It remains our District’s intent to have an outdoor graduation ceremony for the BHS Class of 2020 at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, at Cortland Carnes Stadium. The stage will be set up on the football field near the 50-yard line and Beresford’s sideline. Graduates will be seated in chairs located on the track. All parents, relatives, and friends will be seated in the stadium bleachers, the south aluminum bleachers, or aluminum picnic tables in the courtyard. We would ask all in attendance to do their best to spread out and socially distance as much as possible. Due to the potential of extreme temperatures, it will be an abbreviated ceremony, and there will be no commencement address. The ceremony will be around 30 minutes in length. Each graduate will cross the stage to receive his or her diploma. Each graduate will pause as a school photographer (Michelle Maas from Maas Photography) takes a picture as each graduate receives his or her diploma from our school board president Deb Bergland. Upon receiving his or her diploma, each graduate will move his or her tassel from right to left. After the ceremony, pre-packaged ice cream treats will be served to our graduates, their families, and friends near the concession stand and picnic shelter. No meal will be served as a number of graduates have planned their receptions after the graduation ceremony. Also, due to social distancing guidelines that have been set for indoors, no graduate table displays will be set up in our HS gymnasiums or lobby for public view. We would ask our graduates to meet in the staff parking lot by 1:30 p.m. to receive instructions and take pictures with their classmates. Graduates—please have your cap, gown, tassel, stole, and/or honor chords/medallions on by 1:30 p.m. The BHS Class of 2020 Outdoor Graduation Ceremony will be broadcast live and free on the NFHS Network at the following link: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/beresford-high-school-beresford-sd. We look forward to honoring our BHS Class of 2020 on Saturday, July 25, at 2:00 p.m. at Cortland Carnes Stadium!
Our District has made a decision to host an ACT Test at Beresford High School on Saturday, July 18. We have capped the total number of students at 36 and will be using four classrooms to administer the ACT. All students will be screened upon entering BHS and social distancing guidelines will be followed. We still have 18 spots reserved for our BHS Class of 2021. Please email Mrs. Pratt, Dr. Degen, or Mr. Field for the unlisted ACT Testing Center code for BHS if you plan to register for the July 18 ACT. The deadline to register is Friday, June 19. Thank you.
Our District would like to thank the Watchdog Education Foundation for awarding three grants to our schools: ELL Professional Development for Teachers, $5,000; Elementary Summer Tutoring, $5000; and Touch Pro Screen Video Kiosk in the HS Gym Lobby, $1000!
Our District would like to thank the Beresford Area Foundation for awarding three grants to our schools: ELL Professional Development for Teachers, $15,000; Elementary School Literacy Curriculum, $5000; and Touch Pro Screen Video Kiosk in the HS Gym Lobby, $5000!
Due to COVID-19, Beresford High School will not be a testing center for the ACT this summer on June 13 and July 18. If you are a student that registered, you should receive communication by way of email from ACT. Today, we found out that communication from ACT came late.
Our District has seven job openings in Food Service for 20-21: Director of Child Nutrition, NC Kitchen Manager, and Food Service workers. To review the job descriptions or make application, please click on the link. https://beresford.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx
Our District has the following job openings for the 20-21 school year: Elementary School Admin Assistant and Director of Grounds & NC Custodial. To review the job descriptions or make application, please click on the link. https://beresford.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx
Our District would like to thank BMTC for providing internet service for families whose children needed access to the internet to complete their online schooling this spring! Your support of our families, schools, and community is greatly appreciated!
Our District would like to thank our Thrive Nutrition kitchen workers for preparing and our District staff members for serving 15,418 meals from March 30 through May 18! Your efforts were greatly appreciated by our District, our students, families, and community!
Our District has presented eight Tooley Brothers with Honorary Beresford High School Diplomas! The brothers left BHS for military service before earning their diploma. We honor and thank the Tooley brothers for their dedication and service to our country! https://5il.co/g7qe
Due to the likelihood of rain on Saturday, May 16, the BHS Class of 2020 Parade at 4:00 p.m. and Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. have been moved to Sunday, May 17 at the same times. The Virtual Graduation will stay on schedule at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 16.
Please support our BHS Class of 2020 by viewing their Virtual Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, May 16 at 2:00 p.m.! A link will be provided at 1:45 p.m. on our District’s webpage (www.beresford.k12.sd.us) news and social media—live feed, twitter, and Facebook. Please cheer on our graduates at 4:00 p.m. as they take part in a car parade (https://bit.ly/5-16Parade) through Beresford neighborhoods led by our local police department! At 9:30 p.m., we will honor our graduates with a fireworks display!
United States Presidential Scholars Nominee -Congratulations to Jackson Heiberger who was one of 23 South Dakota seniors to go on to the national level. To read more about this honor, check out this hyperlink: http://bit.ly/JHeiberger
Congratulations to Kayli Schaap for being our Associated School Boards of South Dakota (ASBSD) Academic Excellence representative! (https://asbsd.org/index.php/2020s-best-and-brightest/
Meals served due to unexpected closure will be held Thursday, May 14 and Monday, May 18 from 11:30-1:00. May 18 will be the final day of meal distribution from the school. Thank you to the kitchen staff and serving staff for providing so many meals to finish the school year!
Our last day of school will be May 20. All school-owned items—iPads, laptops, chargers, textbooks, library and classroom books, will need to be returned on May 21 or May 22 from 1-6 p.m. JK-5 will return at the Elementary Commons and 6-12 will return at the Multi-purpose Room.
Student-athletes and parents—please click on the link below for the 20-21 SDHSAA Athletic Physical form. All student-athletes in grades 7-12 need to have a new physical on file before participating in athletics for the 20-21 school year. https://5il.co/fxpz
Our District facilities, including school buildings, gyms, and fitness center will remain closed through May 31. As we move into summer, we will reevaluate and continue to follow the recommendations of the Governor, SD Department of Health, and the Center for Disease Control.
Unfortunately, our District will not be able to offer Driver Education during the summer of 2020. We will return submitted DRED checks via mail. It would be our plan to offer face-to-face classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel driving during the summer of 2021.
Essential Workers -Thank you from our Beresford High School Student Council https://youtu.be/Oqen5jcoQz0
Kayli Schaap -Academic Excellence 2020! Congratulations to Kayli Schaap for being our Associated School Boards of South Dakota (ASBSD) Academic Excellence representative! (https://asbsd.org/index.php/2020s-best-and-brightest/)
On Thursday, April 30, our Elementary School will be conducting another distribution of learning materials from 12-1 and 5-6 at the Commons. Not all of the grade levels will be distributing materials. Homeroom facilitators will be reaching out to you with grade level information.
Congratulations to the 1980 FB Team on their induction into the Watchdog Hall of Fame Class of 2020! They were the State 11B FB Champions in both the Coaches’ Poll & Sportswriters’ Poll. They outscored their opponents 236-48 and finished their season 9-0. https://5il.co/flkj
Congratulations to the 1979 FB Team on their induction into the Watchdog Hall of Fame Class of 2020! They were the State 11B FB Champions in both the Coaches’ Poll & Sportswriters’ Poll. They outscored their opponents 322 to 51 and finished their season 8-1. https://5il.co/flj3
BHS Yearbook Help Needed! We are working to finish our yearbook from home. We need a few pictures from Watchdog Nation! Check out the attached image for details. All images should be sent to Stephanie.Voss@k12.sd.us
Please click on the link to view the 2020 SDHSAA Virtual Art Gallery for students in grades 7-12. BHS has 12 artists featured! Our Art Teacher is Mrs. Julie Saugstad. https://www.sdhsaa.com/Portals/0/Videos/VisualArts/2020VirtualGallery.mp4
Today we fed 225 students a total 900 meals. Free meals are handed out for enrolled students every Mon & Thur from 11:30 - 1:00.
Monday (4-13-20) we fed 216 students a total 1,296 meals. Free meals are handed out for enrolled students every Mon & Thur from 11:30 - 1:00.
Congratulations to our newest National Honor Society Members! Link to NHS Listing: https://drive.google.com/file/d/175aBJLRYaHK3EzXXkmkXkxUUJMTL2zH3/view?usp=sharing
Our school will join “Let It Shine SD” on May 1 at 9:30 p.m. by lighting up our stadium! Its purpose is to show support for our healthcare workers, spread hope to those who are sick, businesses who are hurting, and people who have lost their jobs. We invite everyone to join us!
Today we fed 221 students a total 884 meals. Free meals are handed out for enrolled students every Mon & Thur from 11:30 - 1:00. Thank you to our kitchen staff and servers today! * Meals will be served on Easter Monday, April 13.
Thank you to our workers who fed 223 students a total 1,338 meals today. Free meals are handed out for enrolled students every Mon & Thur from 11:30 - 1:00. Kitchen staff has done an amazing job getting these meals ready! Thank you!
