DRHS School Announcements

Dell Rapids High School Announcements:Quarriers

Monday, September 24th
Happy Birthday to Alex V. (Mon)!!
Lunch:  Italian Dunkers or Fish Sandwich

  • See You at the Pole Rally will be held on Wednesday, September 26th at 7:30 am. Students and Staff, take a few minutes to meet at the Middle School flagpole to pray for your school, teachers, friends and community. This event is sponsored by the IMPACT/Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
  • 2nd Annual River Clean Up Day will be Sunday October 7th at 11:00am. Join your community in keeping our parks clean. Start a team, bring the kids, grab a neighbor, all is welcome! This can be used as community service. We will be cleaning up trash, glass and other debris along the dam and along the river. Trash bags will be provided but please bring your own gloves to protect your hands. We suggest you wear jeans, good shoes and a bright shirt and a hat. If you have any questions, please contact Kiley Stone at 605-254-6913 or kiley1978@hotmail.com
  • Library Hours Week of Sep 24th
    • Mon/Tues: Normal Hours
    • Wednesday: 8-12:30
    • Thursday: 12:50-1:50 (Timperley opens library for 1 hour)
    • Friday: 12:50-1:50 (Timperley opens library for 1 hour)
  • Seniors – Mr. Michalscheck is still missing a lot of students class dues. Please get them to him ASAP. Reminder it is $15.
  • Attention Juniors:  Any students interested in taking the PSAT should stop in to see Mrs. Ruesink (registration is required). This assessment will be given at school on Wednesday, October 10th. The cost of the assessment is $16.00 – content covered includes: Reading, Writing & Language & Math. 
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors:
    Please see Mrs. Ruesink if you are interested in being a Study Buddy. A Study Buddy is someone that meets with a elementary or middle school student once a week for 20-30 minutes to help with academics, have fun, and serve as a positive role model. Students must be signed up by September 28th.
  • Attention: If you are interested in becoming an FFCLA member this 18/19 school year, please contact Ms. Rieck at Beverly.Rieck@k12.sd.us or come down to the high school office and sign up. More details will be coming soon.  Please check the posters regarding information about joining FCCLA and/or attending Fall Leadership Conference.  Check with Ms. Rieck if you have questions or are interested in finding out more information.
  • August 23rd- October 20th from 9:00am to 11:00am Orthopedic Institute 810 E. 23rd St. in Sioux Falls is offering Saturday morning sports injury clinic. Patients should check in on the third floor between 8:30am and 10:30am unless prior arrangements are made. A full staff, including a Sports Medicine Physician, will be on hand to assess your injury. X-ray and MRI will be available as needed. If you have any questions please call 1-866-777-7678
  • The soccer game has been rescheduled to Thursday, September 27th. Come join us at the home (at Garretson) soccer game when our very own Principal Bunkers will be the Celebrity Goalie. For one dollar at half time you can try to get a goal past Mr. Bunkers. If you are successful you will win a candy bar or pop and bragging rights! Reminder: your Activity Pass will work for the soccer games in Garretson. Come out and support your Dell Rapids Soccer players!
  • Attention Juniors & Seniors:
    • Lake Area Tech is hosting Senior Tech Day on Thursday, November 1st for any interested seniors. Students can register at www.lakeareatech.edu
  • Challenge Day 2018 is coming to Dell Rapids on October 1st!!!
    The goal of Challenge Day is to help stop the teasing, violence and alienation that are so deeply a part of the school experience for many students every day. Through a variety of games, trust building activities and presentations, participants will be given the unique opportunity to see yourself and the people around you through a new set of eyes.
    • Be one of the first students to sign up in the office to attend Challenge Day – open to 80 students in grades 9-12
    • Challenge Day has been featured in the book “Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul” and the award-winning documentary “Teen Files: Surviving High School”
    • Challenge Day is a day of fun, leadership and power that can change the way students view each other forever. See Mrs. Ruesink for more information
  • DR Mini Quarrier Cheer Camp will be held September 28th from 3:30-5:30pm with the performance at the 7pm game that night.
  • Picture Retakes will be taken Monday, October 15th.
  • Good Luck to the varsity golfers as they travel to the Region meet in Groton today starting at 10am.
  • Good Luck to the JV and Freshman football teams as they host Tri-Valley today starting at 4pm
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Dell Rapids MIDDLE SCHOOL Announcements

Dell Rapids Middle School Announcements:Quarriers

Monday, September 24th
Happy Birthday to …!!
Lunch today will be choices of:  Italian Dunkers or Fish Sandwich

  • ATTENTION 7TH & 8TH GRADE STUDENTS:  If you would like to read morning announcements, please sign up in the office.
  • Orthopedic Institute is offering a Sports Injury Clinic on Saturday mornings through October 2th from 9-11am, for more information please stop in the office.
  • Attention MS students:  Reminder that at the end of the day you should exit through the east doors NOT the doors by the office.
  • Please check the posters regarding information about joining FCCLA and/or attending Fall Leadership Conference.  Check with Ms. Rieck if you have questions or are interested in finding out more information.
  • Picture Retakes as well as 7/8 class photos will be taken Monday, October 15th.
  • See You at the Pole Rally will be held on Wednesday, September 26th at 7:30 am. Students and Staff, take a few minutes to meet at the Middle School flagpole to pray for your school, teachers, friends and community. This event is sponsored by the IMPACT/Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
  • School is out early on Wednesday (1:30pm).  DR Public Library is hosting at Movie/Snack day @ 2pm.  Everyone welcome.
  • DR Public Library is also hosting “Teen Time” this Thursday starting at 4pm.  Join them for outdoor games and snacks – everyone welcome!
  • The 8th grade volleyball team played Flandreau last Thursday.  They won 2-0.  It was a total team effort.  Keep up the good work!!!
  • Good Luck to the varsity golfers as they travel to the Region meet in Groton today starting at 10am.
  • Good Luck to the JV and Freshman football teams as they host Tri-Valley today starting at 4pm
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Dell Rapids Oral Interp Has First Performance in Milbank

NewDRLogoThe Dell Rapids Oral Interp team had their first performance of the season on Monday, October 2nd, in Milbank.

Superior Plus ratings were earned by Ella Lueders in Serious, and Libby Clark in Poetry.  Clark had three 1st places and a perfect 90.  The duo of Jay Holm and Lueders also earned a Superior Plus rating with two 1st places, a 2nd place, and an 88.

Superior ratings were earned by Tim Jaycox and Morgan Nemmers in Humor, Erin Larsen in Oratory, Sage Shellum, Cariss Montgomery, and Brooke Hawthorne in Drama, and the duo team of Maggie Moore and Hawthorne.

Excellent Plus ratings went to Bergen Weiland and Abby Stauffenecker in Drama, and Paige Krumm in Poetry.

The team will perform again on Saturday, October 8th, at Roosevelt High School.

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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. 

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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:

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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
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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

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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.

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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
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