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The long awaited Fareway Economical Food Stores opened in December in Harrisburg.

District Looks to the Future As Harrisburg Growth Continues

The Harrisburg School District is looking to expand its horizons again as the planning team looks to the future to accommodate the massive growth of the city of Harrisburg and the south side of Sioux Falls, which falls within the Harrisburg School District boundaries. There are six areas currently being developed in Harrisburg that will add over 600 single family home lots and 60 multi-family home lots to the city’s existing inventory.

15 Ways Harrisburg Made History in 2017 Mayor Julie Van Luvanee

Happy New year! Every year, we like to review the top 10 accomplishments in our community. This year, we have done so much, that we are sharing our top 15 items! A HUGE “thank you” to all those who are stepping up and helping make Harrisburg even BETTER! We already have a list for 2018 that we’re ready to accomplish, so stay tuned on what’s all going on throughout the year!

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Fareway Opens to Rave Reviews joanne vermulm

Surely no one can argue with the Mayor in her assessment of the number one most exciting accomplishment of 2017 in Harrisburg was the grand opening of Fareway Economical Food Stores on December 6th. Harrisburg is now as close to completely self-sufficient as it has ever been, and residents will no longer need to go “to town” to pick up the basic necessities.

3rd Grader Daniel Fesler poses with the CEO of Fareway Economical Food Stores, Reynolds Cramer, holding a framed picture and letter he wrote to the company to thank them for coming to Harrisburg.

Perhaps no one was as excited as 8 year old Daniel Fesler, a 3rd grader at Freedom Elementary. One of his particular interests as a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder is a love of trips to the grocery store. Micah Fesler, Daniel’s dad and principal of North Middle School, says, “Daniel has always been excited about grocery shopping. [We] use excursions to Walmart and Hy-Vee as opportunities to find a common ground and to also teach him necessary social skills. When he heard about Fareway, he started talking about it every single day until it opened.” Daniel says that he watched the progress of the construction of the store each day on his way to drop his sister off at Tiger Tots. He was so excited for Fareway to

15. Code RED, an emergency notification service provided to all residents within City of Harrisburg was implemented. 14.National Night Out, a community-police awarenessraising event held in August, had the second highest attendance rates in Harrisburg history. 13. The Harrisburg School District had yet another breaking enrollment with a 9.4% increase over last year. 12. The Harrisburg Food Pantry blessed with an amazing gift of $20,000 from Sammons Financial Group. This generous donation will go a long way in serving the needs of the pantry’s current and future clientele. 11. A new snow plow truck added to the fleet for more efficient snow removal this winter.

The proposed plan will include a new elementary school, which The areas in white indicate areas that are currently being developed. Darker shaded areas indicate areas developed since 2005.

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come to town, he wrote a letter to them thanking them for coming to Harrisburg so he and his family could shop there. Katie Fesler, Daniel’s mom and Horizon Elementary art teacher, found a picture of Fareway for Daniel to paint and send along with his letter. When Harrisburg Mayor Julie Van Luvanee heard of Daniel’s interest in the store, she arranged for him to be part of the grand opening. “It was really cool,” Daniel said. He was presented with a red t-shirt given to him by Reynolds Cramer, the CEO of Fareway and “I got to be on TV!” What does Daniel like most about the store? “I like to go shopping with my mom and dad. I really like the aisle with the breakfast bars, cereal, and Pop Tarts. And also the eggs.” The next time you’re in need of some cereal or Pop Tarts, you’ll have to look no further than the corner of Cliff and Willow in our very own Harrisburg Fareway grocery store. And it sounds like you’ll find it in a pretty outstanding aisle.

10. “Lake Ole” got a face lift and was transformed in to what is now known as Central Park just off Willow Street. 9. The Optimist Club, an organization dedicated to promoting positive change in their communities, was chartered in Harrisburg. 8. The Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce celebrated nine ribbon cuttings to welcome new businesses to the Harrisburg Community. 7. The Harrisburg Leadership Group, a monthly meeting of city leaders, was established. 6. The Harrisburg Community Foundation was launched. 5. A drainage project by Liberty was completed, minimizing flood risks. 4. The Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce surpassed 115 members! 3. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office held the First Citizen’s Academy, a program participants learn about public safety and experience hands-on exercises related to self-defense and criminal justice procedures. 2. The city annexed 280 acres of land. 1. Fareway Economical Foods opened on December 6th and a collective cheer could be heard throughout Harrisburg.


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Public Safety

The City of Harrisburg contracts with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department. In case of an emergency, dial 911. For non-emergency calls, dial 605-764-2664 for dispatch.

City Contact Information Mayor: Julie Burke-Van Luvanee MayorJulie@Harrisburgsd.gov 605-767-5012

Keep your garage doors closed at night and when not at home. If you keep your vehicle outside, keep it locked. Speed limits in residential areas are 20 mph, please remember to SLOW DOWN. Reminder: Any chance of two inches of snow or blowing snow may trigger a snow alert, all vehicles should be removed from city streets to avoid ticketing and towing!! HELP!Line Center is available 24 hrs. a day/7 days a week for any personal or family crisis. Dial 211

Ward I Alderpersons: Ryan Berg Ryan.Berg@Harrisburgsd.gov 605-767-5006

Upcoming Events Tue, JAN 2 6 – 8pm - City Council Meeting, Liberty Community Room 7 – 8:15pm, Basketball: Girls Varsity vs Brandon Valley (Home) Thu, Jan 4 6:15 – 7:30pm - Basketball: Varsity Double Header vs Yankton (Home) 8 – 9:15pm, Basketball: Varsity Double Header vs Yankton (Home) Mon, Jan 8 7 – 8:15pm - Basketball: Boys Varsity vs Mitchell (Home) Tue, Jan 9 7:00pm - Basketball: Girls Varsity vs Mitchell (Home) Fri, Jan 12 End of 1st Semester Mon, Jan 15

Ryan Wolbrink ryan.wolbrink@Harrisburgsd.gov 605-767-5089 Ward II Alderperson: Vacant Ryan Olson Ryan.Olson@Harrisburgsd.gov 605-767-5034 Council Meetings: City Council meetings are held the first and third Monday of each month at 6:00 pm in the Liberty School Board Room unless announced otherwise. If a meeting falls on a City holiday, typically the meeting will be rescheduled for another date. City Website: harrisburgsd.gov

6 – 8pm - City Council Meeting, Liberty Community Room

301 E Willow Street 605-743-5872

7:00pm - Basketball: Girls Varsity vs Aberdeen Central (Home)

Monday – Thursday – 7am – 5pm Fridays – 8am – 12pm

Wed, Jan 17

City Maintenance:

Deadline for Articles & Ads

801 S Prairie Street Monday – Friday – 8am – 5pm

Fri, Jan 19

Police - Lincoln County Sheriff

7 – 8:15pm - Basketball: Boys vs Sioux Falls Washington (Home)

Dispatch (Non Emergency): 764-2664 Emergency – 911 HELP!Line – 211 SD One Call – 811

5:00pm - Wrestling: Boys Varsity Triangular vs Aberdeen Central, Watertown (SD) (Home) Fri, Jan 26 7 – 8:15pm - Basketball: Girls Varsity vs Pierre (Home) Mon, Jan 29 6 – 8pm - City Council Meeting, Liberty Community Room 7 – 8pm - One Act Performance, HS PAC

Snow Alerts

Water Main Breaks

Emergency Evacuation Notices

Non - Emergency Notices

Water Restrictions

Extreme Weather Announcements

Law Enforcement Announcements

Enroll Today! Visit harrisburgsd. gov and click the CodeRED icon on the front page of the city’s website.

