Due to the July 4 holiday, our meal service will provide students with two meals on Thursday, July 2 (for Thurs/Friday, no delivery or pick up on Friday, July 3), and will not be providing meals for students on Monday, July 6. Meals will resume on Tuesday, July 7.
We intend to proceed with plans to honor the class of 2020 with their graduation ceremony at 1:00 today in the athletic complex parking lot, barring lighting. Plan accordingly with your footwear, it will be a bit messy and soggy after this morning's rain.
At last night's meeting, the Garretson School Board approved guidelines for summer conditioning and sports workouts in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidelines can be found here: https://5il.co/h1nq. The District's administration will monitor local conditions with respect to COVID-19, and will adjust the plan from Phase I to Phase II or Phase III appropriately based on those conditions. We are excited to begin working with our students again!
Reminder if you ordered spring apparel from the school store, it is in and in the office.
Each year Garretson requires all student athletes in grades 7-12 who participate in school sports to complete an athletic physical annually. This year due to COVID-19 the SDHSAA has recommended that schools waive the requirement for annual athletic physicals next year. The SDHSAA minimum requirement is one physical every three years. Garretson will follow this recommendation and waive physicals for all students that have taken a physical at any time after 2018-2019 WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTIONS: The only students REQUIRED to have a physical exam in 2020-2021 are those student athletes entering 7th Grade, those who have never had a physical prior to the 2020-2021 school year, and those whose last physical was prior to 2017-2018. This is a one year exception as Garretson will return to our handbook policy of annual physicals following the 2020-2021 school year. Students who are required to have an athletic physical will need to schedule it with their family physician. If you have questions please contact Mr. Steckler at the school. Attached is the Athletic Physical/Handbook forms. Or you can visit our website under Documents--Athletics-- 2020-21 Athletic Physical/Handbook. https://5il.co/g3op Thank You!
Academic Awards Video: Part 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6kIQO52oZc Part 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Wss_3GLvpw Part 3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2deMl0PX_iw&t=633s (And yes.. I spelled Congratulations wrong)
Tonight Only! Check out Garretson school channel 230, for our Virtual Academic Awards video. It will air at 6 PM. A link for the video as well as the program will be sent out tomorrow. Contact the school for scholarship information.
Good evening, in a special meeting, the Garretson School Board has approved the rescheduling of the 2020 GHS Graduation to June 20th at 1pm. Location will be communicated at a later date.
A little video from our Elementary Staff! Missin’ our students. https://youtu.be/YpVh6hPSKJQ Also, don’t forget pickup is today till 6:00 pm.
Garretson is joining schools across the State of South Dakota in a light campaign for the class of 2020. This Thursday 4/16 (4+16 =20) at the 20th hour (8pm) at the 20th minute the lights at the Garretson Sports Complex will be turned on to show support for the class of 2020. Those interested are encouraged to drive by the football field and honk support. Please do not stop or try to come onto the field as we will still encourage everyone to practice social distancing.
The Garretson Board of Education will meet at 5:45 on Monday, April 13. The meeting will be conducted using video conference technology, and will be broadcast on the District's Alliance Channel to ensure transparency for the public. Any District patrons who would like to participate in the public comments section of the agenda are invited to contact Superintendent Guy Johnson by 5:15 PM to make arrangements to address the Board.
Reminder: Elementary Material Packet Pick Up is Tomorrow (April 9th) from 8am to 6pm. If you made paper/felt hearts, please bring them :) Have Happy and Healthy Easter!
This afternoon, Governor Noem recommended that schools remain closed through the end of the year. Garretson schools will be closed, but we will continue to move forward with our Distance Learning plans to finish the year strong. Be watching for updated plans from your principal.
We applied for a waiver to some of the rules for feeding our students while we are out of school. Our application was accepted. As of Monday, we will be able to provide a free grab and go lunch and breakfast to anyone under the age of 18 in the District. Meals are available from 11AM to 1PM.
A special shout out to all of our Blue Dragon educators for getting us off to an awesome start with distance education. Give them a round of applause and show them a little love! https://youtu.be/0VCY-AVbxzI
Governor Noem has updated her recommendation for SD schools. See the latest update from the Superintendent as to how this impacts Garretson Schools: https://5il.co/e4ru
Earlier this week, Governor Noem held a press conference and recommended that all schools in the State of SD close through March 27. The Garretson School District will be closed at least through that time.
Good Afternoon! Please see the attached link from Elementary Principal, Mrs. Hulscher. https://5il.co/duk3
Here is the information regarding online learning for GHS/GMS. Please take a look. https://5il.co/dsbt
If you couldn’t get the link to work in the document sent out earlier, here is the link: https://forms.gle/yqX9bDCndJAYA3G9A Please fill this out so we can have an accurate understanding of internet coverage in our district. Thanks!
Please take a moment to read the latest update regarding the corona virus and the Garretson School District: https://5il.co/dmde
The Blue Dragon Boosters Spring Store is ready (now let's hope Spring is here too)! It features track & field, golf, baseball, and trap, as well as generic Blue Dragon logos. Open now through March 22. #BlueDragons #GTownPride https://gss2020.itemorder.com/product/13753486
Tonights Region 3A Games will be live streamed link to tonight’s Region 3A games: https://www.youtube.com/c/HarrisburgSchoolDistrictHarrisburgSD
Don't forget to join us Friday morning for Pastries with Parents from 7:30-8 sponsored by the Garrison PTO. The Book Fair is now going to run through Friday!
Girls Basketball advances to Region 3A Semifinals on Thursday March 5 at 8:00 against Tri-Valley. Games will be played at Harrisburg, admissions are $6.00 for Adults and $4.00 for students. No Signs or Noise Makers. Winner advances to the SoDak 16 on Monday March 9. Site/Time & Opponent TBA. Congrtas Lady Dragons and Good Luck on Thursday!
The Scholastic Book Fair will be open tonight until 8:00pm, Tomorrow 7:45-4:00 & Wednesday 7:45-noon.
