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Bon Homme Middle & High School

 Bon Homme High School and Middle School


March 30, 2023

DID YOU KNOW??....The number one choking hazard for adults is thick, chewy bread (white bread, bagels, pizza, etc). 

For children, the top hazard is hotdogs.



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FOUND – Gold necklace, Caps, Fountain pen, Ear buds, hoodies, glasses

Electronic devices – If you’ve lost something, please inquire about it in the office.



3/31 – SCHOOL DAY (Make-up day for snow day on 2/23) – 12:30 Dismissal – Follow a Wednesday schedule




ALL STAFF:  Dismiss the following students:


HS STAFF - 3/31 – HOSA – Friday’s ‘in person’ events have been cancelled.  So all the students will be in school.   However, there will still be events taking place via Zoom.  I’m sure Mrs. Meyer will be in touch with you regarding when she’ll need the participants.


THE 2023 GOLF APPAREL STORE IS NOW OPEN – You can order until April 6th -


ATTENTION ALL JUNIORS – HEADS UP –  ALL JUNIORS, whether going to Prom or not, are required to help with set up and decoration of the gym for Prom.  Same goes for take down and clean up.  THIS IS MANDATORY and attendance will be taken!  Specific details to come.



1.      Prom Tickets – Every Junior and Senior going to the Grand March can get tickets that will allow their families into the gym well in advance of the Grand March.  Each BH student going can get up to 6 tickets for their own family and 6 for their date’s family.  These will be distributed the week of Prom.

2.      Signed up for the Grand March?

3.      Registered your Out of Town/School date? 

4.      If your date goes to a different high school, have you turned in the “Prom Agreement” form?

5.      Made your dinner/banquet reservations?

6.      Ordered flowers?


HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS – One South Dakota teen will win $10,000 plus another $10,000 for a school-sponsored activity or program at their school.  The purpose of this program is to promote seat belt use and safe driving.  To enter, students take a two minute safe-driving quiz at by April 15th.  Past winners have included students at Montrose, White Lake, Platte-Geddes and Roosevelt high schools.  Go online to check how many entries your school has gotten compared to others.  Come on, we need everyone to participate.  It really is as simple as it sounds with no strings attached.


TABOR SOFTBALL SIGN UP – Sign up in the office if you are interested in playing for 14&U and 18&U teams in Tabor this summer.  Please sign up by 3/31.


SENIORS – WE ARE IN THE THICK OF SCHOLARSHIP SEASON – Please let Connie or Ruth know when you receive notification of winning a scholarship.  Bring us a copy of your award letter.  We will start comprising a list of scholarship winners for the spring program so you can get the recognition you deserve.  You worked hard for this.  Thanks.


PROM – April 15th

*This year’s theme will be “Let the Good Times Roll”.

*Colors – Red, Black & Gold

*Sign up for the Grand March in the office.

*If your date does not attend school at BH, register them in the office.  If they attend a different high school, there is form to be completed by both schools.

*Prom Banquet Reservation forms are now available in the office.  Please return, along with payment, to the office by March 22nd.  This year’s menu consists of steak tips, cheesy hash browns & vegetable.

*The 2023 Punch Bowl King and Queen will be Jackson Kaul and Aspen Schonebaum.


HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!!!    YANKTON MANUFACTURING ACADEMY 2023 – Students in and around Yankton are can register to attend.  This program is FREE!!  You will learn about the manufacturing industry.  YMA participants will be exposed to  Welding, CNC Machining, CAD, 3D Printing and the business side of manufacturing.  Included in this hands-on approach will be tours of local manufacturing plants to learn about manufacturing careers and products that are produced right there in Yankton!  Upon successful completion of the program, the student will receive .5 CTE high school credit.  Dates of this course are May 30-June 9th from 8am-4pm.  Snacks and lunch will be provided.  Enrollment will be limited to 20 students.  Register ASAP!  Forms are available in the office.


BOYS 2023 BON HOMME STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROGRAM – Boys entering grades 6-12 for the 23-24 school year can register to participate in this program to be held in June and July – Cost is $120 per athlete – Forms are in the office or you can get one from Mr. Pudwill – All forms must be returned by Tuesday, 5/11.


