Bon Homme Middle & High School



 Bon Homme High School and Middle School


January 24, 2022

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THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS HAVE A MESSAGE IN THE OFFICE:  __________________________________________________________________________



STAFF-PLEASE BRING HOMEWORK TO THE OFFICE FOR THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS BEFORE 3:30 TODAY –  _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS CAN PICK UP THEIR COMPUTER/CHARGER: _________________________________________________________________

FOUND – Hoodies, sweatshirts, t shirts, blue jean jackets, water bottles, a gray cardigan sweater, shorts, 3 pairs of glasses


STAFF:  Dismiss the following teams

1/24 – Dismiss the JH Wrestlers @ 2:40 for their tourney in Tea.  Leave time is 2:50.

1/25 – The One Act Play cast and crew will be gone all day for Regions.  Break a Leg!

           Dismiss the JH BBB team after roll is taken in Advisory.  The have a home game with Avon and will also be having their team pictures taken.

           Dismiss both the Boys and Girls HS basketball teams at 1:15 for their games in White Lake.


SOPHOMORE CONCESSIONS – Listed below are the workers for upcoming home events.  Remember, if you are unable to work an event that you are assigned to, it is YOUR responsibility to get a sub and to notify Mrs. McAllister of the change.  Workers are:

1/27 – BB Doubleheader – Rhett Connors and Tristan Simek – Arrive by 4:45pm

2/15 – BB Doubleheader – Jackson Caba and Rhett Connors – Arrive by 4:45pm

2/21 – BBB – Gracie Pechous and Elyse Torsney – Be there by 6:00pm


STUDENT COUNCIL MEETING – There will be a BHHS Student Council meeting on Monday, 1/24, during Advisory in the band room.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________                                                 THE POST PROM COMMITTEE WILL BE SERVING WALKING TACOS from 5:00-7:00 at the home basketball game on Thursday, January 27th.  The cost will be $5.  All proceeds will go towords the 2022 Junior/Senior Prom.





Senior Pictures:  Ava B, Brody C, Jacob D, Elijah E, Daine L, Wyatt L, Liz S, Savannah T

Both:  Marcus C, Jillian N, Carter U, Dakota W

Get these turned in ASAP – The deadline was December 20th!   If you haven’t taken your senior pics yet, please talk to Mrs. Sestak and let her know your intentions.


ANOTHER SUMMER JOB OPPORTUNITY – Lewis & Clark Recreational Area and SD Game Fish & Parks has several seasonal positions open – All applicants must be 16 years of age by their first day of work – They are looking for:  Custodial Maintenance workers, Grounds Maintenance workers, Gate Attendants.  Apply at

For more information contact Kristina Laska, Park Manager, at 605-668-2985, ext 17 or Shane Bertsch, District Park Supervisor, at 605-668-2985, ext 11.


HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS – I have posted semester one grades to your transcripts.  Invariably, some grade/class does not post for whatever reason.  Please carefully look over your transcripts in Campus and notify me if you see any issues.  ch


TICKETS TO THE STATE WRESTLING TOURNAMENT – Anyone wishing to purchase advance tickets to this event needs to contact Karla, in the District Office.  She needs your info and payment no later than NOON ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 21ST.    The State Tourney will take place in Sioux Falls on February 24-26.


SENIORS – Looking for a summer job?  The Gavins Point Project is accepting resumes through February 4th.  For more information, call 402-667-2546 or email    


PROM DRESSES – Need one?  Want to sell one?  The Marion After Prom Committee will be hosting a Prom Dress sale on Saturday, January 29th and Sunday, February 6th.  This is a commission-based program so the seller sets the price and the committee takes a cut of that price for selling it.  Everyone gets some $$ out of the deal and you’ve cleared some clutter from your closet.  It’s a WIN WIN situation.  If interested in selling, see the posters hanging around the building for contact info.  Again, the dates are 1/29 from 10am-1pm and 2/6 from 2-5pm at

the Marion school.


ALL STUDENTS – There is an admission fee when you go to a school athletic event.  This is not something new – you should know this by now.  If you plan to go to an activity, you must either have an activity ticket purchased or there will be a $3.00 fee at the door. 