City Offices Locations/Hours City/Finance Office:

Thu, Jan 25

@HarrisburgSoDak

No School - In-service Tue, Jan 16

CodeRED is a FREE emergency notification service provided to all residents within City of Harrisburg that will notify you of emergency information through phone calls, text messages, emails, social media and the CodeRED Mobile Alert app. The system will be used to keep you informed of local events that may immediately impact your safety. As a local resident, the City of Harrisburg encourages you to take action and register your cell phone for this service and verify your home location during the enrollment process so we may target notifications that directly impact your home or business.

Post Office: 743-2791 Community Library: 767-7910

The Harrisburg Times 1300 W Willow St. • Harrisburg, SD 57032 605.743.2567 x 6143 JoAnne VerMulm, Editor tigertimes@harrisburg.k12.sd.us TigerTimes.HarrisburgDistrict41-2.org The Harrisburg Times is made possible with the generous support of the following entities: The Harrisburg School District The Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce The Harrisburg Economic Development Corp.

Fri, Feb 2 7 – 8:15pm - Basketball: Girls Varsity vs Brookings (Home) Sat, February 3 7 – 8:15pm - Basketball: Boys Varsity vs Brandon Valley (Home)

Publicly submitted articles do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions or beliefs of the Harrisburg School District. The Harrisburg School District has the right to decline publication of advertisements and/or articles that are deemed inappropriate for publication in the Times.


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Ease On Down the Road Driving Tips To Keep You Moving in the Right Direction Clifton Davis Icy roads. Snow. Wind. South Dakota winters can be tough and unforgiving. Taking a few minutes to prepare now can help you get to your destination safely. Here’s a few tips to stay safe this winter. Check your tires. Winter driving is all about traction. Have your tires inspected for proper tread depth and abnormal wear patterns. Follow your vehicle manufacturer recommendations for rotating your tires and keep your tires inflated to the proper air pressure, check your owner’s manual or ask your automotive maintenance provider for the specifics. Rotating your tires and keeping them properly inflated makes them last longer, saving you money in the long run. Have your spare tire checked for proper inflation and make sure your jack is accessible and working properly. Check your antifreeze. If the level in your radiator is too low your engine may overheat and your heat and defrost inside the vehicle may not work properly. Incorrectly mixed antifreeze can also cause issues with freezing which can crack your radiator. Vehicle manufactures recommend changing your fluid based on the mileage of the vehicle or the age of the fluid. Most automotive service providers will check your fluid

and look up your manufacturer maintenance recommendations free of charge. Check your wipers and washer fluid. Worn or torn wipers can inhibit your ability to see. When your wipers freeze to the windshield it tears the rubber, clearing ice from your windshield before turning your wipers on or lifting your wiper arms off the window when you stop helps your wipers last longer. Make sure your washer fluid contains methanol during the winter. If you still have a summer blend it can freeze and potentially crack your washer fluid reservoir. Use a -25 below zero mix. Have an emergency kit. It should contain jumper cables, basic tools, de-icer spray, shovel, sand or kitty litter, water, food, candles, matches, first-aid kit, warm clothes, blankets, snow boots, hat and gloves. Last but not least. Use common sense, slow down, and always carry your cell phone. Clifton Davis is the Service Center Manager at the new Valvoline Instant Oil Change on South Minnesota Avenue and one of the Harrisburg Chamber’s newest members.

The Harrisburg Area Catholic Community welcomed parishoners to an open house on Saturday, December 9th. Pictured L-R: Adrienne McKeown, Debbie Lasdowne, Father John Rutten, Missionary Coordinator Paul Moneke and Brianna Stearns.

The Harrisburg Area Catholic Community Finds a Home Jane Klemme

A former retail space in the strip mall on Cliff Avenue, next door to Avera Medical Group, is the new daily home for the Harrisburg Area Catholic Community. Daily Masses are offered Tuesday at 5:30 PM; Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7:15 AM. Father John Rutten has been shepherding the Harrisburg flock for the past five months. “We love our new spot,” states Father Rutten. “It certainly is different than what other parishes had done when they began but we are enjoying the space.” It provides office space, a chapel and is capable of housing small events as needed. The local congregation currently includes 119 families. Sunday services are held at the Performing Arts Center at Harrisburg High School. Father Rutten describes families from both Sioux Falls and Harrisburg forming the church

family, which covers a wide range of ages. “Like many of the dynamics of the area,” he adds, “There are lots of children!” Christy Huggett, a Harrisburg resident, enjoys being able to attend Daily Mass right here in town. “It’s been great seeing the community come together here to worship our Lord,” states Huggett. The Harrisburg Area Catholic Community got its start because many parishioners from nearby parishes, who live in the Harrisburg area, asked for this consideration. Beginning in 2016, the Sunday services took place in Harrisburg, as a satellite of the Holy Spirit Parish in Sioux Falls. Father Rutten, a Sioux Falls native, had been serving the St. Lambert’s parish in Sioux Falls. He accepted the call to begin work at the parish in Harrisburg in July of 2017. “My parents moved into

a home just south of St. Joseph Cathedral when I was very young. I spent my life in a world where what I needed to be happy; friends, parks, church, school, baseball diamonds and sledding hills were within walking distance or a quick bike ride,” recalls Rutten. “(I believe) by faith we know Christ has been preparing for this (Harrisburg) mission.” Helping build a complete community in Harrisburg tends to support that. Rutten adds. “It was a great surprise when I recognized that I had the gifts necessary for this particular mission and that God was asking me to follow Him.”

Rutten invites others to start the New Year with a visit during any of the available Mass times, or drop by during office hours at the 220 Cliff Avenue site - Monday through Friday; 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

You Say You Want a Resolution Need help thinking of a New Year’s resolution? How about committing some time to becoming a volunteer at the Harrisburg Area Food Pantry? We are located at 203 Prairie St in Harrisburg. Hours of operation are every Tuesday from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM and the 1st and 3rd Thursday from 10:00 AM – noon or by appointment. In the event of a food emergency, we can be reached at (605) 929-0599. No time to volunteer your time? Food or Monetary donations are always appreciated. Food donations can be dropped at the

pantry during normal hours of operation, left in the donation box in front of the building or dropped at Meraki Salon on Willow Street in Harrisburg. Monetary donations can be mailed to the Harrisburg Area Food Pantry, PO Box 456, Harrisburg, SD 57032. You can also make special arrangements by calling (605) 929-0599. Immediate needs: Paper products, personal hygiene products, canned fruit, tuna. Thanks for your support!


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Harrisburg Citizens of the Year: Growing for Good

At Your Service

Community Members Recognized by Mayor Mayor Julie Burke-Van Luvanee and the Harrisburg City Council presented the following individuals with a Certificate of Appreciation for their service and dedication to the City of Harrisburg.

Board

• Allison Sanderson: Alderwoman and Planning and Zoning Board Member

The City of Harrisburg thanks each of you for your time, input and dedication!

