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
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