ALL STUDENTS:  Each and every student in the HS/MS is issued a locker and a lock to use on that locker.  Many of you choose NOT to use these.  You need to know that should anything go missing from your locker, you will be held financially responsible for the replacement cost of items such as text books, computers, chargers and any other school owned items.  With text books running anywhere from $60-$120 each and computers that cost $900, we hope you will reconsider using the locks on your lockers.


JUNIORS AND SENIORS- COLLEGE VISITS– If you are planning a visit to a college, there is paperwork to be done in advance.  You must follow these directions in order for it to count as a “College Day” and for the absence to be exempt.

  • Juniors and Seniors each get one day per year for a visit.  In special cases an extra day may be granted for travel.
  • You must get a “College Visit Request Form” from the office or from Mrs. Stewart.
  • Complete the form and turn in to Mrs. Melichar IN ADVANCE.
  • You can set up the visit yourself or you can ask Mrs. Stewart to help you with that.
  • You MUST actually go to the college, university or tech school.
  • You must bring back a signature from the institution, dated and signed, stating you were there.  You must turn this in to Mrs. Melichar within two weeks of the visit in order for her to exempt the absence.



Random Thoughts

“My psychiatrist told me I was crazy and I said I want a second opinion.  He said okay, you’re ugly too.”    Rodney Dangerfield



  1. What type of animals does South American gauchos look after?
  2. What is Edmond Dantes more commonly called, as in the title of a novel by Alexandre Dumas?
  3. Who was Bonnie Parker’s partner in crime?
  4. What is the name of Iron Man’s A.I. butler?



  1. Cattle
  2. The Count of Monte Cristo
  3. Clyde Barrow




1/24 – JH WR @ Tea Invite – 5:00pm

1/25 – JH BBB hosting Avon – 4:00pm

                        Region One Act Play Contest @ Dakota Valley

                        Basketball Doubleheader @ Kimball/White Lake – 5:00pm

1/27 – Basketball Doubleheader – BH hosting Andes Central/Dakota Christian – 5:00pm

                        JH BBB hosting Andes Central/Dakota Christian – 4:00pm

                        GYM @ Vermillion – 5:30pm

1/28 – Tutor Day

1/29 – JH BBB  - TBA

                        WR @ Wagner Invite – 10:00am

                        Youth Boys Basketball Tourney – Hosted by BH – TBA

1/31 – HS BBB @ Corsica/Stickney – 6:15pm

                        JH BBB @ Corsica/Stickney – 4:00pm






DSU General Scholarships – Deadline is 03/01/22

PRESENTATION COLLEGE Scholarships – Deadline 03/31/22


Need Based Scholarship Program

The South Dakota Needs Based Grant Program (SDNBGP) was established with the passage of Senate Bill 237; whereby interest earned from a one-time investment of $1.5 million in state monies will be used to fund the grant program.  In 2016, the Legislature appropriated another $3.3 million one-time investment in state monies.

No specific application form will be required to receive funds; however to be eligible students will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA), and then work with Financial Aid Directors at the participating institutions will use their information to determine those students on their campus that have the highest amount of unmet need after determining other grants/scholarship, tuition reductions, and expected family contributions.  The scholarship program will allow campus administrators to make awards of $500 to $2,000 to help lower the educational costs for students. Dollars will be allocated to each institution based on the percentage of Pell eligible students enrolled at that institution.  In the future, the interest that is earned from the investment placed in the Education Enhancement Trust Fund will be used to fund the program.  It is estimated that the interest from this fund will provide approximately $200,000 worth of scholarship funding each year, and when matched by participating institutions, it shall provide for approximately $800,000 worth of need based funding. 

