Students dressed as characters from the book, The Outsiders. Elementary school students wearing their turkey hats from art class. Pictured are the National FFA Convention attendees in Indianapolis, IN. 5th-grade students practice for their band concert in the middle school gym. Students pictured with former SD Governor Dennis Daugaard at the National Blue Ribbon School celebration. DRHS Band performing at the DRES 2019 National Blue Ribbon School Ceremony Pictured of the November Students of the Month for the middle school. Our staff poses with the DRES Blue Ribbon School poster. Pictured in Sioux Falls at Falls Park are the All-State Choir Quartets. Our middle school students smile for the camera at lunch. Pictured our the members of the competitive cheerleading team that received a runner-up finish at the state class A meet. Pictured are the October Quarrier Kids of Character.



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DR Athletic Surplus Sale Old Quarrier Man

Get your piece of history…DRPS will be selling old surplus athletic uniforms and some equipment.  There will be jerseys, sweats, VB nets, a wrestling scale, uniforms, etc.  The sale will be from 5:00 – 8:00PM on the MS stage on Thursday, Jan 23, Friday, Jan 24 and Thursday, Jan 30.

BrightArrow OPT IN Bright Arrow

Last fall you received notice from Dell Rapids School District that to continue receiving Bright Arrow alerts, you needed to “opt in”.  If you haven’t done this, unfortunately, you will not receive our text message alerts. 

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School Board Election 2020 School Board Election 2020

One school board position will be up for election on April 14, 2020.  The 3-year position, with duties to be assumed in July 2020, will be vacant due to the expiration of the present term of Jeff Traill.  

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Waterford UPSTART Program for Preschool Aged Students Waterford UP Start

Families in our school district are eligible to participate in a no-cost Kindergarten Readiness program. This unique opportunity for South Dakota families allows for participation in the Waterford UPSTART program to support home-based kindergarten readiness delivered via technology.

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Dell Rapids Elementary School Blue Ribbon Worthy! Dell Rapids Elementary School and Blue Ribbon Symbol icon

Dell Rapids Elementary School was recently recognized in the 2019 cohort for being
considered an exemplary high performing school. This recognition was given to only six
South Dakota schools and a total of 362 from across the nation.

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