ANNOUNCEMENTS

Thursday, September 21, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENTS

September 21st, 2017

COLLEGE VISIT DATES

Mitchell Technical Institute will be here to visit with students Thursday, Oct. 19th at 1 p.m. Any sophomore, junior, or senior who are interested may visit with them.

 Tuesday, November 28th from 1:45-2:30pm the representative from South Dakota State University will be here to talk to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

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 MEETING

PLAY MEETING during 5B in the library TODAY.  No one will be allowed to sign you up so you must see

Mrs. Miller personally if you are planning to participate in the one-act play and can’t be at the meeting.

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*Monday’s JVFB game in Miller v Parkston will now be at 4:30 instead of 5:30.*

 SR.PARENTS will have a meeting on Sunday, September 24th at the Aud – 5:00.  All senior parents who are planning on participating Monday night at Coronation must attend this meeting.

 SCHWANS JUNIOR HIGH FUNDRAISER – The Junior High once again has chosen to team up with Schwan’s for their annual fundraiser this fall.  If you would like to be a part of this fundraiser, please mention code 34442 when ordering by phone or you can also enter this code online.  If you choose to do this, 20% of these sales will be donated back to the junior high class.  If you use an eGift card and mention the above code, 40% of those sales will be donated back to the class until October 28th.

 Want a chance to win $1,000 and a trip to D.C.?  If you do a lot of community service you should consider applying for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.  Speak with Mrs. Kroeplin for more information. The application is due by November 7.

 Juniors and Seniors will be attending the College Fair in Ft. Pierre on Monday, September 25. We will be eating at the Pizza Ranch. Please bring $9 to Ms. B by the 25th to pay for lunch.

Any Junior or Senior who is interested in taking an ACT prep course in Miller at a cost of $60 please see Ms. B.

 Sophomores:  Any sophomore interested in attending the Hugh O’Brian Youth Seminar this spring, please see Ms. B for more information.

 Any Senior who is interested in being a legislative page for the 2018 Legislative Session please see Ms. B for more information. Deadline is November 6, 2017.

 Order your 2017-18 yearbook now! This year the yearbook staff will be putting together a separate elementary yearbook in addition to the high school yearbook. High school yearbooks will remain at $35 and the elementary yearbooks will be $15. There will be a limited number of books so be sure to find Mrs. Brummel and get your order in now to secure your book!

 Huron Regional Medical Center is sponsoring a Health Careers Exploration Academy for grades 10-12 November 21-22, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  The Health Careers Exploration Academy is an experience that provides an excellent opportunity for high school students (grades 10-12) to explore different careers in health care under the guidance of healthcare professionals. Students spend the day observing and learning about the different career opportunities available at HRMC. In addition to a tour of HRMC, students engage in hands-on activities in the following career areas:  Laboratory, Nursing, Radiology, Physical, occupational and speech therapy, Medical coding, Surgery, Dietetics & Respiratory therapy

SENIORS:  Check the website for scholarship announcements.

 

DEPARTURES:    Thursday, 9/21 – K-12 Dismissal at 2:00

                                      - FB to Miller at 3:00

                                 Friday, 9/22 – FB to Miller at 1:15

                                        - FBCH to Miller at 1:15

                                 Saturday, 9/23 – JHVB to JVC at 7:15

                                        - VB to Mobridge at 8:15

                                  Monday, 9/25 – Jrs. & Srs to Ft. Pierre at 10:00, from the north doors

                                       -  XC to Miller at 12:30

                                       -  JHFB to Tulare at 2:00, release at 1:55

                                     - JVFB to Miller at 3:15, release at 3:10

                                       - VFB to Miller at 3:30

                                   Tuesday, 9/26 – FB to Miller at 3:30

                                        -  VB to Woonsocket at 4:15

                 Thursday, 9/28 – VB to TBA at TBA

                                     Friday, 9/29 – FB to Miller at 4:30

                                       - FBCH to Miller at 5:45

                                      Saturday, 9/30 – VB to TBA or here(TBA) at TBA or no

                                                               - JHFB to Onida at 8:30

 

ACTIVITIES:  Thursday, 9/21 – K-12 Dismissal – 2:00

                                                            - Parent Teachers – 2:30-8:00

                               Friday, 9/22 – No School

                                                       - FB at Miller v. Platte-Geddes – 7:00 (Miller Homecoming)

                                Saturday, 9/23 – JHVB at JVC Tourney - 9:00

                                                              - JHFB Jamboree at Onida – 10:00

                                                               - VB-CSDC at Mobridge – 11:00

 

