Dell Rapids MIDDLE SCHOOL Announcements

Dell Rapids Middle School Announcements:Quarriers

Wednesday, May 23rd
Happy Birthday t0 Dawson H. (Thu), Desirae H. (Thu), and Grady L. (Thu).  Also Happy Birthday to all students and staff with summer birthdays!!
5th/6th Lunch today will be choices of:  Toasted Cheese Sandwich or Pizza Ranch
7th/8th Lunch today will be choices of:  Pizza Ranch or Grilling Station

  • Attention 8th Grade Students:  Dell Rapids Booster Club Individual Athletic Camp Scholarship Program, is available to incoming freshman – juniors that will be participating in a sport in the 18-19 school year.  Please stop by the office to pick up an application. Completed forms should be turned in to the office prior to the end of the school year.
  • Avera Dell Rapids is hosting a babysitting class on May 31st from 9am-3pm.  Class size is limited and will be filled on a first come first serve basis.  For more information, please stop in the office.
  • Attention Students:  Lunch balances will need to be paid in full before dismissal today.
  • All-Star Basketball Camp registration forms are due in the office by Friday, May 25.  If you need a new form, please contact Mrs. Gruis or Mr. Tjaden.  Thanks!
  • Attention 5th grade band students:  If you are doing band next year, please turn in your registration card.
  • 5TH and 6th grade band students:  Please bring chrome books to band today.
  • Attention Soccer Players: Please join former college coach and current BASA Director of Coaching, Becky McCabe, and GHS Coach Emily Willman in this fun and intense soccer camp in Garretson. This camp is for boys and girls. To register, go to
  • ATTENTION 7TH AND 8TH GRADERS: Quarry Days Top of the Rock tournament will be held June 23rd. Stop in the office
    for more info/registration info.
  • DRMS Yearbooks are in!  If you ordered a yearbook, please see your homeroom teacher.  If you did not order and would like to buy one, please stop in the office.  Cost is $25
  • Any 8th grader who has not picked up their FACS project, please do so today!!
  • Suckers will be sold after school at the north end of the commons area.  1 for $1.00 or 3 for $2.00.
  • Good luck to Rylee Rinehart as she represents Dell Rapids and South Dakota at the National FCCLA Conference competition with her STAR Event in the category of Food Innovations!  It will be held in Atlanta in late June.
  • Talent Show will be held today at 1:30 in the Commons.
  • Good Luck to the STATE TRACK participants as they travel to Rapid City for the STATE MEET.  Bus leaves tomorrow at 7:30am, meet will be Friday and Saturday.
  • Good Luck to the varsity golfers as they participate in the REGION meet tomorrow at Rocky Run golf course starting at 10am.
  • Good Luck to the varsity golfers as they host the STATE MEET June 4th & 5th.
  • Reminder to drivers ed students:  Classroom portion will be next week Tuesday-Friday 8am-4pm.
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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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