Garretson's football game on Friday night has a chance to be Keloland's Game of the Week. Here is the link to go and vote! Vote Now! https://www.keloland.com/sports/viewers-choice-poll.
The JH/JV football games in Hurley today have been cancelled. They will not be rescheduled. Grades 9-12 will practice today at 3:30pm.
A BBQ meal benefit for the Erickson family of Hills/Beaver Creek will be at tonights Volleyball game starting at 5:30pm. HBC staff will be serving BBQ sandwich, chips, pop and cookie (suggested donation of $7 per meal) All proceeds from the meal and concessions will go to the family. Ethan is a 6th grader who is batteling cancer for the second time.
It's OFFICIAL! Garretson Soccer is going to the playoffs! The first round will be held in Vermillion tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct 2 @ 2:00. Location is Cotton Park, located on Dakota Street.
Hope to see everyone out and about today for Homecoming. The Parade starts at 1:00 and the Community Pep Rally will follow in the New Gym. Reminder that student will be dismissed when the Pep Rally is finished and the buses will run at that time, approximately 2:45. Go Big Blue!
Way to GO Blue Dragon Marching Band! They are Bringing Home 1st Place from the Class A Competition in Arlington!
The JV Football Game scheduled for Monday October 1, 2018 vs Chester Area has been cancelled. The JH Game vs Chester Area will be played as scheduled starting at 4:00pm.
Good News! Some city streets will be usable for the parade on Friday! The parade route will now be our original route which starts on 4th Street by Palisades Manor then turns South on Main. Due the Main Street construction, we will end at "O's". All students will be accompanied back to the school thru the alley behind "O's".
Schedule Change for Thursday's Volleyball action in Parker. 3:45 start for 7th grade; 4:30 - 8th Grade; 5:15 C game; 6:30 JV, followed by the Varsity. Best of Luck to our Volleyballers!
Come Give give Blood today (9/269/) 7:30-10:30 and 12:00-2:30! The Blood Mobile is located in the School Parking Lot! Hot to see you there!
JH/JV Football games originally scheduled to be played in Baltic will be played IN GARRETSON due to field conditions in Baltic. JH will play at 4:00, followed by JV at 5:00.
Girls Soccer vs SFC from last night has been postponed to Thursday, September 27th in Garretson. Varsity at 5:00 pm, JV at 6:45.
We have added a cross country meet to the schedule. The XC team will be headed to the Platte-Geddes Invitational XC meet tomorrow, Saturday, September 22. The meet begins at 10:00 at the Lake Platte Golf Course, 2 miles West of Platte. Good Luck Blue Dragons!
Tonight's soccer game vs. Sioux Falls Christian has been postponed due to weather. Makeup date will be announced after it is set.
Tonight's Varsity Soccer Game against Sioux Falls Christian has be moved to 7:00. The JV game has been CANCELLED.
Unfortunately mother nature has reared its ugly head again...because of the amount of rain we've received the past several days the roof in our New Gym has been affected. Because of this we will be moving all of our Matches tonight with Chester Area to the Old Gym. The schedule will go as followed: 3:30 8th Grade 4:15 7th Grade 5:15 "C" Game 6:15 JV Game
The Cross Country Meet in Dell Rapids has been CANCELLED due to lightning!
Greetings! Getting our students to and from school safely is one of our top priorities. Recent changes in the Garretson street project have made this priority a little more challenging. In the past week, with Main Street being closed, we have seen an increase in the number of people using the school’s parking lot as a “through street,” going from Main Street to Second Street (even when the busses are loading or unloading). Vehicles entering the lot from the side with the "do not enter" signs create a very serious safety concern, especially when our students are arriving for or departing from school. When dropping off or picking up your children from school, there is a designated area for parents to drop off and pick of their children. The parent drop off and pick up area is in the WEST parking lot, at the gym entrance. We request that all parents use this area for both drop off and pick up before and after school. The area by the East parking lot is reserved for busses only when students are arriving in the morning and leaving in the afternoon. Student safety is our top concern as our students arrive and leave from the schoolhouse. Keeping traffic to a minimum allows our walkers and bus-riding students to get to where they need to be in a safe manner. Thanks for your patience as the City works through their project. We’re all looking forward to seeing it completed. We appreciate your help in keeping our kids safe! Thanks you for your help, Guy Johnson, Superintendent
Reminder: School is dismissing at 1:30 tomorrow (Wednesday, Sept. 19) for Teacher Inservice
2018 Parade Route is available by clicking the following link. If you would like to participate in the parade, please call the school at 594-3451 to register. http://5il.co/4ws7
JV Football Scheduled for Monday, Sept. 17 at Hanson has been CANCELLED! 6th Grade Volleyball scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday Sept. 15, is now at 11:00 at Home.
