Friday, January 15, 2021


January 15th, 2020


College info/visit dates


If any junior or senior would like to visit with a representative from a university or college, please let Ms. Bergeson know and she will set up a Zoom meeting for you.



Any Sophomore who is interested in attending the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership seminar this summer see Ms. Bergeson for an application. Cost is $225.


Lake Area Technical College is hosting a Senior Tech Day on Wednesday, February 3 from 9-2 on their campus in Watertown. Any senior interested in attending, see Ms. Bergeson for more information.


Ms. Bergeson has a sign-up sheet if anyone is interested in visiting with an Air Force Recruiter. Sign-up sheet is in Ms. Bergeson’s office.




  • FCCLA WEEK COMMITTEE MEETING: There will be an FCCLA Week Committee Meeting on Thursday, January 21 in the FACS room to plan FCCLA Week.  Any members are welcome to come!  (Being on committee looks great on scholarship applications!)
  • JUNIOR CLASS PROM PLANNING MEETING will be on Friday, January 15 during the ten minutes before 7th period with Mrs. Kroeplin, in the English Room. 


Ø  SENIORS! Ms. Jessica needs a vertical, wallet sized picture for the senior class composite from each of you by April! Please remember to get this to her and not wait until the end of the year. Thanks. 

Ø  Requirements and recommendations for home events:

o   Requirements

§  MASK will be REQUIRED to be worn by all fans and workers, and WILL NOT be provided.

§  FOOD AND DRINKS will be allowed in the main arena.

·         The concession stand will be in the WEST or EAST WINGS.

o   Recommendations

§  Social distance where possible

Ø  COVID protocols for wrestling Saturday 1/16 at Tri-Valley:

o   2 entrance tickets per rostered individual, see coaches for these.

o   Livestream link:  The event will be livestreamed for free on NFHS Network:

Ø  COVID protocols for JH/JVWR at Redfield on Monday 1/18:

o   Mask are required

o   5 tickets per athlete, see coaches for those

Ø  COVID protocols for 1/23 wrestling tourney at Parkston:

o   2 entrance tickets per rostered individual, fans see coaches for these.

Ø  Get your CRUSHES FOR YOUR CRUSH from Mrs. Kroeplin in the FACS Room!  They are $1.00 to send, $2.00 if you want to send an anonymous one.  They will be delivered on Thursday, February 11.  Come down and grab some notes, fill them out and bring them back when you pay! 😊 If parents would like to order from home please email Mrs. Kroeplin at with to and from (and what grade they are in) any special note you want, and then you can just send money.  Or send a note to school with that info.  Sponsored by FCCLA.



Activities:  Friday, 1/15- GB 281 Trny- GB vs. SBA (H) (with JV) – 6:00

                   Saturday, 1/16- JHWR @ Huron – 9:00 or 12:00

                                              WR @ Tri Valley – 10:00

                                               BB 281 Trny- BB vs. Iroquois/Doland (H) (with JV) – 1:00

                   Monday, 1/18- NO SCHOOL

                                            JH/JV WR @ Redfield – 6:00

                                            GB-281 Trny @ Higher Seed vs. TBA – 6:00

                   Tuesday, 1/19- Region FCCLA Plan Mtg – Aud – 2:00

                                            BB-281 Trny @ Higher Seed vs. TBA – 6:00

                   Thursday, 1/21- WR Tri @ SBA w/ PC – 6:00

                                              GB-281 Trny @ Higher Seed vs. TBA – 6:00

                   Friday, 1/22- BB-281 Trny @ Higher Seed vs. TBA – 6:00



DEPARTURES: Saturday, 1/16 – WR to Tri Valley at 5:45

                  JHWR to Huron at 9:30

                Monday, 1/18 – JH/JVWR to Redfield at 3:00

                Thursday, 1/21 – WR to SBA at 3:30

                Friday, 1/22 – BB, only if playing WW, if so then to Wolsey at 4:30

                Saturday, 1/23 – WR to Parkston at 6:15




Ticket Takers: Friday, 1/15- Kayla Kaltenbach, Mary Wortman (work time- 5:30)       