Tuesday March 3, 2020 Region 3A BBB Round 1 Garretson at West Central 7:00 Admission Adults $6.00 & Students $4.00 No Signs or Noise Makers Winner advances to Region 3A Semi-finals Friday March 6, 2020 vs Dell Rapids at the Elmen Center on the campus of Augustana University 8:00
Monday March 2, 2020 Region 3A GBB Round 1 Dell Rapids at Garretson 7:00 Admission Adults $6.00 & Students $4.00 No Activity Tickets No Signs or Noise Makers Note: This game will not be live streamed Winner advances to Region 3A Semi-finals Thursday March 5, 2020 vs Tri-Valley at Harrisburg 8:00
Region 3A GBB Semi-finals will be played Thursday March 5, 2020 at Harrisburg Game was originally scheduled to be played at Sioux Falls College
Good luck to our State Qualifiers and alternates at the State Wrestling Competition in Sioux Falls this weekend. Also Congratulations Blue Dragons Wrestling Squad on a great 2019-2020 Season. Preston Bohl (106 - State Qualifier), Jayse Miller (113 - State Qualifier), Dominic Abraham (145 - State Alternate)
Help Celebrate FFA Week next starting Monday (Feb24)! Monday: Goin' huntin' or fishin' (Outdoorsman), Tuesday: Flannel/Plaid Day & Community Petting Zoo in the AG Building, Wednesday: Western Day, Thursday: Blue & Gold Day. Saturday 7:30AM-10:30AN Community Appreciation FFA Breakfast at the Legion.
School is cancelled in Garretson tomorrow, February 13th due to the expected extreme cold conditions. Parent-Teacher conferences will be held as scheduled. Staff, please report at 1:00. Stay safe, everyone!
Beresford DH Schedule is as follows: Tuesday February 11, 2020 GBB/BBB DH Beresford at Garretson 4:00 JV GBB New Gym 6 min qtrs 8 min half 4:00 "C" BBB Old Gym 6 min qtrs 8 min half 5:00 JV BBB New Gym 10 min warm-up 6 min qtrs 8 min half 6:15 Varsity GBB New Gym 15 min warm-up 8 min qtrs 10 min half 7:45 Varsity BBB New Gym 15 min warm-up 8 min qtrs 10 min half ALL GAMES WILL BE ON A RUNNING SCHEDULE. IF A GAME ENDS EARLY WE WILL BEGIN WARM-UP FOR THE NEXT GAME.
There will be no evening viewing of the science fair due to unforeseen circumstances. Awards will be presented in classes tomorrow. Sorry for any inconveniences this may cause!
Saturday’s wrestling tournament in Clark will be streamed thru the following link on the Willow Lake home page. Both mats will be included(split screen). Good Luck Dragons! https://www.willowlake.k12.sd.us/
Schedule Change: Thursday February 6, 2020 JH GBB Garretson at MCM...games to played in Montrose 4:00 Thursday February 6, 2020 GBB Garretson at MCM...games to played in Montrose 6:15 Games were originally scheduled to be played in Salem
Garretson hosts the Big East Conference Girls Basketball Tournament this Thursday and Friday (Jan. 30 & 31). Flandreau vs. Baltic starting at 6:00, Garretson vs. Chester at 7:30. Admission for Adults is $6.00, Students $4.00, No Activity Tickets will be accepted.
JV Wrestling Tournament scheduled for Today, January 27, at West Central has been CANCELLED.
Tonight's doubleheader at Vermillion will go as follows: 4pm Boys C game in back gym 5pm Boys JV game in back gym 4:45 Girls JV game in main gym 6pm (approx.) Varsity Girls Game 7:30 pm (approx.) Varsity Boys Game
Wednesday January 29, 2020 Region 3A 1 Act Play Madison Dakota Prairie Playhouse Garretson performs at 11:00am
The Garretson 1 Act Play Group will be performing their play for the public: Sunday January 26, 2020 3:00 Garretson Old Gym
Reminder: Advanced State Wrestling ticket orders are due in the office tomorrow (Jan. 22) by noon! Forms are available in the office or at the following link... https://5il.co/c9rc
Military Appreciation Night will be held on February 18th vs Parker. T-shirts are being sold online at the following link: https://dakotasportsonline.chipply.com/gpmilitaryapprec/store.aspx Orders are due by February 9th at 11:59 pm.
Due to the winter storm, all Garretson activities are cancelled tomorrow, January 18. Stay safe and stay warm!
Garretson schools will be closed tomorrow, January 17 due to the impending winter storm. Stay safe, everyone!
Thursday January 16, 2020 JH GBB Garretson at Tea Area 4:00 Tea Area Middle School 4:00 7th Grade Girls 5:15 8th Grade Girls This game was originally scheduled to played on Friday January 17, 2020 at Tea Area
Advanced Ticket Sales for the 2020 State Wrestling Tourney are now available. Attached is the order form and info, forms are also available in the school office. All forms and payments are due in the school office NO LATER than NOON on Wednesday, Jan. 22. https://5il.co/c9rc
Varsity Boys Basketball will play tonight (Jan.10) at Flandreau against Beresford at 6:00.
Thursday January 9, 2020 BBB Big East ConferenceTournament at Flandreau 6:00 Parker vs Beresford 7:30 Garretson vs Flandreau Friday January 10, 2020 in Flandreau Loser bracket game will begin at 6:00, followed by the winner bracket game at 7:30. Saturday January 11, 2020 Mustang Seeds GBB Shootout at the Dakota State University Field House in Madison 8:30 PM Garretson vs Madison
The Boys C Team Basketball will be participating in a Jamboree in Baltic tomorrow (01/7/2020) starting at 5pm.
Tuesday January 7, 2020 JH GBB Garretson at DRSMs @ 5:00pm 1 combined 7th & 8th Grade Game
Garretson vs. Elkton-Lake Benton BBB today scheduled for 1:30pm in Brookings has been postponed. Details on reschedule will be communicated when available. Stay safe!
Sportsmanship, We're On It! Check out the following link! https://superintendentgjohnson.net/2019/12/19/sportsmanship-were-on-it/
Click the link to see what 2nd grade has been moving to in music! We LOVE “The Nutcracker Suite!” https://twitter.com/ebrwnmusicghs/status/1206962880769351681
There will not be a JV Girls Game against Canton Today (December 17). C Boys Basketball will play Canton at 4:00, JV Boys 5:00, Varsity Girls 6:30, Varsity Boys 8:00. Good Luck Blue Dragons!
Their will not be a JV Girls Game against Canton Tuesday December 17, 2019 Boys Basketball "C" Team will play Canton at 4:00 Tuesday December 17, 2019
The PTO fundraiser items are in! Please pick up your shirt orders in the office by Wednesday, otherwise they will be sent home with your child. Soup orders will be sent home with your child today. If you should have any issues with your orders, please contact Heather at email@example.com. Thank you for your continued support of the PTO!
