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Thursday, Nov. 13

There will be a high school girls basketball meeting on Thursday, November 20 at 4:15 in Armour in the 2nd grade room. Anyone interested in going out this year is encouraged to attend. We will have open gym following the meeting. Practice starts Monday, Nov. 24 after school in Armour.

Students who are attending the Gregory Sr. Hi music festival, get you $10 for meals to Mrs. Finck or Mr. Comp ASAP.

Since we are in the season of state tournaments, this is a reminder that going to tournaments is an excused absence if your parents call in.  The idea that classes are not continuing is wrong….classes will continue and you are responsible to make up the work.

The Lunch Ladies are serving us pizza today--your choice of sausage or cheese with salad bar, fruit and milk.

At this time, we will say the pledge of allegiance.  Please stand at attention, face the flag, and place your right hand over your heart….and say with Mr. Peters and Mrs. Meyer:

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

Remember that T-D students are caring and respectful.  There are lots of blue cards in the halls with people's names on them pledging to stand up to bullying.  Let's remember those pledges and make sure that our school is bully free!

Afternoon:

I have an important announcement from Mrs. Cahoy and Rachel Fernandez - the regional coordinator from Life Serve Blood Center. 

During the blood drive,  33 donors registered and a total of 34 life-saving units of blood were donated!  Those donations will help save 102 lives – that is Fantastic!  I also want to mention that is the best drive that the school has ever hosted - Thank you so much!  I hope the kids enjoyed planning the blood drive and helping yesterday! 

 T-D had 14 – first time donors participate, which is wonderful!!  Thank you for getting the younger students involved!  I hope they all had a great experience and will continue to donate.  Hopefully, they will work towards the Gallon Grad Honor.

Girls in grades 5-7 and 8-10 who are interested in attending a VB camp at Armour Nov. 17-19, please see Coach Dozark.  Registrations are due tomorrow!

Attention all Girls VB players:  Please meet with Coach Dozark right after school today in the coaches’ office (behind the stage) today.  It will be NO LONGER than 10 minutes.  But, if you snooze, you will lose.

Have a great evening!  Stay warm!

 

Wednesday, Nov. 12

Thank you everyone for doing our Shelter in Place drill today.  Contrary to what some of you might have been thinking, this has been scheduled for awhile.  Just sayin'…

There will be a high school girls basketball meeting on Thursday, November 20th at 4:15 in Armour in the 2nd grade room. Anyone interested in going out this year is encouraged to attend. We will have open gym following the meeting. Practice starts Monday, Nov. 24th after school in Armour.

Teachers, don’t forget our meeting at 3:35 in Mrs. Brown’s room.  Make up meeting tomorrow morning at 7:45 in the admin office.

Have a great day, Everyone!

 

Tuesday, Nov. 11

Good Morning!  Happy Tuesday, but more important, Happy Veteran’s Day.

Veteran's Day is an official holiday that honors people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, also known as veterans.  it is a day that is always observed on November 11, and it coincides with other holidays around the world such as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day. These days mark the end of WWI, which formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect.  Your trivia questions for the day is, who was the U.S. president who proclaimed our first Armistice Day, which evolved into Veteran's Day?

If you know a veteran, if you have a veteran in your family, today would be the appropriate day to thank them for their service to our country.  We are the Land of the Free because of the Brave.

The Student Council has work hard planning a Veteran's Day program today.  Lots of you are going to participate in the program, and I thank you for that.  Teachers, please note:  we will run a regular schedule today, but 7th hour will be shorter, and 8th period will be cut.  We will dismiss by intercom for the program that starts at 2:30.

It is going to be cold all week.  Please make sure you dress for winter.  

The Blood Mobile will be here next today from 9 a.m. – 1:30.  Sign up with Mrs. Cahoy.

All Jr. High Boys interested in playing basketball this year please sign up with Coach Gemar by Wednesday- that is tomorrow.

For JH Girls:  there will be girls junior high basketball practice here today afterschool in Tripp.

The lunch ladies are serving us hamburgers, baked beans, salad bar and moo juice today.

We have a special honor today.  Mr. Peters, from the custodial staff is a 26 year veteran of the Air Force and Mrs. Meyer is a 7 year veteran of the Army National Guard.  They are going to lead us in the The Pledge of Allegiance today. 

