DRHS School Announcements

Dell Rapids High School Announcements:Quarriers

Monday, February 27th
Happy Birthday to Patrick H. and Jack P.
Lunch:  Chicken Stew over Fresh Baked Biscuit, Grilling Station or Pizza

  • National Honor Society meeting on Tuesday over lunch in the Spanish Room.
  • There will be a DWU golf clinic for any girls interested in golf this spring on March 18th and 19th in Mitchell. Dates are on the flyer which can be found in the HS and MS office. If you have questions please email or text Mr. Tjaden.
  • The Library will be closed in the mornings but will open at noon all week this week.
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors – An admission representative from Black Hills State University will be here on Friday, March 3 at 9:15 in Mrs. Ruesink’s office.
  • Quiz Bowl will meet Tuesday (2/28) during lunch.
  • The FFA will be making mini donuts on Monday, Feb. 27 before school to purchase.  The cost will be 10 donuts for $3 and the money raised will be matched by the chapter and donated to Feeding South Dakota.
  • Senator Mike Rounds would like to invite all interested High School students and their families to attend the Senator’s Annual Service Academy Days. These events will help students and their parents familiarize themselves with the application and nomination process to any of the nation’s five service academies. For more information or to RSVP contact Michele Mustain at Michele_mustain@rounds.senate.gov
  • The 5th Annual Relay for Life Run will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the DR City Park. There will be a 10K Run, 5K Run, 1 Mile Walk and a Kid’s Relay Race (ages 6-12).  If you are interested in participating please pick up a flier in the office.( HS Track Athletes will NOT be eligible to participate) If you are interested in volunteering to help that day please see LuAnn in the District office.
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors interested in Health Careers……USD is hosting the 2017 Healthcare Careers Summer Camp from Sunday, June 18th – June 23rd.   This camp only has openings for 40 students (cost of camp is $100). Students attending the camp with interact with students, faculty and professionals in various health care fields, discover courses to help prepare for future health careers, tour regional health care facilities and well as experience college life by staying on campus at University of South Dakota.  Please see Mrs. Ruesink for more information.
  • Are you interested in law enforcement? The South Dakota highway patrol is offering the youth trooper academy June 26th –June 30th in Pierre. This is open to Juniors and Seniors. All expenses are paid. See Mrs. Ruesink for details and application. Space is limited. You are encouraged to apply early. Applications are due March 26th.
  • On Thursday, March 30th at the Dell Rapids High School the Young Hearts Cardiac Screening will take place. This is for ages 12 to 34 and includes a limited echocardiogram, 12 lead EKG, health history, blood pressure check and a review by a local Board Certified Cardiologist. The cost is $89. Scholarships may be available as well as a sibling discount. If you are interested, there are packets in the office. Please return the paperwork and set up an appointment time with LuAnn in the district office.
  • On March 29th Southeast Tech will be hosting an IT Camp. This will be a FREE Write the Code, Solve the Problem Camp. If you are interested please stop by the office.
  • Thanks to David’s Bridal in Sioux Falls there are coupons for prom dresses in the office. If you are interested please see Eve.

Dell Rapids MIDDLE SCHOOL Announcements

Dell Rapids Middle School Announcements:Quarriers

Monday, February 27th
Happy Birthday to Nychole S.!
5th/6th Lunch today will be choices of:  Cheeseburger or Chicken Stew over Fresh Baked Biscuit
7th/8th Lunch today will be choices of:  Chicken Stew over Fresh Baked Biscuit, Grilling Station or Pizza

  • Attention 6th Grade Students:  if you would like to read announcements this quarter, please sign up in the office!
  • DRMS Yearbook order forms are in the office.  Order/payment are due in the office by March 1st
  • On Thursday, March 30th at the Dell Rapids High School the Young Hearts Cardiac Screening will take place. This is for students ages 12 to 34 and includes a limited echocardiogram, 12 lead EKG, health history, blood pressure check and a review by a local Board Certified Cardiologist. The cost is $89. Scholarships may be available as well as a sibling discount. If you are interested, there are packets in the office. Please return the paperwork and set up an appointment time with LuAnn in the district office.
  • The 5th Annual Relay for Life Run will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the DR City Park. There will be a 10K Run, 5K Run, 1 Mile Walk and a Kid’s Relay Race (ages 6-12).  If you are interested in participating please pick up a flier in the office. (HS Track Athletes will NOT be eligible to participate) If you are interested in volunteering to help that day please see LuAnn in the District office.
  • Attention Students:  American Legion Auxiliary is hosting an Americanism Poem Contest titled “Have You Hugged a Veteran Today?”  Entries are due THIS WEDNESDAY, March 1st.  For further information, please see your HR teacher or stop in the office.
  • Attention Students:  Dell Rapids Sportsmen’s Club is hosting a huntsafe course on April 25th, 29th & 30th – for more information, please stop in the office.
  • Attention Students and Staff:  The library will be closed until noon ALL THIS WEEK
  • Be The Change will meet tomorrow, Tuesday, at 11:00 in the high school balcony. This is open to all 7th and 8th grade students who are interested in making positive change in our school.
  • 7th and 8th grade cheerleaders: Please return your uniforms and pom poms to Ms. Telkamp THIS WEEK!
  • DRHS Band/Vocal POPS Concert will be held tonight in the MS Commons at 7pm – EVERYONE WELCOME!!
  • Good Luck to the State Bowlers as they travel to Sioux Falls Eastway Bowl for the State Tournament today.

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.