January 2018

Monday, Jan. 29, was the 100th day of school for both schools in Sanborn County, so the students and staff celebrated in style.

The elementary students and staff from Sanborn Central dressed up as 100-year-old people and had fun activities in the gym, such as stacking 100 plastic cups to see how tall they are, and jumping on a small trampoline 100 times to see how long it takes. Mrs. Cheryl Schmit, kindergarten teacher, had a large 100 covering her door, where kids could stick their faces through the zero’s for a photo opportunity.

On that very cold Monday morning, the Woonsocket Elementary students delivered coffee and muffins to anyone who came to the school between the hours of 7:30-8:30 a.m. They met their goal of delivering at least 100 cups of coffee to members of the community. The Woonsocket Elementary staff also held activities for their students on Monday afternoon.

…See pictures in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

Clay Olinger works to get his opponent flipped on his back for the pin during the wrestling triangular held in Woonsocket on Thursday night.

Last Thursday, Jan. 25, the Woonsocket gym floor looked very different to most spectators. It was covered with a large foam mat for the first wrestling event to take place in Woonsocket since 1978.

What started first as a triangular, went to a quadrangular, and then ended as a triangular again, was a huge success for the Wessington Springs/Woonsocket Blackhawks wrestling team. They competed and won against both Chamberlain JV and Sunshine Bible Academy.

There were many people in attendance, which was very lucrative for the Pony Hills Youth Wrestling Club, as they were in charge of concessions for this event.

The wrestling team will see its next event on Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Big Dakota Invite in Ft. Pierre. Action starts at 10 a.m.


PICTURED ARE Katie Schmit, left, and Renee Farmer, right.

On Wednesday, Jan. 24, the one-act play from Sanborn Central participated in the region One-Act Play contest in Huron. The play, “Grandma Rosie”, is a three-scene play about a 94-year-old woman who is losing her memory and needs help from her family.  Although the play didn’t advance, two students received superior acting awards: Renee Farmer for the part of Rosie and Katie Schmit for the part of Sara.

The play was presented to the student body at Sanborn Central on Tuesday.

Other cast and crew included Koby Larson, Madi Moody, Cole Moody and Abby Vermeulen.  Catherine Bechen and Samantha Dean were the light crew.