Dell Rapids St Mary HS Announcements

Dell Rapids St Mary High School Announcements:

Tuesday, November 21st

General Info

  • Today, Tuesday during 7th period we will be having 7-12 BAND and not Choir.
  • Applications for the spring dual credit classes are now open.  Please register as soon as possible and bring the paperwork to Mr. Kruger to make sure you get the classes you want.

Community Service Opportunities

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Seniors

  • The Prairie Rose South Dakota Community Fund offers one time scholarships up to $1,000 for students living in the townships of Brandon, Highland, Edison or Logan in South Dakota.

    Requirements are quite simple, be a graduating senior and plan to be a full-time student at a four year school or technical school.

    To obtain an application go to www.prairierosesd.com    Application deadline January 31,2018

  • Please look over the Sioux Falls Community Foundation Scholarships that were given to you, over the Thanksgiving break, to prepare to apply for any relevant to you.  Also, be checking with the school you are interested in attending because they are still one of your best sources for financial aid.
  • The Sioux Valley Energy Scholarship is now available to seniors whose parents are Sioux Valley Energy customers.  Please stop by the guidance office for information.     
  • The Student Loan Finance/IHelp Scholarship is available.  All you have to do is fill out the form and you are entered.  A drawing is held in April and five $1,000 scholarships are given away. 

Juniors

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Sophomores

  • Sophomores interested in attending HOBY this summer please stop in the guidance office for information.  Registration deadline December 8.

 

Freshman

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College Visits / SPEAKERS / Programs

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A Look Ahead

  • Wednesday, November 22nd
    • No School
    • Alumni Boys BB Game – 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 23rd
    • Thanksgiving
  • Friday, November 24th
    • No School
  • Saturday, November 25th
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  • Monday, November 27th
    • BB practices begin
  • Monday, November 27th
    • BB practices begin
  • Tuesday, November 28th
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  • Wednesday, November 29th
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  • Thursday, November 30th
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  • Friday, December 1st

    • K-6 Christmas Concert & Art Show – 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 2nd

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Seven Dell Rapids Students Qualify for State Oral Interp

OralInterpFour Dell Rapids St Mary students and three Dell Rapids students have qualified for the 2017 South Dakota High School State Oral Interp Festival on Friday, December 1st and Saturday, December 2nd at Aberdeen Central High School.

Thomas Eining, Emma Nelson, Maggie Klein, and Jordan Eining from Dell Rapids St Mary earned a trip to the state festival after their regional performances in Sioux Falls on Tuesday, November 14th.  T. Eining will be performing in the Humor category.  Nelson will be in the Serious category.  Klein and J. Eining will be performing a Duet.

Olvia Clark, Jay Holm, and Ella Lueders from Dell Rapids also earned a trip to the state festival for their regional performances in Brookings on Tuesday, November 14th.  Clark will be performing in the Non-Original Oratory category.  Holm will be in Story Telling, and Lueders will perform a piece in Serious.  Holm and Lueders will also perform a Duet.  Tim Jaycox is an alternate for the Humor category.  Also earning an alternate position was the Readers Theater team of Morgan Nemmers, Lueders, Holm, Abby Stauffenecker, Jaycox, and Clark.

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St Mary Students Participate in Elementary Festival Choir

By Joni Smith

On Monday, March 6th students across the state South Dakota met in five different locations to celebrate their love of music.  In conjunction with Music in our Schools Month, celebrated every March, the South Dakota Music Educators sponsored the 2017 Elementary Festival Choir.

Twelve students from Dell Rapids St. Mary Elementary School participated in the choir hosted at Harrisburg North Middle School.  Before March 6th, students met two times a week for several weeks practicing their music in advance, and then Monday, Dell Rapids St. Mary students combined with over 100 other students from other schools in our region.  Choir members  worked from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. practicing their concert songs with guest conductor Dr. Shirley Neugebaur-Luebke from the Sioux City Community Youth Choir in Sioux City, Iowa.  The day concluded at 3:30 with a wonderful concert in the Performing Arts Center.