Picture Retakes/PreK Pictures are on Thursday, Sept. 20. There is no fee to retake them, but please bring your picture packets with. Addition order forms are available in the office. To order online visit www.mylifetouch.com, Picture Day ID is ND208066Y1. If you have any questions or concerns, Please call Lifetouch at 1-866-955-8342. Photo ID's will be coming home for each student. These are for your use, they are NOT accepted as Activity Tickets. Activity Tickets can be purchased in the office. Thank You!
Please come join the PTO as they host a meet and greet for the families in our school district from 6:30p to 7p tonight. The PTO will be serving free root beer floats. We encourage everyone to stay and learn more about PTO as they will have their monthly meeting immediately following the meet and greet at 7p.
Big week of events. We get to see JH/JV Football, Soccer, and Volleyball all at home this week. Check out the Events section on our website for more details!
The Garretson School District is hiring! We are currently looking for a 5th grade teacher and an educational assistant / CNA. If you know anyone who would be a good fit for either of these positions, steer them our way! Please share! http://www.garretson.k12.sd.us/employment-opportunities--91
Good Luck to the Girls Volleyball Teams and Girls Soccer as they are all on the road tonight! Be sure to come support our Varsity Football team tomorrow (9/7) as we take on the Menno/Marion Razorbacks. We will be honoring our Cross Country Parents starting at 6:45 (Parents be there at 6:30). The Garretson Community Ambulance will be serving Walking Tacos starting at 5:00! Come hungry and ready to cheer on our Blue Dragons! Go Big Blue!
C Volleyball Game Starts at 5:15
Correction JH volleyball starts at 3:45! GO BIG BLUE!
Tonights Volleyball Games are held AT Baltic. JH will start 4:00, JV at 6:15, Varsity will then follow. Girls Soccer is heading to Mitchell and will start at 4:00. Good Luck Lady Dragons! Go Big Blue!
Good evening! There will be a meeting for all 5th and 6th graders interested in in volleyball tomorrow, Wednesday (aug.29), at 6:30 in the commons.
Come on out for tonight's Football opener! The Boosters will be hosting a tailgate at 5:00. Gates open at 5:30. We hope you are all able to come support the Blue Dragons for their first home football game of the season! Go Blue Dragons!
Blue Dragons Fans, Come on out to support your Blue Dragons Friday night as they take on Parker. The Blue Dragon Boosters will be hosting the first tailgate of the season. We will have burgers, chips, and drink available. A $5 plate will include a burger, chips, and a drink. We will also have a table set up with Blue Dragons apparel and the new yard signs. We hope you are all able to come support the Blue Dragons for their first home football game of the season! Go Blue Dragons!
Check out the newsletter online at http://5il.co/4ctu Reminder HS Orientation - Aug 14, MS Orientation - Aug 15. All School Open House is Aug 21 6:00-7:30
Fall Sports Apparel (minus soccer) is available at the following link:https://garretsonfallsports18.itemorder.com/sale] Closes August 12th
Reminder the fall Athletic meeting is tonight starting at 6:30 followed by the athletic uniform sale at 7:30! Hope to see you there!
Just a reminder for those who are doing the Reading Bridge program that tomorrow is the last day. Please make sure to bring all books and your orange bag!