BOYS STATE – ANY JUNIOR OR SENIOR BOY WHO WOULD LIKE TO GO TO BOYS STATE 2023 can do so by simply registering on line by April 1st.  Dates are 05/29-06/02/23 on the Northern State University campus in Aberdeen.   Go to



*UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE – The USPS is hiring City Carrier Assistants and Rural Carrier Associates throughout Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota – Starting wages range from $19.33 to $22.18/hour – Apply online at USPS.COM/CAREERS – A Virtual Job Fair is being held on Friday, 3/17 @ 12:00pm – For this event go to to register and attend or scan the QR code on the poster outside the office with your camera phone.  Make sure to download the free ZOOM Cloud Meeting app before the Virtual Job Fair.


·          Open to students in grades 8-12 – Housekeeping positions open – Starting pay is $12.50, could be more with experience – Hours are 10am-5pm, but most days housekeeping is done around 3 or 4 – Must be able to work on Sundays – We will try to work with you if you are in summer sports & activities – Contact Amanda at

      or call her at 605-665-2680.

·          Also looking to fill a couple of Front Desk positions – Must be grade 11 or 12 – Pay is $13.00, could be more with experience.  Shifts are 8-3 or 3-10.

Contact Amanda at or call 605-665-2680

*SPRINGFIELD POOL – Any student aged 15 and up wanting to work at the Springfield Pool this summer can pick up an application from Mrs. Cooper.

*RUSH-CO - SUMMER JOB OPPORTUNITY FOR ANYONE 14 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER  - Rush-Co is hiring summer help – Seasonal Production Floor Summer Help – May thru August – Stop in and ask for Bridgette Muller or apply online @

*CORP OF ENGINEERS - SUMMER JOB OPPORTUNITY FOR GRADUATING SENIORS – The US Army Corps of Engineers just posted their summer job openings:

Visitor Center Rangers – Campground/Resource Rangers – Powerplant Laborer – Outside Maintenance Laborer – Biological Science Technician – Office Automation Clerk –

Resumes and cover letters can be mailed to US Army Corps of Engineers, ATTN: Justin Scholl – PO Box 710 – Yankton, SD  57078 or emailed to

For more information, call 402-667-2546 or email the same address listed above.  Resumes are being accepted until the positions are filled.


WINTER STRENGTH AND AGILITY SESSIONS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS AND GIRLS is being offered by Cycopath Studio and St. Michael’s Hospital.  Register at  - $40 for 8 sessions – Designed to help our youth develop good form, knowledge of exercise, and use of lifting equipment – Monday sessions are at                            St. Michael’s (4-5pm) and Friday sessions are at Cycopath Studio (1-2pm).


7TH & 8TH GRADERS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND FREE SOUTH DAKOTA RISING CAREER EXPLORATION CAMPS  hosted this summer at BHSU, DSU, NSU, SDSU and USD.  These five-day camps will expose students to various career paths through fun, engaging and hands on learning.  By the end of the camps, students will have a better understanding of themselves, their career interests and how their education prepares them for professions.  For the summer of 2023, the program will accept 600 students total, 100 at each camp.  If interested and want more information, go to 


FREE CNA TRAINING CAMPS – Only 8 students will be selected for each camp - Must be a current high school student or recent grad 16 years of age or older -

You will complete the 75 hour training and will then be eligible to take the SD CNA Exam – Many colleges require a CNA certification of individuals seeking to enroll in a Health Science Program – The textbook will be loaned to you, lunch and snacks will be provided each day of camp – If selected, you must provide documentation of required immunizations & current TB test results – Apply by scanning the QR code located on the flyer outside the office – Questions?  Contact Jennifer Wubben 605-668-8475.

The camps will be held in Yankton – June 5-9  and in Mitchell – July 12,13,14,17 & 18 – Your choice.