This week, our class has read and done activities going along with the book, “Snowmen at Christmas” by Carolyn Buehner. Today, the class was able to show off their creativity by making their own snowmen! A couple of my favorite first grade quotes while doing the craft: “I’m a true artist!” “I’m very professional at making stars!”
Tuesday December 17, 2019 JH GBB & GBB/BBB DH Canton at Garretson 4:00 7th Grade GBB (Old Gym) A & B (B Game will be 10 minute running halves) 5:15 8th Grade GBB (Old Gym) A & B (B Game will be 10 minute running halves 4:00 "C"BBB New Gym 6 min qtrs 5 min half 5:00 JV BBB New Gym 10 min warm-up 6 min qtrs 5 min half 6:30 Varsity GBB New Gym 15 min warm-up 8 min qtrs 10 min half 8:00 Varsity BBB New Gym 15 min warm-up 8 min qtrs 10 min half *JH GIRLS AND JV GAMES WILL BE ON A RUNNING SCHEDULE...VARSITY GIRLS WON'T START BEFORE 6:15.
The Winter Sports Apparel order is in! Please pick up your order in the office. Some extra apparel is available and will be available for sale at upcoming wrestling and basketball events.
Kickoff to the Blue Dragon Basketball Season starts tonight! Girls inter squad scrimmage in the Dragon’s Lair starts at 6:30, followed by the boys at 7:00. Bring an item for the food pantry as donation! Go Big Blue!
Come preview our Blue Dragon JV-Varsity Wrestling team tomorrow (12/5) in the wrestling room at 5 pm. Get to know the team, coaches, and the sport! There will be a 20-minute session followed by an introduction of all rules and scoring positions. Hope to see you there!
Reminder that's PTO soup and bread fundraiser forms are due today!
Thursday December 5, 2019 the Girls and Boys Basketball Teams are kicking off their seasons with Intra Squad Scrimmages at the Garretson High School Gym: Girls 6:30pm Boys 7:00pm These scrimmages are open to the Public at no cost, but in conjunction with the Garretson Food Pantry we are requesting spectators to consider bringing one of the following food items. Please limit it to the items listed below if you do intend to participate: *Macaroni and Cheese *Hamburger Helper *Tuna *Pop Tarts *Snack Packs of Fruit or Pudding Thank you for your consideration in helping out our local needs with the Garretson Food Pantry.
NO Afternoon PreSchool Today! Head Start Students will be dismissed at 1:30/Transported home at 1:30.
Due to the impending winter weather, the Garretson School District will be dismissing at 1:30 today, November 26th. Stay safe, everyone!
The GHS FB/FB Cheerleading Awards Banquet is POSTPONED from tonight until Tue., Dec. 3rd at 6:30pm. It will be in the school commons. Please let Mr. Long know if you are not attending so numbers can be adjusted. Pizza $5, if still able to bring chips and desserts please do so!
JO VB try outs for tonight have been postponed to a later date TBA.
American Education Week wrapped up last week. Our Thursday and Friday video links are at the bottom. Thursday highlighted our substitute teachers, mentors, and volunteers. The slogan is "We Need You." Friday highlighted what "Education is" to students, teachers, and administrators. https://youtu.be/tuvLLEuGNkM https://youtu.be/e0zFasTjgEM
JO Volleyball Tryouts for all interested 5th - 11th Grade Girls will take place Tuesday November 26, 2019 in the Old Gym...Schedule is as follows: 5:00 9th - 11th Grade Girls 5:45 5th - 8th Grade Girls A waiver has been e-mailed to each of the girls and this waiver must be signed by the parent before each girl can tryout. Each player will be assigned a team, and a parent meeting to be announced will follow in December.
As we continue celebrating American Education Week, todays video highlights the Village it takes here at school. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLwOC-KMu8k
In our celebration of American Education Week, today we celebrate our teachers. Here is a video of community members Telling us what Teachers are... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zL3tHNFvDKI
"American Education Week—November 18-22, 2019—will present all Americans with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education." -- NEA Today we honor our parents! According to experts, parents need to take an active and assertive role in their children's education on a daily basis for optimal success at school. Ongoing research shows that parental involvement in schools improves student achievement, reduces absenteeism, and restores confidence among parents in their children's education. At Garretson School, we believe that parents are our children's first teachers. Thank you, parents, for all you do!
Reminder: Today is the last day of the Blue Dragons Winter Athletic Apparel order. Good luck Wrestlers as they start their season tomorrow and basketball follows shortly. https://garretsonwinter.itemorder.com/sale
Parents of GHS High School Students. The Fall Formal, Under the Stars is tomorrow evening Nov. 16th. The Dance runs from 8pm-11pm at the Legion. All students are required to be at the Legion no later than 8:30. Once students leave they will not be allowed back into the Legion. No Phone Calls will be made to parents once their child leaves. We look forward to a great evening!
The Garretson PTO will be having Movie Night on Friday Nov. 22 showing Toy Story 4. Doors will open at 6:30, Movie starting at 7. Popcorn will be provided. Bring drinks (MUST HAVE LIDS), blankets and chairs. PTO apparel/mug order forms are due Mon. Nov. 18.
We look forward to seeing you at the game tonight....but if you can't make it.... The following are the links to the live stream of the Class A SoDak 16 volleyball match between the McCook Central-Montrose Fighting Cougars and the Garretson Blue Dragons. The match will be played on Tuesday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Roosevelt High School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. https://youtu.be/McWb8QF0D3w https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC4PLpjPzhwHv6d8gyA-6ooQ
Class B & A SoDak 16 Volleyball Games Tuesday November 12, 2019 at Sioux Falls Roosevelt High School 6:00 Class B Avon vs Chester Area 7:30 Class A Garretson vs McCook Central Montrose The Winners of these 2 Matches advance to the Class B & A Volleyball Tournaments at Rapid City...November 21-23 SoDak 16 Ticket Prices Adults $6.00 Students $4.00 (Grade 1-12) Admission Door will open at 5:00 PM NO LOCAL PASSES ACCEPTED
We encourage you to come to the game......but if you can't make it....the Region 3A Volleyball Match between Garretson and Baltic at 7:15pm will be live streamed here: https://youtu.be/1AOO-RyRV7w
Come Support our Lady Dragons at tonight's Region Volleyball Tourney at Sioux Falls Christian! The theme is BLACK OUT! Game time is roughly 7:15. Good Luck Lady Dragons!