Check out all of the 2018-2019 Athletic Schedules at the following link! http://www.garretson.k12.sd.us/o/garretson/browse/12174
There will be a meeting for incoming 5th graders interested band on Aug. 9 at 7:00 pm in Mr. Sittig room. You will be able to rent instalments, register for lessons and get any information regarding the year. Contact Mr. Sittig at email@example.com if you can not make it or have any questions.
Reading Bridge starts tomorrow, July 10th! A list of times for students who signed up is posted on the front doors of the school.
It's not too late to sign up for Reading Bridge, a free summer reading/tutoring program, that runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 10 - August 2. We now have a 9:00-10:00 Reading Bridge session to offer. This session, as well as the 11:00-12:00 session still have a few slots open. The 10:00-11:00 session is full. Register today at www.readingbridge.org
A meeting about summertime athletic programming will be held Tuesday 5-29 @ 6:30- old gym. We’re excited about our potential! We hope to see you there!
The meeting regarding summer athletic strength and conditioning scheduled for this evening has been postponed to a later date yet to be determined. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Garretson Club Baseball opens post-season play tomorrow at 7pm vs. SFC at home. See you there!
Reminder that there is a Cross Country Meeting in Mr. Bohls room at 8am tomorrow (5/15) for those interested in the Fall 2018 Season.
Just a reminder to pickup and drop off Warwick Workout forms from the Main Office! July 17-19 is the date for the workouts. All the information can be found on those entry forms.
Good Morning! K-2 Field Day has been postponed to Wednesday (5/16) from 12:30-3:00. Thanks!
Today's golf meet at Chester has been cancelled due to course conditions / weather.
There will be a cross country meeting for all boys and girls in grades 6-11 on Tuesday morning at 8:00 in Mr. Bohl's Room. Please plan on attending or talk to Mr. Bohl if you have questions.
Reminder! JH Track Meet is at Beresford starting and starts at 3:00
Reminder... Academic Awards Banquet is tonight at 7:00!
The Parker Track Meet on Saturday May 5, 2018 will be held at Lennox starting at 9:30. Parker is upgrading their Track Complex, and the Complex won't be available until the 2018-2019 School Year.
15-16 year old baseball meeting will be at 12:30 tomorrow!
There is a meeting for 15-16 year old baseball tomorrow (Sat. April 28) at the baseball field. Parents please attend with your child so they get registered. Registration in due Monday. If you can not make it, please contact Scott at 605-940-0650. Thanks!
The Jesse James Track Meet will be held this Friday (4/27) Field Events start at 2:00 and Running Events Start at 3:00! The forecast is looking like a perfect SPRING day!
Check out the last newsletter of the 2017-2018 school year! Happy May!
The JH Track Meet scheduled for today at Beresford has been Postponed. No make-up date has been determined.
The Varsity Track Meet scheduled for today at Salem (Danielson Relays) have been Cancelled.
The JH Track Meet scheduled for Chester Monday April 23, 2018 has been Cancelled. We're in the process of determining if anyone would be capable of hosting a JH Meet on Monday the 23rd.
If interested in participating in Warwick Workouts, you can pick up a form in the office, or click the link for info: http://5il.co/36en
The Varsity Track Meet scheduled for Saturday April 21, 2018 at Chester has been Cancelled
The following activities have been Cancelled this week: Flandreau Golf Meet scheduled for Thursday April 19, 2018. Garretson JH Track Meet scheduled for Thursday April 19, 2018
Reminder... Physicals for 2018-2019 Athletics will be held this Wednesday (April 18). forms are located in the office or by clicking the following link https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/141817/2018-2019PhysicalExams.pdf
Beresford Track Invite on Tuesday, April 17th has been postponed due to weather. The Chester Golf Meet has also been cancelled for that day.
Due to the weather, the Kindergarten & 1st Grade Field Trip to Brookings is Postponed!
The SD Varsity Golf Classic scheduled for Monday April 16, 2018 at Mitchell has been Postponed to: Monday May 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am
The Garretson Middle School dance scheduled for tomorrow (April 13) has been cancelled due to the forecasted winter storm.
