November 6, 2018

Student Bulletin


Information for the SoDak16 Volleyball Match vs. Roncalli (7:00PM)      GOOD LUCK TIGERS!!!


·         Game will be held at the Aberdeen Central High School Arena.

·         Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for students….No passes.

·         The Groton Area student section will be on the east end of the arena.

·         No fans are allowed on the playing floor immediately following the match until after the awarding of medals and trophies.  Failure to remain off the playing floor will result in the offending team not being recognized by the public address announcer.

·         No banners-signs-noisemakers:  Temporary banners and signs of all kinds are prohibited.  All types of noisemakers are prohibited.  Paper confetti and silly string are prohibited.  Megaphones are prohibited.  Musical instruments are prohibited except when the band is performing.  Laser pointers are prohibited.

·         Students are asked not to stand on the seats.  Students may stand in the footwells in the student section.

·         Jumping up and down in unison is prohibited.

·         All fans must wear shirts.

·         Face masks are prohibited.


Congratulations to the FFA Members for competing in the Leadership Development Event yesterday. Congratulations to those FFA Members that places and qualified for state as a competitor or as an alternate.
Marketing Plan – 1st place team – Tessa Erdmann, Tiara DeHoet, Sage Mortenson, Caitlynn Barse

Extemporaneous Speaking – 2nd place – Samantha Pappas

Job Interview – 2nd place – Cassandra Townsend

Public Speaking – 4th place – Samantha Pappas

FFA Creed Speaking – 4th Place – Michal Tabke

Ag Broadcasting – 4th place – Kannon Coats

Elected District I Secretary – Caitlynn Barse


Help a child this Christmas receive a gift that wouldn’t otherwise get one.  Join with the Groton FFA chapter as we partner with Operation Christmas Child to provide joy to children living in need.  The mission is simple: grab a shoebox and a packaging tag (must be a medium size box, if you need one, you can see Mr. Franken) and follow the instructions on the tag to fill the box with toys, hygiene items and school supplies for children.  There are some specific rules on what you can and cannot pack in the box that will be on the packaging tag.  Make sure to attach the label to the box before you drop it off.  If you have questions, please see Mr. Franken.  The boxes need to be packed and dropped off in the ag room by Friday, November 16.  You can pick up shoe boxes and packaging instructions in the ag room or in the office.


Mr. Thorson’s 4th hour class will meet in Mr. Donley’s classroom today (Tues.).

Wrestling Parent Meeting on Thursday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the wrestling room.

Stop in to the school store and help kids in need! In the month of November, proceeds from the school store will go to buy gifts for kids in need from the Angel Tree. Stop in to Miss Wilkinson’s room to see what goodies we have!

There will be NO YEARBOOK on Monday due to Veterans Day at the Elementary School.

The November FCCLA Meeting will be on Tuesday, Nov. 6 during lunch in the FACS room.  Lunch will be served!


The All-School Food Drive sponsored by FCCLA will be on Wednesday, Nov. 7.  Meet in the arena lobby at 6:00.  Pizza and pop will be served after collecting and bagging the food!  Join us to help those in need right in our community!


FBLA meeting Thursday, November 8th at 8:00 A.M. in Mrs. Compton’s room.  Breakfast will be served and new members are welcome!


PROM COMMITTEE meeting Thursday, November 8th during lunch on the stage.

Bring ideas and pictures to share with the group.

Football Athletic Banquet will be Tuesday, November 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Golf course.


FBLA will be hosting a blood drive on Wednesday November 14th, in the Groton High School Gym from 8:45-3:30, please contact Mrs. Compton or an FBLA member if you would like to schedule an appointment to donate!


The following volleyball players need to return their uniforms to Miss Erickson: Ashtyn Bahr and  Sahara Pardick.

Grades 11-12:  Anyone interested in taking Dual Credit courses for the spring semester starting in January must attend the Dual Credit Meeting on Wednesday, November 14thduring 3rd hour in the conference room.

Please bring your forms to Mrs. Sternhagen:  Gretchen Dinger, Isaac Smith, Kaycie Hawkins, AnneMarie Smith

Grade 12 NCRC  Testing – The NCRC is the National Career Readiness Certificate Test issued by ACT (  Test will be given on Wednesday, November 7th from 9:45 – 1:36.

Grade 12 Financial Aid Information Night – The Financial Aid Information Night Meeting to learn about the FAFSA will be Nov. 8 at 5:30 pm in the computer lab.  Becky Pribyl, financial aid officer at NSU, will give the FAIN presentation and will be available afterwards to help families work on the FAFSA during the FAFSA Lab portion of the presentation.  Parents and students would need to bring 2017 tax information to the meeting.  Please plan to attend the meeting and bring your computer.  Deadlines vary but BHSU is Dec. 1 so come and get your FAFSA started!

Grades 11-12:  The following college representatives will be in the School Counseling Office to visit with students.  Please make arrangements with your teachers.

Tuesday, Nov. 6                      Mount Marty                          10:40 – 11:10

Thursday, Nov. 8                    Univ. of Sioux Falls               8:45 – 9:15

Tuesday, Nov. 13                    SDSU                                      1:00 – 1:30

Tuesday, Nov. 20                    ND State College Science      11:30 – 12:00

Thursday, Nov. 29                  North Dakota State Univ.       8:45 – 9:15

Grade 12 Scholarship list

Nov. 6             Prudential Spirit of Community  Local deadline (please put Mrs. Sombke as certifier), print a copy for Mrs. Sternhagen

Nov. 9             Richard Duerre Memorial Football Scholarship – Groton local Scholarship

Nov. 12           Legislative page,

Nov. 15           USD Priority Review for scholarships

Nov. 15           Hagen Scholarship – need based

Nov. 15           Elks Most Valuable Student  or

                        Elks Vocational Grant

                        Elks Emergency Educational Grant