Dear Students, Parents and Staff, I am pleased to announce that the Baltic School District will celebrate the outstanding academic achievements of our students at an Academic Awards Ceremony next Friday, October 22nd at 8:30AM in the high school gym. All 4th-12th grade students will attend the ceremony with students achieving one or more of the awards listed below receiving certificates. Parents and other community members are welcome to attend the ceremony, and it will be live-streamed with a link on the school website. Parents of students receiving awards will be notified if their son or daughter is receiving an award. The possible awards are: Advanced in grades 3-8, and 11 on the South Dakota State Assessment in Math and English NCRC Gold or Platinum PSAT Gold or Platinum ACT Score 24 or above High School Academic Letter President's Education Award Please feel free to join us in honoring the academic achievements of our outstanding students. Supt. Bob Sittig Estimados estudiantes, padres y personal: Me complace anunciar que el Distrito Escolar Báltico celebrará los logros académicos sobresalientes de nuestros estudiantes en una Ceremonia de Premios Académicos el próximo viernes 22 de octubre a las 8:30 AM en el gimnasio de la escuela secundaria. Todos los estudiantes de 4º a 12º grado asistirán a la ceremonia y los estudiantes que logren uno o más de los premios enumerados a continuación recibirán certificados. Los padres y otros miembros de la comunidad pueden asistir a la ceremonia, y se transmitirá en vivo con un enlace en el sitio web de la escuela. Los padres de los estudiantes que reciben premios serán notificados si su hijo o hija está recibiendo un premio. Los posibles premios son: Avanzado en los grados 3-8 y 11 en la Evaluación del Estado de Dakota del Sur en Matemáticas e Inglés NCRC Gold o Platinum PSAT Gold o Platinum Puntaje ACT 24 o superior Carta académica de secundaria Premio de educación del presidente No dude en unirse a nosotros para honrar los logros académicos de nuestros estudiantes sobresalientes. Supt. Bob Sittig
This is a quick reminder that school will dismiss at 1:15pm tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 15th because of the home football game at 2:00pm. Busses will run their normal routes for a 1:15pm dismissal. Please also note that the expectation is that any elementary age students who attend the football game will have a parent also in attendance. Supt. Bob Sittig Estimados estudiantes, padres y personal: Este es un recordatorio rápido de que la escuela terminará a la 1:15 p. M. Mañana, viernes 15 de octubre, debido al partido de fútbol en casa a las 2:00 p. M. Los autobuses seguirán sus rutas normales para la salida a la 1:15 pm. También tenga en cuenta que la expectativa es que cualquier estudiante de primaria que asista al partido de fútbol tendrá un padre también presente. Supt. Bob Sittig
Dear Students, Parents, and Staff, This is just a reminder that the Spirit Wear on-line store is open now through Oct. 31. Our Fall / Winter Spirit Wear store is officially open..... we are opening it a little earlier than usual, since supply and demand on some items are taking a little longer than expected and this way if we get the orders in now, we will hopefully have the items in hand in time for the 1st games..... The Spirit Wear store is open NOW thru midnight, Oct. 31st., again, NO exceptions as that will delay the orders even more than predicted. When ordering, if our wonderful Bulldog supporters see something they like, they just have to click on the item, then in the next screen to the right of the item, there is a drop down that states "Choose Design". This is where they will choose a new Generic Baltic Bulldogs logo, or a mens/womens basketball logo. As they choose their logo option, the image will change so that they know they are ordering the correct logo that they prefer. There are specific items notated on the site that they will take longer to arrive, just so that everyone is aware that those particular items will arrive at a later date. Thanks again and here's to another successful Spirit wear shopping season...... https://hauffsports.chipply.com/balticbasketball/
Hello 7th and 8th grade families, Sioux Valley has a scheduling conflict for Monday. We are now moving our JH volleyball game from Monday to Tuesday, October 12th. The games will still begin at 4:00PM and they will still be at the Sioux Valley School in Volga. Thank you, Cameron Kerkhove Secondary Principal/AD
Congratulations Owyn Anderson (1st Grade) for selling the most Krispy Kreme donuts to support the music program at the Baltic School District. Thank you for all your hard work!