2023 YOUTH TROOPER ACADEMY – Are you interested in Law Enforcement?  The Youth Trooper Academy provides an intensive week long experience at the South Dakota Law Enforcement Training Center in Pierre, SD.  Veteran Troopers provide mentorship and hands-on training in the following areas:  Firearms safety, Defensive driving, Crash Investigation, Traffic stops, Leadership, Defensive tactics, Criminal law.  Applicants must be high school JUNIORS or SENIORS in good academic standing.  The program utilizes a paramilitary approach, and is therefore physically and mentally demanding.  Be prepared!  The Academy will take place June 26-June 30 in Pierre.  To apply, Check out  for more information and qualifications.  Apps can be found on this website or outside the HS/MS office.  Space is limited, so apply early.  The Deadline is 03/25/23.


STUDENT ATHLETES/CLUB MEMBERS AND COACHES – If you have to leave for a team/club event during the school day, you must pick up a “BH Activity Absentee Form” from the office if you will be missing one or more entire periods.  These forms must be signed by the teacher of the class(es) you will be missing.  They must be turned back in to the office IN ADVANCE of you leaving for the event.


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.




A week after Mozart died, his ghost was discovered trying to erase his music.  When asked why, the ghost said “I’m decomposing”.



1.      The Powerpuff Girls are 3 distinct colors  What are they?

2.      In what state did the Salem Witch Trials take place?  Washington, Virginia, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania

3.      Which ocean is the largest?  Indian, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic



1.      Blue, Green, Red

2.      Massachusetts

3.      Pacific





3/31 – SCHOOL DAY (make up day for 2/23 snow day) – 12:30 dismissal

4/1 -  BH Softball Tourney @ Beresford – 10:00am

4/2 – BH Baseball hosting Beresford – 3:00pm

4/3 – BH hosting Softball Triangular  - 5:00pm (Gayville/Volin and Jim River)

4/4 – JH and Varsity Track @ Scotland – 2:00pm  CANCELLED

4/5 – Large Group Contest

4/6 – District-wide Early Dismissal – Noon – Easter Break begins

         BH hosting Softball Triangular – 5:00pm – (Centerville and Platte/Geddes)

         BH Baseball @ Canton – 5:00pm

4/7 – Good Friday – No School

4/9 – Easter

4/10 – Easter Monday – No School

          Boys & Girls Varsity Golf @  Andes Central – 10:30am

          School Board Meeting @ Springfield – 6:00pm

4/11 – JH Golf @ Gregory – 10:00am

          JV Golf @ Burke – 10:00am

          Varsity Track @ Wagner – 2:00pm

4/13 – Boys & Girls Varsity Golf @ Fox Run – 9:00am

          JH Track @ Avon – 3:00pm

          BH Baseball @ Vermillion – 5:00pm


           Varsity Track @ Avon – 1:30pm

4/15 – Prom

4/16-4/18 – State FFA Convention in Brookings

4/17 – BH Baseball hosting Freeman/Canistota – 5:00pm

4/18 – JH Golf @ Scotland – TBD

          JV Golf @ Bon Homme Golf Course  - 10:00am

          Varsity Track hosting Invite – 2:00pm

4/19 – BH Baseball @ Parker – 5:00pm

4/20 - MS/HS Vocal and Band Pops Concert and Art Exhibit – 7:00pm

4/24 – BH hosting Dakota Valley – 5:00pm






BELLATOR TITANS MC SCHOLARSHIP – Anyone with financial need can apply for this $1500 scholarship – Short essay question – one letter of recommendation – Apps outside the office – Deadline is 03/31/23.

BUILD DAKOTA SCHOLARSHIP Earn a ‘full ride’ scholarship to any of four SD technical colleges!  That’s a two year degree and a ticket to a rewarding career!  Recipients must commit to working in SD, in their field of study, for three years following graduation.  Applications are open January 1-March 31, 2023.  Qualifying program areas include:  Agriculture, Automotive, Building Trades/Construction, Dental Assistance, Energy Technicians, Engineering Technicians, Healthcare/Public Service, IT/Computer Information Systems, Precision Manufacturing, Welding.  Apply online at    Deadline is 3/31/23

FIRST DISTRICT DEVELOPMENT COMPANY SCHOLARSHIP - $1000 – Must be pursuing a post-secondary degree in a business/finance related field – Must be accepted into a business/finance program at an accredited, post-secondary institution in South Dakota – Minimum GPA of 3.5 – Short essay – Two character recommendations - Apps outside the office – Deadline is 03/31/23.



