Minutes with Mellem: Return to Learn Video #2 - Face Masks/Coverings, Transportation, Pre-Screening https://youtu.be/UnswKuVSs4k
Minutes with Mellem: Return to Learn Video #1 - The Educational Delivery Process https://youtu.be/cJpsnB1JO3M
School Calendar/Football Schedule Update: Due to a SDHSAA football schedule change, this year’s homecoming parades/football game has been moved to Friday, October 9th. The first high school football game is now Friday, August 21st in Viborg. Updated School Calendar: https://5il.co/d4qf Updated Football Schedule: https://5il.co/i7ha
The Viborg-Hurley School Board held the first reading on the 2020-2021 Viborg-Hurley Return to Learning Plan on Wednesday, August 5th. This plan has been under development for several months. I would like to thank our staff on the committees and administrative team for their work in developing this plan. We started these conversations back in May and have now developed what we feel is a solid plan to get our students back into school safely. This document will remain "fluid", with the understanding that changes may happen as recommendations change. The Viborg-Hurley School Board plans to finalize this Return to Learning Plan at the August 10th board meeting. VH Return to Learning Plan - First Reading Draft (English) https://5il.co/j61k VH Return to Learning Plan - First Reading Draft (Espanol) https://5il.co/j61n
You know we are getting close when we are busy with the back to school packets! LESS THAN 3 WEEKS! We are so ready to have our school full again... we've missed you! The back to school packets are in the hands of the post office now so please be on the look out. If you do not receive one, please stop by the Viborg or Hurley office to pick one up. See you soon!
From the Viborg-Hurley School District: There will be a parent meeting at 7pm tonight, Wednesday, August 5th, for all parents of students planning on playing high school football for the 2020 season. The meeting will take place in the Viborg building gym. Please contact Coach Kessler with any questions. Email: Rob.Kessler@k12.sd.us
2020 Fall Softball Fall softball for MS and HS registrations are available at the school in Viborg or by clicking on the links provided here. Registrations can be turned in at the school in Viborg or by emailing them to Galen.Schoenefeld@k12.sd.us by Wed. August 5th. MS softball is open to girls in grades 6-8. Contact Mr. Schoenefeld if you have any questions. MS reg: https://5il.co/iskb HS reg: https://5il.co/isk8
The Viborg-Hurley School District will be holding a special school board meeting on August 5th for the first reading of our Return to Learn Plan - part 2. Supporting documentation and informational videos will be released in the days following the meeting. Meeting agenda: https://5il.co/irm7
Impact testing for V-H athletes in grades 7, 9, and 11 will take place on Tuesday, August 4 starting at 1:30. The schedule will be as follows: 9th grade at 1:30, 11th grade at 2:30, and 7th grade at 3:30. Any student in these grades that are planning on going out for any sport during the 2020-21 school year needs to have an impact test to establish a baseline score to reference in the event he/she enters concussion protocol. Any student-athletes who suffered a concussion during the 2019-20 school year will also need to test. These athletes will be notified. Testing will take place in the lunchroom at the Elem/HS building in Viborg.
The Viborg-Hurley School District is looking for a Part-Time Custodian (Viborg location) for the 2020-21 school year. The part-time custodian will assist with building maintenance and janitorial cleaning. Around 30 hours a week. Contact Mr. Mellem if interested (Phone: 605-238-5003 or Email: Brett.Mellem@k12.sd.us) https://www.viborg-hurley.k12.sd.us/employment--161
The following is the upcoming schedule of facility closures due to refinishing floors. There will be no access to these facilities during the days of closure. Hurley Gyms: Closed July 13 – July 26 Viborg Gym: Closed July 22 – August 5 Viborg Weight Room: Closed July 22-26.
Driver's Education will begin at 8:00 am on Monday, July 27th. The class will be held in Viborg in my old office by the bathrooms on the high school end. Students are to enter through the far Southeast door by Mr. Hansen's room. Please bring a sack lunch and plan to stay until 4:00 pm.
Viborg-Hurley Start Well - Part 1 Viborg-Hurley School Community: The Viborg-Hurley School District would like to share the start of our return to school plan for the 2020-21 school year. The plan covers the basics of returning students and staff to the classrooms at Viborg-Hurley. The return to school committee is continuing work on the second part of the plan which will include further details on learning environment safety and mitigation strategies. We are planning on the first day of classes, in the buildings, will be Tuesday, August 25th. As part of our preparation for the school year, the school district is purchasing additional technology devices to have one device per student in grades K-12. We look forward to working with our school community as we prepare for the start of the upcoming school year. The Viborg-Hurley School District is currently looking at releasing part 2 of our plan in early August. StartWell Plan Part 1 (English) https://5il.co/ia2b StartWell Plan Part 1 (Spanish) https://5il.co/ia2c Take Care, Mr. Mellem, Superintendent
Viborg-Hurley Parents: The Viborg-Hurley School District is working on our return to learn plan for the 2020-21 school year. We are requesting all parents of Viborg-Hurley students complete a short survey to help us better prepare for the upcoming school year. A survey will need to be completed for each student. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8BRQT9D (english) https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LY8KTCT (espanol)
The Viborg-Hurley School District will be holding our Drivers Education program this summer. There will be limited seats in the program for social spacing reasons and we are placing a preference for students from Viborg-Hurley. Please see the following registration document for further information. https://5il.co/hdkq
2020-21 School Year Preparations The Viborg-Hurley School District intends to keep our school community informed as we prepare for the 2020-2021 school year. We fully intend to start on time with the first day being August 25, 2020. The Viborg-Hurley School District is keeping the safety of our students, staff, and communities at the forefront of our planning along with providing a high standard of education to our students. We will release our return to school plan as soon as it is finalized. Please stay tuned for further updates. Thank you, Mr. Brett Mellem, Superintendent Viborg-Hurley School District
Viborg-Hurley’s Galen Schoenefeld was honored as the Boys’ Basketball Coach of the Year by the South Dakota High School Coaches Association. Coach Schoenefeld's boys basketball team finished with a record of 19-3 and qualified for the South Dakota State Class B Boys’ Basketball Tournament, earning the third seed in the event. Congratulations and thank you Coach Schoenefeld on behalf of the Viborg-Hurley School District. Press & Dakotan Article https://www.yankton.net/sports/article_da0b6d98-b009-11ea-8459-c381f6c6d6b3.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share
The Viborg Hurley Cougar Wrestling Camp will be held on July 20-22nd in Viborg. The camp is open to Viborg-Hurley students in grades 5-12. See the camp registration form for further details. https://5il.co/h9ey
The Viborg-Hurley Graduation Ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 27th at 1 pm in the high school gymnasium in Viborg. Commencement ceremony attendance will be limited to twenty guests per graduating senior to allow for social distancing. The graduation ceremony will be live-streamed on the Viborg-Hurley Youtube Channel for those individuals not in attendance. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVc3920dOz8VU0qfX0IH_Dw/live
The Viborg-Hurley School District will be holding our Junior/Senior Prom on Saturday, June 20th. Grand march at 6pm with a meal and dance to follow. Prom attendees will need to have a completed waiver form to attend. https://5il.co/h4k8 Grand march will be taking place in front of the school building in Viborg and continuing down the sidewalk in front of the elementary. Social distancing will be encouraged during this event.
The 2020-21 Athletic Physical Forms are now available on the school website under Documents/Forms/Sports or by clicking on the link https://5il.co/gvis. All students in grades 7-12 participating in athletics for the 2020-21 school year are required to have an annual physical examination.
The Viborg-Hurley School District will be opening facility use to student-athletes in grades 7th – 12th (2020-21) following school issued safety guidelines as well as closely following SDHSAA Summer Contact Guidelines and CDC Safety Guidelines on June 1st. Facility use will be narrowed to weight rooms, gymnasiums, football fields, and only one set of restrooms per building. Students will need to bring their own water bottles and follow all posted guidelines while using the facilities. Parents/Guardians will need to complete and return the summer use waiver form in order for the student-athlete to have facility access. These waivers can be found on the school website or at the front doors of each building (inside the drop boxes). Coaches will be coordinating with athletes regarding use time of the facilities to allow for proper supervision. Viborg-Hurley Student Waiver (https://5il.co/gspq), Viborg-Hurley facility use guidelines (https://5il.co/gspo), Viborg-Hurley weight room use guidelines (https://5il.co/gspr), SDHSAA summer contact guidelines (https://5il.co/gspy).