Dear Students, Parents, and Staff, Our Fall / Winter Spirit Wear store is officially open..... we are opening it a little earlier than usual, since supply and demand on some items are taking a little longer than expected and this way if we get the orders in now, we will hopefully have the items in hand in time for the 1st games..... The Spirit Wear store is open NOW thru midnight, Oct. 31st., again, NO exceptions as that will delay the orders even more than predicted. When ordering, if our wonderful Bulldog supporters see something they like, they just have to click on the item, then in the next screen to the right of the item, there is a drop down that states "Choose Design". This is where they will choose a new Generic Baltic Bulldogs logo, or a mens/womens basketball logo. As they choose their logo option, the image will change so that they know they are ordering the correct logo that they prefer. There are specific items notated on the site that they will take longer to arrive, just so that everyone is aware that those particular items will arrive at a later date. Thanks again and here's to another successful Spirit wear shopping season...... https://hauffsports.chipply.com/balticbasketball/
Dear Students and Parents, Please remember to pick up Krispy Kreme donuts your students sold for the Music Boosters fundraiser tomorrow in the Commons during parent-teacher conferences. There will also be a limited number of boxes of original glazed donuts for sale for $10/dozen, if anyone would like to stop by the tables in the commons to purchase. Thank you for your support of the music program! Thank you! Estimados estudiantes y padres, Por favor recuerde recoger las donas Krispy Kreme que sus estudiantes vendieron para la recaudación de fondos Music Boosters mañana en el Commons durante las conferencias de padres y maestros. También habrá un número limitado de cajas de donas glaseadas originales a la venta por $ 10 / docena, si alguien quisiera pasar por las mesas en los comunes para comprar. ¡Gracias por su apoyo al programa de música! ¡Gracias!
Baltic community and very specifically Fine Arts parents/guardians, On behalf of the Fine Arts Boosters, Kelley Tschetter, and myself, we want you to be aware that we are putting on a Madrigal Fundraiser the first weekend in December. First, what's a Madrigal? A Renaissance-themed Christmas dinner theatre performance. And we are doing 3 performances: Saturday night at 6pm, Sunday at noon, and Sunday evening at 6. To make this a success, we are going to need your help! We have 12 main adult singers from the community, but we need a variety of other people to help pull this thing off . If we sell out all three shows, we will need 24 kids to serve the meal. Ideally, if your student is in art, chorus, band, yearbook, or any theatre activity, they would help serve the meal. We will potentially have 32 tables (6 people per table); therefore 24 servers are needed. Your child may be asked to play their instrument or sing as well. If so, they could potentially still serve the meal, but wouldn't need to feel quite as obligated. Could other kids (thinking middle school and up) help serve? Absolutely. Please let firstname.lastname@example.org know if your child is willing and we will get details out to those participating as soon as possible. Yes, we will "train" them, practice, etc. Not a lot, but enough that they'll feel comfortable with the task. Not only do we want servers, we want EVERYONE to attend. Keep part of your December 4-5 weekend open!!! Those details will be coming soon! THANKS!
Hello Baltic 6-12 Families, Next week, we will have our fall conferences. They are on Thursday, October 7th from 2:00pm to 8:00pm. The middle and high school holds their conferences in the high school gym. You are able to come when works for you anytime between 2:00 and 8:00. All teachers will be around the outside of the gym. You can go and visit with them when they are free. We hope to see you all next Thursday. Thank you, Cameron Kerkhove Secondary Principal/AD
Music Booster Homecoming Supper
Music Booster's Fundraiser
Baltic Homecoming Week Dress Up Days HS/MS Dress Up Days Monday --- Sports Day Tuesday --- Holiday Wednesday ---Out of this World Thursday --- Disney Day Friday --- Blue and Gold Elementary Dress Up Days Monday --- Sport/Jersey Day Tuesday --- Holiday Day Wednesday --- Pajama Day Thursday --- Disney/Blue and Gold Friday --- Dress up for parade theme/Blue and Gold
