DRHS School Announcements:

Dell Rapids High School Announcements:Quarriers

Tuesday, September 30th
Happy Birthday to Brittnay W. & Samantha M.!!
• Lunch:  a-Super Nachos;   b-Baked Chicken Nuggets;   c-Crispy Chicken Salad;

  • We will be have a group of HS students (Trevor H., Sarah H., Sam W., Mara A., Mikayla D., Micah G., Sydney S. & Kyle S.) who will be meeting with a representative from Lunchtime Solutions to discuss what is going well with our lunch program and what can be improved. All students should share their concerns with these students.  The meeting has been set for October 9th over lunch.
  • Mr. Tjaden will be the DJ for the Homecoming Dance and has asked students to create a playlist.  There is a playlist sheet in the office for students to add songs. Please keep in mind the songs need to be “school appropriate” and will be reviewed prior to the dance.
  • The Dell Rapids Community Haven is looking for energetic individuals to substitute part-time for the After School Program. Applicants must be caring, self-motivated, enthusiastic, a positive role model for school-aged children, and at least 18 years of age.  Stop by River Community Church (old elementary school) or call 366-8612 for an application.
  • The cast of the fall play “Break A Leg” will be posted on the office window this afternoon.  Please pick up scripts and schedules from Mrs. Mitchell after school today.  First read through at 7 A.M. Wednesday morning in the MS Commons.  EVERYONE PLEASE ATTEND!
  • Students:  Picture Retakes are scheduled for Friday, October 10th, please stop in the office if you need a picture packet.
  • Attention Students:  Orthopedic Institute will be here today at 3pm.  If you need to see them, please stop in the office prior to going to see the OI.
  • SENIOR Football, Golf and XC Athletes: If you would like a copy of the SENIOR picture stop in the office to order—price is $10.00
  • SENIORS:  Please send pictures you want in the SENIOR VIDEO & baby pictures to drhsnews@gmail.com. Thanks!
  • Chess club – The chess club is open to all students grades 8-12. Join us every Friday morning at 7:30 in Mrs. Huska’s room.
  • National Honor Society Meeting is scheduled for TOMORROW over lunch in the Spanish Room.  Seniors – please get your lunch and report to the Spanish Room right away.
  • Senior Football players: we will be taking a photo at the quarry for the yearbook after the pep rally on Friday. Please wear your orange jerseys. A meeting place will be announced later in the week.
  • JUNIORS:  We need people to sign up for concessions during the homecoming game for the first half, halftime or second half. Please sign up in the office or with Mr. Brisbois.
  • Anyone who is interested in attending the FCCLA Cluster meeting needs to see Ms. Rieck by the end of day as registration needs to be completed.
  • FOUND: A necklace was found in the teacher workroom—please stop in the office to claim.
  • LOST:  Black pair of Under Armour shoes—boys locker room—If you see/find them please bring them to the office.
  • Junior class officers and float building committee-meet every day at 8:00 in Mrs. Stukel’s room.
  • The freshman float building committee will meet in the band room tomorrow morning at 8:10 AM.  Please bring the materials you were in charge of to the band room (letters, wood, etc.)
  • The sophomore float committee will meet TOMORROW and Thursday morning at 8 am in Mrs. Huska’s room.
  • Homecoming t-shirts have come in early. Anyone wishing to pick up their t-shirt, may pick them up in the art room before or after school.
  • We will be hosting a dodge-ball tournament during the pep rally on Friday.  Each grade will have a team entered into the tournament. Teams will be made up of 12 students – 6 boys/6 girls (sorry varsity level athletes cannot be on a team). If more than 12 students sign up for each team a drawing will be held to determine the final roster. Staff will be entering a team as well :) Sign- up sheets are in the office.
  • Good Luck to the volleyball teams as they host McCook Central/Montrose today.   C game starts at 5:00pm.
  • Dress Up days for Homecoming week-next week!!
    Today —COWBOY DAY
    Tomorrow—FAVORITE ATHLETE/JERSEY DAY
    Thursday 10/2—HAWAIIAN STYLE
    Friday—QUARRIER SPIRIT DAY
    **Student Council will be awarding prizes daily to the best dressed boy/girl from each grade during Homecoming Week!
  • The Dell Rapids School District will be holding a Food Drive September 29th – October 3rd in conjunction with Homecoming. Please help us stock the Dell Rapids Food Pantry for the fall and winter months. All donations will go directly to the Dell Rapids Food Pantry.
    TODAY:   “HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE”
    TOMORROW:   “ON TOP OF SPAGHETTI”
    THURSDAY – OCTOBER 2ND   “DO YOU KNOW THE MUFFIN MAN?”
    FRIDAY – OCTOBER 3RD    “C IS FOR COOKIE”
    Please bring donated items to your classroom teacher. Each student that donates 5 items will get their name in a drawing for prizes. Prizes will be given at each grade level.