At today’s press briefing, Governor Noem asked that SD schools remain closed for the remainder of the 19-20 school year. As a result, our District will continue with the alternative learning options that are in place for the remainder of the school year, through Wed., May 20.
Thank you to our workers who fed 216 students a total 864 meals today. Free meals are handed out for enrolled students every Mon & Thur from 11:30 - 1:00.
All JK-12 grade students and parents are reminded that two free breakfasts and two free lunches will be distributed today (Thursday, April 2) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the high school multi-purpose room.
On Thursday, April 2, Beresford Elementary School will be conducting another distribution of learning materials for students in JK-5 from 12-1 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. We will follow the same format as last week and would ask parents to pull up to the front of the Elementary Commons.
Thank you to our workers who fed 154 kids a total 924 meals today. We unfortunately ran out of food at the end of our serving time, but we will have plenty of food ordered and ready for Thursday. Free meals are handed out for enrolled students every Mon & Thur from 11:30 - 1:00.
Free meals for any enrolled BSD students to begin Monday, March 30. Meals will be dispersed from the South (MS/HS) Campus each Monday and Thursday during the unexpected closure. Click link below for more details. https://5il.co/e5po
Please click on the link below to read the March 24 update from Superintendent Field that highlights our District’s closure through Friday, May 1. The letter discusses at-home learning and tips for parents, as well free breakfast and lunch for all students.https://5il.co/e55x
The following link provides information regarding the coronavirus and tips to keep children healthy while school is not in session. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/children.html
Based on Governor Noem’s decision, our District will remain closed through Friday, May 1. We ask our students, staff, families, and community to practice social distancing. Health professionals believe we will be at greatest risk of the virus spreading in the coming weeks.
Elementary School parents are asked to pickup their child's learning materials between 2-6 p.m. today (Monday, March 23). Parents are asked to pull up to the Student Commons. A staff member will greet you and bring your child's learning bag to your vehicle. https://5il.co/e135
Our "Alternative Education Plans and E-Learning Opportunities" will begin today (Monday, March 23). Students in grades 6-12 are asked to check their school email at 9:00 this morning. Please refer to Dr. Degen's letter at the following link. https://5il.co/e128
Governor Noem announced today that all schools in SD will be closed for one more week, March 23-27. Our District is working on flexible and online learning opportunities for our students. This step is being taken in order to stay ahead of the spread of the coronavirus.
Due to the COVID-19 concern and the importance of social distancing at this time, our BHS Jr./Sr. Prom that was scheduled for Saturday, March 28 has been postponed. A new date has yet to be set.
After considering all aspects of the COVID-19 situation, Governor Kristi Noem is recommending that all schools in SD be closed next week, March 16-20. This step is being taken in order to stay ahead of the spread of the coronavirus. As a result, there will be NO SCHOOL next week!
Due to the health and safety concerns related to the coronavirus, we are postponing and/or cancelling school district activities for next week, as well as limiting out-of-district travel, and visitors in our schools. Please read the full letter. https://5il.co/doio
We understand that the coronavirus is creating anxiety and concern. Our top priority continues to be the health and well-being of our students, staff, and patrons of our District. Our District is taking additional precautions to clean, disinfect, and sanitize our schools.
Did you know? For the 19-20 school year, 82% of our seniors earned a silver, gold, or platinum National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC), compared to the state average of 70.6%. The assessment includes applied math, graphic literacy, and workplace documents.
Congratulations to our State Debate students: Caleb Weiland was a finalist in Extemp. Speaking and placed 2nd in Domestic Extemp; Gavin Bautista was a finalist in Extemp. Speaking and placed 4th in Intl. Extemp.; and Christian Mayberry placed 7th place in Original Oratory!
Good luck to our BHS Instrumental Music students today as they will be competing in the Region I Solo and Ensemble Contest at Lennox High School!
Did you know? Eighty percent (80%) of our 2019 graduating seniors enrolled in post-secondary (two-year or four-year) education programs.
Did you know? Based on our District’s 18-19 Report Card, 77% of BHS graduates are college and career ready, compared to the state average of 48%, based on data compiled by the SD Department of Education.
Did you know? Based on our District’s 18-19 Report Card, 82% of BHS graduates are assessment ready, compared to the state average of 56%, based on data compiled by the SD Department of Education.
Good luck to our students who will be competing in the State Debate and Individual Events Tourney in Huron on March 6-7: seniors Gavin Bautista and Caleb Weiland, junior Johnathan Carlson, sophomore Christian Mayberry, 8th grader Levi Gillespie, and 7th grader Max Josko!
Did you know? Based on our District’s 18-19 Report Card, 88% of BHS graduates are college coursework ready, compared to the state average of 68%, based on data compiled by the SD Department of Education.
Did you know? Our 2019 BHS graduates had an average ACT composite score of 22.6 compared to the state average of 21.6. Our BHS graduates had sub-test scores higher than the state averages in all four areas tested—English, Math, Reading, and Science.
Good luck to our Boys Basketball team tonight as they take on the Panthers at Dakota Valley High School at 7:00 p.m. in the first round of the Region 4A Tourney! The game can be viewed on the NFHS network by clicking on the following link: https://tinyurl.com/spm6dkc
Beresford Elem. School is hosting 125 students from area schools today in the Regional Honor Choir. They have been rehearsing all day and will perform their concert in the Elem. Gym at 4:00 p.m. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/beresford-high-school-beresford-sd/evta6c58fe84c
According to the SD Department of Health, there are no cases and no pending tests of the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) in South Dakota. The best way to keep people healthy and stop the spread of the virus is through everyday practices! Please read the letter: https://5il.co/dd9q
Good luck to our GBB team tonight as they take on the Tanagers in Vermillion at 7:00 p.m. in the first round of the Region 4A Tourney! Walking tacos will be served prior to the game. The game will be live streamed at: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCbD0_E6_MYUGrfmxQfzTUtw
Congratulations to our BAH wrestlers on a great season! Congratulations to our state medalists--freshman Peyton Fridrich placed 8th at 132 and junior Logan Serck placed 5th at 145! Also, congratulations to sophomore Jovey Christensen at 126 and senior Payton Borah at 138!
Good luck to our BAH Wrestlers at the State "A" Tourney in Sioux Falls at the Sanford Premier Center! In the first round today, Peyton Fridrich at 132 and Logan Serck at 145 each won by pin! Jovey Christensen at 126 and Payton Borah at 138 lost their first round matches.
BHS is celebrating National FFA Week, Feb. 23-29, with a variety of activities! Monday is Flannel Day and Pass the Lamb. Tuesday is Drive Your Tractor to School Day. Wednesday is the Pancake Feed and Official Dress Day. Thursday is the Petting Zoo and Class Color Day.
Congratulations to Peyton Fridrich on winning a Region 2A title at 132! Jovey Christensen, Payton Borah, and Logan Serck each placed 2nd at the Region! All four wrestlers qualified for the State “A” Tourney at the Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls on Feb. 27-29.
Congratulations to our four BAH wrestlers who have advanced to the championship matches at the Region 2A Tourney—Jovey Christensen, 126; Peyton Fridrich, 132; Payton Borah, 138; and Logan Serck, 145!
If you ordered State Wrestling Tourney tickets or USD vs. SDSU Women’s Basketball game tickets, they are available for pickup in the BHS office.
At tonight’s GBB/BBB double-header vs. Elk Point-Jefferson, the BHS FFA Chapter will be serving pork loin, cheesy potatoes, and dessert from 5:30-7:00 p.m. This is a free-will donation event. Please support our FFA Chapter and the Watchdogs!
Due to the wind chill warning, there will be a two-hour late start in the Beresford School District on Thursday, February 13. All morning practices have been cancelled.
Tonight, BHS will host the first round of the Big East Conference GBB Tourney. #8 seed Parker will play #1 seed MCM at 6:00. #5 seed Sioux Valley will play our #4 seed Watchdogs at 7:30. Beresford will also host the second round on Friday evening at 6:00 and 7:30. Good Luck!
Tonight, the BAH Wrestling Team will dual McCook Central/Montrose at 5:00 p.m. and Wagner at 6:15 p.m. Those will be the only two matches at Alcester this evening. Good luck to our BAH Wrestling Team!
The Watchdog Hall of Fame is seeking nominations for the Class of 2020 in the areas of Academics/Achievement, Fine Arts, Athletics, & Distinguished Service. Please click on the following link to make a nomination: https://5il.co/b6ps. Nominations are due by February 15, 2020.
Good luck to our BHS Quiz Bowl Team today as they compete at the Brandon Valley HS Invite! Team members are Sydnie Boone, Kamrynn Sveeggen, Lane Klarenbeek, Lucy Farley, Amanda Schroeder, and Ryne Klungseth. They are coached by Mrs. Noelle Muller.
