Dell Rapids MIDDLE SCHOOL Announcements

Dell Rapids Middle School Announcements:Quarriers

Monday, October 23rd
Happy Birthday to Custodian Brett Gruis!
5th/6th Lunch today will be choices of:   Orange Chicken over Rice or BBQ Rib Sandwich
7th/8th Lunch today will be choices of:   Orange Chicken over Rice, Pizza or Grilling Station

  • Final Penny War totals are as follows:
    6th grade: -19001 points
    7th grade: -13763 points
    5th grade: -13762 points
    And the winning grade is 8th grade with +1922 points!!!

    Total money raised was $1,186.24.  All money raised will be donated to the American Red Cross for relief efforts following hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

    Great job middle school students and staff!!!

  • DR Chamber of Commerce and Big Sioux Media are hosting a Pumpkin Decorating Contest.  Details are posted on the office window
  • If you have shoes that you no longer use or need, consider donating them to the “Shoes for the Shoeless” program.  Shoes are then distributed to those in need in the Sioux Falls area.  Donations will be accepted in the office until Friday, October 27.  See the posters for more information.
  • FCCLA dues should be paid by tomorrow.
  • Good Luck to the oral interp students as they travel to Brookings today.  Dismiss students at 1:30pm, event starts at 3pm.
  • Good Luck to the volleyball team as they host Beresford tonight starting at 5pm.
  • The 1st round of the 11A football playoff pairings are out. The Quarriers will host the St. Thomas More Cavaliers @ DRHS Stadium @ 6:00 PM Thursday, Oct 26. No passes will be accepted-admission is $7 and $5. Again, please note that start time of 6:00!  GO QUARRIERS
  • Today is the start of Red Ribbon Week.  This week is intended to bring awareness to drug and alcohol abuse in our country.  We will have activities going on throughout the week.  Each day there will be two red ribbons located somewhere in the middle school with trivia questions attached.  Tell Ms. Telkamp the correct answer to either of the questions and you will get a treat!  You will also be viewing videos and completing classroom lessons related to Red Ribbon Week.
  • Attention 7th and 8th Grade boys and girls basketball players:  Ambush Basketball will be conducting pre-season workouts starting next Monday, Oct. 30.  Please see Mr. Fersdahl for registration information…forms are due this Friday, Oct. 27.
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New Laptops for DR Middle School

NewDRLogoThe Dell Rapids Middle School recently purchased enough laptops so that every student in fifth through eighth grade would be able to be on a computer in their core classroom for the upcoming school year.

During the Dell Rapids School Board meeting on Monday, August 11th, Middle School Principal Fran Ruesink said, “We purchased enough laptops so that really any classroom that we’ve got for our core classes of 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th, they should be able to be one-on-one if they want to be with the combination of desktops and laptops right in the rooms.”

Ruesink also reported to the board that with the way that the Language Arts curriculum is going and the way that standardized testing requires an online performance, it’s something they felt was needed.

“None of those machines will go home, but the days of us going to the library for computer lab should be done.  Any classroom should be able to be up and going in five minutes or less,” said Ruesink.

The machines are already at the middle school, and technology staff are currently working to re-image the machines for school use.  The goal is to have the laptops ready for student-use by the time school starts on August 27th, or as soon as possible.

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