 

 

Monday, September 29th
Happy Birthday to Cody S.!!
• Lunch:  a-Homestyle Ham & Pasta Hotdish;   b-Cheeseburger;   c-Sub Sandwich;

  • We will be have a group of HS students (Trevor H., Sarah H., Sam W., Mara A., Mikayla D., Micah G., Sydney S. & Kyle S.) who will be meeting with a representative from Lunchtime Solutions to discuss what is going well with our lunch program and what can be improved. All students should share their concerns with these students.  The meeting has been set for October 9th over lunch.
  • Mr. Tjaden will be the DJ for the Homecoming Dance and has asked students to create a playlist.  There is a playlist sheet in the office for students to add songs. Please keep in mind the songs need to be “school appropriate” and will be reviewed prior to the dance.
  • The Dell Rapids Community Haven is looking for energetic individuals to substitute part-time for the After School Program. Applicants must be caring, self-motivated, enthusiastic, a positive role model for school-aged children, and at least 18 years of age.  Stop by River Community Church (old elementary school) or call 366-8612 for an application.
  • The cast of the fall play “Break A Leg” will be posted on the office window this afternoon.  Please pick up scripts and schedules from Mrs. Mitchell after school today.  First read through at 7 A.M. Wednesday morning in the MS Commons.  EVERYONE PLEASE ATTEND!
  • Students:  School Pictures are in—please pick them up from your class advisor. Picture Retakes are scheduled for Friday, October 10th.
  • SENIOR Football, Golf and XC Athletes: If you would like a copy of the SENIOR picture stop in the office to order—price is $10.00
  • SENIORS:  Please send pictures you want in the SENIOR VIDEO & baby pictures to drhsnews@gmail.com. Thanks!
  • Chess club – The chess club is open to all students grades 8-12. Join us every Friday morning at 7:30 in Mrs. Huska’s room.
  • National Honor Society Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday over lunch in the Spanish Room.  Seniors – please get your lunch and report to the Spanish Room right away.
  • Senior Football players: we will be taking a photo at the quarry for the yearbook after the pep rally on Friday. Please wear your orange jerseys. A meeting place will be announced later in the week.
  • FOUND: A necklace was found in the teacher workroom—please stop in the office to claim.
  • Junior class officers and float building committee-meet every day at 8:00 in Mrs. Stukel’s room.
  • Homecoming t-shirts have come in early. Anyone wishing to pick up their t-shirt, may pick them up in the art room before or after school.
  • Students remember to pay your class dues!!!These must be paid by Thursday, October 2nd to participate in the homecoming activities.
  • Good Luck to the Golfers as they travel to Sisseton today for the Region Golf Meet.
  • Good Luck to the cross country teams as they travel to West Central today starting at 4pm.  Dismiss athletes at 2:15 for a 2:30 bus time.
  • Good Luck to the JV football team as they travel to Dakota Valley.  Game time is 4:30pm
  • **No Volleyball practice today due to Coronation.
  • **Tonight is coronation in the gym starting at 8pm!!
  • Dress Up days for Homecoming week-next week!!
    Today —‘MERCIA Day
    Tomorrow —COWBOY DAY
    Wednesday 10/1—FAVORITE ATHLETE/JERSEY DAY
    Thursday 10/2—HAWAIIAN STYLE
    Friday—QUARRIER SPIRIT DAY
    **Student Council will be awarding prizes daily to the best dressed boy/girl from each grade during Homecoming Week!
  • The Dell Rapids School District will be holding a Food Drive September 29th – October 3rd in conjunction with Homecoming. Please help us stock the Dell Rapids Food Pantry for the fall and winter months. All donations will go directly to the Dell Rapids Food Pantry.
    TODAY:   “JUST ANOTHER MANIC MONDAY”
    TOMORROW:   “HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE”
    WEDNESDAY – OCTOBER 1ST   “ON TOP OF SPAGHETTI”
    THURSDAY – OCTOBER 2ND   “DO YOU KNOW THE MUFFIN MAN?”
    FRIDAY – OCTOBER 3RD    “C IS FOR COOKIE”
    Please bring donated items to your classroom teacher. Each student that donates 5 items will get their name in a drawing for prizes. Prizes will be given at each grade level.

Dell Rapids MIDDLE SCHOOL Announcements

Dell Rapids Middle School Announcements:Quarriers

Tuesday, September 30th
Lunch today will be choices of:   Super Nachos, Baked Chicken Nuggets or Crispy Chicken Salad

