Dell Rapids MIDDLE SCHOOL Announcements

Dell Rapids Middle School Announcements:Quarriers

Monday, March 18th
Happy Belated Birthday to Emily M and Hunter H.!!  Happy Birthday to Jaxon C. (Mon)!!
Lunch today will be choices of:  Sloppy Joes or Breakfast for Lunch

  • ATTENTION 5TH GRADE STUDENTS:  If you would like to read morning announcements, please sign up in the office.
  • Attention 6th – 11th graders:  If you are interested in trying out for next year’s competitive cheer team there will be an informational meeting on March 20 @ 3:30 in the MS Commons.  Tryout practice will be held March 27 from 1:30-3:30 with tryouts on March 29 @3:30.
  • High School Sideline Cheer tryouts – there will be a mandatory informational meeting on Wednesday, March 20 at 3:30 in the Middle School Commons.  Any 8th grader interested in participating in high school sideline cheer during the 2019-2020 school year must sign up in the office by Tuesday, March 19.
  • Attention Students:  Dell Rapids American Legion Auxiliary is hosting a Poppy Poster Contest, for more information please see your homeroom teacher or Ms. Gengler.  Entries due in the office by April 16th.
  • Attention Students and Staff:  HS Senior Marcus VanDam is hosting a project for one of his classes and is asking for donations of GLASSES AND GLASS CASES.  There is a donation box in the office.  Donations  will be picked up on April 8th.  All donations will be delivered to SD Rehabilitation Center for the blind and visually impaired.
  • Attention girls and boys 7th & 8th graders: There is a middle school track sign up sheet in the office. There will be a meeting this Wednesday at 3:00 in the middle school commons. See you then!
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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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Lockdown Drill Held for K-12 Public School

Due to the recent tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut – the Dell Rapids Public Schools’ District Crisis Team held a lockdown drill for grades K-12 on Wednesday, December 19.  Please click on the “parent letter” link to see the letter sent to the parents of our students. 

Parent Letter

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