Viborg-Hurley Middle School is recognizing students with excellent attendance. Thank you students for your dedication to attending school. https://5il.co/gsoo
Final check-in materials day at Viborg-Hurley, Friday, May 22nd from 8am-12:30pm & 4-7pm at both building locations. Students will be checking in all school-issued reading books, textbooks, technology devices/chargers, completed assignments, etc. We are requesting all High School/Elementary materials be checked into the Viborg building and Middle School materials checked into the Hurley building. Outstanding lunch account balances can be paid for at that time and High School students will need to finish registering for 2020-21 classes. Thank You, Mr. Mellem, Superintendent
The Viborg-Hurley School District would like to virtually recognize this year's 8th Grade Class as they make the transition from the Middle School to the High School. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_hNSo3StxA
High school students many of you have not registered for next year's classes. Please do so ASAP!
Turn in materials days are scheduled for Thursday, May 21st and Friday, May 22nd from 8am-12:30pm & 4-7pm at both building locations. Students will be checking in all school-issued reading books, textbooks, technology devices/chargers, completed assignments, etc. We are requesting all High School/Elementary materials be checked into the Viborg building and Middle School materials checked into the Hurley building. Outstanding lunch account balances can be paid for at that time and High School students will need to finish registering for 2020-21 classes. Thank You, Mr. Mellem, Superintendent
The Viborg-Hurley School District Lunch Program will be coming to an end on Wednesday, May 20th for the 2019-2020 school year. The final day of distribution for those who signed up for the program will include meals for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Thank you.
As a reminder, the Viborg-Hurley Drivers Education program has been postponed until further notice. We are exploring our options at this time and will send out updated information/forms when new dates/times have been established.
Viborg-Hurley Class of 2020 Recognition Caravan The Viborg-Hurley graduating class will be led by our local fire departments through the streets of Viborg and Hurley on Saturday, May 16th to recognize the class for all of their accomplishments at Viborg-Hurley. - 5 pm – Caravan of Seniors travels through the streets of Viborg - 6:15 pm – Caravan of Seniors travels through the streets of Hurley The caravan will be attempting to travel all streets in both towns that contain an outlet. Please join us in recognizing our seniors on Saturday, May 16th. The formal graduation ceremony for the Viborg-Hurley Class of 2020 is scheduled for Saturday, June 27th at 1 pm.
Viborg-Hurley Class of 2020 Virtual Recognition The Viborg-Hurley School District will be virtually recognizing our senior class on Saturday, May 16th at 1 pm. The District will be releasing two videos on the school website and Facebook page to recognize our seniors on their original day of graduation.
High school students please remember to register for next year's classes ASAP.
2020-21 VHHS Class Registration Information (grades 9-11) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXTkfozQHrE Class registrations are due by May 20th.
Viborg-Hurley Freshman Orientation/Class Registration (for current 8th grade students/parents). https://youtu.be/B_nfdnMzEC0 Freshman Orientation Questions Session May 14, 2020 06:00 PM https://zoom.us/j/97299609702?pwd=L1VsVVFRNTFmWktUMTF5aUdONVBvUT09&status=success
Please remember that we are holding our last elementary packet pick-up today from 8-12:30 and 4 to 7pm.
VH Upcoming Events: Viborg-Hurley Teacher Parade - Friday, May 1st. 5:30-6:30pm in front of the Middle School in Hurley, 7-8pm in front of the Elementary/High School in Viborg. https://5il.co/fpzy Monday, May 4th - Elementary packet pick up day. 8am-12:30pm & 4-7pm in Viborg.
Anyone wanting to join in spreading the May Day cheer, please find the coloring picture of a May Day Basket attached. Feel free to color the picture and post it on your windows or safely share with someone else. https://5il.co/fpqk
High School (current 10th & 11th grade students/parents) Dual Credit Night Zoom Meeting Information: Topic: Viborg-Hurley Dual Credit Time: Apr 28, 2020 06:00 PM Central Time Join Zoom Meeting https://usd.zoom.us/j/468521460 Meeting ID: 468 521 460
Reminder: High School Dual Credit classes information night next Tuesday, April 28th at 6:00 PM via zoom. More information to follow.
Calming Anxiety with Focusing on Things you Can Control with VH School Counselor - Ms. Schmit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6c-EjzqRgw
Calling all Cougar Football Fans - The team needs your vote! The 2019 Cougar Football Team is in the running for the Argus Leader Top Team of the Year. Please show your school spirit and Vote COUGARS! https://argusleader.secondstreetapp.com/Top-Team-Fan-Vote-Award-2020/gallery
The Viborg-Hurley School District will continue with Flex/E-Learning and student meals through the end of the school year (May 22nd).
All school-related extra-curricular activities for the 2019-2020 school year have been canceled except for Prom, Senior Graduation and Drivers Education. Prom - June 20th (tentative date) Graduation - June 27th (tentative date) Drivers Education - postponed (looking into options)
Elementary packet and classroom supplies pick up on Tuesday from 8am-12:30pm & 4-7pm at the Viborg location front doors. Please do not enter the building upon arrival. A school staff member will bring your items to you at the door.
Happy Easter to all of our Elementary Students. I hope you will enjoy this Easter story and that you have a very happy and safe Easter holiday. Your teachers and I miss you very much. https://www.loom.com/share/c2906265c4934665bc58273593386e49
School Counselor (Ms. Schmit) with a message to all students on how to handle current feelings. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_42cqh7-UY
Congratulations going out to senior Cassidy Sayler for being recognized as the Touchstone Energy Scholar of the Week. Great Work Cassidy! https://www.yourcooppower.com/scholar-of-the-week/cassidy-sayler
VH State Boys Basketball Gear will be available for pickup at the Viborg Building front entrance Tues. & Wed. 5-7pm. Please contact Cory (605)929-0241 for other arrangements.
Science fair students please sign up on the schedule in Google Classroom for your online presentations.
Please click on the link below to read the March 28 update from Superintendent Mellem 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 prek-12 students. https://5il.co/e9w9 (English), https://5il.co/e9wa (Espanol)
VH School Counselor, Ms. Schmit, has created a youtube channel and will be posting videos for students. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgpvyojHQcLpHLm2pcDaUVA
The VH District will continue to provide meals to students throughout the duration of the school buildings closure. Please complete the new survey to request meals for your students from March 30 - May 1 or call Donna at 605-766-5418 with any questions. Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FV7YN3G Information: http://www.viborg-hurley.k12.sd.us/o/viborg-hurley/page/student-meals
La recogida de paquetes en las escuelas primarias durante las próximas dos semanas (30 de marzo - 10 de abril) se llevará a cabo el lunes 30 de marzo en el edificio Viborg. Los padres pueden venir en cualquier momento entre las 8:00 - 12:30 o 4:00 -7: 00 ese día para recoger el paquete de su hijo. Si no puede venir durante esos momentos, no dude en enviar un correo electrónico a la Sra. Petersen a firstname.lastname@example.org para hacer diferentes arreglos.
Elementary packet pick-up for the next two weeks ( March 30 - April 10) will be held on Monday, March 30 at the Viborg building. Parents may come anytime between 8:00 - 12:30 or 4:00 -7:00 that day to pick up their child's packet. If you are unable to come during those times, please feel free to email Ms. Petersen at email@example.com to make different arrangements.
The Viborg-Hurley School District Buildings will remain closed through May 1st. We will continue flex learning for all students with our regular 4 days of educational opportunities per week. Students in grades prek-4th will continue packet learning and students in grades 5th-12th will continue their online learning. Please utilize the new Flex Learning webpage and app link to keep current on the latest updates from the District. Thank you and Go Cougars!
Mr. Mellem's Daily VH School Announcements. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVc3920dOz8VU0qfX0IH_Dw More information to come later today regarding the Viborg-Hurley Flex Learning Webpage.
If anyone has questions about the World Classrooms trip rescheduled for June of 2021, you can reach them at 1-800-275-3980 or Mr. Jensen at 605-268-4350.
There are some very good resources for elementary on the SD State Library website at the following link: https://library.sd.gov/LIB/SLC/hmwkElemGrd.aspx if parents are looking for some good resources to use while students are at home.
VH Students & Parents, Viborg-Hurley Flex/E-Learning is set to begin on Tuesday, March 24th (4-Days of Education this week). Elementary packets will be available for pickup at the Viborg building from 8am-12:30pm & 4-7pm on Tuesday. Middle School/High School students will begin classes Monday/Tuesday. Please check your teacher's websites for more details. We are currently working on allowing videos/Zoom meetings on the student's chromebooks/laptops and are expected to have everything ready to roll by Tuesday morning. Thank you, Mr. Mellem
The World Classrooms trip has been rescheduled for June 10-14, 2021
The Viborg-Hurley School District will begin Flex/Online Learning for students on Tuesday, March 24th. Students preK-4th will receive paper based packets, students 5-12 will be online based learning. Please see attached documents concerning supplies/materials pickup schedules and student resources. Teachers will be available by email for parent/student contact and weekly learning plans will be posted on each teacher website. VH Learning Plan/Pickup Schedule: https://5il.co/dymr (English), https://5il.co/dyq1 (Espanol) Student Resources: https://5il.co/dyms
The early childhood screening originally planned for the 26th of March has been postponed. Please watch the school website for any updates on rescheduling.
