DRHS School Announcements

Dell Rapids High School Announcements:Quarriers

Thursday, September 22nd
Happy Birthday to Kade G.!
Lunch:  Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Crispy Chicken Sandwich, Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Hot Dog, Cheeseburger, Sub Sandwich, Uncrustable Meal, Cheese or Buffalo Ranch Pizza or Strawberry Parfait

  • Sophomores – We still need a driver for your float – Contact Mr. Michalscheck ASAP if you have someone to drive as we cannot have a float without a driver.
  • Homecoming tailgater is at the middle school commons, 5pm – 6:30pm.  Pork loin, cheesy potatoes, cookie, pop, hot dog & chips will be served.
  • Any student enrolled in an agriculture class this fall semester or next spring is encouraged to join the FFA organization.  All you need to do is pay your $15 dues to Mr. Wolff by Tuesday, Sept. 27.
  • Any FFA member who would like to participate in the land and home site evaluation event in Parker on Tuesday, Sept. 27, needs to sign up in the agriculture classroom by Wednesday, Sept. 21.
  • Challenge Day 2016 is coming to Dell Rapids on October 4th!!!
    *Be one of the first students to sign up to attend Challenge Day – open to 100 students in grades 9-12 – space is limited
    *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 powerful experiences that can change the way students view each other forever
    *Students will participate in games, trust building activities and presentations
    *Goals of the program are to increase personal power and self-esteem, to shift dangerous peer pressure to positive peer support and to eliminate the acceptability of teasing,    violence and all forms of oppression.”
    *See Mrs. Ruesink for more information
  • Student Council will be selling Homecoming spirit items on Thursday and Friday – stop in the high school office to see examples
    Football Bead Necklaces – $1.00
    Face Tattoos – $.50 each
    Foam Fingers – $3.00
  • There will be NO JV/C triangular at Deubrook (White) on Saturday.  Varsity will play at the Pentagon still.
  • Student Council members please report to Mrs. Ruesink’s office each day this week right after lunch to judge “best dressed” for Homecoming Dress Up Days.
  • Student Council will be awarding daily prizes to a boy/girl in each grade level for “best dressed” for Homecoming!
  • Students may pick up their home coming t-shirts in the art room before or after school this week. Thank you
  • Any juniors or seniors interested in being a Study Buddy to an elementary or middle school student 20-30 minutes each week – please see Mrs. Ruesink
  • Quiz Bowl will meet in Mrs. Saxon’s room Tuesday during lunch.  If you cannot attend, see Mrs. Saxon.
  • The Dell Rapids School District has several surplus flat panel monitors for sale. Each monitor is $20.00. Please see IT Staff if you would like to purchase a monitor. Thanks!
  • Homecoming Dress-up Days:
    Today:  “FAKE AN INJURY DAY” (Limp your way to school today)
    Friday:  “BLACK & ORANGE SPIRIT DAY” (GO DELLS ! ! ! ! )
  • Choral Prep Date will be Oct. 5th at USD.  If you have any questions, please see Mr. Michalscheck.
  • 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 Activities!
  • Any high school students interested in learning about career opportunities in the fields of Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture or Land Surveying should consider attending the Engineering Technology Camp on September 21st at Southeast Tech. Please see Mrs. Ruesink if you are interested.
  • Looking for a job? Busy blessings is looking for workers over 16 (guys and gals). Please contact 610-5582.
  • Picture retakes will be on October 4th beginning at 8:30am.
  • Any high school student interested in exploring Health Career options should consider attending Scrubs Camp on Friday. October 7th at Southeast Technical Institute. Please see Mrs. Ruesink if interested.

