DRHS School Announcements

Dell Rapids High School Announcements:Quarriers

Friday, January 20th
Lunch:  Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich, Grilling Station or Pizza

  • Student Council meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 26th in the Spanish Room over lunch.
  • Current Juniors… applications for SD BOR Dual Credit Courses during the summer semester open on February 21.  If you are interested or if you would like more information, please see Dr. Kludt or Ms. Ruesink.  More information can also be found on the SDMyLife website.
  • The FFA Chapter will be holding a meeting on Monday, Jan. 23 at 7 pm in the high school agriculture classroom.
  • The College of Computing at Dakota State University, will be hosting an Information Technology Camp for high school students on Monday, February 13, 2017. Some of the topics that will be discussed are: Computer Forensics, Computer Game Design, Computer Programming, and Network Security and Cyber Operations.    If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Kludt.
  • Attention creative writing students (from the class and otherwise): please print and submit your work to Ms. Gleason by today, Jan 20 for submission to the SDSU creative writing contests. All work will be sent in one big envelope on Friday at 3pm. Please see Ms. Gleason if you want to know the correct format or have other questions. There are cash prizes!! (You may not submit anonymously.)
  • Please stop parking in front of mailboxes at all times during the day. You have been asked to not park in front of mailboxes numerous times!
  • Dell Rapids ACT Prep Class registration sheets are available in Mrs. Ruesink’s office.

 

 

Thursday, January 19th
 Happy Birthday to Mason M. and Megan N.!!
Lunch:  Homestyle BBQ Pork Sandwich, Grilling Station or Pizza

  • ATTENTION JUNIORS: There will be a prom meeting today (Thursday) at noon in the library!
  • Current Juniors… applications for SD BOR Dual Credit Courses during the summer semester open on February 21.  If you are interested or if you would like more information, please see Dr. Kludt or Ms. Ruesink.  More information can also be found on the SDMyLife website.
  • The FFA Chapter will be holding a meeting on Monday, Jan. 23 at 7 pm in the high school agriculture classroom.
  • There will be an FCCLA meeting on Thursday morning at 8 in the FACS room for all members.
  • The College of Computing at Dakota State University, will be hosting an Information Technology Camp for high school students on Monday, February 13, 2017. Some of the topics that will be discussed are: Computer Forensics, Computer Game Design, Computer Programming, and Network Security and Cyber Operations.    If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Kludt.
  • Attention creative writing students (from the class and otherwise): please print and submit your work to Ms. Gleason by Friday, Jan 20 for submission to the SDSU creative writing contests. All work will be sent in one big envelope on Friday at 3pm. Please see Ms. Gleason if you want to know the correct format or have other questions. There are cash prizes!! (You may not submit anonymously.)
  • Please stop parking in front of mailboxes at all times during the day. You have been asked to not park in front of mailboxes numerous times!
  • Dell Rapids ACT Prep Class registration sheets are available in Mrs. Ruesink’s office.

 

 

Wednesday, January 18th
 Happy Birthday to Justin H. and Sydney S.!!
Lunch:  Homestyle Beef Stroganoff, Grilling Station or Pizza

  • There will be no schedule changes after 3:18 today.
  • The FFA Chapter will be holding a meeting on Monday, Jan. 23 at 7 pm in the high school agriculture classroom.
  • There will be an FCCLA meeting on Thursday morning at 8 in the FACS room for all members.
  • The College of Computing at Dakota State University, will be hosting an Information Technology Camp for high school students on Monday, February 13, 2017. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Kludt.
  • Attention creative writing students (from the class and otherwise): please print and submit your work to Ms. Gleason by Friday, Jan 20 for submission to the SDSU creative writing contests. All work will be sent in one big envelope on Friday at 3pm. Please see Ms. Gleason if you want to know the correct format or have other questions. There are cash prizes!! (You may not submit anonymously.)
  • Please stop parking in front of mailboxes at all times during the day. You have been asked to not park in front of mailboxes numerous times!
  • Dell Rapids ACT Prep Class registration sheets are available in Mrs. Ruesink’s office.

 

 

Tuesday, January 17th
Lunch:  Cajun Chicken Penne, Grilling Station or Pizza

  • Attention creative writing students (from the class and otherwise): please print and submit your work to Ms. Gleason by Friday, Jan 20 for submission to the SDSU creative writing contests. All work will be sent in one big envelope on Friday at 3pm. Please see Ms. Gleason if you want to know the correct format or have other questions. There are cash prizes!! (You may not submit anonymously.)
  • Stop parking in front of  Mrs. Rieck’s mailbox at all times during the day! If you do this, she is unable to get her mail!
  • Dell Rapids ACT Prep Class registration sheets are available in Mrs. Ruesink’s office.