The Viborg-Hurley School District is wanting to know how many students in grades 5-12 do NOT have internet access at home. Please call the school at 766-5418 if you do NOT have internet services at home for your 5-12 student(s). Please leave a message if no answer.
El Distrito Escolar de Viborg-Hurley proporcionará almuerzos GRATIS a todos los estudiantes de VH del 23 al 27 de marzo. Complete la encuesta si está interesado en recibir estos almuerzos. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5H23LNZ (Espanol)
The Viborg-Hurley School District will be providing FREE sack lunches to all VH students on March 23-27. Please complete the survey if you are interested in receiving these lunches and for location/pickup information. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5BSDNV9 (English)
You can pick up the lunches at the front doors of the Viborg or Hurley building locations. The lunches will be available from 11:15-12:30 at both locations on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.
The Viborg-Hurley School District has been working with local volunteers to organize the distribution of free sack lunches for children on Wednesday, March 18th and Thursday, March 19th. If interested, complete this short anonymous survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9PVVDMW
The June Washington D.C/New York World Classrooms trip has been postponed until the next summer. If you have questions please contact Cory Jensen 605-268-4350 for more details.
The School Buildings will be closed beginning today, March 13th at 5:00 pm. There will be no use of the facilities by any outside organizations or groups until further notice. Custodial staff will continue to clean and disinfect throughout the buildings. No Key Fob Access.
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!
Cougar Boys Basketball State Tournament Apparel orders are due by noon on Friday, March 13th. https://cougarsstatebbb2020.itemorder.com/
General admission tickets may also be purchased in Aberdeen for each session. Please DO NOT leave a message on answering machine! You can purchase the tickets in person or reserve your tickets over the phone. GO COUGARS!
State B Boys tickets will be sold at the VHHS & VHMS offices Thursday and Monday up till 4:00pm! The offices are closed on Friday. Cost is $22 for Students and $41 for adult reserved seats. Our section is in the lower middle this year - Section C.
The BBB SODAK 16 game, VH v. Elkton/Lake Benton on Tuesday, will have a radio broadcast on 106.3 KVHT-FM and streamed live on the Sanford Pentagon Live Facebook Account.
There will be a pep rally for the BBB team on Tuesday at 3:20 pm in Viborg. All students will be attending and will be dismissed from the Viborg Building at 3:45 pm. Normal shuttle and bus routes will follow. The pep rally is open to the public.
Congratulations to our Cougars on their game tonight. We are all very proud of you! The Cougars will advance to the SODAK 16 on Tuesday, March 10th.
Tonight's BBB Region game will be broadcast on the radio stations ESPN 101.5/AM 1570 and www.kvhtradio.com starting at 5:30pm. As soon as the Vermillion Tanagers are ready to take the air, the remainder of the game will continue exclusively online at that address.
Tonight's BBB Region game will be live streamed on YouTube. The stream will start when the event goes live on the following YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrGNyBdqZG6KEM-dwNNl2sA
Congratulations to our Lady Cougars on an extremely hard fought game tonight and a very successful season. We are all very proud of what you have accomplished this season!
The theme for the GBB SODAK 16 game in Madison tomorrow night is "Hawaiian" so get out those crazy tropical shirts, shorts, sunglasses, and flower leis and come out and cheer our Lady Cougars on.
Dear Parents, after the flu season that we have had we have depleted our supply of Kleenex boxes. If anyone is willing to donate some boxes to the school we would be very thankful.
The Girls Basketball SODAK16 on Thursday, March 5th will be broadcast on KVHT-FM 106.3. The beginning of the game will be exclusively on www.kvhtradio.com starting at 6:30pm. The game will eventually switch over to KVHT-FM 106.3 as well as continuing online.
There will be a pep rally for the GBB team on Thursday at 3:20 pm in Viborg. All students will be attending and will be dismissed from the Viborg Building at 3:45 pm. Normal shuttle and bus routes will follow. The pep rally is open to the public.
The theme for tonight's game is PJ's but if you do not want to wear your PJ's you may dress in Black Out.
Tonight's Region Boys Basketball game will be streamed on the Viborg-Hurley NFHS Channel and on Keloland's Website. https://www.keloland.com/sports/game-of-the-week/ Radio Broadcast of the game will be on Classic Hits 106.3 KVHT.
The Girls Basketball SODAK 16 game against Howard on Thursday, March 5th at 7:00 will be played at Madison HS in Madison. The livestream link is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b1xXrjT1f8
The Viborg-Hurley elementary students will be celebrating Dr. Suess's birthday on Monday, March 2 by wearing their PJ's to school that day. So please find your most comfortable pair of pj's, your favorite Dr. Suess book and come ready to get comfortable and help us celebrate the joy of reading a good book.
Early Childhood Developmental Screening Viborg-Hurley School District Thursday, March 26, 2020 Developmental screening is available for children 3-5 years old. Screening for children aged birth to 36 months is available upon request. Appointments are needed prior to screening date. To make your child's appointment call 766-5418.
Congratulations to our Lady Cougars! We are so proud of you and wish you the best as you advance to the SODAK 16. https://www.dakotanewsnow.com/content/sports/Voss-shines-as-Viborg-Hurley-and-Irene-Wakonda-advance-to-SODAK-16-in-Class-B-568273201.html
Here is the link for the State Wrestling Tournament coverage if you are unable to go but would like to watch. https://www.sdpb.org/hsactivities/sports/wrestling/
FFA lock in will be on Friday February 28th in the Viborg building. We will start the meeting at 7 pm on Friday and go untill 7 am the next morning. Students may bring PlayStation and Xbox games along with blankets and pillows. All 7-12 students in FFA are welcome to come. If there are any parents that would like to help, please let me know.
The theme for Thursday's game is FRAT BOY for students and White Out for parents. We hope you can join us in Tea to help cheer our Lady Cougars on to victory.
AG Week - The elementary students would like to thank the HS AG/FFA students for sharing their animals with them at the Petting Zoo that was set up in the HS AG shop on Tuesday of this week in celebration of National FFA Week. We enjoyed coming down to meet the animals and hearing from the FFA students. For more pictures, check out the school facebook page.
On Wednesday, February 26th the Juniors will be attending a job fair at Canistota High School. Leave time will be @ 8:30 am
On March 4th the Senior Government class will be going to Pierre to observe the State Legislature in session. Leave time will be 8:15 am
Ethan should wrestle around 11:20 am on Thursday, February 27th. There will be a live feed @sdpb.org
The theme for tonight's game is Cowboy or Cowgirl. Please come out and support our Lady Cougars tonight in Hurley.
Cougar State Wrestling Apparel orders are due by Monday at 11:59pm. https://vhstatewrestling2020.itemorder.com/sale
Congratulations to the Viborg-Hurley Wrestling Team, Coach Groenke & Coach Jensen on a strong showing at the Region Tournament on Saturday. Ethan Engen finished 2nd at 220 and Collin Graves Finished 6th at 285.
If you have been saving Box Tops for the school, please, bring them in by February 27th so we can send them in and meet the Spring deadline. Thank you to all that have clipped these out for us. We also want to thank all of you that have gone online to submit your Box Tops. Every one of these helps.
Thank you to Pump N Stuff Convenience Stores for providing food for the VH Teaching Staff during Parent/Teacher Conferences last week.
February 18th GBB/BBB @ Menno game schedule: 4:30pm JV Girls (Old Gym) 4:30pm JV Boys (New Gym) 5:45pm Varsity Girls 7:30pm Varsity Boys
Final Regular Season GBB/BBB home games Friday, February 14th in Viborg. - Senior Night (recognized between the varsity games). - 2019 Boys State Champion Track Team Recognition (halftime of the girls varsity game). Come out and support your Viborg-Hurley Cougars!
No Morning or Afternoon Preschool at Viborg-Hurley on February 13th.
The Viborg-Hurley School will be running 2 hours late on Thursday, February 13th.
PTO Rummage Sale - Thursday, February 13th from 4:00-8:00 PM at the Viborg Hurley FACs Room. For more information on how to donate or set up a table please see flyer at https://5il.co/cuq4 .
Tonight's Boys Basketball game will be livestreamed on the Canistota Youtube Channel. https://youtu.be/BZpOnsK6Rq0
There will be a Girls C game v. Centerville on Thursday starting at 4pm. Please check the events calendar for the game schedule.