Region 3A Volleyball Thursday November 7, 2019 at Sioux Falls Christian 6:00 SFC vs Tri-Valley 20 minutes following this Match: Garretson vs Baltic The Winners of these 2 Matches advance to the Class A Volleyball SoDak 16...November 12 at a site TBA Region 3A Ticket Prices Adults $6.00 Students $4.00 (Grade 1-12) NO LOCAL PASSES ACCEPTED
Reminder that tomorrow you can wear your pajamas or hat for $1 or more in memory of Tina Sandbulte. All funds will be given to Children's Miracle Network during the Radiothon.
All Middle School/High School Students interested in wrestling, there will be a meeting in Mr. Rumls classroom on Thursday, November 7th at 3:20.
Reminder that there is no Preschool on Monday November 4 due to parent-teacher conferences. Have a great weekend!
Reminder that parent-teacher conferences are on Monday (Nov. 4) starting at 2:30. Students are dismissed at 1:30. The Garretson PTO will be selling apparel, tumbler mugs, and Papa Murphy's coupon cards during conferences. There is also no school on Friday Nov. 8. Happy Halloween!
Garretson Volleyball earned a 1st Round Bye for the Region 3A Tourney and will play Thursday Nov. 7 at Sioux Falls Christian. 6:00 SFC vs Tri-Valley/West Central Winner 20 minutes following this Match: Garretson vs Baltic/Dell Rapids Winner The Winners of these 2 Matches advance to the Class A Volleyball SoDak 16 on November 12 Location TBA Region 3A Ticket Prices: Adults $6, Students (1-12)$4 NO LOCAL PASSES ACCEPTED
Attention any students and/or parents who will be attending the All-State Chorus and Orchestra concert at the Premier Center on Saturday. Denny Sanford Premier Center has a new Bag Policy at their venue. Here is a link to their website that clearly defines the policy: http://www.dennysanfordpremiercenter.com/center-info/policies-procedures/bag-policy/ And here is an Additional link to Bag Policy FAQS: http://www.dennysanfordpremiercenter.com/center-info/policies-procedures/bag-policy-faqs/ They also have a policy that prohibits patrons from carrying cameras with lenses longer than 4 inches into the Premier Center.
Join us today @ 3:00 p.m. for a pep rally/send off for the State Bound Cross Country team in the Dragons' Lair (new gym). They run in Huron tomorrow...Preston Bohl runs at noon and the girls team runs at 1:30 at the Broadland Creek Golf Course!
Garretson football game is being aired on liveticket.tv as well!
Tonight's Football game will be aired through he NFHS Network. Click the link to check out the video: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/sdhsaa/gamdfa2d5da1a You will need to subscribe to view.
Just a reminder, early dismissal tomorrow (10/23) at 1:30 for teacher inservice.
Please take the time to read through the following rules established by the SDHSAA for all Football Playoff Games: A. No banners - no signs - no noisemakers 1. Temporary banners and signs of all kinds are prohibited except those displayed by the SDHSAA, the Association’s corporate partners, the tournament band, the arena, the tournament manager, and licensed radio and television stations. Cheer cards displayed by cheerleaders are permissible. 2. All types of noisemakers are prohibited. This includes plastic hand shakers, thunder sticks, as well as all sorts of projectiles. 3. Paper confetti and silly string are prohibited. 4. Balloons are prohibited. 5. Megaphones are prohibited except when used by a cheerleader. 6. Musical instruments are prohibited except when the band is performing. 7. Stereo tape decks and related radio equipment are prohibited during official tournament play. (Host management may provide music that may be played during warm-ups, quarter and half-time breaks, or breaks in the action such as dead balls, etc.) B. Hoops, mini-tramps and tunnels. 1. The use of “break-through” hoops, mini-tramps, rebounding devices & related pieces of equipment is prohibited. 2. Human tunnels created by student and/or adult fans are prohibited. C. Pennants, Number 1 Fingers, Homer Hankies, Rooter Poms, etc. will be permitted. D. Laser Pointers are prohibited. If used, the laser pointers will be permanently confiscated.
The Garretson Blue Dragons football team will play Mobridge-Pollack in the opening round of playoffs on Thursday, October 24. Game time is 6:00 PM. Location: Mobridge Athletic Complex. Directions to the complex... from Aberdeen, traveling West on HWY 12, just keep on going. It will take you right to the complex (near the Missouri River.
Thursday October 17, 2019 JH Volleyball Garretson at Tea Area both teams play at 4:30 *7th Grade at Legacy Elementary *8th Grade at Middle School
The Junior Varsity Football Game scheduled for Monday October 14, 2019 at Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan has been CANCELLED
Because of the impending weather forecast, the Big East conference XC meet will be run on Wednesday, October 9 at 1:30 PM. The meet will still be held at the ParMar Country Club - Parker, SD
Garretson Blue Dragons Soccer is headed to the playoffs!!! Garretson at St. Thomas More (Rapid City) on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 4:00 PM MT. This match will be played at the Dakota Fields Soccer Complex in Rapid City, at McDonald's Field (south field). Directions to this complex: Traveling West on I-90, once you reach Rapid City, take Elk Vale Road (exit 61), turn right (north) for one mile. The complex will be on the left. Good Luck Blue Dragons!
Happy Homecoming Day! For those of you coming to the pep rally after the parade, please use the gym entrance, not the main entrance - in order to avoid the equipment being used for our roof project. We hope to see you there! GO BIG BLUE!
The Cross Country Meet at Sioux Valley (Volga) Tuesday October 1, 2019 originally scheduled to begin at 4:30 will now start at 4:00.
Reminder for FB tonight in Flandreau: parking is in the regular school lot on the S side. Entrance through the school. Spectators (including kids) need to be in the stands due to flooding of the river by the stadium.
Did you know that one in 500 people have Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, but might not even know it? Garretson Schools will be hosting Screening America on September 23 for a Sudden Cardiac Death Prevention Screening. The screening is open for students in grades 6-12. See information at the school's website: http://www.garretson.k12.sd.us/o/garretson/browse/80821 Call the school to get your child on the list!
Unfortunately our encoder is not working, no live stream in the local channel tonight.
The football game with MCM has been rescheduled for tomorrow, September 14 at 7:30 PM. Please note the change in start time for the game. We hope to see you at the game. GO BLUE DRAGONS!!