ACT Cancellation Notice: The April 14 administration of the ACT, scheduled to be given at Brandon Valley High School, has been canceled due to inclement weather. ACT will follow up with more info.
Unfortunately Mother Nature wins again! The JH Track Meet scheduled for tomorrow (April 11) at Tri-Valley has been Cancelled. As of now, the Varsity Meet in Menno is still on, we will keep you posted if anything changes!
Because of the impending forecast for Saturday we are Postponing the Jesse James Track Meet. Date and time TBD!
Garretson Schools will run 2 hours late today, April 9 due to road conditions.
The weather this year is tough! Be sure you're checking our events page on the website for up-to-date schedule changes. The April 9 JH Track meet and the April 12 JH Golf meet have both been cancelled!
The SD Golf Classic, to be held in Mitchell on Friday, April 6 has been postponed to Monday, April 16.
The JH Track meet scheduled for Flandreau on Thursday, April 5 has been CANCELLED – There will NOT be a make-up date
West Central Track Meet Scheduled for Tuesday April 3, 2018 has been Cancelled (not postponed)
The track meet scheduled for April 3 @ West Central has been cancelled. There is no make up date.
ATTENTION! Garretson School will be host Athletic Physicals on April 18th, at 8:30 am. All 6th-11th graders who are participating in sports for the 2018-2019 School Year are invited. The cost is $25.00 per student, and you can pick up the forms in the office or find them on the Garretson Website under Documents>Athletic Forms.
The Garretson School Board approved the 2018-2019 District calendar at their meeting on Tuesday night. http://bit.ly/2FB6seB
Spring school store is now open offering new apparel for track, gold, and general Blue Dragon gear. https://garretsonspring2018.itemorder.com Store closes Sunday night.
The Stray in Concert tonight at 5:00 PM in the school gymnasium!
Garretson High School 2018 Spring Sports clothing store through the Booster Club is closing Sunday, March 11th. Follow the link below to check out the gear: https://garretsonspring2018.itemorder.com/sale?read_message=true
Garretson Schools will be closed on Tuesday, March 6. If you have to travel, be safe, everyone!
Garretson Schools will close at 12:00 today, March 5 due to winter weather. Drive safely, everyone!
Good Afternoon! Please see the attached link. There have been a few changes to March's Event Calendar. The School Board Meeting has been changed from Monday March 12 to Tuesday March 13 at 5:45; The K&1st Grade Field Trip is now April 13; and There is NO SCHOOL on March 30. Thanks!
Due to scheduling conflicts, the scheduled school board meeting on March 12 has been moved to TUESDAY MARCH 13 at 5:45 pm. It will be held in the library.
The Boys Basketball Team faces off against Tri-Valley tonight in the opening round of Region 3 action. Tip off is at 7:00 PM at Tri-Valley High School! See you all there!
Much has been written on social media with respect to a proposed "walkout" of school. Mr. Long responds: https://superintendentgjohnson.net/2018/02/27/garretson-school-walkout-april-20/
Way to go Jack and Hayden on their first wins of the day! Keep it up Blue Dragon Wrestlers!
Garretson Schools will run 2 hours late today, February 20, 2018. Drive safely, everyone!
There will be a C game tonight for the biy’s gane vs Sioux Falls Christian. It is also Senior Night!
Just a reminder that there is no school tomorrow (2/19) in honor of Presidents Day and no school on Friday (2/23).
Tonights Girls & Boys Basketball Double Header against Sioux Valley starts with JV Girls at 4:00. Good Luck Dragons! Go Big Blue!
Girls 1st round regions is set. Tuesday, February 20th the girls basketball team is headed to Try-Valley for the #4 vs #5 seed matchup. Tip at 7:00 PM! Go Lady Dragons!