• Daniel Kvasnicka: Planning and Zoning Board and Park Board Member • Sheila Coleman: Harrisburg Community Food Pantry

• Suzanne Anderson: Harrisburg Community Library

Jan and Sheldon Ahrndt receive their award at the Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet on December 5th. Jane Klemme Jan and Sheldon Ahrndt were named Citizens of the Year by the Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce at The Chamber’s annual meeting held on December 5, 2017 at the Meadow Barn. While pleased and proud to receive this recognition, the Ahrndt’s feel the volunteer hours they spend working in the community are “all in a day’s work”. The Ahrndts have called Harrisburg home since 2012, after retiring from their long-term careers and selling their home in Benson, MN. They were happy to find a spec home in Harrisburg, which had been available for some time. “We picked it,” states Mrs. Ahrndt, “Because the builder revamped it to feature a main floor laundry room.” Her husband thinks the laundry room is a real asset, however he always felt called to the back yard, which at the time of purchase was nothing but weeds. This is no longer the case, as the Ahrndts have spent countless hours growing everything but grass in their back yard. They have perennial blueberry, raspberry and strawberry producing plants. They also plant, grow and harvest

thousands of vegetables every summer. Their garden is organic and the couple tries to incorporate money saving investments to supplement the growth curve whenever they can. “I put in a pond,” states Sheldon Ahrndt, “Because I like ponds but also because it fills with rain water off the roof and we can use that water supply to irrigate our garden any time we need to.” The Ahrndts are not the only gardeners in the Harrisburg area. They meet other local gardeners each summer at Harrisburg’s Community Gardens. These plots are located on the north side of the sewage ponds. Forty-eight plots are available and can be rented for $35/plot by contacting the Harrisburg City Office. If one or two plots are not rented for the season, the Ahrndts take them over and grow vegetables there too. The produce from these plots, as well as extras from their backyard garden are donated to the Harrisburg Food Pantry. The Ahrndts are also happy to share their abundance with homebound veterans throughout the area. Mr. and Mrs. Ahrndt have built connections throughout the community through their involvement with the Post 45 American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary in Harrisburg.

They enjoy the holiday season for the special opportunities it bestows for delivering fruit baskets and Christmas cut-out cookies at the Veterans Administration Hospital. “I know those guys really appreciate the visits,” states Sheldon Ahrndt. Jan and Sheldon Ahrndt are the parents of three grown daughters. They have nine grandchildren, three of which live in the area. They have been married for 51 years and in that time, have not found a hobby they have not learned to enjoy together. They like to hunt, fish shoot archery, can fruits and vegetables and play cards with friends. Sheldon is a member of the American Legion Color Guard and enjoys woodworking projects at the house while Jan works part-time at a retail store in Sioux Falls. Congratulations to Jan and Sheldon Ahrndt, Harrisburg’s 2017 Citizens of the Year. Also receiving Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce recognition at the annual meeting: Small Business of the Year (less than 20 employees) AutoCorrect Detail and Sales – owners: Bill and Amber Steinberg. Large Business of the Year (20 or more employees) All Seasons Property Maintenance.

January Fun at Good Earth State Park at Blood Run Jen Nuncio, Park Naturalist It’s January so that means that it is time for the annual First Day Hike at Good Earth State Park at Blood Run. This nationwide event takes place on January 1st of each year. It is designed to encourage people to start their year off with reconnecting to nature and the outdoors. Not to mention the health benefits of a good hike. The Good Earth Nature Hike will begin at 2:00 pm at the visitor center. We will take a one mile hike to the overlook decks and take in the wonders of nature. Afterwards we will warm up in the visitor center classroom with some hot apple cider and cookies. This hike is great for all ages. Please be sure to dress for the weather with layers and good hiking boots or shoes. The Good Earth State Park visitor center will be closed January 1st in observance of New Year’s Day. It will be open normal hours the remainder of the week. Other happenings this month will be learning about tracks with our Little Acorns class on Wednesday the 3rd. Starting at 10:00 a.m. children ages 3-5 will learn about animals and the tracks they leave behind. There will be a story, lesson, hands on activities and a game. The

F.I.S.H.

(Friendly

Interactive Senior Hour) this month welcomes Erik Danko, a forestry fire fighter to the park to speak about his career in firefighting. Erik has traveled around the country with his job and experienced some amazing things. The program will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday the 3rd. Saturday January 6th we will learn about animal eyes in nature. Starting at 2:00 p.m. we will explore how some animal’s adaptations help them thrive in the wild. On January 13th we will try some Winter STEM projects. Beginning at 2:00 p.m. visitors can come out and try several projects to challenge their minds and abilities. Stations will be set up for different ages and levels. Our evening speaker this month is Marty Dewitt. On Tuesday January 16th at 7:00 p.m. Marty will share his Alaskan trip. As an avid photographer he captured the beauty of Alaska through film. All ages are welcome. Bald eagles visit the park frequently and winter is a great time to watch them. We will take a hike to look for these remarkable birds on Saturday January 20th at 10:00 a.m. Be sure to dress for the weather. The park will provide a limited number of binoculars to share for the program. Please call 605-213-1036 for more information or for weather related cancellations.


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Church Directory Harrisburg Food Pantry Neighbors helping neighbors 203 Prairie St in Harrisburg 6101 S Charger Circle Sioux Falls

Services Held in North Middle School 95th & Western Sioux Falls Sunday, 10am

Sunday Services - 9:30AM, 11:00AM, 6:00PM

Hours of operation: 204 Grand Avenue Harrisburg

Tuesday from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM 1st and 3rd Thursday from 10:00 AM – noon.

Sunday, 9 am Traditional 10:20 am Contemporary

Contact: Lanette Schmidt (605) 929-0599 harrisburgareafoodpantry@yahoo.com.

Chapel/Office: 220 S. Cliff Avenue, Suite #126 Harrisburg Sunday Mass: Harrisburg High School, 1300 W Willow Street Harrisburg

Services Held in Perfect Practice 300 Industrial Road Harrisburg

Weekday Mass: Tuesdays 5:30pm Wed - Fri 7:15am @ Chapel Sunday 9:30am @ HHS PAC

Sundays at 10:30am

1000 E Maple Street Harrisburg Sunday 9AM Sunday School 10:10AM

Sons of the American Legion

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Pancake Breakfast Third Sunday of the Month 10 AM - 1 PM

Squadron 45

303 Main St. • Harrisburg $6/adults • $4/Children Under 12 Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage & Drink

“Bare Necessities” Tree Is, Well, Bare Humane Society Tree In Need of Donors Swier Law Firm’s 2nd Annual “Bare Necessities” Angel Tree to benefit the Sioux Falls Humane Society and area local animal shelters is in need of assistance. Donations are now being accepted at all Swier Law Firm offices! To entice donors, there are partner promotions throughout this campaign. At the time of this publishing, the remaining incentive is:

*January 7-13, 2018: Amy Stockberger: Anyone who drops off an item to the Amy Stockberger office will automatically be entered to win one of two $100 Visa Gift Cards (one entry per drop off). Swier Law Firm thanks you in advance for your assistance in helping in their cause.


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HHS Drama Club’s Cinderella Story

Photo Courtesy: Jon Klemme

The 2017 cast of the Rogers & Hammerstein rendition of Cinderella. Allison Merrill Recently, the Harrisburg High School Drama Club performed a variation of the fairy tale classic, Cinderella. It was chosen wisely by Michael Smith and Mandy Berg, both leaders and directors of the group. They chose the play, keeping in mind all those who get to be involved in the play, including both upperclassmen and lower classmen. For their version, they chose to portray the Rodgers and Hammerstein portrayal of the story; in turn, there were some

differences. “This version is slightly different from that which Disney has made popular. Although the plot is mostly consistent amongst the different version of Cinderella, the attributes of the stepmother/stepsisters and the songs vary. Also, in this version, the focus on the King and Queen and the part they play in the plot is more enhanced than in other versions of the show,” added Mandy Berg, the director and producer of the musical.

The cast and tech crew worked extremely hard on the production along with the choreography included in the play, especially on the ballroom dance scene. “The cast worked hours upon hours to learn the Waltz and Gavotte for the ballroom scene,” commented Berg on the subject. In the Performing Arts Center, where the cast practiced, they even had a competitive ballroom dancer come in and work with them when they went over choreography to perfect every detail.

Not only did it make an impact on the cast and crew physically, but it also impacted them mentally. The cast and crew worked together to create the show, which was described as an act of “pure magic.” Everyone went above and beyond for an ideal performance, and it made Berg feel “extremely proud to be the director.” In the last moments of their final performance, both tech crew and cast were able to feel and see what kind of accomplishment they put together.

