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Friday, March 2, 2018

posted Mar 2, 2018, 8:39 AM by Kaci Vandervorst

 HAPPY BIRTHDAY TODAY to Mrs. Rohrbach and on Sunday to Ella Brockel!


Congratulations to Kason Hinton who has qualified to compete at the state level competition, for the National Geography Bee! The South Dakota State Bee will be held at NSU on April 6, 2018. Good Luck!


There will be science quiz bowl practice on Monday, March 5 right after school. Please plan to attend if you are able. - Mrs. Erdmann


The following items are needed for play props. If anyone would be willing to let us borrow them until April 27th, it would be much appreciated. Old tire, pair of skis, decapitated doll, plastic fish (preferably one of those wall mounts that sings “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” a long rope.-Ms. Jundt


The track and field team is looking for a student manager for this season. If you are interested please see Mrs. Weismantel, Mr. Connell, or Mr. Wherry.


Yearbook order forms are available in the school office. Orders should be returned on or before March 15th. Pre-publication price is $30.00 per book. After March 15th the price will be $40.00 per book. 


Friday, March 2nd- Meeting Day


8:25-8:30 – Attendance in Homerooms (see below)

8:30-8:40 – Meeting #1 – FCA

8:40-8:50 – Meeting #2 – FCCLA

8:50-9:00 – Meeting #3 – NHS

9:00-9:10 – Meeting #4 – Science Fair Gold Medal Winners

9:10-9:30 – 1st Hour

9:33-10:13 – 7th Hour

10:16-10:56 – 8th Hour

10:59-11:39 – 9th Hour

11:42-12:22 – 5th Hour

(MS Classes/Study Hall – 11:42-12:02)

(MS Lunch – 12:02-12:22)

12:22-12:49 – 6th Hour

(Normal High School Lunch Times)

12:52-1:42 – 2nd Hour

1:45-2:35 – 3rd Hour

2:38-3:28 – 4th Hour

SENIORS: Mr. Billotto’s Room; JUNIORS: Mrs. Erdmann’s Room; SOPHOMORES: Ms. Jundt’s Room; FRESHMEN: Mr. Weismantel’s Room; 8th GRADE: 8th Homeroom; 7th GRADE: 7th Homeroom; 6th GRADE: 6th Homeroom



Friday, March 2nd- BBB Region 2B Tournament @ Highest Seed 7:00 PM

Saturday, March 3rd- 3-5 BBB @ Aberdeen (Aberdeen Simmons Elementary) 9:30 & 10:30 AM – Leave 7:30 AM

Monday, March 5th- 1st Day of Track Practice


Scholarship/Student Opportunities:

**Avera St. Luke’s Auxiliary is offering FIVE (5) - $500 scholarships to high school seniors interested in pursuing a health-related career.  Application available at  Applications are due on or before March 6, 2017

**FEM Electric will be sponsoring three students for a once in a lifetime trip to Washington, DC.  Juniors and seniors who live in the service area of FEM Electric are able to apply.  Application is due March 10, 2018.  See Mrs. Mettler for application.

**March 15, 2018 – Northern Plains Scholarship – Seniors – Encouraged, but not required, for the student to be seeking a degree or certification in agricultural studies – Parent or guardian must be a Northern Plains customer - awarding up to five - $1000 scholarships – see Mrs. Mettler for  application

**Black Hill Chapter Germans from Russia Heritage Society Essay Contest – Middle School through High School.  Due March 20, 2018.  See Mrs. Mettler for more information.

**March 23 – SD Youth Trooper Academy – Juniors/Seniors – Sponsored by the SD Highway Patrol – June 25 – 29, in Pierre, SD.  See Mrs. Mettler if interested.

**March 31, 2018 – Resource Conservation Speech Contest – 9th—12th grade – Topic “How Does Your Watershed?”  Cash prizes totaling $2,300.  See Mrs. Mettler for entry form.

**Applications are open until March 31, 2018 – Build Dakota Scholarship – Students must be interested in pursuing technical institute training in a qualifies program in South Dakota – apply through the Build Dakota website –

**April 1 – The Scottish Rite Foundation – Seniors – May attend a college, university, or post-secondary school of your choice – awarding 20 - $250 book grants.  See Mrs. Mettler for an application.

**April 6 – Valley Telecommunications Scholarship – Seniors – must live within the Valley Telecommunications exchange areas.  See Mrs. Mettler for an application form.

**Healthcare Career Camp – June 17 – 22 on the campus of USD.  Sophomores, juniors, and seniors in the fall of 2018 are eligible to attend.  Registration materials can be found at  Must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2018.  Camp tuition is $100.

**Deadlines will vary – Sioux Falls Community Foundation – Seniors – Over 50 different scholarship opportunities are available to students who will be attending college this fall – not every scholarship will be available to you.  Awards range from $250 - $5,000  per academic year.  I will give each senior a copy and you may also access it and apply directly at

Health Professions Career Camp – July 10 – 13 on campus of SDSU.  Juniors and seniors in the fall of 2018 are eligible to attend.  Registration materials can be found at  Camp enrollment is limited and filled on the first come, first-served basis.  Registration fee $100.