 

 

Wednesday, September 21st
Lunch:  Homestyle Chicken & Noodles, Crispy Chicken Sandwich, Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Hot Dog, Cheeseburger, Sub Sandwich, Uncrustable Meal, Cheese or BBQ Chicken Pizza or Strawberry Parfait

  • Homecoming tailgater is at the middle school commons, 5pm – 6:30pm.  Pork loin, cheesy potatoes, cookie, pop, hot dog & chips will be served.
  • Any student enrolled in an agriculture class this fall semester or next spring is encouraged to join the FFA organization.  All you need to do is pay your $15 dues to Mr. Wolff by Tuesday, Sept. 27.
  • Any FFA member who would like to participate in the land and homesite evaluation event in Parker on Tuesday, Sept. 27, needs to sign up in the agriculture classroom by Wednesday, Sept. 21.
  • Challenge Day 2016 is coming to Dell Rapids on October 4th!!!
    *Be one of the first students to sign up to attend Challenge Day – open to 100 students in grades 9-12 – space is limited
    *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 powerful experiences that can change the way students view each other forever
    *Students will participate in games, trust building activities and presentations
    *Goals of the program are to increase personal power and self-esteem, to shift dangerous peer pressure to positive peer support and to eliminate the acceptability of teasing,    violence and all forms of oppression.”
    *See Mrs. Ruesink for more information
  • Student Council will be selling Homecoming spirit items on Thursday and Friday – stop in the high school office to see examples
    Football Bead Necklaces – $1.00
    Face Tattoos – $.50 each
    Foam Fingers – $3.00
  • There will be NO JV/C triangular at Deubrook (White) on Saturday.  Varsity will play at the Pentagon still.
  • Student Council members please report to Mrs. Ruesink’s office each day this week right after lunch to judge “best dressed” for Homecoming Dress Up Days.
  • Homecoming Dress-up Days:
    Wednesday:  “PATRIOTIC DAY” (Proud to be an American)
    Thursday:  “FAKE AN INJURY DAY” (Limp your way to school today)
    Friday:  “BLACK & ORANGE SPIRIT DAY” (GO DELLS ! ! ! ! )
  • Students may pick up their home coming t-shirts in the art room before or after school this week. Thank you
  • Any juniors or seniors interested in being a Study Buddy to an elementary or middle school student 20-30 minutes each week – please see Mrs. Ruesink
  • Quiz Bowl will meet in Mrs. Saxon’s room Tuesday during lunch.  If you cannot attend, see Mrs. Saxon.
  • The Dell Rapids School District has several surplus flat panel monitors for sale. Each monitor is $20.00. Please see IT Staff if you would like to purchase a monitor. Thanks!
  • 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 Activities!
  • Any high school students interested in learning about career opportunities in the fields of Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture or Land Surveying should consider attending the Engineering Technology Camp on September 21st at Southeast Tech. Please see Mrs. Ruesink if you are interested.
  • Attention Staff and Students: If there are any books that you would like to see in YOUR library please come down to the library this week and fill out a suggestion card. The time is coming to refresh our library with some new titles and we want to make sure your voice is heard! In addition, one lucky suggestion will be drawn for a grand prize at the end of the week. Come on down today!
  • Looking for a job? Busy blessings is looking for workers over 16 (guys and gals). Please contact 610-5582
  • Picture retakes will be on October 4th beginning at 8:30am.
  • Any high school student interested in exploring Health Career options should consider attending Scrubs Camp on Friday. October 7th at Southeast Technical Institute. Please see Mrs. Ruesink if interested.

 

 

Tuesday, September 20th
Happy belated Birthday to Dillan F.!
Happy Birthday today to Mrs. Schull, Mrs. Scott, and Mason P.!
Lunch:  Beef Chili & Crackers, Crispy Chicken Sandwich, Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Hot Dog, Cheeseburger, Sub Sandwich, Uncrustable Meal, Cheese or BBQ Chicken Pizza or Strawberry Parfait