Finally, with the performances and practices now over, Berg has a message to share, towards not only the cast and crew, but to everyone else who watched and worked on the play: “This production was truly a gift to be a part of. It takes a whole army to put something like this together, and I cannot thank the cast, crew, and families enough for all that they did. Also, thanks to all of those who attended our shows- the audience is the final piece of the puzzle during the production process.”

Summer of Performing Arts

INSPIRATION THROUGH THE ARTS

SPA Elementary School Year Camps Have fun learning theatre basics by participating in movement activities, creating original short skits, performing, and playing games! Camps are open to all students in Grades K-5. Sign up for one or multiple! Each camp is $25 per student. Camps will be at the Harrisburg High School PAC from 8:00am-12:00pm.

SPAHarrisburg.com

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To sign up, call Kami at (605) 215-4914


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Wrestling Pins Down A Win JoAnne VerMulm

The Harrisburg Wrestling Team opened their season with a Dual at home in an exhilarating victory over Huron. Harrisburg got out to an early win with a forfeit from Huron at 106, taking the lead 6-0 and keeping it for the rest of the match. Five HHS wrestlers pinned their opponents to score 30 of Harrisburg’s 46 points: Jacob Marshall (3:30), Jacob Hanssen (:44), Cade Bruggeman (3:08), Logan Warzecha (1:09), Sam Detert (:26). Other Tigers with a win include

Ryan Mayer (MD), Nick Schirado, and Max Johnson. We lost 5 matches, three by major decision. Throngs of student-athletes came out to support their counterparts on the mat, joined by parents and many other Tiger fans. The energy in the gymnasium was electrifying as the team’s performance bolstered the volume of the cheers from the audience, and the reverberation of the roaring crowd appeared to invigorate the team. Or perhaps it was the abounding enthusiasm of their coaching staff, lead by Peter DiPol, that sustained

them. Either way, it was the kind of atmosphere that, when immersed among the crowd, sends a shiver all the way down to your Tiger tail. Coach DiPol and the other coaches would like to extend a HUGE thank you to the students, staff, and fans for their amazing support and invite you to join them as they do it again Thursday, January, 25 @ 5 pm for the Harrisburg/Aberdeen Central/Watertown Triangular at HHS. The Tigers went 3-1 to place first in the Watertown Dual Tournament on December 2nd, finishing ahead

of Pierre T.F. Riggs, Watertown, and Aberdeen Central.

and Mitchell in the championship match.

The Tigers started the day in pool matches, beating Milbank (63-9). The Tigers dropped their next match to Pierre T.F. Riggs (33-37). In their final qualifying match, the Tigers went on to defeat Watertown (39-28).

The championship match ended in a tie (29-29). Based on criteria, the Tigers won with a combination of Mason Schoenhard’s tech fall, a forfeit to Logan Warzecha, and a pin by Sam Detert (30-29).

The pool play resulted in a 3-way tie between Harrisburg, Pierre, and Mitchell. A penalty point deducted from Pierre in their match against Harrisburg for unsportsmanlike conduct disqualified them from the tie-breaker. This left Harrisburg

Photo Courtesy: Jon Klemme

Fellow Tiger athletes came out in droves to cheer on the wrestling team on December 1st at home.

Results 1-Harrisburg (3-1), 2-Mitchell (2-2), 3-Watertown (3-1), 4.Huron (2-2), 5-Aberdeen Central (2-2), 6-Pierre (3-1), 7-Milbank (1-3), 8-Yankton (0-4). Thank you Coach Tucker for providing details of each match.


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The Tiger Team of the Month

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Photo Credit; Jon Klemme

Up until this year, the Harrisburg School District lacked its own gymnastics program. Stephanie Hovda, the coach of this newlycreated program, believes that the greatest struggle so far has been teaching the athletes that gymnastics is distinctive from other sports, and out of twentyone current participants, only four hold previous experience. Despite the occasional setbacks, she feels that the athletes have made immense progress and have gained an understanding on the subject. With only two hours of practice each day, kids

involved are given the chance to express their athletic talent. Hovda conveys her feelings by saying, “We have a long-term goal as a team. Gymnastics can’t be learned in a couple of weeks. A back walkover on the floor and on the beam are a bit different, so we are starting at the beginning and getting better daily.” Hovda expects more people to join the program as time goes on. She admits that gymnastics is a difficult sport to understand, but the athletes have already surprised her with their improvement and

dedication. In the words of Coach Hovda, “Honestly, they are doing a fabulous job and are working extremely hard to improve and compete with all the teams in the state that have been doing this for years. I have no doubt the Tigers will be a team that raises the bar and has amazing gymnastics!” Overall, the gymnastics program has been a success for everyone involved. With the growing population and commitment to the sport, it has the potential of becoming one of the many strong teams in the Harrisburg School District.

Order on the Court: Girls Basketball Season is Upon Us Megan Brown

With winter’s arrival, the Harrisburg Girls Basketball season has officially started. The first game of the season took place on December 12th in Pierre. At eleven o’clock, the girls were dismissed so they could make it to their destination in time for the game. While it was a long trip to Pierre, it was well worth it when the Tigers beat the Lady Governors with a score of 56-38. The team’s next game took place in Brookings on December 15th. Over Christmas Break, the team played two games as well, versus Sioux Falls Roosevelt and Watertown. Throughout the season, the girls have a total of twenty regular

season games, ten at home and ten away, before the state qualifying game on Friday, March 2nd. The State AA Basketball Tournament for both boys and girls will occur March 15-17 in Sioux Falls. There have been many goals set for this year’s season; however, the team’s main goal is to win state. Last year, the team took second place at the AA Girls Basketball Tournament. While the game is not all about winning, the girls are all very competitive and love the challenge that the tournament presents. They are also looking forward to seeing the spirited fans at the games; they are very grateful for each fan that shows up and cheers them on.

There are currently four teams that make up the Harrisburg High School Girls Basketball Team as a whole: 9th grade, 10th grade, junior varsity, and varsity. According to the girls on the team, the season is going to be a very promising one for the all levels. Faith VanHolland, a sophomore on the team, says, “We have a great squad, and we are working really hard. It would be great if people came to our games and supported all our hard work. Go Tigers!” In the previous month, the girls have been attending double practices, morning practices, late practices, lifting, and more. They are more than ready for the season to take off and are very excited to get out there and play some basketball.

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Tigers Lead the Pack in Boys Basketball joanne vermulm

The boys basketball team could not have chosen a more fitting motto for this season: “Culture Wins,” meaning everyone from the student body sitting on the bleachers, to the players supporting the team from the sidelines are an integral part to the success of the season.

Photo Credit; Jon Klemme

Blair Slaughter makes a break for the basket against Pierre on December 12th.

