DRHS School Announcements:

Dell Rapids High School Announcements:

Wednesday, April 16th
• Lunch:  a-Italian Dunkers w/ Marinara Sauce;   b-Grilled Chicken Sandwich;   c-Sub Sandwich

• DATES TO KNOW:

  • Any HS Students or any staff members that are interested in running or working at the DR Relay for Life Run Event on Saturday, April 26thplease stop and pick up a registration form in the office.  HS Track Athletes are not eligible to participate.
  • CHEER TRYOUTS will be on Wednesday, April 23 and Wednesday April, 30 in the MS commons from 5-7. Attendance to both sessions is required.

• GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • SENIORS: Place your rose order for graduation–Price is $4.00 a rose. Must be ordered and paid for by May 7th.
  • SENIORS:  Seniors interested in purchasing a Class Composite Picture– the order form is in the office. 8×10-$13.00 or 10×13-$16.00.TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO ORDER.
  • Good Luck to the Band & Choir students as the travel to Harrisburg for Region II Contest!!

 

 

Tuesday, April 15th
• Happy Birthday to Karlie J. & Karli S.!!
• Lunch:  a-Super Nachos;   b-BBQ Rib Sandwich;   c-Taco Salad

• DATES TO KNOW:

  • Any HS Students or any staff members that are interested in running or working at the DR Relay for Life Run Event on Saturday, April 26thplease stop and pick up a registration form in the office.  HS Track Athletes are not eligible to participate.
  • CHEER TRYOUTS will be on Wednesday, April 23 and Wednesday April, 30 in the MS commons from 5-7. Attendance to both sessions is required.
  • Senior National Honor Society Members – Meeting TODAY over lunch in the Spanish Room

• GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • SENIORS: Place your rose order for graduation–Price is $4.00 a rose.
  • SENIORS:  Seniors interested in purchasing a Class Composite Picture– the order form is in the office. 8×10-$13.00 or 10×13-$16.00.
  • **The Brace-Hopfinger Relays at Sioux Valley for today is cancelled due to the continued forecast of cold temperatures/wind chills (Wind Chills at the scheduled time of the meet will be in the upper 30′s).

Dell Rapids MIDDLE SCHOOL Announcements

Dell Rapids Middle School Announcements:

Wednesday, April 16th
• Happy Birthday to Ben C. and Karley L.!
• Lunch today will be choices of:   Italian Dunkers with Marinara Sauce, Grilled Chicken Sandwich or Sub Sandwich

  • Reminder that 5th grade is still collecting Box Tops for Education. You can drop them off in the office or in Mr. Putnam’s room.
  • Attention Students:  DR Sportsmens Club is hosting the 2014 Spring HuntSAFE Course on April 22nd, 26th & 27th, for more information, please stop in the office.
  • Animal Club Fitness sheets are due on April 25th to Ms. Barber
  • Attention 7th and 8th Grade Girls:  If you are interested in trying out for Competitive Cheer next year there will be practice on Wednesday April 23 and Wednesday April 30 in the MS Commons from 5-7. Attendance to both sessions is required.
  • 8th grade FACS students who had projects in the library display case, please pick them up in Ms. Rieck’s room asap.
  • Attention 8th Grade Students:  DRHS Booster Club is offering a $50 athletic camp scholarship.  Forms are in the office and are due 6 weeks prior to the camp date.
  • Hoops for Heart envelopes are due April 22nd to Ms. Barber.  Make sure all the money collected are in the envelope.
  • 7/8 grade track pictures are scheduled for Thursday, April 17.  Coaches will distribute picture packets to athletes.

 

Tuesday, April 15th
• Happy Birthday to Justin N.!
• Lunch today will be choices of:   Super Nachos, BBQ Rib Sandwich or Taco Salad

  • Reminder that 5th grade is still collecting Box Tops for Education. You can drop them off in the office or in Mr. Putnam’s room.
  • Attention Students:  DR Sportsmens Club is hosting the 2014 Spring HuntSAFE Course on April 22nd, 26th & 27th, for more information, please stop in the office.
  • Animal Club Fitness sheets are due on April 25th to Ms. Barber
  • Attention 7th and 8th Grade Girls:  If you are interested in trying out for Competitive Cheer next year there will be practice on Wednesday April 23 and Wednesday April 30 in the MS Commons from 5-7. Attendance to both sessions is required.
  • Congratulations to the 5th grade Science Fair winners. In first place was Kathryn F. with her “Fruit Power” experiment. In second place was Samantha P. with her “Does the Shape of an Ice Cube Affect Its Melting Rate?” and in third place was Olivia D. with her ”Fantastic Foaming Fountain” experiment. Great job! Each of these girls will now move on and compete at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls on May 2nd.
  • Congratulations to the 6th grade Science Fair winners.  First place was Kade G. and Logan V., Second place was Joe T. and Tyler W., Third place was Carter R. and Riley P.
  • Congratulations to the 6th grade quiz bowl students who completed in Tri-Valley yesterday. Dells team #1 – including Captain Jordan E., Hannah H., Mason G., Logan V., and Ethan R. won 2nd place, and Dells team #2 – including Captain Joseph T., Ceara S., Noah R., Dylan Y., Anna S., and Andy N. won 3rd place out of a total of ten teams.
  • 8th grade FACS students who had projects in the library display case, please pick them up in Ms. Rieck’s room asap.
  • Good Luck to the middle school golf teams as they travel to Garretson today.  Dismiss golfers at 11:30.  Meet starts at 12:30pm.
  • Good Luck to the varsity track teams as they travel to Volga today.  Bus time is 2pm, meet starts at 4pm.
  • DRMS Band and Choir Spring Concert is tonight in the high school gym starting at 7pm!!
  • Attention 8th Grade Students:  DRHS Booster Club is offering a $50 athletic camp scholarship.  Forms are in the office and are due 6 weeks prior to the camp date.
  • Hoops for Heart envelopes are Due April 22nd to Ms. Barber.  Make sure all the money collected are in the envelope.
  • 7/8 grade track pictures are scheduled for Thursday, April 17.  Coaches will distribute picture packets to athletes.

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

2013 School Board Election

Two Dell Rapids school board positions were up for election on April 9, but only two residents filed for the positions: Jody Schumaker and incumbent Matthew Weiland.  Since the candidates are unopposed, there will NOT be a school board election held.  (Incumbent Cindy Schuch did not seek re-election).

Both Weiland and Schumaker will be sworn in for a three-year term at the July 8, 2013, annual meeting.

State One-Act Play Results

The 2013 State One-Act Play Festival was held in Brandon on Thursday, January 31st, through Saturday, February 2nd.  Dell Rapids High School performed their play The Devil in Sherman Marsh on Saturday at 2:45 p.m.  Receiving Outstanding Individual awards from Dell Rapids were Alec Riswold, Darrian Grassi, and Tad Lacey.

2013 Dell Rapids School Board Election

Two school board positions will be up for election on April 9.  The two three-year positions, with duties to be assumed on July 8, will be vacant due to the expiration of the present terms of Cindy Schuch and Matthew Weiland.  Nominating petitions, along with information on how to circulate a petition, are available in the school district business office.  Petitions may be picked up and circulated between January 25 and February 22, and must be filed with the business manager no later than February 22,  at 5:00 p.m.  To vote in this election, residents of the school district must be registered by March 25.

To be eligible to serve on a South Dakota school board, one must be at least 18 years old, a resident of the school district, and an eligible voter of the school district.