Last week was an exciting week for the Rustlers! Due to all the awesome homecoming festivities, we are just getting around to last week’s Farmlife Creamery Athlete of the Week! Senior, tight end, Taite Klumb. Taite recorded 44 yards on 2 receptions for a hard-fought battle against the Winner Warriors. In the loss, Klumb also recorded 9 tackles and a pass breakup. When asked about what keeps him going during games like Winner where its physically and mentally challenging, he said, “All the kids in the stands that want to be out on the field or all the alumni who have played.” This year has been a tough one for the Seahawks as they’ve had to battle some very tough teams. However, last week’s big homecoming victory put Coach Van Luer at his 300th win, something only 1 other coach in the state has done. Taite remarked on that saying, “I was most excited to get Coach Vanleur's 300 win, but now I am excited to see how far we can go in playoffs!” The Seahawks have one regular season game left until they start playoffs. Taite recalls his time as a Seahawk by saying, “My time as a Seahawk has impacted me in a very positive way from learning you may not get the position you always wanted, to just life lessons like telling your mom you love them.” The Seahawks would love to see you in Elk Point on Friday, but if you’re unable to make it go to BEESeahawks.com to find the link to the game.
Parent of students in grades Kindergarten thru 6th grade. Just a reminder that the USD dental students are here today and tomorrow. There is still time to sign up your child if you would like them to be seen. Forms are still on our website. Mr. Hawkins
8-10th Grade Parents, Join us Wed, Oct. 11th at 7:30pm for the 2025 Washington, D.C. trip meeting. If you haven't already, please RSVP now with this link: https://rsvp.worldclassrooms.com/rsvp/8779412368?rsvp_id=8779412368 Join meeting here: https://schooltrip.us/EthanSD25 Don't miss out!
"CSO is partnering with PaperPie (formally known as Usborne Books & More) during parent teacher conferences on October 17th. 🙂"
Good luck to our EP CC seniors (Gage, Evan, David & Elyssa) at their last home meet! Congratulations!!
Here is information for Girls in the 7th-12th grade interested in gymnastics this year. There will be a meeting for students and their parents that are interested in being apart of the gymnastics team. This will be held on Sunday October 15th at Core Athletics at 5:20 pm. Core Athletics address is 618 South Rowley Street Mitchell. Thank you - Coach Duba!
Parents of Students in Kindergarten through 6th grade: The USD Dental Program will be sending their students to Ethan next Tuesday and Wednesday, October 10th and 11th. If you would like to have your student/s receive any of the services, the form is under the News feed to fill out and return it to your student’s classroom teacher no later than next Monday, October 9th. Please send your payment along with the permission slip. Again, this is only available for students in Kindergarten – 6th grade. This is a great opportunity to receive inexpensive dental care while providing practice opportunities for the students of the USD Dental Program! Mr. Hawkins
Phobia Haunted Trail Hosted by Helping with Horsepower is on Oct. 27th, 28th, 29th. See image for details!!
Congratulations to Avery Mueller & Drake Gustafson on Queen and King last night!! Congrats to everyone up for coronation. Great job to Student Council and everyone who helped last night, it was decorated and presented so well!! Enjoy Homecoming 2023!!
Everyone is invited to a pork loin sandwich meal at the Ethan Community Center from 11:00 to 1:30 PM on Friday, October 6th. It is a FREE WILL donation going to the Ethan After Prom. Come for something to eat, and then attend the Homecoming Parade, which begins at 2:00 PM on Main Street.
8-10th Grade Parents, Join us Wednesday, Oct. 11th - 7:30pm for a 25-min digital meeting on the 2025 Washington, D.C. trip. Each traveler is eligible for an Early Bird Scholarship of $500! Click to RSVP: https://rsvp.worldclassrooms.com/rsvp/8779412368?rsvp_id=8779412368 Click to join: https://schooltrip.us/EthanSD25 Don't miss out!
Ethan–Parkston Cross Country 2000 Meter Fun Run 6th Grade and Younger The fun run will be October 5th after the high school race. High School race starts at 4:15 at the Parkston Country Club. Approximate time of the fun run will be around 5:30.
To our students and families, great job completing your Book Blast Treasure Maps - enjoy your fun rewards! We will celebrate soon with all the books heading our way. Jump for joy and get ready for book delivery day! Contributions will be accepted through Sunday night. To help all students at our school, make a school-wide contribution: https://bit.ly/EthanSchoolBookBlast
For her performance in the Sanford Pentagon Tournament, Senior, Claire Mellegaard has earned this weeks Farmlife Creamery Athlete of the Week! Starting in the front row against MVP, she then transitioned to the backrow, and eventually in the championship against MVP again wore the Libero jersey for the Rustlers. On the day, Mellegaard tallied 50 digs and 3 aces to help push the Rustlers to a Championship win. Mellegaard said, “Winning the tournament! It was the best feeling to come back and beat MVP for the championship,” has been the highlight of her season so far. “I'm most proud of our chemistry and how we work together as a team. The time we've put in to get to this point is starting to pay off and it's even more special when we have fun doing it!” This chemistry and attitude has been apparent in the Rustlers recent victories, playing a very long 12 hour day and still smiling! When asked about how she keeps the team motivated when things get difficult, Claire said, “Encouragement! No matter how good or bad something is going, lifting each other up is the best way to stay motivated.” The Rustlers currently 15-7 are rolling on a 5 match win streak right now, looking to advance that against the Freeman Fliers on Thursday at home. Claire’s advice to the girls who are getting ready to start volleyball was this, “Don't be afraid to ask for help! And often the best thing you can do is watch and learn, whether it's just the varsity games or even college level.”
Dig Pink Night is October 23rd! Here is the link for the shirts, please order by October 5th! https://https-sungoldsports-com.printavo.com/merch/ehs-dig-pink-2023
Check out the Baker Pumpkin Patch. See image for details!
Time is ticking to earn our students more books! Until Sunday night, you can contribute through the invitation from your favorite student or make a school-wide contribution: https://bit.ly/EthanSchoolBookBlast Fun fact! Teachers can earn shopping sprees for classroom supplies or books when 60% or more of their students register and send 10+ invites to family and friends. Thanks for supporting our teachers!
Special Congratulations to Mr. Roth and his wife on their new baby girl, Ellie Marie! She was born on September 15th. Congrats to all!
Attention Book Blaster families! We have only a few days left! Now is the time to contribute through the invitation from your favorite student or to make a school-wide contribution: https://bit.ly/EthanSchoolBookBlast You have until Sunday night to contribute. Thank you to everyone in our community and beyond that has contributed to our Book Blast event! Your support will help students take home as many books as possible, up to 10 each. In our quest to promote literacy and reading, every new book is like gold to be treasured!
See image for Little Tiger Cheer & Dance Camp October 14th, 2023.