Dear Students, Parents and Staff, The district has teacher in-service on a monthly basis with some of those in-services being all-day and others being 1:15pm dismissals. We have set the early dismissals for the remainder of the school year, which are listed below. In addition, there were several changes to this year's school calendar, which are also listed below. The school calendar (called Activity Calendar but it includes vacations and early dismissals) is always available on the school website homepage. Oct. 7 1:15pm dismissal for Parent-Teacher Conferences from 2-8pm Oct. 8 No school for all-day teacher in-service Oct. 11 No school for Native American Day Oct. 15 1:15pm dismissal for 2:00pm home football game Nov. 11 1:15pm dismissal for teacher in-service Nov. 23 1:15pm dismissal for Thanksgiving Break (note this is a Tuesday) Nov. 24-28 No school for Thanksgiving Break (note that for the first time, there is no school on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving) Dec. 6 1:15pm dismissal for teacher in-service Dec. 21 1:15 dismissal for Christmas Break Dec. 22-Jan. 2 No school for Christmas Break Jan. 14 No school for all-day teacher in-service (note this is a Friday) Jan. 17 No school for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Feb. 2 1:15pm dismissal for teacher in-service Feb. 17 1:15pm dismissal for Parent-Teacher Conferences from 2-8pm Feb. 18-21 No school for President's Day Break March 17 No school for all-day teacher in-service March 18-21 No school for Spring Break April 15-18 No school for Easter Break April 27 1:15pm dismissal for teacher in-service May 17 1:15pm dismissal on the last day of school for students (note that any snow days are added on to the end of the school year, so if we have snow days, the last day changes as does this early dismissal. I hope this information helps families plan their calendars. Supt. Bob Sittig Estimados estudiantes, padres y personal: El distrito tiene maestros en servicio mensualmente, algunos de ellos en servicio son todo el día y otros a la 1:15 pm. Hemos establecido las salidas tempranas para el resto del año escolar, que se enumeran a continuación. Además, hubo varios cambios en el calendario escolar de este año, que también se enumeran a continuación. El calendario escolar (llamado Calendario de actividades, pero incluye vacaciones y salidas tempranas) siempre está disponible en la página de inicio del sitio web de la escuela. 7 de octubre Salida a las 1:15 p. M. Para las conferencias de padres y maestros de 2 a 8 p. M. 8 de octubre No hay clases para maestros en servicio durante todo el día 11 de octubre No hay clases para el Día de los Nativos Americanos 15 de octubre Salida a las 1:15 p. M. Para el partido de fútbol en casa a las 2:00 p. M. 11 de noviembre Salida a las 1:15 p. M. Para maestros en servicio 23 de noviembre Salida a la 1:15 pm para las vacaciones de Acción de Gracias (tenga en cuenta que este es un martes) 24-28 de noviembre No hay clases para las vacaciones de Acción de Gracias (tenga en cuenta que, por primera vez, no hay clases el miércoles antes de Acción de Gracias) 6 de diciembre 1:15 pm Salida para maestros en servicio 21 de diciembre 1:15 despido por vacaciones de Navidad 22 de diciembre-enero 2 No hay clases para las vacaciones de Navidad 14 de enero No hay clases para maestros en servicio durante todo el día (tenga en cuenta que es viernes) 17 de enero No hay clases para el Día de Martin Luther King, Jr. 2 de febrero 1:15 pm Salida para maestros en servicio 17 de febrero 1:15 p. M. Salida para conferencias de padres y maestros de 2 a 8 p. M. 18-21 de febrero No hay clases para las vacaciones del día del presidente 17 de marzo No hay clases para maestros en servicio durante todo el día 18-21 de marzo No hay clases para las vacaciones de primavera 15-18 de abril No hay clases durante las vacaciones de Pascua 27 de abril 1:15 pm despido para maestros en servicio 17 de mayo Salida a la 1:15 pm el último día de clases para los estudiantes (tenga en cuenta que los días de nieve se agregan al final del año escolar, por lo que si tenemos días de nieve, el último día cambia al igual que esta salida temprana. Espero que esta información ayude a las familias a planificar sus calendarios. Supt. Bob Sittig
Dear Students, Parents, and Staff, Homecoming is next week, and activities begin with Coronation at 7:00pm in the high school gym. The homecoming parade is Friday, October 1st at 1:30pm on main street of Baltic starting at the corner of 3rd St and proceeding down St. Olaf Avenue to 1st Street. For the parade, we are in need of convertibles, golf carts and side-by-sides for parade dignitaries to ride in. If you have a vehicle which could be used, please contact me at email@example.com. Second, if you wish to enter the parade, please sign up via the link below. Homecoming Parade SignUp Principal Cameron Kerkhove
Baltic High School is proud to announce the members of the Baltic High School Hall of Fame Class of 2021. Listed below are the recipients who were selected by the Hall of Fame Selection Committee for induction into the Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame induction will take place at half-time of the Baltic homecoming football game on Friday, October 1, 2021 at approximately 7:45pm. Roger Berdahl – Class of 1966 Roger Berdahl was very active in many activities at Baltic High School including being the captain of the football team and basketball teams, and participating in track, band, choir, All-State Choir, drama, homecoming royalty, and class officer. The summer after graduating from Baltic, he earned rave reviews in the Sioux Falls Community Theater production of “The Fantastiks” at the Barn Theater, which eventually led to a professional singing