Students participating in the choir were: Aston Carder (4th grade), Addison Libis (4th grade), Danika Deuter (4th grade), Megan Geraets (4th Grade), Jaycee Tebay (5th Grade), Makenzy Barbee (5th Grade), Lucy Swift (5th Grade), Wyatt Geraets (5th Grade), Briar Hansen (6th Grade), Ella Swift (6th Grade), Brandon Weiland (6th Grade) and CJ Smith (6th Grade).​

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Seventeen Students Attend Music Festival

MusicNotesA total of seventeen students from Dell Rapids and Dell Rapids St Mary junior high schools participated in the 2017 Celebration of Music Festival.  The festival was held on Wednesday, March 1st at Brandon Valley High School.  The festival had both an honor band and an honor choir consisting of 7th and 8th graders.

Dell Rapids St Mary participants included Maggie Klein for band.  Julie Saude, Rebecca Geraets, April Hof, Hunter Griffen, and Jon Bares participated in the choir portion.

Dell Rapids public participants included Desirae Horton, Katy Pulscher, Taylor Hansen, Nychole Steineke, Winston Strauss, and Peyton Gleason for choir.  Kat Fletcher, Cara Rice, Michaela Witte, Eli Griebel, and Andrew Weiland participated for band.

 

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2015-2016 Teacher Awards

With the 2015-2016 school year complete, awards were handed out to staff at both Dell Rapids St Mary and Dell Rapids schools.  Dell Rapids St Mary recognized their “Teacher of the Year” during graduation on Friday, May 20th.  The 2015-2016 Dell Rapids St Mary Teacher of the Year is Kathy Engeman.

Dell Rapids Public schools handed out their awards during a staff picnic on Tuesday, May 31st.  2015-2016 Peer Award winners are Jason Fersdahl, Connie Hansen, Melissa Nygard, Mike Putnam, Jamie Randall, and Joni Smith.  The 2015-2016 Dell Rapids Teacher of the Year is Scott Headrick.

Congratulations to all the winners and a big thank you to all of the teachers in Dell Rapids!!!

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Dell Rapids St Mary Homecoming King and Queen Crowned

Dell Rapids St Mary crowned their Homecoming King and Queen during Coronation ceremonies held at the Dell Rapids St Mary School on Monday, September 14th.  The 2015 Homecoming King for St Mary is Noah Fiegen, and the 2015 Homecoming Queen is Marryn Brown.

2015 SMHS K_Q Coronation

**Submitted Photo**

The Dell Rapids St Mary Homecoming Royalty Candidates were:
Abby Burkhart                     Josh Brown
Marryn Brown                     Noah Fiegen

2015 SMHS Royalty Coronation

**Submitted Photo**

 

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St Mary Student Council Recognized as an “Outstanding Student Council” by SDHSAA

St Mary Student Council 1The South Dakota High School Activities Association (SDHSAA) announced today that 25 South Dakota high school student councils have been recognized as being “Outstanding Student Councils” for the 2014-15 school year. This is the 25th year this statewide program has been sponsored by the SDHSAA to recognize those South Dakota high school student councils that meet or exceed the rigorous standards of excellence that are necessary to achieve the “Outstanding Student Council” designation. Student councils that achieve this recognition can best be described as being very active within their school and community throughout the school year. Outstanding Councils excel in having a well-rounded program of activities and projects which benefit both their school and their community throughout the school year.

The “SDHSAA Outstanding Student Council” program requires each participating student council to complete a self-evaluation of their organizational structure and their successful completion of projects in a variety of areas. The evaluation also considers the involvement of the student council in their school and community. James Weaver, SDHSAA Assistant Executive Director, stated “The High School Activities Association recognizes the student councils that have met the stringent standards and criteria demanded by this program. The 25 student councils that have been recognized this year are well organized, highly motivated and have met the rigorous standards necessary to be declared outstanding. The self-evaluation focuses on the structure of the student council as well as the positive involvement of the student council in the activities of their school and community.”

To be recognized as an “Outstanding Student Council”, each council was involved in projects in the areas such as “Community and School Service”, “Health, Safety or Chemical Awareness”, “Education”, and “Leadership”. Completion of projects in a wide range of areas was necessary to fulfill a variety of goals for the student council. Each school receiving the “SDHSAA Outstanding Student Council” award has demonstrated a desire for self-improvement and individual growth by participating in leadership workshops and conventions, as well as other educational programs.