The BHS Choir has been invited to sing the Anthem at the USD/SDSU WBB game on Sat., Feb. 22 at 2:00 in Brookings. The day at Frost Arena has been deemed “Beresford Day.” Fans can purchase tickets though BHS for $10. Please click on the link below: https://tinyurl.com/uyple3g
The BHS National Honor Society will host a Soup Benefit for Jamie and Justin Gravely on Thursday, January 30 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the BHS Gym Lobby. This is a free-will donation event with all proceeds donated to the Gravely family to help with Jamie’s medical expenses.
Please support our BAH Wrestling Team as we host our first home matches of the season at BHS! BAH will wrestle Flandreau (5:00), Marion/Freeman (6:15), and Mt. Vernon/Plankinton/Corsica-Stickney (7:30). Matches can be viewed on the NFHS network at https://tinyurl.com/uredp6r.
Due to the winter storm warning, there will be no school in the Beresford School District on Friday, January 17. All practices for Friday and Saturday have been cancelled. Also, Beresford will not be attending any co-activities on Friday or Saturday. Thank you.
The ROCS Soup Supper will not be held this evening and will be rescheduled for another night.
Due to the weather that is forecast on Friday, Jan. 17, the Beresford vs. Tri-Valley GBB/BBB double-header originally scheduled for Friday has been moved to Thursday, Jan. 16. As a result, the middle school BBB games with Tea for tomorrow in Beresford have been postponed.
On Friday, Jan. 17, the ROCS Community Transit will host a Soup Supper in the BHS Gym Lobby from 5-7 p.m. in conjunction with the Beresford vs. Tri-Valley GBB/BBB double-header. They will serve chili, chicken noodle soup, bars, and a drink. This is a free-will donation event.
The American Red Cross (https://5il.co/c8r5) will host a Blood Drive in the BHS multi-purpose room on Mon., Jan. 27 from 1:30-6:30 p.m. Please click on the following link to sign-up for a time slot. https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=BeresfordHigh
The Tuesday, January 14 Watchdog Boys' Basektball games with McCook Central-Montrose will be played at Montrose High School. The "C" game is at 5:00, followed by the "JV" game at 6:15, and "Varsity" game at 7:30.
The pairings have been released for the 2020 Big East Conference Boys' Basketball Tourney on January 9-11. Please click on the following link to review the seeds, match-ups, and sites. https://5il.co/c3xe
Congratulations to Kayli Schaap for being named "Touchstone Energy Scholar of the Week" for the week of January 6, 2020! Check out the full story by clicking this hyperlink -http://bit.ly/3KayliS
Elementary students who participated in the Little Watchdog BB Clinic this past Saturday will be recognized at tonight’s games vs. DV. Girls will be recognized prior to the GBB game and boys prior to the BBB game. T-shirts will be distributed in the gym lobby beginning at 5:00.
Jackson Heiberger -United States Presidential Scholars Nominee! Mr. Heiberger is one of 23 South Dakota seniors to go on to the national level. To read more about this honor, check out this hyperlink: http://bit.ly/JHeiberger
Congratulations to Caleb Weiland! Beresford High School senior, Caleb Weiland, has been selected as one of only two students to represent South Dakota as a delegate to the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP). To read more, check out this link: http://bit.ly/CalebW
Our Elementary School Christmas Concert will be held tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the BHS gym. If you are unable to attend in person, please click on the following link to view the concert. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/beresford-high-school-beresford-sd/evtfa1e330c92
Due to the blowing snow and reduced visibility, there will be a two hour late start today, Monday, December 9. All morning practices and scheduled field trips this morning have been cancelled.
Good luck to our FFA students and teams who will be competing at the State Leadership Development Events in Pierre on Dec. 8-9: Ag Issues, Senior Parli Pro, Gavin Bautista and Caleb Weiland in Extemp Speaking, and Trevor Johnson in Ag Broadcasting and Prepared Public Speaking!
Our Beresford/Alcester-Hudson Wrestling Team opens up their season on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 5 pm at the Parker Quad. BAH will wrestle Howard, Parker, and Sioux Valley. On Thursday, Dec. 5 at 5 pm, BAH will travel to Yankton to wrestle Watertown and Yankton. Good Luck!
Our District will host four X-mas Concerts next week in the BHS gym: Sun., Dec. 8 @ 4 pm, Community Band and Choir Concert; Mon., Dec. 9 @ 7 pm, HS Band and Choir Concert; Tues., Dec. 10 @ 7 pm, MS Band and Choir Concert; & Thurs., Dec. 12 @ 7 pm, Elem. Band and Choir Concert.
Due to the snowfall and strong winds forecasted in our area, there will be a 1:30 dismissal this afternoon, Tuesday, November 26. In addition, there will be NO SCHOOL tomorrow, Wednesday, November 27. If you are traveling over Thanksgiving, please travel safely.
Winter driving is upon us so please follow these safety tips: slow down and plan extra driving time; increase your following distance; avoid in-vehicle distractions; turn your lights ON; if visibility drops, find a safe place to wait!More info at: https://5il.co/bk9z.
The Watchdog GBB and BBB season opener will be held at BHS on Friday, Dec. 13. The BHS Student Council and Beresford Athletic Booster Club are sponsoring a White Out Night. If you would like to purchase a t-shirt, please click on the following link: https://5il.co/bi2o.
Good luck to our BHS Debate students on Friday, November 22 as they compete at the McGovern Debate Invitational in Mitchell! Those competing are: Caleb Weiland, Emme Josko, Christian Mayberry, and Johnathan Carlson.
The 1st Annual Beresford Community Band and Choir Christmas Concert will be held on Sun., Dec. 8 at 4:00 in the BHS gym. If you love to sing and/or play your instrument, we would love to have you join us! Please click on the link to the concert flyer: https://5il.co/bh16
Congratulations to the Senior Parli Pro Team on their second place finish at the District Leadership Development Event in Parker! Team members are Caleb Weiland, Gavin Bautista, Cadence Stewart, Becca Tiedeman, and Kamrynn Sveeggen. They will advance to the State Contest.
Good luck to our middle school and high school students competing in the Region Oral Interp Contest at Vermillion today! Our students will have an opportunity to advance to the State Oral Interp Contest in Yankton on December 6-7. Our Oral Interp Coach is Mrs. Donna Neuman.
Good luck to our 39 FFA students today as they compete at the District III Leadership Development Events (LDE's) in Parker for an opportunity to advance to the State LDE's in Pierre. Mrs. Bridget Twedt is our FFA Advisor.
Good luck to our BHS Debate Team as they compete at the Sioux Falls Washington Warrior Invite today and Sioux Falls Roosevelt Sweepstakes on Saturday! Our Debate Coach is Mrs. Kelly Josko.
Good luck to our FFA chapter and our 43 middle school and high school students participating in today's Jackrabbit Invite in Brookings! Our FFA advisor is Mrs. Bridget Twedt.
Congratulations to the Watchdog Volleyball Team on their win over Canton last night in the Region 4A Tourney! The #2 seed Watchdogs will host the #3 seed EPJ Huskies on Thursday, November 7 at 7:00 p.m. The match can be viewed at the following link: https://tinyurl.com/y57nnqs5.
Good luck to our middle school and high school students who will be competing in their first novice debate tournament of the year at Sioux Falls Roosevelt today! Those competing are: Johnathan Carlson, Josie DeLay, Lane Klarenbeek, Derek Maas, Levi Gillespie, and Max Josko.
The BHS Theater Department will perform "Finders Creepers," a three-act comedy on Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the Beresford Elementary Gym! Please come out and support our cast and crew and see an outstanding performance!
Good luck to our BHS Quiz Bowl Team today as they compete in the Dell Rapids Invite. Team members include: Cadence Stewart, Jackson Heiberger, Mason Heiberger, Sydnie Boone, Leonela Perez, and Lane Klarenbeek. The team is coached by Mrs. Noelle Muller.
Our District, Beresford VFW, and Beresford American Legion will host a Veterans Day Program on Monday, November 11 at 2:00 pm in the BHS gym. Prior to the program, the BHS NHS will host a soup and pie luncheon at 12:30 pm for our veterans and their families. https://5il.co/b09a
Good luck to our XC teams this afternoon at the State “A” Meet in Huron! Our boys run at 12:00 and our girls run at 1:30 on the Broadland Creek Golf Course.
FREE Dental Clinic for students on November 19th, 20th, and 21st. FREE fluoride treatments, FREE screenings, FREE sealants. Cleaning and x-rays available for a fee. Parental consent is required - https://5il.co/axdy . Contact Tasha Wendel @ (605) 658-5967 or Julie Limmer @ (605) 763-5012.
Congratulations to the BHS Marching Band on their 1st place performance today in the Class “A” division at the Festival of Bands competition in Sioux Falls in adverse weather conditions! Way to go Watchdog Marching Band!!
The BHS Marching Band will compete tomorrow morning at 8:00 in the Festival of Bands in Sioux Falls. Band members should report to BHS at 5:45 a.m. Buses will depart at 6:30 a.m. sharp! Good Luck!!