Tonight's GBB game v. Wynot will be radio broadcast on kvtk.com.
As a make-up for the canceled Parkston Classic game with Sully Buttes, our GBB team will be playing Sioux Valley in Viborg on Saturday, February 8th starting with JV at noon.
The Baltic FCCLA chapter will be serving a pasta meal in the school commons this Friday, January 24th from 5-8 PM during the home basketball doubleheader vs. Viborg-Hurley. The meal is $6.00 and includes pasta, bread, salad, dessert and a drink.
The Snowball Dance will be this Thursday, January 23rd from 8:00-11:00 pm.
The GBB/BBB Parkston Classic scheduled for Saturday, January 18th has been canceled.
There will be no Friday School tomorrow in the Viborg-Hurley School District due to the impending weather.
The Snowball Dance scheduled for January 17th has been postponed.
GBB v. Dakota Valley in Hurley starting at 1:30pm on Saturday, January 4th with the C game, followed by JV and then Varsity.
The Hoop City BBB Classic game has been scheduled for Saturday, February 1st. VH v. Northwestern @ 7:30pm at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.
The Parkston Classic GBB & BBB games have been moved again to Saturday, January 18th. GBB v. Sully Buttes @ 2:30pm, BBB v. Sully Buttes @ 5:30pm
Parkston Classic GBB & BBB games have been moved to Tuesday, December 31st. GBB v. Sully Buttes @ 4:30pm, BBB v. Sully Buttes @ 6pm
Hoop City Classic Boys Basketball game scheduled for today in Mitchell has been postponed to a later date.
Basketball Game Parking in Hurley Tonight: Please avoid parking on Dakota Street, east of the building. There is a prayer service from 5-7 pm at the Methodist Church. Thank you.
Students in grades 5th & 6th interested in attending the Beresford Choir Festival on March 2nd, please return your forms and money by Dec. 19th to Mrs. VanVoorst.
Middle School Christmas Week Dress Up Days: Monday - December 16 - Pajama Day; Tuesday - December 17 - Ugly Sweater Day; Wednesday - December 18 - Christmas Movie Day; Thursday - December 19 - Summer Day; Friday - December 20 - Santa's Workshop Day; Please let your creativity shine and enjoy the week.
Updated Basketball Schedule for Friday, December 20th: Location: Viborg - "C" Boys @ 4pm, followed by JV Boys Location: Hurley - "C" Girls @ 4pm, followed by JV Girls, Varsity Girls, Varsity Boys. *No Concessions in Viborg.
Reminder: There will be youth wrestling practice tonight in Viborg. Coach Saltzman will have the west door by the locker rooms open so these are the doors that you should go to for practice tonight.
The Viborg-Hurley School will be opening two hours late today with no morning preschool.
The JH Boys Basketball games at Centerville, previously scheduled for Friday, have been moved to Thursday, December 5th at the same time.
The Viborg-Hurley School District will be Closed on Wednesday, November 27th.
There will be no afternoon Pre-K today at VH.
The Viborg-Hurley School District will be dismissing students at 1:30pm today. (1:15pm at VHMS) There will be no FFA LDEs and no JH basketball today.
The schedule for tonight's 7/8th grade basketball games in Hurley will be: 4pm - 7th Boys Followed by 8th Boys Followed by 7/8th Girls (One Game)
The Welcome Home for the VH Cougar Football Team will be taking place on Sunday, November 17th @ 6:30pm in the VHHS Gym - Viborg.
State Football pep rally tonight at 7pm in the VHMS Gym - Hurley.
Tickets will be available for purchase on Tuesday and Wednesday during the school day and at the pep rally on Tuesday in Hurley.
You can also purchase your tickets online at https://jackrabbittickets.com or at the stadiums ticket booths the day of the game. Please contact the Jackrabbit ticket office at 866-GOJACKS for information about club, loge, or suite seating.
Tickets for the 9AA Championship game will go on sale Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 9am at the main offices in both school buildings. All tickets are general admission. Adult tickets are $15 and student tickets are $10. Payment of cash or check is required. No phone orders will be taken.
With the Cougars playing in the 9AA State Championship Game on Nov. 14th....there will be no school on Thursday November 14th in the Viborg-Hurley School District.
Friday's semifinal playoff game against Lemmon-McIntosh will be streamed on the Mr. Mellem YouTube Channel. Game time is 6 pm. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVc3920dOz8VU0qfX0IH_Dw/live
Schedule Change: Thursday, November 7th @ 3:20pm - pep rally for the Football Team in the Viborg Gym. All students PreK-12 will be in attendance. We will dismiss students after the pep rally. Any student needing to return to Hurley will ride the shuttle buses. Go Cougars!
Thank you to all of those of you that supported our Scholastic Book Fair. Your purchases allowed us to earn enough Scholastic Dollars to purchase $853.57 in new books for our elementary classrooms and our elementary library.
If you are interested in purchasing Cougar Wrestling gear, you have until November 8th to do so. The link is https://cougarwrestling19.itemorder.com/
Tonight's football playoff game will be live streamed on NFHSNetwork.com and also on the radio at https://kvhtradio.com/.
Just a friendly reminder that if you guys have time this Sunday please consider stopping in at the Crooked Pint Restaurant to get a bite to eat in Sioux Falls!! 15% of your bill goes to the wrestling program and we would really appreciate you for doing so! It is great food I promise! You have to have the attached flyer to present when you pay for us to get the 15% so please remember that if you can make it up!! Again you can show up any time during the time listed on the flyer!! Thanks guys!! Coach Groenke
The Viborg-Hurley Cougars will host the Arlington/Lake Preston Badgers in the first football playoff game of the season this Thursday, October 24th at 7:00 in Viborg. Tickets are will be on sale the night of the game. Prices are $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for students. As this is a playoff game, no VH activity or golden age passes will be honored for this game.
The junior class is holding a fundraiser and selling Thirty-One Large Utility Totes and Zip Top Utility Totes. The cost of these totes is $40 each (This includes tax and shipping costs). You can personalize your totes by adding $8 for a word or $10 for an icon. The class will earn 10 on each tote sold. Checks should be made payable to Sarah Rasmus. To purchase a tote you may either contact junior class sponsor Marlys Jensen or one of the members of the junior class. All orders must be in to Mrs. Jensen by October 28th. Colors and monogram choices can be found by going to: https://5il.co/au4a
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of finding breast cancer early. In support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month our Lady Cougars have designated our VB game against the Lennox Orioles on Thursday, October 17 in Hurley as our "Dig Pink" night. Let's make a difference and spread the word about mammograms while also supporting our Lady Cougars by filling our stands with your favorite shades of pink.
The theme at the VB game tonight in Marion is "Dig Pink", fans who wear pink get a coupon for a free bag of popcorn. The FA/Marion VB team will also have painted pumpkins to auction as part of Pink night. We hope that you can think pink tonight and cheer on our Cougars as they face the ladies from FA/Marion.
We have an altered schedule for tonight's volleyball games in Marion: 5:00pm - 7th Grade 6:15pm - JV with Varsity to follow
The Baltic School District will be hosting a Military Appreciation Night at the volleyball game on Thursday, October 10th. The dress up theme for fans will be "camo" attire. They would like to recognize the men and women who serve or have served in the military. In appreciation for their sacrifices, they will be recognizing the military members that are in the stands that evening as well as providing a small treat to those in attendance. In addition, members of the military will have free admittance to the game.. Come out to the volleyball matches and help show your gratitude and support for our military members while you cheer for the Cougars. .
Just a quick reminder: With winter weather possibly in the forecast for the end of this week please make sure that your child has warm clothing with them as temperatures may change drastically during the school day. Please remember that shorts are not allowed from October 1-March 30th.
Class Ring Order Day - The Josten's Rep will be here for class Jewelry order day on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 16th. Please remember to bring your order form and down payment. Order your class ring, class band, class tag, Sarah Chloe necklace, Locket or Bracelet and you will receive a free Adidas Viborg-Hurley Cougars backpack, Class of 2022 hoodie and companion ring on school order day only. (See front of order packet.) Extra class ring ordering packets are available in the office.
Seniors - Don't forget that our Jostens Rep will be here for Senior Graduation Cap/Gown order days on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 16th. Don't forget to bring your order form and down payment. Extra packets are available in the office.
Parent/Teacher Conferences have been rescheduled from Oct. 24th to Oct. 29th due to the 1st round of football playoffs taking place on the 24th. Students will have a full day of classes on October 24th. Please see the events calendar on the school website for the updated schedule
There will be no punt, pass and kick contest today after the parade because of the weather. This event will be rescheduled.