and acting career. He sang with a vocal group called “Just Us,” which was later changed to “What Four” with the group performing five times on the Johnny Carson Show. In addition to his singing career, Roger acted in various productions on and off-Broadway including Shenandoah, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, and King of Hearts. One reviewer said Roger had “a glorious tenor voice,” and another said he had “a rich baritone voice that is able to explore high registers,” and that “he imported just the right shades of wistful innocence to his acting role.” Taylor Forsch – Class of 2009 Taylor Forsch was an outstanding basketball player scoring 1,611 points in her Baltic career, which ranks third on Baltic’s career scoring list. As a junior, she averaged 20.6 points per game and was named 3rd Team All-State, and as a senior she averaged 21.1 points per game and was named 1st Team All-State. In addition, she was a member of the Argus Leader Girls Basketball Top 10, she was a SD Miss Basketball Nominee, she was Big East and Tri-Valley All-Conference four years each, and she was a five-year basketball letter winner and three-time team MVP. In addition to being an outstanding scorer, she ranks first in Baltic girls basketball for assists and second in steals in a career. After high school, Taylor played four years of basketball at Mount Marty College where she scored 1,191 points, she was GPAC All-Conference and team MVP her junior and senior years, and her senior year she ranked 4th in the nation for NAIA 3-point shooting. Marv Miller – Employee and Contributor Marv Miller is a long-time employee and contributor in the Baltic School District. He was a social studies teacher and athletic coach from 1981-2008. Mr. Miller served as clock keeper for boys basketball for 40 years from 1981 to the present, clock keeper for girls basketball from 1996 to the present, and football announcer from 1988 to the present. In addition, he served as starting clerk for the Tri-Valley Conference Track Meet for 30 years, the starting clerk for the Region Track Meet for 15 years, and the starting clerk for the Baltic Invitational Track Meet from 2013 to the present. For his actions, Mr. Miller has been the recipient of the Baltic Booster of the Year Award, Baltic Teachers Association Hero Award, Baltic Friend of Basketball Award, 1989 Region Assistant Girls Basketball Coach of the Year, 10-year SDHSCA Coaching Award, Tri-Valley Conference Service Award, SDFBCA Friend of Football Award, and he was named to the Michael J. Entringer Basketball Classic Hall of Fame. Jacob Sittig – Class of 2007 Jacob Sittig was an outstanding basketball player who scored 1,339 points in his high school career, which ranks second in Baltic boys basketball history. As a junior, he averaged 20.5 points per game and was named Third Team All-State, and as a senior, he averaged 21.7 points per game (third in school history) and was named Second Team All-State. In addition, he scored 36 and 35 points in single games, which are two of the top five performances in school history. Jacob ranks first in career 3-pointers made (177), first in 3-pointers made in a game (9), and first, second and fourth in free throw percentage in a season. As a senior, Jacob led Baltic to the district championship, only the fifth district boys’ basketball championship in school history. Jacob earned 13 varsity letters in his high school career including four each in football and basketball, three in track, and two in golf. He was all-conference in football, qualified for the state track meet in high jump, medley relay and 4x100 relay, and he was a state qualifier in golf. 1995 Girls’ Basketball Team In the fall of 1994, Baltic had a young but very competitive girls’ basketball team that compiled a 15-7 record losing in the region championship to eventual state champion Wakonda. The fall of 1995 came with high hopes for an outstanding girls’ basketball season, and the team certainly did not disappoint. The Lady Bulldogs compiled an 18-1 regular season record and entered district play ranked second in the State. The team cruised through the district tournament winning both games by 20+ points setting up a rematch in the region championship against 4th ranked Wakonda. The Lady Bulldogs defeated Wakonda earning their first ever trip to the State Tournament. In the State Tournament, Baltic defeated Jones County and Warner to set up a rematch with Avon, there only loss of the regular season, in the championship game. In a state championship double overtime classic, the Lady Bulldogs avenged their earlier loss to Avon and became Baltic’s first ever-state championship team in any sport finishing the year with a 24-1 record. Sincerely, Bob Sittig Hall of Fame Committee Chairperson and Baltic School District Superintendent
Hello Baltic Families, Homecoming week is set to begin on Monday, September 27th. We are looking forward to a week full of activities which includes our annual Homecoming Parade on Friday, October 1st at 1:30pm. If you plan to participate in the parade with a float or entry, please follow the link below and sing up by Thursday, September 30th at noon. We will begin putting together the parade line up and write ups at this time. Homecoming Parade Registration Thank you, Cameron Kerkhove Secondary Principal/AD