The 19-20 Membership Drive for the Beresford Athletic Booster Club will conclude on Saturday, October 5. If you are interested in becoming a member, please click on the following link: https://watchdogboosterclub.com/collections Your support is greatly appreciated!
Our FFA Chapter will host a tailgate on Friday from 6-7:30 at the FB game between the Watchdogs and Flandreau Fliers. They will grill hamburgers and hot dogs. This is a free-will donation event with all proceeds going toward their National FFA Convention! https://5il.co/akvm
Screening America will be conducting a Young Hearts Screening on Thursday, October 10th at BHS in its athletic training room. Please click on the following link for registration, forms, and information. http://www.beresford.k12.sd.us/article/142119?org=beresford-school-district
Good luck to our Varsity Boys' Golf Team today as they compete in the Region Tourney at Spring Creek Golf Course in Harrisburg at 9:00 a.m. Playing today are seniors Payton Borah, Jack Bickett, and Gavin Bautista; junior Hayden Wilson, and freshman Derek Maas.
The 3rd Annual Watchdog Marching Festival will take place in downtown Beresford at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, September 27. Twenty-four bands will be participating in the Marching Festival, including NSU! Please click on the link for the parade line-up! https://5il.co/agn2
The Third Annual Watchdog Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony will take place on Saturday evening, September 28 in the Elementary Gym. The banquet dinner will begin at 6 pm. The program and induction ceremony at 7 pm is free and open to the public. https://5il.co/afh4
On Friday, the Watchdog Marching Band Festival will be held at 9:45 a.m. and the traditional Homecoming Parade will be held at 2:00 p.m. We would ask that no vehicles be parked along the parade route, especially 3rd Street and Oak Street. Your cooperation is appreciated. Thanks.
The Big East Conference VB Tourney for today (Sept. 12) has postponed. It will now be a one day event at Garretson on Sat., Sept. 14 starting at 9:00 a.m. All matches EXCEPT the championship match will be 2 out of 3 with all games to 25. The championship match will be 3 out of 5.
Interested in our 2019 Homecoming press release? If so, check out this link: bit.ly/2kHiKbR If you want to view our adjusted schedules and daily events during homecoming week, check out this link: http://bit.ly/2ksgqFP
Please purchase your Watchdog Hall of Fame Banquet dinner tickets for $25. Chef Dominique’s will cater the dinner at 6 pm on Sat., Sept. 28. Please stop in the District office, call 763-4293, or email Rhonda.Peterson@k12.sd.us. The program at 7 pm is free and open to the public.
Congratulations to the family of Mr. Roger Price, our Watchdog Hall of Fame Distinguished Service Inductee! Roger's son, Mr. Barry Price and Mr. Tom Frieberg will speak at the ceremony on Saturday evening, September 28 in the Elementary Gym. http://www.beresford.k12.sd.us/news
Congratulations to our first team to be inducted into the Watchdog Hall of Fame--the 1979 State Runner-up Boys Basketball Team! Head Coach Jim Sorensen will speak about his team at the HOF Banquet and Program on Sat., Sept. 28 at 6:00 p.m. http://www.beresford.k12.sd.us/news
Congratulations to our Watchdog Hall of Fame Athletics Inductees--Mrs. Natalie (Carda) Board and Mr. Kenneth Bonte! The Banquet will be held on Sat., Sept. 28 at 6:00 p.m. in the Beresford Elementary Gym. Banquet tickets are still available. http://www.beresford.k12.sd.us/news
Congratulations to the family of Mr. Dennis Hegg, our Watchdog Hall of Fame Fine Arts Inductee! The Watchdog Hall of Fame Banquet Dinner will begin at 6 pm and the program will follow at 7 pm in the Elementary Gym on Sat., Sept. 28. http://www.beresford.k12.sd.us/news
Congratulations to our Watchdog Hall of Fame Academics & Achievement Inductees--Mrs. Sharon Olbertson and Dr. Peter Larsen! The Banquet will be held on Sat., Sept. 28 at 6 pm in the Beresford Elementary Gym. Tickets are still available. http://www.beresford.k12.sd.us/news
Congratulations to senior Payton Borah on his 2nd place finish out of 89 varsity golfers at the Sioux Falls Christian Charger Invite held yesterday at Spring Creek Golf Course!
Check out the new renovations at Cortland Carnes Stadium tomorrow night. The Athletic Booster Club will be selling memberships. Jekyll & Hyde BBQ will host a tailgate at 5:30 p.m. at the picnic shelter. Click on the link to access their menu. https://tinyurl.com/yy27d5ub
Please come out and support our VB teams tonight as they take on Garretson. Tomorrow, over 650 runners and 25 teams will compete in the Beresford XC Invite at 10 a.m. at the Bridges. Tomorrow night, our FB team will host Wagner at 7:00 p.m. Good luck to our Watchdog Teams!
We are excited for the 19-20 school year! Our District's Open House will take place on Monday, August 19 at the Elementary School from 5:30-7:00 p.m. and at the Middle School/High School from 6:30-8:00 p.m. We look forward to seeing our students and parents!
For the 19-20 school year, we will welcome 13 new staff members, as well as 11 co-teacher candidates from USD! Also, 3 current staff members have moved into new positions in our District. http://www.beresford.k12.sd.us/article/121721?org=beresford-school-district
If you would like to purchase a ticket to the Watchdog Hall of Fame Banquet meal, the cost is $25. Please call the District office at 605-763-4293 or email Rhonda.Peterson@k12.sd.us to reserve banquet meal tickets. The program at 7:00 p.m. is free and open to the public.
The Watchdog Hall of Fame Class of 2019 includes six individuals and one team: Sharon Olbertson and Dr. Peter Larsen—Academics/Achievement; Dennis Hegg—Fine Arts; Natalie (Carda) Board & Ken Bonte—Athletics; 1979 Boys’ Basketball Team; and Roger Price—Distinguished Service.
Congratulations to Head Boys’ Track and Field Coach Matt Coy who was named the 2019 Area 2 Class “A” Coach of the Year by the SD Cross Country and Track and Field Coaches Assn. Coach Coy guided his Boys’ Team to a 4th place finish at this year’s State “A” Meet!
Maiya Muller currently T2nd place at the State A Golf Tournament. You can follow the action using the link below and clicking on “Class A Girls Individual Championship” https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/5339897297994012223
Good luck to Maiya Muller as she competes at the State “A” Golf Tourney on June 3-4 at Lee Park in Aberdeen!
Congratulations to the Watchdog Girls Track and Field Team on their 5th place finish and Boys Track and Field Team on their 4th place finish at the State “A” Track and Field Championships today! There will be a Welcome Home on Tuesday, May 28 at 7 pm in the BHS gym!
Congratulations to the Boys Medley Relay on their 7th place finish, Girls 4x400 Relay on their 3rd place finish, and Boys 4x400 Relay on their 4th place finish at the State “A” Track and Field Meet in Sioux Falls!
Congratulations to Jessica Niles on winning the High Jump at today’s State “A” Track and Field Meet in Sioux Falls! Jessica cleared 5’3” to win the title!
Congratulations to Nate Kropuenske on his 5th place finish in the 400 meter dash at today’s State “A” Track and Field Meet in Sioux Falls!
Congratulations to the Girls 4x200 Relay on their 5th place finish and the Girls 4x100 Relay on their 7th place finish at today’s State “A” Meet!
Congratulations to Nate Kropuenske in the 400 Meter Dash, Girls 4x200 Relay, Girls 4x100 Relay, Girls 4x400 Relay, Boys 1600 Meter Sprint Medley Relay, and Boys 4x400 Relay on advancing to the finals to be run at Howard Wood in Sioux Falls tomorrow! Good Luck!
Congratulations to Cali Boden for placing 4th in the Discus and Aubrey Boden for placing 6th in the Shot Put at today’s State “A” Track and Field Meet!
Congratulations to Anna Atwood for placing 5th and Laura Bogue for placing 8th in the 800 Meter Run at the State “A” Track and Field Meet!
Congratulations to the Boys 4x800 Meter Relay Team for placing 3rd and Girls 4x800 Meter Relay Team for placing 4th at the State “A” Track and Field Meet today in Tea!
Congratulations to Alec Atwood who won the 3200 meter run in the time of 9:55.10 at the State “A” Track and Field Meet in Tea this afternoon!
Good luck to Maiya Muller and Coral Bates as they compete at the Region 2A Golf Tourney at the Bluffs in Vermillion today for an opportunity to advance to the State "A" Tourney in Aberdeen!
On May 21, the Beresford School District honored its staff for their years of dedicated service at a Recognition Breakfast and Retirement Open House. Please click on the following link to see all of the pictures from the awards presentation: https://5il.co/7swg
The Beresford High School Class of 2019 Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 18 at 2:00 p.m. in the Beresford High School gymnasium. Please click on the following link for a copy of the program: https://5il.co/7qyk
After commencement practice, the BHS Class of 2019 conducted a walk-through at the Elementary School! Graduation will take place on Saturday, May 18 at 2:00 p.m. in the BHS gym and can be viewed at https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/beresford-high-school-beresford-sd.