SDHSAA Basketball AA Rankings* Boys Basketball

Girls Basketball

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Brookings on December 15th, pushing each team’s record to 2-0. The varsity won 61-35 and were paced by Brady Van Holland’s 18 points and Ace Zorr’s 11 rebounds. The Tigers out rebounded the Bobcats 38-26. Blair Slaughter added 8 points and both Nick Hoyt and Hunter Headlee handed Coach Langerock says “More out 4 assists each. The JV squad importantly than worrying about came out on top 68-48 with Cale any record or standings, we will Murphy leading the way with 15 continue to focus and communicate points. Blair Slaughter and Nick only on the next opponent and the Feldman added 14 points as well. progress our team needs to make The sophomores hung on to win on both ends of the floor. Our by a score of 60-48 with Payton attention to details and the ability Metzger leading the way again to enjoy the progress will be vital with 19 points. The 9th grade A team won by a score 67-51 with to success.” Will Allen The Tigers chipping in 12 s t a r t e d Support Tiger Hoops Club points. The 9th the season grade B team against Pierre by donating whenever won 67-17 and with a 5-0 your team or athletes win, were lead in record on the score or make a play! scoring Tristan night. Varsity Jansma with wins 74-30 Visit 12 and Jaxon led by Chase Hunter with 11. http://bit.ly/TigerHoops Altenburg The Brookings with 17, game also B r a d y included a boys basketball alumni VanHolland and Blair Slaughter with 1. Eleven players scored recognition night. The coaching points and eight different players staff wanted to recognize all the made at least one 3-pointer, former players that represented setting a new school record with the program over the years. It was 12 against Pierre on Tuesday important to them to continue to night. The new record breaks the remind our community that we are previous team record of 11 set by all one program, young and old alike. the 2013-2014 squad. The coaching staff believe the team This season, the team started has plenty to work on to improve up the Tiger Hoops Win Club, but are very happy with the start, which is a great place to get especially on the defensive end. program information, schedules, JV won 73-54. Sophomore: Won records, stats, and all things 56-35, led by Payton Metzger TIGER HOOPS. It will also with 18 points. Freshman A- 80- provide information for all the 39--- 11 players scored points teams in the HS program and their led by Braydon Phipps with 15. progress during the season. The donation for this program access Freshman B- Won 64-24. will go toward the development The Tigers took on the 1-1 of opportunities for all our year Brookings Bobcats December long program needs. This includes 15th at home. Brookings came in camps, gear, team meals, and off a ESD road win at Huron on program equipment needed for Tuesday night while the Tigers the skill development in the off hoped to go 2-0 in the ESD and season. at home to start the season, which Portions of this article from they did. https://givestep.com/cause/tigerTigers again went 5-0 against hoops-win-club


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All Good Things Must Come to an End A Season to Celebrate LilyAna Petersen

The 2017 Harrisburg Tigers Fall Sports Banquet was held on November 27th. This banquet consisted of three different sports teams: girls’ soccer, football, and volleyball. All other teams held their banquets on different dates. Brandon White, HHS football coach, took charge of running this event. When asked how he thought it went this year, he stated, “I thought that this year went very smoothly with very little malfunctions.” This year, the majority of awards handed out

were varsity letters. An athlete is a recipient of this award when he or she plays so many games/minutes on the varsity court or field. Other awards that were distributed included All-Conference, AllState, varying record-breaking awards, student athlete awards, and state runner up and state champion trophies. The HHS volleyball team was presented with the State AA championship trophy. This is the second year in a row that the volleyball team has won this prestigious award. The varsity team is coached by Ronette Contain, Kaye DesLauriers,

Shawn Koch, Lindsay Kuper, and Shelbie Budmayr. Senior leaders of this team consisted of Carlie Fikse, Ashlee Cain, Rachel Nelson, Avery Thorson, Madison Wassink, and Meghan Krull. Additionally, Krull, Wassink, and Thorson were selected to be a part of the 2017 SDHSAA class AA All-Tournament Team. All players were very focused and well deserving of their awards. The HHS football team this year was awarded the State AA RunnerUp trophy. The varsity team has many coaches that create this team and guide their athletes to succeed. Brandon White (head coach) with

David Dohn, Chase Hirt, Tyler Muth, Jason Donnelly, Russel Kilgore, Nathan Carruthers, Keith Flemmer, and Jordan Buchholz (assistant coaches) all played a key role in the Tigers’ victories. Some key players that played a huge role to the team included Jack Anderson, Tanner Kippes, Hunter Headley, Logan Warzecha, and so many others. The Tiger football team is losing quite a few seniors, but they have many young players that will continue to maintain the Tigers’ future successes. The Tiger girls’ soccer team also recognized their successful players, including Lindsay Farrel,

a senior, who received second team All-Conference and broke several previous records for the Tigers: goals in a season and goals in a career. Lindsay plans to play soccer at USD and will continue to improve with her future endeavors.

All coaches and players at this banquet should be very proud of what they accomplished these past seasons. Everybody involved gave this season maximum effort and will continue to progress HHS athletics in the future.


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Assistant Coach Kaye DesLauriers (front, center) and Head Coach Ronette Costain (back, second from right) were honored with the AA Assistant Coach of the Year and Region 3 Volleyball Coach of the year, respectfully. Coach Costain led the South Team at the All-Star Game on Sunday, December 3rd.

HHS Volleyball Continues to Reap Rewards SIOUX FALLS - Harrisburg’s head volleyball coach, Ronette Costain, was privileged with the opportunity to coach the South Team at the Volleyball All-Star Game on Sunday, December 3rd, at Harrisburg North Middle School. On this day, Costain also received the honor of Region 3 Volleyball Coach of the Year. Harrisburg’s assistant volleyball coach, Kaye DesLauriers, also earned the “AA” Assistant Coach of the Year Award. Both Tiger coaches are humbled by these prestigious honors. Representing the South Team at the All-Star game included two of

Harrisburg’s own senior volleyball players, Avery Thorson and Madison Wassink. The two were an active part of the South’s win over the North with a 3-0 sweep. Additionally, both Thorson and Wassink were finalists in earning the esteemed title of Miss “AA” Volleyball for the 2017 season, an honor that is only awarded to athletes that also earned an AllState Award. Ultimately, Thorson took home the Miss “AA” Volleyball honor. The work ethic, talent, and dedication of these senior athletes has certainly paid off. Photo Credit; Jon Klemme

Avery Thorson and Madison Wassink were part of the All-Star South Team at the event.


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Local Top Students Named A Coca-Cola Scholar Semi-Finalists

HOSA Happenings

Lauren O’Brien

On December 11th, Nursing instructor at Augustana, Mary Nelson, MSN, RN, came to our HOSA Chapter to talk about the Nursing field. Students learned the need for nurses and what the responsibilities are of nurses.

Hunter Chear

As it comes to an end of the 1st semester, our HOSA Chapter and members have been busy preparing for state, interacting with the community, and learning about different career options within the medical field.

Harrisburg High School Students Chosen for Next Level in Prestigious Scholarship Program ATLANTA, December, 2017 Kelsi Snyder and Noah Hovorka, students at Harrisburg High School have been named a Semifinalists for the 2018 class of the Coca-Cola Scholars Program. With the addition of the 2018 class, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation will have provided more than 6,000 Coke Scholars nationwide with over $66 million in scholarships over the course of 30 years. “As a premier scholarship provider, we recognize our role in helping young people achieve their college goals,” said Mark Davis, President of the Foundation. “The economy continues to affect many students’ ability to attend the college of their choice, so it is critical we continue to stay the course. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation received over 90,000 applications this year, and the Semifinalists are truly some of the most accomplished students in the country.” Kelsi and Noah rank with 1,936 high school seniors who are in the running for 150 college scholarships worth $20,000 each. Students are selected to advance to this next phase based on academic excellence, leadership and service demonstrated in school and community activities. The class of 2018 CocaCola Scholars will mark the 30th consecutive year that the Foundation has awarded scholarships. In addition to receiving college scholarships, those students selected as Coca-Cola Scholars will be welcomed into a vibrant

and growing family of alumni that fosters lasting connections with its members. No other scholarship program maintains such lifetime connections or nurtures such a unique culture. Coca-Cola Scholar alumni stay in touch through regional councils, special events, and though their local Coca-Cola bottling facilities. In 2006, a CocaCola Scholar Alumni Advisory Board was created to build on the efforts of the CocaCola Scholars Foundation through networking, mentoring, collaborations and friendships in order to make an even greater positive impact together. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, a joint effort of CocaCola Bottlers across America and The CocaCola Company, is one of the largest corporate-sponsored, achievement-based scholarship programs of its kind in the United States. The program recognizes a diverse group of extraordinary high school seniors who have demonstrated academic and civic excellence in their schools and communities.

