Bon Homme High School and Middle School

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

April 15, 2014

DID YOU KNOW??.....The praying mantis is the only insect that can turn its head.

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS HAVE BEEN REPORTED ABSENT TODAY:

6 students

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS HAVE A MESSAGE IN THE OFFICE:  Amber Brewer, Madison Hall, Lindsay Dickman, Shelby Mach, Brittany Karge, Rachel Sestak, Isabela Spulak, Gianella Lozano, Elizabeth Garness, Sarah Heusinkveld, Lucas Crownover, Shannon Sedlacek, Jennifer Schmidt, Rachel Sestak, Madison Hall, Connor Peters

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS NEED TO PICK UP THEIR MAKE-UP SLIPS IN THE OFFICE:  Aden Ramsdell

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

STAFF – PLEASE BRING HOMEWORK TO THE OFFICE FOR THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS BEFORE 3:30 TODAY:  None

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS CAN PICK UP THEIR COMPUTERS IN THE OFFICE:  None

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

FOUND:  Earring, Gloves, Purple hoodie, Watch, Bracelet, Ear muffs; yarn & crotchet hook; Key, Ear buds, blue & black plastic framed glasses

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

EARLY DISMISSAL ON THURSDAY MARKING THE BEGINNING OF EASTER BREAK – There will be a 1:30pm dismissal district-wide on Thursday, April 17th.  No school on Friday, April 18 or on Monday, April 21.  Classes will resume Tuesday, April 22 AND CLASSES WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY, APRIL 25TH.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

STAFF – If a student is late to class 1st period, be sure to send them to the office for a late slip.  _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

ALL STUDENTS:  YOUR COMPUTERS NEED TO BE RETURNED TO THE CARTS AT THE END OF THE DAY….NOT PLACED IN YOUR LOCKERS!

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

SENIORS:  Mrs. Sestak needs Senior Quotes from:  Ahrens, Burbach, Heusinkveld, Minow, Ramsdell, Schamp, Vlcek, Walloch, Wieseler   See complete list in the office.  These are for the yearbook, so please get them in to Mrs. Sestak or the office ASAP.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

SPRINGFIELD GIRLS 14 AND UNDER SOFTBALL SIGN UP – Monday, April 21st at 6:30pm at the Springfield Park Picnic shelter.  Questions?  Contact Lisa Kelley @ 360-0839.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

ALL STAFF – There will be early dismissal (1:30pm) on Thursday.  Please hold all students in their 5th period classes until the bell rings at 1:30.  There will be no 6th period.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

GET YOUR DRIVERS ED REGISTRATION FORMS TURNED IN ASAP!

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

TYNDALL 6TH GRADE BOYS – Get your baseball registration forms turned in ASAP!

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

ARE THERE ANY SENIORS PLANNING TO PURSUE A CAREER IN INFORMATIONAL OR EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY?  If so, we have been notified by the South Dakota Society for Technology in Education (SDSTE) that they still have 3 scholarships available.  They have extended the application deadline to April 22nd, 2014.  Download an app at http://sdste.k12.sd.us/default.aspx

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT CAMP – Students ages 16-19 may register for the Regional CTE CNA Camp until Friday, April 25, 2014.  A 2014 SD Governor’s CTE Grant makes this ten day commuter camp FREE!  The camp is scheduled for June 16-27 in Yankton and space is limited to 10 students.  REMEMBER, THAT THIS CAMP IS FREE!!!  You will save yourself around $800 and by the end of the camp you will be a certified CNA after passing the exams.  This is an opportunity too good to pass up.  Applications can be found in the Principal’s Office.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

ALL JUNIORS WILL BE TAKING THE DAKOTA STEP SCIENCE TEST on Tuesday, April 15th.  All students should report to their first period classes for attendance, then report to the study hall for the test.  Mr. Thomas will be administering the test 1st & 2nd periods.  The students should return to their regular schedule for 3rd periods.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

1ST & 2ND PERIOD STUDY HALLS will be held in the Spanish/DDN/Guidance classroom on Tuesday, April 15.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

THE SMARTER BALANCE TESTING SCHEDULE LOOKS LIKE THIS:

6th Grade – April 14, 15, 16

7th Grade – April 22, 23, 24

8th Grade – April 28, 29, 30

Juniors – May 5, 6, 7

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

THE LIBRARY WILL BE UNAVAILABLE FROM 8:05-11:00 (and possibly longer) on April 14, 16, 22, 24, 28, 30 and May 5 & 7.  Students will be testing in there so no one will be allowed to go in there for printing or any other purpose.  PLEASE MARK THIS ON YOUR CALENDARS.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

RELAY FOR LIFE COUNTDOWN CALENDARS on sale.  If anyone wants one, please contact Nancy Hixon in Springfield.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

AFTER PROM COMMITTEE 2015 – All sophomore parents and any junior parents who want to give input, please plan to attend an organizational meeting on Wednesday, April 23rd, 7:00pm, in the Elementary Commons, for AFTER PROM PARTY 2015.  Any questions?  Please contact Julie Roland or Genise McLouth.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

TABOR ELEMENTARY IS SELLING BUTTER BRAIDS – All are $11 each – Flavors are Cinnamon, Blueberry cream cheese, Strawberry cream cheese, Apple, Cherry or Bavarian cream.  There are also caramel rolls (9 count).  Orders, along with payment, are due April 22 and the Butter Braids will arrive to the Tabor school on May 7th.  If you wish to place an order, contact the Tabor Elementary school office or any Tabor Elementary student.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

DISMISSAL TIMES FOR UPCOMING ACTIVITIES (Weather permitting):

Tuesday, April 15 – Varsity Track – Dismiss at 12:50pm.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

SUMMER JOBS FOR SENIORS – Rush-Co is looking to hire summer help.  Must be 18 years of age and be able to work on Fridays while school is still in session and then after school is out M-Th, 6:00am-4:30pm and possibly Fridays.  If interested, go to print off an application or stop in at the Rush-Co office and pick one up.  If you have any questions, contact Bonnie Meiers at 369-6000.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

SUMMER MOWING – Anyone looking for a summer job or need some extra cash?  Someone is needed to take over the mowing of the 4-H Grounds.  The job includes mowing a minimum of once every two weeks or minimum of 6 inches, weather permitting; trimming up to the fences and buildings, as well as picking up branches.  If you are interested, submit your sealed bids to the Bon Homme County Extension Office.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT INSTITUTE – June 2-13 – Yankton – This is a two week program that provides the required 75 hour CNA training, including the testing. Enrollment is limited to 10 students.  Must be 16-19 years of age - Cost is $350, a $75 deposit is required with the application.  This cost covers tuition, books, one scrub top, certification testing.  If the student is not selected, the deposit will be returned.  Financial aid and/or room/board may be available.  Contact Yankton Rural AHEC at 605-655-1400 for possible tuition assistance eligibility.  Application deadline is April 18th – Apps available in the office or from Mr. Thomas.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

SDSU HEALTH PROFESSIONS CAREER CAMP – Students interested in attending the SDSU Health Careers Camp this summer can do so by applying on line, along with a registration fee of $100 payable to SDSU no later than April 15.  All students will be Juniors & Seniors in the fall of 2014 are eligible to attend.  Students will have the chance to participate in field trips to health care facilities and to interact with a variety of health care professionals.  The camp is designed to give motivated high school students a better understanding of the employment options and academic requirements associated with different majors and career paths of the various health professions.  The dates of the camp are July 8-11.  See Mr. Thomas for more info.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

SENIORS – For those of you who are making your own graduation announcements, see Connie for a copy of all the graduation info you’ll need.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

SENIORS – Please remember to notify Mr. Thomas or Connie if you receive any scholarships or awards.  We want you to receive the recognition for these at the Senior Awards Banquet in May.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

LIFEGUARDING CLASS – Kelli Schonebaum will be offering Lifeguarding class at the Tyndall Pool at the end of May.  Cost will be $110 (this includes the cost of the cards which are $40).  The books cost $40 and need to be ordered ahead of time.  Contact Kelli  at 589-4067 if you want to take the class or have any questions.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

THE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY is challenging everyone in the BH School District to save pop tabs that will benefit the Ronald McDonald Houses in Sioux Falls.  Both Avera McKennan and Sanford Health have Ronald McDonald Houses that provide housing for families with sick and injured children.  In recent years, up to $30,000 was raised annually in the upper Midwest for this important campaign.  Bring your pop tabs from home to add to the tall yellow box you can find in the Locker Commons.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Tue, Apr 15 – Varsity Track @ Wagner – 3:00pm