Congratulations to our Varsity Girls Golf Team on winning the Alcester-Hudson Invite today! Eighth grader Maiya Muller was the individual champion! Also playing well for the Watchdogs was sophomore Coral Bates! The Head Girls' Golf Coach is Mr. Brad Muller.
Congratulations to the Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys Track and Field Teams on winning the Big East Conference Championship today in Parker! Next up is the Regionals at Lennox on Thursday.
Tonight's 6-12 Vocal Music Spring Concert will be held in the BHS gym at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday night is the Senior Academic Awards Night at 7:00 p.m. in the BHS gym. Wednesday night is the Community Baccalaureate Service at 7:00 p.m. in the BHS gym. We hope you are able to attend!
Good luck to our Girls and Boys Track and Field Teams today at the Big East Conference Meet in Parker at 11:00 a.m.! Good luck to our Varsity Girls Golf Team at the Vermillion Invite today and Alcester-Hudson Invite tomorrow!
The District is currently advertising for an Evening/Activities Custodian at the south campus and also four SPED Aide positions. To review the job descriptions and/or make an application, please click on the following link: https://beresford.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx.
The Beresford School District is currently advertising for an Educational Technology Coordinator and a Transportation Director/Mechanic. To review the job descriptions and/or make an application, please click on the following link: https://beresford.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx.
The Big East Conference Track and Field Meet for tomorrow (Thursday, May 9) at Parker has been postponed. A makeup date is yet to be set.
Next week, our District will be live streaming and archiving the following events over the NFHS Network: May 13, 6-12 Vocal Concert @ 7pm; May 15, Baccalaureate @ 7pm; and May 18, Graduation @ 2pm. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/beresford-high-school-beresford-sd.
Congratulations to Beresford Elementary School students Abigail Cahoon and Ella Merriman who were selected as the SD Literacy Association's State Contest winners in Reading Challenge!
Congratulations to the following BHS students who were selected as the SD Literacy Association's State Contest winners in Reading Challenge: Sadie Huot, Stephanie Jensen, Carli Johnke, Jackson Heiberger, Lucy Farley, Christian Mayberry, and Dylan Stenen!
Congratulations to Beresford Elementary student Brody Andrews and the following BHS students who were selected as the SD Literacy Association's State Contest winners in Young Authors: Kadison Satter, Aubrey Twedt, Jackson Heiberger, Ty Regehr, Laura Bogue, Lucy Farley!
Congratulations to the following BHS juniors and seniors who were selected as the SD Literacy Association's State Contest winners in Poetry Cabaret: Stevie Lee Miller, Hannah Josko, Kaylen Hoffbeck, Stephanie Jensen, and Carli Johnke!
Congratulations to the following BHS freshmen and sophomores who were selected as the SD Literacy Association's State Contest winners in Poetry Cabaret: Christian Mayberry, Ashtyn Kogel, Ashleigh Colford, Leonela Perez Garcia, and Amanda Schroeder!
Congratulations to the following BHS students who were selected as the SD Literacy Association's State Contest winners in the Young Illustrators Contest: Kaylen Hoffbeck, Hannah Josko, and Gabrielle Engbarth!
Congratulations to the Varsity Girls 4 x 800, Medley, and 4 x 200 relays on breaking standard at the Howard Wood Dakota Relays and qualifying for the State “A” Track and Field Meet!
Good luck to our Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys Golfers as they compete in the Big East Tourney on Friday at the Lakes Golf Course near Lake Madison! The following golfers will be competing: Coral Bates, Maiya Muller, Jack Bickett, Payton Borah, Conner Thaler, and Gavin Bautista.
The District will host a Retirement Open House to celebrate fantastic endings and new beginnings for Mrs. Dawn Coggins, Ms. Pam Conklin, Mrs. Ginny Gustad, and Mr. Kevin Nelson on Tuesday, May 21 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Bridges at Beresford! https://5il.co/7iio
As the second semester is coming to a close, the last day of school for students will be on Thursday, May 23. Thanks for all of the support provided to your children and our schools during the 2018-19 school year!
Due to the rain, the Beresford Lions Club Track and Field Meet for today (Tuesday, April 30) has been cancelled. At this time, there is no makeup date.
Congrats to BHS senior Alec Atwood who has been nominated as 1 of 3 finalists for the Play of the Year. He is also a finalist for the boys cross country athlete of the year. The Argus Leader Sports Awards will be held on May 10 at the Pentagon. https://tinyurl.com/yxhrotvh
Belated congratulations to the BHS Watchdog Girls and Boys Track and Field Teams on their first place finish at the 13-team Beresford/Alcester-Hudson Invite held on April 16! Good luck at the Yankton Invite on Thursday, April 25!
The BHS Athletic Banquet will be held on Thursday, May 2. All BHS Athletic Team participants and cheerleaders will receive one free ticket. Adults can purchase tickets by contacting the HS office. Students must sign up to reserve a ticket: http://tinyurl.com/y6n6bh6c
Due to the freezing rain, wind gusts that are predicted, and road conditions, there will be no school in the District today, Thursday, April 11. All school activities and practices for today have been cancelled.
Due to the rain over the weekend, many of our township roads in the country are in tough shape. As a result, our buses will travel where possible and will be on paved roads for a lot of the routes this week. Our bus barn phone number is 763-5097.
Due to the condition of our township roads, our buses will run primarily on paved roads this afternoon and tomorrow. Similar to the last time, arrangements will need to be made with our bus route drivers. Thank you for your cooperation until the road conditions improve.
Congratulations to our BHS Vocal Music and Band students on receiving superior ratings at the Region I Large Group Music Contest yesterday! We are extremely proud of our fine arts students and the quality of our instrumental and vocal music programs!
Good luck to our BHS Band and Vocal Music students today as they compete in the SDHSAA's Region I Large Group Music Contest in Vermillion! The BHS Band is directed by Mr. Brian LeMaster. The BHS Chorus is directed by Miss Emily Ayres.
Congratulations to our 7th/8th Grade Vocal and Band students on an outstanding performance at the Big East Conference Large Group Contest held this past Friday! Our Vocal students received 1+ superior ratings from both judges. Our Band students received a 1 & 1- superior rating.
A big thank you to PEERS, our volunteers, guest presenters and speakers, and staff for making the 2019 Elementary School Chautauqua a success for our students!
The Jr./Sr. Prom will be held in the BHS gym on Saturday, March 30. The gym doors will be open to the public at 6:30 pm. The Grand March begins at 7:00 pm. The Banquet will be held at 8:00 pm. The Dance will begin at 9:00 pm and end at midnight. Enjoy prom and stay safe!
Today at BHS, our students in grades 9-12 will be engaged in a symposium with guest speakers from the SD Dept. of Labor, SDSU, and Keystone. The four sessions include: job skills; job search, interviews, & resumes; alcohol & drug addictions; & misuse of drugs and opioids.
These events will be broadcast live at no cost on the NFHS Network: March 30 Grand March, April 25 K-5 Concert, May 3 HS Talent Show, May 7 MS/HS Band Concert, May 13 MS/HS Vocal Concert, May 15 Baccalaureate, & May 18 Graduation. Please set up an account or download the app.
Congratulations to Beresford/Alcester-Hudson senior wrestler Wyatt Knudson who was named to the 2019 Academic All-State Wrestling Team!
BSD and Thrive have partnered with MealViewer To Go for online breakfast/lunch menus and nutritional information. MealViewer can be accessed from the BSD website or MealViewer To Go app. https://schools.mealviewer.com/school/BeresfordSchoolDistrict
Good luck to our BHS Quiz Bowl Team today as they compete at the Big East Conference Quiz Bowl in Baltic! Team members are: Ty Regehr, Gavin Bautista, Jackson Heiberger, Sydnie Boone, and Caleb Weiland. Mrs. Noelle Muller is our Quiz Bowl coach.
Congratulations to the following seniors on being named to the Academic All-State Boys Basketball Team: Jack Antonson, Alec Atwood, Tyler Kropuenske, Conner Thaler, and Beau VanGelder!
Congratulations to the following seniors on being named to the Academic All-State Girls Basketball Team: Alana Bergland, Sydney Nelson, Aubrey Twedt, and Faith Weiland!
Congratulations to the following student-athletes on being named to the Big East All-Conference Boys Basketball Team: Tyler Kropuenske (2nd team); Alec Atwood (Honorable Mention); and Jack Antonson(Honorable Mention)!
Congratulations to the following student-athletes on being named to the Big East All-Conference Girls Basketball Team: Kennedy Goblirsch (1st team); Alana Bergland (2nd team); Jessica Niles (3rd team); Sydney Nelson (Honorable Mention); and Aubrey Twedt (Honorable Mention)!