Annika Paulsen, Kailey Bechtold, Maddie VanVoorst and Megan Simonich compete in Pierre.

Oral Interp Team Competes at State Dr. Kip McKee

The Harrisburg HS Oral Interp team competed at the South Dakota High School Activities Association in Aberdeen on December 1 & 2. The team was represented by seniors Annika Paulsen, Kailey Bechtold, Maddie VanVoorst, and Megan Simonich. Highlighting the weekend were the superior performances of Bechtold in Serious Reading and Van Voorst in Non-Original Oratory. The speech team will now set its sights on the national qualifying tournament hosted at Harrisburg HS February 16-17, 2018.

On December 20th, the 8th graders from both middle schools came over to the High School for an activity called the Game of Life. The students rotated to different clubs and activities that informed them on a subject involving their organization. Our HOSA members taught our potential future members on vitals, healthy lifestyles, and mental illnesses.

December 2nd was our Winter Science Saturday, themed Christmas. The students got to make their own ice cream to melt their snowmen made of baking soda and a little water.

On January 19th, our HOSA organization will have a station at the Horizon Family STEM Festival where families can come and try a hands on, short experiment medically related. The time for this Festival will be from 6:30 to 8:00 PM

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation was created in 1986 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of CocaCola and to establish a legacy for the education of tomorrow’s leaders through college scholarships.

Looking a bit further ahead, our members that have signed up for an individual HOSA State test, will be testing at the end of February on the 26th. This is part of the state competition as students will prepare for their event.

Find the full list of Semifinalists from across the country at www. coca-colascholars.org.

The next Science Saturday will not be until February 10th from 9 am-noon. For the registration and information on cost please see the HOSA link on the High School page of the school website or contact Sarah.k.Brink@k12.sd.us.

FFA participated in the Leadership Development Event in Pierre on December 3rd and 4th.

FFA Heads to Pierre TODD MARKS

The Harrisburg FFA wrapped up another great year of Leadership competition by participating at the State FFA Leadership Development Events in Pierre on December 3 & 4. Two teams from Harrisburg qualified for the State Event this year and even though we did not bring home any state championships, the members performed their best and did an outstanding job of representing HHS. The Agricultural Communications team of Allyson Beninga, Kayla Smeenk, Ben Olson and Makoy Ivarsen qualified for the 3rd consecutive year. The team placed 5th out of the 14 teams competing. The freshman class of 2021 began their FFA career by qualifying for state in the new Conduct of Chapter Meetings LDE. This event replaces the old Greenhand

Parliamentary procedure CDE and is very similar in that the members have to demonstrate how to properly conduct a FFA meeting and take a test over basic parliamentary procedure. This team fell a little short of their goal of a top five finish as they placed 7th overall. Team members included Olivia Johnson, Ethyn Rollinger, Carter Tuntland, Desmond Looft, Devanie Andre, Josiah Schaffer, Braxton Boer, Ben Loos, Shaylee Arp, Sophie Olson, and Kailee Craig. Mr. Marks and Miss Fastert want to commend all the students attending for their hard work, excellent behavior, punctuality and overall great conduct. We are very proud of you and commend you for your efforts. The Advisors would also like to thank Mrs. Kristin Olson for joining us as a chaperone, Danny Harris for driving the bus in the snow on the way home, and to Mrs. Marrisa Edwards for coaching the Ag. Communications team.

To keep updated with what is happening follow our Twitter page @HarrisburgHOSA and our Instagram account @Harrisburg_ HOSA


HHS Class Finds Business Aesthetically Pleasing Jasmine Doell

Harrisburg High School’s Introduction to Business class, made up of freshman through juniors, presented itself with the opportunity to start a company under the advisement of the Junior Achievement Company. Each student assumed various roles within the company. Management, finance, marketing and sales, and supply chain are the four divisions of the company. The class is taught by Mr. Kroger, who is also the advisor for DECA. Mr. Kroger stated the following: “In Intro to Business, the students did a great job creating their business, Harrisburg Aesthetics. They went from brainstorming a feasible business idea that earned praise and a healthy investment of capital from their investors, to an actual functioning business. I am very proud of the students’ hard work and effort.” The company chose their product to be license plate frames, sponsoring the Harrisburg Tigers. This opportunity presented a variety of challenges and tasks for the students through choosing a product and finding a viable

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source. Two of the members of the supply division, Jack Teigen and Conner Geddes, stated the following about the opportunity: “It is a great opportunity to not just learn about running a company but also to put the knowledge into practice. We are very proud of being a part of such a great team.” The license plate frames are available for purchase on the school website or through members of the class. The cost of the license plates is set at five dollars each. Sales are now underway as of December 6, 2017. If interested, go to the Harrisburg school website and look for the flyer; the product can also be purchased using myschoolbucks.com. Throughout all the work that the class has put in so far, great strides have been made to make sure the product is successful. There are sixteen students in the classroom that are learning how to run a successful company, solely run by the students, who are able to make all of their own decisions on what to do. This holds responsibility to all members of the company, in turn, teaching valuable life lessons to all involved.

Savoring Seasonings From the HHS Culinary Arts/Prostart Deb Rombough

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Since I’ve been sharing with parents, friends and family regarding the changes that HHS has taken on by adding our newest CTE course – Culinary Arts / Prostart I have been fielding questions about the class. The most common of these questions is…why culinary and why now? While everyone I have been fortunate enough to have a conversation with it is positive and excited, I felt the need to provide a little back story. So, let’s rewind… Harrisburg High School offers a wide variety of Career and Technical Education courses. The need and addition of Culinary Arts, which falls in the Hospitality and Tourism Cluster, came about due to industry demand, student interest and the need for more skilled workers within our area. Currently there are 19 schools within the state of South Dakota that offer Culinary Arts. According to the SD Department of Labor, job openings in the Sioux Falls Restaurant Association jumped from approximately 500 in 2011 to nearly 1500 openings in 2015 and that number continues

to rise. While diversity and choice is wonderful, there is a very real challenge to provide knowledgeable, skilled individuals into these positions and to keep them there. The restaurant industry is known for its busy, high stress lifestyle which also involves long hours, evenings and weekends. Attracting students to the market is an important charge for career and technical educators right now. By being involved in a CTE Culinary Arts course, students get hands on experience and practice skills that they will be able to use within the industry at any level and beyond. And, if they choose not to elect a career within hospitality and tourism, these skills will also benefit them in their personal and family life as well. Team work, critical and creative thinking and hands-on skills all work together to make this a well-rounded program for students to benefit from. Most recently we studied appetizers and I wanted to share a simple recipe that we prepared that would be a great addition to your hors d’oeuvres selection this holiday season. Happy Holidays from Culinary Arts I / Prostart

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Curried Chicken Balls Ingredients: 3 ounces cream cheese, softened 1 T. orange marmalade 1 tsp. curry powder ¼ tsp. salt dash of pepper 1 ½ cups finely minced cooked chicken 1 ½ T. minced green onion 2 T. minced celery ¼ cup finely chopped almonds, toasted INSTRUCTIONS: In a mixing bowl, combine first five ingredient (cream cheese, orange marmalade, curry powder, salt & pepper).. Beat until smooth. Stir in chicken, onion and celery. Shape into 1 inch balls. Roll in almonds. Cover and chill until firm. Prep Time: 20 minutes + chill time Yield: Approximately 16 Adapted from Taste of Home. com https://www.tasteofhome.com/ recipes/curried-chicken-ballsappetizer

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Students Take Journey of Culture During the month of November, the third-grade learners at Journey Elementary study the cultural heritage that is the foundation of our country. One aspect of this includes examining the Plains Native Americans. During this unit of study, we invited a member of the Old Court House Museum to present on the Native American culture which includes the assembling of a miniature sized tipi and parts of the buffalo used by the Native Americans. The

learners find this to be fascinating. As a culminating activity for this unit, the learners researched their family’s heritage along with traditions and traditional food. We share our discoveries in the form of a Heritage Potluck inviting parents to come learn about heritage, traditions, and taste testing various traditional foods. This is a wonderful display of the unique diversity that makes up our country.