  • Any student enrolled in an agriculture class this fall semester or next spring is encouraged to join the FFA organization.  All you need to do is pay your $15 dues to Mr. Wolff by Tuesday, Sept. 27.
  • Any FFA member who would like to participate in the land and homesite evaluation event in Parker on Tuesday, Sept. 27, needs to sign up in the agriculture classroom by Wednesday, Sept. 21.
  • Challenge Day 2016 is coming to Dell Rapids on October 4th!!!
    *Be one of the first students to sign up to attend Challenge Day – open to 100 students in grades 9-12 – space is limited
    *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 powerful experiences that can change the way students view each other forever
    *Students will participate in games, trust building activities and presentations
    *Goals of the program are to increase personal power and self-esteem, to shift dangerous peer pressure to positive peer support and to eliminate the acceptability of teasing,    violence and all forms of oppression.”
    *See Mrs. Ruesink for more information
  • Student Council will be selling Homecoming spirit items on Thursday and Friday – stop in the high school office to see examples
    Football Bead Necklaces – $1.00
    Face Tattoos – $.50 each
    Foam Fingers – $3.00
  • There will be NO JV/C triangular at Deubrook (White) on Saturday.  Varsity will play at the Pentagon still.
  • Homecoming Dress-up Days:
    Tuesday:  “WESTERN/FARMER DAY” (Yeeee Haaww ! ! ! !)
    Wednesday:  “PATRIOTIC DAY” (Proud to be an American)
    Thursday:  “FAKE AN INJURY DAY” (Limp your way to school today)
    Friday:  “BLACK & ORANGE SPIRIT DAY” (GO DELLS ! ! ! ! )
  • Students may pick up their home coming t-shirts in the art room before or after school this week. Thank you
  • Any juniors or seniors interested in being a Study Buddy to an elementary or middle school student 20-30 minutes each week – please see Mrs. Ruesink
  • Quiz Bowl will meet in Mrs. Saxon’s room Tuesday during lunch.  If you cannot attend, see Mrs. Saxon.
  • The Dell Rapids School District has several surplus flat panel monitors for sale. Each monitor is $20.00. Please see IT Staff if you would like to purchase a monitor. Thanks!
  • Choral Prep Date will be Oct. 5th at USD.  If you have any questions, please see Mr. Michalscheck.
  • 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 Activities!
  • Any high school students interested in learning about career opportunities in the fields of Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture or Land Surveying should consider attending the Engineering Technology Camp on September 21st at Southeast Tech. Please see Mrs. Ruesink if you are interested.
  • Attention Staff and Students: If there are any books that you would like to see in YOUR library please come down to the library this week and fill out a suggestion card. The time is coming to refresh our library with some new titles and we want to make sure your voice is heard! In addition, one lucky suggestion will be drawn for a grand prize at the end of the week. Come on down today!
  • Looking for a job? Busy blessings is looking for workers over 16 (guys and gals). Please contact 610-5582.
  • Picture retakes will be on October 4th beginning at 8:30am.
  • Any high school student interested in exploring Health Career options should consider attending Scrubs Camp on Friday. October 7th at Southeast Technical Institute. Please see Mrs. Ruesink if interested.

 

 

Monday, September 19th
Happy belated Birthday to Dillan F.!
Happy Birthday today to Mrs. Schull, Mrs. Scott, and Mason P.!
Lunch:  Chicken Fajitas, Crispy Chicken Sandwich, Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Hot Dog, Cheeseburger, Sub Sandwich, Uncrustable Meal, Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza or Strawberry Parfait

  • There will be NO JV/C triangular at Deubrook (White) on Saturday.  Varsity will play at the Pentagon still.
  • Student Council members please report to Mrs. Ruesink’s office each day this week right after lunch to judge “best dressed” for Homecoming Dress Up Days.
  • Student Council will be awarding daily prizes to a boy/girl in each grade level for “best dressed” for Homecoming!
  • Students may pick up their home coming t-shirts in the art room  before or after school this week. Thank you
  • Any juniors or seniors interested in being a Study Buddy to an elementary or middle school student 20-30 minutes each week – please see Mrs. Ruesink
  • Quiz Bowl will meet in Mrs. Saxon’s room Tuesday during lunch.  If you cannot attend, see Mrs. Saxon.
  • The Dell Rapids School District has several surplus flat panel monitors for sale. Each monitor is $20.00. Please see IT Staff if you would like to purchase a monitor. Thanks!
  • Homecoming Dress-up Days:
    Monday: “ PAJAMA DAY” (It’s Monday morning—enough said)
    Tuesday:  “WESTERN/FARMER DAY” (Yeeee Haaww ! ! ! !)
    Wednesday:  “PATRIOTIC DAY” (Proud to be an American)
    Thursday:  “FAKE AN INJURY DAY” (Limp your way to school today)
    Friday:  “BLACK & ORANGE SPIRIT DAY” (GO DELLS ! ! ! ! )
  • Choral Prep Date will be Oct. 5th at USD.  If you have any questions, please see Mr. Michalscheck.
  • Oral Interps: all interpers see Mrs. Mitchell or Ms. Schull with your piece selections by Friday. Also, sign up for rehearsal times outside Mrs. Mitchell’s room.
  • 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 Activities!
  • Any high school students interested in learning about career opportunities in the fields of Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture or Land Surveying should consider attending the Engineering Technology Camp on September 21st at Southeast Tech. Please see Mrs. Ruesink if you are interested.
  • Attention Staff and Students: If there are any books that you would like to see in YOUR library please come down to the library this week and fill out a suggestion card. The time is coming to refresh our library with some new titles and we want to make sure your voice is heard! In addition, one lucky suggestion will be drawn for a grand prize at the end of the week. Come on down today!
  • Looking for a job? Busy blessings is looking for workers over 16 (guys and gals). Please contact 610-5582.
  • Picture retakes will be on October 4th beginning at 8:30am.
  • Any high school student interested in exploring Health Career options should consider attending Scrubs Camp on Friday. October 7th at Southeast Technical Institute. Please see Mrs. Ruesink if interested.

