ANNOUNCEMENTS

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENTS

November 22nd, 2017

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COLLEGE VISIT DATES

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.

 A representative from BHSU will be here on Monday, December 4 at noon.

A representative from Presentation College will be here Thursday, December 7 at noon.

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 Elks Hoop Shoot will be on Sunday, December 3rd at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church at 210 East Broadway in Pierre.  This contest is for boys and girls ages 8 to13.  Registration begins at 4:30 pm

 11 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS CASH:  Who doesn’t need some extra cash around the holidays?  Zoe and Halle Tvedt are fundraising for a trip to Germany next summer to play basketball with NBC camps.  Buy a raffle ticket for $10 and you will have multiple chances to win $25-$100 in cash!  Every day we will be drawing a name for cash starting from Monday, December 1st through Friday, December 15th.  As an added bonus, your name will be put back in the pot even after you win so you will continue to have the opportunity to win more than once.  Please see Zoe or Halle if you would like to purchase tickets.  Thank you for your support!

FCCLA Members, Please sign up to bring a couple dozen cookies for the Civic & Commerce/Tour of Homes event on Monday, November 27 (The Monday after Thanksgiving).  We need to have 20 dozen cookies total so even if you could bring 1 or 2 dozen that would help a lot! There is a sign-up sheet by the FACS room.  J ALSO, in need of one or two people to help be greeters at the homes for the TOUR of Homes. It would only be for 1 ½ - 2 hours and would look great for scholarships!

 This week is National Family Week sponsored by FCCLA.  Check out the Thankful Tree in the Gym.  Check out the Highmore FCCLA Chapter Facebook Page for some fun family ideas over the Thanksgiving Weekend. 

 10 RESERVED PARKING SPOTS FOR SALE AT THE HIGHMORE AUD FOR THE GBB & BBB SEASON:  The sophomore class is selling 10 reserved parking spots for the HOME Girls and Boys Basketball 2017-18 seasons.  For $125 you are guaranteed a reserved front row parking spot for approximately 18 home events at the auditorium.   This will include any district events that we might host at the end of the season.    If interested please call Ms. Jen at the school at 852-2275 or Heather McDonnell at 870-1244. 

 FCCLA is selling SUPPORT YOUR TROOPS bracelets for $2.  If you would like to buy some please go to the FACS room.

 

DEPARTURES:   Wednesday, 11/22 – K-12 Dismissal at 12:45

                                       - WRP to Miller at 1:15

                              Friday, 11/24 – WRP to Miller at 8:15

 

 ACTIVITIES:  Thursday, 11/22 – HAPPY THANKSGIVING

                                

LUNCH MENU:  WEDNESDAY – Corn Dogs                                   THURSDAY – HAPPY THANKSGIVING

                                                                    Baked Beans

                                       BREAKFAST – Egg, Cheese Omelet                      

 

10-9-2017 Board Agenda

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Highmore-Harrold School District #34-2

School Board Meeting Agenda October 9, 2017


I. Call to Order (7:00 pm)/Pledge of Allegiance
II. Motion to Approve/Amend Agenda
III. Motion to Approve minutes of September 11, 2017 Board Meeting
IV. Motion to Approve Bills and Financial Reports
V. Conflicts Disclosure
VI. Public Input
VII. Reports and Discussion Items
A. Superintendent/High School Principal’s Report
1. Proactive Admissions
2. PTC Attendance Numbers:
3. Health Screenings/Flu Shots (Product of Wellmark Insurance)
4. FFA National Convention Oct 21-28
5. NHS Induction Ceremony – Nov 6 in East Wing
6. Building Projects Update – 3 week schedule
B. Elementary Principal’s Report
1. PTC Attendance Numbers:
2. Student Council
3. Visit from Mrs. Daugaard
4. Love Your Neighbor Grant
C. Business Manager’s Report
1. Miscellaneous items
VIII. Old Business
A. Motion to Approve Second Reading of Criminal Background Check Policy GCDB (Updated)
B. Motion to Approve Second Reading of Noncriminal Justice Applicant’s Privacy Rights GCDB-E (1)
IX. New Business
A. First Reading of Conflict of Interest Disclosure and Authorization Policy AH
B. First Reading of Board Member Conflict of Interest Policy BBFA
C. Motion to Approve Resignation Diane Beastrom as Junior Class Magazine Sales Advisor
D. Motion to Approve Ken Jones Contract Amendment-addition of 6th class per negotiated agreement
E. Motion to Approve Change Order #2
F. Motion to Approve Change Order #3
G. *Motion to Approve Resignation Dee Nemec elementary aide effective 12/22/17
H. *Motion to Approve Open Enrollments 2017C and 2017D
X. Next Regular Board Meeting scheduled for Monday, November 13 at 7:00 pm
XI. Motion to Adjourn

281 TOURNEY SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY - 9/30

Friday, September 29, 2017

281 VB tourney starts at 1:00 in Forestburg tomorrow and HH plays WW in the second match starting around 2:30.

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

 
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2017 Highmore-Harrold School District
415 Iowa Ave South, PO Box 416
Highmore, SD 57345
High School (605) 852-2275
Elementary (605) 852-2276
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