If you would like to synch the calendar on your device with the events on the Beresford School website, use this link: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/beresfordappdeveloper%40gmail.com/public/basic.ics
Due to the condition of gravel roads in the District, buses will run on hard surfaced roads only. Bus route drivers have been asked to make arrangements with families as to the best location to pick up and drop off students on hard surfaced roads. Thanks for your cooperation.
Due to the flooding and road conditions, as well as the forecast for tomorrow, there will be NO SCHOOL in the Beresford School District on Thursday, March 14. The last day of school for students is now Thursday, May 23.
The heavy rain today has caused flooding and ponding of water. Please be aware of flooded roads, washed out roads, rutted roads, and very muddy conditions on gravel roads that can pull a vehicle off the road. Do NOT drive or walk into flooded areas! Please travel safely!
Good luck to our GBB Team tonight in the SoDak 16 at Brandon Valley High School! The Watchdogs will play MCM at 8:00 p.m. for a birth to the State "A" Tourney in Sioux Falls on March 14-16. The game can be viewed online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQo-OG8qMo0.
Good luck to our BHS Instrumental Music students today in the Region I Solo and Ensemble Contest at Lennox!
The Watchdogs GBB Team will play McCook Central-Montrose in the SoDak 16 on Thursday, March 7 at 8:00 p.m. at Brandon Valley HS. In the first game at 6:30 p.m., Lennox will play SF Christian. The two winners will advance to the State A GBB Tourney in SF on March 14-16.
Per the SDHSAA, due to school cancellations, weather conditions and road conditions, all Class A GBB SoDak 16 contests for tonight (Monday, March 4) have been postponed to Thursday, March 7 at the same time and same locations as previously scheduled.
The District intends to take a spectator bus to the SoDak 16 GBB game at Brandon Valley HS on Monday. The bus is open to students in grades 6-12. There will be no charge to ride the bus but students will need to bring $4.00 for admission. The bus will leave BHS at 6:00 p.m.
Congratulations to the GBB team on their exciting win over Vermillion in the Region Semi! The Watchdogs will play MCM in the second game of the SoDak 16 at Brandon Valley HS on Monday at 8:00. Lennox plays SFC in the first game at 6:30. GO WATCHDOGS!
The Region 4A Semi-Final GBB game between the Beresford Watchdogs and Vermillion Tanagers will be held in Beresford on Thurs., Feb. 28 @ 7 p.m. Doors will open at 5:45 p.m. The winner will advance to the SoDak 16. Admission is for $6 adults and $4 for students. GO WATCHDOGS!!
The Region 4A GBB game in Beresford will be broadcast at https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/. No passes will be accepted as this is a SDHSAA event. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for students. BHS coaches and athletes will be selling pulled pork sandwiches at the concessions.
Good luck to our Watchdog Girls' Basketball Team tonight as they host the Canton C-Hawks in the Region 4A Tourney at 7:30 p.m. GO WATCHDOGS!
Congratulations to our Debate Team! Caleb Weiland placed 7th in Domestic Extemp and is the 3rd alternate to the NSDA National Tournament. Jackson Heiberger placed 7th and Caleb 10th in Lincoln-Douglas. Emelye Josko placed 10th and Gavin Bautista 12th in International Extemp.
Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday, February 25 from 3:30-7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, February 27 from 3:30-6:00 p.m. We hope you can attend!
Due to the amount of drifting on the country roads, there will be a two-hour late start on Monday, February 25. Buses will travel where possible. Please travel safely!
Good luck to our BHS Debate Team as our students compete in the National Qualifier Tournament at Sioux Falls Washington on Feb. 22-23! Our students participating include: Emelye Josko, Ty Regehr, Gavin Bautista, Ashleigh Colford, Caleb Weiland, and Jackson Heiberger.
There will be a winter sports pep rally this morning (Thursday, February 21) at 10:00 in the BHS gym. The BAH Wrestling Team and Watchdog Girls' and Boys' Basketball Teams will be recognized. The pep rally will also be a send-off for our 8 BAH State "A" Wrestling qualifiers!
Due to the large amount of snowfall received overnight and the winter storm warning we are under, there will be NO SCHOOL in the Beresford School District today, Wednesday, February 20.
Congratulations to the Beresford/Alcester-Hudson Wrestling Team on their 3rd place finish in the Region 2A Tourney held at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls on Feb. 15! Eight BAH Wrestlers have advanced to the State A Tourney in Rapid City on Feb. 22-23! Good Luck at State!
Good luck to our Beresford/Alcester-Hudson Wrestling Team as they compete in the Region 2A Tourney on Friday, Feb. 15 at 1:00 p.m. at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls! The top 4 place winners will advance to the State "A" Tourney in Rapid City on Feb. 22-23.
Tonight's Girls' and Boys' Basketball double-header between our Watchdogs and the Lennox Orioles can be viewed on the NFHS Network by clicking on the following link: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/beresford-high-school-beresford-sd. GO WATCHDOGS!!
The District's bond election did not pass, but the need for facilities remains. The District believes it would be beneficial to hear from its residents to determine what, if any, the next steps should be. Your response is appreciated! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8LL3NFJ
The Beresford Girls and Boys Basketball teams will play a double-header at Elk Point-Jefferson tonight. If you would like to watch the livestream, please click on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0ngRd2muXUkxEt2uQ1jkvw/featured. GO WATCHDOGS!!
Due to the early morning wind chill, there will be a two-hour late start on Friday, February 8. There will be no morning practices or activities. Please travel safely.
The GBB and BBB double-header with Garretson has been rescheduled to Monday, Feb. 18 at Beresford. Boys C Game, 4:00 @ BHS Girls JV Game, 4:00 @ BES Boys JV Game, 5:00 @ BHS Girls C Game, 5:00 @ BES Girls Varsity, 6:30 @ BHS Boys Varsity, 8:00 @ BHS
Please come out and support our Grades 7-12 Bands and Choirs on Monday, February 11. They are hosting their Pork Dinner fundraiser from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Their concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the BHS Gym.
The Girls and Boys Basketball double-header with Garretson for tonight has been postponed. The schools are trying to find a make-up date.
The Beresford Boys' Basketball team will still play at Wagner in their main gym on Friday, February 15. The C game will begin at 5:10. The JV game will begin at 6:30. The Varsity game will begin at 8:00.
Please note the GBB schedule changes. The girls were originally scheduled to play at Wagner on Fri., Feb. 15 but that game has been moved to Thurs., Feb. 14 at 4:00, 5:10, and 8:00. The girls will play a make-up varsity game only at home with Chester on Fri., Feb. 15 at 5:00.
The Watchdog Hall of Fame Class of 2019 nominations are due on Friday, Feb. 15. The Steering Committee is accepting nominations in the 4 pillars of Academics/Achievement, Fine Arts, Athletics, and Distinguished Service. Please click on the link to nominate: https://5il.co/5s4k.
Tonight's home Girls Basketball game vs. Chester is postponed due to weather conditions north of Sioux Falls. The game will be rescheduled at a later date.
The Beresford School District is proud to announce that Faith Weiland was named a Distinguished Finalist for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards in South Dakota! Select the link to read more about Faith's award: http://bit.ly/FaithWeiland
Good luck to our BHS Vocal Music students tomorrow as they participate in the Region I Vocal Solo and Ensemble Contest at Yankton High School! The vocal students are under the direction of Miss Emily Ayres.
Due to the wind chill warning and extremely cold temperatures, there will be a 1:30 dismissal on Tues., Jan. 29 and NO SCHOOL on Wed., Jan. 30. All school practices and activities for Tues. and Wed. have been postponed.
Due to the wind and cold temperatures, Bingo for Books that was scheduled for tonight at Beresford Elementary School has been canceled. The Vermillion Valley Council will do their best to reschedule this event if possible. Thank you for your understanding!
Congratulations to our GBB Team on their win over Flandreau last night! They will play McCook Central-Montrose in the Big East Championship tonight! All four games today can be viewed at http://fliers.liveticket.tv/
Good luck to our GBB team tonight in the semi-final round of the Big East Tourney at Baltic. Beresford will play Flandreau in the second game at 7:30. View the game: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQvyFTHrlefb2EOoW9zFmyg Flandreau v. Beresford Girls Basketball tonight.
Good luck to our Beresford-Alcester/Hudson Wrestling Team as they travel to the Wagner Tourney on Saturday, January 26 at 10:00 a.m.!
Good luck to our GBB Team as they compete in the Big East Tourney on Jan. 24-26! Tonight and tomorrow night, the Watchdogs will play in Baltic. On Saturday, the finals are in Flandreau. Tonight, #3 Flandreau plays #6 Chester at 6:00 and #2 Beresford plays #7 Baltic at 7:30.
