Good luck to the Watchdog Boys’ Basketball Team as they play the Panthers in the Region 4A Tourney at Dakota Valley on Tuesday, March 2 at 7:00 p.m.! The game will be live streamed at: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/dakota-valley-high-school-north-sioux-city-sd
Congratulations to the following BAH Wrestlers on receiving state medalist honors at the State “A” Wrestling Tourney in Rapid City yesterday: placing 3rd at 152 was Logan Serck; placing 6th at 126 was Jovey Christensen; and placing 8th at 145 was Peyton Fridrich!
BAH Wrestlers Jovey Christensen at 126 and Peyton Fridrich at 145 each won their matches in the consolation bracket to move their state tourney records to 2-1! They will wrestle again tomorrow morning.
Congratulations to Logan Serck who has advanced to the semi-final round at the State “A” Wrestling Tourney in Rapid City! Three other BAH wrestlers are still competing in the consolation bracket with 1-1 records: Jovey Christensen, Peyton Fridrich, and Landon Schurch!
Good luck to our BAH Wrestlers Logan Serck, Jovey Christensen, Peyton Fridrich, Aaron Larson, and Landon Schurch who will be competing at the State “A” Wrestling Tourney in Rapid City on Feb. 25-27! https://www.sdpb.org/hsactivities/sports/wrestling/mat1/
Our Watchdogs Region 4A GBB game vs. the Tea Area Titans on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 7:00 p.m. can be viewed on the NFHS Network at the following link. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/tea-area-high-school-tea-sd-4/gamc20a90aef3
Congrats to our BAH wrestlers on qualifying for the State A Tourney in Rapid City on Feb. 25-27! Our Region 2A place winners/state qualifiers are Jovey Christensen (126) 3rd, Peyton Fridrich (145) 1st, Logan Serck (152) 1st, Aaron Larson (182) 3rd, & Landon Schurch (195) 3rd!
The Region 2A Wrestling Tourney at Brandon Valley HS will be live streamed today at 2:00 p.m. on Lynx TV on You Tube. Please click on the link below to access the live wrestling matches. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrUTbd8yYgj9g0d3cHgZu6A
Grace Norling entered the SDHSAA Theatrical Design Contest. Each year, the SDHSAA chooses a play to serve as a prompt for three designs: set, costume, and theatrical marketing. Each school is allowed one entry in each category. Grace entered the set design contest, and this year's play prompt was Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman." A contest judge for each class (Class AA, A, and B) evaluates the designs based on a rubric, and contestants strive for a Superior medal. Grace chose thematic schemes from the play to match her interpretation of what this set would look like. She wrote a concept paper to justify her choices, drew a floor plan, and put together a 3D model. Her design earned a Superior Medal in Set Design. Congratulations Grace!
Due to the wind chill warning that is in effect through 9:00 a.m. tomorrow, there will be a two-hour late start in the Beresford School District on Tuesday, February 16.
Beresford School District Students, Parents, Staff, and Patrons: This past weekend, our Middle School/High School saw an additional eight positive COVID-19 cases, bringing our District’s total positive COVID-19 cases to fifteen with all but one at the MS/HS. Most of our students who were placed in isolation for testing positive for COVID-19 will be able to return to school sometime next week or the week after. All of our students who were identified close contacts will be able to return to school next week. Since Monday of this week, we have had two new cases reported at our MS/HS. This week’s “cooling off” period at our MS/HS has helped to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus among our grades 6-12 students and staff. Therefore based on this data, on Monday, February 8, students in grades 6-12 will resume in-person learning at the MS/HS. The MS/HS will resume all activity practices and competitions as well. The last thing we want as a District is to be in this situation again, where we have to go to remote learning and no activities. I would ask our students, staff, parents, and patrons to wear a facial covering, practice social distancing, practice good hygiene, and monitor for COVID-19 symptoms so that we can maintain in-person learning and activities for all of our students now and into the future. Thank you. Brian Field, Superintendent Beresford School District
Due to the overnight snow, Beresford Elementary School will have a 2-hour late start today, Thursday, February 4. The MS/HS will be engaged in Remote Learning at their regular class times today.