Can't make Region Wrestling this Saturday (2/17)? Check out the following link and watch it live! Wrestling starts at 10:00am. http://thecube.com/event/mccook-central-high-school-vs-2018-region-2b-wrest-781353?utm_source=amazon&utm_medium=email&utm_content=event_share_text_link&utm_campaign=new_event_broadcast
Reminder- There is NO Preschool tomorrow (2/15). K-12 is dismissing at 1:30 and Parent/Teacher Conferences start at 2:30. NO school on Friday (2/16)
If you know someone who can't make the game tonight in Howard - Garretson Doubleheader. Check out this new event at - http://thecube.com/e/778899
Check your email or the Garretson School website. for the February Newsletter
January 30, BBB game at Baltic - There will be a walking taco supper at the Baltic Gym from 5:00 - 7:30. $5 for Walking taco, spanish rice, dessert and drink. $6 for 2-taco meal!
Due to poor visibility and weather conditions, the Garretson School District will be closed today, January 22. Stay safe everyone!
Garretson Schools will start 2 hours late today, January 22. We will continue to monitor visibility as the weather develops this morning.
Wrestling Parents Night will be at 5:45 at tomorrow's Tri-Angular, Start time is 5:00. Don't forget to reserve your State Wrestling Tickets, forms will be available at the gate tomorrow or stop in the office. See you there!
The State Wrestling tournament will be held on February 23&24 in Sioux Falls. If you would like advanced tickets, pick up a form in the office. Reserved seats are $45 for the tournament. Order forms and tickets need to be returned to the office no later than January 19.
Boys Basketball BEC Tournament is slated for this weekend: January 4th-6th. Thursday we are heading to Salem to play Parker @ 6:00 pm. We play in Salem on Friday and Parker on Saturday.
After school activities are cancelled for today, 12/21. There will be no games or practices. Students are urged to drive safely home after school!
Tonight's Basketball doubleheader v. Tea Area has been postponed. We will work with them to find another make up date to play the games.
Thursday Nights Basketball Doubleheader vs Tea will go as follows: 4:00: Boys “C” game Old Gym 4:00: Girls “JV” game New Gym 5:15: Girls “C” game Old Gym 5:15: Boys “JV” game New Gym 6:30: Girls Varsity 8:15: Boys Varsity
The Garretson Christmas order is in. Please stop by the office to grab your items or you can arrange a special pick up through Mrs. Buchholz.
The Christmas Apparel/Merchandise order is here! Please stop by the office to pick up or arrange other options with Mrs. Buchholz
Back from repair! Be sure to check out the Garretson Event Channel! Christmas Lights from 2003, Student of the Month, and Basketball tonight
Schedule for tomorrow night! 4:00 7th GBB: Old Gym 5:00 8th GBB: Old Gym 4:00 JV GBB: New Gym 5:15 JV BBB: New Gym 6:30 Varsity GBB: New Gym 8:00 Varsity BBB: New Gym
Basketball vs Tri-Valley on Friday will go as follows: 4:00 pm: Boys "C" (MS gym) Girls "JV" (HS gym) 5:15 pm: Boys "JV" (HS gym) Girls "C" (MS gym) 6:30 pm: Girls Varsity 8:30 pm: Boys Varsity
Reminder: For Any PreK-5th Graders Interested in Youth Wrestling, There is Practice and a Parent Meeting is Tonight at 6:00! Parents meet in the Commons.
The JH/JV Wrestling in Flandreau has been Cancelled due to the forecasted Weather!
The Youth Wrestling Parents Meeting and Practice has been changed from Dec. 12 to THIS TUESDAY, Dec. 5 at 6:00. Thank You!
The Winter Sports Apparel order is in! You can pick up your order drom Mrs Buchholz, she can send it with your child, just let her know.
There is a slight change in the December Calendar that was sent out with the Newsletter. The monthly School Board and PTO Meetings are on Monday Dec. 11 starting at 5:45, NOT Dec. 18. Attached is an updated calendar. Thanks! http://5il.co/2dnp
Garretson Apparel Christmas Store is now open! It will close December 3rd. https://garretsonchristmas.itemorder.com/sale?read_message=true
If you get a phone call from Little Rock, Arkansas. There is a good chance it is from the Garretson School! Thanks!