The 2014-15 “SDHSAA Outstanding Student Council” Award recipients are:

  • Aberdeen Central High School
    Advisor: Kevin Rook
  • Custer High School
    Advisor: Jean Diedtrich
  • Dakota Valley High School
    Advisor: James Schmit
  • Dell Rapids St. Mary High School
    Advisor: Joni Smith and Cami Bacon
  • Edgemont High School
    Advisor: Scott Corbett
  • Faith High School
    Advisor: Deanna Fischbach
  • Harrisburg High School
    Advisor: Michael Amolins
  • Huron High School
    Advisor: Becca Briggs
  • Irene-Wakonda High School
    Advisor: Landra Knodel
  • Lemmon High School
    Advisor: Linda O’Donnell
  • Lennox High School
    Advisor: Mary Stack
  • Lyman High School
    Advisor: Carol Birgen
  • McCook Central High School
    Advisor: Tracy Chase
  • Mitchell High School
    Advisor: Nancy Leach
  • Pierre T. F. Riggs High School
    Advisor: Brittany Green
  • Rapid City Central High School
    Advisor: Cassie Furchner
  • Rapid City Stevens High School
    Advisor: Courtney Pool
  • Sioux Falls Lincoln High School
    Advisor: Jennifer DuBois
  • Sioux Falls Roosevelt High School
    Advisor: Michele Jensen
  • Sioux Falls Washington High School
    Advisors: Sandy Hoff & Kristy VanMeerteren
  • Sully Buttes High School
    Advisor: Wanda Meyer
  • Summit High School
    Advisor: Nichole Hoffman
  • Vermillion High School
    Advisor: Paige Chapman
  • Wall High School
    Advisor: Ronda Wilson
  • Yankton High School
    Advisor: Becky Tasa
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St Mary School to Celebrate Catholic Schools Week

CSW 2015

The Dell Rapids St Mary School will be celebrating Catholic Schools Week Monday, January 26th, through Friday, January 30th.  An all-school mass will take place on Wednesday, January 21st, at the Sioux Falls Arena at 11:30 p.m.  All next week the students will be bringing items to school as part of a food drive sponsored by the St Mary Student Council.  Each day will have a different theme.  The elementary class that collects the most will win a Popcorn party, and the class in grades 7-12 that collects the most will win No Uniform Days.

There will also be Family Lunch Day on Friday, January 30th. All family members are welcome to come and have lunch with the students.  Please RSVP to Sabrina Kolda by Thursday, January 22nd, at 428-5591 or sabrina.kolda@k12.sd.us.

The students will be participating in other events throughout the week.  A full list of events can be found below.

Wednesday, January 21st

  • All School Mass at the Sioux Falls Arena at 11:30pm
  • Wear uniform pants and CSW T-Shirt (T-shirts will be handed out at school) +Early Dismissal TBA – No Busing!

Monday, January 26th

  • Food Drive: Macaroni Monday – Bring any kind of noodles, etc
  • Rosary at 10:05 in Church led by the Students For Life Group

Tuesday, January 27th

  • Food Drive: Think Breakfast Tuesday – Bring any kind of breakfast items: cereal, breakfast bars, etc.

Wednesday, January 28th

  • Food Drive: Whatever Wednesday  -Bring any kind of non-perishable item to donate to the food pantry
  • School Mass with Father John at 8:40am led by St. Mary Staff
    Wear Your Sunday Best (Students may wear dress clothes to school—no jeans and no prom dresses)
  • Pre-School thru 6th Grade will go to the Dells Theater to watch a movie.
  • Pajamarama at 6:30pm in the lunchroom

Thursday, January 29th

  • Food Drive: Souper Thursday - Bring cans of soup
  • Staff Appreciation Luncheon sponsored by the EAC

Friday, January 30th

  • Food Drive: Free Will Donation Friday – Bring monetary donations to support the food pantry
  • Wear your CSW T-Shirt and uniform pants to school (T-shirts will be handed out at school)
  • 8:45am – All School Picture in the gym
  • 8:55am to 10:05am – Cardinal Family Activities
  • 10:05am to Lunch
    – Kindergarten – 6th Grade will return to classroom
    – 7th – 12th grade will report to the gym to watch a movie
  • Family Lunch Day
    – Pre-School at 10:55
    – Kindergarten – 2nd Grade at 11:00am
    – 3rd – 4th Grade at 11:10am
    – 5th- 6th Grade at 11:15am
    – 7th-12th Grade at Noon
  • Talent Show at 12:45 to 1:45pm – Everyone is welcome to come!
  • Early Dismissal at 2:00pm – No Busing!
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Dell Rapids St Mary Recognized as an “Outstanding” High School Student Council by SDHSAA