Dell Rapids MIDDLE SCHOOL Announcements

Dell Rapids Middle School Announcements:Quarriers

Thursday, September 22nd
Happy Birthday to Emma V.!!
5th/6th Lunch today will be choices of:   Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Burritos , Sub Sandwich, Uncrustable Meal or Strawberry Parfait
7th/8th Lunch today will be choices of:   Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Crispy Chicken Sandwich, Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Hot Dog, Cheeseburger, Sub Sandwich, Uncrustable Meal, Cheese or Buffalo Ranch Pizza or Strawberry Parfait

  • Attention 8th grade students:  If you would like to read morning announcements this quarter, please sign up in the office.
  • The Dell Rapids School District has several surplus flat panel monitors for sale.  Each monitor is $20.00. Please see IT Staff if you would like to purchase a monitor.  Thanks!
  • Picture retakes are scheduled for October 4th @ 8:30am.  Picture packets are in the office.
  • Student council will be selling temporary tattoos and beaded necklaces tomorrow before school! All items will be 50 cents each or three for one dollar. Bring your money and your Quarrier spirit!
  • DRHS Booster Club will be hosting a Homecoming tailgater in the middle school commons tomorrow from 5pm – 6:30pm.  Pork loin, cheesy potatoes, cookie, pop, hot dog & chips will be served.
  • The 8th grade volleyball team played Garretson on Tuesday night.  The team lost 0-2.  It was a total team effort!!  Keep up the good work!!!
  • The 7th and 8th grade football teams hosted Tea last Tuesday. The 7th grade team played a competitive game and overcame the hot, humid weather to keep the game close, but in the end the Titans bested the Quarriers by the score of 13 to 12. The 8th grade team played a tough Tea Area team, playing well at times and not giving up. Unfortunately, the Titans were victorious over the 8th grade team by the score of 28 to 8.
  • Good Luck to the 7/8 volleyball teams as they host Flandreau today at 4pm.  7th grade will play first followed by 8th grade.
  • Good Luck to the freshmen football team as they host Tea today starting at 4:30pm.
  • Good Luck to the varsity volleyball teams as they host Flandreau tonight starting at 5pm.
  • Good Luck to the competitive cheer team as they travel to the Sioux Valley Invite today starting at 5:30pm.
  • Homecoming WEEK – Dress up days are:
    TODAY - Twin/Group (find one or more people to dress alike)
    Friday – Quarrier Wear/Spirit Day

 

 

Wednesday, September 21st
Happy Birthday to Will J. & Teri S.!!
5th/6th Lunch today will be choices of:   Homestyle Chicken & Noodles, Country Fried Steak Patty, Sub Sandwich, Uncrustable Meal or Strawberry Parfait
7th/8th Lunch today will be choices of:   7th and 8th Grade:  Homestyle Chicken & Noodles, Crispy Chicken Sandwich, Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Hot Dog, Cheeseburger, Sub Sandwich, Uncrustable Meal, Cheese or BBQ Chicken Pizza or Strawberry Parfait