DISMISSAL TIMES FOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4TH: High School will dismiss at noon, Middle School will dismiss for the Hurley Parade, and elementary students will dismiss after the parade in Viborg. Pre-K students can be picked up immediately following the parade at the Pump n Stuff parking lot. K-4th grade students can be picked up immediately following the Viborg parade at the Laundromat.
VHHS Robotics Gear is available online at https://vhrobotics19.itemorder.com/sale until next Friday, October 11th.
There has been a lot of good participation in our dress up days at both schools so far this week. For pictures you can check out each schools webpage on our website.
The Cross Country meet scheduled for tomorrow (October 2) in Parker has been cancelled due to the weather.
The Stitchin Chicks Quilt Guild have generously donated a beautiful quilt for a Football Fundraiser Raffle. Raffle Tickets are on sale in the elementary office or at the homecoming game this Friday, October 4th. Tickets are $5.00 per ticket with 100% of the funds raised going to the Viborg-Hurley Football Team. The winning ticket will be drawn at halftime of the homecoming game. Thank you in advance for your continued support.
The Viborg-Hurley School District will be attempting to livestream the football game against Parker tonight on the Mr. Mellem YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVc3920dOz8VU0qfX0IH_Dw
The Middle School Softball Tournament begins this Sunday, September 29th and continues on Sunday October 6th at Dunham Field in Sioux Falls. The tournament bracket can be found by clicking on the following link: https://5il.co/aeoe Good Luck Lady Cougars!!!!
Congratulations to our Cross Country runners on their showing at yesterday's Alcester Invite. Pleacings were as follows: Varsity: Braden Brandreit 21st 20:29.6, JV: Brooklyn Brandreit 6th 20:57.6; Bo Brandreit 26th. We are very proud of you keep running hard. .
This Friday the Viborg-Hurley Cougars take on the Parker Pheasants in Viborg. We hope that you can come out and support our Cougars. The Wrestling team will be selling Indian Tacos that night during the game. Prices: $5.00 for indian taco with fixings; $6.00 for indian taco and a bar.
State Softball Tourney Action takes place this Saturday and Sunday. The link to the Tournament Bracket can be found here: https://5il.co/ae4w Viborg-Hurley girls first game will be on Saturday at 9:30. The girls will be facing the girls from Rapid City Stevens in this first match-up. Good Luck Cougars!!!!
Those traveling to the football game tonight on HWY 44: Once you reach a Road Closed sign turn right and go North for 6 miles (only gravel Not closed). Take Road 270 for 8 miles to HWY 281. Go left or South for 3 miles into Corsica.
The JH VB Cornbelt Conference Tourney game times have been changed to accommodate for the host site finding workers. The date will be Monday, September 30 in Emery beginning at 4:00 PM. Our girls will not play until 4:45. A complete updated bracket can be found by clicking on the following link: https://5il.co/9l23
This weeks football game vs the Corisica/Stickney Jaguars in Corsica at 7:00 PM will be live streamed at http://jags.live/ . So if you can't make it to the game this Friday, September 20th we hope that you will tune in and cheer on our Cougars.
The JH VB Cornbelt Conference Tourney has been rescheduled. The date will be Monday, September 30 in Emery beginning at 3:00 PM. Our girls will not play until 3:45.
The JV football game in Baltic today has been canceled. The JH football game will be played at 4pm in Baltic today.
VHMS Softball won both games yesterday. VH 8 - Brookings 7 VH 12 - SF Memorial 5 Nice work ladies!
Viborg-Hurley Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) meeting on Monday, September 16th - 7:30 pm at the Daneville Inn in Viborg
The FB game scheduled in Baltic tonight is still on.
The Cornbelt Conference Junior High Volleyball Tournament scheduled for tomorrow in Emery has been postponed. The make-up date for this event has not yet been determined.
Due to the recent rain, the Viborg-Hurley School District will run bus routes where possible until road conditions improve.
Today's Cross Country meet in Freeman has been canceled due to the wet conditions.
We hope that you can come out tonight and support our Viborg-Hurley Lady Cougar Volleyball team as they go up against the Canistota Lady Hawks. The JV game starts at 6;15 with the Varsity game to follow. The theme for tonight's game is Rainbow -Brite Colors so come out in all of your most brightly colored outfits and cheer on our girls to a victory.
Tonight’s home volleyball game will be live-streamed on the schools YouTube channel. The football game on Friday will not be live-streamed due to insufficient internet access at the press box. Progress is being made on resolving this issue.
The Viborg-Hurley YouTube Channel has changed and is now listed under the Mr. Mellem channel. Please utilize this channel for all upcoming live-streamed (Home) Viborg-Hurley Athletic Events. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVc3920dOz8VU0qfX0IH_Dw/live
Due to technical difficulties, the Viborg-Hurley School District will not be live streaming the Volleyball game on Thursday v. Bon Homme or the Football game on Friday v. Arlington/Lake Preston.
A complimentary class picture is included with each picture packet ordered. It is not an additional expense.
The Viborg-Hurley School District is now accepting sealed bids for number of items. Please see the sealed bids flyer for more details. https://5il.co/9rq9
Classes are set to begin on Tuesday, August 20th with an early dismissal of 1:15 pm at the Middle School and 1:30 pm at the Elementary/High School. Please utilize the events calendar on the website for an up-to-date listing of all school days and events.
Welcome back to the 2019-2020 School Year at Viborg-Hurley! We will have an open house at all school locations from 6:30-8:00 pm on Monday, August 19th with a 5th grade parent meeting starting at 7pm.Schmitt Music will have an instrumental display at VHMS during the open house.
All 7-12th grade girls participating in Fall Softball at Viborg-Hurley need to complete a registration form. The MS and HS forms can be located on the school website under: Documents/Forms/Sports. Please complete the forms and bring them to the Viborg building by August 6th.
The Viborg-Hurley School District will be holding its yearly IMPACT baseline testing for all athletes new to the VH District and in grades 7th, 9th, and 11th on Tuesday, August 6th in Viborg. 1:30 pm - 9th Grade 2:30 pm - 11th Grade 3:30 pm - 7th Grade and New Students
Inter-Lakes Community Action Partnership is offering a backpack with school supplies to K-12 students living in Turner County for the 2019-20 school year. Income guidelines apply. See the application form for more details. https://5il.co/90z4
Our custodians will be starting to wax floors in the Viborg building starting Wednesday, July 24th. The tentative schedule for floor waxing is below: Areas Closed: July 24-26 – Elementary Wing, Main Lobby, Lunchroom & FACS Room July 29-30 – West Door to Kitchen & Hallway by Music Rooms July 31-Aug. 1 – HS Wing & Hallway by Lunchroom Aug. 1-2 – Library Hallway The hallways will be off limits while the floor waxing is taking place. If you need access to the building, please plan accordingly.
The 2019-2020 school year is fast approaching at Viborg-Hurley. Please use the following link to locate the School Supply List. https://5il.co/8ojl
There will be no breakfast or lunch served tomorrow, May 23, 2019.
No, we aren't having a rummage sale, but if your child's closet looks like it is missing some clothes... I just might know where they are at. ;-) The Lost & Found Table is up in front of the office in Viborg. Please take a look and have your child look to see if any of these items can find their way back home. It will be up until the end of this month. After May 31st, everything left will be donated.
Reminder any medications you sent to school for your child, need to be picked up by a parent/guardian. Any medication not picked up by May 31st will be disposed of. Also low lunch balance notices are being mailed today. These need to be cleared up by the the last day of school. High school and middle school students will not be able to be checked out for the summer until any negative lunch balance is taken care of and elementary students will not be able to participate in "Cougar Day" on the last day of school. Any money left on the lunch account will be carried over to next school year. Check with Donna or Becky if you have any questions. 4 days left!!!!
Reminder - As the end of the school year draws near, please rememember that we recycle dried out markers of any kind and also old crayons. These can be brought to the office. Also please remember to send your box tops & pop tabs in w/your students as well.
The soccer goals finally arrived, the elementary and high school student councils along with Mr. Knutson were able to get them put together last Friday. And boy the kids are excited. Today the sun is finally shining and they can really test them out. Thanks to the student councils, Mr. Knutson and to those individuals who donated. The students love them!
Dual Credit Information Night at Viborg-Hurley High School 6:00 PM tonight. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The Tom Mann Track Meet scheduled for Saturday April 27th in Chester has been cancelled.
Muffins with Mom forms are being sent home with the elementary students this week. Please note that the date for Muffins with Mom is WEDNESDAY, May 8th (not Thursday, May 8th). Please RSVP for this event by Wednesday, May 1st. Thank you to the PTO for sponsoring this event!