                        JH/JV Golf – Scotland/Tyndall Invite – 9:30am

Thu, Apr 17 – Varsity Golf – Tyndall/Scotland Invite – 10:00am

                        JH Track @ Avon – 3:30pm    Moved to April 25

                        Early Dismissal @ 1:30pm (Easter break begins)

Fri, Apr 18 – Good Friday – No School

                        BH Baseball @ Beresford – 2:00pm

Sun, Apr 20 – Easter

Mon, Apr 21 – No School – Easter Monday

                        BH Baseball hosting Elk Point/Jefferson – 4:00pm – Double Header

Tue, Apr 22 – Varsity Track hosting the SD-NE Challenge – 2:00pm

                        JH/JV Golf @ Pickstown/Platte – 9:30am

Thu – Apr 24 – BH Baseball hosting Dakota Valley – 5:30pm

Fri, Apr 25 – Friday School

Varsity Golf @ Platte/Burke – 10:00am

JH Track @ Avon – 3:30pm   

Sat, Apr 26 – Varsity Track  hosting Flevares Relays – 9:00am

Sun, Apr 27 – BH Baseball @ Augustana – 2:00pm

Mon, Apr 28 – JH Track hosting Howard Taplett Relays – 2:30pm

Tue, Apr 29 – Varsity Track @ Creighton – 1:30pm

                        JH/JV Golf – BH/Avon Invite @ Springfield – 9:30am

Wed, Apr 30 – BH Baseball @ Vermillion – 5:30pm

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

KNOW IT ALL TRIVIA

1)      What’s the Number One wood golf club often called?

2)      The human body has the most of what mineral?  Calcium, Iron or Phosphorus

3)      What does an artist mix paints on?

4)      What’s a person who lives in Chicago called?

5)      How many manned flights got to the Moon?

Answers

1)      The driver

2)      Calcium

3)      A palette

4)      A Chicagoan

5)      Six

 

 

Name the Song and the Artist:

“We’re caught in a trap; I can’t walk out; Because I love you too much baby; Why can’t you see; What you’re doing to me; When you don’t believe a word I say; We can’t go on together; With

__ __; And we can’t build our dreams; On __ __; So if an old friend I know; Drops by to say hello; Would I still see suspicion in your eyes?; Here we go again; Asking where I’ve been; You can’t see these tears are real; I’m crying; We can’t go on together; With __ __; And we can’t build our dreams; On __ __”

 

 

“Suspicious Minds” by Elvis Presley

 

COUNSELOR’S CORNER – Seniors…Check out these Internet sites with FREE scholarship & financial aid searches and reliable information.  Never pay for a scholarship search!

www.fastweb.com   www.collegeboard.com  www.nextstepmagazine.com  www.finaid.org  www.wiredscholar.com/index.jsp  www.fafsa.ed.gov  www.legion.org/needalift

If you need money for college, apply for scholarships!  It is YOUR responsibility to pick up applications and fill them out.  Applying for scholarships is hard work and it takes dedication, persistence and organization on your part.  Mr. Thomas is always willing to help you but remember that he has other responsibilities in the school and isn’t always available.  Plan ahead and make an appointment with him.

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION – Whoever you ask for these, please give them at least one week’s notice, so they have time to prepare a good letter.  Remember the old adage “Lack of preparation on YOUR part does not necessitate an emergency on MY part”.

Need information concerning NCAA Division I and II and NAIA Athletic Scholarships?  Visit the NCAA Clearinghouse website or the NAIA website to get approved to participate in athletics.  See Mr. Thomas for more information.

