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Superintendent's Message

Dr. DeBoer


As we approach the final stretch of the 2023-2024 school year, it's time to reflect on the journey we've taken together and gear up for the last leg of this educational adventure. With state assessments looming on the horizon, we understand the mixed feelings that may accompany them. However, we encourage both students and parents to embrace these assessments as an opportunity for growth and reflection.

State assessments serve as a vital tool for evaluating our educational system's effectiveness and identifying areas for improvement. They provide valuable insights into students' academic strengths and areas that may need additional attention. By approaching these assessments with a positive mindset, we can harness their potential to drive meaningful change and foster academic excellence within our community.

To the students of Dell Rapids, we want to remind you that these assessments are not a measure of your worth as individuals. Rather, they are a chance to showcase the knowledge and skills you've acquired throughout the school year. Embrace this opportunity to demonstrate your abilities and challenge yourselves to do your very best. Your hard work and dedication are the cornerstones of your success, both inside and outside the classroom.

Parents, your support and encouragement play a crucial role in helping students navigate through academic challenges. We urge you to instill confidence in your children as they prepare for these assessments. Remind them that you believe in their abilities and that you're proud of the effort they've put into their education. Together, let's create an environment where students feel empowered to excel and reach their full potential.

As we bid farewell to another school year, we want to express our heartfelt gratitude to each and every member of the Dell Rapids community. From teachers and staff to students and parents, your unwavering dedication to education has made this year truly remarkable. Thank you for your hard work, resilience, and commitment to excellence.

As we look ahead to the last month of the school year, let's approach it with enthusiasm and determination. Let's support one another, celebrate our achievements, and finish strong. Whether it's in the classroom or beyond, let's continue to strive for greatness and make Dell Rapids proud.

Wishing everyone the best of luck on the upcoming state assessments and in all their endeavors. Here's to a successful conclusion to the 2023-2024 school year!


Go Quarriers!!


Dr. Donavan G. DeBoer
Dell Rapids School District

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