Third graders take in Native American culture at Journey Elementary in November.

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Good Earth School Outreach Comes to Liberty Elementary Mrs. Andre, Mrs. Kraayenbrink, Mrs. Otten, and Mrs. Yerdon On November 14th, the kindergarten classes at Harrisburg Liberty Elementary enjoyed a presentation from Jen Nuncio, a naturalist with Good Earth State Park. Students learned about the specialized adaptations of the nocturnal animals in South Dakota through their School Outreach Program. This program provides resources to help educators teach their science standards in a fun, handson way. A few of the students’ favorite activities included hearing

a story, playing interactive games and touching the pelts of a few of the animals that they learned about. The students enjoyed this presentation very much and the kindergarten teachers at Liberty would like to encourage everyone in the Harrisburg community to go out and visit Good Earth State Park. They have beautiful trails and a wonderful new visitor center with a variety of educational experiences that families are sure to enjoy!


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Photo credit: Jeff McElroy

A Place Called Christmas

Lisa M Norris

Mix together Santa, orphans, toys and a Fairy! This is the recipe for an amazing, heart felt Christmas show. On November 21, the Endeavor Theater Company and the cast of A Place Called Christmas, greeted an audience filled to capacity, to put on a

magical performance. Forty-one students in grades 3-5, worked very hard to accomplish such a successful show. The story was about some toys who get left behind, and how they find their way to an orphanage. They discover that Christmas is not a

place, but instead, a place in your heart. Musical numbers were performed by our Santa Crew, orphans, while Karalynn Leach led the audience in song, and a beautiful solo was sung by Brylee Krier. A bake sale was held, Santa was there for photos, and we had

over sixty toys donated to our toy drive for the Children’s Inn. The generosity of our families and friends was overwhelming. The Endeavor Theatre Company (ETC) plans to continue on our quest to ignite the passion for theatre in our young people. The

Photo credit: Jeff McElroy

performing arts builds so many life skills, and it is a wonderful way for our students to showcase their talents. Thank you to everyone who had a hand in making our production a success. We cannot do it without your generosity. Merry Christmas and thank you!

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Genius Hour Jump Starts Creativity Lisa M Norris

R o c k e t s launching, drones flying, a trumpet serenading, snowboards, fireworks, lollipops created, oceans explored, rainbows researched, coding and MORE!!! It’s a great week to be a part of

Team Norris! We presented and shared our first round of Genius Hour projects. I was amazed and impressed with the outcome. What is Genius Hour? Team members choose a topic that they are passionate about, and they research their topic over several weeks. Then, they develop some sort of project to share the information

they found with the team. I cannot wait until next semester when we start all over again! Have you looked into something that you are passionate about? Have you researched something you wonder about? Team Norris challenges you to dream and discover!

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How to Cut Through the Chaos and Stay Organized in the New Year symbols or stickers. Remember that not all personalization has to be for efficiency purposes. Patterned tape, fun designs and motivating quotes can be a great way to keep you committed and make your planner a reflection of yourself.

• Double up. The best way to stay on top of important items is to double up -- use digital technology in tandem with traditional paper to capture important notes, dates and more. Keep each book club meeting in your phone, but write down the actual books, the members’ names and your thoughts in your planner.

STATEPOINT - Want to be better organized this year? From making and keeping appointments, to completing your to-do list, there’s no reason to get overwhelmed. Try these tips and tools for a more organized 2018, no matter how

much chaos is thrown at you. • Personalize it. The easiest way to stay organized is by having a planning system that reflects your personality. Watch yourself surpass your goals by using tools that fit your style, like color-coding,

Paper-based planning can help keep you on track and allows you to easily reflect on your successes throughout the year. Check out the planners and calendars from ATA-GLANCE. Their options make it easy to organize your life by day, week or month. Be sure to mark each appointment and every coffee date in the daily section of your planner, while

designating bigger events in your life, like weddings, travel or home renovation projects, in the monthly section as well.

• Celebrate successes. Take time to review your progress and see what you have accomplished. It will give you a sense of control and completion and can motivate you to keep going. Celebrate successes as they occur, but don’t get disheartened if something on your to-do list carries over to the next day, week or month. Staying motivated will help you be more productive and be a great reminder of how well your system is working! • Check it off. There is nothing more satisfying than getting important things done -- except when you physically cross it off your list. Be sure to give yourself some sort of visual satisfaction for completed tasks. This should be done on both your digitized and paper-based to-do lists. • Categorize. Everyone has things that must get done to keep life

running smoothly, as well as a list of what they would like to get done in their spare time. Categorize your lists so you can prioritize the must-do’s first, and then, when you’ve crossed out your urgent tasks, tackle those other to-dos. Categorizing will help you identify your busy times -- as well as some extra space in your schedule -- so you can plan accordingly. More organization inspiration and planning item ideas can be found at life.ataglance.com. With some new habits, you can stay organized throughout 2018 and watch it do wonders for your personal and professional life.


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South Students Rally Around Fellow Tiger in Need

South Middle School students rally around their fellow classmate, 6th Grader Gianni Farinacci, who was injured in an accident in November.

Jared Kaltwasser The Harrisburg community is banding together to support a beloved student who suffered life-threatening injuries in a November four-wheeler crash. Gianni Farinacci, a sixth grader at South Middle School, was rushed to the hospital after the accident on Nov. 12. The incident left Gianni fighting for his life as he endured a four-hour brain surgery in the hours following the crash. Though the first few hours and days were touch-and-go, Gianni pulled through and began what will be a long journey to recovery. The news was devastating to his classmates and teachers. Gianni is a much beloved part of the South

Middle School family, known for his bright smile, positive attitude, and abundant enthusiasm. Though it is his first year at South, he quickly made an impact and became a familiar, friendly face in the hallways. In the days after the accident, as the family faced uncertainty about the full extent of Gianni’s injuries, his school community came together to support Gianni, wearing “Gianni Strong” buttons, sharing memories, and raising money. On Nov. 15, the South Middle School showed support by holding a Hat Day. Students and staff could wear their favorite hat to school in exchange for a donation of one dollar (though many donated significantly more). All told, the school raised

$1,860 for Gianni and his family. Two days later, the school community wore pink -- Gianni’s favorite color -- as an expression of support. Other schools in the district held similar events for the Farinacci family, proving that the Harrisburg community stands united when one of its own faces adversity. More fundraising events are planned for the winter and spring. Aside from school, community members also got behind the family in a number of ways, including a GoFundMe fundraiser. More than $23,700 has been raised to support the family. The ultimate goal is to reach $50,000.

How Can You Help Gianni? To assist Gianni’s family with medical expenses, please visit:

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South Middle School students wore pink, Gianni’s favorite color, to show their support of their fellow classmate.


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Happy New Year!

