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Daily Announcements for:  Monday, March 27, 2023

For PreK-12th Students:

Thought of the Day:  “You’re off to great places.  Today is your day!  Your mountain is waiting, so get on you way!” – Dr. Seuess

Random Fact of the Day:  The plastic tips of shoelaces are called aglets.  These tips can also be made of metal.  Its purpose is to help make the lace easier to hold when running through the holes of the shoes.

This Week’s Lunch Menu and Helpers:
Monday, Mar. 27:  Cowboy stew, Jane DeLange

Tuesday, Mar. 28:  Pizza, Jeanette Pheifer

Wednesday, Mar. 29:  Spaghetti, Judy Hansum

Thursday, Mar. 30:  Surprise (Isabella’s senior meal), Lois VanDusseldorp

Friday, Mar. 31:  NO HOT LUNCH

Next Week’s Lunch Menu and Helpers:
Monday, April 3:  Taco Soup, Lonnie Timmermans

Tuesday, April 4:  Quesadillas, Elaine Veurink

Wednesday, April 5:  Chicken Patty Sandwich, Jody Niewenhuis,

Thursday, April 6:  Pancakes, Jamie Munneke

Friday, April 7:  NO SCHOOL

2022/2023 Prairie Readers Schedule of Events:
11:00 - 2nd-6th eat
11:10 - 8-12th eat
11:30 - leave for Armour

12:00-12:05 Arrive at Armour Gym

12:10 Readers/Time Keepers/Scores Meeting in Music Room

Welcome & Instructions for participants in Gym.

12:30-1:45 Competition (Substitute every 15 minutes for teams)

1:45-2:15 Juice/Cookie Break….results will be tabulated; move back into Gym & wait patiently.

2:15 to 3:00 Awards in the Gym

3:20 - arrive back at school.

For 7th-12th Grade Students:

Lunch Times for today:  12:40 p.m. – seniors; 12:41 p.m. – juniors; 12:42 p.m. – freshmen/sophomores; 12:43 p.m. – junior high

Friday Lunch Room Duty:  JUNIORS – after lunch you will clean tables, check microwaves, close the milk cooler, and empty the trash.

Friday 6th hr:  CHOIR

Today’s late work report:  91 assignments by 24 kids

The following owe $20 for banquet – Josie B, Corbin D, Kalee D, Gabriella O, Jamie B, Peter B, Tony H, Carter VP, Isabella B, Carlee O, Kennedy S.   

Hayden H, Carlee O, Mary Lou S, and Sean S turn in your senior profiles BY WEDNESDAY or you will not be featured in our local papers!

Sabas, Garth, Ryder, Gabby:  Turn your permission form for the career day in to Mrs. Veurink.

Football informational meeting at 7pm in the Armour lunch room.  This will be for FB players and coaches only.

High School Students:  If you would be interested in going to Pierre this week Friday, March 31 – April 1, to participate in a Mock legislation process please contact Cassidy Vanden Hoek or Mrs. Van Dusseldorp.  Saturday morning, after a lock in at Stanley Count High School Gym, the group will go to the capitol and hold a mock session on the floor of the State House of Representative until 3:00 on Saturday afternoon. 

Grades 3-8, and 11: Testing begins next week!  Students must have their own wired headphones, no bluetooth earbuds.

Track practice today in Lake.  HS leave time is 7:35 A.M. tomorrow morning from DC.  No JH practice tomorrow.


Tomorrow we will switch periods 4 and 6.  Plan accordingly.

For Preschool-6th Grade Students:

Lunch Times:  11:40 a.m. – preschool; 11:45 a.m. – kindergarten;  11:50 a.m. – 1st/2nd grades; 11:55 p.m. – 3rd/4th grades; 12:00 p.m. – 5th/6th grades

Friday 6th hr:  CHOIR

Grades 3-8, and 11: Testing begins next week!  Students must have their own wired headphones, no bluetooth earbuds.

Track practice today in Lake. No JH practice tomorrow.

Kora B owes $4 for a reed.

Young band festival is tomorrow.  5th and 6th be at school at 7:45 a.m.  Lunch is provided.  Remember you instrument, music, and water bottle.  You may wear jeans.  T-shirts will be provided at registration.  Concert is at 4:00 p.m. at the Mitchell Performing Arts Center and the public is encouraged to attend.  Students should arrive back to DCS around 6:00 p.m.

Parents/Readers on the Web:

TONIGHT is the annual Society Meeting beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the gymnasium.  You will be asked to approve a new budget and vote for new board members at this meeting.  The nominees for new board members are Sarah BaanHofman, Mona DeGroot, Traci Niewenhuis, Otto Qualm, Corey Vander Pol, and Randy Veurink.

Drivers wanted for Prairie Readers on Wednesday!  Leave DC approximately 11:30 a.m. will return by the end of the school day.  Contact Mrs. Middendorp if you are willing to help with this.

Senior Parents – invitations went home last week with your senior for the parent senior banquet. 

The juniors are looking for the following items to borrow for banquet: white bistro table and chairs, rustic white window frame, white and blue Christmas lights, and white plant stands. If you are willing to let the juniors borrow any of these items, please let Jenna Masur know: or 605-840-1782.