Dell Rapids MIDDLE SCHOOL Announcements

Dell Rapids Middle School Announcements:Quarriers

Friday, January 20th
Happy Birthday to Tristen M.!!
• Happy Birthday on Sunday to Paige S.!!
5th/6th Lunch today will be choices of:  Pizza or Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich
7th/8th Lunch today will be choices of:  Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich, Grilling Station or Pizza

  • Attention 6th Grade Students:  if you would like to read announcements this quarter, please sign up in the office!
  • DRMS Yearbook order forms are in the office.  Order/payment are due in the office by March 1st
  • Attention Students:  3 pair of glasses have been turned in to the office.  Please stop in to claim.
  • Attention students:  The second annual “sock hop” dodge ball tournament will be held Friday, February 10th.  Let’s try to beat our record of donations from last year!!    **Remember a pizza party is on the line for the winning class.  If you have any questions please see Ms. Barber!!
  • Last night, the Quarrier 7th graders defeated McCook Central 49-34.  In the second game.
  • The 8th Grade Lady Q’s took down McCook Central 42-18 in last night’s game.
  • 2nd Quarter Honor Roll is posted on the office window.  If you have any questions, please stop in the office.
  • Good Luck to the bowlers as they travel to Sioux Falls for a meet tonight starting at 4pm.
  • Good Luck to the 7/8 boys basketball teams as they travel to Baltic today.  Dismiss athletes at 3pm for a 3:10pm bus time – games start at 4pm.
  • Good Luck to the varsity girls basketball teams as they travel to Volga – games start at 6:15pm.
  • Good Luck to the wrestlers as they travel to Lennox tomorrow.  Bus time is 8:15am, matches start at 10am.
  • Good Luck to the girls and boys basketball teams as they host a doubleheader with Elk Point Jefferson tomorrow starting at 2pm.

 

 

Thursday, January 19th
Happy Birthday to Ashlyn B.!!
5th/6th Lunch today will be choices of:  Homestyle BBQ Pork Sandwich or Hot Dog
7th/8th Lunch today will be choices of:  Homestyle BBQ Pork Sandwich, Grilling Station or Pizza

  • Attention 6th Grade Students:  if you would like to read announcements this quarter, please sign up in the office!
  • DRMS Yearbook order forms are in the office.  Order/payment are due in the office by March 1st
  • Attention Students:  3 pair of glasses have been turned in to the office.  Please stop in and claim.
  • Attention students:  The second annual “sock hop” dodge ball tournament will be held Friday, February 10th.  Let’s try to beat our record of donations from last year!!    **Remember a pizza party is on the line for the winning class.  If you have any questions please see Ms. Barber!!
  • Good Luck to the 7/8 girls basketball team as they travel to Salem for a game today staring at 4pm.  Dismiss at 2:40 for a 2:50 bus time.
  • Good Luck to the wrestlers as they travel to Sioux Falls O’Gorman today.  Bus time is 3:15 – matches start at 5pm.
  • Good Luck to the varsity boys basketball team as they travel to Madison today.  C game starts at 5pm with JV and Varsity to follow.

 

 

Wednesday, January 18th
Happy Birthday to Gunnar C. and Ms. Swaney!!
5th/6th Lunch today will be choices of:  Homestyle Beef Stroganoff or Bosco Sticks with Marinara Sauce
7th/8th Lunch today will be choices of:  Homestyle Beef Stroganoff, Grilling Station or Pizza