 STAFF TICKET TAKERS:  Thursday, 10/5 – Jan Clement, Kelly Hague (Start Time – 4:00)

JR. CONCESSION WORKERS:  Thursday, 10/5 – Jacob Moser, Cade Wurts (Start Time – 4:00)

                                                                                                                             - Barry Johnson, Shiloa Bale (Start Time – 6:00)

SR. BINGO WORKERSThursday, 10/5 – Thomas Semmler, Dusty McCauley                   

 

LUNCH MENU:    THURSDAY – Sub Sandwiches                          FRIDAY – NO SCHOOL

                                                                  Potato Salad

                                        BREAKFAST – Donuts, Yogurt

                                                                

 

 

 

                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gallup Student Poll

Thursday, September 7, 2017

We will be administering the Gallup Student Poll to grades 5-12 in mid-October. The Gallup Student Poll is confidential and anonymous.

Since its launch in 2009, the Gallup Student Poll has helped schools serve students better by providing additional measures that matter for future success. Schools and districts receive streamlined, easy-to-read reports that include data by grade.

The 24 core items in the Gallup Student Poll measure several dimensions of student success, including engagement with school, hope for the future, entrepreneurial aspiration and career/financial literacy.

Engagement: The involvement in and enthusiasm for school. Engaged students are excited about what’s happening at their school and what they’re learning. Engaged students contribute to the learning environment, and they are psychologically committed to their school.

Hope: The ideas and energy students have for the future. Hope has also been linked to student success in school. Hopeful students are positive about the future, goal-oriented and can overcome obstacles in the learning process, enabling them to navigate a pathway to achieve their goals.

Entrepreneurial Aspiration: The talent and energy for building businesses that survive, thrive and employ others. By identifying and nurturing students’ innate entrepreneurial talent, educators can empower the next generation of innovators to spur and sustain long-term economic energy.

Career/Financial Literacy: The information, attitudes and behaviors that students need to practice for healthy participation in the economy. Wise economic choices can contribute to a thriving life.

If for some reason you do not want your child to take the poll, please contact Ms. Bergeson at the school at 852-2275 or by email brita.bergeson@k12.sd.us no later than September 29.

 

September Newsletter

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Please follow the link below for the September school newsletter.

September Newsletter

Miller/Highmore-Harrold Football Games Stream Live

Friday, September 1, 2017

All home Miller/Highmore-Harrold football games will stream live this football season.  To watch the Rustler football team please click on this link:

Www.millerrustlers.live

 

Go Rustler Football!!!

8-14-2017 Board Agenda

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

 

Highmore-Harrold School District #34-2

School Board Meeting Agenda August 14, 2017

I. Call to Order (7:00 pm)/Pledge of Allegiance
II. Approve/Amend Agenda
III. Approve minutes of July 10, 2017 Board Meeting and July 25, 2017 Special Meeting
IV. Approve Bills and Financial Reports
V. Conflicts Disclosure
VI. Public Input
VII. Reports and Discussion Items
A. Superintendent/High School Principal’s Report
1. Month in Review
2. In-Service
3. Concession stand advisor plan
4. Building and Grounds Update
B. Business Manager’s Report
1. Budget adjustments for CO and SPED
VIII. Old Business
A. Change Order Procedure Discussion
IX. New Business
A. Motion to Approve Wade Hoesing as volunteer JH Football coach
B. Motion to Approve Patty Mills as part-time cook
C. Motion to Approve Danielle Etzkorn as contracted RN
D. Motion to Approve Open Enrollments 2017A and 2017B
X. Next Regular Board Meeting: Monday, September 11, 2017 at 7:00pm
XI. Motion to go into Executive Session for Student Matter SDCL 1-25-2 (2)
XII. Motion to Adjourn

7-25-17 Special Board Meeting

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Highmore-Harrold School District #34-2

School Board Special Meeting Agenda July 25, 2017

I. Call to Order (1:00 pm)/Pledge of Allegiance
II. Approve/Amend Agenda
III. Building and Grounds
A. Discussion on boiler project with JCI
B. Motion to Approve contract and proceed with design build energy project with Johnson Controls or Motion to Proceed with design build energy project, with contract approval pending school lawyer feedback.
C. Elementary project update
IV. Motion to Adjourn

7-10-17 Board Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Highmore-Harrold School District #34-2

