Thursday, November 9, 2017

November 9, 2017

Thursday – November 9, 2017
Blue Day – No Tutoring
Eligibility and MS Updates due at noon today!
No School Tomorrow!!!!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Andrew Zens! 
A huge thank you to the HS Student Council for a wonderful Veterans Day Program this morning.  Isn't it a wonderful thing that so many have stepped forward, building a path of patriotism for our youth to follow -Thank  You Veterans

A pat on the back to our SC Quiz Bowl team – Trent K, Koby L, Quentin S, Kyle Z, and Sarah M.  They were defeated by Ethan and are no longer in the competition, but we are no less proud of them.  I firmly believe that everyone should listen to the pod casts and see how many of the answers you can get!

Ms.  Bratcher will be leaving around 1:00 today.  There will be no 5th band.  7th grade will report to study hall with Mrs. Vermeulen at 2:39 and 6th grade study hall with Mrs. Ischen. 

8th girls are at Woonsocket today.

Winterguard will practice at 5:30 at SC today.

3/4th boys practice at Woonsocket tonight.

Good Luck to our players participating in the Cancer Tournament this Saturday.  The Blackhawks girls play MVP in the first game of the morning session.  The Blackhawk boys play Springs in the first game of the afternoon session!  Have Fun!

Good Luck to the 8th Gals as they participate in the Hanson Tourney on Saturday.  They hit the court with Menno at 10:00am.

3/4th Girls practice at 10:00 Saturday in Woonsocket.  Don’t forget to bring your scrimmage form with you to practice!

BUSSING NOTE…………Just a reminder please call the office or send a note with your child with any changes to your normal bus routine.  Again yesterday we ran into a situation where the office had a note and the bus driver had a text with a different drop off – which came first the note or the text?  What happens if your normal driver isn’t driving that day?  The procedure the office takes when changes are made to the “normal” routine is…….A note for each student involved (Pre-K thru 1st gets handed to the teacher and 2nd through 12th gets placed on their locker) is created as well as a note for each bus involved. We also try to keep a daily log of changes for a quick reference in the office.  We really do aim to please but also need your cooperation.
It’s eligibility day.  Be on the lookout for missing assignment reports!

Gone to Oral Interp on Tuesday, November 14th are Samantha D, Madi M, Renee’ Farmer, and Katie Schmit.

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BREAKING NEWS – 5/6th Basketball - The basketball games on Tuesday with Howard will be girls only, no boys game. An Additional News Break.........The 5/6th boys will scimmage prior to the girls game

Tuesday, November 14th open gyms for 7-12 basketball players will begin. Boys will have a meeting at 3:00 at SC with open gym to follow.   Girls will have a meeting at 3:00 at Woonsocket with open gym to follow. 
Basketball Open Gyms:
        Girls on the 14th and 16th at Woonsocket and the 20th and 21st at Sanborn.
        Boys on the 14th and 16th at Sanborn and the 20th and 21st at Woonsocket.                                                                                                                                                                                                 
The Blackhawk football program will have their awards night on Thursday, November 16 at Woonsocket at 7:00 pm.  This is for all players 7-12.  Guest speaker will be record breaking QB from DWU – Dillon Turner. 
Woonsocket Parents – bring hot dish/main dish    Wessington Springs Parents – bring dessert
Sanborn Central Parents – bring salad/side dish 

District 4 LDEs at MTI on Monday, November 13th: Leave Woonsocket at 12:30 p.m. and Sanborn Central at 12:45 p.m.  Be changed into OD before the bus is scheduled to leave.  List of attendees: Madi Moody, Austin Schmit, Alex Wormstadt, Eric Ruml, Tater Moody, Cayden Slykhuis, Aiden Wormstadt, Samantha Dean, Harley Kneen, Shania Cornelius, Mason Moody, Trent Kingsbury, Sarah Morgan, Catherine Bechen, Katie Schmit, Chloe Ruml

FFA Fruit orders are due November 13th – FFA Fruit will be delivered on Tuesday, November 28th. Please email Mr. Gross ( if the deadline is approaching and an FFA member has not visited you or check out the links below and return your order and payment to the school…….Pictures of all the yummy items for sale Order form

Students attending the JH music festival on November 21st:  Turn in $7 lunch money ASAP!  Ellie K, Shania C, Ellie E, Katie M, Brady L, Leighton T, Brighten H, Dayton E, Mason M, Dana S, Michael H, and Sidney S

 Concession stand workers for the Cancer Tournament on November 11th are: Mark and Kate Schelske, Kayla Hanebuth, Steve and Roxann Larson, Jeremy and Ashly Uecker, and Quentin and Tana Slykhuis

For the JH and HS Blackhawk Football awards night on November 16 at Woonsocket at 7:00 pm we are asking the following for the potluck: Woonsocket Parents – bring hot dish/main dish, Wessington Springs Parents – bring dessert, and Sanborn Central Parents – bring salad/side dish.  Thank you to all parents in advance for providing to the pot luck. 

Veterans Day dinner Sunday November 12, 2017 at 12pm at the Artesian Community Center.  The dinner is free for veterans and all others we ask a free will donation.  The dinner is sponsored by the Artesian American Legion Auxiliary and Legion.  Please RSVP to Laura Pearson at 605-999-2139 if you are planning on attending.

Veterans pot luck supper sponsored by Tormey-Stach #93, Letcher will be held Sunday November 12, at 6:00 pm. This is for all military present or past, and their families. A short program will be held after supper. Bring a dish to share. Drinks are furnished. 

Friday – November 10th:  NO SCHOOL             
Saturday – November 11th:  5/6th Cancer Tourney @ SC 
         8th Girls @ Hanson
        3/4th G @ Woony 10:00am
Monday – November 13th: Orange Day   FFA Leadership – Bus 12:45  
        5/6th G/B @ Hitch/Tul 6:00
        Bd meeting 7:00pm    
        3/4th Boys @ Woony   
        Winterguard 5:30 SC
Tuesday – November 14th: Blue Day   5/6th G/B vs. Howard @ Woony   
        Oral Interp @ Mitchell
        Winterguard 5:30 SC    
        7-12 Girls BB @ Woony 3:00
        7-12 Boys BB @ SC 3:00
Wednesday – November 15th: Orange Day     Rock Solid @ Letcher  
        WWTs @ Artesian
        Lake Area 11:50
Thursday – November 16th: Blue Day   3/4th Boys @ Woony   
        7-12 Girls Open Gym Woony
        7-12 Boys Open Gym @ SC 
        FB Awards Pot Luck 7:00 Woony
Today’s Menu: Pork Rib on a Bun – Tri-Tater – Mixed Vegetables – Salad Bar – Fruit Choice – Milk Choice

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.  ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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