At this time, we will say the pledge of allegiance.  Please stand at attention, face the flag, and place your right hand over your heart….and say with Mr. Peters and Mrs. Meyer:

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

Thank you for your service, Mr. Peters and Mrs. Meyer.

Work hard, be caring and respectful and learn lots today!

 

Monday, Nov. 10

 Good Morning!  Winter is going to be here this week.  Please make sure you dress for the winter and have winter coats, hats, and gloves.  For those of you who go out for recess, snow pants and boots and good things to have.

The Blood Mobile will be here Tuesday, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. – 1:30.  Sign up with Mrs. Cahoy.

All Jr. High Boys interested in playing basketball this year please sign up with Coach Gemar by Wednesday.

Girls in grades 5-7 and 8-10 who are interested in attending a VB camp at Armour Nov. 17-19, please see Coach Dozark. 

The winning name for the Elementary Friday Sessions is FREAKY Friday.  Freaky stands for Featuring Random Efforts and Acts of Kindness by our Youth.  The winning class with this entry is the Kindergarten class.  They will get a popcorn party.  Way to go, Class of 2027! 

A big Shout Out to Elementary Students of the month for October are Anakin Hansen – Kindergarten and Trey Segura – 1st grade.

Juniors wanting to take the ACT this spring:  There is an opportunity to go to Lake Andes Wed., Feb. 18 for the ACT4U program.  You will learn how to prepare for the ACT, where to get test prep questions from SD MyLife, what to expect on test day and what to bring on test day.  If you are interested in going, there is a sign up sheet on Mrs. Fritz’s door.

Tomorrow is a special day in our country, it’s Veteran’s Day. We will be having a program tomorrow afternoon to honor our veterans.  All Vets deserve our thanks and special recognition and I expect that you will behave in such a manner that does just that.  We will have people from the community here, so we want to make this a special event.  Thank you.

At this time, we will say the pledge of allegiance.  Please stand at attention, face the flag, and place your right hand over your heart….and say with me

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

The Greek playwright Sophocles once said:  Success is dependent on effort.”  Put forth those good efforts today and you will be successful.  Work hard, be respectful, and learn lots today!

 

Friday, Nov. 7

Happy Friday morning!

You had a great time at the assembly yesterday, didn’t you?  Ms. Swenson would like to give a big shout out to all of you for behaving so well yesterday.   When we are respectful and can participate and have fun like that, we can have more assemblies. 

A second Big Shout Out to the Nighthawk VB team for your great efforts last night.  You never gave up, ladies, so there is nothing to hang your heads about.  We are proud of you!

Girls in grades 5-7 and 8-10 who are interested in attending a VB camp at Armour Nov. 17-19, please see Coach Dozark. 

Juniors wanting to take the ACT this spring:  There is an opportunity to go to Lake Andes Wed., Feb. 18 for the ACT4U program.  You will learn how to prepare for the ACT, where to get test prep questions from SD MyLife, what to expect on test day and what to bring on test day.  If you are interested in going, there is a sign up sheet on Mrs. Fritz’s door.

The Blood Mobile will be here next Tuesday, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. – 1:30.  Sign up with Mrs. Cahoy.

The lunch ladies beef patties, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, salad bar and milk.

At this time, we will say the pledge of allegiance.  Please stand at attention, face the flag, and place your right hand over your heart….and say with me

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

Remember, what we learned yesterday:   To never give ___(up)___.  Take a __(chance)_____ .  And do what it _(takes) _ today!  Be kind!  Learn lots!

Good Afternoon!

I hope you didn’t give UP, you took a CHANCE and you did whatever it TAKES today to have a great day!

Girls JH BB practice in Tripp today after school.  You will leave at 7:15 prompt tomorrow morning!

Let’s talk weather:  it’s nice today…..it's going to be OK this weekend, BUT Sunday night and Monday, we might get snow that sticks.  It’s also going to be windy.   Please come to school dressed appropriately for outside:  winter coat, hat and gloves, snow boots if we need them.  Remember, there’s nothing macho about frostbite!

Have a great weekend, Everyone!

 

Thursday, Nov. 6

We have a pep bus for tonight!  The leaves at 5 p.m. at the north side of the school—the door by the gym.  Please bring your $1 for the bus ride and $4 to get into the VB game—plus any extra money for snacks. 