Explorer Goes Green 1st Grade Teachers

In first grade at Explorer Elementary, we have been using a few great paperless resources that help us connect with our classroom parents. Two of the resources that we really enjoy are ClassDOJO and the Signupgenius. com website. Both of these resources are free and user-friendly. Class DOJO is an app used for classroom behavior management. Teachers can easily sign up and send a link for parents to connect using their email or phone numbers. Parents can then easily view their student’s daily behavior as the student earns or loses points. It is the teacher’s choice on which skills they enter for positive points and negative points. Students can work towards a class celebration and/or individual point rewards. Another fun feature is the class story page that allows teachers to post pictures and give updates on class happenings. These pictures and messages are only available to parents who have signed up and are not available to the public, which is a nice confidentiality feature. We have had many great reviews from parents the past two years we have used it! The app also

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Harrisburg Adaptive PE Teacher Selected as SHAPE SD Teacher of the Year

The applicant must be a teacher who: 1. conducts an appropriate physical education program as reflected in the students’ IEPs and generally accepted standards of practice for APE; Joel Lubovich has been selected as the 2017 SHAPE SD Adapted Teacher of the Year. He is being recognized for his excellence in the fields of Physical Education, Health, Recreation, and Dance. This honor exemplifies Joel’s dedication and proficiency in teaching our youth of South Dakota. For the purposes of this award, an adapted physical educator is defined as an individual assigned at least 50% of his/her teaching responsibility in adapted physical education providing direct and/ or consultative services to individuals with disabilities ages birth to adult.

2. utilizes various teaching methodologies and plans innovative learning experiences to meet the needs of all students; 3. serves as a positive role model epitomizing personal health and fitness, enjoyment of activity, and sensitivity to the physical and emotional needs of all students; 4. participates in professional development opportunities; 5. provides service to individuals with disabilities through advocacy, consultation, in-service training presentations and/or active membership in related professional organizations. Joel will receive an embroidered jacket and be honored at the awards ceremony on Friday, January 26th at 5:00 in the Sanford Pentagon Naismith Room. SHAPE SD is the Society for Health and Physical Educators of South Dakota. Congratulations to Mr. Lubovich!


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Music on the Horizon! Helen Short

Students at Horizon Elementary have been busy. Fifth grade students presented Passport to the World on November 28th. The show presented songs from the United States, France, Mexico, Austria, Africa, and Australia. The students demonstrated their musical skills as well as multi-cultural languages. Third grade students performed A Disney Spectacular on November 30th. They had a full house audience that enjoyed hearing selections from Disney’s more popular animated films. The crowd acknowledged their love of Disney with a standing ovation. Horizon will feature the First grade students in concert on March 6, 2018. This show will be held in the High School PAC, beginning at 7:00 PM. The public is invited to join the young musicians.

Horizon is also working on acquiring a classroom set of ukuleles. A grant has been initiated through DonorsChoose. org. If funds were completely funded, the school would have a set of 25 ukuleles for students in grades 3-4-5. If you would like to contribute to the grant, go to DonorsChoose.org and search for “Bridge Our Musical Gap”. Follow the website directions for payment. We’re almost to our goal but could use a little help. Your consideration of a contribution is appreciated!

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(StatePoint) As the list of known benefits of music education grows, you may be wondering how you can help your kids get the most out of their efforts. Here are five ways to help make music education a success. 1. Be encouraging. Learning music is hard work, but it shouldn’t feel that way. Keep it positive and be encouraging. Fostering a love of music is only possible if a child enjoys practicing and playing. If your child is taking lessons, be sure that is or her teacher practices a similar philosophy. 2. Get practical. Incorporate practical engagement and games to make it fun. For example, learn new musical words with body actions like clapping and stomping, so students can better understand the rhythm and music through movement.

Horizon is also pleased to have five students chosen to participate in the 2018 SDSU Elementary Honor Choir Festival. Over 756 students from across the state auditioned for this opportunity, with 180 voices getting selected. Congratulations to Lily Simonich, Chloe Swank, Janet Chen, Izzy Reiners, and Laney Christensen. We’re proud of your accomplishment!!

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Lily Simonich, Chloe Swank, Janet Chen, Izzy Reiners, and Laney Christensen were chosen to participate in the 2018 SDSU Elementary Honor Choir Festival.

Harrisburg Families Explore Science Together Robert Pyatt

Elementary students and their families will have the opportunity to explore robotics, view blood cells through a microscope, and experiment with electromagnets at the inaugural Harrisburg Family STEM Festival. The event will be held on Friday January 19th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at Horizon Elementary. The school will be packed with over 20 organizations presenting hands-on activities and displays around science, technology, engineering, and mathematics topics for families to experience together. Confirmed organizations appearing at the

festival include Augustana student groups, Kirby Science Center, Outdoor Campus, Sanford Promise, Northwest Energy, Good Earth State Park, Robotics at Harrisburg South Middle School, SDSU Medical Laboratory Science Program & Pharmacy Students, EROS, HOSA, Delta Dental, Meteorologist Liz Whalley from KDLT and more. The Harrisburg Family STEM Festival is organized as a free event by the Horizon PTO to promote STEM exploration across the district. Vendors and a silent auction fundraiser will also be featured. 

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1, GROWTH will take the pressure off of Explorer, Endeavor, Freedom, and t (the four elementary schools with some concern for overcrowding). The new elementary school will be geographically located in such a place that would accommodate overcrowding from the aforementioned schools, more than likely outside of city limits. It will house all the Tiger Reserve students from Endeavor and Liberty, which is about 200 students as of now, and it will include about 200 other students from t and Explorer. Even with the recent addition to the high school, the building is nearing its 1,000th student, up from 988 at the start of the year, and will be full at 1,200 students. Four more CTE classrooms will be added to the north side, and an auxiliary gym on the east side, as were intended in the original plans. A satellite building will be built directly north of the high school for a Freshmen Academy and for Early College.   Early College students will be in a separate wing of that building and not intermingled with the freshmen.  Attached to that building will be a field house to be used for freshmen PE and for outside activities during poor weather conditions.  This building will have its own principal, counselor, teachers and staff, as well as its own lunch Liberty 4th Graders write letters to Santa in hopes of being hired as his #1 Elf. room and kitchen.  Freshmen will mainly come to the 10-12 building for CTE, activities and clubs, as well as to use the performing arts center as needed. The Freshmen Academy will hold 400 students which will take the total high school campus to 1,600 when full.  At that time, projected to be about four years, a decision will need to be made on whether two high schools are needed.  At some point in the future, it will be needed, but current crowding issues can be resolved with the proposed plan.

Liberty Students Hope to be Elf Employed Fourth Grade Team

Liberty fourth graders have been working hard on many holiday-themed projects. In December, students worked on their persuasive papers trying to convince Santa that they were the best elf for hire! Each fourth grader wrote a five paragraph essay including their three reasons

why they should be hired to work at the North Pole. During the last week of school before Christmas break students researched how this holiday is spent in different countries around the world.   Each student picked which country they would

like to research and discovered their country’s traditions, foods, celebrations, weather, and much more! Here are some fun facts our students discovered that you might not know: In Canada, plum pudding is a common dessert.

In many Spanish speaking countries Santa is called Papa Noel. In Costa Rica, homes are decorated with bright tropical flowers and fruit.


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Freedom Students Participate in STEM Lab Activities First Grade learners have been working hard in our STEM Lab at Freedom Elementary. STEM is an acronym which stands for Science Technology Engineering Mathematics. This includes students using their knowledge to create, make, and build with different STEM tools. STEM is focused on students learning in a student-centered learning environment while also using teamwork skills.

Mr. Hirt’s class is doing an experiment with pumpkins and volcanoes.

Miss Bohn’s class is building a ramp with Keva Planks.

Miss Schlim’s class is building with Zoobs.

(Left) Miss Bohn’s class is building with Legos. (Right) Miss Schlim’s class is building a ramp with Keva Planks.

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