Tonight's football game vs. MCM has been postponed to a later date due to the flooding in the Salem/Montrose area. We are currently working on an alternate date and will communicate that as soon as we have details finalized.
The Big East Conference Volleyball Tournament scheduled for Thursday September 12, 2019 at Flandreau and Sioux Valley has been Postponed. The entire BEC Tournament will be played in Garretson on Saturday September 14, 2019...specific details about Saturday will follow ASAP.
The Junior High Volleyball Match scheduled for Thursday September 12, 2019 at Garretson with Tri-Valley has been Postponed.
There is a Time Change in Tomorrow's Soccer game at West Central: JV starts at 4:30, Varsity starts at 6:00
Curious about Oral Interp? Come to the meeting in Mrs. Brown's room, Tuesday (September 9th). We will meet after ICU. Can't make it? Email Mrs. Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org) See you there, interpers! :)
Don't forget to FUEL THE DRAGON tonight on your way home!! The first Wednesday of the month, Palisades Oil will donate 10 cents per gallon to the school. Proceeds from today's event go to the Teens Against Tobacco Use (TATU) group. Pass the word!
We got a soccer game going on right now against Sioux Falls Christian. And our first home volleyball match in the gym C game started at 5:00, JV and varsity to follow! Come out and support our lady blue dragons! I’ll check out channel 230 for the soccer game followed by the JV and varsity volleyball games. You can also subscribe on NFHSnetwork.com and watch on the web! Go Big Blue!
Don't forget tomorrow is Picture Day! Oder Online at mylifetouch.com Picture Day ID or Portrait ID is EVT3K2HM4 and follow the fast and easy instructions. Extra picture packets are also available in the office.
Todays Junior High Football Game with Sioux Valley originally scheduled for 4:30 will now start at 5:00.
Come kick off the football season at tonight's home opener against the Webster Area Bobcats! Tailgate Supper provided by the Booster Club is serving burgers, chips & drinks from 5-7. Parents Night begins at 6:40, Kick off is 7:00pm! Soccer heads to Tea tomorrow starting at 1:00. Good Luck Dragons! Go Big Blue!
Reminder of Upcoming School Events: High School Orientation tomorrow (8/13) 11& 12 Grade at 6:30, 9 & 10 at 7:30. Middle School Orientation Thurs. (8/15) at 6:30. ALL SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE is Aug. 20 FROM 6:00-7:30
Last night to order Garretson gear for fall activities as well as great generic Blue Dragon apparel. https://garretsonfallsports19.itemorder.com/sale
Reminder: Fall Athletic meeting is tonight at 6:30! Orientation for HS Students and Parents is on Aug. 13th. 11 & 12 Graders at 6:30, 9 and 10 Graders at 7:30. MS Orientation for Students & Parents is Aug. 15 at 7:30. Orientation meetings will be held in the New Gym.
Garretson Sports Impact Concussion Testing will be held on Wednesday August 7, 2019 in the GHS Computer Labs. There is a cost of $10.00 per athlete (checks payable to Orthopedic Institute). The schedule is as follows... 8:00am Seniors (that didn't take Concussion Impact Testing Last Year) 9:00am Juniors 10:00am Sophomores 11:00am Freshman 12:00am 7th & 8th Grade Soccer will be on Monday August 5 at 9:30am
Garretson Sports Impact Concussion Testing When: Wednesday August 7, 2019 Where: GHS Computer Labs Cost: $10.00 per athlete (checks payable to...Orthopedic Institute) Schedule: 8:00am Seniors (that didn't take Concussion Impact Testing Last Year) 9:00am Juniors 10:00am Sophomores 11:00am Freshman 12:00am 7th & 8th Grade Note: Soccer will Impact Concussion Test Monday August 5, 2019 at 9:30am
Because of a Scheduling Conflict The Fall Sports Parent/Athletic Meeting has been re-scheduled to Monday August 5, 2019 6:30 in the Commons. A Surplus Athletic Uniform Sale will be held following the meeting at 7:30 in the old gym. Parents just a reminder that your son/daughter must have their 2019-2020 Physical on file in the High School Office before they're allowed to practice. Physical Forms are available in the High School Office or at the following link. If you have questions please contact Mr. Steckler. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/335593/20192020PhysicalExams.pdf
Reminder that Reading Bridge starts today and is every Tuesday and Thursday in July.
Thursday August 1, 2019 6:30 Fall Sports Parent/Athlete Meeting GHS Commons 7:30 Surplus Athletic Uniform Sale Old Gym Parents just a reminder that your son/daughter must have their 2019-2020 Physical on file in the High School Office before they're allowed to practice. Physical Sheets are available in the High School Office. If you have questions please contact Mr. Steckler
The state track meet will be delayed by 1 hour.
Happy Last Day of School! Here's today's announcements! https://www.garretson.k12.sd.us/article/72548?org=garretson
On the original school calendar, May 20 was an inservice day. With the extension of the school calendar, Monday, May 20 will be a regular school day. Inservice has been moved to May 28-29. Sorry for any confusion as we end the year.
Update for tomorrow’s region track meet: the meet will start at the same time, but the afternoon events will start at 1:40 after the break. A revised schedule will be sent out tomorrow!
Good Morning! The Board has set the last day of school to be on Friday, May 24 with an early dismissal of 1:30.
After completing a unit on Simple Machines the 6th grade students participated in another PBL (Project Based Learning) activity. The driving question was "How can you incorporate the six simple machines into carnival games using recycled products?" We invited the first grade classes to come up and play our games.
The BEC Varsity Track Meet has been re-scheduled for Monday May 13, 2019 at Parker 11:00 Field Events 12:00 Running Events
The BEC Varsity Track Meet scheduled for Thursday May 8, 2019 at Parker has been Postponed. We will release the details of the make-up date ASAP.
The Junior High Golf Meet scheduled for TODAY...Wednesday May 8, 2019 at Dell Rapids has been Cancelled.
The Varsity Golf Meet scheduled for Wednesday May 8, 2019 at Salem has been Cancelled.
The Varsity Golf Meet scheduled for Wednesday May 1, 2019 at DRSMs has been Cancelled.
The Varsity Golf Meet scheduled for Tuesday April 30, 2019 at Baltic has been Cancelled.
The Varsity Track Meet scheduled for Tuesday April 30, 2019 at Baltic has been Cancelled. The Varsity Golf Meet scheduled for Tuesday May 7, 2019 at Colman has been Cancelled.