School Board Meeting Agenda July 10, 2017

I. Call to Order (7:00 pm)/Pledge of Allegiance
II. Approve/Amend Agenda
III. Approve minutes of June 12, 2017 Board Meeting and June 26, 2017 Special Meeting
IV. Approve Bills and Financial Reports
V. Conflicts Disclosure
1. Motion to Acknowledge that board member Rod Domke will benefit from his spouse’s contract as elementary teacher and that offering her a contract is reasonable and not contrary to the public interest.
2. Motion to Acknowledge that Superintendent Quinton Cermak will benefit from his spouse’s contract as elementary secretary and that offering her a contract is reasonable and not contrary to the public interest.
VI. Public Input
VII. Reports and Discussion Items
A. Superintendent/High School Principal’s Report
1. Job Opening update (kitchen aide)
2. Summer school wrap and summary
3. 5 year Capital Outlay discussion-athletic complex vision and preliminary planning
B. Business Managers Report
1. Motion to transfer $166,666.67 from Capital Outlay to Bond Redemption
2. 2017-2018 Budget Hearing and Means of Finance
3. Motion to Approve 3rd and final reading of 2017-2018 Budget
4. Traffic and school zone discussion/quote from Hyde County Sherriff’s office
VIII. Old Business
A. 2nd Reading of Concussion Return to Play Policy, Motion to Approve
B. Building and Grounds Update
IX. REORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD
A. Reading of Oath for members Jennifer Semmler, Michael Bollweg and Clint Buchholz
B. Vote for Board Officers-President and Vice President
X. Motion to Approve District Representatives:
A. Approve School Attorney (Rodney Freeman)
B. Designate Official Legal Newspaper (Highmore Herald)
C. Approve Heartland Bank and Quoin Bank as banks of depository for school funds.
D. Authorize Superintendent and Business Manager as official purchasing agents for the School District for the 2017-2018 school year.
E. Authorize Business Manager to be custodian of all financial accounts for the School District for the 2017-2018 school year.
F. Authorize Title I policy, Title I advisory council and authorize Mrs. Ev Wheelhouse to be Title I Director and Mr. Cermak for REAP.
G. Authorize Mr. Grant Vander Vorst to be Director of Special Education Program, Mrs. Ev Wheelhouse to be Title IX Coordinator and Mrs. Heather Trefz to be Section 504 Coordinator
H. Approve Indian Policies and Procedures
I. Designate Hyde County Sherriff as Truancy Officer
J. Appoint School lunch officer (Paula H.)
K. Approve listing of contracted salaries for the 2017-2018
L. Authorize emergency school bus assistance pact
M. Set rates for mileage, meals, lodging for authorized employees and School Board travel (current state rate is $0.42/mile): Breakfast $5.00, Lunch $9.00, Dinner $12.00 in state.  Out of state: Breakfast $8.00, Lunch $11.00, Dinner $17.00
N. Set School Lunch prices for the 2017-2018 school year.  Currently the prices are: K-4, $2.55; 5-12, $2.80.  Recommend that lunch prices stay the same.  Current milk price is $0.25.  Recommend that milk price stay the same.
O. Set Breakfast prices for the 2017-2018 school year.  Current prices are: K-12, $1.65; Staff, $1.95.  Recommend that breakfast prices stay the same.
P. Set admission prices for varsity events and activity tickets.  Currently single-event admission is: Students, $2.00; Adults $4.00.  Activity tickets: Students, $20.00; Adults, $40.00; Senior citizens, $20.00.  Recommend that all activity prices remain the same.
Q. Set price of Hisodak. Current price is $35.00.  Recommend Hisodak price remains the same.
R. Set price for Driver’s education.  Current price is $250.00.  Recommend that Driver’s education price remains the same.
S. Set rate of pay for substitutes.  Current rates: $80 for single day substitute teacher, $100 for long-term substitute teacher (10 plus consecutive days for the same teacher), $9.50/hr for substitute custodian and cook.  Recommend stay the same.
T. Set D.A.R.E. advisor stipend at $500.
U. Set time and place for regular School Board meetings.  Currently at 7:00 pm on the second Monday of each month in the high school business classroom.
V. Discussion about School Board salary
1. Currently $50 plus mileage per meeting (regular and special), can by law bump it to $75 plus mileage. 
2. Committee meeting pay?  (Currently receive no pay for committee meetings) 
W. Appoint Board representatives:
1. Budget committee (currently Bollweg, Domke, Stephenson)
2. Negotiations committee (currently Bollweg, Haiwick, Semmler)
3. Building/Grounds committee (currently Buchholz, Knox, Stephenson)
4. Curriculum/AdvancED committee (currently Haiwick, Semmler)
5. Insurance committee (currently Buchholz, Knox, Stephenson)
6. Athletic Co-op committee (all board, Bollweg, Knox, Stephenson)
7. Crisis Management committee (currently Buchholz, Knox)
8. Transportation committee (currently Bollweg, Knox)
9. Wellness Policy Chair (currently Domke)
10. Policy Committee (currently Stephenson, Semmler, Domke)
11. Pre-School Committee (currently Semmler, Stephenson, Domke)
XI. New Business
A. Motion to Approve contract with Hand County Community Health
B. Motion to Surplus broken TV from wrestling room to be disposed of
C. Motion to Approve contract: Quinton Cermak, Junior High Football Coach
XII. Next Regular Board Meeting: Monday, August 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm
XIII. Motion to Adjourn

