform in Brandon Valley today.

 

 

Monday, January 26th
• Happy Birthday to Ty F., Derek A. & Ms. Reyes!!!
• Lunch:  a-Home-style Ham &  Pasta Hotdish;   b-Cheeseburger;   c-Sub Sandwich

  • Seniors:  Transcripts will be updated with Semester 1 grades by the end of the week.
  • Seniors:  New scholarships are available in Mrs. Ruesink’s office
  • Do you know a teacher who is dedicated, inspiring, and making a difference? Nominate a teacher for the Dell Rapids Public School Teacher of the Year Award.  Forms are in the office and are due by March 5, 2015.
  • National Honor Society Meeting on Wednesday over lunch in the Spanish Room.
  • Student Council Meeting on Thursday over lunch in the Spanish Room.
  • The FFA will be sponsoring a 3-point shot event on Thursday, Jan. 29 during the half-times of both the varsity girls and varsity boys basketball games.  Pay $1 to shoot a 3 point shot and if you make it, you will receive a pop and a certificate good for a popcorn at the concession stand.  The money raised will be matched by the FFA chapter and donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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. 

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:

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

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

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.