Good Luck tonight, Nighthawks!  You are in control of your destiny!

At this time I will dismiss by class to go our assembly in the gym. I know you will enjoy "Sheltered Reality"

 

Wednesday, Nov. 5

Big Shout Out to the Nighthawk VB team for your resounding win over Corrisca-Stckney last night in district play.  This song’s for you:  "Start Me Up"

You got it started!  Let’s keep rolling.

Speaking of rolling, the next VB match will be in White River Thursday night. 7th – 12th students,  If you want to get a fan bus organized, please see sign up with Mrs. Nuss in the office.  Cost to ride will be $1 and the cost of the game will be $4.  Let’s get a lot of Nighthawk fans there and cheer the girls on to victory!

Any students wanting to take college classes next semester, you need to enroll soon.  Please see Mrs. Fritz for details.

Girls in grades 5-7 and 8-10 who are interested in attending a VB camp at Armour Nov. 17-19, please see Coach Dozark. 

Juniors wanting to take the ACT this spring:  There is an opportunity to go to Lake Andes Wed., Feb. 18 for the ACT4U program.  You will learn how to prepare for the ACT, where to get test prep questions from SD MyLife, what to expect on test day and what to bring on test day.  If you are interested in going, there is a sign up sheet on Mrs. Fritz’s door.

The Blood Mobile will be here next Tuesday, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. – 1:30.  Sign up with Mrs. Cahoy.

The lunch ladies are serving tacos or fajitas, salad bar, fruit and milk.

At this time, we will say the pledge of allegiance.  Please stand at attention, face the flag, and place your right hand over your heart….and say with me

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

Remember, TD students are respectful of each other and their school, are caring, and are smart.  Learn lots today! 

 

Tuesday,  Nov. 4

Good Morning and Happy Election Day!  Today is referred to as the Mid Term Elections because it is not a year that we elect the President of the U.S.  In SD, we will elect a new senator, the governor, and other state offices.

Our nation has a history of tough battles to give citizens the right to vote.  The Civil Rights Act of 1866 established who could vote in this country—but it wasn’t a fair law, because it left some citizens out.  It wasn’t until almost 100 years later, in 1965 that President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act,  that opened the doors for all citizens.  However, it did take protests and bloodshed in many of our southern states before all citizens were actually able to vote.  Citizens have died for this right and U.S. soldiers through the ages have fought to preserve it and our democracy.  It is an important day in our country.  The only way citizens lose their voice is by not voting.  So, don’t forget to vote, or remind people in your family to vote today!

Juniors:  You need to be in the math room right now with Mrs. Fritz.  She will be leading you through the Aptitude Survey you will be taking this morning. 

Any students wanting to take college classes next semester, you need to enroll soon.  Please see Mrs. Fritz for details.

Girls in grades 5-7 and 8-10 who are interested in attending a VB camp at Armour Nov. 17-19, please see Coach Dozark. 

Attention JH GBB players:  There will be jr. high girls basketball practice tonight after school in Tripp.

Don’t forget the District VB match tonight in Armour.  The Nighthawks take on Corrisca-Stickney at 7 p.m. Cost is $4 for students and $6 for adults.  JV VB players, remember, you can ride the bus and get in free tonight.  We are proud of your girls—Go Get ‘Em!

The lunch ladies are serving up Stromboli, potatoes, broccoli, salad bar, fruit and milk.

At this time, we will say the pledge of allegiance.  Please stand at attention, face the flag, and place your right hand over your heart….and say with me

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

Remember, in all things, do well.  T-D students are respectful, caring, and smart.  Learn lots today! 

 

Monday, Nov. 3  (Yes!  My new computer is working and I have internet access again!)

Good Monday and Happy November, Everyone!  I hope you enjoyed your three and a half day weekend!

Any students wanting to take college classes next semester, you need to enroll soon.  Please see Mrs. Fritz for details.

Congratulations to the All State Quartet on a wonderful weekend of making music.  Mrs. Finck says thanks to Payton Schafers, Whitney Fuerst, Noah Schafers and Austin Bitterman for their positive attitude, work ethic and stellar behavior during the weekend.  You were shining examples of what T-D School is all about!  You can see their performances on SDPB Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. for the rebroadcast of the concert.