Reminder, The Elementary Spring Program is Thursday (5/2) at 7:00. Field Day has not been set yet, but it will be the week of May 19. Based on the weather forecast for that week, we will set the date and time on Sunday, May 19 and notify parents via text and email.
Garretson baseball apparel for sale! Only a few days left to order. Orders will be delivered to your child’s practice. Use this link to order! https://garretsonbaseball2019.itemorder.com/sale
The Varsity Track Meet scheduled for Saturday April 27, 2019 at Chester has been Cancelled.
Reminder! Physicals for the 2019-20 school year will be tomorrow (4/24) from 9-4. Forms are available in the office or at the following link. They MUST be filled out in full and brought to the office along with $15. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/335593/20192020PhysicalExams.pdf
Reminder! Physicals for the 2019-20 school year will be tomorrow (4/24) from 9-4. Forms are available in the office or at the following link. They MUST be filled out in full and brought to the office along with $15. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/335593/20192020PhysicalExams.pdf
The Varsity Golf Meet scheduled for Thursday April 18, 2019 in Flandreau has been Cancelled
Physicals will be offered at the school for the 2019- 2020 School Year to our current 6-11 students on the following Dates, Wed. April 24, 2019 from 9:00-4:00/ Tues. May 21, 2019 from 9:00-12/ Wed. May 22, 2019 from 9:00-Noon. Cost is $15 and will be good for all athletics in the 2019-2020 school year. Forms MUST be filled out prior to the physical, they can be picked up and dropped back off in the office. Reminder, you will NOT be able to start practices for any athletics in the fall with out a physical!
The Junior High Track Meet scheduled for Monday April 15, 2019 has been POSTPONED. We will let you know the new date and time when it is determined.
There will be no school in Garretson tomorrow, April 12 due to the road conditions throughout the District. Stay safe, everyone!
There will be no school in Garretson tomorrow, April 11 due to the winter storm. Stay safe, everyone!
The Varsity Golf Meet scheduled for Tuesday April 16, 2019 at Chester has been CANCELLED.
The 3 Act Play has been moved back to its original day: Sunday April 28, 2019 at 2:00
The Varsity Golf Meet scheduled for Tuesday April 16, 2019 at Chester has been CANCELLED.
Because of the impending forecast the Jesse James Track Meet scheduled for Saturday April 13, 2019 has been CANCELLED.
NOTICE OF CHANGE: DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. The SFA Voluntary Tour of the SFA facilities to be held Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Location: Garretson School District Business Office (505 2nd Street, Garretson, SD 57030). All potential respondents are encouraged to attend.
The Junior High Track Meet Scheduled for Thursday April 11, 2019 at Tri-Valley has been Cancelled.
The JH Track meet scheduled for Thursday, April 11, 2019 has been CANCELLED. There is no make up date.
JH Golf @ Sioux Valley scheduled for Tuesday, April 9 has been postponed to a later date TBD. JV Golf @ Parker on Tuesday, April 16 is Cancelled - no make up date.
Reminder: Today school will dismiss at 1:30 for teacher in-service.
The Varsity Track Meet scheduled for today at West Central IS ON, with all events starting at 4:00. Originally Running Events were going to start at 4:30.
The Junior Track Meet scheduled for Thursday April 24, 2019 at Flandreau has been Cancelled.
The Date is April 4, 2019 not April 24, 2019 for the JH Track Meet Cancellation at Flandreau.
FUEL THE DRAGON! Put it on your calendar and fill 'em up!! The first Wednesday of the Month, Palisades Oil will donate $.10 to the school for every gallon of fuel sold at their pumps!
Reminder: FFA Blood Mobile make up day is tomorrow (3/28) from 7:30-2:00!!!
Watch the BIG EAST Conference honor band performance at 7:00 PM tonight! https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/sioux-valley-high-school-volga-sd To watch, register with the NFHS and follow Sioux Valley.
Tonight's PTO skate night at Skate City has been cancelled.
There will be no school in Garretson tomorrow, March 14th due to flooding and unsafe driving conditions. Stay safe, and stay dry, everyone!
Tomorrow 3/6 is the first FUEL THE DRAGON day at Palisades Oil! They will give a dime to the school per gallon pumped on the first Wednesday of the month. Funds this month will be used for some exciting equipment for the library! Fill those tanks on Weds to Fuel the Dragon!
Garretson Schools will run 2 hours late tomorrow, March 5 due to road conditions. There will be no morning activities. Stay safe, everyone!
Today's Announcements and Late Start Schedule https://www.garretson.k12.sd.us/article/72548?org=garretson
Garretson schools will run 2 hours late on Monday, March 4th due to road conditions. There will be no morning activities. Stay safe, everyone!
Have you heard of the latest internet hoax - Momo Challenge? Watch, learn. Let this negativity open up good and healthy conversations! https://www.wdio.com/news/momo-challenge-internet-hoax-online-safety-/5263224/
Students and Parents... Tonight's theme for the Region 3A Boys Basketball game vs. Dell Rapids is "Black Out" Come dressed in all black to help cheer on our Blue Dragons! Reminder: NO Face Paint, Noise Makers, Banners or Signs! GO BOG BLUE!
If you signed up to help with Saturdays Blue Dragon Classic, please bring any food donations to the school by 6 pm tomorrow (3/1). You can drop items off in the office until 4, otherwise in the Commons by 6! Thanks for your support! Go Big Blue!
The #BlueDragon spring store is here. T-shirts, tanks, sweatshirts, hats, backpacks, and more. Four logos available for most orders. Orders can be placed today through Sunday, March 17 https://ghsspringsports2019.itemorder.com/sale
The girls region basketball game will not be televised on NFHS Network or the Garretson channel.
Garretson Schools will be closed today, 2/25 due to road conditions. The Region basketball game vs. Baltic will be played as scheduled.
Garretson School will start 2 hours late tomorrow, February 25th. Busses will run where possible. We will be out in the morning to reassess road conditions. Stay safe, everyone!
Monday February 25, 2019 Region 3A Girls Basketball Baltic at Garretson 7:00 pm Tuesday February 26, 2019 Region 3A Boys Basketball Garretson at West Central 7:00 pm Because the following games are SDHSAA Region Tournament Events...Activity Tickets Will Not Be Accepted
Follow our wrestlers at the following link!!!! Go Big Blue!!! https://www.trackwrestling.com/predefinedtournaments/MainFrame.jsp?newSession=false&TIM=1550858226987&pageName=
Check out today's Announcements... Good Luck State Wrestlers!!! Go Big Blue! https://www.garretson.k12.sd.us/article/72548?org=garretson
Garretson Schools will be closed today, February 20 due to the weather. Stay safe and warm, everyone!