Due to the number of positive COVID-19 cases and identified close contacts who are in isolation or quarantine at our MS/HS, we will move to the RED level for academics (Remote Learning) and no activities for our students in grades 6-12, effective Feb. 1-5. https://5il.co/p57v
Our District has postponed its MS BBB game with Alcester-Hudson on Monday and its GBB/BBB double-header with Vermillion on Tuesday. No decision has been made yet on Tuesday’s Wrestling Quad. Please continue to socially distance, wear facial coverings, and monitor for symptoms.
Our District has suspended all athletic practices and competitions for the time being in the sports of girls’ basketball, boys’ basketball, and wrestling. We hope this cooling off period will decrease the likelihood of additional COVID-19 spread. https://5il.co/p3ac
Due to the number of positive COVID-19 cases and identified close contacts in our middle school and high school, there will be NO SCHOOL for students and staff in grades 6-12 on Friday, January 29.
Due to our District’s COVID-19 protocols, our Varsity Girls Basketball team will not be participating in the Big East Conference Tourney on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday this week.
Good luck to our BHS One Act Play cast and crew as they compete in the Region Contest at Mt. Marty on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 9:00 a.m.! Two schools will advance to the State Festival in Rapid City on Feb. 4-5. The Regionals will be live streamed at https://youtu.be/81p8iIFv4SA.
NOTE TIME CHANGE: The BHS One Act Play, The 39 Steps will be live streamed on Sat., Jan. 23 at 8:00 p.m. in the Elem. Gym. A ticket voucher is required to attend in person and it is a free-will donation event. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV3Eo_PyWHE&feature=youtu.be
Our District has purchased live streaming rights to the BHS One Act Play, The 39 Steps. It will be performed on Sat., Jan. 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the Elementary Gym. Following is the link to the livestream. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV3Eo_PyWHE&feature=youtu.be
The 22nd Annual Frostbite 4 will be a VIRTUAL RACE in 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic. The Frostbite 4 Race Committee wants to keep everyone safe. Please click on the Frostbite 4 Facebook link for more information and registration. https://fb.me/e/1VKBJxAjP
Due to the blizzard warning that is in effect for tonight through tomorrow at 6:00 p.m., there will be NO SCHOOL in the Beresford School District on Friday, January 15. All school activities and practices for Friday have been postponed or cancelled.
Due to the high winds that are forecast around 3:00 and the blizzard warning that will be in effect, we will be dismissing school at 2:00 today. There will be no practices or Coach Rozy after school today. Please travel safely.
Due to the blizzard warning that is in effect from 6:00 p.m. tonight through 6:00 p.m. tomorrow, the wrestling duals tonight versus SF Lincoln and SF Washington have been postponed. Also, the GBB/BBB double-header at Tri-Valley tomorrow night has been postponed.
The Beresford School Board is pleased to announce that they have entered into a verbal agreement with Dr. Dustin Degen to be the District's next superintendent, effective July 1, 2021. Dr. Degen has been the 6-12 principal at Beresford for the past 9 years. https://5il.co/olqp
After 34 years in education and having served the Beresford School District for 17 years—3 years as HS principal and 14 years as superintendent, I submitted my letter of retirement to the school board tonight. My last day as superintendent will be June 30. https://5il.co/ogtc
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BHS FFA Ag Sales Team members are Kam Sveeggen, Gayden Johnson, Gabe Traxler, and Caden Aasheim. BHS FFA Ag Issues Team members are Chloe Hazel, Lacey Mockler, Macy Quartier, Tate Johnson, Blake Jensen, Ashleigh Colford, and Becca Tiedeman. Good luck at the State FFA LDE's!
Good luck to our BHS FFA students who will be competing virtually in the State Leadership Development Events on January 7 and 11! Lacey Mockler will compete in Job Interview on Jan. 7. The Ag Sales Team and Ag Issues Team will compete on Jan. 11.
