DRHS School Announcements:

Dell Rapids High School Announcements:Quarriers

Monday, September 22nd
Happy Belated Birthday to Ms. Mitchell!!
• Lunch:  a-Fajita;   b-Corn Dog;   c-Sub Sandwich;

  • Students: Breakfast is NOW being served in the Senior Hallway in the mornings.  Hot items will be served.  You are able to use you lunch account.
  • Attention Students: 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.
  • Any student enrolled in an agriculture class this fall or next spring is eligible to join the FFA organization.  Just pay your $15 dues to Mr. Wolff by Sept. 26 and you will be a member of the Dells FFA, the South Dakota FFA and the National FFA.
  • Order your Quarrier Football Sweatshirts!! The Dell Rapids Football website is OPEN.  Flyers are in the office.  Order online @ https://dellrapids-football.itemorder.com  Site will be open until MIDNIGHT Sept 24th.
  • Junior & Senior Students -
    If you are interested in being a Study Buddy to an elementary or middle school student please stop in to see Mrs. Ruesink for more information. All students must be signed up by Friday.
  • READY FOR SOME KICKBALL??   Kickball immediately after the parade on Homecoming Friday (Oct 3rd) (Sponsored by: Dell Rapids Connections for a Healthy Community.  All Students in grade 8-12 (teams of 10, any combo of kids) Sign-Up sheets in the office.
    There will be an FCCLA meeting at 8 on Wednesday morning in the FACS room.  Anyone who is interested in joining or finding out more about FCCLA is welcome to attend.
  • Sophomores & Seniors – remember to pay your $10 class dues. These must be paid to participate in the homecoming activities.
  • Sophomores – there will be a class meeting tomorrow morning at 8:15 in Mrs. Huska’s room.
  • 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.
  • Students in oral interp should sign up for rehearsal times outside of Mrs. Mitchell’s room.
  • Auditions for the fall play will be Thursday and Friday morning before school.  Please sign up for an audition time outside Mrs. Mitchell’s room.
  • DRHS News is CANCELLED for Monday after school, but come on Thursday morning to volunteer and help decide which pages you’ll design in the yearbook and which Homecoming events you’ll photograph. *Reminder to those who are taking pictures for Cross Country on Wednesday, see Mrs. Gleason on Tuesday for transportation details.
  • Are you a trivial guru – or do you want to use all of that wonderful knowledge you’ve gained in school to compete against other schools and WIN? Find out about Quiz Bowl. The first meeting is Wednesday morning at 7:50 in Mrs. Gleason’s room.
  • Seniors – remember we are attending Post High Planning Days on Wednesday morning. We are leaving at 9:00 and will be returning around 12:15. Be sure to bring lunch money.
  • National Honor Society Meeting is scheduled on Friday, September 26th over lunch in the Spanish Room
  • Juniors & Seniors:
    An admissions representative from the University of South Dakota will be here on Tuesday, September 23rd at 11:45 in the Spanish Room.
  • Juniors-Float building committee meeting at 8:00 tomorrow morning in Mrs. Stukel’s room!
  • FOUND: A pair of glasses that were left in the girl’s restroom and TWO pairs of shoes were left in the gym on Challenge Day!  Please stop in the office to claim
  • Good Luck to the golfers as they travel to Dakota Valley today – meet starts at 9am.
  • Good Luck to the JV football team as they travel to Milbank today – game starts at 4:30pm.
  • Dress Up days for Homecoming week-next week!!
    Monday 9/29—‘MERCIA Day
    Tuesday 9/30—COWBOY DAY
    Wednesday 10/1—FAVORITE ATHLETE/JERSEY DAY
    Thursday 10/2—HAWAIIAN STYLE
    Friday—QUARRIER SPIRIT DAY

Dell Rapids MIDDLE SCHOOL Announcements

Dell Rapids Middle School Announcements:Quarriers

Monday, September 22nd
Lunch today will be choices of:   Fajita, Corn Dog or Sub Sandwich

  • Homecoming T-shirt orders will be delivered Oct.1st at 3:30 pm in the HS Commons.
  • Found:  A watch was found in the 5/6 bathroom, please claim in the office.
  • Good Luck to the varsity golfers as they travel to Dakota Valley today – meet starts at 9am.
  • Good Luck to the JV football team as they travel to Milbank today – game starts at 4:30pm.
  • Students in oral interp should sign up for rehearsal times outside of Mrs. Mitchell’s room.
  • There will be an FCCLA meeting at 8am Wednesday morning in the FACS room.  Anyone who is interested in joining or finding out more about FCCLA is welcome to attend.
  • DRMS Student Council chose dress up days for Homecoming:
    Monday(Sept 29)  Opposite Gender Day
    Tuesday(Sept 30):  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 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.

Dell Rapids Boys and Girls State Representatives

Ten area students will be participating in the 2013 South Dakota American Legion Boys and Girls State events.  The Girls State event will take place in Vermillion at the University of South Dakota on Monday, May 28th, through Saturday, June 1st.  The Boys State event will take place in Aberdeen at Northern State University on Sunday, May 27th, through Friday, May 31st.  The students participating are:

Girls State

  • Taiven Logan – Dell Rapids High School
  • Tia McKillip – Dell Rapids High School
  • Victoria Murphy – Dell Rapids High School
  • Alexis Sprecher – Dell Rapids High School
  • Mary Lack – Dell Rapids St Mary
  • Anna Wolles – Dell Rapids St Mary


Boys State

  • Jonathan DeNoon – Dell Rapids High School
  • Matthew DeNoon – Dell Rapids High School
  • Michael Mitchell – Dell Rapids High School
  • Shane O’Hara – Dell Rapids High School