Cars 3 showing for PTO Movie night tonight at 6:30!
The PTO would like to thank you for the support of our recent fundraiser. We are looking forward to making improvements to our playground. We would also like to invite everyone to attend our free movie night on Friday, November 17 at 7:00. We'll be showing Cars 3. Please join us on Monday, December 11 for our next meeting at 6:45 in the school commons.
Check out the Winter Apparel Store. It will close on Monday, November 13th! https://bluedragonswinter17.itemorder.com/sale?read_message=true
Android users! The athletics tab issue has been fixed. Check it out, and email Matt.firstname.lastname@example.org if you still have issues!
Android users (Samsung phones). There will be an update sent out to your phones that will fix the Schoo app. This will be done by early next week. Sorry for the inconvenience!
If you go under the Community Tab on the website. You can find the link to the PTO Fundraiser.
There will be a Flu Shot Clinic on Nov.2 from 2-8pm in the Library. Check in will be in the main entrance. Most Insurances will be accepted with a $0 Copay. $25 Cash Pay Rate
There will be a tailgate supper at the ballpark in Canistota before Friday's football game. They begin serving at 5:30. Proceeds go to Canistota's post prom group.
Due to the weather forecast for tomorrow, the Blue Dragon Booster Club tailgate before the football game has been cancelled. Game time remains 7:00, with gates opening at 6:00.
The JH football game in Chester has been postponed due to the prediction of thunderstorms this afternoon. The game will be played tomorrow at 4:00 in Chester.
Today's Cross Country meet in Hartford has been Cancelled. We will now be going to the Sioux Valley Meet tomorrow (9/26). Start time is 4:30, Bus time is 2:30.
The Darrel Horacek Invitational Cross Country meet @ West Central for this afternoon has been cancelled due to course conditions.
Varsity Football tonight vs. Baltic! Kickoff at 7:00; Gates open at 6:00. Hope to see everyone there!
There is an issue with the Student/Parent Portal. This isn't affecting everyone, but many cannot access. We are working on this issue, and appreciate your patience!
PTO Meeting! Monday, October 9 at 6:45 PM In the commons; Childcare is available.
Where's the worksheet? Mrs. Mueller's class prepares video lab reports! https://superintendentgjohnson.net
FYI! Pep Rally has now been moved from Main Street to the West Gym at the school, immeditely following the parade.
GHS / GMS to offer heart screening 9/18/17 through Screening America. Please check out the news story and forms on our website: http://www.garretson.k12.sd.us/article/24011?org=
Just a reminder for all of the 8-12 Marching band students. We have Band Practice tomorrow morning at 7:15 am. Please be on time.
Let's keep our kids safe! Parents, please remember that the parent drop off location is on the West side of the school (by the gym entrance). The East parking lot is reserved for bus drop off only from 8:00 - 8:30 and 3:00 - 3:30.
There will be a meeting for all 5th Grade Volleyball players tomorrow (Aug.28) at 5:45 in the commons.
Football game in Parker postponed to 7:30 Monday. JH & JV games. JH starts at 4:00
Picture Day is this Wednesday! (8/30) Extra Picture Packets are Available in the Main Office
All Staff Inservice on Tuesday Aug. 22 & Wednesday Aug. 23.
PK-12 Grade Open House is tomorrow, Tuesday August 22 from 5:00 - 7:00! See you there!
Great to see all of the teachers back in one spot! Especially for Technology Training! Welcome back!
Middle School Orientation tonight starting at 6:30! iPads can be picked up then! Also, don't miss Open House on Tuesday, August 22nd!
Elementary class lists are out! https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/78450/17-18_Elem_Class_Lists.pdf
Garretson Channel is up and running! Alliance Channel 230. Check it out!
The Garretson School District is hiring! See our employment page for details - we are looking for a fourth grade teacher, special education assistants and both sub and regular bus drivers. Please share to help us get the word out! https://www.garretson.k12.sd.us/employment-opportunities--91
Make sure you download our new APP! Search for Garretson School, and make sure you delete the old app.