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Tonight, we host Flandreau in GBB/BBB in the HS gym. The JV games will be played at 4:00 and 5:00. The Varsity games will be played at 6:30 and 8:00. The games will be broadcast live and free at: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/beresford-high-school-beresford-sd
Our Winter Concert for 5th Grade Band will be held on Friday, December 18 at the Elementary Gym from 2:45-3:00 p.m. The concert will be broadcast live and free on our District’s NFHS network. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/beresford-high-school-beresford-sd/evtec66eb71b6
Our elementary students have been working hard in music throughout the semester! Following is the link to the Elementary School's Winter Concert playlist. Each grade has their own video on the playlist. https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcK-rN8MrOPqFvS2ihljgpcHvgbNuBhK_
Tonight’s GBB & BBB games at DV will be broadcast on the NFHS Network. Players were each issued four tickets. If you are attending in-person, face masks are required in all DV facilities. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/dakota-valley-high-school-north-sioux-city-sd
Good luck to our Watchdog Girls and Boys Basketball Teams as they both open their season tonight in a double-header at Baltic! The games will be live streamed at www.baltic.liveticket.tv.
Following is the order for the High School Winter Concert on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the HS gym: Concert Choir, Band, and Chamber Choir. Live link: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/beresford-high-school-beresford-sd/evtcb0adfc392
Following is the order for the Middle School Winter Concert on Monday, Dec. 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the HS gym: Grade 6 Choir, Grade 6 Band, Grades 7-8 Choir, and Grades 7-8 Band. Live link: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/beresford-high-school-beresford-sd/evt4856546237
The Beresford/Alcester-Hudson Wrestling Team opens their season tonight at 5:00 p.m. in Volga and they will wrestle Sioux Valley, Parker, and Howard. On Thursday, they travel to Watertown at 5:00 p.m. and they will dual Yankton and Watertown. Good luck BAH wrestlers!
Congrats seniors on earning Academic All-State in your fall sports: Hayden Wilson, Laura Bogue, Ashleigh Colford, Gabrielle Engbarth, Cody Klungseth, Josh Limmer, Spencer Nelson, Brady Peterson, Shaylen Andal, Kielee Otten, Coral Bates, Kaitlyn Ellis, and Makenzie Peterson!
Congratulations to all of our Watchdog Fall Sports on earning SDHSAA Academic Honor Team Awards by maintaining a team GPA of 3.0 or higher—Boys Golf, Girls XC, Boys XC, Football, Football Cheer, and Volleyball! All of our teams had a combined GPA of 3.18 - 3.73!
The MS Winter Concert is on Monday, Dec. 7 and the HS Winter Concert is on Tuesday, Dec. 8. Both concerts will be at 7:00 p.m. in the HS gym. Each band/choir member will receive four tickets to distribute. The concerts will be broadcast live and free on our NFHS network.
Surplus sale info: Tuesday, December 8 2020 5:00-7:00 pm Elementary Commons iMac 2009 High Sierra $5 iMac 2013 Mojave $150 iPad Air OS13 $50 iPad Air 2 OS14 $80 iPad 4 OS11 $20 MacBook 2008/09 ElCapitan $5 MacBook Pro 2010/11 High Sierra $25 MacBook Pro Mid 2012 Mojave $50
Effective November 30th students will not be allowed to take extra entrees/milks without sufficient funds in their lunch account. If you want your child to have extras beyond the main meal (which is free), please make sure sufficient funds are available in their account.
At the FFA District 3 LDE's, our Sr. Parli Pro Team received 2nd place! Congratulations to team members: Becca Tiedeman, Kamrynn Sveeggen, Laura Bogue, Hayden Wilson, Maddie Erickson, and Jayden Carlson!
Congratulations to our BHS FFA members on a great showing at the District 3 Leadership Development Events (LDE’s)! In Job Interview, Lacey Mockler placed 1st. In Prepared Public Speaking, Ashleigh Colford placed 2nd. In Ag Broadcasting, Robert Watkins placed 4th.
THE WINTER STORE IS NOW OPEN!!! Get your fan gear for basketball, wrestling, and Watchdog Nation! Click below to see the great selection, and support our student-athletes! The store closes on 12/7 at noon in order to get the items before the Christmas holiday. If you have a store credit, this will be your last chance to use it. Happy shopping! https://winterdawgs20.itemorder.com/sale
Due to the current weather conditions, there will be no athletic practices, open gyms, or Coach Rozy workouts after school today. Please travel safely by slowing down, as roads may be snow packed, slushy, and slippery.