Garretson Schools will run 2 hours late tomorrow, February 20 due to predicted weather conditions. We will reassess those conditions in the morning. Be safe, everyone!
Congrats to the 7 wrestlers who qualified for the State Wrestling Tourney in Rapid City this weekend and to Coach Ruml for receiving the Region 2B Coach of the Year Award! They will be heading out this Thursday (2/21) We will be having an All Community Pep Rally at 8:25am to help see them off! Good luck Hayden, Ben, Preston, Jayse, Dominick, Isaiah & Dakota!
Congratulations to Coach Francis Ruml on being named Region 2B wrestling coach of the year!
Tonights Boys and Girls Basketball games will be broadcasted on the NFHS Network starting at 5:30. Here is a link... https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/ev...
Today's Announcements and Late Start Schedule... https://www.garretson.k12.sd.us/article/72548?org=garretson
The Wrestling Quad originally scheduled for Friday February 8, 2019 in Arlington has been re-scheduled to Saturday February 9, 2019 at Arlington 2:00
Garretson Schools will run 2 hours late tomorrow, February 8th due to weather and road conditions. Stay safe, everyone!
Tonight's basketball doubleheader at Beresford has been rescheduled to Monday February 18th. 4:00 JV Girls and “C” Boys, 5:00 JV Boys and “C” Girls, 6:30 Varsity Girls, 8:00 Varsity Boys
Garretson Schools will be closed today, February 7, due to expected blizzard conditions. Be safe if you have to go out!
Garretson Schools will run 2 hours late on February 7. We will be looking at the weather conditions in the morning to determine if any other changes are warranted at that time. Be safe, everyone!
Monday's (2/11) make up girls basketball game vs Elkton-Lake Benton will now played AT LAKE BENTON! JV at 6:00, Varsity at 7:30.
The GBB Game originally scheduled with Elkton Lake-Benton Tuesday Feb. 5, 2019 has been re-scheduled to to Monday February 11, 2019 at Elkton-Lake Benton (Elkton). 6:00 Junior Varsity, 7:30 Varsity. The JH GBB Games originally scheduled with Elkton Lake-Benton Tuesday Feb. 5, 2019 have been Cancelled...They will not be made up.
Wednesday February 6, 2019 Announcements https://www.garretson.k12.sd.us/article/72548?org=garretson
JH, JV & Varsity Girls Basketball Basketball at Elkton to been CANCELLED due to the weather conditions.
The phones are up and running! Call if you should need anything!
Good Morning! The phones are down in Garretson and the surrounding area. If you need anything, please email your teachers or the office. Norinda.Sandulte@k12.sd.us Leslie.Longhenry@k12.sd.us here is a link to our directory... https://www.garretson.k12.sd.u... Alliance is aware of the problem and are hoping to get it resolved as soon as possible. Thank You!
Check out Today's Announcements and Today's Late Start Schedule... https://www.garretson.k12.sd.us/article/72548?org=garretson
Garretson Schools will run 2 hours late February 4th due to icy road conditions. Stay safe, everyone!
Tonights Boys Basketballs games will be broadcasted LIVE on the NFHS Network today. If you would like to subscribe click the link below, charges may apply. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/subscribe/retail Boys Freshman Basketball @ MCM | 5:00 pm CST Boys Junior Varsity Basketball @ MCM | 6:15 pm CST Boys Varsity Basketball @ MCM | 7:30 pm CST
JH boys basketball practice for Thursday Jan. 31 is CANCELLED!
The Garretson Wrestling Quad originally scheduled for tonight, Tuesday January 29, has been re-scheduled to: Tuesday February 5, 2019 at 5:00
Good Morning! There is NO Head Start or Afternoon Preschool today, Jan. 29. Also with no school or activities tomorrow, Jan. 30.
Garretson Schools will be releasing at 1:00 PM tomorrow, January 29th, due to extreme wind chills predicted for our area. School is also cancelled on Wednesday, January 30th due to extreme cold. Stay safe, everyone!
Garretson Schools will run 2 hours late today, January 28 due to weather conditions. There will be no morning practices or activities. We will re-assess the conditions after the sun comes up. Stay safe, everyone!
MS Boys Basketball Practice for Tonight (01/25) has been CANCELLED. Reminder that Mondays game against Dell St. Mary's in combined 7th & 8th grade starting at 4:00.
Happy Friday! Check out today's announcements... https://www.garretson.k12.sd.us/article/72548?org=garretson
Tonight's girls BEC Tourney 1st round game will be live streamed through YouTube starting at 6:00 PM. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZdtoyyE_oU
Monday January 28, 2019 Boys Basketball vs Dell Rapids St. Mary's at home will go at follows... 4:00 7&8 (1 Combined Game) 5:00 "C" Game 6:15 JV Game 7:45 Varsity Game
Wrestling ticket forms are due in the office! Staff are out of the building today learning at the West Central Winter Symposium, so please get forms in to us by noon Tuesday, Jan 22!
Because of Inclement Weather the GBB/BBB DH with Vermillion scheduled for Friday January 18, 2019 has been Postponed to: Saturday January 19, 2019 GBB/BBB DH Vermillion at Garretson 3:00 JV GBB New Gym 3:00 "C" BBB Old Gym 4:00 JV BBB New Gym 4:00 "C" GBB Old Gym 5:30 Varsity GBB New Gym 7:00 Varsity BBB New Gym ALL GAMES WILL BE ON A RUNNING SCHEDULE. IF A GAME ENDS EARLY WE WILL BEGIN WARM-UP FOR THE NEXT GAME.
Due to the impending winter storm, there will be no school in Garretson on Friday, January 18. Basketball games scheduled for tomorrow night will be rescheduled for Saturday, January 19, with further details coming later. Stay safe, everyone!