Viborg-Hurley Sports Physicals are scheduled for May 15th at both Viborg and Hurley buildings starting at 8:30 am. The forms are available online or you can pick one up at the school office. Physicals will not be done without all the appropriate parent/guardian signatures.
Viborg-Hurley buses will run only on highways until further notice. The west route will run along 291st. There will also be a pick up at Spring Valley Church. Kevin route will run on 452nd Ave and Highway 19 north and south. Davis Route will run on 461st Ave and 291st east of Viborg except where closed. He will also pick up in Davis. If anyone has any questions about pick up points or times please call James Kropuenske at 605-940-2535.
We have a limited amount of Circus coupons for next week's El Riad Shrine Circus in Sioux Falls. The coupons are for children 12 & under and the coupon needs to be exchanged for a general admission ticket. There is a local business on the back of the coupon showing you as "their guest". Please make sure you thank those businesses for their support. You can pick the coupons up at the Viborg office and once we are out of coupons, we are out.
The Viborg-Hurley Prom will be held at the VHHS gym in Viborg on Saturday, April 13th. Pictures will be at 4:00, Grand March is 6:00, Meal is at 7:00 and Dance will begin at 8:00.
No Friday School on Friday April 12th at Viborg-Hurley.
The school board meeting scheduled for tonight has been moved to Monday, April 15th.
Hello, this is Ms. Petersen calling to let you know that the Viborg-Hurley Schools will be closed tomorrow (4/11).
Viborg-Hurley buses will run only on highways from 4/15-18. The west route will run along 291st. There will also be a pick up at Spring Valley Church. Kevin route will run on 452nd Ave and Highway 19 north and south. Davis Route will run on 461st Ave and 291st east of Viborg except where closed. He will also pick up in Davis. If anyone has any questions about pick up points or times please call James Kropuenske at 605-940-2535.
If you would like to purchase Track and Field Spirit gear, click on the link below: https://viborg-hurleytrackandfield19.itemorder.com/
Field Trip Due to the incoming weather, the 2nd & 3rd graders will not be going on their field trip tomorrow. Will try and reschedule.. more info will be sent home with the students when a new date gets scheduled.
There will be no track meet on Friday in Avon due to the weather.
Viborg-Hurley buses will run only on highways from 4/8-11. The west route will run along 291st. There will also be a pick up at Spring Valley Church. Kevin route will run on 452nd Ave and Highway 19 north and south. Davis Route will run on 461st Ave and 291st east of Viborg except where closed. He will also pick up in Davis. If anyone has any questions about pick up points or times please call James Kropuenske at 605-940-2535.
Update: Today's track meet in Vermillion will go on as planned.
Good Morning, this is Peggy Petersen from Viborg-Hurley Schools. I am calling to let you know that our buses will run on highways and the Coffee road only today. Parents will need to pick up their children at the highway corners or pick up at the school after school tonight.
Viborg-Hurley Drivers Education information can be found by going to the documents tab on our website.
With the coming of the nice weather, students are allowed to wear shorts starting tomorrow.
Spring sports and school pictures will be taken Wednesday, March 20th. Order forms were sent home with the elementary students a while ago and order forms are in both the Hurley and Viborg office. If you do not send an order form with your child to order pictures, your child will receive a proof of the photo that was taken. At that time you will still be able to order photos online if you would like.
The game time for today's boys basketball game has been changed to 2:00 PM.
The Viborg-Hurley School District will be dismissing students today, March 13th, at 1:30pm. Buses will run where possible.
State Tournament Apparel has arrived! Available for pick-up today in Viborg until 4:30pm, Hurley until 5pm. Tomorrow in both locations from 7:30am - 4pm.
As the state tournament nears, we want to recognize a vital "behind the scenes" member of our team. This month is "Athletic Trainer Appreciation" month and we want to show our appreciation to our athletic trainer, Cathy Petra, for keeping all of our athletes performing at their best. If you happen to see Cathy in Aberdeen over the weekend, please tell her "Thanks" for all she does for our Cougars.
Dress Up Days for State Tournaments: Day 1 - Tacky Tourist/Hawaiian Day 2 - Superhero Day 3 - State Shirts/V-H Spirit
FFA Meeting March 12th at 7:00 PM
THE COUGARS MADE IT TO STATE!!! ORDER YOUR STATE GEAR TO SUPPORT THE PLAYERS & COACHES. Store open until FRIDAY, March 8th @ 10 AM!!! ALL orders will be handled online - please spread the word! 10% OF PROCEEDS WILL GO BACK TO THE COUGAR BASKETBALL PROGRAM!!! https://vhstatetourney19.itemorder.com/sale
A pep rally will be held Monday, March 11th at 6:30 at the Hurley gym for our boys basketball team. Please come help us wish them the best as they head to the State B Tournament.
As our boys will be playing in the State B Tournament next Thursday in Aberdeen, we will not have school on Thursday, March 14th. We will make up the day on Friday, March 22. We will have school all day that day for everyone.
Viborg-Hurley received 100 Adult All Session Tickets and 100 Student Tournament tickets to sell for the State B Tournament. Adult Tickets are $41.00 and Student Tickets are $22.00. Tickets will go on sale on Thursday, March 7th from 6:00-8:00 PM at both schools. Each school will have 50 of each type of ticket available for purchase. We are limiting the number of tickets that can be purchased by each individual to 6 so that all those in line have an opportunity to purchase tickets.
Viborg-Hurley Schools will open at 10:00 on Tuesday, March 5. No AM Preschool. Shuttles will run from both locations at approximately 9:45.
The FFA meeting scheduled for this evening has been postponed due to weather. When we have a date we will publish on the website.
Viborg-Hurley boys basketball team will face off against the boys from Northwestern in the SODAK 16 on Tuesday, March 5th at 6:00 in the Corn Palace in Mitchell. There will be no livestreaming of this game.
Viborg-Hurley Schools will open at 10:00 AM Monday March 4th. No Am Preschool. Shuttles will run from both locations at approximately 9:45.
Homecoming 2019 date has been set! October 4th in Viborg against Elkton-Lake Benton. Mark your calendars!
Tomorrow night's theme is..... "Redneck" or "White-Out". See you tomorrow night!
The Region 5B Boys Basketball game Viborg-Hurley vs. Canistota is scheduled for Friday, March 1 in Hurley at 7:00 PM. We hope to see you there. If you can't make it to the game we do plan to live stream the game tomorrow night.
Viborg-Hurley Schools will open at 10:00 AM on Monday, February 26. No AM pre-school. Shuttles will run at approximately 9:45 from both locations. Please dress warm and drive safely.
Picture forms are going home w/elementary students today. Forms will also be available at the Middle School and in the office for high school students to pick up. We've always done pictures just in the fall but since we are going through Lifetouch now, they do fall and spring photos. If you would like to order, please fill out the order form and return with your child. Picture day is Wednesday, March 20th. To order online go to www.mylifetouch.com and our picture day ID is ND218022Y0
Viborg-Hurley Schools will be closed Wednesday February 20.
National FFA Week Dress Up Days Tuesday - Jersey Wednesday - Animal Thursday - Redneck/Cowboy Friday - Blue and Gold
The Region 5B GBB game VH vs Menno at Menno tonight has been moved up to 6:00 PM due to weather tonight.
Region 5B GBB game will be online tonight at the following link YouTube channel for home varsity basketball games; check it out below: https://www.youtube.com/user/MennoSchoolSieverdin
There will be no C game on Saturday night (February 16th). The JV game will begin at 6:15 with Varsity to follow. Games will be played in Viborg as previously scheduled.
Just a reminder... there is NO school on Monday, February 18th and a FULL day of school on FRIDAY, February 22nd for next week. Please plan accordingly.
You are Invited to come out and check the large variety of silent auction items that will be in our lobby tonight during the basketball games. Tonight's Silent Auction is sponsored by the Jr. Class Parents and is a fundraiser for the After Prom Event.
Way to go Courgars on making the polls. https://www.yankton.net/sports/article_d7cc3b70-2e82-11e9-a3e4-23b38bbe5888.html#ath
It's "Senior Night" tonight... one of my favorite nights where we recognize our senior basketball players and cheerleaders. Senior recognition will happen before the boy's varsity game tonight. The theme for tonight's game is "Jersey night". Tomorrow night's theme will be "Red White & Blue". Here's to a great week of basketball! Go Cougars!