Winter weather is here. Snow will expand across our area this morning, becoming heaviest in the afternoon, then diminish in the evening. Winds will not be excessive. Following is the link to our District's Winter Weather Preparedness letter. https://5il.co/mx9x
BHS All School Play "Almost Maine" Livestream link for Friday night's performance at 7:00: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pqbkWX_xOE "Almost Maine" Livestream link for Saturday night's performance at 7:00: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G02rXs1fM0Y&feature=youtu.be
For tickets to "Almost Maine," please contact our AD Geoff Gross at Geoffrey.Gross@k12.sd.us or 605-368-0264. The All School Play will be live streamed for free and when the link is set up, it will be placed on our District’s social media—Live Feed, Twitter, and Facebook.
Our BHS Theater Department will perform “Almost, Maine” on Friday and Saturday evening, Nov. 6-7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Elementary Gym. “Almost, Maine” is a play by John Cariani and is comprised of nine short plays that explore love and loss in a remote, mythical almost-town.
Good luck to our Watchdog Volleyball Team tonight as they travel to Elk Point to take on the EPJ Huskies in the first round of the Region 4A Volleyball Tourney at 7:00 p.m.! The match will be live streamed on YouTube at the following link: rmd.me/F6knjWF1Jtq.
The #6 seed Beresford Watchdogs VB Team will travel to the #3 seed Elk Point-Jefferson Huskies in the first round of the Region 4A Tourney on Tuesday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m. The winner advances to the second round and will play the winner of Tea Area and Canton. Good Luck!
Tonight's 6-8 and 9-12 Vocal/Band Concerts can be viewed for free on the NFHS Network. The 6-8 concert will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the 9-12 concert will start at 7:30 p.m. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/beresford-high-school-beresford-sd/evt5f19286853
A reminder that our District will host a Flu Immunization Clinic on Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. in the BHS Multi-purpose Room. The clinic is free and open to anyone between the ages of 3 and 18. Facial coverings/masks are mandatory for all in attendance.
Our Fall BHS Vocal/Band Concert is on Tues., Oct. 27 from 7:30-8:30 pm in the HS gym. Due to social distancing and limits on crowd size, only parents/guardians may attend this performance. View online: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/beresford-high-school-beresford-sd.
Our Fall Middle School Vocal/Band Concert is on Tues., Oct. 27 from 6-7 pm in the HS gym. Due to social distancing and limits on crowd size, only parents/guardians may attend this performance. View online: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/beresford-high-school-beresford-sd.
Due to the anticipated weather conditions in Rapid City for Saturday, October 24, the SDHSAA has amended the State XC Meet schedule. Our Girls will now run at 2:00 PM MT and our Boys at 2:30 PM MT. Please click on the link to review the revised schedule. https://5il.co/md7f
Good luck to our Watchdog State XC Meet qualifiers on Sat., Oct. 24 at Hart Ranch Camping Resort in Rapid City! The Class “A” Girls Race is at 3:30 MT and Class “A” Boys Race is at 4:15 MT. https://www.sdhsaa.com/Portals/0/PDFs/Athletics/CrossCountry/MeetProgram.pdf
Just a reminder that Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Oct. 19 from 1:30-8:00 and Oct. 21 from 4:00-6:00. Conferences must be scheduled in advance, as there will be no unscheduled drop-ins. Please contact your child’s school if you still need to schedule a conference.
Congratulations to the Varsity Boys XC Team on their 4th place finish at the Region 3A Meet: Andrew Atwood-3rd, Cameron Wells-8th, Gage Lyle-24th, Scott Ridley-26th, Cody Klungseth-33rd, & Tommy Cordell-36th! Andrew and Cameron have qualified for State on Oct. 24 in Rapid City!
Congratulations to the Varsity Girls XC Team on their 3rd place finish at the Region 3A Meet: Anna Atwood-7th, Laura Bogue-8th, Harley Koth- 15th, Ella Merriman-19th, Gabrielle Engbarth-22nd, & Macy Quartier-26th! All 6 girls have qualified for State on Oct. 24 in Rapid City!
This morning, we received word from the Vermillion High School administration that the Tanagers will be unable to play us in C, JV, and Varsity Volleyball in Beresford on Tuesday, October 20. As a result, the matches have been postponed at this time.