DONALD H. QUIMBY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $350 – Short essay – Must provide a copy of your acceptance letter to your post-secondary institution – Apps outside the office – Deadline is 04/01/23.

SECURITY BANK SCHOLARSHIP - $1000 – Letter of recommendation – Short essay – Interview – Apps outside the office – Deadline is 04/01/23.

FRIENDS OF GAVINS POINT NATIONAL FISH HATCHERY SCHOLARSHIP - $1000 – Must be planning a career in Wildlife Management, Conservation or other closely related fields- May attend a two or four year college – No minimum class rank or ACT – Two letters of recommendation – Apps outside the office or go to - Deadline is 04/01/23.

INEZ TAYLOR WALTER SCHOLARSHIP – Preference given to a student attending a SD or ND college in the field of Nursing – Short essay – Apps can be found outside the office – Deadline 04/01/23.

SOUTH DAKOTA USA SOFTBALL SCHOLARSHIP - Up to 17 scholarships awarded at $500 each – For any graduating Senior who has been involved in the South Dakota ASA program for at least 3 years – May not be over the age of 19 – Two letters of recommendation (non-family) – Short personal statement – Apps outside the office – Deadline is 04/01/23.

FORT RANDALL TELEPHONE SCHOLARSHIP - $1000 – The family of applicant must have lived in the area for at least two years – Applicant must have made some form of positive contribution to the area/community – Short essay – No GPA or grade requirements – Apps outside the office – Deadline is 04/14/23.

AGNES A. MAUS ESTATE SCHOLARSHIP – Two $1500 scholarships to be awarded – Must have been a Bon Homme resident for 10 years – Short essay – Apps outside the office – Deadline is 04/14/23.

JUNE V. CLARK SCHOLARSHIP - $1500 – Must rank in top 10% of your class – Apps outside the office – Deadline is 04/14/23.

GREG HOCH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – Five $2000 scholarships to be awarded – Class rank must be above the bottom 20% of the class – Two letters of recommendation – Essay – Must attend a post-secondary institution in SD – Apps outside the office – Deadline is 04/14/23.

JAMES W. FLEVARES SCHOLARSHIP - $5000 – Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or above – Must have carried 24 academic credits – The additional credits must be in English, Math, Science and Social Studies– 4 years of Band/and/or Chorus involvement – Must have been involved in both Fine Arts and Sports – Apps outside the office – Deadline is  04/14/23.

INDEPENDENT INSURANCE AGENTS OF SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOLARSHIP – 1 award of $10,000 and 4 awards of $2,500 – Essay – Must attend an accredited SD higher learning institution in the fall of 2023 – Must hand deliver your application to an IIASD member office (any of the Koch Insurance offices in Tyndall, Tabor and Springfield qualify) – Go to to download the application – Deadline is 04/15/23.

SOUTH DAKOTA MASONS KNIGHTS TEMPLAR SCHOLARSHIP – Several $1000 scholarships available – Must be a SD resident who plans to attend one of the four SD state Technical Colleges – Must demonstrate financial need & the capability to complete the vocational training program selected – Scholarships will be granted for one year but may be applied for each year for a maximum of three years – Two references – Apps are outside the office – Deadline is 04/15/23.

TYNDALL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP – Two $500 scholarships to be awarded – No GPA, ACT requirements – Apps are located outside the office – Deadline is 04/21/23.

TABOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 2023 BOOK AWARD SCHOLARSHIP – Must be graduate of Tabor Elementary and/or have a Tabor home address – GPA of a “B” average or above – Apps outside the office – Deadline is 04/22/23.



P.A.Y. (PROMOTING AGRICULTURAL YOUTH) SCHOLARSHIP – Up to five $2000 scholarship to be awarded - Applicant will study an agricultural-related major at a two or four year college – Apps outside the office – Deadline is 05/01/23.

B. DAVIS SCHOLARSHIP - $1000 – Offered to high school juniors and seniors – Be sure to include your name and school you currently attend as well as the one you will be attending after high school graduation – Essay required – Go to - Deadline is 05/21/23.



BIG SUN SCHOLARSHIP - $500 – Open to all student athletes – – Deadline is 6/19/23