 

APRIL DEADLINE

FORT RANDALL TELEPHONE SCHOLARSHIP - $1000 – Essay – Past or Present Community service - Letter of reference – Apps in Senior Corner – Deadline is 04/15/14

NORM & BONNIE LEHESKA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $500 – Must be active member of St. Leo Catholic Church in Tyndall – Essay – 3 letters of recommendation – Apps in Senior Corner – Deadline is 04/30/14

AGNES A. MAUS ESTATE SCHOLARSHIP - $500 – Must have been a resident of Bon Homme county for at least 10 years – Essay – Apps in Senior Corner – Apps due to the Guidance Counselor by 04/15/14

GLENN & KATHRYN DUNCAN SCHOLARSHIP – Must be a Senior and an active member of the BHHS wrestling program – Minimum GPA of 2.50 – Must be planning to attend a post-secondary school/program – Essay – Apps in Senior Corner – App due to Guidance Counselor by 04/15/14

AMERICAN LEGION RAY “BUD” SMITH SCHOLARSHIP – Must be a descendant of living or deceased member of Dwight Wood Post #132 – 2 letters of recommendation – If no descendent of a Dwight Wood member is available, the scholarship may be awarded to a descendent of another American Legion Post member in Bon Homme County – Apps in Senior Corner – Deadline is 04/15/14

JUNE V. CLARK SCHOLARSHIP - $1500 – Must be a Bon Homme High School senior who ranks academically in the top 10% of graduating class – Apps in Senior Corner and due back to Guidance Counselor by 04/30/14

KELLEY SCHOLARSHIP - $500 Book Scholarship – Based on future plans in business and business classes taken in high school – Preference given to students who have taken or are currently taking two or more of the following courses:  Business Law, Business Math, Word Processing, or Accounting – Essay – Apps in Senior Corner - Apps due to Mr. Thomas by 04/25/14

MABEL UKEN MEMORIAL – Must be a Springfield resident – Preference given to those going into the field of education – Minimum GPA of 3.20 – Essay – Apps in Senior Corner – Apps due to Mr. Thomas by 04/15/14

 

MAY DEADLINE

HORTON MACHINE TOOL TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP – Each scholarship can be worth up to $3500 – Geared toward deserving students willing to enroll in a Machine Tool Technology related curriculum (or equivalent training to pursue a machining career) – 2 letters of recommendation – short essay – Minimum GPA of 2.5 – must plan to obtain a two year degree/diploma in a machine tool related field – Apps in Senior Corner – Deadline is 05/31/14

AVERA HEALTH LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP – Must be an Avera employee of or a child of an Avera employee – Minimal GPA of 2.50 – Essay – 4 letters of recommendation – Apps must be downloaded from their website:  http://www.avera.org/careers/avera-health-leaders-scholarship   -   Deadline is 05/09/14

JAMES W. FLEVARES SCHOLARSHIP – Minimum GPA of 3.20 – Must have 4 years of band &/or chorus – Must have 2 years beyond those required by the Board of Regents in Math, Science, English or Social Studies – Must have been involved in both sports and fine arts – Apps in Senior Corner – Apps due to Mr. Thomas by 05/05/14

STULC-BERNDT SCHOLARSHIP – Must be an active member of St. Leo’s Parish in Tyndall – Must attend a post-secondary institution of higher learning – Members of families with ag backgrounds are encouraged to apply – Apps in Senior Corner – Deadline is 05/30/14

 

JUNE DEADLINE

FIRST SAVINGS BANK RHETT HIRTH MEMORIAL LIVING THE DREAM SCHOLARSHIP – Essay on “Living The Dream” – Minimum GPA of 2.5 – Apps can be found in the Senior Corner – Deadline is 06/13/14.

AUTOMOTIVE HALL OF FAME SCHOLARSHIP – Must be interested in pursuing a career in the automotive field – 2 letters of recommendation – letter of acceptance for the college/tech school of your choice – minimum GPA of 3.0 – Download application @ www.automotivehalloffame.org/education - Applications accepted from 02/01/14 through 06/30/14.

SOUTH DAKOTA GOLF ASSOCIATION JUNIOR GOLF FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP – Six $1500 scholarships being awarded - Must have lived in SD for the last two years – Must plan to attend a 4 year post-secondary school- Must provide history on your golf participation & accomplishments & indicate future plans in golf – Apps in Senior Corner or download at

http://www.sdga.org/junior-golf/junior-golf-foundation

SOUTH DAKOTA OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP – Must complete the high school course requirements (see the website) with no final grade below a “C” – Cumulative GPA of 3.0 – Composite ACT score of 24 or higher – Apps in Senior Corner or may download from the website – Submit application as soon as possible after graduation, but no later than September 1 for fall enrollment.