Hello Baltic Families, The High School Student Council designed a homecoming shirt again this school year. If you are interested in purchasing a homecoming shirt, please follow the attached link below. In order to get the shirts back in time for homecoming week, the store will close at 11:59pm on Monday night. All orders must be placed by then. We hope to have the shirts back by Friday the 24th or Monday the 27th. Homecoming Shirt Order Thank you, Cameron Kerkhove Secondary Principal/AD
Help paint the town Blue and Gold! The Baltic Athletic Booster Club will again be painting paw prints on driveways, sidewalks or in front of businesses to show school and community spirit. Each set of paw prints is $20 (one blue paw print and one gold paw print). Each paw print is approximately 3ft by 3ft!! In addition, this year, we will be adding numbers. You can have the number of your favorite player or players on your driveway for $10.00. Sign up via the link below before 2:00pm on Wednesday, September 29th, 2021 to have your paw prints and or numbers painted in time for Friday's Homecoming festivities. Sign up with your name, address and phone number. We will begin painting Sunday, September 19th and a Booster Club member will stop by to collect payment (cash or check) prior to painting the paw prints and or numbers. *Please note - paw prints will be painted on the left lower side of driveways (1 blue and 1 gold) and numbers will be painted on the right side of driveways unless noted otherwise in the comments section. If you are purchasing numbers, all numbers will be painted in white. Businesses or those without driveways, please note in the comment section where to place paw prints as well. This fundraiser will help support Baltic athletes of all ages and we greatly appreciate your support. GO BULLDOGS!!! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4EA5AE2CA4FE3-painting
Baltic Families, We would like you to be aware of a concerning trend that has turned up in local schools. A challenge on the social media platform TikTok encourages students to steal or destroy items at school and then post a picture or video of the item as a "trophy." We have not yet experienced this trend, but we would like to be proactive. Theft and vandalism have school consequences that include suspensions, financial restitution, and the loss of privileges. These cases will also be referred to the police for charges. Please talk with your student(s) about this trend and make your expectations known to them. We have beautiful facilities in our district and many hard-working staff who take pride in keeping them maintained for our benefit. Thank you for partnering with us to keep our schools and students safe. Baltic School District
Please be advised of the following school calendar changes: 1. Due to a conflict with volleyball matches, the October School Board meeting has been moved from Monday, October 11th to Tuesday, October 12th at 7:30pm. 2. Due to a shortage of football officials, the SDHSAA is requiring all schools to move one of their games off of a Friday night. As a result, Baltic's last regular season football game at home vs. Bridgewater-Emery on Friday, October 15th has been moved from the usual 7:00pm start time to 2:00pm on the same day. To accommodate the home afternoon football game, school will dismiss at 1:15pm on that day, October 15th, and busses will run their normal routes for a 1:15pm dismissal. 3. A reminder, school will dismiss at 1:15pm on Thursday, October 7th for Parent-Teacher Conferences from 2:00-8:00pm. 4. A reminder also that there is no school for students on Friday, October 8th for teacher in-service, and no school on Monday, October 11th for Native American Day. Supt. Bob Sittig Tenga en cuenta los siguientes cambios en el calendario escolar: 1. Debido a un conflicto con los partidos de voleibol, la reunión de la Junta Escolar de octubre se ha trasladado del lunes 11 de octubre al martes 12 de octubre a las 7:30 pm. 2. Debido a la escasez de oficiales de fútbol, la SDHSAA requiere que todas las escuelas retiren uno de sus juegos de un viernes por la noche. Como resultado, el último partido de fútbol de la temporada regular de Baltic en casa contra Bridgewater-Emery el viernes 15 de octubre se ha movido de la hora habitual de inicio de las 7:00 pm a las 2:00 pm del mismo día. Para acomodar el partido de fútbol de la tarde en casa, la escuela terminará a la 1:15 pm de ese día, 15 de octubre, y los autobuses seguirán sus rutas normales para la salida a la 1:15 pm. 3. Un recordatorio, la escuela terminará a la 1:15 pm el jueves 7 de octubre para las conferencias de padres y maestros de 2: 00-8: 00pm. 4. Un recordatorio también de que no hay clases para los estudiantes el viernes 8 de octubre para los maestros en servicio, y no hay clases el lunes 11 de octubre para el Día de los Nativos Americanos. Supt. Bob Sittig