Good luck to our BHS Debate Team as they compete in the Yankton Invite on Friday, January 25! Those competing include: Caleb Weiland, Jackson Heiberger, Emme Josko, Gavin Bautista, and Christian Mayberry. Our Debate coach is Dr. Tommy Merriman.
Due to the snowfall and wind that is forecast, there will be NO SCHOOL in the Beresford School District on Friday, January 18th. Also, a reminder that there is NO SCHOOL on Monday, January 21st in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Due to the weather forecast and cold temperatures for Saturday morning, the Little Watchdog Basketball Clinic scheduled for Saturday, January 19 has been postponed. A make-up date will be set soon. We will still recognize the Little Watchdogs at the BB games on January 29.
Due to the predicted snowfall and wind that is forecast for Friday, the BB double-header with Canton has been moved to tonight (Jan. 17) at 5:30 p.m. in the BHS gym. The Varsity Girls will play at 5:30, followed by the Varsity Boys at 7:00. There will be no sub-varsity games.
Please come out and support our One Act Play Cast & Crew as they perform a comedy titled, "Cut” by Ed Monk on Saturday, January 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the Elementary Gym. They will competing in the SDHSAA Regional One Act Play Contest on Tuesday, January 22 in Yankton! Good luck!
USD's Dental Hygiene Department will be at Beresford School February 26th-28th. They will be offering FREE fluoride treatments, screenings, and sealants. Cleaning and x-rays available with payment. https://5il.co/67pt for consent form.
Please click on the following link below to view tonight's boys basketball games between the Beresford Watchdogs and McCook Central-Montrose Fighting Cougars. GO WATCHDOGS!!https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/beresford-high-school-beresford-sd.
State Wrestling Tourney tickets are now available for purchase. Please click on the following link and complete the form for Beresford HS: https://tinyurl.com/yb6gzutj. Both the "A" and "B" Tourney will be held in Rapid City at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center on Feb. 22-23.
The Beresford Athletic Booster Club and Watchdog BB Teams will host a free Little Watchdog BB Camp for grades 1-6 on Sat., Jan. 19 from 8:30-10:00 a.m. in the HS Gym. For more information and to register your child, please click on the following link: https://5il.co/622j.
The Big East Conference Boys BB Tourney matchups have been released. Beresford will host two rounds on January 3 & 4 at 6:00 p.m. Beresford will host: #1 SV v. #8 Chester and #4 Beresford v. #5 MCM. Garretson will host: #2 Parker v. #7 Baltic and #3 Flandreau v. #6 Garretson.
Tonight's girls' and boys' basketball double-header between the Beresford Watchdogs and the Sioux Valley Cossacks at Volga will be broadcast live on the NFHS network. Please click on the following link: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/beresford-high-school-beresford-sd.
On Tuesday, BAH will host West Monona in a Wrestling Dual at 6 pm in the BHS gym. It is also Senior Parent's Night! The match will feature the Chesnut father-son battle! The dual will be broadcast live at https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/beresford-high-school-beresford-sd.
Good luck to our BHS Quiz Bowl team tomorrow, December 18 as they compete at Canton! Team members are: Shaylen Andal, Cassidy Sjovall, Leonela Perez, Marisa Klumper, Gavin Bautista, Emelye Josko, and Carlie Johnke. Their coach is Mrs. Noelle Muller.
Tonight's GBB/BBB games between the Beresford Watchdogs and the Flandreau Fliers will be broadcast live on the NFHS network at the following link: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/beresford-high-school-beresford-sd. A subscription fee is required. GO WATCHDOGS!!
Beresford's 20th Anniversary Frostbite 4 will be held at BHS on Sat., Feb. 2, 2019 at 11:00 am. The Frostbite 4 continues to be a primary fundraiser for the Beresford Athletic Booster Club. Please register online at: https://www.allsportcentral.com/EventInfo.cfm?EventID=68356.
Tonight's basketball double-header with Baltic will be broadcast on the Baltichighschool youtube channel at 4:00--Girls JV, followed by Boys JV, Girls Varsity, and Boys Varsity. Go Watchdogs!
The Watchdog Hall of Fame Steering Committee is seeking nominations for the Watchdog Hall of Fame Class of 2019 in the pillars of Academics/Achievement, Fine Arts, Athletics, and Distinguished Service. Please click on the following link to nominate: https://5il.co/5s4k.
The Beresford-Alcester/Hudson Wrestling Team will now be hosting a Wrestling Dual vs. West Monona, IA on Tuesday, December 18 at 6 p.m. in the BHS gym. This will also be Senior Parents' Night for our Wrestling Team and Cheerleaders.
Winter weather is here and winter driving can be extremely hazardous at times due to poor road conditions or reduced visibilities from heavy or blowing snow. Please click on the following link for important information on Winter Travel Safety Tips: https://5il.co/5qfy.
The District's Holiday Concerts can be viewed for free as a live web stream or as an archived event by clicking on the following link: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/beresford-high-school-beresford-sd. Elem. on Nov. 29 @ 7pm; MS on Dec. 4 @ 7pm; & HS on Dec. 6 @ 7 pm.
Due to the icy road conditions, there will be a two hour late start in the Beresford School District on Thursday, November 29. Please travel safely!
Congratulations to the following students who are representing BHS at the Region I Honor Band Concert in Yankton today--Kaitlyn Ellis, Kaden Petersen, Hannah Josko, and Jackson Heiberger. The concert will be at 7:00 p.m. Our band director is Mr. Brian LeMaster.
Good luck to our HS Quiz Bowl Team today as they compete at the Sioux Falls Roosevelt Invite! Team members are: Alyssa Hartsock, Caleb Weiland, Sydnie Boone, Cassidy Sjovall, and Carli Johnke. Our Quiz Bowl Coach is Mrs. Noelle Muller.
Congratulations to our BHS Debate Team on a great performance at the Mitchell HS McGovern Debate Tourney this weekend! They earned 2nd place in Class A debate! Our Public Forum teams went a combined 11-4 and Caleb Weiland earned 4th in Varsity Intl. Extemporaneous speaking!
Good luck to our BHS Debate Team today as they compete at the Mitchell Tournament! The following students are competing today: Johnathan Carlson, Caleb Weiland, Emelye Josko, Gavin Bautista, and Isaac Andal. Our Debate Coach is Dr. Tommy Merriman.
Congratulations to the following seniors on being named to the Academic All-State Volleyball team: Alana Bergland, Makayla Nelson, Kadison Satter, and Aubrey Twedt!
Congratulations to the following seniors on being named to the Academic All-State Football team: Jack Antonson, Tyler Kropuenske, Blake Peterson, and Beau VanGelder!
Congratulations to the following for being named to the Big East All-Conference Volleyball team: Sr. Alana Bergland, Sr. Aubrey Twedt, Sr. Cali Boden, and Sr. Aubrey Boden! Also congratulations to Alana Bergland and Aubrey Twedt on being named to the All-Region First Team!
Congratulations to the following for being named to the Big East All-Conference FB team: Sr. Jack Antonson, Jr. Brad Christensen, Sr. Tyler Kropuenske, and Sr. Blake Peterson! Honorable Mention went to: Soph. Caden Ellingson, Sr. Andrew Jensen, and Sr. Beau VanGelder!
Good luck to the Beresford High School Oral Interp team today as they compete in the Regionals at Vermillion for an opportunity to advance to the State Oral Interp Contest!
Good luck to our Beresford High School FFA Chapter today as the students compete in the Districts at Parker for an opportunity to advance to State!
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The Beresford High School Theater Department under the direction of Dr. Tommy Merriman will perform "The Three Musketeers" on Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Beresford Elementary Gym. Please come out and support our cast and crew!
The Beresford School District will host a Veterans Day Program in cooperation with the Beresford VFW and Beresford American Legion on Monday, November 12 at 2:30 p.m. in the BHS gym. Following is a link to the Veterans Day Program. http://5il.co/5ieo
Congratulations to our VB Team on their first round win over Vermillion in Region 4A! #2 seed Beresford will now host #3 seed Dakota Valley on Thurs., Nov. 1 at 7 pm. #1 seed EPJ will host #5 seed Tea Area in the other matchup. The winners will advance to the Round of 16.
Good luck to the #2 seed Beresford Watchdog Volleyball Team tonight as they host the #7 seed Vermillion Tanagers at 7:00 p.m. in the Region 4A Tourney. The BHS Student Council dress-up theme is "Costume Night." GO WATCHDOGS!
Good luck to our Oral Interp students today as they compete at the Lennox Invite! Katelyn Jacob and Caitlyn Kogel will compete in Poetry. Casey Klungseth will compete in Story Telling. Ashleigh Colford will compete in Dramatic Interp. The Region Oral Interp will be on Nov. 13.
The Watchdog VB Team is the #2 seed in Region 4A and they will host #7 seed Vermillion on Tues., Oct. 30 at 7:00. #3 seed Dakota Valley will host #6 seed Canton and #4 seed Lennox will host #5 seed Tea Area. EPJ is the #1 seed and they have a first round bye. GO WATCHDOGS!