USDA extends free meals through May, 2021. Extra entree and extra milk still have a charge so please monitor account balances. https://5il.co/m4gp
Good luck to our XC Teams today as they compete in the Region 3A Meet at the Lenkota Golf Course in Lennox at 3:00! The top 3 teams and top 20 individuals in the Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys divisions will advance to the State “A” Meet at Hart Ranch in Rapid City on Oct. 24.
Our District will host a Flu Immunization Clinic on Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 4-7 p.m. in the BHS Multi-purpose Room. The clinic is free and open to anyone between the ages of 3 and 18. Based on state regulations, facial coverings/masks are mandatory for all in attendance.
Tomorrow, our Watchdogs will host Sioux Valley in a VB/FB double-header. The VB matches will be played at 2:30, 3:45, and 5:00. The FB game will be played at 7:00. They can be viewed for free and live. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/beresford-high-school-beresford-sd
Our District is hosting Screening America this week to detect heart issues in young people. The screening will be on Thursday, October 8. It is available to students 12 years of age and older. Please click on the link for more information and to register your child. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSenYLRfckpkgy23UJWogKaxIW5yWAA8-npBdJHkN3SZAbdPQg/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0
State A Boys Golf - Follow Derek Maas and the other competitors using Golf Genius and the GGID code: 2020ABOYS Good Luck Derek!
Virtual Financial Aid Meeting tonight (October 5th at 7:00)! Please join us to hear more about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) led by Cathy Mueller, Executive Director of Mapping Your Future. Here is the link:https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/881664037
Congratulations to sophomore Derek Maas on qualifying for the State "A" Golf Tourney at Southern Hills Golf Course in Hot Springs on October 5-6! Best of luck at State Derek!
Tonight, the Beresford School Board approved the District's Close Contact Quarantine Practices, effective October 1, 2020. Please click on the link to read the District's practices moving forward. https://5il.co/lpe2
Our School Board will have a special meeting on Wed., Sept. 30 at 5:30 in the HS Gym to discuss our District’s COVID-19 Close Contact Tracing and Practices moving forward. Community input time is at 6:00. Click on the link for meeting information and agenda. https://5il.co/ljse
Just a reminder to our students and fans attending the junior high and high school VB matches at Elk Point-Jefferson this evening, you are required to wear a face covering/mask in their facilities. Thanks for being respectful and for adhering to their mask requirement.
Due to the number of our varsity football players in quarantine, there will be no game at Elk Point-Jefferson on Friday, September 25. The game will not be rescheduled. All other school activities this week will take place as scheduled.
Free Meals - cont No paperwork needed for your child to participate in the free meals. All kids are auto enrolled while the money lasts. Extra milks, extra entrees, etc still have a charge but the normal main meal is free.
Following is the link to the revised COVID-19 Symptom Screener that must be utilized by our students/parents and staff each morning before leaving for school. Please review the orange symptoms, the blue exposure section, and chart on the screener. https://5il.co/l5zz
We are pleased to announce that all JK-12 BSD enrolled students are eligible for FREE breakfasts and lunches until Dec 22, 2020 or until the fed $ runs out. Contact Jared.Olson@k12.sd.us with questions.
Following is the link to our District's COVID-19 Weekly Update for Friday, September 18, 2020. Since the start of the 20-21 school year, our District has had seven students/staff members test positive, five have recovered, and two remain in isolation. https://5il.co/l5uk
The Watchdog MS and HS Volleyball Teams host MCM today. The matches will be live streamed for free. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/beresford-high-school-beresford-sd/gamab1abe1aa4 https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/beresford-high-school-beresford-sd/gam7d9d424442
Each week, our District will publicly report the total number of active positive COVID-19 cases in our District under news on our webpage. Parents whose children are placed in quarantine will receive a phone call and letter from our District. https://5il.co/l17p
The Homecoming Parade at 1:00 this afternoon is still a go! Parade lineup is at 12:30 in front of BHS and in the parking lot. Tonight's FB game will be broadcast free and live at: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/beresford-high-school-beresford-sd/gamd9d5318f54
On Friday at the Homecoming football game, all seniors in Football, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Boys Golf, and Marching Band and their parents will be recognized before or during the game. Our Volleyball seniors will be recognized at their September 17 match vs. MCM.