 Current Participating Institutions

  • Augustana University
  • Black Hills State University
  • Dakota State University
  • Dakota Wesleyan University
  • ‚ÄčLake Area Technical College
  • Mitchell Technical College
  • Mount Marty University
  • Northern State University
  • Oglala Lakota College
  • Presentation College
  • South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
  • South Dakota State University
  • Southeast Technical College
  • University of Sioux Falls
  • University of South Dakota
  • Western Dakota Technical College


CONSIDERING A CAREER IN NURSING??  Check out the new AVERA SCHOLAR PROGRAM at Mount Marty University – A new education funding program to support nursing workforce needs in the region.  Avera has committed to investing in four cohorts of 10 nurses , 40 in total, providing each with $10,000 of funding per year for four years.  These scholars receive education and training at a significant project.  To learn more and to apply to be an Avera Scholar at Mount Marty University, call the Admissions office at 668-1545 or visit


MINNESOTA/SOUTH DAKOTA RECIPROCITY – South Dakota residents planning to attend any University of Minnesota locations must apply to the SD Board of Regens for reciprocity status – Go to for more info.  If you plan to attend a MN state university or community college, you can skip this step because those institutions should assign reciprocity automatically.

AUGUSTANA SDOS MATCHING FUNDS – Students attending Augustana University who qualify for the South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship will receive matching funds up to $1300 per year for the first three years of their scholarship.  Visit for more information.

SOUTH DAKOTA OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP – This scholarship offers up to $6500 over the course of 4 years to students attending participating SD colleges & tech schools.  Must have an ACT score of at least 24, minimum GPA of 3.0, and must have completed the Regent Scholar curriculum.  Visit for more information.  Recommend that initial eligibility applications be submitted by 06/01/22, with all follow-up paperwork needing to be submitted by 09/01/22.

DUAL CREDIT SCHOLARSHIPS – Several in-state schools offer scholarships for students who have taken high school dual credit courses at their institutions.  Information on these awards can usually be found on the school’s freshman scholarships page – Deadlines will vary.

SDSU AIR FORCE AND ARMY ROTC SCHOLARSHIPS – Air Force and Army ROTC offers full-tuition and fees scholarships (or  room and board scholarships) for students who want to become leaders in their community and nation after graduating from SDSU.  ROTC produces leaders and managers who become pilots, engineers, nurses, architects, entrepreneurs and so much more.  This route puts students of the path for a professional degree and career with no military obligation upfront.  Visit for more details on these three scholarship programs including eligibility and due dates.  Go to or for more information.




DAVIS-BAHCALL SCHOLARS – Up to eight students will be chosen to participate in this all-expense-paid summer study program – Essay – Letter of recommendation from your current science teacher – Must have demonstrated interest in science with the intent of pursuing an advanced degree in math, science, engineering or technology field                                       - Deadline is 1/29/22.




WAYNE STATE COLLEGE MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS – Scholarships offered to students wishing to major or minor in music and for those wishing to participate in their ensembles – Application deadline is 02/01/22 with Audition dates set for 2/11 and 3/18.  Go to where you will find a link to their scholarship info and application.

DAKOTA CORP SCHOLARSHIP – Intended as a full-ride scholarship for seniors entering an identified critical needs profession in SD- Recipients must agree to work in that field in SD following graduation – The time commitment equals the number of years the scholarship was received plus 1 year – Minimum GPA of 2.8 – Minimum ACT score of 27 – If students do not meet the work commitment following graduation, the scholarship transfers into an interest bearing loan –  Some of the Critical Needs areas are:  High school Math & Science teachers, Special Education teachers, CTE teachers, K-12 Foreign Language teachers, HS Language Arts teachers, Accountants/Auditor, Engineers, Information Technology, Registered Nurses.

Visit for more info - Apps are due by 02/01/22. 

ELKS LEGACY AWARDS - $4000 scholarships awarded to children and grandchildren of ELKS members – Apply online - - Deadline is 2/07/22.

SD HIGH SCHOOL COACHES ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS – Four different scholarships at this website, each one worth $1000 -  Deadline for all is 02/10/22 

RAMIA BOERSMA SCHOLARSHIP – Four-year scholarship – Must be the child or grandchild of an active member of SDEA or retired member of SDEA – Must be planning on entering the teaching profession - Must be in the top quarter of your class as of January – Must be accepted and or enrolled in a South Dakota college or university – Two letters of recommendation – Essay - - Deadline is 2/15/22.