Just a reminder that Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held at each campus on Wednesday, October 24 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. and Thursday, October 25 from 4:30-8:30 p.m. There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, October 26.
Please come out and support the Volleyball Teams tonight in their final regular season matches prior to Regionals as the Watchdogs host the Quarriers from Dell Rapids at 5:00 p.m.! GO WATCHDOGS!!
There will be a Welcome Home for our BHS XC Teams at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 21 at Runner's Point! Runner's Point is located on the walking path between the Bridges Golf Course Clubhouse and the baseball field.
Tonight's FB playoff game is available online at the following links: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/sdhsaa/gam7cb99a8861 https://www.facebook.com/kvhtfm/ To avoid lines tonight, please consider purchasing your tickets online at: https://gofan.co/app/events/37948
Good luck to our Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys XC Teams at the State Meet on Sat., Oct. 20 at Yankton Trails Park in SF! Gates will open at 10:30 and the meet begins at noon. Our boys will run at 12:30 and our girls will run at 2:00. Spectator guide link: http://5il.co/5blo.
For your convenience, please consider purchasing digital tickets to the football playoff game at https://gofan.co/app/events/37948. Adult tickets are $7 each and student tickets are $5 each. Convenience fees apply. Tickets may still be purchased at the gate.
Congratulations to the Watchdog Football Team on qualifying for the State 11B Playoffs! Beresford will host Sioux Falls Christian on Thursday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m. Following is the 11B bracket link: https://www.sdhsaa.com/Portals/0/MiscPages/Brackets/Football/11B.htm
Congratulations to the BHS Marching Band on their outstanding performance at the Sioux Valley Marching Festival on Friday, October 12! They placed 1st in Class A and had the top overall score out of 17 bands!!
The Beresford Watchdogs football team will travel to Mt. Vernon/Plankinton tonight. The game will be played in Mt. Vernon. The game will be livestreamed at www.mvptitanslive.com. Go Watchdogs!
Congratulations to the Varsity Boys XC Team on their runner-up finish at the Region 3A Meet today in Lennox! All six boys were medalists and qualified for State! Congrats to senior Alec Atwood who was the individual champion! https://results.dakotatiming.com/display?event_id=265
Screening America will conduct a Young Hearts Screening at Beresford HS on Thurs., Oct. 11. The life saving screening is easy and painless and will only take 25 minutes. The cost is $89. Please call AD Geoff Gross to schedule an appt. at 763-2145. http://5il.co/57a4
Follow the Watchdog Football Team at the Flandreau Fliers tonight by going to the following link. http://fliers.liveticket.tv
The District's Bond Election voter turnout was 42.7%, 1044 cast ballots out of 2444 registered District voters.
Beresford School District's Watchdog Legacy Project Bond was not passed by its District voters. There were 370 yes votes in favor of the bond (35%), 673 no votes against the bond (65%), and 1 unaccounted. The bond needed 60% to pass.
The traditional Watchdog Homecoming Parade will begin at 2:00 p.m. (please note the time change). All parade entries should lineup at Beresford High School in the parking lot or along Maple Street around 1:30 p.m.
The 2nd Annual Watchdog Marching Festival will be held in downtown Beresford on Friday, Sept. 28 at 9:45 a.m. There will be 23 bands competing from SD and MN, along with the SDSU Pride of Dakotas Marching Band. Please come out and support the marching bands!
BHS Homecoming Events 9-24 @ 2:21 pm -PowderPuff (stadium) and 9/10 Games 9-24 @ 7:00 pm -Coronation 9-25 @ 2:21 pm -IronMan VB (gym) and 9/10 Games 9-27 @ 2:40 pm -Pep Rally (gym) 9-28 @ 9:45 am -Band Festival Parade 9-28 @ 2:00 pm -HoCo Parade 9-29 @ 9:00 pm -BHS Dance
Please purchase your dinner tickets for the Watchdog Hall of Fame Banquet at the Bridges on Sat., Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20. If you would like to purchase a ticket, please stop at the District office or call 763-4293. Following is the HOF program link. http://5il.co/4vkk
The FFA is sponsoring a tailgate this evening from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Cortland Carnes Stadium Picnic Shelter. They are grilling burgers and hot dogs. Proceeds will be used to support their attendance at the National FFA Convention. The Watchdogs play the C-Hawks from Canton.
Congratulations to our Royal Court! Alana Bergland, Kaylen Hoffbeck, Emma Hepner, Sydney Nelson, Grace Quartier, Alec Atwood, Jack Antonson, Blake Peterson, Beau Van Gelder, and Tyler Kropuenske Image link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1XTmhiC9Q9TsB_cNMsGXCQD_mE6dOoGRE
Do you want to know the details for homecoming week (9-24 through 9-29)? If so, check out this link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1GdNdAnekZqNcaJ4TDQQHQ0eEAtzxp7IE.
Good luck to the Watchdog FB team tonight as they travel to Groton Area to take on the Tigers. The game is being webcast at gdilive.com. Please use the following link: https://livestream.com/gdi.
Due to a scheduling conflict with Dakota Valley, tonight's Volleyball game has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date. Please share, post, retweet, etc.
Please purchase your dinner tickets for the Watchdog Hall of Fame Banquet at the Bridges on Sat., Sept. 29. The dinner will be at 6:00 p.m. If you would like to purchase a ticket, please stop at the District office, call 605-763-4293, or email Rhonda.Peterson@k12.sd.us.
Please come out and support the Watchdog Volleyball teams tonight in their first home matches as they take on the Bulldogs from Baltic. The Watchdog Varsity team is 4-2 on the season. NEON is tonight’s dress theme. Good luck to our Freshmen, JV, and Varsity VB teams!
The District will host a Watchdog Legacy Project Community Informational Presentation at the Elementary School Student Commons/Gymnasium during its school board meeting on Monday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m. Please click on the link for a summary of the project. http://5il.co/4k20
The Watchdog Legacy Project Committee and Beresford School District just rolled out their "Sponsor a Seat" in the Grace Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts campaign. http://5il.co/4i93 (Cash or Check) https://us.commitchange.com/nonprofits/5013/events/1540 (Credit Card)
There will be a Tailgate prior to tonight's first football game from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the stadium picnic shelter. Pulled pork sandwiches will be served by Jekyll & Hyde BBQ. The Beresford Watchdogs play the Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan Seahawks at 7:00 p.m. Go Watchdogs!!
Please click on the following link for an exterior and interior video of the entire Watchdog Legacy Project (4:40). http://5il.co/4fwq
At their August 13 meeting, the Beresford School Board approved an $11 million bond resolution for the Watchdog Legacy Project—Grace Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Students Commons/Lobby, Auxiliary Gym, and Community-access Fitness Center. The bond election will be held on Tuesday, October 2 at the public library.
On Monday, August 20 our District will host an Open House for students and parents from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Elementary School and 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Middle/High School.
Sixth grade parents and students -Join us on Thursday night (8-16) at 6:30 p.m. (choir room) to kickoff the year!
Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors -Join us on Thursday (8-16) and Friday (8-17) when your schedule allows from 8:00-3:30 to get your iPad (make sure online forms are done), make schedule adjustments, and pay your $5 student fee.
Ninth grade parents, students, and new high school students and parents -Join us on Thursday night (8-16) at 7:30 p.m. (choir room) to kickoff the year, talk about BHS, and to get your iPad set-up. Parents, please be sure to complete our online forms prior to the meeting.
Infinite Campus Parent Portal Users - Applications for free or reduced meals can now be completed online. Select Applications/Forms on the Portal. Call 763-4293 if you have questions or need help.
School is right around the corner! Please use this link for the school supply list! http://5il.co/4akf
Boys’ Golf will meet in the HS Library with Coach Flemmer on Monday, August 6 at 5:00 p.m., followed by the parent meeting at 6:30 p.m.
Our FB, VB, and XC coaches will host their annual meeting for student-athletes and parents on Tuesday, August 7 at 7:00 pm in the BHS Gym.
Our District's new mobile app is available for download on iPhone or Android devices. Search for Beresford K12.
Check our our BMS Newsletter for 2018-2019! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MMFLGI89FteU30DrkqAIhMJEvHnjX11qcsOxpW4nfoY/edit?usp=sharing
Check out our BHS Newsletter!https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hLETR_EbOcnYTnXcS2yyS-mD9mU-BcHPMye-t9vQ8Lk/edit?usp=sharing
As a District, it is our desire to communicate important and pertinent information that is timely and relevant to what is taking place in our schools.
Our District's intent was to build a mobile app that focuses on what really matters: the user experience. It is our hope that parents and community will use the app for meaningful information.
We are very excited to rollout our District's new mobile platform through Apptegy, which will allow us to manage all of our communications from a single place.