  • Attention 6th Grade Students:  if you would like to read announcements this quarter, please sign up in the office!
  • DRMS Yearbook order forms are in the office.  Order/payment are due in the office by March 1st
  • Attention Students:  3 pair of glasses have been turned in to the office.  Please stop in and claim.
  • Attention students:  The second annual “sock hop” dodge ball tournament will be held Friday, February 10th.  Let’s try to beat our record of donations from last year!!    **Remember a pizza party is on the line for the winning class.  If you have any questions please see Ms. Barber!!
  • There will be an FCCLA meeting on Thursday morning at 8 in the FACS room for all members.
  • REMINDER TO 7TH AND 8TH GRADE BOYS BASKETBALL PLAYERS:  Sport photos will be taken today after school at the ES gym – be sure to have your uniform and picture packet.
  • Attention Student Council Representatives:  We will have a meeting today at 12:40 in Ms. Telkamp’s office.
  • On Monday, the 7th grade boys basketball team took on the Flandreau Flyers.  The Quarriers came out on fire and led 18 to 8 after one.  However the rest of the game would not prove to be so easy as several transition turnovers led to easy buckets for the Flyers and they cut the lead to 5 heading into the final frame.  Flyers would inch closer but several steals down the stretch brought the Quarriers a 40-36 victory and a 4-2 record overall.  In the B Game, the Quarriers fought off a tough flyers team to win 11-9.  Next game will be Friday 1-20-17 at Baltic.
  • The 8th grade boys basketball team defeated Flandreau in overtime by a score of 33 to 27 on Monday afternoon in Dell Rapids.  The boys played very well defensively.  This was a game of spurts and points were hard to come by.  Dells pushed out to a 16 to 10 lead at halftime, while Flandreau battled back to tie the game at 25 all at the end of regulation.  The boys took a 2 point lead in the O-T and then converted their free throws down the stretch to get the win.  The B team lost 7 to 18.

 

 

Tuesday, January 17th
Happy Birthday t0 Mr. Honerman!!
5th/6th Lunch today will be choices of:  Cheeseburger or Homestyle Cajun Chicken Penne
7th/8th Lunch today will be choices of:  Cajun Chicken Penne, Grilling Station or Pizza

  • Attention 6th Grade Students:  if you would like to read announcements this quarter, please sign up in the office!
  • Attention Students:  3 pair of glasses have been turned in to the office.  Please stop in and claim.
  • Attention students:  The second annual “sock hop” dodge ball tournament will be held Friday, February 10th.  A letter was sent home with you to give to your parents.  The letter explains how much for the socks and t-shirts.   Let’s try to beat our record of donations from last year!!
    **Remember a pizza party is on the line for the winning class.
    If you have any questions please see Ms. Barber!!
  • Middle school music students: You will be able to pick up your El Tapatio fundraiser cards today. If you do not have a music class today you may pick them up right after school.
  • Last Thursday, the 7th Grade Quarriers squad traveled to Madison to take on the Bulldogs.  Early in the game, the Quarriers couldn’t buy a bucket and found themselves down 10 early.  However, Quarriers fought back in the second half to cut the lead to 7 in the fourth quarter.  It just wasn’t enough however as the Bulldogs pulled away late with free throws winning the game 38-23 and dropping the Quarriers record to 2-2.  The B game didn’t go much better as the Quarriers struggled from the floor and lost the game 17-10.
  • On Friday night, Lennox came to town in a battle of the black and orange schools.  Quarriers came out on fire and led the orioles 15-5 after one.  Lennox tried to close the gap in the 2nd, but a three at the end of the half gave the Quarriers a 22-13 lead at the break.  At half, Lennox switched to a zone defense and stifled the Quarriers offense for much of the remainder of the game.  However, thanks to tough defense and clutch free throw shooting, Dells came away with a well-deserved 33-28 victory.  In the B game, both offenses struggled to find a rhythm as the defenses swarmed to the ball.  Lennox made a big three pointer and put the Quarriers away for good, 8-4.
  • The 8th grade boys A team defeated Lennox by a score of 42 to 32 on Friday night in Dell Rapids.  The boys played hard all night.  We struggled on the boards and denying the cutters early in the game and trailed by 2 points at the end of the 1st quarter.  We did a better job as the game progressed and gradually pulled away.  The B team fell by a score of 7 to 14.
  • REMINDER TO 7TH AND 8TH GRADE BOYS BASKETBALL PLAYERS:  Sport photos will be taken tomorrow after school at the ES gym – be sure to have your uniform and picture packet.
  • Last night, the 7th grade girls traveled to Flandreau and came home with wins in both games. In the first game, the Quarriers got a 37-17 win. The girls played great defense holding the fliers to only five points in the second half. In the second game of the night for the 7th grade, the Quarriers earned a 10-2 victory.
  • For the 8th grade Lady Q’s, 90% of the girls scored in their loss 37-44. Great hustle was shown by all!
  • Attention Student Council Representatives:  We will have a meeting on Wednesday at 12:40 in Ms. Telkamp’s office.
  • Good Luck to the varsity girls basketball team as they host West Central today starting at 5pm.
  • Good Luck to the wrestlers as they travel to Madison today.  Bus time is 3:15, matches start at 5:30pm.
  • Today is the first day of Quarter 3.

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.