Speaking of shout outs, Mrs. Heinz would like to thank all the high school students who helped her set up for Parent Teachers Conferences.  Thanks for stepping up!

Girls in grades 5-7 and 8-10 who are interested in attending a VB camp at Armour Nov. 17-19, please see Coach Dozark.  Three nights to hone those skills!

Attention JH GBB players:  There will be jr. high girls basketball practice Tuesday, Nov. 4 in Tripp.

Teachers:  ICU committee will meet tonight after school with Mrs. Heinz upstairs. 

JV VB players can ride the bus and get in free to the district VB game tomorrow in Armour.  Go Nighthawks!

Have a great day! 

 

Wednesday, Oct. 15

Good Afternoon!  I hope everyone had a great day in school!

A big T-D Shout Out goes to the Q107 Quiz Bowl team.  Our senior team beat the team from Bon Homme 3-1 in their first round of competition.  Way to go, QBT!

If you ordered VB t-shirts in the second order, they are here and can be picked up in Mrs. Dozark’s room.

Attention FB players:  if you want to order a Nighthawk football shirt and didn’t get a chance to sign up in Armour, please come and see Mrs. Nuss for details.  Shirts are $10.  They need to be ordered by Friday.

Elementary students:  Please behave on the playground after school.  When you are on school property, school rules still apply.  Be good or have the privilege to play taken away.

The writer Henry James once said,

“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.”

Have an awesome evening!

 

Tuesday, Oct 14

Good Morning! I hope everyone got up on the right side of the bed today, and you are happy, excited and ready to learn.  We have just a few days left in the quarter--it ends this Friday, so if you have missing work, please get it done!

The second order of VB shirts will arrive tomorrow.  If you ordered in this second order, please have your money ready for Coaches Dozark or Mogck.

Speaking of t-shirts, the 1st order of Dig Pink are here.  If you have not paid for your shirt yet, please pay Coach Mogck or Coach Dozark ASAP.  If you didn’t order a Dig Pink shirt the first go-around and you would still like to, you can still order one by noon today.  See the VB coaches.  Cost is $10.

The Lunch ladies are serving us teriyaki chicken or chicken tenders, steamed rice or rice pilaf, oriental vegetables, fruit, the fabulous salad bar and milk.

At this time, we will say the pledge of allegiance.  Please stand at attention, face the flag, and place your right hand over your heart….and say with me

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

Here are some words by a former First Lady and important woman in history:

"One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility."

Eleanor Roosevelt

So make good choices today and learn lots!  Have a good day!

 

Monday, Oct. 6 - Morning

Good Morning!  I hope everyone had a great fall weekend.

Today the Jr. High and JV football players need to be excused at 2:45, so they can leave for their game at Scotland at  3 p.m.  Good luck, Boys!

Good luck to the VB team as they take on Wagner tonight.  Keep digging for those wins!

Two school weeks—that’s 10 days—left in the first quarter.  The quarter ends Oct. 17.  Students, make sure your missing work and make up work is getting complete.  Don’t let the end of the quarter and low grades sneak up on you!

HS Students:  Tomorrow is the deadline for signing up for the Q107 Quiz Bowl team.  Come to the office and see Mrs. Nuss if you want to join.

The Kaylor 4-H Club would like to inform everyone that this is National 4-H Week.  4-H is an organization that teaches you how to be better leaders and role models in your communities and schools.  If you are between ages 8-18 you can join.  If you are interested in joining 4-H, contact a 4-H member at T-D.

The lunch ladies are serving up chicken patties, broccoli, sweet rice or rice pilaf, buns, fruit, milk all complemented by their fabulous salad bar.

At this time, we will say the pledge of allegiance.  Please stand at attention, face the flag, and place your right hand over your heart….and say with me

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

Remember that T-D students are respectful, smart and caring. We care for each other and our school.  Be good today and learn lots and get your work caught up.

Tuesday, Oct. 7

Good Morning!  I hope you Early Birds got a great look at the moon this morning!  Beautiful!  Set your alarm for early tomorrow if you want to take in a Lunar eclipse…..don’t remember what that is?  Ask your science teacher….

Nine days and counting left in the first quarter.  The quarter ends Oct. 17.  Students, make sure your missing work is getting complete.  Don’t let the end of the quarter and low grades sneak up on you!