  • Attention 8th grade students:  If you would like to read morning announcements this quarter, please sign up in the office.
  • The Dell Rapids School District has several surplus flat panel monitors for sale.  Each monitor is $20.00. Please see IT Staff if you would like to purchase a monitor.  Thanks!
  • Picture retakes are scheduled for October 4th @ 8:30am.  Picture packets are in the office
  • Student council will be selling temporary tattoos and beaded necklaces on Friday before school! All items will be 50 cents each or three for one dollar. Bring your money and your Quarrier spirit!
  • DRHS Booster Club will be hosting a Homecoming tailgater in the middle school commons on Friday from 5pm – 6:30pm.  Pork loin, cheesy potatoes, cookie, pop, hot dog & chips will be served.
  • Good Luck to the cross country teams as they host the Dells Invite today starting at 2pm.
  • Homecoming WEEK – Dress up days are:
    Today – Superheros and Villains (dress up as your favorite superhero or villain)
    Thursday - Twin/Group (find one or more people to dress alike)
    Friday – Quarrier Wear/Spirit Day

 

 

Tuesday, September 20th
Happy Birthday to Michael M. & Gracie V.!!
5th/6th Lunch today will be choices of:   Homestyle Chili & Crackers, Crispy Chicken Nuggets, Sub Sandwich, Uncrustable Meal or Strawberry Parfait
7th/8th Lunch today will be choices of:   Beef Chili & Crackers, Crispy Chicken Sandwich, Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Hot Dog, Cheeseburger, Sub Sandwich, Uncrustable Meal, Cheese or BBQ Chicken Pizza or Strawberry Parfait

  • Attention 8th grade students:  If you would like to read morning announcements this quarter, please sign up in the office.
  • The Dell Rapids School District has several surplus flat panel monitors for sale.  Each monitor is $20.00. Please see IT Staff if you would like to purchase a monitor.  Thanks!
  • Picture retakes are scheduled for October 4th @ 8:30am.  Picture packets are in the office.
  • Homecoming WEEK – Dress up days are:
    Today – Sports Team Day (wear your favorite team’s jersey or dress up like your favorite athlete)
    Wednesday – Superheros and Villains (dress up as your favorite superhero or villain)
    Thursday - Twin/Group (find one or more people to dress alike)
    Friday – Quarrier Wear/Spirit Day
  • Good Luck to the golfers as they travel to Lennox today, starting at 3pm.
  • Good Luck to the 7/8 volleyball teams as they travel to Garretson today.  Dismiss athletes at 2:40 for a 2:50 bus time.  Matches start at 4pm.
  • Good Luck to the 7/8 football teams as they host Tea today starting at 4:30pm.
  • Good Luck to the varsity volleyball team as they travel to Garretson tonight starting at 5pm.

 

 

Monday, September 19th
Happy Birthday to Michael M. & Gracie V.!!
5th/6th Lunch today will be choices of:   Chicken Fajitas, Baked Corn Dog, Sub Sandwich or Uncrustable Meal or Strawberry Parfait
7th/8th Lunch today will be choices of:   Chicken Fajitas, Crispy Chicken Sandwich, Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Hot Dog, Cheeseburger, Sub Sandwich, Uncrustable Meal, Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza or Strawberry Parfait

  • Attention 8th grade students:  If you would like to read morning announcements this quarter, please sign up in the office.
  • The Dell Rapids School District has several surplus flat panel monitors for sale.  Each monitor is $20.00. Please see IT Staff if you would like to purchase a monitor.  Thanks!
  • Attention Students:  Cheer Camps forms are due in the office by the end of the day today!
  • Homecoming WEEK – Dress up days are:
    Today – ​Biker Day
    Tuesday – Sports Team Day (wear your favorite team’s jersey or dress up like your favorite athlete)
    Wednesday – Superheros and Villains (dress up as your favorite superhero or villain)
    Thursday - Twin/Group (find one or more people to dress alike)
    Friday – Quarrier Wear/Spirit Day
  • Good Luck to the varsity golf team as they travel to Vermillion for the DAK XII tournament today starting at 9am.
  • Good Luck to the JV football team as they travel to Tea today – game starts at 4:30pm.
  • Coronation is tonight at 8pm in the high school gym.

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.