DRHS School Announcements

Dell Rapids High School Announcements:Quarriers

Monday, May 22nd
Lunch:  Chef’s Choice or Grilling Station

  • FCCLA members—if you have not given a definite response to Ms. Rieck regarding FCCLA Awards Night, please do so by noon today!
  • Washington DC trip students: remember to turn in your emergency medical release forms to Mr. Shriver before you leave school tomorrow.
  • You may start turning in your padlocks in to the high school office.
  • Students that are in track will not be able to check out of school until their track uniforms are turned in!
  • The Senior Athlete banner photos will be taken June 8th at 6:30pm and July 10th at 6:30pm in the high school gym. Please bring your order forms with you at that time.
  • PLEASE do not park in the middle school parking lot during the day! That area is designated for the middle school student recess area. If you park there, you will be pulled out of class and asked to move it. Thanks!
  • Girls Soccer!  Dells has recently been granted approval to join with Garretson for girls high school soccer next Fall.  If you are going to be in grades 9-12 next year and are interested in playing soccer next Fall, please sign up in the MS or HS office and you will be contacted and have an informational meeting before the end of the school year. If you have any questions, see Mr. Dvorak.
  • Stop by the office or visit the school website to print out an application for a $50 camp scholarship offered by the Dell Rapids Athletic Boosters.  It is for all student athletes entering the 9th-12th grade in the upcoming fall school year.  It can be used towards the summer acceleration program as well as any camp you attend to better yourself in a school sanctioned sport.  Applications must be filled out and turned in by the end of the school year.
  • JOBS:
    • Dells Theatre is currently taking applications and will be hiring mid to end of May.  Should be close to turning 16 or older.  Would work one to two possibly three shifts a week.  Need to be available to work evenings, weekends and holiday’s year round.  Apply in person any evening (except Thursday’s) after 7:15.  We are looking for energetic , honest and trustworthy individuals with positive attitudes.
    • Haven is hiring for late summer and Fall employment.  You must be 16 years to work at Haven.  Before school and after school shifts available.  Stop into the Haven location at River Community Church for an application or call 366-8612 and ask for Lisa for more information.
    • The city of Sioux Falls is hiring for summer jobs, see postings on bulletin boards throughout the school.
    • L G Everist is looking for some summer help. See posted flyer for more information.
    • Yogi Bears Jellystone Park of Sioux Falls is now accepting job applications.
    • Summer Umpire position. Sign-up in the high school office.
    • Interested in a future in HEALTHCARE or have a passion taking care of people?  If so, be sure to check out the opportunities at Dells Nursing and Rehab Center at 605-428-5478 or stop in to pick up an application.  Opportunities available in Nursing, Laundry, Housekeeping, and Dietary!
  • There is a sign-up sheet in the high school office for anyone who interested student umpire for little baseball league games this summer.

Dell Rapids MIDDLE SCHOOL Announcements

Dell Rapids Middle School Announcements:Quarriers

Monday, May 22nd
5th/6th Lunch today will be choices of:   Chef’s Choice
7th/8th Lunch today will be choices of:   Chef’s Choice or Grilling Station

  • Girls Soccer!  Dells has recently been granted approval to join with Garretson for girls high school soccer next Fall.  If you are going to be in grades 9-12 next year and are interested in playing soccer next Fall, please sign up in the MS or HS office and you will be contacted and have an informational meeting before the end of the school year. If you have any questions, see Mr. Dvorak.
  • Attention Students:  The Board has approved free student meals for May 18-23. There will be no charge for breakfast or lunch.  A la carte items and extras will be charged as usual.  If you currently have a lunch balance that you owe, it will need to be taken care of prior to the last day of school.  Any questions, please stop in the office.
  • If your project from FACS class was in the library display case, please come and pick up your project from Ms. Rieck as soon as possible.  Thanks!
  • FCCLA members—if you have not given a definite response to Ms. Rieck regarding FCCLA Awards Night, please do so by noon today!
  • There will be a talent show rehearsal on the stage today at 12:45. All participants and helpers should attend.
  • Attention Students All information in your – Documents – folder will be deleted on May 31st
  • Attention 8th Grade Students:  Stop by the office or visit the school website to print out an application for a $50 camp scholarship offered by the Dell Rapids Athletic Boosters.  This is for all student athletes entering the 9th – 12th grade in the upcoming school year.  It can be used towards the summer acceleration program as well as any camp you attend to better yourself in a school sanctioned sport.  Applications must be filled out and turned in by the end of the school year.

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.