K-6 Students, Mrs. Heinz asked me to please remind you to follow the directions you discussed on Friday so your class can earn more nighthawk coupons.  Last week was rough on the playground and in the lunchroom.  Remember to follow all playground rules at recess and don’t forget to bring your manners to the lunchroom.  I know this week will be much better!

Congrats to VB team for playing well last night against a tough Wagner team….don’t give up!

Juniors and Seniors, Mrs. Fritz is putting on an informational meeting for you and your parents at 7pm, tonight in the gym. We will talk about a planning timeline, postsecondary options, ACT, dual credit classes, and scholarships. I hope you all can make it! 

A rep from the Job Corps will be here to talk to students at 10am on Wednesday. Let Mrs. Fritz know if you are interested in talking to her. 

The ladies in the lunchroom are serving up pizza sticks and sauce, salad bar, fruit and milk.

At this time, we will say the pledge of allegiance.  Please stand at attention, face the flag, and place your right hand over your heart….and say with me

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

Be good to each other today and learn lots.

Wednesday, Oct. 8

Good Morning!  This season of fall gives us such wonderful colors and special effects produced by Mother Nature.  I hope you are paying attention.

Eight days and counting left in the first quarter.  The quarter ends Oct. 17.  Students, make sure your missing work is getting complete.  Don’t let the end of the quarter and low grades sneak up on you!

Juniors and Seniors, If you didn’t attend the meeting that Mrs. Fritz held last night, please stop by her office and pick up the notes and handouts. 

A rep from the Job Corps will be here to talk to students at 10am today. Let Mrs. Fritz know if you are interested in talking to her. 

The ladies in the lunchroom are serving up turkey dinner with mashes ‘tators and gravy with fruit and their fabulous salad bar.  Can’t wait!

At this time, we will say the pledge of allegiance.  Please stand at attention, face the flag, and place your right hand over your heart….and say with me

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

 I have a quote I would like to share with you: 

“Your greatness is measured by your kindness; your education and intellect by your modesty; your ignorance is betrayed by your suspicions and prejudices, and your real caliber is measured by the consideration and tolerance you have for others.”

—William J.H. Boetcker
Religious Leader, Influential Public Speaker

 Be good to each other today.  Learn lots.

Thursday, Oct. 9

 Good Morning!  It’s a great day to be a Nighthawk!

 A representative from Lake Area Vo-Tech in Watertown will be in Mrs. Fritz’s office at 10:25 today.  If you are interested in meeting with that rep, please see Mrs. Fritz.

Our FB team will be playing at Howard on Friday.  It is their Homecoming and the folks there are having a tailgate party and serving steak sandwiches, baked beans, dessert and a drink.  Cost is $7 is you want to support their football program.  Go be spoilers at their Homecoming, Boys!

The lunch ladies are serving us Mac 'n Cheese, chicken tenders, fresh carrots, salad bar, fruit and milk.

 At this time, we will say the pledge of allegiance.  Please stand at attention, face the flag, and place your right hand over your heart….and say with me

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

 I have a quote I would like to share with you:

There are two kinds of pride, both good and bad. 'Good pride' represents our dignity and self-respect. 'Bad pride' is the deadly sin of superiority that reeks of conceit and arrogance.

John C. Maxwell

Have a great day, everyone!  Learn lots!

Friday, Oct. 10

Good Morning!  Where has the week gone?  Time flies when you’re leaning so much and having fun!

The football team takes on the Howard Tigers tonight for their Homecoming.  Go show them what ‘ya got, Guys!  Be the spoilers!

Congrats to the C and JV Volleyball teams for their decisive wins over Sanborn-Woonsocket last night!  Good job, Ladies!

The 1st Quarter ends one week from today-Oct. 17.  Students, any work not made up (unless you have an excused absence) or missing will not receive credit.  Get going on it!

The ladies in the lunch room are serving up hamburgers, baked beans, fruit, salad bar and milk.  Sounds great, can’t wait!

 At this time, we will say the pledge of allegiance.  Please stand at attention, face the flag, and place your right hand over your heart….and say with me

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

I have a challenge for you today:  Let's do one kind thing, everyone.  Let’s Pay it Forward today. 

Learn lots!