Reminder: There IS school on Monday (1/14). There is no school on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (1/21). Bus routes reverse Monday (1/14). If you have questions regarding your bus route please call the Tim Nelson at 594-6322
Our Military Appreciation Night is Friday January 18, 2019 at the GBB/BBB Doubleheader against Vermillion The following link will allow you to order a T-Shirt on-line for this event. It will close Jan. 9, 2019. T-Shirts will be delivered to Garretson High School by January 16, 2019...you may pick them up there. https://stores.inksoft.com/garretson-vermillion_military_a/shop/home
It's time to order your SDHSAA State Wrestling Tournament pre-sale tickets! Tournament is in Rapid City this year. Adult tickets are reserved seating and will be in a group, while student tickets are "general admission," and will be in a different area. Ticket orders are due in the office by noon on January 21. Pick up a form in the office, or download here: http://www.garretson.k12.sd.us/o/garretson/browse/18229
Check out Today's Announcements! *Note the Location Change for today's JH Boys Basketball and Time Changes for High School BoysBasketball on Thurs. Jan 10 at West Central https://www.garretson.k12.sd.us/article/72548?org=garretson
Saturday January 5, 2019 is the Dan Pansch-Jesse James Invitational Wrestling Tournament at Brandon. Garretson Activity Passes ARE ACCEPTED
Garretson is hosting the first and second rounds of BEC Boys Basketball Tournament Thursday January 3, and Friday Januaury 4, 2019... Because this is a Conference Tournament...Activity Tickets will not be Accepted.
The JV Boys Basketball Tournament Scheduled for Friday December 28, 2018 in Dell Rapids has been cancelled.
Tune into the broadcast of all games at the Entringer Classic on B93.7 and KCountry 102. The Garretson Boys play at 2:00 vs Lake Preston.
The Garretson Youth Wrestling tournament scheduled for tomorrow (12/27) is cancelled due to the projected weather forecast. We are hoping to reschedule it to a later date and will update you as soon as it is set. Thank you!
Today's Announcements... https://www.garretson.k12.sd.us/article/72548?org=garretson Merry Christmas!
Check out Today's Announcements, you could win a Prize! Merry Christmas! https://www.garretson.k12.sd.us/article/72548?org=garretson
Garretson boosters holiday order is in! If you ordered any apparel, bags, or jackets please pick them up in the office.
Notice of School Calendar Change - we apologize for any inconvenience. Garretson Schools will have a regular school day on Monday, Jan 14th. The following Monday, Jan 21st will be a staff development day, with no school for students.
Tomorrow’s DH at Canton has a time change. The JV girls and boys teams will start at 5:00 pm instead of 4:30.
There will be a 9-12 Boys Basketball Parent Meeting tomorrow (Wednesday, Dec. 5) at 6:15 in the commons.
Congratulations to these Accounting students for representing GHS well at Northwestern College's INNOVATE event on Thursday! They partnered with NWC business majors and Eide Bailly employees to solve a real-world business problem during this Project Based Learning event. Jacob Facile and Paul Cordier were part of groups that placed first and second!
Tomorrow's Boys Basketball Jamboree at West Central and Wrestling at Flandreau has been cancelled.
Booster Club Holiday Store is now available. It features Garretson Blue Dragon jackets, blankets, bags, shirts, and more. Store is open through Sunday, November 25. https://garretsonchristmas2018.itemorder.com/sale
The Winter Sports Store is now open! Click or copy and paste the following link: https://garretsonwinter18.itemorder.com/sale
Reminder that school is being Dismissed at 1:30 today. Parent/Teacher Conferences are from 2:30-8:30. Childcare will be available in the new gym. The Flu Shot Clinic will be held in the office and accepts most insurances or a cost of $25 per patient. The book fair will be held in the Library from 2:30-8:30.
Don’t let our students be a part of the first generation to get lung cancer from Juuling. Be informed. #TATU https://youtu.be/AFOpoKBUyok
Click the following link for the online Book Fair! http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/entrance.aspx?FID=3869424&direct=Y
GMS Student Council took a mini field trip to the Garretson Food Pantry to deliver non-perishables. Without enough food, many people feel the effects of short-term hunger, like headaches, nausea and the inability to concentrate. Thank you for teaching us how Garretson takes care of each other Kris! #WeScareHunger
There will be a Community Pep Rally tomorrow (Friday) starting at 2:45. Tomorrow nights football game will be broadcasted on radio stations FM 94.5 KPLO Pierre & FM Q107-3 KORN Mitchell. It will also be on Alliance Channel 230! Reminder, Activity Tickets are not accepted, $5/Students & $7/Adults. Good Luck Team and Coaches! Go Big Blue!!!! Cheer Loud & Proud Garretson!
Just a reminder that the PTO fundraiser packets and money are due today. Thank you for supporting the Garretson PTO!
We scare away hunger! Our GMS Student Council will be collecting non perishable food items while trick or treating on October 31. Please consider donating to their cause when they come around knocking. 8th grade squad leader, Autumn, set their squad goal for 500 items! 7th grade 150 items! 6th grade 100 items! ALL items will be donated to the Garretson food pantry. #WeScareHunger #SquadGoals
Congrats on last night's WIN Blue Dragon Football! We advance to the 9AA Semifinal Playoff game which will be at home next Friday (11/2) at 7:00 against Kimball/White Lake. Keep It Up Dragons! GO Big Blue!
Just a reminder that activity tickets are not accepted at tonight football game. Adults $7 Students $5. SD HS Activities Association states that noise makers and posters are also not allowed. Good Luck Dragons! Go Fight Win!
Tomorrow Night's Playoff Game against Webster will available to watch on Alliance Channel 230. It will also be broadcasted on Classic Hits Radio Station 106.3 or listen online at http://streamdb3web.securenetsystems.net/v5/KVHT GOOD LUCK BLUE DRAGONS! GO FIGHT WIN!
We are still experiencing some technical difficulties with our gymnasium video feed. Tonight’s volleyball game will not be available on our alliance channel. Our goal is to get tomorrow nights action!
Congratulations to Kyley Greenhoff who was named to the Girls Class A Soccer All-State Team!
There is a Community Pep Rally for State Cross Country and Football today at 3:00 in the new Gym! The Class of 2022 is serving a Chili Feed located in the basement of Zion Church starting at 5:00pm (Free Will Donation). SD Activities Association states that Activity Tickets CAN NOT BE ACCEPTED at tonight's Football Playoff game. Admission prices are $7 for Adults & $5 for Students. Good Luck Athletes and Coaches, GO BIG BLUE!
Another chance for the football team to get Game of the Week! Click the link, or copy and paste it in a browser to vote. You can vote up to 10 times an hour! https://www.keloland.com/sports/viewers-choice-poll
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.