Please click here for the free live feed of the BHS Coronation Program and Community Pep Rally at 7:00 p.m. in the BHS Gym. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/beresford-high-school-beresford-sd/evt56af260278
Due to the wind and cool temperature, the BHS Coronation Program and Community Pep Rally will be moved inside to the BHS Gym at 7:00 tonight!
The Beresford Athletic Booster Club is an amazing and proud supporter of the Beresford School District and their Watchdog athletic programs. To become a Booster Club member for the 20-21 school year, please click on the link. https://watchdogboosterclub.com/products
Monday night's Coronation program and Community Pep Rally at 7:00 p.m. will be broadcast live and free from Cortland Carnes Stadium. Please click on the link to watch the event. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/beresford-high-school-beresford-sd/evt56af260278
Our Watchdog Football Team will take on the Garretson Blue Dragons in a Big East Conference game at 7:00 p.m. at Cortland Carnes Stadium. The game can be viewed for free at: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/beresford-high-school-beresford-sd/gam7d5ecda860. GO WATCHDOGS!
As of September 1, our District has NO Positive COVID-19 Student and Staff Cases. All four of our staff members who tested positive have completed their isolation period, have recovered, and returned to school safely. Please read the COVID-19 weekly update. https://5il.co/kidh
Today's Jr. High football game with Wagner and Jr. High/HS volleyball matches with Baltic can be viewed for free on the NFHS Network at https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/search/?query=beresford. Vouchers are required to attend the volleyball matches in-person. GO WATCHDOGS!
Congratulations to our Watchdog Cross Country Teams on a great performance at today's XC Kickoff Meet held at the Bridges Golf Course. The Watchdog Girls' and Boys' teams competed in the Billy Mills division! Results: https://results.dakotatiming.com/display.html?event_id=502
Tonight's football game between our Beresford Watchdogs and the Wagner Red Raiders will be broadcast on redraiders.live at 7:00 p.m. GO WATCHDOGS! Please click on the following link to view the game: http://redraiders.live/index.php?page=football-game&id=9283
Curious about Homecoming Week? If so, check out this link: http://bit.ly/BHS2020HoCo Congratulations to our Royal Court Candidates!
Tonight’s VB matches at Garretson can be viewed on the NFHS Network. Since this is an away contest, you will need to purchase a NFHS membership to watch the matches. All home events are free thanks to the generosity of First Dakota National Bank and Jensen Insurance Agency.
Our School Board will have a special meeting on Thursday, August 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the HS library to discuss the District’s adopted Return to Learning Plan and the possibility of designating all school employees as critical personnel under the critical infrastructure provisions of federal COVID-19 guidelines. Community input time is scheduled at 6:00 p.m. https://5il.co/k89q
The SD-DOH has informed us that we now have four staff members in our schools that have been diagnosed with COVID-19. As of this morning, August 26, our District has four staff members in isolation and eight staff members and seven students in quarantine. https://5il.co/k7pn
Due to the heat index, the following football games have been postponed. • JV FB, MCM @ Beresford-Monday, August 24-4:30 p.m. • 7-8 FB, Beresford @ MCM-Tuesday, August 25-4:30 p.m. at Montrose. The schools are looking at alternative dates for rescheduling.
Tonight's football game between the Beresford Watchdogs and McCook Central/Montrose Fighting Cougars will be broadcast live and free at 7:00 p.m. from Cortland Carnes Stadium on the NFHS Network. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/beresford-high-school-beresford-sd
For our first home VB matches vs. Baltic on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 4:00, 5:00, 6:15, and 7:30, we will provide each rostered athlete, manager, statistician, and coach four (4) event vouchers to distribute as they wish. This is an indoor venue and that is why attendance is limited.
For our first home football game vs. McCook Central-Montrose on Friday night, August 21 at 7:00, we will have open attendance since it is an outdoor venue. We have multiple seating options available to help maintain social distancing, including the main stadium, south aluminum bleachers, multiple picnic tables in the courtyard, and we will be allowing bag chairs in designated areas on the track in lanes 5-8. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. There will be no tailgate supper.