  • Homecoming T-shirt orders arrived early.  Anyone wishing to pick up their t-shirt may pick them up in the art room before or after school.
  • Picture retakes are scheduled for Friday, October 10th – if you need a picture packet, please stop in the office.
  • Attention 5th Graders:  NAWIC 22nd Annual Block Kids Contest will be Saturday, October 11 @ 10am, for more information, please see poster in your homeroom or in the office.
  • Students in oral interp should sign up for rehearsal times outside of Mrs. Mitchell’s room.  Students who wish to ride along to the Milbank contest on Monday, October 6th, should see Mrs. Mitchell by the end of the day today.  Thanks.
  • **Reminder that the only people who are allowed to take photos this week during school hours are the Digital Journalism students, who should be wearing their lanyards.  Thank you ~
  • Attention Students:  Orthopedic Institute will be here today at 3pm.  If you need to see them, please stop in the office to get a pass.
  • Good Luck to the 7/8 football teams as they travel to Harrisburg today.  Dismiss athletes at 2:45 for a 3:00 bus time, game starts at 4:30pm.
  • Good Luck to the 7/8 volleyball teams as they host McCook Central/Montrose today starting at 4:30 in the high school gym.
  • Good Luck to the varsity volleyball teams as they host McCook Central/Montrose today starting at 6pm.
  • Dress up days for Homecoming:
    Today:  Twin Day
    Tomorrow:  80’s Day
    Thursday(Oct 2):  Class Color Day….8th grade:  Pink, 7th Grade: Yellow, 6th grade: Blue, 5th grade:  White
    Friday(Oct 3):  Quarrier “Spirit” Day
  • Dell Rapids School District will be holding a Food Drive next week in conjunction with Homecoming. Please help stock the Dell Rapids Food Pantry for the fall and winter months. All donations will go directly to the Dell Rapids Food Pantry.
    TODAY:   “HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE” (canned or fresh fruits and vegetables)
    TOMORROW:   “ON TOP OF SPAGHETTI”  (Macaroni and cheese, tuna helper, hamburger helper, canned spaghetti, ravioli and canned noodle meals)
    THURSDAY – OCTOBER 2ND:   “DO YOU KNOW THE MUFFIN MAN?” (Juice boxes, juice mixes, cereal, breakfast bars, granola bars, oatmeal, cream of wheat, cocoa wheat and pop tarts)
    FRIDAY – OCTOBER 3RD:    “C IS FOR COOKIE”   (snack items, crackers, chips, pudding, jello, cookies, fruit snacks)
    **Please bring donated items to your classroom teacher. Each student that donates 5 items will get their name in a drawing for prizes. Prizes will be given at each grade level.

 

 

Monday, September 29th
• Happy Birthday to Logan E.!!
Lunch today will be choices of:   Homestyle Ham & Pasta Hotdish, Cheeseburger or Sub Sandwich

  • Homecoming T-shirt orders arrived early.  Anyone wishing to pick up their t-shirt may pick them up in the art room before or after school.
  • Picture retakes are scheduled for Friday, October 10th – if you need a picture packet, please stop in the office.
  • Attention 7th and 8th grade football players:  You will only need your helmet, shoulder pads, PE shorts and cleats for practice tonight.
  • Good Luck to the Golfers as they travel to Sisseton today for the Region Golf Meet.
  • Good Luck to the cross country teams as they travel to West Central today starting at 4pm.  Dismiss athletes at 2:15 for a 2:30 bus time.
  • Students in oral interp should sign up for rehearsal times outside of Mrs. Mitchell’s room.  Students who wish to ride along to the Milbank contest on Monday, October 6th, should see Mrs. Mitchell today or tomorrow.  Thanks.
  • **Reminder that the only people who are allowed to take photos this week during school hours are the Digital Journalism students, who should be wearing their lanyards.  Thank you ~
  • **Tonight is coronation in the high school gym starting at 8pm**
  • Dress up days for Homecoming:
    Today:  Opposite Gender Day
    Tomorrow:  Twin Day
    Wednesday(Oct 1):  80’s Day
    Thursday(Oct 2):  Class Color Day….8th grade:  Pink, 7th Grade: Yellow, 6th grade: Blue, 5th grade:  White
    Friday(Oct 3):  Quarrier “Spirit” Day
  • Dell Rapids School District will be holding a Food Drive next week in conjunction with Homecoming. Please help stock the Dell Rapids Food Pantry for the fall and winter months. All donations will go directly to the Dell Rapids Food Pantry.
    TODAY:   “JUST ANOTHER MANIC MONDAY” (bring in any items you would like to donate.  Personal care items such as deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes are always needed.)
    TOMORROW:   “HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE” (canned or fresh fruits and vegetables)
    WEDNESDAY – OCTOBER 1ST:   “ON TOP OF SPAGHETTI”  (Macaroni and cheese, tuna helper, hamburger helper, canned spaghetti, ravioli and canned noodle meals)
    THURSDAY – OCTOBER 2ND:   “DO YOU KNOW THE MUFFIN MAN?” (Juice boxes, juice mixes, cereal, breakfast bars, granola bars, oatmeal, cream of wheat, cocoa wheat and pop tarts)
    FRIDAY – OCTOBER 3RD:    “C IS FOR COOKIE”   (snack items, crackers, chips, pudding, jello, cookies, fruit snacks)
    **Please bring donated items to your classroom teacher. Each student that donates 5 items will get their name in a drawing for prizes. Prizes will be given at each grade level.

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.