Concessions Workers: Friday, 1/15- Peyton, Owen, Carter, Grady

Bingo Workers: Friday, 1/15-

Soph. Pop Shoot workers: Friday, 1/15-



                          BREAKFAST – OMELET, TOAST                             BREAKFAST – NO SCHOOL


Believe you can and you’re halfway there. –Theodore Roosevelt


Ø  Anyone wanting to see the school’s wellness policy please refer to the school’s website under “News”

Second Semester Distance Learning Information

Thursday, November 19, 2020


Please read the attached letter below regarding updated information about Highmore-Harrold's distance learning plan. Once finished, and you wish to have a student opt-in for the second semester, please click on the opt-in link, which will direct you to a Google Form to complete as part of the opt-in process.  Both this letter and the link will be directly emailed to parents of our current full-time distance learning students.

Parent Letter

Opt-in Form

School Wellness Policy

Thursday, October 15, 2020
Highmore-Harrold School Wellness Policy 2019

Updated Back to School Information

Friday, August 14, 2020

·        Students will now be allowed in the building at 7:50 am.  We will screen for temperatures at the main High School and Elementary entrances, as well as in the gym lobby, so those will be the only three doors students will be allowed to enter.  Elementary students will start spread out in the gym until 8:10, regardless of which entrance they use.  Junior High and High School students will be directed where to go once they enter the building.  The school day will still start at 8:20.

·        This is a reminder: bus route students will be required to wear masks during the AM route.  Masks will be recommended on the afternoon route since the students were temperature screened at school.

·        We are planning on only having two distance learning Fridays: August 28 and September 11.  This will give us an opportunity to practice our distance learning, and get all of our students back into a routine of a five day school week sooner.  If this plan changes I will let everyone know as soon as possible.

Back to school plan and parent email

Friday, July 31, 2020

Highmore-Harrold School District Reopening Plan

Above is the link for the back to school plan as adopted by the school board at Wednesday evening’s meeting.  Please look through it, and if you have any questions please get ahold of me at the school and I will be more than happy to answer them for you.  A couple items of note from the document:

1.      We will start school on time according to the school calendar.  Our first day of school is August 21st.

2.      Masks will be encouraged, but not required, in our school buildings.  They will be required for students who ride the bus routes to and from school.

3.      Students will be temperature screened upon entry into our school buildings.  We also highly encourage you as parents to check their temperatures before sending them to school.  The screening checklist that we recommend you use is in this document.

4.      We will begin the 4 and 1 Model at the start of the school year, with Friday, August 28 being our first scheduled distance learning day.  We will reevaluate this at midterm, with the possibility of moving back to our traditional five days in the school building at that time.

5.      The “live stream” version of class is available for all, which would allow students to attend their classes remotely.  If this is something you are interested in, please call the school and let us know by Friday, August 7th.  I will be in contact with you to schedule a time for you and your child to receive their school computer, and to provide some orientation with our Google Classroom platform.

6.      Everything in this document is flexible.  If something isn’t working, we will evaluate it and work to get it right.


I am very confident in our ability to provide the quality education everyone has come to expect from the Highmore-Harrold School District.  This school year will have more challenges than a “normal” school year, but I know if we work together, we will get through it.  Please have a great weekend and enjoy the rest of your summer.

Quinton Cermak-Superintendent/7-12 Principal

School Facility Usage-UPDATED

Friday, June 26, 2020



With the South Dakota High School Activities Association ending the “dead period” on June 1, the Highmore-Harrold School District has decided to allow the use of our facilities on a limited basis, and with strict guidelines regarding how the facility can be accessed, who can access it, and what time the facility will be available for access.  Please keep in mind, our facility use is on a voluntary basis: no athletic program is requiring student-athletes to participate in summer activities.  Below are some of our protocols that will govern facility use:

·       Any person who is experiencing a temperature greater than 100 degrees, is showing signs of illness, or has been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 shall not use school district facilities or participate in workout sessions. 

·       Parents will be required to sign a waiver for their children before their child can access any school district facility.  18 year old students will be allowed to sign their own waiver.  The waiver can be downloaded here, or picked up from the high school office on Monday or Tuesday before noon.  Participants must present the signed waiver upon entrance to their first workout session.