Our District will be taking steps to limit spectator attendance at our activities this fall. The premise of limiting attendance is based on these three goals: o Keep all students and staff safe. o Keep all students and staff in school as long as possible. o Give all students the opportunity to participate in activities. • Our District believes limiting spectator attendance provides our students the best opportunity to complete their seasons and reduces the likelihood of community transmission. https://5il.co/jqvv
To curb the spread of COVID-19 and minimize the potential risk of exposure, our District is requiring staff and students to complete a daily health check before coming to school. We ask parents to assist students with the screening by using this form. https://5il.co/jd9z
Based on input received from our School Board at their special meeting on August 3, following is the link to our District’s Revised 20-21 Return to Learning Plan. The facial covering/mask “requirement” for students and staff has been changed to “highly recommended.” The Plan now includes a list of Activities protocols on pages 12-27 as well. https://5il.co/j7j2 Our District’s Revised Return to Learning Plan will be given a second reading by our School Board at their regular meeting on Monday, August 10 at 5:30 p.m. in the high school library. If you would like to provide any feedback to our school board regarding the Revised Plan, community input time is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. It would be the intent of our Board to discuss any changes and/or modifications to the plan that evening and eventually move to adopt the Return to Learning Plan prior to the start of the 20-21 school year. Thank you for reading and reviewing our District’s Revised Return to Learning Plan.
Below, you will find version one of our BMS and BHS newsletter. As things progress/change, we will keep you posted. Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CUlo5yxafhSZRrQmnAyRfh807pGH3cxsqdCIyh1pGSs/edit?usp=sharing
The Beresford School District is committed to a safe and secure learning environment for its 700 students and 100 staff members. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our District has developed a draft of our Return to Learning Plan and Protocols for the 20-21 school year—Normal Learning, Normal Learning with Accommodations, Modified On-Campus/Hybrid Learning, Remote Learning, and Virtual Learning with Edmentum and SD Virtual School. At this time, our District’s plan is to begin the 20-21 school year as scheduled on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 with in-person delivery of instruction, “Normal Learning with Accommodations.” Our District will continue to monitor the virus and adjust plans and protocols if it becomes necessary for the safety of our students and staff. We have developed models that will allow us to switch to another method, as required by public health officials. All families should have a plan in place in the event that we must switch from one delivery model to another. These plans are subject to change as public health guidelines are updated. The academic, physical, social, and emotional well-being of our students, staff, and families are vital during these challenging times. We know our 2020-21 school year will look much different than previous years due to the new health and safety measures that will be in place. The health and safety of our students, staff, and families will continue to drive our decision-making during the 2020-21 school year. Our school board will give our District’s Return to Learning Plan and Protocols a first reading at a special board meeting on Monday, August 3 at 5:30 p.m. in the HS Library. A second reading and possible adoption will take place at the regular board meeting on Monday, August 10 at 5:30 p.m. in the HS Library. We know there is a lot of apprehension and uncertainty leading into the 20-21 school year. As a District, we do not have all of the answers. We will continue to rely on guidance from the South Dakota Department of Health, South Dakota Department of Education, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is our hope that there will be a safe COVID-19 vaccine sooner rather than later and that we can all have some type of normalcy in the near future. Thank you for taking the time to review a draft copy of our District’s Return to Learning Plan and Protocols for the 20-21 school year by clicking on the link below. https://5il.co/in3m Brian Field, Superintendent
Please review our District's Indoor Commencement Protocols before attending tomorrow afternoon's graduation ceremony at 2:00 for the BHS Class of 2020. Please self-screen for COVID-19 related symptoms by using the provided form. Thank you. https://5il.co/im95
The BHS Class of 2020 Outdoor Graduation Ceremony at Cortland Carnes Stadium on Saturday, July 25 at 2:00 p.m. will be broadcast live and free at the following link. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/beresford-high-school-beresford-sd/evtb584a004b2
Our District is excited to host the BHS Class of 2020 Outdoor Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, July 25 at 2:00 p.m. at Cortland Carnes Stadium! The link below includes our Commencement protocols, including COVID-19 self-screening. Thank you. https://5il.co/idzh
Our District had 286 responses to our Return to School Parent Survey that represented 530 of our 700 students for a 75% response rate. Thank you parents for providing our District valuable feedback. Please click on the link to view the results. https://5il.co/id0f
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.