6-26-17 Board Agenda-Special Meeting

Friday, June 23, 2017

Highmore-Harrold School District #34-2
School Board Special Meeting Agenda June 26, 2017

I. Call to Order (5:30 pm)/Pledge of Allegiance
II. Approve/Amend Agenda
III. Building and Grounds Report
A. Update on fuel tank and playground equipment
B. Update on property tax hearing
C. Motion to Approve bid and enter into contract with Puetz Corporation for purpose of demolition, rebuilding, and renovating the elementary building for $2,789,000
IV. Motion to Adjourn

 

6-12-17 Board Agenda

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Highmore-Harrold School District #34-2
School Board Meeting Agenda June 12, 2017

I. Call to Order (7:00 pm)/Pledge of Allegiance
II. Approve/Amend Agenda
III. Approve minutes of May 8, 2017 Board Meeting
IV. Approve Bills and Financial Reports
V. Conflicts Disclosure
VI. Public Input
A. Indian Policies and Procedures
VII. Reports and Discussion Items
A. Superintendent/High School Principal’s Report
1. Month in Review
2. SBAC preliminary results
3. Aide positions update-kitchen and PreK?
4. Property Tax Appeal Hearing 6/15
5. Back to school in-service update
B. Elementary Principal’s Report
1. End of year questionnaire
2. Summer IEP meetings/workshops
3. Grant Application Status
C. Business Manager’s Report
1. Motion to Approve Speech Services Contract with A-B-O
2. Fund Balances and Cash Flow
3. Second Reading of the 2017-2018 Budget
VIII. Old Business
A. Building and Grounds Report/Updates
1. Elementary Project
2. Boiler Project
3. Additional information
IX. New Business
A. Motion to Approve School Handbooks for 2017-2018
B. Review of Concussion Policy/Review medical personnel for clearance to play
C. Motion to Surplus Computer Towers; broken band cymbals
X. Next Regular Board Meeting: Monday, July 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm
XI. Motion to Enter Executive Session for Personnel Matters SDCL 1-25-2 (1)
XII. Motion to Enter Executive Session for Student Matters SDCL 1-25-2 (2)
XIII. Motion to Adjourn

5-8-17 Board Agenda

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Highmore-Harrold School District #34-2

School Board Meeting Agenda May 8, 2017

I. Call to Order (7:00 pm)/Pledge of Allegiance
II. Approve/Amend Agenda
III. Approve minutes of April 10, 2017 Board Meeting
IV. Approve Bills and Financial Reports
V. Conflicts Disclosure
VI. Public Input
VII. Reports and Discussion Items
A. Superintendent/High School Principal’s Report
1. Month in Review
a) Testing, Prom, Land Judging, Baccalaureate
2. Month in Preview
a) Semester Tests, Acad./Ath. Awards, Year-end get together, Graduation, Drivers Ed.
3. Renting storage unit for elementary classroom items
4. Teaching position openings update
B. Elementary Principal’s Report
1. Misc. Items
C. Business Manager’s Report
1. 2017-2018 Budget discussion
2. Health Insurance
3. Motion to Accept milk bid with escalator
4. Motion to Approve contract Addendum for Jackie Miller-3 Act Play
VIII. Old Business
A. Building and Grounds Report
1. District property survey update
2. Building bidding/project update
IX. New Business
A. Motion to submit votes for SDHSAA –Representative and Constitutional Amendment
B. Motion to Accept resignation of Amber Carroll as contracted nurse
C. Motion to Approve diplomas for seniors who have met the graduation requirements of the SD state Board of Education and Highmore-Harrold Board of Education
D. Motion to Approve contracts with certified, classified, and administrative staff for the 2017-2018 school year
X. Next Regular Board Meeting: Monday, June 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm
XI. Motion to Enter Executive Session for Student Matters SDCL 1-25-2 (2)
XII. Motion to Enter Executive Session for Personnel SDCL 1-25-2 (1)
XIII. Motion to Adjourn

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415 Iowa Ave South, PO Box 416
Highmore, SD 57345
High School (605) 852-2275
Elementary (605) 852-2276
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