GORDON HORGEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – For Native American students planning on entering the teaching profession – 2 letters of recommendation – Essay –  - Deadline is 2/15/22.

BASIN ELECTRIC POWER COOP/BON HOMME YANKTON ELECTRIC SCHOLARSHIP - $1000 and $500 – Must be the dependent of an active Bon Homme Yankton Electric member – Short essay – Letter of reference – Apps outside the office – Deadline is 02/16/22

YANKTON COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP – Multiple awards – Must either: a) Have a family relationship to YC alumni, former faculty or staff or b) have a family friend, teacher pastor or other person with a connection to YC to recommend applicant – Applications available online at – Deadline is 02/25/22

ARDELL BJUGSTAD SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR NATIVE AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS - $500 – Must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized Indian tribe whose reservation is located in SD or ND – Must be planning to earn a degree in agriculture or natural resources or a related field – Go to - Deadline is 02/25/22

ANNIS I FOWLER/KADEN SCHOLARSHIP - $1000 – Must be majoring in Elementary Education – Minimum GPA of 3.0 – Must be a first-time entering Freshman at BHSU, DSU, NSU or USD – Two letters of reference from teachers – Essay – Go to - Deadline is 02/25/22




BELLATOR TITANS MC SCHOLARSHIP – The Bellator Titans Motorcycle Club offers this $1500 scholarship to an applicant who is in need of financial assistance – Applicant does not need to be at the top of their class, but the committee is searching for students who are hard working and motivated to succeed – Short essay question – One letter of recommendation – Apps can be found outside the Principal’s Office – Deadline is 03/13/22

GOLDEN WEST SCHOLARSHIP – $1000 - Parents/guardian must reside within one of the Golden West telephone service areas and subscribe to a GW phone or internet service – Must have taken the SAT or ACT no later than 12/31/21 – Apps are outside the office and must be returned to Mrs. Stewart – Deadline is 03/15/22

HORATIO ALGER SCHOLARSHIP – Needs based scholarship looking for students who have exhibited determination, integrity and perseverance – Must demonstrate financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required) – Must be involved in co-curricular and community service activities – Minimum GPA of 2.0 – Must apply online at     Deadline is 03/15/22

SDACDE MEMORIAL AGRICULTURAL SCHOLARSHIP - $1000 – Must be going into an Agricultural/Conservation related field of study – one character reference – Apps are outside the office – Deadline is 03/18/22

YANKTON MEDICAL CLINIC SCHOLARSHIP – Five $1000 Scholarships to be awarded to students majoring in a health care field – Minimum GPA of 3.4 – Minimum ACT composite of 25 – Three letters of reference – Essay -  Apps can also be found outside the office -  Deadline is 3/18/22

BUILD DAKOTA SCHOLARSHIP – This full-ride scholarship is available to applicants attending one of SD’s four tech schools and entering a designated high-needs field – Scholarship recipients agree to live and work in SD for 3 years in their field following graduation.  Find more information at –You can apply starting 01/01/22.  Deadline is 03/31/22.

FIRST DISTRICT DEVELOPMENT COMPANY SCHOLARSHIP  - $1000 – For students pursuing a post-secondary degree in a business/finance related field – Must be accepted into a business/finance program at an accredited South Dakota post-secondary school – Minimum GPA of 3.5 or more – Short essay - Apps outside the office – Deadline is 03/32/22




SECURITY BANK SCHOLARSHIP - $1000 – Short essay – Letter of recommendation – Apps outside the office – Deadline is 04/01/22

SOUTH DAKOTA CRITICAL TEACHING NEEDS SCHOLARSHIP – Must agree in writing to stay in SD and work in a critical teaching need occupation for five years after graduating from a participating postsecondary institution – Minimum GPA of 2.8 – Critical needs teaching areas are:  K-12 Special Education, HS Career or Tech Education, Secondary Language Arts, HS Math, HS Science, Secondary World Language, English as a Second Language (ESL) or English Learners (ELL), K-12 Vocal or Instrumental Music – App deadline is 04/15/22 –

Go to to get more info and download an application.