YouTube Livestream of the MCM Round Robin Wrestling/Senior Night in Salem tonight starting at 4:00 PM. Good Luck Cougars. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8I1JN1PIR3E
The Viborg-Hurley School District will not be live streaming the Boys and Girls Basketball games in Parker tonight. The Parker School District's live stream is available at the link below. Subscription required. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/parker-high-school-parker-sd
First Grade Parents - Mrs. Rice will not be in for conferences today as she is home with a sick child. She will email everyone on Monday to reschedule with anyone that would like to do that.
The Viborg-Hurley Schools will open at 10:00 tomorrow morning. Shuttles will run at approximately 9:45 at both locations. No AM Preschool
Just a reminder the Mighty Mites will be performing tonight, February 1st in Hurley during half-time of the varsity boys basketball game. Please have your child/children come to the small gym midway through the 1st quarter to receive their t-shirt and prepare for the performance. Thanks to all those who participated!
2. Click on "Documents" via the Viborg-Hurley website or mobile app menu, locate the "VH-YouTube" file and access the channel link. 3. Access the menu on the Viborg-Hurley School website and click on the "Viborg-Hurley YouTube Channel" link.
The Viborg-Hurley School District now has a YouTube Channel to livestream events/activities taking place in the schools. You can access the VH YouTube Channel in a variety of ways: 1. https://www.youtube.com/channe...
If parents haven't registered their child for cheer camp, you can still do so. Please turn in forms with payment today or email Becky at firstname.lastname@example.org with shirt size. Also, let me know if I need to order poms. A reminder will be sent home Monday, Feb. 11th with times.
Viborg-Hurley Schools will open at 10:00 on Thursday, January 31. Shuttles will run at approximately 9:45 from both locations. No AM Pre-school
The GBB/BBB doubleheader against Canistota on February 4th will be played in Hurley. Order of the games will be JV GBB 4:00, JV BBB 5:30, V GBB 6:45, V BBB 8:00
The Viborg-Hurley Schools will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
With the onset of extremely cold temperatures this week, we are asking parents to make sure that their children are dressed in appropriate winter gear (coat, gloves, snowpants, hats, scarves, snowboots) before venturing outside. Even a short time exposed to these temperatures can lead to frostbite. We also encourage parents to make sure that students driving in their own vehicles to school have these items as well as a winter survival kit with them. You never know when a car might stall or slip into the ditch. Vehicles cool off quickly in these temps including school buses.
Before we know it Parent Teacher Conferences will be here. Conferences will be held on February 7th. Notes are going home with elementary students in bags today with your time so please check and make sure the time works. (It is the same time you had for fall conferences). If this time doesn't work for you or you need to set up a time with your child's teacher, please call/email me and I can see what is open and get you scheduled in. Conference times are 10 minutes in length. Reminder that all conferences are held in the Viborg building, with the Middle & High School staff set up in the gym. Conferences run from 2:00-8:00 PM.
The BBB games with Canistota that were scheduled for tomorrow night in Hurley have been postponed at this time because of the dangerous wind chills predicted for tomorrow night. Please watch the calendar and website for updates on when these games will be rescheduled.
The Girls and Boys Basketball Games v. Centerville will be streamed live through YouTube. Please click on the link below to access the games: https://youtu.be/0RGrE860Tow
Contrary to news reports that there is an outbreak of impetigo on the Viborg-Hurley schools wrestling team, I would like to report that there have been no cases of this at this time. Please be assured that our coaches actively take measures to help prevent this by disinfecting our mats daily.
The Viborg-Hurley Schools will start at 10:00 AM tomorrow morning There will be no AM Pre-school. Shuttle bus will run at approximately 9:45 from both locations. Please Drive carefully.
The Wrestling team will not be traveling to Canton on Tuesday.
The basketball games in Hurley against Baltic scheduled for tonight have been postponed. Please watch the calendar and website for more info.
The order of the games tomorrow night against Baltic will be as follows Boys JV 4:00; Girls JV 5:15; Boys Varsity 6:30; Girls Varsity 7:45.
We will not be holding Friday School for students on Friday, January 18th due to the Winter Storm Warning that is in effect from 6:00 AM on Friday morning until 12:00 AM Saturday. Please drive carefully if you have to be out in the weather.
At present we are still planning on having the game on Friday night against Baltic, however, this may change as the weather changes tomorrow. If cancelled or postponed we will send out an all call and update our website.
Please take time to view and vote for your favorite manufacturing videos in the Dream It Do It Video Contest. VHMS has three videos in the competition. http://dreamitdoitsd.com/students/video-contest/
Just a reminder that the VHMS Concert is tomorrow night at 7:00 PM in the small gym in Hurley. Our middle school musicians and vocalists have been working really hard this past month perfecting their parts and we hope that you can find time to join us in Hurley tomorrow evening for an evening of Christmas joy.
Game Times for Tonights Doubleheader in Wakonda: Boys C Game 3:00; JV Boys 4:00; JV Girls 5:00; Varsity Girls 6:15; Varsity Boys 7:45. If you have any questions about times please check our livefeed on the website or app.
Just a quick reminder, the elementary and high school are working together this month on a food drive to benefit our local food pantries. We invite you to bring your donation of a non-perishable food item with you when you come to the HS Christmas Concert this Thursday night and drop it off in our shopping cart by the front office in Viborg. Thank you for helping us help those in need in our communities.
Just a quick reminder that the High School Christmas Concert is scheduled for Thursday, December 13th at 7:00 PM. We hope that you can come and help us celebrate the season.
The wrestling meet today in Beresford begins at 4:00 PM today. The time change is due to a larger number of entries than anticipated.
Fruit orders are in today and can be picked up in Viborg from 1:00 to 5:00 PM.
Fall Sports Pictures are scheduled for Monday, December 10th. Please remember to bring your uniforms.
Congratulations to our Elementary students and Mrs. DesEnfants on providing us with a wonderful start to our Christmas Season. The concert Monday night was amazing and we look forward to the high school, colony and middle school concerts in the upcoming weeks.
The Viborg-Hurley Schools will be opening at 10:00 AM on Monday, December 3. There will be no morning pre-school. Buses will run from both locations at approximately 9:45.
There will be a bake sale with lots of yummy Christmas goodies before (6:30) and after the Elementary Christmas Concert on Monday night December 3rd. (The Elementary Concert starts at 7:00 PM.) Proceeds of the Bake Sale will go to the junior class.
The Viborg-Hurley Schools will be opening at 10:00 AM on Thursday, November 29th. There will be no AM pre-school. Shuttle busses will run at 9:45 from both locations. Please Drive Carefully.
The Viborg-Hurley Booster Club Cougar Gear orders are due Thursday, November 29th by 11:59 pm. Please get your orders placed online. https://viborg-hurleyfundraiser2018.itemorder.com/sale
The Viborg-Hurley Schools will dismiss at 2:00 this afternoon due to icy roads. There will be no after school sports practices.
The wrestling team will be running a "Cougar Scrimmage" in the little gym in Hurley on Friday, November 30th at 6:00 PM. The public are welcome and encouraged to come and watch our wrestlers and cheer them on.
Winter Sports pictures have been moved to December 10th from 1:00-4:00 PM.
There will be a wrestling meeting on November 6th at 6:00 PM in Mr. Groenke's room at the high school. A parent is asked to attend with their 6th -12th grade wrestler if they plan on participating.
Looks like we will be getting a good taste of those colder temps this week. Please be sure your students have a hat, gloves and a coat when they leave for school in the mornings. All students need to be prepared whether it be for recess, on the bus, or driving to school.
If you are interested in going to Washington DC with the world classrooms tour group there will be a meeting tomorrow night at 6:00 PM in Mr. Kessler's room at the High School in Viborg.
We have asked a speaker from USF to come in and talk to parents about how to fill out the FAFSA. This meeting will be held tomorrow night (October 25th) at 6:00 PM in the math room.
The girls basketball team will be providing daycare services during parent teacher conferences October 25th from 2:00-8:00 PM in the FACs room. (Free Will Offering)
Reminder: We will be dismissing at 1:30 on the 25th and Parent-Teacher Conferences will begin at 2:00 PM.
The fifth grade girls basketball team will be serving pulled pork sandwiches, chips, and a cookie/bar at tonight's game in Hurley. Please come out and enjoy some good food and support our big and little Cougars.
Jostens will be at the High School on Thursday, October 25th to complete orders.
We hope that everyone can come out to tonight's home Volleyball game in Hurley against Hanson. Games start at 5:00 with the C team. As it is Senior Night tonight, we will be recognizing our seniors and their parents before the Varsity game. Please come out and help us cheer our Cougars on to victory.
The winners of the punt, pass, and kick contest will be announced before the Varsity Volleyball game tonight.