The South Dakota High School Activities Association (SDHSAA) announced that 31 South Dakota high school student councils have been recognized as being “Outstanding Student Councils” for the 2012-13 school year. This is the 23rd year this statewide program has been sponsored by the SDHSAA to recognize those South Dakota high school student councils that meet or exceed the rigorous standards of excellence that are necessary to achieve the “Outstanding Student Council” designation. Student councils that achieve this recognition can best be described as being very active within their school and community throughout the school year. Outstanding Councils excel in having a well-rounded program of activities and projects which benefit both their school and their community throughout the school year.

The “SDHSAA Outstanding Student Council” program requires each participating student council to complete a self-evaluation of their organizational structure and their successful completion of projects in a variety of areas. The evaluation also considers the involvement of the student council in their school and community. James Weaver, SDHSAA Assistant Executive Director, stated “The High School Activities Association recognizes the student councils that have met the stringent standards and criteria demanded by this program. The 31 student councils that have been recognized this year, are well organized, highly motivated and have met the rigorous standards necessary to be declared outstanding. The self-evaluation focuses on the structure of the student council as well as the positive involvement of the student council in the activities of their school and community.”

To be recognized as an “Outstanding Student Council”, each council was involved in projects in the areas such as “Community and School Service”, “Health, Safety or Chemical Awareness”, “Education”, “Leadership”. Completion of projects in a wide range of areas was necessary to fulfill a variety of goals for the student council. Each school receiving the “SDHSAA Outstanding Student Council” award has demonstrated a desire for self-improvement and individual growth by participating in leadership workshops and conventions, as well as other educational programs.

The 2012-13 “SDHSAA Outstanding Student Council” Award recipients are:

  • Aberdeen Central High School – Advisor: Kevin Rook
  • Custer High School – Advisor: Jean Diedtrich
  • Dell Rapids St. Mary High School – Advisor: Joni Smith
  • Edgemont High School – Advisor: Scott Corbett
  • Estelline High School – Advisor: Julie Rieckman
  • Faith High School – Advisor: Deanna Fischbach
  • Harding County High School – Advisor: Laura Johnson
  • Harrisburg High School – Advisor: Michael Amolins
  • Herreid High School – Advisor: Janelle Rossow
  • Huron High School – Advisor: Angie Klein
  • Irene-Wakonda High School – Advisor: Landra Knodel
  • Lead-Deadwood High School – Advisor: Gary Linn
  • Lemmon High School – Advisor: Linda O’Donnell
  • Lennox High School – Advisor: Mary Stack
  • Lyman High School – Advisor: Tom Authier
  • McCook Central High School – Advisor: Tracy Chase
  • Mitchell High School – Advisor: Nancy Leach
  • Philip High School – Advisor: Pam DeJong
  • Pierre T. F. Riggs High School – Advisor: Cally Swanson
  • Rapid City Central High School – Advisor: Cassie Furchner
  • Rapid City Stevens High School – Advisor: Courtney Pool
  • Sioux Falls Lincoln High School – Advisor: Jennifer DuBois
  • Sioux Falls Roosevelt High School – Advisor: Michele Jensen
  • Sioux Falls Washington High School – Advisors: Sandy Hoff & Kristy VanMeerteren
  • Sturgis Brown High School – Advisor: Judith Javersak
  • Sully Buttes High School – Advisor: Wanda Meyer
  • Vermillion High School – Advisor: Beth Knedler
  • Wall High School – Advisor: Ronda Wilson
  • Wessington Springs – Advisor: Sandra Jones
  • Winner High School – Advisor: Mona LaCompte & Lorna Phillips
  • Yankton High School – Advisor: Becky Tasa

 

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SDHSAA
P.O. Box 1217, Pierre, SD 57501
Telephone: (605) 224-9261

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