·       Public use of our facilities will be limited to the times when coaches or school district personnel are supervising the facilities, will be subject to the same protocols of the student athletes, and can be restricted by coach preference.

·       Participants: *Up to 50 participants, including the coach, will be allowed per indoor workout area.  Up to 50 participants for outdoor workouts.

·       Schedules: Participating coaches will work with their athletes to schedule workouts that work for both parties.

·       Hydration: Use of facility water fountains is *allowed.  Participants *are encouraged to bring their own full water bottles, and cannot share with others under any circumstances.

·       Attire: Locker room usage is prohibited.  All participants must come dressed for their workout, but will be allowed to change shoes upon entrance.  No outside equipment (balls, weights, etc.) will be allowed in the facility.

·       Gym/weight room entrance: Students will enter the building through the north door between the high school and the ag shop only.  All people (coaches and student-athletes) who enter the building *are encourged to wear a mask or a cloth face-cover that covers their mouth and nose.

·       Pre-workout/contact screening: All coaches and participants of the workout session will be screened upon entrance.  Coaches and participants will answer a questionnaire and will have their temperature checked.  A temperature greater than 100.4 degrees will prohibit participation.  If the coach is prohibited from participating due to temperature, then the session will be cancelled. 

·       Post-screening: Once participants pass the screening and are cleared to participate, they can remove their mask or face-cover for the session.  Participants will immediately wash their hands with soap and warm water and will apply hand sanitizer before they go to their workout area.  The school district will supply both the soap and hand sanitizer.

·       Workout session: Participants will follow the instructions provided by their workout supervisor.  All workout equipment will be disinfected by the participant upon completion of use.  The school district will supply the disinfectant. 

·       Any violation of protocols could result in suspension from using the facilities.

High School Academic Award Video

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Below is the link for the Academic Award Video from Tuesday evening.  You will need to copy and paste it into your web browser:

Junior High Academic Award Video

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Below is a link to the Junior High Academic Video.  You will need to copy and paste it into your web browser:


Virtual Prom

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Please copy and paste this link into your web browser to watch HHS 2020 Virtual Prom. All 9-12 grade students were eligible for the raffle and prizes will be available for pickup during checkout next week.



Wednesday, April 29, 2020



I hope that you are all doing well and staying safe and healthy out there!  I miss you! I just have a couple of things that I wanted to tell you:


1.  YOU GUYS ROCK!  You guys are the main reason I love my job and even though we didn’t get to go to state or have our year-end party/awards ceremony, I wanted to show you how appreciated and special you are, SO when you go to turn in your computers/books next week there will be a table set up with a bag on it for each of you.  Please don’t forget to pick these up!  I wish it could be fancier but just wanted to show you guys how special you are!  There will also be a big feature coming soon on the Highmore FCCLA Facebook Page and in the Highmore Herald of our FCCLA year.

2.   REIMBURSEMENT FOR STATE:  If you PAID with cash or check for state meeting, there will be a reimbursement check with your gift bag.  Please cash this ASAP.  Remember, if you bought a t-shirt you will still get that.  If you sold Frozen Foods/Kuchen you will be able to apply that credit to next year so many of you will have all of next year’s things paid for without having to pay or fundraiser with frozen food sales.

3. GOT LEADERSHIP? BECOME A LOCAL FCCLA OFFICER FOR 2020-2021! Please consider applying to be a local Highmore FCCLA Officer for next year.  The process is going to be VERY SIMPLE this year.  All you have to do is click on the link below which will take you to a short survey (link below).  That is it!  No interviews or test or anything, just fill out the survey.  Remember, holding leadership roles is not only a great learning and leadership experience, but will also benefit you when it comes to scholarships (free money!), awards, and getting jobs in the future!  FCCLA Officers will meet once before school starts (Probably a Zoom Meeting) and then meet ONCE A MONTH once school begins.  7-11th graders can apply!




THANK YOU GUYS!  I’m sorry we had a weird end to our year but I am so proud of each and every one of you and what you accomplished this year and what you will accomplish in the future!  Many of you decided to continue your STAR Events for next year so that is great that you will have a little head start!  We don’t know exactly what the future holds in regards to the pandemic, but we will face the future with warm courage and high hope!


Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!


Love, Mrs. Kroeplin J

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