Parents of Elementary Students.. Parent Teacher Conference Appointment Times are going home today in your child's backpack. Please be looking for a bright pink 1/2 sheet of paper with your scheduled time for Thursday the 25th. If you need a different time scheduled, please call or email me and we will take a look at the schedule.
If you have a key fob for the Viborg or Hurley School, you will need to sign a "Weight Room Release Form" to keep your fob activated. This goes for ALL fob owners whether you use the weight room or not. The form can be found on the website under the "Documents" section & then "Parent Resources". Any fob owners that have not turned in the release form by October 31st will be deactivated on November 1st.
Picture Retake Day is coming up on October 29th at both schools. If your student was not here on picture day they can stop in at either of the school offices and pick up a picture packet. For those that would like retakes done, please send the entire picture packet you received back in with your student on the 29th and they will retake them at no charge. Please make sure you bring in the original pictures. Any questions, please call the school.
Parent Teacher Conferences are coming up Thursday, October 25th from 2:00-8:00 at the Viborg School. Sign up sheets are going home with elementary students today so please check their bags, fill them out and get them back to the school no later than October 18th so I can get times scheduled. Conferences are 10 minutes in length.
There will be a C VB game tonight at Lennox. This game will begin at 5:00 PM with JV and V to follow.
The VHHS Student Council will be holding a Hat and Glove Drive from now until the end of the first week in November (November 9th). A donation bin will be in the front office at both schools for new and gently used hats and gloves. Thank you in advance for supporting our service project to keep our community warm.
The JH & JV Football games scheduled against Garretson for this evening have been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.
Good luck to our MS Softball team as they advance in State Tournament Play. They will play their second game on Sunday, October 7th at 10:00 AM at Dunham Park in Sioux Falls against Mitchell. If they win they will play again at 11:20 AM that day against the winner of the Luverne vs. Yankton game. Last Sunday they lost against Memorial Middle School but came back to win the game against Lennox to keep them in the tourney. Good Luck Girls!!!
With a predicted 85 degree day on Wednesday, we will allow shorts on Wednesday for students at all levels (Pre-K thru 12). However, the temperature is predicted to drop back down on Thursday so no shorts on Thursday.
Congratulations to our Marching Band on their 4th place finish in Class A in the Beresford Marching Band Competition this past Friday. We are very proud of all of you. Great JOB!!!
For those of you interested in staying toasty warm during the football game on Friday against Garretson plus having some of the best seats in the house, the After Prom group has deal for you. They are selling tickets for chances to sit up in the open room in the new crows nest during the football game against Garretson this Friday night (October 5th) for you and 3 of your closest friends. If your ticket is chosen you and your friends will also be served your choice of a pop and a bag of popcorn during the game. Tickets are 1 for $2.00 or 6 for $10.00. If interested in tickets you can contact Wendy Harms at the middle school or email her at email@example.com.
MS Softball State Tourney Bracket has been attached below and can also be found under the Documents tab on our website/mobile app under schedules/sports. Our first game will be played at Dunham Park in Sioux Falls on September 30th at 10:00 AM against Sioux Falls. We wish our Middle Softball Team the very best as they head into the State Tourney.
7th & 8th Grade Football Game in Howard on Monday, Oct. 1st @ 4pm. NO JV Game
Our Float Winners from today's parades were as follows: Hurley Parade Winners Commercial Division: 1st place went to Merchants State Bank and 2nd place went to Parson's Insurance. In the School Division 1st place went to the 8th graders, 2nd place went to the 7th graders and 3rd place went to the 5th graders. Viborg Parade Winners Commercial Division 1st place winner was Parson's Insurance and 2nd place winner was the Turner County Pink Ladies. In the School Float Division 1st place went to the 9th grade, 2nd place went to the 10th grade, and 3rd place went to the 11th grade. A big "Thank you" to members of color guards, our announcers and the fire departments, ambulance crews, Viborg police, and Turner County Sheriff personnel as well as all of the business that had parade entries. We also want to thank the band from Centerville and our own Viborg-Hurley Band for making the parades special.
Congratulations to our Cougars on their win tonight! We are so proud of you. Tonight's win was a highlight of our homecoming week.
Even though tomorrow will be a shorter day for students because of the parades, we will be serving lunch at both the middle school and high school locations. Lunch choices will be: A) hot dog B) Barbeque rib sandwich.
Cougar Punt, Pass & Kick will be held 30 minutes after the Hurley parade at the Middle School football field this Friday, September 21st. Competition is open to all kids' ages 5 years old -12 years old. Any questions please contact Jim Gerdes at 321-1290 or Tracy Gerdes at 659-1630.
Our VHHS Cheerleaders are selling Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirts. T-shirts will be charcoal gray and are available in both short and long sleeve versions. Orders are due Monday, September 24th. Checks must be made payable to the Viborg-Hurley Cheerleaders and all proceeds from the sales of these shirts will be donated. Thank you in advance for your support of this cause and your orders. Order form can be seen below or found on our website under the documents tab/forms/misc. forms tabs.
JH/JV Football schedule change for today's games in Freeman. Both teams will play at 4pm in a jamboree format.
Please slow down when driving past the schools both before and after school. Little ones are crossing the street at this time and as drivers we need to be extra vigilant for them.
PIRATE DAY - SEPTEMBER 19 In the spirit of homecoming and "Talk Like a Pirate Day" we are encouraging our elementary students to dress up in their best pirate gear on the 19th. Whalebone Wanda will be awarding some special treats that day so watch for her in the hallways and greet her with your favorite pirate saying.
There will be no school for students or staff on Thursday, September 6th. We will have a full day of school on Friday, September 7th.
Visitation Services for Brady Patterson and Kelley Fox will be held at the Viborg Community Center on Wednesday, September 5th from 5:00-7:00 with prayer services to follow. Funeral services for Brady will be at 10:00 AM on Thursday, September 6th at Faith United Lutheran Church in Volin. Funeral services for Kelley will be at 2:00 PM on Thursday, September 6th at First Baptist Church in Viborg. The Patterson/Fox/Jensen Community Benefit and Silent Auction will take place on Sunday, September 9th at the Viborg-Hurley High School from 11:30 to 1:30. Please keep all of the families in your thoughts and prayers this week.
Just a Quick Reminder: We will be having a full day of school on Friday, September 7th because of the Monday holiday this week.
Just a quick reminder that picture day is August 29th. Individual pictures will be taken beginning at 9:00 AM. PM pre-school pictures will begin at 12:30. Sports pictures will follow the following schedule: 1:15 - Cross Country, 1:30 - Fall Cheerleaders, 1:45 Volleyball, 2:15 - Football, 2:45 - Softball. Please remember to bring your uniforms and gear tomorrow so that you are ready for pictures. Picture envelopes went home with students during the first week of school.
Nice win by the Cougar JH Football team. 22-14 over Menno-Marion.
The Wrestling program will be selling Indian Taco's at the Football game this Friday, August 31st beginning at 6:30 PM to raise money for our new wrestling program. We hope that you will come out to the game, cheer our football players to victory and enjoy a delicious Indian taco while you are there. The robotics club will also be at the game that evening selling 50/50 raffle tickets. The winning number will be drawn at halftime of the game.
Calendars - Activity calendars have been set up using google calendar, which will be updated as events or schedules change. For the most up-to-date information please check out our school website and mobile app. If you use google calendars and would like me to share this calendar with you, please drop me your email and I will share it with you. Thank you, Ms. Petersen
Copies of our handbooks can be found online under the documents tab on our website and mobile app. If you would like a hard copy of any of our handbooks, you may stop by our office and we will get one for you.
Flag Football Game Schedule: August 25th in Viborg 10:00 AM August 30th in Viborg 6:30 PM September 8th in Hurley 10:00 AM September 15th in Hurley 10:00 AM September 22nd in Hurley 10:00 AM Practice Schedule August 28th in Viborg 6:30-7:30 PM September 4th in Viborg 6:30-7:30 PM September 11th in Hurley 6:30-7:30 PM September 18th in Hurley 6:30-7:30 PM Games and Practice times have been added to the school calendar on our website and mobile app.
Welcome back to another year of education in the Viborg-Hurley School District. During the open house this evening, 6:30-8pm, there will be a 5th grade parent/student meeting in the small gym at the Middle School @ 7pm.
Our first home football game of the season will be against the Irene-Wakonda Eagles in Viborg on Friday, August 17th at 7:00 PM. We hope that everyone can come out and cheer on the Cougars but if you are unable to make it to the game you can follow the action by tuning in to Classic Hits 106.3 fm, kvhtradio.com and the TuneIn Radio app as they will be broadcasting from our new press box that evening..
The Viborg-Hurley Boys Team received 2nd place at the 2018 State Track Meet in Rapid City. We are very proud of all of our state qualifiers.