The DCS Student Council and Chapel Committee would like to invite everyone to Easter Chapel and Breakfast on Thursday, April 6, at 8:30 a.m. in the DCS gym.  A complimentary breakfast consisting of Dutch Oven Bakery rolls, fruit, juice, and coffee will be served.  This will be followed by a special Easter Chapel.

5th-8th grade vocal musicians will present a vocal recital of solos and small ensemble numbers on Monday, April 17, at 1:00 p.m. in the music room.  This is primarily for parents, grandparents and special supporting friends of the students.  Please plan to join us from 1:00 p.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m.  A schedule will be sent home with students and by email with more specific details.

Know any 3, 4, and 5 year olds that are ready for a new adventure?  Preschool and kindergarten open house is next Tuesday, April 4th, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.  Parents and future preschoolers and kindergartners are invited to join us that evening and learn about our programs, meet the teachers, and explore the classrooms!

Nominees for fellowship officers are needed for the next meeting on May 1st when elections will be held.  Please prayerfully consider serving God in this way.  If you have questions or are willing to put your name in, you may contact Sarah BaanHofman, Jamie Munneke, or Traci Niewenhuis.

Today’s Absences

Peter B

Carly VH – leaving at 2:15

LaDean DH

Upcoming Absences

Wednesday, March 29

                Kalee D – leaving at 12:15

                Kahne D

Upcoming School Excused Absences

Tuesday, March 28

                Isabella B, Anna DH, Allison M, Sabas DH, Kalee D

Wednesday, March 29

                Dismiss at 11:10 - Kathryn, Lanford, Brooklyn, Alyssa, Peter, Jamie, Danica, Tate, and Hayden, Eilie, Felicity, Audrey, and Cheyenne    

Friday, March 31

                Danica M

                Alyssa M

                Hayden H

                Brooklyn H

                Carter VP

                Kahne D

                Kalee D

                Tony H

Wednesday, April 5


Upcoming Events

Mar. 27     Society Meeting, 7:30 p.m.

Mar. 28     HS TM at Vermillion

                    Young Band Festival in Mitchell

Mar. 29     Prairie Readers

Mar. 31     5th-8th Armour Vocal Contest

                    Eligibility Check

                    State Archery at BHSU

Apr.  4        JH/HS TM SCC location TBD, 12:00 p.m.

                    Early Childhood Open House, 5:30-7 p.m.

Apr. 6         HS TM Burnell Glanzer Relays, at Parkston 12:00 p.m.

                    All School Chapel

                    5th- 8th DCS Vocal Contest, 1-4 p.m.

Apr. 7         Good Friday, No School

Apr. 10      Easter break, No School

                    JH TM at Gregory, 1:00 p.m.

                    VGM at Mitchell, 10:30 a.m.

Apr. 11      HS TM at Wagner, 2:00 p.m.

                    JH/JV GM Burke/Gregory, 10:00 a.m.


Apr. 13      JH TM Corsica-Stickney, 1:00 p.m.

                    HS TM Avon, 4:30 p.m.

                    VGM at Yankton, 9:00 a.m.

Apr. 14      Jr./Sr. Banquet

                    Eligibility Check

Apr. 17      Parent/Sr. Banquet

Apr. 18      HS TM Corsica-Stickney, 1:00 p.m.

                    JH/JV GM Scotland/Avon, 10:00 a.m.

Apr. 20      JH TM Platte-Geddes, 10:00 a.m.

                    PreK – 12 Spring Concert and ART fair

Apr. 21      VGM Burke/Gregory, 10:00 a.m.

Apr. 24      JH TM GPC, 11:00 a.m.

Apr. 25      HS TM GPC, 11:00 a.m.

                    JH/JV GM Burke/Platte, 10:00 a.m.

Apr. 26      5th-8th Band Contest in Platte

Apr. 28      VGM Avon/Scotland, 10:00 a.m.

                    Eligibility Check

Apr. 29      HS TM Lake Andes, 9:00 a.m.

May 1        JH TM Wagner, 3:00 p.m.

                    Fellowship Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

May 2        HS TM LMVC at Armour, 2:00 p.m.

                    JH/JV GM Avon/BonHomme, 10:00 a.m.

May 4        All State Jazz Band and Show Choir, Rapid City

May 5        All State Jazz Band and Show Choir, Rapid City

                    HS TM Howard Wood

                    VGM Burke/Platte, 10:00 a.m.

May 6        All State Jazz Band and Show Choir, Rapid City

                    HS TM Howard Wood

May 9        JH/HS TM Fort Randall, 11:00 a.m.


May 12      HS TM Parkston, 2:00 p.m.

                    VGM Avon/BonHomme, 10:00 a.m.

                    All School Chapel

May 16      Pre-Region GM, 10:00 a.m.

May 17      11:45 a.m. dismissal

                    Last Day of school

                    End of 4th Quarter

                    End of 2nd Semester

May 18      Teacher In-Service

                    Region 6B TM

May 19      Teacher In-Service

                    Region 4B GM, 9:30 a.m.

May 20      Graduation, 2 p.m.

May 25      State TM

May 26      State TM

May 27      State TM

June 5        State GM